THE BIG QUIZ
The 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 – Metal
1 Who played tenor-horn player Andy Barrow in the 1996 comedy Brassed
Off before going on to play Obi-wan Kenobe in Star Wars episodes I, II and III? (4, 8) 2 What completes the classic 1958 movie
Cat on a ..., based on a Tennessee Williams play? (3,3, 4) 3 Which ‘metallic’ hero has been played by Robert Downey Jr eight times in a variety of films since his first appearance in 2008, including the recent movie Spider-man:
Homecoming? (4, 3)
Where in The World? rock
4 Ayers Rock, also known as Uluru, is a huge sandstone formation in the middle of which country? (9) 5 The Dome of the Rock is a famous Islamic shrine on the Temple Mount in which Middle Eastern city? (9) 6 What’s the name of the huge range of peaks running for over 3,000 miles from Canada to New Mexico? (5, 9)
7 What part of a hat comes before ‘...stone’ to make an old-fashioned name for the chemical element sulphur? (4) 8 Which stone is the type of cowboy immortalised by Glen Campbell in the UK Top Ten in 1975? (10) 9 What’s the name of the long-running rock band in which Charlie Watts plays
the drums? (3,7, 6)
10 What precedes the word ... Jewels, to make the name of the official Royal bejewelled regalia kept in a very secure part of the Tower of London? (5) 11 The Cullinan, the Hope and the Koh-i-noor are large and famous examples of which gemstone? (7) 12 Which green stone follows Caro ..., to make the name of the Dutch pop and jazz singer whose debut album was called Deleted Scenes from the Cutting Room Floor? (7)
heart of Stone
13 A person with a kind and generous nature is said to have a heart of which precious metal? (4) 14 Elvis Presley took which hotel (according to the song, ‘down at the end of Lonely Street’) into the UK Top Ten in 1956? (10) 15 Which colour comes before ... Heart, to make the name of the medal given to every member of the US military who is wounded while serving? (6) AYE TIS ARRRD! Your answer:
3. Who’s the metal-suited man?
6. What’s the name of the range?