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SQ2 (Song Quiz)

Nigel Parsons 06 Mar 02 - 06:14 AM
Lady P. At Work 06 Mar 02 - 09:22 AM
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KT 08 Mar 02 - 01:24 AM
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Subject: SQ2
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 06:14 AM

**SPOILER ALERT* This posting contains the answers to the Song Quiz. See "Song Quiz". Any messages can be left on this thread, including a "Blue Clicky" for Song Quiz.If someone can do it.
This will allow anyone spotting this new thread to check out the Quiz before reading on.
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Variations on my original answers have been included where I think suitable. Yesterday
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
Tears: Teardrop: Teardrops: Tears On My Pillow
Pretty Flamingo (Groan)
Green Door
White Christmas
Leap up and down (Wave your knickers in the air)
Blue Moon
Distant Drums
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Strawberry Fields (Forever)
Good Luck Charm
Bat Out Of Hell
Sixteen Tons
Hello Dolly
Help Me Rhonda (Rhondda)
Bachelor Boy
Whiskey In The Jar
Beat It (Jackson): Whip It (Devo)
Candle In The Wind


Continuation of Song Quiz


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Lady P. At Work
Date: 06 Mar 02 - 09:22 AM

Parker and I managed to get 18 / 20. I just couldn't get Leap up & down.... although I thought it had to do with underwear. Parker got Good luck charm ( I had Lucky,Lucky, Lucky!!!) and when we finally got Help me Rhonda, we nearly wet ourselves. I'm not counting Distant drums as it was sheer luck that I wrote down "the sound of distant drums".

I enjoyed that. Almost like a cross word, but you don't have to worry so much about your spelling!

Again, again!

TTFN M'Lady P.


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Sorcha
Date: 07 Mar 02 - 07:39 PM

I feel pretty stupid about White Christmas---but I don't think I ever would have gotten it.


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: KT
Date: 08 Mar 02 - 01:24 AM

That's funny, Nigel! I thought #7 was "Twist and Shout" and #15 was "Oh, You Beautiful Doll!" And how 'bout "Little Bit O' Luck" for #12?


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 15 Mar 02 - 04:56 AM

Hidden away from the quiz itself, here are the answers to the St Pats day quiz
1 Limerick
2,Drogheda
3, Dr Kildare
4, Delaney's Donkey
5, (Zack) Mayo
6, The Rose of Tralee
7, Kiss the Blarney stone
8, Kill Kenny (Trey & Matt devised South Park)
9, Wick (o.k. this is in Scotland, so the revised question gave the answer Wicklow!)
10, Cork
11, Londonderry Air
12, Insp. Wexford
13, Bangor
14, Paddy McGinty's Goat
15, James Galway
16, Del Shannon
17, Knock
18, Ulysses
19, Tyrone Power
20, Punt (obsolete Irish currency as of this year)


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: VoxFox
Date: 16 Mar 02 - 03:48 PM

Sure would be nice to have the answers for the Intrumental Quiz. I got some of them and would like to see how close I was. NIGEL!!!,, Hey , you out there??!!! *BG* I like these brain thingies. =(_8^(1) DOH! VF


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 17 Mar 02 - 05:45 AM

Sorry!, not really an oversight, I rushed to get the St Pats answers on in case anyone was looking to use a quiz on the Eve, or on the day.

Herewith Instruments. (including atrocious puns at 10, 15 & 20)

1,Die Zeiberflote / The Magic Flute
2, Mr Tambourine Man
3, Zither
4, Mouth organ / Harmonica
5, Bagpipes (played by Scotty)
6, Harp
7, Bodhran
8, Flute (the Galway in question being James Galway)
9, Lyre
10, Harpist
11, Xylophone
12, Fife
13, Horn
14, (Brake) Drum
15, 'Obo(e)
16, Cornet. (Several responses of Tuba, which I decided to accept, as in a Tub'a ice cream)
17, Virginal
18, Trombone
19, Belle
20, Saxophones (Groan!!)


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: GUEST,hilary, not logged in
Date: 17 Mar 02 - 08:33 PM

Saxophone is AWFUL (BG)

much thanks for a great quiz

Hilary


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 06:54 AM

O.k. herewith the results for "Doctor Doctor" BS:New Quiz
1, Dr No
2, Dr Black
3, Dr John Watson (The fictitious chronicler!)
4, Dr Findlay's casebook
5, Dr Crippen
6, Dr Hook and the medicene show
7, Dr Zhivago
8, Dr Killdare
9, Boom diddy boom (Oh! Doctor I'm in Trouble)
10, Dr who
11, Dr Syn; Alias The Scarecrow
12, MO (modus operandi/ medical oficer)
13, GP (general purpose= GP= Jeep /General Practitioner (U.K.))
14, The Flying Doctor
15, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
16, Dr Benjamin Spock
17, Dr Dolittle
18, Dr Richard Kimble/Kemble
19, Dr Leonard McCoy (Bones in Star Trek)
20, Dr Strangelove; or, How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb!

There will be more before too long. Any comments please post to the original thread (if they don't include answers!)(Blue Clickie at start of this message) I hope to keep this thread short to include answers to future quizzes, and so that I have a full cross-reference.
Thanks Nigel


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 08:29 AM

AArgh! I didn't get Dr. Watson.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a qualified Medical Doctor, so I thought that was enough of a connection!


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Apr 02 - 08:38 AM

The question did ask for "the fictional chronicler"


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 21 Apr 02 - 12:40 PM

Strictly for the Birds quiz
1,Rail
2, Albatross
3, Dan Quayle (Quail)
4, Rooster Cogburn
5, Owl post
6, Coutts & Co (Coots)
7, The Swan of Avon
8, The Eagle
9, Swallows & Amazons
10, Russell Crowe
11, One flew over the cuckoo's nest
12, Budgie
13, Ducks (as in Donald's nephews, Huey Dewie & Louis)
14, A Rook
15, Chicken Run
16, Jonathon Swift
17, Loons
18, St Martin
19, Chicken
20, "The fallen Madonna with the big boobies " (A booby being a sea bird)


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 21 Apr 02 - 08:27 PM

O.K. The Nautical quiz.


1, The Mayflower
2, Sir Francis Chichester (The Sir came later)
3, Francis Drake
4, The Pelican
5, The Ancient Mariner
6, The Mary Rose
7, H..Longfellow
8, The Titanic
9, Long Ships (Dragon Ships)
10, Submarine (Untersea-boat)
11, Kayak
12, Narrow Boat
13, Columbus
14, "Friendship" (Groan)
15, The USS Enterprise (NCC1701)
16, John Masefield
17, Cutty Sark
18, C S Lewis (One of the Chronicles of Narnia)
19, Bismark
20, Graf Spee (Maximilian, Count von Spee)

Still no scores claimed for the 24 question - connection quiz!


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 01 Sep 02 - 10:08 AM

Answers for the Film Quiz
1, Jaws
2, Mash (or M*A*S*H*)
3, Limelight
4, Philadelphia
5, Titanic
6, Psycho
7, (the whole quote was) "Houston, this is Tranquility base, The Eagles Has Landed"
8, Brighton Rock
9, 2001
10, Bonnie & Clyde
11, Zulu
12, Casablanca
13, Woodstock
14, Tootsie (Toot Toot Tootsie, good bye)
15, Tom Jones
16, (the) Third Man
17, The Godfather
18, (Sir Stamford) Raffles
19, She
20, Poltergeist

We now return you to normal service.


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 01 Sep 02 - 10:13 AM

No. 7, should be "The Eagle has landed"


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 02 Sep 02 - 06:40 AM

HULL 'local' Quiz
(Answers as supplied by Doug Chadwick)
1 GRANGE HOTEL - Bilton Grange Estate
2 CARPENTERS ARMS - Waltham Street
3 HOGSHEAD - Whitefriargate 4 GRIFFIN - Analby Road 5 DUKE OF WELLINGTON - Peel Street
6 ALBION HOTEL - Caroline Street
7 MASONS - Princes Dock Street
8 CHEQUERS - Analby Road
9 STRAND CAFÉ BAR - Beverley Road
10 STATION INN - Beverley Road
11 WELLINGTON INN - Russell Street
12 CRITERION HOTEL - Hessle Road
13 ALEXANDRA HOTEL - Hessle Road
14 DUKE OF YORK - Sutton
15 PARKERS - Analby Road
16 HALFWAY HOTEL - Hessle Road
HALFWAY HOUSE - Spring Bank West
17 KINGSTON ARMS - Thomas Street
KINGSTON HOTEL - Trinity House Lane
KINGSTON HOTEL - Cumberland Street
18 DRAKE - Bodmin Road
19 RISING SUN - Mizzen Road
20 BURLINGTON TAVERN - Manor Street

All pubs/inns/hotels etc. in Hull, UK.


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 05 Sep 02 - 04:53 AM

Anwers to Book Quiz 1, The Bible
2, Kim
3, The Invisible Man
4, The Mirror Cracked
5, The Mousetrap
6, The Lord Of The Flies
7, A Study In Scarlet
8, The Lost World
9, An Inspector Calls
10, The Lord Of The Rings
11, Othello (Incidentally, a computer version of the game was brought out which removed the work of turning over tiles. This was initially called "Otto" because it took the hell out of Othello!)
12, Emma (Bunton)
13, White Fang
14, Rebecca
15, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
16, Frankenstein
17, Hamlet
18, 1984
19, Roots
20, Ulysses

Cheers

Nigel


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 10 Sep 02 - 04:26 AM

Answers to the Animal Quiz Comments should be posted in the original thread (or PMd)
If you're still working on it, Don't read on

1,Crickets
2, Bull/Bull's eye
3, Giraffe
4, Rhino (US answer of 'Bucks' was accepted)
5, Adder (a British snake)
6, Swan Lake
7, Buck (despite the answer coming from different sources, I don't know of a 'greenback' as an animal, unless we're talking about DangerMouse's enemy!)
8, Hippopotamus
9, Flying Fishes
10, Doh (Doe)
11, Sable (black) & Ermine (White with black)
12, Puffin
13, Stag
14,The Beatles
15, Peahen
16, Labrador
17, Earwigs (GROAN!)
18, Rhesus monkey
19, Gopher
20, Slug

CHEERS

Nigel


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: GUEST,Alternative No. 4
Date: 11 Sep 02 - 05:11 AM

4, Which animal's name is a slang term for money; but not a fixed amount? "Bee" from "Bees & Honey" As in "have you got any bees"


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: GUEST,Bagpuss
Date: 11 Sep 02 - 06:54 AM

A greenback is a toad - The Common Greenback (Rana erythraea)


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 11 Sep 02 - 10:57 AM

Thus giving the character for Danger Mouse's enemy Silas Greenback

Nigel


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 12 Sep 02 - 06:54 AM

Answers to Sugar'n'Spice
As you will have quickly noted, all the answers are girls names. "Sugar and spice and all things nice, that's what little girls are made of!"
1, Sue
2, Clare
3, Mary ("Oh Mary, this London's...")
4, Brenda
5, Sharon & Tracey
6, La Donna e mobile
7, Mary, Mary (Quite contrary...)
8, Helen (of Troy)
9, A Net (Annette)GROAN!
10, Pam (a contraction of 'Pa ham' = for why)
11, Bette Noir (Who ho Black Betty Bam-a-lam)
12, Rose
13, Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
14, Alice Cooper
15, Major Barbara
16, Saffron
17, Annie Get Your Gun
18, Flora margarine
19, Mary Celeste (Marie Celeste in a later story!)
20, Aunt Sally (giving rise to the character in Worzel Gummidge)

Nigel


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 12 Sep 02 - 07:09 AM

Maybe a little soon, but there are enough warnings not to read this thread!
Answers to Nigel'sHardwareQuiz
1, Screwdriver
2, Hammers (West Ham)
3, (Tuning) Fork
4, Screw (known as Archimedes' screw)
5, Wedge
6, Flint (Fflint in Welsh)
7, Last
8, "Awl" (Shakespeare's puns were as bad as mine!)
9, Hinge and Bracket
10, Plane
11, Hoe (Ho, Ho Ho!)
12, Brace (using the American term 'Retainer' as a device for the correction of poorly aligned teeth)
13, Saw
14, Vice
15, File
16, Drill (or Square bashing, with a 'set square, or a 'T-square' being tools)
17, a Bit
18, Rasp (raspberry)
19, Sam Spade
20, Jack

Nigel


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 03:40 AM

Answers to the Body Parts Quiz
1 Bill (as in $20 bill)
2, Hands
3, the Nose
4, His Heel (By which his mother held him while dipping him in the river Styx)
5, Beak
6, Calf
7, Fluke
8, "Tiger Feet"
9, Tail (o.k. at the club I did accept 'shadow' as someone used the example of Peter Pan whose shadow was clearly part of him!)
10, Paw*
11, Finn
12, Bum
13, Eye
14, Leg
15, Hoof, (as in "Iron hoof" = Poof)
16, Muzzle
17, Hock
18, Tiptoe through the Tulips (Tiptoe & 2Lips??)
19, on a dead man's chest
20, Radius

* this dog gets his foot shot of in a saloon brawl, and it is kept in a trophy case behind the bar. When the dog gets to doggie heaven St Peter won't let him in incomplete.
The dog's ghost returns to the saloon goes up to the barman and says...
"I've come for my paw!"

*Meanwhile his friend had had his tail shot of in the same brawl, and it's in the same display case. St Peter tells him he must return complete on the same day to get in. So as it's nearly midnight he hurries to the bar to request his tail.
The barman apologises, but says he can't help. The dog's ghost is really upset and says:
"But you gave my friend his paw, why can't I get my tail ?"
"Sorry," says the barman, "It's almost midnight, and I'm not allowed to retail spirits after 11.pm"

Cheers

Nigel


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 20 Jun 03 - 03:08 AM

Answers to a further "Animal Quiz"
1, Gypsy Moth IV
2, Ho(a)rse
3, Bullseye
4, Weasel ("Pop goes the weasel")
5, "Oh for the wings of a Dove"
6, "Dog Days"
7, Mule
8, Piglet
9, Cat o' nine tails
10, "Drake is in his hammock and a thousand miles away"
11, Snail mail
12, "Tom Pearce, Tom Pearce lend me your Grey Mare"
13, According to one derivation, the phrase originated as "As pissed as an Ute" but became "Pissed as a newt"
14, Orang utan
15, St Bernard (dog)
16, I'm A Tiger
17, Mouse
18, "All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle"
19, The Birds
29, The Byrds


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Subject: RE: SQ2
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 20 Jun 03 - 03:16 AM

Pissed as a newt scroll down (to 'P') to see two derivations of this expression

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Slugs 'n' Snails
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 27 Jun 03 - 01:46 PM

Answers to Slugs 'n' Snails
Clearly a ref. to the rhyme :
"Slugs and snails & puppy dogs' tails,
That's what little boys are made of"
All answers are (or include) boys names.
1, Pawl, or Pall, or Paul
2, Simon
3, Art
(Sorry, couldn't fit Garfunkel in next!)
4, Jason (Connery [star of Robin of Sherwood], or Donovan In "Joseph & His Amazing....)
5, Dave
6, Gym(nasium)
7, Brad
8, Derrick
9, Mark
10, Del(ete)
11, JASON (JulyAugSepOctNov)
12, Bob (the builder)
13, Joules
14, Mark
15, Franc
16, Catherine Howard
17, Ken (radio show "Beyond Our Ken")
18, Duncan
19, Mike (microphone)
20, Ivor The Engine

Apologies for the usual atrocious puns

Nigel


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 05 Aug 03 - 04:58 PM

For those still seeking answers to the Address Quiz:

1, The colossus of Rhodes
2, Della Street
3, The Red Crescent
4, A Streetcar Named Desire
5, The Streets of San Francisco
6, Drive
7, Rhode Island
8, Close (apparently not used as a street name in US, but used in UK for a cul-de-sac)
9, Weigh (way)
10, Frankie Laine (Lane)
11, Walk
12, Cecil Rhodes
13, Terrace
14, A Square
15, Row
16, Place (in UK a place bet is that the horse will finish in the first 3 & pays at 1/4 the starting odds. An "each way" bet is actually two bets. 1/2 to win, & 1/2 to place)
17, On The Street Where You Live
18, The Avenue (Garland & Astaire)
19, Rue
20, Mews


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 11 Aug 03 - 07:29 PM

Answers to "John's Quiz"

1 By what name is Marrion Morrison better remembered? The Duke, John Wayne.
2 Which English poet (1572-1631)is remembered for his passionate & erotic poems "Songs & Sonnets" & his "Satires" & his "Elegies"? John Donne
3 By what name is Karol Josef Wojtyla better known? Pope John Paul II
4 Who was the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia? Amy Johnson
5 Which Welsh fly-half was capped 25 times between 1966 & 1972? Barry John
6 What is generally accepted as the most northerly place in mainland Britain? John o' Groats
7 Who is best remembered for the big flourish of his signature on the American declaration of independence? John Hancock (hence the slang term for a signature)
8 Who duetted on the 1978 hit "Summer Nights"? (for 2 points) two points, two answers! John Travolta & Olivia Newton John
9 What name is given to a large narrow necked bottle, often used for fermenting wine? A demijohn
10 Whose head was requested by Salome? John the Baptist
11 Who led the attack on the federal arsenal at"Harpers Ferry" in 1859 although he is best remembered in song? John Brown
12 Who, according to the legends, fought Robin Hood with quarterstaffs (I would have said 'quarterstaves' but my spell-checker got uppity!) over the right to cross a bridge? Little John (John Little)
13 Who was 'The Man in Black' in Folsom Prison? Johnny Cash
14 Often thought of as "Three old ladies", what was the original problem in "Oh dear, what can the matter be"? "Johnny's so long at the fair"
15 What was the title of Jimmy Dean's 1961 hit about a mining disaster? Big John (or Big Bad John)
16 By what name is Reg Dwight better known? Elton John
17 Which character was played by a snake in the Disney version of "Robin Hood"? (alright, I messed up with this one! ) Prince John's advisor, Sir Hiss
18 What was John Leyton's only No 1 hit (1961)? "Johnny Remember Me"
19 Who was assassinated on December 8th 1980? John Lennon
20 Who composed the theme music used for "Monty Python's Flying Circus"? John Philip Sousa
21 Which Cardiff born striker has played for Cardiff, Swansea, Liverpool & Wales? John Toshack
22 Who composed "The Blue Danube" & "Tales From The Vienna Woods"? Johann (John) Strauss
23 Which actor plated Mr Humphries in "Are You Being Served?"? John Inman
24 Who is shown in common iconography holding a poisoned chalice? St John (The Divine, or The Evangelist). The iconography represents his testing at the temple of Diana at Ephasus. He was offered a poisoned chalice, and blessed it. It then became (in his view) the blood of Christ, and thus non-poisonous.


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: The Walrus
Date: 25 Aug 03 - 08:20 AM

Watery Quiz answers

1) Old Father flowing softly?
Thames
2) A mutilated warrior, is she running a bookstore?
Amazon        
[Traditionally Amazons had right breast removed to allow use of bow]
3) Kipling's Great, grey-green greasy river
Limpopo        
4) Forget the waltz, from what I've seen, it's brown
Danube
5) As the old riddle has it, four "eyes" but can't see
Mississippi
6) A river that runs between two "seas" (another childhood riddle)
Thames        
(I'm a London lad, and was raised with this riddle.)
The Thames runs between Chelsea (on the North bank) and Battersea (on the South)]
7) "Up the River [River name] our troops shall Advance,
    To the Grenadiers' March, we will teach them to Dance"
    Cape Breton, we've taken...."
St Lawrence        
[From the song 'Hot Stuff']
8) The Germans wanted to set a watch here, Loraine & Thorne wanted to wind it up
Rhine        
[The traditional German song "Wacht am Rhine"/Loraine & Thorne performed "When we've wound up the watch on the Rhine" -If you never heard it, it's worth the effort to avoid it]
9) Where the Flying Cloud turned pirate, sounds like where Madrid or Barcelona get their tap water
Spanish Main
10) This river gave its name to the battle which gave the British Army its worst day Ever
Somme        
[Battle of the Somme, started 1st Jult 1916 - The British Army lost some 60 000 Killed, wounded, and prisoners on the first day]
11) Until then unbridged, at night, this river is said to be gloomy (or drumlie)
Annen Water
12) Lament of the last man to be executed for the '15 Jacobite rising
Derwentwater's Farewell        
[Earl of Derwentwater was sentenced to death in 1716 but managed to escape - returned for the '45, recaptured and executed on '16 warrant. He was beheaded in 1746]
13) (Jeff) Christie's only No.1 (1970)
Yellow River
14) According to McGuire, on the eve of destruction there are bodies floating here
Jordan
["Eve of Destruction" in the DT]
15) Site of a battle. Korea November - December 1950
    "...across frozen rivers and in temperatures down to 35 degrees below zero..."
Chosin Reservoir aka "Frozen Chosin"
[US 1st Marine Division (with attached Army units) surrounded fought its way south. "...across frozen rivers and in temperatures down to 35 degrees below zero..."]
16) Sail this in a gumtree canoe
Murray River        
[Hrothgar has pointed out that it could also be the Murrumbidgee or Tombigbee, but I took Murray from "Gumtree Canoe" in the DT]
17) For the eccentric driver, a Massachusetts town is named (indirectly) for a bridge over this river
Cam        
[Cambridge UK, Cambridge Mass]
18) An Egyptian goddess names this stretch of an English river
Isis
19) On 1st June off Boston, an Irish river captured an American Bay (one point for each)
Shannon and Chesapeake        
[HMS Shannon captured USS Chesapeake on 1st June 1813 off Boston Harbour during the war of 1812]
20) Rodgers And Hammerstein's cockeyed optimist appears here.
South Pacific        
[One of the lesser known songs from 'South Pacific"]


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Nov 03 - 05:41 AM

Basic Quiz (some might even say lavatorial)

1. Oui (wee)
2. No 1s
3. W.C.Fields
4. Jerry
5. Septic Tank
6. Winnie the Pooh
7. Bog standard
8. The Po
9. The Privy Council
10. Evacuation
11. Stool
12. Regular
13. In the Closet
14. Dubs
15. The Potties
16. Pea (pee)
17. The Throne
18. Time in Lieu
19. Heads (nautical term)
20. Pass

I trust by now the connections are clear. With the answers in front of you they should all be available in most works of reference

CHEERS

Nigel


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 19 Nov 03 - 05:52 AM

Q#21 England Football team manager= ?

I think this one fits 'cos it's perceived hearing.

What do u think?


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Subject: RE: Christmas trivia quiz 2003
From: Helen
Date: 31 Dec 03 - 05:40 PM

1        By what name(s) is Santa Claus also known?        St Nick
2        Which of these events did NOT occur on Christmas Day? a. Hong Kong fell to the Japanese in WWII. b. Scrooge was visited by some ghosts. c. King Arthur pulled Excalibur from the stone. d. Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor.        b Scrooge (Christmas Eve)
3        What was the name of Scrooge's dead business partner in "A Christmas Carol"?        Jacob Marley
4        Which reindeer doesn't get mentioned in the 'The Night Before Christmas'        Rudolph
5        What colour is the Grinch who stole Christmas?        green
6        Where did the real St. Nicholas live (current country name)? a. In Holland b. At the North Pole c. In Turkey d. In Germany        c. In Turkey
7        On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me (what)?        ...Six geese a-laying...
8        'Buon Natale' is the Christmas greeting in which country?        Italy
9        True/False: White Christmas is the largest selling Christmas song of all time?        TRUE
10        Which star led the Three Kings to Jesus? a. Star of David b. North Star c. Star of Bethlehem d. Angel Star        c. Star of Bethlehem
11        What do most people put on top of their Christmas trees? (two possible answers)        Star or angel - or fairy
12        What is the shape of the candy cane modeled after? a. fish hook, b. constellation of stars c. The can St Nicholas used, d. a shepherd's crook        d) a shepherd's crook
13        12 Days of Christmas: How many swans were a-swimming?        ...Seven
14        What does 'mulled' mean in 'mulled wine'?        heated and spiced
15        What plant is traditionally used to 'deck the halls'?        holly
16        In the movie "It's A Wonderful Life" how do you know that an angel has received her/his wings?        a bell rings
17        The poem commonly known as 'The Night Before Christmas' was originally titled: a. The Night Before Christmas b. Santa Claus is Coming to Town c. A Visit From Saint Nicholas d. The Night Visitor        c. A Visit From Saint Nicholas
18        Rearrange all these letters/anagram to form the name of a Christmas Carol (2 words) GLISTEN HINT        Silent Night
19        What is Scrooge's first name?        Ebenezer
20        In the Christmas carol, where are the cattle lowing when the baby awakes (name of carol)?        Away in a Manger
21        At Christmas, it is customary to exchange kisses beneath a sprig of which plant?        mistletoe
22        In the novel A Christmas Carol, who was Tiny Tim's father?        Bob Cratchit
23        What was the name of the feast day in the carol Good King Wenceslas?        Feast of Stephen
24        How many ghosts and/or spirits appear to Scrooge in Dickens's A Christmas Carol?        Four
25        Where are the stockings traditionally hung, e.g. in "A Night Before Christmas'?        chimney
26        What Christmas carol is set to the tune of Greensleeves?        What Child Is This?
27        What was Brenda Lee doing around the Christmas tree in 1958?        Rocking around
28        Name four of the reindeer in the poem A Night Before Christmas        Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Dancer, Dasher, Donner, Prancer, and Vixen.
29        In the Christmas Carol: God rest you merry, [WHO] let nothing you dismay?        gentlemen
30        In the poem, A Night Before Christmas "not a creature was stirring, not even a (what)?        a mouse
31        Electric Christmas tree lights were first used in what year?        1895
32        In what year was the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer created? For bonus points, who created it and for what purpose?        1939 Created in 1939 by Robert L. May for the Montgomery-Ward chain of Department stores for a give-away booklet as a sales gimmick

33        In what year was the first printed Christmas card made?        1843
34        According to a collaboration between Moët & Chandon and Heineken, how many million bubbles are there in a bottle of champagne?        250 Million
35        The Christmas cracker was invented in what year?        1847
36        What is the capital of Christmas Island?        The Settlement
37        Who wrote the song "White Christmas" for the film "Holiday Inn"?        Irving Berlin
38        In what city did 'Miracle of 34th Street' take place?        New York


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Helen
Date: 31 Dec 03 - 05:42 PM

Sorry, forgot to post the link to the quiz thread

Christmas trivia


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 18 Apr 04 - 01:11 PM

Eggs Quiz (Easter 2004)

Answers
1, Ostrich
2, Exaggeration
3, Advocaat
4, Duck Billed Platypus
5, Echidna (Spiny Ant Eater)
6, Phoenix
7, NONE: it's the peahen that lays eggs!
8, Giant Tortoise
9, Ovate or Ovoid
10, The Lion
11, Exeter
12, Shell
13, EEG (Electro-encephalo-gram)
14, Caviar / Roe *
15, Fabergé
16, Yoke
17, All year round
18, Exam(ination)
19, Exact
20, Extinction


*"The virgin sturgeon is a very fine fish,
The virgin sturgeon needs no urgin';
that's why caviar is my dish"


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 23 Jun 04 - 01:44 PM

Answers to Fathers' Day quiz


1, Our Father
2, Tony Curtis
3, Father Brown
4, Father Ted
5, Father Christmas
6, Lewis Carroll
7, Papa Doc Duvalier
8, Father of the Bride
9, Father Dowling Mysteries
10, Mamas and the Papas
11, Daddy's Home
12, Papa was a Rolling Stone
13, Daddy wouldn't buy me a Bow-wow
14, "My old man" (the dustman)
15, Chaucer
16, The Pilgrim Fathers
17, Daddy longlegs
18, Sire
19, Pop goes the weasel
20, Big Daddy (wrestler)


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 02:30 PM

Answers to Quiz (untitled – deliberately
1 Shires
2 Derby
3 Flint
4 Avon
5 Clark Kent
6 Gloucester (no marks off for Americans who can't spell!)
7 Montgomery
8 Lincoln
9 A Shropshire Lad
10 Oxford
11 Lester Piggot (deliberate miss-spelling of Leicester)
12 Cardigan Bay
13 Geoffrey of Monmouth
14 Wilts
15 Yorkshire pudding
16 Bertie Wooster (o.k. the County is Worcestershire, like the sauce)
17 Anglesey
18 Sarah Lancashire
19 Cambridge
20 Cumberland sausage

Answers to Quiz Again

1 Sandwich, Dover, Hythe, New Romney & Hastings
2 Earl of Sandwich
3 Sand wedge
4 Josiah Wedgewood
5 Antony Wedgewood Benn
6 Ben E King
7 the King James Bible
8 James Last
9 The Last Farewell
10 The Last Trump
11 Trump
12 Donald Trump
13 Donald Duck
14 Bombay Duck
15 Bomb Bay Doors
16 Diana Dors
17 Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales
18 Winston Spencer Churchill
19 John Winston Lennon
20 His Holiness, Pope John Paul


For those who are come late to these quizzes, cross references to earlier quizzes can be found in the answer threads posted above.


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 01:32 PM

Answers to Pass On this quiz
I think everyone got the hints that the answers were people who had "passed-on" during 2005.
1, Ronnie Barker (in "The Magnificent Evans")
2, Rosa Parks
3, Dave Allen (Comic)
4, Cyril Fletcher
5, Arthur Miller
6, Sandra Dee (the song "Look at me I'm Sandra Dee")
7, Jim Callaghan
8, Ted Heath
9, Gwynfor Evans
10, John Mills
11, Mary Hayley Bell (Mrs John Mills)
12, Robin Cook
13, Lord Lichfield
14, Kerry Packer
15, Richard (Twice nightly) Whitely
16, Richard Pryor
17, Anne Bancroft (Mrs Robinson in "The Graduate"
18, "George Best"
19, John DeLorean
20, James Doohan (Mr Scott from Star Trek)

CHEERS

Nigel


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 06 Sep 06 - 02:37 PM

Answers to the Food Container Quiz
1 When it's ajar (Jar)
2 Rick Stein
3 Bottle (Bottle & Glass= Arse) to lose ones bottle(nerve) is to lose control of ones sphincter
4 Pot
5 Pan
6 Tankard
7 Bin (bread receptacle)
8 Jean Boht (pronounced 'Boat' as in 'Gravy Boat')
9 Cup
10 Lunch-box
11 A Schooner (a paticular sherry glass)
12 Hamper
13 Mug
14 Bag
15 Glass*
16 Jug
17 Packet
18 a flag-on (actually, a royal house with The Queen in residence flies The Royal Standard, but that does not quite fit the connection!)
19 Demi-John (a one gallon fermenting bottle for wine)
20 A newspaper. at one time the preferred way of wrapping 'take-away' fish and chips. Waxed cardboard containers in some places are still printed to imitate a newspaper.

Glass=barometer:
"The glass is falling by the hour
The glass may fall forever.
And even if you break the glass
You'll no hold up the weather" (can't remember who wrote it!)

CHEERS

Nigel


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Micca
Date: 06 Sep 06 - 03:28 PM

The Quote is from "Bagpipe Music" by Louis MacNiece


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 15 Sep 06 - 03:25 PM

Answers to Words Quiz
1, At all (Ok, get your groaning in now!)
2, Thyme
3, Shyer
4, There
5, Cite
6, Route (Ok, in the US it rhymes with shout, I know!)
7, Mite
8, Thai (Ok, used to be Siamese, but they renamed the country!)
9, Bass
10, Root
11, Tear
12, Time
13, Atoll
14, Sight
15, Shire
16, Might
17, Their
18, Tie (The wooden supports perpendicular to railway/railroad lines are 'sleepers' in UK & 'Ties' in US)
19, Tier
20, Base

CHEERS
Nigel


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Genie
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 01:12 AM

Where the heck is the first post of this thread?   I'm seeing all the answers before I can even find the freakin' questions!

Aargghh!

Genie


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 16 Sep 06 - 12:04 PM

Genie:
This thread you posted in does not (normally) contain quiz questions. As people look at the Mudcat over a period of time, The quizzes are placed in the BS section(unless they're music related) and the answers listed in this thread. That allows quiz solvers the chance to attempt the quiz without the answers being given away in the thread.
Most of the lists of answers have 'URL's (or 'Blue Clickies')linking back to the original quiz thread.
Song Quiz for the one which started the answer thread (when the thread was still in date order)

CHEERS
Nigel


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Subject: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 20 Sep 06 - 08:51 AM

Answers to Car Quiz

1 (Triumph) Stag (do)
2 (VW)Polo
3 (Ford) Capri
4 (Ford) Ka
5 (Ford) Scorpio
6 (Audi) A6 (paper)
7 (Nissan) Cherry
8 (Jowett UK) (AMC US) Javelin
9 (Austin) Allegro
10 (Vauxhall) Victor(Austin) Champ
11 McGann (Renault Megane)
12 (Vauxhaull) Scirocco
13 (Nissan) Patrol
14 (Austin or MG) Maestro
15 (Citroen) Picasso
16 (Morris) Mini
17 (Seat) Ibiza
18 (Vauxhall) Astra
19 (Peugeot) Zest
20 (VW) Beetle (crushed)

The makers' names are only given for guidance, I know some of them are 'badged' differently in other countries

CHEERS
Nigel


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 26 Dec 06 - 01:33 PM

Answers to Christmas Quiz

1 Robin (later Nightwing, but question was inpast tense)
2 Sybil Shepherd
3 Gold
4 Duck
5 Cracker
6 Jingle}
7 Bells }
8 Goose
9 Star
10 Maggie Thatcher (Magi/Wise men)
11 Oh Carol
12 Silly Ass (Lord Charles was a ventriloquist's doll)
13 Virgin
14 White Christmas
15 Joseph
16 Stocking
17 Crib(bage)
18 Weights (Waits is another term for Carol Singers)
19 Stable
20 Rudolph
21 Pear Tree (Home of the Partridge in 12 days of Christmas)
22 Snowy
23 "Not Angles, but Angels" or Non Angli, sed angeli
24 Slay (Sleigh)... Buffy
25 Turkey
26 "Queen's message" (Polari/ palare is a slang language which was used by the homosexual community in the day before they were known as 'Gay')


CHEERS
Nigel


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 13 Nov 07 - 12:46 PM

Very Loud Quiz
As quickly became apparent, all answers required at least two words starting with 'F', hence FF=Very Loud. (for a Welsh Tenor 'pp'= pretty powerful, 'ff' =F...Furious)
These are the official, and intended, answers, although I have added a US version to #24
1 For the Fallen
2 Flyin' Fishes
3 Friendly Fire
4 Fred Flintstone
5 'Fiery' Fred Trueman
6 Forty-Forty
7 First Footing
8 Flying Fortress
9 45 rpm
10 Shane Fenton & the Fentones
11 Andrew (Freddie) Flintoff
12 Fifty-First State
13 Forbidden fruit
14 Flodden Fields
15 with a Fuller Figure (fuller figured)
16 Fighting Fit
17 Fantastic Four
18 Flying Finn
19 Fish Fingers
20 Full Fat milk
21 Fifty-Fifty
22 F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Fab Four
24 Family Fortunes (Family Feud in US)
25 Four Feather Falls
26 In Flanders Field
27 February 4th. It is on the sixth Feb next year, and Easter falls the day after the earliest possible, but next year is a leap year.


CHEERS
Nigel


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 17 Dec 11 - 05:01 AM

Answers to the Brewers Quiz
1 Jennings (Cumbria)
2 Stones (S Yorks)
3 Chough (Cornwall)
4 Double Top (Notts)
5 Baskervilles (Devon)
6 Hancocks (Glamorgan)
7 Badger (Dorset)
8 Magpie (Notts)
9 Canterbury (Kent)
10 Brains (Glamorgan)
11 Mayflower (Lancs)
12 Zero Degrees (Several cities)
13 Mallard (Notts)
14 Hyde's (Gtr Manchester)
15 M&B (West Midlands)
16 Ha'penny (London)
17 Bass (Staffordshire)
18 Banks (W.Midlands)
19 Twickenham (Gtr London)
20 Worthington (Staffs)


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 18 Jan 12 - 06:25 PM

Quiz Nunc est bibendum(now let us drink
I hope that most people spotted the link to 'Whisky' (or even 'whiskey'. The link may be types of whiskey, brandnames, or in three cases just terms which include 'scotch'

1       What word means to end a rumour, by providing the facts? Scotch
2       What church instruments are the most frequently cited as being anti-social? Bells here in the UK there are frequent complaints about the sound of church bells, often by people who have chosen to move house to next door to a church
3       What name is commonly given to a cream biscuit where both the biscuit and filling are chocolate flavoured? Bourbon
4       Which East Sussex harbour is closest to Guildford? Rye
5       What pedants are exemplified by Mr Quelch, Dewey Finn, & Charles Edward Chipping ? Teachers Mr Quelch taught Billy Bunter, Dewey Finn was Jack Black in 'Rock School' & Mr Chipping was the title character in "Goodbye Mr Chips"
6       In memory of whom do (UK) barristers wear black robes? Queen Anne although some searches say Charles II, but I can't find a whisky by that name
7       What game is played mainly on one leg, and involves throwing a stone into numbered squares? Hop-scotch
8       What (in terms of this quiz) might be considered a large group of Scottish musicians? 100 Pipers
9       What song got to the top ten in 1971 for 'Greyhound' and was a number one hit in US for 'Three Dog Night'? Black And White
10       Whose name is attached to the highest mountain in N America? McKinley's The brand is actually spelled Mackinlay's
11       Which type of confectionery's primary ingredients are brown sugar and butter, although other ingredients such as corn syrup, cream, vanilla, and salt are part of some recipes? Butterscotch
12       What name is given to amounts of money paid gratis by government departments e.g. to charities, or, in the past, to students? Grants
13       Which Scottish island takes its name from the Norse for 'island of the deer', and has about 200 human inhabitants, and 5500 deer? Jura
14       What name is given to a savoury snack of a boiled egg, wrapped in sausage meat, rolled in breadcrumbs & deep fried? Scotch egg
15       Which clipper ship was damaged by fire in 2007 while undergoing maintenance? Cutty Sark
16       What was the pseudonym of the DJ Peter Walters Dingley? Johnny Walker
17       What name is given to fields used for growing rice and other semiaquatic crops? Paddies
18       Which actress was best known for playing Leela, the leather-clad barbarian warrior companion of the fourth Doctor in Doctor Who? Louise Jameson
19       What apparently (according to a song) wouldn't matter where it occurs, as long as it's not covered by a safety pin? Dimple "Baby's cheek, or baby's chin, seems to me it would be a sin, if it's always covered by a safety pin, where will the dimple be?"
20       Which commander of the Battle of the Somme and Passchendaele was one of the founders of the Legion? Earl Haig


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Mo the caller
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 10:36 AM

Do you think, next time you post answers to quizes some of us haven't seen you could please put a few blank lines between the link to the quiz and the answer or theme.
Thanks. 10/20 (not bad for a TT)


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Jan 12 - 10:48 AM

Thanks Mo,

I'll bear that in mind.


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 24 Jan 12 - 03:10 PM

Answers to the Computer Games Quiz

Following Mo's suggestion, here's some free blank space before the answers!















1, The Moor of Venice? Othello The newer name for the board game 'Reversi'. Apparently it was suggested that the computer version (which does all the tile turning for you) was going to be called "Otto" as it took the hell out of Othello!
2, An unpleasant aroma? Pong One of the original Arcade games, just two bats/paddles & a bouncing ball.
3, Greek goddess of retribution? Nemesis Also known as "Gradius"
4, VAD___ERS? Spave invaders
5, Supposedly a 100 foot creature? Centipede
6, A cross between Fay Wray's abductor & Eddie Murphy's character in Shrek? Donkey Kong
7, Midget (played by Warwick Davies) or a tree? Willow
8, The top, the crème de la crème? Elite
9, Musical with music by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus, words by Tim Rice? Chess
10, The adult Kal-El? Superman
11, A class of small Solar System bodies in orbit around the Sun? Asteroids
12, Stick you can't throw away? Boomerang
13, Book by Craig Thomas made into a film with Clint Eastwood? Firefox
14, Martial competition, on horseback? Joust
15, Another name for Hades, or where Orpheus went, in search of Eurydice? Underwurlde


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 25 Jan 12 - 11:15 AM

Well, Nige, I guess my education in computer games is sorely lacking.

The only three I got because I knew they were games were 1,5, & 6.
I got 10-12 & 14 solely on the clue, but did not previously know they were games.

Never would this 'Murican have known the Brits' informal use of 'Pong'.


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Mr Happy
Date: 26 Jan 12 - 04:58 AM

What's 'Spave invaders '??


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 10 Feb 12 - 02:36 PM

Answers to Zis Quiz
The additional clue is that the title starts & ends with the same letter, as do all the answers.

Here's a free bit of space in case someone has come upon this thread without seeing the quiz first!












1 Uluru
2 Addis Ababa
3 Kojak
4 Xerox
5 Orinoco
6 (The) Trout (quintet)
7 Lapel
8 Pump
9 Winnow
10 Coeliac (disease)
11 (a) Druid
12 Hitch
13 Marjoram
14 Gulag
15 Boob
16 Recorder
17 (Don) Estelle
18 Sleeplessness
19 Noun
20 Fig-leaf.


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 01:06 PM

Here are the official answers to the Weapons Quiz:
With a gap first.

This
section
Deliberately
Left
Blank



(or it would have been if I hadn't commented on it!)


1.       The female side of a family is known as the 'distaff' side. How id the male side known? The spear side
2.       Which Beatles album shares its name with a weapon? Revolver
3.       What term is used to mean to puncture a boil (or similar) allowing the fluid to escape? Lance
4.       What word describes a home for tropical fish? Tank
5.       What term is used for slender shoots of broccoli or asparagus? Spears
6.       What is the group of five lines on which music is written called? Staff / Stave
7.       Which freshwater fish have a broad flat snout, strong teeth, and an elongated, scaly body? Pike
8.       What knot is a weapon? Bow (also accepted 'Monkey's Fist')
9.       Which town near Calcutta gives its name to a soft-nosed projectile? Dum Dum
10.       Which weapon was ceremoniously buried at the end of hostilities? Hatchet
11.       Which popular chewing gum included a paper cartoon? Bazooka
12.       In what is chicken usually wrapped for cooking? Foil
13.       What term is used for a male horse or pony of under 4 years? Colt
14.       Which Co.Wicklow town gives its name to a weapon? Shillelagh
15.       What name is given to a high, pointed, ladies heel? Stilletto
16.       Which weapon is also a roll of cloth? Bolt
17.       Which weapon is a dressing for an injured limb? Sling
18.       Which light munitions are used in the construction of most bicycles, and many other machines? Ball bearings Hence the American BB Gun
19.       What is the more common term for the symbol known as an obelus? Dagger
20.       What word for a disagreement is also a projectile? (not A(r) row) Quarrel (a bolt for a crossbow)


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 22 Jul 12 - 01:13 PM

Sorry, I forgot to include the cross-link to Weapons Quiz


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Subject: Wedding Quiz
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 04 Sep 12 - 04:23 PM

Okay, Here's the answers to the Wedding Quiz






1 What, colloquially, goes together like a horse & carriage? Love & Marriage
2 What term describes someone with the responsibility for the appearance of a horse? Groom
3 Which Mozart work premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 1 May 1786? The Marriage of Figaro
4 Which 1991 film (and its sequel) starred Steve Martin, with Martin Short as an effeminate wedding arranger? Father of the Bride
5 Who played the title role in "The Bride of Frankenstein"(1935) Elsa Lanchester
6 Which couple get married in the Laurel & Hardy film "Our Wife"(1931)? Stan & Ollie thanks to a cross-eyed JP played by Ben Turpin
7 Which 1954 musical film includes the songs "Goin' Courtin'" & "Spring, Spring, Spring," and ends with a multiple shotgun wedding? Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
8 What four types of articles is a bride supposed to carry/wear for luck? Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
9 Who (Characters or actors) end up marrying in "High Society"(1956)? C K Dexter-Haven(Crosby) & Tracey Lord (Grace Kelly)
10 What title was shared by a 1999 Richard Gere film, and a Dr Who Christmas Special(2006)? The Runaway Bride
11 The middle verse (of three) of which song tells of the marriage of "Jimmy Brown"? (The Browns, or Edith Piaf) The Three Bells
12 "What expression can refer to:
..........a 1673 Restoration comedy by John Dryden
..........a series of 18th-century paintings by William Hogarth
..........or, a 1921 short story by Katherine Mansfield"      Marriage a la mode
13 Of whose wedding was Sinatra singing when he sang:
"As she knelt where the candle lights were gleaming
It seemed the choir sang soft and low
Farewell, my angel of the lamplight
We'll always love you so"    "The wedding of Lili Marlene"
14 Where was the wedding feast where Jesus turned water into wine? Cana in Galilee
15 Who were married by "The turkey who lived on the hill"?The Owl & The Pussycat
16 If the 'wedding supper' will be 'Way down yonder in a hollow tree', who's getting married? Froggy & Miss Mousie (Froggy went a'courtin')
17 In which operetta does Yum-Yum marry Nanki-Poo, and ko-Ko marry Katisha? The Mikado
18 What term describes those related to you solely through marriage? In Laws
19 Who (famously) were married on 29 July 1981? Charles (Prince of Wales) & Diana
20 Finally, what was Tammy Wynette's song that got to #12 in UK charts in 1975, but #1 in US Country charts in 1968? D.I.V.O.R.C.E.


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 24 Dec 12 - 08:29 AM

Answers to the Christmas Lyrics Quiz

1 Unto us is born a son
2 Of the Father's Love Begotten
3 Let it snow
4 Snow Snow Snow
5 In the bleak midwinter
6 Deck the halls
7 Away in a manger
8 Good King Wenceslas
9 Frosty the Snowman
10 Joy to the world
11 Merry Christmas everyone
12 Winter Wonderland
13 Hark the herald Angels sing
14 Silent Night
15 Joyful, Joyful
16 Santa Baby
17 O Come all ye faithful
18 A Fairytale of New York
19 Gaudete
20 O Little town of Bethlehem


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Christmas Song Quiz)
From: Genie
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 12:04 AM

OK, here are the answers for the next 20 lyric phrases:



21. There's No Place Like Home For The Holidays
22. White Christmas (the intro verse)
23. Christmas In Killarney
24. What Child Is This? (verse 2)
25. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
26. O Holy Night (verse 3)
27. Joy To The World
28. We Three Kings (verse 3)
29. I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas
30. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
31. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
32. O Holy Night (verse 3) - again
33. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
34. The Friendly Beasts
35. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
36. The Man With The Bag
37. O Tannenbaum
38. Sleighride
39. Blue Christmas
40. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Haruo
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 01:43 PM

There is a specifically Christmas variant text to "Joyful, joyful", but it doesn't contain any form of the line in question:
Joyful, joyful, we adore You,
God of glory, Lord of light;
Angels lifting praise before You
Sing thro'out this holy night.
In a manger lies a Baby--
Child of Mary, Song of God.
Voices joined in joyful chorus
Praise You for Your gift of love.

All Your works declare Your glory;
All creation joins to sing.
Praise resounds as earth rejoices
In the birth of Christ, the King.
Shepherds kneel before the infant.
Trumpets sound and anthems raise
As with joy our hearts are lifted
Joined in wonder, love, and praise.

Linda Lee Johnson, 1985
© 1985 by Lillenas Publishing Co.
All rights reserved.


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Haruo
Date: 26 Dec 12 - 01:50 PM

Here are my third 20 with answers:

41       All the trees like mages come Bending low with 'Gloria!'      
Carol of the Fir Tree (Alfred Noyes)

42       In the blue ranges lorikeets calling      
Carol of the Birds (Wheeler & James, Australian)

43       Suddenly the Lord, descending, In His temple shall appear      
Angels from the Realms of Glory

44       But Thy couch was the sod, O Thou Son of God      
Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne

45       And there it did both stop and stay, Right over the place      
The First Noel/Nowell

46       Every hearth is aflame, and the beautiful sing      
There's a Song in the Air

47       Or all of God's angels in heaven for to sing      
I Wonder as I Wander

48       Lo! for his guard, the bright angels attend      
Hail the/thou blest morn

49       All glory be in Paradise, this heavenly host did sing      
A Child this day is born

50       We beheld it (it is no fable), God incarnate, King of bliss
Shepherds in the/our Field(s) Abiding (Woodward's version of "Angels We Have Heard on High")

51       You'll forget your flocks, you'll forget your herds      
Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow

52       Shall I stand and weep? Be it far Jehovah!      
Sleep, My Little Jesus

53       The Thorn it blooms with golden flowers, And Kissing's fashion now      
A Wreath for Christmas (Agatha Christie)

54       O siano, siano, siano jak lilija      
Śliczna Panienka (Carol of the Hay, Polish)

55       A barn shall harbor heaven, A stall become a shrine.      
A Stable Lamp Is Lighted

56       Over that bed the moon shines bright      
Down in Yon Forest (English version)

57       Deeply were we stainèd Per nostra crimina:      
In Dulci Jubilo (Oxford Book of Carols version/Percy Dearmer)

58       The tender Babe was found, A ragged robe of rabbit skin      
'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (Huron Carol)

59       Christ comes as a baby weak and poor      
Awake, Awake, and Greet the New Morn

60       In Bethlehem blest this baby of bliss will be Born here before you      
Chariots (Kirkpatrick)


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 06:24 AM

A clue to my Christmas mondegreen
it's in 6/8 time.
I was going to put the tune in but the version on line is not the version I remember (and I've forgotten how to do abc).


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Mo the caller
Date: 27 Dec 12 - 06:33 AM

the last word of the previous line is
.....loud


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 10 Feb 13 - 08:26 PM

Answers to Blues Quiz

1       Under what names did Dan Ackroyd & John Belushi appear together on the 'big screen'? Jake & Elwood Blues
2       Which service is known as "The Senior Service"? The Royal Navy
3       What nickname is used for the Italian Rugby team? The Azzurri
4       For which 1985 film did Whoopi Goldberg receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actress? The colour purple
5       What name is shared by caves on the Croatian island Bisevo, Malta, The Greek Island Megisti, & (possibly best known) Capri? The Blue Grotto
6       Computer printers usually make up all colours from a mix of Magenta, Yellow, and … what? Cyan
7       Between 1979-82 Joanna Lumley appeared as what character (alongside David McCallum in a science fiction series)? Sapphire (Sapphire & Steel)
8       In 1956 Elvis got two records to #9 in the UK charts. 'Blue Moon' & which other? Blue Suede Shoes
9       Which rock group were named by Ritchie Blackmore after his grandmother's favourite song? Deep Purple
10       What name is given to the adjustable sized aperture on a camera? Iris
11       Which rugged cotton twill textile gets its name from the city of Nimes in France? Denim (serge de Nimes)
12       Which blue dye is obtained from Isatis tinctoria sometimes known as 'Asp of Jerusalem'? Woad
13       Which mineral (and in finer grades, gem) takes its name from the French for 'Turkish'? Turquoise
14       Which UK radio sit-com was based aboard HMS Troutbridge? The Navy Lark
15       What name is given to small dabbling ducks. Males have chestnut coloured heads with broad green eye-patches, a spotted chest, grey flanks and a black edged yellow tail. Females are mottled brown. Both show bright green wing patches (speculum) in flight. Teal
16       Where did Fats Domino (among others) find his thrill? Blueberry Hill
17       What colloquial British term that refers to the emergency vehicle equipment of combined flashing lights as well as sirens that the emergency services in the UK and Ireland use? Blues & Twos (Blue lights & two-tone sirens)
18       What is the largest known animal ever to have existed? Blue Whale
19       In 1997 who beat World champion Gary Kasparov in a six game set, winning 2, losing 1 & drawing 3? Deep Blue (chess)
20       Which tv series had (as one catchphrase) Sgt Jablonski saying "Let's be careful out there"? Hill Street Blues


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 30 Oct 13 - 05:29 AM

These are the answers to the November 1st Quiz

1        All Saints (Nov 1st is All Saints Day. The rest of the answers are, or include, saints' names.)
2        George
3        Robson & Jerome
4        David (prior to his little spat with Goliath)
5        St Jude
6        Veronica
7        Saint Theresa of the Roses
8        Santiago de Compostela
9        Clement Atlee
10        St Bernard
11        St Asaph
12        St Vitus' Dance
13        Bride
14        Prince Andrew
15        Jerome K Jerome
16        Hilda
17        St Helier
18        San Juan
19        Bruno Toniolli
20        St Valentine's Day Massacre


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Subject: RE: SQ2 (Song Quiz)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 01 Nov 13 - 06:04 AM

Quotations Quiz
Some blank lines here in case you've jumped in to check another quiz and haven't seen this quiz yet.







1        Misquote
2        Marilyn Monroe (at party)
3        Alec Guinness (Obi Wan): Star Wars
4        Dickens, A tale of two cities
5        Hannibal Lecter, Silence of the lambs: Thomas Harris (The book, not the film)
6        Margaret Thatcher (Tory conference 1980)
7        Martin Luther King Jr 1963
8        Peter Pan: Peter Pan by J.M.Barrie
9        Misquote
10        Dorothy, Wizard of Oz
11        Shakespeare, 12th Night (Duke Orsino)
12        Groucho Marx
13        Winston Churchill
14        Tom Hanks: Forrest Gump
15        Robert Armstrong as Carl Denham: King Kong
16        Harold Wilson 1967
17        Marc Antony: Julius Ceasar : Shakespeare
18        Kenneth Williams: Caesar: Carry on Cleo
19        Clark Gable : Rhett Butler; Gone with the wind
20        Johnny Nash


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