Quiz Number 102 - Answers

Published: Monday 4th April 2016
  1. Which single of 1979 gave Queen their first US number one? "Crazy Little Thing Called Love".
  2. What is the second largest city in Bangladesh by population? Chittagong.
  3. In the Jerome K Jerome novel "Three Men in a Boat" what was the name of the dog? Montmerency.
  4. Who was the first King of England from the House of Lancaster? King Henry IV.
  5. What songs with "Three" in the title were UK top twenty hits for the following artists, [a] Ruby Wright (1959), [b] Dina Carrol (1998), [c] Gary 'US' Bonds (1961), [d] Selecter (1980) and [e] The Four Aces (1954)? [a] "Three Stars" reached no.19, [b] "One,Two,Three", no.16, [c] "Quarter to Three", no.7,[d] "Three Minute Hero", no.16 and [e] "Three Coins in a Fountain", no.5.
  6. Who in 1978 became the first BDO World Darts Champion? Leighton Rees.
  7. At 117 miles (188km) the M25 is the second longest orbital motorway in Europe, which is the longest? The Berlin Ring (122m, 196km)
  8. What organisation was founded by George Williams in London on June 6th 1844? YMCA.
  9. In what part of the UK did the Rebecca Riots take place between 1839 and 1843? (Mid and South) Wales.
  10. What were the full names of the following authors, [a] D H Lawrence, [b] H E Bates, [c] A A Milne, [d] J B Priestly and [e] E M Forster? [a] David Herbert, [b] Herbert Ernest, [c] Alan Alexander, [d] John Boynton and [e] Edward Morgan.
  11. Which Liverpool FC player from the 1990s had the middle name Everton? Mark Walters.
  12. Who played the role of Dermot Povey in the first series of the British sit-com "Men Behaving Badly"? Harry Enfield.
  13. From what two metals is the alloy Bell Metal composed? Copper and Tin.
  14. What were the titles of the five movies in which The Beatles appeared? "A Hard Day's Night", "Help!", "Magical Mystery Tour", "Yellow Submarine" and "Let It Be'.
  15. Who in 1973 wrote a trilogy of plays called "The Norman Conquests"? Alan Ayckbourn.
  16. What does the musical term Andante mean? At a walking pace (Moderate Tempo).
  17. Who were the members of 1980s pop duo Yazoo? Vince Clarke & Alison Moyet.
  18. Prior to becoming Archbishop of Canterbury in February 2013 where was Justin Welby bishop? Durham.
  19. The Nobel Prize winning poet and playwright Derek Walcott was born on which Caribbean island? St Lucia.
  20. In the UK what are the FOUR emergency services that can be directly contacted by dialling 999? Police, Ambulance, Fire Service and Coastguard.


  1. simon says:

    Q.20 … could be wrong but I think in some parts there are 6; mountain rescue and cave rescue also.

  2. Mobo Enterprises says:

    To be fair, all thats missing here is the word Main; depending on the area of the country the following services can also be contacted through the 999 service
    Lifeboat service
    Mountain rescue service
    Cave rescue service
    Moorland search and rescue service (particularly in Cornwall and Yorkshire)
    Quicksand search and rescue service (operating in the extensive quicksands of Morecambe Bay)[2]
    Mine rescue service
    Bomb disposal (provided by the military)

  3. KensQuiz says:

    The question specifically says “Directly contacted”. Although all the services that Simon and Mobo are contactable, this contact is via the Emergency Control Centres of either of the Four services mentioned in the answer.

  4. Sam says:

    Life boat service, mountain and cave rescue etc. are normally provided by either the coastguard or Fire and Rescue service, therefore the first answer would be correct.

  5. Chicken says:

    I thought Henry VI was the last King from the house of Lancaster? Before Edward IV (York) took the throne…

  6. Griff says:

    The Rebecca Riots in South Wales is slightly misleading and South West Wales would be more accurate

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