March Quiz 2021
1. Which beverage was advertised in London in 1657 as a cure for scurvy, gout and other ills?
2. What are the oldest, most widely cultivated and extensively used nuts in the world?
3. Which fruit has the highest number of calories per 100 grams?
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?
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.
8. The bark of which tree provides the salicylic acid from which aspirin was originally synthesized?
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?
Which legendary English outlaw ‘stole from the rich to give to the poor’?
Who played Han Solo in the ‘Star Wars’ series of films?
Who sang at half time at the US Super Bowl in February 2013?
In July 2013, who revealed that they were the secret author Robert Galbraith?
J K Rowling
How many apostles are there in the painting ‘The Last Supper’ by Leonardo da Vinci?
What is the first name of the older brother of British tennis player Andy Murray?
Not including the cellar, how many rooms are there in the board game ‘Cluedo’?
What is the capital of Canada?
Which British comedian had a ‘Big Ass’ television show?
What colour is Teletubby Po in the children’s television series’ Teletubbies’?
In the Harry Potter series of books, what animal does Sirius Black turn into?
The name of which English county is abbreviated to Salop?
The element hydrogen has which number on the Periodic Table?
Which famous artist spent four years painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome?
How many time zones does Russia have?
What colour ribbon was ‘tied around the Ole Oak Tree’ in a 1973 hit single by Tony Orlando and Dawn?
In British legend, what is the name of King Arthur’s sword?
What was the first team sport included in the Olympic Games?
Quiz Feb 2021
2. Sweet William and Stinking Billy
3. Giant hogweed
4. Weeping Willow
8. Percy Thrower
12. Nebuchadnezzar II
Plants/trees from their Latin names
1) Red-hot poker
2) Horse chestnut
3) Common or European box
6) Christmas rose
7) Red maple
8) Yellow ox-eye
9) Spanish broom
10) Weeping willow
On a theme
22) (Calvin) Klein
23) Gavin (Henson/Rossdale)
24) The Raven
26) (Alexander) Hamilton
28) (Robbie/Colefax &) Fowler
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
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
31 Transplant seedlings and small plants
33 California Redwood
34 In the pollen grain
39 Chafer grub
40 Highgrove House