Quiz Number 191 - Answers

Published: Saturday 13th March 2021A free general knowledge quiz for those who enjoy a more challenging quiz.
  1. On which river does the French city of Avignon stand? Rhone.
  2. Who, in a Shakespeare play, were Valentine and Proteus? The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
  3. In an alphabetical list of US Presidents up to 2021, which would appear first? John Adams (1797- 1801).
  4. Which Irish artist and writer does Daniel Day-Lewis portray in the film My Left Foot? Christy Brown.
  5. Which songs with "Gold" or "Golden" in the title were UK top twenty hits for the following artists,[a] Billy Cotton & his Band (1953), [b] Spandau Ballet (1983), [c] Tina Turner (1995), [d] Yeah,Yeah, Yeahs, (2006) and [e] David Bowie (1975)? [a] "In a Golden Coach", reached no 3, [b] "Gold", no 1, [c] "GoldenEye", no 10, [d] "Gold Lion", no 18 and [e] "Golden Years", no 8.
  6. Which children's TV series featured the woodpecker Professor Yaffle? Bagpuss.
  7. Which of the German states is the most populous? North Rhine-Westphalia.
  8. What is the name of the pilgrim in John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress"? Christian.
  9. Which on-line music service was founded by Daniel Ek & Martin Lorentzon in 2006? Spotify.
  10. What are Blewits an edible form of? Fungi.
  11. In which sport did actor Jason Statham represent England in the 1990 Commonwealth Games? Diving.
  12. In Japan what would you do with a Koto? Play it (Musical instrument).
  13. Charles Lynton were the middle names of which British Prime Minister? Tony Blair.
  14. Granadine is obtained from which fruit? Pomegranate.
  15. Which Central American country has the Quetzal as it's unit of currency? Guatemala.
  16. Who wrote the poem that begins with the line "Come friendly bombs, and fall on Slough"? John Betjemen.
  17. The Battle of Alma took place in which war? Crimean.
  18. What are the SIX official languages of the United Nations? Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian & Spanish.
  19. Who had a UK number 1 in 1971 with "Get It On"? T Rex.
  20. In cooking, what is an olio? A dish of many ingredients.

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