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The real thing at large in Grist Wood, but what is it doing in a quiz ? or are you getting bored ?

Quiz for egg heads!

1 Which group had a Number One in 1974 with ‘Sad, Sweet Dreamer?
2 Which African country was formerly known as Basutoland?
3 Which African country was formerly known as Bechuanaland?
4 Who painted ‘The Toilet of Venus’ / The Rokeby Venus?
5 Who painted ‘Peaches and Almonds’?
6 The Jewish Festival of Hanukkah lasts for how many days?
7 The world’s first motorway opened in which European Country in 1925?
8 Moor Street and Snow Hill railway stations are in which English city?
9 Which European capital city was founded in 1566 by The Knights of
St. John of Jerusalem?
10 In the body how is myeloid tissue more commonly known – a two word answer?
11 Who wrote the book ‘The very hungry caterpillar’?
12 What fish is used in a cullen skink soup?
13 What is the vegetable ingredient in a ‘dubarry soup’?
14 The word swastika (originally svastika) originally came from which language?
15 In ‘Are you being Served’, Mrs Slocombe, best remembered for ‘having
occasional trouble with her pussy’ was played by which actress?
16 In Steptoe & Son, Albert, often referred to by his son Harold as ‘You
dirty old man’ was played by which actor?
17 In 1978 which designer created the ‘Prairie Look’ with denim skirts worn
over layered white petticoats?
18 In the late 80s which designer launched the ‘New Romantic’ & ‘The Pirate’?
19 What name is given to a male guinea pig?
20 How is Marie Christine Von Reibnitz better known?
21 Which pop group’s first album was ‘Piper at the Gates of Dawn’?
22 Journalist Sarah Vine is married to which Cabinet Minister?
23 The DTP vaccine, sometimes called DPT, is a vaccine for which three
diseases/conditions?
24 In Greek mythology who was the wife of Odysseus?
25 An earthquake devastated which European city in 1755?
26 ‘Uncle’ was slang for what occupation?
27 ‘Tocopherol’ is another name for which vitamin?
28 Which two islands are the natural habitat of the orangutan?
29 In what city is David Bengurion airport?
30 In which English city would you find Cabot Tower?
31 Who wrote the book ‘The Carpetbaggers’?
32 Which American actress was dropped from ‘Sunset Boulevard’ in 1994 by
Andrew Lloyd Webber when he discovered that her singing was not up to
it. This led to a lawsuit. Who was the actress?
33 Which spirit is the main ingredient of a mint julep?
34 Released in 1995, what was the first entirely computer-generated feature film?
35 Emeline Pankhurst had two daughters… point for each?
36 Which 1993 animated film won an Oscar?
37 Which 2008 film, based on a book by John Boyne, is set in World War II
and features Bruno, the eight year old son of a concentration camp commandant?
38 The song ‘Close Every Door’ comes from which Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical?
39 Which metal comes from the ore Chalcocite?
40 What is the capital of the German state of Lower Saxony?

 

 

ANSWERS

1 SWEET SENSATION
2 LESOTHO
3 BOTSWANA
4 LAZQUEZ
5 RENOIR
6 EIGHT (8)
7 ITALY
8 BIRMINGHAM
9 VALETTA
10 BONE MARROW (actually red bone marrow)
11 ERIC CARLE
12 HADDOCK
13 CAULIFLOWER
14 SANSKRIT
15 MOLLIE SUGDEN
16 WILFRID BRAMBELL
17 RALPH LAUREN
18 VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
19 A BOAR
20 PRINCESS MICHAEL OF KENT
21 PINK FLOYD
22 MICHAEL GOVE
23 PERTUSSIS, TYPHOID & DIPTHERIA
24 PENELOPE
25 LISBON
26 PAWNBROKER
27 VITAMIN E
28 SUMATRA & BORNEO
29 TEL AVIV
30 BRISTOL
31 HAROLD ROBBINS
32 FAYE DUNAWAY
33 BOURBON WHISKEY, WILL ACCEPT WHISKEY – ACCEPT BOURBON
34 TOY STORY
35 SYLVIA & CRISTOBEL
36 THE WRONG TROUSERS
37 THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS
38 JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT
39 COPPER
40 HANOVER

Image Credits: Rye News library .

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