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The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round Three - The Answers

By OldPete
July 8 2016

The answers to Round Two of Old Pete's Summer Quiz. Away we go...









What links the following


1.      Alexander Dumas, James Elroy, Tennessee Williams, Baroness Orczy

All wrote or performed works involving flowers   - The black tulip ; The black narcissus ; The Rose tattoo Scarlet Pimpernel ;


2.    St Peter, a lengthy confection, Bill Haley, a cradle

                Rock   - St Peter the rock etc. A stick of rock ; Rock around the clock ; rock a cradle


3.    A Butchers son, a palace, a defunct marque of British car, a brand of socks

Thomas Wolsey   aka Cardinal Wolsey   - son of an Ipswich butcher; a type pf car the Wolsey; Wolsey socks - Hampton Court palace built by Wolsley.


4.    A pig, an aeroplane, a nursery rhyme and a multiple murderer

Gloucester - Old Spot pig; Gloucester Javelin; Dr. Foster went there; Fred West committed his crimes there.


5.    The Beatles, Janet Winterton, Harry Belafonte, Anton Chekov.

Yup it’s the fruit salad - again wrote or performed works involving fruit -   Strawberry Fields ; Oranges are not the only Fruit ;   The Banana boat song ; The Cherry Orchard.


Which is the odd one out


6.      Clarinet, oboe, flute, bassoon,saxophone

Flute - all the others use a reed to produce their sounds.


7.      Basil Rathbone, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dereck Jacobi, Peter Cook, Jonathan Pryce, Jeremy Brett

                Dereck Jacobi - all the others have played Sherlock Holmes


8.      St George, St James, St Dennis, St Joan, St Boniface, St Patrick

Well now - it’s based on a common mistake   St Joan is not the Patron Saint of France   St Dennis is   as is Boniface for Germany.   So St Joan is the odd one out amongst group of patron Saints of Countries.   PS and to be fair there are rival claimants to St Dennis and St Boniface.


9.      Phlebotomist, radiographer, physiotherapist, speech therapist, podiatrist.

As I have commented previously this one arose from some work I am doing on an NHS Equal pay claim. I was surprised to discover that in an age when there is a qualification for almost everything   - there is no formal qualification for Phlebotomists. Not even an NVQ.   All the others have a nationally recognised formal qualification..


10.     Snipe, Metropolitan, Imp, Prefect, Spartan, Hunter, Wyvern

Oh dear   - my mistake   the odd one out was supposed to be Spartan   as I wrongly though that no one would call a car after such a boring bunch of macho misogynists. But then I do not move in the sort of circles where Maseratis are commonplace or even talked about. All the others are of course defunct marques of British cars,




11.      Apparently some sportspersons don’t sing their national anthems when it is played at major events   - when one country’s anthem is played – nobody sings it – which country.

                Spain - no one can agree on what words would be suitable and not upset someone .


12.      What was Renoir referring to when he allegedly said that without it ( this invention ) there would have been no impressionists.’

                The metal paint tube   - which enabled artists to paint in the open air away from their studios. Previously they were encumbered with bladders of paint and even glass syringes. The metal tube was invented by an American in 1840s     and perfected by the introduction of the screw top by our very own Windsor & Newton. It also led to the standardisation or consistency of paint colours as artists no longer needed to mix their own pigments.


13.      Which member state of the EU has a constitutional ban on referendums.

Germany   - for quite obvious historical reasons. Incidentally in 1945 Churchill apparently wanted to use a referendum to extend the life of the wartime coalition.   Atlee vetoed this proposal and told him such things were un British and the route to power favoured by demagogues and fascists.


14.      Which sort of legislative device/ order   can only be stopped by prayer.

                A Statutory Instrument -   what an MP does is to “ pray against “ it .


15.      What might be seen as the French equivalent to Waterloo station.

                Gare D’ Austerlitz   -   like Waterloo it commemorates a famous victory.



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Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round Three - The Answers
higgy365 (IP Logged)
08/07/2016 17:12
Do I get a point for getting the right answer for the wrong reason?

Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round Three - The Answers
OldPete (IP Logged)
09/07/2016 11:25
there are no points and no prizes its just a bit fun while we wait for the real rugby to start.

It is very possible to identify the right answer for other reasons especially in the odd one out questions.

For example and its so obvious its almost unworthy in the Saints question - St Joan is the only woman. But that is a bit easy to spot and not what we were looking for.


Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round Three - The Answers
Saint Tim (IP Logged)
09/07/2016 21:10
very good stuff.

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