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1. Which cricketer was the first to hit six sixes in an over?

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2. Jack had his second birthday yesterday and he’ll be 4 years old next year. What is the date of Jack’s birthday?

Answer = 31st December

3. Which sea lies between the Bosporus and the Dardanelles?

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4. Which literary family lived at Haworth in Yorkshire?

Answer = Bronte

5. Who recorded the albums After the Goldrush and Harvest?

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6. In which city did the summer Olympic Games of 1984 take place?

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7. Orlando International Airport has the location code ‘MCO’. What do these letters stand for?

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8. Alfred, Farmingdale and Pixy are all types of what?

Answer = Plums

9. Who sang with Elton John on Act of War?

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10. Who lives in Hundred Acre Wood?

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11. In which country was Florence Nightingale born?

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12. Who led the Peasant’s Revolt of 1381?

Answer = Wat Tyler

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

The onion is the most widely used vegetable in the world.

Answer = I did. I hate them. I’ll bet you don’t know how many times I have had to scrape the onions out of a cheese sandwich I have ordered in a pub or café? :wtf2:

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  1. Which cricketer was the first to hit six sixes in an over? Sir Garfield Sobers,31st August 1968.
  2. Jack had his second birthday yesterday and he’ll be 4 years old next year. What is the date of Jack’s birthday? ???
  3. Which sea lies between the Bosporus and the Dardanelles?Sea of Marmara,
  4. Which literary family lived at Haworth in Yorkshire? The Brontës
  5. Who recorded the albums After the Goldrush and Harvest? Neil Young
  6. In which city did the summer Olympic Games of 1984 take place? Los Angeles
  7. Orlando International Airport has the location code ‘MCO’. What do these letters stand for? McCoy Air Force Base,
  8. Alfred, Farmingdale and Pixy are all types of what? ???
  9. Who sang with Elton John on Act of War? Millie Jackson
  10. Who lives in Hundred Acre Wood? Winnie-the-Pooh
  11. In which country was Florence Nightingale born? Florence, Italy
  12. Who led the Peasant’s Revolt of 1381? Wat Tyler
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Answers to last week's quiz:

  1. Sir Gary Sobers

  2. December 31

  3. Sea of Marmara

  4. The Brontes

  5. Neil Young

  6. Los Angeles

  7. McCoy Air Force Base (the airport’s former name )

  8. Apricot

  9. Millie Jackson

  10. Owl is the only character in the Winnie the Pooh books who actually lives in Hundred Acre Wood. Winnie the Pooh, and all his friends, live in the imaginary land surrounding Hundred Acre Wood.

  11. Italy

  12. Wat Tyler
     

New quiz tomorrow.

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This week i would like to know (I only managed 5 myself):

  1. Who beat Holland in the 1978 World Cup Final?

  2. In the drink ‘Gin and it’ what is ‘it’?

  3. Who was Adolf Hitler’s mistress?

  4. In which sport did Wilt Chamberlain and Alton Byrd achieve fame?

  5. Quetzel – is it animal, vegetable or mineral?

  6. In which county are all ten of England’s highest peaks?

  7. Nemesis was the Greek goddess of what?

  8. What term for a turncoat was especially applied to a Christian who turned to Islam?

  9. What is a male honeybee called?

  10. What was the title of the 1990 World Cup anthem, sung by Pavarotti?

  11. The signal ‘England expects that every man shall do his duty’? was supposedly sent before which battle

  12. What is the eigth sign of the zodiac?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Mary Queen of Scots became Queen at the age of one week.

Answers on Thursday next week.

 

The next quiz, Good Friday, will be an Easter Special. It will also be the last quiz for this session. We have now been let out after the pandemic so I'm off on holiday shortly. The nights are lighter now and life is starting to get back to normal so on my return there are people to see and places to visit which haven't been seen/visited for a couple of years. Then there's my lovely garden which is crying out for some springtime TLC. 


 

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1. Who beat Holland in the 1978 World Cup Final?

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2. In the drink ‘Gin and it’ what is ‘it’?

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3. Who was Adolf Hitler’s mistress?

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4. In which sport did Wilt Chamberlain and Alton Byrd achieve fame?

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5. Quetzel – is it animal, vegetable or mineral?

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6. In which county are all ten of England’s highest peaks?

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7. Nemesis was the Greek goddess of what?

Answer = Revenge

8. What term for a turncoat was especially applied to a Christian who turned to Islam?

Answer = No idea whatsoever:iiam:

9. What is a male honeybee called?

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10. What was the title of the 1990 World Cup anthem, sung by Pavarotti?

Answer = Nessun Dorma

11. The signal ‘England expects that every man shall do his duty’? was supposedly sent before which battle

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12. What is the eighth sign of the zodiac?

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I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

 

Mary Queen of Scots became Queen at the age of one week.

Answer = I did – it was on QI:thumbsup:

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Answers to last wek's quiz:

  1. Argentina

  2. Italian Vermouth

  3. Eva Braun

  4. Basketball

  5. Animal (Bird)

  6. Cumbria

  7. Vengeance

  8. Renegade

  9. Drone

  10. Nessun Dorma

  11. Battle of Trafalgar

  12. Scorpio

 

Easter special tomorrow when we can take stock of our knowledge on eggs and bunnies.

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Happy Easter everybody!

Here's an Easter special to pit your wits against:

  1. The world’s biggest chocolate Easter egg was 34 ft tall and weighed 15 873 lbs. Where was it made?

  2. In which Beatles song will you find the words “I am the egg man, they are the egg men”?

  3. Virtually all Fabergé eggs were made under the supervision of the famous Russian jeweler who gave them their name. What was his full name?

  4. What is the Sunday before Easter called?

  5. Which governor of the Roman province of Judaea presided over the trial of Jesus?

  6. At Easter, on the day before Good Friday, the British monarch distributes small silver coins known as what?

  7. Which comedy group wrote and starred in Life of Brian?

  8. How much did the most expensive hot cross bun cost?

  9. In the USA, the Easter Bunny delivers Easter eggs. Who delivers them in France?

  10. What is the name of the fruit cake decorated with marzipan balls which is traditionally eaten in England at Easter?

  11. What do the marzipan balls, mentioned in question 10, represent?

  12. The first Easter eggs were dyed red to represent what?

  13. The date on which Easter falls is determined by what?

  14. Which celebrity was made into a chocolate for the first time in 2015?

  15. Good Friday honours which of the following: crucifixion day, resurrection day or the day of the last supper?

  16. In which country is Easter celebrated with a massive water fight?

  17. There are many egg-shaped sweets. Which of the following is illegal in the USA:Cadbury Creme Egg, Kinder Surprise, Whoppers Robin Egg?

  18. What was the purpose of the Easter Act of 1928 (in the British parliament?

  19. Has Patti Smith ever recorded a song called Easter?

  20. What is the purpose of the ‘crocodile skin’ pattern that appears on some chocolate eggs?

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21. Bonus question: Why do we paint Easter eggs?

 

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Hunting dogs that were not owned by William the Conqueror had three toes removed to slow them down when trying to catch game.


Answers will be posted on TUESDAY next week as i won't be able to post on Thursday as usual.

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  1. The world’s biggest chocolate Easter egg was 34 ft tall and weighed 15 873 lbs. Where was it made? Tosca (Italy)
  2. In which Beatles song will you find the words “I am the egg man, they are the egg men”? The walrus
  3. Virtually all Fabergé eggs were made under the supervision of the famous Russian jeweler who gave them their name. What was his full name? Peter Carl Fabergé
  4. What is the Sunday before Easter called? Palm Sunday,
  5. Which governor of the Roman province of Judaea presided over the trial of Jesus? Pontius Pilate,
  6. At Easter, on the day before Good Friday, the British monarch distributes small silver coins known as what? Maunday money
  7. Which comedy group wrote and starred in Life of Brian? Monty Python
  8. How much did the most expensive hot cross bun cost?  £155 ($218)
  9. In the USA, the Easter Bunny delivers Easter eggs. Who delivers them in France? Flying bells
  10. What is the name of the fruit cake decorated with marzipan balls which is traditionally eaten in England at Easter? Simnel cake
  11. What do the marzipan balls, mentioned in question 10, represent? 12 Apostles
  12. The first Easter eggs were dyed red to represent what? Christ’s blood
  13. The date on which Easter falls is determined by what?Sunday after full moon
  14. Which celebrity was made into a chocolate for the first time in 2015? Benedict Cumberbatch.
  15. Good Friday honours which of the following: crucifixion day, resurrection day or the day of the last supper? Crucifixion day
  16. In which country is Easter celebrated with a massive water fight? Poland
  17. There are many egg-shaped sweets. Which of the following is illegal in the USA:Cadbury Creme Egg, Kinder Surprise, Whoppers Robin Egg?  Kinder Surprise
  18. What was the purpose of the Easter Act of 1928 (in the British parliament? Regulate the date of Easter
  19. Has Patti Smith ever recorded a song called Easter? Yes
  20. What is the purpose of the ‘crocodile skin’ pattern that appears on some chocolate eggs? To disguise any imperfections. 
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  22. Why do we paint Easter eggs?To mark the end of the period of penance and fasting,  
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1. The world’s biggest chocolate Easter egg was 34 ft tall and weighed 15 873 lbs. Where was it made?

Answer = Tosca, Italy

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2. In which Beatles song will you find the words “I am the egg man, they are the egg men”?

Answer = I am the Walrus – BUT I am the Egg man :thumbsup:

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3. Virtually all Fabergé eggs were made under the supervision of the famous Russian jeweler who gave them their name.      What was his full name?

Answer = Peter Carl Faberge

4. What is the Sunday before Easter called?

Answer = Palm Sunday

5. Which governor of the Roman province of Judaea presided over the trial of Jesus?

Answer = Pontius Pilot

6. At Easter, on the day before Good Friday, the British monarch distributes small silver coins known as what?

Answer = Maunday Money

7. Which comedy group wrote and starred in Life of Brian?

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8. How much did the most expensive hot cross bun cost?

Answer = £155 -

9. In the USA, the Easter Bunny delivers Easter eggs. Who delivers them in France?

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10. What is the name of the fruit cake decorated with marzipan balls which is traditionally eaten in England at Easter?

Answer = Simnel – can’t remember ever hearing that name :iiam:

11. What do the marzipan balls, mentioned in question 10, represent?

Answer = The Apostles – minus Judas Iscariot = 11 marzipan balls.

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12. The first Easter eggs were dyed red to represent what?

Answer = Blood of Christ

13. The date on which Easter falls is determined by what?

Answer = First Sunday after the full moon on or after the 21st March.

14. Which celebrity was made into a chocolate for the first time in 2015?

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15. Good Friday honours which of the following: crucifixion day, resurrection day or the day of the last supper?

Answer = crucifixtion day

16. In which country is Easter celebrated with a massive water fight?

Answer = Poland

17. There are many egg-shaped sweets. Which of the following is illegal in the USA:Cadbury Creme Egg, Kinder Surprise, Whoppers Robin Egg?

Answer = Kinder Surprise

18. What was the purpose of the Easter Act of 1928 (in the British parliament?

Answer = to determine what day Easter fell on.

19. Has Patti Smith ever recorded a song called Easter?

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20. What is the purpose of the ‘crocodile skin’ pattern that appears on some chocolate eggs?

Answer = to hide the cracks

 

Bonus question:  Why do we paint Easter eggs?

Answer = so our mams can get on with doing chores whist we are quiet :innocent:

I’ll bet you didn’t know ….

Hunting dogs that were not owned by William the Conqueror had three toes removed to slow them down when trying to catch game.

Answer = I didn’t.

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Answers to the Easter Special:

  1. Cortenuova, Italy (but it was made by the company ‘Tosca’)

  2. I am the Walrus

  3. Peter Carl Fabergé also known as Karl Gustavovich Fabergé

  4. Palm Sunday

  5. Pontius Pilate

  6. Maundy money

  7. Monty Python

  8. £155 ($218) It was baked in London 1829 then bought at an antiques show in the UK in 2000.

  9. The Flying Bells. In remembrance of Jesus’ death the bells fly to the Vatican and are blessed by the Pope. On the way back they collect eggs and chocolate which they drop into the gardens of well-behaved French children on Easter Sunday.

  10. Simnel cake

  11. Traditionally there are 11 balls representing the12 apostles, minus Judas

  12. The blood of Jesus

  13. The moon. Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the spring equinox.

  14. Benedict Cumberbatch (The Cumberbunny)

  15. Crucifixion day

  16. Poland

  17. Kinder Surprise. Since 2016 the law forbids the use of toys to promote sale of any item high in calories, saturated fats, sugar or sodium.

  18. To provide a fixed date for Easter (NB. The law, although passed, is not yet implemented)

  19. Yes. 1978

  20. To disguise eventual flaws.

  21. Because it’s easier than trying to wallpaper them.


Thank you for putting up with it for two years! If we get locked in again, which i suspect is possible, you may have to put up with it again.

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26 minutes ago, Canny lass said:

Thank you for putting up with it for two years! If we get locked in again, which i suspect is possible, you may have to put up with it again.

Thank you CL - now enjoy the holiday - light nights - garden and whatever else comes your way during your release from lockdown:punk:

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4 hours ago, Canny lass said:

Thank you for putting up with it for two years! If we get locked in again, which i suspect is possible, you may have to put up with it again.

And thank you from me, it's been a very interesting and testing time for most people but your quiz has been a great distraction from covid, and a great learning experience ! I thought I was past that! I hope you have a great summer and enjoy catching up with your friends and family. Thank you.

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