Weekly Quiz from the Archive - Answers
1: 1 Who became Minister for Health after Alan Milburn resigned this year (2003)?
1: 2 Who missed the Commons vote on Foundation hospitals this year (2003)?
1: 3 Who wrote "The Sea, The Sea"?
1: 4 Who wrote "The Grapes of Wrath"?
1: 5 What is Lilly Savage's real name?
1: 6 What is Madonna's surname?
1: 7 In which country was Shintoism founded?
1: 8 In which country was Buddhism founded?
2: 1 In which Hitchcock film did Sean Connery star in 1964?
2: 2 Which Verdi opera is based on Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor"?
2: 3 Which County Cricket team was Gary Sobers playing for when he hit six consecutive sixes?
2: 4 What name is given to the system of under-floor heating that was used by the Romans?
2: 5 On which river does Sheffield stand?
2: 6 Ophthalmology is concerned with which part of the body?
2: 7 What is added to stout to make the drink 'Black Velvet'?
2: 8 In which country is the upland known as The Deccan?
3: 1 Apricots are native to which country?
3: 2 Which country currently grows the largest amount of mangos?
3: 3 What is the character name of the Vicar of Dibley?
3: 4 In 'Bread' who was Nellie Boswell's only daughter?
3: 5 Isis was the goddess of what?
3: 6 Osiris is the god of what?
3: 7 Missing question
3: 8 Missing question
4: 1 Born in 1791, which famous inventor, accredited with designing the first electric generator is shown here?
4: 2 Which Female Novelist has been drawn here by her sister Cassandra?
4: 3 This actor has starred in 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' and is currently in the blockbuster movie 'The Hulk'. Who is he?
4: 4 Currently Portrayed in the Louvre, Who painted this work titled ' Venus and the Graces offering gifts to a young girl' in 1483?
Alessandro Filipepi (Accept Botticelli)
4: 5 Which football player recently transferred from Nantes to Manchester United is shown?
Eric Djemba Djemba
4: 6 What station is missing from the Central Line list of stations?
4: 7 Which famous English explorer is pictured here?
Captain James Cook
4: 8 Which Country, the fifth largest in the world, is missing?
5: 1 What is the name of the U.K. explorer who was the first to reach the geographic North Pole solo and unaided from Canada in May 2003?
5: 2 What is the name of the British Yachtswoman who completed a solo round-the-world race in May 2003?
5: 3 Which element in the periodic table the symbol K?
5: 4 Which element in the periodic table has the symbol Sb?
5: 5 Which company developed the first water-proof watches?
5: 6 What was the first ever washing powder?
5: 7 Where is the first race of the Flat season (Horse Racing) held?
5: 8 Which is the oldest British flat (Horse Racing) classic race?
6: 1 Which U.S. rapper had a 1996 Top 20 with "If I ruled the world"?
6: 2 What is the name of the main shopping street in Dublin?
6: 3 What is the womens equivalent of the Ryder Cup?
6: 4 Which fish are turned into rollmops?
6: 5 To the Romans she was known as Venus,what was her Greek counterpart known as?
6: 6 What do we call the study of the nervous system?
6: 7 Which blue wild flower is also known as Knapweed?
6: 8 Who was the father of the first Prince of Wales?
7: 1 Which musical hailed "the dawning of the age of Aquarius"?
7: 2 The Song 'Old Man River ' is from which stage musical?
7: 3 Spell the word "scintillate"
7: 4 Spell the word"desiccated"
7: 5 In population which is the second largest city in Romania (2003)?
7: 6 In population which is the second largest city in Bulgaria? (2003)?
7: 7 What did Wee Willie Winkie wear for his night stroll?
7: 8 Where was Little Boy Blue sleeping?
Under the haystack
8: 1 Which band had a 1982 hit with 'Torch'?
8: 2 What is the name for rocks which water cannot pass through?
8: 3 What is the largest flatfish?
8: 4 Who wrote the children's novel "Swallows and Amazons"?
8: 5 What sort of fruit is a mirabelle?
8: 6 Who won the FA Cup for the first time in 1965?
8: 7 Name one of the two Underground Lines which serve Sloane Square
District & Circle
8: 8 What was the name of the 1534 Act that made Henry VIII head of the Church of England?
Act of Supremacy
Beer: 1 Who wrote "Brighton Rock"?
Beer: 2 Who was the author of "The French Lieutenant's Woman"?
Beer: 3 Which saint is remembered on March 1st?
Beer: 4 Which saint is remembered on November 30th?
Beer: 5 Who wrote "The Owl and the Pussycat"?
Beer: 6 What were the flowers made famous in a poem by Wordsworth?
Beer: 7 What is phasmophobia?
Fear of ghosts
Beer: 8 What do we call fear of needles?
Beer: 9 Who said 'A week is a long time in politics'?
Beer: 10 Who said 'Genius is one percent inspiration,and ninty-nine perspiration'?
Beer: 11 What would be the term to describe a dry champagne?
Beer: 12 What is the lightest type of sherry?
Beer: 13 Name one of the satellites of Mars?
Phobos and Deimos
Beer: 14 Name the only satellite of Pluto (as of 2003)?
Beer: 15 What is the English name for the constellation of Cetus?
Beer: 16 What is the English name for the constellation of Columba?
R: 1 In 1920 which was the first country to legalise abortions?
The Soviet Union
R: 2 In which year did the M1 motorway open?
R: 3 As at 2003 - Which country has finished 2nd most times in the Eurovision Song Contest?
R: 4 What was the name of the dog that Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Munroe?