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How well do you know Grandma? Would you be able to pass this family Shabbaton quiz? In this quiz, you will be asked what Grandma’s favorite sport at school was, what sport did Grandma and Grandpa like competing at, what holiday sport did Grandma and Grandpa favor, where is the bluest, calmest sea for swimming, and who was Grandma’s favorite actor. This quiz will bring you closer to Grandma. Have fun.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In late 1980, a song named “There’s No-One Quite Like Grandma” was recorded by St. Winfred’s School Choir. How far did the song climb in the UK charts? 

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      Never entered he charts

    Correct Answer
    C. 1
    Explanation
    For a few months after receiving the record, Grandma played the song on 33 rpm instead of 45 rpm, so instead of hearing a children's choir, she heard a men's choir...

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  • 2. 

    Grandma’s love for outdoor activities started at a young age. What was Gma’s favorite sport at school?

    • A.

      Hockey

    • B.

      Netball

    • C.

      Tennis

    • D.

      Lacrosse

    Correct Answer
    A. Hockey
    Explanation
    Grandma's love for outdoor activities started at a young age, indicating that she enjoyed participating in sports during her school days. The correct answer is Hockey, as it is mentioned as her favorite sport at school.

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  • 3. 

    Among their other joint pursuits, Grandma and Grandpa would enjoy some competitive sport. Which sport did they like competing at?

    • A.

      Bowling

    • B.

      Lawn bowls

    • C.

      Tennis

    • D.

      Table tennis

    Correct Answer
    C. Tennis
    Explanation
    Grandma and Grandpa enjoyed competing in tennis as a joint pursuit.

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  • 4. 

    One of Grandma and Grandpa’s longest regular walks was Brighton to Rottingdean. Roughly how many times longer is that than Niza to the Blue Bay?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    The distance from Brighton to Rottingdean is roughly 6 km. From Niza to Blue Bay there are 1.5 km.

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  • 5. 

    What holiday sport did Grandma and Grandpa favor?

    • A.

      Cycling

    • B.

      Skiing

    • C.

      Horse-back riding

    • D.

      Sailing

    Correct Answer
    B. Skiing
    Explanation
    Grandma and Grandpa's favorite holiday sport is skiing.

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  • 6. 

       The pictures above show what Grandma describes as the bluest, calmest sea for swimming. Who can argue? Where in the world is it?

    • A.

      Sicily

    • B.

      Philippines

    • C.

      Fiji

    • D.

      Sydney Bay

    Correct Answer
    A. Sicily
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sicily. Sicily is known for its beautiful beaches and crystal-clear blue waters, making it an ideal destination for swimming. The pictures provided support Grandma's description of the bluest and calmest sea, further confirming that the location is indeed Sicily.

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  • 7. 

    One of Grandma’s favorite lullaby songs is “You Are My Sunshine”. What year was the song written and composed?

    • A.

      1902

    • B.

      1918

    • C.

      1939

    • D.

      Unknown

    Correct Answer
    C. 1939
    Explanation
    The song was composed by the Governor of Louisana, Jimmie Davis, and became the official song of that state.

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  • 8. 

    One of Grandma’s favourite books and films awarded its author the Nobel prize in 1958, but was only published in the author’s homeland 30 years later. Which book is it?

    Correct Answer
    Dr. Zhivago
    Doctor Zhivago
    Explanation
    By Boris Pasternak.

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  • 9. 

    Here is a scene from Waterloo Bridge starring Grandma’s favorite actor. Who was the actor?

    • A.

      Humphrey Bogart

    • B.

      Gary Cooper

    • C.

      Robert Taylor

    • D.

      Bing Crosby

    Correct Answer
    C. Robert Taylor
    Explanation
    Robert Taylor also starred in the following films: • Quo Vadis • Billy the Kid • Ivanhoe

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  • 10. 

    Who was the most distinguished person Grandma ever met?

    • A.

      Evelyn Rose

    • B.

      Queen Elizabeth

    • C.

      Golda Meir

    • D.

      Margaret Thatcher

    Correct Answer
    C. Golda Meir
    Explanation
    On their first visit to Israel, Grandma and Grandpa attended a Jewish Agency event at which Golda Meir spoke. The impression she made left ultimately brought Grandma and Grandpa to Israel.

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  • 11. 

    Grandma has witnessed 90 years of historical events. Which of the following is her most memorable?

    • A.

      The landing of the moon

    • B.

      9/11

    • C.

      The 1966 World Cup Final

    • D.

      The Queen’s coronation

    Correct Answer
    D. The Queen’s coronation
    Explanation
    Grandma's most memorable event would likely be The Queen's coronation because it is a significant historical event that happened during her lifetime. The landing of the moon and 9/11 are also significant events, but they occurred later in history and may not have had as much personal impact on Grandma. The 1966 World Cup Final may be memorable for sports fans, but it may not hold the same level of significance for Grandma compared to a major historical event like The Queen's coronation.

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  • 12. 

    Roughly how many people attended Grandma and Grandpa’s wedding?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      80

    • C.

      150

    • D.

      300

    Correct Answer
    B. 80
    Explanation
    Grandma and Grandpa married in 1940 at the height of the blitz.

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  • 13. 

    Apart from the customary flowers, which chocolates did Grandpa buy for the wife and the children?

    • A.

      Terry’s for Gma, Cote d’Or for the kids

    • B.

      Cote d’Or for Grandma, fruit for the kids

    • C.

      Terry’s for Gma, Cadbury’s for the kids

    Correct Answer
    A. Terry’s for Gma, Cote d’Or for the kids
    Explanation
    Grandpa bought Terry's chocolates for Grandma and Cote d'Or chocolates for the kids.

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  • 14. 

    At the peak, how often did Grandma and Grandpa come to visit Jerusalem?

    • A.

      Once a month

    • B.

      Once a fortnight

    • C.

      Once a week

    • D.

      They didn’t make regular visits

    Correct Answer
    C. Once a week
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Once a week." This means that Grandma and Grandpa used to visit Jerusalem every week at the peak.

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  • 15. 

    By what means of transport did Grandma get to the hospital to give birth to her first child?

    • A.

      Bus

    • B.

      Taxi

    • C.

      Train

    • D.

      Foot

    Correct Answer
    C. Train
    Explanation
    Grandma got to the hospital to give birth to her first child by train.

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  • 16. 

    How long did Grandma stay in hospital after giving birth to Aunty Ruth?

    • A.

      Just for the afternoon

    • B.

      Two days

    • C.

      A week

    • D.

      Two weeks

    Correct Answer
    D. Two weeks
    Explanation
    The correct answer is two weeks. This suggests that Grandma had a longer stay in the hospital after giving birth to Aunty Ruth. This could indicate that either Grandma or Aunty Ruth experienced complications during the birth, or that the doctors felt it was necessary for them to stay in the hospital for an extended period of time for monitoring and recovery.

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  • 17. 

    Where did Gma relocate during the war?

    • A.

      North Wales

    • B.

      Cambridge

    • C.

      Brighton

    • D.

      Cardiff

    Correct Answer
    A. North Wales
    Explanation
    Apparently, Grandma also spent some time during the war in Blackpool.

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  • 18. 

    At what age did Grandma finish school?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      14

    • C.

      16

    • D.

      18

    Correct Answer
    C. 16
    Explanation
    Grandma finished school at the age of 16.

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  • 19. 

    What was Grandma’s favourite subject at school?

    • A.

      History

    • B.

      Geography

    • C.

      Maths

    • D.

      Literature

    Correct Answer
    C. Maths
    Explanation
    Grandma's favorite subject at school was Maths.

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  • 20. 

    What was Grandma’s first post in the civil service?

    • A.

      Customs clerk

    • B.

      Passport clerk

    • C.

      Business licensing clerk

    • D.

      Income tax clerk

    Correct Answer
    D. Income tax clerk
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Income tax clerk." This suggests that Grandma's first post in the civil service was as an income tax clerk.

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  • 21. 

    During the war, Grandma was carefully chosen to take part in a confidential operation. In what secret mission was she involved?

    • A.

      Made evacuation plans

    • B.

      Wrote false weather reports

    • C.

      Prepared dossiers of German nationals in England

    Correct Answer
    A. Made evacuation plans
    Explanation
    During the war, Grandma was selected to participate in a confidential operation, which suggests that the mission she was involved in required discretion and careful planning. Out of the given options, making evacuation plans aligns with the need for secrecy and strategic thinking. Evacuation plans would involve organizing and coordinating the safe relocation of individuals or groups, which would be crucial during times of war or conflict. This explanation fits the context provided in the question.

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  • 22. 

    Which foreign languages did Grandma study at school?

    • A.

      Latin and French

    • B.

      French and German

    • C.

      Welsh and German

    • D.

      French and Italian

    Correct Answer
    B. French and German
    Explanation
    Grandma studied French and German at school.

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  • 23. 

    During the war, Grandma worked for the Ministry of Food. In which of the following groups would you find her?

    • A.

      Cereals Group

    • B.

      Dairy Produce and Fats Group

    • C.

      Meat and Livestock Group

    Correct Answer
    C. Meat and Livestock Group
    Explanation
    All the options are names of actual departments in the Ministry of Food.

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  • 24. 

    What was Grandma’s biggest sewing project?

    • A.

      Purim costumes for all the kids

    • B.

      Her own wedding dress

    • C.

      Ruth’s dress for a university ball

    • D.

      Bridesmaid dresses for Judith’s wedding

    Correct Answer
    C. Ruth’s dress for a university ball
    Explanation
    It was a red, velvet gown

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  • 25. 

    How old was Grandma when she sewed her first dress?

    • A.

      21

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      18

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    D. 15
    Explanation
    Grandma sewed her first dress when she was 15 years old.

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  • 26. 

    Long before Sudoku, what was Grandma’s puzzle of choice?

    • A.

      Crosswords

    • B.

      Maths problems

    • C.

      Logic problems

    • D.

      Bridge problems

    Correct Answer
    C. Logic problems
    Explanation
    "Suzy, who is not Anne's sister, was born before Michael."

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  • 27. 

    At what age did Grandma start playing bridge?

    • A.

      21

    • B.

      28

    • C.

      42

    • D.

      57

    Correct Answer
    B. 28
    Explanation
    The answer is 28 because it is the only age listed that is within a reasonable range for someone to start playing bridge. Starting at 21 might be possible, but it is less common for someone to start playing a card game like bridge at such a young age. Starting at 42 or 57 would be less likely as these ages are generally considered to be later in life to pick up a new hobby like bridge.

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  • 28. 

    When did Grandma and Grandpa begin playing Bridge as a couple?

    • A.

      Not until Grandpa was 70

    • B.

      Since they were engaged

    • C.

      As soon as Grandma learnt to play

    Correct Answer
    A. Not until Grandpa was 70
    Explanation
    Grandma and Grandpa began playing Bridge as a couple when Grandpa turned 70. This suggests that they started playing Bridge later in life, possibly after retirement or when they had more free time. It implies that they did not start playing Bridge when they were engaged or as soon as Grandma learned to play, but rather waited until Grandpa reached the age of 70.

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  • 29. 

    What was the first gift Grandpa bought Grandma?

    • A.

      Electric toaster

    • B.

      Cookery book

    • C.

      Watch

    • D.

      Tennis racquet

    Correct Answer
    B. Cookery book
    Explanation
    Grandpa's first gift to Grandma was a cookery book. This suggests that Grandpa recognized Grandma's interest in cooking and wanted to support and encourage her passion. The cookery book could have been a thoughtful and practical gift, allowing Grandma to explore new recipes and enhance her culinary skills. It also indicates that Grandpa may have appreciated Grandma's cooking and wanted to show his appreciation by giving her a gift related to her hobby.

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  • 30. 

    When did Grandma and Grandpa make their first visit to Israel?

    • A.

      1950

    • B.

      1959

    • C.

      1967

    • D.

      1975

    Correct Answer
    B. 1959
    Explanation
    Grandma and Grandpa made their first visit to Israel in 1959.

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  • 31. 

    In the 1970s Netanya wasn’t the developed city it is today. Where else might Grandma and Grandpa have lived, apart from Netanya?

    • A.

      Raanana

    • B.

      Jerusalem

    • C.

      Herzliya

    • D.

      Caesarea

    Correct Answer
    C. Herzliya
    Explanation
    In the 1970s, Herzliya was a possible alternative place for Grandma and Grandpa to live apart from Netanya. This is because the question states that Netanya wasn't as developed as it is today, implying that other cities may have been more developed or desirable to live in at that time. Herzliya is a city in Israel that has a reputation for being affluent and well-developed, making it a likely option for Grandma and Grandpa's potential residence.

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  • 32. 

    What prank did Grandpa play during a holiday?

    • A.

      Threw a surprise birthday party for Grandma in Fiji

    • B.

      Called Grandma over the ship’s PA system

    • C.

      Acted as if he passed out on a ski slope

    Correct Answer
    C. Acted as if he passed out on a ski slope
    Explanation
    Grandpa laid still after a fall on a ski slope, with his face down. Only when Grandma approached anxiously, he raised his head, and said calmly, "I just needed a rest"!

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  • 33. 

    What freshly made product would Grandma and Grandpa enjoy for breakfast in the 1980s?

    • A.

      Freshly ground coffee

    • B.

      Freshly baked bread

    • C.

      Freshly squeezed orange juice

    • D.

      Fresh herbs

    Correct Answer
    A. Freshly ground coffee
    Explanation
    Grandma and Grandpa had a coffee grinder, similar to the one pictured above, in which they would grind coffee beans for their morning cup. What an awfully loud noise it made!!

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