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Quiz I

  1. In which city was Boris Johnson born?



  2. Which of the Beatles was walking barefoot over the zebra crossing on The Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover?
  3. How many members were in the Monty Python team?
  4. Which famous ship was named after the nickname of the witch Nannie Dee in the Robert Burns's 1791 poem Tam o' Shanter?
  5. Henry VIII had two of his wives executed, Anne Boleyn was one, can you name the other?
  6. Which animal can deliver a kick capable of killing a lion and also attacked singer Johnny Cash leaving him adicted to painkillers?
  7. According to the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland, what kind of food is eaten tomorrow, yesterday, but never today?
  8. Which 2004 American drama film starring Sandra Bullcok and Matt Dillon shares its name with the collective noun for a group of rhinos?
  9. Four of the five Olympic rings are green, blue, red and yellow, which colour is the fifth ring?
  10. What name is given to a cage or box filled with rocks, concrete, or sometimes sand and soil for use in civil engineering?
  11. Which actress sang the song "Team Work" with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in the 1962 film The Road to Hong Kong?
  12. What do galena and a Cluedo murder weapon have in common?
  13. What is the Swahili word for 'journey'?
  14. True or False. The catchphrase "Beam me up, Scotty" has never been said in any Star Trek TV series or film?
  15. What is the stage name of singer Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta?
  16. Which continent has the largest Catholic population?
  17. The M90 motorway is the most northerly motorway in the United Kingdom; which city is at its northern end?
  18. What does the word 'pont' mean in both French and Welsh?
  19. Name the world's fourth most populated country?
  20. Which American crime drama starring Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza shares its name with the nickname of a Scottish market town?
  21. What is the literal meaning of the word 'Islam'?
  22. Which hospital is the the oldest in Britain? Above its entrance is the only public statue of King Henry VIII in London.
  23. Which American university awards the Pulitzer prize?
  24. Which country do swallows migrate to when they leave Britain for the winter?
  25. Which slogan, used during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a symbol of a non-violence ideology, was coined by the American beat poet Allen Ginsberg? (Hint: It's a two word slogan)
  26. Which animal is the symbol of the American Republican Party?
  27. "When You Wish Upon a Star" is a song written for which 1940 film?
  28. Including its claws, how many legs does a crab have?
  29. 16th-century pirate Francis Le Clerc, nicknamed "Pata de Palo" by the Spanish, was the first modern era pirate to have what?
  30. At the 2017 Oscars, which actress incorrectly announced La La Land as Best Picture instead of the actual winner, Moonlight?
  31. Which city's cathedral is the largest cathedral and religious building in Britain?

Answers:

  1. New York City
  2. Paul McCartney
  3. Six (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin)
  4. Cutty-sark
  5. Catherine Howard
  6. An ostrich (Cash was kicked and wounded by an ostrich he kept on his farm)
  7. Jam
  8. Crash
  9. Black
  10. Gabion
  11. Joan Collins
  12. Lead (the mineral galena is a lead ore, and the weapon is lead piping)
  13. Safari
  14. True, it has never been said. (The closest Kirk ever came to saying that phrase was in Star Trek IV: The Journey Home, in which he says, "Scotty, beam me up".)
  15. Lady Gaga
  16. South America
  17. Perth
  18. Bridge
  19. Indonesia
  20. Queen of the South
  21. Submission
  22. St Bartholomew's Hospital, commonly known as Barts.
  23. Columbia
  24. South Africa (and Namibia)
  25. Flower Power
  26. Elephant
  27. Pinocchio
  28. 10
  29. A peg leg ('pata de palo' is stick leg in English)
  30. Faye Dunaway (she was given the incorrect envelope)
  31. Liverpool's (largest cathedrals in order: Liverpool, St Paul's, York Minster and Lincoln)







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