Christmas Quiz

The answers

13 December 2012

2:00 AM

13 December 2012

2:00 AM

Weird world
1 Mark Rothko’s
2 George Washington
3 Nadine Dorries
4 The Duchess of Cornwall
5 Sakhalin
6 The 158th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
7 Harry Redknapp, when manager of Tottenham Hotspur
8 Hungary
9 David Cameron
10 Hitler
 
Tip of the tongue
1 Nadine Dorries
2 Boris Johnson
3 David Cameron
4 Dame Vivienne Westwood
5 Silvio Berlusconi
6 The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams
7 Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister
8 Rebekah Brooks
9 Boris Berezovsky:
10 Conrad, Lord Black of Crossharbour
 
Screen break
1 Skyfall
2 Martin Freeman
3 The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
4 Madagascar 3
5 Dr Curt Connors (The Lizard), played by Rhys Ifans
6 Jim Broadbent (in The Iron Lady)
7 Emily Watson
8 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
9 Colin Farrell
10 Edgar Rice Burroughs
 
Global royalties
1 The Lion King
2 King Juan Carlos of Spain
3 The Westminster clock tower, commonly called Big Ben
4 Bells
5 Las Vegas
6 Closer
7 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
8 The Prince of Wales
9 The Duchess of Cornwall
10 Monty
 
Life … not as we know it
1 Patrick Leigh Fermor
2 Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (edited by William Shawcross)
3 Bertie, A Life of Edward VII by Jane Ridley
4 A neurosurgeon
5 A footballer
6 Lyndon Johnson
7 Nelson
8 Dickens (in Claire Tomalin’s biography)
9 Thomas Stamford Raffles
10 a Between the Lines by Victoria Pendleton
b Running my Life by Seb Coe
c Unbelievable by Jessica Ennis
d An Open Book by Darren Clarke
e My Time by Bradley Wiggins
f My Story by Tom Daley
g My Liverpool Story by Steven Gerrard
 
The numbers came
1 Boris Johnson beat Ken Livingstone to be re-elected as Mayor of London
2 John Constable’s
3 Jimmy Savile’s
4 Bermuda
5 Italy
6 Telephone
7 Felix Baumgartner
8 Branston pickle
9 Coptic pope
10 A pigeon.
 
Snow on snow
1 Jane Austen (to Cassandra)
2 Sydney Smith (to Richard York)
3 Evelyn Waugh (to Nancy Mitford)
4 Benjamin Disraeli (to Lady Bradford)
5 Gerard Manley Hopkins (to Robert Bridges)
6 Byron (to Richard Belgrave Hoppner)
7 William Wordsworth (to the Earl of Lonsdale)
8 Oscar Wilde (to Robert Ross)
9 Philip Larkin (to Norman Iles)
10 Walter Scott (to Robert Southey)

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