Thursday, January 10, 2008

Quiz like its 2008

Last night saw the resumption of my monthly pub quiz in a shiny new venue in East Didsbury. To see posts relating to previous quiz shenanigans click here.

If you are exceptionally lucky, my fellow quizmaster Eyan may post his questions on his blog at some point. I treated a selection of South Manchester's finest to two epic rounds of questioning that are presented below for your edufication.

1) How many stomachs does a cow have?
2) Where on a horse do you find its poll?
3) What is the only bird that is capable of seeing the colour blue?
4) The following adjectives refer to which animals?
a) Vulpine b) Hippocampine c) Chelonian
5) How many claws does a house cat have?
6) What is the name for a group of goldfish? A troubling, a dole or a bloat?
7) How many legs does a lobster have?
8) Which insects account for most human deaths?
9) Who recorded an early description of a reindeer in the 1st Century BC?
10) Why are penguins black and white?


The answers to the following questions each contain the model of a car - past or present
1) What is the only sport where left-handed play is banned?
2) Which one word describes a book title by Frederick Forsyth, a class of British escort carrier and a role played by Diana Rigg in the 1960s?
3) Former Big Brother contestant Jade Goody believed which area of the UK was abroad?
4) What is the word used to describe narrowed attention on a specific thing?
5) Gracie Fields owned a villa on which island?
6) What is the musical term for “quick or lively”?
7) Which one word describes a Yorkshire TV documentary series of the 1970s, a space shuttle, and a number one album by ELO?
8) What name is specifically given to a Mediterranean wind that comes from the Sahara and reaches hurricane speeds in North Africa and Southern Europe?
9) In rowing, what is the name of the short-sleeved T-shirt with a front opening, where the opening and sleeve ends are trimmed in the colours of the club?
10) Which animal has varieties called trapdoor, yellow sac, and chinese bird?

Answers sometimes next week. Oh, by the way, for every answer you google a fairy will die....

* Update - Answers are now in the comments

Movies
I Am Legend ***
The Holiday ***
Night Watch *****
Jason & The Argonauts ****
Star Trek:First Contact ***
Notting Hill **
Heima *****

8 comments:

Valerie said...

Without Google, I am lame. As I've proven here many times before. But here goes...

1) How many stomachs does a cow have? Six. Wait, maybe only four. Damn, not sure. I'll go with four because six sounds insane..
2) Where on a horse do you find its poll? Neck.
3) What is the only bird that is capable of seeing the colour blue? I don't know, will guess owls.
4) The following adjectives refer to which animals?
a) Vulpine Wolf. b) Hippocampine Horse. c) Chelonian Uh... Crab?.
5) How many claws does a house cat have? 20.
6) What is the name for a group of goldfish? A troubling, a dole or a bloat? I like this one. I have no idea, but I'll say a dole..
7) How many legs does a lobster have? Two?.
8) Which insects account for most human deaths? Mosquitoes.
9) Who recorded an early description of a reindeer in the 1st Century BC? Gurr... I give up.
10) Why are penguins black and white? So they'll be less visible from below to underwater attackers (white against the water surface) and less visible from above to I guess birds like sea eagles, while swimming.

I'm worn out and will try the cars later!

Sarah said...

I hate fairies anyway.

9/10ths Full of Penguins said...

Valerie, as ever your efforts have an effortless valiance. Sadly this time, also very few correct answers. However, you have tied with the highest score on the night. You scored 4 out of a possible 12.

This leads me to believe that a round I thought would be quite easy actually turned out to be fiendishly difficult!

Hmmm

Sarah.
Put the fairies down very carefully. Calmly now. STEP AWAY FROM THE FAIRIES with your hands up....

Valerie said...

I'm never any good at these but I always have fun trying, anyway.

Today I think hippocampus is seahorse, not just horse. Also I'm pretty sure my cat only has 18 claws.

I haven't googled yet.

Tim Footman said...

At first I thought Hippocampine was camel, but Valerie's right, isn't she? And why are penguins black and white? Because if they were grey and concretey they'd be paving slabs.

Cars, though:

1. Polo
2. Avenger
3. Anglia
4. Focus
5. Capri
6. Allegro...

...ah, it was going so well.

targaff said...

Remind me never to come to your quizzes.

9/10ths Full of Penguins said...

OK - some answers

Natural World
1) Four
2) Between its Ears
3) The Owl
4) a) Fox b) Sea Horse c)Turtle
5) 18
6) A troubling
7) 10
8) Mosquitos
9) Julius Caesar
10) It makes them hard to see from above and from below in the water.

Cars
1) [Volkswagon]Polo
2) [Hillman] Avenger
3) East [Ford] Anglia
4) [Ford] Focus
5) [Ford] Capri
6) [Austin] Allegro
7) [Landrover] Discovery
8) [Volkswagon] Scirocco
9) [Ford] Zephyr
10) [Alfa] Spider

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