Friday Quiz - 13/4/18

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  • 1. 

    Afrikaans, spoken in South Africa, was developed from which European Language

    • A.

      Dutch

    • B.

      French

    • C.

      German

    • D.

      Italian

    Correct Answer
    A. Dutch
    Explanation
    Afrikaans, spoken in South Africa, was developed from Dutch. Dutch was brought to South Africa by the Dutch settlers in the 17th century. Over time, the language evolved and adapted to the local context, giving rise to Afrikaans. Afrikaans shares many similarities with Dutch, including vocabulary and grammar, but has also incorporated influences from other languages spoken in South Africa. Therefore, Dutch is the correct answer as it is the European language from which Afrikaans originated.

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  • 2. 

    Which song from 'Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat' gave Jason Donovan a No 1 UK hit in 1991?

    • A.

      Close Every Door

    • B.

      Go, Go, Go, Joseph

    • C.

      Joseph's Coat

    • D.

      Any Dream Will Do

    Correct Answer
    D. Any Dream Will Do
    Explanation
    Believe it or not, Jason Donovan had 4 UK number 1 hit singles - Especially For You (with Kylie, obviously); Too Many Broken Hearts, Sealed With A Kiss and Any Dream Will Do.

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  • 3. 

    Anchor pays VAT on takings from the fruit machine in Denham Garden Village

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A bit of a trick question. Takings from fruit machines are subject to a special tax called Machine Games Duty (MGD), instead of VAT. The rate of MGD that you pay depends on how much it costs to play the machine. If it costs 20p or less to play, the rate is 5%, for games between 21p and £5, it's 20% and for anything over £5 it's 25%. The machine in Denham is a middle of the road one, so we pay MGD at 20%.

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  • 4. 

    Who wrote the (original) 'Famous Five' series of books?

    • A.

      Roald Dahl

    • B.

      Jacqueline Wilson

    • C.

      Enid Blyton

    • D.

      Beatrix Potter

    Correct Answer
    C. Enid Blyton
    Explanation
    Enid Blyton wrote the 'Famous Five' series of books.

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