Thank you to those who sent in their answers to this month’s ‘Not In The Ballroom Quiz’ set by Helen Fellows. The theme this time was Autumn.
Here are the answers to the 20 questions.
1. Which month is the first month of autumn? September
2. What is autumn known as in North America? The Fall
3. The shedding of leaves in autumn occurs from which kind of trees? Deciduous
4. Name the pigment which trees stop producing in autumn, causing leaves to lose their green colour? chlorophyll
5. In autumn do you turn your clocks forward or back? Back
6. What name is given to the full moon that occurs in September or October? Harvest Moon
7. Name one of the three zodiac signs of autumn. Virgo, Libra or Scorpio
8. What is the name of the short-term heat wave that often occurs in autumn? Indian Summer
9. Conkers are the seeds of which tree? Horse Chestnut
10. Is a pumpkin a fruit or a vegetable? Fruit
11. What term is used to describe animals sleeping through the winter? Hibernation
12. What British garden bird is known for its ‘Autumn Song’? Robin
13. What is the name of the phenomenon of thousands of starlings flocking together, swooping and diving in synchronisation against the autumn sky? Murmuration
14. Which king did Guy Fawkes try to blow up in the Houses of Parliament on 5th November 1605? James I
15. Which poet composed ‘To Autumn’, the 1819 poem which begins ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’? Keats
16. Halloween is on October 31st. What is the following day known as? All Saints or All Hallows’ Day
17. What historic festival is celebrated in Munich, Germany in each autumn? Oktoberfest
18. Which festival, normally celebrated between mid-October and mid-November by Hindus, Sikhs, and others is also known as the festival of light? Diwali
19. Which member of the British Royal family did Autumn Kelly marry in 2008? Peter Phillips, the Queen’s eldest grandchild.
20. What is the missing word in the title of this song, recorded by Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Eva Cassidy and many others, Autumn ___? Leaves
Edwina McConville kept up her fine quizzing record with nineteen out of twenty, coming equal first. Modesty prevents me from saying who the other winner was. There are no prizes. It’s just for fun and to keep our brains ticking over.
The next quiz will be posted here at the beginning of October. We’ll post them online as long as Unlocking Warwick’s monthly socials in the Court House ballroom are suspended because of Covid-19 precautions.
With best wishes,
Rick Thompson. Secretary, Unlocking Warwick