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Re: The White Room Thursday Quiz - 19 Sept 2019


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Remember the old adage, "always re-read the question"? Yes, well ❓👌🤔

My thoughts exactly! Particularly as one of those questions is not what you first think.... (imo)

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Re: The White Room Thursday Quiz - 19 Sept 2019


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@pgn wrote:


Remember the old adage, "always re-read the question"? Yes, well ❓👌🤔

My thoughts exactly! Particularly as one of those questions is not what you first think.... (imo)


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Re: The White Room Thursday Quiz - 19 Sept 2019

Breaking the answer up a touch, as time is limited today, 4Qs answered here:

 

Q1 [people]: Who was the mother of Edward VI, king of England?

I think that was Lady Jane Seymour, one of the wives of Henry VIII. 

 

 

Q2 [history]: What colour was the first Model T Ford motor car?

Actually not "any colour you like so long as it is black" - it was probably green with black mudgaurds/arches/bumpers. The Models preceding T were available in dark red, blue, green, so it makes sense that T not be only black Smiley Happy 

 

Q5 [literature]: Who sang "Soup of the evening, beautiful soup" in Lewis Carroll`s Alice in Wonderland?

The Mock Turtle, of course. 

 

Q6 [Olympics]: What events did Ireland win its first official Olympic medals in?

Ireland only had its own team after separation from UK, 1920 was first games where the Irish tricolor appeared I believe. Ireland's team won Gold for the Hammer in 1924 - I hope that is the answer here. 

 

Q3 and Q4 I will answer in due course, liquid encouragement needed in those cases. 

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Actually, my answer to Q6, was only partly correct:

Q6 [Olympics]: What events did Ireland win its first official Olympic medals in?
It was the 1928 Olympics where Ireland, competing in its own right rather than as part of the British/Irish team under the Union Flag, won the Gold for the Hammer throwing event. Ah well.

Not sure why @Mi-Amigo asks for "events", they only won one medal in Amsterdam that Olympic year.

Answers to Q3 and, I hope, Q4, to come shortly.

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Q4 [numbers]: What number did the Roman letter Z represent in medieaval times?

 

Actually 2 numbers for Z:

 

First, the medieval one - Z used to represent 2000, I have no idea why, as MM makes much more sense.

 

And one I have always wondered about - Z represents "sep", septimus or 7. Why wonder? Well, look at the (from the UK perspective) Continental "7" , with a dash through the upright leg: 7 <- like this.  Isn't it like a Z where the lower horizontal has floated upwards?

 

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I knew I would never get the numbers one Confused

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Re: The White Room Thursday Quiz - 19 Sept 2019

I like this quiz format, @Mi-Amigo-- the floor is (almost, @Cleoriff!Smiley Wink) all in the contestant's control for a full day! Bouncy

 

Now the answer to the final question:

 

Q3 [geography]: Where is the Albert canal?

 

Assuming it's nothing to do with Prince Albert (!), I'm going to say the canal is part of a King Albert's legacy - and given the strategic importance of the lowlands of Europe during the wars, I am going for Albert I of Belgium, from 1910s or so to the mid-1930s. Is the Albert Canal is in Belgium? 

 

Anyway, my 6 answers are given - I fumbled the Olympics one, with the date, so no Silver Thinker this time, I doubt. 

 

 

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Re: The White Room Thursday Quiz - 19 Sept 2019

Thank you @pgn for your answers.

Rather than keep you, and all those playing along, waiting until Friday, I will give the results in the next few minutes.

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Thank you @pgn for your answers.

Rather than keep you, and all those playing along, waiting until Friday, I will give the results in the next few minutes.


That would be nice, thank you @Mi-Amigo

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Re: The White Room Thursday Quiz - 19 Sept 2019

The results

 

Answers given by @pgn in the order submitted:

 

Q1 [people]: Who was the mother of Edward VI, king of England?

A1 I think that was Lady Jane Seymour, one of the wives of Henry VIII.

- correct = awarded star 

 

Q2 [history]: What colour was the first Model T Ford motor car?

A2 Actually not "any colour you like so long as it is black" - it was probably green with black mudgaurds/arches/bumpers. The Models preceding T were available in dark red, blue, green, so it makes sense that T not be only black Smiley Happy

- correct = awarded star 

 

Q5 [literature]: Who sang "Soup of the evening, beautiful soup" in Lewis Carroll`s Alice in Wonderland?

A5 The Mock Turtle, of course.

- correct = awarded star 

 

Q6 [Olympics]: What events did Ireland win its first official Olympic medals in?

A6 Ireland only had its own team after separation from UK, 1920 was first games where the Irish tricolor appeared I believe. Ireland's team won Gold for the Hammer in 1924 - I hope that is the answer here.... [and added] Actually, my answer to Q6, was only partly correct:
Q6 [Olympics]: What events did Ireland win its first official Olympic medals in?
A6 It was the 1928 Olympics where Ireland, competing in its own right rather than as part of the British/Irish team under the Union Flag, won the Gold for the Hammer throwing event. Ah well.
Not sure why @Mi-Amigo asks for "events", they only won one medal in Amsterdam that Olympic year.

- hammer is incorrect; nor is the 1928 Olympics correct.

The reason why I said "events", and said "official" in the question, were clues to the correct answer =

Gold, silver and bronze medals were not officially awarded until the 1908 London Olympics.

Ireland, as the Irish Free State, first won official Olympic medals at the 1924 Paris Olympics, when John Butler Yeats won silver for his painting "The Liffey Swim" and Oliver St John Gogarty won bronze for his poem "Ode To Yalleann". So the correct answer is painting and poetry.

At the 1924 Paris Olymics, the US won gold and silver, and Gt Britain won bronze in the hammer. However, in fairness, as @pgn did get the year [1924] correct I will award a half star

 

The answers to the remaining questions to follow, with the total awards...

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