Weekly Quiz - Answers

Quiz and Answers for week ending 10th March 2021

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1. The common word for the human body part known as the omphalus gives which citrus fruit its name?

2. What was the metronomic name given to the crocodile in the 1953 Disney film 'Peter Pan'?

3. The fictional character Lt. Commander Queeg is the captain of which ship?

4. What would you be eating if you ordered pamplemousse in a French restaurant?

5. The French engineer Louis Réard was responsible in 1946 for which very popular little invention?

6. Which country has a record 45 UNESCO World Heritage sites?

7. The coccyx bone is better known as what?

8. According to legend, who owned a sword named 'Crocea mors'?

9. The young orphan Kimball O'Hara is the central character in which novel?

10. The following words are from songs with the word 'Eyes' in the song title. Can you name the song? One point for each correct answer.

a. This is just adios and not goodbye

b. One summer evening drunk to hell

c. I was drivin home early Sunday morning through Bakersfield

d. No more lonely nights for me

e. Her hands are never cold

f. City girls just seem to find out early

g. Pardon the way that I stare

11. In Norse mythology what is 'Midgard'?

12. John L Sullivan, the first official heavyweight boxing champion of the world, lost only one fight in his long career. Who defeated him?

13. Who or what was 'Unsinkable Sam'?

14. What were the first four words to the speech given by King George VI when he addressed the nation on September 3rd, 1939?

15. Who directed each of the following 'classic' films? One point for each correct answer.

a. City Lights (1931)

b. M (1931)

c. The 39 Steps (1935)

d. Great Expectations (1946)

e. Plan 9 From Outer Space (1958)

16. What does the Greek root 'oo' mean?

17. What is the largest tree borne fruit in the world which can reach up to 80 pounds in weight and 36 inches in length?

18. Over the course of history Istanbul had two other names. What were the two other names?

19. Friday takes its name from which Norse goddess?

20. Podgorica is the capital of which European country?

1. Navel orange (omphalus is the belly button)

2. Tick-Tock

3. USS Caine (The Caine Mutiny)

4. Grapefruit

5. Bikini

6. Italy

7. Tailbone

8. Julius Caesar (Crocea mors is Latin for 'yellow death')

9. Kim (Rudyard Kipling)

10. Seven answers

a. Spanish Eyes (Al Martino)

b. A Pair Of Brown Eyes (Pogues)

c. Far Away Eyes (Rolling Stones)

d. Sexy Eyes (Dr. Hook)

e. Bette Davis Eyes (Kim Carnes)

f. Lyin Eyes (The Eagles)

g. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You (Andy Williams)

11. Earth

12. "Gentleman Jim" Corbett

13. A cat

14. "In this grave hour" (The King's Speech - Full speech text)

15. Five answers

a. Charlie Chaplin

b. Fritz Lang

c. Alfred Hitchcock

d. David Lean

e. Ed Wood Jr.

16. Egg

17. Jackfruit

18. Constantinople and Byzantium

19. Frigg (Frigga or Frige)

20. Montenegro