The answers to a animal stars quiz. If you’ve not done it yet, and want to, head over to that page before reading on.
1. Knighted in 1975, which former West Indian cricketer, who played between 1954 and 1974, is widely considered to be cricket’s greatest ever all-rounder?
Sir Garfield Sobers
2. Which 1979 British comedy movie tells the story of a young Jewish man who is born on the same day as — and next door to — Jesus Christ?
Monty Python’s Life of Brian
3. Which Canadian software company was one of the most prominent smartphone vendors in the world, specializing in secure communications and mobile productivity, and well known for the keyboards on most of its devices?
4. What was added to pinball machines in 1947 to allow players to keep the ball in play longer?
5. Which chemical element has the symbol Ag and atomic number 47?
6. Which American actor started his career in TV sitcom Cheers as a bartender and has since gone on to star in films such as White Men Can’t Jump and The People vs Larry Flint?
7. Who was the Indian guru who achieved fame as the guru to The Beatles, The Beach Boys and other celebrities In the late 1960s and early 1970s?
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
8. Which comic opera was composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart tells how two servants succeed in getting married, foiling the seduction efforts of their philandering employer and teaching him a lesson in fidelity?
The Marriage of Figaro
9. Which popular American new wave beat combo was founded in 1981 by husband-and-wife Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz – both also members of Talking Heads – their biggest UK hit being Wordy Rappinghood?
Tom Tom Club
10. What has five known moons and is the ninth largest known object directly orbiting the Sun?
11. Who became the Seventh Doctor after taking over the lead role in Doctor Who in 1987 from Colin Baker and remained on the series until it ended in 1989?
12. What is a colloquial term for an alcoholic distilled beverage that also became a brand name of an alcopop that was most popular during the mid-1990s?
13. Who was known as the Nine Days’ Queen – an English noblewoman and Queen of England and Ireland from 10 July until 19 July 1553?
Lady Jane Grey
14. Which popular American beat combo formed in 1977 in Los Angeles are widely known for their top 5 hits Hold the Line, Rosanna, and Africa?
15. In volleyball, how is the third contact a team makes with the ball that involves jumping, raising one arm above the head and hitting the ball so it will move quickly down to the ground on the opponent’s court commonly known?
16. Native to the Arctic regions of both North America and the Palearctic, what is the name of the bird that is sometimes referred to as the polar owl, the white owl and the Arctic owl?
17. Actor Brian Murphy is best known for which role in TV’s Man About the House and it’s spin off?
18. What was the Allied nickname for Germans, originally from World War I but widely used in World War II?
19. What is the popular traditional dahi (yogurt)-based drink that originated in the Indian subcontinent, can be found on the menus of many Indian restaurants and is usually consumed during or after a meal?
20. In the TV series Fawlty Towers, what starter did hotel guests The Hamiltons order that was not on the menu, the item also being the name of the episode?
In case you didn’t spot it, all answers include the name of a TV or movie animal:
- Garfield the cat
- Brian the snail in Magic Roundabout or the dog in Family guy
- Blackberry, a rabbit in Watership Down
- Flipper the dolphin
- Silver, the Lone Rangers horse
- Woody Woodpecker
- Yogi bear
- Figaro, the pet cat of Geppetto and Pinocchio
- Tom, the cat half of Tom & Jerry
- Pluto, Mickey Mouse’s dog
- Sylvester the cat
- Hooch, the dog in the film Turner & Hooch
- Lady, from the film Lady & the Tramp
- Toto, the dog in The Wizard of Oz
- Spike, the dog in Tom & Jerry
- Snowy, Tin Tin’s dog
- George, the monkey in the film and TV series Curious George
- Jerry, the mouse half of Tom & Jerry
- Lassie, the dog
- Waldorf, half of the muppet hecklers Waldorf & Statler
sorry about this one – not an animal. Was formulating a muppet question and lost sight of the theme