The first cut is the: answers

January 25, 2012 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

Here’s a very quick post with the answers to the questions posted over the weekend in The first cut is the…

I don’t have anything else to tell you… so let’s get on with it!

Questions we missed:

  1. Name the two students who won the 2012 BT Young Scientist & Technology Award last week. A> Eric Doyle and Mark Kelly
  2. What is the largest lake in Great Britain? A> Loch Lomond
  3. Who played Louise in the movie Thelma & Louise? A> Susan Sarandon
  4. Which is Japan’s second-largest city? A> Osaka *
  5. Which river forms part of the border between England and Scotland? A> Tweed
  6. The space shuttle programme came to an end in July 2011. Which shuttle completed that final flight? A> Atlantis
  7. Who was the first Irish person to win the Noble Prize for Literature? A> William Butler Yeats
  8. What is the fourth largest country in the world, both in terms of area and population? A> USA **
  9. What is the name of the second-highest peak in the Alps? A> Monte Rosa
  10. What is the name for a female ferret? A> Jill
  11. Who played the Toymaker in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? A> Benny Hill
  12. What flag is traditionally flown by a ship that is about to leave port? A> Blue Peter
  13. Rickets is caused by a deficiency of which vitamin? A> D

Picture round (click to embiggen):

  1. Linda Martin
  2. Gary Lineker
  3. Hector Ó hEochagáin
  4. Bridie Gallagher
  5. Davina McCall
  6. John O’Donoghue
  7. Justin Bieber
  8. Courteney Cox
  9. Seán Lemass
  10. Anthony Worral Thompson
  11. Arthur Griffith
  12. Kate Middleton ***

Moving swiftly on, I’ll have another post up later details my plans for the site for the coming year.  Stay tuned!


* A tricky one as Tokyo hasn’t officially been a city since 1943.  It has a special status: metropolis.

** There’s some contention here over the size by area list.  Both USA and China claim third place!

*** The Duchess of Cambridge was also accepted! 😉

1 response to The first cut is the: answers

  1. Also, isn’t the US the third largest by population?

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