Weekly Quiz from the Archive - Answers
1 What was the name of the stun gun already used in the U.S. that was introduced to Thames Valley and Northamptonshire police in April 2003?
2 -What is the full name of the virus known as SARS?
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
3 -In which country is Agadir?
4 -In which country is Timbucto?
5 -Who developed the first laser printer?
6 -Who marketed the first dot matrix printers in 1957?
7 -Which Vegetable has variety named ,Big Boy,Shirley & Alicante
8 -Which vegetable has variety named ,Webbs Wonderful ,Tom Thumb & Little Gem?
1 -Which capital is on the slopes of the volcano Pichincha?
2 -Who Knocked out Mike Tyson in 1990?
3 -In which year of the 1920's were the rules of football changed to allow goals direct from corners?
4 -Who wrote the play "The Seagull"?
5 -What was Paula Radcliffe's winning time in this years Flora London Marathon ? (Hours and Minutes)
Two Hours Fifteen Minutes (And 25 Seconds)
6 -What is the name of Bob The Builders cat?
7 -Who was the star of 'Jeremiah Johnson' in 1972?
8 -Who or What were Fuggers?
1 -Which family of birds does a Ring-Ousel belong?
2 -Which family of birds does a Redstart belong?
3 -Eastenders:-What was Lofty's real Christian Name ?
4 -Eastenders:-Who had a wool stall on the market?
5 -Who was Roger Moore's first wife?
6 -What was the name of Sting's first wife?
7 -What sort of rice is mentioned in "Pop goes the Weasel"
8 -How many fiddlers did old King Cole have?
1 -What was the US title of the 1964 film 'The Caretaker' based on Pinter's play?
2 -Name the cartoon cat who 'kept on walking'?
3 -What was Jim Davidson's character name in the sitcom 'Home James' ?
4 -What is Woody's horse called in Toy Story 2?
5 -What is Kevin Spacey's character name in the film 'American Beauty'?
6 -Which company for black dancers did Arthur Mitchell form in 1969?
Dance Theatre of Harlem
7 -Who wrote the opera 'Punch and Judy' ?
8 -In which decade were the first Academy Awards given?
In the 1920's
1 -Who painted "The Clothed Maja" and "The Naked Maja"?
2 -Who painted "Le Dejeuner Sur L'herbe"?
3 -George Lee has been 3 times world Champions in which sport
4 -Bob Nudd has been a world champion in which sport?
5 -In Bambi what was the name of the skunk?
6 -Which birds take part in the ballet in 'Fantasia'?
7 -What do we call fear of snakes?
8 -What is cynophobia?
Fear of dogs
1 -What in Islam is Zakat?
The giving of alms to the needy
2 -In scrabble how many points in the letter 'J' worth?
3 -Which Welsh town became a city in 1969?
4 -Who is the Egyptian god of creation?
5 -What in Indian cookery is Panir?
A curd cheese
6 -Which Country did Martin Crowe play cricket?
7 -What name was given to the occasion in 1934 when Hitler had members of his own party murdered by the SS?
The Night of the Long Knives
8 -What was The Police's first U.K. No 1 in 1979?
Message in a Bottle
1 -Who said 'Religion is the opium of the people'?
2 -Who said 'Power is a great aphrodisiac'?
3 -What is the official language of Pakistan?
4 -What is the official language of Iran?
5 -In which year did the Klondike gold rush begin?
6 -In which year did Baden Powell form the Boy Scouts?
7 -What is the formula for finding the area of a triangle?
Half the base Multiplied by height (1/2bh)
8 -What is the formula for finding the area of a circle?
Pi r squared.
1 -What was invented by the US students using aluminium flan cases?
2 -What was ARPANET a forerunner of?
3 -Whose first album was "Are you Experienced"
4 -What was the name of the monster killed by Beowulf?
5 -Who was the Egyptian god of funerals?
6 -Who was the only batchelor US President?
7 -Who wrote the 1999 novel "Chocolat"?
8 -What nationality is Hans Blix-the chief weapons inspector in Iraq?
1 -Who Played Cruella de Vil in the 'real version of 101 Dalmations?
2 -Who Played Vince Vega in 'Pulp Fiction'?
3 -Which gift was given to Cassandra by Apollo?
The gift of prophecy
4 -Which nymph was loved by Narcissus?
5 -Who is the patron saint of comedians?
6 -Who is the patron saint of cooks?
7 -In which century was Botticelli born?
8 -In which century was The Black Death and The Peasants' revolt?
9 -What type of creature is an emmet?
10 -What sort of creature is a Godwit?
11 -Who sang that they were "back for good" in 1995?
12 -Who had a 1997 hit with "Barbie Girl"
13 -The oval is home to which county cricket team?
14 -Grace Road is home to which county cricket team
15 -What is the capital of Venezuela?
16 -What is the capital of Peru?