Quiz Number 85 - Answers

Published: Saturday 7th March 2015
  1. How many "Just So" stories did Rudyard Kipling write? Thirteen.
  2. Tel Aviv International Airport is named after which Israeli statesman? David Ben Gurion.
  3. Which thoroughfare in New York City is often called "The Great White Way"? Broadway.
  4. Opened to house the Great Exhibition of 1851, who designed the Crystal Palace? Sir Joseph Paxton.
  5. Which songs containing "Mary" in their title were UK top 20 hits for the following artists,[a] The Shadows (1965), [b] Mary J Blige (1995), [c] John Rowles (1968), [d] The Boomtown Rats (1977) and [e] Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)? [a] "Mary Anne" reached no 17, [b] "Mary Jane (All Night Long)", no 17, [c] "Hush, Not a Word to Mary", no 12, [d] "Mary of the 4th Form", no 15 and [e] "Proud Mary", no 8.
  6. Of what is Selenology the study? The Moon.
  7. The Gerber Method is a test used on some foodstuffs to determine the amount of what? Fat especially in milk and other dairy products.
  8. Of which English King was Sweyn Forkbeard the father? King Canute.
  9. What is the most northerly point of the island of Ireland? Malin Head.
  10. What are the first names of the March girls featured in Louisa May Alcott's novel "Little Women"? Amy, Beth, Jo and Meg.
  11. Which Gilbert and Sullivan work, first performed in 1879, has the alternate title "The Slave of Duty"? The Pirates of Penzance.
  12. In which country was fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent born in 1936? Algeria.
  13. In which field of the Arts are the Annie Awards presented annually? Film animation.
  14. Released in the UK in June 1969, what was the title of Elton John's debut album? Empty Sky.
  15. Which seven countries share a land border with Ukraine? Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Russia and Belarus.
  16. The recent TV series "Better Call Saul" is a spin-off from which multi-award winning series? Breaking Bad.
  17. On how many occasions did Fred Perry win the Men's singles championship at Wimbledon? Three (1934, 1935 and 1936).
  18. Of which band were both Stephen Stills and Neil Young members prior to joining Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young? Buffalo Springfield.
  19. According to Christian belief, who was the mother of the Virgin Mary? Saint Anne.
  20. Who starred as master car thief Memphis Raines in the 2000 movie "Gone in Sixty Seconds"? Nicholas Cage.

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