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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 7th February 2022

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  1. Where would you find the Olympus Mons volcano?



  1. What is the name of the Austrian monk who formulated the basic laws of genetics?

Gregor Johann Mendel


  1. Who painted the cover art for the 1993 Billy Joel album, ‘River of Dreams’?

Christie Brinkley


  1. What is brandy?

Distilled wine (or fruit juice)


  1. Which American university did Bill Gates drop out of?



  1. Amber, a golden-yellow gemstone, forms over millions of years from what?

Fossilised tree resin


  1. Which French leader was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo?

Napoleon Bonaparte


  1. Which popular brand of soup was introduced in 1897?



  1. Which British film based on George Bernard Shaw’s earlier play won an Oscar for Best Screenplay in 1938?



  1. What was Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2020?



  1. What is the name of the cells responsible for forming new bone in the body?



  1. How many events are there in a heptathlon? Bonus point if you can name all of them!

Seven (100m hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200m sprint, long jump, javelin, 800m run)


  1. What is the word for ‘arrow’ in French?

La fléche


  1. In which canal did the container ship, Ever Given, run aground in 2021?

Suez Canal


  1. Shakespeare’s longest play is Hamlet. Which is the shortest?

The Comedy of Errors


  1. Who was the first woman ever inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

Aretha Franklin


  1. Which American boxer fought against Muhammad Ali in 1971 and won?

Joe Frazier


  1. Which London street is famous for its flower market?

Colombia Road Flower Market


  1. In which 1976 thriller does Robert De Niro famously say, “You talkin’ to me?”

Taxi Driver


  1. Which American newspaper adopted the slogan, “Democracy Dies in Darkness”, in 2017?

The Washington Post


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