Gilligan’s Happy Island: answers

November 4, 2010 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

Here are the answers to the questions I posted yesterday.

I’m afraid I still can’t remember the missing 10th question so that’ll have to stay a mysterious void. The ‘lost’ question, if you will.

Answers to questions:

  1. ‘New Holland’ was the original name given to what country? A>Australia
  2. In motor racing, what flag is waved to inform a driver that they must pull over and be overtaken by the car behind? A>Blue
  3. How many bones are there in the adult human body? A>206
  4. In what part of the orchestra would you find the Cor Anglais? A>Woodwind
  5. The Nobel Prizes are awarded at a ceremony on December 10 each year. Why this date? A> It’s the date of Alfred Nobel‘s death.
  6. Name the disease which causes inflammation in the brain and spinal membranes. A>Meningitis
  7. How many countries in the world have names (in English) starting with the letter J? A> 3. Japan, Jamaica and Jordan.
  8. How many European countries (apart from the UK) use Greenwich Mean Time*? A> 3. Iceland, Ireland and Portugal.
  9. How many men have been married to Elizabeth Taylor? A> 7. Conrad Hilton Jr.Michael WildingMike ToddEddie FisherRichard BurtonJohn WarnerLarry Fortensky

Picture round, euro coins:

  1. Greece
  2. Finland
  3. Italy
  4. Germany
  5. Austria
  6. Belgium
  7. Vatican City
  8. Luxembourg
  9. Spain
  10. Monaco
  11. Netherlands
  12. Portugal

The most interesting thing about the coins round was that I realised I knew what the King of Belgium and Queen of The Netherlands looked like. Who knew?! Alas, I had never seen sight nor light of the Grand-Duchess of Luxembourg

That’s all folks. Til next week!

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