Weekly Quiz from the Archive - Answers
1: 1 What was the name of the film music composer, best known for music in 'The Railway Children' who died in April 2003?
1: 2 What was the name of the Major's accomplice in the "Millionaire" fraud?
1: 3 In which Chinese province did the SARS outbreak supposedly begin?
1: 4 Where was The World's Strongest Woman competition held in 2002?
1: 5 Which character in Blackadder II had an udder fixation?
1: 6 Which actor played Lord Flashheart in Blackadder II?
1: 7 What is the traditional gift for a 30th wedding anniversary?
1: 8 What is the traditional gift for a 35th wedding anniversary?
2: 1 Which Washington Irvine ghost story starred Tim Burton & Johnny Depp?
2: 2 Russell Square station lies on which Underground Line?
2: 3 Who said 'Old soldiers never die, they simply fade away'?
2: 4 Which poet wrote the story of the Lady of Shalot?
2: 5 Who was the first drunkard in the Bible?
2: 6 What is the name of Istanbul's 15th century Palace?
2: 7 What is the state capital of West Virginia?
2: 8 Which Rugby Union team play at the Stoop?
3: 1 Where were the summer Olympic Games held in 1960?
3: 2 Where were the summer Olympic Games held in 1952?
3: 3 Spell the word "myxomatosis"
3: 4 Spell the word "asphyxiation"
3: 5 Which family of flowers do azaleas belong?
3: 6 Which family of flowers do jonquils belong?
3: 7 What nationality was the scientist Copernicus?
3: 8 What nationality was the scientist Johann Lambert?
4: 1 What is produced by sericulture?
4: 2 The palace of Versailles was built by which French King?
Louis XIV (Name and Number required)
4: 3 Which King of Scotland was killed at Alnwick in 1093?
Malcolm III (Name and Number Required)
4: 4 Who wrote the opera Boris Godunov?
4: 5 Who is Buzz Lightyear's father in Toy Story 2?
Zurg (Emperor Zurg)
4: 6 What is the heraldic term for black?
4: 7 In which city was Handle's Messiah first performed?
4: 8 Which 1980's band's debut album was titled 'Bridge of Spies'?
5: 1 Which soap won the award for Best Single Episode at the Soap Awards earlier this year (2003)?
5: 2 Which soap won the award for Best Storyline at the Soap Awards earlier this year (2003) ?
5: 3 Who is the patron saint of artists & painters?
5: 4 Whose saints day is on April 25th?
5: 5 How many known satellites (Moons) does Neptune have?
5: 6 How many known satellites (Moons) does Saturn have?
5: 7 What are oarweed,furbelows & dabberlocks?
Types of Seaweed
5: 8 What can be cut-throat,moray or culper?
Species of Eel
6: 1 Which Carry on Film, the third to be filmed is missing from the list?
6: 2 Who is the golfer shown?
6: 3 A relative of the domestic guinea pig and a native to South America which creature is shown here?
6: 4 Who is pictured with Sophia Loren in 1963 winning an Oscar?
6: 5 Which English Cathedral is this?
6: 6 This picture of Mary Wordsworth, Lady Kent has recently sold for £2.6 Million. Who was the artist?
6: 7 Which central African country beginning with 'G' is being pointed to by the arrow?
6: 8 What two poker hands are missing from the list?
Flush and Full House
7: 1 From which musical does the song 'I Am What I Am' come from?
7: 2 Which musical is based on Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew'?
Kiss Me Kate
7: 3 Which British artist painted the 1955 work 'Man Carrying Pig'?
7: 4 Which New York born artist painted the 1958 work 'Yellow Sky'?
7: 5 Who wanted to 'Kiss the Bride' in 1983?
7: 6 Who thought herself as a 'Modern Girl' in 1980
7: 7 Who was the Roman God of the Sea?
7: 8 Who was the Roman God of War?
8: 1 What are the three students called in the film 'The Blair Witch Project'?
Michael ,Heather & Joshua
8: 2 Which British police series ran from 1962 -1978?
8: 3 Which country used to be called Siam?
8: 4 In which year were the Scots defeated at Culloden?
8: 5 What were invented in 1927 in order to help athletics?
8: 6 What scale is used to measure the hardness of minerals?
The MOHS scale
8: 7 Which county is the setting for Winston Graham's "Poldark" novels?
8: 8 What is the name of the syrup made from Pomegranate juice?
Beer: 1 What name is given to a young pigeon?
Beer: 2 what is the name of a young grasshopper?
Beer: 3 What is the nearest seaside resort to London?
Beer: 4 In which city would you find the Royal Crescent?
Beer: 5 What is the chemical symbol for Mercury?
Beer: 6 What is the chemical symbol for Radon?
Beer: 7 On what London Underground Line is Warwick Avenue station?
Beer: 8 On what London Underground Line is Hyde Park Corner station?
Beer: 9 Which famous furniture maker was born in 1718?
Beer: 10 Which European explorer discovered the River Niger?
Beer: 11 What is daltonism?
Beer: 12 What name is given to the left hand page of a book?
Beer: 13 What do the initials IAEA stand for?
International Atomic Energy Agency
Beer: 14 What do the initials CBI stand for?
Confederation of British Industry
Beer: 15 In which South American Country do the football teams Monagas and Carabobo play?
Beer: 16 Birkirkara and Sliema are football clubs from which Mediterranean island?
R: 1 What do we call a group of bishops?
R: 2 What name is given to unbranded cattle in the USA?
R: 3 What part of the body is affected by glossitis?
R: 4 What was the capital of Japan before Tokyo?