Quiz Number 70 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 16th October 2013
  1. According to the 2010 US Census, which is the most populous of the Native American Indian tribes? Navajo (with a population of 308,013).
  2. Who was the first winner of BBC TV's "Pot Black" snooker championship? Ray Reardon in 1969.
  3. Published in 1859, what was George Eliot's first novel? Adam Bede.
  4. Foe which Egyptian pharaoh was the Great Pyramid of Giza constructed? Khufu (or Cheops).
  5. Which songs containing the word "Road" in the title were UK top ten hits for the following artists, [a] Ray Charles (1961), [b] Robbie Williams (2001), [c] Canned Heat (1968), [d] Celine Dion (1995) and [e] Talking Heads (1985)? [a] Hit the Road Jack" reached number 6, [b] "Road to Mandalay", no.1, [c] "On the Road Again", no.8, [d] "Only One Road", no.8 and [e] "Road to Nowhere", no. 6.
  6. Which US city is home to the World's oldest annual marathon? Boston.
  7. Which river, a tributary of the Ganges, flows through the city of Calcutta (Kolkata) in India? The Hugli or Hooghly river.
  8. What is the unit of currency in the following countries, [a] Egypt, [b] Mexico, [c] Morocco, [d] Sweden and [e] Vietnam? [a] Pound, [b] Peso, [c] Dirham, [d] Krona and [e] Dong.
  9. Who wrote the play "The Playboy of the Western World"? John Millington Synge.
  10. Which FIVE countries share a land border with LAOS? Burma, Cambodia, Thailand, China and Vietnam.
  11. Who wrote the novel "The Godfather" on which the award winning movie was based? Mario Puzo.
  12. Which rock band was formed by Dave Grohl after he left Nirvana? The Foo Fighters.
  13. What name is given to the young of a beaver? Kit.
  14. Which THREE US heavyweight World boxing champions were previously Olympic Gold medallists at the same weight? Joe Frazier, George Foreman and Ray Mercer.
  15. Until his execution on Christmas Day 1989, who had been the dictator of Romania since 1965? Nicolae Ceausescu.
  16. Which TWO novels by Robert Louis Stevenson feature the character David Balfour? Kidnapped and Catriona.
  17. Which former German international was manager of the Scottish National Football team from 2002 to 2004? Berti Vogts.
  18. From which family of birds does the Kittiwake come? Gulls.
  19. Which West End musicals featured the following characters, [a] Bloody Mary, [b] Roxie Hart, [c] Norma Desmond, [d] Billy Bigelow and [e] Jean Valjean? [a] "South Pacific", [b] "Chicago", [c] "Sunset Boulevard", [d] "Carousel" and [e] "Les Miserables".
  20. Used as the title of Santana's second studio album in 1970, what is the name given by the Gnostics to denote the Supreme Being or Great Archon? Abraxas.

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