Quiz Number 91 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 29th July 2015
  1. In which book of the Old Testament is the story of Joseph and his many coloured coat featured? Genesis.(Chapters 37 to 45)
  2. During which months of the year are the Isle of Man TT races usually held? May & June.
  3. Which music hall singer is best known for singing the comic song "The Laughing Policeman"? Charles Penrose.
  4. In which Yorkshire castle was Richard II thought to have been murdered? Pontefract Castle.
  5. Which songs containing "Ghost" in their title were UK top 20 hits for the following artists, [a] R Dean Taylor (1974), [b] Deadmau5 (2009), [c] The Specials (1981), [d] Madness (1986) and [e] Japan (1982)? [a] "There's a Ghost in my House" reached no.3, [b] "Ghosts 'n' Stuff" ,no.12, [c] "Ghost Town", no.1, [d] "(Waiting for) The Ghost Train", no.18 and [e] "Ghosts", no.5.
  6. Who is known as the Father of Geometry? Euclid.
  7. Which breed of dog gained it's name from a character in Sir Walter Scott's novel "Guy Mannering"? Dandie Dinmont.
  8. Which is the only marsupial that is native to North America? Opussum.
  9. Which are the only two cathedrals in England that have three spires? Lichfield and Truro.
  10. Which famous children's author wrote the screenplay for the 1967 Bond movie, "You Only Live Twice"? Roald Dahl.
  11. In which US State is Yellowstone National Park primarily situated? Wyoming.
  12. Which single provided David Bowie with his first UK number one in 1975? Space Oddity (Reissued).
  13. Where in Paris would you find the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier? Beneath the Arc de Triomphe.
  14. In the TV series "Bonanza", who played the role of Joseph "Little Joe" Cartwright? Michael Landon.
  15. At an elevation of 4893m, which is the highest peak in Antartica? Mount Vinson.
  16. From which fruit is the alcoholic beverage Slivovitz made? Plums.
  17. Which are the only two elements in the periodic table to be liquid at standard room temperature (25C)? Bromine and Mercury.
  18. Which FIVE UK cities begin with the letter N? Newcastle-upon-Tyne,Newport, Newry,Norwich & Nottingham.
  19. Who in 1929 became the first British winner of a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Disraeli? George Arliss.
  20. Which product was the first of H J Heinz's 57 Varieties? Horseradish Sauce.