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HSL’s Weekly Quiz – 21st August

How did you get on with last week’s quiz? There are some tricky ones this week. If you have any questions you’d like to see featured, send them to us at and you might see them in our next edition!

  1. “Obrigado/obrigada” means “thank you” in what language?


  1. What is the business name for the passenger railroad service that provides medium and long-distance intercity travel in the United States and to nine Canadian cities?


  1. Which actor/character has been the longest standing on the popular soap, EastEnders?


  1. When did the Louvre, home to the Mona Lisa, first open its doors (you can have a point if you get the right decade!)?


  1. At which castle were the Pendle Witches imprisoned and executed?


  1. In which country was guacamole first developed?


  1. What is Marilyn Monroe’s real name?


  1. A Cavachon is a mix of what two dog breeds?


  1. When it comes to Lancashire and Yorkshire, what colour rose represents each region?


  1. In what year did Holly Willoughby begin presenting This Morning?


  1. ‘A system of exercises using special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, and posture, and enhance mental awareness’.

The statement above defines either yoga or Pilates, which is it?


  1. What are dried plums called?


  1. What refreshing herb is used in a mojito?


  1. Finish the below lyrics from Elton John’s ‘Candle in the Wind’:

“And it seems to me you lived your life

Like a candle in the wind

Never knowing ___ __ _____ __”


  1. What is the capital of Iceland?


  1. What date will the clocks go back in 2020?


  1. What is Harry and Megan’s global charity body called? (Clue – they got inspiration from the name of their son).


  1. In what year did Jessica Ennis become an Olympic World Champion?
  2. The protagonist in William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ is called Prince Hamlet of _______. What country is he prince of?


  1. Are Walkers and Lays crisps the same brand, or separate entities?

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