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Quiz about Entertaining Dogs
Quiz about Entertaining Dogs

Entertaining Dogs Trivia Quiz


No, this quiz isn't about how you can keep your dog amused. It's about the dogs who have entertained us in various ways - on screen, or in print. Note - some UK bias.

A multiple-choice quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
374,405
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
493
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Jerome K. Jerome wrote about 'Three Men in a Boat' in 1889. They were accompanied by a dog whose name was which of these? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. A dog named Boo featured in a 1971 song by which singer? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. 'EastEnders' hardman Grant Mitchell was often seen walking Roly the dog. What, perhaps surprising, breed was Roly? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The border collie named Fly appeared in which 1995 film? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which Beatles song is said to have been inspired by Paul's dog? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The drama series 'Due South' featured a wolf-dog hybrid who was named after which Canadian Prime Minister? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Churchill, the nodding bulldog, is the mascot and advertising symbol for a British company selling which of these? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The wire fox terrier named Snowy appeared in the Tintin comic strip, written by which cartoonist? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Guy Gibson's dog featured in the 1955 film 'The Dam Busters'. What breed of dog was he? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Fang, who appeared in the 'Harry Potter' novels, was owned by which character? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Jerome K. Jerome wrote about 'Three Men in a Boat' in 1889. They were accompanied by a dog whose name was which of these?

Answer: Montmorency

The book was partly based on the real life trips made by the author with his two friends, although Montmorency was a figment of his imagination. The three men travel along the Thames in their hired vessel, undergoing many amusing incidents on the way. Montmorency is a fox terrier who provides some of the comic incidents in the novel. The book has been filmed a few times, including both German and Russian versions. It is still possible to recreate the exact trip in the early twenty-first century.

The other three names listed are all fictional bears.
2. A dog named Boo featured in a 1971 song by which singer?

Answer: Lobo

Lobo, meaning wolf in Spanish, was the stage name taken by Roland Kent LaVoie, who wrote 'Me and You and a Dog Named Boo' under his real name. The song became his first hit single, reaching the top ten in the singles charts of both his native USA and the UK. Lobo had other hits, especially in the USA, although 'I'd Love You to Want Me' was the only other one to make its mark in the UK. The song itself was about the travels around America of the singer, his girlfriend and the dog, all of them 'living off the land'.

The other three singers have dog related hits - Cat Stevens sang 'I Love My Dog', Rufus Thomas brought us 'Walking the Dog' and 'Puppy Love' was written, and originally recorded, by Paul Anka.
3. 'EastEnders' hardman Grant Mitchell was often seen walking Roly the dog. What, perhaps surprising, breed was Roly?

Answer: Poodle

Roly was originally owned by the Watts family, having been given to Sharon as a gift from her father, Den. When Sharon married Grant the dog was often seen being walked by him. Roly was a standard poodle, and Roly was also the real name of the canine 'actor' who portrayed him. Roly appeared on the show from 1985 until 1993, when the character was killed off after a collision with a lorry.

The real life Roly died in 1995. Other 'EastEnders' canines include Willie the Pug, Wellard the Belgian Shepherd and Freda the greyhound.
4. The border collie named Fly appeared in which 1995 film?

Answer: Babe

Fly, whose voice was provided by Miriam Margolyes, was one of two named sheepdogs in the film - the other was Rex, voiced by Hugo Weaving. Fly saves Babe's life in the film when the farmer was about to shoot him for killing sheep. Fly talks to the sheep and discovers Babe had been protecting them, and distracts the farmer long enough for him to find out the truth. Both Rex and Fly help Babe to succeed in his ambition to become a sheep-pig. The film came out in 1995.

'Air Bud' (1997) featured a Golden Retriever and Lassie was a Rough Collie who appeared in several films. 'Charlotte's Web' (2006) had no dogs in it.
5. Which Beatles song is said to have been inspired by Paul's dog?

Answer: Martha My Dear

The song is not actually about the dog, an Old English Sheepdog, but Paul did own a dog named Martha. Paul wrote the song, credited to Lennon and McCartney in common with all Beatles' songs, and is the only band member to feature on the recording. It appeared for the first time on the 1968 album commonly known as 'The White Album'. 'Polythene Pam' was written by John Lennon, who also wrote 'Dear Prudence', inspired by Prudence Farrow, sister to Mia, and 'Hey Bulldog'.
6. The drama series 'Due South' featured a wolf-dog hybrid who was named after which Canadian Prime Minister?

Answer: Diefenbaker

'Due South' starred Paul Gross as a Canadian mountie named Benton Fraser, who travels to Chicago to help solve his father's murder. Fraser works with the American detective Ray Vecchio, played by David Marciano, and the Canadian's politeness and rigid morals contrast with the rather more relaxed American's methods. Diefenbaker is a white cross between a wolf and dog, and is also deaf, although he can, apparently, lip read.

He was adopted by Fraser when he saved the mountie's life. The show ran initially from 1994 until 1999, and was popular in the UK.
7. Churchill, the nodding bulldog, is the mascot and advertising symbol for a British company selling which of these?

Answer: Insurance

Churchill Insurance, which is part of the big insurance group called Direct Line, was founded in 1989. The bulldog, originally a real one, was adopted as the company's symbol in 1994. The animal is a British symbol associated with strength and being trustworthy. The nodding version of the dog arrived in 1996, and had, by 2015, become indelibly associated with the company.
8. The wire fox terrier named Snowy appeared in the Tintin comic strip, written by which cartoonist?

Answer: Hergé

Hergé, real name Georges Prosper Remi, began writing the Tintin series in 1929. Apart from the title character, with his distinctive quiff, the major characters included Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus and Thomson and Thompson, the unrelated, but virtually identical, detectives. Snowy was originally named Milou in the French version and is, along with Tintin himself, the only character to appear in each series.

René Goscinny created Asterix the Gaul, and Cabu (Jean Cabut) was a cartoonist who was one of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in January 2015. Maigret was a fictional detective created by Georges Simenon.
9. Guy Gibson's dog featured in the 1955 film 'The Dam Busters'. What breed of dog was he?

Answer: Black labrador

The real Guy Gibson owned a black labrador, and used to take him on training flights and keep him on the base. By all accounts, the dog loved beer and had his own bowl from which to drink it. The film, which starred Richard Todd as Gibson, recreated the dog's role of providing someone to whom the pilots could show affection at a time when displays of open emotion were not commonplace. Sadly, the animal was killed the day before the raid when he was hit by a lorry (truck).

His grave can still be seen at RAF Scampton, in Lincolnshire.
10. Fang, who appeared in the 'Harry Potter' novels, was owned by which character?

Answer: Rubeus Hagrid

Fang made appearances throughout the novels. He is described as large and slobbery, and is a boarhound. He is also something of a coward, leaving Draco Malfoy and Harry Potter on their own in the Forbidden Forest in the first book. He also narrowly escaped being eaten by Aragog, the spider like creature, although he did somewhat redeem himself by defending Hagrid against Umbridge's minions.

Unfortunately, he reverted to type by running away from the final battle at Hogwarts and is not mentioned again, although he is assumed to have survived.
Source: Author rossian

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