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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz – 13th November 2020

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    1. What is measured in barleycorns (which is a unit of measurement based on the length of a grain of barley)?

    A person’s shoe size


    1. On which finger would a person traditionally wear a signet ring?

    Pinky finger


    1. Who took the Christmas number one spot in 2009?

    Rage Against The Machine with ‘Killing In The Name’


    1. How many cities are there in England?

    Currently, there is a total of 51 cities


    1. Which species of bird’s chicks are called goslings?

    A goose


    1. “Dia dhuit” means “hello” in which language?

    Irish Gaelic


    1. In what year did the Spice Girls break up?



    1. What is the literary term for when someone uses exaggeration as a figure of speech or as a rhetorical device?



    1. In which country is Mount Vesuvius?



    1. When was absinthe legalised in the U.S.?



    1. Can you name three current judges on BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’?

    Craig Revel Horwood, Shirley Ballas, Motsi Mabuse, and Bruno Tonioli, who is currently abroad but is said to return at some point.

    1. Duroliponte was a small town in the Roman province of Britannia, on the site of which modern city?



    1. There are two Bank Holidays in April, what dates did they fall on in 2020?

    The 10th and the 13th


    1. Who was the Roman god of agriculture?



    1. In which Cornwall city was Poldark filmed?



    1. If you had musophobia (sometimes called murophobia), what would you have a fear of?

    Mice, rats and similar rodents


    1. In May 2020, Kylie Minogue released her own range of what? (Clue: you can consume it)

    She released her own wine range


    1. What is Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son’s full name?

    Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor


    1. What is the name of the actor that plays Gavin’s dad in BBC’s ‘Gavin & Stacey’?

    Larry Lamb


    1. Which animal adorns the state flag of Canada?

    A grizzly bear


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