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Quiz Number #444

Round 1 

1. Spelling: profiteroles

2. Who was the most recent First Minister of Scotland from the Labour Party?
Jack McConnell

3. An ISA may be used to save or invest money without paying tax on the interest. What does it stand for?
Individual Savings Account

4. In which sport are left-handed people banned from taking part?

5. What is 120% of 20?

6. Ofcom have reserved a few 3 digit numbers such as 111 NHS non-emergency, 123 for speaking clock. You should call 105 to report what?
Power Cut

7. Which planet is closest to Earth most of the time. (on average).

8. Which of these would use ganache? Baker | Taylor | Butcher | Nurse

9. Which song, written in 1895 opens with the lines ” Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong. Under the shade of a Coolibah tree”?
Waltzing Matilda

10. TF: A duel between three opponents is called a truel?


Round 2 


1. Which act won a 2002 talent show called Popstars: The Rivals?
Girls Aloud

2. Audio – Snow White

3. Which actor played Arnie the mechanic in Minder and Arnold “Frenchie” French in The Departed?
Ray Winstone

4. First name only of alphabetically the first member of ABBA?

5. What is the name of the famous opera house in Milan?
La Scala (Teatro alla Scala) 


Which MH was the face of the “Glasgow’s Miles Better” campaign?
Mr Happy

Which NM are used to measure distance travelled by a boat?
Nautical Miles

Which MR was launched in 1511, sank in 1545 and was raised in 1982?
Mary Rose

What CS was Jodie Foster’s character in Silence of the Lambs?
Clarice Starling

Sir Percy Blakeney led a double life as what SP?
Scarlet Pimpernel 

Final Round 

1. List these 3 annual sporting events by location – Furthest North to South. London Marathon – British Grand Prix – The Derby
British Grand Prix | London Marathon | The Derby

2. Which Scottish island shares it’s name with a form of Chinese kickboxing?

3. Which of these animals has the most hearts? Cow | Octupus | Squirrel
Octopus (3)

4. In which century did Microsoft release the XP operating system?
21st Century (2001)

5. Which German engine designer received a patent for the motorcar in 1886?
Karl Benz

6. chaussure in French. zapato in Spanish. scarpa in Italian. What is the word in English?

7. The Reluctant Dragon is a children’s story by which Scottish writer?
Kenneth Grahame

8. Which song was played on the radio to signal the launch of Operation Frequent Wind in April 1975?
White Christmas

Tie break:  

Tie break – How many days does Mercury take to revolve around the sun?
88 days