20 December 2018

Christmas Quiz 2018

Medium sized Boffles Sweats it Out

Answers

by Boffles

  1. The Greek island of Skyros. He died of sepsis on his way to Gallipoli in 1915.

 

  1. The Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, where his grave is a tourist attraction.

 

  1. The Windrush scandal about the treatment of immigrants from the Commonwealth. She resigned after misleading Parliament about deportation targets during the debate on the issue.

 

  1. Recreational cannabis.

 

  1. A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell.

 

  1. They are both teetotallers.

 

  1. Claire Foy.

 

  1. It is estimated that 72,000 people died in the US from drug overdoses in 2017 of which 49,000 were opioid addicts.

 

  1. The British in an attempt to over-turn the nationalisation of the previously UK owned and very valuable Anglo-Iranian Oil Company and the Americans because they felt that there was risk he would turn towards Soviet Russia .

 

  1. Fox hunting – in ‘Handley Cross’  and other books by Surtees and ‘Memoirs of a Fox -Hunting Man’ by Sassoon.

 

  1. T S Eliot in ‘Mr Eliot’s Sunday Morning Service’.

 

  1. Extendable ladders capable of reaching the top floors.

 

  1. Sir Simon Rattle.

 

  1. The cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.

 

  1. The Heathrow third runway.

 

  1. Queen.

 

  1. A permit under the European Travel Information and Authorisation System to be introduced in January 2021. The fee for a 3 year one is to be €7.

 

  1. A Mongol Khan, a grandson of Genghis Khan and brother of Kublai Khan, who conquered Persia and captured Baghdad in 1258.

 

  1. They both gave birth.

 

  1. Geography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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