Valentine’s Day Quiz

Femmes Fatales

 

 

For our Valentine’s Quiz this year, the answers are all femmes fatales – women from both fact and fiction who were loved or revered, and sometimes feared.  Regular readers will discover that none of them appeared in last year’s quiz about romantic couples, although one of last year’s heroines was expensively impersonated by one of this year’s.  They are in five categories.  The questions are all allusions to the lady’s life or circumstances, but two of them, questions 14 and 15, also contain a literal indication of the answer.  The pictures, where they appear, are related either to the question or to the answer immediately following. 

 

The usual totally imaginary prizes will be awarded to the winners.  Answers in a couple of weeks.

 

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Historical

 

                                                                       

  1. Launched a thousand ships  (5)
  2. Single-minded ruler defeated all her suitors and the Spanish fleet (9)
  3. Rival queen lost her kingdom and her head  (4, 5, 2, 5)

 

Nell Gwyn

 

  1. Royal mistress who did not starve  (4, 4)
  2. The people’s princess  (5)

 

 

Literature

 

  1. Invited into Alfred’s plot  (4)

 

 

  1. Finished with an angel at Stonehenge  (4, 2, 3, 12)

 

 

  1. Former teacher found her passion burned  (4, 4)
  2. Outlawed love for John  (5, 5)
  3. Teenage (exactly) love idol  (7, 11)

 

 

Opera

 

 

  1. Paid for her love at the bull ring  (6)
  2. Slave buried alive with her lover  (4)

 

 

  1. Abandoned geisha  (6,  9)
  2. Druid consumed by fire also destroying Roman  (5)
  3. Lover and murderess sounds like a singer  (4)

 

 

Cinema

 

  1. British lass who went from velvet to gold  (9, 6)

 

 

  1. America’s sweetheart  (4, 8)
  2. Pin up girl  (5, 6)
  3. Sent to catch a thief and caught a prince  (5, 5)

 

 

  1. She liked it hot  (7, 6)

 

 

Song

 

  1. Dublin wheeler dealer  (5, 6)

 

 

  1. Rare and true love  (5, 3)
  2. Henry’s favourite  (12)
  3. A belle ensemble  (8)

 

 

  1. Seduced a graduate  (3, 8)

 

 

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