With thanks to Denise King for supplying the questions. More questions next week.
1. What celebrity said: “Many games provide fun, but bridge grips you. It exercises your mind. Your mind can rust, you know, but bridge prevents the rust from forming.”
- Woody Allen
- Katherine Hepburn.
- Omar Sharif
- Barbara Streisand
2. What playing card is known as the “Curse of Scotland?”
Lots of reasons seem available They include
1) it was the playing card used by Sir John Dalrymple to authorize the Glencoe massacre.
2) the Duke of Cumberland is supposed to have scribbled the order for no quarter to be given after the battle of Culloden on a 9D
3) a misreading of the corse of Scotland i.e. the cross of Scotland or St Andrews saltire. there is a resemblance between the pattern of the nine of diamonds and the saltire.
4) nine diamonds were at one time stolen from the crown of Scotland and a tax was levied on the Scottish people to pay for them the tax got the nickname the curse of Scotland.
3. What American TV show has been used to explain the bridge theory of “restricted choice.”
- The Price Is Right
- The Wheel of Fortune
- Let’s Make a Deal
- The Presidential Election
Let’s Make a Deal
4. Traditionally if a player wins the last trick with the beer card, his partner must buy him a beer. Which card is it?
7D. ..Diamonds must not be trump (too easy), and you must make your contract, winning the 13th trick with the 7D. If you’re on defence, you must defeat the contract, winning the 13th trick with it. Lots of variations, in Sweden, they also play the C8 as the “drink” card. 🙂 So, for a good time, move to Sweden.
5. What food is a way of shuffling cards?
- Corned Beef Hash
- Scrambled eggs