October Quiz Answers

Here come the answers to October’s ‘Not In The Ballroom Quiz’ set by Helen Fellows. The theme was geography – UK and further afield – and it inspired quite a lot of people to send in their answers. Thank you very much for having a go. If you scored 14 you did very well. 

So here are the correct answers:

  1. On which river is Warwick Castle situated? The Avon. (Strictly The Warwickshire Avon to distinguish it from all the other Avons in Britain. But Avon will do nicely). 
  2. Which county in England is the largest by area? North Yorkshire, but ‘Yorkshire’ is entirely acceptable. 
  3. Which English county has two separate coastlines? Devon
  4. What is the UK’s most southerly city? Truro
  5. Which island is separated from the British mainland by the Menai Strait? Anglesea
  6. What is the highest mountain in the UK? Ben Nevis
  7. Which mountain range is often described as the ‘backbone of England’? The Pennines
  8. Which is taller: The Eiffel Tower or Blackpool Tower? The Eiffel Tower. By quite a long chalk. (324m. Blackpool Tower 158m)
  9. Which European country shares its borders with the most neighbours (nine)? Germany
  10. Which European capital city is divided by canals into about 90 islands joined by about 400 bridges? Amsterdam.
  11. What country has the longest coastline in the world? Canada.
  12. In which country would you be if you were visiting the Taj Mahal? India
  13. In which ocean are the islands of Seychelles? Indian Ocean
  14. Which island is the largest in the world? Greenland
  15. What is the world’s largest and busiest container port? Shanghai
  16. What is the most recent state to be added to the USA? (An extra point for the year). Hawaii (1959)
  17. Which major city is located on two continents? Istanbul
  18. Sofia is the capital city of which country? Bulgaria
  19. Everest is the highest mountain in the world; which mountain is the second highest? K2
  20. What country is the newest in the world to be recognised by the United Nations? South Sudan.

Yes, some pretty difficult ones there. The winning score was an impressive 18 out of a possible 21 including the bonus point. Modesty prevents me for naming the geographical genius. 

Watch out for next month’s fiendish quiz at the beginning of November. The theme is under intense discussion. If you want to suggest a quiz subject, email info@unlockingwarwick.org 

Rick Thompson. Secretary, Unlocking Warwick