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OldMike
27-08-18, 03:09 PM
Quiz episode 4 (27/08/2018)

No use of Google, Bing or any other online search engines, no use of Wikipedia or any 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 9th September 2018 at 23:59

1. St Swithin's Day is in which month?
2. Who or what is an Aberdeen Angus?
3. What drink did writer Laurie Lee share with Rosie?
4. Which comedy group reformed for a goodbye series of concerts in 2014?
5. What are pretzels?
6. In which year did man first land on the moon?
7. In which Italian city is St Mark's Cathedral?
8. Which Mount is considered to be the resting place of Noah's ark?
9. Which fruit tastes sweetest according to the proverb?
10. What does a testator make, in law?
11. Which country produces Camembert cheese?
12. Which football team is known as "The Canaries"?
13. Which Dutch painter cut off his ear?
14. Which Zodiac sign is normally associated with the ram?
15. What is the study of handwriting called?
16. Which London street is associated with the medical profession?
17. Which wooden puppet was written about by Carlo Collodi?
18. Shermans, Grants and Cromwells are all types of what?
19. Which day of the week is the Muslim Holy Day?
20. What is a quail?
21. Who finished third on X Factor (2010) but went on to huge global success?
22. Which fruit is used to make kirsch?
23. How old should you be to apply for a driving license in the UK?
24. In which month is Michaelmas Day?
25. Which county has Exeter as its county town?
26. For wich religious ceremony is a font normally used?
27. ROMANCE is an anagram of the surname of which political leader?
28. Radamel Falcao left Manchester United for which other Premiership side?
29. Which animal has a name meaning "river horse"?
30. Which Colin starred in the movie "The King's Speech"?

Suzi
27-08-18, 07:52 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Quiz!!!!

Suzi
27-08-18, 08:27 PM
OMG that has some really tough questions!!

Paula
28-08-18, 09:27 AM
OMG that has some really tough questions!!

Iím glad Iím not the only one who thought it! Iím still going to win though (rofl)

Suzi
28-08-18, 09:46 AM
Nope, I'm sure it's me who'll win this week. I have some truly "inspired" answers!

OldMike
28-08-18, 10:56 AM
I only posted the quiz about 3 pm yesterday and at about 8:30 pm the first set of "Winning Answers" was submitted by someone called "The Boss Lady" whoever she is (giggle)

I'm pretty sure Princess Sparkles will have something to say about that, the fact that she sent me some homemade triple choc chip cookies in advance of her entry will not influence my marking of her answers no siree, mmm the choc from the chips is just melting in my mouth like liquid heaven, nope it is not going to influence me at all ;) (giggle)

Paula
28-08-18, 02:34 PM
Ha! It doesnít matter who rushes to get them in first, itís who gets it right that counts!

OldMike
28-08-18, 03:42 PM
Ha! It doesn’t matter who rushes to get them in first, it’s who gets it right that counts!

Exactly right tortoise and the hare, more haste less speed, be in it to win it, but most importantly have fun, so come on guys enter the quiz.

Suzi
28-08-18, 06:20 PM
Pfft!

Paula
28-08-18, 07:46 PM
(rofl)

Suzi
28-08-18, 09:17 PM
Peeps, PLEASE can anyone else enter so they can knock Princess Sparkles off her top spot??

Flo
29-08-18, 06:33 AM
Peeps, PLEASE can anyone else enter so they can knock Princess Sparkles off her top spot??

Yeh me!!!!:8)

Paula
29-08-18, 08:26 AM
Bring. It. On

Suzi
29-08-18, 09:12 AM
Yeh me!!!!:8)

Hallelujah! Come on Team Flo! Bet you and Ian can knock her off! :)

OldMike
29-08-18, 09:36 AM
Hallelujah! Come on Team Flo! Bet you and Ian can knock her off! :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGRfJ6-qkr4

As the song says Hallelujah, Team Flo is here, now we have a contest on our hands, hint, hint, hint, Flo a plate of Homemade by Jenny scones with jam and cream will NOT affect the Question Master's marking one iota ;) (giggle)

Flo
29-08-18, 04:23 PM
Bring. It. On

I Will!!!....I shall not be looking up anything...promise!:8)

Flo
29-08-18, 04:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGRfJ6-qkr4

As the song says Hallelujah, Team Flo is here, now we have a contest on our hands, hint, hint, hint, Flo a plate of Homemade by Jenny scones with jam and cream will NOT affect the Question Master's marking one iota ;) (giggle)

Oh Bugger!

OldMike
29-08-18, 06:47 PM
Wooo hooo two entries to the quiz so far (party)

Suzi
29-08-18, 10:07 PM
Woohoo! :)

OldMike
30-08-18, 09:56 AM
Still waiting for one of the big guns to enter the quiz when I hear this glorious piece of music I know she's on her way.

The Arrival of Princess Sparkles - George Frederick Handel (for some reason this video has the wrong title ;) )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey_8VSD7fgc

Paula
30-08-18, 01:23 PM
(rofl) oh yeah!

Paula
31-08-18, 07:07 PM
Ok guys, if you need more incentive, I may have dropped the ball on this one ;)

OldMike
31-08-18, 08:21 PM
I've delved in to the bowels of the Quiz Master's ditty bag to arrive at an equitable ruling re. making a mistake with your answers only to realise it later.

Because we all make typos and mistakes (even The Quiz Master)

After consultation with my lawyers this is what I shall do.

If in error you submitted a set of answers which on reflection may/may not be correct.

I'm going to allow ANY quiz entrant to resubmit a different set of answers and specify clearly that this is to supersede any previous submissions, a bit like making a will, declaring all sets of previous answers null and void.

I shall then discard the first set and only mark the second set.

I will NOT mix and match and pick the best from two sets of answers oh no that is NOT going to happen.

OldMike
01-09-18, 11:50 AM
Wooo hooo 3 people have entered the quiz so we now have a triangular battle lets see if we can make it a quadrilateral. I do waffle don't I! let's see if we can get 4 entrants.

OldMike
02-09-18, 11:52 AM
Closing date Sunday 9th September 2018 at 23:59

Quiz closing date added to first post.

Still a week to enter don't let Suzi, Flo and Paula have it all their own way, enter NOW, be in it to win it. (party)

Suzi
02-09-18, 12:49 PM
I'm sure I'll get to win soon!

OldMike
03-09-18, 09:38 AM
I'm sure I'll get to win soon!

I can't possibly say :x though you do have a one in three chance ;)

OldMike
03-09-18, 01:22 PM
I can't possibly say :x though you do have a one in three chance ;)

I'll reappraise that Suzi, there's been another quiz entry so you chance of winning is now 1 in 4 (giggle)

Strugglingmum
03-09-18, 02:18 PM
I may have a go at this. ...... although I'm struggling!!

Strugglingmum
03-09-18, 02:19 PM
Still waiting for one of the big guns to enter the quiz when I hear this glorious piece of music I know she's on her way.

The Arrival of Princess Sparkles - George Frederick Handel (for some reason this video has the wrong title ;) )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey_8VSD7fgc

I walked up the aisle to this..

Paula
03-09-18, 02:59 PM
I may have a go at this. ...... although I'm struggling!!

(party)

OldMike
03-09-18, 04:41 PM
Yet another entry that's 5 entries might have to take on additional staff to mark the quizzes now (giggle)

Suzi
03-09-18, 05:48 PM
Yay more entrants! Someone has to knock the crown off Princess Sparkles!

Pen
03-09-18, 07:19 PM
You got my entry ok?

Suzi
03-09-18, 10:00 PM
YAY!!!

OldMike
04-09-18, 08:56 AM
You got my entry ok?

Yep I got your entry Pen :)

OldMike
10-09-18, 10:44 AM
Today is quiz marking day so to build up the suspense I'm going to have brekky before I start, back later with the results :)

Suzi
10-09-18, 04:31 PM
It's OK I'm ready for you to announce my winningness! :)

OldMike
10-09-18, 05:06 PM
Quiz 4 - Answers

1. St Swithin's Day is in which month? - July
2. Who or what is an Aberdeen Angus? - Bull/cow/cattle
3. What drink did writer Laurie Lee share with Rosie? - Cider
4. Which comedy group reformed for a goodbye series of concerts in 2014? - Monty Python

5. What are pretzels? - A (usually) savoury snack tied in a knot, plaited or intertwined.

Had to called the jury in for this one and the ruling is it can be a bread/loaf/biscuit/cake so half point there or 1 point if you got the twisted knot part.

6. In which year did man first land on the moon? - 1969
7. In which Italian city is St Mark's Cathedral? - Venice
8. Which Mount is considered to be the resting place of Noah's ark? - Mount Ararat
9. Which fruit tastes sweetest according to the proverb? - Forbidden fruit
10. What does a testator make, in law? - A will
11. Which country produces Camembert cheese? - France
12. Which football team is known as "The Canaries"? - Norwich
13. Which Dutch painter cut off his ear? - Vincent van Gogh
14. Which Zodiac sign is normally associated with the ram? - Aries

15. What is the study of handwriting called? -

Graphology or graphoanalysis (but NOT Graphanalysis, see below) - Is the analysis of the physical characteristics and patterns of handwriting claiming to be able to identify the writer.

Graphanalysis - In forensic science, questioned document examination (QDE) is the examination of documents potentially disputed in a court of law. Its primary purpose is to provide evidence about a suspicious or questionable document using scientific processes and methods. Evidence might include alterations, the chain of possession, damage to the document, forgery, origin, authenticity, or other questions that come up when a document is challenged in court.

Graphonomics - The scientific analysis of the handwriting process.

Grammatology - The scientific study of writing systems or scripts.

Typography - Is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed.

Calligraphy - Is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument, brush, or other writing instruments.

* Who'd have thought it'd be so complicated, I'll accept any of the above.

16. Which London street is associated with the medical profession? - Harley Street
17. Which wooden puppet was written about by Carlo Collodi? - Pinocchio
18. Shermans, Grants and Cromwells are all types of what? - Tanks
19. Which day of the week is the Muslim Holy Day? - Friday
20. What is a quail? - A bird
21. Who finished third on X Factor (2010) but went on to huge global success? - One Direction
22. Which fruit is used to make kirsch? - Cherry
23. How old should you be to apply for a driving license in the UK? - 17
24. In which month is Michaelmas Day? - September
25. Which county has Exeter as its county town? - Devon
26. For wich religious ceremony is a font normally used? - Baptism
27. ROMANCE is an anagram of the surname of which political leader? - Cameron
28. Radamel Falcao left Manchester United for which other Premiership side? - Chelsea
29. Which animal has a name meaning "river horse"? - Hippopotamus
30. Which Colin starred in the movie "The King's Speech"? - Colin Firth

OldMike
10-09-18, 05:40 PM
The winner of Quiz 4 with a magnificent 25 1/2 (twenty five and a half) points is cue music.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwU37osOkQA

Give me an "F"

Give me an "l"

Give me an "o"

What have we got?

(party) ~~~~~ It's "Flo" ~~~~~ (party)

Thanks to all the participants it was a very close contest.

Suzi
10-09-18, 06:12 PM
1/2 a point? You mean I was beaten by 1/2 a point! I call favouritism! How many baskets of cakes and rolls did she send up to you?

Pfft..

Congratulations Flo....

Paula
10-09-18, 06:47 PM
But you did beat me, Suzi - just ;)

Congratulations Flo *hands over her crown, temporarily*

Suzi
10-09-18, 08:10 PM
Woohoo!!!! I beat you!

Well done Flo! :) Enjoy that crown!

Flo
10-09-18, 08:31 PM
But you did beat me, Suzi - just ;)

Congratulations Flo *hands over her crown, temporarily* I doubt it'll fit Paula...my head's getting bigger by the hour!!!


Woohoo!!!! I beat you!

Well done Flo! :) Enjoy that crown!Oh I will!!...*gloat gloat*

Strugglingmum
10-09-18, 11:01 PM
Well done Flo. Big congratulations. I really enjoyed my first try andvi did ok. Ready to join the battle again. X

OldMike
10-09-18, 11:21 PM
1/2 a point? You mean I was beaten by 1/2 a point! I call favouritism! How many baskets of cakes and rolls did she send up to you?

Pfft..

Congratulations Flo....

Mmmm these rolls are delicious now where's those cakes, nom, nom *brushes crumbs off Flo's answers* (rofl)

The best answer was to the question. What does a testator make, in law? Answer £50 pounds an hour (giggle), in my experience of solicitors and wills £100 an hour is nearer the mark so £50 an hour was a good deal (rofl)

A big thanks to everyone who took part (clap)

Suzi
11-09-18, 08:41 AM
No, thank you Mike! I thoroughly enjoy doing your quizzes and it's nice to get the family involved too! Brings us all together whilst we disagree about answers! :)

OldMike
11-09-18, 03:16 PM
I hope to be posting another quiz around next weekend :)

Suzi
11-09-18, 03:30 PM
YAY!!