Quiz Number 3 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 25th November 2009
  1. Where would you find "The Roaring Forties"? The Roaring Forties is the name given by sailors to the latitudes between 40 and 50 degrees South,so called because of the strong Westerley winds that are experienced.
  2. How many players are there in each team in the following sports (i) Netball (ii) Rugby League (iii) Baseball (iv) Cricket (v) Shinty? (i) 7 (ii) 13 (iii) 9 (iv) 11 (v) 12
  3. The Battle of Fort Sumter was the opening battle in which war? The American Civil War.
  4. The atmosphere on Venus is made of principally of which gas? Carbon Dioxide is the predominant gas on Venus
  5. What was the title of the 1955 film that was the first British full length animation? The Halas and Batchelor produced version of Orwell's "Animal Farm" was the first British animation on general release.
  6. The ruins of the ancient city of Cathage can be found on the outskirts of which modern city? They are found near Tunis
  7. Complete the names of the following rock/pop groups: (i) Mott the __ (ii) Jefferson __ (iii) Arcade __ (iv) B.Bumble and the __ (v) The Flaming __ (i) Mott the HOOPLE (ii) Jefferson AIRPLANE or STARSHIP (iii) Arcade FIRE (iv) B. Bumble and the STINGERS (v) The Flaming LIPS (but not The Flamin' Groovies)
  8. Which company opened the first burger restaurant in the UK in 1954? The first burger restaurant was opened by WIMPY on Coventry Street London.
  9. Name the four principal islands that make up The Balearics. The four principal islands of the Balearics are MAJORCA, MINORCA, IBIZA and FORMENTERA
  10. Which of Shakespeare's plays feature the line "a plague on both your houses"? The line comes from Romeo and Juliet.
  11. Which English football league teams play at the following stadia: (i) The Ricoh Arena (ii) The Emirates Stadium (iii) Saint James' Park (iv) Carrow Road (v)The Liberty Stadium The teams are (i) Coventry City (ii) Arsenal (iii) Newcastle United or Exeter City (iv) Norwich City (v) Swansea City
  12. James Beck played a "spiv" in which long running British TV series? The late James Beck played the part of Private Joe walker in DAD'S ARMY.
  13. What does the word ALIBI, literally mean? It means "SOMEWHERE ELSE".
  14. Which musicals feature the following songs: (i) Love Changes Everything (ii) Food,Glorious Food (iii) A Room in Bloomsbury (iv) Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee (v) People Will Say We're in Love (i) ASPECTS OF LOVE (ii) OLIVER (iii) THE BOYFRIEND (iv) GREASE (v) OKLAHOMA
  15. Which famous children's book character was created by Michael Bond? PADDINGTON the bear from Peru was Michael Bond's creation.
  16. Which jump on the Grand National course is named after a piece of furniture? THE CHAIR is fence 15 on the Grand National course at Aintree and is one of only two fences that are jumped only once.
  17. What is the only mammal that can fly (excluding humans!!!)? THE BAT is the only mammal that can fly
  18. What was the name of The Who's drummer that died in 1978? KEITH MOON was The Who's drummer
  19. Who succedded David Steel as the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party? David Steel was succedded by ex-Special Forces Commander PADDY ASHDOWN.
  20. In which countries are the following airlines bases: (i) KLM (ii) Cathay Pacific (iii) Varig (iv) SAS (v) ANA (i) The Netherlands (ii) Hong Kong (iii) Brazil (iv) Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway and Sweden) (v) Japan
  21. What will the O2 arena be known as when it is used as a venue for the London 2012 Olympics? ue to rules regarding sponsorship the O2 will be known as NORTH GREENWICH ARENA 1.
  22. What fruit is the policeman in Balamory? The policeman is PC PLUM
  23. Where in New York would you find The Strawberry Fields Memorial? They can be found in Central Park opposite the Dakota Building (where John Lennon lived and outside of which he was killed).
  24. What was the title of the first novel to feature Sherlock Holmes? The first Sherlock Holmes novel was A STUDY IN SCARLET
  25. What was Shakespeare's longest play? Having between 3924 and 4042 lines (dependent on the version), HAMLET is the longest of Shakespeare's plays.

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