General knowledge 38

From the quiz on 30/6/15.

  1. The witch Ursula is the antagonist of which 1989 Disney film? The Little Mermaid

  2. In Scrabble, how many points are J and X each worth? 8

  3. Which mode of transport was invented in the late 1950s by English engineer Christopher Cockerell? Hovercraft

  4. Because of its diuretic properties, which common flower is known in some English dialects as a pissabed and in French as a pissenlit? Dandelion

  5. In computing, what does HDD stand for? Hard disk drive

  6. By release order, in which Star Wars film does Boba Fett first appear, albeit in animated cartoon form? Star Wars Holiday Special

  7. In British predecimal coinage, which coin was known colloquially as a tanner? Sixpence

  8. After which Germanic god is Wednesday named? Woden (Norse equivalent: Odin)

  9. Which 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical features the songs If I Loved You, Soliloquy and You’ll Never Walk Alone, the last of which has been adopted as the anthem of Liverpool FC? Carousel

  10. What is the oldest university in the UK after Oxford and Cambridge? University of St Andrews


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