Quiz Number 75 - Answers

Published: Sunday 16th March 2014
  1. Which British playwright wrote "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead"? Tom Stoppard.
  2. Who was the Archbishop of Canterbury at the outbreak of World War II? Cosmo Gordon Lang.
  3. Which law states that "The force needed to compress a spring by some distance is proportional to that distance"? Hooke's Law.
  4. Which country was previously known as East Pakistan? Bangladesh.
  5. Which songs containing the word "HELLO" in the title were UK top 10 hits for the following artists, [a] Ricky Nelson (1961), [b] Paul Evans (1973), [c] Lionel Ritchie (1984), [d] Amen Corner (1969) and [e] The Beatles (1967)? [a] "Hello Mary Lou" reached number 2, [b] "Hello, this is Joanie", no. 6, [c] "Hello", no. 1, [d]"Hello Suzie", no. 4 and [e] "Hello, Goodbye", no.1.
  6. Which breed of dog has a name that translates from German as "Badger Dog"? Dachshund.
  7. What are the THREE weapon categories that are used within competitive fencing? Foil, Sabre and Epee.
  8. What were the titles of the SIX novels written by Jane Austen? "Sense and Sensibility", Pride and Prejudice", "Mansfield Park", "Emma", "Northanger Abbey" and "Persuasion".
  9. Known as the "Father of the Blues", what were W C Handy's forenames? William Christopher.
  10. Which FIVE countries share a land border with Montenegro? Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo and Serbia.
  11. In which year did the rival American Football governing bodies the NFL and the AFL merge? 1970
  12. Although Topeka is the State capital of Kansas, which is the largest city in the State? Wichita.
  13. With which style of painting is French artist Fernand Leger most associated? Cubism.
  14. Which musicals feature the following characters, [a] Sky Masterton, [b] Glinda, [c] Fagin, [d] Dr Frank-n-Furter and [e] Penny Pingleton? [a] "Guys and Dolls", [b] "Wicked", [c] "Oliver!", [d] "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and [e] "Hairspray".
  15. Named after their school gym teacher, which US rock band was founded by Ronnie Van Zant? Lynyrd Skynyrd.
  16. Which newspaper was founded in Manchester in 1821 by cotton merchant John Edward Taylor? The Guardian.
  17. Which British Prime Minister was MP for the constituency of Huyton? Harold Wilson.
  18. The Bond movie "Never Say Never Again" was a re-make of which previously released Ian Fleming story? - Thunderball".
  19. Who was the GREEK God or Goddess of the following, [a] Light, [b] Intelligence, [c] The Underworld, [d] Chasity and [e] The Sky? [a] Apollo, [b] Athena, [c] Hades, [d] Hestia and [e] Zeus.
  20. Which Ivy League university has its main campus in ITHACA in New York State? Cornell.

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