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Quiz about She was Covered in Lace and Glory
Quiz about She was Covered in Lace and Glory

She was Covered in Lace and Glory Quiz


Many brides wear lace on their wedding day, and bask in the glory of being the centre of attention. The questions in this quiz are based around the theme of weddings.

A multiple-choice quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
349,887
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. 'Chapel of Love' hit number one in 1964 for which all-girl group? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which film, based on a stage musical, covered the lead up to the wedding of the characters Sophie and Sky? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The year 2011 saw the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. William was created Duke of which of these cities on the day of the wedding? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Eustacia Vye married Clym Yeobright in which novel written by Thomas Hardy? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which Scottish town is famous for its runaway marriages? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The 1980s saw the fictional wedding of Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell in which televised Australian soap opera? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Although many weddings now take place on Saturdays, traditionally this was considered an unlucky day on which to marry (in the West).


Question 8 of 10
8. 'The Marriage of Figaro' is an opera composed by which of these? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. 'The Girl That I Marry' was one of the songs from 'Annie Get Your Gun'. Who wrote it? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The unseemly haste of the wedding between Claudius and Gertrude forms part of the plot of which Shakespearean tragedy? Hint



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1. 'Chapel of Love' hit number one in 1964 for which all-girl group?

Answer: The Dixie Cups

'Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married' are the opening lines to the song, with the lyrics going on to describe how happy the singer is about her forthcoming wedding. The song was written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector and was number one for three weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The Supremes had numerous hits, including 'Baby Love' and The Chiffons had success with 'One Fine Day', among others. The Shirelles made the charts with 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow'.
2. Which film, based on a stage musical, covered the lead up to the wedding of the characters Sophie and Sky?

Answer: Mamma Mia!

The film featured the songs of ABBA, and both the show and film took their title from one of them. The film version starred Meryl Streep as Donna, mother of the bride-to-be, who had invited the three men who were candidates to be her father to attend her wedding. Since they were played by Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan and Stellan Skarsgard, any one of them would have been a good choice.

The irony is that Sophie and Sky decide not to get married after all, but that is not quite the end of the story. 'Flower Drum Song' (1961) brought the song 'I Enjoy Being a Girl' to public attention, and 'Pal Joey' (1957) starred Rita Hayworth and Frank Sinatra. 'Guys and Dolls' (1955) starred Marlon Brando as Sky Masterson, but I suspect my effort to confuse you was doomed to failure.
3. The year 2011 saw the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. William was created Duke of which of these cities on the day of the wedding?

Answer: Cambridge

William was created Duke of Cambridge by the queen, meaning that the former Kate Middleton became Duchess of Cambridge immediately after the marriage was formalised. The title was first used in 1660, and was given to several male babies of the Stuart Royal family, who did not live long enough to be formally invested.

The use of the title for Prince William is the fifth creation of the same title. The Duke of York is a title traditionally given to the second son of the reigning monarch, given to Prince Andrew in 1986.

The title of Earl of Oxford became dormant in 1703, and the title of Earl of St. Andrews is held by the eldest son of the Duke of Kent.
4. Eustacia Vye married Clym Yeobright in which novel written by Thomas Hardy?

Answer: The Return of the Native

Clym Yeobright had been working abroad and returned to his home area of Egdon Heath, a fictional part of Wessex, where Hardy set his novels. Eustacia married him, believing that he would offer a means of escape from Egdon Heath, where she felt stifled. Too late, she realised that his ambitions were to become a schoolmaster for the local children, leading to tragedy for many of the characters in the novel. 'Far From the Madding Crowd' featured Bathsheba Everdene and her three suitors, Farmer Boldwood, Francis Troy and Gabriel Oak. 'Tess of the d'Urbervilles' told the story of Tess herself, Alec d'Urberville and Angel Clare. 'The Mayor of Casterbridge' is named Michael Henchard who sold his wife, named Susan, early on in the novel.
5. Which Scottish town is famous for its runaway marriages?

Answer: Gretna Green

Gretna Green is situated in the county of Dumfries and Galloway, and was one of the first villages over the border from England. It established its fame when the laws in England and Scotland were different, meaning that young people in England who were forbidden to marry without parental consent could travel to Scotland where permission was not needed.

Although the laws have long since changed, it remains a romantic and popular destination both in fiction and real life. Selkirk has associations with William Wallace, of 'Braveheart' fame, and the author Sir Walter Scott. Berwick upon Tweed is now classed as being in England, having changed hands between Scotland and England on numerous occasions. Kelso is also a border town and is well known for Floors Castle, owned by the Dukes of Roxburghe.
6. The 1980s saw the fictional wedding of Scott Robinson and Charlene Mitchell in which televised Australian soap opera?

Answer: Neighbours

This remains one of the iconic television weddings, mainly because Charlene was played by Kylie Minogue and Scott by Jason Donovan. The 'wedding' took place in 1987, and Kylie left the show the following year with Jason leaving soon after. The pair went on to have chart success with their recording of 'Especially for You' hitting number one on the UK Singles Chart in 1988. Kylie went on to have mega success in the pop music business, with hits including 'I Should Be So Lucky' and 'Can't Get You Out of My Head'. Jason had some success with his singing career, but also maintained his acting, notably appearing as Joseph in 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat'.
7. Although many weddings now take place on Saturdays, traditionally this was considered an unlucky day on which to marry (in the West).

Answer: True

The traditional rhyme goes like this:

"Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth, Wednesday best of all,
Thursday for losses, Friday for crosses, Saturday for no luck at all".

Despite the gloom implied by the rhyme, many couples still choose Saturday as most people do not have to work on weekends.

Another tradition, which I'm sure you'll have heard of, is: "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue and a Silver Sixpence in her Shoe". Although the last part of the rhyme has fallen out of use, many brides still adhere to the rest of the instructions in the hope that this will bring them luck.
8. 'The Marriage of Figaro' is an opera composed by which of these?

Answer: Mozart

The opera was based on a play by Pierre Beaumarchais, with the libretto written in Italian by Lorenzo Da Ponte, who had to revise the story considerably to remove the criticism of the aristocracy in the original work. The opera received its premiere in 1786 in Vienna, Austria, and has become one of Mozart's best-known operas, alongside 'Don Giovanni' and 'The Magic Flute'. Among works by Verdi are 'La Traviata' and 'Aida', and Bizet is probably best-known for 'Carmen'. Rossini wrote 'William Tell' from which the theme tune to the television show 'The Lone Ranger' was taken.
9. 'The Girl That I Marry' was one of the songs from 'Annie Get Your Gun'. Who wrote it?

Answer: Irving Berlin

'Annie Get Your Gun' began as a stage show in 1946, and was filmed for the big screen in 1950. The story is a fictional version of the life of Annie Oakley and her romance with Frank Butler. As well as the song I quoted, the show is remembered for 'There's No Business Like Show Business' and 'Anything You Can Do'.

The film version starred Betty Hutton as Annie and Howard Keel as Frank. the film won an Academy Award for Best Score.
10. The unseemly haste of the wedding between Claudius and Gertrude forms part of the plot of which Shakespearean tragedy?

Answer: Hamlet

Hamlet's father, also called Hamlet, had been murdered by Claudius, his brother, who then claimed the kingdom by marrying the widow, Gertrude. The ghost of his father appeared to Hamlet, and told him the truth of his demise, leaving the son to take his revenge by whatever means he could. If you've ever seen the play performed, you will remember that most of the characters die by some foul means or another.

Othello was married to Desdemona, and Macbeth's wife was referred to only as Lady Macbeth. King Lear's wife had already died, but his daughters Goneril, Regan and Cordelia were all alive at the beginning of the play. Again, there were few survivors in any of these tragedies.
Source: Author rossian

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