Seeing as rainbows have been such an uplifting symbol of support for the NHS, I thought they would make a great subject for this week’s quiz. I will post the answers on Monday.




  1. Who played Dorothy and sang ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ in the original 1939 Wizard of Oz?
  • 2. The children’s TV programme, Rainbow, was first broadcast in 1972 and lasted 20 years, with over 1000 episodes. What was the name of the pink hippo that starred in this iconic children’s programme?
  • 3. Which word connects rainbow with ‘golden,’ ‘brown,’ ’bull,’ and ‘California?’
  • 4. Who is the author of the beautiful children’s book series of Rainbow Fish?
  • 5. Which famous artist, who produced a number of paintings with double rainbows, included a rainbow in his 1832 painting, Salisbury Cathedral in the Meadows in memory of his friend, who was Archdeacon of Salisbury Cathedral?
  • 6. A ‘monochrome rainbow’ is a rare meteorological occurrence where a single coloured rainbow appears in the sky. What colour is usually created by a monochrome rainbow?
  • 7. Which popular rainbow song did Peggy Lee sing in the 1955 film, Pete Kelly’s Blues?
  • 8. What was the ‘Rainbow Warrior’ and what happened to it in July 1985?
  • 9. What was the name of the rock band, Rainbow’s first UK top ten single in September 1979?
  • 10. Where would you find the Rainbow Isles?
  • 11. Which celebrity has a daughter named Petal Blossom Rainbow?
  1. 12. In Chinese mythology, the rainbow is a slit in the sky that was sealed by the Goddess Nuwa. What did Nuwa use to seal the slit?

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