Quiz Number 81 - Answers

Published: Tuesday 26th August 2014
  1. Which country left the EEC in 1985? Greenland.
  2. What was the name of the computer that beat Gary Kasporov at chess in 1997? Deep Blue.
  3. Of what is Autophobia the fear? Being Alone.
  4. Who played the part of Eccles in "The Goon Show"? Spike Milligan.
  5. What songs containing the word "Goodbye" in their title were top ten hits for the following artists, [a] Gloria Gaynor (1974), [b] Friday Hill (2005), [c] Sarah Brightman & Andrea Botticelli (1997), [d] The Hoosiers (2007) and [e] The Spice Girls (1998)? [a] "Never Can Say Goodbye" reached no.2, [b]"Baby Goodbye", no.5, [c] "Time to say Goodbye", no.2, [d] "Goodbye Mr.A",no.4 and [e] "Goodbye", no.1.
  6. With what are Japanese dishes referred to as SUNOMONO dressed with? Vinegar.
  7. Which political party was formed following "The Lime House Declaration" in 1981? The Social Democratic Party.
  8. What are the FIVE "Cs" used to assess the quality of diamonds? Certification, Carat, Clarity, Colour and Cut.
  9. Which is the oldest theatre in current use in London? The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
  10. Which FIVE countries share a land border with Syria? Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
  11. In which year did Britain finally abandon "The Gold Standard"? 1931
  12. Which famous novel opens with the line, "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen"? 1984 by George Orwell.
  13. Which TWO cities does the longest road and railway bridge in Europe connect? Copenhagen & Malmo (The Oresund Bridge).
  14. Up to 2014 which FIVE English football clubs have won the European Cup/Champions League? Liverpool, Manchester United, Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa & Chelsea.
  15. In which London Borough is the National Maritime Museum? Greenwich.
  16. What test devised in 1952 is a simple method to quickly assess the health of new-born children immediately after childbirth? The Apgar score.
  17. Who wrote the music for the ballet The Three-Cornered Hat? Manuel de Falla.
  18. What were the names of the four members of "The A-Team"? John "Hannibal" Smith, Templeton Peck (The Face), H M "Howling Mad" Murdock & B A Baracus.
  19. Which infectious virus is named after a river valley in Congo Democratic Republic, where the first outbreak was recorded in 1976? The EBOLA virus.
  20. In health and safety what does COSHH stand for? The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health.

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