Quiz Number 143 - Answers

Published: Sunday 26th August 2018A free general knowledge for those who enjoy a more challenging quiz.
  1. Which Shakespeare play features the line "Never a borrower nor a lender be"? Hamlet.
  2. What type of nut is used to flavour the chocolate spread Nutella? Hazelnut.
  3. Who in 1982, became the first Pope to officially visit Britain? Pope John Paul II.
  4. On which river does the city of Moscow stand? Moskva.
  5. Which songs with "French" in the title were UK top twenty hits for the following artists, [a] Lil' Louis (1989), [b] Frank Sinatra (1959), [c] Girls Aloud (2008), [d] Deborah Harry (1986) and [e] Jentina (2004)? [a] "French Kiss", reached No.2, [b] "French Foreign Legion", No.18, [c] "Can't Speak French", No.9, [d] "French Kissin' in the USA", No.8 and [e] "French Kisses", No.20.
  6. Who wrote the novels "The Rainbow" and "Sons and Lovers"? D H Lawrence.
  7. In which Asian country does the fermented dish, Kimchi originate? Korea.
  8. What is the opposite of Oriental? Occidental.
  9. Who in 1961 became the 100th Archbishop of Canterbury? Arthur Ramsey.
  10. Which two countries share a border with Moldova? Romania and Ukraine.
  11. In which novel by Charles dickens does the character Seth Pecksniff appear? Martin Chuzzlewit.
  12. In the TV series, what is the name of Peppa Pig's younger brother? George.
  13. What is the SI unit of electrical current? The Ampere.
  14. Prior to being renamed John Lennon Airport in 2001, what was the name of Liverpool airport? Speke.
  15. What type of creature is an European Chafer? A Beetle.
  16. Which country has hosted the Commonwealth Games on the most occasions? Australia.
  17. Who is often known as "The Father of Geometry"? Euclid.
  18. Guy Garvey is the lead singer of which rock band? Elbow.
  19. Which two politicians held the position of Minister for the Olympics prior to the 2012 games? Tessa Jowell (2005-2010) and Jeremy Hunt (2010-2012).
  20. Who wrote the "Twilight" series of books on which the successful movie series was based? Stephenie Meyer.

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