1992 Christmas Quiz


"The answer, my friend is blowin' in the wind. "

Section 1 Who, what or where (Sk..)

l. is home to Talisker? Skye

2. was home to the awesome anthropoid? Skull Island (King Kong)

3. is the last rung on the ladder? Skid Row

4. was a small agricultural hamlet in 1086, a new town in 1962? Skelmersdale

5. as "you were fast asleep at Crewe - was walking up and down the station"? Skimbleshanks (.. the Railway Cat)

6. is from Mlada Boleslav? Skoda

7. was devastated in 1963? Skopje (Earthquake)

8. was first chartered in 1327? (The) Skinners' Company

9. overlooks Derwentwater? Skiddaw

10. is a decorative dirk? skean-dhu

Section 2 Who portrayed (Film stars)

1. Terry, whose brother should've looked out for him? Marlon Brando : On the Waterfront

2. Joanna, whose husband was an adversary? Meryl Streep : Kramer vs Kramer

3. Will, whose wife did not forsake him? Gary Cooper : High Noon

4. Travis, whose sister-in-law had looked after his son? Harry Dean Stanton : Paris, Texas

5. Maggie, whose sister-in-law reared no-neck monsters? Elizabeth Taylor : Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

6. Norman, whose mother never really left him? Anthony Perkins : Psycho

7. Joe, whose wife was his way to the top? Laurence Harvey : Room at the Top

8. Sally, whose husband came home to walk into the sea? Jane Fonda : Coming Home

9. Michael, whose father ran the family business? Al Pacino : The Godfather

10. Cal, whose mother ran a whorehouse in Monterey? James Dean : East of Eden

Section 3 In 1992 (1992)

1. where did Dingley Dell supplant Scutari? On 10 notes

2. what failed to mature in Aston, Cheshire? Lymeswold cheese

3. whose hardness cost him 20,000? Vinny Jones

4. what did Savvas Saritzoglou lose near Olympia? The Olympic flame

5. what was apt over 30 on April 4th? Party Politics (Grand National)

6. which homicidal paranoiac became operational on Jan 12th? HAL (2001 - well, it was in the computer press!)

7. what moved from birdsong to more structured sounds? Classic FM

8. where did Red 5 gain philatelic recognition? Isle of Man (Nigel Mansell)

9. who, stranded, chose a small house in Allington? John Major (Desert Island Discs book choice)

10. what was the battle-ground of Marion Tinsley and Chinook? Draughts board (World champion vs computer)

Section 4 What (Parts of body phrases)

1. shuns? cold shoulder

2. deceives? forked tongue

3. jinxes? evil eye

4. pilfer? sticky/light fingers

5. welcomes? glad hand

6. ignores? deaf ear/blind eye

7. scabs? blackleg

8. decays? sweet tooth

9. tyrannises? iron fist/hand

10. dances? black bottom

Section 5 Who or what (Black)

1. reduced 146 to 23? Black Hole of Calcutta

2. asks for aces? Blackwood (Bridge convention)

3. was a British auxiliary in 1920/1921? Black and Tan

4. were founded by Newton and Seale? Black Panthers

5. belonged to a squadre d'azione? Blackshirt

6. is required to knock three times? Black Rod

7. is a complication of malaria? Blackwater fever

8. is vingt-et-un? Blackjack

9. was Edward Teach? Blackbeard

10. is an Algonquin nation? Blackfoot

Section 6 Which (Middle names)

1. Sewards had worked the night shift at Maltby Main? Frederick Sewards Trueman

2. Haggitt coined the phrase "lager louts"? John Haggitt Patten

3. Tatem won his national title seven times? "Bill" Tatem Tilden

4. Peacock devised a controversial revue in 1968? Kenneth Peacock Tynan (Oh Calcutta!)

5. Brinsley was responsible for malapropisms? Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Mrs Malaprop : The Rivals)

6. Marlais celebrated Laugharne in a "play for voices"? Dylan Marlais Thomas (Under Milk Wood)

7. Schwenk teamed with a Seymour con molto brio? William Schwenk Gilbert

8. Alva was the "Wizard of Menlo Park"? Thomas Alva Edison

9. Duart went absent without leave in 1951? Donald Duart MacLean

10. Ivon upset management with his aerobatics? David Ivon Gower

Section 7 Where (geographically) (Places in songs)

1. did his six-year-old await a call? Memphis {.. Tennessee : Chuck Berry)

2. were there hungry women, down on Rue Morgue Avenue? Juarez (Just like Tom Thumb's Blues : Dylan)

3. were there thirteen hundred and fifty-two guitar-pickers? Nashville (.. Cats : Lovin' Spoonful)

4. did diocesan inertia dismay? Winchester (.. Cathedral : New Vaudeville Band)

5. was there a girl in a flat-bed Ford? Wimslow, Arizona (Take it Easy : Eagles)

6. did his horse naturally win? Saratoga (You're so Vain : Carly Simon)

7. did some love horses, others the Rolling Stones? Stainsby (.. Girls : Chris Rea)

8. was a beat-up little sea-gull trying to find a ocean? Baltimore (Baltimore: Randy Newman)

9. did Northern cavities need enumeration? Blackburn (Day in the Life : Beatles)

10. were there Creole babies with flashing eyes? New Orleans (Way down yonder .. : Freddy Cannon)

Section 8 Which four-legged friend (Horses)

1. pulled the fastest milk-cart in the West? Trigger (Ernie)

2. sprang from the blood of Medusa? Pegasus

3. did Sonny Steele ride out of Caesar's Palace? Rising Star (Electric Horseman)

4. departed in Alfred Simmonds' van? Boxer (Animal Farm)

5. carried the ex-Leonard Slye? Trigger (Roy Rogers)

6. stabled with Ginger and Merrylegs? Black Beauty

7. transported from London to York? Black Bess (Turpin)

8. bore the Knight of the Sorrowful Countenance? Rosinante (Don Quixote)

9. tottered from Oil Drum Lane? Hercules (Steptoe and Son)

10. won the big one carrying a fourteen-year-old girl? The Piebald (National Velvet)

Section 9 Who or what (Church titles)

1. was chairman of All Peoples' Solidarity? Reverend Bacon (Bonfire of the Vanities)

2. is Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu? Mother Theresa

3. always adapted to changes at the top? Vicar of Bray

4. is a tincture of benzoin, storax, tolu and aloes? Friar's Balsam

5. reasoned from the Benedictine Abbey at Shrewsbury? Brother Cadfael (Ellis Peters)

6. was uniquely female (but mythical)? Pope Joan

7. guides to the Scillies? Bishop Rock

8. was a Nobel prize-winner in 1984? Archbishop Tutu

9. is excellent in parts? Curate's egg

10. was "peculiarly susceptible to draughts"? Canon Chasuble (Importance of being Earnest)

Section 10 Appropriately, who or what (Ten..)

1. is radiohumeral bursitis? tennis elbow

2. illustrated the Adventures? Sir John Tenniel (Alice)

3. is the academics' aspiration? tenure

4. preceded Alfred Austin? Tennyson (Poet Laureate)

5. was first at Headingley this year? Tendulkar (1st overseas player for Yorkshire)

6. is Tinca tinca? tench

7. requires only twelve for perfection? ten-pin bowling (twelve strikes for the maximum 300 scrore)

8. stretch by the selvedge? tenterhooks

9. was on top of the world in 1953? Tensing Norgay/Sherpa Tensing

10. showed George and Jenny (who was 11 ! )? 10 (Film - she was 11 on a scale of 1 to 10!)

For answers, see answers to ALL sections

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