Quiz Answers

March 4, 2016

The Answers to THREE rounds from the BRSC General Knowledge Quiz from 25/02/2016.


Half marks is good. Two thirds correct is excellent. 100% right is stretching the realms of credulity.

Round 1. General Knowledge

  1. Who wrote the book The Railway Children? Edith Nesbit.
  2. The Galápagos Islands are a provincial territory of which South American country? Ecuador.
  3. In architecture, what is a Lancet? Window.
  4. What is the largest flat fish species? Halibut.
  5. What went from Sergeant to Columbus in 34 years? The Carry On film series.
  6. What is the oldest university in the USA? Harvard.
  7. Who was the first British person to walk in space? Michael Foale.
  8. Which country has the international car registration RA? Argentina.
  9. Which Capital City was formerly called Lutetia? (Roman name for Paris.)
  10. What does ‘E’ represent in the formula E = MC²? Energy.

Round 2. Australia

  1. How many countries are bigger than Australia in area? Five  (Russia, Canada, China, USA and Brazil).
  2. Who was known as the Bush Kangaroo on TV? Skippy.
  3. What is the Capital of South Australia? Adelaide.
  4. What is the Australian name for a long narrow ox bow lake? Billabong.
  5. To the nearest 5%, what percentage of the population of Australia live in Sydney? 20% (20.61%).
  6. What is the national flower of Australia? Wattle (Blossom).  
  7. Which long running series in Australia has featured guest appearances by Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Emma Bunton, Shane Warne and Paula Abdul? Neighbours.
  8. Darwin is the Capital of which Australian state? Northern Territories.
  9. What was the nationality of the first Europeans to make landfall in Australia ? Dutch.
  10. If an Australian suggested you use his Durex, what would he be offering? Sellotape or Sticky tape.

Round 5.  Authors

Who is the author of the following books?

  1. Mein Kampf. Adolf Hitler.
  2. The Railway Children. Edith Nesbit.
  3. The Wind in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame.
  4. Peril at End House, Five Little Pigs & Appointment With Death. Agatha Christie.
  5. Angels & Demons. Dan Brown.
  6. Barnaby Rudge & Hard Times. Charles Dickens.
  7. Angela‘s Ashes. Frank McCourt.
  8. Lorna Doone. R D Blackmore (Robert Doddridge Blackmore.)
  9. Carrie, Misery. Stephen King.
  10. Gone With The Wind. Margaret Mitchell. 

A further set of THREE ROUNDS is posted elsewhere.

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