In this blogposting…
* Royal Oak Quiz:  The Answers
* In Memoriam
You have been warned…


Hildie - whom God preserve - supplied us with this quiz in posting 442.  How well did you do?

01  Who recorded a cover of Blondie’s One Way Or Another for the official Comic Relief song this year?
One Direction
02  Stella and Pandora are two types of what fruit?
03  In the Beatrix Potter stories, what type of animal is Mr Tod?
A fox
04  What is the capital city of Sudan?
05  Diane Youdale is the real name of which of TV’s Gladiators?
06  Which US state was home to the Olympic Games in 1996?
07  In bingo lingo, number 1 is known as who’s eye?
08  Which chemical compound has the formula O3?
09  Which actor played Screech Powers in Saved By The Bell?
Dustin Diamond
10  Who played 276 games for Wimbledon between 1986 and 1994, scoring 107 goals and now hosts the Nigerian version of Deal Or No Deal?
John Fashanu
11  In film, who has played characters called John Smith, Tyler Durden and Rusty Ryan?
Brad Pitt
12  July 14, 1789, saw the storming of which famous prison, kicking off the French Revolution?
The Bastille
13  Name any two of the original Charlie’s Angels (character names)
Sabrina Duncan, Jill Munroe, Kelly Garrett
14  Facebook was founded in which year?
15  In Toy Story, who owned Woody?
16  What age followed the Bronze Age?
The Iron Age
17  Which TV series featured a president called David Palmer?
18  How many members were there of the 60s band The Monkees?
19  According to the Beaufort Scale, at least how many miles per hour must wind be travelling to be defined as a hurricane?
20  Which is the first letter of the alphabet that doesn’t appear in any month of the year?

What are the nicknames for these football clubs?
01  Cardiff City
The Bluebirds
02  Brighton & Hove Albion
The Seagulls
03  Bristol City
The Robins
04  Sheffield Wednesday
The Owls
05  Norwich City
The Canaries

01  Who was the first person to speak to Jesus after he had risen from the dead?
Mary Magdalene
02  What occasion does Maundy Thursday represent?
The Last Supper
03  What Jewish festival takes place near Easter?
04  Which country owns Easter Island?
05  Where did the arrest of Jesus take place?
The Garden of Gethsemane

The tie-breaker question was...
In what year was the Carphone Warehouse founded?  

And the ‘Snowball’ question...
How many stone monoliths have been found on Easter Island?

My score was 13.  Absolutely pitiful.



Along with everyone else, I feel I should mark the passing of Margaret Thatcher on the blog.

My first reaction, on hearing of her passing the other day, was one of unbridled pleasure that the world was finally free of this poisonous inhuman carbuncle who wilfully ruined the lives of countless people, who ennobled pure unadulterated avarice to an art-form, who indulged her bigotry and self-satisfied conceit in the guise of ‘political conviction’, whose pernicious policies damned selflessness and compassion to the collective international dustbin and whose sycophantic funeral - full of state pomp and circumstance - we have yet to endure.

I am, however, far too polite and respectful of my superiors to say stuff like that while the wretched corpse of the Iron Lady is only just starting to rust in the bin-bag or skip into which it certainly ought to have been thrown.

So I won’t.


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Bentonbag said...

"The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones" so let it be with Thatcher

I knew being made to learn Mark Antony's speech from Shakespear's Julius Ceaser would come in handy one day.

It's well seen she's being cremated so there won't be a grave for people to dance on.

Vivienne said...

A miserable '7' I always said I was no use at a pub quiz. xxx