Our first assignment was to be quiz masters for the Book Fanatics’ Quiz Night.
We’d never run a quiz before, but while we wouldn’t want to blow our own trumpets, we were magnificent. So we’ll put our new-found quiz-running skills to use in the rest of this blog.
Test Your Reeve & McIntyre Knowledge
QUESTION 1: How many authors can you fit into the lift at the Regency Hotel in Douglas?
ANSWER: Just Sarah: all the other authors have to walk up the stairs.
QUESTION 2: Can you guess the purpose of these unusual objects?
QUESTION 3: What is this?
a) A hat?
b) A cake?
ANSWER: Both! It’s the winning entry of the Family Library’s ‘Cakes in Space’ competition, designed and made by David.
QUESTION 4: What happens if you press this button?
ANSWER: All of the above.
QUESTION 5: When exploring the ruins of Peel Castle, can McIntyre do a good brooding face?
QUESTION 6: Can Reeve do a good brooding face?
ANSWER: Yes, it is one of the most impressive things we have ever seen.
QUESTION 7: Can you guess who is typing this blog?
QUESTION 8: What is the title of Reeve and McIntyre’s next stadium rock album?
a) The Unforgettable… Um… Errr….
b) The Joshua Hatstand
c ) Appetite for Destruction and Biscuits
d) Kippers By Post
ANSWER: The Unforgettable… Thingy, you know, oh, it’s on the tip of my tongue…
(Kippers by Post is, of course, the title of McIntyre’s new solo album of Gaelic lullabies.)
QUESTION 9: How much is this 1960s Sarah McIntyre action figure worth? (Note that it is still in its original box.)
ANSWER: It’s yours for a tub of Manx Knobs and a fistful of fresh Queenies.
QUESTION 10: Where does McIntyre keep her emergency doughnut supply?
a) In her hamster-like cheek pouches.
b) In an offshore bank.
c) Concealed in her wig.
ANSWER: C. These doughnuts have not been concealed well enough, and have attracted the attentions of local wildfowl.
HOW DID YOU SCORE?
0 - 3 Well done! You are a very sensible person and probably haven’t bothered reading this far.
4-6 You have a profound appreciation for Manx culture and literary life.
7-10 Congratulations! You are awarded honorary membership of the Reeve & McIntyre Appreciation Society! (Meetings held regularly in the lift at the Regency Hotel, Douglas.)