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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz – 21st July

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    1. What is a group of ferrets called?

    A business or, historically, a busyness

     

    1. The Interrail system offers the possibility to explore European countries by rail using a single pass for up to a month. How many countries are available to visit with the pass?

    33 countries

     

    1. What is the square root of 225?

    15

     

    1. What is the scientific name for sunflowers?

    Helianthus

     

    1. Ceviche, typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juice, is the national dish of which country?

    Peru

     

    1. How old is the Queen of Cakes, Mary Berry?

    She turned 85 on March 24th 2020

     

    1. On the pH scale, where do tomatoes sit?

    Tomatoes have a pH of around 4.6, so they’re more acidic than alkaline!

     

    1. Name a swimming stroke that is also the name of an insect?

    Butterfly

     

    1. What baking ingredient can also be used to clean your home?

    Bicarbonate of soda

     

    1. What is the airport code for the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport?

    CDG

     

    1. In which city did Greggs – the bringer of delicious fresh baked goods – begin?

    Newcastle, specifically in Gosforth. There’s still a Greggs on Gosforth High Street!

     

    1. What’s the name of the largest football stadium in the UK and what is its current capacity?

    Wembley London, 90,000 capacity

     

    1. Which region has been coined the UK’s Energy Estuary?

    The Humber, home to a number of energy producers and manufacturers of fuels

     

    1. What is the name given to your finger next to your thumb?

    Index finger; sometimes pointer or forefinger

     

    1. What is the capital of Switzerland?

    Bern

     

    1. Kylie Minogue, Jason Donovan, Russell Crowe, Margot Robbie, Alan Dale and Liam Hemsworth all had roles in which popular soap show?

    Neighbours! When good neighbours become good friends…

     

    1. Situated in the USA, what is the Will Rogers Highway better known as?

    Route 66

     

    1. What are the names of the five main characters in Scooby Doo?

    Scooby Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred

     

    1. Jenny Ryan is one of the chasers on ITV’s The Chase, what is her alter ego on the show called?

    The Vixen

     

    1. In what year did Dairy Milk first launch their chocolates bars?

    1905 – Hooray!

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