Bristol Quiz League

Questions

Questions from Past Quizzes

In the Bristol Quiz league the teams set the questions.  To encourage good question setting there is a prize for the best questions.  The scoring system also encourages differentiation between the teams, so that if all teams for a set of questions score zero they will all get the top score, 10, for the round.

Questions Literature from the Gnomons

1 IN WHICH SCHOOL DID MISS JEAN BRODIE TEACH THE CRÈME DE LA CRÈME?
2 WHEN WAS THE POEM ‘I WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD’ FIRST PUBLISHED?
3 WHAT IS THE SURNAME OF EMMA IN THE JANE AUSTEN NOVEL?
4 WHAT WORD DOES THE BIRD CONSTANTLY REPEAT IN EDGAR ALLAN POE`S POEM ‘THE RAVEN’?
5 THE COCKTAIL ‘DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON’, CONSISTING OF ABSINTHE AND CHAMPAGNE, WAS INVENTED BY WHICH AMERICAN AUTHOR?
6 WHO WAS THE LOVE OF DON QUIXOTE?
7 WHAT ARE THE CHRISTIAN NAMES OF HARRY POTTER’S PARENTS?
8 WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE DRUID WHO PROVIDES POTIONS FOR ASTERIX?
9 WHICH PENNAME DID AGATHA CHRISTIE USE TO WRITE ROMANTIC NOVELS?
10 ‘THE FEMAILE OF THE SPECIES IS MORE DEADLY THAN THE MALE’ WAS WRITTEN BY RUDYARD KIPLING IN THE POEM ‘THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES’. APART FROM HUMANS WHICH TWO ANIMALS ARE MENTIONED?

The answers will appear on 1 October here.

Answers

1 MARCIA BLAIN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
2 1807 (1802-1812)
3 WOODHOUSE
4 NEVERMORE
5 ERNEST HEMINGWAY
6 DULCINEA
7 LILY – JAMES
8 GETAFIX
9 MARY WESTMACOTT
10 BEAR – COBRA