Lockdown Quiz Number 49 – 8 Mar 2021

1.What is the name of the branch of medicine that deals with Pregnancy & Childbirth?
2. Sarah Gamp is a character in which novel by Charles Dickens?
3. What is the name of the eight branched candelabra used in Jewish worship, particularly at Hanukkah?
4. Which French landmark was severely damaged by fire in April 2019?
5. Athlete, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Actor, Sean Bean & Singer, Joe Cocker were all born in which City of the UK?
6. In which TV Sitcom did Ronnie Corbett play the character Timothy Lumsden, a middle-aged librarian still living at home with his parents.?
7. What is the name of the fictional island that is the setting for the children’s TV series, Thomas the Tank Engine?
8. What is the longest river in Scotland?
9. The Blue Boy and Mr & Mrs Andrews are paintings by which 18th Century English Artist?
10. What is the name of the Estate in Gloucestershire which is the country residence of Princess Anne?
11. What is the State Capital & most populous city of the Australian State of Tasmania?
12. The Man who would be King, Captains Courageous & The Just So Stories, are all books by which Author?
13. What is the name of the trophy awarded to the winner of the British Open Golf tournament?
14. What is the only place in the British Isles to have an exclamation mark after its name?
15. Which Actor is the only British man to have won 3 Best Actor Oscars?
16. In Greek Mythology who is the Muse of Love Poetry?
17. What is the name of the legendary test undertaken by all London Taxi Drivers, requiring them to learn 320 routes across London?
18. One of the biggest political scandals of the 20th Century, ‘The Profumo Affair’ took place during the tenure of which British Prime Minister?
19. Who is the current Archbishop of Canterbury?
20. Which James Bond Villain has been played on screen by Donald Pleasance, Charles Gray, Max Von Sydow & Christoph Waltz?

ANSWERS BELOW JULIE CLARKE


1.What is the name of the branch of medicine that deals with Pregnancy & Childbirth? OBSTETRICS
2. Sarah Gamp is a character in which novel by Charles Dickens? MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT
3. What is the name of the eight branched candelabra used in Jewish worship, particularly at Hanukkah? MENORAH
4. Which French landmark was severely damaged by fire in April 2019? NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL
5. Athlete, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Actor, Sean Bean & Singer, Joe Cocker were all born in which City of the UK? SHEFFIELD
6. In which TV Sitcom did Ronnie Corbett play the character Timothy Lumsden, a middle-aged librarian still living at home with his parents.? SORRY!
7. What is the name of the fictional island that is the setting for the children’s TV series, Thomas the Tank Engine? SODOR
8. What is the longest river in Scotland? THE TAY
9. The Blue Boy and Mr & Mrs Andrews are paintings by which 18th Century English Artist? THOMAS GAINSBOROUGH
10. What is the name of the Estate in Gloucestershire which is the country residence of Princess Anne? GATCOMBE PARK
11. What is the State Capital & most populous city of the Australian State of Tasmania? HOBART
12. The Man who would be King, Captains Courageous & The Just So Stories, are all books by which Author? RUDYARD KIPLING
13. What is the name of the trophy awarded to the winner of the British Open Golf tournament? THE CLARET JUG
14. What is the only place in the British Isles to have an exclamation mark after its name? WESTWARD HO!
15. Which Actor is the only British man to have won 3 Best Actor Oscars? DANIEL DAY-LEWIS
16. In Greek Mythology who is the Muse of Love Poetry? ERATO
17. What is the name of the legendary test undertaken by all London Taxi Drivers, requiring them to learn 320 routes across London? THE KNOWLEDGE
18. One of the biggest political scandals of the 20th Century, ‘The Profumo Affair’ took place during the tenure of which British Prime Minister? HAROLD MACMILLAN
19. Who is the current Archbishop of Canterbury? JUSTIN WELBY
20. Which James Bond Villain has been played on screen by Donald Pleasance, Charles Gray, Max Von Sydow & Christoph Waltz? ERNST BLOFELD