Quiz Answers 2 (from "The Daily Mail"

Revealed! The embarrassing wrong quiz answers that prove Britain really is dumbing down


UNIVERSALLY CHALLENGED


Of which hot drink is ‘eat’ an anagram?

Hot chocolate?

(The Weakest Link, BBC1)


What is the Italian word for ‘motorway’?

Expresso.

(Steve Wright In The Afternoon, Radio 2)


The action of which Shakespeare play takes place between dusk on January 5 and dawn on January 6?

A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

(The Weakest Link)


Was the Tyrannosaurus Rex a carnivore or a herbivore?

No, it was a dinosaur.

(Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old?, Sky One)


What is the name given to the condition where the sufferer can fall asleep at any time?

Nostalgia.

(The Vault, ITV)


In science, what is botany the study of?

Bottoms.

(The Weakest Link)


Name the German national airline.

The Luftwaffe.

(Dog Eat Dog, BBC1)


What is the name of the cord cut after a woman gives birth?

Biblical cord.

(The Weakest Link)


Which classical composer became deaf in later lifeLudwig van ..... ?

Van Gogh.

(BBC Radio Nottingham)


Name a selection of small, highly coloured sweets known as Dolly ......

Parton.

(The Weakest Link)


Name a famous bridge.

The Bridge Over Troubled Waters.

(Family Fortunes, ITV)


Do you know where Cambridge University is?

[laughing] No, geography is not my strong point.

There’s a clue in its title.

Er .... Leicester?

(Beg, Borrow Or Steal, BBC2)


HISTORY? NOT ME, MATE!


How many kings of England have been called Henry?

Well, I know Henry VIII. So, um, three?

(The James O’Brien Show, LBC)


What is the name of the primitive language used by the Ancient Egyptians and painted on walls?

Hydraulics.

(Sale Of The Century, ITV)


What was Hitler’s first name?

Heil.

(Sale Of The Century)



In 1863, which American president gave the Gettysburg Address?

I don’t know, it was before I was born.

(Steve Wright In The Afternoon)


In the 1940s, which politician was responsible for the welfare state? William ?????

The Conqueror.

(The Weakest Link) A


Which British prime minister famously said: ‘We have become a grandmother’?

John Major.

(The Weakest Link)


AND THE OSCAR GOES TO . . .

Who played agent 007 in the 1989 film Licence To Kill?

Err ..... James Bond?

(Steve Wright In The Afternoon)


Johnny Weissmuller died on this day. Which jungle-swinging character clad only in a loincloth did he play?

Jesus.

(Steve Wright In The Afternoon)


In which film did Dudley Moore star as the title character?

10.

(The Weakest Link)


Name the long-running TV comedy show about pensioners: Last of the ???????

Mohicans.

(The Weakest Link)


Who is the only Marx brother that remained silent throughout all their films?

Karl.

(The Weakest Link)


Name a game you can play in the bath.

Scuba diving.

(Family Fortunes)


BAD SPORTS

In sport, the name of which famous racehorse was the word ‘murder’ spelled backwards.

Starter gun.

(The Weakest Link)


Where was the recent Winter Olympics held?

Taunton.

(The Weakest Link)


What ‘L’ do you make in the dark, when you don’t consider the consequences?

Love?

No, I’m sorry, I’m afraid the actual answer was ‘leap’.

(Blockbusters, ITV)


In which European country is Mount Etna?

Japan.

I did say which European country, so in case you didn’t hear that, I can let you try again.

Er ...... Mexico?

(The Chris Searle Show, BBC Radio Bristol)


Skegness is a seaside resort on the coast of which sea: a) Irish Sea; b) English Channel; c) North Sea?

Oh, I know — and you can start writing out the cheque now. It’s on the east coast, so it must be the Irish Sea.

(Dale’s Supermarket Sweep, ITV)


CLUES AND CHEATS

What is the capital of Italy?

France.

France is another country. Try again.

Oh, um, Benidorm.

Wrong, sorry, let’s try another question. In which country is the Parthenon?

Sorry, I don’t know.

Just guess a country, then.

Paris.

(The Late Show, BBC Midlands Radio)


How many strings does a guitar have?

Err... Four.

It’s the number of wives that Henry VIII had ...

Oh! Five.

(The Neil Pringle Show, BBC Southern Counties Radio)


On which street did Sherlock Holmes live?

[silence]

He makes bread.

Err .....

He makes cakes!.

Kipling Street?

(This Morning With Richard And Judy, ITV)


Of which European country is Lisbon the capital?

Australia.

Sorry, that’s the wrong answer; we’ll go to the next caller.

I was going to say Australia as well. Is it Gibraltar?

(Radio Hallam Breakfast Show)


With whom did Britain go to war over the Falklands?

Err ....

It’s a South American country.

Iran.

(This Morning With Richard and Judy)


In 2002, the Queen celebrated her Golden Jubilee. So in which year did she come to the throne?

1958.

No, it was 1952. Fair enough — I mean, I wouldn’t have got that.

No, it was far too hard.

(This Morning, ITV)


The last thing you take off before going to bed.

Your feet.

(Dog Eat Dog)


RANDOM REVELATIONS

Name a domestic animal.

Leopard.

(Family Fortunes)


Name something people believe in but cannot see.

Hitler.

(Family Fortunes)


What was Bram Stoker’s most famous creation?

Branston Pickle.

(The Sara Cox Show, Radio 1)


A pain in the muscles or ones of the lower legs, often suffered by sportsmen, is known as shin .......?

Shindler’s List?

(The Weakest Link)