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THE WEEKLY QUIZ

Post by Kitkat on 16th June 2014, 13:59

This is a quiz for people who think they know everything!

Every Monday there will be a new question.  The answer to that question will be posted up the following Sunday, so there will be a full week to give what you think the answer might be, and to discuss the question in general.

These are not trick questions.
They are straight questions with straight answers..






1.    Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.
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Post by Umberto Cocopop on 16th June 2014, 15:17

Boxing?
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Post by Whiskers on 18th June 2014, 08:58

Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

I don't know all that much about sports, but I'm thinking boxing or wrestling could be the right answer.
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Post by Kitkat on 22nd June 2014, 22:24

Answer:

1. The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the  participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends:
Boxing.


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Post by Kitkat on 23rd June 2014, 00:14

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving  backward?


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Post by Umberto Cocopop on 23rd June 2014, 09:20

Niagara falls (erosion).
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Post by Kitkat on 29th June 2014, 23:22

Umberto Cocopop wrote:Niagara falls (erosion).

 Answer:

2. North American landmark constantly moving backward:
Niagara  Falls .. The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year  because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.
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Post by Kitkat on 1st July 2014, 01:01

No, I haven't forgotten about the Monday Quiz Question .. and it's now Tuesday   shtum 

Actually ..  chair  ... I can't remember where I saved the Questions (together with the correct answers)  crybaby   I think I've searched everywhere - but obviously haven't, cos if I had I wouldn't be in this predicament.   Tum-te-tum ........................

Okay, will just have to find some other source for the questions.  

Meantime, here is the Monday Quiz Question for today which is actually Tuesday but ...  shrug 






Question No. 3.  

Who was the first famous non-royal to appear on a UK postage stamp? and - what was the year?
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Post by bimbow on 1st July 2014, 01:50

I'm thinking Shakespeare.  I vaguely remember it.  Something like 1962.
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Post by Umberto Cocopop on 1st July 2014, 11:06

Hitler?
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Post by Kitkat on 6th July 2014, 01:09

Answer to No. 3 is

William Shakespeare (in 1964)


So, you were mostly correct, Bimbow (according to the official answer that I have).


However ..........

Umberto's answer is correct also.  

Because ... according to this:  http://www.hgitner.com/hitler-heads.html

As leader of Germany and the Nazi party, Adolf Hitler demanded that his image be placed on postage stamps. By printing these stamps and thus forcing German people to use them in their everyday lives, Hitler successfully promoted himself, the war, and the Nazi party during the hardships of WWII. But he accomplished something else too -- his image generated a commission for each stamp that was sold, not unlike today's licensing agreements of famous figures.

So, there ya go ... something new to learn every day.
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Post by Kitkat on 7th July 2014, 09:30

Question No. 4

4. Roy Scherer jr became famous as who?



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Post by Jamboree on 7th July 2014, 11:52

 4. Roy Scherer jr became famous as who?

Rock Hudson, actor.
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Post by Umberto Cocopop on 7th July 2014, 12:30

Hitler?
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Post by Jamboree on 7th July 2014, 14:15

Umberto Cocopop wrote:Hitler?

 giggle  Just a lucky break last time.  Won't work every time!

I didn't know Hitler was on postage stamps!  Come to think of it I didn't know Shakespear was either  cheesy 

But I do know I am 100% right with this one though   albino because I have read the book. study
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001369/bio  Rock Hudson was born Roy Harold Scherer Jnr.
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Post by Jamboree on 10th July 2014, 11:12

Why do we have to wait a week for the answers?  What a Face 
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Post by Kitkat on 10th July 2014, 14:21

Jamboree wrote:Why do we have to wait a week for the answers?   What a Face 

Well, because it's a *weekly* quiz.  yahboocat   

Also, during that week is the chance to discuss and maybe do some research on the question - and possibly even learn something through such research and discussions.
(It's actually a bit frustrating for me, because of course I've got the answers here in front of me, so I can't really join in any ensuing discussion (at least only to a limited extent) -so would be nice actually if someone else did some of the questions some of the time - maybe have a Friday Quiz (?) also where someone else puts forward the question on that day.  Any volunteers?  
Or - any suggestions for something else interesting to do along those lines? Anyone?
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Post by Kitkat on 13th July 2014, 14:52

Jamboree wrote:
 4. Roy Scherer jr became famous as who?

Rock Hudson, actor.

Answer:  Rock Hudson
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Post by Kitkat on 13th July 2014, 14:57

OK - to make it a bit more interesting then ...

Starting from tomorrow, the Monday Quiz Question will actuallly be 10 questions.
The answers will be put up on the following Sunday - and a point will be given for every question answered correctly. Anyone getting the full 10 answers correctly will get 3 extra bonus points on top.
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Post by Kitkat on 15th July 2014, 16:35

1. What is the name of the Paranoid Android in Douglas Adams’ ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’?


2. In Monopoly, the green set consists of Bond Street, Regent Street and which other?


3. Who created Snoopy?


4. What does UNESCO stand for?


5. After how many years would you celebrate your crystal anniversary?


6. Which sign of the zodiac would you be if your birthday was on the 18th October?


7.  King Zog ruled which country


8. Which birthstone is associated with the month of May?


9. Which measurement of speed is equivalent to one nautical mile per hour?


10. Of what is semiotics the study?
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Post by Jamboree on 17th July 2014, 14:19

Kitkat wrote:1. What is the name of the Paranoid Android in Douglas Adams’ ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’?
Marvin


2. In Monopoly, the green set consists of Bond Street, Regent Street and which other?
Had to get out my old monopoly set for this one.  Oxford Street.

3. Who created Snoopy?
Schulz

4. What does UNESCO stand for?
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

5. After how many years would you celebrate your crystal anniversary?
Crystal clear it's 15 years


6. Which sign of the zodiac would you be if your birthday was on the 18th October?
Scorpio

7.  King Zog ruled which country
Albania

8. Which birthstone is associated with the month of May?
Emerald

9. Which measurement of speed is equivalent to one nautical mile per hour?
a knot

10. Of what is semiotics the study?

signs
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Post by Kitkat on 23rd July 2014, 00:06

Jamboree's answers:

1. What is the name of the Paranoid Android in Douglas Adams’ ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’?
Marvin  

2. In Monopoly, the green set consists of Bond Street, Regent Street and which other?
Had to get out my old monopoly set for this one.  Oxford Street.  

3. Who created Snoopy?
Schulz  

4. What does UNESCO stand for?
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization  

5. After how many years would you celebrate your crystal anniversary?
Crystal clear it's 15 years  

6. Which sign of the zodiac would you be if your birthday was on the 18th October?
Scorpio    - Correct answer is Libra

7.  King Zog ruled which country
Albania  

8. Which birthstone is associated with the month of May?
Emerald  

9. Which measurement of speed is equivalent to one nautical mile per hour?
a knot  

10. Of what is semiotics the study?
signs  

Well done, Jamboree - 9 out of 10 correct answers.   bravo   :thumb: 

You get 9 points (one for each correct answer) - plus 5 points for actually doing the Quiz
plus an extra 10 points for being the ONLY one to enter into the Quiz !  What a Face cheesy rabbit 

24 points have been added to your points quota.





Next week's quiz questions will be coming from my official thick Pub Quiz book.   I will stick a pin in the first page that flops open and the first 10 questions nearest to the pin will be the chosen ones.
I also confirm and promise that I will NOT look at the answers (which are way at the back  of the book) until the week is up.  I still won't be eligible to give my own answers, of course, because even though I give my word I won't be look up the answers - of course I can offer no proof of that.
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Post by Kitkat on 23rd July 2014, 13:18

There are 15 questions per page in the Pub Quiz book, so there will be a few more to tackle each week from now on.

This week's questions come under the heading - General Knowledge:  


1.    Who was the female author of the 1975 novel A Word Child?

2.    What is the capital of Newfoundland?

3.    What is the name of the glacier in Switzerland which is the largest in Europe?

4.    Who was president of the Central African Republic from 1972-6?

5.    In which magical land was the novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe set?

6.    Which Australian poet's works include 1896's While the Billy Boils?

7.    What is the seventh letter in the Greek alphabet?

8.    What was the real name of the U.S. outlaw nicknamed Billy the Kid?

9.    Who was 1968 and 1972 Olympic women's 200m silver medallist?

10.  Which youth in classical mythology was abducted by Zeus and made cupbearer of the gods?

11.  What type of creature is an entellus?

12.  In which year did English actor and theatre manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree die?

13.  Which England Test cricketer took 6 for 77 against West Indies at Port-of-Spain in 1989-90?

14.  On which sea is the Turkish port of Trabzon?

15.  On whose novel is the 1956 film A Kiss Before Dying which starred Robert Wagner based?
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Post by Umberto Cocopop on 23rd July 2014, 21:07

1.    Who was the female author of the 1975 novel A Word Child?

Don't know.

2.    What is the capital of Newfoundland?

St John?

3.    What is the name of the glacier in Switzerland which is the largest in Europe?

Don't know.

4.    Who was president of the Central African Republic from 1972-6?

Don't know.

5.    In which magical land was the novel The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe set?

Narnia?

6.    Which Australian poet's works include 1896's While the Billy Boils?

Don't know.

7.    What is the seventh letter in the Greek alphabet?

Eta.

8.    What was the real name of the U.S. outlaw nicknamed Billy the Kid?

Can't remember - but it's not William Bonney (that was one of his many aliases IIRC).

9.    Who was 1968 and 1972 Olympic women's 200m silver medallist?

Hitler?

10.  Which youth in classical mythology was abducted by Zeus and made cupbearer of the gods?

Don't know.

11.  What type of creature is an entellus?

Is it a cross between an ant and a horse? Quite dangerous - but if one stings you, at least you can ride it to hospital.

12.  In which year did English actor and theatre manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree die?

1962?

13.  Which England Test cricketer took 6 for 77 against West Indies at Port-of-Spain in 1989-90?

Cricket - yawwwwn. No idea.

14.  On which sea is the Turkish port of Trabzon?

Black sea?

15.  On whose novel is the 1956 film A Kiss Before Dying which starred Robert Wagner based?

Jeffrey Archer?


All off the top of my head. The questions didn't really suit me or I'm totally thick. One of the three.

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Post by Kitkat on 24th July 2014, 08:53

Umberto Cocopop wrote:
9.    Who was 1968 and 1972 Olympic women's 200m silver medallist?

Hitler?

11.  What type of creature is an entellus?

Is it a cross between an ant and a horse? Quite dangerous - but if one stings you, at least you can ride it to hospital.

Umberto   giggle .............. 

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