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HSL’s Weekly Quiz – 9th September 2020

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. “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”, is the famous first line of which 1938 Gothic novel?


    1. Who was the first president of the United States?


    1. What is the most common bird in the UK?


    1. Who is the current King of Norway?


    1. Which Dame, a WWII Forces’ Sweetheart, died in June this year, at the grand age of 103?


    1. What was Walt Disney Studios’ first ever fully animated feature film? Hint: it was released in 1937.


    1. In 1963, Gerry and the Pacemakers were the first act whose first three singles reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart. Which three songs were they?


    1. Who discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb?


    1. “Are you trying to seduce me, Mrs. Robinson?”, is a common misquote of a famous line from the 1967 film, ‘The Graduate’. What was the real line?


    1. Bob Dylan was famously booed in 1965, onstage at Newport Folk Festival. Why?


    1. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”, is the famous first line of which 1813 romance novel of manners?


    1. Name all four of Queen Elizabeth II’s children (bonus points if you know their titles!).


    1. What year was the first ever Wimbledon Championship held?


    1. On the periodic table, what does the symbol ‘Mn’ represent?


    1. What is a group of owls called?


    1. A Harvey Wallbanger is traditionally made with three ingredients; orange juice, Galliano liqueur and which common spirit?


    1. Which mathematician, inventor and engineer is often referred to as the Father of the Computer?



    1. Which planet in our solar system has the strongest gravitational force?


    1. Which fruit is used in the sponge of sticky toffee pudding?


    1. Which product was advertised in the first ever TV advert?


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