Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Nearly There.

Still hectic, running about like the proverbial fly with the blue bits. (I wonder where that rather rude saying came from.) Just time for a sit down, a cuppa and the quiz I found in a fantastic bookshop in Alnwick, Northumberland. (Again apogies to my regular readers.)

A Very Simple Quiz for Very Clever People

1 How long did the Hundred Years’ War Last?
2 In which month do the Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
3 In which country are Panama hats made?
4 From which country do we get Peruvian Balsam?
5 Which seabird has the zoological name Puffinus puffinus?
6 From which animal do we get catgut?
7 From which material are moleskin trousers made?
8 Where do Chinese gooseberries come from?
9 Louis the XVIII was the last one, but how many previous kings of France were called Louis?
10 What kind of creatures were the Canary Islands named after?
11 What was King George VI’s first name?
12 What colour is a purple finch?
13 In what season of the year does William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream take place?
14 What is a camel’s hair brush made of?
15 How long did the Thirty Year’s War last?

Answers tomorrow.


Bernard said...

There is a song Ken about a "Blue Tailed Fly"...Jimmy Crack Corn and I don't care" if remember rightly.
So they coarsened the word 'tailed'.
Cheers.....Dickie (a coarse form of Bernard)

The bike shed said...

please sir, please sir, I know number 10 .... woof woof

Otherwise, I'm guessing

cheshire wife said...

Will have to come back and do the quiz next year.

Merry Christmas!

Von said...

Merry Christmas to you all and to the Blue-Tailed Fly.

Anita said...

I'll be back tomorrow to check my answers. :)

Molly Potter said...

Mmm you trickster!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Bernard, you are a genius!

Its only easy afterwards.

Cheshire wife
Nice to see you.

Grumpy Old Ken said...



Good 'innit!