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Post by witchfinder on Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:21 pm

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This extremely difficult quiz question is possible to answer using the internet, lets see who gets the correct answer first.

What is the name of the cottage next door to The Crown & Anchor pub, near Kilnsea, East Yorkshire. ?
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Post by Ivan on Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:41 am

1. Name the book from which the extract below is taken.
2. Name the author.
3. State the year in which it was written.

Owen: “You’re one of the upholders of the present system – you help to perpetuate it!”
“Ow do I help to perpetuate it?” demanded Easton.
Owen: “By not trying to find out how to end it – by not helping those who are trying to bring a better state of things into existence. Even if you are indifferent to your own fate – as you seem to be – you have no right to be indifferent to that of the child for whose existence in this world you are responsible. Every man who is not helping to bring about a better state of affairs for the future is helping to perpetuate the present misery, and is therefore the enemy of his own children. There is no such thing as being neutral: we must either help or hinder.”

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Re: Extremely difficult quiz questions

Post by Ivan on Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:00 am

No takers? Oftenwrong sent me a PM with the correct answers, but kindly refrained from posting them here so that others could have a chance to respond.
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Meanwhile, here's an easier question - what's the smallest city in England (excluding the City of London)?
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Re: Extremely difficult quiz questions

Post by witchfinder on Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:16 pm

My guess is that Wells is the smallest city in England

A good trick question which I have used in my pub quiz is "how many citys are there in Yorkshire" most people forget that Ripon in North Yorkshire is a city, its population is around 15,000 - and many people dont realise that Wakefield in West yorkshire is also a city.
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Post by Ivan on Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:17 pm

Wells is correct, with Ely in second place.

Now how about the previous question - book, author and year?
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Post by astra on Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:41 pm

Youre right!! - Extremely difficult - amazon ain't got a clue either!! Very Happy
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Post by Phil Hornby on Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:54 pm

I regard all these questions as easy.

But tend to struggle with the answers....
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Post by Ivan on Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:35 am

Which parliamentary constituency had Andrew Marr's father-in-law as its MP for 26 years?
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Post by oftenwrong on Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:59 pm

Is there an injunction covering that information?
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Post by astra on Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:08 pm

Which parliamentary constituency had Andrew Marr's father-in-law as its MP for 26 years?


Stoke??
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Post by Ivan on Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:37 pm

Yes, Stoke-on-Trent South. Marr's wife is the journalist Jackie Ashley, and his father-in-law is Lord Jack Ashley.

Is anyone going to answer my question from 4 November?
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Post by oftenwrong on Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:45 pm

err .............. obviously not Lady Chatterley's Lover, because EVERYONE'S read THAT.
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Post by astradt1 on Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:14 pm

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Robert Tressell

1910

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Post by Ivan on Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:14 pm

Well done, astradt1. Here's an easier one. Who, in 1791, wrote the quotation below?

"Every generation is equal in rights to the generations which preceded it, by the same rule that every individual is born equal in rights with his contemporary."
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Post by Ivan on Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:17 pm

In the words of Monty Python, "and now for something completely different".

Name the singer of the song which came fourth in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.
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Post by oftenwrong on Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:16 pm

Three nations tied for Fourth Place in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. Abba won it.
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Post by Ivan on Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:15 pm

Three nations tied for Fourth Place in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.
Something I hadn't realised.
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As to my question - who the singer was - I'll leave it to you to guess which one I had in mind:-
- Ireen Sheer
- Romuald
- Olivia Newton-John
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Post by Ivan on Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:27 pm

Who was:-
1. The first black trade unionist in the UK.
2. The first British-born black councillor and mayor.
3. The first black Cabinet minister in the UK.
4. The first black female Cabinet minister in the UK?

And we still have this easy question unanswered - who, in 1791, wrote: "Every generation is equal in rights to the generations which preceded it, by the same rule that every individual is born equal in rights with his contemporary."?
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Post by astradt1 on Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:00 pm

And we still have this easy question unanswered - who, in 1791, wrote: "Every generation is equal in rights to the generations which preceded it, by the same rule that every individual is born equal in rights with his contemporary."?

Thomas Paine
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Post by Ivan on Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:04 pm

Diane Abbott has never been (and never will be) a Cabinet minister.
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Post by astradt1 on Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:18 pm

The first black female Cabinet minister in the UK?

Valerie Ann Amos as Baroness Amos of Brondesbury, Secretary Of Satae for International Development..
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Post by Ivan on Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:36 am

Name the only two football teams which have played continuously in the top English league (the old Division One, followed by the Premier League) since the Second World War.
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Post by oftenwrong on Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:01 am

Guessing wildly, Arsenal and MU.
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Post by Ivan on Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:16 pm

Half right - Arsenal is correct.

Manchester United were relegated to Division 2 at the end of the 1973/74 season. The result which finally sealed their fate was a 1:0 defeat at Old Trafford by Manchester City.

Clue - this question came to my mind yesterday when I was watching the football results.



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Post by Phil Hornby on Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:19 pm

...and Everton?
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Post by Ivan on Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:36 pm

Well done, Rev Hornby!

(Can we look forward to a Christmas message from you, or will you be too busy arranging carol services in the Church of The Blessed Margaret Hilda in Pease Pottage?)
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Post by Phil Hornby on Sun Dec 11, 2011 3:24 pm

Ivan - I was caught between Everton and Chelsea to be honest... bounce

On the other matter, I cannot let the Season of Goodwill pass without a demonstration of the depths to which the Tory Party can sink so effortlessly, so some time must be found to place some especially prickly holly up Cameron's kilt... santa
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Post by oftenwrong on Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:16 pm

Regrettably, where there's no sense, there's no feeling.
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Post by Ivan on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:57 am

Who died at Gad's Hill Place on 9th June 1870?
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Post by oftenwrong on Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:52 pm

In June 1870 the United States Government declared Christmas to be a Federal Holiday. But they wouldn't have been singing a Christmas Carol at that time of year, would they?
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Post by Ivan on Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:48 pm

Very good answer, often wrong. I'm sure our mutual friend Reverend Hornby would agree.
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Post by ROB on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:10 pm


Which US federal holiday celebrates a birthday of a non-president?

Which two important state events are neither state nor US federal holidays?
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Post by oftenwrong on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:33 pm

When did the portrait of a living American President appear on a US postage stamp?
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Post by Phil Hornby on Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:51 am

The questions come thick and fast.

It's the fast ones with which I have difficulties... Embarassed
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Post by oftenwrong on Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:14 am

Clue: The US Postal Authority didn't put the image of LIVING people on its stamps at any time prior to September this year, when that prohibition was relaxed.
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Post by Ivan on Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:24 am

Who said: "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them....well, I have others"?

Was it:-
a. Groucho Marx
b. Nick Clegg?
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Post by oftenwrong on Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:43 am

Only one of those could have said it in five languages.
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Post by Ivan on Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:54 pm

Trace the connection between Simon and Garfunkel, Felicity Kendal and 'The Darling Buds Of May'.
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Post by ROB on Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:52 pm

RockOnBrother wrote:

Which US federal holiday celebrates a birthday of a non-president?

Which two important state events are neither state nor US federal holidays?


Hint: The non-president is honored for latter half 20th Century accomplishments.

Hint: The two important events occurred within months of each other. Taken together, the result of these two events helped to shape 20th Century world history. For instance, without these two events, the North American P-51 Mustang war winner might not have been conceived, developed, and built.
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Post by Phil Hornby on Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:57 pm

When watching University Challenge on TV, I regularly answer 90% or more of the questions.

About 2% of my answers prove to be correct... Shocked
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Post by oftenwrong on Fri Dec 23, 2011 7:15 pm

Whenever I manage to answer correctly a question on University Challenge, I celebrate with a glass of brandy. It's only since the advent of the BBC's replay facility that I have been able to discover how the wretched programme ends.

Bamber seems to be ageing, don't you think?
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