The answers to a fab four quiz. If you’ve not done it yet, and want to, head over to that page before reading on.
1. What volunteer-led, charitable non-governmental organisation dedicated to the teaching and practice of first aid in England was founded in 1877?
St. John’s Ambulance
2. Which Anglican building in London, that has been built and rebuilt five times, serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London?
St. Paul’s Cathedral
3. Which Welsh statesman served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1916 to 1922 and was the final Liberal to have held the post of Prime Minister?
David Lloyd George
4. What word is used to describe someone considered a male foreigner from the perspective of Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in Latin America?
5. Which character first appeared in J M Barrie’s The Little White Bird in 1902 and then in a play, subtitled “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” which was later adapted in to a novel and has since spawned many TV and film versions?
6. How might Americans informally refer to a toilet or lavatory?
7. What is an ornamental shoulder piece or decoration used as insignia of rank by armed forces and other organizations?
8. What is the brand name of the range of clothing sold by Asda?
9. What is the name of the self proclaimed “UK’s No. 1 parking app” that “let’s you take control of your parking” and has car parks across more than 450 towns & cities?
10. What is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter that is unique to natural areas such as bogs, mires, moors, or muskegs?
11. Who was the Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist who served as head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924 and under whose administration, Russia and then the wider Soviet Union became a one-party communist state?
12. Who was famously an animal rights activist, wrote and published several vegetarian cookbooks and founded a vegetarian food company with her husband in 1991?
13. Which American actor actor, aviator, and environmental activist gained worldwide fame as a character named Han and has also featured in blockbuter films as Indiana?
14. Which is the world’s largest coffeehouse chain headquartered in Seattle, Washington?
15. Who was the Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballer who became one of the first media celebrity footballers, earning the nickname El Beatle?
16. Which UK international airport’s CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence Number is P735 and, at the outbreak of World War II, was operated by the RAF and known as RAF Speke?
John Lennon Airport
17. Which Beatle went barefoot, wearing no shoes, on the cover of Abbey Road which led to the rumour that he was dead?
18. Which English actor won his first Tony Award for his performance as Henry VIII in the play Anne of the Thousand Days in 1949 and his second for the role of Professor Henry Higgins in the stage production of My Fair Lady in 1957?
19. What is a luminous ball of gas, mostly hydrogen and helium, held together by its own gravity?
20. What is an excellent electrical insulator that is highly heat-resistant but its use as a building material is illegal in many countries?
OK, slight confession – should really have been called a fab five quiz, but that would have been giving too many clues.
Anyway, in case you didn’t spot the pattern, answers 1-5 and 6-10 give the first names to match surnames given by answers to 11-15 and 16-20. The names are, of course, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and, the fifth Beatle (or, at least, one of them!), Pete Best.