The Spectator

Quiz Answers | 18 December 2019

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They said it

1. Greta Thunberg (to the UN)

2. The Duke of York

3. Dawn Butler, as the shadow secretary for women and equalities

4. Donald Tusk, as the President of the European Council

5. Sir Lindsay Hoyle, as his first words as the newly elected Speaker

6. Boris Johnson, of applying for delay to Brexit

7. Xi Jinping, the ruler of China

8. The Queen at Sandringham Women’s Institute

9. President Donald Trump of the United States, in a tweet

10. Philip Hammond, in a speech in Washington.

Crown me!

1. Fur

2. The Prince of Wales and

the Duchess of Cornwall

3. The heavy Imperial State Crown

4. Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (though he is by courtesy the Earl of Dumbarton)

5. John Henry Newman

6. The Duke of York

7. Olivia Colman

8. Cuba

9. The Princess Royal

10. Queen Victoria.


1. Katie Perry

2. Philadelphia

3. Berlin Zoo

4. The RAF

5. Mexico City

6. James Brokenshire

7. Alan Turing

8. Nigel Farage, the leader of the Brexit party

9. Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada

10. Barbie.

Animal magic

1. A pigeon

2. Dilyn

3. The Animal Welfare Party, 25,232, to the Women’s Equality Party’s 23,766

4. Leeches

5. A yeti

6. The Forest of Dean

7. Beluga whale

8. The Iberian peninsula

9. Oak, the caterpillar of Thaumetopoea processionea

10. Pigs, affected by African swine fever.

Good innings

1. I.M. Pei

2. Herman Wouk

3. Ginger Baker

4. Doris Day

5. Judith Kerr

6. Franco Zeffirelli

7. Robert Mugabe

8. John Bloom

9. Lady Falkender

10. Brian Walden.


1. Dulwich Picture Gallery

2. Dame Maggie Smith

3. Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923)

4. High Life

5. Sir Antony Gormley

6. Toy Story 4

7. Nicholas Hilliard

8. The Irishman

9. Bridget Riley

10. Rami Malek for his part at Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.

Father and their fathers

1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

2. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

3. Home by Marilynne Robinson

4. Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett

5. The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

6. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

7. Japhet, in Search of a Father by Captain Marryat

8. Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

9. The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler

10. The Wings of the Dove by Henry James.