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16th Mar 2014, 23:15
..that has morphed to a trivia/music quiz.

Evening/morning all. Welcome to the trivia quiz in honour of the spring equinox. Read the rules. I have no way to prevent players from using Google, but why cheat?


1...The quiz will be posted on Saturday or Sunday evening, my time.

2...Answers are worth a point apiece, except some questions may ask for additional info, worth extra points.

2a...There are musical clues scattered throughout the quiz (in groups of 5 or 10). Identify the song and artist from the clue supplied.

3...Until the first set of answers have been posted, players are restricted to one post apiece, containing as many answers as they like. Additional posts will be ignored and edited posts will be disqualified. After the first answers have been compiled, all restrictions are cancelled (free for all).

4...The judge's decision is final.

1...What British city is located at the junction of the Ouse and Foss Rivers?
York - Cooda

2...Under what name was it known when captures by the Vikings in 866 AD?
Jorvik - critter
Bonus point, what unique item is found at the Viking Center?
The Lloyd's Bank turd.
Google it.

3...Point each, in what movie and by whom was the Beerium Atom split, releasing carbonation and allowing beer to be invented?
Young Einstein/Yahoo Serious - Richo

4...What crystalline mineral is used to control the anti matter that powers the warp drive on Enterprise Class space vessels?
Dilithium crystals - richo

5...The mineral Byzanium is featured in which of Clive Cussler's novels?
Raise The Titanic - critter

6...In what substance was Han Solo frozen and delivered to Jabba The Hutt?
Carbonite - Richo

7...The Dick test, invented by Dr. George Dick and his wife Gladys in 1929, is used to diagnose what illness?
Scarlet fever - Cooda

8...In British politics when one faction of a political party breaks away or merges with another, the faction left behind is known as the what?
The rump party - GOF

9...When the Roman Emperor Vespasian dropped dead in June of AD 79, his Flavian Amphitheater was still under construction. By what name is it known today?
The Roman Coliseum - Cooda

10..Name Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham's grandson.
Barack Obama - Cooda

For a point each in the next 5 questions name the novel and author from these first lines:

11.."Once upon a time there was... A King! My young readers will instantly proclaim. No children, you are wrong. Once upon a time there was a piece of wood."
Pinocchio/Carlo Collodi - pp

12.."In our family there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing."
A River Runs Through It/Norman MacLean - Pseudonymn

13.."It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen."
1984 - Richo
Rich you gotta admit that was a gimme. :-)

14.."All nights should be so dark, all winters so warm and all headlights so dazzling."
Gorky Park/Martin Cruz Smith - Lon More

15.."All happy families are alike, but unhappy families are unhappy after its own fashion."
Anna Karenina/Leo Tolstoy - Aotw

16..When I want you in my arms when I want you and all your charms...
All I have To Do Is Dream/Everley Brothers - Cooda

17..Don't want your love anymore don't want your kisses that's for sure...
Cathy's Clown/Everley Brothers - Cooda

18..The movie's over it's 4 o'clock and we're in trouble deep...
Wake Up Little Suzie/Everley Brothers - Cooda

19..Never mind what you think you know about me...
Never Mind/Jann Arden

20..One night in a hotel room eyes cast like steel...
Just Like Fire Would/The Saints - Richo
The Boss does a pretty good cover, I like the horns in the instrumental bridge.
Just Like Fire Would

21..Point each, name the missing player and group:
Jeff Wegener, Ed Kuepper, Ivor Hay...
Chris Bailey/The Saints - Richo

22.."It's a Doozy" is an expression that has entered the vernacular. Point each, what marque of automobile is the expression derived from and where was it manufactured?
Duesenberg/USA - Lon More
Auburn IN - barit1

23..A nickelodeon is better known as a what?
A juke box - Capetonian
Have a point for a pianola Bluey, that's also correct.

24..Who was Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk better known as?
Col. Tom Parker - Richo

25..Name the title of Elvis Presley's first movie.
Love Me Tender

26..The Mass Ave. bridge between MIT and Boston is 368.8 Smoots and one ear long. What is a Smoot?
A unit of measurement equal to 5' 7" named for Oliver Smoot - Pseudonymn
In October 1958, a bunch of freshmen from MIT got drunk and decided to measure the bridge using one of their friends as a length. Apparently you can still see the markers, they're repainted every spring.

27..In 1959 what Johnny Horton hit was forbidden air play during a Royal visit to Canada?
Battle Of New Orleans - Cooda
Point anyone, why the ban?
It contained language that was presumed to be offensive to Her Majesty - Lon More
Have a point for bloody British SSK.

28..Point each:
a...What county was Hogan from?
Tyrone - critter
b...What was John D. McGurk scared of?
Work - critter
c...What was Slugger O'Toole's usual condition?
Drunk as a rule - critter
d...Where was Fightin' Bill Casey from?
Dover - critter
e...From what song are the above names taken?
The Irish Rover
Sorry critter, it's Paddy's Day. :-)

29..What does Citius, Altius, Fortius mean and where is it used?
Faster Higher Stronger/the Olympics - GOF

30..50 years ago, on February 11 1964, The Beatles gave their first public concert in North America. Point each, in what city and what venue?
Washington DC/Vline Stadium

31..Jai guru diva om...
Across The Universe - Richo
The Beatles - Bluey

32..Back in 1957 we had to dance a foot apart...
Hey Johnfairr, you still around? :-)

33..Johnny is a joker he's a bird...
Bird Dog/Everley Brothers

34..Wassa matta you gotta no respect...
Shaddup-a You Face/Joe Dolce - Cooda
Critter I wasn't aware of his middle name. :-)

35..There goes my baby with someone new...
Bye Bye Love - The SSK
Everley Brothers - Capetonian

36..Who was William Joyce better known as?
Lord Haw Haw - Cooda

37..Point each, name the missing player and group:
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich...
Pussy Riot - Lon More
Maria Alyokhina

38..The inventor of this product wanted to name his invention Ski-Dog, but a typo at the patent office resulted in it being named this.
Ski-Doo - Cooda
I have begun construction of a giant wooden Ski Doo and have begun rounding up animals two by two...

39..Who is Sir Thomas John Woodward better known as?
Tom Jones - Pseudonymn

40..What colour was the Lemon Pipers tambourine?
Green - Cooda

41..The first three finishers in each Olympic event receive a medal. What do the next five get?
A diploma - Jetsy

42..What American locale has hosted the Winter Olympics twice?
Lake Placid NY - Richo

43..What other two American locales have hosted a Winter Olympics?
Squaw Valley and SLC Utah - Richo

44..What two Canadian locales have hosted a Winter Olympics?
Calgary - Richo
Vancouver - Pseudonymn

45..Since the Winter Olympics began, which country has won the most gold medals?
Norway - Jetsy

46..Point each, what four winter Olympic sports are held indoors?
Speed and figure skating, hockey and curling - Richo

47..What was the last year the winter and summer games were held in the same year?
1992 - Jetsy
Point each, where?
Albertville FR and Barcelona ES - Jetsy

48..What heretofore male only Olympic event was opened to women in 2014?
Ski jump - Jetsy

49..The youngest Winter Olympic individual winner was 15-yo American Tara Lipinski in 1998. What was her sport?
Figure skating - Jetsy

50..Where will the 2018 Winter Olympics be held?
Pyeongchang ROK - Jetsy

51..I am a prairie girl straight to the bone...

52..When nothing comes easy old nightmares are real...
Shame On The Moon/Bob Seger - RD
Would have accepted Rodney Crowell.

53..Back then long time ago when grass was green...
When We Was Fab/George Harrison

54..Spring's a girl in the streets at night...
Dirty Old Town/Ewan MacColl - Lon More
That song's been around for awhile, he wrote it in 1949 or so.

55..Ain't nothin' here that I'd care to take along...
Cracklin' Rosie/Neil Diamond

56..What rocker played the role of Rev. Aaron Gilstrom in the metal horror flick Trick Or Treat?
Ozzie Osbourne - Richo

57..What rocker played Freddy Kruger's father in the final Nightmare movie Freddy's Dead?
Alice Cooper - Pseudonymn

58..What rocker played Curve in the 1996 film The Crow: City Of Angels?
Iggy Pop

59..What rocker played a bartender in the 2007 vampire flick Rise; Blood Hunter?
Marilyn Manson

60..What rocker proclaimed "Taco Tuesday must be a hit" as the President of Tromorgaanic Foodstuffs Inc. in the film Return To Nuke "Em High, Vol I?
Lemmy Kilmister

61..Point each, name the missing player and group:
David St. Hubbins, Derek Smalls, 'Caucasian' Jeffery Vanston, Greg Bissonette...
Spinal Tap - Richo
Nigel Tufnal - Aotw

62..Point each, name the missing player and group:
Joel Passmore, Kristina Hedlund, Leif Thorseth, Jeffrey Romanyk...
Erin Passmore/Rah Rah

63..What Beatles song, sung by Aretha Franklin, was the theme song to the sitcom Grace Under Fire?
Lady Madonna - Pseudonymn

64..What TV sitcom theme was titled Where Everybody Knows Your Name?
Cheers - Richo

65..What Stones song was the theme to the TV drama Tour Of Duty?
Paint It, Black - Richo
Have a point for the comma critter.

66..The April 1977 Rolling Stone Magazine contained an article that stated "Among contemporary rock 'n roll bands the music of this one comes the closest to comparing favourably to buffalo farts." What band were they writing about?
We know what happened to KISS. Wonder how the critic made out?

67..Georganne LaPiere portrayed the character Heather Grant on the soap General Hospital in 1976-77. Who is Ms LaPiere's better known sister?
Cher - Ascend Charlie

68..What U2 song was used on the soundtrack in the movie Batman Forever?
Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me - RD

69..For who is the Aptostichus Bonoi spider named?
Bono - GOF

70..Point each, name the missing player and group:
Jeremy Furstenfeld, Ryan Delahoussaye, Matt Novesky, C. B. Hudson...
Justin Furstenfeld/Blue October

71..Point each, what was stuck in the belt of the pirate Don Durk of Dowdee?
A dagger a dirk and a squizzamaroo...

72..What was the name of Don Durk's parrot?
Pepperkin Pye...

73..What was the colour of his tattoo?

74..What did he have at the end of his eye?
(Be specific.)
A zig zaggy scar...

75..What colour was his conscience?
(Be specific.)
Black as a bat...

The next 5 questions have one thing in common, all the artists are women.
76..Now enter your watchwoman...
Guardian/Alanis Morrissette

77..Lay me down on that riverbed...
The Water's Edge/k.d.lang

78..I come down from the mountain I come walking in your shoes...
The Road/Emmylou Harris

79..You can wag your tail but I ain't gonna feed you no more...
Hound Dog - Jetsy
Big Mama Thornton
I will not accept Elvis. See rule 4.

80..Flames to dust lovers to friends..
All Good Things (Come To An End)/Nelly Furtado

Bonus questions:
a...Who was the song in question 76 written for?
Her son
b...What does the artist in question 77 wear on her feet during live performances?
Nothing, she performs barefoot.
c...In whose memory was the song in question 78 written?
Gram Parsons
d...The writer of the song in question 79 got no royalties when it became a monster hit for this performer.
Elvis Presley
e...Who played keyboards on the song in question 80?
Chris Martin
Bonus questions all open.

16th Mar 2014, 23:50
Welcome back to quizzing pigboat. :ok:

I think this can be used as a test for alzheimers. One that I fail. :{

1. York

7. Scarlet Fever

9. Coliseum?

10. Barry Obama

16. (All I Have to do is) Dream - Everley Brothers
17. Cathy's Clown - Everley Brothers
18. Wake Up Little Suzy - EB's

23. Cinema

27. Battle of New Orleans?

33. Bird Dog, EB's?

34. Shaddupya Face Joe Dolce

36. Lord Haw Haw?

38. Ski-Doo

40. Green

That'll do for now. :O

16th Mar 2014, 23:56
Mornin Sidders..
Heres what i got:

3. Young Einstein - Yahoo Serious?
4. Dilithium
6. Carbonite
13. 1984 - Orwell
20. Just like Firewood - The Saints - although heard The Boss singin it on the weekend - not bad.
21. Chris Bailey - The Saints (i see what you did there!)
24. Colonel Tom Parker
25. Jailhouse Rock?
31. Across the universe
40. Yellow?
42. Lake Placid
43. Salt Lake City, Squaw Valley?
44. Calgary
46. Skating (speed and figure) Hockey, Curling... dont know
56. Ozzy Osbourne
61. Spinal Tap
64. Cheers
65. Paint it black
68. Hold me, thrill me, kiss me

Thats all i got for now.

17th Mar 2014, 00:10
Me, pathetic, it's mostly stuff I've never heard of :
For what it's worth, my guesses :

18 Cecilia
23 Jukebox
29 On a barometer
35 Everly Brothers
38 Skidoo
40 Yellow

17th Mar 2014, 02:31
8 - Rump

29 - Summat like it meant faster, higher, stronger - the Olympics

69 - Bono

Nice to have the quiz back over here, piggles - too bad I'm brain dead as well as grumpy tonight.

17th Mar 2014, 02:31
23. movie theater/cinema
29. higher, faster, stronger. Used as an Olympic motto?
41. Certificate/diploma from International Olympic Cometee?
45. Norway
46. curling, figure skating, hokey, speed skating?
47.1992, winter Olympics in Albertville, France and the summer in Barcelona, Spain.
48. ladies ski jump
49. figure skating
50. Pyeong Chang, South Korea
79. Bryan Adams - Hound Dog

17th Mar 2014, 03:06
1. York
2. Jorvik.
3. Young Einstein, starring Yahoo Serious.
4. Dilithium.
5. Raise The Titanic (great novel, s:mad:t movie).
6. Carbonite.
7. Conservatism?*
8. UKIP.*
9. Coliseum?
13. 1984 - George Orwell.
18. Wake Up Little Susie.
23. Cinema.
25. Jailhouse Rock?
a. County Tyrone.
b. Work.
c. Drunk as a rule.
d. Dover.
e. The Irish Rover by The Pogues and the Dubliners.

(Thanks pigboat. That damn song is going to be rattling round my fuzzy old brain for weeks...)

29. Faster, Higher, Stronger. It is, I believe, the motto of the Olympics.
33. Bird Dog. (I forget who the artist was...)
34. Shaddap You Face - Joe F:mad:ing Dolce
35. Cathy's Clown?
36. Lord Haw-Haw.
38. Ski-Doo.

64. Cheers.
65. Paint It, Black.
66. Status Quo?
69. Bono?

Ascend Charlie
17th Mar 2014, 10:03
not much left to shoot at.

61. Tich, from Dave Dee, Dozy, Stinky, Stuff and Bitch

67. Cher la Pierre

17th Mar 2014, 13:15
Got here too late!

Somebody stole all my answers

Great to have you back in the saddle though PB

17th Mar 2014, 14:04
1. York

4. Dilithium

13. George Orwell. 1984.

16. Dream, dream, dream.

17. Cathy's Clown.

23. Pianola.

29. Faster, Higher, Stronger. Olympic Games.

31. Beatles.

34. Shut Uppa You Face.

38. Skidoo.

46. Curling, figure skating.

Oh dear ... not too many answers there! :(

17th Mar 2014, 14:49
Oh, I found one going spare - 35 - Bye Bye Love the Everleys (and Simon/Garfunkel)

Lon More
17th Mar 2014, 18:20
went to post and deleted it by accident :mad:
Most have gone I think

22 Duesenburg; Des Moines
23 Early Jukebox
36 Lord HaHa
37 ? Pussy Riot
40 green
46 Ice Hockey, figure skating - all 3 varieties
64 Cheers

17th Mar 2014, 19:07
Habemus Scorem. By the powers invested in me I declare 24 hours to have passed since the quiz was posted. Besides I have an early curling game.

Initial scores:

Richo77 24
Cooda Shooda 18
Jetsy 9
critter592 8
GrumpyOldFart 4
Lon More 3
Capetonian 2
Bluey 2
Ascend Charlie 1
The SSK 1

The quiz will remain open until Wednesday evening, Thursday morning Oz time.

18th Mar 2014, 09:34
Late to the quiz, but 'tis me own fault :}

12. A River Runs Through It. Norman Mclean.

13. Author: George Orwell

26. Wild guess, the height/length of someone by the name of "Smoot"?

39. Tom Jones

44. Some people have short memories... Vancouver, 2010.

57. Alice Cooper :E

63. Lady Madonna?

Ok, stick a fork in me, I'm done! Cheers Piggy! :D

Lon More
18th Mar 2014, 09:52
12 A river runs through it; Norman McLean
14 Gorky Park ; Martin Cruz Smith
22 Strange i have a photo somewhere of a memeorial stone in Des Moines. Later also built in Indianapolis IIRC
27. the lyrics could be deemed offensive because her amcestor got his ass whipped?
54 Dirty Old Town; Ewan McColl ( should have seen that one!!)
63 Lady Madonna

Arm out the window
18th Mar 2014, 09:53
Loving your work as usual, Pigboat! Here's the best I could do:

15.."All happy families are alike, but unhappy families are unhappy after its own fashion."
Anna Karenina - Tolstoy

54..Spring's a girl in the streets at night...
Dirty Old Town - Pogues!

61..Point each, name the missing player and group:
Nigel Tufnel?

18th Mar 2014, 10:32
27. the lyrics could be deemed offensive because her amcestor got his ass whipped?

Or was it because of the reference to the 'bloody British'?

I think Lonnie Donegan pasteurised it to 'bloomin British'

18th Mar 2014, 11:07
Q39 Tom Jones

Q44 Vancouver I think?


Just looked two posts above.

18th Mar 2014, 13:59
22. The Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg autos were all made in Auburn, IN. Every September there is a very large antique auto auction in the town, often attended by the likes of Jay Leno, etc.

18th Mar 2014, 16:10
11. The Adventures of Pinocchio/Carlo Colladi

18th Mar 2014, 16:44
15. Anna Kerenina/Tolstoy
30. New York City/ Shea Stadium

There are a bunch I'd need to look up, so I won't.

18th Mar 2014, 23:22
Intermediate scores:

Richo77 24
Cooda Shooda 18
Jetsy 9
Lon More 8
critter592 8
Pseudonymn 7
GrumpyOldFart 4
Arm out the window 3
Capetonian 2
Bluey 2
The SSK 2
planepsycho 3
Ascend Charlie 1
barit1 1

Hey! Got a bunch of people out of hibernation here! Aotw, planepsycho, Cooda, Ascend Charlie, SSK, Bluey, barit1 and critter.
Planepsycho gets a point for remembering her old isp and the pw for that, then getting a new pw for this site. The lady is dedicated. :D

Romeo Delta
19th Mar 2014, 02:40
I'm here, too, but late to the party... Getting over "flu-like symptoms" over here (which, wouldn't that just be "flu?").

Romeo Delta
19th Mar 2014, 03:04
Oooooo! I know one!

52. Shame on the Moon, Bob Seger

68. I'll share this one with Richo... Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, KILL Me...

Okay, so I knew two... :ok:

19th Mar 2014, 23:16
That's it for this one folks, thanks for playing. There will be another quiz on the weekend of the summer equinox, which is of course the winter equinox somewhere else. :p

Final scores:

Richo77 24
Cooda Shooda 18
Jetsy 9
Lon More 8
critter592 8
Pseudonymn 7
GrumpyOldFart 4
Arm out the window 3
planepsycho 3
Romeo Delta 3
Capetonian 2
Bluey 2
The SSK 2
Ascend Charlie 1
barit1 1

20th Mar 2014, 01:00
Many thanks, pigboat.

Got the old brain cells sparking again. :ok::O

Lon More
24th Mar 2014, 13:17
Thanks again.
Hopefully til the next one.

20th Apr 2014, 14:13
Thanks pigboat.

I wasn't actually hibernating - I've been lurking on the MH370 thread (and others) for a while...

Looking forward to the next quiz! :ok:


20th Apr 2014, 19:20
You're welcome all. Did anyone know that Sesame Street premiered on PBS on November 10, 1969?

I've been lurking on the MH370 thread (and others) for a while...
I drop in every once in awhile just to see how many pages there are so far. I was excused from the Gun In Calgary Airport thread for advocating the carriage of firearms on aircraft while flying in the bush, near as I can tell.

Art Smass
22nd Apr 2014, 02:25
Thanks for the quiz Piggy - remember the old music quiz fondly with Scran and the rest of the mob. In a past PPRUNE life I was Jetdragon before change of jobs, crash of computers and the conspiracy of time on the memory/login forced me somehow to become AS.

Look forward to the next one now I know they're back:ok:

22nd Apr 2014, 12:24
Welcome back AS, or JD as I remember. I moved the quiz to another board some years ago after yet another threat to close JB. That board has lost some activity, so I moved it back but in a slightly different format with general trivia questions in addition to music trivia. Anyway, I'll send PM's to all the regular players as well as notification on the book of faces. Next quiz will be on June 22, looks like.