Credo Reference Friday Brainteaser

We post the brainteaser questions every Friday on the blog. Email your quiz answers to us at carnegie.library@south-ayrshire.gov.uk. All correct entries will be entered into a monthly prize draw and one lucky person will win a £10 book voucher. The more brainteasers you enter the greater your chances are of winning.

Please note – You must be a member of South Ayrshire Libraries to enter this competition

This week: Last Things

This week’s brainteaser is about last things: things that come last or that have “last” in their name or title.

Don’t know the answers? Credo’s Friday Brainteaser is compiled using content from Credo Reference, so if you need a little help you know where to look.

  1. What is the subject of the famous picture by Leonardo da Vinci painted on a wall in the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan?
  2. Name the 1826 novel by James Fennimore Cooper featuring Uncas, a noble Native American who helps a family of British settlers.
  3. What is the title of a well-known 1878 picture by W. F. Yeames featuring a small Royalist boy being interrogated by Cromwellian soldiers?
  4. What was the English title of a French film made by Alain Resnais in 1961, a virtually plotless story set in a surreal, sculptured world?
  5. One of the first hits for the pop group called the Monkees was Last Train to…where?
  6. What is the title of the last book of the Bible?
  7. What was the title of Hubert Selby Jr.’s first collection of short stories in 1964, for which an obscenity trial was held in England?
  8. The Drifters had their biggest hit in 1960 with Ben E. King as lead singer. What was its title?
  9. Whose “Last Essays of Elia” were published in 1833?
  10. What is the usual name for the 17th-century theorem which was finally solved by English mathematician Andrew Wiles in the 1990s?

Questions set by Tony Augarde, author of “The Oxford Guide to Word Games”.

Closing date for this quiz is Thursday 26th August 2010

How to enter

Email your answers, numbered 1-10, with the email subject heading Last Things to carnegie.library@south-ayrshire.gov.uk

Remember to include your name, address, contact telephone number and your library card number (found at the back of your library card above the bar code) in the email.

Winners will be notified at the end of each month and the quiz answers will be posted on the blog with next week’s questions.

Good Luck!

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