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Trivia Quiz 2 – answers

  1. Where is the oldest stretch of motorway in Britain?
    The Preston by-pass, opened in 1956 and now part of the M6.
  2. In what category (chemistry, economics, literature, medicine, peace, physics) did Sir Winston Churchill win his Nobel Prize?
  3. How many planets in our solar system have rings?
    Four – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune all have them.
  4. Of which country is Paramaribo the capital?
  5. When was decimal currency introduced in the UK?
    15 February 1971.
  6. Which Scottish monarch never saw Scotland?
    Margaret, Maid of Norway. Born in Norway, she became Queen on the death of her grandfather Alexander III in 1290, but died on her journey to Scotland.
  7. Of which country is the ngultrum the currency?
  8. Who was the first woman in space?
    Valentina Tereshkova.
  9. Where is Batman?
    South-eastern Turkey. (It’s the name of a town. No, really.)
  10. Who shot Lee Harvey Oswald?
    Jack Ruby.
  11. Which is the longest river in the British Isles?
    The Shannon.
  12. Which Tory elder statesman described the Thatcher government’s privatisation policy as “selling the family silver”?
    The Earl of Stockton (former Tory Prime Minister Harold Macmillan).

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