Quiz Number 86 - Answers

Published: Tuesday 31st March 2015
  1. In which year did Britain abandon the Gold Standard? (September 19th) 1931.
  2. Who alongside Picasso is credited with creating Cubism? Georges Braque.
  3. Up to 2014,Tom Clancy's character Jack Ryan has been portrayed on film by which four actors? Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine.
  4. On which part of the human body would you find Hoops, Arches and Whorls? Finger (prints).
  5. Which songs containing "Horse" in their title were UK top 20 hits for the following artists,[a] America (1972), [b] U2 (1992), [c] Dee Clark (1975), [d] Goldfrapp (2006) and [e] Cam'ron (1998)? [a] "Horse with no Name" reached no 3, [b] "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses", no 14, [c] "Ride a Wild Horse", no 16, [d] "Ride a White Horse", no 15 and [e] "Horse and Carriage" , no 12.
  6. In which town does cartoon character Desparate Dan live? Cactusville.
  7. What hat takes its name from the title of a George Du Maurier? Trilby.
  8. Which is the largest National Park in the UK? The Cairngorms.
  9. Who replaced Brian Jones as guitarist with the Rolling Stones? Mick Taylor.
  10. Which nine countries share a land border with Germany? Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland and Switzerland.
  11. By what name are flowers of the Myosotis genus more commonly known? Forget-Me-Not.
  12. Who in 1965 performed the first space walk? Alexei Leonov.
  13. Which three teams won the FA Cup when the final was held in Cardiff from 2001 to 2006? Arsenal (3 times), Liverpool (2) and Manchester United (1).
  14. Which part of the UK was known as Cambria by the Romans? Wales.
  15. Prior to Ban Ki-Moon, who were the three previous UN General Secretarys? Javier Perez De Cuellar (1982-910, Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1992-96) and Kofi Annan (1997-2006).
  16. What type of material is Guipure? Lace.
  17. Which famous cartoon character was created by Elzie Segar? Popeye.
  18. What is the SI Unit for pressure? Pascal.
  19. What are the FIVE categories of threat level as recognised by the UK Home Office? Low, Moderate, Substantial, Severe and Critical.
  20. Of what is Ergophobia the fear? Work.


  1. Angeline Lonsdale says:

    this is a great site. I work in a residential home and we do a quiz every week and the questions are just what we need. keep up the good work and thank you.

  2. Debbie says:

    Thanks for filling our holiday evenings with lots of fun quizzing – GIRLS MUST WIN!!

  3. Bill Meader says:

    Last question sums up D Shift

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