It ain’t half hot … answers

October 2, 2010 in Quizzes

Here are the answers to the questions I posted yesterday from the Unicef Ireland / Garda Challenge quiz.

In hindsight, there are a few we really should have gotten right. I’m thinking of #3, #11 and #15 specifically, as I knew them all but couldn’t produce the answer and/or talked myself out of it.

Ah well, let’s hope I can remember them for the next time!


  1. The words kiosk, tulip and caviar all come from which language? A> Turkish
  2. In which year did the BBC first broadcast Wimbledon on live TV? A> 1937
  3. What is the fear of fear called? A> Phobophobia
  4. In the motor industry, what is the “procon-ten”? A> “A collapsible steering wheel”
  5. What first did Bernard Harris achieve when he went on a spacewalk in 1995? A> First black man to do a spacewalk
  6. How many squares are there on a Scrabble board? A> 225
  7. Where can you find the Hell Gate bridge? A> New York
  8. Which is the largest country to use a single time zone? A> China
  9. How many counties are touched by the river Shannon? A> 11
  10. Which country boasts the world’s highest density of sheep? A> Wales
  11. Which river is longer: Amazon, Nile or Mississippi? A> Nile
  12. Which is the world’s saltiest ocean? A> Atlantic
  13. Which of these cities is most southerly: Perth, Melbourne or Sydney? A> Perth
  14. Name the film from the quote: “Love means never having to say you’re sorry”. A> Love Story
  15. Name the film from the quote: “Story of my life! I always get the fuzzy end of the lollipop”. A> Some Like It Hot
  16. In boxing, where does a ‘Rabbit punch’ land? A> Back of the head or neck
  17. Name the five judges who have stood in for Dannii Minogue in this year’s X-Factor TV show. A> Katy Perry, Gerri Halliwell, Nicole Scherzinger, Pixie Lott, Natalie Imbruglia
  18. In which animated Disney movie will you hear the song ‘Little April Showers’? A> Bambi
  19. What was the name of Westlife’s first No. 1 single with a one word title? A> Mandy
  20. English man Sir Rowland Hill created what in 1839? A> The postage stamp
  21. Sir Christopher Cockerell launched which invention in 1959? A> Hovercraft

Picture round:


  1. Graham Canty
  2. Donncha O’Callaghan
  3. Kristen Stewart
  4. Barack Obama
  5. Katie Taylor
  6. Michael Douglas
  7. Robert Downey Jr.
  8. Crystal Swing
  9. Cheryl (Tweedy) Cole
  10. The Script

There we go.  Hope you didn’t find them too hard.

Actually, I tell a lie.  I hope you did find them quite difficult! 😉

0 responses to It ain’t half hot … answers

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

1 trackback