Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Next Quiz - Sunday 7th April

Update - the quiz will now start at 7pm - the pub needs to close early that night.  But...  The kitchen will be open, so why not make a night of it, and have dinner there?

Kick off at 8pm 7pm

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

Lots of prizes!

The Landor is on Landor Road, where it meets Willington Road, two minutes walk from Clapham North tube station (Northern Line)

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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...

...Les with 87% followed by Village Idiots with 86%.  After a tie breaker between two teams on 82 points (the highest temperature in LA the day before), BBS were awarded 3rd place.

There were no teams of 2 this time.

Quiz Questions from Sunday 3rd March

Current Affairs
Which popular board game held a vote last month to add a piece and remove a piece?
Which sport did The Olympics propose to drop (from 2020)
How old is LEGO this year (to nearest 10%)
Which of Shakespeare’s plays has Stephen Fry just finished appearing in?
Which company has bought out six of HMV’s stores?
Who won the African Cup of Nations?
Which award-winning author was criticised by David Cameron, after making remarks about Kate Middleton?
Ray Cusick, who died recently, created which famous TV villains in the 1960s?
With which supermarket has Pippa Middleton just agreed a writing tie-in?
Name the new MP for Eastleigh?

Picture Round
South London postcodes - a map with 10 post codes (SW11 etc) from SW London blacked out - teams had to name them

Music Round
In honour of Comic Relief the theme was charity records, many of which were covers by people like Gareth Gates, Girls Aloud, and the Manic Street Preachers

Big Ideas
Which influential book begins: “WHEN on board H.M.S. 'Beagle,' as naturalist…”
Which neurologist wrote the book The Ego and The Id in 1923?
Who co-wrote The Communist Manifesto with Karl Marx?
Which academic, born in Melbourne, wrote the best-selling book The Female Eunuch?
According to Monty Python, which philosopher, of his own free will, after half a pint of shandy was particularly ill?

Name the Horse which famously collapsed in sight of victory in the 1956 Grand National - and has since become a metaphor for dramatic late collapses?
Name the jockey riding that horse, who later went on to write over 40 bestsellers, usually set against a background of horse racing
Which of the following foods was NOT found to contain horse, during the recent scandal: Ikea meatballs, Findus lasagne, Morrison's burgers or Tesco bolognese?
What is the name of Anna Sewell's only novel?
Which horse holds the record for most Grand National wins, with 3?

General knowledge
In internet slang what does the acronym YOLO mean?
In the joke, what do you call the two Spanish firemen?
What is Adele’s surname?
What D is the term to describe an unmanned aircraft?
What sort of products would you expect to find in a Bonded Warehouse?
Which American writer said "Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody ever does anything about it"?
If a person went 'Demitarian', how much meat would they aim to eat?
Which of the following is not a quote from Michael Winner: "A team effort is a lot of people doing what I say"; "Calm down, dear"; "An OBE is what you get if you clean the toilets well at King's Cross station" or "If someone disagrees with me, we talk about it for twenty minutes and then we decide I was right all along."
South Africa famously has separate legislative, judicial and administrative capitals?  Name the 3 cities in question.
Which Western holds the record for the most Baftas won?