Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Next Quiz - Sunday 4th March

Kick off at 8pm

£2 per person to enter, max 5 to a team

Lots of prizes!

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The quiz is a no smartphone zone. It just spoils it for everyone. If you see someone on another team using their iPhone (other smartphones are available) then take a picture of them with your phone. If we all work together we can beat this!

& the winners were...

...Old Hamtonwellians with 80%, followed by Les with 77% and Toby's Tigers with 74%

Overall a pretty challenging quiz, caused by the combination of old(ish) album covers in the picture round, and old(ish) acts in the music round.

Quiz Questions from Sunday 5th February

Current affairs
Which celebrity named their baby Blue Ivy, and which named their baby Ethel? (mum only)?
Which UK high street store announced that it was changing the punctuation of its name?
Name the controversial Australian appearing as a guest star in the 500th ep of The Simpsons
What is the current number of people in prison in the UK – to nearest 10%
What is the name of Harry Redknapp’s dog?
Name the giant cruise liner which sunk of the coast of Italy in January?
What was the value in £ of Stephen Hester's controversial bonus (+/- £20,000)?
Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open last weekend in the longest-ever Grand Slam tennis final.  How long did the match go on for?  (+/- 30 minutes)
Which US Republican candidate won in Florida this week?
What did Fred Goodwin lose this week?

Picture round
Album covers re-created through the medium of kittens.  Taken from the excellent Kitten Covers site, but it proved pretty challenging for the younger players

Music Round
The theme was acts who'd played at the Super Bowl, including Madonna, ZZ Top, The Rolling Stones and Britney Spears

Famous dogs (in honour of Harry Redknapp)
What was Tintin’s dog called?
Which British politician had a dog called Sadie?
Which Disney character did Paris Hilton name her dog after?
What is the name of the dog in Family Guy?  (Firstname, Surname)
What is the name of Postman Pat’s cat?

The Six Nations
Who are the current Six Nations title holders?
Which three countries won their opening Six Nations fixtures this weekend?
On which Saint's day will 2012's final round of matches be played?
Which of the Six Nations countries progressed furthest in the 2011 World Cup?
What trophy is contested within the Six Nations tournament between England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales, and isin some years not won by any team?

General Knowledge
Who was the lead singer of The Darkness?
What is the inventor of the Dyson vacuum clearer’s first name?
In which country is the wind-making region Stellenbosch?
What was the nationality of the photographer Man Ray?
What would you be making if you were using the Bessimer Process?
From what type of flowering plant is vanilla obtained?
Which famous brewery moved away from Wandsworth in 2006 and is now planning to stop brewing altogether?
In what century did the Black Death strike Europe and the Peasants' revolt occur?
Name the two islands on which Napoleon spent his first and second exiles
What type of animal makes jumping beans jump?