Food, drink, history and geography

I’ve been sharing the quiz I did for our “other” pub, the New Inn in Kewstoke. The two villages of Uphill and Kewstoke are pretty much the south and the north end of Weston-super-Mare. Both great pubs, both great quizzes (is that me blowing my own trumpet?!)

Here are the answers to round 6

Food and drink

  1. Which nuts are used in marzipan?                         Almonds
  2. Where would you be if you were eating al fresco? Out side
  3. What is a Worcester Pearmain?             Apple
  4. Which cheese is traditionally used for pizzas?             Mozzarella
  5. Which country is the original producer of Emmental cheese? Switzerland
  6. Which Norfolk city is famous for mustard?                         Norwich
  7. What is the name of the pan in which a paella is made? A Paella!
  8. What is the Hungarian word for pepper?             Paprika
  9. In which county is Wensleydale cheese made?             Yorkshire
  10. What colour is the French wine Beaujolais?             Red
  11. Which alcoholic drink is made from the cactus agave? Tequila
  12. From which country does the beer Stella Artois originate?             Belgium
  13. What is the main spirit used in a Singapore Sling, and for a bonus which liqueur is also an ingredient?                                                             Gin and Cointreau
  14. What is Japanese sake made from? Rice
  15. What is bottled in the French town Vichy?                         Water
  16. Which soft drink was originally called Vim Tonic, and for a bonus, in which Lancastrian city is it brewed?                                                 Vimto and Salford
  17. With which fruit do you traditionally drink Corona Mexican beer? Lime
  18. If you were drinking a cup of Oolong, what would you be drinking? Tea

… and here’s the last round:

History and Geography

  1. Which German nobleman invented the Zeppelin?
  2. Who was the first president of the USA?
  3. How many wives did Henry VIII have?
  4. In which city was the Titanic built?
  5. What was the name of Napoleon Bonaparte’s first wife?
  6. How many children did Queen Victoria have?
  7. What structure did the Romans build along the northern frontier of the Roman Empire in Britain?
  8. In which century was the Battle of Sedgemoor fought at Westonzoyland near Bridgwater?
  9. Who reputedly burnt the cakes while hiding from the Danes near Athelney in the Somerset levels?
  10. True or false – Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his family lived in Weston-super-Mare in Swiss Villa.
  11. What was the former name of New York?
  12. Which country was formerly called Ceylon?
  13. Which city was the capital of Australia from 1901 to 1927?
  14. What is the capital of Turkey?
  15. What is the national animal of China?
  16. Which is the largest desert on earth?
  17. On which continent can you visit Sierra Leone?
  18. Through which capital city does the River Liffey flow?
  19. What is the third largest country in Europe after Russia and Ukraine?
  20. In which country is Krakow?

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