Weekly Quiz from the Archive - Answers
1: 1 Which former BBC horse racing commentator for more than 40 years died in June 2003?
1: 2 Which two tennis players played in the 25th anniversary match at Queens in June 2003?
Boris Becker and Stephan Edberg (Becker won)
1: 3 Who was the Founder of Sikhism?
1: 4 Who was the founder of Islam?
1: 5 Which US comedian stars in the 1999 film 'Big Daddy'?
1: 6 What is Albert Finney's profession in the 1997 film 'Washington Square'
1: 7 What colour is the heraldic term gules?
1: 8 Eau-de-nil is a shade of what colour?
Green (Accept Bluey green)
2: 1 In 1963 which nation won the first netball championship?
2: 2 What fruit is produced on the Banyan Tree?
2: 3 What do Americans call curtains?
2: 4 Who played Miss Marple in six films?
2: 5 Who wrote the book "One Fat Englishman"?
2: 6 Which singer recorded the 1974 album 'I can stand a little rain?
2: 7 In which year was the Great Potato Famine in Ireland?
2: 8 How many incisor teeth should a healthy adult human have?
3: 1 In which Dickens book is the character Tom Traddles?
3: 2 In which Dickens book is Mr Seth Pecksniff?
3: 3 What do we call a word or sentence that reads the same backward as it does forward?
3: 4 What do we call a comparison between two words to illustrate a point?
3: 5 What is the collective name for a group of Hippopotami
3: 6 What is the collective name for a group of Giraffes?
3: 7 Which is Britain's oldest Cathedral?
3: 8 Which is England's second largest cathedral?
4: 1 Who is the U.S. tennis player shown here?
4: 2 Which Dinosaur is shown here?
4: 3 Which Opera house located in Derbyshire is shown in the picture?
Buxton Opera House
4: 4 Which musician is shown in the picture?
4: 5 From which film is this picture of Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn taken?
4: 6 Who is the Tweenies dog shown with Jake?
4: 7 What does the weather symbol represent?
4: 8 Which International football team is missing from the Honours list for the European Championships?
5: 1 At this years soap opera awards who won the award for sexiest male?
5: 2 At this years soap opera awards who won the award for sexiest female?
5: 3 Who sang "Life ain't easy for a boy named Sue"?
5: 4 Which country singer had her first hit with "Jolene"?
5: 5 In which South American country is the world's highest waterfall?
5: 6 In which country is Cotopaxi, the world's highest volcano?
5: 7 What type of animal is a peccary?
A pig-like mammal
5: 8 What type of creature is a krait?
A venomous snake
6: 1 According to Sophocles,what is a woman's best garment?
6: 2 Which of Thomas Hardy's novels is subtitled "A Pure Woman"?
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
6: 3 Who was the first reiging monarch to own a Derby winner?
6: 4 Who is the patron saint of comedians?
6: 5 Which book of the Bible begins" Vanity of vanities…."?
6: 6 Which was the first Bond film released in 1962?
6: 7 On which river does Florence stand?
6: 8 After the Lake District which is England's largest National Park?
7: 1 Which country is represented by the International car registration plates letters FL?
7: 2 Which country is represented by the International car registration plates letters HR?
7: 3 In 1999 which European country had the highest population density per square mile of any country in the world?
7: 4 In 1999 which European island in the Mediterrean had the Third highest population density per square mile of any country in the world?
7: 5 Which English physician discovered vaccination?
7: 6 Who is known as the father of nuclear physics?
7: 7 How many goals did Paulo Rossi score in the 1982 World Cup making him top scorer in the competition?
7: 8 How many goals did Gerd Muller score in the 1970 World Cup making him top scorer in the competition?
8: 1 Where,according to Coleridge did 'Kubla Khan a stately pleasure dome decree'?
8: 2 What vegetable would you find in Dubarry soup?
8: 3 Which car ad used Wheatus's 'Teenage Dirtbag'?
Renault Megane Scenic
8: 4 Who Let The Dogs Out' in 2000?
8: 5 How many stars are there on the Syrian flag ?
8: 6 Who was the last King of Italy who abdicated in 1946?
8: 7 Des Drummond played which sport?
8: 8 On which day in May did Tony Blair celebrate his 50th birthday?
On the 6th
Beer: 1 On what London Underground Line is Camden Town station?
Beer: 2 On what London Underground Line is Pimlico station?
Beer: 3 In the film "Ghostbusters" a pagan deity calls up a monster who turns up in a surprisingly cuddly form. What is it ?
A giant marshmallow man
Beer: 4 How was King Kong killed?
Shot by aircraft on The Empire States Building
Beer: 5 In which town is the largest stage in the U.K.?
Beer: 6 In which city is Europe's largest opera house?
Beer: 7 Complete "Good fences make good …..
Beer: 8 Complete"Least said, soonest …
Beer: 9 Where would you find Hugh,Pugh,Barney Mcgrew ,Cuthbert ,Dibble & Grub?
Beer: 10 Who lived in the basket with Andy Pandy & Looby Loo?
Beer: 11 What is the name of an angle less than 90 Degrees?
Beer: 12 What is the name of an angle more than 90 Degrees and less than 180 Degrees?
Beer: 13 Which golfer is nicknamed 'The Great White Shark"?
Beer: 14 Who is nicknamed 'The Golden Bear"?
Beer: 15 Who has a friend called Pie Face?
Dennis the Menace
Beer: 16 Where does Desperate Dan live?
R: 1 What are the six main vitamins?
R: 2 What did Littlewoods Cup become in 1991?
Rumbellows League Cup
R: 3 In the Middle Ages how long was an apprenticeship?
R: 4 In which year did Channel Four begin broadcasting?