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PostPosted:Fri May 22, 2015 12:10 pm
by IAN B
Bit late posting this week due to t'internet issues, but here's the lasting offering from The Railway. Didn't think it was that esy, but two teams got 19/20 :sad: - PM your answers.

01. NAME THE YEAR. BING CROSBY AND DAVID BOWIE RECORDED “LITTLE DRUMMER BOY”, FLEETWOOD MAC RELEASED THEIR BEST SELLING ALBUM AND THE FIRST BRIT AWARDS CEREMONY WAS HELD. 1977
02. WHAT NATIONALITY IS THE CURRENT MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER MANUEL PELLEGRINI? CHILEAN
03. WITH HOW MANY OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES DOES FRANCE SHARE A LAND BORDER – 6, 7 OR 8? 8
04. WHO PLAYED CAPTAIN EDWARD TEAGUE IN THE THIRD AND FOURTH “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN” FILMS? KEITH RICHARDS
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHAT? BLACKBERRY
06. A PAINTING BY WHICH ARTIST HAS THIS WEEK SOLD FOR THE HIGHEST PRICE EVER ACHIEVED AT AUCTION? PABLO PICASSO
07. WHAT NAME IS SHARED BY A CHART-TOPPING SINGER AND THE FIRST QUEEN OF THE ANCIENT CITY OF CARTHAGE? DIDO
08. WHEN ENGLAND WON RUGBY UNION’S WORLD CUP IN 2003 WHICH CLUB PROVIDED THE MOST PLAYERS FOR THE ENGLAND SQUAD? LEICESTER TIGERS
09. IN WHICH CITY WAS PICTURE 2 TAKEN? BERLIN
10. WHICH POPULAR 70s TELEVISION SERIES WAS SET IN THE LONDON BOROUGH OF SURBITON? "THE GOOD LIFE"
11. HOW MANY TRIANGLES ARE THERE IN TOTAL IN PICTURE 3? 27
12. NAME THE YEAR. TWO GENERAL ELECTIONS WERE HELD IN THE UK, THE TERRACOTTA ARMY WAS DISCOVERED IN CHINA AND TOM BAKER MADE HIS FIRST APPEARANCE AS DR WHO. 1974
13. WHICH BAND, FORMED IN 1977, TOOK THEIR NAME FROM THEIR EARLY FINANCIAL STATUS? DIRE STRAITS
14. PICTURE 4 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH SPORTS TEAM? AFGHANISTAN CRICKET
15. THE NORFOLK TOWN OF CROMER IS FAMOUS FOR WHAT TYPE OF SEAFOOD? CRABS - apparently the ad phrase "Come to Cromer and catch crabs" never caught on
16. IN THE 1940s THE ACTRESS BETTY GRABLE HAD WHAT INSURED FOR THE SUM OF $1 MILLION? HR LEGS
17. SOMEONE SUFFERING FROM BLEPHAROSPASM CANNOT STOP WHAT BODILY ACTIVITY? WINKING/BLINKING
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN BRISTOL IN 1935, I WAS A BODYBUILDER AND BRITISH WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPION, WHOSE PHYSIQUE EARNED ME SEVERAL ‘BIT PART’ ACTING ROLES FROM 1969. FIRST COMING TO PROMINENCE THROUGH A 1971 TV ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN, I GOT MY BIG BREAK IN A 1977 FILM. DAVE PROWSE aka The Green Cross Code Man aka Darth Vader
19. IN MEDIEVAL TIMES EUROPEANS BELIEVED THAT ALL ENGLISH PEOPLE HAD WHAT? TAILS
20. A RESIDENT OF A PHILADELPHIA NURSING HOME HAS BEEN EVICTED AFTER HIDING WHO OR WHAT UNDER HIS BED? PROSTITUTES
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN WHAT YEAR DID IT BECOME COMPULSORY TO REGISTER CHILD BIRTHS IN ENGLAND AND WALES? 1875

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The two entrnts found this tough....
JUS 9 (tiebreaker 1924)
TALLSCOT 11 (1860)

PostPosted:Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:19 am
by IAN B
My quiz regulars at The Railway are getting too good (or Googling) as this got a winning score of 18/20 - PMyour answers.

01. NAME THE YEAR. MICK JAGGER RECEIVED A KNIGHTHOOD, BEYONCE RELEASED HER DEBUT SOLO ALBUM AND S CLUB ANNOUNCED THEIR SPLIT. 2003
02. IN RUGBY UNION THE BABCOCK TROPHY IS COMPETED FOR IN WHICH GAME – ARMY vs NAVY, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY vs OXFORD UNIVERSITY OR BRITISH POLICE vs THE FIRE SERVICE? ARMY vs NAVY
03. SUVA IS THE CAPITAL CITY OF WHICH ISLAND NATION? FIJI
04. WHICH 1939 FILM WAS THE FIRST COLOUR FILM TO WIN THE ACADEMY
AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE? "GONE WITH THE WIND"
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH COMPANY? INTERFLORA
06. WHO RECENTLY OPENED THEIR FIRST TWITTER ACCOUNT WITH THE NAME @POTUS? BARACK OBAMA
07. WHAT WAS THE FIRST NAME OF THE BLUES GUITARIST BB KING, WHO DIED RECENTLY – ALBERT, RILEY OR SEYMOUR? RILEY
08. IN CRICKET WHICH COUNTY HAS ‘WON’ THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP WOODEN SPOON ON THE MOST OCCASIONS? DERBYSHIRE
09. NAME THE COUNTY HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 2. LEICESTERSHIRE
10. IN THE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT ‘M10 9KC’ IS THE POSTCODE OF WHERE? CORONATION STREET
11. ‘OCEAN IDOL OR A DRIP’ IS AN ANAGRAM OF THE NAME OF WHICH FAMOUS PERSON? LEONARDO DI CAPRIO
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE WAS LAUNCHED, POP TARTS WERE RELEASED IN THE UK AND MR BEAN MADE HIS TV DEBUT. 1990
13. PICTURE 3 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH BAND AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? JAPAN and "ghosts"
14. WHICH FOOTBALL CLUB WAS THE LAST ONE TO WIN CONSECUTIVE EUROPEAN CUP FINALS? AC MILAN
15. DUFFEL COATS WERE NAMED AFTER A TOWN IN WHICH COUNTRY? BELGIUM
16. ROOM 237 AT THE OVERLOOK HOTEL FEATURED IN WHICH 1980 FILM? "THE SHINING"
17. NAME ONE OF THE SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC THAT IS REFERRED TO AS A FIRE SIGN? ARIES, LEO and SAGITTARIUS
18. WHO AM I? BORN BRIAN RANKIN IN NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE IN 1941, I WAS A CHILD MUSICIAN, WHO JOINED MY FIRST BAND IN 1956 AT WHICH TIME I ADOPTED MY STAGE NAME. I HAD MY FIRST HIT IN 1959 AND MY FIRST UK No1 A YEAR LATER. MY NAME HAS BEEN USED IN COCKNEY RHYMING SLANG. HANK MARVIN
19. ON AVERAGE WHAT HAPPENS EVERY 21 SECONDS IN AN AMERICAN HOLIDAY INN? SOMEONE STEALS A TOWEL
20. A READING BUS HAS JUST SET A SPEED OF 123.57 KM/H, A RECORD FOR A VEHICLE FUELLED WITH WHAT? COW DUNG
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. HOW MANY EPISODES OF THE TELEVISION SHOW “DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES” WERE MADE? 180

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The scores on the doors were.....
JUS 11 (tiebreaker 98 )
TALLSCOT 12 (140)

PostPosted:Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:57 pm
by IAN B
Another of my easier offerings saw a winning score of 18/20 in The Railway - PM your answers.

01. PRIOR TO BECOMING A SOLO SINGER JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE WAS A MEMBER OF WHICH BOY BAND? N'SYNC
02. APART FROM ENGLAND, WHICH COUNTRY HAS ONLY WON THE FIFA WORLD CUP ON HOME SOIL? FRANCE
03. ZAGREB IS THE CAPITAL CITY OF WHICH COUNTRY? CROATIA
04. IN THE TELEVISION SHOW “KNIGHT RIDER” WHAT WAS THE FIRST NAME OF THE MAIN CHARACTER, PLAYED BY DAVID HASSELHOFF? MICHAEL
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH ORGANISATION? THE BANK OF ENGLAND
06. THE 1984 FILM “AMADEUS” AND THE 1986 SONG “ROCK ME AMADEUS” WERE INSPIRED BY WHICH COMPOSER? WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
07. AT THE 1976 SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES IN MONTREAL PRINCESS ANNE WAS THE ONLY FEMALE COMPETITOR WHO DIDN’T DO WHAT? HAVE A SEX TEST
08. NAME THE COUNTY HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 2. NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
09. THERE HAVE BEEN THREE WINNERS OF THE ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE THAT HAVE A CITY IN THEIR TITLE, NAME ANY TWO OF THEM. "CASABLANCA", "AN AMERICAN IN PARIS" and "CHICAGO"
10. WHAT FEMALE NAME LINKS A SONG BY EDISON LIGHTHOUSE, A CHARACTER IN THE CHILDREN’S TV SHOW “THE HERBS” AND A MIA FARROW FILM? ROSEMARY
11. PRIOR TO HAVING HIT SINGLES OF THEIR OWN PEPSI AND SHIRLIE WERE BACKING SINGERS FOR WHICH GROUP? WHAM!
12. PICTURE 3 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH BRITISH FOOTBALL CLUB? CHESTERFIELD FC
13. IN WHICH MODERN COUNTRY WOULD YOU FIND THE SITE OF THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO? BELGIUM
14. IN THE TELEVISION CARTOON SHOW “FAMILY GUY” WHAT IS THE SURNAME OF THE MAIN FAMILY? GRIFFIN
15. IN HERALDRY WHAT COLOUR IS REFERRED TO AS AZURE? BLUE
16. NAME THE PERSON IN PICTURE 4. BING CROSBY
17. WITH A CAPACITY OF APPROXIMATELY 67000, WHAT IS THE BIGGEST SPORTS STADIUM IN SCOTLAND? MURRAYFIELD
18. IF YOU FLEW TO DAVID BEN GURION AIRPORT, IN WHICH CITY WOULD YOU LAND? TEL AVIV
19. STEVE ROGERS IS THE ALTER EGO OF WHICH “MARVEL” COMICS SUPERHERO? CAPTAIN AMERICA
20. ON ORDINANCE SURVEY MAPS WHAT SYMBOL IS USED TO MARK BATTLE SITES? CROSSED SWORDS
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. HOW MANY TIMES HAS THE WIMBLEDON MEN’S SINGLES TITLE BEEN WON BY A BRITISH PLAYER? 36

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A close competition this week.....
TALLSCOT 15 (tiebreaker 18 )
ROB_BOB 16 (3)

PostPosted:Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:25 am
by IAN B
After a few weeks of easier quizzes, the QM bit back and this one produced a winning score of 15/20 in The Railway - PM your answers.

01. NAME THE YEAR. GERRY RAFFERTY HAD HIS SECOND UK TOP FIVE SINGLE WITH “NIGHT OWL”, THE VILLAGE PEOPLE’S “YMCA” WAS THE YEAR’S BIGGEST SELLING SINGLE AND BLONDIE HAD THEIR FIRST UK No1. 1979
02. WHO IS THE YOUNGEST PLAYER TO HAVE SCORED FOR ENGLAND AT A FIFA WORLD CUP FINAL TOURNAMENT? MICHAEL OWEN
03. KANSAS CITY LIES PREDOMINANTLY IN WHICH AMERICAN STATE? MISSOURI
04. PICTURE 1 GIVES CRYPTIC CLUES TO THE IDENTITY OF WHICH FILM STAR? HUMPHREY BOGART - "Chain Lightning", "Road to Bali", "Angels with dirty faces" and "African Queen"
05. WHICH PLAYING CARD IS KNOWN AS “THE CURSE OF SCOTLAND” – FIVE OF CLUBS, NINE OF DIAMONDS, KING OF HEARTS OR TWO OF SPADES? NINE OF DIAMONDS
06. WHICH EX-ENGLAND FOOTBALL INTERNATIONAL THIS WEEK ANNOUNCED HIS INTENTION TO STAND AS A CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR OF LONDON? SOL CAMPBELL
07. WHICH WAS THE FIRST NON-BRITISH BAND TO RECORD A JAMES BOND TITLE SONG? A-HA with "The Living Daylights"
08. NAME ONE OF THE TWO BRITISH PARALYMPIC ATHLETES TO HAVE SIX LONDON MARATHONS? DAME TANNI GREY-THOMPSON and DAVID WEIR
09. PICTURE 2 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO A JOURNEY BETWEEN WHICH TWO LONDON UNDERGROUND STATIONS? EAST HAM to BANK
10. THE LEAD MALE CHARACTERS IN THE TELEVISION SHOWS “BUTTERFLIES” AND “MY FAMILY” SHARED A FIRST NAME AND A PROFESSION, WHAT ARE THEY? BEN and DENTIST
11. DAVE HAS A DRAWER CONTAINING TWELVE BLACK SOCKS AND TWELVE BLUE ONES, IN COMPLETE DARKNESS WHAT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF SOCKS HE MUST PICK TO ENSURE HE HAS A MATCHING PAIR? 3
12. NAME THE YEAR. AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI SEIZED POWER IN IRAN, PHILIPS DEMONSTRATED THE FIRST COMPACT DISC AND McDONALD’S INTRODUCED THE HAPPY MEAL. 1979...again
13. PICTURE 3 GIVES CRYTPIC CLUES TO THE NAME OF WHICH GROUP AND
WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? T-REX and "METAL GURU"
14. THE BORG WARNER TROPHY IS AWARDED TO THE WINNER OF WHICH FAMOUS RACE? THE INDIANAPOLIS 500
15. ANGKOR WAT HAS JUST BEEN VOTED TRIPADVISOR’S No1 WORLD LANDMARK, BUT IN WHICH COUNTRY IS IT? CAMBODIA
16. WHICH KNIGHTED ACTOR PLAYED ALFRED THE BUTLER IN THREE OF THE “BATMAN” FILMS? SIR MICHAEL CAINE
17. WHICH WORD CAN GO BEFORE BUGGER, BULLY AND MONKEY TO FORM THREE THINGS? WOOLLY - a fishing fly, a song and err a monkey
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN PAILSEY IN 1969, I AM A LAW GRADUATE OF GLASGOW UNIVERSITY, WHO WORKED AS A TRAINEE SOLICITOR IN EDINBURGH BEFORE MOVING TO LONDON IN 1994. IT WAS TWO YEARS BEFORE I MADE MY FILM AND STAGE DEBUTS AND A FURTHER TWO YEARS BEFORE I MOVED TO LOS ANGELES. I FOUND FAME AS THE LEAD CHARACTER IN A 2007 MOVIE. GERARD BUTLER
19. TV PRESENTER AND PSYCHIC DEREK ACORAH HAS THREATENED TO SUE RHYL TOWN COUNCIL AFTER HE WAS ALLEGEDLY ATTACKED BY WHO? GHOSTS
20. ACCORDING TO AN OFFICIAL BRITISH ORGANISATION, WHERE IS PENIS ALLOWED, BUT VAGINA ISN’T? ON VEHICLE LICENCE PLATES
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. HOW HIGH, IN FEET AND INCHES, IS THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA? 183 FEET 3 INCHES

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A close contest, well at least between two of the entrants.....
JUS 5 (tiebreaker 105 feet 12 inches ... or 106 feet to normal people)
BUZZIE 13 (156 feet 7 inches)
TALLSCOT 13 (187 feet 5 inches)

PostPosted:Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:39 am
by IAN B
A couple of offerings this week, the first I left with my stand-in whilst I enjoyed one of my Cornish cider trips, the second my return offering whilst feeling particularly grumpy having had to return to gloomy Sheffield - PM your answers.

01. IN WHICH YEAR DID “WOMAN” BY JOHN LENNON, “THIS OLE HOUSE” BY SHAKIN’ STEVENS AND “BEGIN THE BEGUINE” BY JULIO IGLESIAS ALL TOP THE UK SINGLES CHART? 1981
02. WHICH FOOTBALL CLUB FINISHED AS RUNNERS-UP IN THE FIRST SEASON OF ENGLISH FOOTBALL’S PREMIER LEAGUE? ASTON VILLA
03. NAME THREE OF THE FOUR ENGLISH CITIES WHOSE NAMES BEGIN WITH THE LETTER ‘P’. PETERBOROUGH, PLYMOUTH, PORTSMOUTH and PRESTON
04. BY WHAT NAME WAS THE TELEVISION CHARRACTER DIANA PRINCE ALSO KNOWN? WONDERWOMAN
05. COMPLETE THE YORKSHIRE SAYING, “HEAR ALL, SEE ALL, SAY NOWT, EAT ALL, SUP ALL, PAY NOWT, AND IF THA EVER DOES OWT FOR NOWT ALLUS DO IT.....” FOR THI'SEN
06. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH PRODUCT? ARM & HAMMER TOOTHPASTE
07. WHAT COLOURFUL SONG WAS A DOUBLE A-SIDE WITH THE BEATLES’ “ELEANOR RIGBY”? "YELLOW SUBMARINE"
08. AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORIES’ RUGBY TEAM ARE NICKNAMED THE BRUMBIES, WHAT IS A BRUMBIE? A WILD HORSE
09. IN TERMS OF POPULATION WHAT IS THE SECOND LARGEST CITY IN GERMANY? HAMBURG
10. IN THE FILM “GREASE” WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE GANG THAT JOHN TRAVOLTA’S CHARACTER WAS A MEMBER OF? THE T-BIRDS
11. TOM’S FATHER HAS FIVE SONS NAMED TEN, TWENTY, THIRTY AND FORTY. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF HIS FIFTH SON? TOM
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FORTH ROAD BRIDGE WAS OPENED, THE FIRST FORD MUSTANG WAS MADE AND THE “COMEDIAN” HARRY HILL WAS BORN. color=red]1964[/color]
13. PICTURE 2 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH BAND AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? THE POLICE and "MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE"
14. IN THE LIST OF WINNERS OF TENNIS’ DAVIS CUP WHICH COUNTRY LIES JOINT THIRD WITH GREAT BRITAIN WITH A TOTAL OF NINE WINS? FRANCE
15. WHICH IS THE MOST NORTHERLY OF ENGLAND’S NATIONAL PARKS? NORTHUMBERLAND
16. WHICH FORMER FOOTBALLER PLAYED THE SHEFFIELD UNITED CAPTAIN IN THE FILM “WHEN SATURDAY COMES”? Sheffield Wednesday's MEL STERLAND
17. WHAT DOES THE DITLOID IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENT? 3 CONDOMS IN A PACKET OF THREE
18. WHO AM I? I WAS BORN IN KOSOVO IN 1990, I MOVED TO ENGLAND IN 1991. A PRODUCT OF THE SYLVIA YOUNG THEATRE SCHOOL, I RELEASED MY DEBUT ALBUM IN 2012. I HAVE FEATURED ON SIX UK No1 SINGLES, ACTED IN FOUR FILMS AND BEEN A JUDGE ON TWO TELEVISION TALENT SHOWS. RITA ORA
19. WHAT DID HUGH HEFNER CALL “BIG BUNNY” – HIS FIRST CLUB, HIS LARGEST MODEL OR HIS AIRPLANE? HIS AIRPLANE
20. TRUE OR FALSE – IN 1974 Dr SEYMOUR HARDMAN PIONEERED AN EARLY FORM OF THE DRUG LATER CALLED VIAGRA AND SOUGHT TO PATENT IT UNDER THE MEDICAL NAME MYCOXAFLOPPIN? FALSE
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. HOW HIGH, IN FEET, IS THE WORLD’S HIGHEST ACTIVE VOLCANO? 22615 FEET

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Three entrants, who all found it pretty tough....
JUS 10 (tiebreaker 3000 feet)
TALLSCOT 12 (15000)
BUZZIE 13 (15650)


01. NAME THE YEAR. OZZY OSBOURNE BIT THE HEAD OFF A BAT DURING A LIVE GIG, FOUR LIVERPOOL STREETS WERE RENAMED AFTER THE BEATLES AND BLONDIE ANNOUNCED THEIR SPLIT. 1982
02. IN WHICH SPORT DOES THE CUP FINAL'S MAN OF THE MATCH WIN THE LANCE TODD TROPHY? RUGBY LEAGUE
03. WHICH IS THE ONLY US STATE WITH THE LETTER ‘J’ IN ITS’ NAME? NEW Jersey
04. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE ADULT VERSION OF THE TV SHOW “TISWAS”? "OTT"
05. NAME THE FAMOUS PERSON SHOWN IN THEIR YOUNGER DAYS IN PICTURE 1. VLADIMIR PUTIN
06. THE 2015 TOUR DE FRANCE STARTS NEXT WEEKEND IN WHICH COUNTRY? THE NETHERLANDS
07. WHICH COUNTRY COMES NEXT IN THIS LIST – AZERBAIJAN, SWEDEN, DENMARK, AUSTRIA AND -------? SWEDEN - winners of the Eurovision Song Contest
08. PICTURE 2 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH BRITISH FOOTBALL CLUB? NEWPORT COUNTY
09. IN 1961 THE UK'S FIRST ARNDALE SHOPPING CENTRE OPENED IN WHICH NORTH EAST TOWN? JARROW
10. APPEARING IN FILMS IN 1966, 1975 AND 2005 WHAT WAS THE FIRST NAME OF THE FILM CHARACTER WHOSE SURNAME WAS ELKINS? ALFIE
11. ONE LEGGED PETE AND HIS PARROT, POLLY, RECRUIT A CREW OF FIFTEEN ABLE BODIED PIRATES TO GO ON A THIRTY DAY VOYAGE. THEY TAKE ON BOARD THIRTY SHEEP TO FEED THEM ON THEIR JOURNEY. THE CREW EAT ONE SHEEP EVERY TWO DAYS, BUT TWO OF THE CREW, WHO ARE VEGETARIAN, MUTINY AND ARE CAST ADRIFT. AT THE END OF THE VOYAGE HOW MANYS LEGS ARE THERE ON THE SHIP? 89
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FIRST BURGER KING IN THE UK OPENED, FRANCE WON THEIR SECOND RUGBY UNION GRAND SLAM AND THE FINAL EPISODE OF “DAD’S ARMY” WAS SCREENED. 1975
13. PICTURE 3 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH CHART ACT AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? TERRY JACKS and "SEASONS IN THE SUN"
14. IN WHICH MEN’S ATHLETICS EVENT IS THE CURRENT UK RECORD THE SAME AS THE 1972 WORLD RECORD? 400M HURDLES
15. NAME THREE OF THE FOUR US STATES WHOSE NAMES BEGIN WITH THE LETTER 'I'. IDAHO, ILLINOIS, INDIANA and IOWA
16. NAME THE TWO ACTORS WHO HAVE PLAYED THE "STAR WARS" CHARACTER OBI WAN KENOBI. SIR ALEC GUINNESS and EWAN McGREGOR
17. WHAT WORD CAN GO WITH JUMPING, MONTEREY AND RABBIT TO FORM THREE ITEMS? JACK
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN TUCSON, ARIZONA IN 1949. I BECAME INTERESTED IN COOKING WHEN I BEGAN WORKING IN MY UNCLE’S CHICAGO RESTAURANT, AGED 11. IN 1977 I BECAME A COOKERY INSTRUCTOR. PROMPTED BY THE INCREASED INTEREST IN ETHNIC COOKING THE BBC HIRED ME IN 1982. NOW SEMI-RETIRED AND LIVING IN FRANCE, I WAS AWARDED AN OBE IN 2009. KEN HOM
19. TESCO CAUSED CONTROVERSY RECENTLY BY PUTTING WHAT PRODUCT IN THEIR RAMADAN FOOD SECTION? SMOKY BACOM PRINGLES
20. EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY HAS SHOWN THAT MEN HAVE LOST DNA THAT LED TO THE GROWTH OF WHAT - BREASTS, A SPINY PENIS OR A THIRD TESTICLE? A SPINY PENIS
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN HOURS AND MINUTES WHAT IS THE RECORD FOR COVERING THE FULL LENGTH OF ENGLAND'S SOUTH WEST COASTAL PATH? 272 HOURS 15 MINUTES

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Another low scoring contest....
TALLSCOT 9 (tiebreaker 138 HOURS)
BUZZIE 10 (65 HOURS 32 MNIUTES)
JUS 12 (3 HOURS 54 MINUTES)

PostPosted:Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:46 am
by IAN B
Thought I'd produced another toughie, but three teams in The Railway got 17/20 - PM your answers.

01. MARIANNE FAITHFULL AND ANNIE LENNOX SANG ABOUT A LITTLE ONE AND BOB MARLEY ABOUT THREE LITTLE ONES, WHAT ARE THEY? BIRDS
02. WHO ARE THE CURRENT WOMEN’S FA CUP HOLDERS? ARSENAL LADIES
03. IN TERMS OF POPULATION WHAT IS THE SECOND LARGEST CITY IN RUSSIA? ST PETERSBURG
04. IN “CORONATION STREET” WHAT WAS THE NAME OF PERCY SUGDEN’S BUDGIE – BEAUTY, HARRY OR RANDY? RANDY
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH PRODUCT? GATORADE
06. WHICH OF THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS FEATURES IN THE TITLES OF UK TOP THREE SINGLES BY KING AND U2? PRIDE
07. IN 1986 WHAT CHANGED COLOUR AT THE WIMBLEDON TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS? THE BALLS
08. NAME THE COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 2. HUNGARY
09. IN WHICH CITY WAS THE FILM MUSICAL “CABARET” SET? BERLIN
10. ACCORDING TO THE COINAGE ACT OF 1971 A TRADER IS NOT OBLIGED TO ACCEPT SMALL CHANGE TO A VALUE OF MORE THAN WHAT? 20p
11. IN THE BEATLES’ SONG “BACK IN THE USSR” THEY HAD FLOWN IN FROM WHERE? MIAMI BEACH
12. PICTURE 3 SHOWS THE PLAYING AREA FOR WHICH SPORT? NETBALL
13. IF YOU FLEW INTO THE AIRPORT WITH THE CODE ‘DSA’ WHERE WOULD YOU LAND? DONCASTER SHEFFIELD AIRPORT
14. WHICH FILM STARTS WITH PUMPKIN AND HONEY BUNNY HAVING BREAKFAST IN A DINER? "PULP FICTION"
15. WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH A NONIK – DRINK FROM IT, EAT FROM IT, PLAY IT OR WEAR IT? DRINK FROM IT - it's a beer glass
16. IN THE 1960s THERE WERE FOUR UK No1 SINGLES THAT HAD AN ANIMAL IN THE TITLE, NAME ANY TWO OF THEM. "RUNNING BEAR", "LITTLE RED ROOSTER", "PRETTY FLAMINGO" and "ALBATROSS"
17. WHAT NATIONALITY WAS THE FIRST NON-BRITISH WINNER OF THE MEN SINGLES TITLE AT WIMBLEDON? AUSTRALIAN
18. WHICH COUNTRY, ONCE A COLONY CALLED GERMAN SOUTH-WEST AFRICA, HAS A NAME MEANING “AREA WHERE THERE IS NOTHING”? NAMIBIA
19. NAME THE FAMOUS PERSON SHOWN IN THEIR YOUNGER DAYS IN PICTURE 4. TOM SELLECK
20. IN WHICH COUNTRY DID THE DISH CHOP SUEY ORIGINATE? THE USA
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN WHAT YEAR WAS THE OPERA “ALCINA” COMPOSED? 1735

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BUZZIE 12 (tiebreaker 1835)
TALLSCOT 14 (1775)

PostPosted:Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:45 am
by IAN B
Here's the last two weeks quizzes from The Railway, where the winning scores were 16/20 and 17/20 - PM your answers.

01. NAME THE YEAR. BILL WYMAN QUIT THE ROLLING STONES, WILLIE NELSON HOSTED THE FARM AID 5 CONCERT AND WHITNEY HOUSTON MARRIED BOBBY BROWN. 1992
02. APART FROM WEMBLEY STADIUM WHICH OTHER LONDON STADIUM HOSTED A MATCH DURING THE 1966 WORLD CUP FINALS? WHITE CITY STADIUM
03. WHICH RIVER TRADITIONALLY FORMS THE BORDER BETWEEN SCOTLAND AND ENGLAND? TWEED
04. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHAT? HOGWART'S SCHOOL
05. LEXUS IS THE LUXURY CAR RANGE OF WHICH CAR MANUFACTURER? TOYOTA
06. PRINCESS CHARLOTTE’S CHRISTENING TOOK PLACE THIS WEEK IN A CHAPEL AT WHICH ROYAL RESIDENCE? SANDRINGHAM
07. DURING THE 1970s THREE SONGS WITH A COLOUR IN THEIR TITLE TOPPED THE UK SINGLES CHART, NAME ONE OF THE SONGS. "YELLOW RIVER", "BAND OF GOLD" and "TIE A YELLOW RIBBON"
08. WHICH COUNTRY HAS WON CRICKET’S WORLD CUP ON THE MOST OCCASIONS? AUSTRALIA
09. LONDON’S LARGEST SUBTERRANEAN RIVER SHARES ITS’ NAME WITH WHICH “MONOPOLY” PROPERTY? FLEET
10. PLAYED BY ROGER MOORE ON TELEVISION AND VAL KILMER IN A FILM, WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE CHARACTER ‘THE SAINT’? SIMON TEMPLAR
11. WHAT NUMBER COMES NEXT IN THIS SEQUENCE – 7 – 8 – 5 – 5 – 3 – ? 4 - letters in the month's of the year
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIA WERE FORMED, THE FIRST VAUXHALL CORSA WAS PRODUCED AND MATTHEW KELLY BECAME THE NEW PRESENTER OF “STARS IN THEIR EYES”. 1993
13. PICTURE 2 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH SINGER AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? SAM COOKE and"CHAIN GANG"
14. WHAT LINKS VICTORIA BECKHAM WITH PETERBOROUGH UNITED FC? THE NICKNAME "POSH"
15. WHAT IS THE CAPITAL CITY OF INDIA? NEW DELHI
16. IN THE 1961 FILM “THE HUSTLER” AND THE 1986 FILM “THE COLOR OF MONEY” WHO PLAYED THE CHARACTER FAST EDDIE FELSON? PAUL NEWMAN
17. WHAT DOES THE DITLOID IN PICTURE 3 RERESENT? 2 GROOVES ON A LONG PLAYING RECORD
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN HAMMERSMITH IN 1960, I AM AN ENGLISH LITERATURE GRADUATE FROM OXFORD, WHO MADE MY FILM DEBUT WHILST STILL AT UNIVERSITY. I HAD MY FIRST LEAD ROLE IN 1987. A SUCCESSFUL 1994 FILM RENEWED MY WANING INTEREST IN ACTING AND, DESPITE A CONTROVERSY, I REMAINED A MAJOR BRITISH FILM STAR. HUGH GRANT
19. IN 1993 BRITISH TELEVISION BROADCAST THE FIRST ADVERT FOR WHAT – A DATING AGENCY, IMPOTENCY PROBLEMS OR AN UNDERTAKER? AN UNDERTAKER
20. TRUE OR FALSE – SAINT MONICA IS THE PATRON SAINT OF ALCOHOLICS? TRUE
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. JACK SEXTY RECENTLY SET A WORLD RECORD FOR NON-STOP POGOING, HOW MANY CONSECUTIVE BOUNCES DID HE MANAGE? 88047

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Just the one entrant.....
TALLSCOTT 15 (tiebreaker 110000)


01. NAME THE YEAR. EDDIE COCHRAN HAD HIS ONLY UK No1 SINGLE, “ELVIS IS BACK” TOPPED THE UK ALBUM CHARTS AND FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD FRONT MAN HOLLY JOHNSON WAS BORN. 1960
02. IN WHICH SPORT MIGHT YOU SEE THE GOOSE, THE GREAT WHITE SHARK AND THE WALRUS? GOLF
03. WHICH IS THE ONLY CAPITAL CITY IN THE WORLD TO BEGIN WITH THE LETTER ‘Z’? ZAGREB
04. WHICH FICTIONAL VILLAGE WAS THE HOME TO THE TELEVISION SHOW NOEL’S HOUSE PARTY” AND MR BLOBBY? CRINKLEY BOTTOM
05. IN THE USA WHAT DO THEY CALL A BABY’S NAPPY? DIAPER
06. THIS WEEK NASA’S SPACE PROBE “NEW HORIZONS” SENT IMAGES FROM WHERE? PLUTO
07. PICTURE 1 SHOWS A STATUE OF WHICH MUSICAL FIGURE? ELEANOR RIGBY
08. SPORTSMEN FROM WHICH SPORT HAVE RECEIVED THE MOST KNIGHTHOODS? CRICKET
09. NAME THE ONLY TWO CITIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM WHOSE NAMES BEGIN WITH THE LETTER ‘A’. ABERDEEN and ARMAGH
10. WHAT NAME LINKS A CHARACTER IN THE JAMES BOND FILM “LIVE AND LET DIE” AND A POPULAR CARD GAME? SOLITAIRE
11. WHAT IS THE NEXT NUMBER IN THIS SEQUENCE – 1 – 3 – 6 – 8 – 12 – 14 – ? 19
12. NAME THE YEAR. LONDON’S POST OFFICE TOWER WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED, CHELSEA BECAME THE FIRST LONDON CLUB TO WIN FOOTBALL’S LEAGUE CUP AND CIGARETTE ADVERTISING WAS BANNED ON BRITISH TELEVISION. 1965
13. ON THE COVER OF THE BEATLES’ “ABBEY ROAD” ALBUM WHICH BEATLE IS LAST IN LINE AS THEY CROSS THE ROAD? GEORGE HARRISON
14. WITH WHICH SPORT WOULD YOU ASSOCIATE ASTANA PRO, ORICA GREENEDGE AND SAXO TINKOFF? CYCLING
15. NAME THE PLACE SHOWN IN PICTURE 2. NYC'S CENTRAL PARK
16. IN THE TELEVISION SHOW “KEEPING UP APPEARANCES” WHAT ARE THE FIRST NAMES OF HYACINTH BUCKET’S THREE SISTERS? DAISY, ROSE and VIOLET
17. THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENTS WHAT FIVE WORD PHRASE? TO HAVE AND TO HOLD
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN MEMPHIS IN 1937, I DEVELOPED AN EARLY INTEREST IN ACTING. AFTER SERVING FOUR YEARS IN THE US AIR FORCE, I WORKED AS AN ACTOR AND DANCER IN THE 60s. I MADE MY FILM DEBUT IN 1971, BUT DIDN’T RECEIVE MY BREAKTHROUGH ROLE UNTIL 1989. I WON THE BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR OSCAR IN 2005. MORGAN FREEMAN
19. AT A FESTIVAL IN THE RUSSIAN TOWN OF BEREZNICKI THE TOWN’S GIRLS COMPETE TO SEE WHO CAN GET THE MOST – LOVE BITES, MOSQUITO BITES OR SNAKE BITES? MOSQUITO BITES
20. THE CITY OF PORTLAND. OREGON HAS EXPERIENCED A SPATE OF FINDING WHAT HANGING FROM OVERHEAD POWERLINES? SEX TOYS
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN WHAT YEAR WAS THE ITALIAN BREAD CIABATTA FIRST MADE? 1982

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Same single entry....
TALLSCOT 16 (tiebreaker 1910)

PostPosted:Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:28 pm
by IAN B
The Railway regulars found this one a bit tougher, but one team managed 15/20 - PM your answers.

01. IN JULY OF WHICH YEAR WERE THE FOLLOWING SONGS THE UK’S TOP THREE – “CONFESSIN” BY FRANK IFIELD, “DEVIL IN DISGUISE” BY ELVIS PRESLEY AND “SWEETS FOR MY SWEET” BY THE SEARCHERS? 1963
02. WHAT NATIONALITIES WERE THE MANAGERS OF THE ENGLAND FOOTBALL TEAM THAT WERE NOT BORN IN ENGLAND? SWEDISH and ITALIAN
03. IN WHICH COUNTRY IS THE MOST EASTERLY POINT OF THE AFRICAN MAINLAND – ETHIOPIA, KENYA OR SOMALIA? SOMALIA
04. IN THE FILM “THE TRUMAN SHOW” WHAT WAS THE FIRST NAME OF JIM CARREY’S CHARACTER? TRUMAN
05. IF YOU ORDERED GAMBAS IN A SPANISH RESTAURANT WHAT WOULD YOU GET – CRABS, PRAWNS OR SQUID? PRAWNS
06. IN WHICH CITY DID THE DRAW FOR THE EUROPEAN QUALIFYING GROUPS OF THE 2018 WORLD CUP TAKE PLACE? ST PETERSBURG
07. IN THE 1990s FOUR SONGS WITH A CREATURE IN THEIR TITLE REACHED No1 IN THE UK SINGLES CHART, NAME ONE OF THE SONGS. "TURTLE POWER", "THE FLY", "THREE LIONS" and "BEETLEBUM"
08. NAME THE SPORTSPERSON SHOWN IN THEIR YOUNGER DAYS IN PICTURE 1. SIR CHRIS HOY
09. WHAT IS THE CAPITAL CITY OF CANADA? OTTOWA
10. WHICH WAS THE FIRST PROGRAMME ON BRITISH TELEVISION TO GIVE AWAY A £1 MILLION CASH PRIZE? "TFI FRIDAY"
11. WHAT NUMBER COMES NEXT IN THIS SEQUENCE – 1 – 3 – 5 – 15 – 17 – ? 19
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE UK’S FIRST ZEBRA CROSSING WAS INSTALLED IN SLOUGH, DENNIS THE MENACE MADE HIS FIRST NEWSPAPER APPEARANCE AND “WONDER WOMAN” ACTRESS LYNDA CARTER WAS BORN. 1951
13. PICTURE 2 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH SINGER AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? DONNA SUMMER and "JOY & PAIN"
14. THE CURRENT ENGLAND WOMEN’S CRICKET CAPTAIN PLAYS FOR WHICH SOUTHERN COUNTY? KENT
15. THE CURRENT WORLD LAND SPEED RECORD WAS SET AT BLACK ROCK DESERT, BUT IN WHICH US STATE IS THE DESERT? NEVADA
16. WHICH 90s FILM WAS SET IN AND AROUND THE MARYLAND TOWN OF BURKITTSVILLE? "THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT"
17. WHAT DOES THE DITLOID IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENT? 15 PLAYERS ON A TEAM IN RUGBY UNION
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN CAERPHILLY IN 1921, I WORKED AS A SHIPWRIGHT BEFORE DISCOVERING COMEDY AND MAGIC WHILST SERVING IN THE ARMY IN WWII. I BEGAN WORKING IN VARIETY THEATRE IN 1947 AND HAD MY OWN TV SHOWS FROM 1968-1980. I DIED IN 1984. TOMMY COOPER
19. WHAT IS UNUSUAL ABOUT THE WINNER OF THE RECENT FRENCH LANGUAGE SCRABBLE CHAMPIONSHIP? HE DOESN'T SPEAK FRENCH
20. FOLLOWING A SERIES OF ROAD ACCIDENTS BERKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL IS SUGGESTING THAT WHO OR WHAT WEAR HI-VISIBILITY JACKETS? COWS
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN 2012 WHAT WAS THE OFFICIAL POPULATION OF THE CHANNEL ISLANDS? 163857

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Where's everyone gone? Only one entry again.....
TALLSCOT 12 (tiebreaker 58000)

PostPosted:Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:09 am
by IAN B
Some of you may find this a little tough as, to commemorate Yorkshire Day (01st August), I did a Yorkshire-themed quiz on which four teams in The Railway managed 16/20 - PM your answers.

01. WHICH YORKSHIRE BAND HAS HAD THE MOST UK No1 SINGLES – ARCTIC MONKEYS, DEF LEPPARD, KAISER CHIEFS OR PULP? ARCTIC MONKEYS with 2
02. IN 1970 CAMBRIDGE UNITED REPLACED WHICH YORKSHIRE FOOTBALL CLUB FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 4? BRADFORD PARK AVENUE
03. HOW MANY CITIES ARE THERE IN YORKSHIRE – 6, 7 OR 8? 7 - Bradford, Kingston-Upon-Hull, Leeds, Ripon, Sheffield, Wakefield and York
04. NAME THE YORKSHIRE-BORN ACTOR IN PICTURE 1. JAMES MASON
05. THE NINE SQUARE MILE AREA BETWEEN WAKEFIELD, MORLEY AND ROTHWELL IS FAMOUS FOR WHICH PRODUCT? RHUBARB
06. WHAT IS OFTEN REFERRED TO AS “YORKSHIRE’S BEST KEPT SECRET”? HENDERSON'S RELISH
07. IN THE SONG “ON ILKLA MOOR BAHT HAT” WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE GIRL HE’D”BIN A COURTIN’”? MARY JANE
08. PICTURES 2 SHOWS THE TEAM BADGES FROM WHICH SPORTING DERBY? HULL RUGBY LEAGUE DERBY - Hull FC vs Hull KR
09. WHERE IN YORKSHIRE WOULD YOU FIND THE COUNTRY’S TALLEST FREE STANDING STRUCTURE? EMLEY MOOR
10. WHICH 1969 FILM WAS SHOT IN AND AROUND THE BARNSLEY DISTRICT OF LUNDWOOD? "KES"
11. IN BRAM STOKER’S NOVEL “DRACULA” THE VAMPIRE CAME ASHORE AT WHICH YORKSHIRE COASTAL TOWN? WHITBY
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE ROYAL ARMOURIES MUSEUM IN LEEDS OPENED, JARVIS COCKER INVADED THE STAGE AT THE BRIT AWARDS AND BARNSLEY WERE PROMOTED TO FOOTBALL’S PREMIER LEAGUE. 1996
13. FORMED IN A YORKSHIRE CITY, NAME THE BAND SHOWN IN PICTURE 3. THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH
14. HOW MANY RACECOURSES ARE THERE IN YORKSHIRE – 7, 8 OR 9? 9 - Beverley, Catterick, Doncaster, Pontefract, Redcar, Ripon, Thirsk, Wetherby and York
15. NAME THE FAMOUS BUILDING IN PICTURE 4. RIPON CATHEDRAL
16. THE FICTIONAL VILLAGES OF ASHFORDLY AND AIDENSFIELD FEATURE IN WHICH TELEVISION SERIES? "HEARTBEAT"
17. ORIGINALLY MADE IN YORKSHIRE, WHAT ARE SPOGS? SWEETS - the liquorice allsorts covered in little pink or blue balls
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN BRADFORD IN 1947, I INITIALLY WORKED AS A SESSION SINGER BEFORE RELEASING MY FIRST SINGLE IN 1963. I WAS THE FIRST WHITE BRITISH FEMALE SINGER TO SIGN FOR THE MOTOWN RECORD LABEL. IN 1976 I HAD MY FIRST UK No1 SINGLE. I HAVE SINCE WORKED IN MUSICAL THEATRE. KIKI DEE
19. BARNSLEY’S REG MELLOR HELD A WORLD RECORD FOR 29 YEARS FOR – EATING THE MOST YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS IN TEN MINUTES, OWNING THE WORLD’S FASTEST WHIPPET OR KEEPING A FERRET DOWN HIS TROUSERS FOR THE LONGEST TIME? KEEPING A FERRET DOWN HIS TROUSERS FOR THE LONGEST TIME
20. GAWTHORPE, NEAR OSSETT, HOLDS THE ANNUAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR CARRYING WHAT? A SACK OF COAL
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. ACCORDING TO THE 1901 CENSUS WHAT WAS THE POPULATION OF YORKSHIRE? 3512838

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Not sure where everyone's gone, but only Tallscot took part again and got an decent score.....
TALLSCOT 12 (tiebreaker 2.2 million)

PostPosted:Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:10 pm
by IAN B
In The Railway the winning score was 16/20 - PM your answers.

01. NAME THE YEAR.ELTON JOHN HAD HIS FIRST TOP TEN SINGLE, RICK WAKEMAN JOINED THE BAND YES AND THE DOORS JIM MORRISON DIED. 1971
02. WHICH FORMER FOOTBALLER AND CURRENT MEDIA PUNDIT REPLACED DAVID BECKHAM DURING MANCHESTER UNITED’S 1993 YOUTH FA CUP FINAL? ROBBIE SAVAGE
03. BENEATH WHICH PARIS LANDMARK WOULD YOU FIND THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER? ARC DE TRIOMPHE
04. IN THE FILM “CASTAWAY” TOM HANKS CHARACTER WORKED FOR WHICH COURIER FIRM? FedEx
05. WHAT WAS THE MAIDEN NAME OF DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES? SPENCER
06. WHO HAS JUST BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NSPCC’S AMBASSADOR FOR CHILDHOOD? WAYNE ROONEY (after his previous work for Help the Aged)
07. TRUE OR FALSE – THE BAND HANSON, FAMOUS FOR THE SONG “MMM BOP” HAVE MOVED INTO BREWING WITH A BEER CALLED “MMM HOPS”? TRUE
08. THERE ARE TWO RUGBY LEAGUE SUPER LEAGUE TEAMS BASED IN CHESHIRE. NAME ONE OF THE TEAMS. WARRINGTON WOLVES and WIDNES VIKINGS
09. NAME THE CITY IN PICTURE 1. MUNICH
10. IN THE QUENTIN TARANTINO FILMS “FROM DUSK TIL DAWN”, “PULP FICTION" AND “RESERVOIR DOGS” WHICH ACTOR PLAYED RICHARD GECKO, JIMMIE DIMMOCK AND MR BROWN? QUENTIN TARANTINO
11. IF YOU ADDED TOGETHER ALL THE REGNAL NUMBERS OF THE UK’S 20th CENTURY MONARCHS WHAT NUMBER SHOULD YOU HAVE? 28
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE FIRST GAME OF PAINTBALL WAS STAGED, THE FIRST SOLAR POWERED CROSS CHANNEL FLIGHT TOOK PLACE AND FRANCE ABOLISHED CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. 1983
13. PICTURE 2 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH MUSICAL ACT AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE - "RABBIT HEART"
14. APART FROM ST ANDREWS THERE ARE FOUR SCOTTISH GOLF COURSES THAT HOST THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, NAME TWO OF THE THEM. CARNOUSTIE, MUIRFIELD, ROYAL TROON and TURNBERRY
15. IN WHICH CITY WOULD YOU FIND AN EXTINCT VOLCANO CALLED ARTHUR’S SEAT? EDINBURGH/color]
16. IN WHICH TELEVISION AND FILM SERIES HAVE DAN BRIGGS, JIM PHELPS AND ETHAN HUNT BEEN THE LEAD CHARACTER? [color=red]"MISSION IMPOSSIBLE"

17. THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENTS WHAT FOUR WORD PHRASE? ONCE IN A WHILE
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN WASHINGTON DC IN 1895, I WAS A LAW GRADUATE WHO WORKED FOR THR US JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DURING WWI. I OBTAINED MY MAIN ROLE IN 1924, A POSITION I HELD UNTIL MY DEATH IN 1972. FREQUENTLY USED AS A FILM AND TELEVISION CONSULTANT, I WAS THE SUBJECT OF A 2011 BIOPIC. J EDGAR HOOVER
19. AFTER THE DANISH ASTRONOMER TYCHO BRAHE LOST PART OF HIS NOSE IN A DUEL HE WORE AN ARTIFICIAL ONE MADE OF WHAT? METAL
20. JOHN HARVEY KELLOGG INVENTED CORNFLAKES IN AN ATTEMPT TO STOP PEOPLE DOING WHAT? MASTURBATING
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN WHICH YEAR WAS THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL SUBMARINE LAUNCHED? 1620

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A few more entries this week, but the same winner.....
KGLOVATT 9 (tiebreaker -)
BUZZIE 10 (1789)
TALLSCOT 12 (1865)

PostPosted:Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:04 pm
by IAN B
Thought this week's offering was slightly easier, but The Railway winner managed 15/20 - PM your answers.

01. NAME THE YEAR. THE BAY CITY ROLLERS HAD THEIR FIRST UK TOP TEN SINGLE, MONACO WON THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST FOR THE FIRST AND ONLY TIME AND THE FIRST PUBLIC PERFORMANCE OF “STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN” TOOK PLACE. 1971
02. WHAT IS THE FIRST NAME OF THE FORMER CRICKETER AND UMPIRE DICKIE BIRD? HAROLD
03. THE BORDER HOTEL IN KIRK YETHOLM MARKS THE OFFICIAL FINISH OF WHAT? THE PENNINE WAY
04. AFTER ELEVEN MINOR FILM ROLES CLINT EASTWOOD HAD HIS FIRST STARRING ROLE IN WHICH MOVIE? "A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS"
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHAT? APOLLO 11
06. WHICH COMPANY THIS WEEK ANNOUNCED THE FORMATION OF A NEW PARENT COMPANY CALLED ALPHABET? GOOGLE
07. WHICH CHART-TOPPING SINGER WAS BORN WILLIAM JAMES ADAMS? WILL.I.AM
08. IN THE FIRST RUGBY UNION WORLD CUP, STAGED IN 1987, WHICH OF THE UK TEAMS HAD THE HIGHEST FINISH? WALES in 3rd
09. THE VOLCANO MOUNT ETNA IS LOCATED ON WHICH MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND? SICILY
10. PICTURE 2 GIVES CLUES TO THE IDENTITY OF WHICH FILM STAR? EDDIE MURPHY - "Haunted House", "Golden Child", "Dreamgirls" and "48 Hours"
11. IF YOU ADDED TOGETHER THE NUMBER OF FUNNELS ON THE RMS TITANIC, THE NUMBER OF PARLIAMENTARY CONSTITUENCIES IN SHEFFIELD AND THE NUMBER OF DIFFERENT TEAMS TO HAVE WON ENGLISH FOOTBALL’S PREMIER LEAGUE WHAT NUMBER SHOULD YOU HAVE? 14 (4+5+5)
12. NAME THE YEAR. BOB CHAMPION WON THE GRAND NATIONAL RIDING, ALDANITI, “DANGER MOUSE” MADE HIS TV DEBUT AND THE FIRST DE LOREAN CAR WAS MADE. 1981
13. WHICH BUILDING IS THE MAIN VENUE FOR THE PROMENADE CONCERTS? THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
14. WHICH SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRY ARE THE CURRENT HOLDER OF POLO’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP? CHILE
15. NAME THE BRITISH LANDMARK IN PICTURE 3. THE IRON BRIDGE in Shropshire
16. THE BOAT ORCA FEATURED IN WHICH FILM? "JAWS"
17. IN THE UK WHAT COLOUR IS THE LIVE WIRE IN A STANDARD DOMESTIC PLUG? BROWN
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN LONDON IN 1963, I WAS A HISTORY GRADUATE WHO WORKED AT A FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL. MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT WRITING WAS IN THE FORM OF FAN FICTION IN 2009, BUT IT WAS A 2011 BOOK THAT BROUGHT ME TO THE PUBLIC’S ATTENTION. IN 2013 I TOPPED THE FORBES’ LIST OF HIGHEST EARNING AUTHORS. EL JAMES
19. IN 1780, USING COW BONE AND PIG BRISTLES, WILLIAM ADDIS MADE THE FIRST COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE WHAT? TOOTHBRUSH
20. IN NEW ZEALAND A BUSINESS WAS FORCED TO CLOSE AFTER FIVE WEEKS DUE TO LACK OF CUSTOM, WAS IT A ALCOHOL-FREE BAR, A MEAT-FREE BURGER JOINT OR A SEX SHOP FOR THE OVER 60s? ALCOHOL-FREE BAR
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN WHAT YEAR WAS THE SPORT OF BASKETBALL FIRST PLAYED? 1891

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A two horse race this week with the tiebreaker needed.....
BUZZIE 12 (tiebreaker 1853)
TALLSCOT 12 (1925)

PostPosted:Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:00 am
by IAN B
This proved much easier as The Railway winner got 18/20 - PM your answers.

01. NAME THE YEAR.ISRAEL WON THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST FOR THE FIRST TIME, “EVITA” MADE ITS’ WEST END DEBUT AND THE WHO PERFORMED THEIR LAST GIG WITH KEITH MOON. 1978
02. IN FOOTBALL WHAT IS THE MISSING NUMBER – 13 – 1 – 3 – 4 – ? 2 - the number of Premier League wins per team when listed chronologically
03. NAME THE COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTED IN PICTURE 1. INDONESIA
04. IN THE TV SHOW “THE SIMPSONS” WHAT ARE THE NAMES OF MARGE’S SISTERS? PATTY and SELMA
05. IN WHICH COMIC DOES THE CHARACTER DESPERATE DAN APPEAR? THE DANDY
06. WHICH FORMER ATHLETE HAS JUST BEEN ELECTED AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE IAAF, THE GOVERNING BODY OF WORLD ATHLETICS? SEB COE
07. WHICH CHART-TOPPING SINGER PROVIDED BACKING VOCALS ON THE PETER GABRIEL HITS “GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS” AND “DON’T GIVE UP”? KATE BUSH
08. PICTURE 2 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH SPORTING EVENT? AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS
09. MOUNT LOGAN IS THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN WHICH COUNTRY? CANADA
10. WHAT WAS THE FIRST NAME OF THE TV COP COLUMBO? FRANK
11. WHAT ARE THE NEXT TWO LETTERS IN THIS SEQUENCE – He – Ne – Ar – Kr – Xe? Rn - the noble gases when listed in periodic table order
12. NAME THE YEAR. THE SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR MADE ITS’ MAIDEN VOYAGE, WINDSOR CASTLE WAS SERIOUSLY DAMAGED BY FIRE AND FOOTBALL’S EUROPEAN CUP WAS REBRANDED AS THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE. 1992
13. WHICH OF THE BEATLES’ SONGS WAS THE UK’S TOP SELLING SINGLE OF THE 1960s? "SHE LOVES YOU"
14. APART FROM BAYERN MUNICH WHICH TWO GERMAN CLUBS HAVE WON THE EUROPEAN CUP OR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE? HAMBURG and BORUSSIA DORTMUND
15. USED AS A FIRST LANGUAGE BY ABOUT 60% OF THE POPULATION, WHAT IS THE MAIN LANGUAGE OF BELGIUM? DUTCH
16. PICTURE 3 SHOWS THE TITLES OF WHICH TELEVISION SERIES? "GAME OF THRONES"
17. IN MOST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES ANANAS IS THE WORD FOR WHICH FRUIT? PINEAPPLE
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN HERTFORDSHIRE IN 1968, I WAS EXPELLED FROM SCHOOL AND FOUND EMPLOYMENT IN THE FILM INDUSTRY. AFTER DIRECTING COMMERCIALS, I MADE MY FIRST FILM IN 1995, BUT IN WAS A 1998 MOVIE THAT BROUGHT ME RECOGNITION. I WAS PART OF 2000 CELEBRITY MARRIAGE. GUY RITCHIE
19. ONCE A YEAR WHAT IS ROLLED DOWN COOPER’S HILL IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE? CHEESE
20. ACCORDING TO A REPORT IN “THE TIMES” IN 1894, BY 1950 THE STREETS OF LONDON WOULD BE NINE FEET DEEP IN WHAT? HORSE MANURE - due to the proliferation of horse drawn vehicles
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN US DOLLARS WHAT ARE THE GROSS BOX OFFICE TAKINGS OF THE FILM “PRETTY WOMAN”? $463406268

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Just the one entry again this week :-( .....
Tallscot 12 (tiebreaker $25m)

PostPosted:Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:26 am
by IAN B
Thought this was a pretty tough quiz, but The Railway's winning team got 16/20 - PM your answers.

01. NAME THE YEAR.THE BEACH BOYS WERE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HALL OF FAME, ROBIN BECK TOPPED THE UK CHARTS WITH THE COCA-COLA SONG “FIRST TIME” AND CELINE DION WON EUROVISION. 1988
02. WHICH CLUB WERE THE LAST WINNERS OF FOOTBALL’S EUROPEAN CUP? BARCELONA
03. IN 1974 WHICH WAS THE LAST EUROPEAN COUNTRY TO ABOLISH ITS’ OWN MONARCHY? GREECE
04. IN THE “TOY STORY” SERIES OF FILMS WHICH ACTOR PROVIDED THE VOICE OF BUZZ LIGHTYEAR? TIM ALLEN
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH CAR MANUFACTURER? LANCIA
06. THE PROSPECTIVE LABOUR LEADER JEREMY CORBYN THIS WEEK ANNOUNCED THAT HE WOULD SEEK TO INTRODUCE FEMALE-ONLY WHAT? TRAIN CARRIAGES
07. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE DOG USED AS THE LOGO FOR HIS MASTER’S VOICE (HMV) RECORD LABEL? NIPPER
08. WHICH OXFORDSHIRE TOWN HOSTS ROWING’S ROYAL REGATTA? HENLEY-ON-THAMES
09. IN TERMS OF POPULATION WHICH IS THE SECOND LARGEST CITY IN FRANCE? MARSEILLES
10. WHICH FILM STAR MADE THEIR FIRST “CARRY ON...” APPEARANCE IN “CARRY ON CONSTABLE” AND THEIR LAST IN “CARRY ON DICK”? SID JAMES
11. ‘ROUND BALLSACK’ IS AN ANAGRAM ON THE NAME OF WHICH FILM STAR? SANDRA BULLOCK
12. NAME THE YEAR.NOTTINGHAM FOREST WON THEIR SECOND FA CUP, THE ST LAWRENCE SEAWAY WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE QUEEN AND “THE TWILIGHT ZONE” MADE ITS’ TELEVISION DEBUT. 1959
13. PICTURE 2 GIVES A CRYPTIC CLUE TO THE NAME OF WHICH BAND AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? UB4o and "CHERRY OH BABY"
14. WHICH MANCHESTER UNITED LEGEND COINED THE TERM “THEATRE OF DREAMS”? SIR BOBBY CHARLTON
15. IN 1960 BRASILIA REPLACED WHICH CITY AS THE CAPITAL OF BRAZIL? RIO DE JANEIRO
16. DISCOUNTING THE COLLEGES OF OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE, WHICH CITY’S UNIVERSITY HAS WON “UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE” THE MOST TIMES? MANCHESTER
17. WHAT DOES THE DITLOID IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENT? 1.44 MEGABYTES ON A FLOPPY DISC
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN GLENBUCK IN 1913, I WAS ONE OF FIVE BROTHERS WHO ALL PLAYED PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL. MY 17 YEAR PLAYING CAREER WAS INTERRUPTED BY SERVING IN THE RAF DURING WWII, BUT I STILL WON TWELVE INTERNATIONAL CAPS. AFTER RETIRING IN 1949 I MANAGED FIVE CLUBS IN 25 YEARS, WINNING ELEVEN TROPHIES. I DIED IN 1981. BILL SHANKLY
19. INSPIRED BY THE ACCOMODATION APP “AIRBNB” A NEW ORLEANS MAN HAS DEVELOPED “AIRPNP” TO ADVERTISE THE NEAREST AVAILABLE WHAT? TOILETS
20. THE CHINESE REGIONAL DELICACY TONG ZI DAN CONSISTS OF HARD BOILED EGGS BOILED IN WHAT? TEENAGE BOY'S URINE
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. IN WHAT YEAR WERE THE SNAP, CRACKLE AND POP CHARACTERS FIRST USED TO ADVERTISE “RICE KRISPIES”? 1933

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Four entries this week.....
KGLOVATT 7 (tiebreaker 1963)
TALLSCOT 12 (1955)
BUZZIE 14 (1966)
ROB_BOB 16(1959)

PostPosted:Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:58 am
by IAN B
The following two quizzes were used at The Railway whilst I went on one of my cider odysseys to Cornwall, so I've included the questions and answers.

01. IN MUSIC HOW MANY CROTCHETS EQUAL A SEMIBREVE? FOUR
02. WHICH STADIUM HOSTED FOOTBALL’S LAST EUROPEAN CUP FINAL? WEMBLEY
03. NAME ONE OF THE TWON EUROPEAN COUNTRIES THAT HAS AN OUTLINE OF ITS’ MAP ON THE NATIONAL FLAG? CYPRUS and KOSOVO
04. BY WHAT DESCRIPTION WAS THE 1990 FILM CHARACTER VIVIEN WARD KNOWN? PRETTY WOMAN
05. PICTURE 1 SHOWS THE LOGO OF WHICH CAR MANUFACTURER? DAEWOO
06. NAME THE MISSING BAND MEMBER – NICK MASON, RICHARD WRIGHT, ROGER WATERS, SYD BARRETT AND .....? DAVID GILMOUR of Pink Floyd
07. WHICH CITY IS HOME TO THE AUSTRALIAN F1 GRAND PRIX AND THE AUSTRALIAN OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS? MELBOURNE
08. NAME THE CITY IN WHICH YOU WOULD FIND THE BUILDING IN PICTURE 2. DETROIT
09. WHICH 2009 FILM IS THE HIGHEST GROSSING FILM EVER MADE? “AVATAR”
10. IF YOU WERE BORN BETWEEN 20th APRIL AND 20th MAY WHAT STAR SIGN WOULD YOU BE? TAURUS
11. THE BANDS DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS, ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA AND THE MOODY BLUES WERE ALL FORMED IN WHICH CITY? BIRMINGHAM
12. PICTURE 3 SHOWS THE BADGE OF WHICH BRITISH FOOTBALL CLUB? BRISTOL ROVERS
13. SITUATED IN HERTFORDSHIRE, WHAT WAS ENGLAND’S FIRST GARDEN CITY? LETCHWORTH
14. TRUE OR FALSE – “SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS” CREATOR STEPHEN HILLENBURG WAS AMARINE BIOLOGIST BEFORE CREATING THE CARTOON? TRUE
15. HOW WOULD YOU WRITE 2015 IN ROMAN NUMERALS? MMXV
16. WHAT NATIONALITY WAS THE COMPOSER PETER TCHAIKOVSKY? RUSSIAN
17. WHICH CLUB WERE THE FIRST TO WIN RUGBY LEAGUE’S CHALLENGE CUP AT WEMBLEY STADIUM? WIGAN
18. WHICH BRITISH CITY HAS THE NICKNAME “THE GRANITE CITY”? ABERDEEN
19. PICTURE 4 SHOWS A SCENE FROM WHICH FILM? “THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY”
20. TRUE OR FALSE – THE COOKERY TERM ‘AL DENTE’ WAS CREATED BY THE ITALIAN CHEF ALESSANDRO DENTE? FALSE
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. HOW HIGH, IN FEET, IS BEN MACDUI, THE HIGHEST PEAK IN THE CAIRNGORMS? 4295 FEET

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01. NAME THE YEAR. ABBA RELEASED THEIR LAST SINGLE, MADONNA RELEASED HER FIRST SINGLE AND THE JAM MADE THEIR LAST LIVE TV PERFORMANCE. 1982
02. TRUE OR FALSE – IN RUGBY LEAGUE’S SUPERLEAGUE THE REFEREES ARE SPONSORED BY SPECSAVERS? TRUE
03. WHEN LISTED ALPHABETICALLY WHICH IS THE FIRST OF THE US STATES? ALABAMA
04. PICTURE 1 GIVES CLUES TO THE IDENTITY OF WHICH FILM STAR? SEAN CONNERY
05. IN WHICH PROFESSION MIGHT YOU USE ENGLISH BOND OR FLEMISH BOND? BRICKLAYING
06. JUST ELECTED AS LEADER OF THE LABOUR PARTY, JEREMY CORBYN IS THE MP FOR WHICH LONDON CONSTITUENCY? ISLINGTON NORTH
07. IT WAS ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK THAT WHICH SINGER WILL RECORD THE THEME SONG FOR THE FORTHCOMING JAMES BOND FILM? SAM SMITH
08. WHAT WAS NOTABLE ABOUT MARK WILLIAMS WINNING THE SNOOKER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2000? HE WAS THE FIRST LEFT HANDED WINNER
09. WHICH ITALIAN CITY IS HOME TO THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE FIAT MOTOR COMPANY? TURIN
10. ON TV AND IN FILMS BY WHAT NAME OR DESCRIPTION IS THE CHARACTER DR RICHARD KIMBLE ALSO KNOWN? THE FUGITIVE
11. ‘TRY EEL SPERM’ IS AN ANAGRAM OF THE NAME OF WHICH FILM STAR? MERYL STREEP
12. NAME THE YEAR. WALLACE CAROTHERS PATENTED NYLON, SPAM FIRST WENT ON SALE AND THE SINGER SHIRLEY BASSEY WAS BORN. 1937
13. PICTURE 2 GIVES CRYTPIC CLUES TO THE NAME OF WHICH BAND AND WHICH OF THEIR SONGS? THE LEMON PIPERS and “GREEN TAMBOURINE”
14. THE FORMER CYCLIST VICTORIA PENDLETON HAS JUST MADE HER DEBUT IN WHICH OTHER SPORT? HORSE RACING
15. WHAT ADJECTIVE IS USED TO DESCRIBE LAS VEGAS ON THE SIGN WELCOMING PEOPLE TO THE CITY? FABULOUS
16. WHAT IS THE FIRST NAME OF THE TELEVISION CHARACTER BLACKADDER? EDMUND
17. THE DINGBAT IN PICTURE 3 REPRESENTS WHAT TWO WORDS? GROSS INJUSTICE
18. WHO AM I? BORN IN NOTTING HILL IN 1958, I JOINED MY FIRST ATHLETICS CLUB AGED 15. I ATTENDED MY FIRST OLYMPICS IN 1976 AND WENT ON TO WIN GOLD MEDALS IN EIGHT MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS AND SET FOUR WORLD RECORDS. AFTER MY RETIREMENT IN 1992, I BRIEFLY PLAYED FOOTBALL PROFESSIONALLY. I HAVE BEEN AWARDED THE , MBE, OBE AND CBE. DALEY THOMPSON
19. CHIHUAHUA DOGS WERE ORIGINALLY BRED FOR WHAT? THEIR MEAT
20. IN ARIZONA IT IS ILLEGAL TO HAVE MORE THAN ONE WHAT IN YOUR HOUSE – SNAKE (IT IS THEN CLASSED AS A ZOO), DILDO (IT IS THEN CLASSED AS A BROTHEL) OR MEXICAN (IT IS THEN CLASSED AS A DRUG DEN)? DILDO
TIE BREAKER (nearest answer wins)
21. THE NOVEL “MOBY DICK” CONSISTS OF HOW MANY WORDS? 212758

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PostPosted:Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:22 pm
by Buzzie
I reckon I got 14 on 31/8/15 quiz - or did my PM not make it?!