Brain Teaser – Three


This week’s brainteaser is about the number three. All the questions or answers contain the number three, or refer to three people or things. Need help? Use Credo Reference Online.

1. The song “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?” was written for which 1933 Walt Disney cartoon?

2. Name the 1889 novel by Jerome K. Jerome concerning three young men who go on a boating holiday on the Thames.

3. “The three Rs” is a name for the three skills regarded as the fundamentals of education. Name these three.

4. Anne Brontë was the youngest of a famous trio of literary sisters. What were the first names of the other two?

5. Three countries are known together as “The Low Countries”. Name two of them.

6. Which pop group had a No. 1 hit on both sides of the Atlantic in 1978 with “Three Times a Lady”?

7. What was the title of the 1987 remake of the French film “Trois Hommes et un couffin”?

8. The worst nuclear accident in U.S. history occurred in March 1979 at which island?

9. What is the English title of the ballet by Manuel de Falla based on a novel called “El Sombrero de tres picos”?

10. What is the English name of the 1901 play by Anton Chekhov about a family which dreams that if they move to Moscow their problems will disappear?

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)

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