Friday 3 February 2012

Those 22 Things That Started With 'B'

It's been a while since I posted "22 Questions, 1 Clue", and I reckon it's about time I told you the answers.

  1. Which primary colour has the least number of cone cells in the human eye?  Blue
  2. What is the second-highest rank in the Anglican clergy?  Bishop
  3. Which is the largest country in South America?  Brazil
  4. What type of temporary skin defect is likely to appear after a burn?  Blister
  5. What Russian group, whose name means ‘the majority’, went on to become the country’s Communist Party?  Bolsheviks
  6. What form of private transport was first developed by various European inventors in the early-mid 19th century?  Bicycles
  7. The Hebrew word for which creature was the basis of the name Deborah?  Bee
  8. Which sport, included in the Olympics since 1992, uses a shuttlecock?  Badminton
  9. Which UK county often has the word ‘Royal’ attached to its name?  Berkshire
  10. Which town in Hampshire contains Festival Place and The Anvil?  Basingstoke
  11. In British usage, what word refers to the hinged panel covering a car’s engine?  Bonnet
  12. What region of Germany is known, among other things, for its motor works?  Bavaria - as in "BMW", i.e. "Bavarian Motor Works"
  13. QUESTION DELETED on grounds of extreme obscurity - the answer was "Banana", but the way we got there was rather convoluted
  14. QUESTION DELETED on grounds of extreme obscurity - the answer was "Bob the Fly"
  15. What notorious incident took place in the Far East between 1898 and 1901?  Boxer Rebellion
  16. Which Sheffield-based confectioners first produced Liquorice Allsorts?  Bassetts
  17. Which classical composer carried on writing music despite going deaf?  Beethoven (Ludwig van)
  18. Which band is famous for, among other things, walking over a zebra crossing?  the Beatles
  19. Which animated film began life with the working title American DogBolt
  20. Natwest, Lloyds and HSBC are all what?  Banks
  21. In the Star Wars trilogy, what is the name of the bounty hunter who takes Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt’s palace?  Boba Fett
  22. What is the other common name of the mythical creature ‘Sasquatch’?  Bigfoot
  23. What city is the capital of Belgium?  Brussels
  24. What name is given to the lowest compartment in a ship, and to the water that collects there?  Bilge

So there you have it.  How well did you do?

- The Colclough


  1. YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you impressed that I got number 14 right?

  2. How long did it take you to do this?