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PostSubject: willows fun quiz   Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:55 am

:Howdy:folks
For you folks who are feeling weary and impatient because of being unoccupied, I thought it might be a good idea to stimulate
your brains with a simple quiz
Its a bit of fun so no phoning a friend or asking the next door neighbour

[size=150:1pbvjj47]I will publish the answers on September 30th

1 — On what date did Prince Charles marry Lady Diana Spencer?
2 — Which US rock band, named after a US state, had a UK pop chart hit with Carry On Wayward Son?
3 — Which historical disaster began in Pudding Lane?
4 — Name four TV programmes, past or present, set in a prison.
5 — What’s the difference between emigrants and immigrants?
6 — Where is Scotland’s Horse Isle?
7 — Former policeman Peter N. Walker penned the novels on which TVs Heartbeat was based. But what is his pen-name?
8 — Which hugely popular girl pop group began life as Touch?
9 — Berry Gordy was the founder of which American institution?
10 — Which piece should be found at the four corners of a chessboard at the start of the game?
11 — What’s the nearest Glasgow Underground station to Glasgow Central Station?
12 — What’s the chemical name of laughing gas?
13 — Name the 1949 movie starring the late Jean Simmons remade in 1980 starring Brooke Shields.
14 — What’s the significance of “kil” in town names like Kilmarnock, Kilmacolm and Kilwinning?
15 — Does pop group UB40 hail from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff or London?
16 — What do storms, needles and potatoes have in common?
17 — Lesley Hornby is better known as which popular model and actress?
18 — In 1979, Orange County Airport in California was renamed in honour of —
19 — How many sides does a British 20 pence coin have ?
20 — If something has been described as esculent, that something is fit to be what?

Then we can see who got 20 out of 20 or who requires higher education
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PostSubject: Re: willows fun quiz   Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:52 pm

I enjoy a pub quiz!

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1 — On what date did Prince Charles marry Lady Diana Spencer?
It was July 1981, but without research, couldn't tell you the actual date, buy maybe a half point?

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2 — Which US rock band, named after a US state, had a UK pop chart hit with Carry On Wayward Son?
The rather excellent Kansas (although, personally I prefer Boston, but that's not a state!). From the 77 album leftoverture (which I still have on Vinyl somewhere)

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3 — Which historical disaster began in Pudding Lane?
Great Fire of London

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4 — Name four TV programmes, past or present, set in a prison.
Porridge, Oz, Prison Break (and a thing where the guy had a map on his tatoos, but can't remember the name)

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5 — What’s the difference between emigrants and immigrants?
One are incoming, the other outgoing!

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6 — Where is Scotland’s Horse Isle?
Off the coast of Ayrshire. I once worked for a company installing computer networks, as I lived in Yorkshire, Scotland was deemed to be 'my patch' as the most Northerly support person. Spent many a fine week on the Orkneys, Shetlands and the mainland. Miss a pint of 80 shilling heavy and Lorne Sausages!

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7 — Former policeman Peter N. Walker penned the novels on which TVs Heartbeat was based. But what is his pen-name?
Not a clue? Don't think I've ever seen TV's Heartbeat.

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8 — Which hugely popular girl pop group began life as Touch?
Spice Girls? Can't say as I know any other Girl Bands!

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9 — Berry Gordy was the founder of which American institution?
Easy! Founder of the Motown record label. Unless this is a trick question, in which case Berry Gordy Jr. founded Motown, Berry Gordy was his Father.

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10 — Which piece should be found at the four corners of a chessboard at the start of the game?
Castles, unless the board has been laid up wrongly!

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11 — What’s the nearest Glasgow Underground station to Glasgow Central Station?
mmm will have to have a guess as, unfortunately, I've not visited Glasgow for about 20 years. Argyle or Queen Street (I'll take half a point if either are correct)

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12 — What’s the chemical name of laughing gas?
Nitrous Oxide? Fortunately, I've never had to sample it.

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13 — Name the 1949 movie starring the late Jean Simmons remade in 1980 starring Brooke Shields.
Blue Lagoon? Both very pretty ladies mind!

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14 — What’s the significance of “kil” in town names like Kilmarnock, Kilmacolm and Kilwinning?
I believe that this comes from 'cil' which is the Gaelic name for a Church?

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15 — Does pop group UB40 hail from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Cardiff or London?
Birmingham. Once had a 'jam session' with Ali Campbell (not particularly a Brummie name I accept), way back in the very early 80's.

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16 — What do storms, needles and potatoes have in common?
Nice one! Eyes I imagine?

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17 — Lesley Hornby is better known as which popular model and actress?
The very lovely Twiggy (who, as I saw on TV last week is still very lovely!)

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18 — In 1979, Orange County Airport in California was renamed in honour of —
Big 'get off yer horse and drink yer milk' John.

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19 — How many sides does a British 20 pence coin have ?
5?

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20 — If something has been described as esculent, that something is fit to be what?
If my schoolboy latin is still intact than "
esculentus"
means food, therefore I would stab at 'eaten'?

Great quiz, that got the grey matter going for some time.

Willow ... give me more music questions, that's my strong point in the pub quizzes (in fact, probably the only reason I get invited to join a team)!!!
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PostSubject: willows fun quiz   Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:07 pm

:Thank you:Thanks for getting the ball rolling Chris
If it is accepted I will look at doing it once a month, questions during the first week,
with the answers on the last day of the month :Study:
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PostSubject: Re: willows fun quiz   Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:00 am

[size=150:j628hm99]ANSWERS TO GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ



1. July 29, 1981.
2. Kansas.
3. The Great Fire of London in September, 1666.
4. Any four from Porridge, Prisoner: Cell Block H, Within These Walls, Bad Girls, The Governor, The Slammer, etc.
5. Emigrants are people who leave their country to live in another where they’re known as immigrants.
6. Just off Ardrossan in the Firth of Clyde, it’s a nature reserve run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
7. Nicholas Rhea.
8. The Spice Girls.
9. Motown Records.
10. The Rook or castle.
11. St Enoch.
12. Nitrous oxide.
13. The Blue Lagoon.
14. Kil is derived from Gaelic “ceall” — a church or monk’s cell.
15. Birmingham.
16. They all have “eyes”.
17. Twiggy.
18. John Wayne.
19. 7 sides.
20. Eaten.
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