Errors in Quizzes

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.

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 1 want to know, How can 1 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.

Week 7 - 17th May 2016

Q Question Given Answer Notes
R6 Q2 How are the members of The Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers now more commonly known, this name arose from a court case heard in 1797? Tolpuddle Martyrs The court case was heard in 1834, under an act of Parliament passed in 1797


Week 4 - 26th April 2016

Q Question Given Answer Notes
R3 Q3 Stephen Burrows, Paul Michael Price, Kieron Ian Price, Aaron Thomas Walsh and Anthony Edgeton, were all convicted of theft at Cardiff Crown Court earlier this month after stealing a trailer containing approximately 240,000 of what from Burton’s food factory in Torfaen on 17 June 2015?               Jammie Dodgers As well as Jammie Dodgers, the haul included a sizeable number of Wagon Wheels, which is an acceptable answer.


Week 14 - 7th July 2015

Q Question Given Answer Notes
R1 Q5 In which English town or city is Beckett's Brewery? Basingstoke Beckett's Brewery ceased trading in 2003
R1 Q7 What is the currency unit of Finland Markka Finland adopted the Euro in 2002
6 Q8 Which car company manufactures the Rascal van? Vauxhall The Rascal van was originally sold under the Bedford Marque, later Vauxhall, and is actually a licensed version of the Suzuki Super Carry vehicle.  The vehicle has not been manufactured under either name since 1994 in the UK, or 1999 in Japan


Week 10 - 9th June 2015

Q Question Given Answer Notes
R4 Q4 What would you find in a Harden's Guild? Restaurants It is assumed the setter was referring to Harden's GUIDE
R5 Q3 What medical condition comes from the Greek for "set on fire"? Heatburn This is a very badly worded question - the medical term for heartburn is Pyrosis, which may derive from the Greek, but Heartburn derives from the English for "burning heart"!
R8 Q7 What is the capital of the French Region of Picardie? Nantes Nantes is the capital of the Loire region.  The capital of Picardie is Amiens


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
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