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
25%
  
b. We're owed an FA Cup after Gerrard nicked our last one in 06, our name's on it in 22
9%
  
c. A bye to the League Cup 3rd round gives us a good start, let's make it count
5%
  
d. The Europa is our best ticket to the Champions League, this is the one
36%
  
e. What's wrong with you, let's do the lot, has the quadruple ever been done
24%
  



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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zico 12:59 Tue Jan 18
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Who do I think I'm kidding with this very British What’s the connection quiz?


1. Which American actor provided the voice for the masked Darth Vader in the Star Wars films?


2. Which is England’s highest mountain?


3. What does the W stand for in George W Bush?


4. Which former prime minister appeared on the Morecambe and Wise Christmas Special in 1978?


5. Which company was founded in a draper’s shop in Glasgow in 1849?


6. What is the name of the pig in Animal Farm?


7. What former monetary unit was equal to a quarter of an old penny?


8. What is the alcoholic beverage similar to cider which is made from fermented pears?


9. Which ex British tennis player replaced Anneka Rice in the 1980’s British TV programme Treasure Hunt?


10. The first televised nine dart finish was achieved at the MFI World Matchplay on 13 October 1984 by which player?


10. What’s the connection?

riosleftsock 10:43 Mon Jan 17
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4

Far Cough 8:48 Mon Jan 17
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5

Syd Puddefoot 8:29 Mon Jan 17
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6.

Mad Dog 8:13 Mon Jan 17
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3.

But kicking myself over a few of those now.

zico 7:51 Mon Jan 17
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Famous Firsts

1. What was the name of Stephen King’s first “published” novel, was it “Salem’s Lot”, “The Shining” or “Carrie”?

Carrie


2. Who was the first actor to refuse an Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Actor?

George C. Scott (in 1970 for Patton)


3. Which countries flag was the first to reach South Pole?

Norway


4. Who was the first American president to resign from office?

Richard Nixon


5. In 1927 who made the first successful solo non-stop transatlantic flight and for a bonus point what was the name of their plane?

Charles Lindbergh - the Spirit of St. Louis


6. In 1871–72 the first FA Cup Final was held. For three points name the two clubs involved and where it was played?

Wanderers beat Royal Engineers 1-0 and the game was played at the Kennington Oval (will accept The Oval)


7. Who was the first boxer to regain the World heavyweight title?

Floyd Patterson


8. For two points - In 1982 which two teams contested the first ever World Cup match to be decided by a penalty shootout?

West Germany and France on 8 July 1982, in which the Germans won the shootout 5:4


9. Who committed the first murder captured live on television?

Jack Ruby (killing Lee Harvey Oswald. November 24, 1963)


10. Who was Henry VIII’s first wife?

Catherine of Aragon

Mad Dog 1:26 Mon Jan 17
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Gonna be some serious guess work today.

zico 12:41 Mon Jan 17
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Morning all.

Famous Firsts

1. What was the name of Stephen King’s first “published” novel, was it “Salem’s Lot”, “The Shining” or “Carrie”?


2. Who was the first actor to refuse an Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Actor?


3. Which countries flag was the first to reach South Pole?


4. Who was the first American president to resign from office?


5. In 1927 who made the first successful solo non-stop transatlantic flight and for a bonus point what was the name of their plane?


6. In 1871–72 the first FA Cup Final was held. For three points name the two clubs involved and where it was played?


7. Who was the first boxer to regain the World heavyweight title?


8. For two points - In 1982 which two teams contested the first ever World Cup match to be decided by a penalty shootout?


9. Who committed the first murder captured live on television?


10. Who was Henry VIII’s first wife?

Far Cough 9:08 Fri Jan 14
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Whoops

Far Cough 9:07 Fri Jan 14
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Every office has a Colin Hunt the office joker, don't they?

Texas Iron 9:03 Fri Jan 14
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8

Mad Dog 8:39 Fri Jan 14
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Far cough, I will thank you. Making yesterday's score 17

He invented many things including the following

Urinary Catheter
American Celebrity
Swim Fins
The Odometer
American Political Cartooning
Glass Armonica
Reaching Device (the Long Arm)
The Franklin Stove
Bifocal Eyeglasses
The Lightning Rod

Far Cough 6:11 Fri Jan 14
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10 for today, cheers zico


Mad Dog, I'm not going to research it, if you feel it's correct, then take the point

Mad Dog 6:04 Fri Jan 14
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6

Waiting on adjudication for an extra point for bifocals from Benjamin Franklin from yesterday

Syd Puddefoot 5:25 Fri Jan 14
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Not quite as old as EH but also 9.

easthammer 5:11 Fri Jan 14
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Being a bit of an old relic myself, it is not surprising that I managed 9 today.

Annoyed I didn't get the Fishbourne one as I visited that site a few years back. And I kind of knew that rabbits arrived with the Romans

zico 5:01 Fri Jan 14
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Archaeology Quiz

1. Which method, developed in the 1940s, is used to date organic objects?

Carbon dating or radiocarbon dating


2. In August 2012 an ambitious excavation began under a Leicester car park which discovered whose remains? For a bonus point which old church was also found during the excavation?

Richard III - Grey Friars Church


3. What were allegedly found in the Qumran Caves, Palestine, by an Arab shepherd in 1946?

Dead Sea Scrolls


4. The Herculaneum papyri are more than 1,800 documents carbonized by the eruption of which volcano?

Mount Vesuvius (in AD 79)


5. Name the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete which has been called Europe's oldest city?

Knossos


6. For two points - In 1922, which British archaeologist broke through a doorway that was the entrance to a boy pharaoh’s tomb which had remained sealed for more than 3,200 years? What was the name of this ancient Egyptian pharaoh?

Howard Carter. Tutankhamun.


7. By what name are the Parthenon Marbles better known?

Elgin Marbles


8. What modern country is home the remains of the ancient city of Troy?

Turkey


9. What was name given to the famous hoax "discovered" in a pit in Sussex, England, between 1908-1912?

Piltdown Man


10. A tiny bone found at Fishbourne Roman Palace in Sussex revealed that which animals arrived in the British Isles 1,000 years earlier than previously thought?

Rabbits

zico 12:20 Fri Jan 14
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I'm on the early evening shift tonight so answers will be earlier than usual.

Archaeology Quiz

1. Which method, developed in the 1940s, is used to date organic objects?

2. In August 2012 an ambitious excavation began under a Leicester car park which discovered whose remains? For a bonus point which old church was also found during the excavation?

3. What were allegedly found in the Qumran Caves, Palestine, by an Arab shepherd in 1946?

4. The Herculaneum papyri are more than 1,800 documents carbonized by the eruption of which volcano?

5. Name the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete which has been called Europe's oldest city?

6. For two points - In 1922, which British archaeologist broke through a doorway that was the entrance to a boy pharaoh’s tomb which had remained sealed for more than 3,200 years? What was the name of this ancient Egyptian pharaoh?

7. By what name are the Parthenon Marbles better known?

8. What modern country is home the remains of the ancient city of Troy?

9. What was name given to the famous hoax "discovered" in a pit in Sussex, England, between 1908-1912?

10. A tiny bone found at Fishbourne Roman Palace in Sussex revealed that which animals arrived in the British Isles 1,000 years earlier than previously thought?

Texas Iron 4:40 Fri Jan 14
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16
😀😀

easthammer 3:00 Fri Jan 14
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13 today missed yesterday

Mad Dog 10:04 Thu Jan 13
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I had bifocals as the answer for Benjamin Franklin. Surely worth a point as he invented more than just the 1 item.

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