19 November 2015

Quizmaster

My local pub has held quizzes for more years than I care to remember. Every Tuesday and Sunday night like clockwork. However, now that the pub is in limbo, awaiting a takeover by new owners, there have nights when running the quiz would have been ridiculous because of low attendance. Consequently, I have got into the habit of creating homemade Sunday night quizzes for a few of the last men standing - true stalwarts of "The Banner Cross Hotel" such as Higgy and Steve. Lord knows where everybody else has gone.

Anyway, sifting through my self-researched quiz sheets, it occurred to me that some of my esteemed and remarkably bright blog visitors might enjoy tackling a sample of these quiz questions. Please leave your answers in the comments section - even if you can only manage a couple of answers. And remember that anyone using Google to seek out answers will receive a jolting electric shock directly through their keyboard or mouse!

  1. Who played Rhett Butler in the 1939 film, "Gone With the Wind"?
  2. In Indian and Pakistani cuisine, what does the word "murgh" mean?
  3. A castrated bull is called a bullock but what is a castrated ram called?
  4. If John Lennon was still alive today, how old would he be?
  5. Which of the planets lies between Saturn and Neptune?
  6. What is the two word French term for custard with burnt sugar on the top?
  7. Beatrix Potter published "The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes" in 1911, but what kind of creature was Timmy Tiptoes?
  8. What does the Latin term, "tempus fugit" mean?
  9. How is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta better known?
  10. Which African country's flag is red with a black bordered green pentagram in the middle?

The correct answers will be provided tomorrow. And there will be a special prize for the overall winner!

23 comments:

  1. A virtual pub quiz - how delightful!! I've attended this year's last pub quiz at my local two nights ago. It was the last for this year because next week, Christmas Market starts, and Chris (the landlord) can't host the quiz during the weeks leading up to Christmas - his pub is so packed night after night when the market closes that it is simply not feasible.

    1. Clark Gable
    2. Chicken
    3. -
    4. not sure of the exact date, but a little younger than my Dad, somewhere around 70
    5. none, I think... (this is embarrasing - I should really know that, being such a space enthusiast!)
    6. Crème Brûlée
    7. never heard of it, sorry
    8. time flies by (as in "passes very fast", like fleeing)
    9. Lady Gaga
    10. sorry, don't know

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    1. Good effort young lady! And no evidence that you googled either!

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    2. I would NEVER cheat at a quiz - that would so completely take out the fun of it for me!

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  2. 6. Creme brulee.
    8. Time flies. Time is fleeting, rushing past.
    No pub quizzes for me, but I would attend to cheer on a team.

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    1. Would you wear a cheerleader's outfit Terra? Short skirt and knee length white socks, holding a couple of pom-poms? Just a thought.

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  3. 1. Clark Gable
    2.
    3. wether (or maybe that's just a goat term)
    4. 76
    5. Uranus
    6. creme brulee
    7.
    8.
    9. Gwen Stefani
    10. Ethiopia (a wild guess)

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    1. Good effort Miss Cosumne 1969! But why refer to my anatomy in your answer to Q5?

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  4. Who played Rhett Butler in the 1939 film, "Gone With the Wind"? Jerry Lewis
    In Indian and Pakistani cuisine, what does the word "murgh" mean? More please
    A castrated bull is called a bullock but what is a castrated ram called? Ouch
    If John Lennon was still alive today, how old would he be? Older than me
    Which of the planets lies between Saturn and Neptune? New York City
    What is the two word French term for custard with burnt sugar on the top? Deliciously yummy
    Beatrix Potter published "The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes" in 1911, but what kind of creature was Timmy Tiptoes? A nutty thief!
    What does the Latin term, "tempus fugit" mean? Damn flies!
    How is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta better known? Cuckoldee
    Which African country's flag is red with a black bordered green pentagram in the middle? That one up there...over to the right. Ask Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid...they'll know!

    And I didn't receive one electric shock!!!!

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    1. May I advise you to avoid the gin bottle when blogging comments Lee. Regarding the flag - it is up to the left of Africa -not right!

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    2. Depends upon where you're standing...which way you're facing, Yorkie.

      As for the gin...don't drink the stuff. I never have...I don't like it. Actually, I rarely drink at all these days (other than water). I'll own up though, to opening a bottle of a good red - a shiraz - which I sipped at leisure on my birthday last week, but I retained my sobriety admirably.

      Did I get all the answers right? I did, right?

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  5. " I'll have a P please Bob!"

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    1. Okay, come with me to the urinal then John!

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  6. Who played Rhett Butler in the 1939 film, "Gone With the Wind"?
    Clark Gable
    In Indian and Pakistani cuisine, what does the word "murgh" mean?

    Chicken

    A castrated bull is called a bullock but what is a castrated ram called?
    Whether ot in wales tup


    If John Lennon was still alive today, how old would he be?
    71
    Which of the planets lies between Saturn and Neptune?
    Jupiter

    What is the two word French term for custard with burnt sugar on the top?
    Creme brule

    Beatrix Potter published "The Tale of Timmy Tiptoes" in 1911, but what kind of creature was Timmy Tiptoes?
    Mouse


    What does the Latin term, "tempus fugit" mean?
    Time flys
    How is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta better known?
    Angeline joline

    Which African country's flag is red with a black bordered green pentagram in the middle?
    Huh?

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    1. Huh? is not an African country. Otherwise a good effort Johnno!

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  7. You've got me on these and I'm too lazy to cheat. I'll be watching tomorrow.

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    1. This laziness lets down the teaching profession Red!

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  8. 3. Wether
    5. Uranus
    6. Creme brulee
    8. Time flies

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    1. Good lad but what about the other six?

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  9. I didn't google but did glance at the librarian's answers. She got all the ones I knew right plus a couple more.

    My son-in-law enjoys the quiz night at the little British pub in Davis, California. Not the same as being home in jolly old England, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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    1. The British pub? When you walk in do you have to speak with a British accent? Like "Downton Abbey"?

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  10. I'll do this without looking above or at Google. I'm as thick as a brick and can only answer a couple of questions - so here goes:
    3. wether
    6 creme caramel
    8 time flies - you used that in a reply comment recently
    9 Angelina Jolie
    10. What's a pentagram? A nine-sided something?

    See what I mean about being thick!

    Ms Soup

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    1. There's nothing better than a thick soup - with lentils, pearl barley and potatoes! You have two right Alphie! Good girl!

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  11. The answers have already been posted but I hereby swear (or affirm) that I have not looked at that post or any of the comments on this post.

    I fear that this little quiz of yours will reveal what a paucity of information I have at my disposal. Nevertheless, here goes:

    Clark Gable,?,?,?,Uranus,creme brûlée,?,time flies,Gwen Stefani (a guess),Ethiopia.

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