Sunday, 14 September 2014

Sunday Quiz

Questions
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1. Who was the last US President who was also a Founding Father of the United States?

2. The Budolfi Cathedral lies in which Danish city, also the site of the famous home of Jens Bang?

3. Who is the only English footballer to have scored in the FA Cup Final, the League Cup Final, The Champions League Final and The Uefa Cup Final?

4. Yoho National Park, home to the famous Emerald Lake, lies in which country ?

5. Recently releasing a solo album, Karen O is the lead singer with which American band who have hits with "Date with the Night" and "Zero"?

6. Psephology is the study of what?

7. Who succeeded Geoffrey Howe as Chancellor of the Exchequer?

8. What was Andrew Gale banned from lifting this week?









Answers
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1. Monroe
2. Aalborg
3. Steven Gerrard
4. Canada
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
6. Elections and voting trends
7. Nigel Lawson
8. The Cricket County Championship Trophy

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Week in Quizzing

One of my favourite quizzing events of the year takes place next weekend. The Brunton Shield, held annually, involves quizzers from the North East of England taking on those from Scotland. This is the third year I have taken place in the event and for the first time in that period the event is being held south of the border in Newcastle. Very much looking forward to it and good luck to all involved.

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Interesting article HERE on the David Edwards and his participation in next months European Quiz Championships.

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The Twitter feed continue to grow @quizaddictblog is the address. I try to add questions daily as well as various other bits and bobs. Speaking of social media I am also keen on arranging some games on Superbuzzer so will look to be putting a post up later in the week.

Friday, 12 September 2014

This Week I Didn't Know....

Picture Rounds

Brutal one this week and we didn't do too badly. However, the misses below as usual set us back but luckily we had done enough on the questions!

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Went down totally the wrong route on this and was trying to think of her name based on the fact she presented GMTV at some stage.....which she never did!

2.


Never close.......When given the answer I had heard her name and knew her major song, but can't recall ever seeing a picture of her until this.

3.


Very similar picture used minus the trophy....maybe that would have helped! Usually good on sport and this is certainly the picture I spent most time on during this round! Grrrr...

4.


Particularly annoyed. Was shown a photo of her at about this age in the quiz. I got the Mastermind question about her last week as well as a question in a book I was working through but couldn't recognise her!



1. Fay Ripley
2. Demi Lovato
3. Louis Oosthuizen
4. Diana Rigg



Questions

Strong week this week so only a few errors along the way...

1. The Augusta Golf course famously features a tree dedicated to which American president?

Sport being a strong point for me I couldn't get to this answer! All those years watching the Masters and it obviously didn't stick. I imagine this may well be a chestnut that I have missed.

2.  In which English county are St Cuthbert’s Head and Thirlwall Castle?

Last question of the night and just didn't ring any bells at all




1. Dwight E Eisenhower
2. Northumberland

British Quiz Champion



Congratulations to Pat Gibson on winning last weekends British Quiz Championships. Pat regained the title with Kevin Ashman into second place. After the event much discussion emerged on Facebook about how better to promote major events in the quizzing such as the British Quizzing Championships etc so it would be interesting to hear the views of other readers.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Mastermind Standings



Heading into tomorrows fifth heat of Mastermind 2014 here are the current standings from the series so far...

Mark Eaves - 30 (Q)
Chris Grandison - 26 (Q)
Mike Foden - 21 (Q)
Paula Keaveney - 21 (Q)
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Gareth Kingston - 28 (2nd)
Alice Mennel - 26
Susan Sworn - 25 (2nd =)
Jeremy Renals - 25  (2nd =)
Les Morrell-24
Howard Towner - 23
Cliff Morgan - 21 (2nd)
Lena Gazey - 19 (2nd)
Tim Allison - 19
Stephen Peter - 17
Sidin Sunny - 15
Graham Gowland - 15

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Mastermind Wiki Challenge - Week 5



Mastermind airs at 7pm this week due to the Invictus Games.

The following subjects will be tackled by the contenders in the Specialist subject round -

House of Cards
John Milton
1453 Siege of Constantinople
FA Cup Finals held at the old Wembley


A nice range of subjects

Sunday, 7 September 2014

This Week I Didn't Know...

Picture Round

It was 7 teams of at least five players against the two of us this week so very little hope of making inroads into the picture round. As mentioned, taking up almost a third of the quiz means this round is vital and although the 3 obscure misses were justifiable, the missed below really cost us...

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This was the exact picture used. Totally went in the wrong direction.

2.

I hate missing ones like this (the woman is who is needed!). New the film, made a mental note of the author as I imagine that will come up from time to time but totally ignorant of the stars of the movie!

3.

Knew I had seen this guy in a lot of US Shows. Remember him from Charmed especially but his name....got no where near.


Answers
1. Kathy Kirby
2. Shailene Woodley
3. Julian Mcmahon



Questions

Had a good week questions wise so nothing really stands out other than the following...


1. Which musician was born Phillippe Pages in Paris in 1953?

Resorted to guess work based on the date. Given a thousand guesses I still wouldn't have got a point.


2. Which movie was John Wayne in the middle of making when he won his Oscar for True Grit?

Pfffttt was my response. What a terrible question and unless there is some anecdote or reason I should have known this, then I will stick by the fact its a bad questions. Guess a John Wayne film released roughly a few months after his Oscar win.


1. Richard Clayderman
2. Rio Lobo