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?
* 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?”)