August 27, 2011 12:09 am

Summer quiz answers

This bank holiday brain-teaser proves that many newsworthy events happen in the month of August

Round One

1. “White Christmas”

2. Skegness

3. Maplin’s

4. Venezuela

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5. Hard Times

6. Thailand

7. Goa

8. All hosted/provided holidays for Tony Blair

9. “…I’ve never kippled.”

10. Labor Day

Round Two

1. The Great Train Robbery

2. Warren G. Harding

3. The death of Elvis Presley (CBS didn’t mention it in the opening headlines either, apparently in the belief that Elvis was a has-been.)

4. Nehru proclaiming Indian independence

5. The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia

6. St Peter’s Field (The Peterloo massacre)

7. Joe Orton

8. 2010 – site of the Chilean mine where 33 men were trapped

9. Jill Morrell

10. In the eruption of Vesuvius that also destroyed Pompeii

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Round Three

The sportsman is Don Bradman

1. Diana Dors

2. George Orwell

3. Gary Neville

4. Betty Boothroyd

5. Theodore Roosevelt

6. Lily Allen

7. Gillian Duffy (the “bigoted woman” from the last general election)

8. Felix Mendelssohn

9. Buzz Aldrin

10. Florence Nightingale

Round Four

1. The resignation of President Nixon

2. It guaranteed Belgian neutrality, the violation of which caused Britain to declare war on Germany on August 4

3. The Stuarts

4. Swimming the Channel (Captain Webb)

5. Pinta, Niña and Santa Maria (Columbus’s first voyage)

6. William Wallace

7. Lord Mountbatten – in an IRA bombing

8. He was the pilot of Enola Gay, which dropped the atom bomb on Hiroshima

9. Dodi Fayed and Diana, before flying to Paris, where they died on August 31

10. Kuwait, following the Iraqi invasion earlier the same month

Round Five

1. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

2. George W. Bush was visiting it when he was told about 9/11

3. If…

4. The 1970s

5. Smoking

6. The School for Scandal by Richard Sheridan

7. Zammo McGuire

8. John Mortimer

9. Aristotle

10. Sting

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