Friday Quiz - 10/07/2020

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  • 1. 

    Which country goes furthest south as part of its mainland territory?

    • A.

      Argentina

    • B.

      Chile

    • C.

      New Zealand

    • D.

      South Africa

    Correct Answer
    B. Chile
    Explanation
    Parts of Argentina's Tierra Del Fuego go further south than Chile, but it is a separate island; there are other Chilean islands further south bordering the Magellan Passage.

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  • 2. 

    What causes the spots in 'spotted dick'?

    • A.

      Cherries

    • B.

      Chocolate

    • C.

      Dried fruit

    • D.

      Syphilis

    Correct Answer
    C. Dried fruit
    Explanation
    The spots in 'spotted dick' are caused by dried fruit. Spotted dick is a traditional British dessert that consists of a suet pastry with dried fruits, usually raisins or currants, mixed into the dough. When the dessert is cooked, the dried fruit becomes plump and creates the characteristic spots throughout the pastry.

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  • 3. 

    There's lots of new exciting things announced by Rishi Sunak this week, included a cut in VAT on food and drink from restaurants, bars and cafes. Which of these items, when bought from a relevant business, is not covered in this temporary cut?

    • A.

      Blackcurrant soda

    • B.

      Fish & chips

    • C.

      Pint of beer

    • D.

      Pork scratchings

    Correct Answer
    C. Pint of beer
    Explanation
    Only non-alcoholic beverages are included.
    Just don't expect to see too much of this saving - businesses are not compelled to pass it on to the consumer, and the cut is primarily aimed at helping the hospitality trade.

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  • 4. 

    Used when calculating things to do with circles, what is the nearest whole number to pi?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    B. 3
    Explanation
    Pi is mathematical constant and an infinitely recurring number, starting 3.1415926535.

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