Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 10th January 2022

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  1. In which U.S. state is the city, Nashville?

Tennessee

 

  1. What was the original name for a Snickers bar before it changed in 1990?

Marathon

 

  1. In which year did Tony Blair become British Prime Minister?

1997

 

  1. How many notes are there typically in a Western musical scale?

Seven

 

  1. Gouda is a popular cheese originating from which country?

The Netherlands

 

  1. Which is longer, a nautical mile or a mile?

Nautical mile (1.151 miles)

 

  1. “Call me Ishmael” is the opening line of which classic novel?

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

 

  1. In the TV show, ‘The Simpsons’, who is Bart Simpson’s favourite fictional cartoon duo?

Itchy and Scratchy

 

  1. Which English author wrote the fantasy trilogy, ‘His Dark Materials’?

Philip Pullman

 

  1. What language is spoken in Norway?

Norwegian

 

  1. What was the name of Ronnie Barker’s character in Open All Hours?

Albert Arkwright, usually known just as Arkwright

 

  1. What is the name of the fictional borough of Melbourne where the Australian soap, ‘Neighbours’, is set?

Erinsborough

 

  1. What is the currency of Vietnam?

Vietnamese dong (VND)

 

  1. What is the 17th letter in the alphabet?

Q

 

  1. Pret a Manger is a popular sandwich chain in the UK, but what does the French name mean in English?

“Ready to eat”

 

  1. What is the only number that has the same number of letters as its meaning?

Four

 

  1. How many permanent members are there on the UN security council?

Five: China, France, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States

 

  1. How many different combinations does a Rubik’s Cube have?

43 quintillion

 

  1. Which Shakespearean play features the characters of Goneril, Regan and Cordelia?

King Lear

 

  1. Celeste is a shade of which primary colour?

Blue

 

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