Monday, July 09, 2012

Next Quiz - Sunday 5th August

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...

2 guys and 1 girl (a new team) with 65%, followed by Les with 63% and Jo & Jo with 60%.  Overall the scores were low, partly because of the picture round, but also because many regular teams couldn't come, and some others had fewer members than normal.

Quiz Questions from Sunday 8th July

Current Affairs
Which American town has the Scottish village of Dull ‘twinned’ with?
Which British band has recorded the official Olympic song?
For how many years has the 999 service been operating in the UK (nearest 10%)
What front-page headline did The Sun run suggesting that Bob Diamond should quit?
Which company was Nikolas Bendtner fined and banned for promoting at Euro 2012?
How many goals did Spain concede in Euro 2012? (exact)
Which country scored the first goal of Euro 2012?
What name was given to the famous Galapagos tortoise who died last month?
Enrique Peña Nieto was elected president of which country?
Bexhill's De La Warr pavilion is displaying on its roof a recreated scene from which film?

Picture Round
Extreme close ups of celebs, taken from this site, and then cropped a bit more.  This proved a bit 'Marmite' - one team got 9/10, but most stuggled, especially all-male teams.

Music Round
Scottish bands, in honour of Andy Murray, including Snow Patrol, Primal Scream, the Wets, and Bay City Rollers.

Pop Group Musicals
What is the new Spice Girls musical called?
When did We Will Rock You start in the West End (1 year either side)
Which band or artist’s songs were the basis for the musical Tonight’s The Night?
What was the Madness musical called – Baggy Trousers, One Step Beyond, or Our House?
Which 60s band provides most of the songs for Jersey Boys?

In what year was the retractable roof at Wimbledon used for the first time?
In which decade was the first Wimbledon championship played?
Lukáš Rosol, the 100th-ranked player defeated Rafael Nadal last week - but which country is he from?
Yaroslava Shvedova achieved the rare feat of a 'Golden Set' last week.  But what does this achievement involve?
Who holds the record for most Women's singles titles at Wimbledon?

General Knowledge
On what tube line is Mornington Crescent?
In which country is the Mornington Peninsular?
Which popular TV show is known as ‘Big Splash’ in Pakistan?
What is the average age of a car in the UK? (1 year either side)
Which fictional character has been played by the largest number of actors in TV & film?
Which metal is the best electrical conductor out of aluminium, iron or silver?
Which two continents are separated by the body of water known as Drake Passage?
Which country's fleet was attacked by the British navy at Mers-el-Kébir in 1940?
Apart from football, which other sport did Geoff Hurst play to first-class standard?
Name Charles Dickens' final, unfinished novel