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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 28th January 2021

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  1. Who played Alan Turing in the 2014 film, ‘The Imitation Game’?

Benedict Cumberbatch

 

  1. When magnesium is burnt, what colour is the flame?

White

 

  1. How many players are present in total on a field hockey pitch?

22; there are 11 players on each team

 

  1. In what part of the body would you find rods and cones?

In the eye – these are the two types of photoreceptors involved in sight!

 

  1. What is a group of flamingos called?

A flamboyance – suitably fabulous!

 

  1. Who first charted 282 mountains over 3000ft in Scotland?

Sir Hugh Munro

 

  1. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is an historical figure who lived in the 19th century, but what was his occupation?

Painter

 

  1. What’s the closest prime number to 100?

101

 

  1. Which cricketer has scored the most runs for England?

Alastair Cook

 

  1. Who was the final leader of the Soviet Union before its collapse in 1991?

Mikhail Gorbachev

 

  1. What is the national drink of Japan?

Sake – that’s rice wine!

 

  1. What was the nationality of ‘Dracula’ author, Bram Stoker?

Irish

 

  1. What is the most abundant protein in the human body?

Collagen

 

  1. What is the currency of Vietnam?

Vietnamese Dong

 

  1. Who is the only British Prime Minister to have ever been assassinated?

Spencer Perceval

 

  1. Who wrote ‘Snow White’?

Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm, aka The Brothers Grimm!

 

  1. Who plays Tommy Shelby in ‘Peaky Blinders’?

Cillian Murphy

 

  1. Who was Queen Victoria’s husband?

Prince Albert

 

  1. What is the only bird that can fly backwards?

The hummingbird

 

  1. What was the name of Bryan Cranston’s character in the hit US series, ‘Breaking Bad’?

Walter White

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