Penny Post 2017 Christmas & New Year Quiz

Welcome to the Penny Post Christmas and New Year Quiz – 20 questions to answer with, for the lucky winner, a prize of a meal for two and a bottle of house wine and a room for the night at the Queens Arms in East Garston – an exceptional reward as I’m sure you’ll agree. Many thanks to Sue and Freddie (I’m not mentioning their surname for reasons you’ll discover below) for donating this.

All the questions relate to 2017. The odd-numbered (pink) ones are local, the even-numbered (black) ones are from slightly further afield.

All you need to do to be in the running for this great prize is to:

• Answer the questions; and
• Email your answers to by 6pm on Friday 12 January 2018.

In the event of more than one person getting the same number of correct entries one name will be selected at random. The winner will be informed by email shortly after 12 January 2018. Please see the conditions of entry below.

Here we go…

   It was reported in Penny Post in May that which animal can hold its breath underwater for twice as long as a dolphin?
2    What was photographed for the first time in April?
3    It was announced in February that what service from Wiltshire and West Berkshire to London would be saved?
4    What was the longest day of the year in the UK in 2017?
5    What crashed into a wall in Barn Street in Marlborough on 27 September?
6    What do John F Kennedy and Osama Bin Laden have in common?
7    Which Knight took over in May?
8    What had 317 after having previously had 330?
9    What award did Katy Hawthorne win in March?
10  What do Essex, Nottinghamshire (twice) and Berkshire have in common?
11  What gave up the brandy in Newbury after nearly 60 years?
12  What do Aaron Ramsey, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Tom Rogic and Moussa Dembélé have in common?
13  How many families did the Ray Collins Charitable Trust take to the Cotswold Wildlife Park in October?
14  What do Ali Smith, Paul Auster, Mohsin Hamid and George Saunders have in common?
15  What do Bluebird Care, Cobbs Farm Shop, Inn at Home and Penny Post have in common?
16  What do Malcolm Young, Fats Domino, Tom Petty and Walter Becker have in common?
17  What is the surname of the owners of the Queens Arms in East Garston?
18  What do Moonlight, Zootopia, The Salesman and OJ have in common?
19  What agreed to cut its membership from 52 to 42?
20  What doubled in November after a decade of not changing?


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