In this week’s brainteaser, all you have to do is fill in the numbers missing from these questions. Need help? Use Credo Reference to find the answers.
1. Alexandre Dumas wrote “The [how many] Musketeers”?
2. A 1962 novel by Ken Kesey was called “[How many] Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”?
3. James Bond, a fictional member of the British Secret Service, is also known as [what number]?
4. The conflict between England and France from 1337 to 1453 was called the “[How many] Years’ War”?
5. A gross contains how many?
6. In 1920, a French group of composers including Milhaud and Poulenc was named “Les [how many]“?
7. According to Jaques in Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”, there are [how many] ages of man?
8. In 1917, John Reed went to Petrograd to witness the October Revolution, recording his observations in the book “[How Many] Days That Shook the World”?
9. How many seemingly impossible labours was Hercules given to perform?
10. When Britain changed from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar in 1752, how many days were omitted?
How did you do?
0 – 1 Mmmm, not exactly brilliant.
2 – 5 A reasonable stab.
6 – 8 A good showing. But there’s still room for improvement!
9 – 10 You really know your stuff. Well done!
Questions set by Tony Augarde (www.augardebooks.co.uk)