The answers to an loadsamoney quiz. If you’ve not done it yet, and want to, head over to that page before reading on.
1. What is the surname of Sylvester Stallone’s character in the Rocky films?
2. Which team won the European Cup in the UK in front of a record crowd – 127,621 – for the final?
3. Which right-handed oval course with a circumference of around one-and-a-quarter miles is the only racecourse in Lincolnshire?
4. Which country was invaded by the Soviet Union on Christmas Eve 1979?
5. Which brewery, founded in 1664 in Straßburg, is owned by the Carlsberg Group and brews its premium brand 5% abv pale lager, mainly in France?
6. What word is used to describe crop plants in the family Cucurbitaceae, like pumpkin, cucumber, squash and melon?
7. What is another name for the large intestine?
8. What is the name for 1/8th of a fluid ounce, used when measuring liquid volume?
9. Which Chinese Dynasty, that existed between the Song and Ming dynasties from 1279 to 1368, was China’s first foreign-led dynasty having been established by Kublai Khan, leader of the vast Mongol Empire and grandson of Genghis Khan?
10. Which British athlete won the women’s long jump at the 1964 Olympics?
11. Which novel, published in 1976, tells the story of a year in the life of the Jarretts, an affluent suburban family trying to cope with the aftermath of two traumatic events and was made in to a multi-award winning film with the same name in 1980, starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, and Timothy Hutton?
12. Which 1964 film was the first in Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Western trilogy featuring Clint Eastwood as The Man with No Name?
A Fistful of Dollars
13. Which British variety store chain founded in 1990, with it’s first shop in Burton-on-Trent, sells clearance items and proprietary brands at a single price?
14. In the cartoon family created by Matt Groening, which member was not named after people in Groening’s family and is instead an anagram of a word representing how this character often behaves?
Bart (an anagram of brat)
15. Which former heavyweight boxer won the WBC title at Wembley in 1995 and is often quoted as saying “Know what I mean, Harry?” in an interview with commentator Harry Carpenter?
16. Which Christmas carol with lyrics written by English composer George Ratcliffe Woodward, who took an interest in church bell ringing, was first published in 1924?
Ding Dong Merrily on High
17. What name is given to several carnivorous mammals that live in Africa and Asia, feed as scavengers and have powerful jaws, relatively short hind limbs, and coarse hair?
18. Which superhero’s civilian identity is Diana Prince and has been played by Lynda Carter in the 1970s TV series and Gal Gadot in the 1984 film?
19. Which historical slang term in common use in the 18th and 19th centuries means to agree to serve as a sailor or soldier in the Royal Navy or the British Army?
(Take the) King’s shilling
20. The song 3 Lions was release to celebrate which event?
And the theme – each answer contains a currency:
- Panamanian balboa
- Brazilian real
- Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark
- Afghan afghani
- Danish/Norwegian krone
- Haitian gourde
- Costa Rican colón
- Armenian/Artsakh dram
- Chinese yuan
- South African rand
- Algerian/Bahrani/Iragi/Jordanian/Kuwati/Libyan/Serbian/Tunisian dinar
- American dollars (plus many other countries)
- British pound (plus many other countries)
- Thai baht
- Swiss franc (plus many other countries)
- Vietnamese đồng
- Japanses yen
- North/South Korean won
- Kenyan/Somali/Somaliland/Tanzanian/Ugandan shilling
- The Euro (19 European Union countries)