Who founded a city in memory of his horse? The Weekend quiz

The questions

1 Who founded a city in memory of his horse?
2 What is the UK’s only aquatic songbird?
3 What word meaning haughty comes from the Latin for eyebrow?
4 Yeti Airlines is based in which country?
5 Which game show took place in a French naval defence?
6 “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend” comes from which film?
7 Where is Heather Phillipson’s sculpture THE END?
8 Shostakovich’s Tahiti Trot is an arrangement of which song?
What links:
William Bligh; Robert Falcon Scott; Michael Foot; Tom Daley?
10 Cinderella; my son John; Jason, according to a prophecy?
11 Bridge; Free; George; Kings?
12 American saloon owner; Italian singer; Chinese princess; Japanese girl?
13 Anorak; kayak; igloo?
14 Martina Navratilova & Pam Shriver; Bob & Mike Bryan?
15 Irving G Thalberg; Gordon E Sawyer; Jean Hersholt?

Fancy living here? Photograph: Getty Images

The answers

1 Alexander the Great (Alexandria Bucephalous).
2 Dipper.
3 Supercilious.
4 Nepal.
5 Fort Boyard.
6 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.
7 Fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.
8 Tea For Two.
9 Born in Plymouth.
10 One shoe: lost slipper at the ball; in Diddle Diddle Dumpling rhyme; wearing one sandal in Greek myth.
11 Add “town” to make capital cities: Barbados; Sierra Leone; Guyana; St Vincent.
12 Title characters in Puccini operas: La Fanciulla del West; Tosca; Turandot; Madama Butterfly.
13 Inuit words used in English.
14 Most successful women’s and men’s doubles partnerships in tennis Open era (20 and 16 grand slams).
15 Names attached to honorary Oscars.


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