Answers to the Weekly Quiz 65

At long last — the Quiz answers for last week

  1. Which long-running American television show had a character called Fonzie? — Happy Days’
  1. The tstese fly is the cause of which African disease? — African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness
  1. Australian Bill Leak was best known as an artist, a cartoonist or a writer? — Cartoonist

  1. The Coit Tower is located in which American city? — San Francisco
  1. The eruption of which mountain in 1815 caused the Northern Hemisphere “year without a summer” in 1816? —  This was caused by the massive 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia.
  1. Name the New Zealander who wrote the book Other People’s Wars. — Nicky Hager
  1. The name of Russian Sergei Magnitsky features in an American piece of legislation. True or false? — True.  The Magnitsky Act is a bipartisan bill passed by the U.S. Congress and President Obama in late 2012 to punish Russian officials responsible for the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow prison in 2009.
  1. In addition to being tilted on its axis, what aspect of the Earth’s movement causes the changing seasons? — Rotation around the Sun — The seasons are caused by the tilt of the Earth’s rotational axis away or toward the sun as it travels through its year-long path around the sun.
  1. Which two bones link the knee with the foot? — Tibia and Fibula.
  1. In the Marty Robbins song where did he fall in love with a Mexican girl? —  El Paso