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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz – 20th November 2020

20th November, 2020

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    1. How many members are there in the House of Lords?

    800

     

    1. 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.

     

    1. Who scored the winning goal for England in the 1966 FIFA World Cup final?

    Geoff Hurst

     

    1. 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

     

    1. A statue of feminist pioneer, Mary Wollstonecraft, was unveiled in London recently. Do you know the name of her famous novelist daughter?

    Mary Shelley

     

    1. What was the bestselling album in the UK in 1968?

    ‘The Sound of Music’ original soundtrack

     

    1. Voted the all-time favourite children’s programme in 1999, ‘Bagpuss’ first aired in which year?

    1974

     

    1. Which member of The Bee Gees was once married to Scottish singer, Lulu?

    Maurice Gibb

     

    1. What is the oldest letter in the alphabet?

    The letter O has been used since 1300BC

     

    1. In how many films did the late Sean Connery play James Bond?

    Seven films

     

    1. 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

     

    1. What is the only letter of the alphabet that doesn’t appear in any of the US state names?

    Q

     

    1. What is the name for a cow/bison cross-breed?

    Beefalo

     

    1. When was the earliest-known sponge cake recipe recorded in writing?

    In 1615, in Gervase Markham’s ‘The English Huswife’

     

    1. 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.

     

    1. Which element has the atomic number, 3?

    Lithium

     

    1. Which song starts with the lyrics, “I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand”?

    ‘Werewolves of London’ by Warren Zevon

     

    1. What is the average number of eggs a chicken lays in a year?

    250

     

    1. How far does Hawaii move towards Alaska each year in centimetres?

    7.5cm

     

    1. Which film famously ends with the line, “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads!”?

    ‘Back to the Future’

     

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