The Big Irish Times Christmas quiz of 2012
34 In July, 12 people at an opening weekend screening of which film were gunned down in Aurora, Colorado?
35 In November, the RTÉ crime drama Love/Hate returned for a third series. The show is written by which Irish playwright and screenwriter?
36 In December, Hugh Jackman followed in the footsteps of Liam Neeson, Gerard Depardieu and Jean-Paul Belmondo by playing which character?
37 Released in October, Lenny Abrahamson’s film What Richard Did is very loosely based on what novel?
38 When Homeland star Damien Lewis accepted the Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama Series in September, what were many American fans of the show surprised to learn about the actor?
39 In television, the digital switchover took place in October. Name the seven basic channels available on Saorview?
40 Author and sometime screenwriter Gore Vidal, who died in July, often took credit for inserting a gay subtext into which multi-Academy Award winning film (without the knowledge of its star)?
Buzz Words: match the images A-J to the written clues 41-50
Binders of women
Women of a certain age
Angela Merkel thinks we’re at work
The Celtic Comeback
The prize VIP trip for two to Barcelona and winery
The winner of this year’s quiz will receive a fantastic weekend for two to Barcelona, including flights and accommodation, a Torres winery tour and wine tasting, plus two VIP tickets to watch FC Barcelona at Camp Nou stadium.
The Irish Times has teamed up with Torres, the largest European wine brand in Ireland, to offer the trip to visit the winery, which produces, among others, everyday favourites Vina Sol and Sangre de Toro; the new alcohol-free, low-calorie wine Natureo; Ibéricos from Rioja; and the iconic Mas La Plana.
Fill in the answers to all 100 questions, plus other required details at irishtimes.com/christmasquiz, or Email the answers to all 100 questions, numbered 1 to 100, with your name, address and telephone number, to firstname.lastname@example.org , or Complete the entry form in The Irish Times on January 3rd.
Closing date is noon on January 11th. Winners will be announced in The Irish Times on January 26th.
Entrants must be over 18. Prizes are nontransferable. The judges’ decision is final. Full terms and conditions on irishtimes.com/christmasquiz.