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Post by Kitkat on 14th August 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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Post by Jamboree on 14th August 2014, 16:55

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

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.

I agree with Umberto Cocopop there.  Where the hell did they find those obscure "science" questions?  They would be more appropriately set under the subject heading of What Year? or Where was so-and-so born? or People & Places.

Reckon I got more points than UC though!   nuts 

Change the crappy book, KitKat!
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Post by Kitkat on 14th August 2014, 19:03

There's just no pleasing some folk.     violin2
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Post by Kitkat on 18th August 2014, 01:00

Sorry for my tardiness in supplying the answers to this week's Quiz.  Been a very full and eventful day today.  First chance I've had.  Anyway, here they are:






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

Charles Scott Sherrington

2.    What nationality was biologist Ernest Mayr?

German

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

Zeitz

4.    Iapetus is a moon of which planet?

Saturn

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

66 miles

6.    In which country was botanist William Withering born?

Somerset  
( Oops!  chair  Bit of a typo in the question there - must have been a bit off-putting to those giving the answers, who of course would have known the correct answer to the correct question.  sorry  ....  I'll stand yez both a drink in The Bar next time we're all in there together.  How does that sound? )  wine 

7.    Is fluorine lighter or heavier than air?

Heavier

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?

Seagull

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?

1995

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

1949

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

Analogue and digital
(I did say the quiz book is a good few years old - so this answer may well be out of date now.
Will need to check that out)


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

18th Century




Will do the points awarding and stuff tomorrow (after checking out the validity of #14 - and also getting a bit of shut-eye.  Am pretty much knackered right now - so would you be if you'd had the day I've had!)
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Post by Umberto Cocopop on 18th August 2014, 11:01

@Kitkat wrote:10.  What is the symbol of the element Nobelium?

No

Ah gowan. Tell us.  Sad 

Gowan, gowan, gowan, gowan, gowan...
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Post by Kitkat on 18th August 2014, 13:19

@Umberto Cocopop wrote:
@Kitkat wrote:10.  What is the symbol of the element Nobelium?

No

Ah gowan. Tell us.  Sad 

Gowan, gowan, gowan, gowan, gowan...

 lol!  - "No" is the correct answer to the question!  Laughing (and you did answer it correctly  cleverclogs )


So, regarding correct answers ...

Umbo got 4 correct answers - 4 points plus 5 for taking part in the quiz.  
Total = 9

Jambo also got 4 correct - and also got the country right for question 6 (even though that was a typo in the question (mea culpa) where it should have said 'county', not 'country') - so 1 point to Jambo for that one ...
Total = 10

Jamboree is the Quiz Champ for this week.
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Post by Kitkat on 18th August 2014, 13:47

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



1.    What was the name of the songwriting brother of George Gershwin?

2.    What is the standard monetary unit of Finland?

3.    Which comedian wrote the novel Stark?

4.    What is another name for the mountain K2?

5.    What canine mammal is also called a prairie wolf?

6.    Who wrote the 1931 stage production Cavalcade?

7.    Who penned the 1881 children's book Heidi?

8.    Which actress starred in the fims The Railway Children and Walkabout?

9.    Which river in Africa forms part of the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola?

10.  The constellation Volans lies between which two other constellations?

11.  Who was director of the 1977 film Eraserhead?

12.  Which singer-actress played Evita in the 1996 film?

13.  In which year did country singer Jim Reeves die in an airplane crash?

14.  Who  was producer and director of the 1960 film The Fall of the House of Usher?

15.  Which pair of aviators made the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic?
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Post by Jamboree on 18th August 2014, 19:05

@Kitkat wrote:Jamboree is the Quiz Champ for this week.

 yay  Yah! Boo! Umberto Cocopop  nuts banana
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Post by Umberto Cocopop on 18th August 2014, 21:03

Well I didn't want to win anyway. yahboocat 
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Post by Kitkat on 18th August 2014, 22:59

Okay - Slight change of policy .......

Starting from this week - Rather than post your answers here in the thread, they should instead be sent to me by PM. They won't be revealed until Sunday, when all answers - exactly as you have sent them - will be posted up at the same time. So, nobody will know who (if anyone) else has entered their answers - and what those answers are. I think that's fairer. Agreed?
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Post by Kitkat on 24th August 2014, 13:06

Jamboree's answers to Quiz :




@Jamboree wrote:1. What was the name of the songwriting brother of George Gershwin? - Ira

2. What is the standard monetary unit of Finland? - Euro

3. Which comedian wrote the novel Stark? - Raving Mad?

4. What is another name for the mountain K2?

5. What canine mammal is also called a prairie wolf? - coyote

6. Who wrote the 1931 stage production Cavalcade?

7. Who penned the 1881 children's book Heidi? - Hans Christian Anderson

8. Which actress starred in the fims The Railway Children and Walkabout? - Jenny Agutter

9. Which river in Africa forms part of the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola?

10. The constellation Volans lies between which two other constellations?

11. Who was director of the 1977 film Eraserhead?

12. Which singer-actress played Evita in the 1996 film? - Elaine Paige

13. In which year did country singer Jim Reeves die in an airplane crash? - 1964

14. Who was producer and director of the 1960 film The Fall of the House of Usher?

15. Which pair of aviators made the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic? - Alcock & Brown
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Post by Kitkat on 24th August 2014, 21:31





   1. What was the name of the songwriting brother of George Gershwin?
Ira Gershwin

   2. What is the standard monetary unit of Finland?
The book gives the answer as Markka.
However, the book is dated 2000 (I think) - and Finland's currency is now Euro.  There was a period of dual circulation, but that ended in February 2002.
 

   3. Which comedian wrote the novel Stark?
Ben Elton

   4. What is another name for the mountain K2?
Godwin Austen (or Dapsang)

   5. What canine mammal is also called a prairie wolf?
Coyote

   6. Who wrote the 1931 stage production Cavalcade?
Noel Coward

   7. Who penned the 1881 children's book Heidi?
Johanna Spyri

   8. Which actress starred in the fims The Railway Children and Walkabout?
Jenny Agutter

   9. Which river in Africa forms part of the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola?
Kasai

   10. The constellation Volans lies between which two other constellations?
Carina and Hydrus

   11. Who was director of the 1977 film Eraserhead?
David Lynch

   12. Which singer-actress played Evita in the 1996 film?
Madonna

   13. In which year did country singer Jim Reeves die in an airplane crash?
1964

   14. Who was producer and director of the 1960 film The Fall of the House of Usher?
Roger Corman

   15. Which pair of aviators made the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic?
John W. Alcock and A.W. Brown




Jamboree got 6 questions correct
So 6 points for 6 correct answers - plus a further 10 points for being the only one to submit answers in this week's Quiz
Total points for Jamboree = 16
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Post by Kitkat on 25th August 2014, 21:09

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

1.    Who was the author of the 1984 novel Hotel du Lac?

2.    Who wrote the 1816 book The Devil's Elixir?

3.    What is the name of the line of latitude about 23oN of the equator?

4.    Which port was capital of the Belgian Congo until 1926?

5.    Which city in S.W. Brazil is capital of Mato Grosso do Sul state?

6.    In which South American country is the seaport of Antofagasta?

7.    Who wrote the 1952 novel The Old Man and the Sea?

8.    Which former lead singer and guitarist with the pop group T. Rex died in a car crash in 1977?

9.    Who wrote the 1931 novel The Good Earth?

10.  Which make of motor car won the 1935 Le Mans 24 Hour race?

11.  Which city in S.E. Italy was the seat of Emperor Frederick II?

12.  In which year did English prison reformer Elizabeth Fry die?

13.  Who wrote the 1966 novel The Jewel In The Crown?

14.  Who was the French painter of Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe?

15.  Which actor played Hercule Poirot in the film Death on the Nile?
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Post by Umberto Cocopop on 25th August 2014, 23:37

I can't quote the post to answer them.
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Post by Kitkat on 26th August 2014, 00:24

@Umberto Cocopop wrote:I can't quote the post to answer them.

Just copy & paste the questions into a PM - insert your answers and send it.
I will then quote from that PM, exactly as it is sent, and post it here on Sunday along with any other answers submitted.
Jamboree's answers were pm'd to me on Thursday, and that's how it was done with this week's.

Where IS our reigning champ anyway?  cyclops  

YooHoooooo ...... Jambooooooooooo .... where aaaaaaaaaare you? ......
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Post by Kitkat on 26th August 2014, 11:37

PS: When answers are submitted by PM (preferably headed 'QUIZ') - that PM is considered to be your full and final, unchangeable, entry. judge Any PM sent afterwards (wanting to change an answer or attempting to correct a mistake or adding another answer .....) will be discounted (take note, Jamboree!)
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Post by Jamboree on 27th August 2014, 21:00

@Kitkat wrote:

Where IS our reigning champ anyway?  cyclops  

YooHoooooo ...... Jambooooooooooo .... where aaaaaaaaaare you? ......

I'm heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere.   bouncy  The CHAMP is here.    drunken
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Post by Kitkat on 31st August 2014, 20:42

Only one person entered answers to this week's Quiz

@Jamboree wrote:1.    Who was the author of the 1984 novel Hotel du Lac?

2.    Who wrote the 1816 book The Devil's Elixir?

3.    What is the name of the line of latitude about 23oN of the equator? - Tropic of Cancer

4.    Which port was capital of the Belgian Congo until 1926? - Boma

5.    Which city in S.W. Brazil is capital of Mato Grosso do Sul state? - Brasilia

6.    In which South American country is the seaport of Antofagasta? - Chile

7.    Who wrote the 1952 novel The Old Man and the Sea? - Ernest Hemmingway

8.    Which former lead singer and guitarist with the pop group T. Rex died in a car crash in 1977? - Marc Bolan

9.    Who wrote the 1931 novel The Good Earth?

10.  Which make of motor car won the 1935 Le Mans 24 Hour race? - Ferrari

11.  Which city in S.E. Italy was the seat of Emperor Frederick II?

12.  In which year did English prison reformer Elizabeth Fry die?

13.  Who wrote the 1966 novel The Jewel In The Crown? - Scott

14.  Who was the French painter of Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe? - Manet

15.  Which actor played Hercule Poirot in the film Death on the Nile? - Peter Ustinov

Correct answers and points allocation will follow.
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Post by Kitkat on 31st August 2014, 20:52






1.    Who was the author of the 1984 novel Hotel du Lac?
Anita Brookner

2.    Who wrote the 1816 book The Devil's Elixir?
Ernst Hoffman

3.    What is the name of the line of latitude about 23oN of the equator?
Tropic of Cancer

4.    Which port was capital of the Belgian Congo until 1926?
Boma

5.    Which city in S.W. Brazil is capital of Mato Grosso do Sul state?
Campo Grande

6.    In which South American country is the seaport of Antofagasta?
Chile

7.    Who wrote the 1952 novel The Old Man and the Sea?
Ernest Hemingway

8.    Which former lead singer and guitarist with the pop group T. Rex died in a car crash in 1977?
Marc Bolan

9.    Who wrote the 1931 novel The Good Earth?
Pearl Buck

10.  Which make of motor car won the 1935 Le Mans 24 Hour race?
Lagonda

11.  Which city in S.E. Italy was the seat of Emperor Frederick II?
Foggia

12.  In which year did English prison reformer Elizabeth Fry die?
1845

13.  Who wrote the 1966 novel The Jewel In The Crown?
Paul Scott

14.  Who was the French painter of Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe?
Édouard Manet

15.  Which actor played Hercule Poirot in the film Death on the Nile?
Peter Ustinov
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Post by Kitkat on 1st September 2014, 12:22

So,

Jamboree got 8 questions correct this week!

    8 points for 8 correct answers

+  10 for being the only one to do the Quiz

Total  points - Jamboree = 18  

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Post by Kitkat on 1st September 2014, 12:34

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



1.    Who was 1988 U.S. Open men's singles tennis champion?

2.    Which poet's volumes included 1889's Days and Nights?

3.    Who was the 26th president of the U.S.?

4.    Who wrote the 1894 play Little Eyolf?

5.   Which England Test bowler took a hat-trick against West Indies at Leeds in 1957?

6.   Who was the author of the 1904 volume Ghost Stories of an Antiquary?

7.   Which politican was elected M.P. for Edinburgh East and Musselburgh in 1997?

8.    Which poisonous marsh plant is also called water hemlock?

9.    What is the name of the Polish river upon which Poznan stands?

10.  Which English ballerina was born Lilian Alicia Marks?

11.  Which actor's television roles included Chris Hawthorne in the comedy The Cuckoo Waltz?

12.  Who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the film The Fugitive?

13.  Who wrote the 1981 novel A Good Man in Africa?

14.  Which British aircrft designer was chairman of the Hawker Siddeley Group from 1935-63?

15.  Who wrote the 1936 novel A Gun for Sale?




(Answers to be pm'd by 12 midnight on Saturday, 9th Sept)
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Re: THE WEEKLY QUIZ

Post by Kitkat on 8th September 2014, 17:30





1.    Who was 1988 U.S. Open men's singles tennis champion?
- Mats Wilander

2.    Which poet's volumes included 1889's Days and Nights?
- A.W. Symons

3.    Who was the 26th president of the U.S.?
- Theodore Roosevelt

4.    Who wrote the 1894 play Little Eyolf?
- Henrik Ibsen

5.   Which England Test bowler took a hat-trick against West Indies at Leeds in 1957?
- P.J. Loader

6.   Who was the author of the 1904 volume Ghost Stories of an Antiquary?
- M.R. James

7.   Which politican was elected M.P. for Edinburgh East and Musselburgh in 1997?
- Gavin Strang

8.    Which poisonous marsh plant is also called water hemlock?
- Cowbane

9.    What is the name of the Polish river upon which Poznan stands?
- Warta

10.  Which English ballerina was born Lilian Alicia Marks?
-  Alicia Markova

11.  Which actor's television roles included Chris Hawthorne in the comedy The Cuckoo Waltz?
- David Roper

12.  Who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for the film The Fugitive?
- Tommy Lee Jones

13.  Who wrote the 1981 novel A Good Man in Africa?
- William Boyd

14.  Which British aircrft designer was chairman of the Hawker Siddeley Group from 1935-63?
- Sir Thomas Sopwith

15.  Who wrote the 1936 novel A Gun for Sale?
- Graham Greene




Phew!!!  That was a real stinker! scared   I would not have had a clue about any single one of those.  
Even phone-a-friend couldn't have helped there. confused.
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Re: THE WEEKLY QUIZ

Post by Kitkat on 8th September 2014, 17:45

Want to try another bash at the Science ones?  - or has everyone given up?  surprised

Here goes ........

   

1.    What percentage of the atmosphere of the plant Venus is carbon dioxide?

2.    In which year did Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud die?

3.    Which physicist was Governor of South Australia from 1971-6?

4.    Approximately how many days does the moon Deimos take to orbit Mars?

5.    James Hutton is often called the 'father of geology'.  In which European capital was he born?

6.    In which U.S. state was archaeologist Lewis Binford born?

7.    Which moon of Uranus has areas which have been named the Chevron, Circus Maximus, and the Racetrack?

8.    In which year was the Lotus Development Corporation founded?

9.    Which British mathematician proved Fermat's Last Theorem in 1995?

10.  What is the name given to the chemical elements of atomic number greater than 92?

11.  In which year did Trevor Bayliss invent the clockwork radio?

12.  In  which year was the compact disc invented?

13.  In which year was the Hubble Space Telescope launched?

14.  What is the largest of Saturn's moons?

15.  In the term CAT scanner, what does the acronym CAT stand for?


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Re: THE WEEKLY QUIZ

Post by Whiskers on 25th January 2015, 21:16

@Kitkat wrote:Want to try another bash at the Science ones?  - or has everyone given up?  surprised


I think that question has been answered KK.  What a Face
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Re: THE WEEKLY QUIZ

Post by Kitkat on 25th January 2015, 23:37

@Whiskers wrote:
@Kitkat wrote:Want to try another bash at the Science ones?  - or has everyone given up?  surprised


I think that question has been answered KK.  What a Face

Yes, looks like it, but there's still plenty more questions where those came from if anyone's still interested. cheesy
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Re: THE WEEKLY QUIZ

Post by Jamboree on 30th January 2015, 04:01

yes nod BUMP!

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