Lockdown Quiz Number 45 – 8 Feb 2021

1. In Christianity what is the name of the period lasting for 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Holy Saturday?
2. What is the name of a large basin-shaped crater found at the top of a volcano?
3. Clark Kent, the alter ego of Superman, works for which fictional newspaper?
4. What is the term for the figure above the line in a fraction?
5. In the Winter Sport of Curling, what is the name of the target area the players aim for?
6. East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath & Of Mice and Men, are books written by which Author?
7. In the TV Sitcom Dad’s Army, what is the occupation of Private Frazer, played on screen by actor John Laurie?
8. What was the Roman name for Scotland?
9. What is the surname of the eponymous Jane Austen character: Emma?
10. What name is given to a sentence which contains all of the letters of the alphabet?
11. Which Actress played Doris Luke in Crossroads & Nora Batty in Last of the Summer Wine?
12. What is the name of the moveable stand on which a coffin rests before burial or cremation?
13. What is the longest river in Italy?
14. What are the names of the two Muppet Characters who are known for their cantankerous opinions & shared penchant for heckling?
15. What is the name of a path or track in the countryside on which horse riders have right of way?
16. Which Landmark is located at 30 St Mary Axe London, on the site of the former Baltic Exchange & Chamber of Shipping?
17. Who, in December 2020, was the first female Jockey to win the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park, riding Frodon?
18. Who directed the ‘Spaghetti Westerns’: A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars more & The Good, the Bad & the Ugly?
19. The 9th Century Illuminated Manuscript, The Book of Kells, is currently housed at which University?
20. Which of the Astronauts on the Apollo 11 Mission did not walk on the moon?

ANSWERS BELOW

JULIE CLARKE


1.In Christianity what is the name of the period lasting for 40 days between Ash Wednesday and Holy Saturday? LENT
2. What is the name of a large basin-shaped crater found at the top of a volcano? CALDERA
3. Clark Kent, the alter ego of Superman, works for which fictional newspaper? THE DAILY PLANET
4. What is the term for the figure above the line in a fraction? NUMERATOR
5. In the Winter Sport of Curling, what is the name of the target area the players aim for? THE HOUSE
6. East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath & Of Mice and Men, are books written by which Author? JOHN STEINBECK
7. In the TV Sitcom Dad’s Army, what is the occupation of Private Frazer, played on screen by actor John Laurie? UNDERTAKER
8. What was the Roman name for Scotland? CALEDONIA
9. What is the surname of the eponymous Jane Austen character: Emma? WOODHOUSE
10. What name is given to a sentence which contains all of the letters of the alphabet? PANGRAM
11. Which Actress played Doris Luke in Crossroads & Nora Batty in Last of the Summer Wine? KATHY STAFF
12. What is the name of the moveable stand on which a coffin rests before burial or cremation? BIER
13. What is the longest river in Italy? THE PO
14. What are the names of the two Muppet Characters who are known for their cantankerous opinions & shared penchant for heckling? WALDORF & STATLER
15. What is the name of a path or track in the countryside on which horse riders have right of way? BRIDLEWAY
16. Which Landmark is located at 30 St Mary Axe London, on the site of the former Baltic Exchange & Chamber of Shipping? THE GHERKIN
17. Who, in December 2020, was the first female Jockey to win the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park, riding Frodon? BRYONY FROST
18. Who directed the ‘Spaghetti Westerns’: A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars more & The Good, the Bad & the Ugly? SERGIO LEONE
19. The 9th Century Illuminated Manuscript, The Book of Kells, is currently housed at which University? TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
20. Which of the Astronauts on the Apollo 11 Mission did not walk on the moon? MICHAEL COLLINS