A wicked Christmas quiz

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For those who missed the Guild Christmas party, here’s a re-run of Roger Bray’s wicked quiz. Answers now follow

Part One

Can you list the following British rivers in order of length (longest first, shortest last)? Great Ouse, Spey, Wye, Trent

Place these countries in order of population (largest population to smallest)  Switzerland, Serbia, Austria, Sweden

List these cities in geographical order north to south  Moscow, Vienna, Seattle, Montreal

Place these countries in order of those most visited by British holidaymakers (most first, fewest last) NB 2013 statistics) US, Portugal, Italy Greece

Rank these airlines by most international passengers carried (IATA figures for 2014): Air France, Emirates, Ryanair, British Airways

These four airports are all named after musicians and/or composers. Name them and list them in chronological order according to their birthdays Warsaw, Salzburg, Liverpool, New Orleans

Part Two

The following are characters in print, screen or on stage. Can you name the books, films – or in one case an opera – in which they feature? All have places in their titles.

1) Sally Bowles

2) Gustav von Aschenbach

3) Mrs Moore

4) Denys Finch-Hatton

5) Pinkie Brown

6) Sherif Ali

7) Adrian Cronauer

8) Dr Charles Primrose

9) Count Almaviva

10) Roxie Hart

11) Rosa Kleb

12) Victor Laszlo

Part Three

The following are all connected by a place (or in one case a geographical feature). What are they?

1) George and Dinah

2) Gracie and Mrs Wentworth Brewster

3) A red windmill and heavenly fields

4) Three coins and a paso doble

5) A big square and some famous painted girls

6) A French engineer and an apple

7) Beans and a beehive

8) A tiny light in the dark and a small duck

9) A wise partner and a treacherous crossing

10) An Earl and a whistleblower

Answers Part One

Trent (290 kms) Great Ouse (230kms) Wye (215kms) Spey (172 kms)

Sweden (9.8m) Austia (8.5m) Switzerland (8.1m) Serbia (7.1m)

Vienna, Seattle, Moscow, Montreal

Italy (1.97m US (1.87)m Portugal (1.79m) Greece (1.62m)

Ryanair (86.3m) Emirates (4.27m) BA 35.3m Air France 31.6m

Mozart, Chopin, Louis Armstrong, John Lennon

Answers Part Two

Sally Bowles………………… ………Goodbye to Berlin

Gustav von Aschenbach…………Death in Venice

Mrs Moore…………………………….Passage to India

Denys Finch-Hatton………………Out of Africa

Pinkie Brown………………………..Brighton Rock

Sherif Ali………………………………Lawrence of Arabia

Adrian Cronaur…………………….Good Morning Vietnam

Dr Charles Primrose……… . ……Vicar of Wakefield

Count Almaviva…………………….Barber of Seville

Roxie Hart…………………………….Chicago

Rosa Kleb……………………………..From Russia with Love

Victor Laszlo…………………………Casablanca

Answers Part Three

George and Dinah Washington

Gracie Fields and Noel Coward’s Life came to Mrs Wentworth Brewster Capri

Moulin Rouge and the Champs Elysees Paris

Three coins in the (Trevi) Fountain and a paso doble (Spanish Steps) Rome

A big square (Plaza Major) and some famous painted girls (Las Ninas) Madrid

A French engineer (Eiffel) and a (Big) apple (Gustav Eiffel helped design the Statue of Liberty) New York

Beans and a beehive Innisfree (Sligo)

A tiny light in the dark and a small duck Firefly and Goldeneye, repectively the homes of Noel Coward and Ian Fleming in Jamaica

A wise partner and a treacherous crossing – Ernie’s partner Eric and the dangerous sands in Morcambe

An Earl and a whistleblower (Lord and Edward) Snowdon



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