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All Sorts, But No Licorice Trivia Quiz


A mixture of topics with answers that seem unconnected, but there is a link, as explained in the extra info.

A multiple-choice quiz by 480154st. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
480154st
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
391,871
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
1660
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 194 (8/10), Guest 184 (9/10), Guest 99 (7/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Who, in 1865, founded Christian charitable organisation, The Salvation Army? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. During the Industrial Revolution, which English city saw its population increase ten fold due to its reputation for steel goods, especially cutlery? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Who played Adam Maitland in "Beetlejuice", Captain George Ellerby in "The Departed" and spent seven years as Jack Donaghy in "30 Rock"? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Who was the child star of the 1990 movie "Home Alone"? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Who has written factual books about Shakespeare, Churchill, fast cars and Roman civilization as well as a novel entitled "Seventy-Two Virgins" and served as Mayor of London from 2008-2016, when he became UK Foreign Secretary? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Born in Calgary, Alberta to Welsh and English parents and playing professionally for German team Bayern Munich, who, in 2001, became the first football (soccer) player to play for England without having previously lived in the United Kingdom? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which King of Scotland famously watched spider climb up a cave wall? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Syd Barrett was an enigmatic founding member of which seminal rock band? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In which month is the international event, World Naked Gardening Day, held? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Following the decimation by Panama Disease of the Gros Michel banana, only one type of banana is now widely available throughout the world. Which banana? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Who, in 1865, founded Christian charitable organisation, The Salvation Army?

Answer: William Booth

Booth founded The Salvation Army in London with his wife Catherine to further Booth's aim of spreading "the good news of Jesus Christ and his love for all". By the mid 1880s, the organisation had spread to USA, France and Sweden as well as most of the countries that formed the British Empire.

In 2017, it was reported it had over 1.5 million members, surely making it the world's largest army? Booth was also the maiden name of the wife of Tony Blair, Prime Minister of UK 1997-2007.
2. During the Industrial Revolution, which English city saw its population increase ten fold due to its reputation for steel goods, especially cutlery?

Answer: Sheffield

Sheffield in South Yorkshire takes its name from the River Sheaf which runs through the city. It is mentioned as a producer of knives in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales", published in 1387, and by the early 17th century it was the second largest manufacturer of cutlery after London.

In the 1740s advances in the steel process and the development of silver plating, known as Sheffield Plate, contributed to its growth. Sheffield was the maiden name of the wife of Prime Minister 2010-16, David Cameron.
3. Who played Adam Maitland in "Beetlejuice", Captain George Ellerby in "The Departed" and spent seven years as Jack Donaghy in "30 Rock"?

Answer: Alec Baldwin

Alec is the eldest and probably best known of the Baldwin brothers, thanks to his roles in the mentioned productions as well as "The Hunt For Red October", "The Cooler" and "The Aviator". He is also well known for playing Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live", a role which won him a Primetime Emmy Award. Baldwin was the maiden name of the wife of Harold Wilson, who was Prime Minister 1964-70 and 1974-76.
4. Who was the child star of the 1990 movie "Home Alone"?

Answer: Macaulay Culkin

Culkin was just ten years old when he played Kevin McAllister in "Home Alone", a role he reprised in 1992 in "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York". He took a break from acting following "Richie Rich" in 1994 and didn't return until 2003 when he made a guest appearance in "Will and Grace".

He formed a short lived rock band, The Pizza Underground, in 2014 and by 2016 was co-starring with two CGI meerkats in TV commercials for UK price comparison website "comparethemarket.com". Macauley was the premarital name of Gordon Brown's wife, Prime Minister 2007-2010.
5. Who has written factual books about Shakespeare, Churchill, fast cars and Roman civilization as well as a novel entitled "Seventy-Two Virgins" and served as Mayor of London from 2008-2016, when he became UK Foreign Secretary?

Answer: Boris Johnson

During his time as Mayor of London, Johnson introduced a cycle hire scheme, popularly known as "Boris Bikes" to combat traffic congestion, banned the consumption of alcohol on public transport and oversaw the 2012 Olympics. He was born in New York City in 1964 and held dual citizenship until 2016 when he he renounced his US citizenship to prove his loyalty to UK.

The wife of John Major, Prime Minister 1990-97 was Norma Johnson.
6. Born in Calgary, Alberta to Welsh and English parents and playing professionally for German team Bayern Munich, who, in 2001, became the first football (soccer) player to play for England without having previously lived in the United Kingdom?

Answer: Owen Hargreaves

Hargreaves had the choice of playing internationally for Canada, Wales or England, due to his citizenship and parentage and chose England, making his debut against the Netherlands and eventually winning 42 caps, all but three of which came while at Bayern Munich. Owen was the maiden name of the wife of David Lloyd-George, Prime Minister 1916-22.
7. Which King of Scotland famously watched spider climb up a cave wall?

Answer: Robert the Bruce

Robert I was King of Scotland 1306-1329. According to legend, whilst on the run from the English and sheltering in a cave, he watched the spider attempt to connect the cave wall to the roof for a web. The spider failed anywhere between three and 13 times depending on who is telling the story, before succeeding and giving Bruce the inspiration to try once more against the English.

This "if at first you don't succeed, try try try again." attitude worked as he eventually defeated the English. Bruce was the maiden name of the wife of Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, UK Prime Minister 1905-1908.
8. Syd Barrett was an enigmatic founding member of which seminal rock band?

Answer: Pink Floyd

Barrett was only with the band for their 1967 debut album, "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn", before mental ill health and increasingly heavy use of psychedelic drugs led to him leaving the band. Although brief, his contribution to the band can not be overstated, as evidenced by the fact that the 2001 compilation "Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd" contained five Barrett compositions.
Floyd was the maiden name of the wife of the 1841-1846 Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel.
9. In which month is the international event, World Naked Gardening Day, held?

Answer: May

May Day, the 1st of May, is an ancient springtime fertility festival in UK, involving dancing around a maypole and morris dancers, and morris dancers can also be seen in Toronto, Canada. May 1st is also International Workers Day for members of socialist and communist political parties as well as being the day of Beltane for practitioners of Wicca. May was also the premarital name of Theresa May's husband Philip.
10. Following the decimation by Panama Disease of the Gros Michel banana, only one type of banana is now widely available throughout the world. Which banana?

Answer: Cavendish

Until the 1950s, the Gros Michel was the only variety of banana to have been shipped to North America, but following the outbreak of Panama Disease, exporters started using the Cavendish. The Cavendish is considered one of the less flavourful bananas, but is easier to grow, harvest and pack due to its uniform size.

Unfortunately, it is under threat from a new strain of Panama Disease called Tropical Race 4. Cavendish was also the maiden name of Harold Macmillan's wife, UK Prime Minister 1957-63.
Source: Author 480154st

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