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HSL’s Weekly Quiz – 28th May!

The weather is beginning to look up again so we’re basking in our gardens, with stores of SPF (factor 50 over here please) very close by. What’s nice to see is the birds building their nests and fetching food for their young; it’s something we wouldn’t normally notice every day but we’ve been able to watch the process more in this time, which has been a real joy!

As ever, we’ve been enjoying some of the new shows that have recently hit our TV screens, such as Ricky & Ralf’s Very Northern Road Trip. The duo (best known from the iconic Royale Family TV show) venture from Liverpool, Cumbria, Sheffield and more, highlighting beautiful idyllic country towns as they go (Gold Comedy).

Another firm favourite has been Levison Woods’ Walking with Elephants, which is a gripping show where Levison follows the world’s largest annual migration of elephants across Botswana (Channel 4).

Let us know what you’ve been watching – we love any recommendations! But first, see how you fair at this week’s quiz.


  1. How many millimetres are in an inch?


  1. What is the top speed (in mph) an elephant can run at (yes, this one is from the Levison Wood show we mentioned!)?


  1. Is hot air lighter or heavier than cold air?


  1. What does BBC stand for?


  1. What nut is used to make marzipan?


  1. In which month is St. George’s Day?


  1. Whose bill for the abolition of the slave trade was passed by the British Parliament in 1807?


  1. Which planet has a pink sky?


  1. Which of these is furthest west – Bristol, Liverpool or Cheltenham?


  1. What name is given to a baby whale?


  1. What are stratus and cumulus types of?


  1. Where are the ‘dreaming spires’?


  1. In which country is Alice Springs?


  1. Which English town has football teams called United and Wednesday?


  1. Name the world’s fourth most populated country.


  1. “When You Wish Upon a Star” is a song written for which 1940 film?


  1. What is the Swahili word for ‘journey’?


  1. How many people are there on an English jury?


  1. What’s the name of the Royal family’s castle in Scotland?


  1. What does the word ‘pont’ mean in both French and Welsh?


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