We had a great response to our Magical Mystery Tour Christmas Quiz, and we’re just sifting through the answers.
We hope everyone who took part enjoyed doing it – and we hope that people in Liverpool reuse bits of the quiz for dinner parties, get-togethers or just wasting a few minutes at work.
In the end Rachel Forsyth won with an incredible 97/98, but everyone who took part did well.
In case you’re still scratching your head, here are the answers.
ROUND 1: FAMOUS LIVERPOOL PUBS
Q: Name the pub: Over 150 years old, formerly called the Ruthin Castle and famous for its War Room.
Q: The Philharmonic has two snugs – what are they called?
Brahms and Liszt
Q: Translated from the Gaelic it’s known as Kiss My Arse, but what is this pub better known as?
Q: This pub is named after a shipping company whose most famous ship only made one voyage. What is the name of the pub?
The White Star
Q: It’s been in every edition of the good pub guide and is named after a campaigner against slavery – what’s it called?
Q: It’s named after one of its landlords; it has also been known as The Liver Inn, Cains Brewery Tap and The Grapes; its back room is known as The Hogarth Room. Which pub is it?
Q: Situated on Hardman Street on the site of an old bakery; what’s it called?
The Fly in the Loaf
Q: Name the pub: Named for a famous Liverpool physician from the mid-1800s
Q: The Philharmonic is renowned for its famous male marble urinals, but how many are there in the pub?
Q: A hotel pub we enjoyed a gin and tonic – with an unusual eight-legged accompaniment – name it.
ROUND 2: TV, THEATRE AND FILM
Q: Two Doctor Whos hail from Liverpool. Can you name them?
Paul McGann, Tom Baker
Q: What were Brookie villain Jack Michaelson’s first words in the newly post-watershed Brookside?
Q: It’s a bit like Sin City, it’s written by the guy who used to be lead singer in Benny Profane and it’s set in an alternative version of Liverpool. Name the film.
Q: Liverpool boasts a brilliant pantomime double-act – they’re both frequently dames – that grace the Everyman or Playhouse stage at Christmas. Name the duo.
Adam Keast and Francis Tucker
Q: Who – or what – claims to be Britain’s bitchiest blogger, despite the fact no-one’s ever heard of him?
Q: Who is Liverpool’s newest theatre named after?
Q: Name the Brookie character we briefly considered naming the site after (our favourite)
Q: Name three of the Unity Theatre’s five patrons.
Bill Kenwright, John Bishop, David Morrisey, Josette Bushell-Mingo, Andrew Lancel
Q; “I’m desperate, Dan.” Which fictional character said this?
ROUND 3: MUSIC
Q: Who did Ian McNabb allegedly say had a ‘liver as big as Hartlepool’?
Q: Which Beatles’ work has been exhibited in the Walker Art Gallery?
Q: Which former LFC striker is pictures on the cover of Sergeant Pepper’s?
Q: Name the two local lads who made the finals of the X-Factor this year.
Craig Colton, Marcus Collins
Q: Who had Liverpool’s first (pop charts) number one?
Q: Hideous artworks by which renowned Beatles artist can be glimpsed in the Hard Days Night hotel?
Q: What is Chibuku Shake Shake (we don’t mean the club)?
Beer (from Malawi)
Q: Name three songs about Liverpool streets.
We will accept: Penny Lane, Streets of Kenny, Leaving of Liverpool, Down on Scottie Road, Lime Street Blues, Greenbank Drive, Stanhope Street, Back Buchanan Street, Liverpool 8
Q: “This man is our greatest songwriter,” said NME in 1999 about a Liverpool artist. Who was it?
ROUND 4: AROUND LIVERPOOL
Where could you find…
Q: Tipping buckets;
Q: Eleanor Rigby;
Q: Bessie Braddock;
Lime Street station
Q: Seagulls rising;
Atlantic Tower Hotel
Q: A dead man at a table with a deck of cards;
In William Mackenzie’s tomb in St Andrews Churchyard on Rodney Street
Q: Billy Fury;
Q: “One of the best worst buildings in Britain”;
Museum of Liverpool
Q: Subterranean tunnels built by a Victorian oddball;
Edge Hill [Williamson Tunnels]
Q: The Walker Indestructible;
Queensway Tunnel (it’s a gigantic extractor fan)
Q: A ‘ghost street’ named after the owner of a fleet of slave ships?
ROUND FIVE: TREASURE HUNT
How many Phillip Treacy hat blocks are on display in the DLA Piper series: Conversation pieces at Tate Liverpool?
What are the names of the winged astronauts in FACT’s Gallery 1?
Neil, Svetlana, Gonzales, Valentina, Friede, Juri, Buzz, Kaguya-Anousheh, Irena, Rakesh, Konstantin-Hermann
What is the final destination of the Liverpool Overhead Railway carriage at the Museum of Liverpool?
In the foyer at the Philharmonic Hall there’s a dedication to the Titanic’s band, who famously played on as the ship went down. What does the dedication say?
MEMBERS OF THE BAND ON BOARD
THE “TITANIC”; THEY BRAVELY
CONTINUED PLAYING TO SOOTHE THE
ANGUISH OF THEIR FELLOW PASSENGERS
UNTIL THE SHIP SANK IN THE DEEP
APRIL 14TH 1912.
COURAGE AND COMPASSION JOINED
MAKE THE HERO AND THE MAN COMPLETE
What is the statue in the Walker Gallery café, of Sir Andrew Barclay Walker, wearing around his neck?
His Mayoral Chain of Office
ROUND SIX: PICTURES
Q: Where is this?
Tate Gallery toilets
Q: Who is this?
Craig Charles (apparently)
Q: Name the artwork.
Q: Name the event.
The Lantern Parade
Q: Where is Bill Drummond baking cakes?
Q: Where is this?
West Kirby (the marine lake)
Q: What is this installation called?
Q: Which spooky Merseyrail station is this?
Q: Name this bar where we have our secret meetings.
The White Bar at the Radisson Blu
Q: Where is this?
The corner of Rumford Street and Chapel Street, now a car-park