Trivia snake 30

From the quiz on 28/3/17. Download the audio for Q5 here.

  1. Which country won the very first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956, but did not win again until 1988? Switzerland

  2. The red Fever, blue Chill and yellow Weird are the three viruses that appear in which series of puzzle games published and originally developed by Nintendo? Dr. Mario

  3. What is the last letter of the Greek alphabet? Omega

  4. Who won a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) as well as Best Director Oscars for Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Life of Pi (2012)? Ang Lee

  5. **Which guitarist is playing this solo in a song by The Beatles? Eric Clapton

  6. The name of the fabric denim is derived from that of which town in southern France, where a similar serge-like fabric was formerly made? Nîmes

  7. Who was the only female member of the so-called Gang of Four that founded the Social Democratic Party, which would later merge with the Liberal Party to form the Liberal Democrats? Shirley Williams

  8. In the Lord of the Rings universe, what is the name of Gandalf’s horse? Shadowfax

  9. In the United States, India and many other countries, the name of which American company has become a generic noun and verb meaning “photocopy”? Xerox

  10. Which King of Persia was victorious at the Battle of Thermopylae (480 BC) but defeated at the Battles of Plataea (479 BC) and Salamis (480 BC)? Xerxes (I, The Great)


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