Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 25th April 2022

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  1. What year did World War II end?

1945

 

  1. By area, which is the largest continent on the planet?

Asia

 

  1. Which politician served as the Mayor of London between 2008 and 2016?

Boris Johnson

 

  1. Blathers, Charlotte, and Fagin are characters from which popular Charles Dickens tale?

Oliver Twist

 

  1. Autophobia is a fear of what?

Being alone

 

  1. ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘The Potato Eaters’ are works by which Dutch painter?

Vincent van Gogh

 

  1. What planet is named after the goddess of love and beauty?

Venus

 

  1. Cyprus is an island located in which sea?

Mediterranean

 

  1. What American actor is known as ‘The Fonz’?

Henry Winkler

 

  1. What planet has the shortest day, at only 10 hours?

Jupiter

 

  1. Montgomery is the capital city of which U.S. state?

Alabama

 

  1. The Anne Frank House Museum which opened in 1960 is located in which city?

Amsterdam

 

  1. Which dinosaur, when translated from Latin, means ‘swift robber’?

Velociraptor

 

  1. Which country hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics?

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

 

  1. What did the United States adopt as its national anthem in 1931?

The Star-Spangled Banner

 

  1. What is a yam more commonly known as in the UK?

Sweet potato

 

  1. Which New York museum is known by the initials MOMA?

Museum of Modern Art

 

  1. Florence Nightingale featured on which British banknote?

£10

 

  1. Tom Hanks plays 12-year-old John Baskin in which 1988 film?

Big

 

  1. What did the Wright Brothers invent in 1903?

Aeroplane

 

 

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