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HSL’s Weekly Quiz – 16th December 2020

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HSL Quiz

  1. The 1964 film, ‘Mary Poppins’, only features two of the five Banks children from P.L. Travers’ novel, but do you know their names?


  1. How old is John Travolta?


  1. Which Tudor monarch is known as the Nine Days Queen?


  1. By which moniker is historical figure Edward Teach better known?


  1. The German language has some great words to describe feelings. Do you know what feeling is described by ‘weltschmerz’?


  1. In which state is the City of Denver?


  1. Known as cervical vertebrae, how many bones are there in a giraffe’s neck?


  1. How long after the Great Pyramid at Giza was built, was Cleopatra born?


  1. One of the largest known dinosaurs had a set of huge spines growing from its back, like a giant fin. Do you know what the dino has been named?


  1. What fish does caviar come from, traditionally?


  1. Which 1974 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel song was featured in two ‘80s Trebor Softmints TV ads?


  1. What is 12 squared?


  1. People of European origin are said to have what percentage of Neanderthal DNA?


  1. How many times has Andy Murray won Wimbledon playing singles?


  1. For which popular stage play did Oscar Wilde write the line, “to love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance”?


  1. Put these Tom Hanks films in chronological order: ‘Catch Me If You Can’, ‘Forrest Gump’, ‘The Terminal’ and ‘Bridge of Spies’.


  1. What is the capital of Pakistan?


  1. Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician, writer and one of the first computer programmers. Can you name her famous father?


  1. What does LED stand for?


  1. “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” is the often-parodied tagline for which 1986 science-fiction film?


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