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Pub Quiz #2

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Here are some more Pub Quiz Questions from a trip to my local last night. No music ones this time sorry.

(And yes you are on the Internet right now so it would be really easy to look up the answers but where's the fun in that?!)

I'll be posting the answers tomorrow on http://terriblelovesongs.blogspot.com -if you can't wait that long - send your answers to tlsreview @ gmail dot com

Questions

1) What are the colours of the five Olympic rings?

2) Barbie had Ken but who was Sindy’s boyfriend?

3) Who invented the words ‘hobnob’, ‘swagger’ and ‘madcap’?

4) What would a German do with a ‘handy’?

5) What is the collective noun for a group of goldfish?

a) A Troubling

B) A Bloat

c) A Dole

6) How long does it take for a swallowed piece of chewing gum to pass through the human digestive system?

7) How wide is a gymnastic beam in inches?

8) Which name for a type of music did William Burroughs make use of in his novel “The Soft Machineâ€, helping establish it in popular culture?

9) What word means “empty orchestra†in Japanese?

10) Which word used in the English language translates to “noisy ghost†in German?

11) Which novel featured the characters 'Jim', 'Dab Dab' and 'Push me pull you'?

12) What 1946 film is set in Redford Falls?

Good Luck!

P.S. We got second place :-)

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[spoilerq:1]My answers[/spoilerq]

[spoilera:1]1. Blue, red, green, yellow, black?

2. Um :P

3. Shakespeare invented a lot of words, so I'll go with him

4. call people

5. Um... I'll guess a dole

6. No idea... a day?

7. Er... 4?

8. I have a feeling I should know this (and I think I knew it once), but I don't

9. uh

10. Poltergeist

11. no idea

12. see 11

[/spoilera]

Weelll... that wasn't easy :P

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Sorry, I'm not Spoiler saavy. Don't look at my answers. They are wrong anyhow! :P

1) What are the colours of the five Olympic rings?

Red, Green, Blue, Gold & Black

2) Barbie had Ken but who was Sindy’s boyfriend?

Dunno

3) Who invented the words ‘hobnob’, ‘swagger’ and ‘madcap’?

Shakespear

4) What would a German do with a ‘handy’?

Wipe his nose?

5) What is the collective noun for a group of goldfish?

a) A Troubling

B)

c)

6) How long does it take for a swallowed piece of chewing gum to pass through the human digestive system?

a long time. 7 days?

7) How wide is a gymnastic beam in inches?

6 inches

8) Which name for a type of music did William Burroughs make use of in his novel “The Soft Machineâ€, helping establish it in popular culture?

Rock & Roll

9) What word means “empty orchestra†in Japanese?

I need to ask Mrs Kevin

10) Which word used in the English language translates to “noisy ghost†in German?

Poltergeist

11) Which novel featured the characters 'Jim', 'Dab Dab' and 'Push me pull you'?

Doctor Doolittle (was it a novel?)

12) What 1946 film is set in Redford Falls?

It's a Wonderful Life?

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[spoilerq:1]no peeking[/spoilerq]

[spoilera:1]1. Blue, Red, Green, Yellow (or Gold), Black

2. hmm... Dave, maybe?

3. "hobnob" reminds me of Gulliver's Travels, so I guess Jonathan Swift?

4. phone people :grin: (weird, I know)

5. I don't think c, and after a coin toss: b?

6. chewing gum doesn't get digested at all, so it shouldn't be too long... 12 hours?

7. I have no idea... 5? (1 inch = 2.5 cm, right? :P )

8. Soft Maching makes me think of Soft Cell, so I'm guessing New Wave? or Synthpop?

9. :lightbulb: Karaoke?

10. Poltergeist ;)

11. what kind of stupid name is "push me pull you?" :stars: I have no idea, sorry...

12. I don't think I know any 1946 films (let alone that I have no idea where "Redford Falls" is)

is it Citizen Kane? (even though that should be older...)[/spoilera]

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I know these. I don't this Sindy person/doll/whomever. Barbie had Midge and Skipper, but no Sindy as I recall.

9) What word means “empty orchestra†in Japanese?

Karaoke

10) Which word used in the English language translates to “noisy ghost†in German?

Poltergeist. I knew that without peeking.

11) Which novel featured the characters 'Jim', 'Dab Dab' and 'Push me pull you'?

Dr. Doolitle, the first one with Rex Harrison, not the Eddie Murphy remake featuring a drunk monkey

12) What 1946 film is set in Redford Falls?

It's a Wonderful Life was set in Bedford Falls, but Redford Falls, I dunno from

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OK, the time has come to reveal the answers!

[spoilerq:1]The Answers[/spoilerq]

[spoilera:1]1. Blue, Yellow, Black, Green and Red

2. Paul

3. Shakespeare

4. Send a text, make a phone call (it’s a mobile phone or cell phone depending on where you are)

5. a) A Troubling

6. 12 -48 hrs

7. 4

8. Heavy Metal

9. Karaoke

10. Poltergeist

11. Dr Dolittle

12. It’s A Wonderful Life – Sorry but I made a misleading typo so you get a point for this whatever you answered! Uh hum.

Hope you enjoyed it and once again, sorry for the typo - I blame ummmm myself!

Chalky

[/spoilera]

Lucky - loved your answer to question 4 :-)

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I thought the term Heavy Metal came from Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild"-heavy metal thunder

I like "a troubling" of goldfish. I wish that applied to other groupings-"I've a troubling of songs on my MP3 device."

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I don't know where I pulled troubling from, but I knew it was the right answer.

I did better than I thought I would actually. I changed my mind on the balance beam, from 4. :P

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That was interesting... .cool:

I answered some of them before reading the other answers and I had four right...

1. Blue, Red, Green, Black and White (wrong)

2.

3. Shakespeare

4.

5. A Troubling

6. 4 hours (wrong)

7.

8.

9.

10. Poltergeist

11. Dr Dolittle

12.

he he he... :cool:

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