Via the SPGB's discussion forum comes the questions from the quiz at the 2008 Manchester Branch Social:
1. 'Look around the mountains, in the mud and rain,/ You'll find the scattered crosses, some that have no name./ Heartbreak and toil and suffering gone,/ The boys beneath them slumber on.'
2. What is the origin of the word 'boycott'?
3. Which Party member had a picture of Marx on his wall and told Special Branch it was Johannes Brahms?
4. With which industrial dispute is the song 'Which Side Are You On?' associated?
5. From which novel is the following exchange taken?
'... you sound just like my old man.''Is he a socialist?' Reid asked. He sounded incredulous. 'Lifelong SPGB member,' I said.
'SPGB? Oh, brilliant!' Reid said.
'What's the SPGB?' Myra asked.
6. Who killed Hattie Carroll, and when?
7. Which current Party branch (excluding Central Branch) is the longest-surviving?
(a) under the same name
(b) allowing for changes of name
8. What is 2807 Karl Marx?
9. Who or what is the Spartak Moscow football club named after?
I've been out the mix too long. Off the top of my head - and without resorting to google - I think I know
two four of the answers.
They're promising the answers tomorrow, and I'll post them in the comments box alongside my excuses.