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The White Room Seasonal Quiz 2 - Born On Xmas Day

Mi-Amigo
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There are two White Room Quizzes each week - one on Monday and one on Wednesday.

 

                       Today`s Quiz is the White Room Seasonal Quiz 2 - Born On Xmas Day

                                      [part of 🎅🏻 🎄 Christmas On The Community] 

 

Instead of the usual eight questions, there are 10 questions - with one question from each of these categories

            HISTORY   SCIENCE   PLACES   MOVIES   LITERATURE   TV   MUSIC   SPORT   SPACE   PEOPLE

with each question based on a person who was born on Christmas Day

 

The White Room Quiz is open to all members.

Those wishing to take part must pm me - @Mi-Amigo - with their answers between 12 noon today [Wednesday] and 11.59pm tomorrow [Thursday]

 

I hope our regular quizzers

  @Cleoriff   @pgn   @jonsie   @MI5   @gmarkj   @Anonymous   @LukasB   @Martin-O2   @Marjo 

 

and any member, who has taken part in the past or has never taken part, and new members

will join in with today`s White Room Quiz.

 

TODAY`S TEN QUESTIONS

There is no question is a QI-style question, in which the answer is not what most people think.

 

Q1 Born on Xmas Day 1584 [history] - Margaret of Austria.

         Which King of Spain did she marry in 1599?

      

Q2 Born on Xmas Day 1642 [science] - Isaac Newton, famous for work on gravity, laws of motion

         In which English county was he born?

 

Q3 Born on Xmas Day 1887 [places] - Conrad Hilton, founder of Hilton Hotels.

        Bought his first hotel, Mobley Hotel in Texas, in 1919; but where [city and state] was the first hotel

        to be named a Hilton Hotel, opened in 1925. 

 

Q4 Born on Xmas Day 1899 [movies] - Humphrey Bogart, actor.

        Which character did he play in the 1941 movie "The Maltese Falcon"?

 

Q5 Born on Xmas Day 1908 [literature] - Quentin Crisp, author

        What was the title of his famous book of the first half of his life published in 1968?

 

Q6 Born on Xmas Day 1944 [TV] - Kenny Everett. dj and television personality.

        What was his birth name, which he changed in 1966 to Kenny Everett?

 

Q7 Born on Xmas Day 1954 [music] - Annie Lennox, singer, formed Eurythmics with Dave Stewart.

        What was the title of the Eurythmics UK single which reached No 2 in UK charts in 1983?

 

Q8 Born on Xmas Day 1957 [sport] - Chris Kamara. footballer and football manager.

        Which football team did he manage from 1995 to 1998?         

 

Q9 Born on Xmas Day 1959 [space] - Michael P Anderson, US astronaut

        He was a member of the crew of which US Space Shuttle to Mir space station in January 1998?

 

Q10 Born on Xmas Day 1971 [people] - Justin Trudeau, politician.

          Became 23rd Prime Minister of which country in 2005?

 

The White Room Quiz is open to all members of the Community.

 

Those who want to take part must pm [private message] me [Mi-Amigo] with their answers between 12 noon today [Wed 23 Dec] and 23.59 [11.59pm] tomorrow [Thursday 24 Dec]

- allowing 36 hours to pm your answers.

 

Please do not post your answers on the thread.

 

The answers - and results for each player taking part - will be posted on morning of Fri 25 December

- Christmas morning.

 

                                         

                                                                THE RULES

Each member must pm [private message] their answers to me [Mi-Amigo] after 12 noon today [Wed 23 December 2020] and before 23.59 [11.59pm] tomorrow [Thurs 24 December 2020].

No member is to post any answer on the thread.

Any answer received after 23.59 [11.59pm] on Thursday 24 December will be declared void.

No googling, wiki, youtube search for answers.

 

The White Room Quiz is open to all members.

New members, who have recently joined the Community, and members who have not taken part before, are welcome to join the "regulars" and take part in this quiz

 

Each correct answer given by each member will be awarded a star .

 

In addition, the following trophies will be awarded for

 

                               10 correct     8 correct     6 correct     4 correct

                                answers       answers       answers      answers 

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                                Golden          Silver          Bronze              Red

                                Thinker        Thinker       Thinker           Thinker 

 

Please feel free to post any comments on the questions - but not the answers - on this thread.

If you have any questions about the quiz, please ask and I will reply here.

 

Thank you everyone for your interest and for making the quiz so popular.

I hope everyone enjoys today`s White Room Quiz, and find it fun.

Good luck, everyone

 

@Mi-Amigo  

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pgn
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Food for thought there, @Mi-Amigo, spanning several centuries! Off to the thinking corner later for me. 

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@pgn wrote:

Food for thought there, @Mi-Amigo, spanning several centuries! Off to the thinking corner later for me. 


Thank you @pgn for your comment.

Some questions might be "food for thought", I hope the answers won`t be alcohol-induced joy

Good luck in the "thinking corner" [is that round the corner from TNS?]...

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MMmmmmm... querying a date @Mi-Amigo 

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Mi-Amigo
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@Cleoriff wrote:

MMmmmmm... querying a date @Mi-Amigo 


Thanks @Cleoriff 

I`ve corrected the error in the question in the original post. thumbsup   

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Some people see things as they are and ask "Why?"; I dream of things that never were and ask "Why not?"
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@MI5 wrote:
Oh good grief !

Is that good or bad this time @MI5 ?

I hope you like the variation with this quiz - even if some of the questions are a bit of a Thinking

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@Mi-Amigo wrote:

@Cleoriff wrote:

MMmmmmm... querying a date @Mi-Amigo 


Thanks @Cleoriff 

I`ve corrected the error in the question in the original post. thumbsup   


Thanks @Mi-Amigo 

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I think I know one of those @Mi-Amigo grin

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A thought provoking quiz @Mi-Amigo very interestingly presented

Maybe 2 off the cuff ... but ... need more thinking time.

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