Quiz Number 158 - Answers

Published: Sunday 11th August 2019A free general knowledge for those who enjoy a more challenging quiz.
  1. By what name is the former colony of Northern Rhodesia now known? Zambia.
  2. In which year was the channel tunnel first opened? 1994
  3. Where was Super Bowl 50 held in 2016? (Levi's Stadium) Santa Clara, California.
  4. Where did the Confederate army surrender in 1865 effectively ending the American Civil War? Appomattox, Virginia.
  5. Which songs with "Dream" in the title were UK top five hits for the following artists,[a] Jason Donovan (1991), [b] Beyonce (2009), [c] Lovin' Spoonful (1966), [d] Katy Perry (2010) and [e] Cliff Richard and the Shadows (1961)? [a] "Any Dream Will Do", reached no.1, [b] "Sweet Dreams", no.5, [c] "Day Dream",no.2, [d] "Teenage Dream", no.2 and [e] "Theme for a Dream" no.3.
  6. Who in 1927 became the first President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences? Douglas Fairbanks Snr.
  7. What is the fourth book of the Old Testament? Numbers.
  8. In heraldry, what colour is Gules? Red.
  9. Paul Morel is the central character of which D H Lawrence novel? Sons and Lovers.
  10. Of which European nation are the following the capitals, [a] Prague, [b] Chisinau, [c] Bucharest, [d] Budapest and [e] Belgrade? [a] Czech Republic, [b] Moldova, [c] Romania, [d] Hungary and [e] Serbia.
  11. Who was the first US President to appear on TV? Franklin D Roosevelt.
  12. Which team has won cricket's County Championship on the most occasions? Yorkshire.
  13. Found commonly in cereals and leafy vegetables, which vitamin has the scientific name Pyridoxine? B6.
  14. Who featured on the cover of the first edition of Rolling Stone magazine? John Lennon.
  15. The winter flowering plant with the Latin name of "Helleborus niger", is known by what popular name? Christmas Rose.
  16. On which river does the city of Swansea stand? River Tawe.
  17. Which 2001 movie was the last to star Marlon Brando in an acting role? The Score.
  18. In which castle was the future Henry VII born in 1457? Pembroke Castle.
  19. What are the FOUR most abundant elements in the Earth's crust? Oxygen,Silicon, Aluminium and Iron.
  20. The Straits of Mackinac connect which two of the Great Lakes? Michigan and Huron.

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