24th May quiz

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1.

General Knowledge.


The Germanic goddess of the springtime Ostara was what kind animal?

2. The difference between a mans tears and a woman's tears is:
3. Which large river separates Laos and Burma?
4. What did Captain William Mynors discover on the 25th December 1643?
5. Who fell head over heels in love with Anne Darrow?
6. In 1901, Maude Willard went over Niagara falls in a barrel with her dog. How did she die?
7. With which profession does one associate the Stanislawski method?
8. What do Britney Spears and Eva Braun have in common?
9. Since 1975, which sport can not be played with the left hand?
10. What is the most unlucky number in China:
11.

History.


Which war was the first war in which jet airplanes fought each other?

12. The so-called Pastry war of 1838 was fought between which two nations?
13. Who succeeded Charles de Gaulle as president of France?
14. Which civilisation built Machu Picchu?
15. Ras Tafari was better known by which name? before he was crowned in 1930
16. Which two other countries joined the EEC at the same time as Ireland?
17. Louis Blèriot was the first to do what in a what?
18. Who is the only American President to have served non-consecutive terms in office?
19. What was the name of the Daily Mirror's wartime comic strip heroine?
20. Which British liner was sunk off the Irish coast by a German submarine on 7th May 1915?
21.

Sport.


Which club was the first English football (soccer) league club to install an artificial pitch, which later proved largely unpopular with visiting sides and in 1988 it was replaced again with turf?

22. Biathlon (not to be confused with duathlon) is a term used to describe any sporting event made up of two disciplines. Which two sport disciplines make up the winter sport version of the Biathlon?
23. In which sport can you sometimes find a Nightwatchman?
24. In which sport does the world championship have three classes - open, standard and 15 metres?
25. Which year had Stephen Hendry winning the world snooker championship for fourth year running and Jonathan Edwards breaking the world triple jump record?
26. Which popular sport involves the players throwing stones at houses?
27. What country hosted the 1978 Soccer World Cup?
28. Who was England's European footballer of the year after Bobby Charlton?
29. What wrestlers real name is Shirley Crabtree?
30. How many holes are there in a tenpin bowling ball?
31.

Food & Drink.

What name is given to an illegal highly alcoholic Irish whiskey

32. What is a "Blenheim Orange"?
33. Which food crop does the Colorado beetle most often attack?
34. What was the name of the highly diluted rum that was once given to British sailors?
35. In which US state did chilli con carne originate?
36. What type of food is Port Salut?
37. What vegetable did Mark Twain describe as "Cabbage with a college education"?
38. Which fruit is used to make Calvados?
39. What ingredient is used to flavour Amaretto liqueurs and biscuits?
40. In which country did chocolate originate?
41.

Geography.

In Which Modern Country Will You Find The 'Hanging Gardens Of Babylon'

42. On An Ordinance Survey Map Which Animal Represents A Zoo
43. What Is The Highest Mountain In Great Britain
44. Which Country Borders Sweden And Russia
45. In Which European Country Is The Resort Of Antibes
46. The Epcot Center Is A Tourist Attraction In Which American State
47. Which Of These Islands Is The Largest Greenland Or New Guinea
48. The Maple Leaf Is The National Symbol Of Which Country
49. Which River Flows Through The City Of Liverpool In England
50. By What Name Do We Now Know Siam!

Thanks for playing this week. Hope you had fun?

Please stay safe.

Tracy x

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4 thoughts on “24th May quiz

  • 24th May 2020 at 6:04 pm
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    Brilliant quiz – wish it would accept spelling differences when answer is correct (no criticism whatsoever of Tracy 💙💙)

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    • 24th May 2020 at 6:06 pm
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      I know!
      Apples instead of apple and so on. However it was a tough quiz this week and you did amazing. well done

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  • 24th May 2020 at 8:38 pm
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    Wow! That was a hard one! Really enjoyed it though! Thanks! X

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  • 24th May 2020 at 8:53 pm
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    Yeah, tough one this week but 40%…. about usual for us. 🙄
    Thanks Tracey.

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