Sunday Quickfire Quiz XV (04/12/2011)

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Sunday Quickfire Quiz XV (04/12/2011)

Post by The Raven » 30 Nov 2011, 17:50

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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XV (04/12/2011)

Post by The Raven » 04 Dec 2011, 18:31

30 minute warning! Plus I'll be extending the time limit to 200 minutes. Therefore answers must be submitted before Tonight at 10:20pm in order to count.
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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XV (04/12/2011)

Post by The Raven » 04 Dec 2011, 19:00

Please PM your answers
1. The performance of what play within the UK notoriously requires royalties to be paid to Great Ormond Street Hospital?

2. What is the most recent example of a non-league football team beating a top-flight football team in the in the FA cup?

3. 2012 will be a leap year that starts on a Sunday. What was the last year this happened?

4. Where does the phase “Klaatu barada nikto” come from?

5. Saffron in the expensive spice per weight. What is the second most expensive spice?

6. Which music video features the fictional London Underground station of “Cairo East"?

7. Is this was a synopsis for a genuine reality TV show in the US
‘An person who had been adopted when they were a child, was placed in a room with 25 men. One of these men was their biological father. If they correctly picked out who their father was, the contestant would win $100,000. If they chose the wrong “father” then they would lose the $100,000, although the contestant would still be reunited with his or her father.’ True or False?

8. Which countries in Europe don’t border any other countries in Europe?

9. Women are banned from entering Formula One. True and False?

10.What song starts with an earthquake, birds, snakes and aeroplanes?
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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XV (04/12/2011)

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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XV (04/12/2011)

Post by krollo » 04 Dec 2011, 19:55

Oh gosh. Didn't mean to post that :facepalm:

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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XV (04/12/2011)

Post by tubeguru » 04 Dec 2011, 19:56

I was about to lock the thread to teach you a lesson. :)
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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XV (04/12/2011)

Post by The Raven » 04 Dec 2011, 22:30

Answers

1. The performance of what play within the UK notoriously requires royalties to be paid to Great Ormond Street Hospital?
Peter Pan

2. What is the most recent example of a non-league football team beating a top-flight football team in the in the FA cup?
Sutton United vs. Coventry City in 1989

3. 2012 will be a leap year that starts on a Sunday. What was the last year this happened?
1984

4. Where does the phase “Klaatu barada nikto” come from?
Its from 1951 "The Day The Earth Stood Still". One of my favourite movies of all time

5. Saffron in the expensive spice per weight. What is the second most expensive spice?
Vanilla

6. Which music video features the fictional London Underground station of “Cairo East”?
Waiting for the Ghost Train by Madness

7. Is this was a synopsis for a genuine reality TV show in the US
‘An person who had been adopted when they were a child, was placed in a room with 25 men. One of these men was their biological father. If they correctly picked out who their father was, the contestant would win $100,000. If they chose the wrong “father” then they would lose the $100,000, although the contestant would still be reunited with his or her father.’ True or False?
True

8. Which countries in Europe don’t border any other countries in Europe?
Iceland and Malta.

9. Women are banned from entering Formula One. True and False.
False

10.What song starts with an earthquake, birds, snakes and aeroplanes?
It’s the end of the world as we know it by REM

The Results

6th Starkey7 4/10 99mins = 40 points
5th Gratkingrat 6/10 in 18mins = 109 points
4th Krollo 8/10 in 58mins = 114 points
3rd Jbom 9/10 in 64mins = 122 points
2nd Going Underground 8/10 in 14mins = 149 points
1st Nigel 8/10 in 13mins = 150 points

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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XV (04/12/2011)

Post by RichieG » 05 Dec 2011, 08:54

The Raven wrote:Answers8. Which countries in Europe don’t border any other countries in Europe?
Iceland and Malta.
Would Great Britain also not count as this given that GB doesn't include Northern Ireland (although the UK does)?
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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XV (04/12/2011)

Post by Going Underground » 05 Dec 2011, 09:07

RichieG wrote:
The Raven wrote:Answers8. Which countries in Europe don’t border any other countries in Europe?
Iceland and Malta.
Would Great Britain also not count as this given that GB doesn't include Northern Ireland (although the UK does)?
No Because it borders Eire :wink:
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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XV (04/12/2011)

Post by tubeguru » 05 Dec 2011, 09:22

Great Britain is an island, not a country.

To further complicate things, politically "Great Britain" also includes the Isle of Wight, Anglesey, the Isles of Scilly, the Hebrides, and the island groups of Orkney and Shetland. The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands are NOT part of Great Britain - they are self-dependent territories with their own legislative and taxation systems.

It was King James II who first procalimed himself "King of Great Britain, France and Ireland (all of it)" in 1604, having succeeded to the separate thrones of England and Scotland following the death of his father James I (and IV of Scotland). England and Scotland remained politically separate as different countries, having their own parliaments. It was the Act of Union in 1707 which finally joined the Kingdom of England with the Kingdom of Scotland to form a new kingdom of "Great Britain".

As for Wales, it was Edward I who made the first serious attempt to annex it to England, conquering it in 1282, and offering up his son (Edward II) as the first "Prince of Wales". The tradition of the eldest male child of the reigning monarch holding this title has continued to this day. The investiture of the current Prince of Wales occured at Caernarfon Castle, where Edward II was born.

The formal union of Wales with England did not take place until 1536, when Welsh law was fully replaced with English law. This means that when the Act of Union 1707 was signed, Wales also became part of the new kingdom of Great Britain.

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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XV (04/12/2011)

Post by Nigel » 05 Dec 2011, 10:17

What about Cyprus? Although in practice still divided in two, as part of it becoming a member of the EU it is legally just one country. What land borders does it have with another country?

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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XV (04/12/2011)

Post by tubeguru » 05 Dec 2011, 10:23

Cyprus is an island sovereign state. In other words, it is a country in its own right and is a correct answer in this quiz. The confusion concerning Cyprus comes from the fact that there are four British enclaves on the island.
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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XV (04/12/2011)

Post by RichieG » 05 Dec 2011, 14:01

Going Underground wrote:
RichieG wrote:
The Raven wrote:Answers8. Which countries in Europe don’t border any other countries in Europe?
Iceland and Malta.
Would Great Britain also not count as this given that GB doesn't include Northern Ireland (although the UK does)?
No Because it borders Eire :wink:
Did you read what I said? :wink: The UK borders Eire, but GB doesn't. However, as Tubeguru pointed out, GB is an island rather than a country...
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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XV (04/12/2011)

Post by The Raven » 05 Dec 2011, 17:54

Right to clarify what countries have intentional borders:

- United Kingdom borders Republic of Ireland and vise visa.
- Cyprus has an international border with british overseas territories of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.
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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XV (04/12/2011)

Post by tubeguru » 05 Dec 2011, 18:40

The Raven wrote:Right to clarify what countries have intentional borders:

Cyprus has an international border with british overseas territories of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.
OK, I didn't really want to be this pedantic, but your original question was:

8. Which countries in Europe don’t border any other countries in Europe?

Akrotiri and Dhekelia are not countries - they are British dependencies. A British dependency cannot be considered a country, so therefore Cyprus has NO international land borders with any other European country.

Did anyone actually answer Cyprus?
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