Friday Quiz - 3/11/17

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  • 1. 

    Since the late 1980s what is the newest Smartie colour ?

    • A.

      Orange

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      Brown

    • D.

      Red

    Correct Answer
    B. Blue
    Explanation
    Smarties come in eight colours: red, orange, yellow, green, mauve (or purple), pink, brown and white in the UK. In the original range of colours, there was a light-brown Smartie. This was replaced in 1988 with the blue Smartie. Before 1958, the dark-brown Smarties had a plain-chocolate centre, while the light-brown one tasted of coffee. The orange Smarties contained, and still contain, orange-flavoured chocolate. In 2006 it was announced that Nestle were removing all artificial colours from Smarties in the UK, owing to concerns over chemical dyes producing hyperactivity in children. In answer to this controversy, Nestle decided to replace all chemical dyes with natural ones. As they were unable to source a natural blue dye, blue Smarties were replaced with white. As of 2007, Nestle Smarties in the UK contain blue Smarties again.

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  • 2. 

    In England in the 1700s, which events attracted the most spectators?

    • A.

      Football matches

    • B.

      Jousting tournaments

    • C.

      Public hangings

    • D.

      Performances of Shakespeare's plays

    Correct Answer
    C. Public hangings
    Explanation
    We're a grim lot. The record for attendance at a public hanging was over 80,000 people

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  • 3. 

    What's the VAT rate on fireworks?

    • A.

      0%

    • B.

      5%

    • C.

      20%

    • D.

      They're exempt from VAT

    Correct Answer
    C. 20%
    Explanation
    Sadly the UK Government doesn't think that celebrating Guy Fawkes deserves any kind of relief from VAT, so we have to pay 20%.

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  • 4. 

    Since the beginning of the Premier League, who has scored the most goals?

    • A.

      Frank Lampard

    • B.

      Andy Cole

    • C.

      Wayne Rooney

    • D.

      Alan Shearer

    Correct Answer
    D. Alan Shearer
    Explanation
    At 1st November 2017, the all time rankings are as follows:
    Alan Shearer - 260
    Wayne Rooney - 202
    Andy Cole - 187
    Frank Lampard - 177
    Thierry Henry - 175

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