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Challenge fellow quizzers by posting your favourite questions and quizzes here.

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#77315 by wildrover
Mon May 05, 2008 6:51 pm
Feeling inspired by Keith and Ian's recent Connections rounds I thought I'd have a go at writing one myself. First attempt is below, PM me your answers:

Round1
1. What character was voiced by Tim Allen in two Oscar nominated films in the 90s?
2. In Thunderbirds whose surname was Creighton-Ward?
3. In The Simpsons what rhyming nickname does Homer Simpson use to describe his twin sisters-in-law Patty and Selma?
4. What can comprise up to 50% of the body mass of sea mammals?
5. What is the Latin word for whirlwind which gives its name to a component in high performance car engines and is widely used as a prefix for anything quick?
6. For which state was Bill Clinton governor before becoming president?
7. In which 2001 film did Vinny Jones play a disgraced former footballer?
8. What word can mean either a by-product of smelting metal or a promiscuous woman?
9. The largest one recorded in Britain was found in 2005. It is 167 cm high, took an estimated 10 years to build and houses an estimated 500,000 living creatures. What?
10. What is the connection?

Round 2
1. What is the most abundant element on earth?
2. In Camberwick Green who brewed his own cider which made him sleepy?
3. Which classic 17th century book contains the places The Celestial City and the Slough of Despond?
4. Which classic winning horse, champion sire every year from 1992 to 2004 is named after an Islington theatre best known for ballet?
5. What was ancient man’s first plastic, is still used today as a protective coating for cheese and is the name of a Nirvana track.
6. What is the name of the largest true wasp and was also the name of a comic in the 60s and 70s?
7. Which famous record producer, who was married to Kirsty MacColl, produced six of U2’s first seven albums as well as over 50 albums by artists such as Crowded House, Peter Gabriel, Morrissey, Simple Minds and Talking Heads?
8. Which race was defeated by King Harold at the Battle of Stamford Bridge two weeks before the Battle of Hastings?
9. Which historical figure was played by Orson Welles in the 1966 film A Man for All Seasons, Anthony Quayle in the 1969 film Anne of the Thousand Days and Sam Neill in the 2007 series The Tudors?
10. What is the connection?

Round 3
1. Who murdered over 200 people between 1975 and 1998?
2. What is Fatboy Slim’s real name?
3. Which woman scientist collected all the data used by Watson and Crick to derive their double helix structural model of DNA but controversially was not credited when they received the Nobel prize.
4. Who had top 10 hits with The Way We Were, Midnight Train to Georgia and Help Me Make it Through the Night?
5. Which actor played Superman in four films between 1978 and 1987?
6. Which character was played by Mike McShane in Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves?
7. Which American playwright wrote Death of a Salesman and The Crucible?
8. What is the more familiar name of the corps that acts as the Queen’s Bodyguard?
9. Who hosted the TV programme that was always introduced with the lines “From Norwich it’s the quiz of the weekâ€Â￾?
10. What is the connection?

#77328 by wildrover
Mon May 05, 2008 10:40 pm
The Savage Hamster is first off the mark with a clean sweep on Round 1 in double quick time. For anyone with the answers but looking for the connection, Savage Hamster in the Wheel of Death would have been an appropriate name for a contestant.

#77358 by IAN B
Tue May 06, 2008 12:52 pm
No3 is incredibly difficult!!

#77364 by wildrover
Tue May 06, 2008 1:24 pm
Ian and Sav both needed a pointer to get number 3 and both thought it was a very tough question so here's a clue. You are looking for a very famous book which is a collection of stories and there is a story title contained in each of the answers to the 9 questions....

The nearest example I can give is if you had the answers: whale, camel, rhinoceros and leopard the answer would be Kipling's Just-So stories - how the whale got his throat, how the camel got his hump, how the rhino got his skin, how the leopard got his spots, etc.

#77367 by IAN B
Tue May 06, 2008 2:38 pm
Anyone else got section 2 yet? - good set of questions with a catch if you're not careful

#77411 by canine plums
Wed May 07, 2008 8:56 am
Yep! According to Wildrover I have all the connections! :lol: :lol:

Very good rounds.

#77494 by wildrover
Thu May 08, 2008 10:02 am
Congratulations to Savage Hamster on being first with Connections 1 and 3 (and getting number 3 at 1 a.m. shows dedication beyond the call of duty), Ian B on being first with Connection 2 and Canine Plums who was first to supply all three connections. I had a request to let this run till tomorrow so I’ll post the full answers tomorrow afternoon. Many thanks to those who took part and especially to those who gave some helpful feedback.

#77589 by wildrover
Fri May 09, 2008 12:44 pm
Here are the answers to the 3 Connections Quiz - many thanks to all who entered and kudos to those who just wouldn't give in - you know who you are. A very high standard considering the connections were not that easy.

1. What character was voiced by Tim Allen in two Oscar nominated films in the 90s? BUZZ Lightyear (Buzzwagon)
2. In Thunderbirds whose surname was Creighton-Ward? Lady PENELOPE (Pitstop)
3. In The Simpsons what rhyming nickname does Homer Simpson use to describe his twin sisters-in-law Patty and Selma? THE GRUESOME TWOSOME
4. What can comprise up to 50% of the body mass of sea mammals? BLUBBER (Bear)
5. What is the Latin word for whirlwind which gives its name to a component in high performance car engines and is widely used as a prefix for anything quick? TURBO (Terrific)
6. For which state was Bill Clinton governor before becoming president? ARKANSAS (Chugabug)
7. In which 2001 film did Vinny Jones play a disgraced former footballer? MEAN MACHINE
8. What word can mean either a by-product of smelting metal or a promiscuous woman? SLAG (Brothers)
9. The largest one recorded in Britain was found in 2005. It is 167 cm high, took an estimated 10 years to build and houses an estimated 500,000 living creatures. What? ANT HILL (Mob)
10. What is the connection? WACKY RACES

1. What is the most abundant element on earth? IRON (Scunthorpe)
2. In Camberwick Green who brewed his own cider which made him sleepy? Windy MILLER (Rotherham Utd)
3. Which classic 17th century book contains the places The Celestial City and the Slough of Despond? PILGRIMS Progress (Plymouth Argyle)
4. Which classic winning horse, champion sire every year from 1992 to 2004 is named after an Islington theatre best known for ballet? SADDLERS Wells (Walsall)
5. What was ancient man’s first plastic, is still used today as a protective coating for cheese and is the name of a Nirvana track. BEESwax (Brentford)
6. What is the name of the largest true wasp and was also the name of a comic in the 60s and 70s? HORNETS (Watford)
7. Which famous record producer, who was married to Kirsty MacColl, produced six of U2’s first seven albums as well as over 50 albums by artists such as Crowded House, Peter Gabriel, Morrissey, Simple Minds and Talking Heads? Steve LILLYWHITE (Preston North End)
8. Which race was defeated by King Harold at the Battle of Stamford Bridge two weeks before the Battle of Hastings? The VIKINGS (Doncaster Rovers)
9. Which historical figure was played by Orson Welles in the 1966 film A Man for All Seasons, Anthony Quayle in the 1969 film Anne of the Thousand Days and Sam Neill in the 2007 series The Tudors? CARDINAL Wolsey (Woking)
10. What is the connection? Football Club nicknames – was meant to be Football League nicknames but Woking somehow crept in....

1. Who murdered over 200 people between 1975 and 1998? Harold SHIPMAN
2. What is Fatboy Slim’s real name? Norman COOK
3. Which woman scientist collected all the data used by Watson and Crick to derive their double helix structural model of DNA but controversially was not credited when they received the Nobel prize. Rosalind FRANKLIN
4. Who had top 10 hits with The Way We Were, Midnight Train to Georgia and Help Me Make it Through the Night? Gladys KNIGHT & the Pips
5. Which actor played Superman in four films between 1978 and 1987? Christopher REEVE
6. Which character was played by Mike McShane in Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves? FRIAR Tuck
7. Which American playwright wrote Death of a Salesman and The Crucible? Arthur MILLER
8. What is the more familiar name of the corps that acts as the Queen’s Bodyguard? YEOMAN of the Guard
9. Who hosted the TV programme that was always introduced with the lines “From Norwich it’s the quiz of the weekâ€Â￾? Nicholas PARSONS
10. What is the connection? CANTERBURY TALES – The Shipman’s Tale, The Cook’s Tale, etc.