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 Quiz 97a 

  1. Under what name does Muhammad Ali's daughter Laila fight (box) and for a bonus point who did she beat in her debut fight? - Madame Butterfly - With her father Muhammad Ali watching from the ringside the 21-year-old made her pro debut by knocking out April Fowler in just 31 seconds.

  2. Which British entrepreneur failed to win his bid to run the National Lottery? - Richard Branson

  3. Which fashion craze was made popular by the film 'Flashdance'? - Legwarmers

  4. Pocahontas, the native American Princess, appears in which British family's family tree? - Mountbatten

  5. Which American city experienced an earthquake in the early hours of January 17th 1994? - Los Angeles

  6. What are the names of the US States starting with 'W'? - Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  7. What are the names of the 8 US States starting with 'N'? - Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota.

  8. What is the capital of Uruguay? - Montevideo

  9. How many square metres are there in a hectare? - 10.000

  10. The battle known as 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' was fought during which war? - The Crimean War in 1854

  11. Who uttered the 'famous' quotation "We are not amused"? - Queen Victoria

  12. In which Indian city can you find the 'Taj Mahal'? - Agra

  13. Match these cheeses to their country of origin: a) Stilton; b) Edam; c) Parmesan; d) Roquefort; and e) Gorgonzola? - a) England b) Holland (Netherlands) c) Italy d) France and e) Italy

  14. Who was the first British female cabinet minister? - Margaret Bondfield (Labour 1929)

  15. Which port stands at the mouth of the river Seine? - Le Havre

  16. How much does ten gallons of water weigh in pounds? - 100

  17. 'Knocking on Heavens Door' was re-released in 1996 following which tragedy? - Dunblane (Bill commented: Latest quiz, number 17 Knocking on Heaven's door was not a re-release, it was a cover by a group calling themselves Dunblane. Bob Dylan wrote the song and it was featured in the film Pat Garret and Billy The Kid, it was also covered by Eric Clapton, and Guns n' Roses) Use it how you wish - Jim

  18. Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 jointly with F W de Klerk? - Nelson Mandela

  19. Who is the patron saint of Wales? - St. David

  20. When was basketball invented: 17th, 18th or 19th century? - 19th century


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