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Quiz about A Smorgasbord of Entertainment
Quiz about A Smorgasbord of Entertainment

A Smorgasbord of Entertainment Quiz


Food, glorious food! We find it in just about every aspect of our entertainment media. Ten questions with a culinary flavour.

A multiple-choice quiz by fontenilles. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
fontenilles
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
348,921
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
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843
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Question 1 of 10
1. Fans of the "Star Trek" Universe will be well aware that Klingons have some very strange delicacies. A Klingon favourite is a bowl of live serpent worms. What was this delightfully wriggly dish known as? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Who wrote the scrumptiously titled novel "Chocolat"? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The title of John Steinbeck novel, published in 1939, may have suggested he was writing about angry fruit...but which fruit? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The "Sugar Plum Fairy" is a character from which ballet? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In which episode of the classic British "Fawlty Towers" television series did a Spanish Omelet make an appearance? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren teamed up for which food-related song? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Why on earth would a British comedy show set in prison be called "Porridge"? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. "Roobarb" appeared on British television screens in 1974 and was the first fully animated programme to be produced in Britain. In 2005, a new series was born but with a new title. Can you name it? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Anyone familiar with "Winnie the Pooh" will probably know his favourite food is honey but what did little piglet enjoy eating? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. "Truly, thou art damned like an ill roasted egg, all on one saide" comes from which Shakespearean play? Hint



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1. Fans of the "Star Trek" Universe will be well aware that Klingons have some very strange delicacies. A Klingon favourite is a bowl of live serpent worms. What was this delightfully wriggly dish known as?

Answer: Gagh

Apparently, Gagh was a revolting tasting dish ate only for the delightful sensation of the worms squirming in the stomach. Funny lot the Klingons!
Bregit lung, a dish of reptilian animals, was often accompanied by Grapok sauce which appears to be a Klingons version of HP sauce.
Rokeg blood pie was one of Worf's favourite as a child ("TNG") and traditionally eaten on the Klingons Day of Honour.
2. Who wrote the scrumptiously titled novel "Chocolat"?

Answer: Joanne Harris

"Chocolat", a 1999 novel by Joanne Harris, is set in rural France and is about a single mother who moves into an old bakery and opens a chocolate shop. It's a touching and romantic book, which also looks at what happens when the unorthodox and the orthodox meet.
In 2000, it was made into a film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp.
3. The title of John Steinbeck novel, published in 1939, may have suggested he was writing about angry fruit...but which fruit?

Answer: "Grapes of Wrath"

It might have sounded as if he was writing about angry grapes but the book set in the "Great Depression" tells of a poor family who are forced to leave their Mid Western home in the hopes of finding a living in California.
Published in 1939, the book won he "National Book Award" and the "Pulitzer Prize".
The book was made into a film in 1940, directed by John Ford and starring Henry Fonda, and won two Oscars.
4. The "Sugar Plum Fairy" is a character from which ballet?

Answer: "The Nutcracker"

"The Nutcracker", based on "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, first opened in St. Petersburg, 1892. The music was by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and it was choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.
Today it has been performed and produced all over the world by most of the major ballet companies.
5. In which episode of the classic British "Fawlty Towers" television series did a Spanish Omelet make an appearance?

Answer: "The Hotel Inspectors"

I do so love "Fawlty Towers" and could sit and watch it over and over!
In "The Hotel Inspectors" we see poor old Basil Fawlty (played by John Cleese) trying desperately to curb his urge to be rude to his guests as he's just heard there are Hotel Inspectors on the loose.
The role of the Spanish Omelet is to come from the kitchen, be rejected, to come back out and be served to the wrong person, and then finally be ripped to pieces by Basil. And all because the peas were frozen and not fresh!
6. Peter Sellers and Sophia Loren teamed up for which food-related song?

Answer: "Bangers and Mash"

Great little song released in 1961 and went to number twenty-two in the U.K pop charts. Not quite as successful as "Goodness Gracious Me", also with Sophia Loren, released in 1960 which reached number four in the charts.

"Life is a Minestrone" was written and performed by 10 CC in 1975.

"The Banana Boat Song" was released by Harry Belafonte in 1956 and originally was a Jamaican folk song sung by banana boat loaders.
Finally "Strawberry Wine" was first released by Deana Carter in 1996.
7. Why on earth would a British comedy show set in prison be called "Porridge"?

Answer: It's also British slang for a prison sentence

Good old British slang and probably came into use because porridge was once all you got for breakfast when in the slammer!
It starred Ronnie Barker as the 'prison wise' Norman Fletcher and Richard Beckinsale as the young, and rather naive, Lennie Godber.
Brian Wilde took the role of Mr. Barrowclough, a prison officer who's timidity was almost the opposite of the strict and officious Mr. Mackay, played by Fulton Mackay).
"Porridge" was aired on The BBC from 1974 to 1977, including two Christmas Specials and a full length film.
In 2004, "Porridge" was voted seventh in out of one hundred greatest British situational comedies.
8. "Roobarb" appeared on British television screens in 1974 and was the first fully animated programme to be produced in Britain. In 2005, a new series was born but with a new title. Can you name it?

Answer: "Roobarb and Custard Too"

Roobarb is an adventurous and enthusiastic green dog, while Custard is a spoilsport and cantankerous pink cat. Their antics were loved by children and adults, although, each episode was only five minutes long in the original and seven minutes in the new show.
The commentary was provided by Richard Briars in both shows.
9. Anyone familiar with "Winnie the Pooh" will probably know his favourite food is honey but what did little piglet enjoy eating?

Answer: Acorns (Haycorns)

"Winnie the Pooh" was created by A. A. Milne for his son, Christopher Robin, and has been entertaining children and adults a like since its creation in 1926.
Pooh Bear's friends include Piglet, who loves acorns (spelled haycorns in the book), Eeyore, a donkey, who loves thistles, and Kanga and her baby Roo. Roo hates his strengthening medicine but Tigger, a very bouncy tiger, loves it.
Winnie the Pooh stories have been made into films, television shows, featured in comic books put on audio tapes and produced in the theatre.
But for me there is nothing like the original books and the beautiful illustrations. by E. H. Shepard.
I like crumpets!
10. "Truly, thou art damned like an ill roasted egg, all on one saide" comes from which Shakespearean play?

Answer: "As You Like It"

So many great food and drink quotes in Shakespearian literature it was hard to choose one!
"As You Like It" was written around 1599 and is one of William Shakespeare's comedies.
In 2006, "As You Like It" was made into a film directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Takuya Shimada, Brian Blessed and Richard Clifford.
A quote I rather liked was from "The Merry Wives of Windsor".
"Why, sir, for my part I say the gentleman had drunk himself out of his five senses".
Source: Author fontenilles

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