Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 16th May 2022

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  1. The Arabic word for ‘season’ gave us what name for South Asia’s rainy season?



  1. What two elements make water?

Hydrogen and oxygen


  1. In the military, what does the abbreviation G.I. stand for?

Government Issue


  1. Which direction does the sun rise from each morning?

The east


  1. What is a group of bears called?

Sleuth or sloth


  1. In which organ of the human body would you find the hippocampus?

The brain


  1. Which country has the most airports in the world?



  1. In the 1982 science fiction film, E.T., which character finds E.T.?



  1. In the musical fantasy, The Wizard of Oz, what weather phenomenon swept Dorothy Gale to the land of Oz?

A tornado


  1. A tandoor is a type of what?



  1. The Turing Award is an award given in what field?

Computer science


  1. Who played the title role in the 2013 film adaptation, ‘The Great Gatsby’?

Leonardo Dicaprio


  1. Where was ballet invented?



  1. What is the U.S. state capital of Washington?



  1. The world’s first successful vaccine was developed to treat which disease?



  1. Which American musician had a hit song called, ‘You Can Call Me Al’?

Paul Simon


  1. “You had me at hello” is a famous movie line from which 1996 Tom Cruise film?

Jerry Maguire


  1. What is the capital of Portugal?



  1. The thriller, ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’, is set in which English city?



  1. The character, Pennywise the Dancing Clown, appears in which Stephen King novel?



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