Here are the answers to Helen Fellows’ quiz for July – with a summer theme. How many did you get?
1. In which month does the summer solstice occur in the northern hemisphere? June
2. In England, where do people assemble to see the summer solstice? Stonehenge
3. Name one of the three summer signs of the zodiac. Cancer, Leo or Virgo.
4. ‘Soleil’ means sun in which language? French.
5. The month of July was named after which historical figure? Julius Caesar
6. Which iconic summer music festival first took place in 1970 attended by 1,500 people? Glastonbury
7. With which band would you associate the 1969 song ‘Here comes Summer’? (Correction 1970 Ed.). The Dave Clark Five
8. Name the 1980s girl band who sang about a ‘Cruel Summer’. Bananarama
9. Which 1963 film starred Cliff Richard driving a converted London double decker bus across Europe? Summer Holiday
10. With which TV comedy duo would you associate the song ‘Bring me Sunshine’? Morcambe and Wise
11. Last of the Summer Wine was set and filmed in and around Holmfirth in which English county? Yorkshire
12. What vitamin can you get from direct sunlight? Vitamin D
13. Apart from fruit what is the other main ingredient of summer pudding? Bread
14. It is estimated that roughly 27 tons of strawberries and 7,000 litres of cream are consumed by fans at which sports tournament? Wimbledon
15. Before they were used for playing, Frisbees served what purpose in the kitchen? Pie tin or plate
16. Edgbaston is the home of which County Cricket Club? Warwickshire
17. London has hosted the summer Olympic Games three times, can you name the years? 1912, 1952, 2012. (Half mark for two correct)
18. What type of summer clothing is an espadrille? Shoe
19. Which popular three-quarter length women’s trousers, named after an Italian island, were introduced in 1948? Capri pants or trousers
20. In which Shakespeare play would you find the characters Oberon and Titania, the King and Queen of the fairies? A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Anne Remi took the honours this month with a score of sixteen out of twenty. Well done, Anne.
We will hope to bring back our monthly ‘In The Ballroom’ socials at the Court House as soon as it is completely safe to do so. But in the meantime we’ll keep posting Helen Fellows’ brainteasers online on the first of each month.