Link round (6): 10 questions

  1. Which UK institution, supposedly founded in 832, has its headquarters in Llantrisant?
  2. In the board game Monopoly, what can you build on a property after constructing four houses?
  3. What name, also referring to an academic institution, is given to the body of all cardinals of the Catholic Church?
  4. Which New York building was the tallest in the world for just 11 months from 1930 to the completion of the Empire State Building in 1931?
  5. In 2008, which plant did the World Health Organization describe as “the single greatest cause of preventable death in the world”?
  6. Which colour gave its name to a 1985 film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Whoopi Goldberg, about the trials of a young African-American woman living in the southern United States in the 1930s?
  7. Armistead Maupin is best known for his series of novels “Tales of…” where?
  8. Which UK football team takes its name, indirectly, from the building that was used to house the Great Exhibition in 1851?
  9. According to the proverb, what month comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb?
  10. What word links all or part of the above 9 answers?

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  1. Which UK institution, supposedly founded in 832, has its headquarters in Llantrisant?
    A: The Royal Mint
  2. In the board game Monopoly, what can you build on a property after constructing four houses?
    A: A hotel
  3. What name, also referring to an academic institution, is given to the body of all cardinals of the Catholic Church?
    A: A College
  4. Which New York building was the tallest in the world for just 11 months from 1930 to the completion of the Empire State Building in 1931?
    A: Chrysler Building (see here for an interesting video explaining how it very nearly wasn’t the tallest building in the world at all)
  5. In 2008, which plant did the World Health Organization describe as “the single greatest cause of preventable death in the world”?
    A: Tobacco
  6. Which colour gave its name to a 1985 film directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Whoopi Goldberg, about the trials of a young African-American woman living in the southern United States in the 1930s?
    A: Purple (The Color Purple)
  7. Armistead Maupin is best known for his series of novels “Tales of…” where?
    A: The City
  8. Which UK football team takes its name, indirectly, from the building that was used to house the Great Exhibition in 1851?
    A: Crystal Palace (indirectly because the building gave its name to the area around it, and the team got its name from Crystal Palace Sports Club, a sports club located in that area where it was founded.)
  9. According to the proverb, what month comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb?
    A: March
  10. What word links all or part of the above 9 answers?
    A: Imperial (Mint Imperial, Imperial Hotel, Imperial College, Chrysler Imperial (a make of car), Imperial Tobacco, Imperial Purple (the colour only emperors were allowed to wear in ancient rome, where becoming emperor was also known as “taking the purple”), Imperial City, Imperial Palace, Imperial March (the title of both a work by Elgar and the piece often known as The Darth Vader Theme from Star Wars)

 

 

 

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