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Jolly Hockeysticks
30th Oct 2002, 01:30
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. Who is the Voodoo spirit of the night and the source of darkness?
Kalfu - briteandbreezy
2. Which soccer team did Denis Compton play for?
Arsenal - reynoldsno1
3. Who wrote the book I Know What You Did Last Summer?
Lois Duncan - briteandbreezy
4. Who did Ian McLagen replace in the Small Faces?
Jimmy Winston - reynoldsno1
5. Who won the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize?
Lester Bowles Pearson - Jet Dragon
6. Who was born on 15 Jan 1929?
Martin Luther King - Sultan Ismail
7. What is the capital of Mississippi?
Jackson - briteandbreezy
8. What was the name of Grissom’s Mercury spacecraft that sank during recovery?
Liberty Bell 7 - flyboy6876
9. Who was shot by his nephew on 25 Mar 1975?
King Faisal of Saudi Arabia - briteandbreezy
10. Name the title and author of the book that starts with the line “I do not propose to add anything to what has already been written concerning the loss of the "Lady Vain."
The Island of Doctor Moreau - H.G. Wells - Sultan Ismail
11. How far is it from the 4077th to San Francisco
5428 miles - Sultan Ismail
12. By what name is Glyn Geoffery Ellis better known?
Wayne Fontana - flyboy6876
13. Who played Marshal Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke?
James Arness - flyboy6876
14. What did the Walrus say it was time to talk of?
“The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax
Of cabbages and kings
And why the sea is boiling hot
And whether pigs have wings” - Sultan Ismail
15. Which George Crabbe poem was made into an opera?
Peter Grimes - reynoldsno1
16. In what year were yellow balls first used at Wimbledon?
1986 - flyboy6876
17. Who fired shots at Princess Anne’s car in Mar 1974?
Ian Ball - Sultan Ismail
18. Who sang the line ”An August summer night Soldiers passing by”?
The Scorpions (Wind Of Change) - reynoldsno1
19. What craft was piloted by Steve Zodiac?
Fireball XL-5 - Jet Dragon
20. Who painted “Battle of the Amazons”?
Peter Paul Rubens - Jet Dragon
21. What movie contains the line “How we deal with death, is at least as important as how we deal with life, wouldn't you say?”
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Admiral James T. Kirk) - briteandbreezy
22. What is the term for a body of earth material which is impervious to water and unabsorbtive?
Aquifuge - briteandbreezy
23. What was signed by Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini on 22 May 1939?
The "Pact of Steel” - briteandbreezy
24. Name the title and author of the book on which the 1988 movie “Die Hard” is based?
Nothing Lasts Forever - Roderick Thorp - briteandbreezy
25. What is the currency of Myanmar?
Kyat - briteandbreezy
26. Who was recently stabbed to death in front of his home in Tokyo?
Koki Ishii (opposition party lawmaker) - briteandbreezy
27. What is the connection between Goldie, Eddie and the Sea of Tranquility?
Eagle. - Eddie the Eagle (British Olympic Skier), Goldie the golden eagle escaped from London Zoo in 1965, Apollo 11 lunar landing module. - Lunkenheimer . bonus points for paulc for the explanation
28. What is the title and composer of the theme music used in the Onedin Line?
Spartacus by Khachaturian - reynoldsno1
29. In what year was New York's Central Park opened?
1859 - briteandbreezy
30. Who said "Fill what's empty, empty what's full, and scratch where it itches."?
Alice Roosevelt Longworth (also acceptable The Duchess Of Windsor) - briteandbreezy
31. What was unusual about the casting of Carrie Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie?
She was played alternately by a pair of identical twins, Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush - briteandbreezy
32. Who is the Jamaican Opposition Leader?
Edward Seaga - Sultan Ismail
33. Who played Mr Rumbold in Are You Being Served?
Nicholas Smith - briteandbreezy
34. Name the title and author of the book that starts with the line “In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.”
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald - briteandbreezy
35. The last known specimen of which animal died in Amsterdam Zoo in 1883?
Quagga - briteandbreezy
36. What was the B side of The Who 1969 single “Pinball Wizard “?
Dogs Part Two - reynoldsno1
37. Who played a lock-keeper at Chumley-on-the-Water?
David Essex (The River) - briteandbreezy
38. What is the term for the part of a sundial that projects the sun's shadow?
Gnomon - briteandbreezy
39. Who spoke the words “There are those who believe... that life here... began out there. Far across the universe.”?
Patrick Macnee - Select Zone Five
40. Which country recently decided to withdraw from the Arab League?
Libya - Select Zone Five
41. Which liner held the Blue Riband for the fastest Atlantic crossing between 1907 and 1929?
Mauretania - briteandbreezy
42. Who’s register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner?
Jacob Marley (Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”) - Select Zone Five
43. In what year did Harvey Smith make his famous V sign?
1971 - briteandbreezy
44. What was the maiden name of Calvin Coolidge’s wife?
Grace Anna Goodhue - briteandbreezy
45. Who often said ”Hello, Playmates"?
Arthur Askey - reynoldsno1
46. Which band did Eric Clapton join when he left The Yardbirds?
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - reynoldsno1
47. What is the most northerly point of mainland Britain?
Dunnet Head (Easter Head) - Sultan Ismail
48. Who killed Jean-Paul Marat?
Charlotte Corday - briteandbreezy
49. What year was Blade Runner set in?
2019 - briteandbreezy
50. A block of wood 3" x 8" x 12" has all six faces painted pink. If the block is cut into cubes of 1" x 1" x 1", how many of these would have pink paint on them?
228 - Sultan Ismail


Jet Dragon
30th Oct 2002, 01:55

5. Lester Bowles Pearson
20. Rubens
19. Fireball XL5
27 Armstrong



30th Oct 2002, 02:58

8. Liberty Bell 7
12. Wayne Fontana
13. James Arness
16. 1986
46. Cream

30th Oct 2002, 02:58
Morning Jolly,..... :)

3....Lois Duncan
5....Lester Bowles Pearson
9....King Faisal of Saudi Arabia
12....Wayne Fontana
13....James Arness
14....Many things (shoes and ships and sealing-wax, cabbages and kings)
19....Fireball XL5
21....Star Trek ll: The Wrath of Khan
23....Pact of Steel
24....Nothing Lasts Forever/Roderick Thorp
25....The Kyat
26....Koki Ishii
30....Alice Roosevelt Longworth
31....Her part was played by identical twins (Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush)
33....Nicholas Smith
34....The Great Gatsby/F.Scott Fitzgerald
37....David Essex
41....The Mauretania
45....Pat Coombs
48....Charlotte Corday (Brite starred in the college production of this play!!) :eek:

30th Oct 2002, 02:59
Evenin' JH. Tough one today.

8...Liberty Bell 7
13..James Arness
14..Of shoes, ships, sealing wax, whether the sea is hot, pigs have wings.
41..RMS Mauretania?

30th Oct 2002, 02:59
2. Arsenal
4. Jimmy Winston
12. Wayne Fontana
14. other things, of balls of string and sealing wax, and cabbages and kings
15. Peter Grimes
18. The Scorpions
28. Aram Khachaturyan - Spartacus
36. Dogs Pt.II
38. Gnomon
45. Arthur Askey?
46. John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
47. Cape Wrath?

Sultan Ismail
30th Oct 2002, 03:01
Good Morning JH, lets see if I can get past 8 points this week, I did RTFQ, but whether I understood is something else..

6. Martin Luther King

7. Jackson

8. Mercury 7 Liberty Bell

13. James Arness

14. To talk of other things of shoes and ships and sealing wax....

45. Arthur Askey

50. 228

Sultan Ismail

30th Oct 2002, 04:02
Random answers:

7 Jackson MS
12 Wayne Fontana
13 James Arness
14 "of shoes and ships and sealing-wax, and cabbages, and kings"

19 Fireball XR5
23 the "Pact of Steel" which created the Axis alliance
27 eagle(s)

35 passenger pigeon
38 gnomon
42 Mrs. Bayton, Oliver's first corpse
45 Hugh Hefner

50 268

30th Oct 2002, 07:30
27 - Eagles - Goldie was one that escaped, Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards (olympic ski jumper) Eagle was the name of the Apollo 11 capsul that landed in the Sea of Tranquility
35 - Tasman Tiger
41 - Queen Mary
45 - Arthur Askey
47 - John O'Groats
50 - 278

Jolly Hockeysticks
31st Oct 2002, 03:51
Correct answers added to the main post

Left are 10, 11, 14, 17, 32, 39, 40, 42, 47

Re 14 – there have been various answers giving various bits, but nobody has answered it completely.

paulc – have 2 bonus points for explaining the eagle connection

Scores so far

briteandbreezy - 48
reynoldsno1 - 16
flyboy6876 - 8
Jet Dragon - 6
Sultan Ismail - 4
Lunkenheimer - 2
Paulc - 2


Sultan Ismail
31st Oct 2002, 05:54
14. The time has come the Walrus said to talk of many things, of shoes and ships and sealing-wax, of cabbages and kings.
And why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings.

Sultan Ismail

11. 5428 miles

M.A.S.H. 4077 to San Franscisco

Sultan Ismail

47. Easter Head on the Dunnet Head Promontary at 58.40.11N give or take a few metres

10. The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells

Sultan Ismail
31st Oct 2002, 07:58
17. Ian Ball

32. Edward Seaga

It's been a quiet day...

Jolly Hockeysticks
31st Oct 2002, 09:22
Sultan’s answered most of the remaining ones during his quiet day

Only left now are 39, 40, 42

Scores so far

briteandbreezy - 48
reynoldsno1 - 16
Sultan Ismail - 16
flyboy6876 - 8
Jet Dragon - 6
Lunkenheimer - 2
Paulc - 2


Select Zone Five
31st Oct 2002, 09:34
39 - Patrick Macnee
40 - Libya
42 - Jacob Marley

Sultan Ismail
31st Oct 2002, 13:53
40. Libya has withdrawn from Arab League w.e.f 24/10/2002

Gaddafi is having a wobbly, whatever!

42. Marley - A Christmas Carol

Not really a quiet day, 31 October 2002, Halloween, there are lots of people out there wanting to have a good time, I will not disappoint them.................

31st Oct 2002, 14:03
39 some smart guy in context with the opening line of battlestar galactica http://members.tripod.com/~Athena_7/

Jolly Hockeysticks
1st Nov 2002, 02:30
All finished for this week

Final Scores

briteandbreezy - 48
reynoldsno1 - 16
Sultan Ismail - 16
flyboy6876 - 8
Jet Dragon - 6
Select Zone Five - 6
Lunkenheimer - 2
Paulc - 2