Quiz Number 78 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 21st May 2014
  1. Which sculptor was responsible for "St Michael and the Devil" on the walls of Coventry Cathedral? Jacob Epstein.
  2. Occupying an area of 1461 square miles, which is the largest of the UK National Parks? The Cairngorms.
  3. What is the first month in the Muslim calendar? Muharram.
  4. What in 1984 was Richard Burton's final movie? 1984
  5. What songs containing the word "HELLO" in the title were UK top ten hits for the following artists, [a] The Fourmost (1963), [b] Alice Cooper (1973), [c] Cliff Richard (1970), [d] Soft Cell (1982) and [e] Louis Armstrong (1964)? [a] "Hello Little Girl" reached no. 9, [b] "Hello Hurray" no. 6, [c] "Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha", no. 6, [d] "Say Hello Wave Goodbye", no. 3 and [e] "Hello Dolly" , no. 4.
  6. In computing what does the acronym COBOL stand for? Common Business Oriented Language.
  7. What are the SEVEN positions within a NETBALL team? Goal Attack, Goal Shooter, Wing Attack, Centre, Goal Defence, Wing Defence & Goal Keeper.
  8. Which is the oldest of the Oxford University colleges? University College.
  9. What was Rudyard Kipling's real first name? Joseph.
  10. Which SEVEN countries share a land border with Saudi Arabia? Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates & Yemen.
  11. One of the founders of the Surrealist movement, which German painter invented the technique of Frottage? Max Ernst.
  12. Which fashion item was French automobile engineer Louis RĂ©ard credited with inventing? The Bikini.
  13. Where in the world does the Zonda wind blow? Argentina.
  14. What are the SIX murder weapons found in the classic Cluedo game? Candlestick, Dagger, Lead Pipe, Rope, Revolver & Spanner.
  15. What is the name of the blue veined ewe's milk cheese named after a village near Milan? Gorgonzola.
  16. In which novel is Holden Caulfield the central character? "Catcher in the Rye".
  17. Where in the human body would you find the HALLUX? The foot (It's the big toe).
  18. Who are the FIVE actors to have played the role of Batman in full length feature films? Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney & Christian Bale.
  19. Based on the Shakespeare character, who composed the opera "Falstaff"? Verdi.
  20. What was the first Lennon/McCartney song to top the UK charts NOT performed by The Beatles? "Bad to Me" by Billy J Kramer & the Dakotas.