Weekly Quiz from the Archive - Answers

1: 1 Who became Minister for Health after Alan Milburn resigned this year (2003)?

John Reid

1: 2 Who missed the Commons vote on Foundation hospitals this year (2003)?

Clare Short

1: 3 Who wrote "The Sea, The Sea"?

Iris Murdoch

1: 4 Who wrote "The Grapes of Wrath"?

John Steinbeck

1: 5 What is Lilly Savage's real name?

Paul O'Grady

1: 6 What is Madonna's surname?

Ciccone

1: 7 In which country was Shintoism founded?

Japan

1: 8 In which country was Buddhism founded?

India

2: 1 In which Hitchcock film did Sean Connery star in 1964?

Marnie

2: 2 Which Verdi opera is based on Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor"?

Falsaff

2: 3 Which County Cricket team was Gary Sobers playing for when he hit six consecutive sixes?

Nottingham

2: 4 What name is given to the system of under-floor heating that was used by the Romans?

Hypocaust

2: 5 On which river does Sheffield stand?

The Don

2: 6 Ophthalmology is concerned with which part of the body?

Ear

2: 7 What is added to stout to make the drink 'Black Velvet'?

Champagne

2: 8 In which country is the upland known as The Deccan?

India

3: 1 Apricots are native to which country?

China

3: 2 Which country currently grows the largest amount of mangos?

India

3: 3 What is the character name of the Vicar of Dibley?

Geraldine Granger

3: 4 In 'Bread' who was Nellie Boswell's only daughter?

Aveline

3: 5 Isis was the goddess of what?

Magic

3: 6 Osiris is the god of what?

Vegetation

3: 7 Missing question

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3: 8 Missing question

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4: 1 Born in 1791, which famous inventor, accredited with designing the first electric generator is shown here?

Michael Faraday

4: 2 Which Female Novelist has been drawn here by her sister Cassandra?

Jane Austin

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?

Sam Elliott

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?

Bond Street

4: 7 Which famous English explorer is pictured here?

Captain James Cook

4: 8 Which Country, the fifth largest in the world, is missing?

Brazil

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?

Ben Hadow

5: 2 What is the name of the British Yachtswoman who completed a solo round-the-world race in May 2003?

Emma Richards

5: 3 Which element in the periodic table the symbol K?

Potasium

5: 4 Which element in the periodic table has the symbol Sb?

Antimony

5: 5 Which company developed the first water-proof watches?

Rolex

5: 6 What was the first ever washing powder? 

Persil

5: 7 Where is the first race of the Flat season (Horse Racing) held?

Doncaster

5: 8 Which is the oldest British flat (Horse Racing) classic race?

St Leger

6: 1 Which U.S. rapper had a 1996 Top 20 with "If I ruled the world"?

Nas 

6: 2 What is the name of the main shopping street in Dublin?

O'Connell Street

6: 3 What is the womens equivalent of the Ryder Cup?

Curtis Cup

6: 4 Which fish are turned into rollmops?

Herrings

6: 5 To the Romans she was known as Venus,what was her Greek counterpart known as?

Aphrodite

6: 6 What do we call the study of the nervous system?

Neurology

6: 7 Which blue wild flower is also known as Knapweed?

Cornflower

6: 8 Who was the father of the first Prince of Wales?

Edward I

7: 1 Which musical hailed "the dawning of the age of Aquarius"?

Hair

7: 2 The Song 'Old Man River ' is from which stage musical?

Show Boat

7: 3 Spell the word "scintillate"

S-C-I-N-T-I-L-L-A-T-E

7: 4 Spell the word"desiccated"

D-E-S-I-C-C-A-T-E-D

7: 5 In population which is the second largest city in Romania (2003)?

Brasov

7: 6 In population which is the second largest city in Bulgaria? (2003)?

Plovdiv

7: 7 What did Wee Willie Winkie wear for his night stroll?

Nightgown

7: 8 Where was Little Boy Blue sleeping?

Under the haystack

8: 1 Which band had a 1982 hit with 'Torch'?

Soft Cell

8: 2 What is the name for rocks which water cannot pass through?

Impermeable

8: 3 What is the largest flatfish?

Halibut

8: 4 Who wrote the children's novel "Swallows and Amazons"?

Arthur Ransome

8: 5 What sort of fruit is a mirabelle?

A Plum

8: 6 Who won the FA Cup for the first time in 1965?

Liverpool

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"?

Graham Greene

Beer: 2 Who was the author of "The French Lieutenant's Woman"?

John Fowles

Beer: 3 Which saint is remembered on March 1st?

Saint David

Beer: 4 Which saint is remembered on November 30th?

Saint Andrew

Beer: 5 Who wrote "The Owl and the Pussycat"?

Edward Lear

Beer: 6 What were the flowers made famous in a poem by Wordsworth?

Daffodils

Beer: 7 What is phasmophobia?

Fear of ghosts

Beer: 8 What do we call fear of needles?

Belonephobia

Beer: 9 Who said 'A week is a long time in politics'?

Harold Wilson

Beer: 10 Who said 'Genius is one percent inspiration,and ninty-nine perspiration'?

Thomas Edison

Beer: 11 What would be the term to describe a dry champagne?

Brut

Beer: 12 What is the lightest type of sherry?

Manzanilla

Beer: 13 Name one of the satellites of Mars?

Phobos and Deimos

Beer: 14 Name the only satellite of Pluto (as of 2003)?

Charon

Beer: 15 What is the English name for the constellation of Cetus?

The Whale

Beer: 16 What is the English name for the constellation of Columba?

The Dove

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?

1959

R: 3 As at 2003 - Which country has finished 2nd most times in the Eurovision Song Contest?

The  UK

R: 4 What was the name of the dog that Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Munroe?

Mafia

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