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Quiz Questions I




  1. Who wrote the music and lyrics to the musical A Little Night Music?
  2. What is the name of the fictional black police detective in the 1967 film, In the Heat of the Night?
  3. Which famous 1889 painting by Vincent van Gogh depicts the view from his asylum room window, just before sunrise and featuring the village below?
  4. Freddie Mercury wrote the song Bohemian Rhapsody for which 1975 album?
  5. What is the better known name of Robin Goodfellow in Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream?
  6. Which phrase, often used to describe anything unknown that might be frightening, is also the title of a Dad's Army episode where the platoon is lost and spend the night in a deserted house?
  7. Which English comedian, actress, writer, and director is known for writing and starring in the BBC Three comedy Nighty Night?
  8. About which politician did Ann Widdecombe say there was "something of the night about him"?
  9. What well known name was given to the purge in Nazi Germany from June 30 to July 2, 1934, when Hitler wiped out hundreds of potential enemies in his own political party?
  10. Do not go gentle into that good night is a famous poem by which poet?
  11. Which film was the only X-rated film ever to win a Best Picture Academy Award? (Note: such a classification no longer exists)
  12. The foliage and berries of the plant deadly nightshade are extremely toxic, by which other name, meaning beautiful woman, is this plant known?
  13. Who was the original presenter of the British television bloopers show It'll Be Alright on the Night?
  14. The catchphrase "It's goodnight from me. And it's goodnight from him." is associated with which television show?
  15. Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq is better known by what name?
  16. Tender Is the Night is the final novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, from which poem did he take the title of this book?
  17. Which 1964 film based on a play of the same name by Tennessee Williams, starred Richard Burton and Ava Gardner?
  18. If animals that are active in daytime are described as diurnal, what adjective is used to describe animals that are active during the nighttime?
  19. Which country is known as the Land of the Midnight Sun?
  20. In the 2006 fantasy-comedy film Night at the Museum who plays the 'come alive' wax model of Theodore Roosevelt?

Answers:

  1. Stephen Sondheim
  2. Virgil Tibbs
  3. The Starry Night
  4. A Night at the Opera
  5. Puck
  6. Things That Go Bump in the Night





  7. Julia Davis
  8. Michael Howard
  9. The Night of the Long Knives
  10. Dylan Thomas
  11. Midnight Cowboy
  12. Belladonna ('bella donna' means beautiful woman in Italian)
  13. Dennis Norden
  14. The Two Ronnies
  15. The Night Watch (a 1642 painting by Rembrandt)
  16. Ode to a Nightingale (by John Keats)
  17. The Night of the Iguana
  18. Nocturnal
  19. Norway
  20. Robin Williams