Quiz Number 129 - Answers

Published: Thursday 19th October 2017
  1. Which part of the body does the Kendo armour known as "Kote" protect? The hands and forearms.
  2. What flower was referred to in Chaucer and Shakespeare as a Gillyflower? Carnation.
  3. Nineveh was the capital of which ancient civilisation? Assyrian.
  4. Who played Strawberry Fields in the Bond movie "Quantum of Solace"? Gemma Arterton.
  5. Which songs with "Finger" in the title were UK top ten hits for the following artists, [a] Dickie Valentine (1954), [b] Oxide & Neutrino (2001), [c] Wizzard (19730, [d] The Police (1983) and [e] Ash (1996)? [a] "Finger of Suspicion" reached no 1, [b] "Up Middle Finger", no 7, [c] "Angel Fingers", no 1, [d] "Wrapped Around Your Finger", no 7 and [e] "Gold Finger", no 5.
  6. The second highest waterfalls in the World are the Tugela Falls, in which country can they be found? South Africa.
  7. In which country is the Bizet opera "The Pearl Fishers" set? Sri Lanka (Ceylon).
  8. Peer Gynt, Cambridge no.5 and Early Half Tall are all varieties of which vegetable? Brussel Sprouts.
  9. Which British rock band provided the theme music for TV's CSI franchise? The Who.
  10. Which two South American countries are land locked? Bolivia and Paraguay
  11. Which social networking website was founded in 1999 by Steve and Julie Pankhurst? Friends Reunited.
  12. Which three US States were the first to be admitted to the Union in 1787? Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  13. Which William Shakespeare play features the line, "The quality of mercy is not strained"? The Merchant of Venice.
  14. In March 2017 Ed Sheehan held the five top spots in the UK singles charts, on which album did they all appear? Divide.
  15. In which US State is the Yale University? Connecticut.
  16. Which English King was described as "The Wisest Fool in Christendom"? James I.
  17. In Morse code what letter is represented by four dots? The letter H.
  18. Who were the authors of these Booker prize winning novels, [a] "The Sea, The Sea" (1978), [b] "Moon Tiger", (1987), [c] "The Luminaires", (2013), [d] "The Ghost Road", (1995) and [e] "Rites of Passage", (1980)? [a] Iris Murdoch, [b] Penelope Lively, [c] Eleanor Catton, [d] Pat Barker and [e] William Golding.
  19. In which 1948 movie starring Bob Hope and Jane Russell was the Oscar winning song "Buttons and Bows" featured? The Paleface.
  20. Of which Commonwealth country was Harry Atkinson prime minister on four occasions? New Zealand.


  1. Rhys says:

    Slip of the pen.
    Question 18c should read Eleanor Catton. Excellent quizzes which I always look forward to seeing.
    Many Thanks

  2. Craig Munro says:

    Wee point. James the First was of course Scottish. he was also concurrently James 6th of Scotland.

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