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SFly
30th Mar 2002, 01:01
THE NEWS QUIZ
23 - 29 March 2002
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This quiz is designed to get you thinking, and you might even learn something! It should bring out the best in our fellow PPRuNer's! :)
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THE RULES
1. The quiz begins on Friday evening and will be open until either next Friday evening or when all questions are correctly answered, whichever is sooner. All quiz questions are from the previous week only, but trivia questions may not be in any related time period or subject matter at all.
2. Points are awarded as follows: 2 points for a correct answer. 1 point may be given for a 'close enough' situation or at my discretion. 1 point each for correct trivia answer.
3. Answers must be COMPLETE; they should consist of a basic answer and an adequate explanation of the story (ie not just 'Tony Blair' but 'Tony Blair this week went to . . .' etc.)
4. Judge's decision final.
5. If you think you have ALL the answers correct, or if you have any questions / protests etc., feel free to email me at [email protected]
Have fun! :)
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THE QUIZ
1. To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, especially in world politics. George Bush is getting more popular. What is the reaction?

2. Why are people going into the red, as payday takes a delay?

3. What is the new God of the Godzone Haliphron?

4. The aviation business gets a new meaning to the word 'Indochina'. Why?

5. "Is this Monopoly or Wall Street?" Why is this a future concern?

6. Why is Galileo attempting to beat Columbus at his own game?

7. Who turned out to be a real downer for sports fans?

8. Why have 'Jaws' and likenesses been eradicated Down Under?

9. Who is at a crossroads in international success?

10. Why was the Barcelona of Arabia not quite union?

11. India mail goes into the 21st century as a possible new technology for Consignia emerges. How is this so?

12. Did Van Gogh really get his petals ripped off? What is the significance?

13. Which 'lord of the Highs' has been detained south of the border?

14. Who has succumbed to morning sickness after a 10-year struggle?

15. How is a new Pace being set in watching UK TV?

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TRIVIA
1. Who filed suit against the Wright Brothers for their airplane patent? (1 extra point for year and outcome)

2. In which war was the Gatling Gun first used?

3. Which chocolate product was originally called 'Marathon'?

4. In what year will the next total eclipse of the sun be seen over the British Isles?

5. In the first half of 1940, the Nazis forced several countries to surrender to the German cause. Which countries were these?
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Good luck ;)
SFly

Gash Handlin
30th Mar 2002, 01:18
2. Why are people going into the red, as payday takes a delay?. .. .I think it's something to do with Barclays computers screwing up about 40000 companies automatic payments and as this is a bank holiday weekend it can't get fixed till next tuesday?. .. .6. Why is Galileo attempting to beat Columbus at his own game?. .. .The European Space Agency has agreed to launch an independent network of GPS sattelites which will alledgedly be more accurate than the american network.. .. .12. Did Van Gogh really get his petals ripped off? What is the significance?. .. .Is this to do with the Sunflowers... experts had believed that the sunflowers were a forgery but now they think that the basics of the painting are by Van Gogh but some later painter added some extra blooms to the painting. The significance I would assume is at which point does the original bit of the painting get eclipsed by the additions and the painting therefore stops being a Van Gogh?. .. .14. Who has succumbed to morning sickness after a 10-year struggle?. .. .Channel 4's Big Breakfast has been axed, the final transmission was this morning. . .. .15. How is a new Pace being set in watching UK TV?. .. .Pace, who manufacture the set top boxes for ITV Digital, have announced they are going to produce a digital decoder which will retail at £100 but will have no subscription charges as it will only decode the free to view channels (ie all the new BBC stuff, the existing terrestrial channels and ITV2). .. .--------------------. .TRIVIA. .. .3. Which chocolate product was originally called 'Marathon'?. .. .Snickers

OneWorld22
30th Mar 2002, 02:38
I'm afraid I can only get a few... . .. .THE QUIZ. .. .1. To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, especially in world politics. George Bush is getting more popular. What is the reaction?. .. .-Tony Blair, Bush's popularity goes up, Blair's is going down in the polls.. .. .8. Why have 'Jaws' and likenesses been eradicated Down Under?. .. .-Is this the new fangled shark repellant?. .. .9. Who is at a crossroads in international success?. .. .-Britany Spears, (How do I know that??!!) Her nre film crossroads is out and she got Booed at the London premiere for not chatting with the fans. .. .10. Why was the Barcelona of Arabia not quite union?. .. .-Beirut, that's it's former image, and also scene of the failure of the Arab-Israeli peace talks

SFly
30th Mar 2002, 02:42
Gash Handlin; well done. There's points there.. .. .OneWorld22, I'm going to have to ask you for a little bit more detail for #1 and #8. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> . .. .SFly

OneWorld22
30th Mar 2002, 03:05
God you're tough SFly!!. .. .With no.1, previously Blair was on a permanent high, young and fresh and seemingly could do no wrong, but the latest polls have shown a decrease in his popularity ratings, the Stephen Byers affair, the Romanian-"British" steel agreement and the mass ranks of spin doctors, turning the voters off. Whilst Bush, who started off shakily, has grown in stature and is more popular then ever. Am I right?. .. .With no.8, it was something I read, I read that a new shark repellant has been developed by an Australian firm, that attaches an electrical transmitter to swimmers ankles, that send out a signal to ward off sharks.. .. .I'd like to take a stab at no.5 as well,. .. .5. "Is this Monopoly or Wall Street?" Why is this a future concern?. .. .-Are we talking about the continuing debate between nationalisation and privatisation? Or Regulated markets and de-regulated ones? Especially relevant in the aviation industry, i.e. do we continue with protected flag carriers-monopolies; or do we allow total free market forces to govern-Wall Street.

SFly
30th Mar 2002, 03:34
OneWorld22 well done, full points for 1 and 8 . . . 5 is nowhere close I'm afraid!. .. .Keep trying!. .. .SFly <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

Jolly Hockeysticks
30th Mar 2002, 08:32
Right, I'll have a shot at the trivia. The news ones are a bit hard.... .. .Trivia 1. It was actually the Wright Brothers who filed the suit against Glenn Curtiss for breaching one of their patents. The case was eventually decided in Wright’s favour in 1914. .. .Trivia 2. US Civil War. .. .Trivia 4. 2081. .. .Trivia 5. Denmark. Norway. France, Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands

fantom
31st Mar 2002, 20:56
I give up. is there a prize for giving up first?:(

SFly
31st Mar 2002, 21:00
You can use a search engine or news site etc. if you think it will be of any help . . . but you really need to understand the question to find the story don't you.

No points for fantom;)

SFly:o

The Greaser
31st Mar 2002, 21:30
9. Britney Spears debut film

12. Something to do with suspected forgery of Van Gogh's Sunflowers picture maybe.

5. US monopoly version to be based on NYC instead of Atlantic City (bit of a stab in the dark)

8. To stop Aussies panicking about shark attacks??

Trivia 3 : Snickers

Can't do any more


PS looks like some people have already given correct answers to some of the above, oh well.

Grainger
1st Apr 2002, 19:43
Wrong !!!

It's still a "Marathon" . Never been anything else.

OK, they print some other stuff on the label but we never pay any attention to that.... ;)

SFly
1st Apr 2002, 20:53
Well! This quiz doesn't seem to be terribly popular does it? And after all those 'Go For Its' in the other thread! And I said search engines/dictionaries etc were acceptable! Oh well. :o :(

Anyway, for those (small numbers of people) interested, the remaining questions in need of correct answers are:
3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11 and 13, as well as trivia #4.

http://www.norbert12.com/aminatedgifs/flag.gif
An extremely disappointed,
SFly

The Greaser
1st Apr 2002, 21:24
How about this :

Trivia 4: 2006 (March 29th)

3 : New species of Giant Octopus discovered off of NZ

scran
1st Apr 2002, 23:01
Ease up SFly, only just got in after the loooooonnnnggggg Easter weekend!


Now, wheres that list of questions?


(PS - would be interested in your comments on the new style music quiz - Scran)

Grainger
2nd Apr 2002, 14:44
Sorry Greaser: The 2006 eclipse goes over Eastern Brazil and then across the Atlantic to Africa, not over the UK.

There will be an annular eclipse just visible at sunset on 31st May 2003 from the far North (Shetland and so on), but the next total eclipse visible from the mainland UK will not be until 2090 :(

There will be only two total solar eclipses in the British Isles in the 21st Century:

3rd September, 2081, when the track of totality will pass over most of the Channel Islands, but will miss both Great Britain and Ireland.


23rd September, 2090, when the extreme south-west of Ireland, most of the West of England and the south coast of England will experience totality, together with the Channel Islands.