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March Quiz 2021
Plants Quiz
1. Which beverage was advertised in London in 1657 as a cure for scurvy, gout and other ills?
Coffee
2. What are the oldest, most widely cultivated and extensively used nuts in the world?
Almonds
3. Which fruit has the highest number of calories per 100 grams?
Avocados
4. From the 1500’s to the 1700’s, which plant did doctors prescribe to treat a variety of ailments including headaches, toothaches, arthritis and bad breath?
Tobacco
5. In the Netherlands, in 1634, a collector paid 1,000 pounds of cheese, four oxen, eight pigs, 12 sheep, a bed, and a suit of clothes for what?
A single bulb of the Viceroy tulip.
6. What was given its name in 1803 by the discoverer, a 20-year-old German pharmacist named Friedrich Saturner?
Morphine. He named it after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.
7. What is the world’s most widely cultivated plant; grown on every continent except Antarctica.
Wheat
8. The bark of which tree provides the salicylic acid from which aspirin was originally synthesized?
Willow
9 True or false? In 1932 James Markham obtained the 1st patent issued for a tree. The patent was for an apple tree.
False-It was for a Peach tree!!!
10. Which family of plants in addition to flowers, gives us apples, pears, plums, cherries, almonds, peaches and apricots?
The rose family of plants
11. When a coffee seed is planted, it takes how many years to yield consumable fruit?
Five

General Knowledge
1
     
Which legendary English outlaw ‘stole  from the rich to give to the poor’?
     
Robin Hood
     
2
     
Who played Han Solo in the ‘Star  Wars’ series of films?
     
Harrison Ford
     
3
     
Who sang at half time at the US Super  Bowl in February 2013?
     
Beyonce
     
4
     
In July 2013, who revealed that they  were the secret author Robert Galbraith?
     
J K Rowling
     
5
     
How many apostles are there in the  painting ‘The Last Supper’ by Leonardo da Vinci?
     
12
     
6
     
What is the first name of the older  brother of British tennis player Andy Murray?
     
Jamie
     
7
     
Not including the cellar, how many  rooms are there in the board game ‘Cluedo’?
     
Nine
     
8
     
What is the capital of Canada?
     
Ottawa
     
9
     
Which British comedian had a ‘Big  Ass’ television show?
     
Katy Brand
     
10
     
What colour is Teletubby Po in the  children’s television series’ Teletubbies’?
     
Red
     
12
     
In the Harry Potter series of books,  what animal does Sirius Black turn into?
     
Dog
     
13
     
The name of which English county is  abbreviated to Salop?
     
Shropshire
     
14
     
The element hydrogen has which number  on the Periodic Table?
     
1
     
15
     
Which famous artist spent four years  painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome?
     
Michelangelo
     
16
     
How many time zones does Russia have?
     
Nine
     
17
     
What colour ribbon was ‘tied around  the Ole Oak Tree’ in a 1973 hit single by Tony Orlando and Dawn?
     
Yellow
     
18
     
In British legend, what is the name  of King Arthur’s sword?
     
Excalibur
     
19
     
What was the first team sport  included in the Olympic Games?
     
Football

Quiz Feb 2021
 
1.      Aster
2.      Sweet William and Stinking Billy
3.      Giant hogweed
4.      Weeping Willow
5.      Iris
6.      Australia
7.      True
8.      Percy Thrower
9.      Madagascar
10      Hidcote
11.      True
12.      Nebuchadnezzar II

Plants/trees from their Latin names
 
1) Red-hot poker
 
2) Horse chestnut
 
3) Common or European box
 
4) Bluebell
 
5) Ivy
 
6) Christmas rose
 
7) Red maple
 
8) Yellow ox-eye
 
9) Spanish broom
 
10) Weeping willow
On a theme
21) Don
22) (Calvin) Klein
23) Gavin (Henson/Rossdale)
24) The Raven
25) Swift
26) (Alexander) Hamilton
27) Lancaster
28) (Robbie/Colefax &) Fowler
29) Thame
30) The answers are the surnames of Gardeners’ World presenters: Monty Don, Carol Klein, Diarmuid Gavin, Sarah Raven, Joe Swift, Geoff Hamilton, Roy Lancaster, Alys Fowler, Rachel de Thame
Missing words
21) Rose, Kiss from a Rose, Seal
22) Buttercup, Build Me Up Buttercup, the Foundations
23) Orchid, Blue Orchid, the White Stripes
24) Morning Glory, What’s the Story (Morning Glory), Oasis
25) Edelweiss, Edelweiss, Sound of Music
26) Daffodils, Vincent, Don MacLean
27) Parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, Scarborough Fair, Simon & Garfunkel
28) London Pride, London Pride, Noël Coward
29) Hedgerow, Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin
30) Strawberry, Strawberry Fields, the Beatles
General
31 Transplant seedlings and small plants
 
32Orange
 
33 California Redwood
 
34 In the pollen grain
 
35 Ovary
 
36 Fuchsia
37 Peony;
38 Lambeth
39 Chafer grub
40 Highgrove House
41 Chitting;
42 Rhubarb
43 Mildew
44 Citrus
45 Sleep
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