Extra Super Super Quiz

Some questions from the Herald Sun Superquiz of Saturday 15th April, accompanied by my answers to them.

 

Incidentally, that’s how they spell it – “Superquiz”. It is of course named for the Bolivian village, Superquiz, in which the trivia quiz, and small heated snacks accompanying the trivia quiz, were first invented and popularised.

 

 

* When did Evonne Goolagong Cawley win the Wimbledon singles title?

 

(It was around lunchtime.)

 

 

* What character did Omar Sharif play in the 1962 film, “Lawrence of Arabia”.

 

(An itinerant newspaper pedlar named Snappy McLuggage.)

 

 

* The combined naval fleets of which two countries fought Britain’s Royal Navy in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805?

 

(Switzerland and Mongolia – it wasn’t a particularly long battle.)

 

 

* What is the given name of the famous artist, Gauguin?

 

(Spangles Silverblatt)

 

 

* What creature is in the transparent window of Australia’s $100 note?

(Trick question, I think – Neither myself nor a presumable vast majority of Herald Sun regular readers has ever seen a $100 note)

 

 

* What is a swagman in the Australian song, “Waltzing Matilda”?

 

(A smorgasbord-style buffet dining establishment of high repute.)

 

 

* Who played Tiffany Case in the 1971 James Bond film, “Diamonds Are Forever”?

 

(Omar Sharif. A game-changing role for him.)

 

* Which business had the 1960s marketing line, “You canna hand a man a grander spanner”?

 

(A spectacularly unsuccessful male personal hygiene company named “GripLok”.)

 

* What is the capital of Hungary?

 

(That one’s easy – H)

 

* Who starred as eight year old Kevin MacCallister in the 1990 film, “Home Alone”?

 

(Omar Sharif – another breakthrough.)

 

* What age was Queen Victoria when crowned monarch of the UK and Ireland?

 

(Going by most of the pictures, I’d say Ice or Stone)

 

* Name the mascot of the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games.

 

(OK, I will – Terry the Toecapper)

 

* Toni Morrison won a Nobel Prize in which category in 1993?

 

(Industrial Physics, for her groundbreaking research paper:

“What if you took the retaining nut out and whacked a stopcock in there?”)

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