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White Room Quiz Mon 09 Nov 2020

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

Normally the White Room Quiz has eight questions - with two questions from four categories, but today`s White Room Quiz is an ever-popular "Odd Questions" edition - with eight questions which don`t fall in the usual categories but, instead, there in one question on each of the following subjects

 

  CURRENCY  PIRATES  INITIALS  CODES  FLAGS  SAYINGS  SIGNS and one "LEFT-OVER" question

 

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 [Monday] and 11.59pm tomorrow [Tuesday]

 

I hope our regular quizzers

  @Cleoriff    @pgn   @jonsie   @MI5   @gmarkj   @Anonymous 

and O2 Community managers @Marjo   @Martin-O2   @LukasB 

 

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

will join in with today`s White Room Quiz.

 

Please note: there is no QI-style question in which the answer is not what most people think.

Some of the questions are rated as "easier", others as "not-so-easy".

 

TODAY`S EIGHT QUESTIONS

 

Q1 CURRENCY    The groat, introduced in England in 1280, was worth how many old pennies ? 

      

Q2 PIRATES          Pirates in the 18th century subjected sailors of ships they captured to keelhauling.

                             What, briefly, did keelhauling involve ?

 

Q3 INITIALS         What do the initials of the United States` "C.I.A" stand for ?

 

Q4 CODES            According to the British Highway Code, what is the stopping distance of a vehicle

                              travelling at 30mph ? [answer can be in metres or feet]

 

Q5 FLAGS             Which country`s flag has a 12-pointed white star, below a gold line, on a blue field ? 

 

Q6 SAYINGS         What are the two missing words from this well-known saying

                               Don`t kill the ----- that lays the ------ egg ?

 

Q7 SIGNS             What shape is the road traffic sign for GIVE WAY on British road ? 

 

Q8 "LEFT-OVER"  - question "left-over" from the "Bonfire Night" edition of the WRQ on Wedneday

                              Who was the firework the "Catherine Wheel" named after

 

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 [Mon 09 November] and 23.59 [11.59pm] tomorrow [Tuesday 10 November]

- 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 Wed 11 November

 

Each member will be awarded star for each correct answer. In addition, each member who gives

 

              EIGHT correct answers               SIX correct answers                     FOUR correct answers

                   will be awarded                       will be awarded                          will be awarded

 

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Each member must pm [private message] their answers to me [Mi-Amigo] after 12 noon today [Mon 09 November 2020] and before 23.59 [11.59pm] tomorrow [Tues 10 November 2020].

No member is to post any answer on the thread.

Any answer received after 23.59 [11.59pm] on Tuesday 10 November 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" with this week`s quiz. 

 

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.

 

I hope everyone likes the questions in today`s White Room Quiz, and finds this WRQ fun.

Good luck, everyone

 

@Mi-Amigo  

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A good mix of questions @Mi-Amigo. Must brush up on my flags!! yahoo

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Thank you @Cleoriff 

Pleased you like the mix of questions. I do enjoy finding questions for the "Odd Questions" editions, and usually find something interesting in "flags".

 

Thank you @MI5 

As I said, there are a couple of questions which are not so easy this time and are rated as "difficult".

 

Good luck to you both.

Look forward to pm from each of you with your eight answers any time after 12 noon today.

 

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I'm confident about this one! Lets see how long that lasts laughing

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On way 

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@Mi-Amigo  Pm incoming...via a 'car exceeding 30 mph'.....rofl

 

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@Martin-O2 

Good to hear you are feeling confident about this quiz.

Look forward to pm with your eight answers

 

@MI5 

Like your gif - ties in with a question in the quiz

pm with your eight answers received

 

@Cleoriff 

Nice gif - which ties in with a question in the quiz

pm with your eight answers received

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PM sent @Mi-Amigo!

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Thank you @Martin-O2 

pm with your eight answers received

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