BETTY STEIN: Quiz time is back, with a focus on the seasons
It’s Quiz Time, and we are concentrating on seasons of the year. As usual, 5 points for each correct answer. Good luck
1. “Now is the winter of our discontent,” a line from a speech in “Richard III,” was written by what revered writer?
2. That glorious song, “Summertime,” written by George Gershwin, is from what musical/opera?
3. “Made glorious summer by this sun of York,” wrote the prolific writer. (Don’t let me fool you.) Name the writer.
4. The lines ” When the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame” are sung by someone who doesn’t have time for the waiting game. Name the song.
5. Who but Mel Brooks could get away with “Springtime for Hitler.” What is the name of the show in which this is performed?
6. Over 200 different artists have performed this song that tells us, “Sleigh bells ring, Are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening.” What is the song’s title?
7. During the American Revolution, George Washington used winter as an ally when he led his troops across the Delaware River in December. What is the name of the battle?
8. What is the winter solstice?
9. In planning school activities and vacation times, they refer to “spring break.” What is that?
10. His ode “To Autumn” is considered by experts to be one of the most perfect poems in the English language. Name this famous writer of odes – among other styles.
11. The movie starred Richard Gere and Winona Ryder and appeared first in 2000. Its title was “Winter in — —-.” Fill in the blanks.
12. It will take place on 2/9/18 and we’ll be glued to our television sets watching it. Watching what?
13. It is located on Auburn Road right here in our city and is a four-star rated golf club. What is its name?
14. The address is 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne, IN. Whose address is it?
15. It is a popular sausage and one that can be kept without refrigeration. Think the theme of this quiz, then name the product.
16. It was performed by the Jamies in 1958, this catchy song that goes, “It’s summertime, summertime, sum, sum, -” What is the next word?
17. Name the poet who wrote, “And if I should live to be, The last leaf upon the tree, In the spring, Let them smile, as I do now.”
18. It’s from Sonnet 97 and goes, “How like a winter hath my absence been from thee.” Who’s the poet?
19. Margaret Atwood, the popular writer, called Winter “Time to eat fat and watch …” — what sport? (Maybe Blake Sebring can help with this).
20 “Who wrote, “The Indian Summer of a Forsyte”? (See, by now you should have at least started on the saga.)
Answers: 1. Shakespeare 2. “Porgy and Bess” 3. Shakespeare 4. “September Song” 5. “The Producers” 6. “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” 7. Battle of Trenton 8. Shortest day 9. No school classes for a week 10. John Keats 11. New York 12. Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony 13. Autumn Ridge Golf Club 14. The University of Saint Francis 15. Summer sausage 16. “Summertime” 17. Oliver Wendell Holmes 18. Shakespeare 19. Hockey 20. John Galsworthy
Bonus: Judy Garland and Gene Kelly starred in this movie about a group of actors going to Judy’s farm to practice the show in the barn. It’s name? “Summer Stock.”
Oh, well, take the 5 points. I’ll bet you need them.
Betty Stein is a resident of Fort Wayne.