Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz – 16th December 2020
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- The 1964 film, ‘Mary Poppins’, only features two of the five Banks children from P.L. Travers’ novel, but do you know their names?
Jane and Michael
- How old is John Travolta?
- Which Tudor monarch is known as the Nine Days Queen?
Lady Jane Grey (Lady Jane Dudley after marriage)
- By which moniker is historical figure Edward Teach better known?
Blackbeard – the notorious pirate!
- The German language has some great words to describe feelings. Do you know what feeling is described by ‘weltschmerz’?
Having the weight of the world on your shoulders – ‘weltschmerz’ literally translates to ‘world pain’
- In which state is the City of Denver?
- Known as cervical vertebrae, how many bones are there in a giraffe’s neck?
Seven! The same as in a human’s neck, and also, a mouse’s!
- How long after the Great Pyramid at Giza was built, was Cleopatra born?
Around 2,500 years
- One of the largest known dinosaurs had a set of huge spines growing from its back, like a giant fin. Do you know what the dino has been named?
Spinosaurus – sometimes it’s the simple ones that catch you out!
- What fish does caviar come from, traditionally?
- Which 1974 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel song was featured in two ‘80s Trebor Softmints TV ads?
- What is 12 squared?
- People of European origin are said to have what percentage of Neanderthal DNA?
Between 1.5% and 2.1%
- How many times has Andy Murray won Wimbledon playing singles?
Twice – in 2013, against Novak Djokovic, and in 2016, against Milos Raonic
- For which popular stage play did Oscar Wilde write the line, “to love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance”?
An Ideal Husband
- Put these Tom Hanks films in chronological order: ‘Catch Me If You Can’, ‘Forrest Gump’, ‘The Terminal’ and ‘Bridge of Spies’.
‘Forrest Gump’ (1994), ‘Catch Me If You Can’ (2002), ‘The Terminal’ (2004), ‘Bridge of Spies’ (2015)
- What is the capital of Pakistan?
- Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician, writer and one of the first computer programmers. Can you name her famous father?
George Gordon Byron (commonly known as Lord Byron)
- What does LED stand for?
Light emitting diode
- “Be afraid. Be very afraid.” is the often-parodied tagline for which 1986 science-fiction film?