Lockdown Quiz #19 3 Aug 2020

SANDBACH U3A GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ NUMBER 19

1.What is the name for a pair of trousers with a high waist & shoulder straps, typically made of padded material, used for skiing?
2. Traditional Parkin cake is flavoured with which spice?  

 

3. Christopher Chittell has played which character in Emmerdale since 1986?  

 

4. Knowing. Beautiful & Pleasures are all popular fragrances from which perfume house?
5. Lerwick is the main town & port of which island group?  

 

6. Who is the only Sportsman to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year representing Horse Racing?
7. Which of the UK National Parks comes last alphabetically?  

 

8. Muscovy, Pintail & Widgeon are all, specifically, which type of creature?  

 

9. The Gibson Desert is found in which country?  

 

10. Which member of the British Royal Family was murdered by the IRA in 1979?
11. Which of the War Poets wrote ‘The Soldier’ in 1914?  

 

12. Who was the original presenter of BBC Question Time, presenting the programme for 10 years until 1989?
13. Which TV Chef’s Autobiography is entitled ‘Humble Pie’?  

 

14. Michael Pennington is the real name of which Northern Comedian/Actor born in 1971
15. Which Author wrote the dystopian novel: The Handmaid’s Tale, which was recently adapted into a TV series?
16. Which Norse God, the Father of Thor, is considered to be the most powerful & wisest God and the ruler of Asgard?
17. Ferdinand De Lesseps designed and developed which waterway which joined the Mediterranean & Red Seas?
18. Which British Swimmer won two gold medals at the 2008 Olympics & had swimming baths named after her in her home town of Mansfield?
19. Prior to adopting the Euro, what was the unit of currency in Greece?  

 

20. What was the name of the Duke of Wellington’s horse which he rode at The Battle of Waterloo??  

 

 

ANSWERS WILL BE CIRCULATED NEXT WEEK. GOOD LUCK. IS THERE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL?

JULIE CLARKE

Thought for the day:

Some of us fall by the wayside and some of us soar to the stars. And some of us sail through our troubles and some have to live with the scars. (Tim Rice – The Circle of Life)

SANDBACH U3A GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ NUMBER 19

1.What is the name for a pair of trousers with a high waist & shoulder straps, typically made of padded material, used for skiing? SALOPETTES
2. Traditional Parkin cake is flavoured with which spice? GINGER

 

3. Christopher Chittell has played which character in Emmerdale since 1986? ERIC POLLARD

 

4. Knowing. Beautiful & Pleasures are all popular fragrances from which perfume house? ESTEE LAUDER
5. Lerwick is the main town & port of which island group? SHETLAND ISLANDS
6. Who is the only Sportsman to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year representing Horse Racing? AP McCOY
7. Which of the UK National Parks comes last alphabetically? YORKSHIRE DALES

 

8. Muscovy, Pintail & Widgeon are all, specifically, which type of creature? DUCKS

 

9. The Gibson Desert is found in which country? AUSTRALIA

 

10. Which member of the British Royal Family was murdered by the IRA in 1979? LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN
11. Which of the War Poets wrote ‘The Soldier’ in 1914? RUPERT BROOKE

 

12. Who was the original presenter of BBC Question Time, presenting the programme for 10 years until 1989? ROBIN DAY
13. Which TV Chef’s Autobiography is entitled ‘Humble Pie’? GORDON RAMSEY

 

14. Michael Pennington is the real name of which Northern Comedian/Actor born in 1971 JOHNNY VEGAS
15. Which Author wrote the dystopian novel: The Handmaid’s Tale, which was recently adapted into a TV series? MARGARET ATWOOD
16. Which Norse God, the Father of Thor, is considered to be the most powerful & wisest God and the ruler of Asgard? ODIN
17. Ferdinand De Lesseps designed and developed which waterway which joined the Mediterranean & Red Seas? SUEZ CANAL
18. Which British Swimmer won two gold medals at the 2008 Olympics & had swimming baths named after her in her home town of Mansfield? REBECCA ADLINGTON
19. Prior to adopting the Euro, what was the unit of currency in Greece? DRACHMA

 

20. What was the name of the Duke of Wellington’s horse which he rode at The Battle of Waterloo?? COPENHAGEN