RULES 1. Questions posted on Wednesday. Answers posted on Sunday or whenever I feel like it. 2. 2 points for each correct answer. Multi-part questions require all parts answered correctly for the 2 points. 1 point will be awarded for answers that are significantly on the right track. The 2nd point will be awarded to the first person to “fill in the gaps”. Bonus points may be awarded additional relevant information. 3. There is no Rule 3 4. Judge's decision final. 5. During the first 24 hours from the quiz being posted you are allowed ONLY ONE POST (containing answers to as many questions as you like). Additional posts (within the first 24 hours) will be ignored. Edited posts (within the first 24 hours) will be disqualified. Complete answers will take precedence over earlier partial answers 6. After the first 24 hours there is no restriction on posts (usual free for all rules). It is better not to edit your posts. If you want to add or correct something post a new reply. The points go to the first person to get the correct answer. "First" is taken as the posting time. If you edit a post, the editing time will be used as the posting time for all answers in the post.
1. In Greek mythology who created Pandora?
Hephaestus - FoxCharlie 2. Who painted “The Yellow Christ”?
Paul Gauguin - FoxCharlie 3. At the end of the Napoleonic War who was British Prime Minister?
Earl Of Liverpool (Robert Banks Jenkinson). - Bellerophon 4. In which year will Halley’s comet next be visible?
2061 - Buster Hyman 5. What song is the biggest selling single of all time?
Candle In The Wind 1997 – Elton John - Buster Hyman 6. What is the capital of Solomon Islands?
Honiara - USE THE RUDDERS 7. In cricket, how many runs are scored if the ball hits a fielder's helmet lying on the ground?
Five - USE THE RUDDERS 8. By what name is Mary O'Brien better known?
Dusty Springfield - Bellerophon 9. Who wrote the play "The Vortex"?
Noel Coward - Whirlygig 10. Who was born on 15 Jan 1906?
Aristotle Onassis - Bellerophon 11. In which TV show did the Television Toppers perform?
The Black and White Minstrel Show - newswatcher 12. Who is the only man to have won the world championship on two wheels and on four wheels?
John Surtees - Jet Dragon 13. In 1902 what was the tallest structure in the world?
Eiffel Tower - Buster Hyman 14. Which operetta is subtitled "The Statutory Duel"?
The Grand Duke (Gilbert And Sullivan) - Whirlygig 15. Who was the first British Labour Prime Minister?
James Ramsey McDonald - USE THE RUDDERS 16. Who sang the line “And it's true we are immune when fact is fiction and TV reality”?
U2 (Sunday Bloody Sunday) - Buster Hyman 17. Who rode Papillon to victory in the 2000 Grand National?
Ruby Walsh - Whirlygig 18. Who won an award for his creation of the Norwegian fjords?
Slartibartfast - paulc 19. Name the title and author of the book that starts with the line " On a January evening of the early seventies, Christine Nilsson was singing in Faust at the Academy of Music in New York."
Age of Innocence - Edith Wharton - Bellerophon 20. Who said “Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end”?
Igor Stravinsky - pigboat 21. Who was the motor racing World Champion in 1975?
Niki Lauda - Whirlygig 22. What is the name for the white area at the base of a fingernail?
Lunula - Whirlygig 23. In the recent conflict with Iraq, who was the commander of the USS Constellation battle group?
Rear Admiral Barry Costello - Bellerophon 24. Which book has Catherine Morland as the heroine?
Northanger Abbey - Whirlygig 25. Which movie won the 1954 Best Picture Oscar?
On the Waterfront - newswatcher 26. Where are the sirens screaming and the fires howling?
Way down in the valley tonight (Bat Out Of Hell) - Buster Hyman 27. What is the ninth commandment?
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour - Bellerophon 28. What do Ecuador, Brazil, Uganda, Somalia and Indonesia have in common?
The equator passes through them all - Buster Hyman 29. In ancient Rome commoners were known as plebeians. What were members of the ruling class known as?
Patricians - Bellerophon 30. Who played Chief Superintendent Tom Lockhart in No Hiding Place?
Raymond Francis - Whirlygig 31. Who is the Belgian Prime Minister?
Guy Verhofstadt - USE THE RUDDERS 32. Who is the son of a former Royal Air Force trumpeter, he began playing the piano at the age of four, and won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music at the age of eleven?
Elton John - Bellerophon 33. Who did FDR beat to win his third term as US President?
Wendell Willkie - newswatcher 34. Who was European Footballer of the Year in 1968?
George Best - Whirlygig 35. Which river was originally named Rio de Espiritu Santo by the explorer who first encountered it?
Mississippi - reynoldsno1 36. Who sang the line “I know her love is true but it's so damn easy makin' love to you”?
Bryan Adams (Run To You) - pigboat 37. What is the title of the fifth book in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series?
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Buster Hyman 38. Which movie contains the line "I don't care about what anything was DESIGNED to do, I care about what it CAN do”?
Apollo 13 (Gene Kranz) - reynoldsno1 39. Name the title and author of the book that starts with the line "Since earliest childhood I have been strangely fascinated by the mystery surrounding the history of the last days of twentieth century Europe”.
The Lost Continent - Edgar Rice Burroughs - newswatcher 40. Who’s great ambition was to sing in the choir like Evans the Song?
Ivor the Engine - Whirlygig 41. What is the currency of Lesotho?
Loti (Maloti) - USE THE RUDDERS 42. What was officially opened on 08 May 1984?
The Thames Barrier in London - newswatcher 43. Which musical is based on the novel Don Quixote?
The Man From La Mancha - Buster Hyman 44. Where did General Lee surrender to General Grant?
Appomattox - USE THE RUDDERS 45. From which album was the Madonna hit single Papa Don't Preach taken?
True Blue - USE THE RUDDERS 46. Who played Don Pedro in the 1993 movie Much Ado About Nothing?
Denzel Washington - Whirlygig 47. What is the term for the point closest to the Earth for a body orbiting the Earth?
Perigee - Jet Dragon 48. Who wrote the music for the movie Dances With Wolves?
John Barry - Whirlygig 49. What was the title of the song that won the 1966 Eurovision Song Contest?
Mercie Cherie - Whirlygig 50. The PPRuNe Deep Sea Fishing Club outing had an unfortunate incident resulting in the boat sinking. All on board survived but due to strong waves they were all soon separated. Our hero scran quickly organized a search and rescue operation. In the first hour of the operation one sixth of the survivors were found and during the next hour one fifth of those still lost were rescued. In hour 3 a quarter of those still lost were found and in the fourth hour a third of those still lost were found. Half of those still lost were found by the end of hour 5, and the 3 remaining survivors were picked up during the sixth hour. How many people were originally on the boat?
18 - Whirlygig
Last edited by Jolly Hockeysticks; 26th Jun 2003 at 12:21.
5. Candle in the wind (1997)?
7. 4 13. Eiffel Tower 16. U2 (Sunday, bloody Sunday) 17. Frankie Vettori? 22. Quick? 26. Way down in the valley tonight...(Bat out of hell) 28. All along the Equator? 34. Pele? 36. Bryan Adams (Run to you) 37. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 43. Man of La Mancha
Location: Propping up bars in the Lands of D H Lawrence and Bishop Bonner
Cracking quiz Mr. H - here goes!
1. Zeus 2. Paul Gauguin 3. Viscount Melbourne 1840 4. 2061 6.Honiara 9. Noel Coward 10. Bill Bryant - cricketer 11.Black & White Minstrel Show 12. John Surtees 13. Eiffel Tower 14. The Grand Duke 15. Ransey MacDonald 17. Ruby Walsh 18. Slartibartfast (like your style here, Jolly!) 20. Igor Stravinsky 21. Niki Lauda 22. Lunula 23. Matthew Decker 24. Northanger Abbey 25. On The Waterfront 27. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife. 30. Raymond Francis 33. Wilkie 34. George Best 36. Bryan Adams 37. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 40. Ivor The Engine 41. Loti 42. Thames Barrier 43. Man of La Mancha 44. Appomattox Court House 45. True Blue 46. Denzel Washington 47. Perihelion 48. John Barry 49. Merci Cherie 50. 18 and I am pleased they all survived
03)…Lord Liverpool 08)…Dusty Springfield 09)…Noel Coward 10)…Aristotle Onassis 15)…Ramsay MacDonald 19)…The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton 23)…Rear Admiral Barry Costello USN 25)…From Here to Eternity 27)…Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour 29)…Patricians 32)…Reginald Kenneth Dwight aka Elton John 35)…Rio Grande