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  1. Rob

    Rob TPF Noob!

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    Hello,

    If you can be bothered... I do a pub quiz in the UK and I've not done it for a while. Here's some sample questions, I was wondering how many you'd all get right! I apologise for it being a bit UK based, but hopefully it's general enough to entertain you!

    Rob


    General Knowledge

    1. There have been eleven prime ministers since the second world war. Only three did not graduate from Oxford University. Can you name them and get a point for each?

    2. In 1867 the 8th Marquess of Queensberry played a part in drawing up the rules, still used today, for which sport?

    3. The name Ulster is often used in Britain as an alternative name for Northern Ireland, but they are not the same. Can you name the three counties of Ulster which are not in Northern Ireland for a point each?

    4. Whisky is one of the many Celtic contributions to human happiness. Which Scottish island produces Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Bruichladdich, Bowmore and Ardbeg single malt whiskies, among others?

    5. Jerusalem is the title of a visionary poem set to music, and sung enthusiastically by members of Women's Institutes and by the audience at the last night of the Proms in the Royal Albert Hall. Who wrote the poem? and for a bonus point, who set it to music?

    News and Current Affairs

    6. Cosmos 1 is an ambitious experiment to harness the power of the Sun to drive a spacecraft. Scientists believe "sun-sailing" craft may in the future be able to reach sufficiently high speeds to make travel around the Solar System viable. what kind of vehicle was it launched from? For a bonus point, what is the nationality of the vehicle?

    7. A former bartender has been found guilty of kidnapping and theft in an elaborate spy con that lasted 10 years. Robert Hendy-Freegard, 34, of Nottinghamshire, conned his victims out of a potential £1m by persuading them that he worked for which organisation? For a bonus point, which other organisation did he tell them they were in danger from?

    8. An 80 year old preacher was convicted in Mississippi last week for recruiting a mob to kill three racial activists back in 1964. Which nasty US Deep South organisation did he belong to at the time? For a bonus point, which type of Christian church was he a member of?

    9. Lions lock Danny Grewcock has been banned for two months after being found guilty of doing what to New Zealand hooker Keven Mealamu during the first Test?

    10. As we all know, Tim Henman sadly lost his chance at Wimbledon in the second round this year; but who is the 18 year old new male hope for the UK and for a bonus point, which country does he come from?

    Misc History

    11. What group of physically large soldiers was founded in the reign of Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworth to protect the royalty? They are now largely ceremonial - attending such events as the State Opening of Parliament and summer garden parties at Buckingham Palace. For a bonus point, what is their nickname?

    12. What is the popular, if factually incorrect name of the conflict of 1337 - 1453 between England and France, started when Edward III claimed soverignty of both countries. For a bonus point, which key French coastal town did we end up with at the end?

    13. Sharing it's name with that of a large fishing bird, what was the original name of the ship which left England in December 1577 under the command of Sir Francis Drake? For a bonus point, what was the ship renamed when it rounded Cape Horn and subsequently succeded in circumnavigating the globe when it came back in 1580?

    14. Which rather unusual tax was levied between 1696 and 1851? For a bonus point, how many of the relevant features did you need to be taxed?

    15. In 1919 two Englishmen, John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown were the first people to fly where? For a bonus point, in what make of aircraft?

    Science

    16. Which element has the atomic number 74. It is exceptionally strong, white to grayish, and brittle having the highest melting point, greatest high-temperature strength, and lowest thermal expansion coefficient of any metal? For a bonus point, what is it's chemical symbol on the periodic table?

    17. The International System of Units, or SI units, which is actually short for "Système International d'Unités" is a very widely accepted system for units of physical quantities. What is the SI unit of the physical quantity "weight"? Bonus / Clue, who was it named after?

    18. What is the common name of a muscular sack containing stones used to help break down food in toothless animals? For a bonus point, which type of animals most commonly have one?

    19. Which bright planet in the sky features a lovely carbon dioxide atmosphere, winds of over 200mph including rainy droplets of sulphuric acid and is located conveniently only two planets away from the sun, allowing for seasonal temperatures of up to 500 Celcius? For a bonus point, how many moons does it have?

    20. Sorrel, a green trifolilate poisonous plant that affects people by touch and eating it raw, was supposedly popularized by what famous Roman Catholic saint? Bonus, which more famous trifoliate in it's home land is it more often confused with?
     
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    Can we use google?
     
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    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    6. was it a Volna rocket? Is it Russian?
    16. Wolfram (dunno how it is spelled in Eng) and it is W
    17. Kilogram?
    18. Pigeons... I know only the Polish name for it... it isn ot in a dictionary...
    19. Venus

    ... I love science :)
    the firs questions are mostly about UK :( and I don't know a lot about UK
     
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    No you can't use Google in my quiz.... of course I can't stop you!!!
     
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    6. It was fired from a Volna rocket, but I meant the submarine! Yes Russian
    16. Yep, that's why it's W, but we call it Tungsten
    17. Nope
    18. Someone may get this. The bonus "Birds" rather than just pigeons, but I'd say yes.
    19. Yes

    Pretty good start Mentos!

    Rob
     
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    17. Newton...named after Wayne Newton...no i know some other guy alfred, james...albert...i dont know, but his last name is newton
     
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    #2 Boxing
    #7 MI5 and IRA
    #8 KKK and Baptist
    #9 Biting
    #13 Pelican....The golden something
    #18 Gizzard
     
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    General Knowledge

    1. Nope

    2. Boxing

    3. Nope

    4. No idea.

    5. No idea

    News and Current Affairs

    6. Russian Sub

    7. MI5 & IRA?

    8. KKK, Baptist

    9. Biting

    10. Michael Jackson (couldn't resist.....)

    Misc History

    11. Nope, don't know this either

    12. 100 years war. Don't know the town

    13. Pelican, Golden Hind

    14. Don't know this one either.

    15. Nope, don't know this either

    Science

    16. Tungsten

    17. Nope, don't know this either

    18. Craw?

    19. Venus, and none

    20. Nope, don't know this either
     
  11. Rob

    Rob TPF Noob!

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    Well here's the answers - you've not done badly, as a team you probably would have won - that's if you like 80's music (for the music round!).

    So now you know!!

    Thanks for helping me out.

    Rob
     

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