Tricky Holiday Quiz – were you an egghead or a dunderhead? Check out the answers…

How many answers did you get right in my Tricky Holiday Quiz? Here are the solutions – and check out how you rated to see if you were an egghead or a dunderhead?

HEADLINE HITTERS OF 2009: 1 – a (Smoking); 2 – c (54 days); 3 – b (Dandy); 4 – c (24); 5 – TRICK QUESTION: In June, Cameron left his eight-year-old daughter, Nancy, in a pub after a family Sunday lunch; 6 – c (Canada); 7 – b (Sheep)

NO BIZ LIKE SHOWBIZ: 8 – b (23); c – (Kerry Katona); 10 – TRICK QUESTION: Homer J. Simpson’s middle name is Jay; 11 – b (The Philosopher’s Stone); 12 – a (Coronation Street); 13 – b (Lady Gaga); 14 – c (Tinky Winky)

A SPORTING CHANCE: 15 – c (Manchester United); 16 – a (Maria Sharapova); 17 – b (Mike Hawthorn); 18 – TRICK QUESTION:  Mo Farah also struck Olympic Gold in the 10,000 metres; 19 – a (Larch); 20 – b (Eldrick); 21 – a (Ten-pin bowling – a ‘turkey’ is three, successive strikes)

ALL IN THE PAST: 22 – TRICK QUESTION: Car-maker Henry Ford described history as ’bunk’; 23 – a (Campbell); 24 – b (David Lloyd-George); 25 – b (12); 26 – a (George I); 27 – c (Mary Had a Little Lamb); 28 – a (Drunk-o-meter)

VIVA ESPANA: 29 – c (Ear); 30 – b (Pink); 31 – a (1975); 32 – b (12th); 33 – a (Minorca); 34 – TRICK QUESTION: Basque, Galician and Occitan are all official regional languages of Spain; 35 – c (ex-King Constantine of Greece)

IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE:  36 – b (Lead); 37 – a (Armpit); 38 – c (Five); 39 – b (Soya bean); 40 – TRICK QUESTION: Sir Tim Berners Lee invented the World Wide Web; 41 – b (76); 42 – a (Jessica Alba)

WHERE THE HECK ARE WE? 43 – b (Mali); 44 – c (Gibraltar); 45 – a (Yellow); 46 – a (Verona); 47 – TRICK QUESTION: Cornwall is the only English county to share a border with only one other shire; 48 – c (21); 49 – b (1961)

THE STINKER: 50 – TRICK QUESTION: Good Friday was a racehorse, which fell in the Thorneycroft Chase, at Wolverhampton at the Boxing Day meeting in 1899

HOW DID YOU RATE?

45 to 50 – Congratulations, you’re an egghead…but get a life; 44 to 35 – Very good, you’re a star in the pub bar; 34 to 25 – Above average, though more swatting up needed; 24 to 15 – Very average, but you watch too much Corrie and not enough Who Wants To Be A Millionaire; 14 to 5 – Beware…you’re in danger of becoming a lot of a thickie; Below 5 – You’re the Forrest Chump of the family!

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