Saturday, 14 February 2009

Weekend Mini Quiz - answers and Quiz Three

OK, here's the answer to weekend mini quiz number two : -

Round One- Water Water Everywhere

1) Name the famous lighthouse built off the coast of Tiree by Robert Louis Stevenson's uncle Alan Stevenson
- Skerryvore
2) In which British dockyard did Peter the great once work as a ship's carpenter ?
3) In which novel by Charles Dickens is a heroine the daughter of a man who drags dead bodies out of the River Thames for a living ?
Our Mututal Friend
4) Name the last British swimmer before Rebecca Adlington to win two gold medals in the same Olympics
Henry Taylor - who won 3 in 1908
5) Who played the scheming civil servant in the film "Water" ?
Leonard Rossiter

Round Two - General Knowledge

1) Who is the only person other than the 6 Pythons to receive a writing credit on an episode of "Monty Python's Flying Circus " ?
Douglas Adams - 4th series
2) Name the writer behind "The Henry Root Letters "
William Donaldson
3) If its spelled with - er - then its too high , but if its spelled with an - o - then its too low. Which medical conditions am I referring to ? ( There's a couple of different acceptable answers to this one ) Hyper - hypo - eg High blood pressure - Hypertension - Low Blood Pressure - Hypotension
4) In which English town or city would you find the national Bagpipe museum ?
5) If William Stayley was the last, and William Wallace the first, what am I referring to ?
People whose heads were displayed on London Bridge

Now, here's the Weekend Mini Quiz Three

Round One - Happy Valentines

1) Anthony Valentine played "Raffles" in the ITV Tv series, but who played his sidekick Bunny, and what was Bunny's surname ?
2) Which Roman Emperor condemned St. Valentine to death ?
3) For what reason was St. Valentine executed ?
4) Valentine was one of two what in Shakespeare ?
5)Which Valentine played the Black Guardian in the Key to Time season of Dr. Who ?

General Knowledge
1) Whose father was called Poopdeck ?
2) Which british butterfly has the scientific name inachis io ?
3) Which element makes up between 15 and 20% of the alloy pewter ( and for a bonus, which element USED to make up 15 - 20 % of pewter ?
4) Fifty years ago, when the austin mini first went on the market, how much change would you have got out of £500 if you bought one ?
5) Norse Mythology - what killed the God Baldur ?

Answers to be posted next weekend - drop me a line if you can't wait.

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