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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz – 9th September

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    1. “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”, is the famous first line of which 1938 Gothic novel?

    ‘Rebecca’, by Daphne du Maurier


    1. Who was the first president of the United States?

    George Washington


    1. What is the most common bird in the UK?

    The wren


    1. Who is the current King of Norway?

    Harald V


    1. Which Dame, a WWII Forces’ Sweetheart, died in June this year, at the grand age of 103?

    Vera Lynn


    1. What was Walt Disney Studios’ first ever fully animated feature film? Hint: it was released in 1937.

    ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’


    1. In 1963, Gerry and the Pacemakers were the first act whose first three singles reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart. Which three songs were they?

    ‘How Do You Do It’, ‘I Like It’ and ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’


    1. Who discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb?

    Howard Carter, a British archaeologist


    1. “Are you trying to seduce me, Mrs. Robinson?”, is a common misquote of a famous line from the 1967 film, ‘The Graduate’. What was the real line?
      “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me.”



    1. Bob Dylan was famously booed in 1965, onstage at Newport Folk Festival. Why?

    This was his first ever electric set; some people felt that he had ‘sold out’ folk music in favour of rock ‘n’ roll


    1. “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”, is the famous first line of which 1813 romance novel of manners?

    ‘Pride and Prejudice’


    1. Name all four of Queen Elizabeth II’s children (bonus points if you know their titles!).

    Charles, Prince of Wales

    Anne, Princess Royal

    Andrew, Duke of York

    Edward, Earl of Wessex


    1. What year was the first ever Wimbledon Championship held?



    1. On the periodic table, what does the symbol ‘Mn’ represent?



    1. What is a group of owls called?

    A parliament


    1. A Harvey Wallbanger is traditionally made with three ingredients; orange juice, Galliano liqueur and which common spirit?



    1. Which mathematician, inventor and engineer is often referred to as the Father of the Computer?

    Charles Babbage


    1. Which planet in our solar system has the strongest gravitational force?



    1. Which fruit is used in the sponge of sticky toffee pudding?



    1. Which product was advertised in the first ever TV advert?

    Toothpaste, specifically Gibbs SR toothpaste. (If you haven’t already, make sure to watch the ad on YouTube – it’s a piece of history!)




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