on 03-10-2019 21:33
Answers given by @gmarkj in the order they were posted:
Q2 [sport]: Which sport features "boss", "flex", "vene", and "nock"?
- correct = awarded
Q3 [event]: Near which town in England is the annual cheese-rolling event held at Spring Bank Holiday ?
A3: Coopers Hill is where they do it, which is in Gloucestershire but not sure of town.
- the correct answer is between Brockworth and Painswick, but as you gave the location and the county, I will award a half
Q5 [space]: Which planet in our solar system, as of 2017, has the most moons?
A5: Neptune [I think]
- incorrect. The correct answer is Jupiter with 69 moons [reported in 2017 - NASA reported 79 in 2019]
Although you gave Jupiter with other later answers, the rules state only one answer may be given to each question, so I`m sorry no award for the "second answer".
Q1 [history]: Who was the last King of France?
A1: Louis 16
- incorrect. Louis XVI was king of France from 10 Nov 1774 to abolition of monarchy on 21 Sept 1792;
First French Revolution 1792-1804; Napoleon I, Emperor, 18 May 1804 -11 Apr 1814; Louis XVII, King of France and of Navarre. 11 Apr 1814 - 20 Mar 1815; Napoleon I, Emperor, 20 Mar 1815 - 22 June 1815; Napoleon II, disputed King, 22 June 1915 - 7 July 1815; Louis XVII, King of France and of Navarre, 7 July 1815 - 16 Sept 1824; Charles X, King of France and of Navarre, 16 Sept 1824 - 2 Aug 1830; Henry V, disputed King of France and of Navarre 2 Aug - 9 Aug 1830.
- correct answer = Louis-Philippe I, reigned 9 Aug 1830 - 24 Feb 1848,
then Second French Revolution, Louis Bonaparte, president, and then Emperor 2 Dec 1852 - 4 Sep 1870
Q4 [food & drink]: Which city, according to the Michelin Guide 2019, has the most Michelin star restaurants?
- incorrect. London has 69 Michelin star restaurants; Paris has 123; New York has 76.
- correct answer is Tokyo with 230 Michelin star restaurants in 2019.
Q6 [TV sitcoms]: What is the name of the character, who was the female companion of John Redmond in Peter Kay`s TV sitcom "Car Share"?
A6 - no answer
- correct answer = Kayleigh Kitson [played by Sian Gibson]
You are awarded and a half star - well done @gmarkj as Q1 was tricky; Q4 was the QI-style question [most people think London, New York or Paris]; and if not a fan Q6 would be difficult.
How did those laying along do? Did anyone get Q1 or Q4 right? Feedback and comments are welcome.
on 03-10-2019 21:44
@jonsie - four correct is very good going. Out of curiousity, what answer did you have for Q4 [and don`t say Oswaldtwistle again ]
@Cleoriff - well done if you managed to tackle these questions. Which planet would you have given as an answer if you had been the contestant?
on 03-10-2019 21:58
I hope everyone enjoyed this week`s White Room Thursday Quiz.
I will be choosing the six questions for next week`s quiz over the weekend from the following categories:
People; Geography; Nature; Literature; Currency; Food & Drink
If anyone - whether a new member or a member who has not put their name forward - would like to be considered as a contest, please pm me [@Mi-Amigo] and I will add your name to the draw to be made by @EmilieT next week.
on 03-10-2019 22:04
I should have given the numbers in my reply to @gmarkj `s answer.
According to NASA`s website, the number of moons for each planet in our solar syatem as of 2019 is:
Jupiter 79; Saturn 53; Uranus 27; Neptune 14; Mars 2; Earth 1; Mercury 0; Venus 0.
When I was preparing the question I was surprised to find Neptune had fewer that Uranus; so I learnt something too.