Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 20th July 2021
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- Who wrote the novel, ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’?
- How many bones are there in the human body?
- Which celebrity couple’s children are named Brooklyn, Harper, Romeo and Cruz?
Victoria and David Beckham
- Beef Wellington is made with what kind of pastry?
- Madame de Pompadour was the chief mistress (maîtresse-en-titre) of which French king?
- Who played the titular character in the 1998 film, ‘Little Voice’?
- What was the first videogame to be played in space?
Tetris on Nintendo Game Boy
- Who wrote the 1974 song, ‘I Will Always Love You’?
- What’s the maximum score you can achieve in 10-pin bowling?
- A spendthrift is a person who is particularly thrifty with their money. True or false?
False; a spendthrift spends money irresponsibly!
- Who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize?
- Name the only two positions that can shoot and score in netball.
Goal Shooter and Goal Attack
- In the Marvel universe, which Avenger has the real name, Dr. Robert Bruce Banner?
- In football, who scored Germany’s golden goal in the 1996 UEFA Euro final?
- Who painted ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’?
- ‘Cochon’ is the French word for which animal?
- ‘The Archers’ is the longest-running daily serial in the world. In which year did it begin, on BBC Radio 4?
1951 (January 1st!)
- Michael Caine’s birthday is the 14th of March. What age is he now?
- Blanche DuBois is the main character in which American play?
‘A Streetcar Named Desire’
- The word ‘nepotism’ comes from the Latin word, ‘nepos’. What does ‘nepos’ mean?
‘Nephew’, and historically, ‘grandson’, or ‘descendent’