Lockdown Quiz Number 39 – 21 Dec 2020

1.What are the names of the two moons of Mars?
2. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, born in 1835, is the real name of which Author?
3. The chemical symbols for the elements IRON, LITHIUM & NEON when written alongside each other, spell what word?
4. What is the name of the Hotel at the centre of the TV Sitcom: ‘Benidorm’?
5. Which river forms most of the border between Devon & Cornwall?
6. What name is given to a person who makes & sells arrows?
7. The TV Characters, ‘Dorian’ from Birds of a Feather and ‘Rachel’ from Friends, both share which surname?
8. In which London Park would you find the open-air debating area known as ‘Speakers Corner’?
9. Which presenter replaced Stephen Fry on the TV Gameshow: QI?
10.The spice Vanilla is obtained from the pods of which flowers?
11.What nationality was the Polar Explorer, Roald Amundsen?
12. Which fish is a main ingredient of Scotch Woodcock?
13. Enduring Love, Atonement & On Chesil Beach, were all written by which Author?
14 Which female American Gymnast currently dominates the sport, having won a total of 30 World & Olympic Medals?
15. What is the name of the Egyptian Obelisk moved to the Thames Embankment in London in 1878?
16. Which American coin is worth 10 cents?
17. What is the longest nerve in the human body?
18. Which unit is used to measure the intensity of sound?
19. What is the name of a long shallow basket traditionally used to carry flowers or produce?
20. Harvard University is located in which American State?

Answers below

JULIE CLARKE

1.What are the names of the two moons of Mars? PHOBOS & DEIMOS
2. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, born in 1835, is the real name of which Author? MARK TWAIN
3. The chemical symbols for the elements IRON, LITHIUM & NEON when written alongside each other, spell what word? FELINE
4. What is the name of the Hotel at the centre of the TV Sitcom: ‘Benidorm’ THE SOLANA
5. Which river forms most of the border between Devon & Cornwall? THE TAMAR
6. What name is given to a person who makes & sells arrows? A FLETCHER
7. The TV Characters, ‘Dorian’ from Birds of a Feather and ‘Rachel’ from Friends, both share which surname? GREEN
8. In which London Park would you find the open-air debating area known as ‘Speakers Corner’? HYDE PARK
9. Which presenter replaced Stephen Fry on the TV Gameshow: QI? SANDI TOKSVIG
10.The spice Vanilla is obtained from the pods of which flowers? ORCHIDS

 

11.What nationality was the Polar Explorer, Roald Amundsen? NORWEGIAN
12. Which fish is a main ingredient of Scotch Woodcock? ANCHOVY
13. Enduring Love, Atonement & On Chesil Beach, were all written by which Author? IAN McEWAN
14 Which female American Gymnast currently dominates the sport, having won a total of 30 World & Olympic Medals? SIMONE BILES
15. What is the name of the Egyptian Obelisk moved to the Thames Embankment in London in 1878? CLEOPATRAS NEEDLE
16. Which American coin is worth 10 cents? A DIME
17. What is the longest nerve in the human body? SCIATIC NERVE
18. Which unit is used to measure the intensity of sound? DECIBEL
19. What is the name of a long shallow basket traditionally used to carry flowers or produce? A TRUG
20. Harvard University is located in which American State? MASSACHUSETTS