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Jolly Hockeysticks
6th Nov 2002, 03:01
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. Which island did the Argonauts find that was inhabited entirely by women?
Lemnos - Wino
2. Who was Avenger John Steed’s first partner?
Dr David Keel (Played by Ian Hendry) - Sultan Ismail
3. Who wrote the book Romancing the Stone
Diane Thomas - Rollingthunder
4. Who replaced Eric Clapton as the lead guitarist of The Yardbirds?
Jeff Beck - pigboat
5. Who won the 1983 Nobel Prize for Literature?
William Golding - Sultan Ismail
6. Who was born on 16 Apr 1889?
Charlie Chaplin - Sultan Ismail
7. Who was Louis Greig’s partner in the 1926 Mens' Doubles Championships at Wimbledon?
Prince Albert (later King George VI) - Sultan Ismail
8. What is the capital of Vermont?
Montpelier - Rollingthunder
9. Who was the first person to receive a heart transplant?
Louis Washkansky - Sultan Ismail
10. Name the title and author of the book that starts with the line “The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way towards the lagoon.”
Lord of the Flies - William Golding - Wino
11. What is the term for the eating of earthy substances?
Geophagy - Sultan Ismail
12. By what name is Roberta Joan Anderson better known?
Joni Mitchell - pigboat
13. Who was exiled to the Land of Nod?
Cain - Wino
14. Which English navigator was cast adrift by mutineers in Jun 1611?
Henry Hudson - pigboat
15. Which western movie is based on the Japanese film "Yojimbo" about a samurai warrior who hires out his services?
A Fistful of Dollars - Sultan Ismail
16. Who were killed in Bienville Parish, Louisiana on 23 May 1934?
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow - pigboat
17. Who founded the New York City Ballet?
Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine - Sultan Ismail
18. Who sang the line ”Night after night, I hear myself say, Why can't this feeling just fade away”?
Westlife (If I Let You Go) - Select Zone Five
19. Which actor was used in World War II to confuse the Germans as to the true whereabouts of General Montgomery?
Lieutenant M.E. Clifton-James - Sultan Ismail
20. Who painted “Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows”?
John Constable - Sultan Ismail
21. Who was the first woman elected as a British Member of Parliament?
Countess Constance Markiewicz - newswatcher
22. What movie contains the line “You ever met anybody you didn't kill?”
Lethal Weapon (Sgt. Roger Murtaugh) - Wino
23. Who played Fletcher's teenage son, Raymond, in Going Straight?
Nicholas Lyndhurst - Little Blue
24. Who was the first official victim of the guillotine?
Nicolas-Jacques Pelletier (25 Apr 1792) - Sultan Ismail
25. What is the currency of Albania?
Lek - reynoldsno1
26. Who has a UK No.1 hit in 1965 with “Tears”?
Ken Dodd - reynoldsno1
27. Which horse was first past the post in the 1993 Grand National?
Esha Ness (but the race was declared void) - Sultan Ismail
28. Who wrote the words “Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough! It isn't fit for humans now”
John Betjeman - Simtech
29. What is the largest island in Europe?
Great Britain - Wino
30. Who said "A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."?[
Dwight D. Eisenhower - Sultan Ismail
31. Who was the first space shuttle pilot?
Robert Crippen - scran
32. In what year was Britain’s first national lottery draw?
1569 - Select Zone Five
33. Who played Miss Gatsby in Fawlty Towers?
Renee Roberts - Sultan Ismail
34. Name the title and author of the book that starts with the line “There was no possibility of taking a walk that day.”
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bront' - pigboat
35. Who was International Rescue’s agent in London (full name)?
Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward - Simtech
36. What was the B side of the Beatles 1967 single “Hello Goodbye“?
I Am The Walrus - Simtech
37. Who is the President of Ivory Coast?
Laurent Gbagbo - Sultan Ismail
38. Who was the first actor to be awarded a Best Actor Oscar posthumously?
Peter Finch, for the film Network - Sultan Ismail
39. Which liner took the Blue Riband from the Mauretania in 1929?
Bremen - pigboat
40. Which football team originally played home matches at the Antelope Ground?
Southampton - Sultan Ismail
41. In which movie did Hannibal Lecter first appear?
Manhunter - reynoldsno1
42. Where is a time capsule buried that includes including newspapers, a razor, a box of pins, four Bibles in different languages, Bradshaw's Railway Guide and photographs of the 12 best looking Englishwomen of the day?
Beneath Cleopatra's Needle - Select Zone Five
43. Which soldier was stationed at Fort Baxter and had the serial number 15042699?
Sergeant Ernie Bilko - Simtech
44. What was the maiden name of Thomas Jefferson’s wife?
Martha Wayles Skelton - Sultan Ismail
45. Which band did Rod Stewart leave to join The Faces?
The Jeff Beck Group - Select Zone Five
46. For what offence was Al Capone imprisoned in 1929?
Carrying a gun / Carrying a concealed deadly weapon - Sultan Ismail
47. Where did the IRA set off a massive bomb that ended the IRA ceasefire that had been running since Aug 1994?
Canary Wharf in east London - Jet Dragon
48. Which spacecraft is scheduled to collect a sample of Comet Wild 2 in 2004 and bring it back to Earth?
Stardust - Sultan Ismail
49. What year was Demolition Man set in?
2032 - Sultan Ismail
50. Alf, Brite, Charlie and Danny have to cross a river at dead of night using a decidedly wonky bridge. Only two people can risk crossing the bridge simultaneously and they have just one torch between them. The torch must be used at all times when the bridge is crossed in either direction. For reasons that need not concern us the four friends all have different speeds at which they can cross the bridge (in either direction). It takes Alf 1 minute; Brite 2 minutes; Charlie 3 minutes; and Danny 4 minutes. If travelling in pairs the time for the journey is that of the slower person. What is the minimum time it could take the four of them to cross the river safely?
11 minutes - Wino


6th Nov 2002, 03:39
8/ Montpelier.

Why Radishes? I mean what earthly use, besides a surprise in salads?

6th Nov 2002, 03:40
1 Lemnos
8 Burlington
10 "Lord of the Flies" William golding
13 Cain
15 The Magnificent seven
22 Lethal Weapon
29 Britain
31 John Young Captain. Crippen copilot
41 "Silence of the Lambs" was released first
43 Gomer Pile
46 Tax evasion
50 11minutes

6th Nov 2002, 03:40
Evenin' JH.
4...Jeff Beck?
12..Joni Mitchell
14..Henry Hudson
16..Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow
39..The Bremen
46..Income tax evasion

6th Nov 2002, 03:44
25. Lek
26. Ken Dodd?
41. Manhunter

Jet Dragon
6th Nov 2002, 03:45

2. Purdie
22. Terminator
26. Ken Dodd
41.The Silence of the Lambs
47. Canary Wharf - London


Sultan Ismail
6th Nov 2002, 05:37
2. Tara King

5. Sir William Golding

6. Charlie Chaplin

8. Montpelier City

9. Lewis (Louis) Washkansky

14. Henry Hudson

16. Ambush of Bonnie and Clyde

37. Laurent Gbagbo

38. Peter Finch

46. Tax evasion

50. 11 minutes

6th Nov 2002, 05:54
You sure about 31 Wino? NASA had some pretty weird ideas in the Apollo program.

For instance, "Buzz" Aldrin was the Lunar Module Pilot on the Mission, but Armstrong actually flew the descent and landing.

I reckon Jolly might be tricking us and would go the other way -

31 - Robert Crippen - Pilot - John Young was the Mission/Schuttle Commander.

Afraid that's all I got time for.....
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

6th Nov 2002, 07:15
16 Bonny & Clyde
26 Ken Dodd
29 Greenland
41 Manhunter (played by Brian Cox)
43 Elvis Prestley
46 Tax Evasion

6th Nov 2002, 07:28
Good Morning JH,

28. (Sir) John Betjeman

35. Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward

36. I Am The Walrus

45. Python Lee Jackson

Little Blue
6th Nov 2002, 07:28
6 - Adolf Hitler
23- Nicholas Lyndhurst
28- John Betjaman
32- 1994
47- Omagh

Jolly Hockeysticks
7th Nov 2002, 04:05
Correct answers added to the main post.

Still a lot left

Scores so far
Wino - 12
pigboat - 10
Sultan Ismail - 10
reynoldsno1 - 6
Simtech - 6
Jet Dragon - 2
Little Blue - 2
Rollingthunder - 2
scran - 2


Sultan Ismail
7th Nov 2002, 04:20
3. Karen Ryan

19. M.E. Clifton-James

46. Carrying a concealed weapon

7th Nov 2002, 04:31
2...Honor Blackman (as Cathy Gale)
34..Jayne Eyre/Charlotte Bronte

Sultan Ismail
7th Nov 2002, 04:47
15. "A fistful of dollars" with Clint Eastwood

17. Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine

20. John Constable 1831

7. Duke of York, later King George VI

7th Nov 2002, 07:11
21. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

43. M/Sgt Ernie Bilko

Sultan Ismail
7th Nov 2002, 07:48
21. Lady Nancy Astor

27. Esha Ness ridden by John White was first past the post in a race declared void due to a misstart.

24. Nicolas-Jacques Pelletier

30 Dwight D. Eisenhower

Jolly Hockeysticks
7th Nov 2002, 08:10
More correct answers added to the main post.

Still left - 2, 3, 11, 18, 21, 32, 33, 40, 42, 48, 49

Wassup? Is it too hard this week?

Where’s Brite and the stealth mod when you need them?

Scores so far
Sultan Ismail - 28
pigboat - 12
Wino - 12
Simtech - 8
reynoldsno1 - 6
Jet Dragon - 2
Little Blue - 2
Rollingthunder - 2
scran - 2


Sultan Ismail
7th Nov 2002, 10:13
40. Southampton

48. Stardust

49. 2032

11. Geophagia

33. Renee Roberts

Select Zone Five
7th Nov 2002, 10:47
2- Mrs Catherine Gale
3 - Catherine Lanigan
11 - Geophagy
18 - Westlife???
32 - 1569
33 - Renee Roberts
40 - Southampton FC
42 - Underneath Cleopatra's Needle
44 - Wayles
45 - The Jeff Beck Group
48 - Stardust
49 - 2032

7th Nov 2002, 13:18
Tricky one - the first woman elected was Constance Markievicz, Sinn Fein member for Dublin St Patrick's in 1918, but she refused to take her seat. Ireland was at that time "under British Rule" but she was Irish by nationality, so should she be excluded as a "British" MP? The first woman who actually sat in the HofC was Nancy Astor for Plymouth South in 1919. Now I believe she was American-born, but would surely have had to have taken British nationality to become an MP, anyone know?

Sultan Ismail
7th Nov 2002, 14:11
3. Joan Wilder

18. Westlife - Boyband - "If I let you go"

32. 1994, however there was a National Lottery held in 1569 which does not appear to have been drawn, must be worth a bit.

44. Skelton. Martha Wayles

45. the Jeff Beck Group

2. Dr. David Keel, played by Ian Hendry

7th Nov 2002, 15:19

Anyone who is a British, Commonwealth or Irish Republic citizen may stand as a candidate, provided they are over 21.

I presume the law was different then, allowing her to stand.

TAF Oscar
7th Nov 2002, 15:43
33 - Renee Roberts
40 - Southampton (St. Mary)
49 - 1996/2032

7th Nov 2002, 15:55
Damn only just found this quiz, I think the missing answers are:2 -

Q 2 - a police surgeon, Dr. David Keel
Q 3 - Tonya Stoneman
Q11 - geophagy
Q18 - Westlife
Q21 - Countess Markievicz
Q32 - 1999
Q33 - Renee Roberts
Q40 - Southampton
Q42 - Blue Peter Garden?
Q44 - Martha Wayles Skelton
Q45 - Jeff Beck Group followed by Quiet Melon
Q48 - The Leonid Sample Return Mission
Q49 - 2032 "when people are controlled and freedon is a thing of the past"

7th Nov 2002, 19:52
45. The Small Faces - they shortened their name shortly after he and Ron Wood joined.

7th Nov 2002, 20:52
THe answer to question 21 is Lady Nancy Astor.

7th Nov 2002, 22:06
33. Renee Roberts
48. Stardust


Jolly Hockeysticks
8th Nov 2002, 01:47
More correct answers added to the main post.

Newswatcher - well done with the Countess Constance Markiewicz answer. The question was deliberately worded to say “elected”.

Sultan seems to convincingly in the lead. Obviously got too much free time…

Just 3 left. Now I might have made a bit of an ooops here :eek: :eek: :eek: . I believe Romancing the Stone was not actually a book but a screenplay written directly for the screen. Anyway, who wrote it?

Scores so far
Sultan Ismail - 42
pigboat - 12
Wino - 12
Select Zone Five - 8
Simtech - 8
reynoldsno1 - 6
Jet Dragon - 2
Little Blue - 2
newswatcher - 2
Rollingthunder - 2
scran - 2


8th Nov 2002, 02:00
3/ Diane Thomas

Jolly Hockeysticks
8th Nov 2002, 03:08
Right that’s it for another week.

Final Scores
Sultan Ismail - 42
pigboat - 12
Wino - 12
Select Zone Five - 8
Simtech - 8
reynoldsno1 - 6
Rollingthunder - 4
Jet Dragon - 2
Little Blue - 2
newswatcher - 2
scran - 2