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 Quiz 34a

  1. "Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda" - goes the song. But what is a 'Matilda'? - It's a bushman's swag - a sort of rolled up bag that held his bedding and possessions.

  2. Are acorns poisonous to humans? - No. But they can be very bitter due to the amount of tannins in many varieties.

  3. Can you name the first Pope? - St. Peter

  4. Off the coast of which county would you find the 'Goodwin Sands'? - Kent

  5. Where would you find the 'English end' of the Channel Tunnel? - Folkestone

  6. It's January 1st, the time, 635pm and the British nation watches the first ever 'Top of the Pops'. What year? - 1964

  7. Who was the first presenter of 'Top of the Pops'? - Jimmy Saville

  8. In the TV cop series 'Z Cars' who played PC Fancy Smith? - Brian Blessed

  9. In January of which year was the first episode of 'Z Cars' aired? - 1962

  10. Who played DI Jack Regan in the TV series 'The Sweeny'? - John Thaw

  11. What was the real name of traitor 'Lord Haw Haw' who was executed for treason in 1946? - William Joyce

  12. In 1938, Arthur Askey and Richard Murdoch starred in which new radio comedy series? - Band Waggon

  13. Who was the Governor of The Bank of England between 1983 and 1993? - Robert Leigh Pemberton

  14. What was the name of King Henry V111's 4th wife who he married in 1540? - Anne of Cleves

  15. Why did King Henry V111 have his marriage to his 4th wife declared void? - Because she was ugly!

  16. Which group had a hit with 'Lily the Pink' in 1969? - The Scaffold

  17. From the 'Just William' books by Richmal Crompton, what was William's surname? - Brown

  18. What Christian movement was founded by preacher George Fox who died in 1691? - The Quakers - Society of Friends

  19. The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, where is it located? - Arlington County, Virginia

  20. Who were the parents of 'Elizabeth 1'? - Henry V111 and Anne Boleyn

 

 

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