Steven's Quiz 7

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1. In which year did the British ferry, the M/S Herald of Free Enterprise, capsize while leaving the harbour of Zeebrugge, Belgium, killing 193 on board?

2. Taraxacum is the official Latin name for which common blooming plant found most commonly in Europe and Asia?

3. My real name is Harry and I was born on May 3rd, 1903. My career in film and music lasted from 1926 until my death in 1977. I was the first person to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1962. Tony Bennett was quoted as saying "He contributed more to popular music than any other person - he moulded popular music". Who am I?

4. Which country borders Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest, and is located in the very heart of South America?

5. The plaque above the entrance of which famous place reads "Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow and fantasy"?

6. In the Brittany region of France, "Kik ar Fars" is a popular dish served with dumplings. What is the main ingredient of "Kik ar Fars"?

7. What was the collective name of the sea nymphs in Greek mythology that were the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris?

8. With which song did The Beatles vault to the #1 spot on the U.S. singles charts in 1964 for the first time, forever changing the way rock-and-roll music sounds?

9. Staying in 1964, who made his "I Am Prepared to Die" speech at the opening of the Rivonia Trial, a classic of the anti-apartheid movement?

10. Lester William Polsfuss designed and built what in 1941?

11. The title of what Agatha Christie mystery is taken from Alfred Lord Tennyson`s poem entitled "The Lady of Shallot":
    a: Remembered death, b: Death on the Nile, c: The mirror cracked or d: The mysterious affair at styles?

12. Raleigh bicycles were originally made in which country:
    a: England, b: Ireland, c: Scotland or d: Wales?

13. What is the largest human Organ?

14. The actor Michael Keaton changed his name to Michael Keaton when he became an actor because there was already an actor with his real name - what was his original real name?

15. Who wrote the Ring Cycle:
    a: Beethoven, b: Wagner or c: Mozart?

ANSWERS

1. 1987

2. The dandelion

3. Bing Crosby

4. Paraguay

5. Disneyland in California, USA

6. Boiled pork

7. The Nereids (NEER-ee-eds)

8. "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

9. Nelson Mandela

10. The Les Paul electric guitar.

11. c: The mirror cracked

12. a: England - Nottingham to be exact

13. The Skin - it does actually count as an organ

14. Michael Douglas

15. b: Wagner