Quiz 28 May

Friday quiz this week has a bit of nostalgia in it plus some science, books and history as always. The answers are in the first comment below and there are some visual clues in the photos.

Visual clues to questions, 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10.
Some clues to questions 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 10.
  1. Frances Ethel Gumm was the real name of another resident of the Dakota building in New York. She famously starred in The Wizard of Oz in 1939. One of her co-stars was Terry, a cairn terrier.  What was her name?  For extra points, what was her character’s name and the name of the dog in the film.  
  2. What is the capital city of Estonia? 
  3. A Manx cat is one that has either a very short or no tail. Where do they come from? 
  4. In classical mythology the minotaur had the body of a man and the head of a bull. On which Greek island was he imprisoned in the Labyrinth? 
  5. Who is regarded as the first computer programmer through her work with Charles Babbage in 1842/3? Extra points for the name of her father. 
  6. What do the internal angles of a triangle add up to? 
  7. In the sitcom Friends who said “They don’t know that we know they know we know.” Extra points for who they are. 
  8. The Great Gatsby is a novel published in 1925 by which American author?  
  9. What conflagration started in Pudding Lane in 1666? 
  10. Who wrote and recorded the iconic ballad ‘American Pie’ that was a global hit in 1972?  


  1. Answers to today’s questions.

    1. Judy Garland played Dorothy Gale and the dog was called Toto.
    2. Tallin.
    3. Anything or anyone referred to as Manx comes from the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland.
    4. Crete.
    5. Ada Lovelace, the daughter of the poet Lord Byron.
    6. 180 degrees.
    7. Phoebe of course about Chandler and Monica.
    8. F Scott Fitzgerald.
    9. The Great Fire of London.
    10. Don McLean.

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