“Mixed Bag” Questions June 2015 – Answers

1. Garbled use of the English language, from Mrs Malaprop in a play by Sheridan

2. Michael Keaton – Michael Douglas; Angie Dickinson – Angeline Brown; Judy Garland – Frances Ethel Gumm; Bono – Paul Hewson; Brigitte Bardot – Camille Javal; Ben Kingsley – Krishna Bhanji; Meg Ryan – Margaret Hyra; Cary Grant – Archibald Leach

3. Baht

4. Don Beach

5. Frankenstein

6. Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer

7. They derive from real people’s names

8. Frederick Forsyth

9. Either inert gases or noble gases

10. Bob the Builder

HARDER:

11. The Jabberwock

12. 63

13. It’s shaped like a picnic basket

14. To honour Hawaii’s friendship with the British. NOTE: Hawaii was never a British possession.

15. Coppersmith / copper worker

16. Oldest Everest climber

17. The planet Venus

18. Prince Phillip / Duke of Edinburgh

19. The first shot in both wars was fired there

20. Kolkata (formerly Calcutta)

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