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Jolly Hockeysticks
14th Nov 2002, 01:43
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.
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- 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.
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1. Where is the home of the Aztec gods?
Talocan - Sultan Ismail
2. Which Lord Chancellor was executed for refusing to take the oath of allegiance?
Thomas More - flowman
3. What movie contains the line “Around me, if a woman don't wear mink, she don't wear nothin'”?
Dick Tracy (Big Boy Caprice) - flowman
4. Which three tennis players have won the Ladies Singles Grand Slam?
Maureen Connolly (1953), Margaret Smith Court (1970), Steffi Graf (1988) - Sultan Ismail
5. Who was Starsky and Hutch’s boss?
Capt. Harold Dobey (played by Bernie Hamilton) - flowman
6. Who was born on 22 Feb 1732?
George Washington - flowman
7. Who wrote the book Starship Troopers?
Robert A. Heinlein - flyboy6876
8. Who won the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize?
Albert Schweitzer - flowman
9. What is the capital of Alaska?
Juneau - flyboy6876
10. Which country does Chen Xinhua currently represent at international level in his chosen sport?
England. Table Tennis - Sultan Ismail
11. Who was the lead singer/guitarist of the Small Faces?
Steve Marriott - pigboat
12. What protective earthwork ran from the Clyde to the Forth?
Antonine Wall - Biggles Flies Undone
13. By what name is Robert Leroy Parker better known?
Butch Cassidy - pigboat
14. Name the title and author of the book that starts with the line “The stranger came early in February one wintry day, through a biting wind and a driving snow, the last snowfall of the year, over the down, walking as it seemed from Bramblehurst railway station and carrying a little black portmanteau in his thickly gloved hand.”
The Invisible Man - H G Wells - flowman
15. What is the currency of Bulgaria?
Lev - flowman
16. What does TARDIS stand for?
Time And Relative Dimensions In Space - paulc
17. Which shuttle mission deployed the Hubble Space Telescope?
STS-31 - newswatcher
18. Who played Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-O?
Kam Fong - flowman
19. Who painted “Reservoir at Horta”?
Pablo Picasso - flowman
20. What was the B side of the Rolling Stones 1968 single “Jumpin' Jack Flash”?
Child Of The Moon - newswatcher
21. Who said “Mr Watson, come here. I want you”?
Alexander Graham Bell - pigboat
22. Who was the voice of Orson, the Orkan leader, in Mork & Mindy?
Ralph James - FL001
23. Which son of Findlaech was killed at Lumphanan?
Macbeth - flowman
24. Which US President served only one month in office before dying of pneumonia?
William Henry Harrison - pigboat
25. Who commanded the last Gemini mission
James A. Lovell, Jr. - paulc
26. Who has a UK No.1 hit in 1966 with “Michelle”?
Overlanders - FL001
27. Who won the Dubai Duty Free Classic in 1991?
John Parrott - FL001
28. Who was the first US ambassador in London?
John Adams - Biggles Flies Undone
29. What is the name of "language" spoken by Alex in Clockwork Orange?
Nadsat - Wino
30. What is a tulwar?
A sword - FL001
31. According to legend, where did Joseph of Arimathea’s staff take root and bud?
Glastonbury - newswatcher
32. Who piloted Supercar?
Mike Mercury - Jet Dragon
33. Name the title and author of the book that starts with the line “He rode into our valley in the summer of '89.”
Shane - Jack Schaefer - newswatcher
34. Who was Margaret Thatcher’s press secretary when she resigned?
Bernard Ingham - flowman
35. What was the name of Caligula’s horse?
Incitatus - flyboy6876
36. Name the author and title of the work that won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for literature?
Norman Mailer - The Executioner's Song - pigboat
37. Who played the demolition expert in "The Guns of Navorone"?
David Niven - Little Blue
38. Who was the first person to swim the English Channel?
Matthew Webb - FL001
39. Who was the giggling dumb blonde on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In?
Goldie Hawn - pigboat
40. Who sang the line ”I'm the kind of person who endorses a deep commitment”?
Savage Garden (I Want You) - flowman
41. Who wrote the words to "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square"
Eric Maschwitz - flowman
42. What is the term for two or more substances that are composed of the same elements in the same proportions but differ in properties because of differences in the arrangement of atoms?
Isomer - steamchicken
43. Which children’s story is subtitled "There and Back Again"?
The Hobbit - Rollingthunder
44. Which Russian prince scored two tries for England against the All Blacks in 1936?
Alexander Obolensky - Biggles Flies Undone
45. What are Bulgarian, Catseye, China, Giant, Spider and Steely?
Marbles - Jet Dragon
46. In M*A*S*H what was Radar’s first name?
Walter - flyboy6876
47. Who composed the opera Mask of Orpheus?
Harrison Birtwistle - flowman
48. What is oil of vitriol more commonly known as?
Sulphuric Acid - paulc
49. Which newspaper's motto is "All The News That's Fit To Print"
New York Times - pigboat
50. A big spider web has 12 spiders and flies on it. There are a total of 86 legs on the web. How many spiders were on the web?
7 - flowman


Jet Dragon
14th Nov 2002, 01:48

32. Mike Mercury
45. types of Marbles



14th Nov 2002, 01:57
Hi JH, ripper today

7. Robert A Heinlein
9. Juneau
16. Time and Relative Distance in Space
35. Incitatus
46. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly

14th Nov 2002, 02:01
Evenin' JH.

11..Steve Marriott
12..Hadrians Wall?
13..Butch Cassidy
21..Alexander Graham Bell
24..William Henry Harrison
26..The Beatles?
36..The Executioners Song/Norman Mailer
39..Goldie Hawn
49..The New York Times

14th Nov 2002, 02:07
43/ "The Hobbit"

Children's story? - wouldn't know it.

14th Nov 2002, 03:19
9. Juneau
21 Alexander Graham Bell
22 Orson Well
26 The beatles
29 Nadsat
39 Goldie Hawn
45 Marbles
49 NY Times

Little Blue
14th Nov 2002, 05:08
9 - Anchorage?
37-David Niven
38-Captain William Ellis Webb

14th Nov 2002, 07:11
4) Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, Billy Jean King
9) Juneau
10) Burma?
15) Crown
16) Time and Relative Dimensions in space
25) Jim Lovell
34) Sir Bernard Clark
37) David Niven
42) Isotope
48) Sulphuric Acid
50) 4 Spiders (4x8=32) leaving 54/6 = 9 flies

14th Nov 2002, 07:16
2.Thomas More
3.Dick Tracy
4.M.Navratilova,S.Graff, B-J. King.
5.Capt Dobie
6.George Washington
7.Robert Heinlen
8.A. Schweitzer
11.Steve Marriot
13.Butch Cassidy
14.The Invisible Man, H.G.Wells
16.Time And Relative Dimension In Space
18.Kam Fong
19.Pablo Picasso
22.Orson Wells
24.William Henry Harrison
27. No winner, cancelled due to Gulf War.
30. An Indian knife or Kukri
34.Bernard Ingram
37.David Niven
38.Captain Webb
39.Goldie Hawn
40.Savage Garden
41Eric Maschwitz
43.The Hobbit
46.Walter Eugene
47.Sir Harrison Birtwhistle
48.Sulphuric acid
50.7 spiders and 5 flies

14th Nov 2002, 10:40
Beaten to most of them (as always!), but

42. enantiomer

14th Nov 2002, 11:58
1/ tikal
2/ wolsey
10/ britain
11/ steve marriott
16/ time and relative dimensions in space
20/ lets spend the night together
21/ alexander graham bell
26/ overlanders
38/ captain webb
42/ isotopes
49/ new york times
50/ 6 flies - 8 spiders

but then what do i know??

Biggles Flies Undone
14th Nov 2002, 12:24
12. The Antonine Wall
28. John Quincy Adams
33. Call Me Shane – Jack Schaefer
44. Alexander Obolensky

14th Nov 2002, 13:03
17. Discovery - STS31
20. Child of the Moon
31 Wearyall Hill, Glastonbury
33. Shane - Jack Warner Schaefer

14th Nov 2002, 13:14
1. Aztec gods were not static like those of Rome; they were very fluid, appearing in many guises and avatars ie Rain, Sun, Cloud were all seperate gods.

4. Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Serena Williams?

5. Captain Harold Dobey

6. George Washington, 1st US President

8. Albert Schweitzer

9. Juneau

10. China?

11. Ronnie Lane

12. Yew Trees

13. Butch Cassidy

14. The invisible man by H G Wells

15. Levs

16. Time And Relative Dimension In Space

17. Discovery

18. Kam Fong

19. Picasso

21. Alexander Graham Bell

22. Ralph James

23. MacBeth

24. William H Harrison

25. James Lovell

26. Overlanders

27. John Parrott

29. Nadsat

30. Indian Sword

32. Mike Mercury piloted, with help from Jimmy Gibson and his monkey, Mitch

38. Matthew Webb

39. Goldie Hawn

41. Eric Maschwitz and Manning Sherwin

42. Compound

44. Alexander Obolensky

45. Marbles

48. Sulphuric Acid?

14th Nov 2002, 14:43
9. Juneau
11. Steve Marriott
12. the Antonine Wall
15. the Lev
26. the Beatles
29. Nadsat
30. a type of Indian sword
34. Sir Bernard Ingham
37. David Niven
42. Isomers
44. Obolenski
48. Sulphuric acid
49. the New York Times
50. 7x spiders, 5x flies

Sultan Ismail
14th Nov 2002, 14:54
Good Evening JH, it's been a long day, working, hopefully I may get some of the left overs.

1. talocan

2. Sir Thomas More



5. Capt. Harold Dobey

6. George Washington

7. Robert A. Heinlein

9. Juneau


11. Ron Wood

12. Hadrians Wall

13. Butch Cassidy


15. Leva

16. Time and Relative Dimension in Space

17. Endeavour STS-113

18. Kam Fong Chun

19. Pablo Picasso


21. Graham Alexander Bell

22. Ralph James

23. Macbeth

24. William Henry Harrison


26. Beatles

27. John Parrott

28. John Adams


30. Sabre (Asian Indian sword)


32. Mike Mercury

33. Shane, Jack Schaeffer

34. Bernard Ingham

35. Incitatus

36. The Executioners Song, Norman Mailer

37. David Niven

38. Jack Webb

39. Goldie Hawn


41. Manning Sherwin/Eric Manschwitz


43. Lord of the Rings

44. Price "Obe" Obelensky


46. Walter

47. Sir Harrison Birtwistle

48. Sulphuric Acid

49. New York Times

50. One

14th Nov 2002, 15:44
Too late for most of them, but

Jolly Hockeysticks
15th Nov 2002, 02:24
Correct answers added to the main post.

Only 4 and 10 left

paulc 4+9 does not = 12 :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Scores so far
flowman - 30
pigboat - 14
FL001 - 10
flyboy6876 - 8
newswatcher - 8
Biggles Flies Undone - 6
paulc - 6
Jet Dragon - 4
Little Blue - 2
Rollingthunder - 2
Steamchicken - 2
Sultan Ismail - 2
Wino - 2


Sultan Ismail
15th Nov 2002, 02:29
10. England, Table tennis

4. Margaret Court (1970), Maureen Connolly (1953), Steffi Graf (1988)

Jolly Hockeysticks
15th Nov 2002, 03:50
OK, Sultan’s finished it off.

All very quick – perhaps it was too easy this week.

Final Scores
flowman - 30
pigboat - 14
FL001 - 10
flyboy6876 - 8
newswatcher - 8
Biggles Flies Undone - 6
paulc - 6
Sultan Ismail - 6
Jet Dragon - 4
Little Blue - 2
Rollingthunder - 2
Steamchicken - 2
Wino - 2