30 Answers

March 5, 2016

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


15 correct is good. Twenty correct is excellent. 100% right suggests self-kidology in existence.

Round 7. General Knowledge

  1. Who invented Jeans? Jacob W Davis / Levi Strauss.
  2. What is the green pigment found in most plants that is responsible for absorbing light energy? Chlorophyll.
  3. Who was the first English monarch to abdicate? Richard II.
  4. Which English cathedral was destroyed by fire in the seventeenth century? St Pauls, London.
  5. How many labours were performed by Hercules? Twelve.
  6. What does a cartophilist collect? Cigarette Cards.
  7. What is the state capital of California? Sacramento.
  8. Who played Simon Templar in the 1997 film ‘The Saint’? Val Kilmer.
  9. What is a blini? Pancake .
  10. Which British prime minister had a bag named after him? Gladstone.

 Round 8. Television

  1. On which TV  programme can you see Matthew Hill, Imogen Sellers and Andrew Plant? BBC Points West.
  2. Douglas Henshall stars as Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez in which series? Shetland.
  3. Who plays Grace in the US sitcom ‘Will and Grace’? Debra Messing.
  4. In which comedy series did a giant cat terrorise London? The Goodies.
  5. Who was the original host of the TV Quiz Show ‘Have I Got News For You’ ? Angus Deayton.
  6. Who died in the first live episode of EastEnders when he fell from the roof of the Queen Vic ? Bradley Branning.
  7. Laverne and Shirley and Mork and Mindy were both spin-offs from which series? Happy Days.
  8. Which comedy sketch show was the phrase ‘Oh, suits you sir’ associated with? The Fast Show.
  9. In which year were TV licences introduced in the UK, 1946, 1948 or 1951? 1946.
  10. Of which television series was Jack Bauer the protagonist? 24.

Round 9. Music

  1. What was the top selling single of 2014? Happy by Pharrell Williams.
  2. What was the last film Soundtrack to be the top-selling album for the year in the UK? Saturday Night Fever.
  3. What note do orchestras typically tune up to? A.
  4. From which number 1 do the lyrics “When the day is dawning on a Texas Sunday morning, How I long to be there With Marie who’s waiting for me there” come from?  Amarillo (Is this the way to.)
  5. Beethoven was born in which German city? Bonn.
  6. How did soul singer Otis Redding die in 1967? Plane crash.
  7. Which female group had UK hits with One fine day, He‘s so fine and Sweet talking guy? The Chiffons.
  8. Which singer’s original name was Elaine Bookbinder? Elkie Brooks.
  9. Name the singer who duetted with Nellie Furtado on Broken Strings and Jessie J on Up? James Morrison.
  10. Which German Big Band leader died in June 2015 in Palm Beach, Florida? James Last.

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