Sunday, 30 August 2009

Belated August Quiz

Yes, I haven't forgotten that I haven't given you a quiz during August. So here's a nice easy one to ease us gently back into the routine. Answers in a week or two - or email me if you want them before that.

1) Who did Maxwell Drummey marry a year ago ?

2) The Titanic had 2 sister ships. One was called the Britannic - what was the other called?

3) By what other name is the Feast of Stephen known ?

4) In the sport of baseball, by what name is the marked playing area known ?

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

6) Which country has the words There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his prophet in arabic script on its flag ?

7) In which city did the Assassination of Martin Luther King take place ?

8) Which term in italian cookery literally means 'before the meal' ?

9) Which group, with a name taken from a novel by Hermann Hesse, had the 1969 hit Born to Be Wild ?

10) What was the name of Renee's wife in Allo Allo ?

11) Name the South African winner of the women's 800m at the World Athletic Championships whose gender was called into question ?

12) Which architect designed Coventry Cathedral ?

13) Which politician was the Labour Government's first home secretary in 1997 ?

14) Which father of a famous TV presenter daughter, himself used to present programmes on childrens' TV such as Play School and Think of a Number ?

15) Lou Grant, the newspaper editor who had his own spin off series actually first appeared as a character on whose show ?

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

17) An old fashioned clock which loses 5 minutes every hour is put right at 12 noon. When it points to 11pm, what was the actual time ?

18) Which tiny form of sea life provides the main food for some of the large species of whale like the blue whale ?

19) What is the common name for the disease tetanus ?

20) In which sport are colour coded balls used to denote how fast they go?

21) Who was the last Australian batsman to be out in the Ashes series ?

22) Which hill was the historic seat of the ancient kings of Ireland ?

23) What do the Scots Guards have in threes, the Irish Guards in fours, and the Welsh Guards have in fives ?

24) What was the name of Leonardo di Caprio's character in Titanic ?

25) The novel Tom Brown's Schooldays is set in which public school ?

26) Isambard Kingdon Brunel was the original chief engineer on which railway company ?

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

28) Jack and Meg White are the members of which band ?

29) If you had an elephant, a tiger or a carpet , what type of insect would you have ?

30) Name the scottish justice minister who took the decision to free the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, Mohammad al-Megrahi ?

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