Below are the answers to our February general knowledge quiz devised by Helen Fellows. Thanks to those who sent in their attempts.
This will be the last ‘Not In The ballroom Quiz’ – we sincerely hope – because next month, the Court House social gathering ‘In The Ballroom’ will return at its usual time of 2pm, on the second Wednesday of each month, when Helen can test your knowledge in person.
On 9th March, the speaker will be the popular local writer and story-teller, Graham Sutherland. His talk is called ‘Wish You Were Here’ and he’ll be exploring how our holidays have changed over the years. This year you must reserve a place in advance at the Visitor Centre, or call them on 01926 492212. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org It’s £3 per person to include the tea and cake. Cash on the door please.
So here are the answers to this month’s 20 questions:
February 2022 quiz
1. What is 2022 in Roman numerals? MMXXII
2. What colour are the seats in the House of Commons? Green
3. Which planet is closest to the sun? Mercury
4. What’s longer, a nautical mile or a mile? Nautical mile. (It’s 1.15 miles)
5. Which new British military force was established in 1918? The RAF
6. Which English queen has the same name as a type of plum? Victoria
7. In 1952 Albert Einstein was offered the Presidency of which country? Israel
8. Who was the first British monarch to visit New Zealand? Elizabeth II
9. In which English seaside town was ‘Fawlty Towers’ set? Torquay
10. What country has the most natural lakes? Canada
11. Which island group includes Ibiza, Menorca and Majorca? Belearics
12. How many countries of the world begin with the letter Z? Two. (Zambia and Zimbabwe)
13. Gary and Martin Kemp were in what band? Spandau Ballet
14. Which musical instrument usually has 47 strings? Harp
15. In ‘Only Fools and Horses’, by what name did Trigger always call Rodney? Dave
16. In Shakespeare’s “Othello”, who is the female lead? Desdemona
17. Aduki, borlotti and cannellini are types of what? Beans
18. Which swimming stroke is named after an insect? Butterfly
19. Which birds did coal miners traditionally take into mines to detect dangerous levels of carbon monoxide? Canaries
20. What name is given to the Japanese skill of growing miniature trees? Bonsai
And the winner is…not for the first time… Edwina McConville with an impressive score of 18 out of 20. Well done, Edwina.