Weekly Quiz from the Archive - Answers
1: 1 Which country did Pope John Paul II visit in May 2003?
1: 2 In May 2003, Which newspaper conducted a poll on 'How to boil an egg?'
1: 3 What were introduced to supermarkets in 1974?
1: 4 What colour were post boxes originally?
1: 5 What is the main religion in Yemen?
1: 6 What is the main religion of Bolivia?
Roman Catholicism (Accept Catholic)
1: 7 What do the initials FRGS stand for?
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society
1: 8 What do the initials FCIB stand for?
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers
2: 1 In which year was the Grand National first televised?
2: 2 Who scored the first goal on Match of the Day?
Roger Hunt (Liverpool)
2: 3 On which American river is the Hoover Dam?
2: 4 Which English King was killed in 1199 while laying seige to the Castle of Chaluz?
2: 5 In 1986 who became the second Swedish act / band to top the UK singles chart?
2: 6 What is an otters home called?
2: 7 What is the main ingredient of Colcannon?
2: 8 Who was the quick-witted heroine of "Vanity Fair"?
3: 1 The Province of Munster in Ireland is comprised of six counties, name three of them.
Clare,Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford and Cork
3: 2 Nine counties comprise the Irish Province of Ulster Six in Northern Ireland, name three of the six.
Antrim ,Armagh, Londonderry, Down, Fermanagh and Tyrone
3: 3 What is pedology?
The study of soil
3: 4 What is algology?
The study of algae
3: 5 Which Whoopi Goldberg film had 14 Oscar nominations but no win at all?
The Colour Purple
3: 6 Which award did Kevin Costner win for "Dances with Wolves" ?
3: 7 Who said ' Money couldn't buy friends but you got a better class of enemy'?
3: 8 Who said ' You will be dammed if you do ,And you will be dammed if you don't'?
4: 1 Which woman was top in the Sunday Times Rich List published April 2003?
4: 2 Which boxer, who was told he would never walk again, completed the London Marathon in April 2003?
4: 3 Where did Madonna give her exclusive British concert in May 2003?
The HMV Store in Oxford Street
4: 4 Name both teams that were relegated from the Nationwide Division 3 at the end of the football season 2002-03.
Exeter and Shrewsbury
4: 5 Which U.K. city was chosen as European Capital of Culture 2008?
4: 6 Which Coronation Street actor received an honorary degree in Jan 2003 from Derby University?
4: 7 Name the top three people in Channel 4's "Worst Britons" poll in May 2003.
Tony Blair, Jordan and Margaret Thatcher
4: 8 Why did the Post Office need to use extra vans on Saturday 21st June 2003?
To deliver the 5th Harry Potter book. ( postmen are only allowed to carry a maximum of 18kg so lots of copies would make their bags too heavy)
5: 1 Why did the King of Morocco free/pardon five Britons from jail in May 2003?
To celebrate the birth of a son and heir
5: 2 For what was Gary Connery protesting about when he parachuted from Nelson's column in May 2003?
China's occupation of Tibet
5: 3 In which century did Vincent Van Gogh live?
5: 4 In which Century did Rembrandt live?
5: 5 From which Country did liquorice originate?
5: 6 From what is Litmus obtained from?
5: 7 Which organ of the body is affected by Bright's disease?
5: 8 What is the other name for vitamin B2?
6: 1 What is the main herb in Pesto sauce?
6: 2 Who directed ' Return of the Jedi'?
6: 3 Who was the Norse God of the sea?
6: 4 Who succeeded Michael Foot as the leader of the Labour Party?
6: 5 What was Napoleon given sovereignty over after his abdication in 1814?
6: 6 In which City is the headquarters of Tyne Tees Television?
6: 7 On what day is Trafalgar Day? (Clue October)
6: 8 Whose apprentices were known as tumblers?
7: 1 What is 60% of 60?
7: 2 What is 80% of 80?
7: 3 In which year was NATO formed?
7: 4 In which year did ITV start broadcasting?
7: 5 What sporting arena is twelve foot square?
7: 6 How many hurdles are there in the 110 metre hurdles for men?
7: 7 Of which US State is Trenton the capital?
7: 8 Of which US State is Jefferson City the capital?
8: 1 Under which sign of the Zodiac are people born on Christmas Day?
8: 2 With what is the Wiltshire town of Wilton associated?
8: 3 What newspaper did "The Sun" replace in 1964?
8: 4 What sort of animal is a fennec?
A desert fox
8: 5 What shape is a quadrilateral that has two parallel sides of unequal length?
8: 6 What is the least number of darts needed to finish from 1001?
8: 7 Which opera house is located in New York's Lincoln Center?
Metropolitan Opera House
8: 8 Who was the first person to take 300 wickets for England?
Beer: 1 What do we call the fear of God?
Beer: 2 What do we call fear of sleep?
Beer: 3 Complete the proverb " A rolling stone gathers no …
Beer: 4 Complete the proverb " Strike while ….
the iron is hot
Beer: 5 Who presented 'Man O Man' a TV game show shown in the 1990's?
Beer: 6 Which ex-Eastender co-presented Fort Boyard?
Beer: 7 Which flower would you find in the string section of the orchestra?
Beer: 8 Which flower would you find in the brass section of the orchestra?
Beer: 9 What was shark's skin once used for?
Beer: 10 What were horses' hooves once used in making?
Beer: 11 Who was captain of Brazil in the 1970 World Cup?
Beer: 12 Who became the first player to score from the penalty spot in the 1974 World Cup Final
Beer: 13 Who composed "The Lark Ascending "?
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Beer: 14 Who composed "Danse Macabre"?
Beer: 15 What is the value of Piccadilly on the Monopoly Board ?
It is worth £280
Beer: 16 What is the value of Pall Mall on the Monopoly Board?
It is worth £140
R: 1 Which English King's favourite was Piers Gaveston?
R: 2 In which county are Englands highest cliffs?
R: 3 What is the name of Ian Botham's sporting son?
R: 4 What was first tested by Brian Trubshaw?