Pub Quiz and Lunch

We re-started the Pub Quiz on Monday, 14th February at The Nabb Inn when 21 members attended. The next one will be on Monday, 14th March at 12 noon.

Here are the answers to the February newsletter quiz.
1 Which tennis player was stabbed by a spectator in 1993? Monica Seles
2. In which country did the Flying Doctor Service originate? Australia
3. Which Absolutely Fabulous star is the voice of Ginger in the film “Chicken Run”? Julia Sawahla
4. What was the name of Dick Turpin’s horse? Black Bess
5. What is the largest city in the state of Washington? Seattle
6. What name is given to a line on a map joining places of equal atmospheric pressure? Isobar
7. What is the capital of Croatia? Zagreb
8. Cocker spaniels were originally to hunt which birds? Woodcock
9. What is the capital of New York State? Albany
10. Which cruel sport was prohibited by Parliament in 1835? Bear-baiting
11.Who wrote the children’s novel “Little Lord Fauntleroy”? Frances Hodgson Burnett
12.What is the oldest order of Knighthood still in existence in Britain? Order of the Garter
13.Which British chemist formulated the law of partial pressures in gases? John Dalton
14. How many events are there in the modern pentathlon? Five
15.Which nocturnal beetle emits a greenish light from organs on its abdomen? Firefly
16.What sort of creature is an addax? Antelope
17. What is the first day of Lent? Ash Wednesday
18. Of which European country is Piraeus the chief port? Greece
19. Which major naval battle was fought on October 21st 1805? Battle of Trafalgar
20. Of which metal is bauxite the chief ore? Aluminium

And the March quiz is as follows:
1. Who rode his ‘Funky Moped’ to No 5 in the UK charts in 1975?
2. What are the surnames of the 3 tenors? (1 point for each)
3. Who wrote and illustrated the children’s book, ‘The Snowman’?
4. What was the name of A.A. Milnes’ son?
5. Who was the captain of ‘The Black Pig’?
6. What nationality was the magician and escapologist, Harry Houdini?
7. Which month in 1969 did Neil Armstrong first stand on the moon?
8. Which explorer discovered the Hawaiian Islands?
9. In which modern country are the ruins of Troy?
10. What TV series was set on Craggy Island?
11. Which river runs through Baghdad?
12. On what street in London would you find The Bank of England?
13. The A1 road starts in London and finishes in which city?
14. What food would a Cockney be eating if he is going for a ruby?
15. What is the colour of the black box on commercial aircraft?
16. How many old pennies were there in a guinea?
17. In which film did Raquel Welch appear in a fur bikini as a cave girl?
18. What were the first two words in the film title where David Bowie plays Mr Lawrence?
19. What is the motto of the boy scouts?
20. What is the highest bid, without doubling, in the game of bridge?
21. In a game of bowls, what name is given to the target ball?
22. Which team won the 2017 FA Cup?
23. Which sport is said to have been played for over 3,000 years?
24. What is Japan’s national sport?
25. What is an ice hockey puck made of?

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