Quizopedia; Coffee Break Extra

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Quizopedia; Coffee Break Extra


Byline: by Mike Harris

1. Fill in the blanks in the following sentence.

The original Cardiff Airport operated out of P***** M**** from 193* to 195* and was the birthplace of C******* A******.

2. In the recent Wimbledon Tennis Championships, 64 players, men and women, were seeded. Which individual nation was most represented? Was it, i.) France; ii.) Russia; iii.) Serbia; iv.) Spain; or, v.) the US?

3. Identify the country, part of whose name is the same as the continent in which it is situated.

4. In the world of computers, what is the motherboard?

5. Which of these Elizabeths, i) I (1533-1603); ii) George VI's consort (1900-2002); & iii) II (1926 - ) said the following - a) She's more royal than we are; b) Do you think it's wise darling, you've got to rule this afternoon?; c) God may pardon you, but I never can.

6. If a vowel is added as the 4th letter of a French FI racing driver's surname (1955 - ), why does he then become the acclaimed author (1871-1922) of a series of novels collectively entitled A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu (1921-1927/Remembrance Of Times Past.)

7. What are the differences between a Vegetarian; a Lacto-Vegetarian; a Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian and an Ovo-Vegetarian?

8. Explain the probable derivation of the term Pommie, an Australian term for an Englishman.

9. Of what are Pwyll, Branwen, Manawydan and Math, the four branches?

10. Complete the titles of these Warren Beatty films: i) ********* in the Grass (1961); ii) McCabe & *** ****** (1971); iii) *e*s (1981) and iv) T*** & C****** (2001).

ANSWERS

1. The completed sentence reads, The original Cardiff Airport operated out of Pengam Moors (Cardiff Bay) from 1931 until 1954 and was the birthplace of Cambrian Airways.

2. Russia was the most represented nation at Wimbledon with 11 players, 3 men and 8 women followed by France - 9 (5/4), all-male Spain - 7 and the US - 5 (2/3). …

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