Quiz Number 113 - Answers

Published: Thursday 3rd November 2016
  1. With a population of over 1Million, which is the largest of the US State Capitals? Phoenix (Arizona).
  2. Known as the first celebrity chef, who is the youngest chef ever to be awarded three Michelin stars? Marco Pierre White.
  3. Who in 1668 became the first English Poet Laureate? Joh Dryden.
  4. What was the name of the character played by Martin Freeman in TV's "The Office"? Tim Canterbury.
  5. What songs with "Tears" in the title were UK top ten hits for the following artists, [a] Marianne Faithfull (1964), [b] Bitty McLean (1993), [c] Donna Summer & Barbara Striesand (1979), [d] Kylie Minougue (1990) and [e] Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (1970)? [a] "As Tears Go By"reached no 9, [b] "It Keeps Rainin' (Tears from Eyes)", no 2, [c] "No More Tears (Enough is Enough)", no 3, [d] "Tears on my Pillow", no 1 and [e] "The Tears of a Clown", no 1.
  6. Of which African nation is Kigali the capital? Rwanda.
  7. How many points are awarded for "A Safety" in American Football? Two.
  8. As at November 2016 who have been the five hosts of TV's "Countdown"? Richard Whiteley (1982-2005), Des Lynam (2005-06), Des O'Connor (2007-08), Jeff Stelling (2009-11) and Nick Hewer (2012-).
  9. In which decade was the Panama Canal opened? 1910's (1914).
  10. With which three counties do you associate The Three Counties Show and the Three Choirs Festival? Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.
  11. Which river flows through the city of Leicester? River Soar.
  12. What are the Norse equivalent of Adam and Eve, the first people on Earth? Ask and Embla.
  13. What do the following sporting abbreviations represent, [a] UFC, [b] NBA, [c] IOC, [d] DRS (Cricket) and [e] DRS (Motor Racing)? [a] Ultimate Fighting Championship, [b] National Basketball Association, [c] International Olympic Committee, [d] Decision Review System (3rd Umpire) and [e] Drag Reduction System.
  14. Who is the only US President who has served two non-consecutive terms? Grover Cleveland.
  15. What name is given to a person who studies place names? Toponymist.
  16. Who played the roles of Crockett and Tubbs in the 2006 movie of "Miami Vice"? Jamie Foxx & Colin Farrell.
  17. Which SEVEN English Kings feature as Shakespeare title characters? Henry IV (Parts 1&2), Henry V, Henry VI (Parts 1,2&3), Henry VIII, King John, Richard II and Richard III.
  18. On which British Motorway would you find Clackett's Lane and Cobham services? M25.
  19. Who were the three members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience? Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding.
  20. Which Alpine ski resort hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924? Chamonix.

One Comment

  1. Kathryn Ayala says:

    A great quiz. Thank you!

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