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Re: THE WEEKLY QUIZ

Post by Kitkat on Thu 24 Jul 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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Post by Umberto Cocopop on Thu 24 Jul 2014, 14:48

I got bored with typing "Don't know".  Embarassed 
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Post by Kitkat on Thu 24 Jul 2014, 16:10

I welcome the "don't knows" as a bit of a challenge, an opportunity to gain more knowledge, by going and doing some research; turn the dunnos into new discoveries.

I used to be in a regular weekly Pub Quiz team, a good few years back, about a dozen to 14 regular teams playing against each other, and I learned so much in that time.
Not just from the 'don't knows' though ....  partly because I would swat up on my Pub Quiz Book the evening before the quiz night (got the book especially for that purpose giggle ).  My ex was in the team also, and we used to test each other on the book's questions.  Some of the questions are a bit out of date now though; I've just checked - it was published in 2000, so that'll tell you how long ago it was.  surprised 

There are 10 different sections in these quiz questions:

  • General Knowledge
  • Entertainment
  • Sport
  • Pop Music
  • Art and Literature
  • Geography
  • Words
  • Science
  • People
  • History


so, depending on which page we hit on, it might make it a bit more interesting.

Of course, it would make it even more interesting - if more people were to join in.  Come on guys .............. Come out to play .......................... Basketball
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Re: THE WEEKLY QUIZ

Post by Jamboree on Sat 26 Jul 2014, 20:45

Kitkat wrote:

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.

Woopeedoo.  Very Happy 

I'll come back to this week's when get the chance. Being summoned from all angles here. I'll beeeeeeeeee baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack
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Post by Kitkat on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 13:01

Umberto Cocopop wrote:1.    Who was the female author of the 1975 novel A Word Child?

Don't know.   - Iris Murdoch

2.    What is the capital of Newfoundland?

St John?     - (St John's)

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

Don't know.    - Aletsch

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

Don't know.   - Jean Bokassa

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

Narnia?   - Narnia

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

Don't know.   - Henry Lawson

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

Eta.   - 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). - The answer given here is William Bonney - so take that as a  

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

Hitler?   giggle     - Raelene Boyle

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

Don't know.   - Gunymede

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.    lololol   - An Asian monkey

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

1962?   - 1917

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

Cricket - yawwwwn. No idea.   - Devon Malcolm

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

Black sea?    - Black Sea

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

Jeffrey Archer?   - Ira Levin



5 correct answers out of 15.  Well done, Umberto.  

a point for each correct answer - 5
for completing the quiz  :thumb:  - 5
for being the ONLY one to attempt it   toast  - 10  .................   (Meaning well doesn't count - Jamboree!  judge )

A total of 20 points has been added to your quota (Umbo)
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Re: THE WEEKLY QUIZ

Post by Kitkat on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 19:27

The subject of this week's Quiz is WORDS  



1.    In law what is the name given to a person to whom a legacy is bequeathed?

2.    What is a penna?

3.    What does the Latin phrase non licet mean?

4.    How many related works of drama would be in a tetralogy?

5.    What is the name given to a person between 90 and 99 years of age?

6.    What in South Africa is muti?

7.    What does the word tong mean with regards Chinese secret societies?

8.    From what is miso made?

9.    What is a thornback - a type of fruit or type of fish?

10.  What would you do with ninon - make a cocktail or make a dress?

11.  The word lyonnaise describes food cooked or garnished with what vegetable?

12.  The word esquire derives from the Latin word scutum, meaning what?

13.  Wlhat type of creature is a junco?

14.  If you were esurient, would you be penniless or greedy?

15.  Inkle is used for trimming fabric.  Of what is it made?
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Post by Jamboree on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 07:39

Kitkat wrote:for being the ONLY one to attempt it   toast  - 10  .................   (Meaning well doesn't count - Jamboree!  judge )
  Huh? 

I protest!  angry   On the grounds of unfair disadvantage.   judge   duel 
The weekly quiz questions were not posted here until Wednesday meaning we had till Tuesday to answer. Quiz closed on Sunday.  confused

Sulk Sulk  crybaby
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Post by Umberto Cocopop on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 09:52

1.    In law what is the name given to a person to whom a legacy is bequeathed?

Benefactor?

2.    What is a penna?

Don't know.

3.    What does the Latin phrase non licet mean?

Your hair is now clean?

4.    How many related works of drama would be in a tetralogy?

Four.

5.    What is the name given to a person between 90 and 99 years of age?

Nonogenarian.

6.    What in South Africa is muti?

Cake?

7.    What does the word tong mean with regards Chinese secret societies?

Family? Or their favourite DJ?

8.    From what is miso made?

Don't know.

9.    What is a thornback - a type of fruit or type of fish?

It sounds like a fish so I'll say: fruit.

10.  What would you do with ninon - make a cocktail or make a dress?

Artificial fabrics often end with "on" so I'll say: make a dress.

11.  The word lyonnaise describes food cooked or garnished with what vegetable?

Turkey giblets?

12.  The word esquire derives from the Latin word scutum, meaning what?

A ball holder? No..., let's try: peasant.

13.  Wlhat type of creature is a junco?

An antelope?

14.  If you were esurient, would you be penniless or greedy?

Penniless?

15.  Inkle is used for trimming fabric.  Of what is it made?

Stone. Flint?
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Re: THE WEEKLY QUIZ

Post by Kitkat on Wed 30 Jul 2014, 14:33

Jamboree wrote:
Kitkat wrote:for being the ONLY one to attempt it   toast  - 10  .................   (Meaning well doesn't count - Jamboree!  judge )
  Huh? 

I protest!  angry   On the grounds of unfair disadvantage.   judge   duel 
The weekly quiz questions were not posted here until Wednesday meaning we had till Tuesday to answer. Quiz closed on Sunday.  confused

Sulk Sulk  crybaby

 sorry  Jamboree.  nuts   Yes, it's been a bit haphazard in the initial stages - just a few teething problems.
This one will end at 12 midnight this Sunday - with new quiz coming out on Monday, and from then on we should be back on course.  (So get yer answers in before 12 Sunday night!)

Meantime, you have been awarded a compensatory 5 points, so ....... sulk over??   catlick
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Post by Jamboree on Thu 31 Jul 2014, 12:10

Kitkat wrote:
Jamboree wrote:
Kitkat wrote:for being the ONLY one to attempt it   toast  - 10  .................   (Meaning well doesn't count - Jamboree!  judge )
  Huh? 

I protest!  angry   On the grounds of unfair disadvantage.   judge   duel 
The weekly quiz questions were not posted here until Wednesday meaning we had till Tuesday to answer. Quiz closed on Sunday.  confused

Sulk Sulk  crybaby

 sorry  Jamboree.  nuts   Yes, it's been a bit haphazard in the initial stages - just a few teething problems.
This one will end at 12 midnight this Sunday - with new quiz coming out on Monday, and from then on we should be back on course.  (So get yer answers in before 12 Sunday night!)

Meantime, you have been awarded a compensatory 5 points, so ....... sulk over??   catlick

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Post by Jamboree on Thu 31 Jul 2014, 12:32

1.    In law what is the name given to a person to whom a legacy is bequeathed?

benefactor.

2.    What is a penna?

pasta.

3.    What does the Latin phrase non licet mean?

not allowed?

4.    How many related works of drama would be in a tetralogy?

4

5.    What is the name given to a person between 90 and 99 years of age?

a nonagenarian.

6.    What in South Africa is muti?

voodoo.

7.    What does the word tong mean with regards Chinese secret societies?

mafia.

8.    From what is miso made?
shrug 

9.    What is a thornback - a type of fruit or type of fish?

ray

10.  What would you do with ninon - make a cocktail or make a dress?

make a dress.

11.  The word lyonnaise describes food cooked or garnished with what vegetable?

potatoes.

12.  The word esquire derives from the Latin word scutum, meaning what?

lord.

13.  Wlhat type of creature is a junco?

a bird.

14.  If you were esurient, would you be penniless or greedy?

greedy.

15.  Inkle is used for trimming fabric.  Of what is it made?
 shrug
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Post by Kitkat on Sun 03 Aug 2014, 11:44







1.    In law what is the name given to a person to whom a legacy is bequeathed?

The answer given in the book is Legatee - but Beneficiary is actually the more commonly used term, and is also correct.


2.    What is a penna?

A large feather.


3.    What does the Latin phrase non licet mean?

Exact translation = "It is not allowed"


4.    How many related works of drama would be in a tetralogy?

Four


5.    What is the name given to a person between 90 and 99 years of age?

Nonagenarian

6.    What in South Africa is muti?

Medicine


7.    What does the word tong mean with regards Chinese secret societies?

Meeting-place


8.    From what is miso made?

Soya beans


9.    What is a thornback - a type of fruit or type of fish?

Fish


10.  What would you do with ninon - make a cocktail or make a dress?

A dress - it is a fabric


11.  The word lyonnaise describes food cooked or garnished with what vegetable?

Onion


12.  The word esquire derives from the Latin word scutum, meaning what?

Shield


13.  What type of creature is a junco?

Bird


14.  If you were esurient, would you be penniless or greedy?

Greedy


15.  Inkle is used for trimming fabric.  Of what is it made?

Linen







Umberto Cocopop - 4 Answers (plus half a point for first part answer to number 12 - if you'd stuck with that one I'd have given you the full point;  a ball holder could be classed as a kind of a shield   giggle )
So - 1 point for each correct answer = 4 1/2
5 points for doing the Quiz
Total = 9 1/2   (Mod tells me the forum doesn't know how to allocate half a point - so rounded up to 10)

Jamboree - 8 Answers
So - 1 point for each correct answer = 8
5 points for doing the Quiz
Total = 13


This week's Quiz Champ is Jamboree.   :thumb: 

Well done to all participants.  toast
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Post by Kitkat on Tue 05 Aug 2014, 00:09

Subject for this week's questions is GEOGRAPHY -


 


1.    Which has the larger population, Amsterdam or Rotterdam?

2.    Of which Irish county is Lifford the county town?

3.    Which is the largest of the Aran Islands off the Irish coast?

4.    The Gironde estuary in S.W. France is formed by the confluence of which two rivers?

5.    On which river does the Northumberland town of Alnwick stand?

6.    Which of the Tropics runs through Mexico?

7.    In which county is Broadmoor hospital?

8.    Which strait separates Mexico from Cuba?

9.    In which country is the village of Roquefort, famed for its cheese?

10.  Into which sea does the River Danube flow?

11.  In which South American country is Porto Alegre?

12.  Which three countries contain part of Lake Victoria?

13.  Llangefni is the administrative headquarters of which Welsh council?

14.  Which three countries contain part of Lake Malawi?

15.  The town of Nakamura is on which Japanese island?
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Post by Jamboree on Fri 08 Aug 2014, 10:32

1.    Which has the larger population, Amsterdam or Rotterdam? - Amsterdam

2.    Of which Irish county is Lifford the county town? - Londonderry

3.    Which is the largest of the Aran Islands off the Irish coast? - Inishmore

4.    The Gironde estuary in S.W. France is formed by the confluence of which two rivers? - Seine and Dordogne

5.    On which river does the Northumberland town of Alnwick stand? - Aln river

6.    Which of the Tropics runs through Mexico? - Cancer

7.    In which county is Broadmoor hospital? - Berks

8.    Which strait separates Mexico from Cuba? - Yucatan

9.    In which country is the village of Roquefort, famed for its cheese? - France

10.  Into which sea does the River Danube flow? - Mediterranean

11.  In which South American country is Porto Alegre? - Brazil

12.  Which three countries contain part of Lake Victoria?

13.  Llangefni is the administrative headquarters of which Welsh council? - Anglesey

14.  Which three countries contain part of Lake Malawi?

15.  The town of Nakamura is on which Japanese island? - Shikoko
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Post by Kitkat on Sat 09 Aug 2014, 00:12

Jamboree, I can't comment properly on this until Sunday - when the answers are officially put up .... but all I will say right now is that one of your answers up there (irrespective of whether it's the correct answer or not) - constitutes a very good reason to actually subtract points from your total, whatever it may be!  shame 

Big booboo in my book, Jamboree.  no-no   You've got until Sunday to figure it out ... (clue - question #2 ...)  spank ...............
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Post by Umberto Cocopop on Sat 09 Aug 2014, 09:58

1.    Which has the larger population, Amsterdam or Rotterdam?

Rotterdam

2.    Of which Irish county is Lifford the county town?

Wexford

3.    Which is the largest of the Aran Islands off the Irish coast?

Craggy Island

4.    The Gironde estuary in S.W. France is formed by the confluence of which two rivers?

Seine & Loire


5.    On which river does the Northumberland town of Alnwick stand?

Aln

6.    Which of the Tropics runs through Mexico?

Cancer

7.    In which county is Broadmoor hospital?

Hampshire

8.    Which strait separates Mexico from Cuba?

Don't know.

9.    In which country is the village of Roquefort, famed for its cheese?

France

10.  Into which sea does the River Danube flow?

Black sea?

11.  In which South American country is Porto Alegre?

Argentina.

12.  Which three countries contain part of Lake Victoria?

Tanzania, and a couple of others.

13.  Llangefni is the administrative headquarters of which Welsh council?

Cardiff.


14.  Which three countries contain part of Lake Malawi?

Malawi and a couple of others.

15.  The town of Nakamura is on which Japanese island?

Honshu. (Is that one of them?)
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Post by Kitkat on Sat 09 Aug 2014, 23:02

Okay, I'll go easy on Jamboree.  Seems even the BBC can't decide ...

http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2010/06/derry-bbc-city-ulster-irish



comedian Dara O'Briain makes light of the competing versions when he performs in the city by opening his show with the line: "Hello, my name is Dara, or if you prefer, you can call me Londondara."
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Post by Kitkat on Sun 10 Aug 2014, 15:45





1.    Which has the larger population, Amsterdam or Rotterdam?

Amsterdam.

2.    Of which Irish county is Lifford the county town?

Donegal.

3.    Which is the largest of the Aran Islands off the Irish coast?

Inishmore.  
Gaelic (Irish language) is the main spoken language of the Aran Islanders.
How to remember which of the 3 islands (Inishmore, Inishmaan, Inisheer) is the largest? ... Inis (pronounced Inish) being the Gaelic word for island, and mór is Gaelic for big.  

4.    The Gironde estuary in S.W. France is formed by the confluence of which two rivers?

Dordogne and Garonne.

5.    On which river does the Northumberland town of Alnwick stand?

Aln.

6.    Which of the Tropics runs through Mexico?

Tropic of Cancer.

7.    In which county is Broadmoor hospital?

Berkshire.

8.    Which strait separates Mexico from Cuba?

Yucatan Strait.

9.    In which country is the village of Roquefort, famed for its cheese?

France.

10.  Into which sea does the River Danube flow?

Black Sea.

11.  In which South American country is Porto Alegre?

Brazil.

12.  Which three countries contain part of Lake Victoria?

Uganda,Kenya and Tanzania.

13.  Llangefni is the administrative headquarters of which Welsh council?

Anglesey.

14.  Which three countries contain part of Lake Malawi?

Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique.

15.  The town of Nakamura is on which Japanese island?


Shikoku.





Where there is a question with 2 or 3 sections in the answer (e.g. #s 4, 12 & 14) - 1 point is awarded for each correct section.

Jamboree -
11 points for correct answers
Plus 5 points for doing the Quiz
Minus 5 points for the massive faux pas at question # 2 ! (Jamboree - do you work for the BBC, by any chance?  Neutral  )
Total = 11


Umberto Cocopop -
6 points for  6 correct answers
Plus 5 points for doing the Quiz
Total = 11

We have a tie this week! - which means the Champ's trophy is shared between Jamboree and Umberto.  bravo toast 

Champ gets to choose the subject for next week's quiz - from the following list:

   General Knowledge
   Entertainment
   Sport
   Pop Music
   Art and Literature
   Geography
   Words
   Science
   People
   History

Whoever's first to post it here - their choice will be the subject for next week.
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Post by Umberto Cocopop on Sun 10 Aug 2014, 17:50

Science.
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Post by Kitkat on Sun 10 Aug 2014, 18:36

Umberto Cocopop wrote:Science.

OK.  :thumb: 
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Post by Jamboree on Mon 11 Aug 2014, 08:59

Kitkat wrote:Jamboree, I can't comment properly on this until Sunday - when the answers are officially put up .... but all I will say right now is that one of your answers up there (irrespective of whether it's the correct answer or not) - constitutes a very good reason to actually subtract points from your total, whatever it may be!  shame 

Big booboo in my book, Jamboree.  no-no   You've got until Sunday to figure it out ... (clue - question #2 ...)  spank ...............

Ouch! I felt that.   chair   rock  

Consider myself scolded.   sorry   Won't do it again miss.


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Post by Jamboree on Mon 11 Aug 2014, 09:14

Kitkat wrote:We have a tie this week! - which means the Champ's trophy is shared between Jamboree and Umberto.  bravo toast 

Champ gets to choose the subject for next week's quiz - from the following list:

   General Knowledge
   Entertainment
   Sport
   Pop Music
   Art and Literature
   Geography
   Words
   Science
   People
   History

Whoever's first to post it here - their choice will be the subject for next week.

Pipped to the post!  Heh!

Umberto Cocopop wrote:
Science.

wary     I was going to say that.   obgob    sidestep
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Post by Kitkat on Mon 11 Aug 2014, 11:18

The subject of this week's Quiz is ...


   

1.    Which English physiologist originated the terms 'synapse' and 'neuron'?

2.    What nationality was biologist Ernest Mayr?

3.    In which German town is scientist Georgius Agricola buried?

4.    Iapetus is a moon of which planet?

5.    Approximately how many miles in diameter is Uranus's moon Portia?

6.    In which country was botanist William Withering born?

7.    Is fluorine lighter or heavier than air?

8.    In computer science, what is pixel short for?

9.    Which bird was cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova's call sign on her Vostok VI space mission?

10.  What is the symbol of the element Nobelium?

11.  In which year ws the first atomic bomb detonated?

12.  In which year did nuclear physicist Eugene Paul Wigner die?

13.  In which year was Nereid, a moon of neptune, discovered?

14.  What are the two main types of computers in use today?

15.  In which century did U.S. scientist Benjamin Franklin live?
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Post by Jamboree on Wed 13 Aug 2014, 19:29

1.    Which English physiologist originated the terms 'synapse' and 'neuron'? - Michael Foster

2.    What nationality was biologist Ernest Mayr? - American

3.    In which German town is scientist Georgius Agricola buried?

4.    Iapetus is a moon of which planet? - Saturn

5.    Approximately how many miles in diameter is Uranus's moon Portia?

6.    In which country was botanist William Withering born? - England

7.    Is fluorine lighter or heavier than air? - lighter

8.    In computer science, what is pixel short for? - picture element

9.    Which bird was cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova's call sign on her Vostok VI space mission? - eagle

10.  What is the symbol of the element Nobelium? - No

11.  In which year ws the first atomic bomb detonated? - 1945

12.  In which year did nuclear physicist Eugene Paul Wigner die?

13.  In which year was Nereid, a moon of neptune, discovered?

14.  What are the two main types of computers in use today? - laptop and desktop

15.  In which century did U.S. scientist Benjamin Franklin live? - 17th
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Re: THE WEEKLY QUIZ

Post by Umberto Cocopop on Wed 13 Aug 2014, 21:47

1.    Which English physiologist originated the terms 'synapse' and 'neuron'?

No idea.

2.    What nationality was biologist Ernest Mayr?

A New Zealand...ian?

3.    In which German town is scientist Georgius Agricola buried?

Bad Soden?

4.    Iapetus is a moon of which planet?

I've just done a course on the moons of the solar system.

But, no idea No 

5.    Approximately how many miles in diameter is Uranus's moon Portia?

Is it 48 billion?

6.    In which country was botanist William Withering born?

New Zealand

7.    Is fluorine lighter or heavier than air?

Heavier

8.    In computer science, what is pixel short for?

A dot on the screen.

9.    Which bird was cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova's call sign on her Vostok VI space mission?

A budgie?

10.  What is the symbol of the element Nobelium?

Nob giggle or No

11.  In which year ws the first atomic bomb detonated?

1945

12.  In which year did nuclear physicist Eugene Paul Wigner die?

1972

13.  In which year was Nereid, a moon of neptune, discovered?

1986

14.  What are the two main types of computers in use today?

BBC micro and Commodore64 (assuming you've the question book a while).

15.  In which century did U.S. scientist Benjamin Franklin live?

18th



A very poor set of "science" questions.  thumbdown
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Re: THE WEEKLY QUIZ

Post by Kitkat on Thu 14 Aug 2014, 00:29

Umberto Cocopop wrote:A very poor set of "science" questions.  thumbdown

Well, don't blame me!  Those are the sort of questions you would be asked in a Pub Quiz.  They've all come straight out of the book.   shrug 

Have to admit - I wouldn't have a clue about any one of those questions, not a sausage.   Question No Question

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