Pickled Egg Quiz

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So the title of the Barry Hines book retold in the film "Kes" is

A Kestrel for a Knave
but where does the phrase "A Kestrel for a Knave" come from?

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
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So the title of the Barry Hines book retold in the film "Kes" is

A Kestrel for a Knave
but where does the phrase "A Kestrel for a Knave" come from?


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Anyone heard of "The Book of Saint Albans" :?: published in 1486.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Saint_Albans
Not quite the right answer it does not include "a kestrell for a knafe" but a preceeding work did.

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Interest duly piqued, I looked up the answer. Every day is a school day on here :)

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I wonder if our Hertfordshire correspondant has a well thumbed through copy of the "Book of Saint Albans" in his library? :-D

It is after all a "compilation of matters relating to the interests of a gentleman". :-D

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I sense a poke in the side re the Book of Saint Albans. Sadly I have no such volume on my shelves, I don't think I qualify under the honourable members caveat! I can manage The Book of Watford or a tourist guide to Hertford but St Albans remains a mystery!! :-D

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It may be a good thing to give the Pickled Egg Quiz a bit of re-invigoration.

Any questions? feel free to join in and lob them up.

...and to Kick off here's 12 from the regular slot in Cheers Magazine....plenty more where that came from see how you get on....answers in the spoiler

The first question may be a little specialist, but really isnt that difficult! Not as difficult as Karl Marx's opening question on Communist Quiz



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A miserable 7 out of 12 for me, unless Malcolm McDonald was related to Alan Shearer? :-D

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A little quiz authored by yours truly to help keep you amused: (Bonus points for "clever" answers, eg for question 1 "at the beginning!!")

1. Where is the source of the River Thames?

2. Name the 4 actors who starred in the TV sitcom Rising Damp.

3. Which sport was commentated on by Ted Lowe?

4. Who was the first driver to win the F1 World Championship, the Le Mans 24 Hour and the Inianapolis 500?

5. Which hills reach further north, the Chilterns or the Mendips?

6. Which car manufacturer produced the Ariane model?

7. Who was raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben?

8. In which modern day country could you find the site of Babylon?

9. In which electronic device might you find an ASTIC ?

10. Everyone has wondered how long it takes to paint the fourth bridge, but how much paint would you need?


Enjoy!! I will post the answers tomorrow. :)
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Here's my "top of the head" no lookies-up paper submitted.
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A little quiz authored by yours truly to help keep you amused: (Bonus points for "clever" answers, eg for question 1 "at the beginning!!")

1. Where is the source of the River Thames?
Somewhere in Wiltshire/Gloucestershire if it curls up maybe just north of Cirencester if it curls south just south of Cirencester. Final Answer...10 miles North West of Cirencester

2. Name the 4 actors who starred in the TV sitcom Rising Damp.
Frances de La tour, Leonard Rossiter, Richard Beckinsale, and Vienna the cat.

3. Which sport was commentated on by Ted Lowe?
Snooker

4. Who was the first driver to win the F1 World Championship, the Le Mans 24 Hour and the Inianapolis 500?
I think that may have been Graham Hill, I did come across that fact recently, but cant be sure its GH.

5. Which hills reach further north, the Chilterns or the Mendips?
Chilterns at a guess Mendips are a bit Somersetty Chilterns North of the M4?

6. Which car manufacturer produced the Ariane model?
Simca

7. Who was raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben?
David Copperfield

8. In which modern day country could you find the site of Babylon?
Iraq

9. In which electronic device might you find an ASTIC ?
Mobile Phone

10. Everyone has wondered how long it takes to paint the fourth bridge, but how much paint would you need?
Well not many people have 4 bridges fitted at the dentist, but none of them need paint to my knowledge so my answer is None

Enjoy!! I will post the answers tomorrow. :)

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There are 13 correct answers of which you have 9 Neil plus a bonus for each of 2 questions giving you a "off the top of your head" score of 11/13. Very good and obviously no point in submitting a researched answer as anyone can do that! :-D

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Anyone else playing?..... doesn't take much to give them a try.

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I got 7 out of the dozen, but struggled over question 8 as there have been so many examples just over the last 10 or so years :-D

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The only one I am certain about is question 7;

Peter Parker (aka Spiderman).

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
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The only one I am certain about is question 7;

Peter Parker (aka Spiderman).
Is that the one who picked a peck of pickled pepper?

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Answers to my little quiz :

1. Where is the source of the River Thames? There is debate about the actual source but the answer I was looking for is Thames Head in Gloucestershire.

2. Name the 4 actors who starred in the TV sitcom Rising Damp. Leonard Rossiter, Richard Beckinsale, Don Warrington, Frances de la Tour

3. Which sport was commentated on by Ted Lowe? Snooker

4. Who was the first driver to win the F1 World Championship, the Le Mans 24 Hour and the Inianapolis 500? Graham Hill

5. Which hills reach further north, the Chilterns or the Mendips? THe Chilterns

6. Which car manufacturer produced the Ariane model? Simca

7. Who was raised by his Aunt May and Uncle Ben? Peter Parker, Spiderman

8. In which modern day country could you find the site of Babylon? Iraq

9. In which electronic device might you find an ASTIC ? Telephone - it stands for Anti Side Tone Induction Circuit

10. Everyone has wondered how long it takes to paint the fourth bridge, but how much paint would you need? According to the operators it takes 240,000 litres to paint the bridge


I hope some of you had fun!! :)

PS Neil I awarded your bonus points for Vienna the cat and originality with the dentist bridge!! :-D
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