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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 21st January 2021

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  1. In which year did infamous prison, Alcatraz, close?

1963 (March 21st)


  1. What grown food comes in ‘chicken of the woods’, ‘lion’s mane’ and ‘giant puffball’ varieties?



  1. Apollo 11 famously made the first moon landing on July 20th, 1969, but on which date did the astronauts arrive back on Earth?

July 24th


  1. What is the name of the main theme song from the James Bond film, ‘Casino Royale’? (Extra point for who sang it!)

‘You Know My Name’ by Chris Cornell


  1. Edgar Hoover, the first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), ordered his aides not to step on what?

His shadow!


  1. What is the collective noun for a group of frogs?

An army


  1. Name all four train stations in the original game of Monopoly.

Marylebone, King’s Cross, Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street


  1. What was the title of Steven King’s first published novel?

‘Carrie’ in 1974


  1. In which year did the British animated television series, ‘Danger Mouse’, first air?

1981 (28th September)


  1. What was 2019’s most-visited city in the world according to Euromonitor International?

Hong Kong. Followed by Bangkok and London in 2nd and 3rd place


  1. Janet Jackson is the youngest of how many Jackson siblings born to Katherine and Joe?



  1. In which century were playing cards invented?

It’s believed they were created in the 9th century, during the Tang Dynasty


  1. Which royal family member attended the most engagements in 2019?

Prince Charles – he carried out 521!


  1. Which painter, inventor and scientist do historians and scholars often refer to as a universal genius?

Leonardo Da Vinci


  1. Which volcanic eruption caused what is thought to be the loudest sound ever recorded?

Krakatoa (1883)


  1. Who was the president during the American Civil War in the 19th century?

Abraham Lincoln


  1. Which country was the filming of ‘I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here’ moved to in 2020?

Wales! More specifically, Gwrych Castle in Abergele, North Wales


  1. Which country was Mo Farah born in?



  1. Cher legally changed her name to simply ‘Cher’ in 1978, but what name was she given at birth?

Cherilyn Sarkisian


  1. How many stars are on the national flag of China?


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