May quiz: These answers are Grrrreat!

By Nancy Wheeler | May 1, 2024

The answer to each clue in this month’s quiz contains the word “Great.” How many can you identify? The answers appear on page 20.

1. This Australian coral system is composed of over 900 islands and stretches for over 2,300 kilometers.

2. Linus is disappointed in this 1966 American Halloween television special based on the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schultz.

3. St. Paul’s Cathedral was destroyed during this 1666 conflagration that spread over nearly the whole British capital.

4. This 2017 musical starring Hugh Jackman is a fictional depiction of the life of P.T. Barnum.

5. This body of water which is located twenty minutes from the capital of Utah is the eigth largest lake in the United States.

6. Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith dole out handshakes, compliments, and critiques on this popular English culinary series now in its 14th season.

7. This legendary escape artist began around 1900 to amaze his audiences with escapes from special handcuffs, straitjackets and water chambers.

8. Born Princess Sophie, she became the reigning Empress of Russia from 1762 to 1796 after overthrowing her husband, Peter III.

9. This Dickens novel follows the story of Pip, a blacksmith’s apprentice who suddenly inherits a large fortune from an unknown benefactor.

10. Steve McQueen, James, Garner, and Charles Bronson starred in this 1963 war suspense film about Allied POW’s who tried to dig their way out of a Nazi prison camp.

11. This Mountain Dog is a French breed of guardian dog bred to deter sheep-stealing wolves and other predators on snowy mountaintops. 

12. Goodness, gracious, this popular 1957 rock-and-roll song was recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis whose story was turned into a 1989 movie starring Dennis Quaid.