Answers to quiz set on11 May

Where was Dick Turpin executed by hanging?


The actor Clint Eastwood is allergic to horses. True or False?


What was the first song to be performed in outer space by the Apollo IX astronauts in March 1969?

Happy Birthday

Which English physicist wrote ‘A brief history of time’?

His life story has recently been made into a film.

Stephen Hawkins

What is the world’s most common disease?

Tooth Decay

Who was the last British man to win the singles title at Wimbledon?

Andy Murray in 2013

What is the common name of the patella bone?

The kneecap

Eros is the Greek God of Love and has a statue in Trafalgar Square.  Name the Roman God of Love.


In the Bible with what weapon did David slay Goliath?

A stone from a sling

There are 3 major Balearic islands – Majorca, Minorca and ……? Name the third


In which town did Billy Butlin open his first holiday camp in 1936?


In the Dickens’ book David Copperfield which character is ‘always expecting something to turn up’?

Mr Micawber

In knitting what is meant by the initials ‘psso’?

Pass slipped stitch over

Who was executed in 1618 and buried with his favourite pipe and tobacco, but not his head?

Sir Walter Raleigh

Americans call them zucchini.  What do we call them?


What is the policeman’s name in the ‘Noddy’ stories by Enid Blyton?

P C Plod

In which county is the Prime Minister’s official country residence, Chequers?


What is the male of the turkey called?


Which shoemaking firm was founded in Street in Somerset in 1825 and is still based there?


In the British Army which rank comes between general and major-general?