Lockdown Quiz Number 37 – 7 Dec 2020

1.Albert Finney, John Lithgow, Robert Hardy & Gary Oldman have all played which Statesman on screen?
2. Which language, spoken by many European Jews, is usually written using the Hebrew alphabet?
3. In the TV Sitcom ‘Rising Damp’, what is the name of Rigsby’s cat?
4. What is added to a Béchamel sauce to make it into a Mornay sauce?
5. Thanksgiving Day takes place in the USA during which month of the year?
6. Which Steeplejack & TV Personality, born in Bolton in 1938, had a keen interest in Steam Engines?
7. What is the maiden name of US Politician & former First Lady, Hillary Clinton?
8. Which Actress played the role of Bet Lynch for many years in the TV Soap: Coronation Street?
9. Prior to its adoption of the Euro, what was the main unit of currency in Portugal?
10. In the UK, which Medal for bravery is awarded to animals serving in military conflicts?
11. What name was given to the protesters who destroyed machinery in English factories during the Industrial Revolution?
12. Which Author wrote the Mr Men & Little Miss series of books?
13. Which famous black US Athlete won four gold medals, witnessed by Adolf Hitler, at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin?
14. Which Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Norfolk?
15. Traditionally, what type of knot is used to secure a man’s neck tie?
16. Which Character from Children’s TV lives in the village of Pontypandy?
17. Which property on a standard Monopoly Board is the only one south of the River Thames?
18. What is the name given to a narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land?
19. Which English Artist was the first President of the Royal Academy of Arts and was knighted by George III in 1769?
20. Which three African Countries have names that consist of only four letters?

ANSWERS BELOW

JULIE CLARKE


1.Albert Finney, John Lithgow, Robert Hardy & Gary Oldman have all played which Statesman on screen?

WINSTON CHURCHILL

2. Which language, spoken by many European Jews, is usually written using the Hebrew alphabet?

YIDDISH

3. In the TV Sitcom ‘Rising Damp’, what is the name of Rigsby’s cat?

VIENNA

4. What is added to a Béchamel sauce to make it into a Mornay sauce?

CHEESE

5. Thanksgiving Day takes place in the USA during which month of the year?

NOVEMBER

6. Which Steeplejack & TV Personality, born in Bolton in 1938, had a keen interest in Steam Engines?

FRED DIBNAH

7. What is the maiden name of US Politician & former First Lady, Hillary Clinton?

RODHAM

8. Which Actress played the role of Bet Lynch for many years in the TV Soap: Coronation Street?

JULIE GOODYEAR

9. Prior to its adoption of the Euro, what was the main unit of currency in Portugal?

ESCUDO

10. In the UK, which Medal for bravery is awarded to animals serving in military conflicts?

THE DICKIN MEDAL

11. What name was given to the protesters who destroyed machinery in English factories during the Industrial Revolution?

LUDDITES

12. Which Author wrote the Mr Men & Little Miss series of books?

ROGER HARGREAVES

13. Which famous black US Athlete won four gold medals, witnessed by Adolf Hitler, at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin?

JESSE OWENS

14. Which Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Norfolk?

ARUNDEL CASTLE

15. Traditionally, what type of knot is used to secure a man’s neck tie?

WINDSOR KNOT

16. Which Character from Children’s TV lives in the village of Pontypandy?

FIREMAN SAM

17. Which property on a standard Monopoly Board is the only one south of the River Thames?

OLD KENT ROAD

18. What is the name given to a narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land?

ISTHMUS

19. Which English Artist was the first President of the Royal Academy of Arts and was knighted by George III in 1769?

SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS

20. Which three African Countries have names that consist of only four letters?

MALI, CHAD & TOGO