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Quiz for the 11th March
Quiz for the 11th March
Quiz for the 11th March

1 - Of the 7 colours in the rainbow, which one is in the middle?

2 - In a game of snooker, which colour ball is worth 5 points?

3 - Who directed and starred in the 1981 film Reds?

4 - Who wrote the song ?Blue Suede Shoes??

5 - Which author wrote The white Company and A Study in Scarlet?

6 - What is the predominant colour of all Venetian Gondolas?

7 - In which of Shakespeare's plays is the tune Greensleeves referred to twice?

8 - What colour is the only property on a standard UK monopoly board that you can buy for ?240?

9 - Who got to No.4 in the UK charts in 1965 with colours?

10 - Which Asian capital city lies on the Red River?

11 - What is the chief food for half the people in the world?

12 - By the eighteenth century, what had become so popular a dessert in America that Yale College served it every night at supper, and did so for more than a century?

13 - Which Scottish River supplies over 90% of the water used in Whisky manufacture?

14 - Which months are you told not to eat shellfish in?

15 - Gjetost is the national cheese of which country?

16 - Which food stuff not rationed during World War 2 was rationed afterwards?

17 - What name is given to the fruit of the Blackthorn?

18 - What is the name of the film which forms on the side of good old port?

19 - What is the name of the traditional English dish made from pork trimmings and pigs head?

20 - Lettuce is a member of which flower family.  

21 - Which hot and spicy brand name does one associate with Avery island?

22 - Which large US city, located on the Ohio river, was named after a popular Roman statesman?

23 - Which Latin expression meaning 'a scraped tablet' refers to the human mind in its primary state? (two words)

24 - The smallest known reptiles are unique amongst reptiles because the make a chirping sound. What are these reptiles called?

25 - The first battle between ironclad warships took place during which war?

26 - In which US city is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

27 - The names of four native North American Indian tribes begin with the letter 'C' and end with the letter 'w'. Cheraw is perhaps the lesser known of the four. Can you name the other three better known tribes? One point for each correct answer.

28 - In the mid 1970s, which singer adopted the on stage persona 'The Thin White Duke'?

29 - Robert Stroud, an American sentenced to life in prison and portrayed by Burt Lancaster in film, was given which nickname?

30 - Which very popular invention was apparently inspired when the inventor, a Hungarian newspaper reporter, was watching children play marbles in the sand?

31 - Who starred in the 1973 film, The Stone Killer?

32 - Which 1990s TV black comedy series set in a hospital included in the cast an Australian surgeon called Scissors?

33 - Who wrote the novel The Pickwick Papers?

34 - A Scissors is a common hold in which popular spectator sport?

35 - What is a stonechat?

36 - What name is given to the Japanese art of paper folding?

37 - Who played the title role in the film Edward Scissorhands?

38 - What name is given to a small pile of stone used as a marker on mountains?

39 - To which newspaper did the cartoonist Giles regularly contribute?

40 - Who, according to biblical account, did Christ propose should cast the first stone at the adulteress?  

41 - What is the Welsh name for Wales?

42 - In which year was Prince Charles invested as The Prince of Wales?

43 - What colour are Princess of Wales roses?

44 - Who starred as the Outlaw Josey Wales in 1976?

45 - Which sea is to the north of Wales?

46 - What nationally important institution would you find at Llantrisant in Wales?

47 - Two sets of brothers have played football for Wales in the same team. Name one pair of brothers.

48 - Who was responsible for the adoption of the leek as the national emblem of Wales?

49 - Which is Wales? second largest city?

50 - Which island lies off the north west coast of Wales?

51 - What is the name of the annual celebration of the arts in Wales?

52 - What is the name of the straits between South East Ireland and South West Wales?

53 - A statue of Lewis Carroll's white rabbit stands on the promontory of which north Wales resort?

54 - Which Welsh mountain is the only mountain in the world to have a national park named after it?

55 - In which decade was rugby player Gareth Edwards first capped for Wales?

56 - Which king had been prince of Wales for 60 years before his coronation?

57 - Which Welsh market town is known as 'the town of books'?

Answers will be posted here on 18th March.

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