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Summer Quiz 1

( 50 Votes ) 

1. What is the collective name of a group of seventeen hundred islands between Canada and the USA which are popular summer resorts?

2. Whose summer villa is at Castel Gandolfo?

3. When is the Christian festival of Midsummer Day?

4. Where were the 1968 Summer Olympics held?

5. What is used as the filling of a summer pudding?

6. Which institution, introduced by Harold Wilson, consists of TV and radio lectures and summer schools?

7. In 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', what was done all on a summer's day?

8. Elvis Presley was the King, Bruce Springsteen the Boss. What nickname was given to Donna Summer?

9. In which capital city in the Northern Hemisphere, the name of which is a local tribe, has almost 19 hours of daylight during the summer solstice? 

10. Which actor, later to find fame in 'It Ain't Half Hot Mum', played the part of one of Cliff Richard's friends in the film 'Summer Holiday'?

11. Which brothers wrote the song summertime?

12. Esther Summerson is the heroine of which novel by Charles Dickens?

13. Which duo had a hit in 1978 with Summer Nights?

14. Which hit song describes summer thus ?Those days of soda and pretzels and beer??

15. The film Summersby starred Richard Gere and which actress?

16. As the owner of what sort of shops is Anne Summers renowned?

17. Who had a hit record in 1961 with Summertime Blues?

18. The tiny summer Isles are a few miles Northwest of which Scottish port?

19. How is the singer La Donna Gaynes better known?

20. Which group had a hit with the song ?In the summertime??

ANSWERS  

1. Thousand islands

2. The pope

3. 24th June

4. Mexico

5. Soft fruit (such as raspberries or blackcurrants)

6. Open University

7. Queen of Hearts made some tarts

8. Queen of Disco

9. Helsinki (Finland)

10. Melvyn Hayes

11. George & Ira Gershwin

12. Bleak House

13. John Travolta & Olivia Newton John

14. Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer

15. Jodie Foster

16. Sex Shops

17. Eddie Cochran

18. Ullapool

19. Donna Summer

20. Mungo Jerry

   

Comments  

#1 Horace McSquirter 2009-06-18 01:18
The most important aspect of any quiz, before entertainment or variety. is accuracy. The questions must be factual and the answers must be correct. Helsinki is not in the Artic Circle and doesn't have even one 24 hr period of constant daylight, let alone 73 days. Reykjavik in Iceland is the world's northern-most capital and it still has a few hours after sunset in the height of summer, although those hours are still quite light.
#2 Quizmaster 2009-06-18 09:44
I agree Horace. Some of the quizzes that are submitted do have mistakes. Our apologies. It is one reason we have the comment box. The question has now been altered. One pt.though, Northern Hemisphere doesnt necessarily imply 'in the Arctic Circle'. Thanks for the input.
#3 kath 2009-06-28 16:58
qu.2

Castel gandolfo is not in Rome

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