Errors in Quizzes

Week 2 - 9th April 2019

Qu. No. Question Answer Notes
R5 Q8 In what city will the 2020 Winter Olympics be held? Lausanne The 2020 Youth Olympics will be held in Lausanne. The word 'Youth' should have been included in the question. The next Winter Olympics will be in Beijing in 2022.
R2 Q1 Which Muslim leader re-captured Jerusalem in 1147? Saladin  Saladin re-captured Jerusalem in 1187 so the date given could have led to confusion. Saladin was born in 1137 so would have been a 10 year old boy at the time.

 

Week 1 - 2nd April 2019

Q No. Question Answer Notes
R5 Q1 What name is given to the fibrous joints between skull plates in a new born baby which allow movement during birth? Fontanelles The answer should be Sutures. The fontanelle is the space between the bones of the skull. The sutures are the fibrous joints. 

 

Week 14 - 3rd July 2018

Q No Question Answer Notes
R8 Q8 What is the smallest species of Penguin? Little The Little Penguin is also known as the Fairy or Blue Penguin, so these are acceptable alternatives.

 

Week 8 - 22nd May 2017

Q No Question Answer Notes
R7 Q7 Which 17th century novel begins "one thing was certain, the white kitten had had nothing to do with it:-it was the black kitten's fault entirely? Through The Looking Glass The work was published in the 19th century, not the 17th.

 

Week 4 - 24th April 2018

Q No Question Answer Notes
R6 Q7

Which UK monarch was the first of the house of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha?

Edward VI Edward VII was the first of this house when he suceeded Queen Victoria in 1901. The answer given is obviously a typing error.

 

Week 1- 4th April 2017

Q No Question Answer Notes
R1 Q6

Which English queen was born in 1501 at Blickling Hall in Norfolk? 

Ann Boleyn Her birthplace is uncertain. Some sources giving Hever Castle in Kent others Blickling Hall Norfolk. Perhaps this detail might have been omitted from the question to avoid confusion.

 

Week 15 - 19th June 2016

Q No Question Given Answer Notes
R6 Q3 What is the name of the painting of the Infanta Margaret Theresa by Diego Velázquez that also shows the artist working at a large canvas? Las Meninas In English, this painting is usually known as "Maids of Honour", so this would be an acceptable alternative answer.
R7 Q3 Which rocket (name and number) was used to launch the Apollo space missions? Saturn V Early unmanned Apollo missions used the Little Joe, Saturn 1 and Saturn 1B rockets.  The Saturn 1B was also used for the first manned flight (Apollo 7) and was due to be used to launch the ill-fated Apollo 1 mission.  It was also used to launch crews to the Skylab space station and was used in the joint Apollo/Soyuz mission.

Week 13 - July 5th 2016

Q No Question Given Answer Notes
R3 Q3 Into which body of water does the River Tiber flow? Tyrrhenian Sea The Tyrrhenian Sea is a subdivision of the Mediterranean Sea, which would be an alternative correct answer.
R3 Q4 Which chemical element is the most abundant in the average human body, making up around 65% of actual composition? Oxygen Hydrogen atoms make up 67% of the human body by number. Oxygen is the highest by mass, not number. As asked, Hydrogen is a better answer.

 

Week 11 - 14th June 2016

Q No Question Given Answer Notes
R4 Q2 In astronomy, what name is given to the remnant of a star that once exploded as a supernova? Neutron Star Depending on the size of the start that explodes, it could leave a neutron star, a black hole, a white dwarf or a nebula.
R8 Q2 The Adventure Galley was the name of which legendary pirate's ship? Captain Kidd Earlier in his career, Kidd also captained the Blessed William

 

Week 10 - 7th June 2016

Q No Question Given answer Notes
R6 Q1 Which European country has the Cupon as its currency? Moldova The Cupon was a short-lived temporary currency introduced after the breakaway from the USSR. The current currency unit is the Leu.
R6 Q5 "Does he love me? I want to know, How can I tell if he loves me so?" are the opening lines of which UK No 1 hit single? The Shoop Snoop Song There have been three versions of the song in the UK charts – two were called "It's In His Kiss", though only the Cher version got to No 1 and this was called "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)", so the question, as written, is correct.
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