a pennsylvania avenue quiz answers

The answers to a pennsylvania-avenue quiz. If you’ve not done it yet, and want to, head over to that page before reading on.

1. Which new town is based in the City of Sunderland?


2. Who wrote the 1972 survival and adventure novel set in southern England, the story features a small group of anthropomorphised rabbits including Fiver, Hazel, Bigwig and Silver?

Richard Adams

3. Located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, which multi-purpose indoor arena is the fourth venue to bear this name and is used for ice hockey, basketball, boxing, concerts, ice shows, circuses, professional wrestling and other forms of sports and entertainment?

Madison Square Garden

4. Norma Jeane Mortenson is better known by her stage name which was?

Marilyn Monroe

5. Best known for her portrayal of Arwen Undómiel in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, which American actress, producer, singer and former model is the daughter of the lead singer of US popular beat combo Aerosmith?

Liv Tyler

6. Originating in the middle of the nineteenth century in Bohemia, what is a Czech dance and genre of dance music that is a lively couple dance in duple time with a basic pattern of hop-step-close-step?


7. The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, The Byrds, Frank Zappa, Lenny Bruce, Miles Davis and many many others have all appeared at which San Francisco historic music venue, which was built in 1912 and originally named the Majestic Hall?

The Fillmore

8. What word can be used to describe someone who moves voluntarily from one country to another, intending to settle there?

Immigrant or Emigrant

9. Born on June 19, 1978, in the kitchen of Mamma Leoni’s Italian Restaurant – where he developed a taste for lasagna – which cartoon character was created by Jim Davis?


10. The 1968 epic science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey was written by Stanley Kubrick and which famous science-fiction writer, science writer, futurist, inventor, undersea explorer and TV series host?

Arthur C. Clarke

11. Which UK non-metropolitan county was created in 1974 includes the districts of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees?


12. Named after its manufacturer, what does Chuck Noland name the volleyball that serves as his personified friend during the four years he spends alone on a deserted island in the 2000 film Castaway?


13. Which folk singer rose to national fame in 1975 with the release of his single The Rochdale Cowboy, which led to numerous TV and radio appearances?

Mike Harding

14. Originally known as Boulder Dam, what was the concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona, renamed to in 1933?

Hoover Dam

15. Born in 1924, which American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, playwright, and actor wrote the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1958 and the true crime novel In Cold Blood in 1966?

Truman Capote

16. The Model T was the invention of which famous car manufacturer?

Henry Ford

17. John Thaw played which character in the 1970’s TV police drama The Sweeney?

Detective Inspector Jack Regan

18. Which English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer’s first single topped the UK singles charts for 4 weeks in 1979 making her the first female artist to achieve a UK number one with a self-written song?

Kate Bush

19. First published in 1978, which card game – which boasts over 700 packs – features cards containing a list of numerical data, and the aim of the game is to compare these values to try to beat and win an opponent’s card?

Top Trumps

20. What name is given to the fruit growing in the Garden of Eden which God commands mankind not to eat?

Forbidden Fruit

The answer refer to US Presidents plus one president-elect:

  • 1st George Washington
  • 2nd John Adams
  • 4th James Madison
  • 5th James Monroe
  • 10th John Tyler
  • 11th James K. Polk
  • 13th Millard Fillmore
  • 18th Ulysses S. Grant
  • 20th James Garfield
  • 21st Chester A. Arthur
  • 22nd Grover Cleveland
  • 28th Woodrow Wilson
  • 29th Warren G. Harding
  • 31st Herbert Hoover
  • 33th Harry S. Truman
  • 38th Gerald R. Ford
  • 40th Ronald Reagan
  • 41st George H. W. Bush/43th George W. Bush
  • 45th Donald J. Trump
  • Joe Biden