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IKWIG 65th Anniversary Weekend

15th - 17th October 2010, Mull

By: Steve Crook

The IKWIG Quiz

  1. How much did Joan pay to bribe Kenny?
  2. How much were the radio phone calls to Kiloran?
    Ninepence each
  3. What is a fèileadh beag (philabeg)?
    It's the little kilt
  4. How long had the Campbells been married?
    60 years
  5. What were the names of the dogs that appeared at the Robinson's?
    Eric & Spangle (Powell's dogs)
  6. Who cursed Moy Castle?
    Catriona Maclaine of Erraig
  7. How far would Catriona swim for £20?
    To Glasgow (to Oban for £10)
  8. What were the 3 ropes made from?
    Hemp, flax and the hair of maidens that were true to their lovers
  9. What sort of rabbit dish was served at Erraig?
    Rabbit à la Poonah (curried rabbit)
  10. How old is Torquil?
    33 (he's known Kiloran for 29 years and is 4 years older)
  11. Which company does Joan work for?
    Consolidated Chemical Industries
  12. How old is Joan?
  13. How does Catriona feed her dogs?
    "Oh we live off the country. Rabbits, deer, a stray hiker or two."
  14. How much money does "Daddy darling" give Joan?
    £47 10/9
  15. Where had Daddy come from?
    Eccleshall (near Stoke)
  16. How much leave has Torquil got, after how long away?
    8 days after 4 years away
  17. How old is Kenny?
  18. How old is Bridie?
    16 (nearly 17)
  19. What happens if you count the beams?
    Your "wishes will come true" (Torquil to Joan)
    or "your prayers will be answered" (Catriona to Joan)
  20. Who is the famous sister of the actress playing Bridie?
    Maureen O'Hara
  21. Who is Catriona married to?
    Mr. Potts
  22. Who was first intended to play Torquil?
    James Mason
  23. Why couldn't Roger go to Mull?
    He was appearing every night (+ matinees) on the West End stage in
    Peter Ustinov's play "The Banbury Nose"
  24. Who was first intended to play Joan?
    Deborah Kerr
  25. Why was that a coincidental substitution?
    Because Wendy was to have played in Colonel Blimp and was replaced by Deborah
  26. What did Torquil suggest happened to the wedding dress?
    A mermaid will marry in it
  27. Where does the name Kiloran come from?
    From Kiloran Bay on Colonsay, the map of Kiloran on the wall in Catriona's
    house is the shape of Colonsay
  28. What hasn't Catriona heard for ages
    Intelligent female nonsense (when she takes Joan into the kitchen)
  29. The song "I Know Where I'm Going" is a traditional folk song, but in which country?
  30. What was the "round" sung at the Ceildhe?
    Macaphee Turn the Cattle

How well did you do? The winning team at the Western Isles got 26/30 and won a print of Tobermory & the Western Isles.

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