Quiz Number 105 - Answers

Published: Friday 3rd June 2016
  1. Which is the only David Bowie single to have topped both the UK and US charts during his lifetime? "Lets Dance" (1983).
  2. How do isotopes of the same element differ from each other? They have different numbers of neutrons in each atom.
  3. What is the capital of Australia's Northern Territory? Darwin.
  4. Who wrote the trilogy of plays known as "The Norman Conquests"? Alan Ayckbourn.
  5. What songs with "Two" in the title were UK top ten hits for the following artists,[a] Adam Ant (1982), [b] Bloc Party (2005), [c] Phil Collins (1988), [d] S Club 7 (1999) and [e] Spin Doctors (1993)? [a] "Goody Two Shoes" reached no 1, [b] "Two More Years", no 7, [c] "Two Hearts", no 6, [d] "Two in a Million", no 2 and [e] "Two Princes", no 3.
  6. What fruit is known in North America as a Pomelo? Grapefruit.
  7. Who played Norman Bates in the 1998 re-make of Hitchcock's "Psycho"? Vince Vaughn.
  8. In which month does Royal Ascot traditionally take place? June.
  9. In policing, what do the letters ANPR stand for? Automatic Number Plate Recognition.
  10. The Four Corners monument marks the only point in the USA shared by four states, which four states are they? Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.
  11. What was the name of the character played by Diana Rigg in TV's The Avengers? Emma Peel.
  12. HDMI cables are commonly used to connect TVs to other electronic equipment, what does HDMI stand for? High Definition Multimedia Interface.
  13. In which Disney animation does the song "Zero to Hero" feature? Hercules.
  14. To date (June 2016) there has been six British Prime ministers representing the Labour party, can you name all six? Ramsey MacDonald, Clement Attlee, Harold Wilson, James Callaghan, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.
  15. Featured in a children's magazine of the same name, who was Andy Capp's son? Buster (Capp).
  16. Which country is home to the chicken restaurant chain, Nando's? South Africa.
  17. Which single by Blondie was the best selling record in the USA in 1980? "Call Me".
  18. What was the currency of Portugal prior to the adoption of the Euro? Escudo.
  19. What are the four provinces of Ireland? Connacht, Leinster, Munster and Ulster.
  20. Which footballer followed a successful England career as manager of Southampton, Swindon Town and Leeds United? Denis Wise.

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