Weekly Quiz - Answers
1. Who was the first musician to achieve 1 billion YouTube hits?
2. The name of which famous bird stems from the Portuguese word for 'silly'?
3. What is the name of the Newfoundland dog in Peter Pan?
4. Which prison is part of the setting in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'?
5. A nickname for New Orleans and the title of a film starring Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin. Three words.
6. U2 bassist Adam Clayton was engaged to which famous supermodel in 1993?
7. The name of which measurement stems from the Old English word for field?
8. What was the name of the only major naval battle during World War One?
9. Which falcon is the fastest animal in the world?
10. Sacred to both Muslims and Hindus, the mountain known as Adam's Peak is located in which country?
11. With one word complete each of the following book titles. One point for each correct answer.
a. John Wyndam's 'The Day of the ......'
b. Fredrick Forsyth's 'The Day of the .....'
c. Nathanael West's 'The Day of the .....'
12. Which nickname was given to the V-1 flying bomb in World War Two?
13. President Ronald Reagan used the film quote "Where we're going, we don't need roads" in his 1986 State of the Union address. The quote is from which popular film?
14. Which title was given to the heir of the French throne under the Valois and Bourbon dynasties?
15. With between 600,000 and 1 million hairs per square inch, which animal has the thickest fur in the world?
a. Polar bear b. Siberian tiger c. Emperor penguin d. Sea otter
16. What was the name of the monster that Beowulf conquered in battle?
17. The Oscar statuette given to Academy Award winners consists of a knight rendered in Art Deco style:
a: Holding what? and
b: Standing on what?
18. Name the five countries that border Bolivia.
19. 'Dolly', the world's first cloned sheep, was born in which capital city?
20. In 1997, which group broke a long standing Beatles record for the highest charting 'Debut Single' in the US by a British band?
1. Lady Gaga
2. Dodo (from 'doudo')
5. The Big Easy
6. Naomi Campbell
7. Acre (from oecer)
8. Jutland (also known as Skagerrak)
10. Sri Lanka
11. Three answers.
12. Doodlebug or Buzz bomb
13. Back to the Future
15. answer d. Sea otter
17. Two answers:
a: A (crusader's) sword
b: A film reel (with five spokes. The five spokes each represent the original branches of the Academy: Actors, Writers, Directors, Producers, and Technicians)
18. Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina to the south, Chile to the southwest, and Peru to the west
20. Spice Girls (Wannabe)