Quiz Number 133 - Answers

Published: Tuesday 13th February 2018
  1. Which birds are sometimes referred to as Mother Carey's Chickens? Storm Petrel.
  2. What did the California Perfume Company change its name to in 1959? Avon.
  3. Who was the last King of the Plantagenet dynasty? Richard III.
  4. Which British boxer won flyweight gold medals at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic games? Nicola Adams.
  5. Which songs with the word "Bird" in the title were UK top twenty hits for the following artists, [a] Snowy White (1983),[b] Eminem (2005), [c] Frankie Laine (1955), [d] Nelly Furtado (2001) and [e] Marianne Faithfull (1965)? [a] "Bird of Paradise", reached no6, [b] "Mockingbird", no4, [c] "Humming Bird", no16, [d] "I'm Like a Bird", no5 and [e] "This Little Bird",no6.
  6. What stately home was the location for the 1980's TV series "Brideshead Revisited"? Castle Howard
  7. Who in 1856 was granted the first patent for the manufacture of condensed milk? Gail Borden.
  8. Which 19th century novel opens with the line "There was no possibility of taking a walk that day"? "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte.
  9. On which circuit was the San Marino F1 Grand Prix held from 1981 to 2006? Imola.
  10. In which six areas are Nobel prizes awarded annually? Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Medicine, Peace and Economics.
  11. Between which two nations are the Diomede Islands located? Russia and the USA.
  12. Which two father and sons have both won motor racing's Formula One World Championship? Hill (Damon & Graham) and Rosberg (Keke & Nico)
  13. In meteorology terms what weather could be described as Gelid? Very Cold or Frosty.
  14. Which three provinces make up the Canadian Maritimes? New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edwards Island.
  15. What music was used as the theme for TV's "Ready, Steady, Go"? "5-4-3-2-1" by Manfred Mann.
  16. Who in 1903 became the first British born winner of a Nobel Prize? Sir William Cremer (Peace).
  17. What is the name of Death's horse in the "Discworld" series of books by Terry Pratchett? Binky.
  18. Who was the only Englishman to win the World Snooker Championships in the 1990s? John Parrot.
  19. Which shipping forecast area takes its name from the Northernmost point of Ireland? Malin.
  20. Which planet in our solar system has a moon named Callisto? Jupiter.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.