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HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 7th February 2022

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HSL Quiz


  1. Where would you find the Olympus Mons volcano?


  1. What is the name of the Austrian monk who formulated the basic laws of genetics?


  1. Who painted the cover art for the 1993 Billy Joel album, ‘River of Dreams’?


  1. What is brandy?


  1. Which American university did Bill Gates drop out of?


  1. Amber, a golden-yellow gemstone, forms over millions of years from what?


  1. Which French leader was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo?


  1. Which popular brand of soup was introduced in 1897?


  1. Which British film based on George Bernard Shaw’s earlier play won an Oscar for Best Screenplay in 1938?


  1. What was Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2020?


  1. What is the name of the cells responsible for forming new bone in the body?


  1. How many events are there in a heptathlon? Bonus point if you can name all of them!


  1. What is the word for ‘arrow’ in French?


  1. In which canal did the container ship, Ever Given, run aground in 2021?


  1. Shakespeare’s longest play is Hamlet. Which is the shortest?


  1. Who was the first woman ever inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?


  1. Which American boxer fought against Muhammad Ali in 1971 and won?


  1. Which London street is famous for its flower market?


  1. In which 1976 thriller does Robert De Niro famously say, “You talkin’ to me?”


  1. Which American newspaper adopted the slogan, “Democracy Dies in Darkness”, in 2017?


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