Lockdown Quiz Number 53 – 4 Apr 2021

1.What is the two-word French term meaning ‘high fashion’?
2. Who was the President of The National Union of Mineworkers from 1982 until 2002?
3. What is the largest island in the Caribbean Sea?
4. In which German City were Nazi leaders tried for war crimes after World War II?
5. What will the cost of a Television Licence be from April 2021?
6. What is the name of the body of water which separates Tasmania from mainland Australia?
7. LAUNCHES A LAW is an anagram of the name of which TV Brainbox?
8. Blencathra Hill, also known as Saddleback, is located in which UK National Park?
9. The Mirror & the Light, Bring up the Bodies & Wolf Hall, are all books by which award winning author?
10. Which journalist & broadcaster chaired BBC Question Time from 1979 until 1989, and was known as ‘The Grand Inquisitor’
11. What name is given to a curved lens of small focal length that covers an angle of view of almost 180 degrees?
12. Following the death of Caroline Flack in 2020, who took over as presenter of the TV Reality Show: ‘Love Island’?
13. Who is the current Leader of the Liberal Democrats?
14. The characters, Becky Sharp, Rawdon Crawley & William Dobbin all appear in which novel set during, and after, the Napoleonic Wars?
15. Prior to becoming a renowned Fashion Designer, Vera Wang represented the US in which sport?
16. Which snooker player, nicknamed ‘The Whirlwind’, reached 6 World Championship finals but never won any of them?
17. Which UK stately home is used as the main setting for the TV Show: Downton Abbey?
18. Jazz musician Jamie Cullum is married to the granddaughter of which acclaimed British Author?
19. What is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust?
20. In Greek Mythology which river forms the boundary between the Earth and the Underworld?

ANSWERS BELOW JULIE CLARKE


1.What is the two-word French term meaning ‘high fashion’? HAUTE COUTURE
2. Who was the President of The National Union of Mineworkers from 1982 until 2002? ARTHUR SCARGILL
3. What is the largest island in the Caribbean Sea? CUBA
4. In which German City were Nazi leaders tried for war crimes after World War II? NUREMBERG
5. What will the cost of a Television Licence be from April 2021? £159.00
6. What is the name of the body of water which separates Tasmania from mainland Australia? BASS STRAIT
7. LAUNCHES A LAW is an anagram of the name of which TV Brainbox? SHAUN WALLACE
8. Blencathra Hill, also known as Saddleback, is located in which UK National Park? THE LAKE DISTRICT
9. The Mirror & the Light, Bring up the Bodies & Wolf Hall, are all books by which award winning author? HILARY MANTEL
10. Which journalist & broadcaster chaired BBC Question Time from 1979 until 1989, and was known as ‘The Grand Inquisitor’ SIR ROBIN DAY
11. What name is given to a curved lens of small focal length that covers an angle of view of almost 180 degrees? FISHEYE LENS
12. Following the death of Caroline Flack in 2020, who took over as presenter of the TV Reality Show: ‘Love Island’? LAURA WHITMORE
13. Who is the current Leader of the Liberal Democrats? ED DAVEY
14. The characters, Becky Sharp, Rawdon Crawley & William Dobbin all appear in which novel set during, and after, the Napoleonic Wars? VANITY FAIR
15. Prior to becoming a renowned Fashion Designer, Vera Wang represented the US in which sport? FIGURE SKATING
16. Which snooker player, nicknamed ‘The Whirlwind’, reached 6 World Championship finals but never won any of them? JIMMY WHITE
17. Which UK stately home is used as the main setting for the TV Show: Downton Abbey? HIGHCLERE CASTLE
18. Jazz musician Jamie Cullum is married to the granddaughter of which acclaimed British Author? ROALD DAHL
19. What is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust? ALUMINIUM
20. In Greek Mythology which river forms the boundary between the Earth and the Underworld? THE STYX