Quiz Number 136 - Answers

Published: Thursday 5th April 2018
  1. In which category did Elvis Presley win his three Grammy awards? Gospel Music (Sacred Music).
  2. In which Eastern Russian city does the Trans-Siberian railway terminate? Vladivostok.
  3. Who was the only non-US golfer to win the sport's Grand Slam? Gary Player (South Africa).
  4. In the 1994 movie, what book did Forrest Gump always carry in his briefcase? Curious George.
  5. Which songs with BIRD in the title were UK top twenty hits for the following artists, [a] Annie Lennox (1993), [b] Oasis (2003), [c] The Everly Brothers (1958), [d] They Might be Giants (1990) and [e] Bob Marley (1980)? [a] "Little Bird" reached no 3, [b] "Song Bird", no 3, [c] "Bird Dog", no 2, [d] "Bird House in Your Soul", no 6 and [e] "Three Little Birds", no 17.
  6. From which type of grapes is Blanc de blancs champagne made? Chardonnay.
  7. In the novel by D H Lawrence, what was Lady Chatterley's first name? Constance.
  8. In morse code what is represented by five dashes? Zero.
  9. Which Disney movie is based on a 6th Century Chinese poem? Mulan.
  10. Which four super heroes make up Marvel's Fantastic Four? Mr Fantastic (Reed Richards), The Invisible Woman (Sue Storm), The Human Torch (Johnny Storm) and Thing (Ben Grimm).
  11. What was the title of classical singer Russel Watson's first album? The Voice.
  12. With which vegetable is Bruxelloise sauce traditionally served with? Asparagus.
  13. Who in 1999 became the first First Minister of Scotland? Donald Dewar.
  14. Which London tourist attraction was established by Sir Humphrey Davy and Sir Stamford Raffles in 1826? London Zoo.
  15. By population, what is the second largest city in the following countries, [a] Germany, [b] Australia, [c] France, [d] Republic of Ireland and [e] Sweden? [a] Hamburg, [b] Melbourne, [c] Marseille, [d] Cork and [e] Gothenburg.
  16. Which 1955 movie provided Marlon Brando with his only singing role? "Guys and Dolls".
  17. What are the names of the two moons of Mars? Phobos and Deimos.
  18. Who were the authors of the following Booker Prize winning novels, [a] "Vernon God Little" (2003), [b] "Lincoln in the Bardo" (2017), [c] "Schindler's Ark" (1982), [d] "A Brief History of Seven Killings" (2015) and [e] "Staying On" (1977)? [a] DBC Pierre, [b] George Saunders, [c] Thomas Keneally, [d] Marlon James and [e] Paul Scott.
  19. By what name was 617 Squadron of the Royal Air Force better known? The Dambusters.
  20. What was the real first name of singer Fats Domino? Antoine.