Guy Fawkes, Bonfires and Fireworks - Answers

Published: Monday 26th September 2016
  1. By what name was Guy Fawkes known when he fought for the Spanish? Guido Fawkes.
  2. Who wrote the novel "Bonfire of the Vanities"? Tom Wolfe.
  3. Who composed the music for the Royal Fireworks? Handel.
  4. In which year did the gunpowder plot take place? 1605
  5. "We Didn't Start the Fire" was a 1989 hit for which singer/songwriter? Billy Joel.
  6. What is the technical name for the making and displaying of fireworks? Pyrotechnics.
  7. Which monarch was the Gunpowder Plot designed to kill? King James I.
  8. Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub were the firemen in which town? Trumpton.
  9. Which snooker player was nicknamed "The Rocket"? Ronnie O'Sullivan.
  10. In which English city was Guy Fawkes born? York.
  11. In which country was the World's biggest bonfire lit in June 2016 to celebrate mid-summer? Norway (Alesund).
  12. After which Catherine is the firework , the Catherine Wheel named? Saint Catherine of Alexandria.
  13. What shape is Gunpowder Tea? Small Round Pellets.
  14. In which East Sussex town are political effigies burnt every bonfire night? Lewes.
  15. In terms of accident statistics, which is the most dangerous of common fireworks? Sparklers.
  16. What type of mythical creature was Dumbledore's pet named Fawkes in the Harry Potter books? Phoenix.
  17. Who had the1968 hit that starts with the line "I am the God of Hellfire, and I bring you Fire"? Crazy World of Arthur Brown - "Fire".
  18. In which country are fireworks said to have originated? China.
  19. Who led the conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot? Robert Catesby.
  20. Who recorded the 2010 US number 1 "Firework"? Katy Perry.

3 Comments

  1. Rob says:

    Good quiz. Minor point is that q16should say Dumbledore

  2. Garry Rowe says:

    Question 7. The answer should be King James I&VI. Because he was King James I of England but King James VI of Scotland.

  3. mandi Twigg says:

    thank you ken great quiz for our party this evening

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