Trivia

2019 Trivia Lists Day 17: the letter Q and the number 17

Following on from yesterday’s set of lists, here are some challenges involving things that begin with the letter Q (including countries, and capital cities) or come 17th numerically (such as the 17th Pope and the 17th President of the USA). In each case you can test yourself first to see how many you can name. The answers appear at the end of this piece. This is, by a long way, the shortest of these 2019 Trivia pieces so far.

Challenge: Items beginning with Q

Countries: there is only 1 country whose usual English name begins with Q. [It’s in Asia.] There are 4 countries whose usual English names contain the letter Q. [Hint: 2 in Asia, 2 in Africa.]

Capital cities: there is only 1 capital city whose name begins with Q. It is also the only capital city that contains the letter Q.

Chemical Elements: there are no elements or symbols beginning with Q, and none that contain the letter Q

UK #1 Chart Acts: 1 act beginning with Q has reached #1 in the UK. They have also featured in 3 different chart-topping collaborations.

Songs beginning with Q that have reached #1 in the UK Chart: Only 1 song beginning with Q has reached #1 in the UK.

Challenge: 17th in a list

Can you name the following?

The 17th Pope (222AD-230AD).

The 17th President of the USA (1865-1869).

The winner of Superbowl XVII (1983).

The host country and winner of the 17th FIFA World Cup (2002).

Answers: Items beginning with Q

Countries (1): Qatar. The following 4 countries are the only ones that contain the latter Q: Equatorial Guinea, Iraq, Mozambique, Qatar.

Capital cities (1): Quito (Ecuador).

Chemical elements (0)

UK #1 Chart Acts (1): Queen. In addition to their #1s as a group, their 3 chart-topping collaborations are: Queen and David Bowie / George Michael and Queen with Lisa Stansfield / Five and Queen.

Songs beginning with Q that have reached #1 in the UK Chart: “Queen of my Heart” (Westlife, 2001).

Answers: 17th in a list

17th Pope: Urban I (222AD to 230AD).

17th President of the USA: Andrew Johnson (1865-1869).

The winner of Superbowl XVII (1983): Washington Redskins.

The 17th FIFA World Cup (2002): hosted by Japan and South Korea, won by Brazil.

 

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