Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 11th May 2021

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  1. Who were the original presenters of The Great British Bake Off when it first aired in 2010?

Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc

 

  1. Who is the longest-serving British Prime Minister?

Sir Robert Walpole

 

  1. Did the bombing of Pearl Harbour happen in the First or Second World War? (Bonus point for the correct year)

Second World War, 1941

 

  1. “Because You’re Worth It” is the slogan for which international beauty brand?

L’Oréal

 

  1. What is apiology the scientific study of?

Honeybees

 

  1. Which European city has an international airport named after Leonardo da Vinci?

Rome

 

  1. Which ocean is the Great Barrier Reef located in?

Pacific Ocean

 

  1. ‘Because I could not stop for Death’ is a lyrical poem written by which famous American poet?

Emily Dickinson

 

  1. Which American pop band sang the hit 1997 song, ‘MMMBop’?

Hanson

 

  1. A Negroni is an Italian cocktail made with gin, sweet vermouth and which liqueur?

Campari

 

  1. Which two numbers are used in the binary system?

Zero and one

 

  1. What was the name of the ship that took Charles Darwin on his first expedition around the world?

HMS Beagle

 

  1. How many wings does a butterfly have?

Four

 

  1. Who directed the 1972 film, ‘The Godfather’?

Francis Ford Coppola

 

  1. Which legendary folk hero is said to live in Sherwood Forest?

Robin Hood

 

  1. Which vitamin was the first to be discovered and named?

Vitamin A

 

  1. What species of bird lays the largest eggs?

Ostrich

 

  1. Which two countries border Lake Geneva, also known as Lac Léman?

France and Switzerland

 

  1. What is the capital of Malawi?

Lilongwe

 

  1. What film won Best Picture at the 2021 Academy Awards (also known as the Oscars)?

Nomadland

 

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