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PostPosted: December 17th, 2016, 10:54 am 
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Three more rounds of questions


Round 1 - Food and Drink
1. How many pints are there in a firkin?
2. Grenadine is made from which fruit?
3. What does A.B.V. stand for on a bottle of alcohol?
4. Which liqueur comes in a bottle split into two; one side containing a white chocolate liqueur and the other a dark, coffee-flavoured liqueur?
5. Which juice drink takes its name from the Maori phrase meaning ‘be healthy’?
6. Which country in the world drinks the most wine?
7. What is the Greek drink of Ouzo flavoured with?
8. ‘The Champagne of Beers’ is a slogan belonging to which beer company?
9. Which brand of beer does Homer Simpson drink?
10.How many standard wine bottles are the equivalent of a Melchior?

Round 2 - Science and Nature
1. Which chemical element has the lowest melting point?
2. Riboflavin is known as which number vitamin?
3. Who invented the electric, pop-up toaster?
4. Which chemical element is represented by the symbol Cd?
5. Which organ is affected by cirrhosis?
6. What was the name of the first test-tube baby?
7. What is the common name of the inflammatory condition of prepatellar bursitis?
8. Which is the only orchid plant that produces edible fruit?
9. What makes up almost all of a giant panda’s diet (around 99%)?
10. In caves, which protrudes downwards from the ceiling, stalagmites or stalactites?


Round 3 - General Knowledge
1. How would you translate the Latin phrase ‘cave canem’?
2. In the Loony Tunes’ cartoon, what was the cat Sylvester’s catch phrase?
3. How many tiles of the letter ‘e’ is there in one Scrabble set?
4. What is Madonna’s middle name?
5. Which planet in our solar system is second closest to the sun?
6. What vegetable provides the majority of the flavour in a Dupiaza curry?
7. Which U.S political party did Bill Clinton represent?
8. What is the capital city of Togo?
9. In which musical would you find the songs ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ and ‘Empty Chairs and Empty Tables.’
10. What was Hillary Clinton’s maiden name?

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: December 17th, 2016, 2:33 pm 
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Round 1 - Food and Drink
1. 72
2. Pomegranate
3. Alcohol by voluime
7. Aniseed

Round 2 - Science and Nature
2. B2
4. Cadmium
5. Liver
6. Louise Brown
7. Housemaids knee? (patella being the kneecap)
8. Vanilla
9. :spank: bamboo (eats shoots and leaves :Baboom: )
10. Tights cum down :)

Round 3 - General Knowledge
2. Thufferin Thucketash :)
5. Venus
6. Onions (dopiaza = double onions)
7. The :bj: party aka Democrats
10 Rodham

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: December 17th, 2016, 4:00 pm 
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the birthday boy didnt leave me with much

9. Duff

1. Beware the Dog
9.Les Miserables

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: December 17th, 2016, 6:08 pm 
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1BB and Doc have all answered questions correct.
Well done.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: December 17th, 2016, 11:52 pm 
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None left I know :fp:

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: December 18th, 2016, 9:08 am 
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Round 1
6 France


Rund 2
9 bamboo

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: December 18th, 2016, 10:15 am 
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Miss Hybrid wrote:
Round 1
6 France


Rund 2
9 bamboo


Surprisingly, it's not France. :doh:

Your rund 2 answer is correct - It is indeed bamboo.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: December 18th, 2016, 11:46 am 
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larss wrote:
Miss Hybrid wrote:
Round 1
6 France


Rund 2
9 bamboo


Surprisingly, it's not France. :doh:

Your rund 2 answer is correct - It is indeed bamboo.


Well I never....Father Ted springs to mind...Drink

Naturally, the overwhelming majority of the highest ranking countries are in Europe. Somewhat surprisingly, Vatican City utterly dominates every other country, with nearly 74 liters — about 98 standard 750 mL bottles — consumed per person in 2012. Vatican City can be seen on the map as the small dark burgundy dot on the coast of Italy.

The Guardian tried to figure out why a tiny enclave of priests and cardinals apparently drank more than one and a half times as much wine per person as any other country in the world. Some of the possibilities they considered included celebrating Pope Francis' election (impossible, since the data was from 2012 and Pope Francis was elected in 2013), ceremonial use of wine in the sacrament of Communion (unlikely, considering Church rules governing Communion wine), Romans coming into the Vatican to buy tax-free wine and take it back home (also unlikely), and demographics — the Vatican only has about 800 people, none of whom are children (possible, given that some of the other top countries are also very small). At the moment, the nature of the Vatican's love affair with wine remains a mystery.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: December 18th, 2016, 11:52 am 
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Round 1 - Food and Drink
5. Kia-Ora?
6. China?

Round 3 - General Knowledge
4. Louise?


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: December 18th, 2016, 12:01 pm 
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Round 1. Q10 is 24 bottles

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: December 18th, 2016, 12:09 pm 
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paulhuk wrote:
Round 1 - Food and Drink
5. Kia-Ora? :yes:
6. China? :no: See Miss H's lengthy cut and paste above.

Round 3 - General Knowledge
4. Louise? :yes:

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PostPosted: December 18th, 2016, 12:09 pm 
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Round 1. Q10 is 24 bottles


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: December 18th, 2016, 12:13 pm 
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An Apology.

It appears that my wine question is ambiguous and the answer that I had is in fact out of date.
The question can be either per capita (in which case The Vatican is by far and away the winner) or by country.
As Miss has already answered per capita, can anyone give the correct answer per country? China was a good guess given the population of the country, but not correct.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: December 18th, 2016, 12:27 pm 
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Round 1
Q8 The answer is Miller. Possibly Miller lite. Bit naughty really considering the beer is shite. I'd give the 'champagne of beers' award to Brew dog - Tokyo... Rochefort 10.. or Goose Island - Bourbon county

Q9 Is it duff beer Homo drinks?

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: December 18th, 2016, 12:56 pm 
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larss wrote:
An Apology.

It appears that my wine question is ambiguous and the answer that I had is in fact out of date.
The question can be either per capita (in which case The Vatican is by far and away the winner) or by country.
As Miss has already answered per capita, can anyone give the correct answer per country? China was a good guess given the population of the country, but not correct.



Given the proxinmity to the Vatican, I'd hazard a guess at Italy

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: December 18th, 2016, 12:58 pm 
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Miss Hybrid wrote:
larss wrote:
Miss Hybrid wrote:
Round 1
6 France


Rund 2
9 bamboo


Surprisingly, it's not France. :doh:

Your rund 2 answer is correct - It is indeed bamboo.


Well I never....Father Ted springs to mind...Drink

Naturally, the overwhelming majority of the highest ranking countries are in Europe. Somewhat surprisingly, Vatican City utterly dominates every other country, with nearly 74 liters — about 98 standard 750 mL bottles — consumed per person in 2012. Vatican City can be seen on the map as the small dark burgundy dot on the coast of Italy.

The Guardian tried to figure out why a tiny enclave of priests and cardinals apparently drank more than one and a half times as much wine per person as any other country in the world. Some of the possibilities they considered included celebrating Pope Francis' election (impossible, since the data was from 2012 and Pope Francis was elected in 2013), ceremonial use of wine in the sacrament of Communion (unlikely, considering Church rules governing Communion wine), Romans coming into the Vatican to buy tax-free wine and take it back home (also unlikely), and demographics — the Vatican only has about 800 people, none of whom are children (possible, given that some of the other top countries are also very small). At the moment, the nature of the Vatican's love affair with wine remains a mystery.


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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: December 18th, 2016, 3:31 pm 
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TonyLuxury wrote:
Round 1
Q8 The answer is Miller. Possibly Miller lite. Bit naughty really considering the beer is shite. I'd give the 'champagne of beers' award to Brew dog - Tokyo... Rochefort 10.. or Goose Island - Bourbon county

Q9 Is it duff beer Homo drinks?


Correct on both counts. Extra credit for the observation. Nearly as bad as Bud's claim to be King of Beers.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: December 18th, 2016, 3:32 pm 
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1BestBoy wrote:
larss wrote:
An Apology.

It appears that my wine question is ambiguous and the answer that I had is in fact out of date.
The question can be either per capita (in which case The Vatican is by far and away the winner) or by country.
As Miss has already answered per capita, can anyone give the correct answer per country? China was a good guess given the population of the country, but not correct.



Given the proxinmity to the Vatican, I'd hazard a guess at Italy


That was the answer that I had and is now out of date.

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It is currently the U.S......... not sure if it would be possible to monitor Russia's consumption which I imagine would be colossal

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: December 20th, 2016, 9:20 am 
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All of the answers to the weekend quiz


Round 1 - Food and Drink
1. How many pints are there in a firkin? 72
2. Grenadine is made from which fruit? Pomegranate
3. What does A.B.V. stand for on a bottle of alcohol? Alcohol By Volume
4. Which liqueur comes in a bottle split into two; one side containing a white chocolate liqueur and the other a dark, coffee-flavoured liqueur? Sheridan’s
5. Which juice drink takes its name from the Maori phrase meaning ‘be healthy’? Kia-Ora
6. Which country in the world drinks the most wine? Italy (54 litres per person per year)
7. What is the Greek drink of Ouzo flavoured with? Aniseed
8. ‘The Champagne of Beers’ is a slogan belonging to which beer company? Miller (Miller High Life)
9. Which brand of beer does Homer Simpson drink? Duff
10.How many standard wine bottles are the equivalent of a Melchior? 24

Round 2 - Science and Nature
1. Which chemical element has the lowest melting point? Helium (-272°C or -457°F)
2. Riboflavin is known as which number vitamin? B2
3. Who invented the electric, pop-up toaster? Charles Strite
4. Which chemical element is represented by the symbol Cd? Cadmium
5. Which organ is affected by cirrhosis? Liver
6. What was the name of the first test-tube baby? Louise Brown
7. What is the common name of the inflammatory condition of prepatellar bursitis? Housemaid’s knee
8. Which is the only orchid plant that produces edible fruit? Vanilla orchid (which is where vanilla pods come from)
9. What makes up almost all of a giant panda’s diet (around 99%)? Bamboo
10. In caves, which protrudes downwards from the ceiling, stalagmites or stalactites? Stalactites


Round 3 - General Knowledge
1. How would you translate the Latin phrase ‘cave canem’? Beware of the dog
2. In the Loony Tunes’ cartoon, what was the cat Sylvester’s catch phrase? Sufferin’ succotash!
3. How many tiles of the letter ‘e’ is there in one Scrabble set? 12
4. What is Madonna’s middle name? Louise (Madonna Louise Ciccone)
5. Which planet in our solar system is second closest to the sun? Venus
6. What vegetable provides the majority of the flavour in a Dupiaza curry? Onion
7. Which U.S political party did Bill Clinton represent? Democratic
8. What is the capital city of Togo? Lomé
9. In which musical would you find the songs ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ and ‘Empty Chairs and Empty Tables.’ Les Misérables
10. What was Hillary Clinton’s maiden name? Rodham

The answer to Round 1, Question 6 is out of date. The standings given most recent figures (2015) in order are: USA, France, Italy, Germany, China, UK, Argentina, Spain, Russia, Australia.

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 Post subject: Re: Weekend Quiz 2016
PostPosted: December 24th, 2016, 11:41 am 
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The Christmas Quiz

Round 1 - Christmas Anagrams
The following are anagrams of popular Christmas toys since 1980.

1. Maybe Go (1991)
2. A Gothic Mat (1997)
3. Hot Bubble Ride (2001)
4. Buck Bruise (1980)
5. Dirty Canals (1992)
6. Bear Poison (2004)
7. Pure Optimism (1985)
8. Grizzly Tea Hub (1996)
9. Snaky Garden Lists (2012)
10. Narrower Pegs (1994)

Round 2 - Christmas Characters
Below are some Christmas-related characters from literature. All you need to do is to tell us who invented the character or characters.

1. The Grinch
2. Ebenezer Scrooge
3. The Snowman (from the book of the same name)
4. The Christmasaurus
5. The Hogfather
6. Mr. Christmas
7. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
8. The Little Match Girl
9. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
10. The Other Wise Man

Round 3 - General Christmas Knowledge
1. Who first released a recording of the song ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ in 1957?
2. A toy of which ‘Sesame Street’ character became a popular but elusive Christmas toy in 1996?
3. Who played Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1935 film version of ‘A Christmas Carol’ entitled ‘Scrooge’?
4. ‘Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume breathes of life, of gathering gloom…’ These are words taken from which Christmas carol?
5. How many ‘Home Alone’ films were made in total, including those only produced for television?
6. Although the first windows of Advent calendars are opened on the 1st December, this is not when Advent actually starts and its exact date moves each year. How is the start of Advent decided?
7. Which storm caused intensive flooding with homes being evacuated in Lancashire and Yorkshire just before Christmas in 2015?
8. Which hugely influential English physicist and mathematician was born on Christmas day in the year 1642?
9. Which of the puppets plays the author and narrator Charles Dickens in the 1992 film ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol’?
10. In which year was the Christmas John Lewis advert entitled ‘Monty the Penguin’?

Round 4 - Christmas Movies
We will give you the names of four actors and a year. You must tell us which Christmas films they starred in that year.

1. Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black (2006)
2. Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen (1954)
3. Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe and John Glover (1988)
4. Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly and Lauren Graham (2003)
5. Alastair Sim, Kathleen Harrison, George Cole and Michael Hordern (1951)
6. Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor and Leon Ames (1944)
7. Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki and Beverly D’Angelo (1989)
8. Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds and Virginia Dale (1942)
9. Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Catherine O’Hara and John Candy (1990)
10. John Goodman, Diana Keaton, Amanda Seyfried and Marisa Tomei (2015)

Round 5 - Christmas Quotes
Who made these Christmas-related quotes? In the case of those appearing within a work of literature we are looking for the writer and not the character.

1. “I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.”
2. “My mother-in-law has come round to our house at Christmas seven years running. This year we’re having a change. We’re going to let her in.”
3. “Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it white.”
4. “Always winter but never Christmas.”
5. “The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.”
6. “Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!”
7. “I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas, with a note on it saying ‘toys not included'”
8. “First of all, I’ve been having a wonderful run of luck with cover albums, songs I didn’t write. I had five pop cover albums and two Christmas albums and they were all very successful.”
9. “One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”
10. “The one thing women don’t want to find in their stockings on Christmas morning is their husband.”

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PostPosted: December 24th, 2016, 12:57 pm 
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Excellent quiz Mr L

I'm going to dive straight in with R3 No.9 The Great Conzo and have a think before i come back with some more

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Well done mL, that is one hell of a quizz...

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8 buzz lightyear

On first read through I am struggling, oh dear.

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PostPosted: December 24th, 2016, 2:16 pm 
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Me too Miss

R2No.2 A Christmas Carol

R4
6. The wizard of Oz
9 Home Alone

R5 No.4 The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe by CS Lewis

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PostPosted: December 24th, 2016, 4:27 pm 
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R2
1. Dr. Seuss
5. Terry Pratchett

R3
2 Elmo, tickle-me
5 i know there are at least 3 Home Alones and thats already 2 too many

R4
3 Scrooged
4.Bad Santa
7. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

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