Quiz Time (3)

Fancy exercising your brain again? I know, it is Sunday…

This is the third batch of questions I released for my Age UK newsletter. Again, there are one or two questions that I wouldn’t expect anybody to know if they’re not in the UK, but see how you do. Just for fun, answers below.

Questions

1.

What is the capital of Libya?

2.

We probably all know that Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in Britain, but what year?

3.

How many times can you take a cookie from a jar of 20 cookies?

4.

How much does a first-class stamp cost?

5.

Tallin is the capital of?

6.

In 5 years, the combined age of a man and his son will be 80. Given that the age difference between them is 30 years, how old is the son?

7.

We might all be locked down, but in what year did Elvis sing about being locked up, with Jailhouse Rock?

8.

What is the name for a group of rhinos?

9.

Who was Prime Minister when the NHS was formed?

10.

Just now, at the start of lockdown, when the Premier League was suspended, how many points were Liverpool leading it by?

Answers

1.

Tripoli

2.

13th July, 1955

3.

Only once. After that, it is a jar of nineteen cookies, and so on. [Thanks Farida for asking a very similar question.]

4.

76p

5.

Estonia

6.

In 5 years, the father will be 55 and the son 25, making a combined age of 80..
So, right now, the son is 20. [Thanks, again, F.]

7.

1957

8.

A crash!

9.

Clement Atlee, in 1948

[Incidentally, when you talk about Trump winning with a minority vote, the same thing happened here all those years ago. Clem was kicked out in the 1951 General Election, despite winning the most votes.]

10.

25, having played 29 games. They had 82 points, while their closest rival, Manchester City, had 57 points, having played 1 game fewer.

[Liverpool duly went on to win the title when the Premier League resumed last week. The triumph was accompanied by mass celebrations out on the streets of Liverpool. Watch out for the spike coming your way soon!]

How’d you do? Easy Peasy, huh? Don’t worry, the next batch were harder!

Author: Mister Bump UK

Formerly Stroke Survivor UK. Designed/developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

10 thoughts on “Quiz Time (3)”

  1. I disagree with #6.
    We have two equations
    M + S = 75 and
    M – S = 30
    Solve for S by substitution
    Change M – S = 30 into M – 30 = S
    Thus, we have M + (M – 30) = 75, or 2M = 105, thus M = 52.5 which makes S = 22.5.

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  2. Tripoli
    1972
    I think only once…because, if you take a cookie from a jar of 20 cookies, it will no longer be a jar of 20 cookies….it will be a jar of 19 cookies…and so on.

    4.52p

    Estonia
    He is 20 now…in five years time he will be 25.
    1954
    Herd?
    Nye Bevan?
    30?

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    1. Not bad – you’re brainier than you admit!
      It’s scary – 1st class was a darned site more expensive than I thought, too. I think Hermes is only about £2.99, for essentially recorded delivery.

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