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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz – 11th August

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  1. In what year did ABBA win the Eurovision Song Contest?

1974- with Waterloo!

 

  1. Allium schoenoprasum is the scientific name of which plant? Clue: you can grow these yourself and use them in salads etc.

Chives

 

  1. In which UK city did the first ever Boots store open?

Nottingham

 

  1. What is the length of the River Thames (in kilometres)?

346km

 

  1. How many tube lines does the London Underground have?

11

 

  1. A Monarchical Sculled Flows – Try to rearrange this anagram to find out which royal family member it is (format: first name, royal title)

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

 

  1. Who is the presenter of the popular game show, Tipping Point?

Ben Shepard

 

  1. What is the name of the wine region that Shiraz (also known as Syrah) originates from?

Rhône wine region

 

  1. Where are the White Cliffs of Dover?

Kent

 

  1. What is the name of the hit single Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan sang together?

Especially For You

 

  1. How old is Celine Dion?

52

 

  1. Out of green and black olives, which ones are ripened before being harvested?

Black olives

 

  1. What is the national animal of Scotland?

The unicorn

 

  1. Who was the first monarch to use Buckingham Palace as their official residence?

Queen Victoria

 

  1. Which three mountains are recognised as Britain’s National Three Peaks? People usually aim to walk all three in under 24 hours.

Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike, Snowdon

 

  1. Used within its slogan and marketing campaigns, when did Tiffany & Co. begin crafting fine jewellery?

1837

 

  1. How many permanent teeth does a dog have?

42

 

  1. What actor plays Mr. Bean?

Rowan Atkinson

 

  1. Olympian Michael Phelps is best known for competing in which type of sport?

Swimming

 

  1. What does HP stand for in HP sauce?

Houses of Parliament

 

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