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2020/2021 Quiz League

Discussion in 'General Off Topic Discussion' started by Sandsy, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. StretfordEnd

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  2. Sandsy

    Sandsy Formerly known as manojob

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    No fence sitting here. Books 1-4 were childrens, 5-7 young adult. All were enjoyable.
     
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    Two passes but quite a few guesses in round 30.
     
  4. Sandsy

    Sandsy Formerly known as manojob

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    Canary Fairy Bring me sunshine :)

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    Apologies - now in
     
  6. Si Robin

    Si Robin Cheltenham Spa - Ra ra ra

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    Whoops - numpty here sent them to Tornado in my Sheep conversation :fail:
     
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    I nearly did the same thing.
     
  8. TLC

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    Put me down as number 3 on the daft enough to do this list :laugh:
     
  9. Sandsy

    Sandsy Formerly known as manojob

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    You add one of your opponents to the conversation and share your answers with him. I think you have won the numptylimpics in this regard :)
     
  10. TLC

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    I'll look forward to receiving my numpty prize :)
     
  11. Sandsy

    Sandsy Formerly known as manojob

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    Thank you to everyone who took part in the Quiz League. Especially those of you who made it through all the way to the end. Here is the final round and the scores.

    Round 30 answers

    1. Who sang lead vocals on the Commodores 1978 hit Three Times a Lady? Lionel Ritchie
    2. Of which land did Aragorn become king of in Lord Of the Rings? Gondor
    3. Which car company produces models called Volante and Vanquish? Aston Martin
    4. At the time of the Suez Crisis (not Evergreen)who was the British PM? Eden
    5. From which club did Manchester United sign Ruud van Nistlerooy? PSV
    6. Who was the Vice President of the United States from 1993-2001? Al Gore
    7. Who topped the charts in 2007 with Bleeding Love? Leona Lewis
    8. What does the Latin phrase Mens Rea mean? (thank you A-level Law class) Guilty Mind (intent)
    9. What is the process in the USA by which a President is charged with committing a crime which makes them unfit for office? Impeachment
    10. RG is the postcode area code for which town? Reading
    11. What do the initials USAF stand for? United States Air Force
    12. There and Back Again is the subtitle for which children's novel? The Hobbit
    13. Members of which organisation within the UN wear blue berets or helmets? Peacekeepers
    14. Who was called 'The Serpent of the Nile'? Cleopatra
    15. In 1987, which UK golfer won the Open Championship? Nick Faldo
    16. In which branch of mathematics are letters use to replace numbers? Algebra
    17. The Statue of Liberty is coated with which metallic substance? Copper
    18. In which language are the numbers 4 and 9 considered unlucky due to their closeness to the words for 'death' and 'worry'? Japanese
    19. Which animated film of 2004 involves a train taking children to meet Santa? The Polar Express
    20. What is the name of the MMORPG which was first released in 2004 by Blizzard? World of Warcraft


    With all the scores counted, here is our leaderboard. Your score is out of a possible 310.


    +----------+--------------+--------+
    | Position | Name | Points |
    +----------+--------------+--------+
    | 1 | TLC | 285 |
    +----------+--------------+--------+
    | 2 | Jafoster | 279 |
    +----------+--------------+--------+
    | 3 | Porkchop | 278 |
    +----------+--------------+--------+
    | 4 | StretfordEnd | 275 |
    +----------+--------------+--------+
    | 5 | Mattledud | 263 |
    +----------+--------------+--------+
    | 6 | Si Robin | 257 |
    +----------+--------------+--------+
    | 7 | JTC77 | 257 |
    +----------+--------------+--------+
    | 8 | The Doc | 237 |
    +----------+--------------+--------+
    | 9 | Dirk | 228 |
    +----------+--------------+--------+
    | 10 | Canary | 217 |
    +----------+--------------+--------+
    | 11 | Misslfc | 184 |
    +----------+--------------+--------+
    | 12 | Quentin | 178 |
    +----------+--------------+--------+
    | 13 | RM | 157 |
    +----------+--------------+--------+
    | 14 | MRE | 130 |
    +----------+--------------+--------+
    | 15 | Richard | 127 |
    +----------+--------------+--------+


    In our FA Cup final, Stret and Porkchop faced off. With both scoring 17 points, we had to go to a closest is the winner tie-breaker. The question was

    How many bones are there in the human body?

    Stret believes there are 206 bones, porkchop guessed 236.

    The correct answer is ............











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    206

    So congratulations to our FA Cup champion Stret.

    :dance::dance::dance:



    Next we have our Champions League final between Porkchop and Jafoster. We already know Porkchop scored 17, and I can confirm that there was no tie-breaker needed this game as we had a clear winner. Jafoster scored




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    ............................









    .........





    16

    Congratulations to our champion of Europe (well, Britain and Germany) Porkchop.

    :dance::dance::dance:



    Finally we have our overall champion. You have already seen the scoreboard so you know what is coming.


    Out of a possible score of 310, scoring a perfect score due to him making the quiz and only choosing questions he knew the answer to, our champion is



    ME

    :dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance::dance:

    (I am guessing there will be some controversy to this, so I have graciously decided to step down as champion and hand it to next in line TLC, so congratulations :clap: )

    Thank you once again for taking part. As a thank you I have took a list of questions from the hard section of the quiz book which I scored a whopping 0/20 on :laugh: Feel free to have a crack at them in the thread (don't PM me please).

    I won't be doing a quiz for a while but I do have another Forum game in mind I want to try out soon, as well as more No More Jockeys in the future. Hope you all take part.
     
  12. Sandsy

    Sandsy Formerly known as manojob

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    Bonus DO NOT PM ME ANSWERS PLEASE. THESE ARE FOR DISCUSSION IN THE THREAD TO TRY AND FIGURE THEM OUT. WILL POST ANSWERS AT A LATER DATE TO SEE HOW YOU ALL DO AS A GROUP. :)

    1. Who wrote the comic opera 'The World of the Moon in 1777?
    2. DJ Tony Blackburn had two hit records: which word features in both titles?
    3. Where is the Happy Valley racecourse?
    4. How is schaum better known?
    5. What was the nationality of composer Carl Nielsen?
    6. What was the adopted name of Josip Broz?
    7. James Grieve and Lord Lambourne are types of what?
    8. In which ocean is the island of New Providence?
    9. Whose mistress was Claretta Petacci?
    10. In the travel-related company P+O, what do the initials stand for?
    11. What is Tasmania's highest peak?
    12. The 2003 thriller Avenger was written by which author?
    13. Which early Bertholdt Brecht play is also the name of a Phoenician god?
    14. What does Algol stand for?
    15. Who plays the cop on the trail of Michael Douglas' character in the film Falling Down?
    16. Whose works are catalogued under BWV numbers?
    17. Mike Flowers covered which Oasis hit in 1996?
    18. An algophobic is fearful of what?
    19. Who is the father of Zeus in Greek mythology?
    20. In which year did trampolining become an Olympic event?
     
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    Only because I am big fan of LOTR, I would challenge the answer to number 2, as his title at the end of book was the twenty-sixth King of Arnor, thirty-fifth King of Gondor, and the first High King of the Reunited Kingdom.
    So I would say technically he was king of middle earth being the kingdom
     
  14. Sandsy

    Sandsy Formerly known as manojob

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    To my admittedly limited knowledge, Rohan was still a separate kingdom. Middle Earth is also the entire continent LOTR is set on. There were a group of people in the East who were still loyal to Sauron who Aragorn had to battle (as well as remaining orcs). The dwarves and remaining elves also weren't going to bow down to him as their king, so Middle Earth is not the correct answer :)
     
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    Ok but neither is Gondor
     
  16. TLC

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    Ouchies ..... thats a nasty round - only confident of 6, there's a few educated guess and a lot of passes although I did pull a random even numbered year out of my arse for number 20 :laugh:
     
  17. StretfordEnd

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    I'm confident of 5, guessed another 5 so might get as many as 7 or even 8. Horrendous round!

    But I won the Quiz FA Cup!! :winner:winner:winner
     
  18. Sandsy

    Sandsy Formerly known as manojob

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    Both you and TLC said Wonderwall for the Mike Flowers cover. That was the first one which came to my head but then I wondered about when What's the Story album was released. I think it would have been 96 or 97,but if it was 96 then that seems too early to do a cover.

    EDIT: I just googled him to find out who he is and the top video is his cover of Wonderwall, so you were both right.
     
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    Sandsy Formerly known as manojob

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    Dunno what I was expecting but it wasn't this :laugh:
     
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    I remember the record, Mike Flowers Pops or Mike Flowers and the Pops. It was really, really bad.
     

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