Lockdown Quiz Number 58 – 10 May 2021

1.What name is given to the unit of weight used to measure the fineness of silk, nylon & other fibres? 
2. What is the name of the former England Cricket Captain who is the leading run-scorer in Test Matches for England? 
3. Lucy Honeychurch is the heroine of which novel by EM Forster?   
4. Six of the first ten US Presidents were born in which US State?   
5. The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is located in which city of the United Arab Emirates?   
6. Which cult ‘Road Movie’ of 1969, was co-written by, and starred, Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper? 
7. What name is given to a person qualified to inspect the business accounts & financial records of companies and other organisations? 
8. What name is given to a deep crack or fissure especially in the ice of a glacier?   
9. What name is given to a two-wheeled, self-balancing, personal transporter invented by Dean Kamen and brought to the market in 2001? 
10. An Ideal Husband, A Woman of No Importance & Lady Windermere’s Fan, are all plays written by which Playwright & Author? 
11. Mount Godwin- Austen, the second highest mountain in the world after Everest, is better known by what shorter name?’ 
12. Which Actor has portrayed Edward VIII in ‘The Crown’, Claudius in ‘I Claudius’ & Alan Buttershaw in ‘Last Tango in Halifax’? 
13. Prior to adopting the Euro, what was the unit of currency in the Republic of Ireland? 
14. In the human body, which organ is responsible for secreting insulin?   
15. What is the name of the NASA Rover which landed in 2021 that will collect data & look for signs of life on Mars? 
16. Which British Teen Drama TV Series, set in Newcastle, launched the careers of Ant & Dec? 
17. What is the name of the, much visited, circular walkway inside the base of the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral? 
18. What was the name of the elite unit of the Imperial Roman Army whose members served as personal bodyguards to Roman Emperors? 
19. Which 4 letter word can go before: BOTTLE, BELL, BIRD & PRINT to make 4 longer words? 
20. Which TV Presenter has been announced as the new host of the gameshow ‘Countdown’, replacing Nick Hewer who is stepping down from the show? 

ANSWERS BELOW, JULIE CLARKE


1.What name is given to the unit of weight used to measure the fineness of silk, nylon & other fibres?DENIER
2. What is the name of the former England Cricket Captain who is the leading run-scorer in Test Matches for England?ALASTAIR COOK
3. Lucy Honeychurch is the heroine of which novel by EM Forster?A ROOM WITH A VIEW
4. Six of the first ten US Presidents were born in which US State?VIRGINIA  
5. The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, is located in which city of the United Arab Emirates?DUBAI  
6. Which cult ‘Road Movie’ of 1969, was co-written by, and starred, Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper?EASY RIDER
7. What name is given to a person qualified to inspect the business accounts & financial records of companies and other organisations?AUDITOR
8. What name is given to a deep crack or fissure especially in the ice of a glacier?  CREVASSE
9. What name is given to a two-wheeled, self-balancing, personal transporter invented by Dean Kamen and brought to the market in 2001?SEGWAY
10. An Ideal Husband, A Woman of No Importance & Lady Windermere’s Fan, are all plays written by which Playwright & Author?OSCAR WILDE
11. Mount Godwin- Austen, the second highest mountain in the world after Everest, is better known by what shorter name?’K2
12. Which Actor has portrayed Edward VIII in ‘The Crown’, Claudius in ‘I Claudius’ & Alan Buttershaw in ‘Last Tango in Halifax’?DEREK JACOBI
13. Prior to adopting the Euro, what was the unit of currency in the Republic of Ireland?PUNT
14. In the human body, which organ is responsible for secreting insulin?PANCREAS  
15. What is the name of the NASA Rover which landed in 2021 that will collect data & look for signs of life on Mars?PERSEVERANCE
16. Which British Teen Drama TV Series, set in Newcastle, launched the careers of Ant & Dec?BYKER GROVE
17. What is the name of the, much visited, circular walkway inside the base of the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral?WHISPERING GALLERY
18. What was the name of the elite unit of the Imperial Roman Army whose members served as personal bodyguards to Roman Emperors?PRAETORIAN GUARD
19. Which 4 letter word can go before: BOTTLE, BELL, BIRD & PRINT to make 4 longer words?BLUE
20. Which TV Presenter has been announced as the new host of the gameshow ‘Countdown’, replacing Nick Hewer who is stepping down from the show?ANNE ROBINSON