Madiford Church Christmas Quiz

The Parochial Church Council of St. Peter and St. Paul would like to thank everyone who participated thus helping us to maintain the fabric of our lovely little church.

 

Congratulations to John Maleham from Weedon Lois who correctly answered all 50 questions!

 

Here are all the correct answers.

Geography

 

1. In which Russian city is the Winter Palace (5,10)...................  Saint Petersburg

2. From which country does the Lambada Dance come (6)...... Brazil

3. In which building is the Kohinoor Diamond kept (5,2,6)....... The Tower of London

4. Which is the largest island in the world (9) ............................ Greenland

5. On which island was Bonaparte born (7) ............................... Corsica

6. In which country is Timbuktu (4) ..............................................Mali

7. Which area in 1951 was designated Britain’s first National Park (4,8) Peak District

8. In which country is the gold mine that produces the British Royal 

Wedding rings (5)............................................................................. Wales

9. On which island is Hong Kong airport built (6) .......................  Lantau

10. Which country has the Lotus Flower as a national symbol (5)......  India

 

General Knowledge

 

11.Who is the First Lord of the Treasury (5,8).............  The Prime Minister

12.Elopers destination (6,5)............................................ Gretna Green

13.From which plant do we obtain linseed oil (4) ........ Flax

14.Which is the highest civilian award for bravery in this country (6,5) George Cross

15.How many men have walked on the moon (2 answer in digits).... 12

16.In which palace is the Hall of Mirrors (10)...............   Versailles

17.Which alcoholic spirit is derived from rye and juniper berries (3)....... Gin

18.To which flower family does garlic belong (4) ..............Lily

19.What is the name of the tail of a fox (5) ........................Brush

20.What is the name of the Daily Mail’s cartoon dog (4,6) Fred Basset

21.How many teaspoons make a tablespoon (1 answer in digits)..... 3

22.What colour is zero on a roulette wheel (5) ..............Green

23.What is the syrup drained from raw sugar called (8)............. Molasses

24.In which year did the £1 note cease to be legal tender (4 answer in digits)...1988

25.What is the fruit of the blackthorn (4) .....................  Sloe

 

Pub Names

 

      26.Carved on a hillside (5,5) ......................................... White Horse

      27.Trio of lucky charms (5,10) .....................................  Three Horseshoes

      28.Three feathers (6,2,5) ............................................... Prince of Wales

      29.Five bob and it is weighed (5,3,6)............................ Crown and Anchor

      30.Sometimes used for holding Queens (5,4)............  King’s Arms

 

History

 

      31.Prior to 1664 name of New York (3,9) ........................... New Amsterdam

      32.Who was the last of Henry VIIIs wives to die (4,2,6) ..... Anne of Cleves

      33. Who did John Hinkley attempt to assassinate in 1982 (6,6).... Ronald Regan

      34. Nicholas Breakspear was the only British what (4).... Pope

      35. Which Queen of England was born in Northamptonshire

             (9,9)...........................  Elizabeth Woodville

      36. Name the Greenpeace trawler sunk in 1985 (7,7) Rainbow Warrior

      37. In what year was the first e-mail sent (4 answer in digits) 1971

      38. Which monarch was King of England, Denmark and Norway (6) Canute

      39. Name the world’s first underground railway (12) Metropolitan

      40. Which English King died of a surfeit of lampreys (5+1 digit) Henry I

 

Common Sayings

 

       41. What saves cats’ lives (1,6,2,4)........ A stitch in time

       42. Soup spoilers (3,4,5)........................  Too many cooks

       43. Lots of sailors make this (5,4) ........  Light work

       44. This colour requires a couple (5)......Tango

       45. Sheep minder’s pleasure (3,3,2,5).... Red sky at night

       46. Do not do this before reproduction (5,4,8) ... Count your chickens

       47. Makes jobs for the slackers (3,5)....... The devil

       48. Rock group individual collects what (2,4)......... No moss

       49. Early morning precipitation makes it (3,2,6)..... Dry by eleven

       50. You could call this a touch location (7,1,4,3,1,4,5)... Between a rock and a

                                                                                                        hard place

 

 

 

 

 

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