Quiz Number 126 - Answers

Published: Sunday 27th August 2017
  1. Who wrote the books on which the TV series "Call the Midwife" is based? Jennifer Worth.
  2. In which modern day Middle Eastern country would the ancient city of Petra have been located? Jordan.
  3. Which musical featured the song "What Kind of Fool Am I?"? Stop the World I Want to Get Off.
  4. Which Italian pasta sauce's name translates to "angry" in English due to the inclusion of chilli peppers? Arrabiata sauce.
  5. Which songs with "Hand" in the title were UK number one hits for the following artists,[a] Don Cordell (1954), [b] Fedde Le Grand (2006), [c] Kylie Minogue (1989), [d] The Beatles (1963) and [e] T'Pau (1987)? [a] "Hold My Hand", [b] "Put Your Hands Up for Detroit", [c] "Hand on Your Heart", [d] "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and [e] "China in Your Hand".
  6. The Welsh market town of Aberystwyth is located on which bay? Cardigan Bay.
  7. What are Degrees Brix used to measure? The sugar content of aqueous liquids such as fruit juice.
  8. Who wrote the classic novel "Lord of the Flies"? William Golding
  9. In Japan what would you do with a Koto? Play it (Musical instrument).
  10. From what original TV programme were the following "spin-offs", [a] "The Royal", [b] "The Cleveland Show", [c] "Laverne and Shirley", [d] "Lewis" and [e] "Torchwood"? [a] "Heartbeat", [b] "Family Guy", [c] "Happy Days", [d] "Inspector Morse" and [e] "Dr Who.
  11. How did Lord Howard of Effingham achieve naval fame? He defeated the Spanish Armada
  12. Who had a UK top ten hit in 1975 with "Wide Eyed and Legless"? Andy Fairweather-Low.
  13. Which FOUR US States begin with the letter "I"? Idaho, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa.
  14. Of what is Potamology the scientific study? Rivers.
  15. Who was the President when the US entered the First World War? Woodrow Wilson.
  16. For which 1953 movie did Frank Sinatra win a Best Supporting Actor Oscar? From Here to Eternity.
  17. Which FOUR sports will make their Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020? Karate, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing and Surfing.
  18. Who, in a Shakespeare play, were Valentine and Proteus? The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
  19. Named after it's inventor Bela Schick, what medical condition is the Schick Test used to detect? Diptheria.
  20. In terms of area, what is the smallest county in the Republic of Ireland? Louth.


  1. Paul says:

    Another excellent quiz. Thanks Ken

  2. w Turnbull says:

    Hold my Hand was Don Cornell not Cordell

  3. w Turnbull says:

    Question 5 A
    Don Cornell sang Hold My Hand not Don Cordell

  4. Chris Skrzypczak says:

    very good Ken

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