Lockdown Quiz Number 47 – 22 Feb 2021

1.In mathematics what term describes an angle of less than 90 degrees?
2. What name is given to a sporting event consisting of a series of boat or yacht races?
3. What is the name of the open chalk plateau in Wiltshire which is the site of Stonehenge?
4. In the animated film Frozen, what is the name of Kristoff’s reindeer companion?
5. What is the name of the Irish Veterinary Surgeon known on TV as ‘The Supervet’?
6. Which Actor played Bond Villain ‘Scaramanga’ in the 1974 Film: The Man with the Golden Gun?
7. In which of Shakespeare’s plays do the characters: Ariel & Caliban appear?
8. The Battles of Austerlitz & Borodino took place during which major conflict?
9. In Football, what is the name of the last pass before a goal is scored?
10. Which Actor won 3 BAFTA Awards in the 1990’s for his role as Criminal Psychologist Dr Eddie ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald in the TV Series Cracker?
11. What name is given to a railway, especially one situated on a gradient, which is operated by cable & a counterbalanced system of passenger cars?
12. Prior to her marriage to Prince Edward, what was the full name of the Countess of Wessex?
13. Who was the archenemy of British comic book hero Dan Dare?
14. In the human body, what is the name of the large artery located in the thigh?
15. The Koran, the sacred book of Islam, was originally written in which language?
16. What was the name of the Teletext Service of the BBC which began in 1973 and was replaced by the Red Button Service?
17. Signature, Technical & Showstopper are the three rounds in which TV Show competition?
18. The Laxey Wheel, the largest working waterwheel in the world, is located where in the UK?
19. What is the name of the British aviation engineer & pilot who invented the jet engine?
20. The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr Moreau & The War of the Worlds are all novels by which Author?

ANSWERS BELOW  JULIE CLARKE


1.In mathematics what term describes an angle of less than 90 degrees? ACUTE
2. What name is given to a sporting event consisting of a series of boat or yacht races? REGATTA
3. What is the name of the open chalk plateau in Wiltshire which is the site of Stonehenge? SALISBURY PLAIN
4. In the animated film Frozen, what is the name of Kristoff’s reindeer companion? SVEN
5. What is the name of the Irish Veterinary Surgeon known on TV as ‘The Supervet’? NOEL FITZPATRICK
6. Which Actor played Bond Villain ‘Scaramanga’ in the 1974 Film: The Man with the Golden Gun? CHRISTOPHER LEE
7. In which of Shakespeare’s plays do the characters: Ariel & Caliban appear? THE TEMPEST
8. The Battles of Austerlitz & Borodino took place during which major conflict? NAPOLEONIC

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9. In Football, what is the name of the last pass before a goal is scored? ASSIST
10. Which Actor won 3 BAFTA Awards in the 1990’s for his role as Criminal Psychologist Dr Eddie ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald in the TV Series Cracker? ROBBIE COLTRANE
11. What name is given to a railway, especially one situated on a gradient, which is operated by cable & a counterbalanced system of passenger cars? FUNICULAR
12. Prior to her marriage to Prince Edward, what was the full name of the Countess of Wessex? SOPHIE RHYS JONES
13. Who was the archenemy of British comic book hero Dan Dare? THE MEKON
14. In the human body, what is the name of the large artery located in the thigh? FEMORAL ARTERY
15. The Koran, the sacred book of Islam, was originally written in which language? ARABIC
16. What was the name of the Teletext Service of the BBC which began in 1973 and was replaced by the Red Button Service? CEEFAX
17. Signature, Technical & Showstopper are the three rounds in which TV Show competition? THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE-OFF
18. The Laxey Wheel, the largest working waterwheel in the world, is located where in the UK? ISLE OF MAN
19. What is the name of the British aviation engineer & pilot who invented the jet engine? FRANK WHITTLE
20. The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr Moreau & The War of the Worlds are all novels by which Author? H G WELLS