Pub Quiz

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - MIND GAMES -

1. Which bird’s Latin name is Passer do­mes­ti­cus?

A. House spar­row, B. Ca­nary, C. Robin, D. Star­ling.

2. In clas­si­cal mythol­ogy who turned Odysseus’s men into swine?

A. Circe, B. Deme­ter, C. Perse­phone, D. Me­dusa.

3. In what year did the D-Day land­ings take place?

A. 1944, B. 1943, C. 1942, D. 1945.

4. Who wrote the novel Trilby which fea­tured the hyp­no­tist Sven­gali? A. Thomas Hardy, B. Wil­liam Thack­eray, C. Ge­orge Du Mau­rier, D. Wil­liam James.

5. Which U.S. jazz singer be­came fa­mous with the song A-tisket, A-tas­ket?

A. Ella Fred­er­icks, B. Ella Fitzger­ald, C. Ella Peters, D. Ella Moriss.

6. What sort of in­stru­ment is a fla­geo­let? A. A wind in­stru­ment, B. A string in­stru­ment, C. A per­cus­sion in­stru­ment, D. A sur­gi­cal in­stru­ment.

7. Which nov­el­ist wrote The Big Sleep and The Long Good­bye, both fea­tur­ing the char­ac­ter of de­tec­tive Philip Mar­lowe? A. Ray­mond Chan­dler, B. Tom Clancy, C. Sir Arthur Co­nan Doyle, D. Agatha Christie.

8. Who wrote Trea­sure Island?

A. R.L Steven­son, B. A.A Milne, C. J.R.R Tolkien, D. C.S. Lewis.

SO­LU­TIONS TO LAST WEEK’S PUB QUIZ: 1. B; 2. B; 3. A; 4. B; 5. A; 6. B; 7. B; 8. D.

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