US of Answers

December 3, 2012 in Quizzes

Here are the answers to the questions posed in the USA quiz post from the end of last week.

Well done to anyone who got all of them for you had a much tougher assignment than the teams in The King’s Head last week. On the night, each of the photos was shown on the big screen (as opposed to having a one-tenth share of an A4 page) and the year each of the musical tracks won its Grammy was also displayed as the song played.

Indeed, I was very lax in not including some extra information regarding question 5 in the sports picture round. It’s a photo of two NFL officials. What was I looking for, you probably wondered. What I actually asked in that case was: which of these officials is in charge?

Ok, with that out of the way, click on the more… to see the answers.

US Sport pictures (NB not all Americans):

  1. Lewis Hamilton, winner of the United States Grand Prix
  2. Notre Dame
  3. Stanley Cup
  4. Michael Jordan
  5. The white cap is the guy in charge*
  7. Brandi Chastain
  8. San Francisco Giants
  9. The Bryan brothers
  10. Bubba Watson

Records of the year (1 point each for title and artist):

  1. 1960: Bobby Darin – Mack the Knife
  2. 1966: Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – A Taste of Honey
  3. 1968: The 5th Dimension – Up, Up and Away
  4. 1971: Simon & Garfunkle – Bridge over troubled water
  5. 1972: Carole King – It’s too late
  6. 1980: The Doobie Brothers – What a Fool believes
  7. 1982: Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
  8. 1991: Phil Collins – Another Day in Paradise
  9. 1996: Seal – Kiss from a Rose
  10. 2011: Lady Antebellum – Need You Now


  1. In Kansas, a restaurant serving margarine must do what? A) Serve it at room temp B) Erect a warning sign C) Give customers a free sample
  2. In New Mexico, it is a crime to hunt an animal and then do what? A) Mount it on a wall B) Eat it C) Not eat it
  3. Which Irish historian was last week refused a visa to travel to the US and thus had to cancel a tour promoting his new book The Famine Plot? A> Tim Pat Coogan
  4. Following his election victory, President Obama travelled to the far East and became the first US leader to visit what country on November 9th? A> Burma/Myanmar
  5. Which is the second-smallest state (by area), the capital is Dover and it was the first to ratify the US Constitution? A> Delaware
  6. Name the ‘North Star State’; its capital is Saint Paul. A> Minnesota
  7. The second President, he is considered a ‘Founding Father’ of the USA. He served for one term just like his son, who was the sixth President. A> John Adams
  8. Prior to his landslide victory in the election of 1868, this President had never before held elected office. He was, however, a hero from the American Civil War and had a heroic name to match. A> Ulysses S. Grant
  9. Which is the southern-most state of the United States of America? A> Hawaii
  10. Windsor, Ontario, the southern-most city of Canada is situated directly to the south of which US city? A> Detroit
  11. Which early President of the United States, as well as writing most of the Declaration of Independence, also invented the swivel chair? A> Thomas Jefferson
  12. Which sport, included in the Summer Olympic games since 1964, was first known as “Mintonnette” when it was invented in 1895 by William G Morgan while he was studying at the YMCA in Holyoke, Massachusetts? A> Volleyball

* Yeah, sorry about that.

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