General Knowledge Quiz

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  1. midlandred

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    I asked Mr Pedia and he suggests Charles Evans
     
  2. Peter Mugridge

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    Well done Midlandred, yes - it is Charles Evans.


    Please take your place at the easel.
     
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    What is the connection between Star Wars and Dad's Army?
     
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    John Le Mesurier?
     
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    Daisy Ridley is related to the late Arnold Ridley.
     
  6. midlandred

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    Correct - much too easy!
    Well done
    Off you go now, your turn
     
  7. theageofthetra

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    Keeping the Dads Army theme. Which patron saint is 'seen' in most episodes?
     
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    Yes, as I thought, I've never heard of him!!

    Anyway, is the answer to Theageofthetra's question "The Patron Saint of Butchers" (with a nod to Corporal Jones)? Mind you, I have looked at Google to find out who he is, but there seems to be a lot, so I can't give a full answer, even now!
     
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  9. theageofthetra

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    Nothing to do with butchers but relevant to the entertainment industry.
     
  10. EbbwJunction1

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    Is it a chap called Genesius?

    He is considered to be the patron saint of actors and comedians, so is there a connection? Mind you, he's a busy chap, as he's also "responsible" for lawyers, barristers, clowns, converts, dancers, people with epilepsy, musicians, printers, stenographers, and victims of torture!
     
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    Saint Aldhelm's the local parish church? Saint Aldhelm was a poet and riddler-is that entertaining enough?
     
  12. theageofthetra

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    Thats it- the patron saint of singers & entertainers. Its the church they held their home guard meetings

    Your 'who do you think you are kidding Mr Grayling' floor.
     
  13. Trackbedjolly

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    OK how about another 1940-related question?

    What was the name of the defence organisation established at about the same time as the Local Defence Volunteers/Home Guard (HG) and which had many HG members in it?
     
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    Women's Defence Volunteers?
     
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    It was a guess as it sounded familiar, I may have made it up it appears. Ha ha.
     
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    There’s nothing cushy about life in the Woman’s Auxiliary Balloon Corp!!

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    Ha ha. What a program.
     
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    Could have been them but that is not what I was thinking of.
     
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    Is this the organisation that was made up of people who would stay behind after an invasion and carry out sabotage etc.? I can't remember the actual name, but I think that it's something like "The Auxiliary Corps"?
     
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    Yes, that's the one-a secret stay behind outfit of specially trained local men often gamekeepers or others who knew the lie of the land. They were actually called Auxilliary Units but you are close enough.
    Your turn.
     
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    Thank you; I thought that they were called something like that.

    Okay, what happened for the first time on this day in 1952, and which has been repeated 1,333 times since?
     
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    Well, I thought that someone would have got this quite quickly, but obviously not! The answer is that on 14th November 1952 the very first UK No. 1 single was officially recognised. It was "Here in My Heart" by Al Martino. There have been 1,333 successors to date.

    I'll declare an Open Turntable!
     
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    In the "Dr. Dolittle" stories by Hugh Lofting, what species / types of creatures are the following characters?

    Chee-Chee; Pippinella; Cheapside
     
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    Ingenious thought-processes of your DaleC. trademark kind; but mixed results.

    First name: correct zoological class, wrong species

    Second name: zoological class incorrect (but the character does fly)

    Third name: correct. Cheapside is indeed an -- extremely-Cockney -- sparrow.
     
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    I'll try brown bear, grey parrot (and sparrow).
     
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    First: nothing ursine in any way or shape. Think -- from a work by another author, also "from way back and enjoyed by kids aged 9 to 90" -- Bandar-Log.

    Second: the Doctor has in his animal family, an African grey parrot (who can swear most foully in a variety of languages), but she's called Polynesia. Pippinella is a bird, but passerine- rather than parrot-sized.
     
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    Chee-Chee is a primate of the tailed variety (precise species unknown, at least to me) -- organ-grinders in times past, characteristically had one such as a mascot / "assistant".

    Pippinella is a bird of a branch of the finch family -- unusually-coloured for her kind, who share their name with a group of islands; and, as a nickname, with a prominent English city's football team.
     

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