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Author Topic: Friday Quiz 19 - 2008  (Read 3516 times)

dave.m

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Friday Quiz 19 - 2008
« on: May 02, 2008, 11:22:40 AM »

General Knowledge

1. How many squares on a Rubik's Cubic never alter their position?

2. In which famous comic did Dan dare fight the Mekons?

3. How is Speke airport now known?

4. Which song by Elaine Page and Julie Covington was banned by the BBC in 1980 because it was said to be too provocative during the Falklands conflict.

5. What is the difference between polygamy and polyandry?

6. Who was the cartoon character Buzz Lightyear named after?

7. Where was Queen Elizabeth II when she delivered her first Christmas message?
London, New Zealand or Africa?

8. Which tennis star was handed a two year ban after testing positive for cocaine at Wimbledon in 2007? 

9. Who wrote the novel Lady Chatterley`s Lover, which was banned in the UK for breaking obscenity laws? 

10. Which town in Yorkshire has liquorice based sweets named after it? 

 
News & Weather

Youíve seen them often on the news but can you think of their names?



Iíll be back after the weekend with the answers. (Our Ruby Wedding Anniversary on Sunday so it may be Monday)

Good Luck Everyone
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Astral

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Re: Friday Quiz 19 - 2008
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008, 12:42:40 PM »

1) 6
2) Eagle
3) John Lennon
4) Don't cry for me Argentina
5) Polygamy = many wives; polyandry = many husbands
6) Buzz Aldrin
7) Africa
8) Pass
9) D H Lawrence
10) Pontefract

I don't have a telly, so I'll pass on part two.
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chrissie

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Re: Friday Quiz 19 - 2008
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008, 07:14:17 AM »

I'm no good at answering quizzes only setting 'em but I'll have a go....

1. 8
2. The Eagle
3. John Lennon Airport
4.Don't cry for me Argentina
5.more than one wife (would they dare  ;D) more than one husband (no thanks!)
6.Can only guess Buzz Aldrin - seems like it would be that
7.England
8.Martina Hingis
9.D H Lawrence (never read it meself)
10. Pontefract

1.  Peter Sissons
2.  Michael Burke
3. Dermot Murnaghan
4.  Gavin Estler (sp?)??
5.  Katie Dereham
6.  Ruddy hell.. it's on the tip of my tongue
7.  Sir Trevor Macdonald (aka Donut)
8.  Hugh Edwards
9.  Bill Turnbull
10. I know it, I know it... can't think of his name  :'(  Just remembered it's Martin Lewis...I THINK... hehe

Didn't do very well there did I  :lol:
« Last Edit: May 03, 2008, 11:24:58 AM by chrissie »
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dave.m

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Re: Friday Quiz 19 - 2008
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2008, 02:34:43 PM »

Don't know what you meant, Chrissie about not knowing theanswers, Very good score.

General Knowledge answers


1. How many squares on a Rubik's Cubic never alter their position?

Six. The centre square on each side.

2. In which famous comic did Dan Dare fight the Mekons?

The Eagle

3. How is Speke airport now known?

Liverpool John Lennon Airport

4. Which song by Elaine Page and Julie Covington was banned by the BBC in 1980 because it was said to be too provocative during the Falklands conflict.

"Don't cry for me Argentina".

5. What is the difference between polygamy and polyandry?

Polygamy is one husband, several wives. Polyandry is one wife,
several husbands.
 
6. Who was the cartoon character Buzz Lightyear named after?

Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut

7. Where was Queen Elizabeth II when she delivered her first Christmas message?
London, New Zealand or Africa?

Auckland, New Zealand

8. Which tennis star was handed a two year ban after testing positive for cocaine at Wimbledon in 2007? 

Martina Hingis

9. Who wrote the novel Lady Chatterley`s Lover, which was banned in the UK for breaking obscenity laws? 

D.H. Lawrence

10. Which town in Yorkshire has liquorice based sweets named after it? 

Pontefract (Pontefract cakes)

 

News & Weather

1. Peter Sissons

2. Michael Buerk

3. Dermot Murnaghan

4. Julian Manyon

5. Katie Durnham

6. Mark Austin

7. Sir Trevor MacDonald

8. Huw Edwards

9. Bill Turnbull

10. Martyn Davies

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