Trivia Quiz Answers
Thank you for your entries. The winner, with 44 points, was Mike Smith. Here is the virtual trophy:
Runners up were Mick and Pat. The answers were:
1. Who looked back in anger in 1956?
(John) Osborne, author of the play Look Back in Anger [one point for Jimmy Porter, the play’s leading character]
2. Who was ‘eyeless
Samson, in Samson Agonistes by John Milton
3. Which prize is awarded
annually for the greatest contribution to art in
(The) Turner Prize
4. Whose ring starts with gold and ends in twilight?
(Richard) Wagner – his Ring cycle begins with Das Rheingold and ends with Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)
Science and Technology
5. What is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust?
6. Which computer company is known as ‘Big Blue’?
7. Which mathematician invented the first system of logarithms?
8. Who, in the 50s, invented a revolutionary new engine, first used in a production car in the 60s?
9. Which famous iron structure is 300m high?
10. Who led the first circumnavigation of the globe?
11. What cost $7.2 million in 1868?
12. Where did a little boy fall down in 1945?
14. Who founded an orderly society in 1534?
(St) Ignatius (of Loyola), who founded the Society of Jesus
15. What is the shortest book of the Old Testament?
16. Who was just four short of averaging 100?
(Don) Bradman, Australian cricketer, who required just four runs in his last match to bring his average in Test matches to 100, but was bowled out for a duck
17. In what sport could you find a goal-line, a crease and a face-off?
Words and Languages
18. What is the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet?
19. What French phrase describes a policy of non-intervention?
20. What name could describe a match or the devil?
21. What kind of puzzle uses pictures or symbols to stand for the words of the solution?
22. Who took a small step in 1969?
(Neil) Armstrong on stepping on to the moon
23. What acronym
describes the largest stock exchange in the
NASDAQ - National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation, which conducts all business by telephone or Internet
24. Whose refusal to salute a hat is said to have led to the birth of a nation?
(William) Tell – his action eventually led to his killing the Austrian governor and the rise of the Swiss nation
25. The initial letters of the other 24 answers (ignoring any articles, honorifics or first names) can be arranged to make a well-known question. What is it?
Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
1 July 2001