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  1. Abacus21

    Abacus21 Staff Alumni

    Quiz on 15/11/09:

    Rounds: 3, 10 Qs per round.

    Round 1: Geography.

    1. In what country would you find Jerez?
      A: Spain
    2. Eurostar trains run from London to which Belgian city?
      A: Brussels
    3. Does London or Rome have the higher population?
      A: London
    4. The province of Flanders is in which country?
      A: Belgium
    5. Which landlocked country is divided into cantons?
      A: Switzerland
    6. What type of country is Monaco?
      A: Principality
    7. In which sea does Cyprus lie?
      A: Mediterranean
    8. Is Europe the second largest or second smallest continent?
      A: Second smallest
    9. Which island is known to the French as the ‘Corse’?
      A: Corsica
    10. Is Sweden a kingdom or a republic?
      A:Kingdom

    Round 2: Pot Luck
    1. How many people perform a ‘pas de deux’ in a ballet?
      A: Two
    2. If T is time then what is M in GMT?
      A: Mean
    3. Cos and Iceberg are varieties of which salad plant?
      A: Lettuce
    4. As well as being a TV programme, what is a Blue Peter?
      A: A flag
    5. What was the phrase associated with the duo the Krankies?
      A: ‘Fan-dabi-dozi’
    6. Which pear is usually served as a starter and isn’t sweet?
      A: Avocado pear
    7. Who told the Queen that Snow White was the ‘fairest of them all’?
      A: The mirror
    8. What is mixed with half a pound of treacle in ‘Pop goes the Weasel’?
      A: Half a pound of tuppenny rice
    9. How many furlongs are there in a mile?
      A: Eight
    10. What was the common name for the first postage stamp?
      A: Penny Black

    ROUND 3: ANIMAL WORLD
    1. In mammals, the Asian elephant is second but man has the longest – what?
      A: Life span
    2. A papillion is a breed of what?
      A: Dog
    3. Alphabetically, which animal always comes first?
      A: Aardvark
    4. What is a male fox called?
      A: Dog
    5. In Britain, which is the only venomous snake?
      A: Adder
    6. What type of leaves does a koala feed on?
      A: Eucalyptus
    7. What type of animal is a natterjack?
      A: Toad
    8. A jenny is a female – what?
      A: Donkey
    9. Which monkey has a blue and red face?
      A: Mandrill
    10. A leveret is a young – what?
      A: Hare

    Congratulations to Irishdoll who won this week's quiz! :cheer: :stars:

    Any other quiz hosters, feel free to add to this thread :grouphug:
     
  2. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Quiz on 22/11/09

    Rounds: 3, 10 Qs per round.


    History!

    1.who designed the dome of st.peters rome? michelangelo

    2. which country did xerxes rule? persia

    3 Who was Queen of England for just nine days? Lady Jane Grey

    4 in which year did shakespeare die? 1616

    5 What war began on 10th. October, 1899? The Boer War

    6. In what year was the Berlin wall erected? 1961.

    7. In which country was the Battle of El Alamein fought? Egypt.

    8. In which year was the death penalty abolished in the UK? 65

    9. Who in Greek Mythology was the brother of Zeus and God of the sea? Poseidon

    10. How many miles is in one astronomical unit? answer 93 million (not a history question,but I had left one out) ;)


    Music and entertainment!

    1. In which year did Elvis die? 1977.

    2.Nickelodeon was the original name for what? Jukebox

    3. who had a hit song with ''all i want for christmas is you'' ?mariah carey

    4. how many times was Britney Spears married? 2

    5 What famour star appeared in Paula Abdul's "Rush, Rush" video? Keanu Reeves

    6 Who was the original drummer for Nirvana? Chad Channing

    7 Who Designs "Sean John" clothing ? Sean "P. Diddy" Combs

    8 What country do The Hives come from??? Sweden

    9.What does the Italian musical term adagio mean? Slow.

    10. Who was the top-selling album artist of the 1970's according to Billboard? Elton John.

    Pot luck.

    1. The ibex is a type of which animal? Goat

    2. In which century did the Crimean War take place? 19th

    3. Which variety of quartz is violet to purple in colour? Amethyst

    4.Shogi is a Japanese form of which boardgame? chess.

    5.Which US actor starred in High Noon and Mr Deeds Goes to Town? Gary cooper.

    6.What would you find in a formicary? ants

    7.Which sport involves ‘the snatch’, ‘the clean’ and ‘the jerk’? weightlifting

    8.In which two European cities are Cleopatra’s Needles? London and paris

    9. In 2003, George W Bush became the second US president to visit Auschwitz: who was the first? Gerald ford.

    10. Thimpu is the capital of which country? Bhutan


    Recon won this weeks quiz! :cheer: :1st:
     
  3. Abacus21

    Abacus21 Staff Alumni

    Quiz on 29/11/09:

    Rounds: 3, 10 Qs per round.

    Round 1: Pot Luck
    1. In verse, which bells said ‘You owe me five farthings’? St Martin’s
    2. Which Rosemary had a 50s No. 1 with ‘This Ole House’? Clooney
    3. The characters Rick, Neil and Vyvyan appeared in which TV series? The Young Ones
    4. What word can go after ‘board’ and before ‘service’? Room
    5. How is the singer Thomas Woodward better known? Tom Jones
    6. Who wrote the novel My Family and Other Animals? Gerald Durrell
    7. The letter K is on which row of a typewriter or computer keyboard? Middle letters row
    8. How many of Henry VIII’s wives executed? Two
    9. How does 10.45pm appear on a 24hr clock? 2245
    10. Hydrophobia is fear of what? Water

    Round 2: Pot Luck
    1. How many feet in a nautical mile? 6,080
    2. In which country is the city of Osaka? Japan
    3. What word can go before ‘hole’, ‘pie’ and ‘post’? ‘Pigeon’
    4. If the 1st June is a Monday, what day is the 1st July? Wednesday
    5. What sport is played by the San Francisco 49ers? American Football
    6. In the Bible, what is the name of the first book of the New Testament? Matthew
    7. How many minutes in a day? 1,440
    8. In computing, what does the A stand for in RAM? Access
    9. What name is given to the horizontal bar of a window? Transom
    10. What is the French term for a false step or gaffe? Faux pas

    Round 3: Communications
    1. Which country has the most first-language speakers of English? USA
    2. What does the abbreviation ‘BT’ stand for? British Telecoms
    3. When a number of computers are connected, what are they called? Network
    4. Which punctuation mark and letters indicate a UK internet user? .co.uk / .uk
    5. In speech, how should you – officially at least – address a pope? Your Holiness
    6. The Braille alphabet is made up of raised what? Dots
    7. What does Hon. mean, in the form of address Right Hon.? Honourable
    8. A physician is address as ‘Doctor’; how is a male surgeon addressed? Mr.
    9. The Greek letter beta corresponds to which letter of the English alphabet? B
    10. What is Reuters? A news agency

    Congratulations to Tam, who won this week's quiz! :stars:
     
  4. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Quiz on 06/12/09

    Rounds: 3, 10 Qs per round.

    Round 1. Pot luck.

    1.who was the second man on the moon? buzz aldrin
    2. What's the unit of currency in Indonesia? The Rupiah.
    3.What does uno stand for ? united nations organisation.
    4.The country called the land of the rising sun is..? Japan.
    5.How many legs do butterflies have? 6 legs 2 wings.
    6.'Last Judgement' was the first painting of an Italian painter named..?Michelangelo.
    7.The national flower of china is? Narcissus
    8.The largest ocean of the world is? The pacific ocean.
    9.The Eiffel tower was built by? Alexander Eiffel
    10.In which sport do players take long and short corners? Hockey


    Round 2. Pot luck.


    1.Who was the youngest President of the USA?John F Kennedy
    2.What year did the Nintendo Wii come out?2006
    3. The largest library in the world is the..? United States Library of Congress, Washington DC
    4.The volcano Vesuvius is located in? Italy
    5.The first Pakistani to receive the Nobel Prize was? Abdul Salam
    6.New York is popularly known as the city of? skyscrapers.
    7.The "http" you type at the beginning of any site's address stands for? Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
    8.Modem stands for..? Modulator Demodulater.
    9.Kiev is the capital of which country? Ukraine
    10.what is the worlds fastest snake? Black mamba.


    Round 3. Pot luck.

    1.Which instrumemnt is used to measure the density of milk? Lactometer.
    2.Which is the world's biggest internet search engine? Google
    3.How many calories are in a pound of fat? 3,500.
    4.Which metal is heavier, silver or gold? Gold.
    5.What year did the titanic sink? 1912
    6.What is the capital of iceland? Reykjavik
    7.When is the Independence Day of Canada? July 1st.
    8.Who is the author of Gulliver's Travels? Jonathan swift.
    9.What is the fear of open spaces called? Agoraphobia.
    10.What is the instrument used for measuring altitudes and heights? Altimeter.

    Congratulations to this weeks winner boo :cheer: :1st:
     
  5. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    Quiz on 27/12/09

    Rounds: 3, 10 Qs per round.

    Round 1. Pot luck.


    1. Agadir is a port in which North African country? Morocco
    2.Which acid is produced in the muscles during strenuous exercise? Lactic
    3.What is the sloping part of a horse's foot between the fetlock and the hoof? Pastern
    4. What is the name of the cement mixer in the children's TV series Bob the Builder? Dizzy
    5. Cereology is the study of what? Crop circles
    6. What one of the seven continents stretches from the Northern Temperate to the Southern Temperate zones? Africa (the other generally recognised continents are N America, S America, Asia, Europe, Antarctica and Australia - the Temperate zones are those between the tropics and the polar circles)
    7. Arboreal describes a creature which commonly lives in what? Trees (bushes is also acceptable - arbor is latin for tree)
    8. The secret ingredient of which product is code-named 'merchandise 7X'? Coca-Cola
    9. Which actor appeared in every episode of the TV series M*A*S*H? Alan Alda
    10.According to official records how many people died in the Great Fire of London of 1666? Six

    Round 2. Pot luck.

    1. The World Health Organization is an agency of which larger body? The United Nations (UN)
    2.What is the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet? Kappa (equivalent to the letter K, as in look)
    3. Ergophobia is a fear of what? Work
    4.In what country is the Valley of the Kings? Egypt
    5. Pauline Matthews duetted on a big 1970's hit record under what better known name? Kiki Dee
    6. Who founded the UK's Today newspaper in 1986? Eddie Shah
    7. Where in the body are the olfactory nerves? Nose
    8.What is the emblem of Canada? Maple leaf
    9. In the Bible what is the third book of the Old Testament? Leviticus
    10. How many points does a converted try score in Rugby Union? Seven (five points for the try and two for the conversion kick).

    Round 3. Pot luck.

    1. What do the initials of animal rights organization PETA stand for? People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
    2. Who in Greek mythology was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra? Agamemnon
    3. What was Doris Day's first UK number one hit record? Secret Love (1954 - followed by Whatever Will Be Will Be [Que Sera, Sera], her second and final UK No1 in 1956)
    4. Which country produces Jarlsberg cheese? Norway
    5. Shisha, nargile, argeela and ghalyan are all names relating to what hugely popular and culturally significant custom? The hookah smoking pipe (or hubble-bubble or water pipe - the hoohah and hookah cafes are as common in the Eastern world as cigarettes and pubs have traditionally been in the West - and no better for your health)
    6. How many lines are in a limerick? Five
    7. Which infamous Englishman's prison number was FF8282? Jeffrey Archer
    8. In which decade was Sydney Harbour Bridge opened? 1930's (1932 to be precise)
    9. Who is seventh in line to the British throne (as at May 2007)? Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (King Harald V of Norway is apparently 61st in line, several million ahead of you and me)
    10 What was the name of the world's first nuclear submarine? USS Nautilus (launched in Connecticut 1954)

    Congratulations to this weeks winner ALEXIS! :clap: :cheer: :1st:
     
  6. Recon

    Recon Member

    ROUND 1

    Answers:

    1. His sister
    2. Grapefruit
    3. Laxative
    4. Dental Caries
    5. Guinea Pigs
    6. Rat
    7. Peacocks
    8. Tinfoil
    9. Koala
    10. Bones - one vertebra less

    ROUND 2

    Answers:
    1. Apple
    2. Matthias
    3. They were all philosophers.
    4. Demeter
    5. Brotherhood of Man
    6. To Call Out
    7. Beatles Help
    8. Old Deuteronomy
    9. You've lost that loving feeling 10. Mustapha the tailor
    10. Mustapha the tailor

    ROUND 3

    Answers:
    1. Birds nests
    2. Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington
    3. Eat (it's a spoon)
    4. Drunk
    5. Eiffel Tower
    6. Sun dry
    7. Sweden
    8. Joint Heir
    9. Rhodesia
    10. Donkey


    CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS WEEKS WINNERS WHO TIED IN FIRST PLACE:
    innocencexisxlove & Snowman
    :stars::stars::stars: :sparkle:
     
  7. closertolove

    closertolove Well-Known Member

    1) What mammals cant jump?
    a) elephants
    2) Who started WW1?
    a) Gavriolo Princip (google him)
    3) Who was Time Magazines first elected Man of the Year?
    a) Charles Lindbergh, 1927
    4) Most played song of the 2000-2009 decade?
    a) We Belong Together, by Mariah Carey
    5) First contraceptive ever?
    a) Crocodile dung, used by Ancient Egyptians
    6) There are twice as many ______ in Australia than there are people
    a) Kangaroos
    7) Dueling in Paraguay is legal as long as both parties are...
    a) Registered blood donors
    8) It is illegal to cross Boston Common without...
    a) A shotgun
    9) Who built the Taj Mahal?
    a) No one knows for sure, as there are many stories (I would have accepted a "dunno" or "no idea")
    10) Children grow faster in which season?
    a) The spring
     
  8. 1izombie

    1izombie Well-Known Member

    quiz 3 of the day....the winner is Recon!!!!!

    Category 1 – Astronomy

    1 – What type of Galaxy is the Milky Way?
    A - Spiral

    2 - How many rings does Uranus have?
    A - 11

    3 – Which planet has the least amount of rings?
    A – Jupiter

    4 – How many planets have moons?
    A - 6

    5 – Which planet has the most amount of moons?
    A – Saturn

    6 – What is the closest Galaxy to the Milky Way?
    A – Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy

    7 – What is a rotating neutron star is known as?
    A – A pulsar.

    8 – Besides the sun what is the closest star to earth?
    A - Proxima Centauri (Alpha Centauri C)

    9 – How long does it take Pluto to orbit the sun?
    A – 248 years (aprox.)

    10 – Io is the name of a moon that orbits what planet?
    A – Jupiter






    Category 2 – Mythology

    1 – What were Jason and the Argonauts searching for?
    A – The Golden Fleece

    2 – Who is the Greek goddess of love?
    A – Aphrodite

    3 – What is the Roman equivalent for the Greek god Hermes?
    A - Mercury

    4 – Ares is the god of what?
    A – War

    5 – Who is the Roman god of war?
    A – Mars

    6 - In Greek mythology, who swallowed his own children?
    A – Cronus

    7 – Which Greek god has a statue in the heart of the Piccadilly Circus in London?
    A – Eros

    8 – Which Greek god played a reed pipe?
    A – Pan

    9 – Who are Zeus’s brothers?
    A - Hades, and Poseidon

    10 - Who was the first woman created according to Greek mythology?
    A – Pandora




    Category 3 – Geography

    1 – How many countries does Germany border?
    A – 9: Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and The Netherlands

    2 – Name 3 countries that border the Baltic Sea?
    A – Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden

    3 - Which continent has the fewest nations?
    A – Antarctica

    4 - From which major northern United States city can you drive south to enter Canada?
    A – Detroit

    5 - Which two countries border Uruguay?
    A – Brazil, Argentina

    6 - What is the only capital in the world that starts with the letter Q?
    A - Quito, Ecuador

    7 - Which is more mountainous, northern Asia or southern Asia?
    A – Southern Asia

    8 – How many continents does the equator pass through?
    A – 3

    9 – What is the longest river in the world to flow from north to south?
    A – Mississippi

    10 – What is the second largest country in the world by area?
    A - Canada
     
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