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OldMike
10-11-18, 12:13 PM
Quiz episode 7 (10/11/2018)

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 25th November 2018 @ 23:59

1. Which Irish group were "Breathless" at making the No. 1 in the year 2000?
2. Which club did Raheem Sterling move to in 2015?
3. Which ocean is to the east of South Africa?
4. Which bay in the USA was golf's 2015 US Open venue?
5. Under which nationality did Martina Navratilova play her final Wimbledon?
6. If an animal has not been sighted for 50 years it is regarded as what?
7. What kind of game is cribbage?
8. Which country beginning with an E joined the European Union in 2004?
9. Which dance was connected with Marlon Brando and Paris?
10. A natural sponge is what colour?
11. What is the sport of Riddick Bowe and Buster Douglas?
12. Which insect carries the disease malaria?
13. In which decade did Wet Wet Wet have their first hit?
14. Which Sir George masterminded the Beatles album "Love"?
15. What is the first word sung in the popular carol "Away in a Manger"?
16. Which is the fastest speed - a gale, a hurricane or a storm?
17. Which country is directly west of southern Spain?
18. In which decade of the last century was Thierry Henry born?
19. Suffragettes campaigned for what?
20. Ornithophobia is fear of what?
21. Which former US president died in June 2004?
22. Which bird shares it's name with a famous nurse?
23. What is the full name of the disease TB?
24. Which letter is the symbol of the euro currency?
25. What colour is a female blackbird (usually)?
26. The Marquis of Queensberry established rules relating to what?
27. How many noughts are there when one million is written in figures?
28. How does a venomous snake kill things?
29. A wishbone resembles which letter of the alphabet (English)?
30. What is the name of the system that enables us humans to breathe?

Paula
10-11-18, 01:55 PM
Woohoo!! A new quiz (party)

OldMike
10-11-18, 02:20 PM
Woohoo!! A new quiz (party)

You found it I was keeping it hush hush in case a certain sparkly person (no names no pack drill (giggle) ) submitted another winning entry ;)

Suzi
10-11-18, 02:38 PM
WOOHOO! A new quiz!! Thank you Mike!

OldMike
11-11-18, 07:15 PM
The first quiz entry is in guess from who their name begins with an "S" and they're not sparkly but speedy (giggle)

Strugglingmum
11-11-18, 07:59 PM
Oooooo. Gonna try this one. (think)

Suzi
11-11-18, 10:02 PM
The first quiz entry is in guess from who their name begins with an "S" and they're not sparkly but speedy (giggle)
*takes a bow*
Yes that would be my team and I... Although I notice at least one of the questions is heavily weighted in Team Sparkles favour....

SM that's awesome!

Jaquaia
11-11-18, 10:30 PM
*takes a bow*
Yes that would be my team and I... Although I notice at least one of the questions is heavily weighted in Team Sparkles favour....

SM that's awesome!

I noticed that too.....

Paula
12-11-18, 07:51 AM
The first quiz entry is in guess from who their name begins with an "S" and they're not sparkly but speedy (giggle)

Tortoise and hares spring to mind .....


*takes a bow*
Yes that would be my team and I... Although I notice at least one of the questions is heavily weighted in Team Sparkles favour....

SM that's awesome!

Pah! Sore loser ;)

OldMike
15-11-18, 06:32 PM
Not much happening on the quiz front let's see if we can get oodles of entries to put Team Sparkles under pressure.

OldMike
16-11-18, 05:45 PM
We now have two entries to Quiz 7 come on guys enter now you know you want to :)

Paula
16-11-18, 07:46 PM
Maybe I shouldnít enter this time, give the rest of you a chance to win (giggle)

Jaquaia
16-11-18, 07:48 PM
I've entered. Did it all on my own!

Strugglingmum
16-11-18, 07:54 PM
Maybe I shouldn’t enter this time, give the rest of you a chance to win (giggle)

Oooooooo even I entered this time...... with a lot of help from my son.

Suzi
16-11-18, 08:06 PM
Maybe I shouldn’t enter this time, give the rest of you a chance to win (giggle)
Yeah, yeah... You're just running scared!

Paula
16-11-18, 08:08 PM
Okayyyyyyy, if it helps you sleep at night :P

Suzi
16-11-18, 08:09 PM
(rofl)(rofl)(rofl)

OldMike
18-11-18, 06:21 PM
Three quiz entries so far :)

Paula don't delay the 'Grand Entrance' of Team Sparkles too long because the Quiz Master's finger is hovering over the big red button labeled "Push to Close Quiz" (giggle)

Paula
18-11-18, 06:45 PM
How long have I got? Iím struggling with this one ;)

Suzi
18-11-18, 07:56 PM
Close it now!!!!

OldMike
19-11-18, 10:24 AM
Close it now!!!!

Nope I'm giving everyone time to enter ;)

We have a new entrant, yay that makes 4 (party)

OldMike
20-11-18, 03:33 PM
Mmmmmmm wot no more quiz entries come on guys the good ol' ship HMS Quiz Ending is nearing port ;)

Suzi
20-11-18, 07:13 PM
No more! I need a chance to win or at least get a podium place!

Paula
20-11-18, 09:47 PM
Fear not, competitors! My entry is IN

Suzi
20-11-18, 09:49 PM
Hmmmmmmm How much cheating did you do this time huh????? (rofl)(rofl)(rofl)

Paula
20-11-18, 09:50 PM
About the same as I did last time ;)

OldMike
20-11-18, 10:23 PM
About the same as I did last time ;)

Ooooooh I'll have to subject your answers to forensic examination (giggle)

Suzi
21-11-18, 07:38 AM
See, told you she cheated!

Paula
21-11-18, 09:23 AM
Slander! Libel!

Suzi
21-11-18, 09:31 AM
Also known as truth? (rofl)

Paula
21-11-18, 09:48 AM
:P (giggle)

OldMike
21-11-18, 10:06 AM
I shall be checking a certain person's answers (no names no pack drill) against the Encyclopedia Britannica (online version) and if I detect any hint of copying the answers verbatim I'll be issuing a red card and pointing to the exit (giggle)

Strugglingmum
21-11-18, 11:02 AM
I don't know Mike. All this controversy. I think you should just disqualify them all and award me the title.(angel)

Suzi
21-11-18, 11:59 AM
There's no reason to disqualify me, I'm awesome and I don't cheat!

Paula
21-11-18, 01:20 PM
I do not flippiní cheat!!

Allalone
21-11-18, 01:31 PM
Well none of you have a chance as Mike will be declaring me & Ted the winners!!;)

Strugglingmum
21-11-18, 03:08 PM
With the way my brain is at the minute Mike could well be awarding an extra prize to 'the person who managed to get them all wrong':P

Suzi
21-11-18, 03:32 PM
Oh SM, that's how I get points!

OldMike
21-11-18, 04:24 PM
There's no reason to disqualify me, I'm awesome and I don't cheat!

Very true you are awesome and as such should get an awesomeness and early bird bonus ;)


I do not flippin’ cheat!!

My number 1 fan would never ever cheat, who would suggest such a thing :P


Well none of you have a chance as Mike will be declaring me & Ted the winners!!;)

Anyone who has Ted helping them must be a winner :)


With the way my brain is at the minute Mike could well be awarding an extra prize to 'the person who managed to get them all wrong':P

You're up there with the best of them striving for first place :)

Suzi
21-11-18, 06:39 PM
Woohoo extra point(s) for me! :) Thank you Mike!

Strugglingmum
21-11-18, 07:30 PM
Aw Mike youre a sweetie. Keeping all us women happy with one post. You should give lessons in that art;)

OldMike
22-11-18, 05:54 PM
Just added the closing date for quiz 7 (details first post).

So you don't need to scroll back the closing date is Sunday 25th November 2018 @ 23:59

This isn't set in stone if anyone wants to enter and needs more time then post here or PM (private message) me (OldMike).

A certain sparkly person (I wonder who ;) ) thinks she may be in the lead but you at t'other end of t'internet could prove her wrong so don't equivocate and be late enter the quiz today without delay or tomorrow if you follow :)

Suzi
22-11-18, 06:52 PM
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE can anyone beat her!

Paula
22-11-18, 08:28 PM
Not a chance ;)

Strugglingmum
22-11-18, 08:40 PM
Think we should all form a team next time and take her on(giggle)
Mike.....you're in our team. Lol

Suzi
22-11-18, 08:58 PM
That's a brilliant idea! Hey Mike..... Wanna be on our team? Or just mine?

smelly_steph
23-11-18, 12:40 PM
this might spark a bit of a debate (but I'm going to throw it out their), but how do you know if someone's used google or nott.

it says at the start don't use google, but you don't know.. the winner of this quiz could have googled all the answers or got the answers from another member

I propose a discalimer:

I, such and such a username, have answered all these questions indipendently of search engines

Strugglingmum
23-11-18, 01:27 PM
That's a brilliant idea! Hey Mike..... Wanna be on our team? Or just mine?

(giggle)

Strugglingmum
23-11-18, 01:30 PM
this might spark a bit of a debate (but I'm going to throw it out their), but how do you know if someone's used google or nott.

it says at the start don't use google, but you don't know.. the winner of this quiz could have googled all the answers or got the answers from another member

I propose a discalimer:

I, such and such a username, have answered all these questions indipendently of search engines

I guess as my wise old mother would have said, cheaters only cheat themselves. It is for fun and my teenagers love letting me know that they are shocked I don't know an answer and love to enlighten me at the dinner table (mm)

Suzi
23-11-18, 01:52 PM
I guess as my wise old mother would have said, cheaters only cheat themselves. It is for fun and my teenagers love letting me know that they are shocked I don't know an answer and love to enlighten me at the dinner table (mm)
Exactly!
We do it as a family and it's so much fun!

OldMike
23-11-18, 04:54 PM
this might spark a bit of a debate (but I'm going to throw it out their), but how do you know if someone's used google or nott.

it says at the start don't use google, but you don't know.. the winner of this quiz could have googled all the answers or got the answers from another member

I propose a discalimer:

I, such and such a username, have answered all these questions indipendently of search engines

Exactly right and it would have to be witnessed by two upstanding members of the community ;)

I think I shall go to the local library (so my IP can't be tracked) and set up an account named OlderMike who purely by coincidence is age 71 with a biggish garden (no one would suspect it was me (giggle) ) and amazingly OlderMike would get every question right (rofl)

Strugglingmum
23-11-18, 05:05 PM
Exactly right and it would have to be witnessed by two upstanding members of the community ;)

I think I shall go to the local library (so my IP can't be tracked) and set up an account named OlderMike who purely by coincidence is age 71 with a biggish garden (no one would suspect it was me (giggle) ) and amazingly OlderMike would get every question right (rofl)

(rofl)

Paula
23-11-18, 06:01 PM
(rofl)

SS! Me? Cheat??? ;)

OldMike
23-11-18, 09:22 PM
(rofl)

SS! Me? Cheat??? ;)

I know you wouldn't cheat but being of royal extraction you may have in your employ a butler who mysteriously leaves post it notes with answers to quiz questions scattered about (rofl)

Strugglingmum
23-11-18, 10:20 PM
I know you wouldn't cheat but being of royal extraction you may have in your employ a butler who mysteriously leaves post it notes with answers to quiz questions scattered about (rofl)

(giggle)

Suzi
23-11-18, 11:34 PM
(rofl)(rofl)(rofl)

OldMike
24-11-18, 11:24 AM
Ticking away the moments
That make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours
In an off-hand way

Doin' da quiz hey hey
What a great day
Ole doin' da quiz
It'll give ya da fizz

(altogether now)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-OytmtYoOI

The countdown has begun no Time to waste get your entries in post haste :)

OldMike
25-11-18, 12:38 PM
Still over 11 hours in which to enter the quiz, be in it to win it.

Paula
26-11-18, 02:29 PM
Oh miiiiike ....... will you be announcing my win soon????

Strugglingmum
26-11-18, 02:49 PM
I don't know what you're getting excited about oh sparkly one,
Nothing will exceed my glorious wooden spoon award(nod)

Paula
26-11-18, 04:18 PM
(rofl)

OldMike
26-11-18, 05:06 PM
Quiz 7 answers.

Quiz 7 (10/11/2018)

1. Which Irish group were "Breathless" at making the No. 1 in the year 2000? - Corrs
2. Which club did Raheem Sterling move to in 2015? - Manchester City
3. Which ocean is to the east of South Africa? - Indian
4. Which bay in the USA was golf's 2015 US Open venue? - Chambers
5. Under which nationality did Martina Navratilova play her final Wimbledon? - American (USA)
6. If an animal has not been sighted for 50 years it is regarded as what? - Extinct
7. What kind of game is cribbage? - Cards (card game)
8. Which country beginning with an E joined the European Union in 2004? - Estonia
9. Which dance was connected with Marlon Brando and Paris? - Tango
10. A natural sponge is what colour? - Yellow (for a natural dried sponge) * but because living sponges come in a whole range of colours some due to a symbiotic relationship with other living things like algae and I didn't specify whether the sponge was alive or dead I'll accept ANY colour.
11. What is the sport of Riddick Bowe and Buster Douglas? - Boxing
12. Which insect carries the disease malaria? - Mosquito
13. In which decade did Wet Wet Wet have their first hit? - 1980's
14. Which Sir George masterminded the Beatles album "Love"? - Martin
15. What is the first word sung in the popular carol "Away in a Manger"? - Away
16. Which is the fastest speed - a gale, a hurricane or a storm? - Hurricane
17. Which country is directly west of southern Spain? - Portugal
18. In which decade of the last century was Thierry Henry born? - 1970's
19. Suffragettes campaigned for what? - Vote (Votes for women)
20. Ornithophobia is fear of what? - Birds
21. Which former US president died in June 2004? - Ronald Reagan
22. Which bird shares it's name with a famous nurse? - Nightingale
23. What is the full name of the disease TB? - Tuberculosis
24. Which letter is the symbol of the euro currency? - E
25. What colour is a female blackbird (usually)? - Brown
26. The Marquis of Queensberry established rules relating to what? - Boxing
27. How many noughts are there when one million is written in figures? - Six (6)
28. How does a venomous snake kill things? - Poisoning ((poison from a bite)
29. A whishbone resembles which letter of the alphabet (English)? - Y (I'll accept V because it is V-like with a sticky out bit at the bottom)
30. What is the name of the system that enables us humans to breathe? - Respiratory system

Also I've ignored typos and spelling mistakes because this isn't an English exam :)

OldMike
26-11-18, 05:23 PM
We have joint winners this week both with a score of 29 points.

First we need a fanfare (hedgehog) (hedgehog)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzsU6rNni34&t=41s

Strugglingmum & Paula (Team Sparkles)

Strugglingmum
26-11-18, 07:40 PM
Whoop whoop.!!!!
Get me I'm up there with the sparkly one!! (rofl)

Have to be honest tho, definitely couldn't have done it without one of my son's. His specialities, sport, politics and economics all came in to play in this one. #teamporter

Paula
26-11-18, 08:59 PM
Joint? JOINT?????

congragulations Strugglingmum, well done ;)

Suzi
26-11-18, 09:00 PM
Aw, I was so impressed with our score this evening!
Congrats SM!

Paula - you sure you're not blinking well cheating?

Paula
26-11-18, 09:02 PM
I. Am. Offended *flounces off* :P

Suzi
26-11-18, 09:11 PM
Admission of guilt me thinks.....

Strugglingmum
26-11-18, 09:14 PM
Aw, I was so impressed with our score this evening!
Congrats SM!

Paula - you sure you're not blinking well cheating?

Thanks Suzi(party)

OldMike
27-11-18, 09:29 AM
Admission of guilt me thinks.....

Do we need a stewards inquiry re. Team Sparkles, do we need to do a computer inspection to see if there has been any unauthorized Googling or accessing Wikipedia or the online version of Encyclopedia Britannica, it has been reported that a shady character has been seen in the vicinity of the Palace Sparkles carrying a brown envelope clearly marked "Answers to DWD Quiz 7" (rofl)

A big thanks to all who entered.

And once again a big congratulations to Strugglingmum for an outstanding quiz performance (party)

Suzi
27-11-18, 09:49 AM
Mike I have to say that we adore your quizzes! Please can we have one with less sporty stuff though please as my team doesn't have any knowledge on anything sporty at all - unless it's the Hakka, I'm good for Hakka's.....
It's something that we do together and we all just focus together on the quiz, nothing else interrupts!

Thank you so much, I know they take time to compile and to mark!

Paula
27-11-18, 10:18 AM
Ah, see, thatís my secret weapon - Si has an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of sports and movies, itís hugely impressive. So, Mike, if you want to take out those sections for the next quiz, Iím ok with that (giggle)

OldMike
27-11-18, 10:27 AM
Ah, see, that’s my secret weapon - Si has an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of sports and movies, it’s hugely impressive. So, Mike, if you want to take out those sections for the next quiz, I’m ok with that (giggle)

Might just do that and include just questions about P!nk (I wonder who adores P!nk ;) )

OldMike
27-11-18, 02:56 PM
So a quiz of only things Paula doesn't know, I'll look in to it, no bias there (rofl)

Suzi
27-11-18, 09:03 PM
Might just do that and include just questions about P!nk (I wonder who adores P!nk ;) )
I'm happy to brush up any areas I don't have an encyclopedic knowledge of..... I might be some time...

OldMike
02-12-18, 03:00 PM
Just pondering the next quiz I think we need a JUMBO one to take us over the festive period.

Paula
02-12-18, 03:49 PM
Woohoo!!!

Suzi
02-12-18, 04:22 PM
Oh yes! Most definitely if you've time to put it together?

Strugglingmum
02-12-18, 05:11 PM
Whoop whoop. Got that competitive streak going now Mike.

Allalone
03-12-18, 09:42 AM
I know some of the others claim they know little about sport but I really enjoy the sports questions. Is there any chance we could just have 1 or 2 in the next one? Please.x

OldMike
03-12-18, 10:35 AM
Of course I'll make sure there's sport questions :)

Allalone
03-12-18, 10:39 AM
Thank you Mike! I’m really enjoying being part of the DWD community. I used to enjoy going to my local(closed now) for quiz night, this more than makes up for it!!

Suzi
03-12-18, 12:05 PM
Of course I'll make sure there's sport questions :)Oh really? Do you have to? Can we only have 1 or 2? Please?

AA We're loving having you here too!

Allalone
03-12-18, 03:38 PM
Oh really? Do you have to? Can we only have 1 or 2? Please?

AA We're loving having you here too!

Even after I requested sport questions?!(rofl)

Suzi
03-12-18, 03:55 PM
Oh but....... my team are really sh*t at sports questions!

Paula
03-12-18, 05:28 PM
Oh but....... my team are really sh*t at sports questions!

I would loan you Si but I really love to win ;)

Suzi
03-12-18, 06:39 PM
Pfft, I'll have to recruit from somewhere else......