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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz – 6th October 2020

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    1. Which deceased American singer had the following on his rider? “12 rolls of cherry lifesavers and a backstage bar stocked with bottles of Absolut, Jack Daniels, Chivas Regal scotch, Beefeater gin, white and red wine, and Courvoisier”. (Clue he was big in the 40s and 50s)

    Frank Sinatra

     

    1. Which US state has the largest land area?

    Alaska

     

    1. Who sings the 2008 hit, ‘Chasing Pavements’?

    Adele

     

    1. In the comic strip ‘Peanuts’, what breed of dog is Snoopy?

    Beagle

     

    1. Who first invented the train?

    Cornwall-born British engineer, Richard Trevithick

     

    1. Which is higher, Scafell Pike or Helvellyn (in meters)?

    Scafell Pike takes the win at 978 meters, only 28 meters higher than Helvellyn

     

    1. Around how many days does it take for a caterpillar to emerge from its chrysalides and turn into a butterfly?

    7 to 10 days

     

    1. How many lines are there on the London Underground?

    11 (Bakerloo, Central, Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria and Waterloo & City)

     

    1. Who wrote ‘Dracula’?

    Bram Stoker

     

    1. Which football team has won the Premier League the most times?

    Manchester United

     

    1. What is the traditional symbol given for 11 years of marriage?

    Steel

     

    1. Where is ITV’s popular show, Doc Martin, filmed? (You can have a point for getting the right region)

    Port Isaac, North Cornwall

     

    1. How old is David Attenborough?

    94 years old

     

    1. Who was the first ever winner of The X Factor (UK)?

    Steve Brookstein

     

    1. What year did the smoking ban (that made it illegal to smoke in any pub, restaurant, nightclub, most workplaces and work vehicles) come into force in England?

    2007

     

    1. What is a female deer called?

    Doe

     

    1. Finish this phrase: ‘reduce, reuse _______’

    Recycle

     

    1. What is 12.5 inches in centimetres?

    32

     

    1. What gas has had a major role in the Greenhouse Effect?

    Carbon dioxide

     

    1. On which radio station and what show does Greg James present?

    Radio 1’s Breakfast Show

 

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