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PT Ski Quarantine Quiz Day 1 - 32 (and answers!)

The quiz is now over and the final set of answers for yesterdays questions can be found here : PT Ski Quiz answers day 29 onwards

 

Day 32 : Mountains and snow

 

It is the last day of the PT Ski Quiz and all good things must come to an end. We hope that everyone has enjoyed it and that it has proved a welcome distraction to the monotony of lockdown. With luck things will start to ease a bit after the weekend and we can start to look forward to brighter things such as our next ski holidays. With that in mind what better way to end our quiz with a series of questions involving mountains and snow. Answers will appear here tomorrow.

 

  1. Where does snow have to fall for there to be an official declaration of a white Christmas?
  2. What is the highest mountain in Switzerland?
  3. “Walking in the Air” was sung by Aled Jones for the 1982 animated film of which Raymond Briggs children’s book?
  4. Whose “feeling for snow” was a best selling novel for Peter Hoeg?
  5. In the race to be the first to the South Pole, Robert Scott was beaten to this landmark by which famous Norwegian explorer?
  6. Which Christmas carol includes the line “when the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even”
  7. Schnee is the word for snow in which European language?
  8. What film starring Clint Eastwood involves an assassination attempt on a famous north face in the Alps?
  9. The vegetable “snow pea” is better known as what?
  10. What colour snow fell over an area of 1500 sq. km. in Siberia on 2 Feb 2007?
  11. What was the name of Sir Edmund Hillary’s Sherpa companion on the first successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953?
  12. “Now is the winter of our discontent” is the opening line from which Shakespeare play?
  13. Chionophobia is the extreme dislike or fear of what?
  14. At 4478m high, what iconic mountain was first climbed by Edward Whymper on 14 July 1865?
  15. What Northern Irish – Scottish rock band had hits such as Run and Chasing Cars, with their album Eyes Open being the best selling album in the UK in 2006?
  16. In television's Game of Thrones what is the name of the ancestral home of House Stark?
  17. How many sides, or points, do all snowflakes have?
  18. Approximately when did the last ice age end? 12,000 years ago, 120,000 years ago or 1.2 million years ago.
  19. What is the highest mountain in England?
  20. The world’s largest glacier is the Lambert glacier. Where is it located?

 

Answers to the quiz days 29 onwards : PT Ski Quiz Answers

 

 

Day 31 : Food (and drink)

 

With two days to go of the quiz we are revisiting food and drink, which clearly for many has become front and centre of the last five to six weeks. For those who have been experimenting in the kitchen over lockdown the following should be quite straightforward! Answers will be posted here tomorrow.

  1. Traditionally a Spanish chorizo sausage is made with which animal’s meat?
  2. In a fondue chinoise what kind of noodles are normally added to the broth?
  3. What is the name of the green seaweed used to wrap sushi?
  4. Which herb is used to make Sauce Bearnaise?
  5. What is the name of the Spanish dish which has a rice base and is usually cooked in a large flat pan?
  6. In Moroccan cooking you often find a stew ladled on top of a pile of steamed balls of crushed durum wheat semolina. What is that wheat called?
  7. Which fruit is used to flavour gin?
  8. Name the baked or fried triangular pastry with a savoury filling, usually associated with Indian food.
  9. Name the coffee flavoured dessert from Italy made with mascarpone, cream, eggs and sugar.
  10. What is the name of the food paste made of yeast extract, currently produced by Unilever which was created in 1902?
  11. What is usually the main ingredient in dahl?
  12. Who is the chef famous for his egg and bacon ice cream, who cooks at ‘The Fat Duck’?
  13. What is the name of the chickpea fritters which are one of Israel’s national dishes?
  14. What is the main ingredient in guacamole?
  15. By what name is the white solid curds of soy milk more commonly known, which is a rich source of protein often used in Vegan cooking?
  16. Name the traditionally Greek dish made with ground meat and layers of aubergine, covered with a thick layer of béchamel?
  17. Name the dessert invented to celebrate a famous ballerina (after whom the pudding is named) and her tour of Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s.
  18. The traditional Indonesian dish of skewered meat served with a sauce, normally made with peanuts or soy, is known as what?
  19. What is the name of the chewy flatbread traditionally cooked in a tandoor oven in India?
  20. What kind of pastry is used to make a vol-au-vent?

 

 

 

Day 30 : Young animals and groups etc

 

What is the term for the young of the following animals/birds?

  1. Donkey
  2. Goose
  3. Kangaroo
  4. Meercat
  5. Elephant
  6. Bat
  7. Swan

What is the collective noun for the following animals/birds?

  1. Owls
  2. Frogs
  3. Lions
  4. Dolphins
  5. Crows
  6. Pandas
  7. Baboons

The following collateral adjectives refer to which animals?

  1. Equine
  2. Simian
  3. Ursine
  4. Vulpine
  5. Lupine
  6. Ovine

 

 

Answers to the quiz days 22 - 28 : PT Ski Quiz Answers

 

Day 29 : Album covers

 

With only four days of the PT Ski lockdown quiz to go, today's round involves album covers. All you need to do is identify the band/artist from the following iconic album covers, although if you can name the album then so much the better. For younger players, you may need to dust down your parents' old record collections for inspiration!

 

For those on a mobile then use this link : Album covers

 

 

 

Day 28 : Cryptic vegetables

 

With lockdowns across Europe starting to relax and the same anticipated here in the UK soon, this will be the final week of the PT Ski Lockdown Quiz. The last day will be on Friday.

 

As we were trawling the veg aisle of the local supermarket we came up with something a little different for today – cryptic vegetables. If you replace the words in the clue with synonyms you get something that very closely resembles a common vegetable (or herb). For example, you could have “overtake cuts” to get parsnips (pass snips). See how you get on and answers will be published tomorrow. With thanks to Wilf P-T for setting today's questions!

  1. Inflate family
  2. Small jewel
  3. Automobile decay
  4. Taxi epoc
  5. Pair mother digits
  6. Flower virgin
  7. Guru
  8. Jump upon epoch
  9. Chime spicy
  10. Sugary grain
  11. Corner bite
  12. Centre aeroplane
  13. Hash munched exclaim
  14. Squish chamber
  15. Margarine seed crush
  16. Turn epoch
  17. Loo finisher
  18. Given checkouts
  19. Ouch lager levi’s
  20. defeat source

Some of these may biologically be fruits but they are all taxed as vegetables!

 

 

 

 

Day 27 : Corporate slogans

 

Today’s round is all about identifying the company or brand from the following well known slogans. We didn’t include “The Klosters Specialists” as that was felt to be too easy!

  1. “Think different”
  2. “Because you’re worth it”
  3. “Probably the best lager in the world”
  4. “It’s finger lickin’ good”
  5. “Don’t leave home without it”
  6. “Stronger than dirt”
  7. “They’re grrrrrreat!”
  8. “We cross the 'T's, dot the 'I's and put 'U' in the middle”
  9. “The best a man can get”
  10. “Diamonds are forever”
  11. “Vorsprung Durch Technik”
  12. “The makeup of makeup artists”
  13. “I’m lovin’ it”
  14. “Fanatical about film”
  15. “Live well for less”
  16. “The world’s local bank”
  17. “Reassuringly expensive”
  18. “Snap! Crackle! Pop!”
  19. “You’re not you when you’re hungry”
  20. “Loves the jobs you hate”

 

 

 

Day 26 : Myths and legends

 

Everyone loves a good story. Myths and legends have stood the test of time. Good luck with answering the following and the answers as always will be posted here tomorrow.

  1. Who was the Roman messenger of the Gods who has lent his name to one of the planets in the solar system?
  2. What was the name of King Arthur’s sword?
  3. What star sign are you if you are born in between 20 January and 18 February?
  4. Who slew the Minotaur?
  5. What 17th century ghost ship is said to haunt the high seas (and appeared in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise)?
  6. Who descended into hell to try to bring back his beloved Euridice, who had died after being bitten by a snake?
  7. Jason sailed to the mythical land of Colchis in search of the Golden Fleece. What was the name of his ship?
  8. In Egyptian mythology, who was God of the sun?
  9. Which mythical white stallion with wings was born from the blood of the Gorgon Medusa?
  10. Who uttered “Open Sesame” to gain access to a cave of stolen treasure?
  11. In the Trojan war, who was killed by Paris when shot by an arrow into his heel?
  12. How many Labours of Heracles were there? 
  13. Which Norse God had a hammer called Mjolnir?
  14. Dionysus (Greek) or Bacchus (Roman) was the ancient God of what?
  15. In Welsh legend, Vortigern’s castle Dinas Emrys could only be built after two sleeping dragons under the mountain had battled it out. What were the colours of the 2 dragons?
  16. Who encountered the land of the Lotus Eaters, the cyclops Polyphemos and the sorceress Circe on his way back home from the Trojan War?
  17. Who tragically fell to his death by flying too close to the sun?
  18. In American Indian folklore, who was Hiawatha’s wife?
  19. What legendary island situated beyond the Pillars of Hercules was beset by earthquakes and tidal waves and sank beneath the sea?
  20. Which twins were suckled by a she-wolf and were said to have founded Rome?

 

 

 

 

Day 25 : Food and drink in films and TV

 

Watching TV and eating have become two of the nations favourite pastimes. Combining the two is the theme of today's round. Answers will be posted here tomorrow.

  1. In ‘Dirty Dancing’ what did Baby carry?
  2. In the Harry Potter films, what is the beverage that Harry and his friends like to drink at The Three Broomsticks?
  3. What kind of cheese does Wallace (in ‘Wallace and Gromit’) like?
  4. What is the final thing that Mr Creosote eats before he explodes in ‘Monty Python’s the Meaning of Life’?
  5. Name one of the three main charachters who work at the fast food restaurant ‘the Krusty Krab’?
  6. In Pretty Woman, what are ‘slippery little suckers’?
  7. Who were the two judges on the original ‘Great British Bake Off’?
  8. In ‘Paddington’, what snack does Paddington always keep under his hat?
  9. In ‘Friends’, who makes the turkey sandwich with the ‘moistmaker’?
  10. In the ‘Fast and Furious’ series what beer does Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) always drink?
  11. How does Bond like his vodka martinis?
  12. In ‘The Matrix’ Neo is offered something to swallow by Morpheus. What is it?
  13. In ‘Game of Thrones’ what does Daenerys Targaryen have to eat at her wedding to Khal Drogo?
  14. In ‘Fawlty Towers’, what does Basil serve to the health inspector in a tin of biscuits?
  15. At the end of ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ Lecter hangs up the telephone to Starling, what does he say he is going to have for dinner?
  16. In ‘The Lady and the Tramp’ what do Lady and Tramp eat during their romantic dinner at Tony’s?
  17. Which chef is the star of ‘Hell’s Kitchen’?
  18. In ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ Caractacus Potts invents a sweet you can play like a flute which he attempts to sell to Lord Scrumptious. What is the name of the sweet?
  19. In ‘A Fish Called Wanda’ Otto (Kevin Kline) tortures Ken (Michael Palin) by eating Ken’s pets. What are they?
  20. In which TV show might you find the contestants eating grubs in ‘Bushtucker trials’?

 

 

Day 24 : Literature

 

With plenty of good books to read over the lockdown a second literature round has always been on the cards. Answers as always will be posted here tomorrow.

  1. In Harry Potter, what are the deathly hallows?
  2. Name any of the three musketeers?
  3. In the Oxford Reading Tree (Biff and Chip) books was Biff a girl or a boy?
  4. Which Dickens novel has Ebenezer Scrooge as the main character?
  5. In the Iliad who did Paris take which sparked the Trojan war?
  6. Who wrote the James Bond books?
  7. In Charlotte’s Web what kind of creature was Charlotte?
  8. Which famous American woman brought out her biography in 2018, entitled ‘Becoming’?
  9. Who wrote ‘A Brief History of Time’?
  10. In ‘The Lord of the Rings’ by what name is Smeagol more commonly known?
  11. What is the name of the village where Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple lives?
  12. In ‘Alice in Wonderland’ who keeps muttering ‘Oh dear! I shall be late’ and looking at his pocket watch?
  13. In which allegorical novella does it say ‘all animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others’?
  14. Harper Lee wrote a novel containing the character Atticus Finch. What was it called?
  15. About whom was Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies?
  16. Where do Winnie-the-Pooh and friends live?
  17. In Oscar Wilde’s novel, of whom is the picture which grows old while the subject remains forever beautiful and youthful?
  18. In Bill Bryson’s book ‘Notes from a Lost Continent’, which continent does he refer to?
  19. In which play might you meet Oberon, Titania and Puck?
  20. Mary Ann Evans wrote ‘Silas Marner’ and ‘Middlemarch’, but under a male pen name. What was her pen name?
  21. In Roald Dahl’s ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ name the three farmers?

 

 

 

 

Day 23 : Find the link!

 

 

We have been introduced to a new game during lockdown called Linkee. The idea behind it is that you have to find the link between the answers to the questions. For example (a) First name of the actor who currently plays James Bond (b) Rock band with Phil Collins as lead singer (c) U2 album, The --- Tree. Answer: Books of the Old Testament (Daniel, Genesis, Joshua). We thought we would share the fun with a few we have created ourselves:

 

  1. (a) In A A Milne’s poem, Alexander was one of these (b) It’s a mint with a hole (c) A game where you might use a driver and a chipper to head for the green.
  2. (a) The first name of the Olympic Gold medallist in track and field who then led the successful bid for London to host the 2012 summer Olympics (b) Bigger than a violin, smaller than a cello (c) First name of the British actress who won an Oscar in 2019 for ‘The Favourite’.
  3. (a) Precious stone which is a variety of the mineral beryl (b) Herb used traditionally with onion in stuffing  (c) Popeye’s girlfriend.
  4. (a) ‘A Catcher in the –‘ novel by J D Salinger (b) A fruit rich in potassium which grows in bunches and is associated with monkeys (c) Franca Manca make all their pizza bases from this.
  5. (a) ‘The – Witch Project’ American horror film made in 1999 (b) Where you would find five of your toes (c) What colour is Paddington?
  6. (a) Best place to make a sandcastle (b) Eye colour which is not quite brown and not quite green  (c) Comic American duo ‘- and Hardy’.
  7. (a) Female prison reformer in the early 1800 (b) Author of Great Expectations (c) He said ‘We will fight them on the beaches…’ (d) The Lady of the Lamp.
  8. (a) In golf this is when you strike the ball with the heel of the club (b) Part of the body where you would find the tibia and femur (c) Garment famously worn by Ghandi, a ‘-cloth’. (d) what you do to vegetables before you put them into a stew.
  9. (a) City hosting the official seats of the European Commission (b) Middle Eastern city considered holy to Christianity, Judaism and Islam  (c) Famous five star hotel on The Strand.
  10. (a) A program which is broadcast as it is made, not as a recording (b) A country which refuses to engage in war  (c) The planet we inhabit.
  11. (a) ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr – ‘ novel by Robert Louis Stevenson (b) One of the apostles who is the patron saint of Spain (c) What George IV was known as when his father was still alive, but mad.
  12. (a) Where did Lady Thatcher’s funeral take place? (b) Who defeated Napoleon? (c) The pudding made from strawberries, cream and meringue all broken up is – mess?
  13. (a) Deceased (b) 2010 American movie starring Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren (c) The Prince in the second (to be published) of CS Lewis’ Narnia novels.
  14. (a) Complete the classic advertising slogan ‘For -, get smash’ (b) Complete the title of Toby Young’s book ‘How to Lose – and Alienate People’ (c) Complete the phrase ‘Three -, hip hip hooray’
  15. (a) London, Tower, Forth are all types of what? (b) The capacity to accept delay, suffering or problems without becoming annoyed (c) The Spanish for one.
  16. (a) In the Warner Brothers’ cartoons, what type of creature was Woody? (b) The profession of those roofers who use straw or rushes  (c) Sloes grow on which small spikey tree beginning with a B?
  17. (a) A window which projects outwards from the wall of a building, often allowing for a window seat (b) ‘Fifty Shades of –‘ Novel by E L James (c) Type of nut traditionally cooked with Brussel sprouts at Christmas.
  18. (a) Dickens’ novel ‘Hard – ‘ (b) Recent Netflix series about technology ‘Black – ‘ (c) Superhero film based on Marvel comics ‘--s of the Galaxy’.
  19. (a) Like a rat, but smaller (b) Like a shower, but you sit in the water (c) Bikram, Vinyasa, Hatha and Ashtanga are all types of this.
  20. (a) kind of blower are you if you reveal secret damaging information about a government or company? (b) The group of mythological women who lured sailors to their deaths by singing (c) What is the last name of the English actor starred in the film, Billy Elliot?

 

 

 

Answers to the quiz days 15 - 21 : PT Ski Quiz Answers

 

 

Day 22 : Iconic places in the UK

 

Another picture round today, this time famous places in the UK. I am sure we will be able to visit them again sometime soon, but in the meantime how many can you recognise?

 

If you are on a mobile then use this link : UK Places

 

 

 

 

Day 21 : Celebrities

 

In the '50s and '60s Klosters was host to many Hollywood celebrities such as Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall and Greta Garbo, while more recently it has played host to several members of the royal family. With celebrity in mind, have a go at the following:

 

  1. Celebrities’ daughters’ names. Can you name the following celebrities’ daughters? (a) Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin (b) Katie Price and Peter Andre (c) Kanye West and Kim Kardashian (two daughters)
  2. Sean Penn has been married to two high profile celebrities. One is Robin Wright, who is the other?
  3. What do couples Katy Perry & Orlando Bloom, Jennifer Lopes & Alex Rodrigues and Princess Beatrice & Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi all have in common?
  4. Prince Rainier III of Monaco married which famous American actress?
  5. What is the first film that Rupert Everett and Colin Firth acted together in?
  6. What do the following actresses have in common? Rose Byrne, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman
  7. Which island nation is Rhianna from?
  8. Which is the youngest Kardashian? Khloe, Robert Jn, Kim or Kourtney?
  9. Which famous American actress, who has won three Oscars and been nominated 21 times, was christened Mary-Louis but uses a name which is an amalgamation of those two names?
  10. Ryan Reynolds is married to actress Blake Lively. Which famous actress was he married to previously?
  11. Which ‘Night manager’ dated Taylor Swift in 2016?
  12. Which former Manchester United midfielder is now married to Victoria Adams?
  13. Which British model has a tattoo of a lion on her finger and ‘MADE IN ENGLAND’ on the sole of her foot?
  14. The new episode of Gavin and Stacey was the most watched show in the UK over Christmas 2019. The two writers both play parts in the show. Name one of their characters?
  15. Which former James Bond actor died in May 2017?
  16. Who is Emilio Estevez’ famous brother?
  17. Who won the first series of ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’? Jo Pasquale, Kerry Katona, Tony Blackburn.
  18. X Factor: The Band judge Nicole Scherzinger split with her well known partner in 2015, who is he?
  19. Who won Strictly Come Dancing in 2019?
  20. Fashion designer Donatella, sister of the murdered Gianni, has which last name?

 

 

Day 20 : Quotations

 

Who said “life is better when you ski”? James P-T is certainly claiming it, while Charlie P-T (James’s Dad) owns “It’s sunny at the top”. Do you know who coined the following lesser known quotations?

  1. “I have a dream”
  2. “Insanity: doing something over and over again and expecting different results”
  3. “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”
  4. “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does, and that is his.”
  5. “I came, I saw, I conquered”
  6. “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”
  7. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee”
  8. “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration”
  9. “Nonviolence is a weapon of the strong”
  10. “Big brother is watching you”
  11. “I want to be alone”
  12. “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few”
  13. “If music be the food of love, play on”
  14. “The bowler’s Holding, the batsman’s Willey”
  15. “The Lady’s not for turning”
  16. “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member”
  17. “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants”
  18. “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do”
  19. “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I’m out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you don’t deserve me at my best”
  20. “I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king…”

 

 

 

 

Day 19 : Nature

 

There is nothing like a nice walk in the countryside on a Saturday afternoon, or in Klosters a short walk along the beautiful valley past Monbiel. For most at the moment the closest to nature anyone will get is today's quiz! Good luck and answers will be posted tomorrow.

 

  1. The blackthorn bush grows which fruit, sometimes used to flavour gin?
  2. Which infamous tree disease has killed millions of elm trees in the UK?
  3. Which mammal, indigenous to the UK, is the badge of Hufflepuff House in Harry Potter?
  4. Which flower is the traditional heraldic emblem of England?
  5. Morphine is a painkiller deriving from which plant?
  6. Which herbivorous mammal has a name which derives from the ancient Greek meaning ‘river horse’?
  7. Insects (or Ectognatha) have a three-part body. What are the names of the three parts?
  8. Bluefaced Leicester, Greyface Dartmoor, Swaledale and Welsh Mountain are all breeds of which animal?
  9. What are the only mammals which are capable of true and sustained flight?
  10. What kind of fish was Nemo in Disney’s Finding Nemo?
  11. What colour are the flowers of oilseed rape?
  12. What do the following birds all have in common: emu, penguin, kiwi?
  13. Where might you find the following venomous spiders: Huntsman, funnel-web, trap door, recluse?
  14. Why would hydrangea flowers turn pink?
  15. Do polar bears live in the Arctic, the Antarctic or both?
  16. Fermenting and distilling what ingredient can leave you with rum?
  17. Unusually which male sea creature carries and looks after the young?
  18. What type of animal is a Steinbock (also known as a mountain ibex)?
  19. What is a baby hare called?
  20. The fingerprints of which animal are so undisguisable from our own that they have been on occasion confused at a crime scene?

 

 

 

 

Day 18 : Music lyrics

 

While away the hours listening to great music. Can you identify the song and/or artist from the following lyrics? You can add to the fun by singing them out loud!

 

  1. Mama, just killed a man
    Put a gun against his head
    Pulled my trigger, now he's dead
  2. It's late in the evening; she's wondering what clothes to wear
    She puts on her make-up and brushes her long blonde hair
    And then she asks me, Do I look all right?
  3. Dennis is a menace with his "anyone for tennis?"
    And beseeching me to come and keep the score
    And Maud saya "Oh Lord! I'm so terribly bored!"
    I really can't stand it anymore
  4. You, you may say I'm a dreamer
    But I'm not the only one
    I hope someday you will join us
    And the world will be as one
  5. Through these fields of destruction
    Baptisms of fire
    I've witnessed your suffering
    As the battle raged high
  6. Every move you make, and every vow you break
    Every smile you fake, every claim you stake, I'll be watching you
  7. Buying bread from a man in Brussels
    He was six-foot-four and full of muscle
    I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"
    He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich
  8. 'Cause if you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it
  9. Thunder only happens when it's raining
    Players only love you when they're playing
  10. Some of them want to use you
    Some of them want to get used by you
    Some of them want to abuse you
    Some of them want to be abused
  11. A long long time ago
    I can still remember how
    That music used to make me smile
  12. So you're a tough guy
    Like it really rough guy
    Just can't get enough guy
    Chest always so puffed guy
  13. I'm in love with your body
    And last night you were in my room
    And now my bedsheets smell like you
    Every day discovering something brand new
  14. Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth
  15. And I would have liked to have known you
    But I was just a kid
    Your candle burned out long before
    Your legend ever did
  16. I wish nothing but the best for you, too
    "Don't forget me, " I beg
    "I'll remember, " you said
    Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead
  17. You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life, oooh see that girl, watch that scene,
  18. We don’t need no education, we don’t need no thought control, no dark sarcasm in the classroom,
  19. It’s Christmas time, There’s no need to be afraid, At Christmas time We let in light and we banish shade
  20. The warden threw a party in the county jail, The prison band were there and they began to wail, The band was jumpin’ and the joint began to swing, You should’ve heard them knocked-out jailbirds sing

 

 

Day 17 : Iconic places

 

At the moment we can only dream of far off exotic places to visit. Obviously Klosters is high up on our wish list! How many of the following do you recognise?

 

If you are on a mobile then use this link : Iconic places round

 

 

 

Day 16 : Games

When confined to home for so long it doesn't take long for the board games to come out of the cupboard. If so then some of the following should prove rather straightforward. Good luck and the answers will be posted here tomorrow.

 

  1. In contract Bridge, how many points do you need to make game?
  2. What are the colours of the four balls in croquet?
  3. How many Triple Word Scores are there on a scrabble board?
  4. Name three of the character pieces in Cluedo.
  5. In Monopoly, which property makes up the yellow set along with Leicester Square and Picadilly?
  6. In what early computer game did you navigate a maze eating dots and being chased by ghosts?
  7. What is the only piece in chess that remains on its own colour?
  8. How many dice would you find in a normal backgammon set?
  9. How many numbers (excluding zeros) would you find on a roulette wheel?
  10. What is the maximum possible break in snooker?
  11. On a darts board, what number lies between the 14 and the 12?
  12. In 10 pin bowling, what is it called when (a) you knock over all the pins in one throw and (b) you knock over all the pins in two throws?
  13. In table football, how many “strikers” does each team have?
  14. What card game does James Bond teach Solitaire in Live and Let Die?
  15. How many squares are there on a regular sudoku puzzle (ie how many boxes where you put numbers!)?
  16. What computer game inspired the movie starring Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft?
  17. What number is being referred to in Bingo if “Two Fat Ladies” is called?
  18. What comes between a Straight and a Full House in Poker?
  19. What is the name of the target ball in Boules?
  20. In which popular playground game do players toss a small object into a numbered rectangular grid drawn on the ground and then jump through the spaces to retrieve it?

 

 

 

(Answers Days 1 - 7 and 8 - 14 can be found lower down the quiz)

 

Day 15 : Food anagrams

 

Lock down seems the perfect excuse to experiment in the kitchen and in the PT household the new repertoire includes sushi, spring rolls and cinnamon swirls. With that in mind the following anagrams should be a piece of cake!  Answers tomorrow as always.

 

  1. Sugared Ambulances (Delicious with mash)
  2. Upbeat Nutter (Something to put on toast)
  3. As Angel (layered Italian dish)
  4. God hunt (Round bun)
  5. Find his Chaps (a seaside staple)
  6. No Handy Car (a wine variety)
  7. To Riots (Rice dish)
  8. Tie Coat Peg (a British classic)
  9. Shocker in act (Sunday meal)
  10. Churns Boots (Easter treat)
  11. Past Eight (Italian)
  12. Loc Toothache (Something to enjoy whilst skiing)
  13. Sieved Gits (Type of biscuit)
  14. Green Faff Boots (meat dish)
  15. Bear Bandana (Something everyone has been making in lockdown)
  16. Deskman Looms (Type of fish)
  17. We Barristers (Type of fruit)
  18. Kindred Pug Sir Hoy (the best accompaniment to Sunday)
  19. PM Ganache (Alcoholic drink)
  20. Noticing Dan (an essential evening drink)

 

 

Answers Day 8-14: PT Ski Quiz Answers

 

 

Day 14 : Science

For the boffins out there this should be a walk in the park, but it might test the grey matter of those of us who have to trawl the memory banks for what they learned in O level science classes! However, we have every confidence (especially if you have children studying for GCSEs!)....

 

  1. When developing the process of vaccination to protect against smallpox, Edward Jenner used the pus from blisters of someone suffering from which disease?
  2. What is the name of the French microbiologist who invented pasteurization, the process of treating wine and milk to stop bacterial contamination?
  3. What is the name of the green pigmentation in the leaves of plants which allow them to photosynthesise?
  4. What is deoxyribonucleic acid most commonly known as?
  5. Which female scientist is the only person ever to win two Nobel prizes in two different scientific fields (for Physics in 1903 and for Chemistry in 1911)?
  6. Who reputedly yelled ‘Eureka’ and leapt out of his bath?
  7. NaCl is the chemical symbol for what?
  8. Which Greek mathematician gave his name to the theorem that a²+b²=c²?
  9. What is this series of numbers called 1,1,2,3,5,8,… (i.e each number is the sum of the two previous numbers)?
  10. What is the name of the red protein responsible for transporting oxygen in the blood of vertebrates?
  11. Where in your body would you find a metacarpal?
  12. Which famous English 17th Century physicist gave his name to the unit of force?
  13. Entomology is the study of what?
  14. left;">14. What is the name of the type of trees and bushes which shed their leaves seasonally?
  15. What is 212° Fahrenheit in Celsius?
  16. Where in your body might you find the gel-like substance called vitreous humour?
  17. Antibiotics were discovered in 1928 by which Scottish scientist?
  18. What does the atomic number indicate on the periodic table?
  19. A thermometer measures temperature, what does a barometer measure?
  20. What element is a diamond made of?

 

 

 

Day 13 : Dogs!

 

Dogs! Our best friends in this isolation time. We reckon you are all going to do quite well on this round... can you spot the Klosters favourite and name him!

 

If you are on a mobile use this link: Dog breeds round

 

Day 12 : Music

 

It's showtime! Music is today's round, enjoy! Answers tomorrow as always!

 

 

  1. How many movements are there in a Classical symphony?
  2. Which famous singer was known as France’s ‘Little Sparrow’?
  3. Which country is the musical Evita set in?
  4. In 1975 Queen produced a number one hit with which song?
  5. What play is the musical West Side Story based on?
  6. How many children does Captain von Trapp in the Sound of Music have?
  7. Complete this song lyric (from a musical) - ________ is the word!
  8. Name the anthems of the rugby Six Nations teams.
  9. What year was Ziggy Stardust released?
  10. Name 3 opera venues in England beginning with G.
  11. Which television talent show formed One Direction?
  12. Who won Eurovision in 1974?
  13. Which public school did Chris Martin of Coldplay go to?
  14. Name 2 of the 4 pieces which make up a set of bagpipes?
  15. Which Scottish artist released the album ‘Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent’ in 2019?
  16. The West End musical ‘Wicked’ is the prequel to which film?
  17. Which band had a hit with ‘I’ve got a brand new combine harvester’?
  18. The song ‘I am the very model of a modern Major General’ is from which Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta?
  19. How many different types of instruments make up a classical string quartet?
  20. Which artist originally rose to fame in the 1990s as the lead singer of Destiny’s child?

 

 

Day 11 : Tube Stations

 

Missing your daily commute...? Don't worry we've got your back. Try and guess which train stations we were thinking of here.

Answers tomorrow!

 

  1. An irate monarch
  2. Napoleon’s downfall
  3. Tusks on the battlements
  4. Dark monks
  5. The opposite of she catch
  6. Marmalade Bear!
  7. Apostle’s Forest
  8. Jouster’s crossing
  9. Vicar’s envy
  10. Gabriel is a fine example!
  11. Completely mad!
  12. Grieving heavy type of moon
  13. Dutch open space
  14. A long line to see flowers
  15. Four minute finish
  16. A full armoury
  17. New Testament letter writer!
  18. Regal tree
  19. Sheep carer’s shrub
  20. Leave the North and find these meadows

 

 

Day 10 : Logos!

 

Can you identify these iconic logos? Answers tomorrow!

 

If you are on a mobile use this link: Day 10 - Logo questions

 

 

 

 

Day 9 : History! 

Consider yourself a history buff? Can you name all the Kings and Queens of England in your sleep? Today's round is for you!

 

  1. What were the names of Henry VIII’s wives?
  2. Of which tribe was Boadicea the head?
  3. What famous document was signed at Runnymede on 15 June 1215?
  4. In what year was the battle of Agincourt?
  5. What was the name of Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar?
  6. Which royal house ruled England between 1603 and 1714?
  7. The Monument in The City of London Is a monument to which event?
  8. What was the name of the ship upon which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed to the Americas in 1620?
  9. In which war was the Charge of the Light Brigade?
  10. In which city was John F Kennedy assassinated?
  11. Which type of British fighter plane shot down 1,294 enemy aircraft In World War One?
  12. Who was nicknamed The Desert Fox?
  13. What was the First Reich?
  14. Has there ever been an English Pope?
  15. Which English King was known as Coeur de Lion?
  16. Who was the Captain of the Bounty, whose crew staged a mutiny?
  17. Who was the mother of James I of England (James VI of Scotland)?
  18. Where did Napolean Bonaparte die in exile?
  19. Where was Thomas Beckett Murdered?
  20. Who played bowls before engaging the Spanish Armada?

 

 

Day 8 : Flags of the world! 

 

Even though travelling isn't possible at the moment, it doesn't mean that we all can't be filling up our bucket lists. See if you can identify the flags below and dream yourself abroad!

 

If you are on a mobile use this link: Country flag round questions

 

 

ANSWERS DAY 1-7: The PT Ski Quiz Answers

 

Day 7 : First lines from books

 

It's another Bank Holiday, who'd have thought it! Now that you have finished all of your Easter chocolate, try your hand at identifying the names of these books and their author from just the first lines...!

 

As always answers to come tomorrow!

 

  1. The carriage arrived at the outside gate of the Bastille. A soldier on guard stopped it, but d’Artagnan had only to utter a single word to procure admittance, and the carriage passed on without further difficulty.
  2. When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen.
  3. Roger, aged seven, and no longer the youngest of the family, ran in wide zigzags, to and fro, across the steep field that sloped up from the lake to holly Howe, the farm where they were staying for part of the summer holidays.
  4. Last night I dreamt I was at Manderlay again.
  5. He sat, in defiance of municipal orders, astride the gun Zam-Zammah on her brick platform opposite the old Ajaib-Gher – the Wonder House, as natives call the Lahore Museum.
  6. It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.
  7. The pretty little Swiss town of Mayenfeld lies at the foot of the mountain range, whose grim rugged peaks tower high above the valley below.
  8. Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.
  9. Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy lies a small, unregarded yellow sun.
  10. It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
  11. All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
  12. In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. Whenever you feel like criticising any one, he told me, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.
  13. The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there.
  14. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
  15. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.
  16. Mr and Mrs. Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.
  17. All children, except one, grow up.
  18. Call me Ishmael.
  19. Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I care not to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago, one of those who has a lance and ancient shield on a shelf and keeps a skinny nag and a greyhound for racing.
  20. When Mr Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventyifirst birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.

 

Day 6 : Easter Day! 

 

Happy hoppy Easter - we are wishing you all an eggcellent day! Here is some Easter trivia for you, best enjoyed alongside a whole Easter Egg.

 

Come back tomorrow to see how many of your answers are eggceptable.

 

  1. In holy week the Friday is called Good Friday, what is the Thursday called?
  2. A simnel cake, usually eaten on Easter Sunday, is traditionally decorated with eleven marzipan balls.  What do those balls represent?
  3. Who sentenced Jesus to be scourged and crucified?
  4. Which English company made the first chocolate Easter egg in 1875?
  5. In 1888 Chile annexed which Polynesian island with his now a UNESCO World Heritage site?
  6. Passover celebrates the night the Israelites were told to mark their doors with the blood of a spring lamb.  What would be killed if they did not do this?
  7. What, according to Mark and Luke, was it that the soldiers wrote on the sign which they fixed to the top of Jesus’ cross?
  8. What were the names of Peter Rabbit’s siblings?
  9. In England how many bank holidays are there in a normal year?
  10. What is the name of the garden where Jesus was arrested?
  11. What spiced roll is traditionally eaten on Good Friday?
  12. Which famous book about rabbits was written by Richard Adams?
  13. What is the name of the Sunday that precedes Easter Sunday which commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem?
  14. What is the name of the ‘scwewy wabbit’ that Elmer Fudd hunts?
  15. What did the traitorous Apostle Judas Iscariot do to Jesus to identify him to those coming to arrest him?
  16. Which non-extinct species lays the largest eggs?
  17. What food is normally eaten on the day before Ash Wednesday?
  18. What is the name of the feast to celebrate Jesus going up to heaven after he rose from the dead?
  19. What was the first name of the man described by his mother as ‘He’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy’?
  20. Which actress, recently the subject of a biopic for which Renee Zellweger won an Oscar, starred in Easter Parade alongside Fred Astaire?

 

Day 5 : Klosters and Winter Olympics!

 

Today we are returning to our beloved Klosters, in spirit if not in reality, with some questions for all you Klosters regulars! Added bonus Ski Racing and Winter Olympic topic to make us further wish we were still in the mountains...

 

As always, more questions and answers here tomorrow!

 

Klosters and Switzerland Trivia

  1. What is the number of the solitary red bubble on the schiferbahn?
  2. What 2 animals are synonymous with PT Ski kids courses?
  3. What is furthest west out of top of Madrisa, top of Jakobshorn and top of Rinerhorn?
  4. What is higher out of top of Gotschna, Parsennhutte and Hohnweg (mid station of the red train)?
  5. Name all the countries which share a border with Switzerland?
  6. What is the name of the river that flows through Klosters?
  7. What is the name of the dog (huski) that resides at the Munggahutte?
  8. What is the maximum capacity (number of people) of the first Gotschna lift?
  9. What is the name of the Canton in which Klosters is situated?
  10. Piste number 1 on the piste map (Parsenn) takes you from where to where?

 

Ski racing and Winter Olympics Trivia

  1. Can you name the reigning male and female Olympic champions in Downhill, GS and slalom?  In no particular order the gold, silver and bronze medalists in Pyeongchang were as follows:

Men downhill: Kjetil Jansrud/ Aksel Lund Svindal/Beat Feuz

Men GS: Marcel Hirscher/Henrik Krostoffersen/Alexis Pinturault

Men slalom: Michael Matt/Ramon Zenhausem/Andre Myhrer

Ladies downhill: Lindsey Vonn/Sofia Goggia/Ragnhild Mowinckel

Ladies GS: Federica Brignone/ Ragnhild Mowinckel/Mikaela Shiffrin

Ladies slalom: Frida Hansdotter/Katharina Gallhuber/Wendy Holdener

  1. Which city will host the next winter Olympics in 2022?
  2. For what unique achievement did Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic make Winter Olympic history in Pyeongchang in 2018?
  3. Which are the only two cities/towns to have hosted the Winter Olympics on two separate occasions?
  4. GB won a solitary gold medal in the inaugural Winter Olympics in Chamonix 1924. In which event was this?
  5. In which ski resort would you find the infamous Lauberhorn downhill race course?
  6. First held in 1924 what is the name of the annual downhill race in the Davos Klosters area which was traditionally run from the Weissfluhgipfel down to Kublis (but which nowadays is raced over a shorter course)?
  7. Who are the 2 presenters of Ski Sunday?
  8. What are the 4 disciplines of Alpine ski racing?
  9. Which famous downhill course features the Mausefalle, Steilhang and Zieischuss?

 

 

Day 4 : Art

Unleash your inner Picasso and try your hand at identifying the artists of these paintings. While you are at it, how about trying to draw yourself on skis - NB: it's harder than you think!!

 

Anyone on a phone use the link here: Day 4: PT Ski Quiz - Art

Day 3 : Sport and Leisure

 

Whether you peaked in the year 5 long jump or are an avid weekly tennis player, sport is sadly off the cards at the moment. Have a go at day 3 of our quiz, we promise this will be much less effort than doing PE with Joe Wicks, we're calling this brain fitness (and definitely much better than any sweaty zoom class!)

 

Check back for answers tomorrow!

 

  1. In which sport (not skiing!) would you find a piste? 
  2. Since Roger Federer won his first grand slam title at Wimbledon in 2003, apart from Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic only 7 other players have won grand slam singles titles. Can you name them?
  3. By what name is the footballer Edson Arantes do Nascimento better known?
  4. Who is the only batsman to face the first ball and the last ball of a completed World Cup cricket match?
  5. Which is the oldest British flat classic race?
  6. In which sport might you win the Solheim Cup?
  7. How many players are there in a baseball team? 
  8. In which athletic event might you find a Frosbury Flop?
  9. What events are involved in a biathlon?
  10. In darts, what is the only number under 100 that it is not possible to finish with 2 darts?
  11. In which sport might you see a Crucifix?
  12. Can you name the mother and daughter who won the BBC British Sports Personality of the year respectively in 1971 and 2006?
  13. How many jumps are there in the Grand National?
  14. Name the four stations in Monopoly.
  15. Which annual sporting event attracts easily the most spectators (present, not watching on TV) of any in the world with approx. 10 million?
  16. In which country is the Interlagos F1 circuit? 
  17. Where were the Olympic Games held in 1996?
  18. How many hurdles are there in a 110m hurdles athletics race?
  19. In which city was tennis legend Martina Navratilova born?
  20. Which British sailor is the most successful sailor in Olympic history?

 

Day 2 : Lines from films

 

Today we are swapping lockdown life for Hollywood - which hit movies do the following iconic lines come from?

 

Check back tomorrow for the answers and some more questions!

 

 

  1. No, Mr Bond, I expect you to die!
  2. Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn
  3. My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.
  4. If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.
  5. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
  6. I’ll have what she’s having.
  7. My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.
  8. You’re gonna need a bigger boat.
  9. To infinity and Beyond!
  10. Here’s Johnny!
  11. You were only meant to blow the bloody doors off!
  12. I am your father. 
  13. Hasta La Vista, baby.
  14. Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
  15. Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
  16. They call it a Royale with cheese.
  17. That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.
  18. I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.
  19. I’m the king of the world!
  20. I love the smell of napalm in the morning.

 

 

Whilst the ski season has been cut short this year and we are all pining for the mountains in this isolating time, try your hand at our Quarantine Quiz!

 

This is a daily challenge and (unsurprisingly) will sometimes be skiing related!

 

Here is our first round - have a go and let us know how you do.

 

Answers and more questions will be published here tomorrow.

 

Day 1 : General Knowledge

 

  1. Who is featured on the new £50 note (since July 2019)?
  2. Who were the winners of Love Island 2019?
  3. What are the three main ingredients of a bechamel sauce?
  4. Who won the best actress award at the 92nd Academy Awards earlier this year?
  5. Which planet is closest to the sun?
  6. What sportswear brand takes its name from the winged Goddess of Victory in Greek mythology?
  7. How many sides does a pentagon have?
  8. What does GPS stand for?
  9. The wine Chablis is traditionally made with which variety of grape?
  10. Who was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean?
  11. In the Book of Exodus, which was the first of the 10 plagues of Egypt?
  12. Who is Farrokh Bulsara better known as?
  13. What were “Little Boy” and “Fat Man”?
  14. A Nebuchadnezzar of champagne would equate to how many standard 0.75l bottles?
  15. What is the collective noun for polar bears?
  16. How many yards are there in a mile?
  17. Who won the first series of Pop Idol in 2002?
  18. What was the name of the first cloned sheep?
  19. What is the national flower of Wales?
  20. The 50 stars on the US flag represent the 50 states of the United States. What do the 13 stripes represent?