Lockdown Quiz #35 23 Nov 2020

1.In the Bible’s Old Testament, who was the first King of Israel?
2. Which Canadian City is the Capital of the Province of Alberta?
3. Who, in 1964, became the first male black recipient of an Academy Award for Best Actor?
4. In Greek Mythology, who was the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus?
5. What is the name given to process of terminating the affairs of a business which has closed or collapsed?
6. The first Butlins Holiday Camp opened in 1936 in which seaside town?
7. Which British TV Writer created the Sitcoms: Last of the Summer Wine, Keeping Up Appearances & Open all Hours?
8. Actors Clayton Moore & Jay Silverheels were the stars of which Western Series of the 1950’s?
9. Which British Sculptor created: Event Horizon, Another Place & The Angel of the North?
10. Which Playwright wrote: The Birthday Party, The Caretaker & The Dumb Waiter, and also won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005?
11.Which former Athlete, the recent recipient of a Knighthood, established the annual Athletics Event: The Great North Run?
12. Which Stately Home in Northamptonshire is the childhood home of Diana, Princess of Wales & the current home of her brother, Earl Spencer?
13. What was the name of the Children’s TV Art presenter noted for working with the clay character Morph?
14. What is the name of the open-air cliff top theatre near Land’s End in Cornwall?
15. What name is given to a young cow over a year old that has not yet calved?
16. In Science, what name is given to the curved upper surface of a liquid in a tube?
17. Which RAF Flying Ace who lost both his legs in an aerobatics accident, took part in The Battle of Britain during WW2?
18. In Arthurian Legend which Knight had an adulterous affair with Guinevere, the wife of King Arthur?
19. Which 3 letter prefix can be added to the words: CORN, FORM, SON, VERSE & SEX, to make 5 longer words?
20.Which bird appears on the Logo of the RSPB

JULIE CLARKE

Thought for the day:

Politicians and nappies must be changed often, and for the same reason. (Mark Twain)


ANSWERS TO U3A GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ NUMBER 35

1.In the Bible’s Old Testament, who was the first King of Israel? SAUL
2. Which Canadian City is the Capital of the Province of Alberta? EDMONTON
3. Who, in 1964, became the first male black recipient of an Academy Award for Best Actor? SIDNEY POITIER
4. In Greek Mythology, who was the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus? ANDROMEDA
5. What is the name given to process of terminating the affairs of a business which has closed or collapsed? LIQUIDATION
6. The first Butlins Holiday Camp opened in 1936 in which seaside town? SKEGNESS
7. Which British TV Writer created the Sitcoms: Last of the Summer Wine, Keeping Up Appearances & Open all Hours? ROY CLARKE
8. Actors Clayton Moore & Jay Silverheels were the stars of which Western Series of the 1950’s? THE LONE RANGER
9. Which British Sculptor created: Event Horizon, Another Place & The Angel of the North? ANTONY GORMLEY
10. Which Playwright wrote: The Birthday Party, The Caretaker & The Dumb Waiter, and also won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005? HAROLD PINTER
11.Which former Athlete, the recent recipient of a Knighthood, established the annual Athletics Event: The Great North Run? BRENDAN FOSTER
12. Which Stately Home in Northamptonshire is the childhood home of Diana, Princess of Wales & the current home of her brother, Earl Spencer? ALTHORP
13. What was the name of the Children’s TV Art presenter noted for working with the clay character Morph? TONY HART
14. What is the name of the open-air cliff top theatre near Land’s End in Cornwall? MYNACK THEATRE
15. What name is given to a young cow over a year old that has not yet calved? HEIFER
16. In Science, what name is given to the curved upper surface of a liquid in a tube? MENISCUS
17. Which RAF Flying Ace who lost both his legs in an aerobatics accident, took part in The Battle of Britain during WW2? DOUGLAS BADER
18. In Arthurian Legend which Knight had an adulterous affair with Guinevere, the wife of King Arthur? SIR LANCELOT
19. Which 3 letter prefix can be added to the words: CORN, FORM, SON, VERSE & SEX, to make 5 longer words? UNI
20.Which bird appears on the Logo of the RSPB? AVOCET