1991 Christmas Quiz

All Sections WITH

"Hard questions must have hard answers. "

Section 1 Who

1. must be above suspicion?

2. is i/c burrow?

3. was Anna Mary Robertson?

4. was actually married to his daughter?

5. oversaw in Oceania?

6. is a sybillant seamstress?

7. encouraged emigration from darkest Peru?

8. saw something nasty in the woodshed?

9. balanced an eel on the end of his nose?

10. was devoted to Little Eva?

Section 2 Whence and by whom?

1. Shoo shoo gobble gobble dilly

2. Dum dum dum dummy doowa

3. B'dang a long long b'ding a dong ding

4. Tra la la la la la la la la

5. Tra la la triddly dee dee

6. Doolang doolang doolang

7. Glibby glup gloopy nibby nabby noopy la la la to to

8. Goo goo g'joob

9. Chang chang changity chang chi bop

10. A wop bop alu bop atop bam boom

Section 3 Fairway to Heaven?

1. Who claimed it was "a good walk spoiled"?

2. For whom was the Dunlop 65 named?

3. Where might avoidance of the Beardies still lead to Hell?

4. What was the St. Albans seed-merchant's gift to posterity?

5. Which cheat was out-cheated (for $10,000) at Royal St. Marks?

6. Where does the tenth cover the 7th Earl of Derby's race-course?

7. Whose feats impressed Vladimir Brusiloff and won Adeline's heart?

8. In whose early career was a Dr. Pepper bottle profitable?

9. Where does play go from Tea Olive to Holly via Dogwood?

10. Who is the current holder of the Rodman Wanamaker trophy?

Section 4 Complete

1. Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny

2. Armstrong, Conlon, Hill

3. Heath, Kay, Lewis

4. Jefferson, Washington, Lincoln

5. Gonsalez, Thery, Poiccart

6. Mopsy, Flopsy, Cotton-tail

7. David, Roy, Shirley

8. Roger, Derek, John

9. Justine, Balthazar, Clea

10. Blanche, Dorothy, Sophia

Section 5 Who, what or where

1. was sister to Great Harry?

2. was crucial to understanding hieroglyphics?

3. is Helleborus niger?

4. lived in Duck Lane and loved Captain Cat?

5. was the dying magnate's enigmatic last utterance?

6. represented a one-legged tap dancer?

7. was Iva Ikuko Toguri D'Aquino?

8. takes place in Pasadena on New Year's day?

9. has five decades?

10. is incumbent at Greenwich?

Section 6 In which films are these the final words?

1. "After all, tomorrow is another day."

2. "That's the dumbest thing I ever heard."

3. "Shut up and deal."

4. "Ok - you know where to reach me - so long, architect."

5. "Madness! Madness!"

6. "We'll go on for ever, pa .. we're the people."

7. ".. we keep on going through it, uh, because most of us need the eggs."

8. "Well, nobody's perfect."

9. "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship."

10. "Marry me Emily and I'll never look at another horse."

Section 7 Rhyme (or reason) me

1. Parturition at the North Pole.

2. A discordant inner group.

3. A somewhat damp talisman.

4. An ostentatious seer.

5. Unimaginative floor-covering.

6. A fruitful moment.

7. A brightly-coloured horse-rider.

8. An apple-coloured insertion.

9. An unnecessarily needling cactus.

10. "Ave atque vale".

Section 8 Who, what or where

1. was to the west of Gold and Omaha?

2. has a sweet exterior belying a cold heart?

3. made the vehicle for Blanche and Stanley?

4. won the Centennial in SW 19?

5. lived in Avalon and played the country blues?

6. is home to the Blues?

7. was Eddie Felson's match?

8. housed Karloff Bernstein and Lennon?

9. are we "all just prisoners here, of our own device"?

10. survived the reptiles (and much more!)?

Section 9 Which headgear

1. was produced by John B. in Philadelphia?

2. was self-professedly worn by Mr. Lear?

3. is associated with dirty trouser-cuffs?

4. rang bells in the twenties?

5. was worn by the ex-congressman who died at the Alamo?

6. was O'Ferrall?

7. epitomises Flo's husband (and Chalky's mate)?

8. might be appropriate on Jan 25th?

9. was bidden farewell by Mingus?

10. identifies the cocaine-taking violinist?

Section 10 In 1991

1. whose six-wheeled Rolls-Royce was seen again?

2. Peggy Hookham died in Panama City - how will she be remembered?

3. where did Stan Laurel join La Gioconda?

4. whose mercenary wiggle did not appear at Wembley?

5. what was launched with carrageenan (and only 10 grams of fat)?

6. who wrote (unauthorised) of an affair with Sinatra?

7. what did the Ford Transit in Horseguards Avenue deliver?

8. which legendary tough scruff appeared briefly in designer leisurewear?

9. where was Helen Sharman on May 18th?

10. what was Signor Andreotti's half-century?

For answers, see answers to ALL sections

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