Saturday, 10 March
Withiel Village Hall

The Jenny Sharp coffee morning was held last Saturday in order to raise money to buy flowers for the Flower Festival in May. Jenny always hosted a coffee morning for this cause at her house. The event raised £283. Many thanks to all who supported it and all who helped.

A taxing quiz on Notable Women was 50p a go. Congratulations to Margaret Warren who finally won after several tie-breaks with Thelma Wilson. For those of us who struggled with the answers, here they are:

 

2012 Quiz
Notable Women

Q1.            In which film did Elizabeth Taylor achieve child stardom in 1944?

A.            NATIONAL VELVET

 

Q2.            In which country was the late Israeli leader Golda Meir  born?

A.            RUSSIA

 

Q3.            Which dancer, a soloist with the ballet Russe, formed a London company which became, in 1957, the Royal Ballet?

A.            NINETTE DE VALOIS

 

Q4.            Which 19th century English woman campaigned for prison reform?

A.            ELIZABETH FRY

 

Q5.            Which young woman famously stabbed Jean Paul Marat, one of the leaders of the French revolution, in his bath?

A.            CHARLOTTE CORDAY

 

Q6.            Who portrayed Gladys Aylward in the film Inn of the Sixth Happiness?

A.            INGRID BERGMAN

 

Q7.            Who was the first woman MP to sit in the House of Commons?

A.            NANCY ASTOR

 

Q8.            By what name was the Yugoslav-born Albanian Agnes Bojaxhiu better known?

A.            MOTHER THERESA

 

Q9       What is the title of Anne Bronte’s first novel?

A          AGNES GREY

 

Q10     Who is the most successful British Paralympic athlete ever?

A          TANNI GREY-THOMPSON

 

Q11      Which woman daily risked her life to help Anne Frank’s family in hiding?

A          MIEP GIES

 

Q12      What is the profession of Zaha Hadid?

A           ARCHITECT

 

Q13       In what year did Queen Victoria die?

A            1901

 

Q14       In whose company did Eva Braun die?

A           ADOLF HITLER

 

Q15       About which queen does a character in one of Shakespeare’s plays say: ‘… she makes hungry where most she satisfies’?

A           CLEOPATRA

 

Q16      What do Marin Alsop and Jane Glover have in common?

A           BOTH ARE FEMALE ORCHESTRA CONDUCTORS

 

Q17       Who wrote the Christmas carol ‘In the Bleak Mid-winter’?

A            CHRISTINA ROSETTI

 

Q18        Who is generally accepted as the first of Jack the Ripper’s victims?

A             MARY ANN NICHOLS

 

Q19        Who was the first person to be honoured with 2 Nobel Prizes – in Physics and Chemistry?

A             MARIE CURIE

 

Q20         Name as many films as you can in which Meryl Streep acted.  (Not TV series)

(This question will only be taken into consideration in the event of a tie!)

A              There are over 40!  Here are just a few of the better known ones:

Kramer vs Kramer
The Deer Hunter
Manhattan
The French Lieutenant’s Woman
Silkwood
Plenty
Out of Africa
Sophie’s Choice
Ironweed
A Cry in the Dark
The Bridges of Madison County
Adaptation
The Hours
Mamma Mia!
Julie and Julia
The Devil Wears Prada
The Manchurian Candidate
It’s Complicated
The Iron Lady
The River Wild

 

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