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Answers for HSL’s Weekly Quiz – 29th June

Now for the answers to the quiz…


  1. When was the Great Wall of China built? (here’s a clue, a very long time ago!)

221 B.C.


  1. How far is a marathon in miles? (Again, a clue – very far)

26 miles


  1. Which newspaper was published first, The Guardian or The Times?

The Times was published in 1785 – The Guardian joined later in 1821


  1. Which British actor has won the most Oscars?

Daniel Day-Lewis


  1. Which animal’s milk is used to make Stilton cheese?



  1. How many countries are there in the Commonwealth?



  1. Which countries border with Paraguay?

Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil


  1. How many three Michelin Star restaurants are there in the UK?



  1. In knitting, what does “kfb” mean?

Knit front and back


  1. Which member of the Royal Family doesn’t need a passport to travel overseas?

The Queen


  1. Is it traditional to have whipped or clotted cream with scones?

Clotted cream


  1. In what year was colour TV introduced?



  1. What does the Latin phrase “carpe diem” translate to in literal terms?

Seize the day


  1. How many sealed boxes are there on ‘Deal or No Deal’?

23 boxes


  1. Which famous bear was created by British writer Michael Bond?

Paddington Bear


  1. Can you work out the following anagram? Bra Where Owl

Clue, a handy piece of equipment typically used in the garden.



  1. In which county is the Lake District?



  1. Which US state is the farthest south?



  1. In Batman, what is Robin’s real name?

Richard John “Dick” Grayson


  1. What is the name of the star that is closest to Earth?

The Sun (Sol). We’ll give half a point if you said “Alpha Centauri A” which is the next closest!


We would LOVE to hear if you got them right, so please share your results with us on Facebook and Instagram – let us know if you did it with a friend and tag them too!

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