Friday, December 07, 2007

& the winners were...

Chicken Cottaaage Appreciation Society, with 84%, followed by Hellcatmudwrestler and I Wish I'd Read The Papers, both with 80%. Hellcatmudwrestler won the tie break to come second, but it's now been more than 6 months since they won a quiz. Must do better in 2008!

Quiz Questions from Sunday 2nd December 2007

Round 1 – Recent Events

Which country is Ken Livingstone currently visiting
Which wedding anniversary did the Queen celebrate in November?
Which actor made a multi million pound profit on an
Andy Warhol picture?
& who was the picture of?
Who plays Beowulf in the new Hollywood film?
Which GCSEs is Wayne Rooney currently studying for?
Who is the new prime minister of Australia?
Which British mobile network exclusively carries the iPhone?
What is the title of Russell Brand’s book?
What do secretary Janet Kidd, builder Ray Ruddick, and solicitor John McCarthy have in common?

Round 2 - Pictures

This round featured pictures of celebrities as they appeared in the Simpsons, and ranged from the incredibly easy (Stephen Hawking, Tom Jones), to the harder (Sting, N*SYNC), to the downright impossible (JK Rowling). Although to be fair 5 teams did get JK Rowling right.

Round 3 - Music

The theme for the music round was Space Exploration, and featured tracks by The Police, Moby, Genesis, Elton John, and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band. Rather depressingly only one team seemed to have heard of the Bonzos - most thought that one was either by The Beatles or The Kinks.

Round 4 – Famous quotations

Who said
One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind?
The harder I practice the luckier I get?
I wouldn’t say I was the best football manager in the business, but I was in the top one?
Channel 5 is all shit isn’t it? (as part of his last words)
I think therefore I am?

Round 4 – British Political Scandals [edited to save me from getting random search engine traffic]

D**** M***** resigned from government after an affair with which actress was made public?
What newspaper was unsuccessfully sued for libel by J******** A***** in 1995?
Which party was in power in the UK at the time of the Profumo scandal?
Which Liberal MP was accused of being involved with the shooting of his lover’s dog?
Which MP, other than N*** H*******, was involved in the 1994 Cash for Questions scandal?

Round 5 - General Knowledge

In which American state is the George Bush airport?
What is the first name of either of the founders of Marks & Spencer?
What is the surname of either of the founders of Ben & Jerry’s?
Which South American country has the largest population out of Agrentina, Puru and Chile?
Who was Adolf Hitler’s Minister for Propaganda?
How many colours are there in the Dutch flag? (Yes, white does count as a colour)
Where is the body would you find the proximal phalange?
What is the Latin word for left?
In British espionage, who was known as the Third Man?
In music, how many quavers are there in a crotchet?