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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 14th January 2021

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    1. Celebrity personality, Karl Pilkington, rose to fame with help from his friend, Ricky Gervais. Finish the title of his first travel documentary series: ‘An BLANK Abroad’.

    An IDIOT Abroad


    1. What was the first flavoured crisp to be invented, other than plain salted?

    Cheese and onion


    1. What are you scared of if you have siderodromophobia?

    Trains or railways


    1. Who is the author of ‘Alice in Wonderland’?

    Lewis Carroll


    1. What is a hurdy-gurdy?

    A string instrument


    1. What type of pastry is used to make sausage rolls?

    Puff pastry


    1. How many players are there on an Olympic curling team?

    Four players


    1. Who wrote and released the 1962 soul/R&B song, ‘Bring It On Home to Me’?

    Sam Cooke


    1. How many points is the pink ball worth in snooker?

    Six points


    1. Which animal’s name means ‘horse of the river’?



    1. How many NBA championships did Michael Jordan win during his basketball career?

    Six championships


    1. What are the highest-scoring letters in Scrabble?

    Q and Z are both worth 10 points each


    1. What kind of animal is a barramundi?

    A fish


    1. For which play did Shakespeare write the line, “If music be the food of love, play on.”?

    ‘Twelfth Night’


    1. Which Surrealist artist painted ‘The Persistence of Memory’ in 1931? Hint – it’s the one with all the melting clocks!

    Salvador Dalí


    1. What do you call a medicine that has no effect?

    A placebo


    1. How old was Jack Nicholson when he played Garrett Breedlove in ‘Terms of Endearment’?



    1. The music and film retail chain ‘HMV’, is named after the record label that launched it, which was named after a painting of a dog listening to a gramophone. Do you know what ‘HMV’ stands for?

    ‘His Master’s Voice’ – the story goes that the dog in the painting enjoyed listening to voice recordings of his master who had passed away.


    1. From the base to the tip, how tall is the Eiffel Tower in metres?

    324 metres


    1. What’s the German word for ‘cheese’?


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