Friday, 18 September 2009

Answers to belated August Quiz

1) Who did Maxwell Drummey marry a year ago ?
Peaches Geldof

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 ?
Boxing Day

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

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 ?
Saudi Arabia

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

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 ?
Madame Edith

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

12) Which architect designed Coventry Cathedral ?
Sir Basil Spence

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

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 ?
Johnny Ball

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

16) What is the connection between your last three answers ?
Leaders of the Peasants' Revolt

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 ?
Buttons on their sleeves

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

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 ?
Great Western Railway

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

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

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

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

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