Quick Quiz Answers

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What was the name of Noggin's father?
Knut, King of the Nogs.

What did Peter Firmin see that inspired him to create Noggin the Nog?
The Isle of Lewis chess pieces in the British Museum.

What does the saga of "The Pie" have in common with "Noggin and the Whale"?
They are both set at the time of Noggin's birthday.

What relation was Nogbad the Bad to Queen Grunhilda?
Brother-in-law (well, half-brother in law actually, if you can have such a thing)..

Who wrote the evocative music that accompanied the recorded and televised accounts of Noggin's adventures?
Vernon Elliott.

From where did Ronf hail?
The Hot-water Valley (beyond the Glass Mountains for an extra point).

What were the giant birds called that came to Noggin's rescue in "The Flying Machine" and "The Icebergs"?
Great Orps.

As well as Oliver Postgate, who else regularly narrated the Noggin tales?
Ronnie Stevens.

Who was Arup?
King of the Walruses.

Which of Noggin's adventures have been shown on television?
King of the Nogs (as "The Saga of Noggin the Nog"), The Ice Dragon, The Flying Machine, The Omruds, The Firecake and The Pie.  Have one point for each, and an extra 2 if you got all 6.

In which saga did we encounter Haroun ibn Daud?
The Flying Machine.

Where did Nogbad's Granny live?

True or False - The saga of "The Firecake" is about Olaf the Lofty discovering the recipe for curry.
False - it's about Olaf the Lofty discovering gunpowder, and the consequences.

What was the name of the plant that overgrew Noggin's castle and the homes of the Nogs?
Grundelstein's Greater Gripewort.  Award yourself loads of extra points if you got this one right without looking.

What was the name of Nooka's father?
Nan of the Nooks.

In what year did Peter Firmin put pen to paper to create the first saga of Noggin the Nog?

In which saga were the Nogs introduced to the machinery of time keeping?
The Blackwash.

In what year did the Post Office issue a Noggin the Nog 1st class stamp?

What grade of Ice Dragon was Grolliffe?
Clerical Grade.

Which other very popular Smallfilms creation first appeared in one of Noggin's adventures?
The Moon Mouse, in the story of the same title, which gave birth (metaphorically speaking) to the Clangers.