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Ailurophile Quiz

Nigel Parsons 25 Oct 15 - 02:54 PM
Snuffy 26 Oct 15 - 03:36 PM
MGM·Lion 26 Oct 15 - 03:44 PM
Kampervan 26 Oct 15 - 04:33 PM
Uncle_DaveO 27 Oct 15 - 09:41 AM
Nigel Parsons 27 Oct 15 - 09:33 PM
Nigel Parsons 29 Oct 15 - 06:13 PM
Thompson 29 Oct 15 - 06:29 PM
GUEST 29 Oct 15 - 10:42 PM
Kampervan 30 Oct 15 - 03:52 AM
Thompson 30 Oct 15 - 04:47 AM
Nigel Parsons 01 Nov 15 - 03:34 PM
GUEST,Ebor Fiddler 01 Nov 15 - 07:07 PM
MGM·Lion 02 Nov 15 - 05:33 AM
Jack Blandiver 02 Nov 15 - 07:42 AM
Nigel Parsons 02 Nov 15 - 07:59 AM
Jack Blandiver 02 Nov 15 - 08:35 AM
Jack Blandiver 02 Nov 15 - 08:44 AM
Jack Blandiver 02 Nov 15 - 12:16 PM
Thompson 02 Nov 15 - 06:52 PM
MGM·Lion 03 Nov 15 - 03:59 AM
Nigel Parsons 04 Nov 15 - 04:38 PM
GUEST,Blandiver (Astray) 04 Nov 15 - 04:53 PM
Nigel Parsons 04 Nov 15 - 04:59 PM
GUEST,Blandiver (Astray) 05 Nov 15 - 04:15 AM
Doug Chadwick 05 Nov 15 - 08:46 AM
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Subject: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 25 Oct 15 - 02:54 PM

If you understand the title, you'll know what connection runs through the answers. If not, the first answer (or a combination of others) might help you get the connection.
As usual (for my quizzes) Please do not put answers in the thread.
I will acknowledge PMs giving answers and posting scores. The full set of answers will be posted in a few days time.
Usual warning: I take liberties with spelling/pronunciation

1 Which musical is based on poems by T S Elliot?
2 Which material was used for making combs, small boxes & frames and inlays, and was predominantly sourced from the hawksbill turtle?
3 What was the name of the fabulous diamond in a series of Peter Sellers movies?
4 How would a native of Tehran have been described (pre 1980)?
5 How might one describe a native of Ellan Vannin?
6 What was the name of the chimp character in the Tarzan films of the 1930s?
7 Who appeared on TV most often with Terry Hall (1926 - 2007)?
8 Which fluid measure is one fifth of a gill?
9 What term describes strike action taken without authorisation by their trade union?
10 What name is shared by an early British home computer, a helicopter, & a body spray?
11 By what name was Mumbai previously known?
12 What word describes a load carrying road motor vehicle with an enclosed cargo area?
13 What slang term is used for an older woman who seeks assignations with young men? (NO! "Stiffler's mom" is not a valid answer to this theme!)
14 What is a mythical creature with, as a minimum, the body of a lion and a human head?
15 What is the nickname of the Argentine rugby team? (a valiant defeat today!)
16 What three creatures were Dorothy, the Scarecrow & the Tin Woodcutter worried they might meet?
17 Which TV character, voiced by Arnold Stang, was apparently based on Phil Silvers as Bilko?
18 What word does not rhyme (although it looks as though it should) with the name of a skin tight garment named for a famous trapeze artist?
19 According to Paddington, what do bears like?
20 What make of car was driven by Inspector Morse?

Mods, please leave in the 'top half' for a couple of days. There are a few music oriented questions in there.

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Snuffy
Date: 26 Oct 15 - 03:36 PM

PM sent - answers for most of them, but several of them doubtful.


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 26 Oct 15 - 03:44 PM

Likewise.


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Kampervan
Date: 26 Oct 15 - 04:33 PM

Got them all apart from no 12. Need to think about that one.


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 27 Oct 15 - 09:41 AM

No. 12: What does a box truck have to do with ailurs?

And Yes, I know what that animal is normally known as.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 27 Oct 15 - 09:33 PM

"Kampervan"
Are you kidding me?

If it's any help, it's a Turkish breed!


p.s. I'm allowed to give hints.


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 29 Oct 15 - 06:13 PM

Some scores in:
MGM 16/20
Doug Chadwick 16/20 (he could have claimed more, but owned up to the ones he needed Google for)
Charmion 19/20

#16 seems to be causing the most problems. If you remember the film, Dorothy, the Scarecrow & the tin woodcutter are going along chanting "..... & ...... & ....., Oh my!"

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Thompson
Date: 29 Oct 15 - 06:29 PM

One fifth of a gill?


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Oct 15 - 10:42 PM

Dude -

Please post your e-mail so we can reply "incognito."


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Kampervan
Date: 30 Oct 15 - 03:52 AM

Doh! OK, missed that, but it is a pretty obscure breed.


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Thompson
Date: 30 Oct 15 - 04:47 AM

Oh, just realised what one-fifth of a gill must be. Handy! Now i can remember how much a gill is when following old recipes!


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 01 Nov 15 - 03:34 PM

Thompson:
Yes, a 'gill' is a quarter pint.
One fifth of a gill was the pre-metric standard measure (for a 'single' measure of spirits) in Scotland.
Down south the standard was slightly smaller at 1/6th of a gill. But at least this meant you could get an exact number of measures (32) from a standard spirits bottle.
A standard spirits bottle was 1/6th of a gallon (although usually stated in other measures - hence the connection in the quiz)

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: GUEST,Ebor Fiddler
Date: 01 Nov 15 - 07:07 PM

I never knew I was an ailuraphile! I'll tell the Boss when she wakes up.


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 02 Nov 15 - 05:33 AM

A gill is indeed ¼-pint in S England, but if you ask for 'a gill' in a Yorkshire pub you will be given ½-pint. Many years ago I had a girlfriend from Keighley, Yorkshire, whose surname was Gill [a widespread local name] and her nickname at school had been "Halfpint", she told me.

Confusing, eh wot·wot!?

≈M≈

Even (not to drift) my cat Cleo admits to being confused.


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 02 Nov 15 - 07:42 AM

Though Ailurophobic, I had a shot at all but one.


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 02 Nov 15 - 07:59 AM

And if you're an ailurophobe you probably need your 'shots'. (Penecillin, anti-histamine . . .)


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 02 Nov 15 - 08:35 AM

No allergies, just a natural dislike. I'm quite fond of moggy-lore though - some lovely books on the subject (here's but three).

Shots. Is that a hint?


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 02 Nov 15 - 08:44 AM

PS : Another quiz for Ailurophiles from the greatest folk-cat of them all:

c. 1972

Which takes it's name from this lovely wee volume of Moggy-lore I picked up on Lancaster market a couple of quid back in January:

c. 1946


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 02 Nov 15 - 12:16 PM

(...some hours later... waking up in a misty fug to the strains of Die Kunst der Fugue...)

D'oh! And did I really not know Clowder was the official collective noun? Apparently not. Never mind, I know now. And it's a Kindle of Kittens. Too much alliteration gives me a headache...


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Thompson
Date: 02 Nov 15 - 06:52 PM

But surely an MGM-Lion should realise we're talking ounces, even if they're liquid ounces!


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 03 Nov 15 - 03:59 AM

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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 04 Nov 15 - 04:38 PM

For those who've been waiting, and as my usual thread for answers was closed after a spam attack!

SPOILER ALERT
ANSWERS FOLLOW THIS SPACE












1 Which musical is based on poems by T S Elliot? Cats
2 Which material was used for making combs, small boxes & frames and inlays, and was predominantly sourced from the hawksbill turtle? Tortoiseshell
3 What was the name of the fabulous diamond in a series of Peter Sellers movies? The Pink Panther
4 How would a native of Tehran have been described (pre 1980)? Persian
5 How might one describe a native of Ellan Vannin? Manx
6 What was the name of the chimp character in the Tarzan films of the 1930s? Cheetah
7 Who appeared on TV most often with Terry Hall (1926 - 2007)? Lenny the Lion (ventriloquist act)
8 Which fluid measure is one fifth of a gill? Fluid ounce (the ounce is also known as the snow leopard)
9 What term describes strike action taken without authorisation by their trade union? Wildcat strike
10 What name is shared by an early British home computer, a helicopter, & a body spray? Lynx
11 By what name was Mumbai previously known? Bombay
12 What word describes a load carrying road motor vehicle with an enclosed cargo area? Van (a Turkish breed)
13 What slang term is used for an older woman who seeks assignations with young men? (NO! "Stiffler's mom" is not a valid answer to this theme!) Cougar
14 What is a mythical creature with, as a minimum, the body of a lion and a human head? Sphinx
15 What is the nickname of the Argentine rugby team? (a valiant defeat today!) The Pumas
16 What three creatures were Dorothy, the Scarecrow & the Tin Woodcutter worried they might meet? Lions, and tigers, and bears
17 Which TV character, voiced by Arnold Stang, was apparently based on Phil Silvers as Bilko? Top Cat (re-titled Boss cat in UK to avoid clashing with a cat food)
18 What word does not rhyme (although it looks as though it should) with the name of a skin tight garment named for a famous trapeze artist? Leopard
19 According to Paddington, what do bears like? Marmalade
20 What make of car was driven by Inspector Morse? Jaguar

Sorry for the delay, I've been having problems logging in & posting to Mudcat for much of the past ten days.
Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: GUEST,Blandiver (Astray)
Date: 04 Nov 15 - 04:53 PM

Ah, Ounce...

Sphinx? I had Manticore, which is also a lion with a human head. I once had a teacher who insisted it was pronounced MAN-TICKORY.


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 04 Nov 15 - 04:59 PM

Ah, yes. But I don't know of 'manticore' as a breed/type of cat, whereas Sphynx clearly is.

Cheers
Nigel


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: GUEST,Blandiver (Astray)
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 04:15 AM

Nothing like a bit o' pedantry first thing on a rainy Guy Fawkes morn : Sphynx is the breed of cat; Sphinx is the mythical hybrid.


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 05 Nov 15 - 08:46 AM

Sphynx is the breed of cat; Sphinx is the mythical hybrid.

Nigel covered that in his opening post.

    "Usual warning: I take liberties with spelling/pronunciation"

DC


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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: GUEST,Blandiver (Astray)
Date: 14 Nov 15 - 05:03 AM

For all folky ailurophiles:

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Subject: RE: Ailurophile Quiz
From: LadyJean
Date: 14 Nov 15 - 11:15 PM

I didn't know where Ellin Vannin was. But I do know that the Manx cat was the last animal on board Noah's Ark, and that's how they lost their tails.


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