Posts From April, 2015

Week 4 - 28 April 2015

Q No Question Given Answer Notes
R3 Q2 What two words are on a Remembrance Day poppy? Haig Fund The Haig Fund wording was replaced with "Poppy Appeal" in 1994
R6 Q4 Name the year: Joe Dimaggio marries Marilyn Monroe, French forces surrender at Dien Bien Phu and in Egypt Nasser takes power? 1952 All of the events took place in 1954.
R7 Q8 Who is the Patron Saint of Scientists? St Albert Saint Albert the Great is one of two saints with this remit - the other being St Dominic de Guzman
R8 Q6 In which English Town or City would you find Harbour Railway Station? Portsmouth or Folkestone Folkestone Harbour railway station closed to general passenger traffic in 2001, being used only for special excursions and the Orient Express up until 2009, when it was closed completely.
R8 Q4 Who is the current President of the International Olympic Committee? Jacques Rogge Rogge was made honorary president in 2013 at the end of his term of office, but was replaced in the main office by Thomas Bach

Week 2 - 14 April 2015

Q No Question Given Answer Notes
R4 Q3 Who is the patron saint for soldiers? Joan of Arc In a repeated error, while St Joan of Arc does have this responsibility, so do many other saints, including but not necessarily only, St Sebastian, St George, Michael the Archangel, St Adrian of Nicodemia, St Elegius and St Martin of Tours. Any of these answers should have been acceptable.
R4 Q8 In which Parisian square is the Arc de Triomphe? Etoile Place de l'√Čtoile was renamed to Place Charles de Gaule in 1970.
R5 Q8 Which town in the North West of England was known to the Romans as Luguvalum? Carlisle Carlisle is a city, not a town.
R8 Q7 Who is the patron saint of music? St Cecilia Another repeated error. As well as St Cecelia, St Gregory the Great and St Paul are regarded as patron saints of music and musicians.