Quiz answers 15 April

Where were the first modern Olympic Games held, from 6 to 15 April 1896?– Athens, Greece


In English language, the phrase “as green as grass” is an example of … what?– Simile


Which of these is not one of the Railway Stations on a traditional English Monopoly board?– Paddington


Whose stories included “Cetaways and His White Neighbours”, “She”, and “King Solomon’s Mines”?–  H Rider Haggard


Which famous architect died after being hit by a tram in the streets of Barcelona?– Antoni Gaudi


What is the more common name for decompression sickness?– The Bends


In England, what form of punishment was abolished by the Criminal Justice Act of 1948?– Hard labour


What is the basis of  a pesto sauce?– Basil


The British Royal Mint that was established in the Tower of London in 1279, but where is now situated ?– Llantrisant, South Wales


Who are the only joint ruler in the history of England?– William III and Mary II


What is the name for an often elaborate seat, strapped to the back of an elephant?– Howdah


What is the subject of the study of “limnology”?– Inland waters


Which of these games uses a standard playing area made up of  81 squares?– Sudoku


What is dipsomania?– Uncontrollable craving for alcohol.


What does the Latin phrase “in vino veritas” mean?– In wine lies the truth


Which country has International vehicle registration code of ‘V’?– Vatican City


How many sides has a heptadecagon?– 17


Which metal has the chemical symbol Pb?– Lead


How many golden stars feature on the flag of the European Union?– 12


Which type of nut is used to flavour ‘Nutella’ chocolate spread?– Hazelnut


How many moons does the planet Venus have?– None


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


Which of these horse races does not form part of The Triple Crown in England?– 1,000 Guineas Stakes


At which racecourse would you find Beecher’s Brook and Canal Turn?– Aintree


Who is the next host of the Olympic games in this series – Los Angeles, Seoul, Barcelona, Atlanta?– Sydney


South African professional golfer Ernie Els is known by what nickname?– The Big Easy


Happy Valley racecourse is situated where?– Hong Kong, China


How many lanes are there in an Olympic-sized swimming pool?– 8


Where are the headquarters of FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association)?– Zurich


What sport was part of the Olympic Games programme between 1896 and 1924, and returned as a full medal sport at the 1988 Olympics?– Golf


In which year was the horse Shergar kidnapped for ransom by the IRA?– 1983


Which American former world number 1 tennis player was known during his career as “The Punisher”?– Andre Agassi


What links Waldi at Munich 1972, Wenlock at London 2012, and Vinicius at Rio 2016 ?– Mascots


In music, what does the term “Adagio” mean?– At a slow pace


Which band, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, had the original members of Eric Burdon, Alan Price, Hilton Valentine, John Steel, and “Chas” Chandler?– The Animals


Which names has the singer Sean Combs previously been known as…?– Puff Daddy.Puffy.P. Diddy.Love a.k.a. Brother Love.


Who had a UK hit in 1975 with Barbados?– Typically Tropical


What was the year when Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody was first released?– 1975


Who was the lead singer with The Verve?– Richard Ashcroft


Which former Monty Python star wrote the lyrics to Spamalot?– Eric Idle


Which Spandau Ballet song includes the lyrics, ‘These are my salad days, slowly being eaten away’?– Gold


Which British artist was originally born Farrokh Bulsara?– Freddie Mercury


Which Beatles’ song begins with the lyrics: ‘I think I’m gonna be sad, I think it’s today’?– Ticket to Ride


According to Paul Simon, how many ways are there to leave your lover?– 50


The Rhine flows into the North Sea near which city?– Rotterdam


Which of these countries is the furthest north?– Denmark


‘Christ the Redeemer’ is located in which place?– Rio De Janeiro


The Taj Mahal is located in which city in India?– Agra


How many piers are there in Blackpool?– 3


Tobermory is the capital of which Scottish island?– Mull


What is the capital of Vietnam?– Hanoi


Which California valley on the north coast is considered one of the premier wine regions in the world?– Napa Valley


In geography terms, what is a cataract?– Waterfall


In which country are Bugatti cars made?– France


Which desert covers part of China and Mongolia?– Gobi


Which sacred rock is the world’s largest monolith?– Uluru/Ayers Rock


What British sitcom that aired from 1979 to 1981 in the UK, starred Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles?– To the Manor Born


The film actor Norma Jean Mortenson is better known by what name?– Marilyn Monroe


What film starring Denis Quaid and Tyrese Gibson released in 2004 is a remake of one released in 1965 starring James Stewart and Richard Attenborough?– Flight of the Phoenix


Which pair of films starred Uma Thurman as “the bride”, Daryl Hannah as her arch-nemesis and Lucy Liu as “Cottonmouth”?– Kill Bill


The British TV series “Porridge” was set in what prison?– Slade


Which TV family lived in the town of Bedrock?– The Flintstones


The song “I Know Him So Well” is from which musical?– Chess


The fictional town of Hartley in Lancashire was the setting for which of these British TV crime series?– Juliet Bravo


In which 1980 film did actor Helen Mirren sing the music hall favourite “Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me a Bow Wow”?– The Fiendish Plot of Dr Fu Manchu


Which film actor has commonly been nicknames ‘the Muscles from Brussels’?– Jean-Claude Van Damme


Which author created the character Paddington Bear?– Michael Bond


Which author wrote the original ‘Poldark’ series of books?– Winston Graham


In which decade was Donald Trump born?– 1940’s


Renminbi is the currency officially used by which country?– China


What is the name of the character played by Tom Cruise in the ‘Mission Impossible’ films?– Ethan Hunt


P E S V I R E L L Y E S– Elvis Presley


T Z H I N Z I L Y– Thin Lizzy


A U S O S T T U Q– Status Quo


J I T E R I N K E L A M B U S T– Justin Timberlake


P I T B A R R Y S E E N S– Britney Spears


K A A T H E T T– Take That


S O R H T E L L I T G O E S N N– The Rolling Stones


G L A D G A A Y– Lady Gaga


Which organisation’s motto is ‘Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity’?– Federal Bureau of Investigation


Which company produces the most tyres in the world?– Lego


A standard dart board is has 20 numbered segments.  How many degrees does each numbered section of a dartboard measure?– 18°


How many times you can subtract the number 5 from 25– 1


What type of pasta is shaped like a bow-tie?– Farfalle


What name is given to a Champagne bottle four times the size of a standard 750ml bottle?– Jeroboam


Anthony Daniels has portrayed which character in all nine Star Wars films?– C-3PO


Who famously said, ‘It costs a lot of money to look this cheap’?– Dolly Parton


At night what colour light is shown on the starboard side of a ship?– Green


If you were driving a standard family car, how long would it take you to stop at 70 mph in good dry conditions?– 96 metres


Boob Day is the Spanish equivalent of what in Britain?– April Fool’s Day


For what is Elizabeth Fry chiefly remembered?– Prison reform


How many kilograms make one metric ton?– 1000


How many railway stations are there on a traditional Monopoly board?– 4


How many sides has a 20p piece?– 7


The longest country name in the World belongs to Britain with 56 characters.    How many vowels are there in…..?

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
– 18


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2019-08-04T19:32:17+00:00
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2019-08-05T17:14:22+00:00
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2019-08-05T17:15:19+00:00
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2020-02-14T15:24:58+00:00
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2020-02-14T15:26:39+00:00
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2020-02-14T15:28:40+00:00
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2020-02-14T15:37:10+00:00
Several overnight stays here. Miguel continues to improve the environment; something new every few months. Great meal last night. For what it's worth, it was Tuesday and I had to wait for a table - That tells you all you need to know about the quality and value of the menu. Room prices are good too. Pleasant setting and easy to access a lot of South Wales. J White.

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2020-02-14T15:38:31+00:00
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2020-02-14T15:47:22+00:00
Great atmospheric eatery/hotel in beautiful location. I had the Boquerones starter and the venison which was totally on point. Superb. Washed down with some Veuve. Had a sneaky taste of my friends Ravioli which was awesome too. Not a big pasta fan normally. Will be back with more friends soon. Thank you! R Powell
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