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Bird's Eye View Picture Quiz



I wasn't sure about this quiz working that well, especially with members who have visuospatial and perception difficulties. But it seemed to go down well, so I'm sharing it with you. Also, we figured out a way to screen share the pictures and YouTube video clips via Zoom, which made it a much more vibrant session, I think.


Anyway, here goes.


Ask members to say what their favourite place in the world and at home is.


Ask members to look at each of the pictures in turn, guessing at where they might be and answering each of the questions. There are a few clues included along the way, as well as a few well known songs for singalongs.


Encourage story telling about places visited, enjoy reminiscences and inject as much joy and laughter as you can.


PS. The photos are stills taken from 'Google Earth'. Maybe add some local pictures to replace those which I have included if you are not from this neck of the woods. Or, if time, to go back to visit members' favourite places.




QUESTIONS




1. Let's start with an easy one. Where is this place and what is it called?

It appears on the opening titles of which soap opera?

Clue. Dum dum dum doo doo dum (drum beats)



2. Where is this place and what is it called?

What is the name of the daily show set in this country, in a place called Ramsay Street?



3. Where is this place and what is it called?

Which world leader lives here, or at least nearby?



4. Where is this place and what is it called?

What date is remembered each year?



5. Where is this place and what is it called?

How many years ago did a few old geezers (clue) build it (nearest guess)?



6. Here is our first song. 'Walk Like An Egyptian', by The Bangles.

YouTube link here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nuhja7y4TM


Ask members to identify who this is?



7. Where is this place and what is it called?

What is made out of?

Clue. There is a famous photograph of Princess Diana sat in front of it, looking very forlorn.



8. Where is this place and what is it called?

What metal is it made from that gives it its distinctive colour?



9. Where is this place and what is it called?

What is the name of the boat which takes tourists close by?



10. Where is this place and what is it called?

There is a famous pavement nearby with stars on it. What is that called?




11. Where is this place and what is it called?

What is the name of the famous nearby beach?

Clue. The next song gives a mahoosive hint.



12. Here's our next song. 'Copacabana', by Barry Manilow.

What are Barry Manilow fans called? Are there any in the room?


YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKR2n-G-wdM




13. This is a tricky one!

Where is this place and what is the name of the sunken ship?

What is the name of the famous nearby beach?




14. Another tricky one!

Where is this place and what is it called?

Clue. There is a swimming pool across the top of the three towers.

Which country is this sovereign island nation nearest to?



15. Phew, any easy one!

Where is this place and what is it called?

How many times on average a day or year does it open?



16. Where is this place and what is it called?

At what angle does the tower lean? (That's a clue, by the way!)



17. Where is this place and what is it called?

According to a book by Dan Brown, 'The Da Vinci Code', who is buried under this pyramid?




18. There is a very famous painting nearby.

What is it called, who is it by and how much is it worth?


There's a song about this painting, sung by Nat King Cole. Here is a YouTube link to it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG-A_qTAKEI




19. Where is this place and what is it called?

What is the name of the nearby town, which is associated with Pirates (another massive clue)?




20. Where is this place and what is it called?

There are two names. I want both of them.



21. Where is this place and what is it called?

How many steps are there to climb to the top (nearest guess)?




22. Where is this place and what is it called?

Ask members to discuss how the 'blue stones' got from the Preseli mountains in North Wales to here.

Also, are these stones older than the pyramids in Egypt?




23. Where is this place and what is it called?

How many stories are there?

Has anyone got a fear of heights? If so, they should probably give it a miss!




24. Where is this place and what is it called?

What are the tourist boats parked up called?

This links to our next song. Ask members to sing their heads off. YouTube link -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biL6zAMkOQs




25. Where is this place and what is it called?

What Island are they off?

Clue. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has recently tested an app on the Island to help with the fight against Covid-19.




26. A little bit closer to home this one!

Where is this place and what is it called?

What do the locals call it, because of its shape, colour and texture? (Clue. It's the name of an animal!)



27. Where is this place and what is it called?

There is an American comedy series which has a cafe named after this park. Well, sort of. What is that show called and name the characters?



28. This park is a little closer to home. Where are we?

And the little dot at the bottom of the lake is a monument shaped like a lighthouse. Who is it dedicated to?




29. Where is this place and what is it called?

What is the name of the nearby prison?

Why do people think the towers are painted red?


This leads us to our final song. 'San Fransisco', by Scott McKenzie. Here is a YouTube link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I0vkKy504U




30. Coming home.

What is the name of this bridge?

What is the sign you see when you arrive in Wales?



And here is the final singalong. 'Green Green Grass', by Tom Jones. YouTube link here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u81CTfbc99c




32. Last question. How old is Sir Tom Jones?

Where is he from?





ANSWERS


1. London

The O2 Arena (Previously the Millennium Dome)

Eastenders


2. Sydney Opera House

Neighbours


3. St Peter's Basilica

The Vatican, Rome

Pope Francis


4. Ground Zero, New York

11th September 2001


5. The Great Pyramid at Giza

Egypt

4,500 years ago


6. King Tutankhamun


7. The Taj Mahal

Agra, India

Marble


8. The Statue Of Liberty

New York, USA

Copper


9. Niagara Falls

The Maid Of The Mist


10. Hollywood

Los Angeles, USA

Walk Of Fame


11. Christ The Redeemer

Rio De Janiero, Brazil

Copacabana


12. Fanilows


13. USS Arizona

Pearl Harbour, Oahu, Hawaii

Waikiki


14. The Marina Bay Sands Hotel

Singapore

Malaysia


15. Tower Bridge

London, UK

3 times a day or 1,000 times a year, on average


16. The Leaning Tower Of Pisa

Italy

4 degrees lean (was 5.5 degrees before its renovation), which means it is 12ft 10ins out of sync looking up from bottom to top


17. The Louvre Museum

Paris

Mary Magdelene (who was, according to the book, married to Christ)


18. The Mona Lisa, by Leonardo Da Vinci

Around $850m, with current estimate based on 1962 valuation


19. St Michael's Mount

Penzance


20. Ayres Rock

Aboriginal name - Uluru

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Australia


21. Eiffel Tower

Paris, France

1665 steps


(PS. Eiffel also helped design The Statue of Liberty)


22. Stonehenge

Salisbury Plain, England

The theory is the stones were rolled on tree trunks with rope and tackle

At 5,019 years old (construction), the stones are older than the pyramids in Egypt which are 4,500 years old


23. The Shard

London

95 stories


24. St Mark's Square, Venice

Italy

Gondolas


25. The Needles

Isle Of Wight


26. Wales Millennium Centre

Cardiff Bay, Wales

The Armadillo


27. Central Park, New York

Central Perk was the coffee shop in Friends

The characters were Monica & Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Joey Tribbiana & Phoebe Buffay


28. Roath Park, Cardiff

Captain Scott Of The Antarctic


29. Golden Gate Bridge

San Fransisco, USA

Alcatraz

Because red can be more easily seen in the fog, which San Fransisco Bay is notorious for


30. Prince Of Wales Bridge

Croeso i Gymru

Welcome To Wales



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Simon O’Donovan MBE has worked in NHS Wales for most of his adult life, supporting people with dementia, their carers and families and developing and improving services to benefit this client group. 

He recently retired from working as a Community Mental Health Nurse within a Young Onset Dementia Service and continues to contribute to weekly CST 'Friendship Group' sessions as a volunteer co-facilitator.

 

He has been keeping a weekly 'Young Dementia CST Blog' to share and archive tried and tested activities resources, with the ultimate aim of providing an 'off the shelf' resource library of weekly themed CST sessions which can be used on rotation throughout the year. 

 

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