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Jolly Hockeysticks
23rd Oct 2002, 06:28
Questions are general – no particular subject.

Read the rules carefully.
The objective of the new rules is to try to give those that use their grey matter more of a fair chance against the speed googlers.

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 Egyptian mythology who was the Lord of Upper Egypt?
Seth - PPRuNe Radar
2. Which constellation contains the star cluster Pleiades?
Taurus - PPRuNe Radar
3. Who wrote the book A River Runs Through It?
Norman MacLean - Sultan Ismail
4. Who replaced Alan Price in The Animals?
Dave Rowberry - PPRuNe Radar
5. Who won the 1911 Nobel Prize for Chemistry?
Marie Curie - Sultan Ismail
6. Who was born on 19 Nov 1917?
Indira Gandhi - PPRuNe Radar
7. Victoria Cross medals were originally cast from metal of cannons captured where?
Sebastopol in the Crimean War - scran
8. Who was the Soviet Union's second man in space?
Gherman Titov - Select Zone Five
9. What is the capital of Kentucky?
Frankfort - Select Zone Five
10. Name the title and author of the book that starts with the line “Early in the spring of 1750, in the village of Juffure, four days upriver from the coast of Gambia, West Africa, a manchild was born to Omoro and Binta Kinte.”
Roots - Alex Haley - Unwell_Raptor
11. What is the largest species of toad?
Cane Toad - PPRuNe Radar
12. By what name is William Howard Aston better known?
Billy J. Kramer - newswatcher
13. What is calabrese?
A type of broccoli bearing clusters of blue-green to dark green flower buds - Unwell_Raptor
14. What was adopted by the United States on 03 Mar 1931?
Star Spangled Banner was adopted as the National Anthem - Select Zone Five
15. Where is the Jack Daniels Distillery?
Lynchburg, Tennessee - PPRuNe Radar
16. Which rugby International player won Junior Wimbledon?
JPR Williams (1966) - PPRuNe Radar
17. What is the name of the cabin boy in Captain Pugwash?
Tom - Select Zone Five
18. Who sang the line ”Hold me in your arms for just another day”?
Air Supply (The One That You Love) - Select Zone Five
19. Which stately home was used in TV’s Brideshead Revisited?
Castle Howard - Unwell_Raptor
20. Who painted “Double Elvis”?
Andy Warhol - PPRuNe Radar
21. If you were crapulous, what would you be full of?
Alcohol (or food and drink) - PPRuNe Radar
22. In which castle was Edward II murdered?
Berkley Castle - PPRuNe Radar
23. Name the title and author of the play on which the 1980 movie “Ten Things I Hate About You” is based.
The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare - Select Zone Five
24. Who was Steve McGarrett’s main enemy in Hawaii Five-O?
Wo Fat - PPRuNe Radar
25. What is the currency of Botswana?
Pula - Sultan Ismail
26. What was Elvis Presley’s first UK No.1 hit?
All Shook Up (1957) - DROGNA
27. What is 60ft high and weighs over 180 tons and dates from 1475BC?
Cleopatra's Needle - Sultan Ismail
28. What movie contains the line “We came. We saw. We kicked its ass”
Ghostbusters (Dr. Peter Venkman) - scran
29. Who was recently found dead in a Zimbabwe prison?
Learnmore Jongwe - PPRuNe Radar
30. Who said “Space is almost infinite. As a matter of fact, we think it is infinite”?
Dan Quayle - Select Zone Five
31. Where did Harvey Smith make his famous V sign?
Hickstead - Unwell_Raptor
32. Who composed the opera Punch and Judy?
Sir Harrison Birtwistle - PPRuNe Radar
33. Who played Daisy in Keeping Up Appearances?
Judy Cornwell - Select Zone Five
34. Name the title and author of the book that starts with the line “Miss Brooke had that kind of beauty which seems to be thrown into relief by poor dress.”
Middlemarch - George Eliot - PPRuNe Radar
35. Which TV series has a spoken introduction containing a split infinitive?
Star Trek - DROGNA
36. What was the B side of the Rolling Stones 1976 single “Honky Tonk Women“?
Sympathy For The Devil - PPRuNe Radar
37. Which soccer team did Ian Botham play for?
S****horpe United - DROGNA
38. Who was captured by the Burgundians on 23 May 1430?
Joan of Arc - PPRuNe Radar
39. Where is the world’s largest single dish radio telescope?
Arecibo, Puerto Rico - Select Zone Five
40. Who succeeded Tiberius as Roman Emperor?
Caligula Gaius Caesar - PPRuNe Radar
41. Who was Starman, in the movie by that name?
Jeff Bridges - scran
42. Who was the world's first democratically elected Marxist president?
Salvador Allende - PPRuNe Radar
43. Who is Israel’s Interior Minister?
Eli Yishai - PPRuNe Radar
44. What was the maiden name of Ulysses S Grant’s wife?
Julia Dent - iamnotanausi
45. What is Ceratocystis ulmi (or Ophiostoma ulmi) more commonly known as?
Dutch elm disease - PPRuNe Radar
46. Who was the keyboard player with The Zombies?
Rod Argent - DROGNA
47. What is the nickname of Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D?
Titan - Unwell_Raptor
48. What was the first programme to feature Supermarionation?
Supercar - PPRuNe Radar
49. Who are the two tennis players who have won the Men’s singles Grand Slam?
Don Budge (USA) in 1938 and Rod Laver (AUS) in 1962 and 1968 - PPRuNe Radar
50. The distance between Station A and Station B is 78 miles. A train starts from A towards B travelling at 70 miles per hour. A bird starts at the same time from B at 60 miles per hour straight towards the moving train. On reaching the train, it instantaneously turns back and returns to B. The bird makes these journeys from B to the train and back to B continuously till the train reaches B. The bird finally returns to B and rests. What is the total distance in miles the bird travels?
72. In 36 minutes, the bird travels 36 miles, the train travels 42 miles, and the two meet. The train is travelling faster than the bird and will reach B before the bird so the bird simply returns to B (a return journey of 36 miles). Thus, the total distance traveled by the bird is 72 miles. - newswatcher


Sultan Ismail
23rd Oct 2002, 06:42
Good afternoon JH, thank you for waiting, rushed back from Slim River to catch what's left, Lo and Behold, zilch!

3. Norman Maclean

5. Marie Curie

25. Pula

27. Cleopatra's Needle

41. Jeff Daniels

50. 91 (Didn't we have this last week?)

23rd Oct 2002, 07:47
Best I do this week Jolly, and I'm not confident.....

2 - Leo

7 – Sevestapol

28 – Ghostbusters

41 – Jeff Bridges

49 – Rod Laver, Bjorn Borg

I'm sure Brite will correct my errors!!!!!!

23rd Oct 2002, 08:47
Only got a few, but here goes anyway: -

15. Jacksonville, Tennessee

26. All Shook Up (1957 I think)

35. Star Trek

37. S****horpe United (I knew it would do that!!)

46. Rod Argent

Select Zone Five
23rd Oct 2002, 09:18
8 - Gierman Titov

9 - Frankfort

14 - Star Spangled Banner was made U.S. National Anthem

17 - Tom

18 - The One That You Love by Air Supply :rolleyes:

23 - The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespare (1999?)

30 - Dan Quayle :D

33 - Judy Cornwell

39 - Arecibo, Puerto Rico

43 - Natan Sharansky

23rd Oct 2002, 09:20
10. "Roots" - Arthur Hailey
13. A vegetable like broccoli. Horrible
19 Castle Howard
31 Hickstead (to Douglas Bunn)
47 Titan

PPRuNe Radar
23rd Oct 2002, 10:18
1. Seth
2. Taurus
3. Norman Maclean
4. Dave Rowberry
5. Marie Curie
6. Indira Gandhi
7. Sebastopol
8. Titov
9. Frankfort City
10. Roots by Alex Haley
11. Cane Toad
12. ???
13. Something from the Calabria region of Italy (cooking, language, etc)
14. The Star Spangled Banner as National Anthem
15. Lynchburg Tenessee
16. JPR Williams
17. The One That You Love - Air Supply
18. Castle Howard
19. Tom the Cabin Boy
20. Andy Warhol
21. Full of drink, liquour.
22. Berkeley Castle
23. The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
24. Wo Fat
25. Pula
26. All Shook Up
27. Cleopatra's Needle
28. Ghostbusters
29. Learnmore Jongwe
30. Dan Quayle
31. Hickstead
32. Sir Harrison Birtwhistle
33. Judy Cornwell
34. MiddleMarch by Geroge Eliot
35. Star Trek
36. Sympathy For The Devil
37. S****horpe United
38. Jeanne D'Arc
39. Arecibo, Puerto Rica
40. Gaius (Caligula)
41. Jeff bridges
42. Salvador Allende
43. Eli Yishai
44. Grant
45. Dutch Elm Disease
46. Rod Argent
47. Symphonic Poem
48. Supercar
49. Don Budge and Rod Laver
50. 70 miles

Google Speedster !!!

23rd Oct 2002, 10:23

21. DRINK!
24. WO FAT
25. PULA
44. DENT

PPRuNe Radar
23rd Oct 2002, 10:32
Sultan, RTFQ ;)

This week the train is doing 70 and the bird doing 60 ... last week was the other way around ;)

23rd Oct 2002, 10:57
50: 66.857

Jet Dragon
23rd Oct 2002, 11:25
2. Taurus
10. Roots - Alex hailey
13. A Vegetable - Broccoli
31. Hickstead
37. S****horpe Utd
39. Jodrell Bank
41. Jeff Bridges
48. Thunderbirds
49. Pete Sampras & John McEnroe



23rd Oct 2002, 16:15
50: 66.857 miles.

You sure you got your numbers right? It'd be easier and just as classy if the station was 70 miles away.

I assume you mean undirected distance.

Edited for dyslexia

Jolly Hockeysticks
24th Oct 2002, 06:17
Correct answers added to the main post

Only two left - 12 and 50

Welcome to several new participants including our venerable stealth moderator who seems to have entered the charts straight to the no.1 spot.

Where’s brite? Are you sulking because of last week’s Music Quiz?:(

Scores so far
PPRuNe Radar - 44
Select Zone Five - 18
Unwell_Raptor - 10
Sultan Ismail - 8
scran - 6
Iamnotanausi - 2


24th Oct 2002, 08:33

Me wasn't sulking, I don't do 'sulking', 'onest!..... I waited an' waited an' waited for you to post the questions.... but you didn't (so I gave up an' went to beddybyes)... when I finally got here yesterday...... everybody else had been in before me.... no point doing it...... :(

..... I play to win! :p ;)

24th Oct 2002, 12:06
12 - Billy J Kramer, a 60s pop singer
50 - 72 miles. In 36 minutes, the bird travels 36 miles, the train travels 42 miles, and the two meet. The train will now continue to station B, where it will arrive before the bird, cos it is going faster. The bird follows it to station B. Therefore, the total distance covered by the bird is 72 miles.

ooh my head hurts!

24th Oct 2002, 17:37
Got me!


24th Oct 2002, 22:37
50: sixty six and six sevenths miles.

Jolly Hockeysticks
25th Oct 2002, 02:26
Well, newswatcher has finished it off.

See you next week

Final Scores
PPRuNe Radar - 44
Select Zone Five - 18
Unwell_Raptor - 10
Sultan Ismail - 8
scran - 6
newswatcher - 4
iamnotanausi - 2