philmophlegm: (911)
I've put the answers for each round as a comment in the original question posts, so go there to see what the answers were.

The winners of each round were as follows:

Film & TV: ladyofastolat
Literature: ladyofastolat, wellinghall, woodpijn (tie)
Geography: wellinghall
Sport: I'm tempted to say that nobody won this round since the highest score was a pathetic 2, but: wellinghall
Toys & Games: prester_scott, king_pellinor (tie)
History: ladyofastolat (with a perfect 10 - guess that Oxford history degree comes in useful occasionally huh?)
Baking: ladyofastolat, wellinghall, woodpijn (tie)
Science & Nature: king_pellinor
Last Words: prester_scott, ladyofastolat
Book Adaptations picture round: ladyofastolat, eledonecirrhosa, both with a perfect 10
Video Games picture round: king_pellinor

The top three overall behind the cut:

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philmophlegm: (Midnight)
Name the game. No bonus mark for question 10.











philmophlegm: (911)
I'm looking for the title of the book. No bonus mark for question 10.












philmophlegm: (Tarkin (animated))
These last words were either said by entirely fictional characters, or were said by the fictional representation of real people. I'm looking for the name of the character.

  1. A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!

  2. Rosebud…

  3. You already have, Luke. You were right. You were right about me. Tell your sister... you were right...

  4. Lily, take Harry and go! It's him! Go! Run! I'll hold him off-!

  5. I've...seen things...you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-Beams...glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those...moments will be lost...in time...like tears...in the rain. Time...to die.

  6. ... to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee!

  7. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.

  8. Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I'm half crazy all for the love of you. It won't be a stylish marriage, I can't afford a carriage. But you'll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two.

  9. My mind is in darkness. / God, God, I'm sick. I've been used. / And you knew all the time. / God! I'll never ever know why you chose me for your crime... / For your foul, bloody crime! / You have murdered me! / Have murdered me! / Murdered me! / Murdered me! / Murdered me! / Murdered me! / Murdered me! / Murdered--!

  10. It's the end…but the moment has been prepared for.

philmophlegm: (Skye)

  1. What is 2 to the power of 4?

  2. How many millilitres are there in a cubic centimetre?

  3. How much does a litre of water weigh (on Earth)?

  4. Name Pluto's largest moon.

  5. British Giant, Cuban Brown, Dutch, Elfin and Netherland Dwarf are varieties of what?

  6. How many vertices does a cube have?

  7. Which Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist is regarded as the founder of analytical psychology?

  8. In mathematics (and spreadsheets), the addition (or 'summation') of a sequence of numbers is represented by which greek letter?

  9. Blackcock and greyhen are the male and female of which type of bird?

  10. Which element has the chemical symbol 'W'?

philmophlegm: (MX-5)
(I know quizzes don't normally have 'Baking' rounds, but I allow sponsors to ask for their own round. I know sod all about baking, so this round was hard to come up with questions for.)

  1. What is the 'ban' and what is the 'offee' in banofee pie?

  2. What spirit is a key ingredient in making a proper Black Forest Gateau?

  3. What cheese is used to make tiramisu?

  4. Sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch (or potato starch), monocalcium phosphate and sodium aluminium sulphate combine to make what?

  5. What Austrian cake consists of a dense chocolate sponge with a thin layer of apricot jam on top, coated in dark chocolate icing on the top and sides?

  6. People who suffer from coeliac disease should avoid eating which protein composite?

  7. What would we normally call a 'Norwegian Omelette'?

  8. In the Benny Hill song 'Ernie, the Fastest Milkman in the West', Ernie's rival for the affections of Sue from Liddley Lane (number 22) is 'Two Ton Ted from Teddington who drove the baker's van'. What baking product of Ted's did Sue "nearly swoon at"?

  9. What type of bread is made using a symbiotic culture of yeast and lactic acid bacteria growing in a water and flour medium?

  10. Who won the 2014 series of 'The Great British Bake Off'?

philmophlegm: (Hagia Sophia)

  1. Bull Run, Lexington and Gettysburg were all battles in which war?

  2. Which military service wing of the French Army was formed in 1831 to allow non-French soldiers to fight in the French armed forces?

  3. Gavrilo Princip is commonly blamed for starting which historical event?

  4. Who was Minister of Propaganda in Germany between 1933 and 1945?

  5. Which of the following supermarket companies is the oldest? Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Lidl, Aldi

  6. In which century did the French reconquer Calais from the English?

  7. Who was the last Pope to be born in Italy?

  8. Constantine XI Palaiologos was the last emperor of which empire?

  9. Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar is better known as…

  10. Two Kings of England were known as 'the Great'. Name both.

philmophlegm: (Kasumi)

  1. Which videogame was created by Russian mathematician Alexiy Pajitnov in 1984?

  2. The name of which classic sports game is derived from the Latin name for the Eurasian Hobby  Hawk?

  3. What is the name of the murder victim in Cluedo?

  4. What toy am I describing? "A thick, flat grey screen in a red plastic frame. There are two knobs on the front of the frame in the lower corners. Twisting the knobs moves a stylus that displaces aluminum powder on the back of the screen, leaving a solid line."

  5. Michael Townley, Franklin Clinton and Trevor Philips are the three protagonists of which award-winning videogame?

  6. Which toy, first released in 1945, is often used by physics teachers to demonstrate various properties of waves?

  7. In French language editions of Scrabble, five letters are worth ten points. Name three of those five.

  8. If you were exploring The Temple of Elemental Evil, what game would you be playing?

  9. Which major annual sporting event was named after a brand of toy rubber ball?

  10. In Japan, a game resembling pinball, but with no flippers and lots of very small balls, is a popular form of gambling. Name the game.

philmophlegm: (Piquet)

  1. Who won the 2011 Rugby Union World Cup?

  2. Which football club won the first Premier League title, in 1993?

  3. Centre, power forward and point guard are positions in which sport?

  4. Which Surrey motor racing circuit opened in 1907?

  5. Which football club plays at the Estadio del Camp Nou?

  6. Which manager of the England football team had the most appearances for England as a player?

  7. Marianne Vos, Jeannie Longo and Nicole Cooke are all associated with which sport?

  8. All three of Sumo's current yokozuna (grand champions) are from the same non-Japanese country. Which country?

  9. Where will the 2018 Winter Olympics be held?

  10. What is the world's largest football stadium (in terms of seating capacity)?

philmophlegm: (Bush Tucker Man)

  1. What is the capital city of Australia?

  2. What is the county town of Shropshire?

  3. Which southeast African country gained independence from Portugal in 1975?

  4. What is the world's largest lake?

  5. Which is further west, Liverpool, Edinburgh or Dundee?

  6. Which end of the Panama Canal is furthest west, the Atlantic end or the Pacific end?

  7. Hobart is the largest city in Tasmania (in terms of population). What is the second largest?

  8. Los Angeles is the largest city in California (in terms of population). What is the second largest?

  9. By area, what is the largest country in Africa?

  10. Which country has more Scouts and Guides than any other?

philmophlegm: (Beyond the Mountains of Madness (2))

  1. Which novel begins "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife"?

  2. 'Manga' comics come from which country?

  3. What was the title of William Golding's novel about a bunch of shipwrecked schoolboys?

  4. 'Go Set a Watchman', published earlier this year, is a sequel to which classic American novel?

  5. Which novel describes a day in the life of Leopold Bloom?

  6. 'At the Mountains of Madness', 'The Colour out of Space' and 'The Call of Cthulhu' are works by which American horror writer?

  7. Which Salman Rushdie novel was twice awarded the 'Booker of Bookers' prize as the best of all Booker Prize winners?

  8. The Protestant Bible mentions two Archangels - Gabriel and Michael. The Catholic and Orthodox Bibles have a third. Name this third Archangel.

  9. What single word is repeated by the Raven in Edgar Allen Poe's narrative poem 'The Raven'?

  10. Which novel begins "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel"?

philmophlegm: (B7)
As you know if you've been paying attention, I have somehow become the official quizmaster for Launceston Chamber of Commerce. I thought I'd let you have a go at the questions from my last quiz a round at a time. In theory, each round gets harder as it goes on. You get two points for getting question 10 right.

I'll screen the comments and reveal who has scored the most in each round at the end of the week. Promise not to cheat!

The first round is Film & Television:

  1. Which TV drama followed the partners and staff of advertising agency Sterling Cooper?

  2. Which "crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit" but promptly escaped…"to the Los Angeles underground"?

  3. Which married couple co-wrote Fawlty Towers?

  4. In 'Friends', what was the name of Phoebe's identical twin sister?

  5. Which British actor won this year's Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of the young Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'?

  6. Which actor is best known for his portrayal of café owner Rene Artois in Allo' Allo'?

  7. Which 1930s cartoon character was modelled after the singer Helen Kane, who was most famous for the song 'I wanna be loved by you'?

  8. Which soap opera, which ran from 1980 to 2003, was set in the Scottish highland village of Glendarroch?

  9. Who played Simon Templar in the TV series 'The Return of the Saint'?

  10. Who played Lou Beale in Eastenders?

philmophlegm: (kithill)
I'm running another quiz night on October 2nd for Launceston Chamber of Commerce. And I haven't started the questions yet, which is leaving it a little late.

So if you have some questions that will fit into the following rounds, please suggest some. Each round has ten questions, and they are supposed to get harder; so question 1 in each round should be easy and question 10 should be hard enough that perhaps no more than two people in the room get it right.

The rounds are:

  • Film & television

  • Geography (maybe - I might change this)

  • Music (again, I might change this)

  • Sports & games

  • History

  • Baking (formerly food & drink, but we allow sponsors of rounds to ask for particular subjects and this time, a sponsoring coffee shop that specialises in home-made cakes has asked for a baking round)

  • Science & nature

  • Something else

  • Something else (we used to have a Cornwall round and a Devon round, but those are hard questions to come up with, and this will be the fifth such quiz I've run)

  • Famous last words (my aunty suggested this last night, perhaps limiting it to fictional characters)

Tell you what, to make this more fun, I'll screen comments. If you can put the question in one comment, and the answer in another, I'll unscreen the questions only and everyone else can have a go at answering them. But don't just limit questions to really hard ones - it's not that kind of quiz. Trivial Pursuit is the right level, not University Challenge.

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