3 June Answers

The French call it crème anglaise what do we call it? –

In Spain what is Manchego? – Cheese

What did Christopher Cockerel invent? – Hovercraft

What is the capital city of the Republic of Belarus? – Minsk

Who wrote the children’s story The Old man of Lochnagar? – Prince Charles

Nyctophobia is the fear of what? – Darkness

Which author wrote The Discworld series, The Dark Side of the Sun and Strata? – Terry Pratchett

Who is the patron saint of grocers? – St. Michael

In Christianity,  the Paraclete is another name for…? – The Holy Spirit

You are about to go for a rhytidectomy, what are you having done? – A Face Lift

In which country does consumer electronics company Philips originate? – Holland

What colour is Zero normally on a roulette wheel ? – Green

According to Olympic rules, how many feathers must a badminton shuttlecock have? – 16

In Italian, you arrive on Giovedi.  Which day of the week did you arrive? – Thursday

Who famously owned the yacht Lady Ghislane? – Robert Maxwell

In which year did Theresa May first become Prime Minister? – 2016

What question did the ‘Bells of Old Bailey’ ask in the nursery rhyme ‘Oranges and Lemons’? – When will you pay me?

A United States President may be elected for a maximum of how many terms? – 2

Benny the Ball, Choo-Choo, Brain, Fancy-Fancy, Spook and Officer Dibble were all characters in which TV show? – Top Cat

The most recognised trophy in the world, is the Oscar statuette, but what does Oscar hold in his hands? – A Sword

First recorded in 1969, who had a hit in with the song “Streets of London”? – Ralph McTell?

Miss Marple, appeared in twelve of Agatha Christie ‘s crime novels. What was her first name? – Jane

In Enid Blyton’s adventure stories who is the missing character from The Famous Five lineup? –  Julian, Dick, Anne, Timmy the dog……. – George

In the 1960’s song who told Laura he loved her in 1960? – Ricky Valance

How many times did Alfred Hitchcock win an Academy Award for Best Director? – 0

Gerry Dawsy became famous under a different name.  What was his stage name? – Engelbert Humperdinck

In Dirty Dancing, what is Baby’s first name? – Frances

In which English seaside town was ‘Fawlty Towers’ set? – Torquay

In ‘The Jungle Book’, what kind of animal is Baloo? – Bear

What is the name of James Corden’s character in Gavin & Stacey? – Smithy

Dame Judi Dench starred in a British sitcom as Jean Mary Hardcastle. What was this programme called? – As Time Goes By

The Psychedelic Warlords,  Silver Machine, Quark, Strangeness and Charm, Who’s Gonna Win the War? – Are all singles by which English rock band known as one of the earliest space rock groups? – Hawkwind

Which 1992 song begins with the lyrics ‘Pack it up, pack it in, let me begin’? – “Jump Around”

“Well my friends the time has come/Raise the roof and have some fun” is the opening line of which Lionel Richie hit ? – All Night Long

“You can dance, You can jive, having the time of your life” is the opening line to which classic ABBA song? – Dancing Queen

“Can it be that it was all so simple then, Or has time rewritten every line? If we had the chance to do it all again, Tell me?” is taken from which song? – The Way We Were

The Lyrics “Just one Cornetto, give it to me …”, were used to sell Ice Cream many moons ago, but what was the original tune? – O Sole Mio

‘Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl, with yellow feathers in her hair and her dress cut down to there’ was the opening lyrics to which hit? – Copacabana

“When I’m not with you I lose my mind” is taken from which 90’s hit? – Baby One More Time

Of which band was Justin Timberland a member before launching his solo career? – N*Sync

Where did Supertramp have Breakfast in 1979? – America

Who asked “when will there be a harvest for the world?” – The Isley Brothers

Which song from Mary Poppins walked off with Oscar at the 1965 Academy Awards? – Chim Chim Cher-ee

In which year did Michael Jackson die? – 2009

What year did Rihanna achieve global success with the mega-hit ‘Umbrella’? – 2007

Which variety of grapes is known as the “King of Red Wine Grapes”? – Cabernet Sauvignon

Hoist and fly refer to the measurements of a….? – Flag

If you were in Italy and had something “al dente”  in your mouth, how would you describe it? – Firm

What is the main ingredient of the Indian dish, dahl? – Lentils

What is Australia’s Barossa valley known for? – Wine

Indian Ink,  widely used for writing and printing originated where? – China

In which country would you find wine labelled with the initials DOCG ? – Italy

If you have Canitis what have you got? – Grey Hair

What was Mahatma Gandhi’s profession? – Lawyer

What would one do with a hassock? – Kneel on it

“How can I just let you walk away, just let you leave without a trace? When I stand here taking every breath with you, oh. You’re the only one who really knew me at all” are words taken from which song? – Against All Odds

How many sides has a heptadecagon? – 17

How many sides has a pentacontagon? – 50

The TV Series “Death in Paradise” is based on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie.  In reality the Island is actually…..? – Guadeloupe

In which year was Halley’s Comet last visible from Earth? – 1986

Which is the last book of the Old Testament? – Malachi

Seen mostly on Egyptian rivers, what is a Shadoof used for? – Raising water

The Mont Blanc Tunnel links which two countries? – Italy and France

How many national parks are there in Wales? – 3

In which county is the market town of Bury St Edmunds? – Suffolk

Which English seaside resort has the nickname ‘London-on-Sea’? – Brighton

The Oresund Bridge connects Copenhagen with which Scandinavian city? – Malmo

The Gower Peninsula,  became the first what in 1956? – Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

What is the name of a British river, which is also the name of an English county abolished in 1996? – Avon

Which European city is located on the Douro river estuary? – Porto

The Angel Falls are the highest waterfalls in the world in which country? – Venuezuela

Tugela falls are the second highest waterfalls in which country? – South Africa

What did the second E stand for in Premium Bonds’ ERNIE? – Equipment

In which country is the Francorchamps race track? – Belgium

Which London Underground line has the most stations? – District Line

Cassius Marcellus Coolidge was a painter who became famous for painting….? – Dogs playing poker

In the majority of adverts for analogue watches, the hands are set to what time? – 10:10

10100 or 1 followed by 100 zeros is called a….? – Googol

Apart from eggs what is in an Arnold Bennett omelette? – Smoked Haddock

What lager reached the parts other beers could not reach? – Heineken

Who was Henry VIIIs last wife? – Catherine Parr

Who is the Incumbent vice president of the United States? – Mike Pence

Tom Cruise is an outspoken member of which religion? – Scientology

In what year was the Chernobyl disaster? – 1986

Which British Dame had a tattoo as a present from her daughter Finty for her 81st Birthday? – Dame Judy Dench

How many times has Andy Murray won Wimbledon playing singles? – 2

Which city had the first ever fashion week? – New York

Which metal has the chemical symbol Pb? – Lead

Which was the first James Bond film to feature Roger Moore in the title role? – Live and let Die

Which is the only letter in Scrabble to have a value of five points? – K

Which beer markets itself as “The King of Beers”? – Budweiser

How many differently coloured sets of residential properties are there in a game of Monopoly? – 8

How many times has Orange Fruitcake, Donald Trump been married? – 3

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