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Answers to Quiz collection for 2nd April
Answers to Quiz collection for 2nd April
Answers to Quiz collection for 2nd April.

Entertainment Quiz

1. What did Harry Enfield's Loadsamoney character do for a living?

A. Plasterer

2. What was Ingrid Bergman?s character in Casablanca called?

A. Ilse Lund

3. What were the real names of the TV characters who were "Alias Smith and Jones"?

A. Hannibal Heyes and Jed "Kid" Curry respectively

4. Which classic movie was remade in 1999 starring Rene Russo and Pierce Brosnan?

A. The Thomas Crown Affair

5. Which child actress played opposite her father in the film 'Paper Moon'?

A. Tatum O’Neal

6. What was the name of the group put together especially for a TV series, as an American answer to the Beatles?

A. The Monkees

7. Who starred as the villain in the remake of the film 'Cape Fear' in 1991?

A. Robert De Niro

8. Who starred with Jon Voight in the film 'Midnight Cowboy'?

A. Dustin Hoffman

9. What was Ringo Starr's original name?

A. Richard Starkey

10. Which musical instrument does Ravi Shankar play? 

 A. Sitar

Foul Deeds Quiz

1. Who deliberately handled the ball in order to set up the goal for France that deprived the Ireland soccer team of a place in the World Cup in November 2009?

A. Thierry Henry

2. Which Beatles song provided the inspiration for Charles Manson and the Family when they went on their murderous rampage in California in 1969?

A. Helter Skelter

3. Who led the 900 members of the Peoples Temple cult who committed mass suicide in Georgetown Guyana in South America in 1978?

A. Jim Jones

4. Which criminal was released instead of Jesus Christ by Pontius Pilate?

A. Barabbas

5. During the Cultural Revolution which leader’s son was thrown out of a third floor window by red guards and was paralysed?

A. Deng Xiaoping

6. Who killed Cock Robin?

A. I said the SPARROW with my bow and arrow

7. In what countries were the following concentration camps?
    a) Dachau
    b) Sobibor
    c) Treblinka

A. Three Answers
    a) Germany 
    b) Poland
    c) Poland

8. What was the number of the unit of the Japanese Army based in Harbin responsible for the notorious biological and chemical research facility that carried out many human experiments?

A. 731

9. Who is the controversial leader of the British National Party?

A. Nick Griffin

10. What name is given to the process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication?

A. Phishing

General Knowledge Quiz

1. Where is the tittle in tittle or the titulus in titulus located?

A. Above the letter i. (a tittle or titulus is the dot above the i)

2. The Rialto bridge is a popular tourist attraction in which city?

A. Venice

3. A Greek goddess personified by the rainbow, a plant, and a colourful part of the human body. One word.

A. Iris

4. Alphabetically, which three men would be found last on a list of US Presidents?

A. Wilson, Washington and Van Buren.

5. What was made up of 4 or 5 balls at the end of the 19th Century, 8 balls during the Second World War in England and until 1979 in Australia, but is now made up of 6 worldwide?

A. A cricket over

6. The following Authors are known by which pen name?
a: Theodor Seuss Geisel
b: Stanley Martin Lieber
c: Eric Arthur Blair
d: Benjamin Franklin
e: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

A. Answers
a: Dr. Seuss
b: Stan Lee (comic author)
c: George Orwell
d: Silence Dogood
e: Lewis Carroll

7. What name has been given to the ancient army made from baked earth that was discovered in China?

A. The Terracotta Army

8. Which two tennis players have won a record six or more French Open mens singles titles in the Open era (since 1968)? One point for each correct answer.

A. Two answers. Björn Borg and Rafael Nadal.

9. Amy Madison, Lavender Brown, Jadis of Charn, Aunt Clara, Bonnie Bennett and Penny Halliwell are all examples of what?

A. Witches. Amy Madison (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Lavender Brown (Harry Potter), Jadis of Charn (Narnia), Aunt Clara (Bewitched), Bonnie Bennett (The Vampire Diaries), Penny Halliwell (Charmed)

10. If you were travelling on a bearing of 336.25°, to which of the main 16 points of the compass would you be heading? Clue: A Cary Grant & James Mason movie

A. North by Northwest

11. Muhammad Ali's professional boxing record was 56 wins, 5 losses, 0 draws. Name the five boxers who defeated Ali in the ring. One point for each correct answer.

A. Five answers. Trevor Berbick (Dec 11, 1981), Larry Holmes (Oct 2, 1980), Leon Spinks (Feb 15, 1978), Ken Norton (Mar 31, 1973) and Joe Frazier (Mar 8, 1971).

12. What was the name of the longest ship in the world between 1858 and 1899?

A. S.S. Great Eastern

13. From the Greek for 'all the devils', which uproarious name did 17th century English poet John Milton give to the capital city in Hell?

A. Pandemonium

14. Who directed all of the following films?
Cocoon, Willow, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code

A. Ron Howard

15. From brewing, dentistry and the E numbers used in food, the polymer obtained from red algae is widespread in modern industry. What is the name of this gelatinous substance? First letter 'A'.

A. Agar or Agar-agar

16. The Godfather in Mario Puzo's novel 'The Godfather' was born in which Italian village?

A. Corleone

17. Name the five studio albums from The Rolling Stones that start with the letter 'B'. One point for each correct answer.

A. Five answers. Between the Buttons (67), Beggars Banquet (68), Black and Blue (76) and Bridges to Babylon (97) Blue ad Lonesome (2016)

18. Pavlov's dog was the name of a famous experiment. Which animal added to the name Shrödinger's is also a famous experiment?

A. Cat (Shrödinger's Cat)

19. Vodka ia a diminutive of the Slavic word voda. What does Voda mean?

A. Water

20. Which Australian cricketer famously used an aluminium bat in a test match against England in 1979?

A. Dennis Lillee

Orange Quiz

1. In which war was Agent orange extensively used?

A. Vietnam War

2. Who had a top 20 hit in 1969 with the song Frozen orange Juice?

A. Peter Sarstedt

3. Which Pigment gives carrots their orange colour?

A. Carotene

4. What is an orange pippin?

A. A variety of Apple

5. In which month do members of the Orange order traditionally start their series of marches?

A. July

6. Who wrote the novel A Clockwork orange?

A. Anthony Burgess

7. The Orange River forms the southern border of which African country?

A. Namibia

8. Between which 2 colours does orange come in the spectrum?

A. Red & yellow

9. Who plays Mr orange in the 1991 film Reservoir Dogs? Is it Tim Roth, Harvey Keitel, Paul Lawrie, Quentin Tarantino or Gert Frobe?

A. Tim Roth

10. What colour is Orange blossom?

A. White

Pulling Your Leg Quiz

1. How many legs has a crab?

A. 10

2. Which US actress, singer, dancer and war-time pin-up girl insured her legs for a million dollars?

A. Betty Grable

3. In cricket, which fielding position is nearest the bowler on the batsman's leg side?

A. Mid On

4. Who occupied the site that is now the home of Legoland?

A. Windsor Safari Park

5. What name is given to a projection bearing a tuft of hair on the back of the leg above the hoof of a horse?

A. Fetlock

6. Which long cloth strip is wrapped spirally round the leg from ankle to knee, especially as part of an army uniform?

A. Puttee

7. Which US Senator, and potential president, got into trouble for getting a leg over with Donna Rice in 1987?

A. Gary Hart

8. Did Douglas Bader lose both his legs before or after shooting down 22 planes in 1941?

A. Before (Flying accident 1931)

9. Which Middle Eastern dance is characterised by the use of the hips, spine, shoulders, and stomach muscles rather than the legs?

A. Belly dance

10. Who was the ITN newsreader who was famous for allegedly being legless while reading the news?

 A. Reggie Bosanquet

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