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Quiz 40 - Things beginning with H

 

Things beginning with H. If it's a person, it's the surname please J

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Clue

Answer

1

What is the S.I. unit of frequency?

 

2

On Twitter, what name is given to the '#' symbol?

 

3

Established in 1636, what is the oldest university in the U.S.A.?

 

4

What name is given to a 2-dimensional shape with seven sides?

 

5

What is the name of the pilgrimage to Mecca, undertaken by Muslims?

 

6

Which Greek mythological hero is known for his 'twelve labours'?

 

7

In 1992, 'I Will Always Love You' was a hit song for which singer?

 

8

'Papa Doc' and 'Baby Doc' Duvalier ruled which Caribbean nation between 1957 and 1986?

 

9

The ventricles and atria are found in which human body organ?

 

10

What unit of area is equal to 10,000 square meters?

 

11

What chemical element has the atomic number 2?

 

12

What is the capital city of Cuba?

 

13

Who founded 'Playboy' magazine in 1953?

 

14

Who was the Greek equivalent of the Roman god Mercury?

 

15

What is the name of the dance performed by the All Blacks rugby team before matches?

 

16

'Water Music' and 'Messiah' are orchestral works by which German composer?

 

17

Before 1947, what was known as the Boulder Dam?

 

18

In 1945, which Japanese city was the first to be attacked by an atomic bomb?

 

19

'Striped' and 'Spotted' are types of what African animal ?

 

20

What name was given to the writing system of ancient Egypt?

 

21

What word describes the 'Histories' in a series of Terry Deary children's books?

 

22

Which English king was killed at the Battle of Hastings?

 

23

Ophelia and Polonius are characters in what Shakespeare play?

 

24

The dish goulash originated in what country?

 

 Answers:

1

What is the S.I. unit of frequency?

Hertz

2

On Twitter, what name is given to the '#' symbol?

Hashtag

3

Established in 1636, what is the oldest university in the U.S.A.?

Harvard

4

What name is given to a 2-dimensional shape with seven sides?

Heptagon

5

What is the name of the pilgrimage to Mecca, undertaken by Muslims?

Hajj

6

Which Greek mythological hero is known for his 'twelve labours'?

Heracles

7

In 1992, 'I Will Always Love You' was a hit song for which singer?

Houston (Whitney)

8

'Papa Doc' and 'Baby Doc' Duvalier ruled which Caribbean nation between 1957 and 1986?

Haiti

9

The ventricles and atria are found in which human body organ?

Heart

10

What unit of area is equal to 10,000 square meters?

Hectare

11

What chemical element has the atomic number 2?

Helium

12

What is the capital city of Cuba?

Havana

13

Who founded 'Playboy' magazine in 1953?

Hefner (Hugh)

14

Who was the Greek equivalent of the Roman god Mercury?

Hermes

15

What is the name of the dance performed by the All Blacks rugby team before matches?

Haka

16

'Water Music' and 'Messiah' are orchestral works by which German composer?

Handel (George Frederic)

17

Before 1947, what was known as the Boulder Dam?

Hoover Dam

18

In 1945, which Japanese city was the first to be attacked by an atomic bomb?

Hiroshima

19

'Striped' and 'Spotted' are types of what African animal ?

Hyena

20

What name was given to the writing system of ancient Egypt?

Hieroglyphs

21

What word describes the 'Histories' in a series of Terry Deary children's books?

Horrible

22

Which English king was killed at the Battle of Hastings?

Harold II

23

Ophelia and Polonius are characters in what Shakespeare play?

Hamlet

24

The dish goulash originated in what country?

Hungary

 

 

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