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Answers to HSL’s Weekly Quiz- 9th August 2021

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  1. What is the longest muscle in the human body?

The sartorius – a long thin muscle that runs down the length of the upper thigh, crossing the leg down to the inside of the knee

 

  1. What is the U.S. state capital of Massachusetts?

Boston

 

  1. Which international brand has the slogan ‘X gives you wings’?

Red Bull

 

  1. Which city served as the capital of the Ottoman Empire?

Constantinople

 

  1. What is the chemical symbol for tin?

Sn

 

  1. What does a doctor of haematology specialise in?

Diseases of the blood, spleen and lymph glands like anaemia

 

  1.     What is the word for ‘apple’ in Italian?

Mela

 

  1.     Who is the lead singer of the American alternative band, REM?

Michael Stipe

 

  1.     How many countries were part of the Soviet Union?

15

 

  1. What is Irish rock singer, Bono’s, real name?

Paul David Hewson

 

  1. Who is the current Prime Minister of Belgium?

Alexander De Croo

 

  1. What is the highest mountain in Greece?

Mount Olympus

 

  1. Who wrote the children’s novel, ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’?

Lyman Frank Baum

 

  1. How many runways does London’s Heathrow Airport have?

Two

 

  1. What colour is the alcoholic beverage, Crème de Menthe?

Green

 

  1. Complete the name of Elvis Costello’s 1977 album, ‘My Aim is [______]’

True

 

  1. Who directed the 1960 film, ‘Psycho’?

Sir Alfred Hitchcock

 

  1. What is Porphyrophobia a fear of?

The colour purple

 

  1. Which is the largest state in Australia by land area?

Western Australia

 

  1. Who invented the World Wide Web in 1989?

Tim Berners-Lee

 

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