Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 15th November 2021

15th November, 2021

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  1. What is the capital of Antigua and Barbuda?

Saint John’s

 

  1. What name is given to the unit of electrical resistance?

Ohm (Ω)

 

  1. In which year were X-rays discovered?

1895

 

  1. What is the more common name for hallux?

Big toe

 

  1. Which is the only nation that shares a land border with Monaco?

France

 

  1. What is the Japanese word for ‘dog’?

Inu

 

  1. In which year was the social media network, Instagram, founded?

2010

 

  1. What toy was released in 1958, creating an instant craze among children?

Hula hoop

 

  1. Who founded the world’s first secular nursing school?

Florence Nightingale

 

  1. What famous Broadway musical was based on the comic strip, ‘Little Orphan Annie’?

Annie

 

  1. How many strings does a standard ukulele have?

Four

 

  1. Which is the third largest Caribbean island?

Jamaica

 

  1. What is the intense fear of snow known as?

Chionophobia

 

  1. Karakul, Dorper and Dorset are types of what?

Sheep

 

  1. Wayfarer sunglasses are produced by which famous eyeglass company?

Ray-Ban

 

  1. Who wrote the Broadway play, ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’?

Tennessee Williams

 

  1. What does ‘DIY’ stand for?

Do it yourself

 

  1. What is the name of English theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking’s, cosmology book published in 1988?

A Brief History of Time (From the Big Bang to Black Holes)

 

  1. What is sulphur also known as?

Brimstone

 

  1. Who was the lead male actor in the hit 1997 film, ‘Titanic’?

Leonardo DiCaprio

 

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