Christ­mas Prize Quiz

The Oldie - - CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE 2018 -

Be­fore the fes­tive sherry dulls your wits… try these 20 ques­tions by MAR­CUS BERK­MANN to win a box of DVDS worth £70

1 The Hon Charles Rolls and Henry Royce founded a fa­mous lux­ury car com­pany. Which of the two was the first Bri­tish per­son to be killed in an aero­plane ac­ci­dent, in 1910?

2 Which com­pany, prob­a­bly best known for man­u­fac­tur­ing mo­bile phones, didn’t ac­tu­ally make any be­tween 2011 and 2016?

3 Which Viet­namese com­mu­nist leader worked as a pas­try chef on the Ne­whaven-dieppe ferry in the years fol­low­ing the First World War?

4 Who were Paula, Ida, An­gela, Alois, Ed­mund, Otto and Gus­tav?

5 Which for­mer foot­baller, who scored a fa­mous goal for A C Mi­lan in 1996, be­came pres­i­dent of Liberia in Jan­uary, with 61.5 per cent of the vote?

6 ‘Is­may Safe, Mrs As­tor Maybe, Noted Names Miss­ing’ was the head­line in the New York Times on the day af­ter what?

7 Can hip­pos swim?

8 On Feb­ru­ary 2nd this year, which 1993 film was shown nine times in a row on Sky Com­edy, as a sort of de­ranged trib­ute to it­self?

9 Which Eng­land Test bowler, who took 229 wick­ets in 58 Tests, had the nick­name ‘Rhino’? Asked why by a team­mate, he re­port­edly an­swered, ‘Be­cause I’m strong as an ox.’

10 Jim Phelps, Rollin Hand, Cin­na­mon Carter, Bar­ney and Willy are the main five char­ac­ters from which late Six­ties Amer­i­can TV se­ries?

11 Which place name, in a sub­urb of Syd­ney, Aus­tralia, con­tains 12 let­ters, eight of which are the vowel ‘o’?

12 Do Bri­tish peo­ple mostly make rect­an­gu­lar sand­wiches or tri­an­gu­lar sand­wiches?

13 Dur­ing the Se­cond World War, which Chan­nel Is­land was the only slice of so-called Bri­tish soil to house an SS con­cen­tra­tion camp?

14 Which Marx brother in­vented med­i­cal de­vices, in­clud­ing a pulse rate mon­i­tor and an ex­ter­nal pace­maker? He also made the Mar­man clamp, which was used to hold down cargo dur­ing trans­port, and se­cured the atomic bomb on the Enola Gay.

15 In July 2017, which then Cab­i­net min­is­ter did the arch-brex­i­teer Do­minic Cum­mings call ‘thick as mince, as lazy as a toad and vain as Nar­cis­sus’?

16 Who, when asked the dif­fer­ence be­tween a mis­for­tune and a calamity, an­swered thus: ‘If Glad­stone fell into the Thames, that would be a mis­for­tune, and if any­one pulled him out, that, I sup­pose, would be a calamity’?

17 Who, in a fa­mous Baby­lo­nian epic work, of­fended the god­dess Ishtar to the ex­tent that a ce­les­tial bull was sent to de­stroy him?

18 What is the sur­name of the only fa­ther and son, other than the Pitts, to have been prime min­is­ter of the UK?

19 Which sweets have been man­u­fac­tured in

Wi­gan by the firm Wil­liam San­tus & Co since 1898?

20 Au­gust Landmesser, a ship­yard worker from Ham­burg who was in a doomed love af­fair with a Jewish woman called Irma Eck­ler, is fa­mous for a lone act of re­sis­tance in a crowd pho­to­graph dated 13th June 1936. What was it?

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