Quiz Number 62

Published: Wednesday 10th April 2013
  1. Which geological time period spans the period between the Silurian and Carboniferous periods?
  2. Which flowers are members of the PAPAVER genus?
  3. Which UK Airport was previously known as Elmdon?
  4. In which year was Windows 3.0 released by Microsoft?
  5. Which songs containing the word FIRE in their titles were UK top ten hits for the following artists, [a] Frankie Vaughan (1957), [b] Snow Patrol (2007), [c] The Move (1968), [d] 5000 Volts (1975) and [e] U2 (1985)?
  6. Who succeeded Sir John Betjeman as Poet Laureate of the UK in 1984?
  7. For which film did David Niven win his "Best Actor" Oscar in 1958?
  8. Which shipping forecast area covers the Bristol Channel?
  9. Who was the US President at the outbreak of World War One?
  10. Which FOUR countries share a land border with the Czech Republic?
  11. Who composed the operatic work "Julius Caesar in Egypt"?
  12. How many moons has each of the following planets, [a] Mercury, [b] Mars, [c] Saturn and [d] Neptune?
  13. What was the birth name of Malcolm X, the Muslim Minister and human rights activist?
  14. What was the name of the spaceship taken over by Blake and his crew in BBC TV's "Blake's 7"?
  15. Which rank in the British Army comes between Colonel and Major General?
  16. What are the International Car Registrations for the following countries, [a] Brazil, [b] Cyprus, [c] Israel, [d] Morocco and [e] South Africa?
  17. What group of viruses cause amongst others the diseases Yellow Fever and Dengue Fever?
  18. In Norse mythology who was the Blind God that Loki tricked into killing Balder the favourite of the Gods?
  19. Who wrote the novel "Westward Ho!" after which the Devon village was named?
  20. Which instrument was jazz artist Lester Young famous for playing?
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