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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz – 14th July

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  1. What is the name of the deepest and largest volume freshwater lake in the world?

Lake Baikal, in Russia

 

  1. What is the name of the native Malaysian fruit, very popular in Asia, which is known for being incredibly smelly?

Durian

 

  1. What is the best-selling album of all time in the UK?

Queen’s Greatest Hits album

 

  1. What is the world’s fastest high-speed train?

Shanghai Maglev train, also known as Shanghai Transrapid

 

  1. How many rings does the Audi car logo have?

Four

 

  1. What’s is Superman’s real, human name?

Clark Kent

 

  1. When is the term “bagel” used in tennis?

When the set ends with a score of 6–0

 

  1. Where was the first Formula 1 race held?

The first world championship race was held at Silverstone in 1950

 

  1. What is Athena’s (the Greek Goddess of wisdom, handicraft, and warfare) sacred animal?

An owl

 

  1. When England won the World Cup in 1966, who was captain of the team?

Bobby Moore

 

  1. If you cut a tree trunk and unveil its core, it will have circles in its stump – what do these circles tell you?

How old the tree is

 

  1. How many HM Passport Offices are there outside of London?

Six – Glasgow, Belfast, Peterborough, Liverpool, Newport and Durham

 

  1. What is the name of the founder of popular fast-food restaurant, KFC?

Colonel Sanders

 

  1. When is the Queen’s birthday? Extra points for knowing the year Her Majesty was born too!

21 April 1926

 

  1. What year was the BBC founded?

1922

 

  1. What are the only gemstones to come from a living creature?

Pearls

 

  1. What two cities are currently the European Capitals of Culture for 2020?

Rijeka (Croatia) and Galway (Ireland)

 

 

  1. What is the height of York Minster (in metres or feet)?

72m/235 feet

 

  1. In what country would you find Machu Picchu?

Peru

 

  1. What is the national spirit of America?

Bourbon

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