Quiz Number 155 - Answers

Published: Thursday 13th June 2019A free quiz for those who like something more challenging.
  1. Who is credited with writing thirteen books of the New Testament? Saint Paul.
  2. From which country does Blue Mountain Coffee originate? Jamaica.
  3. According to Norse mythology who carried the bodies of dead warriors to Valhalla? The Valkyries
  4. McKinley Morganfield is the real name of which blues singer/songwriter? Muddy Waters.
  5. Which songs with "Life" in the title were UK top five hits for the following artists, [a] The Crusaders (1979), [b] Cleopatra (1998), [c] Girls Aloud (2003), [d] Stevie Wonder (1968) and [e] Madonna (2003)? [a] "Street Life", reached no 5, [b] "Life Ain't Easy", no 4, [c] "Life Got Cold, no 3, [d] "For Once in my life", no 3 and [e] "American Life", no 2.
  6. What was Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie's birth name? Ras Tarfari (Makonnen).
  7. Scientifically what does the term Anhydrous mean? Containing no water.
  8. Who was England's manager at the 1982 FIFA World Cup finals? Ron Greenwood.
  9. Who played the role of "The Emcee" in the 1972 movie "Cabaret"? Joel Grey.
  10. Who is the only poet to have won four Pulitzer Prizes? Robert Frost.
  11. What percentage of gold is there in a 22 carat piece? 92%
  12. In which year was the Grand National declared void after two false starts? 1993
  13. In medical terms, what do the letters BUPA represent? British United Provident Association.
  14. Of which European nation are the following the capitals, [a] Vilnius, [b] Bratislava, [c] Vaduz, [d] Tallinn and [e] Ljubljana? [a] Lithuania, [b] Slovakia, [c] Liechtenstein, [d] Estonia and [e] Slovenia.
  15. Who in 1969, succeeded Charles De Gaulle as President of France? Georges Pompidou.
  16. Now generally used to describe Russian business men, what is the real meaning of Oligarchy? Government by the few.
  17. Named after a 19th Century Swedish scientist, which unit is used to measure the wavelength of light? Angstrom.
  18. Opened in 1959, which was the UK's first motorway service area? Watford Gap (M1).
  19. From what is the meat dish brawn made? (The head of a) Pig or Calf.
  20. In which US State is Harvard University located? Massachusetts.

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