Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Friday, 12 January 2018

Quiz Question Answers

As promised here are the answers from the quiz posted up yesterday...


1.       Which track from the album ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’  shares a name with an annual musical festival founded in 2001
All Tomorrows Parties
2.       Which English novelist is best remembered for his series of works featuring the character of Dr. Fu Manchu?
Sax Rohmer (or Arthur Ward)
3.       Which plant species is named after the man who served as both the Secretary of War under Martin Van Buren and as the first United States Minister to Mexico?
Poinsettia
4.       Who was known as the ‘Voice of Wimbledon’ due to his extensive career as a Tennis Commentator? His last Wimbledon commentary being the 1991 Stitch/Becker final for the BBC, 42 years after his first.
Dan Maskell
5.       Who is the only female track and field Athlete to win 6 Olympic Gold Medals?
Alyson Felix
6.       ‘Along Came a Spider’ is the first book in James Paterson’s series of novels featuring which protagonist?
Alex Cross
7.       Which poet won the Costa Poetry Award 2018 with her final collection of poetry 'Inside the Wave' , much of which was written in the weeks before her death?
Helen Dunmore
8.       Who played George W. Bush in Oliver Stone’s 2008 film ‘W’?
Josh Brolin
9.       What nationality was the graphic artist MC Esher (1898-1972)?
Dutch
10.   Which female solo artist is the only person to win the Mercury Music Prize on more than one occasion?
PJ Harvey
11.   Who played Queen Victoria in the 1974 film ‘The Great McGonagall’?
Peter Sellers
12.   In 1984, which singer became the first to have a number 1 both as a duo and as a solo artist in the same year?
 
George Michael

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Quiz Questions

A quick selection of questions to get stuck in. Answers tomorrow! Let me know how you got on...


1.       Which track from the album ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’  shares a name with an annual musical festival founded in 2001
2.       Which English novelist is best remembered for his series of works featuring the character of Dr. Fu Manchu?
3.       Which plant species is named after the man who served as both the Secretary of War under Martin Van Buren and as the first United States Minister to Mexico?
4.       Who was known as the ‘Voice of Wimbledon’ due to his extensive career as a Tennis Commentator? His last Wimbledon commentary being the 1991 Stitch/Becker final for the BBC, 42 years after his first.
5.       Who is the only female track and field Athlete to win 6 Olympic Gold Medals?
6.       ‘Along Came a Spider’ is the first book in James Paterson’s series of novels featuring which protagonist?
7.       Which poet won the Costa Poetry Award 2018 with her final collection of poetry 'Inside the Wave' , much of which was written in the weeks before her death?
8.       Who played George W. Bush in Oliver Stone’s 2008 film ‘W’?
9.       What nationality was the graphic artist MC Esher (1898-1972)?
10.   Which female solo artist is the only person to win the Mercury Music Prize on more than one occasion?
11.   Who played Queen Victoria in the 1974 film ‘The Great McGonagall’?
12.   In 1984, which singer became the first to have a number 1 both as a duo and as a solo artist in the same year?
 

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

HQ Trivia

HQ Trivia
 
 
HQ Trivia is something I imagine a lot of people reading this will already be playing! Recently released for Android, having been available for a month or so on IOS, HQ is a live trivia game in which getting 12 correct answers correctly can earn you a share of cash!
 
The game has been getting hundreds of thousands, and on occasions over a million, players taking part in each game. They roughly start around 9pm and 2am each night, but they have recently started doing UK games around 3pm and 8pm too.
 
It is hosted by a live host and you can follow each game until the end to see who is eliminated. The prizes are shared and there has been massive variation between no winners, meaning a roll over, and several hundred winners, meaning the prize is minimal. But people have walked away with $6000 and other similar figures, so you might get lucky. Quizzing knowledge will only get you so far, but the nature of the questions means you have got to have a lucky guessing finger!
 
If you do download it please use my Referral Code (which is just my user name "DanielFullard") and Ill get a free life!

Sunderland Echo Quiz League

Then Sunderland Echo Quiz League returns from the Winter Break tonight in what is shaping up to be the closest season yet. If you live in the local area and fancy giving the league a try pop me an email on daniel@thequizaddict.com and Ill put you in touch with the relevant people :)








Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy New Year

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Happy New Year to all and best wishes for 2018! However you are spending this evening, I hope you have a great night and that new year is a prosperous one for you!


Friday, 29 December 2017

Quiz of The Year - The UK Pub Quiz Championships (Redtooth)

Once again, 2017 has been a busy year both in my personal life and quizzing. The year started off well quiz wise and I was managing to get myself out to several quizzes a week and play in the League full time. A mid-year house move slowed things down a bit but I still managed to attend several events.

Just like last year, my favourite quiz this year was by far and away The UK Pub Quiz Championships which took place in November at Bramall Lane, Sheffield. It was the one event this year that I made sure I was able to attend and it was a decision that paid off. Spread out over a day this year, as oppose to the full weekend in 2016, the day involved an intense individual quiz in the morning followed by a team quiz in the afternoon.

My post after the event can be found HERE and I would urge anyone keen on quizzing to look out for it next year. Credit to Redtooth and everyone involved in a superb day of quiz.....roll on next year!