Quiz Number 140 - Answers

Published: Saturday 9th June 2018A free general knowledge for those who enjoy a more challenging quiz.
  1. Who directed the 1983 John Travolta movie "Staying Alive"? Sylvester Stallone.
  2. Strensham services sits on the junction of which two British motorways? M5 and M50.
  3. "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning" was the first novel by which British author? Alan Sillitoe.
  4. Which songs with the word "London" in the title were UK top twenty hits for the following artists, [a] ELO (1979), [b] London Boys (1989), [c] Fergie (2006), [d] The Clash (1979) and [e] Ralph McTell (1974)? [a] "Last Train to London", reached no 8, [b] "London Nights", no 2, [c] "London Bridge", no 3, [d] "London Calling", no 11 and [e] "Streets of London", no 2.
  5. The city of Melbourne in Australia lies on which river? River Yarra.
  6. The dish Chicken Montmorency contains which fruit? Cherries.
  7. In which English county did the Battle of Naseby take place in 1645? Northamptonshire.
  8. Which poet first coined the phrase "Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread"? Alexander Pope.
  9. Which company was founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos? Amazon.
  10. Which FOUR US states begin with the letter "W"? Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
  11. Which actress co-starred with Peter Kaye in the BBC series "Car Share"? Sian Gibson.
  12. If Bovine relates to cattle what animal does Caprine relate? Goats.
  13. In the field of computing what does the acronym PNG mean? Portable Network Graphics.
  14. In the D H Lawrence novel "Lady Chatterley's Lover", what was the gamekeeper Mellors' first name? Oliver.
  15. In which joint of the human body would you find the Trapezoid bone? The Wrist.
  16. Coombe Hill is the highest point of which British range of hills? The Chilterns.
  17. Which artists recorded these debut albums, [a] "Boy" (1980), [b] "Please Please Me (1963), [c] "Definitely Maybe" (1994), [d] "The Kick Inside" (1978) and [e] "Five Leaves Left" (1969)? [a] U2, [b] The Beatles, [c] Oasis, [d] Kate Bush and [e] Nick Drake.
  18. Which team was the first to win the FA Cup when the final was staged in Wales? Liverpool (beating Arsenal 2-1).
  19. At an average of 0.93%, what is the third most common gas in the Earth's atmosphere? Argon.
  20. Which UK number one single by Queen had only one word in the title? Innuendo.

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