Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 12th April 2021

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  1. What does PVC stand for?

Polyvinyl chloride


  1. In what year was Gandhi born?



  1. What abbey ruins in England are said to have inspired author Bram Stoker’s novel, ‘Dracula’?

Whitby Abbey


  1. When was Ernest Hemingway’s ‘A Farewell to Arms’ first published?



  1. Which celebrity is known for appearing in multiple Walkers Crisps TV adverts?

Gary Lineker


  1. What is the boiling point of nitrogen? A) −90 °C, B) −196 °C C), −298 °C
  2. B) −196 °C


  1. Which fashion brand did Marks & Spencer save from administration earlier this year?



  1. Which country did tea originate in?

(Southwest) China


  1. Which British monarch was US state, Georgia, named after?

King George II


  1. Artillery officer and British inventor, Henry Shrapnel, is famous for inventing what?

The exploding shell


  1. What is the French president, Macron’s, first name?



  1. What are West Highland White Terriers commonly known as?



  1. How do you say ‘apple’ in Spanish?



  1. In English Literature, what does onomatopoeia mean?

The naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound e.g. buzz, fizz


  1. What is measured in candelas?

Luminous intensity


  1. What is the capital of Tanzania?



  1. Who was Henry VIII’s sixth wife?

Catherine Parr


  1. When was Sir Alex Ferguson the manager of Manchester United Football Club?

1986 -2013


  1. What colour is the easyJet logo?



  1. Who features with David Bowie on the cover of his album, Pin Ups?


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