Feb 12, 2007

No please diary, don't make me hurt 'em

Last Wednesday, my diary told me it was pub quiz time. Apart from the fact my diary was talking to me, this filled me with thrillation and excitingness because it was finally my time to come up with a general knowledge round.

The audience responded well, with the usual comments of "ooh that's a good question", "where do you get these questions from?" and "clear off, Fat Roland, this is a hick town* and we know what you get up to on Sundays".

So here are the questions for you to ponder over your lunch hour. I will post the answers in one week's time. And remember, if you Google / Wikipedia any of them, I will shove nuts up your nostrils and feed you to squirrels I have just angered by telling them bushy tails are, like, SOOO 1974.

>Question one

When’s the last time a monarch lived in the palace of Westminster? (A century will do.)

>Question two

The names of the comedians featured in Apple Mac’s new adverts are David and Robert. By what name are they more commonly known?

>Question three

What are the primary characteristics (ingredient) of the following types of curries? (a) dopiaza; (b) rogan josh.

>Question four

Anthony Eden took a cruise after his resignation over Suez. Name his cruise ship waiter who later became a political heavyweight in his own right.

>Question five

Put these Pink Floyd albums in order of release: The Dark Side of the Moon; The Division Bell; The Piper at the Gates of Dawn; The Wall.

>Question six

In which fantasy novel series would you find the following card games? (a) Exploding Snap; (b) Cripple Mr Onion.

>Question seven

What colour do you get when you mix Lala and Po?

>Question eight

I have a right angled triangle. If one side is 5 centimetres long and the hypoteneuse is 13 centimetres long, how long is the remaining side?

>Question nine

Can you name two of the three biggest cities in the EU (by population in the city boundary)? And for a bonus point, which is the most burgled country in the EU?

>Question ten

From which song did the cartoon dog Scooby Doo acquire his name? (a) Ella Fitzgerald’s Diga Diga Doo; (b)Frank Sinatra’s Strangers In The Night; or (c) Jungle Book’s Bear Necessities.

For the other rounds in the quiz, you could do worse than to start here.

*I nicked this idea from Sunday's Top Gear

1 comment:

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