WHO Poll
Q: 2021/22 What competition should we prioritise this season?
a. The league is our bread & butter, so this year let's have a club sandwich
27%
  
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
10%
  
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
6%
  
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
35%
  
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done
21%
  



easthammer 4:07 Thu Mar 19
Daily Quiz anyone?
If you are stuck at home and bored like me.
How about exercising the old grey cells?

I have for a number of years run quiz nights and couple of times a year. I was due to do one tomorrow which is now cancelled So I have a bank of questions sitting in my computer's hard drive. They are quite eclectic in their nature.

I am thinking I could put up a set of questions for which you write down your answers. After 30mins or so I will put up the answers. DO NOT POST YOUR ANSWERS. before I post the right answers.

You mark your own answers and post your score.

I will then record the scores and at the end of the "lockdown" we will see who is WHO's brainbox supreme. Obiviously no looking up the answers (you only cheat yourselves)

Word of warning these won't be easy questions as they have been devised for teams of six. Forming teams on here might be too problematic. So I'll try to pick out the easier questions.

Any interest?

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Texas Iron 8:40 Tue Oct 19
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7
Gonged it...

😃😃

Far Cough 7:12 Tue Oct 19
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3

Mad Dog 7:10 Tue Oct 19
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6. Knew the gong one because of bombardier wells

Syd Puddefoot 7:04 Tue Oct 19
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3.

zico 6:53 Tue Oct 19
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GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ANSWERS


1. Which organisation's motto is 'Blood and Fire'?

Salvation Army


2. In which century did Nostradamus live?

16th


3. . What types of trees are associated with English churchyards and there are at least 500 churchyards in England which contain such trees older than the buildings themselves?

Yew


4. Name the only title character of a Disney animated feature film that does not speak?

Dumbo


5. What is the Aboriginal name for Ayers Rock in the middle of Australia?

Uluru


6. Which UK city was the first to introduce a congestion charge; it was a year before London's charge?

Durham


7. What is the only planet to spin clockwise?

Venus


8. What was the first name of the Kray twins' mother?

Violet


9. Whilst not actually winning a gong for their acting which film roles have been done by Carl Dane, boxer Bombardier Billy Wells, Phil Nieman and wrestler Ken Richmond?

The man banging the gong introducing Rank Films


10. John Callcott Horsley designed the first what in 1843?

Christmas card

zico 11:21 Tue Oct 19
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Today just a bit of old fashioned

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE


1. Which organisation's motto is 'Blood and Fire'?


2. In which century did Nostradamus live?


3. . What types of trees are associated with English churchyards and there are at least 500 churchyards in England which contain such trees older than the buildings themselves?


4. Name the only title character of a Disney animated feature film that does not speak?


5. What is the Aboriginal name for Ayers Rock in the middle of Australia?


6. Which UK city was the first to introduce a congestion charge; it was a year before London's charge?


7. What is the only planet to spin clockwise?


8. What was the first name of the Kray twins' mother?


9. Whilst not actually winning a gong for their acting which film roles have been done by Carl Dane, boxer Bombardier Billy Wells, Phil Nieman and wrestler Ken Richmond?


10. John Callcott Horsley designed the first what in 1843?

zico 11:11 Tue Oct 19
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Turpinator 8:51 Mon Oct 18

If it's yesterday's I'll win by a mile!! ;-)

Westside gents has kindly offered to do a music quiz this Thursday and may well contiunue each Thursday, which makes my life a little easier with Monday's and Thursday's sorted, so thanks to Westside and Turps.

easthammer 1:41 Tue Oct 19
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I bow to the superior knowledge re yield v coupon and therefore claim just 11.

My only excuse

It is a long time since I taught Monetary Economics to Bankers!

And back then I made most of it up ;)

Mad Dog 12:44 Tue Oct 19
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8. These rounds really aren't my thing

charlie paynter 12:23 Tue Oct 19
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7

Looking forward to next week's!

Turpinator 8:51 Mon Oct 18
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Next weeks quiz will be on the all the things that if you know the answer you should take a hard look at yourself. Therefore if you know the answer you will be awarded minus points and plus points for glorious ignorance. It will be called the Viiva El Turpinators Reverse Bollock Theory Quiz and I make no apologies if it offends anybody

Turpinator 8:46 Mon Oct 18
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Westside is correct on the Bond question. Until a few years ago the futures based coupon on something like Gilts was 6% when the actual cash bonds were way below at 2%. Futures markets very rarely change the coupon

Turpinator 8:44 Mon Oct 18
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East. All the Index's I listed have a futures market associated with it. There is a Ftse 250 but it has no underlying futures based hedge.

Turpinator 8:43 Mon Oct 18
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East . No it's not but I was just placing some context

Westside 7:15 Mon Oct 18
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Traded like equites, not treated.

Westside 7:14 Mon Oct 18
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11 for me today unless you will allow "yield" instead of coupon (which I claim is a correct alternative).

it isn't.

Coupon is the rate the government, pays on the bond, regardless of what you paid for the bond (i.e. at par).

The price of bonds rises and falls. They are treated, like equities.. The coupon stays the same on the, but the yield on the bond changes, as the price of the bond falls, or rises in relation to par.

Say a government bond is issued at £100, with a 5% coupon. The bond prices fall, to say £50. You buy at £50. You will be paid interest at the coupon rate, at par, £5, i.e. 5%. The yield will be 10%

Far Cough 7:06 Mon Oct 18
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6

Syd Puddefoot 6:45 Mon Oct 18
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6. Not really my forte this.

easthammer 6:45 Mon Oct 18
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11 for me today unless you will allow "yield" instead of coupon (which I claim is a correct alternative). In which case it is 12 for me.

Although I got FTSE 100 I also know there is also a FSTE 250 index. it is used as a tracker. Not up to date on this stuff I would have thought some of the other indexes would have alternative numbers of companies that are used. As the answer points out one changed recently


Also whilst I am going on one. ( And although I got Apple as an answer) Comparing a company's capitalisation (Cap) to the GDP of a country is not meaningful.

Texas Iron 6:37 Mon Oct 18
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17

zico 6:03 Mon Oct 18
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1 - Obviously not my strength!! Cheers Turps.

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