June Quiz Answers

Here the the answers to our 20-questions quiz for June, compiled by Helen Fellows. General knowledge this time. How did you do?

1. What does BBC stand for? British  Broadcasting Corporation
2. What nut is used to make marzipan?  Almonds
3. What element does ‘Pb’ represent on the periodic table? Lead
4. Who was British Prime Minister before Margaret Thatcher?  James Callaghan
5. What’s the name of the river that runs through Glasgow?  The Clyde
6. Which English town has football teams called United and Wednesday? Sheffield
7. What’s the name of the Royal family’s castle in Scotland? Balmoral
8. What was the name of Henry VIII’s last wife? Catherine Parr
9. Who is Andy Murray’s tennis playing brother? James/Jamie
10. Where would you find the Golden Gate Bridge? San Francisco
11. What sport did Fred Perry play?  Tennis
12. What’s the capital of Finland?  Helsinki
13. How many makes up a baker’s dozen?  Thirteen
14, Who was the president of the United States of America before Donald Trump?  Barack Obama
15. Who painted the Water Lilies? Claude Monet
16. Lemurs are only native to one country, which one is it? Madagascar
17. What is the largest muscle in the body? Gluteus maximus – the buttock
18. Who wrote The Handmaid’s Tale? Margaret Attwood
19. What country is famous for inventing the Taco, Burrito and Quesadilla? Mexico
20. Running in the West End since 1952, what is the name of the longest running theatre production? The Mousetrap

Not for the first time, the winner is Edwina McConville. This month she got a very impressive perfect score! Congratulations to her. Can anyone beat her?  Try again next month!