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OldMike
07-07-18, 10:09 AM
Quiz episode 2 - 07/07/2018

No Googling, Binging or use of any other online search engines, no use of Wikipedia or other online encyclopedias or dictionaries.
Friends, family and pets may help.

Please do NOT post answers/spoilers/hints etc.

Please pm (private message) me (OldMike) your answers.

Closing date Sunday 29th July 2018 time 23:59.

1. Which actor Johnny was in Sleepy Hollow, Edward Scissorhands and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?
2. Which of Australia, UK and USA does not have a large city called Birmingham?
3. The Sears Tower became the tallest skyscraper in which country?
4. What word means ghosts and also strong drinks?
5. In which county is Ipswich the scene of grisley murders at the end of 2016?
6. The Stereophonics come from which part of the UK?
7. Which shape name is the area in which Nelson's Column stands?
8. The Great Lakes border which two countries.
9. How many people play a game of chess?
10. Which part of the body can go before the words ache and muff? (giggle)
11. Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith are connected with which sport?
12. In rugby league are Bradford the Bears, the Braves or the Bulls?
13. Mahatma Ghandi was from which country?
14. Which saint founded the Franciscan order of monks?
15. How many letters are in the English alphabet between E & T?
16. What kind of Day do Scouts and Guides call the anniversary of their founder's birth?
17. Which instrument did Galileo invent to study the stars?
18. What was Al Capone's nickname?
19. What name is given to a world map in spherical form?
20. Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in what type of building?
21. What type of lines on a map run north to south?
22. What does a coracle travel on?
23. William Hoover first marketed which household appliance?
24. In which decade did the Mini car first appear on British roads?
25. In the 1990's Macaulay Culkin sacked his dad from which job?
26. Invented as the xerox machine what is this device usually known as today?
27. French Queen Marie Antoinette famously said "Let them eat" what?
28. What type of voice does operatic singer Andrea Bocelli have?
29. Which language was spoken by the ancient Romans?
30. Irving Berlin was famous for writing what?

Suzi
07-07-18, 11:07 AM
OOOO awesome! Thanks Mike!

OldMike
08-07-18, 10:09 AM
I believe Flo is supplying some of her homemade cakes as a prize to the winner (did someone whisper in my ear "opera cake") (giggle)

Suzi
08-07-18, 12:30 PM
Woohoo!!!

OldMike
09-07-18, 11:08 AM
Perhaps we could get Suzi to crochet a onesie for the winner now that's an incentive to enter the quiz, a custom crocheted onesie f**k yeah as granny Pottymouth would say (giggle)

Paula
09-07-18, 11:36 AM
Donít bother, guys, Iíve got a full house! ;)

OldMike
09-07-18, 11:41 AM
Maybe I made this quiz a bit too easy ;)

OldMike
10-07-18, 12:12 PM
Not done my daily quiz advertising post so here goes.

Roll up ye quizzers from far and wide, get yer thinking caps on and pm me your replies (well answers really but that didn't rhyme)

A quiz a quiz my kingdom for a quiz.
Your highness there is but a quiz at the top of the list (well thread really but that's doesn't flow you know)
Thank ye underling for thou done us proud.
I'll get right on it in a manner to astound.

OldMike
11-07-18, 10:04 AM
Not marked any quiz papers yet but can say Paula is in pole position as she's the only entry (giggle)

Paula
11-07-18, 01:16 PM
(party)

Suzi
11-07-18, 02:08 PM
She won't be for long!!!!

OldMike
12-07-18, 05:54 PM
She won't be for long!!!!

I'm not too sure ;) but I have to remain impartial :)

OldMike
13-07-18, 10:00 AM
The quiz entries have increased by 100% yes we now have 2 entries (same as the last quiz), can we try to increase this as I've employed a vast staff of certified quiz markers who are currently just loafing around drinking tea (giggle)

Suzi
13-07-18, 10:07 AM
Come on everyone! Give it a go!

OldMike
13-07-18, 02:34 PM
Not checked the entries fully yet but an answer to one of the questions not exactly right but was such a witty reply with probably a hint of truth, I'll be awarding 1/2 point and giving an honourable mention for making me fall about laughing, can't say any more :x

See what you guys are missing (party)

OldMike
14-07-18, 11:30 AM
Just pondering how I can promote the quiz, so I thought the gentle caress of my Hot Lips might entice DWD'ers to enter so by request from my millions of fans here ya go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6rXI8r-Zrc

OldMike
15-07-18, 10:25 AM
Anyone entering will get a limited edition picture of the question master aka me :P

https://image.ibb.co/hvmaro/mike_1.jpg

Who can resist that offer (rofl)

Paula
15-07-18, 01:31 PM
Signed?

OldMike
15-07-18, 04:54 PM
Signed?

Yes I can sign it, it'd be worth a fortune then ;)

Suzi
15-07-18, 05:14 PM
*faints with excitement*

Paula
15-07-18, 05:15 PM
Iím going to blu tac it to my bedroom wall!

OldMike
16-07-18, 09:07 AM
Paula I'll send you a a life sized poster of the above pic so when that's blu tac'ed to your bedroom wall Si will be mighty jealous (rofl)

Paula
16-07-18, 09:32 AM
(blush)

Suzi
16-07-18, 01:17 PM
Hey Paula, who said you'd be the winner??? #justsaying #Mike'squiz

Hey Mike, shall I post a link on the FB page tomorrow?? :)

Paula
16-07-18, 01:52 PM
#mikesquizthatimgonnawin #justsaying

Suzi
16-07-18, 02:48 PM
#justsaying #imgoingtowinmikesquiz #gonnacomeoutaswinnner

OldMike
16-07-18, 04:12 PM
Hey Paula, who said you'd be the winner??? #justsaying #Mike'squiz

Hey Mike, shall I post a link on the FB page tomorrow?? :)

Yes Suzi a link on the FB page would be cool. #notacluewhathashtagsare (giggle)

Suzi
16-07-18, 04:32 PM
#lookoutforittomorrow #hashtagsmakemefeelcool #justsaying

OldMike
17-07-18, 03:10 PM
#seenthefblink #itwillbefun #enternow

OldMike
17-07-18, 05:21 PM
Well I think the blue coloured text promoting the quiz in my signature is rather fetching. #mustentermikesquiz

I'm thinking of hiring a plane to write in white smoke across the sky "Don't delay enter the DWD quiz now" #grandioseskywriting #dwdquiz

Paula
17-07-18, 05:34 PM
(giggle)

OldMike
18-07-18, 11:51 AM
If you enter the DWD quiz I can assure you'll have??? cue video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcPEbbgC0Zc

OldMike
19-07-18, 10:31 AM
Do you think I should extend the quiz closing date, still only 2 entries.

I'd like to enter but that may be considered cheating as residents of Old Mike's Towers are prohibited from entering (giggle)

Paula
19-07-18, 01:37 PM
Extend it, a win over more than one person would look even better on my resume ;)

Suzi
19-07-18, 08:56 PM
THAT confident huh??? Maybe I've won?

Paula
19-07-18, 09:01 PM
That confident!

Suzi
19-07-18, 09:09 PM
I blinkin well hope I've won now... ;)

OldMike
20-07-18, 08:56 AM
I've extended the closing date from Sunday to the following Wednesday so quiz 2 closes Wednesday 25th July 2018 at 23:59, first post edited to reflect that.

You have just over 5 days to to enter the quiz, pm (private message) me (OldMike) with your answers, be in it to win it and remember it is just for fun.

PS Don't let the Princess and the Boss Lady have it all their own way ;)

Paula
20-07-18, 09:12 AM
Or do, whichever suits best (giggle)

OldMike
22-07-18, 10:45 AM
I've further extended the closing date for the quiz to Sunday 29th July 2018 at 23:59 and amended first post to that effect.

Reason there is potentially another entrant waiting in the wings (who is currently busy) so I'm giving them another week to enter :)

Watch this space for but-tock clenching announcements (giggle)

OldMike
23-07-18, 09:04 AM
Taaa Daaa a new day dawns, throw open the curtains, take a deep breath and delve in to the latest quiz. You know you can't resist the draw of the questions and the adrenaline rush of knowing the right answers.

Wow I've fired myself up here think I'll enter the quiz myself, what it's against the rules as I set the questions, surely that's a mere technicality, aww shucks I'd better not enter then but YOU CAN ENTER.

OldMike
24-07-18, 10:30 AM
Another day in the life of a quizmaster.

Today dear friends I'm going for the cuteness angle and what can be cuter than these lil dahlings (hedgehog) (hedgehog) (hedgehog)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x81b0qLXuNc

Suzi
24-07-18, 11:16 AM
I love hedgepigs! They are adorable!!!

OldMike
25-07-18, 10:08 AM
Well not having much luck with my quiz promotion, anyone got any ideas.

While you're thinking up a few ideas, here's a video to give you some tips about what to have for dinner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKIvWFqtaDw

OldMike
26-07-18, 05:14 PM
Only just over 3 days to enter the DWD Quiz.

OldMike
27-07-18, 12:20 PM
Quizzers where for ar't thou, have thou forsaken me, have thou lost that frisson of excitement engendered by the scintilla of a long lost fact materializing in to a thought of outstanding lucidity crystallizing in to a monumentally correct response to the proffered question.

Or in other words entering the quiz is just fun, fun, fun...

OldMike
28-07-18, 08:35 AM
The penultimate quiz entry day.

Got some music called "Calling all Workers"

For one day only we shall rename it Calling all Quizzers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2r_k74RQFA

OldMike
29-07-18, 10:13 AM
Last day to enter the quiz.

Total entries so far 2, is there going to be a late surge, stay tuned for another exciting day in the life of a DWD quiz master.

I'm offering free cookies for any late entries, choc chip of course ;)

Who will have their name engraved on the DWD crown lots of room there (it's a very very big crown ;) ) so don't be shy be in it to win it.

Suzi
29-07-18, 11:15 AM
It's going to be me!!!

Paula
29-07-18, 07:29 PM
Nope. Itís me!

OldMike
29-07-18, 08:27 PM
Well in the absence of anymore entries I can say it is one or the other of you or could even be a dead heat. When I get up tomorrow morning I shall begin the marking process (after brekky of course) and we shall see who comes out supreme the Boss Lady or the Princess or maybe and this is a very long shot Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss X who has ticked the box for no publicity (giggle)

Suzi
29-07-18, 10:43 PM
YAY! Either Gold or Silver! (I'm allergic to gold, so can it be white gold or platinum please?)

OldMike
30-07-18, 09:57 AM
Quiz episode 2 - 07/07/2018 - Answers

1. Which actor Johnny was in Sleepy Hollow, Edward Scissorhands and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas? - Depp
2. Which of Australia, UK and USA does not have a large city called Birmingham? - Australia
3. The Sears Tower became the tallest skyscraper in which country? - USA
4. What word means ghosts and also strong drinks? - Spirits
5. In which county is Ipswich the scene of grisley murders at the end of 2016? - Suffolk
6. The Stereophonics come from which part of the UK? - Wales
7. Which shape name is the area in which Nelson's Column stands? - Square
8. The Great Lakes border which two countries. - USA, Canada
9. How many people play a game of chess? - 2
10. Which part of the body can go before the words ache and muff? (giggle) - Ear
11. Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith are connected with which sport? - American football
12. In rugby league are Bradford the Bears, the Braves or the Bulls? - Bulls
13. Mahatma Ghandi was from which country? - India
14. Which saint founded the Franciscan order of monks? - St Francis
15. How many letters are in the English alphabet between E & T? - 14
16. What kind of Day do Scouts and Guides call the anniversary of their founder's birth? - Thinking Day
17. Which instrument did Galileo invent to study the stars? - Telescope
18. What was Al Capone's nickname? - Scarface
19. What name is given to a world map in spherical form? - Globe
20. Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in what type of building? - Abbey
21. What type of lines on a map run north to south? - Lines of longitude
22. What does a coracle travel on? - Water
23. William Hoover first marketed which household appliance? - Vacuum cleaner
24. In which decade did the Mini car first appear on British roads? - 1950's
25. In the 1990's Macaulay Culkin sacked his dad from which job? - His manager
26. Invented as the xerox machine what is this device usually known as today? - Photocopier
27. French Queen Marie Antoinette famously said "Let them eat" what? - Cake
28. What type of voice does operatic singer Andrea Bocelli have? - Tenor
29. Which language was spoken by the ancient Romans? - Latin
30. Irving Berlin was famous for writing what? - Songs/musicals

OldMike
30-07-18, 10:12 AM
Thanks to all the participants.

The winner of Quiz 2 with an outstanding score of 27 points is *drum roll*

(party) Paula (party)

A special mention goes to Suzi with the witty and possibly correct answer to the following:


question (30): Irving Berlin was famous for writing what?

Answer: Postcards, I awarded 1/2 point for sheer brilliance (and he probably did write postcards) (giggle)

Answer I was looking for was "songs" though accepted "musicals" as he wrote songs for musicals and was involved with musicals.

The mini car question (24) I would have said 1960's it first appeared on British roads in 1959 so the answer was 1950's.

Paula
30-07-18, 10:58 AM
Woohoo! (party). There you go, Suzi, I let you have the silver medal as youíre allergic to gold (rofl)

Suzi
30-07-18, 07:50 PM
Pfft.... I prefer silver anyway... Well done Paula!

OldMike
30-07-18, 09:46 PM
Don't worry ladies there will be another quiz soon :)

Suzi
30-07-18, 09:56 PM
Oh I do hope so!! We love the quiz! It's something that we all sit round and do together!