Quiz Number 93 - Answers

Published: Monday 7th September 2015
  1. What was the name of the Prince that brought Sleeping Beauty back to life in Disney's 1959 movie? Prince Phillip.
  2. Who was the author of the fantasy novel "The Land that Time Forgot"? Edgar Rice-Burroughs.
  3. Launched in 1853,what was the name of the first steamship to circumnavigate the Earth? Argo.
  4. Into which US City would you be arriving if you had just landed at McCarran International Airport? Las Vegas.
  5. Which songs with "Change" in the title were UK top ten hits for the following, [a] The Scorpions (1991), [b] Take That (1994), [c] The Crickets (1962), [d] Sophie Ellis-Bextor (2004) and [e] Paul Young (1984)? [a] "Wind of Change' reached no. 2, [b] "Everything Changes", no.1, [c] "Don't Ever Change", no.5, [d] "I Won't Change You", no.9 and [e] "Everything Must Change", no.9.
  6. Who carried the flag for the Great Britain team at the 2012 Olympic closing ceremony? Ben Ainslie.
  7. According to both the UK and US Kennel clubs, which is the most popular breed of dog? Labrador Retriever.
  8. Although named after the Houses of Parliament in which country is HP Sauce now made? The Netherlands.
  9. Who stars as Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs in TV's "NCIS"? Mark Harmon.
  10. Which English football clubs have the following nicknames, [a] The Bantams, [b] The Canaries, [c] The Owls, [d] The Eagles and [e] The Black Cats? [a] Bradford City, [b] Norwich City, [c] Sheffield Wednesday, [d] Crystal Palace and [e] Sunderland.
  11. Which young author and blogger broke the record for the highest first-week sales of a first-time novelist for her book "Girl Online" in November 2014? Zoe Elizabeth Suggs (Zoella).
  12. What was devised in 1887 by Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof, a Polish physician? Esperanto.
  13. Who in 1954 became the first black performer to have a UK number 1 hit? Winifred Atwell "Let's Have Another Party".
  14. Who in 1935 became the first man to jump more than 8 metres in a long jump competition? Jesse Owens.
  15. What is the formal name for theatre's "Tony" awards? The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre.
  16. Which Italian international footballer had the nickname Il Divin Codino (The Divine Ponytail)? Roberto Baggio.
  17. Which FOUR British cities start with the letter D? Derby, Derry, Dundee & Durham.
  18. What was the title of the debut album released by US Hip-Hop star Kanye West in February 2004? "The College Dropout".
  19. Which instrument was played by band leader Glenn Miller? Trombone.
  20. Which is the only element that begins with the letter K? Krypton.


  1. steve says:

    Q 20 – ‘K’ is the letter for Potassium

  2. KensQuiz says:

    Yes Steve, but it begins with the letter P

  3. Howard Carter says:

    Potassium is a chemical element with symbol K and atomic number 19, it’s name obviously begins with the letter P

  4. steve says:

    Apologies, I misread the question. Sorry!!

  5. John says:

    Am I right in saying that Derry is not the UK name for the city and that it should be Londonderry officially.

  6. Nel says:

    With ref to the inquiry about Derry. The proper british name for this city is Londonderry it is commonly referred to by the Medea as “Derry Londonderry” to avoid friction in this country (Northern Ireland). Many republicans don’t like “Londonderry” as it associates it with GB and they would call it Derry. But the proper title is still Londonderry.

  7. Ian Whyte says:

    Hi Ken. Love the quizzes. Re Derry, if the question was United Kingdom then yes or no as debated, but it’s definitely not a British city, by definition located in the British Isles. Ian

  8. Garry Rowe says:

    Nel, it’s Media not Medea.

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