Lockdown Quiz Number 61 – 31 May 2021

1.In Greek Mythology what is the name of the Titan who was compelled to support the sky or celestial heavens on his shoulders for eternity?
2. What architectural name is given to a rounded dome forming or adorning a roof or ceiling?
3. Which man was the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a hot air balloon in 2002?
4. What name is given to a journey taken to a shrine or other sacred place as an act of religious devotion?
5. What name is given to a Scottish landowner, especially the owner of a large estate?
6. What is the name of the Jewish Moneylender in Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’ who lends money to Antonio?
7. In the Bible what is the name of the miraculous food which sustained the Israelites in the wilderness?
8. Who provided the commentary for the 1966 Football World Cup Final, uttering the famous line: ‘They think it’s all over……It is now’?
9. Who is the new presenter of the BBC TV show ‘Mastermind’ replacing John Humphrys who is stepping down from the role?
10. Torvill & Dean were born in which British City where there is now a public area called ‘Bolero Drive’ leading to the National Ice Centre, in their honour?
11. Leopold Bloom is the main protagonist & hero of which famous novel of 1922 set in Dublin?
12. In mathematics how many yards are there in a furlong?  
13. What is the first name of the wife of US President Joe Biden?  
14. Veteran Actress Sheila Hancock was married to which British Actor from 1973 until his death in 2002?
15. RANDOM ADVICE is an anagram of the name of which former UK Prime Minister?
16. In which part of the human body would you find the cruciate ligament?
17. In which film did Actor Daniel Craig make his first appearance as James Bond?  
18. ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland were brought to an end in 1998 with the signing of what document?
19. Kathmandu is the capital and largest city in which country?  
20. In which BBC TV Comedy, written by Ben Elton, does Actor/Comedian David Mitchell portray William Shakespeare?

ANSWERS BELOW, JULIE CLARKE


1.In Greek Mythology what is the name of the Titan who was compelled to support the sky or celestial heavens on his shoulders for eternity?ATLAS
2. What architectural name is given to a rounded dome forming or adorning a roof or ceiling?CUPOLA  
3. Which man was the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a hot air balloon in 2002?STEVE FOSSETT
4. What name is given to a journey taken to a shrine or other sacred place as an act of religious devotion?PILGRIMAGE
5. What name is given to a Scottish landowner, especially the owner of a large estate?LAIRD  
6. What is the name of the Jewish Moneylender in Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’ who lends money to Antonio?SHYLOCK
7. In the Bible what is the name of the miraculous food which sustained the Israelites in the wilderness?MANNA
8. Who provided the commentary for the 1966 Football World Cup Final, uttering the famous line: ‘They think it’s all over……It is now’?KENNETH WOLSTENHOLME
9. Who is the new presenter of the BBC TV show ‘Mastermind’ replacing John Humphrys who is stepping down from the role?CLIVE MYRIE
10. Torvill & Dean were born in which British City where there is now a public area called ‘Bolero Drive’ leading to the National Ice Centre, in their honour?NOTTINGHAM
11. Leopold Bloom is the main protagonist & hero of which famous novel of 1922 set in Dublin?ULYSSES
12. In mathematics how many yards are there in a furlong?  220
13. What is the first name of the wife of US President Joe Biden?  JILL
14. Veteran Actress Sheila Hancock was married to which British Actor from 1973 until his death in 2002?JOHN THAW
15. RANDOM ADVICE is an anagram of the name of which former UK Prime Minister?DAVID CAMERON
16. In which part of the human body would you find the cruciate ligament?KNEE  
17. In which film did Actor Daniel Craig make his first appearance as James Bond?CASINO ROYALE
18. ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland were brought to an end in 1998 with the signing of what document?GOOD FRIDAY AGREEMENT
19. Kathmandu is the capital and largest city in which country?  NEPAL
20. In which BBC TV Comedy, written by Ben Elton, does Actor/Comedian David Mitchell portray William Shakespeare?UPSTART CROW