Friday Quiz – 25 September

I feel it is a bit tricky this week. These are questions that I set my daughters and I’m currently about 2 months behind. I was obviously feeling a bit mean that week – sorry girls.

As usual answers are in the comments. I’ve also added some photos here and links as there are some real toughies in here.

New 50p coin minted in recognition of the scientist Rosalind Franklin
A clue to question 5
  1. Who sang and what is the next bit “Do you ever feel like a plastic bag?” 
  2. Where is the Boudin Bakery that has been making sourdough bread for 171 years? 
  3. What is the name of the false piece of information placed in maps to test if maps are copied? 
  4. Cherry, Cocktail, Roma and beefsteak are all types of what? 
  5. Which female scientist who took ‘photo 51’ that was crucial in the formulation of the structure of DNA is having a 50p piece named in her honour? 
  6. What is the name of the comet that was visible in the eastern sky earlier this summer?
  7. What is the difference between Australian and New Zealand flag? 
  8. Which is the largest of the Australian states? 
  9. Public Relations, Eastern Standard Time, and what you put your ‘out of office to’ as you finish work for a holiday – where are you going? 
  10. Approximately what % of the whole number of bones in the body do the bones of the hands and feet make up?  
Comet neowise, seen this summer.
Comet Neowise


  1. 1. Katy Perry “drifting through the wind, wanting to start again”  Firework. 2016 by Abbi Signs
    2. San Franciso, Fisherman’s wharf –  
    3. Mountweasel. 
    4. Tomato
    5. Rosalind Franklin, took the famous ‘photo 51’ that indicated that DNA had a double helix structure.
    6. Neowise.   The comet’s closest approach to Earth was on 23 July, when it passed our planet by 103 million km. 
    7. Southern cross has 5 stars in the aussie flag and 4 on the NZ flag. White with 7 points on the Aussie and red with 5 points on NZ.  Plus Australia has the 7 pointed commonwealth star to represent the 7 states. 
    8. Western Australia – WA
    9. Preston (Public Relations – PR, Eastern Standard Time EST, out of office is ON)
    10. The hands and feet contain more than half of the bones in your entire body.  Just over 51%  

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