The Goose has the Answers

Quiz 6 was all about sorcery. How did you get on?

Last time the goose was testing you on sorcery. How did you score?

  1. The Elixir of Love, like The Sorcerer, features a love potion. Who composed the opera? Gaetano Donizetti
  2. So who, in 1963 sang about a numbered love potion? The Searchers – Love Potion No. 9
  3. Pat Boone refered to the same potion in 1964. What was his song titled? Poetry in Motion – no number 9 love potion could make me love you more
  4. Cyndi Lauper had a go at the love potion too in I’ll Kiss You. What number tipple did she try? Potion number eight but it didn’t work so she went back for nine.
  5. The largest teapot in the world is 13ft high. Where is it? Morocco. There’s a bigger one in the USA but it can’t make tea.
  6. How did Hugo’s sawing a lady in half trick go in Hitchcock’s Sorcerer’s Apprentice? The saw worked excellently, but the magic wand didn’t. Hugo was terribly upset, and Irene was beside herself
  7. Who wrote The Sorcerer’s Apprentice? Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote the poem in 1797
  8. What is the skyscraper at 70 St Mary Axe known as? The Can of Ham
  9. The video game We Happy Few features joy pills. Can you guess the name of the fictional town it is set in? It’s called Wellington Wells.
  10. Sangazure is of course blue blood, but what is Pointdextre? The dexter point is the top right quarter of a heraldic coat of arms.