Pot Luck Quiz

QUESTIONS

1. Found at the back of the eye, what is the name given to the light sensitive tissue that converts light into electrical impulses for the brain?

2. What was the name of the Japanese nuclear power plant that was severely damaged during the tsunami of 2011?

3. What name is given to a two masted fore and aft rigged vessel, and a glass hold 2/3 of a pint?

4. To which city should all muslims travel to at least once in their life to perform the Hajj?

5. What do violinists and fiddlers rub on their bow strings to increase friction and create a clearer sound?

6. What nickname was given to the British Army’s 7th Armoured Division during their battles in North Africa in World War Two?

7. Who had a 1993 top ten hit in the UK and Europe with the song, ‘One Night in Heaven’, from their album, ‘Elegant Slumming’?

8. Which actor won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as an aging CIA agent in the 2006 film, ‘Syriana’?

9. Riga is the capital city of which country?

10. What name connects the state capital of North Carolina and a British bicycle maker?

 

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ANSWERS

1. Found at the back of the eye, what is the name given to the light sensitive tissue that converts light into electrical impulses for the brain?
RETINA

2. What was the name of the Japanese nuclear power plant that was severely damaged during the tsunami of 2011?
FUKUSHIMA (Full name – Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant)

3. What name is given to a two masted fore and aft rigged vessel, and a glass hold 2/3 of a pint?
SCHOONER

4. To which city should all muslims travel to at least once in their life to perform the Hajj?
MECCA (Makkah al-Murkarramah is the full name)

5. What do violinists and fiddlers rub on their bow strings to increase friction and create a clearer sound?
ROSIN

6. What nickname was given to the British Army’s 7th Armoured Division during their battles in North Africa in World War Two?
THE DESERT RATS

7. Who had a 1993 top ten hit in the UK and Europe with the song, ‘One Night in Heaven’, from their album, ‘Elegant Slumming’?
M-PEOPLE

8. Which actor won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as an aging CIA agent in the 2006 film, ‘Syriana’?
GEORGE CLOONEY

9. Riga is the capital city of which country?
LATVIA

10. What name connects the state capital of North Carolina and a British bicycle maker?
RALEIGH