August Quiz Answers

Helen’s ‘Not In The Ballroom Quiz’ for August was a mix of General Knowledge and Trivia. How many of the twenty questions did you know without looking them up? Here are the answers.

1. Which British patron saint is celebrated annually on 1st of March?  St. David. 

2. Which northern English city was known in Roman times as Deva?  Chester

3. Which English city is often abbreviated to Soton?  Southampton

4. Which mountain range forms a natural border between France and Spain? The Pyrenees

5. What boy’s name is also the capital of the Falkland Islands?  Stanley

6. What colour are the four stars on the flag of New Zealand?  Red

7. How can the age of a tree be determined?  By counting the rings in its trunk

8. Which insect can fly forward, backward and sideways?  A dragonfly

9. Mr. Carson is the name of the butler in which popular TV costume drama?  Downton Abbey

10. Comedy duo Ant and Dec are originally from which English city? Newcastle upon Tyne

11. Which fictional sleuth was played on TV for 25 years by David Suchet? Hercule Poirot

12. Which English football team plays its home matches at Stamford Bridge?  Chelsea

13. Goal shooter, goal attack and wing attack are playing positions in which sport?  Netball

14. Which Olympic sport takes place in a velodrome?  Cycling

15. The phrase ‘three strikes and you’re out’ originates from which sport?  Baseball

16. In the medical profession, what do the initials ‘GP’ stand for?  General Practitioner

17. What colour flag is awarded to a beach that meets high standards for cleanliness, safety and water quality?  Blue

18. In Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’, what type of fictional creature is Smaug?  A dragon

19. Which pair of superheroes are known as the ‘Dynamic Duo’?  Batman and Robin

20. What does the ‘MI’ in MI5 and MI6 stand for?  Military Intelligence

And the winner this month is … not for the first time … Edwina McConville with a fantastic 20 out of 20. Can anyone beat her?  Try again next month. The quiz for September will be posted here on the first of the month. 

The possible return of the socials ‘In The Ballroom’ is being kept under review. But we think it would be premature to be meeting for tea in the ballroom at present.