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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 8th April 2021

8th April, 2021

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  1. In what year did Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, get married?

1947

 

  1. In which US state was the American President, John F. Kennedy (JFK), born in?

Massachusetts

 

  1. What does a barometer measure?

Atmospheric (or air pressure), which can be used to forecast weather changes

 

  1. Which French army officer and statesman is the Roissy Airport in Paris also named after?

Charles de Gaulle

 

  1. Which rock band released an album in 1991 with a cover image showing a baby swimming underwater?

Nirvana

 

  1. In English literature, what does the term ‘anthropomorphism’ mean?

Giving non-human things (like an object or animal) human characteristics, emotions or behaviours

 

  1. Who wrote the novel, ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’?

Mark Twain

 

  1. How many prime numbers are there under 10? (Bonus point if you can name them all!)

Four (2, 3, 5, and 7)

 

  1. Which two seas does the Suez Canal link?

Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea (to the Indian Ocean)

 

  1. In the book, ‘The Metamorphosis’ by Franz Kafka, what does protagonist Gregory Samsa wake up as one morning?

A giant insect

 

  1. What was English artist David Hockney’s famous 1966 painting called?

The Splash

 

  1. What animal is depicted on the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) logo?

The giant panda

 

  1. How many pieces are there in total in a game of chess?

32

 

  1. In which city would you find the Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of the Winds?

Jaipur, India

 

  1. What team does professional footballer Harry Kane currently play for?

Tottenham Hotspur

 

  1. Are Jaffa Cakes legally considered a cake or a biscuit?

Cake

 

  1. What unit is power measured in?

Watts

 

  1. What is the real first name of actor Sir Sean Connery?

Thomas

 

  1. Which American actor plays Iron Man in The Avengers films?

Robert Downey Jr.

 

  1. What causes the holes in crumpets?

Bubbles developed during fermentation of the batter

 

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