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Author Topic: Quiz 13 on Friday 13  (Read 7551 times)

dave.m

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Quiz 13 on Friday 13
« on: July 13, 2007, 11:51:58 AM »

Well you asked for it, so here goes.
Twenty questions this time so that John stands a chance  ;D
Answers on Saturday if I don't get waylaid in the hostelry.

QUIZ 13

1. What is a ‘Bakers Dozen’?
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2. In Jewish tradition, at what age does a boy become a ‘BAR MITZVAH?
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3 How many horizontal stripes are there on the USA Flag?
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4. Why is a month that begins on a Sunday considered to be particularly unlucky?
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5. What is a TRIDECENNARY?
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6. How many people took part in the Last Supper?
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7. In Tarot, what number card means ‘Death’?
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8. Which Apollo Mission put the first man on the moon?
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9. What is TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA?
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10. On ships, how many times is the Ship’s Bell rung to signify midnight?
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11. What Year? Tony Hancock committed suicide & the two tier postal system was introduced.
      a) 1966   b) 1968   c) 1970
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12. What Year? Princess Anne was created Princess Royal & German, Mathias Rust landed a light aircraft in Red Square.      a)  1985    b) 1986    c) 1987
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13. What is LAPIS?      a)   A stone   b) Part of a coat     c) Worked gold
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14. Which Teletubby is red?
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15. Who played opposite Dustin Hoffman in “The Graduate”?
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16. What was put into space for the first on 3rd Nov 1957?
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17. For whom did Paul McCartney write the song “Hey Jude”?
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18. The root of which garden weed is sometimes used as a coffee substitute?
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19. Where is Mount McKinley?
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20. Who was Grant Mitchell’s first wife in Eastenders? (Mrs Mitchell 1st will NOT do)
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scottiesmum

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Re: Quiz 13 on Friday 13
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2007, 12:26:37 PM »

1. 13
2. 13
3. 13   (guess !)
4 Pass 
5.30 years
6. 13
7. 13
8. 13
9. fear of the number 13
10.13
11. 1968
12. 1987
13. Gemstone
14. Pass
15. Anne Bancroft
16. Laika the dog
17. Julian Lennon
18. Chicory
19. Just asked hubby  ....  ALASKA    ...no pun intended  !! :lol:
20. Pass



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Re: Quiz 13 on Friday 13
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2007, 12:29:36 PM »

I thought I was on a winner until I got to #8!  Didn't manage this by myself, had to ask a few people in the office.....

1. 13! – one more to stop them short-changing customers by selling underweight stuff.
2. 13! – not sure why…..
3. 13! – one for each of the rebel colonies.
4. Because it will have a Friday 13th in it!
5. A 13th Anniversary?
6. 13! – Jesus and the 12 apostles
7. 13! – I presume
8. Apollo 11 – Neil Armstrong
9. Fear of the number 13?
10. 8
11. 1968?
12. 1987?
13. a) A Stone
14. Poh?
15. Anne Bancroft was Mrs Robinson
16. Laika – a dog.
17. Julian Lennon
18. Dandelion?
19. Alaska
20. Tiffany?

Nice one Dave.....  ;D

Must get back to work now! ::)
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Re: Quiz 13 on Friday 13
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2007, 12:38:00 PM »


1. What is a ‘Bakers Dozen’?
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Thirteen
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2. In Jewish tradition, at what age does a boy become a ‘BAR MITZVAH?
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Thirteen
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3 How many horizontal stripes are there on the USA Flag?
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Errr, would there be Thirteen?
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4. Why is a month that begins on a Sunday considered to be particularly unlucky?
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It heralds thirteen days of bad luck?
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5. What is a TRIDECENNARY?
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A Thirteen year period
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6. How many people took part in the Last Supper?
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Oh gosh, let me see now... ~counts on fingers~ Thirteen
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7. In Tarot, what number card means ‘Death’?
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It is the thirteenth card of the Major Arcana
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8. Which Apollo Mission put the first man on the moon?
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Thirteen
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9. What is TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA?
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Fear of the number thirteen I hope no triskaidekaphobics are reading this!
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10. On ships, how many times is the Ship’s Bell rung to signify midnight?
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Thirteen
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11. What Year? Tony Hancock committed suicide & the two tier postal system was introduced.
 a) 1966   b) 1968   c) 1970
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1968
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What Year? Princess Anne was created Princess Royal & German, Mathias Rust landed a light aircraft in
Red Square.      a)  1985    b) 1986    c) 1987
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1985
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13. What is LAPIS?      a)   A stone   b) Part of a coat     c) Worked gold
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A stone
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14. Which Teletubby is red?
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The red one [you got no chance!]
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15. Who played opposite Dustin Hoffman in “The Graduate”?
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Anne Bancroft if you mean Mrs Robinson, if you want the blonde floosy I have no idea
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16. What was put into space for the first on 3rd Nov 1957?
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Sputnik
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17. For whom did Paul McCartney write the song “Hey Jude”?
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Julian Lennon
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18. The root of which garden weed is sometimes used as a coffee substitute?
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Maybe Chicory
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19. Where is Mount McKinley?
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Pass
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20. Who was Grant Mitchell’s first wife in Eastenders? (Mrs Mitchell 1st will NOT do)
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Sharon Watts
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Answers on Saturday.
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Thanks Dave!
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Had a feeling there was a bit of a pattern going on there for a minute, but couldn't put my finger on it  :lol:
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Re: Quiz 13 on Friday 13
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2007, 12:42:36 PM »


2. 13! – not sure why…..


Would you like us to arrange for someone to show you
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Re: Quiz 13 on Friday 13
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2007, 12:52:05 PM »


2. 13! – not sure why…..


Would you like us to arrange for someone to show you

That's not what I meant! :o

I meant why chose age 13.... it's when they become responsible for their own actions as opposed to their parents beinig responsible....  ???

.... and no, I don't want anyone to show me :no:  :no:  :no:

I told you working from home was a big swiz.......  :P
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scottiesmum

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Re: Quiz 13 on Friday 13
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2007, 01:00:22 PM »

In the Jewish faith ...13 for boys (12 for girls)  !!!!!....  is the age when they are obligated to follow the commandments.
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dave.m

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Re: Quiz 13 on Friday 13
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2007, 08:10:07 PM »

Some very good answers.

1. What is a ‘Bakers Dozen’?          13
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2. In Jewish tradition, at what age does a boy become a ‘BAR MITZVAH?      13
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3 How many horizontal stripes are there on the USA Flag?      13
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4. Why is a month that begins on a Sunday considered to be particularly unlucky?
It always has a Friday 13th 
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5. What is a TRIDECENNARY?        A period of 13 years
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6. How many people took part in the Last Supper?      13
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7. In Tarot, what number card means ‘Death’?          13
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8. Which Apollo Mission put the first man on the moon?
Apollo 11   Just checking that you are awake!  :P :P
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9. What is TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA?              The fear of the number 13
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10. On ships, how many times is the Ship’s Bell rung to signify midnight?
8
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11. What Year? Tony Hancock committed suicide & the two tier postal system was introduced.
      a) 1966   b) 1968   c) 1970
    b)  1968
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12. What Year? Princess Anne was created Princess Royal & German, Mathias Rust landed a light aircraft in Red Square.      a)  1985    b) 1986    c) 1987
    c) 1987   
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13. What is LAPIS?      a)   A stone   b) Part of a coat     c) Worked gold
    a)   A stone 
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14. Which Teletubby is red?
  Po
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15. Who played opposite Dustin Hoffman in “The Graduate”?
Ann Bancroft
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16. What was put into space for the first on 3rd Nov 1957?
A dog “Laika”
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17. For whom did Paul McCartney write the song “Hey Jude”?
Julian Lennon
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18. The root of which garden weed is sometimes used as a coffee substitute?
Dandelion
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19. Where is Mount McKinley?
Alaska
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20. Who was Grant Mitchell’s first wife in Eastenders? (Mrs Mitchell 1st will NOT do)
Sharon Watts

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Re: Quiz 13 on Friday 13
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2007, 08:30:55 PM »

So I fell for the 13 bluff then  :-[


Should have known it was too darn obvious  :lol:

'Twas a good quiz thanks Dave  :)
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Re: Quiz 13 on Friday 13
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2007, 09:21:02 PM »

Thanks Dave,  I went for  'blanket 13' answers as well  ::)  AND I was convinced my tri  and dec .... would be 30 (I thought THAT was the trick one   :doh:)    You go to a lot of trouble,  thank you  .... :)   Kate
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Re: Quiz 13 on Friday 13
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2007, 10:08:51 AM »

Have you moved the quiz out of the dark place Dave?
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Re: Quiz 13 on Friday 13
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2007, 10:13:37 AM »

Have you moved the quiz out of the dark place Dave?

No, but we have to be quick to get across before closing time  ;D
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Re: Quiz 13 on Friday 13
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2007, 12:57:58 PM »

Thanks for posting this dave.

Sorry I wasnt here at the time to have a go at some of the questions - but a quick scan now thinks I would have struggled with several and been caught out with being "trigger happy" on one of the 13's:D
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