Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 25th February 2021

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  1. What colours do scientists believe dogs cannot see?

Green and red

 

  1. How tall is the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa? A) 1,002m B) 828m C) 785m
  2. B) 828m

 

  1. What is “I love you” in Italian?

Ti amo

 

  1. What animal is represented in the Porsche logo?

A horse

 

  1. What nationality is footballing legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento (more commonly known as Pelé)?

Brazilian

 

  1. What is the scientific name for the genus of flower species that includes buttercups?

Ranunculus

 

  1. Who is the author of the novel, ‘Atonement’?

Ian McEwan

 

  1. What are smaller streams that flow into a river called?

Tributaries

 

  1. Can you unscramble this anagram to reveal the country? ‘KISAPANT’

Pakistan

 

  1. Who was President of the United States throughout World War 1?

Woodrow Wilson

 

  1. In what year was the artist, Tracey Emin, a Turner Prize nominee?

1999

 

  1. Who wrote the short novel, ‘The Old Man and the Sea’?

Ernest Hemingway

 

  1. What unit is resistance measured in?

Ohms

 

  1. Which English monarch abdicated the throne in 1936?

Edward VIII

 

  1. In mathematics, what shape does Pythagoras theorem refer to?

Right-angled triangles

 

  1. What was Freddie Mercury’s real name?

Farrokh Bulsara

 

  1. What is frangipane?

A sweet almond-flavour custard used in cakes and pastries

 

  1. What is the smallest bird in the UK?

Goldcrest

 

  1. How many tentacles does a slug have?

Four, or two pairs; they use them to see, smell, taste and feel!

 

  1. Complete the famous Blondie song title, ‘Heart of [BLANK]’.

Glass

 

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