Quiz Night: Rounds 1&2 answers

September 20, 2017

Round 1. General Knowledge

1. Rome stands on which river?

Tiber

2. The Blue Boy is a work by which artist?

Thomas Gainsborough

3. Which is the largest city in Switzerland?

Zurich (Geneva 2nd, Basel 3rd)

4. The llama belongs to the family of animals commonly called what?

Camels

5. What is myopia?

Short-sightedness

6. Telly Savalas, Donald Pleasance, Charles Gray, and Max Von Sydow have all played the same villainous movie character – who?

Blofeld / Ernst Stavro (James Bond)

7. Name the two families in Romeo and Juliet?

Montague & Capulet

8. Who commanded the Allied forces, which invaded Europe on D-Day?

Dwight Eisenhower

9. In the 1963 film The Great Escape, what names were given to the three tunnels?

Tom Dick and Harry

10. Who captained Jules Verne’s submarine Nautilus?

Captain Nemo

_______________________________________________________

Round 2. Food and drink

1. What food product has entered the dictionary meaning ” something that is an acquired taste or tends to polarise opinions” ?

Marmite

2. Apart from being spices what do Mace and Nutmeg have in common?

They come from the same tree (Myristica Fragrams)

3. How many pints are there in a firkin of ale?

72

4. The blue cheese Cambozola comes from which country?

Germany (Allgau)

5. How have vegetables been cut which are served Julienne?

In thin strips / sliced lengthways

6. What is converted into alcohol during brewing?

sugar

7. Which fruit are the most calorific?

Avocado

8. What is the name given to a locked case in which decanters can be seen but not used?

Tantalus

9. What spicy dish, often with lamb and apricots, takes its name from the cooking pot in which it was traditionally made?

Tagine

10. Which is the missing hen from this list? Old Hoppy Hen, Old Golden Hen, Old Speckled Hen?

Old Crafty Hen

Share This Post On