Did you do the Diffney quiz? Here are the solutions...

The Diffney Quiz is normally a once-a-year Christmas treat, for readers of the famous Cork Holly Bough. But with thousands of us confined to our homes, we asked the compiler, Gerry Diffney, to come up with a special quiz to while away these days of lockdown. Here, find out who won and if you got the answers right, or wrong...
Did you do the Diffney quiz? Here are the solutions...
Did you get question 33 right in our Diffney Quiz? It was Shandon Clock, the 4 Faced Liar. Here's a picture taken Easter Saturday night, as part of  #ShineYourLight, during COVID-19. Picture: Eddie O'Hare

WE received almost 500 entries to our special lockdown Diffney Quiz in The Echo.

The winner of the €100 prize was Finbarr Murphy, of Cork.

Solutions are below.

Remember, you can grapple with the Diffney Quiz every Christmas in the Cork Holly Bough!

1. 100 Cent in a Euro 

2. All for 1 and 1 for All 

3. 15 Players on a Gaelic Football Team 

4. Nothing Compares 2 U 

5. an t-Aon Spéireata

The beautiful scenery at the Vee in the Knockmealdown Mountains. The Knockmealdown is 794 metres high. Picture: Denis Minihane.
The beautiful scenery at the Vee in the Knockmealdown Mountains. The Knockmealdown is 794 metres high. Picture: Denis Minihane.

6. Knockmealdown is 794 Metres High 

7. 7 Drunken Nights by The Dubliners 

8. 1 of a Kind 

9. 12/12/1920 the Burning of Cork 

10. the 7 Wonders of the World 

11. Back to Square 1 

12. the 40 Shades of Green 

13. Taurus (April 20th-May 20th) 

14. 1798 the Battle of Vinegar Hill 

15. December ‘63 (Oh What A Night) 

16. the 2 Pope 

17. Beaufort Scale 12 is a Hurricane 

18. Yes Sir, Yes Sir, 3 Bags Full 

19. The Dance of the 7 Veils 

20. N25 Cork to Waterford 

21. 1984 by George Orwell 

22. 6 Feet in a Fathom 

Brendan Bowyer with a photo of him and Elvis taken back in 1958. Picture: Paul Sharp
Brendan Bowyer with a photo of him and Elvis taken back in 1958. Picture: Paul Sharp

23. Brendan Bowyer and the Big 8 

24. an t-Aon Triuf 

25. 2 Towers on the Cork Coat of Arms 

26. the River Rhine is 1233 Kilometres Long 

27. Lock, Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels 

28. Covid-19, the Coronavirus 

29. Charlotte, Emily and Anne, the 3 Bronte Sisters 

30. 01/01/1892 Annie Moore Arrived on Ellis Island 

31. Buzz Aldrin, the 2nd Man on the Moon 

32. 26 Letters of the Alphabet 

Shandon Clock undergoing some restoration a few  years ago. Picture: Richard Mills.
Shandon Clock undergoing some restoration a few  years ago. Picture: Richard Mills.

33. Shandon Clock, the 4 Faced Liar 

34. Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves 

35. 13 Players on a Rugby League Team 

36. Star Trek: Deep Space 9 

37. 12 Members of a Jury 

38. 1/2 in Jest, Whole in Earnest 

39. Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon Men’s Champion, 2019 

40. City of Angels by 24kGoldn 

41. an t-Aon Muileata 

University College Cork, then Queen's College circa 1850's.
University College Cork, then Queen's College circa 1850's.

42. University College Cork, Founded 1845 

43. the 6 Nations Championship 

44. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 

45. the American War of Independence, 1775-1783 

46. St Finbarr’s GAA Club, Founded 1876 

47. 221b, Baker Street, Sherlock Holmes’s House 

48. 2 Shakes of a Lamb’s Tail 

49. Bus Route 223, Cork to Haulbowline 

50. 1001 Arabian Nights 

51. That Makes 2 of Us 

Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performing during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performing during the Pepsi Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

52. Memories by Maroon 5 

53. 5 Points for Potting a Blue Ball in Snooker 

54. the 12 Apostles 

55. a Tale of 2 Cities by Charles Dickens 

56. the River Lee is 90 Kilometres Long 

57. 3 Blind Mice, See How they Run 

58. an t-Aon Hairt 

59. 7 Brides for 7 Brothers 

60. Knockboy is 706 Metres High, the Highest Mountain in Cork

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