Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 3rd March 2021

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  1. Who was the first African American Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1950?

Ralph Bunche


  1. What is squirrel in Italian?



  1. Which famous American actress is the mother to fellow actress, Kate Hudson?

Goldie Hawn


  1. Roughly how much sand is blown off the Sahara Desert every year? A) 220 million tonnes B) 165 million tonnes C) 182 million tonnes

    C) 182 million tonnes


  1. What is the chemical formula for table salt, AKA sodium chloride?



  1. Which American actor is Catherine Zeta-Jones married to?

Michael Douglas


  1. What is the national flower of Scotland?



  1. Can you fill in the blanks on this famous Beatles album ‘Sgt. [BLANK]’s [BLANK] Hearts Club Band’?

Pepper, Lonely


  1. Which English town was Shakespeare born?

Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England


  1. In what year was the Berlin Wall knocked down?



  1. What animal is depicted on the American state, Wyoming’s flag?

A bison


  1. Who wrote the famous classical piece of music the ‘Four Seasons’?

Antonio Vivaldi


  1. On which London street did fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, live?

Baker Street


  1. What are the two main characters called in Sally Rooney’s novel ‘Normal People’?

Connell Waldron and Marianne Sheridan (extra point for each last name)


  1. What is the collective noun for badgers?

Cete or clan


  1. In what year were the Olympic Games held in Athens?



  1. In golf, what does an ‘eagle’ mean?

A score of two strokes under par for the given hole


  1. Eisoptrophobia or catoptrophobia is a fear of what?



  1. On Google’s logo, which two colours each appear twice?

Red and blue


  1. Who is the author of the historical novel ‘Wolf Hall’?

Hilary Mantel


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