Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 20th July 2021

20th July, 2021

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  1. Who wrote the novel, ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’?

Thomas Hardy

 

  1. How many bones are there in the human body?

206

 

  1. Which celebrity couple’s children are named Brooklyn, Harper, Romeo and Cruz?

Victoria and David Beckham

  1. Beef Wellington is made with what kind of pastry?

Puff pastry

 

  1. Madame de Pompadour was the chief mistress (maîtresse-en-titre) of which French king?

Louis XV

 

  1. Who played the titular character in the 1998 film, ‘Little Voice’?

Jane Horrocks

 

  1. What was the first videogame to be played in space?

Tetris on Nintendo Game Boy

 

  1. Who wrote the 1974 song, ‘I Will Always Love You’?

Dolly Parton

 

  1. What’s the maximum score you can achieve in 10-pin bowling?

300

 

  1. A spendthrift is a person who is particularly thrifty with their money. True or false?

False; a spendthrift spends money irresponsibly!

 

  1. Who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize?

Marie Curie

 

  1. Name the only two positions that can shoot and score in netball.

Goal Shooter and Goal Attack

 

  1. In the Marvel universe, which Avenger has the real name, Dr. Robert Bruce Banner?

Hulk

 

  1. In football, who scored Germany’s golden goal in the 1996 UEFA Euro final?

Oliver Bierhoff

 

  1. Who painted ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’?

Johannes Vermeer

 

  1. ‘Cochon’ is the French word for which animal?

Pig

 

  1. ‘The Archers’ is the longest-running daily serial in the world. In which year did it begin, on BBC Radio 4?

1951 (January 1st!)

 

  1. Michael Caine’s birthday is the 14th of March. What age is he now?

88

 

  1. Blanche DuBois is the main character in which American play?

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

 

  1. The word ‘nepotism’ comes from the Latin word, ‘nepos’. What does ‘nepos’ mean?

‘Nephew’, and historically, ‘grandson’, or ‘descendent’

 

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