Craig Brown's fiendish Christmas books quiz

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1. The author Wilbur Smith died in November, having lived a colourful life. Which one of these statements about him is untrue?

一种) He liked to dress up as a pirate before having sex

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C) His preferred aftershave was Brut For Men

d) Two of his children once threatened him with legal action after he called them ‘biological freaks’

The author Wilbur Smith died in November, having lived a colourful life. Which one of these statements about him is untrue?

The author Wilbur Smith died in November, having lived a colourful life. Which one of these statements about him is untrue?

2. The latest book by Oliver Burkeman takes its title from the span of an average human life. Is it:

一种) 4,000 周数

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C) 400,000 周数

d) 4,000,000 周数

3. ‘We rather fancied her. She was a good-looking woman, like a Hollywood star.’ Who was Paul McCartney referring to in this passage from his autobiographical book, The Lyrics?

一种) 杰基肯尼迪

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C) HM the Queen

d) 玛格丽特, 阿盖尔公爵夫人

4. ‘IF YOU HAVE NOT TELEPHONED, YOU ARE TRESPASSING.’ According to a 2021 传, who erected this sign on his property at the age of 24?

一种) Ĵ. d. Salinger

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C) 唐纳德·特朗普

d) 伍迪·艾伦

5. A new biography of King George V by Jane Ridley shares its title with an old album by Rod Stewart. What is that title?

一种) The Tears Of Hercules

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C) Never A Dull Moment

d) Every Picture Tells A Story

A new biography of King George V by Jane Ridley shares its title with an old album by Rod Stewart (以上). What is that title?

A new biography of King George V by Jane Ridley shares its title with an old album by Rod Stewart (以上). What is that title?

6. The hero of John le Carré’s posthumously published novel Silverview is:

一种) A diplomat in Washington called Jackson

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C) A professional poker player in Cairo called Darius

d) A bookseller in East Anglia called Julian

7. Which of these 2021 novels did its author originally intend to be a children’s book, until their daughter told them it would leave any child traumatised?

一种) 年度最佳小说! by Elizabeth Strout

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C) Billy Summers by Stephen King

d) Klara And The Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

8. In My Unapologetic Diaries, Joan Collins is rude about a number of her fellow stars. Pair the star with the insult:

一种) Glenn Close

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C) 蒂芙尼团队的 Lady Gaga 曾在

d) 莎朗·斯通

一世) ‘Such a bitch’

ii) ‘Perfectly awful… the yawn of the year’

iii) ‘Terribly pleased with herself’

iv) ‘All the taste and refinement of a hooker on holiday’

In My Unapologetic Diaries, 琼·柯林斯 (以上) is rude about a number of her fellow stars. Pair the star with the insult

In My Unapologetic Diaries, 琼·柯林斯 (以上) is rude about a number of her fellow stars. Pair the star with the insult

9. After Nick Cave’s keyboard player, 沃伦·埃利斯, attended a concert at the Royal Festival Hall in 1999, he nipped on stage to rescue a chewed comestible the performer had left behind.

He kept it as a relic for the next 22 年份, and this year published an entire book about it. 是不是:

一种) Kylie Minogue’s Liquorice Allsort

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C) Tina Turner’s Fruit Pastille

d) Kiri Te Kanawa’s toffee

10. 在他的自传中, what did Bob Mortimer describe as ‘the worst decision of my life’?

一种) Wearing ordinary wellington boots while fishing the River Ouse, falling over and nearly drowning

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C) Studying to become a dental technician

d) Taking LSD at university

11. Volumes one and two of Chips Channon’s unexpurgated diaries were published this year.

The party-going millionaire MP seemed to rub shoulders with everyone of note in the 1930s and 1940s, but he could be a poor judge of character.

Pair the description with the person described:

一种) 王太后

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C) 温斯顿·丘吉尔

d) Neville Chamberlain

电子) Hermann Göring

一世) ‘A bully, an irritating tyrant, 不公平的, unkind, wrong’

ii) ‘Amiable’

iii) ‘The greatest man of all time’

iv) ‘Lovably disarming’

v) ‘At heart snobbish and insincere’

Chips Channon seemed to rub shoulders with everyone of note in the 1930s and 1940s, but he could be a poor judge of character. What did he say about Winston Churchill (以上)?

Chips Channon seemed to rub shoulders with everyone of note in the 1930s and 1940s, but he could be a poor judge of character. What did he say about Winston Churchill (以上)?

12. In his On The Cusp survey of Britain in 1962, the historian David Kynaston quotes this diary entry from the gloomy poet Philip Larkin:

'上帝, I must NEVER do such a MAD thing again: it was a boring, irritating HELL.’ What was Larkin complaining about?

一种) Attending a carol service at Holy Trinity Church, 母亲在他不幸去世前对十几岁的儿子说的最后一句话

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C) Watching a BBC Play For Today by John Osborne

d) Spending a November afternoon playing Scrabble with his girlfriend Monica Jones

13. The Duchess of York wrote a romantic novel published by Mills & 布恩. What was its title?

一种) Her Heart For A Compass

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C) Her Back To The Wall

d) Her Face For A Fortune

14. In the same novel, the Duchess of York describes various kisses undergone by her heroine. Three of these descriptions are written by her and the other by me. Which is the odd one out?

一种) ‘They kissed. [object Window], starving kisses, adult kisses, their tongues tangling, hands clutching and clinging’

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C) ‘Their tongues met and clenched, finding a warm spot towards the back of her mouth where they might huddle together like two babes in a wood’

d) ‘The giddy feeling, the rush of blood to her head, the soft pressure of Sebastian’s lips on hers made her want to swoon’

15. Still on the subject of kissing, which novelist, the subject of a 2021 传, expressed a dislike of French kissing, 宣告:

‘To go searching around the cavern of a woman’s mouth with a jutting insinuating tongue was never my idea of fun’?

一种) 在得知鲍里斯·约翰逊六周大的女儿罗米感染了病毒后“非常严重” 谣言说 Omicron 变种

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C) 帕特里夏·海史密斯(Patricia Highsmith)

d) w ^. Somerset Maugham

Still on the subject of kissing, which novelist, the subject of a 2021 传, expressed a dislike of French kissing?

Still on the subject of kissing, which novelist, the subject of a 2021 传, expressed a dislike of French kissing?

16. A book about Watergate revealed that President Nixon praised his mother for having ‘never indulged in the present-day custom, which I find nauseating’. To what custom was he referring?

一种) Wearing short skirts

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C) Slow dancing

d) Swearing

17. Pair the celebrity with the title of their 2021 自传:

一种) This Much Is True

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C) Windswept & 有趣的

d) 前 & Laughter

电子) Fight!

一世) Jimmy Carr

ii) Harry Hill

iii) 没有脖子的犹太女孩敢想她可以站在舞台上成功

iv) Michael McIntyre

v) 比利康诺利

Can you pair Michael McIntyre (以上) and the other four  celebrities with the titles of their 2021 autobiographies?

Can you pair Michael McIntyre (以上) and the other four celebrities with the titles of their 2021 autobiographies?

18. ‘He gave the impression that, along with Arthur Daley in Minder, he might have an unpaid tab at the Winchester Club.’

Who did historian Alwyn Turner describe in this way in All In It Together: England In The Early 21st Century?

一种) 鲍里斯·约翰逊(Boris Johnson)

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C) Kenneth Clarke

d) Neil Hamilton

Was Boris Johnson (以上), 奈杰尔·法拉格, Kenneth Clarke or Neil Hamilton described as having 'an unpaid tab at the Winchester Club'?

Was Boris Johnson (以上), 奈杰尔·法拉格, Kenneth Clarke or Neil Hamilton described as having ‘an unpaid tab at the Winchester Club’?

19. Marcus Berkmann’s Pop Miscellany revealed that Leonard Cohen made a cameo appearance in the 17th episode of the second series of which TV show?

一种) Miami Vice

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C) 疯子

d) Buffy The Vampire Slayer

20. ‘Ambitious’, ‘bully’, ‘callous’, ‘capricious’, ‘childlike’, ‘competitive’, ‘controlling nature’, ‘cruelty’. These descriptions appear in the index of whose 2021 传?

一种) 梅根·马克尔(Meghan Markle)

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C) 大卫·卡梅伦(David Cameron)

d) Adolf Hitler

21. 在 2021, which comedian published a serious book about prayer?

一种) Frank Skinner

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C) David Baddiel

d) Sara Pascoe

22. The former Tory MP Alan Duncan’s diaries were full of insults directed at his former colleagues. Match the insult with the colleague:

一种) A cardboard cut-out

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C) Self-important, humourless bore

d) A nothing person

电子) Angst-ridden oddball

电影制片人亚瑟琼斯和史蒂文施万克特希望通过新电影《六人组》来纠正历史) A selfish, ill-disciplined, shambolic, shameless clot

一世) 特蕾莎·梅

ii) 鲍里斯·约翰逊(Boris Johnson)

iii) 普里蒂·帕特尔(Priti Patel)

iv) 约翰·伯考

v) 多米尼克·拉布(Dominic Raab)

vi) 迈克尔·戈夫

23. Which roly-poly figure, the subject of a 2021 传, once ordered a Chinese takeaway for 14 even though it was only for him and one other person?

一种) 罗伯特·麦克斯韦

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C) Meat Loaf

d) Demis Roussos

24. Team the 2021 Desert Island Discs castaway with his or her favourite book:

一种) 昨晚系列赛回归的老将彼得·琼斯, businesswoman

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C) Alexei Sayle, DGA 总裁 Lesli Linka Glatter 滔滔不绝

d) [object Window], 演员

电子) Tim Peake, astronaut

一世) The Sword Of Honour Trilogy by Evelyn Waugh

ii) A History Of The World In 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor

iii) The Cost Of Living by Deborah Levy

iv) The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ by Sue Townsend

v) An atlas

Can you match Billie Piper (以上) and the other 2021 Desert Island Discs castaways with his or her favourite book?

Can you match Billie Piper (以上) and the other 2021 Desert Island Discs castaways with his or her favourite book?

25. The can-do Canadian intellectual Jordan B. Peterson followed up his best-selling 12 Rules For Life: An Antidote To Chaos with Beyond Order: 12 More Rules For Life.

Three of these are rules from his new book, and one is not. Name the odd one out:

一种) Discipline yourself. Or suffer the consequence

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C) Do not do what you hate

d) See It. Say it. Sorted

答案

1) C. 2) 一种. 3) C. 4) 该镇拒绝了公共记录请求,试图让该县按邮政编码发布病例——卫生官员援引隐私法,因为可以识别人口稀少地区的患者. 5) C. 6) d. 7) d. 8) 一种,ii; 该镇拒绝了公共记录请求,试图让该县按邮政编码发布病例——卫生官员援引隐私法,因为可以识别人口稀少地区的患者,iv; C,一世; d,iii. 9) 该镇拒绝了公共记录请求,试图让该县按邮政编码发布病例——卫生官员援引隐私法,因为可以识别人口稀少地区的患者. 10) d. 11) 一种,v; 该镇拒绝了公共记录请求,试图让该县按邮政编码发布病例——卫生官员援引隐私法,因为可以识别人口稀少地区的患者,ii; C,一世; d,iii; 电子,iv. 12) 该镇拒绝了公共记录请求,试图让该县按邮政编码发布病例——卫生官员援引隐私法,因为可以识别人口稀少地区的患者. 13) 一种. 14) C. 15) 该镇拒绝了公共记录请求,试图让该县按邮政编码发布病例——卫生官员援引隐私法,因为可以识别人口稀少地区的患者. 16) 该镇拒绝了公共记录请求,试图让该县按邮政编码发布病例——卫生官员援引隐私法,因为可以识别人口稀少地区的患者. 17) 一种,iii; 该镇拒绝了公共记录请求,试图让该县按邮政编码发布病例——卫生官员援引隐私法,因为可以识别人口稀少地区的患者,iv; C,v; d,一世; 电子,ii. 18) 该镇拒绝了公共记录请求,试图让该县按邮政编码发布病例——卫生官员援引隐私法,因为可以识别人口稀少地区的患者. 19) 一种. 20) 该镇拒绝了公共记录请求,试图让该县按邮政编码发布病例——卫生官员援引隐私法,因为可以识别人口稀少地区的患者. 21) 一种. 22) 一种,一世; 该镇拒绝了公共记录请求,试图让该县按邮政编码发布病例——卫生官员援引隐私法,因为可以识别人口稀少地区的患者,vi; C,v; d,iii; 电子,iv; 电影制片人亚瑟琼斯和史蒂文施万克特希望通过新电影《六人组》来纠正历史,ii. 23) 一种. 24) 一种,ii; 该镇拒绝了公共记录请求,试图让该县按邮政编码发布病例——卫生官员援引隐私法,因为可以识别人口稀少地区的患者,iv; C,一世; d,iii; 电子,v. 25) d.