Quiz Number 87 - Answers

Published: Tuesday 14th April 2015
  1. Charles Dickens and Jane Austen were both born in which English county? Hampshire.
  2. In which sport is the Westchester Cup awarded? Polo
  3. Which river flows past Balmoral Castle? River Dee
  4. What type of wild fruit is a Mazard? A cherry
  5. Which songs containing "White" in their title were UK top 20 hits for the following artists, [a] Nazareth (1975), [b] King Brothers (1957), [c] Dollar (1981), [d] Mr Hudson (2009) and [e] Moody Blues (1979)? [a] "My White Bicycle" (no.14), [b] "A White Sports Coat" (no.6), [c] "Hand Held in Black and White" (no.19), [d] "White Lies" (no.20) and [e] "Nights in White Satin" (no.14).
  6. Who is the only British Prime Minister to be born overseas? Andrew Bonar Law
  7. In the Star Wars films, which two actors have played Obi Wan Kenobi? Alec Guiness and Ewan McGregor.
  8. By what name was Helen Porter Mitchell better known? Dame Nellie Melba
  9. In which castle was King Edward II murdered? Berkeley Castle.
  10. Name the four American States that start with the letter `I`. Idaho, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa.
  11. Which former Miss World played TV's Wonder Woman in the 1970's? Lynda Carter.
  12. In nautical terms, what is a Killick? A small anchor.
  13. Which five American Football teams in the NFL use a bird for their name? Philadelphia Eagles, Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals and Atlanta Falcons.
  14. In the TV show Family Guy, what is the name of the Griffins` lecherous neighbour? Glenn Quagmire.
  15. What single by Nicole in 1982 became the 500th UK number one? "A Little Peace".
  16. In the wild west, how was Henry McCarty better known? Billy The Kid
  17. In which Italian town are Stradivarius violins made? Cremona
  18. The poets Keats and Shelley both died in which country? Italy
  19. What was the number of the last Apollo mission? 17
  20. What is the modern-day name for the country formerly known as Upper Volta? Burkina Faso.

One Comment

  1. Doug says:

    Great site Ken thanks for your hard work.
    Re no 12; a ‘Killick’ is also Naval slang for a leading hand. The name is derived from the anchor on the rank insignia worn I believe.

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