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Jolly Hockeysticks
30th 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.
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QUESTIONS

1. In Greek mythology who was the father of Achilles?
Peleus - athene
2. Who painted The Scream?
Edvard Munch - athene
3. By what name did General Mola refer to his supporters in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War?
Fifth Column - pigboat
4. Which is the third opera in Wagner's Ring Cycle?
Siegfried - Sultan Ismail
5. Who had a UK No.1 hit in 1965 with Long Live Love?
Sandie Shaw - Sultan Ismail
6. What is the capital of Equatorial Guinea?
Malabo - Sultan Ismail
7. Who wrote the book Swallows and Amazons?
Arthur Ransome - athene
8. By what name is Margarita Carmen Cansino better known?
Rita Hayworth - athene
9. Which 1986 movie had the tag-line "Be afraid. Be very afraid."?
The Fly - athene
10. Who was born on 25 Jan 1759?
Robert Burns - athene
11. Who wrote and sang the theme tune to 'One Foot in the Grave'?
Eric Idle - reynoldsno1
12. What consists of Tia Maria, Vodka and Coke?
A Black Russian - athene
13. Who interpreted the writing on Belshazzar's wall?
Daniel - Lo 'n' Slo
14. What are Thalassa, Despina, Larissa and Proteus?
Moons of Neptune - Sultan Ismail
15. What song from the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid won an Oscar for best song?
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - athene
16. Who sang the line ” There were incidents and accidents, there were hints and allegations”?
Paul Simon (You Can Call Me Al) - pigboat
17. Who won the first Wimbledon Men’s Doubles Championship?
William Renshaw & Ernest Renshaw - newswatcher
18. What is the collective noun for a group of ferrets?
Business - Sultan Ismail
19. Name the title and author of the book that starts with the line "My father had a small estate in Nottinghamshire: I was the third of five sons. "
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift - Sultan Ismail
20. Who said “When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before”?
Mae West - pigboat
21. Who wrote the song Alexander's Rag Time Band?
Irving Berlin - athene
22. In which sport do competitors aim at a target four and a quarter inches in diameter?
Golf - paulc
23. Who invented dynamite?
Alfred Nobel - athene
24. Where is the pretty nurse is selling poppies from a tray?
Behind the shelter in the middle of the roundabout - Sultan Ismail
25. What is the antirrhinum more commonly known as?
Snapdragon - athene
26. What is the lightest inert gas?
Helium - athene
27. Which artist uses elephant dung in his works?
Chris Ofili - CR2
28. What was the name of Blackbeard's pirate ship?
Queen Anne's Revenge - brockenspectre
29. Where is St. Enoch Railway Station?
Glasgow, Scotland - athene
30. In which movie did Robert De Niro play boxer Jake La Motta?
Raging Bull - athene
31. Who beat Argentina in the opening game of 1990 World Cup?
Cameroon - CR2
32. Who is the changeling who was head of station security in Star Trek Deep Space Nine?
Odo - athene
33. What are the two branches of calculus?
Integral and differential - Lo 'n' Slo
34. Who sculpted the statue of Lord Nelson in Trafalgar Square?
E H Bailey - CR2
35. What was the name of the Commanding Officer at Fort Baxter in The Phil Silvers Show?
Colonel Hall - CR2
36. Who sang the line “It must've been some kind of kiss, I shoulda walked away”?
Cutting Crew (I Just Died In Your Arms) - athene
37. What was Thunderbird Six?
Tigermoth biplane - Synthetic
38. Which movie contains the line "Aristotle was not Belgian, the principle of Buddhism is not ‘every man for himself’, and the London Underground is not a political movement”?
A Fish Called Wanda (Wanda) - Lo 'n' Slo
39. Name the title and author of the book that starts with the line "A surging, seething, murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate. "
The Scarlet Pimpernel – Baroness Orczy - Buster Hyman
40. In Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, which character is represented by the timpani?
Hunters - athene
41. What is the currency of Tonga?
Pa'anga - Buster Hyman
42. What is the second largest city in Syria?
Aleppo - CR2
43. Who was the voice of the genie in the 1992 movie "Aladdin"?
Robin Williams - athene
44. Which country makes Panama hats?
Ecuador - Lo 'n' Slo
45. From which album was the Creedence Clearwater Revival hit single “Proud Mary” taken?
Bayou Country - pigboat
46. Which city did the Romans call Venta Belgarum?
Winchester - Buster Hyman
47. What is the term for the part of the earth and atmosphere that supports, or is capable of supporting, living organisms?
Biosphere (Ecosphere) - Synthetic
48. What is the narrowest part of the Panama Canal?
The Gaillard Cut - Sultan Ismail
49. Which TV detective had an assistant called Crocker?
Kojak - Synthetic
50. scran’s mansion in the mountains there were a total of 9 bicycles and tricycles. The total number of wheels was 22 , how many tricycles were there?
4 - athene

JH

athene
30th Apr 2003, 11:42
I don't usually have a clue about these, but for once may actually get some right!!!
Here goes....

1. Peleus
2. Edvard Munch
7. Arthur Ransome
8. Rita Hayworth
9. The Fly
10. Robert Burns
11. Chas and Dave
12. Black Russian
15. Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
21. Irving Berlin
23. Alfred Nobel
25. Snap Dragon
26. Helium
29. Glasgow
30. Raging Bull
32. Odo
36. Cutting Crew
40. The Hunter
43. Robin Williams
47. Troposphere
50. 4

Am seeing a pattern here... music, movies, Scotland and alcohol!!!! :ok:

Lo 'n' Slo
30th Apr 2003, 11:43
2. Edvard Munch
13. The prophet Daniel
15. "Raindrops keep falling on my head"
23. Alfred Nobel
26. Helium
30. Raging Bull
33. Integral and Differential (?)
38. A Fish Called Wanda
43. Robin Williams
44. Equador
46. Brussells
47. The Mantle
50. 4

Wino
30th Apr 2003, 12:01
16 Simon and Garfunkle
22 Biathalon
28 Revenge
48 The locks
49 Tubbs, (Miami Vice)

Synthetic
30th Apr 2003, 12:06
1/. King Priam
2/.
3/.Poum
4/.
5/. New Seekers
6/.
7/. Arthur Ransome
8/. Evita
9/. The fly
10/.
11/. Chas and Dave
12/. Manhatten
13/.
14/. Greek deities
15/.Raindrops keep falling on my head
16/.
17/.
18/.
19/. Pride
20/. Brideshead revisited Waugh
21/.
22/. Pistol shooting
23/. Nobel
24/.
25/. Snap Dragon
26/.Helium
27/.
28/.
29/.
30/. Rageing Bull
31/.
32/. Odo
33/. Differential and integral
34/.
35/.
36/.
37/. a Tiger Moth - Brains( I think) :- "I've got a tiger in my tank" :D
38/. :*
39/. James Herbert
40/.
41/.
42/.
43/.
44/. UK
45/.
46/. Breuge
47/. Biosphere
48/.
49/. Kojak
50/. 4 trikes and 5 bikes

Thanks JH

pigboat
30th Apr 2003, 12:10
Evenin' JH.

3...The fifth column?
16..Paul Simon (You Can Call Me Al)
20..Mae West
45..Bayou Country

Buster Hyman
30th Apr 2003, 12:53
39. Scarlet Pimpernel - Baroness Emmuska Orczy
41. Pa'anga
46. Winchester

reynoldsno1
30th Apr 2003, 13:16
11. Eric Idle ...................

Sultan Ismail
30th Apr 2003, 14:56
Good afternoon JH


1. Peleus

2. Edvard Munch

3. –

4. Siegfried

5. Sandie Shaw

6. Malabo

7. Arthur Ransome

8. Rita Hayworth

9. The Fly

10. Robert Burns

11. Eric Idle

12. Black Russian Cocktail

13. Daniel

14. Neptunes Moons

15. Raindrops keep falling on my head

16. Paul Simon

17. –

18. Business

19. Gullivers Travels – Jonathan Swift

20. Mae West

21. Irving Berlin

22.

23. Ernst Nobel

24. Penny Lane

25. Snap Dragon

30. Raging Bull

paulc
30th Apr 2003, 15:23
2) Edward Munck
11) Eric Idle
14) moons of saturn?
22) Golf (size of the cup)
23) Alfred Nobel
26) Helium
30) Raging Bull
32) Odo
38) A Fish Called Wanda
43) Robin Williams
46) Winchester (my home city)
49) Kojak (Croker was played by Telly Savalas brother)

CR2
30th Apr 2003, 16:01
27. Chris Ofili
31. Cameroon
33. Differential & Integral
34. Edmund Hodges Baily
35. Colonel Hall
42. Aleppo

under_exposed
30th Apr 2003, 17:00
2. Edvard Munch ?
37. The space station

newswatcher
30th Apr 2003, 18:25
Wow, only the one left. Good thing I've got a Wimbledon reference!

17. 1884 - W.C. & J.E. Renshaw beat E.W. Lewis & E. L. Williams 6-3, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4.

They then went on to win a further 4 titles, in the days when the Brits actually made a final at Wimbledon! In fact W.C. Renshaw also won 7 men's singles titles.

brockenspectre
30th Apr 2003, 22:25
wow this is the first time I have read one of these quizzes and actually known some of the answers!! here is my offering:

1. Peleus
2. Edvard Munch
3. ?
4. Siegfried
5. Olivia Newton-John
6. ?
7. Arthur Ransome
8. Rita Hayworth
9. ?
10. Robert Burns
11. ?
12. Black Russian
13. Daniel
14. Moons of Neptune
15. ?
16. ?
17. ?
18. a business of ferrets (?)
19. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
20. ?
21. ?
22. ?
23. Alfred Nobel
24. ?
25. Snapdragon
26. ?
27. ?
28. The Queen Anne's Revenge
29. ?
30. ?
31. ?
32. Odo
33. ?
34. Landseer (or did he just do the lions)?
35. ?
36. ?
37. ?
38. A biplane
39. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
40. a hunter?
41. ?
42. Aleppo?
43. ?
44. Mexico
45. ?
46. Winchester
47. ?
48. ?
49. Kojak
50. 4

Jolly Hockeysticks
1st May 2003, 12:54
Correct answers added to the main post.

athene seems to have pretty well cleaned up… Only 24 and 48 left

Re 24 - where specifically?

Re 48 – Wino - I suppose technically the locks could be the narrowest part of the Panama Canal but that’s not the answer I’m looking for. Have a point anyway.

paulc - sorry but Lt. Bobby Crocker was played by Kevin Dobson. Detective Stavros was played by Telly’s brother George Savalas. I won’t deduct any points….;)

Scores so far
athene - 38
Sultan Ismail - 12
CR2 - 10
Lo 'n' Slo - 8
pigboat - 8
Buster Hyman - 6
Synthetic - 6
brockenspectre - 2
newswatcher - 2
paulc - 2
reynoldsno1 - 2
Wino - 1

JH

Sultan Ismail
1st May 2003, 14:07
24. Behind the shelter in the middle of a roundabout, Penny Lane

48. Gaillard Cut

Jolly Hockeysticks
1st May 2003, 16:12
OK. Sultan has finished it off.

See you next week

Final Scores
athene - 38
Sultan Ismail - 16
CR2 - 10
Lo 'n' Slo - 8
pigboat - 8
Buster Hyman - 6
Synthetic - 6
brockenspectre - 2
newswatcher - 2
paulc - 2
reynoldsno1 - 2
Wino - 1

JH