May News Round #1

Famous poetry: Fill in the blank

Two roads diverge in ________ wood.

a) green

b) yellow

c) golden

Name the British food

This week in history

  • 2nd May 1969 – The Cunard Queen Elizabeth II begins its maiden voyage from Southampton
  • 3rd May 1952 – Newcastle United beat Arsenal to become the first team to win the FA cup 2 years running since 1891

Previous Answers

  • Landmark – The Sphinx, Giza, Egypt
  • Spring quiz – b) Stravinsky

April News Round #8

Spring Trivia

What time of animal is a Spring Peeper?

a) Frog

b) Chicken

c) Rabbit

Landmarks – what and where?

This week in history

  • 26th April 1962 – The first British-operated satellite, UK-1, is launched into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida
  • 27th April 1939 – The UK government announces that able-bodied males age 18 to 30 must undertake National Service

Previous Answers

  • Landmark – St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
  • Spring quiz – a) Botticelli

April News Round #7

Spring Trivia

‘Primavera’ is a famous painting by which artist?

a) Botticelli

b) Tintoretto

c) Titian

Landmarks – what and where?

This week in history

  • 22nd April 1943 – Britain ceases to produce £1000 notes
  • 24th April 1953 – The first broadcast of The Sky at Night presented by Patrick Moore airs on BBC television

Previous Answers

  • Landmark – Mont St Michel, Normandy, France
  • Spring quiz – c) Flora

April News Round #6

Spring Trivia

What is the name of the Roman Goddess of Spring?

a) Athena

b) Primavera

c) Flora

Landmarks – what and where?

This week in history

  • 20th April 1989 – Scientists announce that Earth had been narrowly missed by a passing asteroid weighing 400 million tons
  • 21st April 1926 – Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is born

Previous Answers

  • Landmark – Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Spring quiz – c) 5 months