Summer Solstice Quiz

 

Mick and Pat once again had all the answers, so are this month’s winners.  Here are the answers:

 

  1. Angles to see IF SHE’S making it up                                                                                   FISHES

 

  1. (What is an) Aquifer?                                                                                    WATER-CARRIER (or BEARER)

 

  1. (Which common) Arthropod stings (with its tail)?                                                                SCORPION

 

  1. (In the Narnia books, what kind of animal was) Aslan?                                                      LION 

 

  1. Bent COPS hiding out in RIO look for top-of-the-range car                                               (Ford) SCORPIO

 

  1. (What was the name of Jilly) Cooper’s mate?                                                                     LEO

 

  1. (What animal is associated with) Derby County (FC)?                                                        RAM

 

  1. Foreign books can be found in BRAILle, but not the French                                              LIBRA

 

  1. He shoots into the charts with new ARIA busting ITS GUTS                                             SAGITTARIUS

 

  1. If a week is a long time in politics, this is an age in music                                                   AQUARIUS  

 

  1. (What measuring device is associated with) Justice?                                                          SCALES

 

  1. (In the song, what did) Madonna (love like)?                                                                       VIRGIN

 

  1. (What kind of animal was the) Minotaur?                                                                            BULL

 

  1. (Two lines of latitude define the tropics:  what is the name of the) Northern line?            CANCER

 

  1. ‘Oh you’ll never get to heaven, in an old Ford car’                                                             ZODIAC

 

  1. Rolls-Royce COmpany briefly involved in wild PANIC at winter forecast                        CAPRICORN

 

  1. Sign of a crumpled TOGA                                                                                                     GOAT

 

  1. (If you were born on the first day of) Spring, (what astrological) sign (would you be)?     ARIES           

 

  1. (Which former UK) Snooker champion (assists Jim Davidson with The Big Break)?       VIRGO

 

  1. (What was the name of the US) Space programme (used to put two men in orbit)?          GEMINI

 

  1. SPECIES swimming without energy                                                                                     PISCES

 

  1. (What is the name given to the remains of a) Supernova explosion, (described by the Chinese in 1054)?                                                                                                                                    CRAB (Nebula)

 

  1. Thanks (TA)!  We hear you (U) are (R) before US.  What bull!                                         TAURUS

 

  1. They didn’t build Rome in a day or two                                                                                TWINS

 

  1. (Who or what is a) Toxophilite?                                                                                            ARCHER

 

And the logical order for the answers is date order, as they are the 12 signs of the Zodiac and their English versions, conventionally starting with Aries:          

 

 

Zodiac

 

 

 

Aries

 

Ram

 

20 March – 19 April

Taurus

 

Bull

 

20 April – 20 May

Gemini

 

Twins

 

21 May – 20 June

Cancer

Crab

 

21 June – 22 July

Leo

 

Lion

23 July – 22 August

Virgo

 

Virgin

23 August – 22 September

Libra

Scales

 

23 September – 22 October

Scorpio

 

Scorpion

 

23 October – 21 November

Sagittarius

 

Archer

 

22 November – 21 December

Capricorn

Goat

 

22 December – 20 January

Aquarius

Water-carrier

21 January – 18 February

 

Pisces

 

Fishes

19 February – 19 March

 

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