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

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  1. How many daily ocean tides are there?

Two

 

  1. Craig Phillips was the first winner of the UK version of which reality TV show?

Big Brother

 

  1. ‘Tercel’ is the name for which male animal?

Falcon (or hawk)

 

  1. What year did the English Civil War end?

1651

 

  1. Which was the first country to send a woman into space?

The Soviet Union (USSR)

 

  1. Which is the only Shakespeare play with the name of an English town in the title?

The Merry Wives of Windsor

 

  1. Paris’ Notre-Dame Cathedral was built on the ruins of what?

A pagan temple dedicated to Jupiter (later replaced by two churches)

 

  1. What is the fourth book in J. K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ series?

The Goblet of Fire

 

  1. In which movie did 007 first utter the iconic phrase, “Bond … James Bond”?

Dr. No

 

  1. Dry ice is the solid form of which chemical compound?

Carbon dioxide

 

  1. What kind of animal is a Canis lupus?

Grey wolf

 

  1. Which English musical duo released albums called ‘Introspective’ and ‘Very’?

Pet Shop Boys

 

  1. Who is credited with inventing Velcro?

George de Mestral

 

  1. What song by The Four Tops has the lyric, “Sugar pie honey bunch”?

I Can’t Help Myself

 

  1. Which body joint includes the patella?

Knee

 

  1. Who directed the 1989 movie, ‘Dead Poets Society’?

Peter Weir

 

  1. What is the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet?

Delta

 

  1. The French Tennis Open is played at which venue?

Stade Roland-Garros in Paris

 

  1. Who wrote the novels, ‘Tropic of Cancer’ and ‘Tropic of Capricorn’?

Henry Miller

 

  1. Which river carved out the Grand Canyon?

Colorado River

 

 

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