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September Quiz - Answers

Who painted 'The Last Supper'? Leonardo da Vinci

What is the syrup drained from raw sugar called? molasses

What is Tin Tin's dog called? Snowy

What's the fewest number of moves a person has to make to win a game of chess? 2

Name the Greenpeace trawler which was sunk in July 1985? Rainbow Warrior.

What is the legal drinking age in the USA? 21

What, in America, are referred to as Benjamins? 100 dollar bills

What colour is the zero on a roulette wheel? Green

Whose official London residence is Lambeth Palace? The Archbishop of Canterbury

In clothing care symbols, what does a plain circle signify? Dry Clean.

Prior to 1664, what was New York called? New Amsterdam.

We call it an Estate Car; what do the Americans call it? Station wagon.

How is 555 displayed in Roman Numerals? (DLV)

Apart from the letter X, what other letter scores 8 in scrabble? (J)

Before the Euro, what was the unit of currency of the Netherlands? (Guilder)

How many individual pieces are there in a set of dominoes? (28)

In the lubricant and rust-prevention spray WD40,what does WD stand for? Water Displacement

Which is the only one of Richard Branson’s products not to have the Virgin name attached to it? Mates condoms

In Muslim countries what word replaces Cross in their equivalent of the Red Cross? crescent

What does a cutler make, sell or repair ?knives.

Which U.S. newspaper has the motto "All the news that’s fit to print?" New York Times

In which decade was Original Recipe Kentucky Fried Chicken first introduced to the public? 1930s

What item of clothing takes its name from the Spanish word for shade? sombrero

Which drink was named by its inventor after rejecting the first six names that were offered? 7-UP

What form of defence in a criminal prosecution is a Latin word meaning 'elsewhere'? alibi

What is the proper term for the art of bell-ringing? Campanology

What was the nationality of artist Salvador Dali? Spanish

What do the letters ABV stand for on a bottle? Alcohol by Volume

What term is used to describe an old song re-recorded by a new artist? Cover

Which country's national symbol is a Lotus flower? India

What is chromophobia ? the fear of colours.

Which alcoholic spirit is derived from rye and juniper berries? Gin

All road signs that give instructions are round or triangular (warning), with 1 exception. What is the sign? Stop - Octagonal

How many men have walked on the moon? 12

When there are two full moons in the same month, what is the second called? Blue Moon

Which word does the 'e' in 'e-mail' stand for? electronic

Which US store chain is named after a character in Moby Dick? Starbuck's

Name the Greenpeace trawler which was sunk in July 1985? Rainbow Warrior.

What is the meaning of the abbreviation FTSE? Financial Times Stock Exchange

'Shirley', 'Harbinger' and 'Moneymaker' are all varieties of what plant? Tomato

Stella Rimmington was the first female head of which organisation? MI5

Which is the highest civilian award for bravery in this country? George Cross