It gives us great pleasure to announce that a winner of the quiz has been chosen.
Congratulations go to Dave Smith of Stoke-on-Trent. His chosen charity is Parkinson's UK and the £100 prize will be donated to them.
Many thanks for all that took part and for those wondering how they did the answers are displayed below.
Part 1 questions
- No partridge in a pear tree but a bird in the hand – in Long haul, what species of animal did scientists find were able to resist the lure of immediate gratification for between eight and 14 seconds?
- No turtle doves but a tortoise and a hare – in Time to think, we quote a line mentioning the race between these two unlikely competitors from which other financial blog?
- Not three French hens but two French men – who are the two French internationals among the footballers mentioned in Window-dressing?
- No calling birds, just ‘calling time’ – which television programme, mentioned in Thinking inside the box, had time called on it by its producers this summer?
- Not so much gold rings as bell rings – a famous experiment by which Russian physiologist, mentioned in Cause and defect, involved ringing bells before lunchtime?
- No geese a-laying but one peacock playing – in A peacock’s tale, what is the answer to the joke, How many efficient market theorists does it take to change a light bulb?
Part 2 questions
- These swans were more a-visiting than a-swimming – but what nationality were the swans mentioned in 4x4ward thinking?
- Not eight maids a milking but eight members of The Value Perspective team – one of whom left for pastures new this year. Of the five of his ‘greatest hits’ collected in Lowry retrospective, which one starts with a quote from a Tom Hanks film?
- Just the one lady dancing, we presume, after she won the tournament – which Wimbledon Ladies tennis champion is mentioned in Higher, stronger bluster II?
- More landlords than lords this time with house prices doing the a-leaping – in Oh (land)lord, we quote the headline “Project Fear starting to look ridiculous as UK house prices rise” from which national newspaper?
- It will take more than 11 pipers doing a different sort of piping – but, mentioned in Crash diet, how many miles of pipeline needs to be constructed to join the Minas Rio mining project with a brand-new coastal port?
- Only one drummer drumming in our final Value Treasure Hunt question – who is the long-term (1974-present) drummer of the rock band, the name of which appears twice in the title of our23 March 2016 blog?
Part 3 questions
- What links Quentin Crisp in 1993, Sharon Osbourne in 2002, Katie Piper in 2009, and whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013?
- Which Sesame Street Muppets share their names with the policeman and the taxicab driver in the film It's a Wonderful Life?
- In literature, which fictional character said it is 'always Winter, but never Christmas'?
- What do American singer and actor Dean Martin, actress and singer Eartha Kitt, and Charlie Chaplin all have in common?
- What Christmas film is this from?
- Farnham Street
- Anthony Martial and N’Golo Kanté
- Deal or no deal
- Ivan Pavlov
- None – the market has already discounted the change.
- Russian (Siberia is not a country)
- Long run, Forrest, long run
- Maria Sharapova
- The Express
- 300 miles
- Neil Peart (Rush)
- They've all read the alternative Christmas message (broadcast by Channel 4 since 1993)
- Bert and Ernie
- Mr. Tumnus/Lucy/Mr Beaver (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
- All died on Christmas day
- Jingle All The Way
- Christmas Time (Don’t let the bells end)- The Darkness
- Carol singers
- Queen Charlotte and George III
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