Quiz Time (4)

Just for fun, answers below. The next batch of questions I released for the Age UK Lockdown newsletter. Hardly anything UK-specific this week so I am expecting everybody to do brilliantly!

Questions

1.

I have a leaky garden tap. The tap leaks twice as much every day, and I put a (n empty) bucket under it. After 5 days, the bucket was full. After how many days would it have been half-full?

2.

Who played the title role in The Godfather (1972)?

3.

What type of animal is a mountain chicken?

4.

What tax was introduced by Henry VIII in 1535?

5.

What is the female of a goose called?

6.

On 19th August 1968, Soviet tanks rolled into which country?

7.

Tropic of Cancer – north or south of the equator?

8.

Ag is the chemical symbol for ….?

9.

The velocipede was an early type of what?

10.

“I could be handy mending a fuse, when your lights have gone” – which song?

Answers

1.

4 days (thanks, F) Think backwards. The bucket fills with twice as much water each day, so if, on Day #5, it is full, it must have been half-full on Day #4, a quarter of Day #3, an eighth on Day #2, a sixteenth on Day #1 etc.

2.

Marlon Brando. Do they get any easier than this? 🤣

3.

A frog! They live on a couple of islands in the Caribbean (Montserrat and Dominica) and are one of the world’s largest frogs.

4.

A Beard Tax.

5.

Just a goose. A male is called a gander, but a female is just called a goose!

6.

Czechoslovakia

7.

north

8.

Silver.

9.

A bicycle.

10.

When I’m 64, by The Beatles.

How’d you do? Easy Peasy, huh? Do you deserve a pat on the back or a kick up the ass?