Father's Day 1 - Answers

Published: Sunday 9th May 2010
  1. When is Father's Day celebrated in the UK and USA? The third Sunday in June each year.
  2. In the play by Shakespeare, King Lear had three daughters, what were their names? Goneril,Regan and Cordelia.
  3. What was the name of the ship that transported The Pilgrim Fathers to America? The Mayflower.
  4. With what phrase did Harold Steptoe regularly address his father in the TV sitcom "Steptoe and Son"? "You dirty old man!".
  5. In British politics to whom does the phrase "Father of the House" refer? The longest serving MP in the House of Commons.
  6. Who was the father of Queen Elizabeth I? King Henry VIII.
  7. With whom did Father Abrahams reach number 2 in the UK charts in June 1978? The Smurfs.
  8. Who created the fictional detective "Father Brown"? G.K.Chesterton.
  9. Who directed the three films in "The Godfather" series? Francis Ford Coppola.
  10. In Norse legend, who was the father of Thor? Odin.
  11. Boyzone had hit with the song "Father and Son", but who wrote and originally recorded the song? Cat Stevens [Yusuf Islam].
  12. Who was Superman's father? Jor-El.
  13. Who was said to have been the "Father of the people of Israel"? Abraham.
  14. In the "Father Ted" sitcom, what was the name of the song that Ted wrote for 'Eurosong '96'? "My Lovely Horse".
  15. What was the real name of wrestler "Big Daddy"? Shirley Crabtree.
  16. Which musical features the character "Daddy Warbucks"? Annie.
  17. Who wrote the book entitled "Dreams From My Father"? Barack Obama.
  18. Who directed the film "Flags of our Fathers"? Clint Eastwood.
  19. Who played "The Father of the Bride" in the 1950 film of the same name? Spencer Tracey.
  20. Who had a number one UK hit in 1972 with "Son of my Father"? Chicory Tip.

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