Winter Quiz - Answers

Published: Saturday 18th November 2017
  1. What was the name of the St Bernard dog owned by comedian Bernie Winters? Schnorbitz.
  2. The Christmas carol "In The Bleak Mid-Winter" is based on a poem by which English poet? Christina Rossetti.
  3. Peter O'Toole starred as which King of England in the 1968 movie "A Lion in Winter"? King Henry II
  4. In "Game of Thrones" which house has the motto "Winter is Coming"? House Stark.
  5. What was David Essex's "Winter" hit in 1982? A Winter's Tale.
  6. Which British skater won the gold medal in figure skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics? John Curry.
  7. Which actress who died in 2006 won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the 1969 movie "Diary of Anne Frank"? Shelley Winters.
  8. In which auditorium has every British Prime Minister since WW2 addressed a party conference? Blackpool Winter Gardens.
  9. In which two countries is Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" set? Sicily & Bohemia.
  10. At the winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere over which line of latitude is the sun directly over? Tropic of Capricorn.
  11. Milady Di Winter features as a character in which novel by Alexander Dumas? The Three Musketeers.
  12. Which movie features the story of the Jamaican Bobsleigh team at the 1988 Winter Olympics? Cool Runnings.
  13. In which of Shakespeare's plays does the line "Now is the winter of our discontent" appear? Richard III
  14. Who had a UK top ten hit in 1969 with "Winter World of Love"? Englebert Humperdinck.
  15. Which poet wrote "Ode to the West Wind" which ends with the line "If Winter comes can Spring be far behind"? Percy Bysshe Shelley.
  16. Mrs De Winter the first wife of Max De Winter is the title character of which novel? Rebecca.
  17. In which land is it "Always winter but never Christmas"? Narnia.
  18. The second movie in the Captain America franchise has what subtitle? The Winter Soldier.
  19. Which British skater won the gold medal in figure skating at the 1980 Winter Olympics? Robin Cousins.
  20. Written in the last months of her life and published subsequently by her husband Ted Hughes, whose posthumous collection of poetry was entitled "Winter Trees"? Sylvia Plath.