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"Quiz Maker Guild author Tabby Tom has wrapped a Christmas quiz gift of "Seven Swans A-Swimming." See how much you know about swans, swimmers and heptads (groups of seven)."
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William Shakespeare is known as the Swan of Avon. Which author first called him by this nickname?
In which year did Matthew Webb become the first person to swim the English channel?
Which Shakespearean character makes a famous speech about the "seven ages of man", beginning "All the world's a stage"?
Puck in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Falstaff in "Henry IV, Part 1"
Jaques in "As You Like It"
Beatrice in "Much Ado About Nothing"
According to traditional European folklore, when do swans sing?
at sunrise on Easter Day
at midnight on Christmas Eve
immediately before they die
One of the great classical love stories tells how Leander, a youth of Abydos, loved Hero, a priestess in Sestos, and swam to her nightly across the water that separated them, guided by a light in her window. One night the lamp was blown out by a violent storm. Leander was drowned, and the grief-stricken Hero took her own life. The body of water separating the lovers was known to ancient Greeks as the Hellespont; what do English speakers usually call it today?
The Strait of Gibraltar
The English Channel
Caelian, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Capitoline, Aventine,_ . Complete the list of the Seven Hills of Rome.
In which of these places can you find a Swan River?
Johnny Weissmuller, a famous Tarzan in early movies, won a total of five gold medals for swimming in the 1924 and 1928 Olympics. He also won a bronze medal in what other sport?
In the musical "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", the sixth of the Pontipee brothers is called Frank. What is this short for?
Who wrote the fairy tale of the Ugly Duckling, who is mocked by all the birds of the farmyard because of his appearance, but who finally sheds his dowdy brown feathers and stands revealed as a dazzling white swan?
Wilhelm and Jakob Grimm
Hans Christian Andersen
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