Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 18th October 2021
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- In James Bond, what does the acronym ‘SPECTRE’ stand for?
Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion
- Which animal is thought to be the loudest on Earth?
Blue whale (reaching up to 188 decibels!)
- What are the names of Cinderella’s stepsisters in the fairy-tale?
Anastasia and Drizella
- What was the first toy to be advertised on television in 1952?
Mr. Potato Head
- Which two country singers famously sang together on 1983 song, ‘Islands in the Stream’?
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton
- In what year did Joseph Stalin, the second leader of the Soviet Union, die?
- What spirit is mixed with ginger beer in a Moscow mule?
- In legendary American sitcom, ‘The Golden Girls’, what are the first names of the four main characters?
Sophia, Dorothy, Blanche and Rose
- The tropical flower named ‘Strelitzia’ is also known as which kind of bird?
Bird of Paradise
- Name the one sport where neither the spectators nor the participants know the score until the end.
- In 1953, the Rosenbergs were executed for what crime?
- How many actresses have played the part of Queen Elizabeth in historical TV drama, ‘The Crown’, so far (seasons 1-4)?
Two – Claire Foy and Olivia Coleman
- Which scientist was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952?
- Name the only vegetable that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
- What colour is vermilion a shade of?
- Who wrote the true-crime book, ‘In Cold Blood’, often called the first non-fiction novel?
- What was the name of the first man-made satellite launched into space?
- Only three common words in standard English begin with the letters ‘ dw’. Name them all.
Dwell, dwindle, dwarf
- René Magritte’s ‘The Son of Man’ painting shows a man wearing a suit and a bowler hat. Which fruit is covering his face?
- Which famous North American landmark is constantly moving backwards?
Niagara Falls (estimated to have moved back seven miles in the last 12,500 years!)