Answers to Quiz #2

Quiz two, week beginning 30 March

Round one …… Around the world

1 Which canal was closed from 1967 to 1974?
Suez Canal

2 In which mountain range can you visit Ben Nevis?
The Grampions

3 What are hills known as in Greece?

4 In what country would you find the prefix Z on a car number plate?

5 In which English county would you find Alton Towers?

6 What do Perth, Hamilton and Kingston have in common?
They have hosted the Commonwealth Games

7 Which was the 1st Asian country to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix?

8 Muscat is the Capital of which country?

Round two ……… General knowledge

1 By what name is Variola better known as?

2 What does USB stand for in computing?
Universal Serial Bus

3 What does someone keep doing to be called sufering from Lachrymose?

4 What would you be if you did not have SRY?
A woman

5 What are pearls made of?

6 What is the official language of Brazil?

7 Which wedding anniversary is symbolized by tin?

8 Which animal has the longest tail?

Round three …… History

1 In which decade of the 20th century did American Indians become American citizens?

2 For what disease did Dr Edward Jenner discover a vaccine?

3 Which country did Ivan The Terrible rule?

4 Which is Britains oldest university, Oxford or Cambridge or St Andrews?

5 How many queens have been crowned and reigned as monarchs of England?

6 What was found at Sutton Hoo in East Anglia?
An Anglo-Saxon ship

7 Chipping is an old English prefix used in several place names. What does it mean?

8 Which store, opened in 1875 close to Regent St, is housed in a mock Tudor building?

Round four ……. Food and drink

1 In which country did the grape variety Riesling originate?

2 Approximatlely how many cups of tea are consumed by a person
in the UK in their life time? 35,000 75,000 150,000

3 Which county gives it’s name to Britains oldest cheese?

4 Which English dish is made from shallow fried left over vegetables from a roast dinner?
Bubble and Squeak

5 Which food product has the slogan ‘Love it or leave it’?

6 Often served with haggis, which vegetables are neeps and tatties?
Swedes (or turnips) and potatoes

7 Which Cambridgeshire village gives it’s name to a cheese?

8 Which town, known as the ‘Pearl of Kent’ is noted for the farming and eating of oysters?

Round five …… Entertainment

1 Who had a number one hit in 1981 with the song ‘Tainted Love’?
Soft Cell

2 What was ABBA’s only USA number one hit?
Dancing Queen

3 Who did Michael Jackson marry in 1994?
Lisa Marie Presley

4 Which traditional dance includes ‘tatters’ and ‘baldricks’
Morris Dancing

5 In which Beatles song does ‘Mother Mary speak words of wisdom’?
Let It Be

6 What is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world?

7 Which London concert hall was opened by Queen Victoria in 1871?
The Royal Albert Hall

8 What is the name of the 3 day music festival held on the Isle of Wight since 2004?