CRAIG BROWN: Platinum Jubilee Quiz Pt 1

CRAIG BROWN: Platinum Jubilee Quiz Pt 1 – The love song that made one’s heart sing

1) By the time she was three years old, the young Princess Elizabeth would say goodnight to her grandfather, King George V, employing a curtsey and a set phrase. What was that phrase?

a) ‘Nighty night, grandpa.’

b) ‘Sweet dreams.’

c) ‘I trust your Majesty will sleep well.’

d) ‘Good night, sleep tight, mind the fleas don’t bite.’

By the time she was three years old, the young Princess Elizabeth would say goodnight to her grandfather, King George V, employing a curtsey and a set phrase. What was that phrase? a) ‘Nighty night, grandpa.’ b) ‘Sweet dreams.’ c) ‘I trust your Majesty will sleep well.’ d) ‘Good night, sleep tight, mind the fleas don’t bite.’

By the time she was three years old, the young Princess Elizabeth would say goodnight to her grandfather, King George V, employing a curtsey and a set phrase. What was that phrase? a) ‘Nighty night, grandpa.’ b) ‘Sweet dreams.’ c) ‘I trust your Majesty will sleep well.’ d) ‘Good night, sleep tight, mind the fleas don’t bite.’

2) Her father became King in 1936, when Elizabeth was ten. According to her nanny, when she was told that her family would be moving to Buckingham Palace, what did she reply?

a) ‘What — you mean for ever?’

b) ‘Isn’t it a bit small?’

c) ‘Must Margaret come too?’

d) ‘But I want to live in a cottage.’

3) After meeting the young Prince Philip at a cocktail party, the politician Chips Channon noted in his diary that Philip had already been earmarked as the future husband of Princess Elizabeth: ‘He is to be our Prince Consort, and that is why he is serving in our navy’. How old was Elizabeth when Channon made this observation?

a) 14 b) 16

c) 18 d) 20

4) During her courtship with Philip, the Queen played one song, over and over again, on her gramophone. What was that song?

a) Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah from Song Of The South.

b) People Will Say We’re In Love from Oklahoma!

c) Prisoner Of Love by Perry Como.

d) There’s No Business Like Show Business from Annie Get Your Gun.

The Queen and Prince Philip were married in 1947. Match their wedding present with the person who gave it: a) Lacework spun by the donor on his own spinning-wheel. b) A chestnut horse c) A gold tiara d) A 175-piece dinner service

The Queen and Prince Philip were married in 1947. Match their wedding present with the person who gave it: a) Lacework spun by the donor on his own spinning-wheel. b) A chestnut horse c) A gold tiara d) A 175-piece dinner service

5) The Queen and Prince Philip were married in 1947. Match their wedding present with the person who gave it:

a) Lacework spun by the donor on his own spinning-wheel.

b) A chestnut horse

c) A gold tiara

d) A 175-piece dinner service

i) The Aga Khan

ii) Mahatma Gandhi

iii) Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia

iv) Chiang Kai-Shek, Chairman of the National Government of China

6) At a British Embassy reception in Washington in 1951, the Queen was reckoned to have shaken hands with how many people?

a) 150 b) 500

c) 1,000 d) 1,500

7) Each year, how many people are invited to the Queen’s garden parties?

a) 30 b) 3,000

c) 30,000 d) 300,000

When asked what he spoke about with the Queen at their increasingly lengthy Prime Ministerial meetings, what did Winston Churchill reply? a) 'Oh, mostly world affairs.' b) 'Oh, mostly children.' c) 'Oh, mostly dogs.' d) 'Oh, mostly racing'

When asked what he spoke about with the Queen at their increasingly lengthy Prime Ministerial meetings, what did Winston Churchill reply? a) ‘Oh, mostly world affairs.’ b) ‘Oh, mostly children.’ c) ‘Oh, mostly dogs.’ d) ‘Oh, mostly racing’

8) When asked what he spoke about with the Queen at their increasingly lengthy Prime Ministerial meetings, what did Winston Churchill reply?

a) ‘Oh, mostly world affairs.’

b) ‘Oh, mostly children.’

c) ‘Oh, mostly dogs.’

d) ‘Oh, mostly racing.’

9) ‘It’s awful. I’ve got the kind of face that if I’m not smiling, I look cross. But I’m not cross,’ the Queen told a helper in Australia in 1954. She added: ‘If you try to smile for two hours continuously it gives you…’ What?

a) ‘… a nervous tic.’

b) ‘… a stomach ache.’

c) ‘… a squint.’

d) ‘… earache.’

10) According to her distinguished biograher, Ben Pimlott, what is it about the Queen that comes as a surprise to most of her portrait painters?

a) She hums a lot while posing.

b) She insists on being painted from the right-hand side.

c) She barely talks.

d) She is a chatterbox.

11) According to his press secretary, what did Prime Minister Harold Macmillan say about the Queen?

a) ‘If only one were a younger man…’

b) ‘What a splendid girl she is!’

c) ‘She makes me want to burst into song!’

d) ‘Odd, but at times I detect something a little northern in her accent.’

12) When Mrs Thatcher became Prime Minister in 1979, one thing about her puzzled the Queen. She asked a Tory peer:

a) ‘Why does she never put her handbag down?’

b) ‘Why does she go so low when she curtseys?’

c) ‘Why does she always sit on the edge of her seat?’

d) ‘Why does she never laugh?’

Answers: 1c; 2a; 3a; 4b; 5aii, bi, ciii, div; 6d; 7c; 8d; 9a; 10d; 11d; 12c.

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