Quiz Number 96 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 4th November 2015
  1. Which female singer in 1964 became the first British artist to win a Grammy Award? Petula Clark.
  2. Who was the author of the 1923 play and novel entitled "Rookery Nook"? Ben Travers.
  3. Which fruit is used to make the Eastern European spirit Slivovitz? (Damson) Plums.
  4. Which synthetic fibre used in tyres and body armour was developed by Stephanie Kwolek in 1965? Kevlar.
  5. Which songs containing the word "Change(s)" were UK top ten hits for the following artists, [a] Gladys Knight and the Pips (1977), [b] Michael Ball (1989), [c] Tears for Fears (1983), [d] Pulp (1996) and [e] Kylie Minogue (1989)? [a] "Baby Don't Change Your Mind", reached number 4, [b] "Love Changes Everything", no.2, [c] "Change", no. 4, [d] "Something Changed", no.10 and [e] "Wouldn't Change a Thing", no.2.
  6. In the TV series "The Man from UNCLE" who was the boss of Napoleon Solo and Ilya Kuryakin? Mr (Alexander) Waverly.
  7. Formed during the Irish War of Independence, by what nickname are the Roya Irish Constabulary Reserve Force better known? The Black and Tans.
  8. Which band had hit albums in the 1980s entitled "Back in Black" and "Blow Up Your Video"? AC/DC.
  9. Who in 1983 became the first American woman in space? Sally Ride.
  10. Who wrote the words to the hymn "Jerusalem"? William Blake.
  11. Can you name the Seven English cities that begin with the letter "L"? Lancaster, Leeds, Leicester, Lichfield, Lincoln, Liverpool and London.
  12. Which county became the first new side to be admitted to first-class cricket for 90 years, in 1991? Durham.
  13. With a gestation period of 640 days which mammal has the longest pregnancy? African Elephant.
  14. Who designed the tapestry of the Risen Christ at Coventry cathedral? Graham Sutherland.
  15. Of which central Asian country is Astana the capital? Kazahstan.
  16. By what stage name are the following R&B and Rap artists known by, [a] Marshall Mathers, [b] Tracy Marrow, [c] Shawn Carter, [d] James Todd Smith and [e] Armando Christian Perez? [a] Eminem, [b] Ice T, [c] Jay Z, [d] LL Cool J and [e] Pitbull.
  17. Which pop group named themselves after a fictional band from the novel "A Clockwork Orange"? Heaven 17.
  18. What were the names of opera's Three Tenors? (Luciano) Pavarotti, (Jose) Carreras and (Placido) Domingo.
  19. From which country does the drink Stella Artois originate? Belgium.
  20. Which future King of England was born in Pembroke Castle in 1457? Henry VII.


  1. TerryR says:

    Q15 – Kazakhstan not Kazahstan – enjoy your quizzes greatly

  2. paul greaves says:

    great entertainment, keep up the good work

  3. Pondy says:

    Best site on the web for helping to compile a quiz. Many thanks, greatly appreciated.

  4. IanB says:

    Q20. Henry VII, a FUTURE king?? Are we in the middle of the 15th centuty now?

  5. KensQuiz says:

    Thanks IanB,
    I’ve reworded the question.

  6. Hudson says:

    Just had a great time doing your quizzes at our New Year’s Eve party – thanks Ken!

  7. steve says:

    Love your quizzes Ken, so much variation.

  8. Garry Robertson says:

    He was a future King when he was born you idiot.

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