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Whitby Folkie Quiz

GUEST,Joe G 30 Dec 13 - 08:09 AM
Noreen 30 Dec 13 - 04:45 PM
GUEST,Raggytash 31 Dec 13 - 03:11 AM
Noreen 31 Dec 13 - 05:19 AM
GUEST,Joe G 31 Dec 13 - 10:32 AM
Mo the caller 01 Jan 14 - 06:08 AM
GUEST,Joe G 01 Jan 14 - 08:23 AM
Mo the caller 01 Jan 14 - 09:23 AM
GUEST,Guest - Neil E. 01 Jan 14 - 09:55 AM
Mo the caller 02 Jan 14 - 10:58 AM
GUEST,Neil E 03 Jan 14 - 12:50 PM
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Subject: Whitby Folkie Quiz - Today
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 30 Dec 13 - 08:09 AM

Hi all

Just in case anyone is reading this who is planning to go to the quiz and doesn't know where / when it is - its today at 2pm in the Station pub(assuming they let us have it there!)


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folkie Quiz
From: Noreen
Date: 30 Dec 13 - 04:45 PM

Really? Must be a different one from the one that started from the Dolphin on Saturday then :)


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folkie Quiz
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 03:11 AM

Thanks to Heather & Neil for a great quiz, good fun. Yes Noreen, Saturday was the Treasure Hunt, not to be confused with this music and general (lack of) knowledge quiz.


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folkie Quiz
From: Noreen
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 05:19 AM

Oops- showing up my lack of knowledge there! :)


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folkie Quiz
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 31 Dec 13 - 10:32 AM

Yes it was a good'un and a close run thing!


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folkie Quiz
From: Mo the caller
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 06:08 AM

Are you going to post the questions for us?


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folkie Quiz
From: GUEST,Joe G
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 08:23 AM

I'll ask Neil if he can post the word questions - half of it was music though


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folkie Quiz
From: Mo the caller
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 09:23 AM

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folkie Quiz
From: GUEST,Guest - Neil E.
Date: 01 Jan 14 - 09:55 AM

As requested - here are the printed questions which covered 3 rounds of the Whitby quiz – the other 3 rounds involved listening to pieces of music, so can't be included here – sorry. For anyone curious the music was split into rounds of General, Folk and The Pogues (identifying 10 snippets of different songs/tunes)
I'll post the answers to the questions below sometime tomorrow or Friday.

1 Christmas

Saint Nicholas is thought to have been the model for Santa Claus but what date is his feast day?

Santa's sleigh is led by 9 reindeers. Name them

Which English king was crowned on Christmas day?

The 3 kings brought gold, frankincense & myrrh but what according to western Christian tradition were their names

In Dickens 'Christmas Carol' which was the 2nd ghost to visit Ebenezer Scrooge?

In the song the 12 days of Christmas what was the gift on the 8th day?

What date was 'New Years day' in the Tudor era.?

Wasailing is a tradition involving singing & drinking to the health of trees. But what type of tree?

What date is the Winter solstice celebrated.

In the wizard of Oz Dorothy, Lion, Scarecrow, & tin man are off to see the wizard….. but what is the name of the city they are travelling to?

2 People & Places

This conspirator in the gunpowder plot was captured on 5th November 1605 and executed on 31st January 1606. He is now celebrated annually but where was he born?

Henry II is reputed to have said ' will no-one rid me of this turbulent priest?' Who was the priest & at which cathedral was he murdered?

This Scottish queen was accused of plotting against her cousin Queen Elizabeth 1st. She was executed in 1587 at which English castle.

This aristocrat funded Howard Carter's excavation leading to the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb. When he died in Cairo it was said he was a victim of the pharaoh's curse. Recently his ancestral home has been used in the filming of Downton Abbey. Name the ancestral home.

This king of Scotland was reputedly inspired by a spider. In 1314 he defeated Edward II's army in a battle named after the stream on the battle field. Name the battle

The Lindisfarne Gospels were written by the monk Eadfirth reputedly in honour of this saint. The Gospels returned to which Northern English city this summer.


This medieval writer is most famous for a collection of stories about a group of pilgrims travelling to Canterbury. The pilgrimage started from an inn in which London borough?

This Queen wife of Edward I died at Harby in Lincolnshire in 1290. Her funeral procession from Lincoln to Westminster Abbey had 12 overnight stops. At each place Edward ordered a cross to be erected. The final/12th cross (now a replica) can be seen in the forecourt of which London station.

In late 1926 this crime writer's disappearance for 10 days caused an extensive manhunt & was reported on the front page of the New York Times. She was found safely but never explained it. Her house Greenway can still be visited but in which county is it?

In 1066 this conquering Norman defeated Harold's Saxon army in battle on Senlac Hill. He reigned until his death in 1087. You can still visit his grave but where is it?

3 Current Affairs

Which TV chef and art critic got divorced following pictures in the press of him with his hands on her throat in a restaurant?

Andy Murray became the first British man to win Wimbledon in 70 years. Who did he beat?

In September it was announced that over 500 British sites including the National forest were infected with the fungal tree disease Chalara fraxinea. But which type of tree is it killing?

In November parliament passed the bill for Scotland to hold a referendum for independence in 2014 but what date has been set for it?

Which BBC TV programme celebrated 50 years in November?

Also in November which British city was named as city of culture 2017?

Which Irish actor famous for his role as Laurence of Arabia died at the age of 81 earlier this month?

Which England bowler retired recently after 60 tests and taking 255 wickets?

December 21st 2013 was the 25th anniversary of which air disaster?

Members of a Russian feminist punk band imprisoned for appearing in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the saviour in 2011 were released on 23rd December. What was the name of the band?


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folkie Quiz
From: Mo the caller
Date: 02 Jan 14 - 10:58 AM

Those are hard. Like Mastermind I know the answers to the bits you don't ask (e.g. the people not the places)


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Subject: RE: Whitby Folkie Quiz
From: GUEST,Neil E
Date: 03 Jan 14 - 12:50 PM

and here are the questions again along with the answers !

Saint Nicholas is thought to have been the model for Santa Claus but what date is his feast day?

6th December

Santa's sleigh is led by 9 reindeers. Name them

Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen

Which English king was crowned on Christmas day?

William I

The 3 kings brought gold, frankincense & myrrh but what according to western Christian tradition were their names

Melchior, Caspar, Balthazar

In Dickens 'Christmas Carol' which was the 2nd ghost to visit Ebenezer Scrooge?

Christmas Past.

In the song the 12 days of Christmas what was the gift on the 8th day?

8 maids a milking (hares or hounds a running- early versions)

What date was 'New Years day' in the Tudor era.?

March 25th   

Wasailing is a tradition involving singing & drinking to the health of trees. But what type of tree?

Apple

What date is the Winter solstice celebrated.

21st December.


In the wizard of Oz Dorothy, Lion, Scarecrow, & tin man are off to see the wizard….. but what is the name of the city they are travelling to?

Emerald city.
This conspirator in the gunpowder plot was captured on 5th November 1605 and executed on 31st January 1606. He is now celebrated annually but where was he born?

Guy/Guido Fawkes
York (Stonegate)

Henry II is reputed to have said ' will no-one rid me of this turbulent priest?' Who was the priest & at which cathedral was he murdered?

Thomas a Becket/ Thomas Becket/ St Thomas of Canterbury.
Canterbury Cathedral

This Scottish queen was accused of plotting against her cousin Queen Elizabeth 1st. She was executed in 1587 at which English castle.

Mary Queen of Scots/ Mary 1 of Scotland/ Mary Stuart/ Marie Stuart
Fotheringhay

This aristocrat funded Howard Carter's excavation leading to the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb. When he died in Cairo it was said he was a victim of the pharaoh's curse. Recently his ancestral home has been used in the filming of Downton Abbey. Name the ancestral home.

Lord Caenarvon / 5th Earl of Caenarvon
Highclere   

This king of Scotland was reputedly inspired by a spider. In 1314 he defeated Edward II's army in a battle named after the stream on the battle field. Name the battle

Robert the Bruce/ King Robert 1st of Scotland
Bannockburn.

The Lindisfarne Gospels were written by the monk Eadfirth reputedly in honour of this saint. The Gospels returned to which Northern English city this summer.

St Cuthbert
Durham

This medieval writer is most famous for a collection of stories about a group of pilgrims travelling to Canterbury. The pilgrimage started from an inn in which London borough?

Geoffrey Chaucer
Southwark



This Queen wife of Edward I died at Harby in Lincolnshire in 1290. Her funeral procession from Lincoln to Westminster Abbey had 12 overnight stops. At each place Edward ordered a cross to be erected. The final/12th cross (now a replica) can be seen in the forecourt of which London station.

Queen Eleanor/ Eleanor of Castile
Charing cross.


In late 1926 this crime writer's disappearance for 10 days caused an extensive manhunt & was reported on the front page of the New York Times. She was found safely but never explained it. Her house Greenway can still be visited but in which county is it?

Agatha Christie   
Devon


In 1066 this conquering Norman defeated Harold's Saxon army in battle on Senlac Hill. He reigned until his death in 1087. You can still visit his grave but where is it?

William I
Abbaye des hommes Caen.

Which TV chef and art critic got divorced following pictures in the press of him with his hands on her throat in a restaurant?

Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi

Andy Murray became the first British man to win Wimbledon in 70 years. Who did he beat?

Novak Djokovic

In September it was announced that over 500 British sites including the National forest were infected with the fungal tree disease Chalara fraxinea. But which type of tree is it killing?

Ash

In November parliament passed the bill for Scotland to hold a referendum for independence in 2014 but what date has been set for it?

Thursday 18th September 2014

Which BBC TV programme celebrated 50 years in November?

Doctor Who

Also in November which British city was named as city of culture 2017?

Hull

Which Irish actor famous for his role as Laurence of Arabia died at the age of 81 earlier this month?

Peter O'Toole.

Which England bowler retired recently after 60 tests and taking 255 wickets?

Graham Swann

December 21st 2013 was the 25th anniversary of which air disaster?

Lockerbie/ Pan Am flight 103

Members of a Russian feminist punk band imprisoned for appearing in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the saviour in 2011 were released on 23rd December. What was the name of the band?

Pussy riot


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