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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 13th September 2021

13th September, 2021

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  1. How many Grand Slam (singles) titles has British tennis player, Andy Murray, won?

Three (2012 US Open, 2013 and 2016 Wimbledon)

 

  1. What are human fingernails made of?

Keratin

 

  1. Who was the original voice of Mickey Mouse?

Walt Disney

 

  1. What is the largest constellation in the sky?

Hydra

 

  1. In what year was insulin discovered?

1921

 

  1. Who is the narrator in Markus Zusak’s historical novel, ‘The Book Thief’?

Death

 

  1. Who released an album called ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player’ in 1973?

Elton John

 

  1. What is the capital of Cambodia?

Phnom Penh

 

  1. In what year was George Orwell’s novella, ‘Animal Farm’, published?

1945

 

  1. How many playing pieces does each player begin with in Backgammon?

15

 

  1. What is the traditional birthstone for the month of September?

Sapphire

 

  1. Who was the first British cyclist to win the Tour de France?

Bradley Wiggins (2012 Tour de France)

 

  1. When you burn potassium, what colour is the flame?

Lilac/purple

 

  1. ‘Coq au vin’ is a dish traditionally made with which type of meat?

Chicken

 

  1. What is the collective noun for camels?

Caravan (flock, herd or train)

 

  1. What is the largest lake in Alaska?

Iliamna Lake

 

  1. Who was the first director of the FBI?

Edgar Hoover

 

  1. In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ novels, who was Sherlock’s friend and associate?

Dr. John Watson

 

  1. Bristol, Rockingham, Chelsea and Minton are types of what?

Pottery Porcelain China

 

  1. What mythical creature is St. George said to have slain?

Dragon

 

 

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