Quiz Number 156 - Answers

Published: Saturday 29th June 2019A free quiz for those who like something more challenging.
  1. In Greek mythology, which river forms the boundary between Earth and the Underworld? River Styx.
  2. Which actress was married to Orson Welles between 1943 to 1948? Rita Hayworth.
  3. What was the name of pirate Blackbeard's ship? Queen Anne's Revenge.
  4. Opened in September 2018, in which Scottish city is the only V&A Museum outside London located? Dundee.
  5. Which songs with "Running" in the title were UK top twenty hits for the following artists,[a] Kate Bush (1985), [b] Spencer Davis Group (1965), [c] Muse (2003), [d] Status Quo (1988) and [e] Iron Maiden (1985)? [a] "Running Up That Hill", reached no 3, [b] "Keep On Running", no 1, [c] "Time is Running Out", no 8, [d] "Running All Over the World", no 17 and [e] "Running Free", no 19.
  6. In the TV series "The Simpsons", what musical instrument does Lisa play? Saxophone.
  7. Where in the human body can you find the smallest muscle? In the ear
  8. Who was England's manager at the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals? Glenn Hoddle.
  9. Who had a UK no1 hit with their cover of The Beatles song "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"? Marmalade.
  10. Which is the most northern of New Yorks boroughs? The Bronx.
  11. Which of Beethoven's Symphonies is known as the Pastoral? Sixth.
  12. In which year was the Grand National declared void after two false starts? 1993
  13. The element Selenium derives it's name from what heavenly body? The Moon.
  14. In food technology, what does the acronym UHT stand for? Ultra Heat Treated (Treatment).
  15. Who was President of the USA when prohibition was introduced? Woodrow-Wilson.
  16. Of which African nation are the following the capitals, [a] Lome, [b] Lusaka, [c] Niamey, [d] Dodoma and [e] Bujumbura? [a] Togo, [b] Zambia, [c] Niger, [d] Tanzania and [e] Burundi.
  17. Who rules in a plutocracy? The wealthy class.
  18. In which TV western did actor Burt Reynolds first gain prominence? Gunsmoke.
  19. Craig and Charlie Reid make up which musical group? The Proclaimers.
  20. In the novel Robinson Crusoe, from which British port did he sail from prior to getting ship-wrecked? Hull.

3 Comments

  1. Steve says:

    Hi Ken

    Q. 16 (e) – the answer is now Gitega which became the new capital officially in Jan 19.

  2. jackie says:

    In question 5 Status Quo’s hit was Rocking all over the world, not running.

  3. IMB says:

    @ Jackie, the 1977 version was “Rockin’ all over the world”, but in 1988 they re-released it as “Running all over the world” for SportAid.

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