Quiz Number 80 - Answers

Published: Tuesday 29th July 2014
  1. Which UK newspaper introduced the first colour supplement in 1962? The Sunday Times.
  2. Which silent film star was known as "The Great Stone Face"? Buster Keaton.
  3. Which group of Japanese women would traditionally wear the kimono known as a FURISODE? Young Unmarried Girls.
  4. What is a KEPI? French Military Hat.
  5. Which songs containing the word "ROAD" in the title were UK top ten hits for the following artists, [a] Manfred Mann's Earth Band (1978), [b] Will Young & Gareth Gates (2002), [c] A-Ha (1988), [d] Catatonia (1998) and [e] Chris Rea (1989)? [a] "Davy's on the Road Again" reached no. 6, [b] "The Long and Winding Road", no. 1, [c] "Stay on these Roads", no. 5, [d] "Road Rage", no. 5 and [e] "Road to Hell" , no. 10.
  6. From which European country does the fruit cake like bread called BABKA originate? Poland.
  7. What are the names of "The Three Sisters" as referred to in the title of the Chekov play? Irina, Masha & Olga.
  8. Where would you find the largest malt whisky distillery in the World? Hakushu, Japan (The home of Suntory whisky).
  9. By what name was the shipping forecast are of Fitzroy known by until 2002? Finisterre.
  10. Which EIGHT countries share a land border with SERBIA? Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Romania.
  11. What is described as "The Fourth Estate"? The Power of the Press.
  12. Who wrote the novel "Jaws" on which the famous movie is based? Peter Benchley.
  13. How much was the London Congestion Charge when it was first introduced in 2003? £5 per Day.
  14. What were the maiden names of the following female personalities, [a] Margaret Thatcher, [b] Beyonce Carter, [c] Samantha Cameron, [d] Melinda Gates and [e] Linda McCartney? [a] Roberts, [b] Knowles, [c] Sheffield, [d] French and [e] Eastman.
  15. What is the anatomical name for the UPPER jaw bone? Maxilla.
  16. The US Military academy for the army is in West Point, but where is the US Naval Academy located? Annapolis in Maryland.
  17. What are the names of the FIVE Great Lakes? Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie & Superior.
  18. Who composed the opera, "The Bartered Bride"? Bedrich Smetana.
  19. What was Botswana called prior to 1966? Bechuanaland.
  20. How is children's author Mary Pollock better known? Enid Blyton.

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