Sunday Quickfire Quiz XIX - 8/1/2012

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Sunday Quickfire Quiz XIX - 8/1/2012

Post by The Raven » 04 Jan 2012, 14:30

Start time/date: 7:00pm on Sunday 8th January 2012

This Sunday's quiz will be back to it's normal format of 10 questions to be answered in 200 mins. Though same questions will be about the year that was 2011!
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Sunday Quickfire Quiz XIX - 8/1/2012 (Questions)

Post by The Raven » 08 Jan 2012, 19:00

Questions
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1. Name a country that gained its independence in 2011?
2. What happened at N38.322,E142.369 this year?
3. Name the three countries who have had their governments overthrown this year during the Arab Spring?
4. What was the number plate that Aston Martin DB6 that Prince William drove after the wedding on the 29th April
5. What did Chris Ferguson, Doug Hurley, Rex Walheim, Sandy Magnus do for the last time in 2011?
6. How much was the FBI bounty on Osama bin Laden?
7. Mark Cavendish became the first cyclist to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. True of False?
8. What happened on Samoa on 30th December 2011?
9. Where was Kim Jong-il in his last public appearance photograph before he died?
10. How many people participated at zone one challenge in 2011?
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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XIX - 8/1/2012

Post by Root » 08 Jan 2012, 19:10

The only one I know is number nine (number nine, number nine...), but I have a query about number one: do you mean country, or county as you have written?
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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XIX - 8/1/2012

Post by Going Underground » 08 Jan 2012, 19:31

Root wrote:The only one I know is number nine (number nine, number nine...), but I have a query about number one: do you mean country, or county as you have written?
I assume country as well
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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XIX - 8/1/2012

Post by The Raven » 08 Jan 2012, 19:33

Root wrote:The only one I know is number nine (number nine, number nine...), but I have a query about number one: do you mean country, or county as you have written?
Whoops! Edited.

Lot of bloodshed in Wiltshire last year! Shortage of Victoria Sponges leading to an overthrow of government! :lol:
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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XIX - 8/1/2012

Post by The Raven » 08 Jan 2012, 23:09

Answers
1. Name a country that gained its independence in 2011?
Republic of South Sudan

2. What happened at N38.322,E142.369 this year?
Epicentre of the Earthquake and Tsunami that effected Japan

3. Name the three countries who have had their governments overthrown this year during the Arab Spring?
Tunisia, Egypt, Libya

4. What was the number plate that Aston Martin DB6 that Prince William drove after the wedding on the 29th April?
JU5T WED

5. What did Chris Ferguson, Doug Hurley, Rex Walheim, Sandy Magnus do for the last time in 2011?
Flew in the Space Shuttle Atlantis for the last time

6. How much was the FBI bounty on Osama bin Laden?
$25,000,000

7. Mark Cavendish became the first cyclist to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. True of False?
False - Two other cyclists have won before: Tom Simpson and Chris Hoy

8. What happened on Samoa on 30th December 2011?
Nothing, the day was skipped to allow Samoa to move across the international date line

9. Where was Kim Jong-il in his last public appearance photograph before he died?
At a department store on an escalator

10. How many people participated at zone one challenge in 2011?
17 people

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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XIX - 8/1/2012

Post by Starkey7 » 09 Jan 2012, 23:13

Didn't I go in for this too? Can't remember now...

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Re: Sunday Quickfire Quiz XIX - 8/1/2012

Post by The Raven » 10 Jan 2012, 00:05

Starkey7 wrote:Didn't I go in for this too? Can't remember now...
You did but you were outside the time-limit. Sorry.

I could give you some negative points.
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