QUIRKY QUIZ ANSWERS PART ONE
2) What is the link between a Maltese Jew, an African Queen and James T. Kirk?
The Jew of Malta was written by Christopher Marlowe, Humphrey Bogart played the definitive Marlowe in the 1946 film The Big Sleep and also starred in the film The African Queen.
Both the authors of The Big Sleep, Raymond Chandler, and The African Queen, C.S. Forester were educated at Dulwich College.
C.S. Forester also wrote a series of naval stories featuring Horatio Hornblower, the inspiration for Gene Rodenberry's starship captain James T. Kirk.
3) Who works or worked with, Kollberg, Elinborg, Frank Frolich, Gunvald Larsson, and Jacob Skaare?
Some superb Nordic police partnerships:
Martin Beck worked with Kollberg.
Sigurdur Oli and Erlendur Sveinsson with Elinborg.
DCI Gunnarstranda with Frank Frolich.
Martin Beck and company again with Gunvald Larsson.
Konrad Sejer with Jacob Skaare.
4) By what names are the following better known:
Gordon Daviot, Mary Patricia Plangman, Grigory Chkhartishviti, Tobias Leo Pevsner, Edith Pargeter, Elizabeth MacKintosh, Frank Morrison, and J.I.M.Stewart?
Josephine Tey wrote plays as Gordon Daviot.
Plangman is Patricia Highsmith.
Chkhartishviti is Boris Akunin.
Pevsner is Toby Peters [the PI in Stuart Kaminsky's novels].
Edith Pargeter is Ellis Peters.
Elizabeth Mackintosh is the birth name of Josephine Tey.
Frank Morrison is Mickey Spillane
J.I.M. Stewart is Michael Innes.
5) What is the link between a German prize, a sinister Trinidadian, and ten priestly commandments?
Msgr. Ronald A. Knox an ordained Roman Catholic priest wrote in 1929 a set of ten commandments for the Detection Club.
No 5 was 'no Chinaman must be allowed to figure into the story.'
Germany’s most prestigious crime fiction award is called the Glauser prize. Friedrich Glauser wrote a novel entitled 'The Chinaman'.
Ellis Achong was a West Indian test cricketer from Trinidad and Tobago, sinister referred to his left handedness, and he was the first test cricketer of Chinese origin. Left-arm wrist spin is sometimes known as "slow left-arm chinamen" (SLC) in his honour.
There was a bonus prize for anyone who got that question correct, a bottle of Tsingtao beer.
The rest of the answers will be posted in a few days, and yes you do have to have listened on the radio to Round Britain Quiz, and Brain of Britain in order to set questions of this complexity; and it helps to be a bit crazy as well.