THE BIG QUIZ
T he answers to all these general knowledge questions – except one – are in the grid in various
directions. To be this week’s Chat Big Quiz champion, work out which answer is missing. This is your prize answer. Answers are in alphabetical order in each section. The Silver Screen – leaders 1 Daniel Day-lewis won his third Best Actor Oscar for portraying which much-revered US president in a 2012 movie entitled with his surname? (7, 7) 2 What was the surname of the Prime Minister who was played by Timothy Spall in The King’s Speech, Albert Finney in The Gathering Storm and recently by Brian Cox in a movie entitled with his surname? (9) 3 Which Prime Minister did Meryl Streep play in 2011 movie The
Iron Lady? (8, 8) Where in The World? Swedes 4 Sweden is connected by the 5-mile Oresund Bridge and the 2.5-mile Drogden tunnel with which country to the south? (7) 5 Sweden has land borders with two countries. Norway is one. What’s the other? (7) 6 What’s the capital city of Sweden? (9) Breeds 7 What’s the name given to the smallest breed of dog, taken from the Mexican state where it’s thought to have first been bred? (9) 8 What’s the name of the short-haired, black-andwhite spotted dog, taken from the coastal area of Croatia, to where it can trace its ancestry? (9) 9 What’s the name of the tall, longlegged, very sleek dogs, trained and raced at venues such as Belle Vue in Manchester, Hall Green in Birmingham and London’s Crayford? (9) Speed 10 Which cat’s the fastest land animal, reaching speeds of 70mph? (7) 11 What’s the name given to the narrow band of fast-moving air that runs around the northern hemisphere and has a dramatic effect on the weather patterns? (3, 6) 12 Which sprinter has held the title of the fastest human on Earth, after winning the 100m gold medal at the 2008 Beijing, 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympics? (5, 4) Knead 13 What’s the name of the doughnut-shaped bread snack that originated in the Jewish communities of Poland, and for which the dough is shaped and boiled before baking? (5) 14 What’s the name given to the small cubes of bread which are baked or fried and dropped into bowls of soup? (8) 15 What’s the name of the small, doughy cake, the pronunciation of which is a long-term subject of disagreement, and which forms part of a traditional cream tea? (5)
3. Who’s this Oscar winner?