Friday Quiz – 30 October

Today’s quiz isn’t too bad I feel. There are a few bonus points on offer too. As usual the answers are in the first comment below and there are some clues in the picture.

Eiffel Tower, Imelda Marcos, Waterlillies by Money and Paul Bettany
Clues to questions 3, 9 and 10
  1. What are you afraid of if you suffer from cryophobia? 
  2. Luguvallium was the most northwestern town in the Roman Empire, what is it called now? 
  3. If I was planning to visit the cathedral of ‘Our Lady’, an art gallery for citrus trees and an engineering marvel that was built for the World Fair in 1889 where would I be?  
  4. What is the main difference between iron and steel?  
  5. What is the common name of Magnesium Sulphate?  Clue: it is named after a town in Surrey, England.  
  6. Who was vice president of the USA when John F Kennedy was assassinated?  He remained president till 1969.  
  7. Who wrote tales about a group of pilgrims travelling to Canterbury and the stories they told?  The Millers tale, the Knight’s tale etc. 
  8. Where in Canterbury were the pilgrims going?  
  9. What part did Paul Bettany play in the movie A Knight’s Tale?  
  10. Imelda Marcos was well known for her shoe selection.  She was the first lady of which country?  


  1. Answers
    1. Extreme cold
    2. Carlisle
    3. Paris (Notre Dame, Musée de l’Orangerie, Eiffel Tower)
    4. Steel has carbon added to it.
    5. Epsom Salts
    6. Lyndon B Johnson – also known as LBJ. Extra point if you got Lyndon Baines Johnson.
    7. Geoffrey Chaucer
    8. The shrine of Thomas Beckett in Canterbury Cathedral. Extra point if you got the shrine and not just the cathedral.
    9. Geoffrey Chaucer
    10.The Philippines

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