Saturday, 28 March 2009

Weekend Mini Quiz 9 - Answers to Mini Quiz 8

Answers to Mini Quiz 8

Round One - in honour of the boys in white finally starting to find a bit of form - The England Rugby Union Team

1) Who captained the English team in the inaugural world cup of 1987 ?
Answer - Mike Harrison

2) While we're on the subject, which former England 5 nations winning captain had his name borrowed for the hero of a very popular series of historical novels ?
Answer - Richard Sharpe

3) Which winger scored a hat trick of tries in his second appearence in an England shirt against Ireland in 1988 ?
Answer - Chris Oti

4) For what is the England v. Australia test at Twickenham in January 1982 most often remembered ?
Answer - The streaker - Erica Rowe

5) In which year will Twickenham celebrate its centenary ?
Answer - either centenary of first club match - this year 2009 - centenary of first international ( v. Wales ) - 2010

Round Two - General Knowledge

1) Who was the most famous ever holder of the title Duke of Bronte ?
Horatio Nelson

2) Which temple , later converted into a christian church, is the most complete ancint roman building in the city of Rome ?
The Pantheon

3) Charles Dickens used a work by one of his friends to help him write " A Tail of Two Cities". Which friend, and what was the book called ?
Thomas Carlyle - A History of The French Revolution

4) What is the derivation of the word hydrogen ?
Hydro - Genes - greek - literally born of water

5) British sitcoms. In "Fawlty Towers " what is the name of the Bernard Cribbins character that Basil mistakes for a hotel inspector ?
Mr. Hutchinson

Well , how did you do ? If you didn't do so well, then here's your chance to make amends, as we proudly present : -

Weekend Mini Quiz 9
Round One - Send in the Clowns

1) Which musical features the song "Send in the Clowns " ?

2) Which ruling house of Europe shares its name with a famous clown, and what was the name of the clown ?

3) How does a circus clown copyright his own distinctive face make-up ?

4) What is the name of the clown in the Shakespeare play "Twelfth Night " ?

5) What was the name of the very famous clown associated with the Blackpool Tower Circus in the 1950s, 60s and 70s ?

Round Two - General Knowledge

1) Emerald is the distinctive green form of which mineral ?

2) In computer technology , what does DOS stand for ?

3) Who composed the St. Matthew Passion ?

4) If you are an MHR in Australia - what is your business ?

5) Which town or village on the Gower Peninsula is famous for its cockles ?

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