Errors in Quizzes

Week 10 Quiz - 11 June 2013

Q No Question Given Answer Note
R5 Q7 "The Smoke That Thunders" is the local name for which geographical feature? Victoria Falls The local name is Mosi-oa-Tunya, which translates as the name given.
R7 Q6 Which 17th/18th century Irish political leader was nicknamed "The Liberator"? Daniel O'Connell O’Connell lived from 1775 to 1847, so was an 18th/19th Century leader.
R8 Q4 Give a year in the life of painter Sir Peter Paul Rubens. 1677-1640 His dates were 1577-1640
Spare 6 What is the better known name of the South African plant Mesembryanthemum? Livingstone Rose These plants are often called Livingstone Daisies.  Common alternative names include Fig marigold or Icicle plant

Week 8 Quiz - 26/05/2013

Q No Question Given Answer Notes
R2 Q3 Serology is the study of what? Blood (properties of) Serology is the study of blood plasma and other bodily fluids
R5 Q3 Which song was a top 40 hit for Shirley Bassey in 1962 and Tom Jones in 1997? I (Who Have Nothing) The song was a No 16 hit for Tom Jones in 1970, not 1997.


Week 4 Quiz - 30/04/2013

Q No Question Given Answer Notes
R1 Q6 Who is the patron saint of music? St Cecilia As well as St Cecelia, St Gregory the Great and St Paul are regarded as patron saints of music and musicians.
R4 Q4 Who in 1863 invented barbed wire. Joseph E Glidden Joseph Glidden patented a variety of barbed wire in 1873.  Lucien B Smith was one of six people who patented forms of the invention in 1867, but similar inventions were patented as far back as 1860.
R6 Q8 What do we call the item the Germans call "fernscher"? Television The German word for television is Fernsehen
R7 Q6 Where did the worst rail disaster in British history occur in November 1952, when 112 people lost their lives? Harrow & Wealdstone 227 people were killed at Quintinshill in Scotland in 1915, when five trains were involved in a series of collisions.
R7 Q8 Who, in 1884, invented the flexible roll film for cameras? George Eastman Roll film was invented by Peter Houston in 1881.  He sold the patent to George Eastman in 1889, though Eastman had licenced the invention for use in his famous Box Brownie in 1888.


Week 2 Quiz - 16/04/2013

Q No Question Given Answer Notes
R1 Q5 Bill Shankly was manager of which club before he became manager of Liverpool? Huddersfield Town While Shankly was the manager of Huddersfield Town immediately before joining Liverpool, he had previously managed Carlisle United, Grimsby Town and Workington, which would also have been valid answers to the question as stated.
R6 Q5 Who was Roman Emperor when Vesuvius erupted, destroying Pompeii and Herculaneum? Vespasian The generally accepted date for the specified eruption of Vesuvius is late August/early September 79AD.  This would place the eruption in the reign of the Emperor Titus (23 June 79AD - 13 September 81AD), Vespasian having died on 23 June 79AD.
R7 Q6 Who is the patron saint for soldiers? St Joan of Arc 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.
R7 Q7 What was the Parliamentary constituency of Neil Kinnock when he was leader of the Labour Party? Iswyn The constituency name is Islwyn, not Iswyn.  He was the MP for Bedwelty from 1970 to 1983 when the seat ceased to exist. He won the renamed seat in June 1983 and became party leader in October 1983.


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