Quiz Number 128 - Answers

Published: Saturday 30th September 2017
  1. Which football team in 1889 became the first to win the FA Cup and League double? Preston North End.
  2. Which bird, a member of the Threskiornithidae family, shares its name with a chain of hotels? Ibis.
  3. In which Northern city would you find the Royal Armouries Museum? Leeds.
  4. Who in 1901 became the first physicist to win the Nobel prize for his work with X-Rays? Wilhelm Rontgen.
  5. What songs with "Hand" in the title were UK top ten hits for the following artists, [a] Reef (1996), [b] Breathe (1988), [c] Des O'Connor (1967), [d] Pink (2006) and [e] Dollar (1979)? [a] "Place Your Hands" reached no. 6, [b] "Hands to Heaven", no.4, [c] "Careless Hands", no.6, [d] "U and UR Hand", no.10 and [e] "I Wanna Hold Your Hand", no.6.
  6. Which actor presented the first Academy Awards in 1929? Douglas Fairbanks Snr.
  7. What was the blues singer Muddy Waters real name? McKinley Morganfield.
  8. What county is the setting for WH Hudson's book "A Shepherd's Life"? Wiltshire
  9. Which three US States have names beginning with the letter "C"? California, Colorado and Connecticut.
  10. The Battle of Alma took place in which war? Crimean.
  11. In which country did Limberger cheese originate? Belgium.
  12. Which three countries in South America does the equator pass through? Ecuador, Brazil and Colombia.
  13. What colour signifys the Starboard side of a ship? Green
  14. What sport do you associate with the Leicester Riders? Basketball.
  15. Who was the lead guitarist of Brit Pop band Blur? Graham Coxon.
  16. Which was the first British newspaper to publish a daily crossword in 1924? Daily Express.
  17. Which Canadian rock band provides the opening music for TV's "The Big Bang Theory"? Barenaked Ladies.
  18. Which government post did Winston Churchill hold at the beginning of World War I? First Lord of the Admiralty.
  19. Which two financial institutions were created by the Bretton Woods conference in 1944? The World Bank & The International Monetary Fund.
  20. Which is the only US State to share a border with Maine? New Hampshire.