Quiz Number 181 - Answers

Published: Saturday 18th July 2020A free general knowledge for those who enjoy a more challenging quiz.
  1. Who wrote the "Hunger Games" series of novels? Suzanne Collins.
  2. What spirit is used to make the "Mai Tai" cocktail? Rum.
  3. In TV's "Friends", how many times was Ross divorced? Three.
  4. From which wood were longbows traditionally made? Yew.
  5. Which songs with "Red" in the title were UK top twenty hits for the following artists,[a] Daniel Merrweather (2009), [b] Status Quo (1986), [c] Alvin Stardust (1974), [d] Dave Clark Five (1968) and [e] Billy Ocean (1977)? [a] "Red", reached no 5, [b] "Red Sky, no 19, [c] "Red Dress", no 7, [d] "Red Balloon", no 7 and [e] "Red Light Spells Danger", no 2.
  6. In which UK city is the Halle Orchestra based? Manchester.
  7. In which country was revolutionary Che Guevara born? Argentina.
  8. Who in 1968 became the first man to run 100m in less than 10 seconds? Jim Hines.
  9. Who lived at 10 Rillington Place? Mass murderer John Christie.
  10. According to Greek mythology what was the drink of the Gods? Nectar.
  11. Which song provide Elton John with his first UK solo number one? "Sacrifice" (1990).
  12. What was the name of the Prime Minister in TV's "Yes, Prime Minister"? Jim Hacker.
  13. What is the capital of Armenia? Yerevan.
  14. Who in 1913 became the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel prize in Literature? (Rabindranath) Tagore.
  15. Which five British towns or cities have hosted the Eurovision Song Contest? London, Edinburgh, Brighton,Harrogate and Birmingham.
  16. Who was the first female Prime Minister of Australia? Julia Gillard.
  17. In which country was artist Frida Kahlo born? Mexico.
  18. Who served as Vice-President to Bill Clinton? Al Gore.
  19. Which Agatha Christie novel is the first to feature Hercule Poirot? The Mysterious Affair at Styles.
  20. In which year did the soap opera "Eastenders" make its TV debut? (February) 1985.

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