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GuyBarry
1025652.  Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:06 am Reply with quote

Here's a different idea for a quiz. These are the answers - what are the questions?

(1) ATV
(2) x^2 + y^2 = r^2
(3) 326 throughout England
(4) 1977
(5) New Scotland Yard
(6) Aurora borealis
(7) Manchester
(8) Over 63 years

There is a theme running through the questions that you have to find - they're not random. I should add that there should ideally be three further questions, but they're harder to set.

Please post your suggestions in the thread.

 
WordLover
1025682.  Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:15 am Reply with quote

GuyBarry wrote:
Here's a different idea for a quiz. These are the answers - what are the questions?

(1) ATV
(2) x^2 + y^2 = r^2
(3) 326 throughout England
(4) 1977
(5) New Scotland Yard
(6) Aurora borealis
(7) Manchester
(8) Over 63 years

There is a theme running through the questions that you have to find - they're not random. I should add that there should ideally be three further questions, but they're harder to set.

Please post your suggestions in the thread.

(1) What was the former name of the British TV company now called ITV Central?
(2) Give an equation for a Circle.
(3) How many Districts are there in England?
(4) In which year was our present Queen's Silver Jubilee?
(5) What is the name of the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service?
(6) What is the scientific name for the phenomenon commonly called Northern Lights?
(7) In which city in Britain, except London, is there a rail station with Piccadilly in its name?
(8) For how long was Victoria Queen?

 
CharliesDragon
1025725.  Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:19 am Reply with quote

Well, that was a quick game... I'll try to give some new answers and try to remember the questions. There's also a theme.

1) Moving trees.
2) The elder wand, the ressurection stone and the invisibility cloak.
3) Turkish delight.
4) 1972.
5) Hyper-vodkas.

 
GuyBarry
1025726.  Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:20 am Reply with quote

Well done, WordLover! (I couldn't think of any questions for "Bakerloo", "Hammersmith and City" or "Waterloo and City" that weren't obviously about the London Underground.)

Now let's think about the new one...

 
chrisboote
1025768.  Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:56 am Reply with quote

1) What are Ents?
2) What are the Deathly Hallows?
3) What sweeties did the Snow Queen give Edmund?
4) What year did JRR Tolkien retire and receive a CBE?
5) What is Jack Harkness' favourite beverage?

I can't think of any link between 'em, sorry

 
CharliesDragon
1025905.  Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:50 pm Reply with quote

The general theme is fandoms and such. Sorry, it's the only thing I have a chance of whipping up any knowledge of on a short notice.

Your answer to 1 is technically correct, but I was going for something Ents share with another creature in the general fantasy genre. I guess I should have put "They are both moving trees."

Your answer to four is also probably correct, but I'll look up the exact date I was thinking of... 12th of December 1972.

I'm not quite sure if it counts as his favourite beverage, but at least he ordered four of them before one of his executions. "Was a bit of a blur after that. I woke up in bed with both of them. Lovely couple, they kept in touch. You can't say that for most executioners."

I'll just mark all of them as right. :P

 
chrisboote
1025958.  Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:00 am Reply with quote

Well I could say
"What do Ents and Treants have in common?"
What were you thinking of specifically for 12th Dec '72?

OK, I'll have a bash now

 
chrisboote
1025960.  Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:11 am Reply with quote

The answers
1. Eight players banned for life for deliberately losing games
2. Mogadishu
3. Hollinger International
4. October 2001 Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire
5. The Burning Man Festival
6. Fallout 1 & 2
7. He was framed for assault and robbery
There is a common theme - and a bonus for knowing why there are seven questions 8-)

 
krollo
1025980.  Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:56 am Reply with quote

I'll do one:
1) Unabbreviated, south of junction 15 of the M4
2) Vermeer and Rembrandt
3) Brasilia
4) Dulla
5) Swubble and Unwin
6) European Honeysuckle
7) Gloria Esteban and Jose Capablanca

 
GuyBarry
1026232.  Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:31 am Reply with quote

No idea about chrisboote's quiz, but I can do one from krollo's:

5) In Oliver Twist, Mr Bumble reveals that the name "Twist" was taken from an alphabetical list. What were the names before and after?

Random guess at the theme: dances?

 
chrisboote
1026237.  Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:38 am Reply with quote

8-( All mine are googleable

 
GuyBarry
1026249.  Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:05 am Reply with quote

OK, here's a guess at chrisboote's number 4:

When was the first time the Ask The Audience poll reached up to 99% for an answer?

Haven't a clue what the theme might be though.

 
chrisboote
1026257.  Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:28 am Reply with quote

No, but (in my best Stephen manner) an intelligent answer 8-)

Here's my bash at Krollo's

1) Where would you find Marlborough School?
2) Along with Franz Hals, who were the masters of the Dutch Golden Age
3) What is the capital of Brazil
4) What's the name of the large sac that a male camel inflates during courtship
5) Which two names come before and after 'Twist' in Oliver Twist
6) What is the more common name for the woodbine or Lonicera periclymenum
7) Name two Cubans that have got to number 1 in the US hit parade

I'm guessing the common theme is cigarettes and cigars?

 
CharliesDragon
1026261.  Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:53 am Reply with quote

chrisboote wrote:
Well I could say
"What do Ents and Treants have in common?"
What were you thinking of specifically for 12th Dec '72?

OK, I'll have a bash now


I guess once again you are technically correct, although I was thinking of "What creature does LOTR and The Chronicles of Narnia have in common?"

As for the twelvth of December 1972, I'm going for the birthday of a fictional character belonging in one of the book series the other questions/answers were picked from.

 
GuyBarry
1026263.  Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:01 am Reply with quote

chrisboote wrote:

I'm guessing the common theme is cigarettes and cigars?


I think you're right about the link - I now learn that there's something called a "Twist Cigar", so (5) fits. Not sure about (2) and (3) yet.

Regarding (7) I would point out that Jose Capablanca was a chess player and unlikely to have ever been in the hit parade! Not sure about "Gloria Esteban" either - if it's an error for "Gloria Estefan", then the question could just be "Name two famous Cubans".

 

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