Week 8 - Questions

These questions should be attempted without the use of reference material or search engines i.e. no cheating and looking up answers. If you do look up an answer because you are curious either leave out the answer or indicate that you did so.

My answer is final in all quizzes, however of you spot a problem in any question please mail me.

  1. Which chemical element that's name is derived from the Greek for green is at number 17 on the Periodic Table?
  2. Which Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta is subtitled 'The Lass That Loved a Sailor'?
  3. Which book begins 'Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy'?
  4. Norville Rogers is the proper name of which popular character from Children.s animated TV (and two live actions films) ?
  5. In October 2004 which Broadcaster died suddenly whilst holidaying in Peru?
  6. Which category of Nobel Prize did Sir John R Hicks win in 1972?
  7. The initials of Tom Selleck's Magnum character was T.S., did they stand for?
  8. From which fruit are prunes prepared?
  9. Which Australian bird does not fly?
  10. Which Royal castle is the largest in Britain?
  11. Nell Gwynn was mistress of which king?
  12. Which athlete won 4 golds at the 1984 Olympics?
  13. Which is the largest state in the USA?
  14. Which famous drink was invented by Dr John Pemberton?
  15. Who demonstrated to Congress how the space shuttle Challenger failed by dropping an O-ring into a glass of ice water?

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