Quiz Number 107 - Answers

Published: Thursday 7th July 2016
  1. Who was the first Hollywood actress to appear on a postage stamp? Grace Kelly (Princess Grace of Monaco -1956).
  2. Who was the last of the Tudor monarchs to rule England? Queen Elizabeth I.
  3. Who in 1949 became the first Prime Minister of Israel? David Ben-Gurion.
  4. What was the name of the character played by actor Robert Linsay in the BBC sit-com "My Family"? Ben Harper.
  5. What songs with "Nine" in the title were UK top twenty hits for the following artists, [a] Cliff Richard and the Shadows (1960), [b] Panic at the Disco (2008), [c] Katie Melua (2005), [d] Stereophonics (2001) and [e] The Temptations (1969)? [a] "Nine Times out of Ten" reached no 3, [b] "Nine in the Afternoon", no 13, [c] "Nine Million Bicycles", no 5, [d] "Step on my Old Size Nines", no 16 and [e] "Cloud Nine", no 15.
  6. In which organ of the human body would you find the detrusor muscle? The Bladder.
  7. In which US State did the first detonation of a nuclear device take place in July 1945? New Mexico.
  8. Which animals complete the names of these famous pop acts, [a] Atomic ..., [b] Noah and the ..., [c] Fleet ..., [d] Flock of ... and [e] The Mock ...? [a] Kitten, [b] Whale, [c] Foxes, [d] Seagulls and [e] Turtles.
  9. Winner of the 2008 Costa Book of the Year, who was the author of "The Secret Scripture"? Sebastian Barry.
  10. One of the first people to have their own television series on British TV, what was the name of the comic character created by actor Richard Hearne? Mr Pastry.
  11. Which are the only two sports grounds that have hosted both a cricket test match and the FA Cup Final? The Oval (London) and Bramall Lane (Sheffield).
  12. With a municipal population of 1.5 million (2010), which of the US State capitals has the largest population? Phoenix (Arizona).
  13. Who is the only driver to have held both the Formula 1 World Championship and the Indy World Series at the same time? Nigel Mansell.
  14. With which countries do you associate the following food dishes, [a] Apple Strudel, [b] Nasi Goreng, [c] Sauerkraut, [d] Goulash and [e] Poutine? [a] Austria, [b] Indonesia, [c] Germany, [d] Hungary and [e] Canada.
  15. Which group recorded the album "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", the best selling album of 1969 in the USA? Iron Butterfly.
  16. In Shakespeare's play, what were the names of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona"? Valentine and Proteus.
  17. Which was the first city in the Southern Hemisphere to host the Summer Olympic Games? Melbourne, Australia (1956).
  18. Which West Indian batsman became in 2012 the first player to hit a six off the first ball of a test match? Chris Gayle .
  19. In which fields are the following awards given, [a] Sterling Prize, [b] Clio Award, [c] Brit Awards and [d] James Craig Watson Medal? [a] Architecture, [b] Advertising, [c] Pop Music and [d] Astronomy.
  20. In "The Beano" comic, which school was attended by Danny, Plug and Smiffy? Bash Street School.


  1. David Braithwaite says:

    Bash Street Kids – in The Beano

  2. johnny Leaf says:

    8A- An alternative answer could be Atomic Rooster?

  3. chris says:

    fantastic quiz . keep up the good work .
    love trying to get them all right but rarely do . thanks for all the fun .

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