Rare Entries XVII - Miscellaneous (history)

Can you identify a station from just a paving slab? Sadly, some people can

Do you think this is too easy or too hard?

Poll ended at 03 Jun 2016, 17:35

Way too easy
0
No votes
Too easy
0
No votes
Just Right
2
100%
Too hard
0
No votes
Way too hard
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 2

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Rare Entries XVII - Miscellaneous (history)

Post by A Challenge » 24 May 2016, 17:35

This is the latest Rare Entries Quiz (number XVII) and will run until 06:59 (at least, until I lost the scores) on Friday 3rd June.

Name:
  1. A real King documented by Shakespeare in the title of a play
  2. A London Overground terminus not served at by another through TfL service that is in London.
  3. A London Borough beginning with the letter B.
  4. A song in Les Miserables with a character’s name in it.
  5. A (now) London Underground line running in 1890 under its name at the time.
  6. A station on the Northern line that isn’t a terminus that has more than two platforms served by the Northern line.
  7. A deep level London Underground line that was in operation by London Undergound in 1990.
  8. A English-speaking country that has a parkrun.
  9. A subforum in the ‘Good Service’ section of the forum.
  10. A positive prime number under 10
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Post by Tube Geek » 24 May 2016, 18:17

A Challenge wrote:This is the latest Rare Entries Quiz (number XVII) and will run until 06:59 (at least, until I lost the scores) on Wednesday 1st June.

5. A (now) London Underground line running in 1890 under its name at the time.

7. A deep level London Underground line that was in operation by London Underground.
Just clarify these please, as I don't understand them!
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Post by A Challenge » 24 May 2016, 18:28

For number 7, I have updated the original post, but for number 5, I will do it here:

It means a line that is now operating under the 'banner' London Underground (one of the 11 lines) that was operating in 1890 under its name at the time. This doesn't include (then) main line railways.
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Post by Tube Geek » 24 May 2016, 18:31

Also, does 7 include 1890?
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Post by A Challenge » 24 May 2016, 18:33

No, as I updated the post, it is 1990.
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Post by Tube Geek » 24 May 2016, 18:53

I meant 5, not 7!
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Post by A Challenge » 24 May 2016, 19:10

What don't you get about it?
A Challenge wrote:For number 7, I have updated the original post, but for number 5, I will do it here:

It means a line that is now operating under the 'banner' London Underground (one of the 11 lines) that was operating in 1890 under its name at the time. This doesn't include (then) main line railways.
Ask yourself:
  • Which lines were operating in 1890?
  • What were they called then?
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Post by Going Underground » 25 May 2016, 11:44

A Challenge wrote: [*]A English-speaking country that has a Parkrun.
Way too easy the only possible answer to this is none :wink:
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Post by A Challenge » 30 May 2016, 07:47

Well, I am pleased to have two entries to this, but I would like some more entries, so at least tell me if you are thinking of entering, as if I know I might extend the deadline for you, to let you have more time if you need it.
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Post by Tube Geek » 30 May 2016, 08:23

Don't worry - I had that problem too! I found that was because I'd set a really long deadline, though, so I could just bring it back and get more! Also, let me guess who they were - Me and Going Underground
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Re: Rare Entries XVII - Miscellaneous (history)

Post by A Challenge » 01 Jun 2016, 10:51

I've had three now - but one question without a correct answer so I can't score! Oh, and Going Underground hasn't entered!

Entrants:
  • The Orange One
  • Tube Geek
  • tractakid
Extended deadline to 3rd June...
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Post by Tube Geek » 01 Jun 2016, 11:14

What one has no one got right?
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Re: Rare Entries XVII - Miscellaneous (history)

Post by tractakid » 01 Jun 2016, 11:21

Tube Geek wrote:What one has no one got right?
Stupid question.
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Post by Tube Geek » 01 Jun 2016, 11:22

tractakid wrote:
Tube Geek wrote:What one has no one got right?
Stupid question.
Why?
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Re: Rare Entries XVII - Miscellaneous (history)

Post by tractakid » 01 Jun 2016, 11:23

Because it will influence how others enter the quiz...
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