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Christmas quiz – The answers

16 December 2017

9:00 AM

16 December 2017

9:00 AM

Weird world

1. Cannabis
2. Che Guevara
3. Tesco
4. Asda
5. Beauty and the Beast
6.
Georgia
7. France (President François Hollande)
8. China
9. Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council
10. Kirstie Allsopp

I’ll say

1. Theresa May
2. Philip May, the Prime Minister’s husband
3. Sir Michael Fallon, according to Andrea Leadsom, when she complained of cold hands
4. Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, to Donald Trump when they met for the cameras in the White House. He didn’t
5. Donald Trump, of Kim Jong-un, the ruler of North Korea
6. John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons, in opposing an address being made during a state visit by President Trump, either in Westminster Hall or the Royal Gallery in the Lords
7. Jeremy Paxman, to Mrs May on television
8. George Osborne, the former chancellor of the exchequer, now editor of the Evening Standard
9.
Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader
10. Professor Stephen Hawking

Happy and glorious


1. Meghan Markle
2. Their 70th
3. King Felipe (and Queen Letizia) of Spain
4. They came from the Royal Navy
5. Edward VII, created Prince of Wales on 8 December 1841, a month after his birth and before his christening
6. The Duchess of Rothesay
7. Japan
8. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark
9. Prince Harry, while publicising the Heads Together mental health campaign
10. Thomas’s, Battersea

Elizabethan era

1. 1953
2. 1966
3. 2001
4. 1976
5. 1956
6. 1984
7. 1997
8. 2013
9. 1963
10. 1988

For art’s sake

1. Leonardo da Vinci
2. Jean-Michel Basquiat
3. Abu Dhabi
4. Dante Gabriel Rossetti
5. A black square
6. George Orwell
7. G.F. Watts
8. Howard Hodgkin
9. Vanessa Bell
10. John Minton

Christmas fact and fiction

1. Anthony Trollope (Phineas Finn)
2. A.W.N. Pugin (Letter, 26 December 1847)
3. A.E. Housman (A Shropshire Lad)
4. Nora, Lady Wigram (Diary, 1926, in Kenneth Rose, King George V)
5. John Masefield (The Everlasting Mercy)
6. Gerard Manley Hopkins (Letter to his mother,  27 December 1879)
7. Samuel Pepys (Diary, 24 December 1662)
8. Christopher Smart (Hymns and Spiritual Songs, XXXII)
9. George Eliot (Silas Marner)
10. Charles Dickens (The Pickwick Papers)

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