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John's Quiz

If you’re here, you’ve probably had a go at answering the quiz questions in Valleys Magazine, developed by tenant John from Bryn Ifor sheltered scheme.

John has hosted quizzes in many of our communities’ pubs, including Tonypandy Con and the Liberal Club in Tonypandy and we are lucky to have him share some questions with us!

Below are the answers to John’s questions. If you’ve taken part, let us know how you’ve done on Facebook or Twitter by tagging @wearetriallis into your message and using #ValleysMag.

1: Photographer Cecil Beaton won Oscars for his designs for Gigi and which other film?

A: My Fair Lady


2:Which film star’s real name is Allen Stuart Konigsberg?

A: Woody Allen


3: Who was the British cartoonist whose name is given to clumsily designed machines?

A: Rube Goldberg


4: What is a Narwhal?
A: The narwhal, also known as a narwhale (Monodon monoceros), is a medium-sized toothed whale that possesses a large “tusk” from a protruding canine tooth. It lives year-round in the Arctic waters around Greenland, Canada and Russia.


5: By what name is the island of St Christopher in the Caribbean more famously known?

A: Saint Kitts


6:What popular drink has been found to have existed in China as far back as 2737 BC?

A: Tea. The story of tea begins in China. According to legend, in 2737 BC, the Chinese emperor Shen Nung was sitting beneath a tree while his servant boiled drinking water, when some leaves from the tree blew into the water.


7: Did Mahatma Ghandi train as: a lawyer, a doctor, or an architect?

A: A lawyer


8: Where would you find an avenue of sphinxes?

A: Rams Road, Luxor in Egypt


9: Who founded the Royal Hospital of Chelsea in London?

A: King Charles the Second


10: Who wrote ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’, the first modern detective story?

A: Edgar Allan Poe