01-01-2020 09:21 - edited 01-01-2020 09:22
Welcome to the New Year Special Edition of
As with the White Room Thursday Quiz Christmas Special, there is no selected contestant this week. The White Room Thursday Quiz is open to all members of the O2 Community, who are invited to pm [private message] me - @Mi-Amigo - with their answers. Please do not post your answers on the thread.
There are 12 questions - related in some way - to New Year
Q1 [words]: Where did the word "Hogmany" originate from?
Q2 [history]: When [which year] was New Year`s Day officially declared a public holiday in England?
Q3 [events]: Where, in Essex, is the annual Mad Mud Race held on 1 January?
Q4 [geography]: Norway changed the name of its capital city to Oslo on 1 January 1925. What was its former name?
Q5 [science]: For what did Marie Curie receive her second Nobel Prize on New Year`s Day 1911?
Q6 [games]: Which board game was patented by George Durrow on New Year`s Eve 1935?
Q7 [sport]: Which American football college "bowl game" is usually played for on 1 January?
Q8 [literature]: Who was the British author, born on 1 January 1879, who wrote A Passage to India ?
Q9 [TV sit-com]: The episode "Only A Story" of TV sit-com One Foot In The Grave was first screened on New Year`s Day 1995 and featured Mrs Warboys and her budgie staying with the Meldrews. Who played the character Mrs Warboys?
Q10 [food & drink]: What were "popladys", uniquely sold on the streets on St Albans on New Year`s Day in the 1880s?
Q11 [music]: Which single by The Beatles was their first UK New Year No1?
Q12 [people]: Who wrote "Auld Lang Syne", with the opening line "Should auld acquantance be forgot"?
Please do not post your answers on the thread.
Please send only one pm with all 12 questions and your answers to Mi-Amigo - at any time between 00.01 [one minute after midnight] tomorrow [Thursday] and 12.00 [noon] on Friday 3 January...
- note: the period for entries has been extended to allow those who are away to take part.
Any answer posted before 00.01 on Thursday or after 12.00 noon on Friday will be declared void.
Please - no googling, Wiki, social media, Youtube in search of the answers.
Answers and Results:
The correct answers, will be posted after 13.00 [1.00pm] on Friday 3 January 2020.
Each member will be awarded a for each correct answer.
In addition, all members will be awarded
for 6 correct answers: for 10 correct answers: for all 12 correct answers:
Silver Thinker Golden Thinker Diamond Thinker
Comments on the questions are welcome.
I hope those who joined or played along in the White Room Christmas Quiz, or have played along in the regular White Room Thursday Quiz [inc @Cleoriff ; @MI5 ; @pgn ; @Sy ; @WispaRed7 ; @Martin-O2 ; @Marjo ; @OldFart ; @jonsie ; @gmarkj ; @jezza1234 ; @RyanK1992 ] and new members, or those who have not taken part before, will join in with this quiz and have a go at the answers by pming me.
Please do not post your answers on the thread but comments on the questions and quiz are welcome.
I wish everyone "Good luck"
on 01-01-2020 13:29
A query re Question 1. Do you mean HOGMANAY? Not being picky but I know you and your Q.I. type questions.
You know me too well @Cleoriff . Yeh Q1 Should read Hogmanay
on 02-01-2020 11:25
I managed to take part as well and have just sent my answers over @Mi-Amigo !
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on 02-01-2020 12:29
on 02-01-2020 14:42
Thank you @gmarkj - jusr received the pm with your answers. Nice to know that you are joining in
Still plenty of time for everybody to take part and pm me your answers. Good luck to you all...
on 02-01-2020 20:23
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on 02-01-2020 20:27
Thank you for joining in @MI5 . I`ve received your pm with your answers
on 03-01-2020 00:19
Thank you @pgn for taking part. I`ve received your pm with your answers
on 03-01-2020 00:23
I will respectfully not be taking part @Mi-Amigo