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Re: The White Room Thursday Quiz - 06 February 2020

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Re: The White Room Thursday Quiz - 06 February 2020

Thanks for playing @jonsie - pm with your answers received 

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Re: The White Room Thursday Quiz - 06 February 2020

Thank you @Anonymous for joining in... pm with your answers received...

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Re: The White Room Thursday Quiz - 06 February 2020

                                                                                ANSWERS:

 

Q1 [history]: During which war did the Battle of Marston Moor take place?

A1: First English Civil War (1642-1644) - Battle of Marston Moor 2 July 1644

 

Q2 [structures - new]: Which castle overlooks the Llyn peninsula?

A2: Criccieth Castle. One member submitted an alternative answer - Harlech Castle - and, on checking, this is also correct [see RESULTS below] 

 

Q3 [science]: Ni is the chemical symbol for which element?

A3: nickel

 

Q4 [nature]: Which breed of animal is a Cheshire White?

A4: pig

 

Q5 [literature]: What is the first name and surname of The Artful Dodger in Oliver Twist ?

A5: Jack Dawkins

 

Q6 [games]: In a standard pack of playing cards, how many eyes - in total - of the four Jacks can be seen ?

A6: 12. This is the QI-style question. Each Jack shows two heads. Jack of Diamonds and Jack of Clubs show two eyes in each of two heads [2 suits x 2 eyes x 2 heads = 8 eyes]; Jack of Spades and Jack of Hearts show one eye in each of two heads [2 suits x 1 eye x 2 heads = 4 eyes] = total 12 eyes. 

 

Q7 [music]: In which year did the UK first win the Eurovision Song Contest?

A7: 1967 - Sandie Shaw "Puppet On A String"

 

Q8 [food and drink]: What is wrapped in bacon to make angels on horseback ?

A8: oysters 

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Re: The White Room Thursday Quiz - 06 February 2020

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                                                                               RESULTS

                                                               [in order pm received]

 

@Cleoriff 

A1 correct - awarded star A2 correct - awarded star A3 correct - awarded star

A4 correct - awarded star A5 correct - awarded - star A6 correct - awarded star

A7 correct - awarded star A8 correct - awarded star plus for correct answers to all eight questions

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Silver Thinker

 

@gmarkj 

A1 correct - awarded star A2 correct - awarded star A3 correct - awarded star

A4 correct - awarded star A5 [pass] A6 4 - incorrect A7 [pass] A8 [pass].

four correct answers = awarded 4 star

 

@pgn 

A1 correct - awarded star A2 correct - awarded star A3 correct - awarded star

A4 correct - awarded star A5 correct - awarded - star A6 correct - awarded star

A7 correct - awarded star A8 correct - awarded star plus for correct answers to all eight questions

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Silver Thinker

 

@MI5 

A1 correct - awarded star A2 correct - awarded star A3 correct - awarded star

A4 correct - awarded star A5 correct - awarded - star A6 correct - awarded star

A7 correct - awarded star A8 correct - awarded star plus for correct answers to all eight questions

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Silver Thinker

 

@jonsie 

A1 correct - awarded star A2 correct - awarded star A3 correct - awarded star

A4 correct - awarded star A5 correct - awarded star A6 6 incorrect A7 correct - awarded star

A8 correct - awarded star plus for correct answers to seven questions also awarded

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Bronze Thinker

 

@Anonymous 

A1 War of the Roses - incorrect A2 Harlech Castle - on checking, correct - awarded star

A3 correct - awarded star A4 cow - incorrect

A5 The Artful Dodger`s name? @Anonymous gave her answer - "Jammie Dodger" joy 

A6 8 - incorrect A7 correct - awarded star A8 filo pastry - incorrect.

three correct answers - awarded three star

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Re: The White Room Thursday Quiz - 06 February 2020

This week`s awards:

 

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Silver Thinker -  @Cleoriff  @pgn  @MI5 

 

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Bronze Thinker + one star@jonsie 

 

star star star star@gmarkj 

 

star star star          - @Anonymous 

 

Well done, everyone.

I hope you all enjoyed this week`s quiz. Bow

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Re: The White Room Thursday Quiz - 06 February 2020

That blumming QI card question. Came close to putting 8 until I thought back to the days when I was a 'card sharp' rofl

Seriously, never played cards until I met my other half. His family used to play every time they met up. You either joined in or died of boredom. Those were the days tongue winking

 

Love @Anonymous's answer of Jammie Dodger.

Well done everyone. Thanks @Mi-Amigo for another great game. wink

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Re: The White Room Thursday Quiz - 06 February 2020

Thank you @MI5 and @Cleoriff for your kind comments.

@Anonymous `s answer - Jammie Dodger - did make me chuckle and she also, again, found an alternative

correct to one of the questions.

As to the QI-style question being cards in the "games" category, I admit this was a bit sneaky this week but wanted a question which wasn`t in the usual "history" or "people" category [for example, who invented ---- ?].

 

There is a "special edition" next week - to tie-in with @Marjo `s events - with questions posted on Wed and answers pm`d to me on Thursday...

and I have a "surprise edition" planned for the end of February - more on that later...

So all the regulars, and those who want to join in, have plenty of time to get their thinking hats on Thinking  

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Re: The White Room Thursday Quiz - 06 February 2020

Looking forward to the special edition next week @Mi-Amigo ! Sorry I didn't get a moment to participate in this week's quiz. Hope to take part again soon. Smiley Happy

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