Community and Games Quizzes

Daily Quiz: Tuesday 16th February 2021

#1. What colour is the 'Cookie Monster' from the programme Sesame Street?

Cookie Monster is a Muppet character on the long-running PBS/HBO children’s television show Sesame Street. He is best known for his voracious appetite and his famous eating catchphrases, such as “Me want cookie!”, “Me eat cookie!” (or simply “COOKIE!”), and “Om nom nom nom” (said while eating).

#2. Wine vinegar, egg yolk and what other ingredient goes into making hollandaise sauce?

Hollandaise sauce formerly also called Dutch sauce, is an emulsion of egg yolk, melted butter, and lemon juice (or a white wine or vinegar reduction). It is usually seasoned with salt, and either white pepper or cayenne pepper. Hollandaise is considered one of the five mother sauces in French cuisine. Sauce hollandaise is French for “Dutch sauce”. The name implies Dutch origins, but the actual connection is unclear. The name “Dutch sauce” is documented in English as early as 1573

#3. What was the name of Eddie Murphy's character in the Beverly Hills Cop series of films?

Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Martin Brest, written by Daniel Petrie Jr. and starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who visits Beverly Hills, California to solve the murder of his best friend.

#4. What is the first name of JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books?

Joanne Rowling  (born 31 July 1965), better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British author and philanthropist. She is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series, which has won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies, becoming the best-selling book series in history. The books are the basis of a popular film series, over which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and was a producer on the final films. She also writes crime fiction under the pen name Robert Galbraith.

#5. In which city in Italy is Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper displayed?

The Last Supper is a late 15th-century mural painting by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci housed by the refectory of the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy. It is one of the Western world’s most recognizable paintings.

#6. Which literary character is associated with the address 221B, Baker Street, London?

221B Baker Street is the London address of the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, created by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

#7. Who wrote the novels 'The Hunt For Red October' and 'Clear And Present Danger'?

The Hunt for Red October is the debut novel by American author Tom Clancy, first published on October 1, 1984 by the Naval Institute Press. It depicts Soviet submarine captain Marko Ramius as he seemingly goes rogue with his country’s cutting-edge ballistic missile submarine Red October, and marks the first appearance of Clancy’s most popular fictional character Jack Ryan, an analyst working for the Central Intelligence Agency, as he must prove his theory that Ramius had intended to defect to the United States. The book was loosely inspired by the mutiny on the Soviet frigate Storozhevoy in 1975

#8. What was the name of the vehicle in which Sir Malcom Campbell broke the 300 mph barrier in 1935?

Major Sir Malcolm Campbell MBE (11 March 1885 – 31 December 1948) was a British racing motorist and motoring journalist. He gained the world speed record on land and on water at various times during the 1920s and 1930s using vehicles called Blue Bird, including a 1921 Grand Prix Sunbeam. His son, Donald Campbell, carried on the family tradition by holding both land speed and water speed records.

#9. The two rival gangs in "West Side Story" were the Sharks and the whats?

West Side Story is a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. It was inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. The story is set in the mid 1950s in the Upper West Side of New York City, a multiracial, blue-collar neighborhood. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. The members of the Sharks, from Puerto Rico, are taunted by the Jets, a white gang.

#10. Tonic water contains which drug, which can be extracted from the bark of the cinchona tree?

Quinine is an alkaloid derived from the bark of the South American cinchona tree. It has been used as an antimalarial for over 350 years.

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