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Friday Quiz #22
« on: September 14, 2007, 09:29:22 AM »

Courtesy of Dave of course  :D  good luck folks!

Quiz 22
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1. In 1783 the Treaty of Paris was signed to end war between which two countries?
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2. After travelling in space for almost a year Viking II, in 1976, landed on which planet?
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3. Which football team has its ground closest to the river Mersey?
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4. Who invented the hot air balloon?
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5. What is the only monosyllabic American state name?
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6. An orchidectomy is the surgical removal of what?
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7. What is the national flower of Austria?
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8. Which famous British author wrote `Chitty Chitty Bang Bang`?
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9. Which temperature has the same value in both centigrade and farenheit?
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10. What is the only fruit that grows its seeds on the outside?
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He didn't give me a tie-breaker this week, so I'll throw in a couple of my own:

(a) Which TV game show offered consolation prizes made of tungsten?

(b) Look at this picture, name the singer and the song:




Good luck everyone - answers Saturday as usual  ;D
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Re: Friday Quiz #22
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2007, 09:41:36 AM »

1. In 1783 the Treaty of Paris was signed to end war between which two countries?
Britain & France
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2. After travelling in space for almost a year Viking II, in 1976, landed on which planet?
Mars
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3. Which football team has its ground closest to the river Mersey?
I've a feeling this is a trick one - Tranmere Rovers?
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4. Who invented the hot air balloon?
Montgolfier
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5. What is the only monosyllabic American state name?
Maine
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6. An orchidectomy is the surgical removal of what?
Testicles
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7. What is the national flower of Austria?
Eidelweiss?
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8. Which famous British author wrote `Chitty Chitty Bang Bang`?
Ian Fleming
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9. Which temperature has the same value in both centigrade and farenheit?
-40
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10. What is the only fruit that grows its seeds on the outside?
Dunno
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Tiebreakers - no ideas
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Re: Friday Quiz #22
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2007, 10:32:11 AM »

2. Mars

3. NOT Liverpool presumably :)

7. Eidelweiss

8. Ian Fleming

9. -40

10. Strawberry

The rest: dunno, so I guess I'm not going to win. :'(
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Re: Friday Quiz #22
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2007, 11:34:59 AM »

1) Despite the name of it was between the US and Britain

2) Mars

3) Dunno - suspect trick question and its not Anfield or Evertons - probably one on the other side of the river in cheshire?

4). Pass

5). Pass

6). Pass

7). Edelweis

8). Ian Fleming of James Bond fame

9). Forgotten :blush:

10). Strawberry


(a) dunno
(b) TBH the first thing I thought when I saw planes/trains and records was Branson and Virgin  :lol:
The glasses are suggesting lennon or john denver  -
is there a trains and planes song..  erm ticket to ride?  .. lol   leaving on a jet train??
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Re: Friday Quiz #22
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2007, 06:33:30 PM »

Here are the answers folks:

1. In 1783 the Treaty of Paris was signed to end war between which two countries?

Great Britain and the USA

2. After travelling in space for almost a year Viking II, in 1976, landed on which planet?

Mars

3. Which football team has its ground closest to the river Mersey?

Stockport County

4. Who invented the hot air balloon?

The Montgolfier brothers

5. What is the only monosyllabic American state name?

Maine

6. An orchidectomy is the surgical removal of what?

Testicles (OUCH!)

7. What is the national flower of Austria?

Edelweiss

8. Which famous British author wrote `Chitty Chitty Bang Bang`?

Ian Fleming

9. Which temperature has the same value in both centigrade and farenheit?

-40 (Minus 40)

10. What is the only fruit that grows its seeds on the outside?


The strawberry


And the tiebreakers - I had expected the boys to know that tungsten is used to make darts – so the game show was ‘Bullseye’, however, I must apologise for misleading you all with the wording of the second clue because of course, he of the gold/rimless specs who earned the first gold record and then disappeared in a plane over the Channel didn’t sing!   Apologies




Glenn Miller - Chattanooga Choochoo

Thanks again to Dave for providing the main entertainment yaaayyyy!!!  Back to normal next week!
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Re: Friday Quiz #22
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2007, 06:58:55 PM »

Thanks for being a first-rate sub Steph. :)
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Re: Friday Quiz #22
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2007, 10:09:01 PM »

Thanks both of you for the quizes..
I enjoy doing them - even though most of the time I dont know half the answers  :D
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