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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 4th May 2021

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  1. In which US state would you find the Peachoid, a giant water tower that resembles a peach?

South Carolina

 

  1. In what year was the original ‘The Blues Brothers’ film with John Belushi and Dan Akroyd released?

1980

 

  1. What is the collective noun for geese (when on land or in water)?

A gaggle

 

  1. In 2007, Nick Clegg was elected leader of which UK political party?

Liberal Democrats

 

  1. In which UK county is theme park and waterpark Alton Towers?

Staffordshire

 

  1. Is 121 a square number?

Yes (11 x 11 = 121)

 

  1. What is ophidiophobia a fear of?

Snakes

 

  1. Who won the men’s race in the UK Olympic Marathon Trials in March 2021?

Chris Thompson

 

  1. Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter shares her name with which common fruit?

Apple

 

  1. ‘Walk like an Egyptian’ was a hit song for which group in 1986?

The Bangles

 

  1. New Orleans’ basketball team shares its name with which bird?

They’re called the New Orleans Pelicans!

 

  1. Are sharks mammals?

No (they are fish)

 

  1. In what year was Madonna’s album, ‘Like A Virgin’, released?

1984

 

  1. Which British actor, writer and comedian is currently the host of The Late Late Show?

James Corden

 

  1. What is a courgette called in the USA?

Zucchini

 

  1. Along with Midge Ure, who organised the 1985 charity concert, ‘Live Aid’?

Bob Geldof

 

  1. Who was the lead actress in the hit series, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’?

Sarah Michelle Gellar

 

  1. What is the capital of Azerbaijan?

Baku

 

  1. How many US states does the Mississippi River border or flow through?

10

 

  1. Why was Lewis Carroll’s novel, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, banned in China when it was released in 1865?

Because it features talking animals

 

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