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Trivia Quiz 6 – answers

  1. By what name, after a Surrey town, do we know hydrated magnesium sulphate?
    Epsom salts.
  2. Who was the first footballer to be knighted?
    Stanley Matthews.
  3. Which US president immortalised the phrase, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen”?
    Harry Truman.
  4. Which country is the only one in the world with a single-coloured flag?
    Libya. (It’s plain green.)
  5. How did George Harrison attempt to defend himself against an intruder at his home in December 1999?
    By chanting “Hare Krishna” at him.
  6. What minimum size of crowd could be ordered to disperse under the 1715 Riot Act?
  7. Why is Na the chemical symbol for sodium?
    The symbols are given according to the elements’ Latin names, where these exist – sodium is called Natrium in Latin.
  8. Albania has a museum devoted to which British actor?
    Sir Norman Wisdom.
  9. What colour jacket does the No.4 dog wear in greyhound racing in Great Britain?
  10. What is a corrie?
    In Scotland, a circular hollow on a mountainside.
  11. Which country is five and three-quarter hours ahead of GMT?
  12. Which Second World War aircraft was affectionately known as the “Wooden Wonder”?
    The de Havilland Mosquito.

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