Christmas quiz – the answers

15 December 2018

9:00 AM

15 December 2018

9:00 AM

You don’t say

1. President Donald Trump, in a tweet
2. Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, in an Instagram
3. Gavin Williamson, the Defence Secretary
4. Boris Johnson on the niqab
5. Sarah, Duchess of York, on the engagement of her daughter Eugenie
6. Serena Williams, to the referee, on being docked points during the American Open final
7. Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, in China
8. President Emmanuel Macron of France
9. Danny Dyer
10. Rt Revd Michael Curry, preaching at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Flick books

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
2. All Quiet on the Western Front
3. Kes
4. Full Metal Jacket
5. Slumdog Millionaire
6. One Shot
7. Die Hard
8. And Then There Were None
9. Trilby
10. The Lady Vanishes.

Creature comforts

1. Beluga whale
2. c) Donkey skins
3. Oak
4. A crocodile
5. The Taj Mahal
6. Red squirrels
7. Horn shark
8. Burundi
9. Amsterdam
10. Julian Assange.

How should I begin?

1. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
2. The Young Visiters by Daisy Ashford
3. The Diary of a Nobody by George Grossmith and Weedon Grossmith
4. The Everlasting Mercy by John Masefield
5. Kim by Rudyard Kipling
6. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
7. Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
8. At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O’Brien
9. Lady into Fox by David Garnett
10. Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh.

Choicest gifts in store

1. Prince Louis of Cambridge
2. The Queen
3. Meghan Markle, when Prince Harry was created Duke of Sussex with these subsidiary titles
4. By Princess Alice, the mother of the Duke of Edinburgh
5. The Prince of Wales
6. The Queen, on the death of her last corgi
7. Zara Tindall’s daughter Lena
8. The Queen
9. The Duke of Edinburgh
10.The V&A.

Very dead of winter

1. Compton Mackenzie, Sinister Street
2. Anthony Trollope, The Last Chronicle of Barset
3. Hilaire Belloc, ‘The Path to Rome’
4. Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby
5. Cuthbert Bede, The Adventures of Mr Verdant Green
6. Robert Browning, The Ring and the Book (‘Count Guido Franceschini’)
7. Henry James, Italian Hours (‘The Autumn in Florence’, 1873)
8. John Ruskin, Praeterita
9. Flora Thompson, Lark Rise
10. G.K. Chesterton,  All Things Considered.

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