Quiz Number 212 - Answers

Published: Monday 1st August 2022A free general knowledge quiz for those who enjoy a more challenging quiz.
  1. Which poet wrote the words to the song "Jerusalem"? William Blake.
  2. What was England World Cup winning footballer Nobby Stiles' real first name? Norbert (Peter).
  3. In which year was Tutankhamun's tomb discovered? (4th Nov) 1922.
  4. Who in 1947 became the first pilot to break the sound barrier? Chuck Yeager.
  5. Which songs with "Sunshine" in the title were UK top twenty hits for the following artists,[a] Berri (1995), [b] We've Got a Fuzzbox and We're Gonna Use It (1989), [c] Labrinth (2010), [d] Michael Jackson (1972) and [e] Katrina and the Waves (1985)? [a] "The Sunshine After the Rain", reached no 4' [b] "Pink Sunshine", no 14, [c] "Let the Sunshine", no 3, [d] "Ain't No Sunshine", no 8 and [e] "Walking on Sunshine", no 8.
  6. Which European language is one of the official languages of Madagascar? French.
  7. On which TV talent show did Victoria Wood first achieve fame? New Faces.
  8. Sir Alex Ferguson retired from football management in which year? 2013 (8th May).
  9. Westphalian ham is produced from pigs fed on what? Acorns.
  10. What metal is used in the process of "Galvanisation"? Zinc.
  11. Who created the TV sitcoms "The Liver Birds" , "Bread" and "Butterflies"? Carla Lane.
  12. Which city stands at the North end of the M90 motorway? Perth.
  13. Which King of England was responsible for the "Harrying of the North" in 1069/70? William I.
  14. According to Greek mythology who was the first woman on earth? Pandora.
  15. Which snooker player was known as Dracula? Ray Reardon.
  16. Murophobia is the fear of what? Mice.
  17. Who is the patron saint of Spain? Saint James.
  18. Which long running current affairs programme used the Intermezzo from Sibelius' "Karelia Suite" as its theme? "This Week".
  19. Who was the first actor to be featured on the cover of Time magazine? Charlie Chaplin.
  20. Juba is the capital city of which African country? South Sudan.

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