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Author Topic: Friday Quiz..October No.1.  (Read 10235 times)

dave.m

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Friday Quiz..October No.1.
« on: October 05, 2007, 12:23:19 AM »

WOW! There's room to swing a cat in here! Thank You Kitz.

Whoops! I don't think that is the right thing to say!  :no:

What I meant was there is room for plenty of quizzes so we can have some real brain teasers.
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Quiz - October No.1. “A potpourri of astounding trivia.” (Named by Floydoid.)
 
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1. Which actor is godfather to actress Jennifer Anniston?
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2. Who is actress Shirley Maclaine`s famous actor brother?
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3. What was the operational squadron number of the Dambusters?
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4. Which player scored England`s first goal in the 2006 World Cup?
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5. What is the smallest country in the world?
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6. Which famous leader once said `I`m still at the crease, but the bowling is more hostile these days`?
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7. What was the pen name of author Charles Ludwig Dodgson?
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8. What did Britain`s roads first acquire in 1914?
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9. What major city is on an island in the St Lawrence river?
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10. Which range of hills forms a natural border between Scotland and England?
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Decider. What item of confectionary was advertised with the slogan, `just enough to give your kids a treat`?
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Answers will now be on Sundays to give late comers a chance.
Good luck everyone.

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Re: Friday Quiz..October No.1.
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 02:05:09 AM »

>> WOW! There's room to swing a cat in here! Thank You Kitz.
and thank you and floidy for doing the quizzes :)




1. Which actor is godfather to actress Jennifer Anniston?
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2. Who is actress Shirley Maclaine`s famous actor brother?
Warren Beaty
3. What was the operational squadron number of the Dambusters?
Pass
4. Which player scored England`s first goal in the 2006 World Cup?
Beckham?
5. What is the smallest country in the world?
The Vatican
6. Which famous leader once said `I`m still at the crease, but the bowling is more hostile these days`?
Pass
7. What was the pen name of author Charles Ludwig Dodgson?
Lewis Carrol
8. What did Britain`s roads first acquire in 1914?
Cats eyes
9. What major city is on an island in the St Lawrence river?
Montreal
10. Which range of hills forms a natural border between Scotland and England?
Pass
Decider. What item of confectionary was advertised with the slogan, `just enough to give your kids a treat`?

kitz sings...
"its full of cadbury goodness and very small and neat.. a finger of fudge is....


[edit - came back to put in no 9 cause its been bugging me and was at the back of my brain]
« Last Edit: October 05, 2007, 02:20:17 AM by kitz »
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Re: Friday Quiz..October No.1.
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 07:17:22 AM »

1. Which actor is godfather to actress Jennifer Anniston?
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2. Who is actress Shirley Maclaine`s famous actor brother?
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3. What was the operational squadron number of the Dambusters?

617

4. Which player scored England`s first goal in the 2006 World Cup?
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5. What is the smallest country in the world?
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6. Which famous leader once said `I`m still at the crease, but the bowling is more hostile these days`?
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7. What was the pen name of author Charles Ludwig Dodgson?

Lewis Carrol

8. What did Britain`s roads first acquire in 1914?

Cats' eyes

9. What major city is on an island in the St Lawrence river?
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10. Which range of hills forms a natural border between Scotland and England?
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Decider. What item of confectionary was advertised with the slogan, `just enough to give your kids a treat`?

A finger of fudge
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scottiesmum

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Re: Friday Quiz..October No.1.
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007, 09:10:12 AM »

1. Which actor is godfather to actress Jennifer Anniston?    Pass
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2. Who is actress Shirley Maclaine`s famous actor brother?    Warren Beatty
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3. What was the operational squadron number of the Dambusters?      617
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4. Which player scored England`s first goal in the 2006 World Cup?      David Beckham   (hope so !)
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5. What is the smallest country in the world?    Vatican City
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6. Which famous leader once said `I`m still at the crease, but the bowling is more hostile these days`?    Margaret Thatcher
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7. What was the pen name of author Charles Ludwig Dodgson? Lewis Carroll
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8. What did Britain`s roads first acquire in 1914?        Pass      I've come back to this because just asked hubby and his answer is   'classification'  B roads D roads etc (is he right ?   ::)  )
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9. What major city is on an island in the St Lawrence river?       Quebec
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10. Which range of hills forms a natural border between Scotland and England?    Cheviots
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Decider. What item of confectionary was advertised with the slogan, `just enough to give your kids a treat`        Cadbury's (but not sure which
one)



Thanks Dave   ---that had the grey matter turning this morning ! :)
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Re: Friday Quiz..October No.1.
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007, 09:59:27 AM »

1. Which actor is godfather to actress Jennifer Anniston?
Telly Savalas
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2. Who is actress Shirley Maclaine`s famous actor brother?
Warren Beatty
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3. What was the operational squadron number of the Dambusters?
617 Squadron
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4. Which player scored England`s first goal in the 2006 World Cup?
Own goal by Paraguain player Gamarra
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5. What is the smallest country in the world?
By area The Holy See (Vatican City) is the smallest at 0.44 Sq Km; by population the smallest is Pitcairn with only 46 inhabitants (not including various uninhabited territories)
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6. Which famous leader once said `I`m still at the crease, but the bowling is more hostile these days`?
That's got to be John Major.
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7. What was the pen name of author Charles Ludwig Dodgson?
Lewis Carroll
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8. What did Britain`s roads first acquire in 1914?
Guess - white line markings?
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9. What major city is on an island in the St Lawrence river?
Montreal
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10. Which range of hills forms a natural border between Scotland and England?
The Cheviots
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Decider. What item of confectionary was advertised with the slogan, `just enough to give your kids a treat`?
Cadbury's Fudge
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Re: Friday Quiz..October No.1.
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2007, 02:11:04 PM »

 
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1. Which actor is godfather to actress Jennifer Anniston?
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Telly Savalas
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2. Who is actress Shirley Maclaine`s famous actor brother?
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Warren Beatty
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3. What was the operational squadron number of the Dambusters?
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617
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4. Which player scored England`s first goal in the 2006 World Cup?
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Pfffttt!
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5. What is the smallest country in the world?
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Mmmm Vatican City
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6. Which famous leader once said `I`m still at the crease, but the bowling is more hostile these days`?
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Pass
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7. What was the pen name of author Charles Ludwig Dodgson?
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Lewis Carroll
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8. What did Britain`s roads first acquire in 1914?
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Cat’s Eyes
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9. What major city is on an island in the St Lawrence river?
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Pass
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10. Which range of hills forms a natural border between Scotland and England?
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Cheviot Hills
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Decider. What item of confectionary was advertised with the slogan, `just enough to give your kids a treat`?
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“A finger of fudge is just enough…”
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You’ll regret making me sing
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Thanks Dave  8)
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Re: Friday Quiz..October No.1.
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2007, 05:54:50 PM »

My problem in doing these quizzes is that I've read everybody else's answers by the time I get through the thread.

Must remember to just take the questions out into Notepad first!

The status of Vatican City as a country is questionable, so the answer could be Monaco.

It's full of Cabury goodness
And lots of fun to eat.
A finger of Fudge is just enough
To give your kids a treat.


PS - it's actually quite interesting researching the answers. I won't post any, but I've been on a journey of discovery for the past 20 minutes.
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Re: Friday Quiz..October No.1.
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2007, 06:55:27 PM »

Dave,

You'll be on 'a journey of discovery' in three weeks time.

We will find out how much the drivers on here still remember, on the journey into the Good Driver? Quiz.  :P

dave
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Re: Friday Quiz..October No.1.
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2007, 10:36:53 PM »

My problem in doing these quizzes is that I've read everybody else's answers by the time I get through the thread.

Must remember to just take the questions out into Notepad first!




Ah, that's the trick - must admit I find the CA thread easier because you can hit the reply button and everything else is hidden - and yes, I take it away and work in Word usually as it's open anyway nore often than not!

If I look at any of the other answers first I feel like I've cheated!
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Re: Friday Quiz..October No.1.
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2007, 05:38:09 AM »

A desktop shortcut to notepad is one thing I couldn't live without... it's indispensable for temporarily holding text for forum posts, etc.
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Re: Friday Quiz..October No.1.
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2007, 11:24:22 AM »

I just copy the questions in Dave's post, open a reply   ..  paste   ..and go from there  ... If there are any answers already posted  I close my eyes  :lol:
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Re: Friday Quiz..October No.1.
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2007, 11:53:27 AM »

Quiz. October No.1. With Answers
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1. Which actor is godfather to actress Jennifer Anniston?
Telly Savalas
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2. Who is actress Shirley Maclaine`s famous actor brother?
Warren Beatty
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3. What was the operational squadron number of the Dambusters?
617 Squadron
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4. Which player scored England`s first goal in the 2006 World Cup?
Carlos Gamarra (own goal)
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5. What is the smallest country in the world?
Vatican City
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6. Which famous leader once said `I`m still at the crease, but the bowling is more hostile these days`?
Margaret Thatcher
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7. What was the pen name of author Charles Ludwig Dodgson?
Lewis Carroll
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8. What did Britain`s roads first acquire in 1914?
White Lines
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9. What major city is on an island in the St Lawrence river?
Montreal
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10. Which range of hills forms a natural border between Scotland and England?
The Cheviots
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Decider. What item of confectionary was advertised with the slogan, `just enough to give your kids a treat`?
Fudge


Well done everyone, especially Kate for being the only one who got Maggie Thatcher right.
The white lines one gave you something to think about, and as almost everyone put cats-eyes does anyone know who invented them?
As the story goes, the cat was walking by the side of the road and the chap's bike lamp reflected in its eyes. Just think, if the cat had been walking the other way we would have rows of pencil sharpeners down the middle of the motorways.  :lol:

dave  :graduate:
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Re: Friday Quiz..October No.1.
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2007, 01:43:05 PM »


The white lines one gave you something to think about, and as almost everyone put cats-eyes does anyone know who invented them?


It was Percy Shaw... apparently he got the idea when he realised he used to navigate by watching for the reflections of his headlamps off the tram lines.
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Re: Friday Quiz..October No.1.
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2007, 08:54:23 PM »

AND  .....this will really cheer you Dave, as an ex-pat  !!   he was a Yorkshireman !  :)
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Re: Friday Quiz..October No.1.
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2007, 12:05:11 PM »

>> The white lines one gave you something to think about, and as almost everyone put cats-eyes does anyone know who invented them

Just done a bit of googling - apparently theres 2 trains of thoughts

1- Headlamps off the tram lines
2- Shaw seeing the light bouncing back from a cats eyes at the side of the road.


I like the cat at the side of the road theory (well I would - wouldnt I) Just think if it had been a fox or a badger or something - then would they be called "fox eyes"  :D

What I didnt know is that one the major things about his patent was that they are "self cleaning". eg the glass beads are brushed against their housing and washed with rain water when a car runs over them.
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