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BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)

Nigel Parsons 18 Jul 04 - 03:54 PM
GUEST,Hrothgar at work 18 Jul 04 - 10:51 PM
Liz the Squeak 19 Jul 04 - 05:32 AM
John MacKenzie 19 Jul 04 - 08:05 AM
GUEST,Jon 19 Jul 04 - 08:49 AM
GUEST 19 Jul 04 - 09:09 AM
Wolfgang 19 Jul 04 - 09:19 AM
GUEST,Bagpuss 19 Jul 04 - 09:20 AM
Rapparee 19 Jul 04 - 09:23 AM
Bagpuss 19 Jul 04 - 09:35 AM
Jeri 19 Jul 04 - 10:34 AM
Jeri 19 Jul 04 - 10:45 AM
Sooz 19 Jul 04 - 01:14 PM
Nigel Parsons 19 Jul 04 - 02:30 PM
GUEST,MMario 19 Jul 04 - 02:39 PM
GUEST,Jon 19 Jul 04 - 05:17 PM
greg stephens 19 Jul 04 - 06:29 PM
MudGuard 19 Jul 04 - 06:54 PM
Nigel Parsons 19 Jul 04 - 07:58 PM
MartinRyan 20 Jul 04 - 02:28 PM
Nigel Parsons 21 Jul 04 - 02:40 AM
Leadfingers 21 Jul 04 - 12:31 PM
Nigel Parsons 28 Jul 04 - 02:45 PM

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Subject: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 18 Jul 04 - 03:54 PM

Another quiz, untitled this time. The first answer should give you the connection for the other 19!

As usual:
Please do not post answers in the thread

I will usually respond to PMs, and scores can be claimed in the thread. Answers should be available to 'transpondians', and clues for (nearly) all answers can be found Here if you're getting stuck.

Finally my usual caveat liberties may have been taken with spellings & pronunciation

CHEERS

Nigel (Just off to the club with this quiz)

1 What type of horses are usually associated with pulling drays?

2 Who is, traditionally, the elderly partner of 'Joan'?

3 Of what material were early weapons & tools made?

4 On which river does Shakespeare's birthplace stand?

5 What is Superman's alter ego?

6 According to the rhyme, where did Dr Foster go?

7 On Aug. 18, 1942, who assumed command of the Eighth Army ("Army of the Nile")?

8 Who was shot on April 14 1865 in Ford's Theatre?

9 What title is given to the best known collection of A E Houseman's poems?

10 Which city takes its name for a shallow crossing place for male cattle?

11 Which ageing jockey was jailed in 1985 for tax irregularities?

12 Which is the longest bay in the British Isles?

13 The story of King Arthur comes mainly from "The History of the Kings of Britain" written in the 12th century, by whom?

14 What does a cut flower do when it receives insufficient water?

15 What form of batter is commonly eaten with roast beef?

16 In several books by P G Wodehouse 'Jeeves' is a 'gentleman's gentleman' but who is his employer?

17 On which island will you find Britain's longest placename?

18 Who is currently starring in the TV detective series "Rose & Maloney" having previously played Raquel Watts in 'Coronation Street'?

19 Together with Oxford, what is England's best know university town?

20 Which type of sausage, usually served as a 'ring' or in a spiral, and was originated in the village of Cockermouth?


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: GUEST,Hrothgar at work
Date: 18 Jul 04 - 10:51 PM

17, I think - without even being a Pom. Had a little help from the map.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 05:32 AM

Re: No. 3 - just how early do you mean? There are several answers unless you stipulate just how early. Are we talking Cro-Magnon here or Australapithicus?

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 08:05 AM

Neolithic woman!
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 08:49 AM

You are doing better than me Liz. Given the opening comment about the answer to q1 giving a clue to the rest, I can only get 1 answer to q3.

I think I've got 19/20. Don't know the Coronation St one without looking it up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 09:09 AM

*gulp* only nine...


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: Wolfgang
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 09:19 AM

My first solution (to 17: Bonny lass of.....)) brought me on the wrong track: I thought we had to find song titles. Now I know we don't have. I'm confident I have 6-7 without googling. I doubt I could get any more.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: GUEST,Bagpuss
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 09:20 AM

15, I think, before I look anything up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 09:23 AM

What am I, a hobbit?


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: Bagpuss
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 09:35 AM

Got em all now I think


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: Jeri
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 10:34 AM

I got an all-time record of 18 (for me), before I go peek.

I once was a horsey person, so #1 was fast. (More like large and hairy, and a nice dappled grey.) Once had a competition with a friend to see who could name the most types of equines. Got into the hundreds, and started coming up with things like "eohippus, mesohippus, yada, yada". But I digress. Heading off to check my answers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: Jeri
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 10:45 AM

Oops - can't check my answers yet. Maybe I could work on the missing two and PM them to Nigel. I wonder how the quiz went over at the club.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: Sooz
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 01:14 PM

Nice one Nigel!


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 02:30 PM

From PM'd answers we have
Vectis & Bagpuss on 20
Nemesis on 18
Giok & HuwG on 17
and Jacqui.C on 15

And yes there was one score of 20 (and can 'a score' be anything else?) at the club.

In case it's causing any one else problems #1 does not follow the theme. It sets it!

CHEERS

Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 02:39 PM

I feel good that I figured out the theme...


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 05:17 PM

OT and can't remember if I posted this to another thread (several problems my end preventing a search) but, Jeri, if you like the bigger horses, you would probably enjoy the place near us that sorcha visited when she had a couple of days here. Various breeds of large working - let's call them dray pulling horses and also some small horses there. Seeing one of the big ones next to a Shetland is quite a contrast! Seeing the ease for example that one big horse can pull away with a cart full of kids - sort of like maybe a couple of ton does not exist - is at least to me enjoyable to watch - plus you get the feeling these horses enjoy thier tasks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: greg stephens
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 06:29 PM

"was originated"? Cockermouth? Rubbish grammar, and unconvincing story Nigel.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: MudGuard
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 06:54 PM

Number 10 speaks about male cattle. If the solution I have in mind is the correct one, I guess the "male" is a bit misleading... ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 19 Jul 04 - 07:58 PM

Greg: o.k. the 'was' was superfluous.

Mudguard: yes, I was writing the quiz without checking myself. I assumed that the word I was looking for was masculine (heaven knows why!) but my dictionary does give it as either, but 'esp. a castrated male of the species' and that was probably at the back of my mind. (good excuse heh!)

Cheers

Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 20 Jul 04 - 02:28 PM

Does this mean I have to start reading BS threads again?

regards


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 21 Jul 04 - 02:40 AM

Rapaire:

I missed your comment last time through. Good clue to the theme. Is this why Tolkien described Hobbits as having large hairy feet?

In years to come will the description of the horses be thought of as a back-formation from 'Hobbitland'?

Martin, you could give yourself a diary note to check oce a month (with a search of 30 days) for 'Quiz' as I always put it in the thread title.

Cheers

Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 21 Jul 04 - 12:31 PM

17 without reference to Anything -Not bad considering I dont know a thing about Television stuff .


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Subject: RE: BS: Quiz (untitled - deliberately)
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 28 Jul 04 - 02:45 PM

Answers now available on my usual answer thread SQ2

Nigel


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