Sunday, 26 July 2009

Answers to July Quiz


1) Two weeks ago who became the first woman since 1997 to win the Grand Final of Mastermind - and for a bonus point she also became the first champion from which country ?
Nancy Dickmann - USA

2) Which silent film actress was the original It girl ?
Clara BOW

3) On July 10th which famous traditional race was conducted on the River Thames in London ?
Doggett's COAT and Badge

4) Which substance has the chemical formula H2SO4 ?
Sulphuric ACID

5) What is the connection between your last three answers ?
All can be either preceded or followed by RAIN

6) The Letters DOC might be found on bottles of wine from which country?

7) Song lyrics - which famous song contains the lyric
You've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear.
Space Oddity

8) Which word is used for an elephant driver ?
A Mahout

9) True or false - the Battles of Agincourt and Bosworth were both in the same century
True - 1415 Agincourt and 1485 Bosworth

10) Which line of latitude forms most of the boundary between the USA and Canada ?
49th Parallel

11) Farah Fawcett died in June. She had married her long term partner, Ryan O'Neill. Who was her previous husband ?
Lee Majors

12) Who was the first ever South African to win the British Open ?

13) The Norman Mailer book "The Executioners Song" is about the execution of which notorious American killer ?
GARY Gilmore

14) Former opera singer Norman Lumsden achieved success playing which character in a long running series of adverts ?
J.R. Hartley

15) What is the connection between your last 3 answers ?

16) Which people were defeated by the Greeks of Athens in the Battle of Marathon ?

17) Oxford has been described as the city of dreaming what ?

18) What type of creature is a pipistrelle ?

19) Who was the founder of antiseptic surgery ?
Joseph Lister

20) Which dye or pigment was originally obtained from crushed beetles ?

21) Name the player whom Andy Murray defeated in Wimbledon's latest ever finish in the 3rd round of the 2009 championships
Stanislaus Wawrinka

22) Which dance is often believed to be Polish, even though its name actually comes from a 5 letter Czech word meaning little half ?

23) The word ferret , meaning a domesticated polecat, can also be used to mean a type of which thread ?

24) What was the name of the British tool company taken to court in the 90s over supplying arms and expertise to Iraq ?
MATRIX Churchill

25) Karl Malden, who died last week, was nominated for Best Supporting actor in 1954 for a role in which Elia Kazan film ?
ON THE Waterfront

26) What is the connection between your last 4 answers ?

27) Which old cartoon character was always foiled by Vince and Musky ?
Deputy Dawg

28) The Tour de France started last weekend. Who won the race in 2008 ?
Carlos Sastre

29) Which element of the periodic table is represented by the letter K ?

30) What is the capital city of Mozambique ?

41) Which date last week saw the 40th Anniversary of Swansea being made a city ?
3rd July

42) Which two time Oscar winning actress was born Shirley Schrift ? Her final Oscar nomination was for The Poseidon Adventure .

43) In or on which building would you find the Bell Harry Tower ?

44) Which aircraft company built the RAF Swordfish torpedo bombers which helped to sink the Bismarck in World war 2 ?

45) What is the connection between your last three answers ?

46) The Danish word for King is Kong. So when King Kong was released in Denmark was it called
a) King Kong - b) Kong Kong or c) Kong King ?
King Kong

47) Who was the dictator of Portugal, who died in 1970 ?

48) Which work of Literature begins with a collection of travellers gathering at the Tabard Inn in Southwark ?
The Canterbury Tales

49) Which term is usually applied to the marine mammals the manatees and dugongs ?
Sea Cows

50) Who was the last person to win the Wimbledon ladies singles other than the Williams sisters ?
Amelie Mauresmo

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