Quiz Number 66 - Answers

Published: Thursday 18th July 2013
  1. Where in the human body would you find the Pyloric Canal? Between the stomach and small intestine.
  2. In the British TV series, what is the first name of Rumpole of the Bailey? Horace.
  3. What is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London? The Mansion House.
  4. Which country has the biggest population of Spanish speakers? Mexico.
  5. Which records with "Fire" in the title were UK top ten hits for the following artists, [a] Jerry Lee Lewis (1957), [b] Kasabian (2009), [c] Jose Feliciano (1968), [d] Kings of Leon (2008) and [e] Big Country (1983) [a] "Great Balls of Fire" reached number 1, [b] "Fire", number 3, [c] "Light my Fire", number 6, [d] "Sex on Fire" number 1 and [e] "Fields of Fire (400 miles)" number 10.
  6. Who was the last British Prime Minister to die while still in office? Lord Palmerstone (October 1865).
  7. In which Canadian province is the city of Winnipeg? Manitoba.
  8. Which city hosted the first Rugby League Magic Weekend in 2007? Cardiff.
  9. Who represented the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1962 with the song "Ring-a-Ding-Girl"? Ronnie Carroll (He came joint 4th with Yugoslavia).
  10. Which SEVEN countries share a land border with Hungary? Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
  11. Up to and including Barrack Obama, how many Democrats have been President of the USA? 15 (plus Four if you count the Democratic Republicans of Jefferson, Madison, Monroe and Quincy Adams).
  12. What was the previous name of the US Virgin Islands? The Danish West Indies.
  13. What is the unit of currency in the following countries, [a] Bangladesh, [b] Angola, [c] Denmark, [d] Kenya and [e] Croatia [a] Taka, [b] Kwaza, [c] Krona, [d] Shilling and [e] Kuna.
  14. In which year did the West Indies play their first cricket Test Match? (23 June) 1928 against England.
  15. Which group released the album "Mwmg" in 2000, with all the lyrics in Welsh? Super Furry Animals.
  16. Who in 1854 took part in the earliest action to result in the award of a Victoria Cross? Charles Lucas.
  17. Who were the authors of the following Booker Prize winning books, [a] "The Gathering" (2007), [b] "Amsterdam" (1998), [c] "The Sense of an Ending" (2011), [d] "Life of Pi" (2002) and [e] "Wolf Hall" (2009) [a] Anne Enright, [b] Ian McEwan, [c]Julian Barnes, [d] Yann Martell and [e]Hilary Mantell.
  18. For which movie did Michael Caine receive his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor? Hannah and her Sisters.
  19. Who were the members of sixties "Super-Group" Blind Faith? Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton, Ric Grech and Steve Winwood.
  20. In which body of water would you find the Farne Islands? The North Sea.

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