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Author:  larss [ January 10th, 2015, 2:50 pm ]
Post subject:  The Weekend Quiz 2015

This year I will be setting 20+ quiz questions each week in place of "That Was The Week That Was...."

This 2014 themed set should keep you busy. - Answers will be posted on Monday.

1. What is the year 2014 in Roman numerals?
2. Whose name was licensed in 2014 for cannabis products, anticipating a market of $10bn: Marley; Presley; Dylan; or Madonna?
3. How many countries competed in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: 29; 37; 46; or 71?
4. Name the actor who died in 2014, star of The Rockford Files and The Great Escape?
5. In what city did a nurse become the first person outside Africa to be infected by Ebola in the 2014 outbreak?
6. What was Miley Cyrus's award-winning record-breaking 2014 video/hit song, being the thing on which she controversially swung nude?
7. Graffitied and repainted often since 1980, and obliterated in 2014 except from the ironic statement "Wall is over", the 'Freedom Wall' in Prague celebrates whose memory?
8. Which historically contested region did Russia annexe from Ukraine in February 2014?
9. On which planet did NASA's Curiosity rover complete its first year, equal to 687 Earth days, in June 2014?
10. Which city in Russia hosted the XXII Olympic Winter Games?
11. Name the Rolling Stones' saxophonist and session player who died in 2014?
12. The mysteriously lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 37 in March 2014 was bound from Kuala Lumpur to where?
13. Charity executives Justin Forsyth and Jonathan Powell attracted 'crony' jibes when their organization gave a controversial 'global legacy award' to whom, their previous boss?
14. Betty Joan Perske, who died in 2014, was better known as which famous film star, from the 1940s-2000s?
15. Which nation in 2014 saw the abdication of Juan Carlos and the ascension of Felipe VI?
16. Name the three previous winners eliminated at the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup?
17. Narendra Modi became prime minister of which country in May 2014?
18. Wedding plans were announced in 2014 for a 26 year-old Illinois woman and which 80 year-old incarcerated mass murderer?
19. Which famous Portuguese single-named footballer and top scorer of the 1966 World Cup died in 2014?
20. In May 2014 the World Health Organization declared an international emergency due to major outbreaks of what nearly-eradicated disease?
21. Which name is shared by the two popes made saints by the Vatican in April 2014?
22. Which city, previously made famous in 2014, hosted the first Russian F1 Grand Prix for over 100 years?
23. The long-running BBC Radio comedy show, censured in 2014 for sexual innuendo directed at imaginery scorer Samantha is "I'm sorry I haven't a (What?)": Minute; Sister; Brain; or Clue?
24. Which film, panned by critics, starring Mark Wahlberg and Kelsey Grammer, was the highest grossing movie of 2014?
25. Sony and Emirates Airlines withdrew their sponsorship in 2014 from which global organization after ongoing corruption scandals?
26. Name the French lawyer and IMF chief, ranked the 5th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine in 2014?
27. Which Baltic state replaced its Lats currency with Euros on 1st Jan 2014?
28. Lord Richard Attenborough, who died in 2014, played which serial killer in his early acting career, in 10 Rillington Place?
29. Who triumphed playing 2014 Glastonbury Festival's 'legends' Sunday teatime slot?
30. According to 2014 Twitter statistics, how many million tweets are sent every day: 5; 50; 500; or 5,000?

Author:  Jitna [ January 10th, 2015, 3:55 pm ]
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4. James Garner
5. Dallas
6. Wrecking Ball
8. Crimea
9. Mars
10. Sochi
17. India
21. John Paul
24. Transformers 4

Author:  paulhuk [ January 10th, 2015, 5:12 pm ]
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I think these are right:

1. MMXIV
2. Marley
13. Tony Blair
14. Lauren Bacall
15. Spain
18. Charles Manson
19. Eusebio
22. Sochi
23. Clue
25. FIFA
26. Christine Lagarde
27. Latvia
28. John Christie
29. Dolly Parton

And many thanks Mr. L for the quiz :chab:

Author:  PastyKing [ January 10th, 2015, 10:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015

Right, what I know from those that are left

3) 71, I got that from the program. :whistle:
16) Spain, Italy, England :keepup:
20) Measles?
30) 500, I know it was a huge amount I heard it on the radio this week.

:bravo Mr L

Author:  Miss Hybrid [ January 11th, 2015, 6:32 am ]
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Mister L, what an excellent idea! Thank you for doing this x

Author:  1BestBoy [ January 11th, 2015, 12:50 pm ]
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7: John Lennon
11: Bobby Keyes
20: Polio

Author:  hajmcm [ January 11th, 2015, 6:09 pm ]
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1. MMXIV
2. Marley?
3. 71
4. James Garner
5. Glasgow
8. Crimea
9. Mars
10. Sochi
14. Lauren Bacall
15. Spain
16. Spain, England & Italy
18. Charles Manson
19. Eusebio
21 John Paul
23. Clue
25. FIFA
28. John Christie
29. Dolly Parton
30. 500 million?

Author:  larss [ January 12th, 2015, 9:48 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015

The answers - How well did you do?
1. What is the year 2014 in Roman numerals? MMXIV
2. Whose name was licensed in 2014 for cannabis products, anticipating a market of $10bn: Marley; Presley; Dylan; or Madonna? Marley
3. How many countries competed in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: 29; 37; 46; or 71? 71
4. Name the actor who died in 2014, star of The Rockford Files and The Great Escape? James Garner
5. In what city did a nurse become the first person outside Africa to be infected by Ebola in the 2014 outbreak? Madrid
6. What was Miley Cyrus's award-winning record-breaking 2014 video/hit song, being the thing on which she controversially swung nude? Wrecking Ball
7. Graffitied and repainted often since 1980, and obliterated in 2014 except from the ironic statement "Wall is over", the 'Freedom Wall' in Prague celebrates whose memory? John Lennon
8. Which historically contested region did Russia annexe from Ukraine in February 2014? Crimea
9. On which planet did NASA's Curiosity rover complete its first year, equal to 687 Earth days, in June 2014? Mars
10. Which city in Russia hosted the XXII Olympic Winter Games? Sochi
11. Name the Rolling Stones' saxophonist and session player who died in 2014? Bobby Keys
12. The mysteriously lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 37 in March 2014 was bound from Kuala Lumpur to where? Beijing
13. Charity executives Justin Forsyth and Jonathan Powell attracted 'crony' jibes when their organization gave a controversial 'global legacy award' to whom, their previous boss? Tony Blair
14. Betty Joan Perske, who died in 2014, was better known as which famous film star, from the 1940s-2000s? Lauren Bacall
15. Which nation in 2014 saw the abdication of Juan Carlos and the ascension of Felipe VI? Spain
16. Name the three previous winners eliminated at the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup? England, Spain, Italy
17. Narendra Modi became prime minister of which country in May 2014? India
18. Wedding plans were announced in 2014 for a 26 year-old Illinois woman and which 80 year-old incarcerated mass murderer? Charles Manson
19. Which famous Portuguese single-named footballer and top scorer of the 1966 World Cup died in 2014? Eusebio
20. In May 2014 the World Health Organization declared an international emergency due to major outbreaks of what nearly-eradicated disease? Polio
21. Which name is shared by the two popes made saints by the Vatican in April 2014? John (John XXIII and John Paul II)
22. Which city, previously made famous in 2014, hosted the first Russian F1 Grand Prix for over 100 years? Sochi
23. The long-running BBC Radio comedy show, censured in 2014 for sexual innuendo directed at imaginery scorer Samantha is "I'm sorry I haven't a (What?)": Minute; Sister; Brain; or Clue? I'm Sorry, I haven't a Clue
24. Which film, panned by critics, starring Mark Wahlberg and Kelsey Grammer, was the highest grossing movie of 2014? Transformers: Age of Extinction (or Transformers 4)
25. Sony and Emirates Airlines withdrew their sponsorship in 2014 from which global organization after ongoing corruption scandals? FIFA
26. Name the French lawyer and IMF chief, ranked the 5th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine in 2014? Christine Lagarde
27. Which Baltic state replaced its Lats currency with Euros on 1st Jan 2014? Latvia
28. Lord Richard Attenborough, who died in 2014, played which serial killer in his early acting career, in 10 Rillington Place? John Christie
29. Who triumphed playing 2014 Glastonbury Festival's 'legends' Sunday teatime slot? Dolly Parton
30. According to 2014 Twitter statistics, how many million tweets are sent every day: 5; 50; 500; or 5,000? 500

Author:  Riccardo [ January 12th, 2015, 11:15 am ]
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I knew the answer to question 1 :mememe: :?

Author:  larss [ January 12th, 2015, 2:22 pm ]
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Riccardo wrote:
I knew the answer to question 1 :mememe: :?

So thats 1/30 for Ricky :wise:

Author:  Jitna [ January 12th, 2015, 3:56 pm ]
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i got 7 so i think i win, right?

Author:  larss [ January 17th, 2015, 10:29 am ]
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This week's 20 Questions

1. Arctic King, Saladin and Tom Thumb are which types of vegetable?
2. By what name is the Gravelly Hill Interchange better known?
3. The Galápagos Islands are a provincial territory of which South American country, 600 miles away on the same equatorial latitude?
4. Which Gilbert and Sullivan operetta is sub-titled The Slave of Duty?
5. Who succeeded Sir Clive Woodward as England's rugby union coach?
6. What is a baby oyster called?
7. What is Bill Clinton's middle name?
8. In which country are the Sutherland Falls?
9. In the US TV comedy show Everybody Loves Raymond, what is Raymond's brother's first name?
10. What is the largest flat fish species?
11. Apart from a battle, what did Nelson lose at Tenerife in 1797?
12. What's the oldest university in the USA?
13. Who became Germany's first female chancellor?
14. Who wrote The Railway Children?
15. Who played the Ringo Kid in the original Stagecoach film?
16. Which artist painted The Potato Eaters?
17. Which singer's original name was Elaine Bookbinder?
18. Turin lies on which river?
19. Which country has the international car registration RA?
20. A methuselah of wine holds the equivalent of how many bottles?

Author:  1BestBoy [ January 17th, 2015, 11:48 am ]
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1. Lettuce
2. Spaghetti Junction
3. Ecuador
8. New Zealand
10. Halibut
11. His wanking arm
13. Angela Merkel
16. Van Gogh
20. 8

Author:  PastyKing [ January 17th, 2015, 1:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: The Weekend Quiz 2015

5) Martin Johnson
6) If not Halibut Turbot?

Got my thinking cap on for some of the others. :think:

Author:  hajmcm [ January 17th, 2015, 2:46 pm ]
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2. Spaghetti Junction
4. The Pirates of Penzance
5. Andy Robinson
8. New Zealand
11. His arm
12. Harvard
13. Angela Merkel
16. Vincent Van Gogh
17. Elkie Brooks
18. The Po
20. 8

Author:  PastyKing [ January 17th, 2015, 2:53 pm ]
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15) John Wayne

Author:  Jitna [ January 17th, 2015, 3:57 pm ]
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7. Jefferson
12. Harvard
13. Angela Merkel

i know much less this week

Author:  larss [ January 17th, 2015, 4:07 pm ]
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Jitna wrote:
7. Jefferson
12. Harvard
13. Angela Merkel

i know much less this week

Too much :wank: - it affects the memory.

Author:  PastyKing [ January 17th, 2015, 5:00 pm ]
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Ahh, I've only been answering the ones that hadn't already gone. :fp:

Author:  Jitna [ January 17th, 2015, 5:55 pm ]
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larss wrote:
Jitna wrote:
7. Jefferson
12. Harvard
13. Angela Merkel

i know much less this week

Too much :wank: - it affects the memory.


im pretty sure most of this stuff i never knew no matter how much :wank: ive been doing.

Author:  hajmcm [ January 17th, 2015, 6:29 pm ]
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PastyKing wrote:
Ahh, I've only been answering the ones that hadn't already gone. :fp:

Some might not be correct Pasty - like Martin Johnson for example :tank: :witchdr: :thumbsup:

Author:  Miss Hybrid [ January 17th, 2015, 7:27 pm ]
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I will get my google out in the morning x

Author:  larss [ January 17th, 2015, 7:54 pm ]
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Miss Hybrid wrote:
I will get my google out in the morning x

Is that what they're calling it now?

Author:  PastyKing [ January 17th, 2015, 8:21 pm ]
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hajmcm wrote:
PastyKing wrote:
Ahh, I've only been answering the ones that hadn't already gone. :fp:

Some might not be correct Pasty - like Martin Johnson for example :tank: :witchdr: :thumbsup:


Yes, I did :fp: when I saw Andy Robinson, should have got that right. :fp:

Author:  hajmcm [ January 17th, 2015, 9:32 pm ]
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PastyKing wrote:
hajmcm wrote:
PastyKing wrote:
Ahh, I've only been answering the ones that hadn't already gone. :fp:

Some might not be correct Pasty - like Martin Johnson for example :tank: :witchdr: :thumbsup:


Yes, I did :fp: when I saw Andy Robinson, should have got that right. :fp:

Right or wrong, I'm looking forward to seeing Miss H's Google in the morning!

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