Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz – 20th November 2020
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- How many members are there in the House of Lords?
- What was the name of the eldest child on the American drama TV series, ‘The Waltons’, which aired on CBS in 1972?
John ‘John Boy’ Walton Jr.
- Who scored the winning goal for England in the 1966 FIFA World Cup final?
- The band name ABBA, is an acronym of the first names of the group’s members, but what are their first names?
Benny, Björn, Agnetha and Anni-Frid
- A statue of feminist pioneer, Mary Wollstonecraft, was unveiled in London recently. Do you know the name of her famous novelist daughter?
- What was the bestselling album in the UK in 1968?
‘The Sound of Music’ original soundtrack
- Voted the all-time favourite children’s programme in 1999, ‘Bagpuss’ first aired in which year?
- Which member of The Bee Gees was once married to Scottish singer, Lulu?
- What is the oldest letter in the alphabet?
The letter O has been used since 1300BC
- In how many films did the late Sean Connery play James Bond?
- There is a widespread belief (likely untrue), that the traditional folk song ‘Greensleeves’, was written by which king of England?
Henry VIII, for his future wife and queen, Anne Boleyn
- What is the only letter of the alphabet that doesn’t appear in any of the US state names?
- What is the name for a cow/bison cross-breed?
- When was the earliest-known sponge cake recipe recorded in writing?
In 1615, in Gervase Markham’s ‘The English Huswife’
- How many times has the top prize been won on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’
Six millionaires have been made, while a seventh person did win, but was stripped of their prize for cheating.
- Which element has the atomic number, 3?
- Which song starts with the lyrics, “I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand”?
‘Werewolves of London’ by Warren Zevon
- What is the average number of eggs a chicken lays in a year?
- How far does Hawaii move towards Alaska each year in centimetres?
- Which film famously ends with the line, “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads!”?
‘Back to the Future’