1. Harry Potter was brought up by his aunt and uncle at which address? (House number, street, town and county required).
Answer = 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey, England.
After Harry Potter's parents are killed by Voldemort, Albus Dumbledore arranges for Harry to live with his relatives, the Dursleys - his Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon and cousin, Dudley.
2. Where was the first land battle of the Falklands War?
Answer = South Georgia
3. Which of the four Beatles was the youngest?
Answer = George Harrison
Born - February 25, 1943
4. Who was known as the Widow of Windsor?
Answer = Queen Victoria
’AVE you ’eard o’ the Widow at Windsor
With a hairy gold crown on ’er ’ead?
She ’as ships on the foam—she ’as millions at ’ome,
An’ she pays us poor beggars in red.
(Ow, poor beggars in red!)
There’s ’er nick on the cavalry ’orses,
There’s ’er mark on the medical stores—
An’ ’er troopers you’ll find with a fair wind be’ind
That takes us to various wars.
(Poor beggars!—barbarious wars!)
Then ’ere’s to the Widow at Windsor,
An’ ’ere’s to the stores an’ the guns,
The men an’ the ’orses what makes up the forces
O’ Missis Victorier’s sons.
(Poor beggars! Victorier’s sons!)
Walk wide o’ the Widow at Windsor,
For ’alf o’ Creation she owns:
We ’ave bought ’er the same with the sword an’ the flame,
An’ we’ve salted it down with our bones.
(Poor beggars!—it’s blue with our bones!)
Hands off o’ the sons o’ the Widow,
Hands off o’ the goods in ’er shop,
For the Kings must come down an’ the Emperors frown
When the Widow at Windsor says “Stop”!
(Poor beggars!—we’re sent to say “Stop”!)
Then ’ere’s to the Lodge o’ the Widow,
From the Pole to the Tropics it runs—
To the Lodge that we tile with the rank an’ the file,
An’ open in form with the guns.
(Poor beggars!—it’s always they guns!)
We ’ave ’eard o’ the Widow at Windsor,
It’s safest to let ’er alone:
For ’er sentries we stand by the sea an’ the land
Wherever the bugles are blown.
(Poor beggars!—an’ don’t we get blown!)
Take ’old o’ the Wings o’ the Mornin’,
An’ flop round the earth till you’re dead;
But you won’t get away from the tune that they play
To the bloomin’ old rag over’ead.
(Poor beggars!—it’s ’ot over’ead!)
Then ’ere’s to the sons o’ the Widow,
Wherever, ’owever they roam.
’Ere’s all they desire, an’ if they require
A speedy return to their ’ome.
(Poor beggars!—they’ll never see ’ome!)
5. What was the name of the boat in which Sir Francis Chichester circumnavigated the world 1966-67?
Answer = Gipsy Moth IV
6. What did Jack Horner eat in a corner?
Answer = Christmas pie
7. What is the full moon following the Harvest moon called?
Answer = Hunter’s moon
8. The Statue of Liberty was a gift to America from which country?
Answer = France
Did you know the Original Statue of Liberty presented to the U.S. was a Statue of a…”Black Woman”.
9. How many players are there in a hurling team?
Answer = 15
10. Who had a 1966 hit with Good Vibrations?
Answer = The Beach Boys
11. From which language has English borrowed the words brandy, decoy and landscape?
Answer = Dutch
12. Which Canadian city was originally called Ville-Marie?
Answer = Quebec
I’ll bet you didn’t know ….
Until 1930 riders of bicycles had to ring their bells non-stop while the bicycle was in motion.
Answer = I did - it was in an episode of QI.