Mega Quiz - part 2
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Answers for Beatles and ABBA:
Now we're back up to date, how did last week's quiz go? Here are the answers for you!
Answers for Mega Quiz part 1:
Round 1 - General Knowledge
How many cakes would you find in a bakers dozen? 13
How many gills in a pint? 8
In cockney rhyming slang, what does “cut and carried” mean? Married
In British military ranking, which of these is the highest? Royal Navy Captain, RAF Squadron Leader or Army Captain? Royal Navy Captain
To the nearest 100 miles, how long is the Great Wall of China? 13,170.7 mi
Where would you find the nativity story in the Bible? Matthew & Luke
In Mallorca, what time of year of empanadas traditionally eaten? Easter
What is Boris Johnson’s newborn son called? Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson
How many children did Queen Victoria have? 9
Where in the world would you find Hot Water Beach? (On the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula,) New Zealand
Round 2 - Living creatures
Name the animals:
Round 3 - Food and Drink
Which vitamin is the only one that you will not find in an egg? Vitamin C
Which country is the origin of the cocktail Mojito? Cuba
What is tofu made from? Bean curd
What does IPA stand for? Indian Pale Ale
Which flower does the spice saffron come from? Crocus
What are prunes? Dried plums
What is the main ingredient in meringue? Egg whites
What grain is Whisky made from? Rye or barley
In which country did scampi originate? Italy
Which of these cocktails does not typically include gin: Bramble, Collins, Gimlet or Cosmopolitan? Cosmopolitan
Round 4 - Horticulture
What is the national flower of the Netherlands? Tulip
Where would you find the biggest tree in the world? USA
What fruit did British sailors eat on long voyages to avoid illness? Lemons
Okra are also commonly known as what? Ladies' fingers
What is the most eaten vegetable in the world? Onion
What is the plural of cactus? Cacti
Most species of eucalyptus are native to which country? Australia
Which flower's name comes from the Ancient Greek word for star? Aster
True or false. Tulips were once so valuable in Holland that their bulbs were worth more than gold? True
What part of a tree is used to make cork? The bark of a Cork Oak Tree
Round 5: British Thespians
Which Dame is famously known for her role as Head of Gryffindor in Harry Potter? Dame Maggie Smith
Which three actor(s) started off their careers together at Cambridge Universities theatre company, Footlights? Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson and Steven Fry
Who is known for playing the godfather of ‘the boy who lived’ in the third film of a franchise in 2004? Garry Oldman
Which British actor, director, film producer, and screenwriter was Emma Thomson married to before marrying her current husband, Greg Wise? Kenneth Branagh
In what year did Alan Rickman die? 2016
Which Welsh actor was born in 1937 and knighted in 1993? Sir Anthony Hopkins
Who made history in 1996 as the first person to win two Laurence Olivier awards (for British theatre) for different roles? Dame Judi Dench
Who starred opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1997 film Titanic? Kate Winslet
Which English actor went to school with, and was in the same year as, Prince William? Eddie Redmayne (at Eton)
Which English actor starred in the 2018 film, Venom? Tom Hardy
Fear not, it's not all riding on last week's quiz, so if you've done well, keep that momentum going this week! If you struggled last week, this is your chance to turn it around and get back in the game! Here are your rounds for this week. Don't forget to let me know your results as there is a little prize for the winner!
Mega Quiz part 2:
Round 1 - History
Who was the first Roman Emperor to fight and train as a gladiator?
Name Henry VIII’s three children
Who was US president during the Wall Street Crash?
At what famous French landmark was the document signed which set out the terms of ‘peace’ following the First World War?
War of the Roses was a series of civil wars between which two houses?
Who was caught red-handed trying to blow up parliament in 1605?
Who composed Moonlight Sonata?
Who was the wife of the future Henry VIII’s older brother, Arthur?
Which London tube station was gutted by fire in 1987?
A surprise attack by the Japanese on which naval base led to the US entering World War II?
Round 2 - Wales
What was St David’s mother called?
In welsh, what does ARAF mean?
David Lloyd George became the first Welsh Prime Minister in which decade?
In rugby union, when the regions were formed, what was the name of the fifth region?
Where is the oldest seat of learning in Britain?
List 5 different animals that can be found on the animal wall at Cardiff Castle.
What year did Cardiff become the capital city of Wales?
What is the 10th highest mountain in Wales?
In which county would you find the Blue Lagoon, (former slate quarry, now flooded)?
What is welsh caviar also known as?
Round 3 - Science and Nature
What is the study of mushrooms called?
Percy Spencer invented which kitchen appliance?
What is the collective name for a group of crows?
On the periodic table, what is the symbol for silver?
How many hearts do octopuses have?
What is the soft spot on a baby’s head known as?
Which is the most flexible muscle in the human body?
What type of sugar does the brain need for energy?
In computer science, what does USB stand for?
What is the scapula more commonly known as?
Round 4 - Famous Landmarks
Name these famous landmarks and the countries or cities in which they would be found: