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Jolly Hockeysticks
11th Feb 2004, 10:47
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.
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1. Who in Greek mythology killed Achilles?
Paris - Smeagol
2. Who painted “The Gallery of HMS Calcutta“?
James Tissot - Smeagol
3. Which city was the site of the Battle of the Nations in 1813?
Leipzig - Smeagol
4. Who played Gil Favor in the TV series "Rawhide"?
Eric Fleming - Smeagol
5. In which book of the Bible is the story of David and Goliath told?
Samuel - Smeagol
6. Which American blues singer was known as Howlin' Wolf?
Chester Burnett - Duckbutt
7. The fur from which animal was originally used to make a sporran?
Badger - Onan the Clumsy
8. By what name is Kenneth Brian Edmonds better known?
Babyface - Buster Hyman
9. In which movie did Kirk Douglas make his debut?
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) - Smeagol
10. Who was born on 04 Feb 1902?
Charles Lindbergh - Duckbutt
11. What is the most westerly point of the continent of Africa?
Cape Verde - hailstone
12. Who composed the opera "The Queen of Spades"?
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky - Smeagol
13. Which novel features the character Tom Joad?
Grapes of Wrath - Onan the Clumsy
14. To which family of birds does the crossbill belong?
Finch - Smeagol
15. In which constellation is the star Betelgeuse?
Orion - Onan the Clumsy
16. Who sang the line ”He turned to me as if to say, Hurry boy, it's waiting there for you”?
Toto (Africa) - SawThe Light
17. Which movie is based on the life of Cynthia Payne?
Personal Services - Onan the Clumsy
18. Which country has a wine producing region known as Casablanca Valley?
Chile - Duckbutt
19. In the Modern Pentathlon, how far do competitors have to swim?
200 Metres - Smeagol
20. Which musical features the character Norma Desmond?
Sunset Boulevard - Duckbutt
21. What is the capital of The Azores
Ponta Delgada - hailstone
22. Who said, "If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance."?
George Bernard Shaw - Duckbutt
23. Who was head of the Russian Secret Police when Stalin died?
Lavrenti Beria - Onan the Clumsy
24. Who wrote the play "The Enemy of the People"?
Henrik Ibsen - Smeagol
25. Which was the last movie to win the Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress Oscars?
The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - Stockpicker
26. Who was the first woman Prime Minister of France?
Edith Cresson - Duckbutt
27. Who scored for both sides in the 1987 FA Cup Final?
Gary Mabbutt - Smeagol
28. What is the chemical H2O2 more commonly known as?
Hydrogen Peroxide - Onan the Clumsy
29. Who did Winston Churchill describe as "a sheep in sheep's clothing"?
Clement Atlee - Buster Hyman
30. Where were the 2001 World Athletics championships held?
Edmonton, Alberta - Buster Hyman
31. Kid Curry was a member of which outlaw band?
Hole In the Wall Gang - Onan the Clumsy
32. Which play contains the line “This is a way to kill a wife with kindness”?
The Taming of the Shrew - Duckbutt
33. Who directed the movie 'The Deer Hunter'?
Michael Cimino - Buster Hyman
34. Who was the last British king to lose his life on the field of battle?
James IV of Scotland (Flodden 1513) - Duckbutt
35. Who composed the piano solo "Song Without Words"?
Felix Mendelssohn - Duckbutt
36. Who sang the line ” She dances like she's never danced before”?
Michael Sambello (Maniac) - Buster Hyman
37. Who played Mildred in the TV series "George and Mildred"?
Yootha Joyce - SawThe Light
38. What are erythrocytes better known as?
Red Blood Corpuscles - SawThe Light
39. Who won the 2001 World Rally Drivers Championship?
Richard Burns - paulc
40. Who was the lyricist partner of Richard Rodgers prior to Oscar Hammerstein?
Lorenz Hart - Onan the Clumsy
41. Who is the voice of Count Duckula in the TV cartoon?
David Jason - Duckbutt
42. In which group of islands is Bikini Atoll?
Marshall Islands - Smeagol
43. Who wrote the music for the movie Schindler's List?
John Williams - Duckbutt
44. Who keeps her face in a jar by the door?
Eleanor Rigby - pigboat
45. From which album was the Boney M hit single Ma Baker taken?
Love for Sale - Stockpicker
46. Which Treaty ended the Crimean War?
Treaty Of Paris - Smeagol
47. Who wrote the song "Private Dancer" for Tina Turner?
Mark Knopfler - Duckbutt
48. What does an arctophile collect?
Teddy Bears - Duckbutt
49. What is Pongo Pygmaeus more commonly known as?
Orang-Utan - Smeagol
50. When scran was wandering about in the reptile house at the zoo, he counted a total of 27 heads and 70 feet. He was counting snakes, lizards, and people. There were exactly twice as many lizards as people. How many snakes were there?
6 snakes (7 people and 14 lizards) - Onan the Clumsy


Onan the Clumsy
11th Feb 2004, 11:15
7 - the badger
13 - The Grapes of Wrath
15 - Orion
17 - Personal Services ;)
23 - Beria
28 - Hydrogen Peroxide
31 - The Hole in the Wall gang
33 - Copolla
40 - Lorenzo Hart
50 - six snakes

SawThe Light
11th Feb 2004, 11:24
16 Toto
37 Youtha Joyce (Spelling ?)
38 Red blood cells

Buster Hyman
11th Feb 2004, 11:34
8. Babyface
9. Paths of Glory??
16. Toto - Africa
26. Charles DeGaulle :p
29. Clement Atlee
30. Edmonton
33. Michael Cimino?
36. Michael Sembello?
37. Yootha joyce?
39. Colin McRae?

11th Feb 2004, 11:34
Evenin' JH.

23..Lavrenty Beria
36..Michael Sembello (Maniac)
44..Eleanor Rigby

11th Feb 2004, 12:50
It's a boring day at the office, so.............

1) Paris
2) James Jaques-Joseph Tissot
3) Leipzig
4) Eric Fleming
5) Samuel
8) Eddie the Eagle (?)
9) The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
11) Cape Almadies
12) Tchaikovsky
14) Finches
19) 200m
21) Santa Cruz
24) Henrik Ibsen
27) Gary Mabbutt
42) Marshall Islands
46) Treaty of Paris
49) Orangutan

11th Feb 2004, 14:00
27) Tommy Hutchinson
39) Richard Burns

11th Feb 2004, 16:17
6 Chester Burnett
8 Babyface
9 The Strange Love of Martha Iver
10 Charles Lindbergh
18 Chile
20 Sunset Boulevard
22 George Bernard Shaw
26 Edith Cresson
32 Taming of the Shrew
34 Richard III
35 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
41 David Jason
43 John Williams
47 Mark Knopfler ?
48 Teddy bears ?

11th Feb 2004, 16:31
25 Silence of the Lambs

45 Love for sale

11th Feb 2004, 16:53
hello JH

11- cap vert
21- there is no official capital, but ponta delgada is recognized as the offcial one
38 red blood cells

11th Feb 2004, 18:04
50. Are there any legless lizards (http://members.iinet.net.au/~bush/legless.html)?

Jolly Hockeysticks
12th Feb 2004, 00:09
Apparently so... and they all seem to be called Brian Bush... Any relation to... you know ... him ;) ;) ;)

Also, when I left the pub just now there were several legless people...:p :p :p


Jolly Hockeysticks
12th Feb 2004, 09:11
So just 34 left.

Scores so far
Smeagol - 28
Duckbutt - 24
Onan the Clumsy - 18
Buster Hyman - 10
SawThe Light - 6
hailstone - 4
Stockpicker - 4
paulc - 2
pigboat - 2
ratty - not playing


12th Feb 2004, 09:52
34. Richard III ...

Buster Hyman
12th Feb 2004, 10:02
Ratty's mind is elsewhere.....:(

At least I was the first to spell Yootha Joyce correctly!!!!!:hmm:

12th Feb 2004, 16:46
34 James IV of Scotland at Flodden?

Jolly Hockeysticks
13th Feb 2004, 12:01
Well done Duckbutt - “British” was the key word.

Final Scores
Smeagol - 28
Duckbutt - 26
Onan the Clumsy - 18
Buster Hyman - 10
SawThe Light - 6
hailstone - 4
Stockpicker - 4
paulc - 2
pigboat - 2
ratty - not playing