Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 23rd August 2021

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  1. Who was the wife of former American President, Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR)?

Eleanor Roosevelt


  1. On a London Tube map, which line is black?



  1. In Greek mythology, what is Artemis the goddess of?

The hunt, wild animals, the moon, chastity, childbirth and the wilderness


  1. What is the state capital of California?



  1. What is a male swan called?



  1. Who is the author of the work of scientific literature, ‘On the Origins of the Species’?

Charles Darwin


  1. What is the word for ‘table’ in German?



  1. Out of all the plays written by Shakespeare, only one title contains the name of an animal. Can you name the animal?

Shrew (The Taming of the Shrew)


  1. Which science-fiction novel did English author, H. G. Wells, publish in 1897?

The War of the Worlds


  1. In which country is the Bay of Pigs located?



  1. How old was Lady Diana when she married Prince Charles?



  1. How many books are there in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series?



  1. A tetrahedron is composed of how many triangles?



  1. What is California’s Napa Valley best known for?



  1. Julius Caesar was assassinated on 15 March 44 BC, a date now often known by what term?

The Ides of March


  1. What is the frothy foam on top of a freshly poured beer called?

Head (or collar)


  1. How many months are there in twelve years?



  1. Which word comes after Swindon, Ipswich and Huddersfield in the names of three English football clubs?



  1. What does an albatross mean in golf?

Scoring three under par on a hole


  1. What two ingredients make a Black Velvet cocktail?

Champagne and stout or Guinness


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