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Jolly Hockeysticks
23rd Apr 2003, 10:59
RULES
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.

QUESTIONS

1. In German legend who is the "Knight of the Swan"?
Lohengrin - CR2
2. Who painted "The Massacre at Chios"?
Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix - scran
3. In which country is Batman?
Turkey - Jet Dragon
4. How many crotchets are there in a semi-breve?
Four - A Comfy Chair
5. Who had a UK No.1 hit in 1957 with Rock-A-Billy?
Guy Mitchell - Sultan Ismail
6. What is the capital of Cape Verde?
Praia - scran
7. Who wrote "A Brief History Of Time"?
Stephen Hawking - reynoldsno1
8. By what name is John Henry Deighton better known?
Chris Farlowe - scran
9. Which movie features Caractacus Potts and Truly Scrumptious?
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Jet Dragon
10. Who was born on 30 Mar 1853?
Vincent Van Gogh - Sultan Ismail
11. Which river did the Pied Piper of Hamelin lead the rats into?
Weser - pigboat
12. Which 1977 album title track is a song about a motorcycle crash?
Bat Out of Hell - Little Blue
13. In the Bible at whose feast did the writing on the wall appear?
Belshazzar - CR2
14. What are Ananke, Elara, Thebe and Carme?
Moons of Jupiter - Sultan Ismail
15. Who did Brazil beat in the Final of the 1958 World Cup?
Sweden - Little Blue
16. Who sang the line ” Didn't know how lost I was until I found you”?
Madonna (Like A Virgin) - pigboat
17. Who directed the movie "A Star is Born"?
George Cukor - Sultan Ismail
18. What was the name of the first successful man powered aircraft?
Gossamer Albatross - pigboat
19. Name the title and author of the book that starts with the line "In that pleasant district of merry England which is watered by the River Don, there extended in ancient times a large forest, covering the greater part of the beautiful hills and valleys which lie between Sheffield and the pleasant town of Doncaster"
Ivanhoe – Walter Scott - scran
20. Who said “There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life”?
Frank Zappa - pigboat
21. Who died on 22 Jan 1973?
Lyndon B. Johnson - CR2
22. Who married Angie Barnett in 1970?
David Bowie - Little Blue
23. Which Indian cricket captain was banned for life for match fixing in 2000?
Mohammed Azharuddin - Little Blue
24. In Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, which character is represented by the clarinet?
Cat - CR2
25. What is the domesticated albino polecat more commonly known as?
Ferret - Jet Dragon
26. Which constituency is represented by Tony Blair?
Sedgefield - CR2
27. What were the names of the "Famous Five"? (2 points for all five)
Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy (the dog) - Little Blue
28. Who is Kate Hudson’s mother?
Goldie Hawn - Buster Hyman
29. Which astronomer discovered Pluto in 1930?
Clyde Tombaugh - Jet Dragon
30. What do Tom Jones, Garbage and A-Ha have in common?
All performed James Bond themes - Buster Hyman
31. What species of owl is Hedwig?
Snowy Owl - reynoldsno1
32. Who won the 1998 British Open at Royal Birkdale?
Mark O'Meara - scran
33. Who lived in The Dump?
Stig - reynoldsno1
34. Who was the Nigerian politician found drugged and bound in a crate at Stansted in 1984?
Alhaji Umaru Dikko - pigboat
35. What is the main ingredient of hummus?
Chickpeas - reynoldsno1
36. Who sang the line “An invisible man sleeping in your bed”?
Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbusters) - Jet Dragon
37. What was the name of the secret police under the Shah of Iran?
Savak - Father Bear
38. Which movie contains the line "You're gonna need a bigger boat”?
Jaws - reynoldsno1
39. Name the title and author of the book that starts with the line "LONDON. Michaelmas Term lately over, and the Lord Chancellor sitting in Lincoln’s Inn Hall "
Bleak House – Charles Dickens - scran
40. What is the name given to the three days before Ascension Day?
Rogation Days - reynoldsno1
41. What is the currency of Sierra Leone?
Leone - reynoldsno1
42. Who left Spurs in 1992 to join Grampus Eight?
Gary Lineker - reynoldsno1
43. Who commanded the "Triumph" in the battle against the Spanish Armada?
Sir Martin Frobisher - Sultan Ismail
44. Which is the most southerly city in the world?
Punto Arenas, Chile - paulc
45. From which album was the Tears for Fears hit single “Everybody Wants To Rule the World” taken?
Songs From the Big Chair - Little Blue
46. What did sweet Loretta Martin think she was?
A woman (Beatles - Get Back) - Little Blue
47. What is the term for a collector of cigarette cards?
Cartophilist - Sultan Ismail
48. Who were the two vocalists in Vinegar Joe?
Robert Palmer, Elkie Brooks - reynoldsno1
49. Who created The Mr. Men?
Roger Hargreaves - Little Blue
50. A woman has two sons who were born on the same hour of the same day of the same year, but they are not twins. How could this be?
The are two brothers from a set of triplets - under_exposed

JH

reynoldsno1
23rd Apr 2003, 11:19
Hi JH

7. Stephen Hawking
8. Len Deighton?
25. Ermine
31. Barn Owl?
33. Stig
35. Chick peas (Garbanzo)
38. Jaws
42. Gary Lineker?
48. Elkie Brooks & Robert Palmer
49. Nigel Hargreaves?

pigboat
23rd Apr 2003, 11:32
Evenin' JH.

11..Weser?
16..Madonna (Like A Prayer)
17..Barbra Striesand?
18..The Gossamer Albatross
20..Frank Zappa
34..Alhasi Dikko
43..Captain Maurice Suckling (Lord Nelson's uncle)

Jet Dragon
23rd Apr 2003, 11:40
Hi Jolly

3. Turkey
9. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
25. Ferrett
29. Clyde Tombaugh
30.They have all recorded together?
36. Ray Parker Jnr - Ghostbusters
42. Gary Lineker
50. One is adopted?

Cheers

JD

Buster Hyman
23rd Apr 2003, 12:09
28. Goldie Hawn
30. They've all sung Bond themes???
40. Mourn day Thursday
50. One is a stepson.

scran
23rd Apr 2003, 12:38
Sorry Jolly----too busy this week.......:( :( :( :{ :{ :{

Little Blue
23rd Apr 2003, 13:05
Here goes !!!
4 - Two
12 - Bat out of hell - Meatloaf
15 - Sweden
17 - Kris Kristofferson?
22 - David Bowie
23 - Mohammed Azuradin...(sic)
27 -Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy..the dog !
45 - Songs from the big chair
46 - Woman
49 - Roger Hargreaves
.
Toodle pip !
;)

scran
23rd Apr 2003, 13:06
OK...maybe just a few


2 - Eugene Delacroix
6 - Praia
8 - Chris Farlowe
12 - Bat Out Of Hell - Meatloaf
19 - Ivanhoe - Sir Walter Scott
23 - Azzarhuddin
29 - Clyde Tombaugh
32 - Mark O'Meara
36 - Ray Parker Jnr - Ghostbusters
38 - Jaws (1 - said by the sheriff when the shark comes up behind the boat while he is tossing burley overboard)
39 - Bleak House - Charles Dickens
44 - Invercargill - NZ


Bye.....:ok:

Sultan Ismail
23rd Apr 2003, 14:07
2. Eugene Delacroix

3. Turkey

5. Guy Mitchell

6. Praia

9. Wild Wild West

10. Vincent van Gogh

11. Weser

14. Jupiters minor moons

16. Madonna

17. George Cukor

18. Icarus

36. Ray Parker Jr.

38. Jaws

43. Martin Frobisher

44. Christchurch, New Zealand

47. Cartophily

48. Elkie Brooks, Robert Palmer

A Comfy Chair
23rd Apr 2003, 14:20
4. Four

(And now fifteen characters? )

paulc
23rd Apr 2003, 14:22
as the ones i knew have already gone - i will have to guess a couple :)

15) uruguay
44) Punta Arenas - Chile

under_exposed
23rd Apr 2003, 16:16
50. They are two of triplets

CR2
23rd Apr 2003, 17:42
1. Lohengrin (I think)
13. Belshazzar
21. Lyndon B. Johnson
24. Cat
26. Sedgefield

lunkenheimer
23rd Apr 2003, 21:59
29 Percival Lowell
50-they have at least one sister

Jolly Hockeysticks
24th Apr 2003, 09:53
Correct answers added to the main post.

Not much left - 31, 37, 40, 41

Scores so far
Little Blue - 16
reynoldsno1 - 12
scran - 12
Sultan Ismail - 12
CR2 - 10
Jet Dragon - 10
pigboat - 10
Buster Hyman - 4
A Comfy Chair - 2
paulc - 2
under_exposed - 2

JH

Father Bear
24th Apr 2003, 10:17
37. SAVAK and "LSDhvo;sfbvsb" to make up the 15 chars.

reynoldsno1
24th Apr 2003, 10:19
31. Snowy Owl (and reynolds jr. doesn't get any pocket money if she's wrong...)
37. The SAVAK
40. Rogation
41. The Leone

Sultan Ismail
24th Apr 2003, 11:23
31. Snowy Owl


And maybe some more later

scran
24th Apr 2003, 11:37
31 - A Barn owl..........and

40 - Passover?


(I don't know....I'm not religeous.......:hmm: )

Jolly Hockeysticks
24th Apr 2003, 12:08
OK all finished and reynoldsno1 takes the winning spot.

Final Scores
reynoldsno1 - 18
Little Blue - 16
scran - 12
Sultan Ismail - 12
CR2 - 10
Jet Dragon - 10
pigboat - 10
Buster Hyman - 4
A Comfy Chair - 2
Father Bear - 2
paulc - 2
under_exposed - 2

JH

reynoldsno1
24th Apr 2003, 12:38
Tks, JH - reynolds jr. WILL be pleased....

Buster Hyman
24th Apr 2003, 14:36
Thanks Jolly. I can't remember the last time I "scored"....:O :oh: :uhoh: :sad: :{ :{