Quiz Number 177 - Answers

Published: Friday 5th June 2020A free general knowledge for those who enjoy a more challenging quiz.
  1. Which unit of measurement was defined in a statue by Edward I as "three grains of barley, full and round, placed end to end lengthwise"? An Inch.
  2. Who was the first vice-president of the USA? John Adams.
  3. Who as at 2020, is the only Scottish winner of football's Ballon d'Or? Denis Law (1964).
  4. What nationality was the painter Francisco Goya? Spanish.
  5. Which songs with "Year" in the title were UK top twenty hits for the following artists [a] Placebo (2004), [b] Elvis Costello (1981), [c] Val Doonican (1965), [d] Simply Red (1986) and [e] Andy Williams (2007)? [a] "Twenty Years", reached no 18, [b] "A Good Year for the Roses", no 6, [c] "The Special Years, no 7, [d] "Holding Back the Years", no 2 and [e] "It's the Most wonderful Time of the Year", no 17.
  6. In the children's TV programme "The Herbs", what was the name of the dog? Dill.
  7. Who wrote the 1928 study "A Coming of Age in Samoa"? Margaret Mead.
  8. As at 2020, on how many occasions has the FIFA World Cup been won by the host country? Six (1930, 1934, 1966, 1974, 1978 & 1998).
  9. In which English county would you find the Langdale Pikes? Cumbria.
  10. In food terms what does SPAM stand for? Shoulder Pork and Ham.
  11. In which modern day country was the Soviet leader Josef Stalin born? Georgia.
  12. Which American band released albums entitled "American Idiot" and "Dookie"? Green Day.
  13. What is the Southernmost city in New Zealand? Invercargill.
  14. What colour are the seats in the House of Lords? Red.
  15. Beating John Higgins 18-9 in the final, who was the 2019 World Snooker Champion? Judd Trump.
  16. Which three countries on the American continents have capital cities with the same name as the country? Mexico, Panama and Guatamala.
  17. The name of which prison translates from the Spanish for "Island of the Gannets"? Alcatraz.
  18. Who wrote the Horrid Henry series of children's books? Francesca Simon.
  19. Which Yorkshire resort was home to a Butlin's holiday camp from 1945 to 1983? Filey.
  20. What was the title of Daft Punk's 1995 single that gave them their first UK top ten success? "Da Funk".

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