April News Round #7

Spring Trivia

‘Primavera’ is a famous painting by which artist?

a) Botticelli

b) Tintoretto

c) Titian

Landmarks – what and where?

This week in history

  • 22nd April 1943 – Britain ceases to produce £1000 notes
  • 24th April 1953 – The first broadcast of The Sky at Night presented by Patrick Moore airs on BBC television

Previous Answers

  • Landmark – Mont St Michel, Normandy, France
  • Spring quiz – c) Flora

April News Round #6

Spring Trivia

What is the name of the Roman Goddess of Spring?

a) Athena

b) Primavera

c) Flora

Landmarks – what and where?

This week in history

  • 20th April 1989 – Scientists announce that Earth had been narrowly missed by a passing asteroid weighing 400 million tons
  • 21st April 1926 – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is born

Previous Answers

  • Landmark – Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Spring quiz – c) 5 months

April News Round #5

Spring Trivia

How many months is a sheep pregnant for before they give birth to a lamb?

a) 2

b) 8

c) 5

Landmarks – what and where?

This week in history

  • 15th April 1925 – Author J.M.Barrie donates the copyright fee from his book Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • 16th April 1952 – Queen Elizabeth II officially launches the Royal Yacht Britannia, at Clydeside

Previous Answers

  • Landmark – Parthenon, Athens, Greece
  • Spring quiz – b) Daffodil

April News Round #4

Spring Trivia

Which spring flower is often associated with Wales?

a) Tulip

b) Daffodil

c) Daisies

Landmarks – what and where?

This week in history

  • 12th April 1941 – Captain of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup, Bobby Moore, is born in Essex
  • 14th April 1931 – The Ministry of Transport issues the first Highway Code

Previous Answers

  • Landmark – Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy
  • Spring quiz – a) True