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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz – 8th July

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  1. The planets in our solar system are divided into inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars) and outer planets (Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Saturn). Which set of planets do not have solid surfaces?

The outer planets


  1. What is the name for a baby beaver?



  1. What is the length of Loch Ness (to the nearest km)?

36.3 kilometres


  1. What is Usain Bolt’s fastest time recorded for running the 100m sprint?

9.58 seconds


  1. When Emmerdale first came to our screens back in 1972, where was it filmed?

Arncliffe in North Yorkshire – in 1975 filming moved to Esholt in Shipley.


  1. What is the world’s hottest chilli pepper?

Carolina Reaper


  1. How many series of Celebrity Big Brother aired on Channel 5?



  1. Which shoe brand launched first, Nike or adidas?



  1. What are the names of Harry Potter’s parents?

Lily and James


  1. What colour is a flamingo when it’s born?

Grey/white, they turn pink over the first couple of years of their lives!


  1. Who commissioned the Arc de Triomphe in Paris?



  1. Where is the smallest bone in the human body?

The ear


  1. What are the beans called used within baked beans?

Haricot/Navy Beans


  1. How long was David Cameron Prime Minister for?

Six years


  1. Who reigned longer, Queen Victoria or King George III?

Queen Victoria


  1. Wiener Schnitzel is the national dish of which country?



  1. How many universities are in the Russell Group?



  1. Who was the first Emperor of the Roman Empire?



  1. A Chiweenie is a mixture of which two dog breeds?

A Dachshund and a Chihuahua


  1. In what year and what month was the first polymer £20 note issued?

20th February 2020

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