1991 Christmas Quiz


"Hard questions must have hard answers. "

Section 1 Who (Relatives)

1. must be above suspicion? Caesar's wife

2. is i/c burrow? Great Uncle Bulgaria (Wombles)

3. was Anna Mary Robertson? Grandma Moses (American primitive painter)

4. was actually married to his daughter? Old Mother Riley (Arthur Lucan)

5. oversaw in Oceania? Big Brother

6. is a sybillant seamstress? Sister Susie

7. encouraged emigration from darkest Peru? Aunt Lucy (Paddington Bear)

8. saw something nasty in the woodshed? Great Aunt Ada Doom (Cold Comfort Farm)

9. balanced an eel on the end of his nose? Father William (Lewis Carroll)

10. was devoted to Little Eva? Uncle Tom (Uncle Tom's Cabin)

Section 2 Whence and by whom? (Doo wop)

1. Shoo shoo gobble gobble dilly Let's turkey trot : Little Eva

2. Dum dum dum dummy doowa Only the Lonely : Roy Orbison

3. B'dang a long long b'ding a dong ding Blue Moon : Marcels

4. Tra la la la la la la la la Happy Birthday, sweet sixteen : Neil Sedaka

5. Tra la la triddly dee dee Mockingbird Hill : Migil Five

6. Doolang doolang doolang He's so fine : Chiffons

7. Glibby glup gloopy nibby nabby noopy la la la to to Good morning Starshine : Oliver (from "Hair")

8. Goo goo g'joob I am the Walrus : Beatles

9. Chang chang changity chang chi bop We go together : John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John ("Grease")

10. A wop bop alu bop atop bam boom Tutti-froth : Little Richard

Section 3 Fairway to Heaven? (Golf)

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

2. For whom was the Dunlop 65 named? Henry Cotton (Open in 1934)

3. Where might avoidance of the Beardies still lead to Hell? St. Andrews (bunkers on 14th)

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

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

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

7. Whose feats impressed Vladimir Brusiloff and won Adeline's heart? Cuthbert Banks (The Clicking of Cuthbert (P G Wodehouse))

8. In whose early career was a Dr. Pepper bottle profitable? Lee Trevino (as a "hustling" gimmick)

9. Where does play go from Tea Olive to Holly via Dogwood? Augusta National (hole names)

10. Who is the current holder of the Rodman Wanamaker trophy? John Daly (U S PGA championship)

Section 4 Complete (Foursomes)

1. Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny Anni-Frid (ABBA)

2. Armstrong, Conlon, Hill Richardson (Guildford Four)

3. Heath, Kay, Lewis Jackson (Modern Jazz Quartet)

4. Jefferson, Washington, Lincoln Roosevelt (Mount Rushmore)

5. Gonsalez, Thery, Poiccart Manfred (The Four Just Men)

6. Mopsy, Flopsy, Cotton-tail Peter (Rabbit) (Beatrix Potter)

7. David, Roy, Shirley Bill (Rodgers) (SDP Gang of Four)

8. Roger, Derek, John Kriss (Akabusi) (World Cup 4 x 400 relay team)

9. Justine, Balthazar, Clea Mountolive (Alexandria Quartet (Lawrence Durrell))

10. Blanche, Dorothy, Sophia Rose (The Golden Girls)

Section 5 Who, what or where (Rose)

1. was sister to Great Harry? The Mary Rose

2. was crucial to understanding hieroglyphics? Rosetta Stone

3. is Helleborus niger? Christmas Rose

4. lived in Duck Lane and loved Captain Cat? Rose Probert (Under Milk Wood)

5. was the dying magnate's enigmatic last utterance? "Rosebud" (Citizen Kane)

6. represented a one-legged tap dancer? Broadway Danny Rose (Woody Allen)

7. was Iva Ikuko Toguri D'Aquino? Tokyo Rose (Japanese propagandist)

8. takes place in Pasadena on New Year's day? Rose Bowl (American Football)

9. has five decades? A rosary

10. is incumbent at Greenwich? Rosie Barnes (SDP MP)

Section 6 In which films are these the final words? (Film endings)

1. "After all, tomorrow is another day." Gone with the Wind

2. "That's the dumbest thing I ever heard." What's up, Doc?

3. "Shut up and deal." The Apartment

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

5. "Madness! Madness!" Bridge on the River Kwai

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

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

8. "Well, nobody's perfect." Some like it Hot

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

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

Section 7 Rhyme (or reason) me (Rhyming couples)

1. Parturition at the North Pole. Shivery delivery

2. A discordant inner group. Raucous caucus

3. A somewhat damp talisman. Wettish fetish

4. An ostentatious seer. Flamboyant clairvoyant

5. Unimaginative floor-covering. Prosaic mosaic

6. A fruitful moment. Fecund second

7. A brightly-coloured horse-rider. Vermilion postilion

8. An apple-coloured insertion. Russet gusset

9. An unnecessarily needling cactus. Truculent succulent

10. "Ave atque vale". Fleeting greeting

Section 8 Who, what or where (American states)

1. was to the west of Gold and Omaha? Utah Beach (D-day)

2. has a sweet exterior belying a cold heart? Baked Alaska

3. made the vehicle for Blanche and Stanley? Tennessee Williams (Streetcar named Desire)

4. won the Centennial in SW 19? Virginia Wade (Wimbledon Tennis)

5. lived in Avalon and played the country blues? Mississippi John Hurt

6. is home to the Blues? Maine Road (Manchester City)

7. was Eddie Felson's match? Minnesota Fats (The Hustler)

8. housed Karloff Bernstein and Lennon? The Dakota Apartments/Building NY

9. are we "all just prisoners here, of our own device"? Hotel California (Eagles)

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

Section 9 Which headgear (Hats)

1. was produced by John B. in Philadelphia? Stetson

2. was self-professedly worn by Mr. Lear? A runcible hat

3. is associated with dirty trouser-cuffs? Homburg (Procul Harum)

4. rang bells in the twenties? Cloche

5. was worn by the ex-congressman who died at the Alamo? Coonskip cap (Davie Crockett)

6. was O'Ferrall? Trilby (George DuMaurier novel)

7. epitomises Flo's husband (and Chalky's mate)? Flat cap (Andy Capp)

8. might be appropriate on Jan 25th? Tam o'Shanter (Burns)

9. was bidden farewell by Mingus? Pork pie hat

10. identifies the cocaine-taking violinist? Deerstalker (Sherlock Holmes)

Section 10 In 1991 (In 1991)

1. whose six-wheeled Rolls-Royce was seen again? Lady Penelope (Thunderbirds)

2. Peggy Hookham died in Panama City - how will she be remembered? As Dame Margot Fonteyn

3. where did Stan Laurel join La Gioconda? On the "Smile" series of stamps

4. whose mercenary wiggle did not appear at Wembley? Roger Milla (Cameroon soccer player)

5. what was launched with carrageenan (and only 10 grams of fat)? McDonald's "Mclean" (low-fat burger!)

6. who wrote (unauthorised) of an affair with Sinatra? Kitty Kelley (on Nancy Reagan)

7. what did the Ford Transit in Horseguards Avenue deliver? A mortar attack on 10, Downing Street

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

9. where was Helen Sharman on May 18th? 9. In space/orbit (1st British astronaut)

10. what was Signor Andreotti's half-century? He formed Italy's 50th post-war government

For answers, see answers to ALL sections

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