ETCETERA / Christmas Quiz Results

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The fiendishly difficult Christmas quiz seems to have defeated our readers. Although the Christmas Details had plenty of punters this year (the results and winners were given last week), the general knowledge questions bred no outright winners. In this case, both sets of the World Book enclyclopedia will be donated to inner-city schools. The answers, under their separate headings, are listed below.

ROYAL QUIZ

1 Colonel Jeremy Smith-Bingham since August 1990, when he succeeded Colonel Andrew Parker Bowles. 2 Golf - he's a fanatic. 3 Isabel Sartorius, the daughter of divorced parents who is Prince Felipe of Spain's girlfriend. 4 The Hofburg Palace, Vienna. 5 Prince Charles's book of watercolours. 6 Crown Prince Narahito of Japan, then unmarried at 32. 7 Dryden's Annus Mirabilis, published in 1667. 8 Duke of York, Prince Edward, Princess Alexandra, Princess Margaret, Duke of Kent, Duke of Gloucester, Princess Alice of Gloucester. 9 Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles's pet names for each other, according to Andrew Morton. 10 King Michael of Romania, who visited his country in April after his previous attempt ended in expulsion. 11 Prince Edward, after the Windsor fire, responding to speculation about his mother's wealth. 12 George III, from 1800 until income tax was abolished in 1816. Victoria agreed to pay when Peel reintroduced it in 1842. 13 President Mitterrand of France, in Paris. 14 King Juan Carlos of Spain and King Bhumibol of Thailand. 15 Princess Stephanie of Monaco demanded an appearance fee of pounds 60,000 when the National Council for the Blind in Ireland planned to hold a benefit opening of a nightclub, Club M, in Dublin. 16 Lady Helen Windsor. 19 The Duke of Edinburgh. 20 Claudia Schiffer. 21 The press. 22 Prince Edward. 23 Eggs 24 They were transferred.

LITERARY QUIZ

1 1984, George Orwell. 2 The Good Soldier, Ford Madox Ford. 3 One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 4 The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, Milan Kundera. 5 A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, James Joyce. 6 The Mezzanine, Nicholson Baker. 7 Lady Chatterley's Lover, D H Lawrence. 8 To the Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf. 9 Howard's End, E M Forster. 10 The Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro. 11 Rites of Passage, William Golding. 12 Riddley Walker, Russell Hoban. 13 Diary of a Nobody, George and Weedon Grossmith. 14 Hotel du Lac, Anita Brookner. 15 The Bonfire of the Vanities, Tom Wolfe. 16 A Hero of Our Time, Mikhail Lermontov. 17 The Castle, Franz Kafka. 18 The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James. 19 Daniel Deronda, George Eliot.

BOBBING HEADS QUIZ

A George Bush. B Mary Wilson (wife of Harold Wilson, ex-prime minister). C Saddam Hussein. D Diego Maradona. E The Loch Ness Monster. F Boris Yeltsin. G Elton John. H Chairman Mao. I Clint Eastwood.

ROCK QUIZ

1 A ridiculous ponytail. 2a Frances Bean, b Her cigarette. 3 b 4a Mr C of the Shamen, b Arsenal. 5 Lyle Lovett. 6 Frida Kahlo. 7 He recited the Lord's Prayer. 8 a, because Kris Kristofferson defended her from an ugly mob at the Bob Dylan celebration concert. 9 c. 10 b. 11 Ice-T. 12 a. 13 c.

SPORT QUIZ

1 New Zealand and South Africa. 2 Nought. 3 Eric Cantona. 4 Yugoslavia. 5 The Unified Team. 6 Gymnastics. 7 Allan Lamb. 8 Nick Faldo. 9 Guy Forget. 10 Alan Smith. 11 Goran Ivanisevic. 12 c.

LYNN BARBER'S TABLOID QUIZ

1 Jane Ashdown quoting a friend re Paddy Ashdown's ex-mistress Tricia Howard. 2 Selina Scott when standing in for Wogan, according to a leaked memo. 3 Paul Johnson on the launch of the Oldie. 4 Bao Bao and Ming Ming, London Zoo's giant pandas. 5 Vera Duckworth of Coronation Street. 6 First woman Patron of the Order of Ovates and Druids. 7 Viscount Althorp of his father, Earl Spencer, in Hello] published shortly after Earl Spencer died. 8 If you join the top of a pounds 10 note (Dickens) to the bottom half of a pounds 5 note (the Queen), it produces McEnroe. 9 Michael Douglas.

AMERICANA QUIZ

1 President Bush. 2 Bill Clinton describing Mario Cuomo. 3 General Noriega. 4 Mary Elizabeth. 5 Gregory, 12, 'divorced' his mum. 6 Governor Doug Wilder first; ex-Governor Jerry Brown last. 7 Darryl Gates, LA police chief. 8 Mary Matalin, deputy chairman of the Bush campaign, and James Carville, chief strategist for Clinton. 9 Admiral James Stockdale, Ross Perot's running mate. 10 Henry. 11 President Bush. 12 Gennifer Flowers, alleged mistress of Clinton; Jennifer Fitzgerald, alleged mistress of Bush.

MARLENE QUIZ

A A Touch of Evil (1958). B Dishonored (1931). C The Scarlet Empress (1934). D Blonde Venus (1932). E Knight without Armour (1937). F The Devil is a Woman (1935).

FILM QUIZ

1a Carry on Columbus. b Prague. c The Inner Circle. d House Sitter. e Straight Talk. f Unforgiven. g Sister Act. 2a Jim Jarmusch, Night on Earth, b Hanif Kureishi, London Kills Me. 3a China. b Italy/Venice. c Russia. d Britain/London. 4a Boxing. b Basketball. c Women's baseball. d Ice dancing.

A-Z CURRENT EVENTS QUIZ

Actualite. Ball. Clembuterol. Danes. Ebeneezer Goode. Bobby Fischer. Paul Gascoigne. Michael Heseltine. Inland Revenue. Jennifer's Ear. Neil Kinnock. Roy Lynk. Madonna. Nessie. Olympia and Yorke. The Parachute Regiment. The QE II. Raffles cigarettes. A Soapbox. Toe-sucking. Uruguay round of the Gatt talks. Vicars. Black Wednesday. The X-case in Dublin. Boris Yeltsin. London Zoo.

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