Archive for the ‘Trivia Question of the Week’ Category
Q: Which famous Yuletide character was created by the Montgomery Ward department store (Chicago) in 1939?
Answer to last week’s question: the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square is a gift from Norway. And the winner was Mark W.
Q: A large Christmas tree stands in Trafalgar Square, London, every Christmastime. It is a gift to us from which other European country?
Answer to last week’s question: The singer Dido was born on Christmas Day, 1971.
Q: Which famous female British singer was born on Christmas Day, 1971 (ie exactly 10 months after Rob)?
Answer to last weeks question: The first motorway in the UK was called the Preston Bypass (now part of the M6). And the winner was ‘Big Al’ (via e-mail).
Q: The first motorway (highway, freeway, autoroute, Autobahn) in the UK celebrated its 50th anniversary last week. What was it called?
Answer to last week’s question: SCUBA stands for ‘Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus’. And the closest answer was from Tim Robinson.
Q: In scuba diving, each letter of the word ‘scuba’ actually stands for something. What is the descriptive phrase which S.C.U.B.A stands for?
Answer to last week’s question: The first televised episode of Doctor Who was on 23rd November 1963 (waaaayyyy before my time…) And the winner was Clive Anderson.
Q: The British TV series “Doctor Who” was first televised on 23rd November in which year?
Answer to last week’s question: Guy Fawkes came from the city of York. And the winner was Paul Morriss.
Q: From which UK city did Guy Fawkes come?
Answer to last week’s question: The largest country in Africa is Sudan, with a surface area of 967,490 square miles.
Q: Which is the largest country in Africa in terms of surface area?
Answer to last week’s question: A Nebuchadnezzar of champagne holds a staggering 15 litres and weighs 38 kilos when full (don’t drink it all at once now!)
Q:How many litres does a nebuchadnezzar of champagne hold?
Answer to last week’s question: The Belgian guitarist who played with two fingers was Django Reinhart
Q:What was the name of the Belgian guitarist who only used two fingers on his left hand when he played?
The material which means ‘inextinguishable’ in Greek is asbestos.