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Jolly Hockeysticks
7th May 2003, 15:53
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 Greek mythology who was the mother of Achilles?
Thetis - Wombat66
2. Who painted The Garden of Delights
Hieronymus Bosch - Wombat66
3. Who commanded the British fleet that defeated the French at the Battle of The Saintes in 1782?
Admiral George Rodney - Wombat66
4. What was the name of the country, with no laws or boundaries, formed by John Lennon and Yoko Ono?
Nutopia - Wombat66
5. Who had a UK No.1 hit in 1964 with You’re My World?
Cilla Black - Wombat66
6. What is the capital of Micronesia?
Palikir - Wombat66
7. Who’s catchphrase was “Hi there, pop-pickers”?
Alan Freeman - paulc
8. By what name is Gladys Marie Smith better known?
Mary Pickford - scran
9. Who held the first land speed record in excess of 100 mph?
Louis Rigolly (103.55 mph Jul 1904) - Wombat66
10. Who was born on 27 Feb 1807?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - Wombat66
11. Which is the 35th state of the USA?
West Virginia - Wombat66
12. Which TV comedy series had an episode entitled “In Luton Airport, No-One Can Hear You Scream”?
One Foot in the Grave - Wombat66
13. In the Bible whose dreams did Daniel interpret?
Nebuchadnezzar - Wombat66
14. Which comet is responsible for the Leonids meteor showers?
Temple-Tuttle - Wombat66
15. In which James Bond movie did Rowan Atkinson appear?
Never Say Never Again - Wombat66
16. Who sang the line “On a bed of nails she makes me wait”?
U2 (With Or Without You) - CR2
17. Who did Terry Neill succeed as manager of Tottenham Hotspur in 1974?
Bill Nicholson - Wombat66
18. Who founded the Aldeburgh Festival in Suffolk?
Benjamin Britten in 1948 - Wombat66
19. Name the title and author of the book that starts with the line "The day broke gray and dull. The clouds hung heavily, and there was a rawness in the air that suggested snow. A woman servant came into a room in which a child was sleeping and drew the curtains "
Of Human Bondage – Somerset Maugham - Wombat66 / scran
20. Who said in 1999 "Jeffrey Archer is a candidate of probity and integrity"?
William Hague - paulc
21. Who wrote the music of the song Moon River?
Henry Mancini - Wombat66
22. What is a Yaffle?
European green woodpecker - Wombat66
23. What was the name of the East German secret police?
STASI (Staatssicherheit State Security) - flyboy6876
24. Who was the father of the twins Hamnet and Judith?
William Shakespeare - Wombat66
25. What is the hallux more commonly known as?
Big toe - Wombat66
26. In Magnum PI who is the voice of Robin Masters?
Orson Welles - Wombat66
27. Where do the Bell hop's tears keep flowin', and the desk clerk's dressed in black?
Heartbreak Hotel - Wombat66
28. Who was Monica Seles playing when she was stabbed during the match in 1993?
Magdalena Maleeva - Wombat66
29. Who painted a series of paintings of haystacks showing the effect of light at different times of the day?
Monet - Wombat66
30. Who played Glenn Miller’s wife in the movie "The Glenn Miller Story"?
June Allyson - Wombat66
31. Which city did the Romans call Luguvallum (or Luguvallium)?
Carlisle - scran
32. In Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, which character is represented by the bassoon?
Peter's Grandfather - Wombat66
33. What was the title of Jim Morrison's first book of poetry?
The Lords And The New Creatures - CR2
34. What name did ARP warden Hodges call Captain Mainwaring in Dad's Army?
Napoleon - under_exposed
35. Who was Al Gore's running mate in the 2000 US presidential election?
Joseph Liebermann - Wombat66
36. Who sang the line “Caught up in the action I've been looking out for you”?
Glenn Frey (The Heat Is On) - Wombat66
37. Which Shakespeare play features Constable Dull?
Love's Labours Lost - Wombat66
38. Which movie contains the line " I had the air-conditioning checked. I don't know what for. You never allow me to turn it on.”?
Driving Miss Daisy (Hoke Colburn) - Wombat66
39. Name the title and author of the book that starts with the line "A squat grey building of only thirty-four stories. Over the main entrance the words, Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre, and, in a shield, the World State’s motto, Community, Identity, Stability."
Brave New World – Aldous Huxley - scran
40. Why do some people press the elevator buttons with their fingers and others with their thumb?
To make the elevator move - NOBODY := := :=
41. What is the currency of Mongolia?
Tugrik - Wombat66
42. Which sculptor created the statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus?
Alfred Gilbert - Wombat66
43. What would you use Eratosthenes' Sieve to find?
Prime numbers - Wombat66
44. Who is the headmaster of Bart and Lisa Simpson’s school
Seymour Skinner - flyboy6876
45. From which album was the Strawbs hit single “Lay Down” taken?
Bursting at the Seams - Wombat66
46. What do Johnny Cash, Fats Domino and Michael Bolton have in common?
All born on 26 Feb - Wombat66
47. What is the term for a line on a map that connects points of equal underwater depth?
Isobath - Wombat66
48. Who is the President of Kenya?
Mwai Kibaki - Wombat66
49. Which new category of Oscar was awarded for the first time in 2002?
Best Animated Feature Film - Wombat66
50. At a recent reunion of the Australian Geriatric DJ’s Association scran, cooda and binos had a drinking contest. Together scran and binos had 21 drinks. The combined total for scran and cooda was 19 drinks whilst cooda and binos had a total of 22 drinks. Who drank the most and how many drinks?
binos – 12 drinks - scran / Wombat66

JH

scran
7th May 2003, 16:05
BL**DY HELL JOLLY - It's 10 to 5 - time to go home...


2 - El Bossco
8 - Mary Pickford
19 - Goodbye California - Alistair McLean
31 - Carlisle
39 - Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
50 - Bino's - he always does!!!!!!!:uhoh: :uhoh: :uhoh:


Bye



:ok:

flyboy6876
7th May 2003, 16:12
Hi JH

23. Stasi
44. Seymour Skinner

under_exposed
7th May 2003, 16:58
Somebody beat me to no 50 again!

13. Joseph
34. Napolean
40. Left handed use thumbs ?

paulc
7th May 2003, 17:21
7) Alan (fluff) Freeman
9) Henry Rolls
12) Only Fools & Horses
20) William Hague
23) Australian Bird
44) Seymour Skinner

Wombat66
7th May 2003, 17:55
1. Thetis
2. Hieronymus Bosch
3. Admiral Sir George Brydges Rodney
4. Nutopia
5. Cilla Black
6. Palikir
7. Alan Freeman
8. Mary Pickford
9. Louis Emile Rigolly
10. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
11. West Virginia
12. One foot in the grave
13. King Nebuchadnezzar
14. Tempel-Tuttle
15. Never say never again
16. Jon bon jovi
17. Bill Nicholson
18. Benjamin Britten
19. W Somerset Maugham
20. William Hague
21. Henry Mancini
22. Woodpecker
23. STASI
24. William Shakespeare
25. Big toe
26. Orson Welles
27. Heartbreak Hotel
28. Magdalena Maleeva
29. Monet
30. June Allyson
31. Carlisle
32. Grandfather
33. The lords
34. napoleon
35. Joseph Lieberman
36. Glen Frey
37. Love’s labour’s lost
38. Driving miss daisy
39. Brave new world Aldous Huxley
40. Those who use pdas and mobile phones tend to have more agile thumbs and so use them more
41. Tugrig
42. Alfred Gilbert
43. Prime numbers
44. Principal Skinner
45. Bursting at the seams
46. all born feb 26
47. isobath
48. Mwai Kibaki
49. best feature-length animated film
50. binos – 12 drinks

CR2
7th May 2003, 18:40
1. Thetis
3. Admiral Sir George Brydges Rodney
4. Nutopia
6. Pohnpei
11. West Virginia
14. Temple-Tuttle
15. Never Say Never
16. U2
17. Bill Nicholson
18. Benjamin Britten & Peter Pears
22. Woodpecker
23. Staats Sicherheits Dienst
24. William Shakespeare
25. Bunion
26. Orson Welles
27. Heartbreak Hotel
28. Magdalena Maleeva
29. Monet
30. June Allyson
32. Grandfather
33. The Lords And The New Creatures
35. Joseph Lieberman
36. Glenn Frey
37. Love's Labour's Lost
38. Driving Miss Daisy
41. Tugriks
42. Algorith to calculate proper multiples
45. Backside
46. Same birthdate
47. Isobath
48. Mwai Kibaki


Aaaargh - after all that he beat me to it :{

Keygrip
7th May 2003, 22:01
I have a different universal question...

Why, after somebody has put so much effort, time and energy into making up a quiz such as this, does some ungrateful, selfish sod come along and prove how much spare time they have (probably whilst being paid to be at work) to sit and run 50 Google searches, in order to do nothing more than spoil everybody elses fun at "having a go"?

Having the time and ability to prat about with the computer, looking up reference material does not, in any way, demonstrate a skill, knowledge or intelligence on behalf of the totally selfish individual that has spoilt it for everybody else.

I think it is an insult to JH for all the work that was put into compling the quiz.

newswatcher
7th May 2003, 23:46
I'm with keygrip on this!:mad: :mad:

JH, you are the illustrious quizitor. How about amending Rule 5 - "During the first 24 hours from the quiz being posted you are allowed ONLY ONE POST (containing answers to no more than 5 questions)".

pigboat
8th May 2003, 00:45
Mornin' JH.

Slept right through that one.;) You're the boss, but newswatcher may have a point there.

At the risk of incurring rule 4, in parts of this country the answer to number 22 is:
Yaffle..An armful of salted and dried cod fish.

(See the Newfoundland Dictionary Online):cool:

lunkenheimer
8th May 2003, 00:52
40-some people (generally women) have long fingernails and must use thumbs

Disclaimer:No Googles were injured or abused in the creation of this answer

Wombat66
8th May 2003, 02:00
Well I'm terribly sorry, this being the first quiz I've seen on here and having read the rules as they are I foolishly thought the idea was to try and answer all the questions. Of course now I can see what a bloody idiot I've been. Thanks for insulting my intelligence by suggesting I needed to look up all the answers. And I suppose I must apologise for daring to have some time off as well.

CR2
8th May 2003, 03:57
's oriaght wombat, I'm fick too, neva went ter skool or universiti. I got this bloody big ensiclopidia set wich i cannot reed where i askd me muvva ter eksplain wot it all meens. uva fings i new from watchin telly.
dont fink i'm playin this anymor.

Jolly Hockeysticks
8th May 2003, 14:08
Correct answers added to the main post

OK piggy I’ll give you 2 points for your dried cod

Sill left – part of 19, 40 (lateral thinking required)

Scores so far
Wombat66 - 76
scran - 7
CR2 - 4
flyboy6876 - 4
paulc - 4
pigboat - 2
under_exposed - 2

Under the current rules there’s nothing wrong with wombat’s post. The one post in the first 24 hours rule was created to try to reduce the element of google racing that used to happen where people made a lot of posts with 2 or 3 answers at a time. This generally works well.

I don’t think it’s right to put a limit on the number of answers in a post but I’ll give it some thought.

JH

scran
8th May 2003, 14:15
Uuummmm....eeeerrrrrr...Jolly.....:O


I was actually just kidding when I answered Bino's to question 50..........:O :O :O


(I'll take the point however - :ok: - and Yes Bino's, I'll buy you a beer to apologise for taking the mickey out of you......:uhoh: :uhoh: )


And 19 - Of Human Bondage :E

and 40 - If they are wearing mittens they might use their thumbs, or they have their hand in a cast (broken)

:confused: :confused:

of course, they could be carrying something, like a briefcase, and have to use their thumb (like I do every day at work......)

Jet Dragon
8th May 2003, 14:25
Agreed JH - you can't limit the number of answers in a post.

It has to be left to the participants to exercise their conscience relating to Googling.

But hey - on a lighter note - I take my hat off to you Wombat - a fine piece of work - I wish my general knowledge was as good as yours and that of CR2.
:8

scran
9th May 2003, 10:40
C'mon Jolly - didI get 40 correct?

They are carrying something so have to use their thumb.....:ok: :ok: :ok:

Jolly Hockeysticks
9th May 2003, 14:31
OK scran got the other part of 19

Nobody’s got 40 and I don’t think you will. It’s quite simple.

Why do some people press the elevator buttons with their fingers and others with their thumb?

To make the elevator move

Final Scores
Wombat66 - 76
scran - 8
CR2 - 4
flyboy6876 - 4
paulc - 4
pigboat - 2
under_exposed - 2


I’m going to get away from all this doom and gloom for a few days so
Next week’s quiz will be posted on Thursday

JH

Grainger
10th May 2003, 01:10
50. At a recent reunion of the Australian Geriatric DJ’s Association scran, cooda and binos had a drinking contest. Together scran and binos had 21 drinks. The combined total for scran and cooda was 19 drinks whilst cooda and binos had a total of 22 drinks. Who drank the most and how many drinks?
binos – 12 drinks - scran / Wombat66 Yeah, he's a boozy beggar, is Binos. Probably got just as schloshed as Schlegel.