Pawan Mishra, Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy
Ok, so how did you do? If you managed to get them all right, without referring to Mr. Google, maybe you could write a Quiz for the next edition of the Pod Post? Contact a committee member if you fancy a go.
A peninsular, bordered on three sides by water, first mentioned in the ‘Letters and Papers of Henry VIII’ in about 1520. Alight at Mudchute before you end up on the wrong side of the river.
Name the place - The Isle of Dogs
Pliny the Elder wrote that these islands contained ‘vast multitudes of dogs of very large size’. 32% of the economy is derived from tourism, so just as well they are all well trained and friendly.
Name the Place - Canary Islands
Song appropriately released on Animals in 1977. 17 minutes of Gilmour and Waters’ finest.
Name the Song - Dogs
Name the Band - Pink Floyd
Buck is the hero of this book, cruelly taken from his home in the south and put to work helping man satisfy his greed for gold.
Name the Book - Call of the Wild
Name the Author - Jack London
His best known work involves a failed assassination attempt, three years later he wrote this tale of a coup in Zangaro, ‘at least we tried’.
Name the Book - Dogs of War
Name the Author - Frederick Forsyth
A tasty treat or a deserved reward, from the French, twice cooked?
Name the Treat - Biscuit
Sometimes called Anpu, this ancient Egyptian God of Death is better known by this name.
Name the God - Anubis
What head does he have - Jackal
Founded in Northampton in 1933 by a German toy maker the name of their most famous range was inspired by a move to Wales.
Name the range - Corgi
Running along the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, this area is one of the four historical regions of Croatia. Roman, Venetian, Austrian, Yugoslavian? Opinion is split.
Name the region - Dalmatia
Sydney Lumet directed Al Pacino in this multiple award winning film, Sonny and Sal take hostages when it all goes wrong.
Name the Film - Dog Day Afternoon
Confusingly, this castle is in Kent and is the home of the only museum of its kind in the world.
Name the Castle - Leeds Castle
What is the Museum’s subject matter - Dog collars
The ancient Egyptians, yes them again, worshipped it as the Goddess Sopdet who ensured the fertility of the land as its rising preceded the annual flooding of the Nile, we know it simply as the brightest star.
Name the Star - Sirius
Also known as - The Dog Star
Timothy, or more often Timmy is the undoubted hero of this series of books, often being called upon to protect his four friends.
Name the Book series - The Famous Five
Name the Author - Enid Blyton
Residing in the Palazzo Ducale for over 1,000 years, the leaders of this republic focussed on trade and the arts, but didn’t spend much on the roads. Now a World Heritage Site.
Name the Republic - Venice
What was the title of the leader - Doge
When Sir Walter Scott wrote Guy Mannering or The Astrologer, did he realise that a dog breed would later be named after his jolly farmer character, the only breed of dog named after a fictitious character?
What is the breed - Dandie Dismount Terrier
One of the rarest breeds in the world, this dog was bred to hunt Puffins and has six toes and two fewer teeth than most dogs.
What is the breed - Norwegian Lundehund
“I have just met you, and I love you” The talking dog is the star of this animated film from 2009, I thought so anyway… “Squirrel!”.
Name the film - Up
Name the dog - Dug
The largest intercity bus service in the USA.
Name the company - Greyhound
Recognised by Guinness as the World’s Oldest Domesticated Dog Breed.
Name the breed - Saluki
Hermione Makepeace first appeared in 1953. The earliest manifestation of Girl Power maybe.
What was she better know as - Minnie the Minx