Quiz about The Cheese Shop
Quiz about The Cheese Shop

The Cheese Shop Trivia Quiz


After my quiz on 'The Bookshop' skit, someone suggested a quiz on another Monty Python favourite - 'The Cheese Shop', so here it is. Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by Quiz_Beagle. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Quiz_Beagle
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
276,792
Updated
Jul 23 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
1656
Awards
Top 5% quiz!
Last 3 plays: sp2022 (3/10), miamisammy29 (4/10), Guest 86 (7/10).
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. John Cleese played the customer in this sketch - what was his character's name? Hint

Ratwrangler
Mousebender
Hamsterpaw
Capybaracuddler

2. Who played the 'Purveyor of Fine Cheese to the Gentry and the Poverty Stricken Too'? Hint

Michael Palin
Terry Gilliam
Eric Idle
Graham Chapman

3. According to the sign on the shop, what is it licensed for? Hint

'Bouzouki Playing'
'Fondue Dipping'
'Mole Strangling'
'Public Dancing'

4. The cheese purveyor's surname is very appropriate, being the name of a creamy, crumbly and slightly sweet cheese from Yorkshire. What is it? Hint

Stinking Bishop
Gorgonzola
Stilton
Wensleydale

5. The customer came over 'all peckish' when 'sitting in the public library on Thurmond Street'. What was he 'skimming through' at the time? Hint

Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole
East Lynne by Mrs Henry Wood
The Thirty Nine Steps by John Buchan
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

6. The first cheese the customer asks for is Red Leicester, and the excuses start. Which cheese is not matched to the correct excuse? Hint

Not much call for Venezuelan Beaver Cheese round here
Never has Tilsit at the end of the week. Get it fresh on Monday.
Fresh out of Red Leicester
Today the van with Red Windsor broke down

7. What cheese is 'staggeringly popular in this manor'? Hint

Pippo Crème
Ilchester
Japanese Sage Darby
Dorset Blue Vinney

8. Why doesn't the proprieter want to sell the customer the Camembert? Hint

It's very firm
It's very runny
It's too expensive
It was all he had and he wanted it

9. Why does the proprietor assert his is the finest cheese shop in the district? Hint

Finest selection of cheeses
Nicest (female) shop cat
Cheapest prices
It's so clean

10. What does the customer do when the proprietor finally admits that there is, in fact, no cheese in the shop and he has been wasting the customer's time? Hint

Turns and walks out
Cries
Shoots the proprietor
Breaks into the 'Lumberjack song'


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. John Cleese played the customer in this sketch - what was his character's name?

Answer: Mousebender

Given that a lot of surnames came from occupations, one wonders what his ancestors did for a living. This sketch came from the third season of Monty Python's Flying Circus and was first shown on 30 September 1972. I am indebted to shaby for suggesting it.
2. Who played the 'Purveyor of Fine Cheese to the Gentry and the Poverty Stricken Too'?

Answer: Michael Palin

Nowadays, Michael Palin is very popular on UK TV for his travel shows. All the wrong answers were also members of the Python team. Sadly, Graham Chapman is no longer with us.
3. According to the sign on the shop, what is it licensed for?

Answer: 'Public Dancing'

When John Cleese enters, there are two people dressed as city gents, Greek dancing to the sound of a Bouzouki. If you're worried about dogs being tortured, you are probably thinking of a Borzoi. A bouzouki is a greek instrument of the lute family.
4. The cheese purveyor's surname is very appropriate, being the name of a creamy, crumbly and slightly sweet cheese from Yorkshire. What is it?

Answer: Wensleydale

Wensleydale is the only cheese of the answers to come from Yorkshire. Stinking Bishop comes from Gloucestershire, Stilton is a blue cheese from Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire (and nowhere else, it's got an EU protected designation of origin) and Gorgonzola is an Italian blue cheese.

In his search for a cheese to buy, the customer asks for Wensleydale and gets a 'yes' - only to discover it's the proprietor's name.
5. The customer came over 'all peckish' when 'sitting in the public library on Thurmond Street'. What was he 'skimming through' at the time?

Answer: Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole

Having come over 'peckish', 'esurient' or plain 'hungry', the customer 'curtailed my Walpoling activites, sallied forth, and infiltrated your place of purveyance to negotiate the vending of some cheesy comestibles'. All the wrong answers are also genuine books.
6. The first cheese the customer asks for is Red Leicester, and the excuses start. Which cheese is not matched to the correct excuse?

Answer: Not much call for Venezuelan Beaver Cheese round here

No excuse was made for the absence of Venezuelan Beaver Cheese. It was cheddar (which, as the customer incredulously points out, is the single most popular cheese in the world) that there was 'not much call for round here'.
7. What cheese is 'staggeringly popular in this manor'?

Answer: Ilchester

The amusing thing about this is that the Ilchester cheese company do not make a cheese, they just produce blended cheeses. Anyway, it doesn't matter, because the shop hasn't got any.
8. Why doesn't the proprieter want to sell the customer the Camembert?

Answer: It's very runny

John Cleese asserts (in language not suitable for this site) that he really doesn't care how runny it is, but unfortunately it is eaten by the (female) cat.
9. Why does the proprietor assert his is the finest cheese shop in the district?

Answer: It's so clean

Having asked for, and failed to obtain, forty-two (!) different types by then, the customer agrees that it's certainly uncontaminated by cheese.
10. What does the customer do when the proprietor finally admits that there is, in fact, no cheese in the shop and he has been wasting the customer's time?

Answer: Shoots the proprietor

He shoots him and comments 'What a senseless waste of human life'. I hope you've enjoyed the quiz and it hasn't been a senseless waste of time.
Source: Author Quiz_Beagle

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