Quiz Number 108 - Answers

Published: Sunday 24th July 2016
  1. In which former Soviet republic was singer Katie Melua born? Georgia.
  2. Which European city was the main setting for Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure"? Vienna.
  3. Who is the only player to have won all four tennis grand prix mens singles in one season twice? Rod Laver (1962 & 1969).
  4. In which year was the website google.com first registered? (September 15th) 1997.
  5. What songs with "Eyes" in the title were UK top five hits for the following artists,[a] Go West (1985), [b] The Platters (1959), [c] Just Jack (2007), [d] David Soul (1977) and [e] Dusty Springfield (1968)? [a] "We Close Our Eyes", reached no 5, [b] "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes", no 1, [c] "Starz in Their Eyes", no 2, [d] "Going in with my Eyes Open", no 2 and [e] "I Close my Eyes and Count to Ten", no 4.
  6. What was the name of the music hall and movie character created by actor Arthur Lucan? Old Mother Riley.
  7. How many gallons of beer are contained in a traditional beer barrel? 36 Imperial gallons (43 US galls).
  8. In which city was the the term Ghetto originally used? Venice.
  9. Who was the German chancellor at the time of the Unification of Germany in 1990? Helmut Kohl.
  10. In which fields are the following awarded, [a] Fields Medal, [b] Carl Alan Awards, [c] Livingstone Medal and [d] Hugo Award? [a] Mathematics, [b] Dance/Theatre, [c] Geography and [d] Science Fiction.
  11. Known as "The King of Swing", what instrument was played by band leader Benny Goodman? Clarinet.
  12. On which horses did jockey Leighton Aspell win both the 2014 and 2015 Grand Nationals? Pineau de Re (2014) and Many Clouds (2015).
  13. For which movie did Julianne Moore receive the Best Actress Oscar in February 2015? Still Alice.
  14. Now part of an UNESCO World Heritage site, which English King was responsible for the building of Caernarfon and Conwy castles in North Wales? King Edward I.
  15. What are the names of the four time zones used in the continental United States? From east to west, Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific.
  16. With over 44,000 outlets in 111 different countries, which fast food chain is the largest restaurant operator in the world? Subway.
  17. With zero representing a completely clear sky and eight the sky completely cloudy, what unit is used to describe cloud cover in metrology? Oktas.
  18. The locks at Miraflores and Gatun lake are on which canal? Panama Canal.
  19. Which five British monarchs were Emperor or Empress of India? Queen Victoria, Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII and George VI.
  20. Selling over a million copies on it's first day of release, which album by the Backstreet Boys was the highest selling in the USA in 1999? Millennium.


  1. Bob says:

    What a great quiz and. . . . . No grammatical Errors, no wrong answers, all information given to make the questioner look intelligent and varied enough for everyone’s taste. Pick the bones out of that hairsplitters

  2. Paul says:

    Yes Ken – agree with Bob – terrific quiz thank you.

  3. Laura says:

    Dear Ken,
    Thank you so much for your quizzes. They are such fun. My husband and I visit my father in law once a month and all enjoy dinner then turn to one or two of your quizzes. They are great and so well put together – it must take you a long time to work on each one. My father in law is a carer for my mother in law and he looks forward to our evenings together. Without wanting to sound gushy, it is the highlight of his month – when we get together and try and beat our score! Thank you and keep up the good work. Best wishes Laura x

  4. Stuart says:

    Q17 “metrology” ?
    Did you mean meteorology ?
    Metrology is the scientific study of measurement.

  5. Big tony says:

    Mike cant read

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