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dave.m

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Friday Quiz
« on: August 30, 2007, 11:53:34 PM »

Quiz 20. It happened in August.
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1. In August 1926 the first traffic lights were installed in the UK. But where  in London?
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2. On August 6th 1945 a US Boeing B-29 dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. What name had been given to the aircraft?
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3. August 1890 saw the execution of murderer Walter Kemmler to make him the first person to be executed by which method?
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4. Jamaica gained independence in 1962 from which country?
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5. In August 1974 which US President announced his resignation?
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6. Sears Crossing gained notoriety in 1963 for what?
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7. In August 1842 the British Parliament passed the Mines Act which did what?
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8. Sir Gordon Richards, champion English jockey retired in August 1954 after how many wins?     
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9. What was founded by Henry Wood and Robert Newman in August 1895?
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10. The M6 was Britainís first motorway but which was Britainís first motorway restaurant, opened in 1960? 
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Part 2.
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Birthdays In August but who are they and do you know how old they were this year?
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Click on link for full size picture quiz.
[img=http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/4428/birthdaysuh1.th.jpg]
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Tie Break.
What did Mum (No.5) call her baby daughter?

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scottiesmum

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Re: Friday Quiz
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007, 09:28:20 AM »

1. In August 1926 the first traffic lights were installed in the UK. But where  in London?   PASS    that's a good start  ::)

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2. On August 6th 1945 a US Boeing B-29 dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. What name had been given to the aircraft?  ENOLA GAY
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3. August 1890 saw the execution of murderer Walter Kemmler to make him the first person to be executed by which method?   ELECTRIC CHAIR
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4. Jamaica gained independence in 1962 from which country?    UK
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5. In August 1974 which US President announced his resignation?    NIXON
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6. Sears Crossing gained notoriety in 1963 for what?        GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY
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7. In August 1842 the British Parliament passed the Mines Act which did what?    WAS IT TO STOP CHILDREN BEING SENT DOWN THE MINES   (I know you shouldn't answer a question with a question  !!!)
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8. Sir Gordon Richards, champion English jockey retired in August 1954 after how many wins?       PASS
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9. What was founded by Henry Wood and Robert Newman in August 1895?      THE PROMS
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10. The M6 was Britainís first motorway but which was Britainís first motorway restaurant, opened in 1960?    PASS
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going to look at the pictures now ....



1. Fidel Castro    (it's been niggling me or a while - then voila !!  hope it's right !!)
2  Sir Trevor MacDonald 
3  Princess ANNE              about 57  ??
4.  pass
5.  MYLENE KLASS
6. JIM BOWEN
7.ROBERT REDFORD     70    saw it the French Press !!
8. PASS
9.  PASS
10 Sean Connery        He must be about 104 now!!!


Tie break    .... I've forgotten     (strange name for a baby I know ! ;D)


Thanks Dave   .... interesting quiz ....



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Re: Friday Quiz
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007, 12:10:29 PM »

1.  Pass
2. Enola gay
3. Electric chair
4. Britain
5. Nixon
6. pass
7. stopped "minors" working down the mines.
8. pass
9. pass
10. M1 somewhere


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No idea for the ages

1. Pass
2. Trevor MacDonald
3. Princess Anne
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6. Jim Bowen
7. Robert Redford
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10. Sean Connery

Theres a couple on there that are bugging me may come back for a 2nd look later :)
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Re: Friday Quiz
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007, 01:41:44 PM »


1. In August 1926 the first traffic lights were installed in the UK. But where  in London?
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Pass
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2. On August 6th 1945 a US Boeing B-29 dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. What name had been given to the aircraft?
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Superfortress
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3. August 1890 saw the execution of murderer Walter Kemmler to make him the first person to be executed by which method?
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Electric Chair
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4. Jamaica gained independence in 1962 from which country?
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England
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5. In August 1974 which US President announced his resignation?
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Must be Richard Nixon
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6. Sears Crossing gained notoriety in 1963 for what?
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Pass
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7. In August 1842 the British Parliament passed the Mines Act which did what?
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Set a minimum age/stopped children working in the mines [guess!]
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8. Sir Gordon Richards, champion English jockey retired in August 1954 after how many wins?     
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Pass
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9. What was founded by Henry Wood and Robert Newman in August 1895?
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The Promende Concerts (The Proms)
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10. The M6 was Britainís first motorway but which was Britainís first motorway restaurant, opened in 1960? 
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Can only think of Watford Gap and thatís not far enough North for the M6 surelyÖ or South Mimms and that definitely isnít (M25!)
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Part 2.
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Birthdays In August but who are they and do you know how old they were this year?
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1.  No idea
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2.  Trevor Macdonald - 64
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3. Princess Anne - 57
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4.  No idea
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5.  Myleene Klass [sp?] - 27
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6.  Jim Bowen (Bullseye) must be 70ís - 72
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7.  Robert Redford - 76
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8.  Looks familiar but pass
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9.  No idea
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10 Sean Connery - 83
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All ages are guesses!

Tie Break.
What did Mum (No.5) call her baby daughter?
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No idea whatsoever  :D
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Thanks Dave ;)
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Re: Friday Quiz
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2007, 05:49:33 PM »

Quiz 20. It happened in August. With Answers
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1. In August 1926 the first traffic lights were installed in the UK. But where  in London?
Piccadilly Circus.
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2. On August 6th 1945 a US Boeing B-29 dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. What name had been given to the aircraft?
Enola Gay.
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3. August 1890 saw the execution of murderer Walter Kemmler to make him the first person to be executed by which method?
Electric chair.
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4. Jamaica gained independence in 1962 from which country?
Britain.
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5. In August 1974 which US President announced his resignation?
Richard Nixon.
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6. Sears Crossing gained notoriety in 1963 for what?
The Great Train Robbery.
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7. In August 1842 the British Parliament passed the Mines Act which did what?
Banned women and children from working underground.
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8. Sir Gordon Richards, champion English jockey retired in August 1954 after how many wins?     
 4,869. (If you got this dead right and your name is not William Hill or Ladbroke, then you Googled)
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9. What was founded by Henry Wood and Robert Newman in August 1895?
The London Promenade Concerts.
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10. The M6 was Britainís first motorway but which was Britainís first motorway restaurant, opened in 1960? 
Newport Pagnell.

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Birthdays
1. Fidel Castro (81 on 13th)
2. Sir Trevor McDonald (68 on 16th)
3. The Princess Royal (57 on 15th)
4. Robert De Nero (64 on 17th)
5. Myleene Klass (Tiebreak answer --- baby is called Ava)
6. Jim Bowen (70 on 20th)
7. Robert Redford (71 on 18th)
8. Tori Amos (44 on 22nd) [Singer/songwriter]
9. Edwyn Collins (48 on 23rd) [Singer]
10.Sean Connery (77 on 25th) 

I am away for the next two weekends so the next quiz (if you still want to do them) will be Friday 21st Sept.
dave
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Re: Friday Quiz
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2007, 06:12:36 PM »

I can sub for you if you like Dave?  If you trust me not to scare everyone off  8)


Have a good holiday anyway - it's a good time to go away, I think Kate's calling into Lancashire soon  >:D
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Re: Friday Quiz
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2007, 06:56:32 PM »

Steph,
I have PMed you one quiz in Our Place with answers.
I'll set up and send another before we depart. Just C & P into the forum. Thanks for the continuity.

Living alongside the Lancaster Canal we decided to have a change of scenery so most of the family, seven of us and the old 'sea dog', Gizzy (17 years old) are going on a cruise.

Yes, this time it is a narrowboat on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal from west of Blackburn travelling east to Skipton and, possibly, the Bingley Five Rise Locks, then return. ( When you've seen one canal you have not seen them all! They are all so different)

Maximum of 4mph and 28 locks to operate each way should make for a very sedate journey.
With the use of British Waterways maps, Google Earth and local knowledge of the pubs, we know where we will be mooring up every night.  :D
dave  ;)

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Re: Friday Quiz
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2007, 09:51:30 PM »

Your going to wait until night-time  :-X


Lunchtime mooring sounds good to me  :drink: :dance:
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Re: Friday Quiz
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2007, 10:24:50 PM »

Have  a good  trip Dave,  take an umbrella  !!!    :D     and.................  I saw that Steph     :P
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Re: Friday Quiz
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2007, 04:29:26 PM »

Hope you have a great time Dave.

Enjoy your cruise and lockwinding :)
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