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White Room Quiz Mon 31 May 2021 Spring Bank Hol ed

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

 

Today`s White Room Quiz is the Spring Bank Holiday Special with eight questions

- with one question on each of these categories 

 

   HISTORY  PEOPLE  PLACES  LITERATURE  MUSIC  MOVIES  SPORT  EVENTS

 

Each question is associated in some way with 31 May.

 

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].

Please do not post your answers on the thread.

 

I hope our regular quizzers

  @Cleoriff  @pgn  @jonsie  @gmarkj  @MI5  @TallTrees  @O2EmmaLouise  @BobM  @TheresaV 

  @LukasB   @Martin-O2 

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.

 

TODAY`S EIGHT QUESTIONS

 

Q1 HISTORY - 31 May 1911: Which famous ship was launched in Belfast ?

 

Q2 PEOPLE -   31 May 1996: Timothy Leary, philosopher and advocate of hippy counter- culture died.

         What was his famous saying, first coined at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco in 1967 ?

 

Q3 PLACES -   31 May 1859: The clock in the tower, which houses Big Ben began, keeping time.

         What was the name of the tower - before it was renamed Elizabeth Tower in 2012 ?

 

Q4 LITERATURE - 31 May 1669: Samuel Pepys wrote the last entry in his famous diary.

         What reason did he write for not going to continue with his diary ?

 

Q5 MUSIC -     31 May 2007: Rihana released her third album.

         What was the title of this - Rihana`s third album ?

 

Q6 MOVIES -   31 May 1930: Clint Eastwood was born.

         What character did Clint Eastwood play in the 1971 movie "Play Misty For Me" ? 

 

Q7 SPORT -      31 May 1868: Dr James Moore of the UK won the race at Parc de St Cloud, Paris, France

         This was the first recorded race of which sport ?

 

Q8 EVENTS -    31 May 1978: The revival of "Hunting the Earl of Rone" staged and then held annually.

         Troop of men, dressed as grenadiers, search for the Earl of Rone, wearing grotesque mask and

          clothes stuffed with straw. Once found, Earl of Rone put on donkey, escorted by man on hobby

          horse and the Fool through the town, stopping at pubs for donations.

          In which town in Devon is "Hunting the Earl of Rone" held ?

 

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 31 May 2021] and 23.59 [11.59pm] tomorrow [Tues 01 June 2021]

- 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 02 June 2021

 

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 31 May 2021] and before 23.59 [11.59pm] tomorrow [Tues 01 June 2021].

No member is to post any answer on the thread.

Any answer received after 23.59 [11.59pm] on Tues 01 June 2021 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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HMS LukasB I am dead @gmarkj roflroflrofl

 

Very very very happy with my Red Thinker, especially since one was a guess nerd Well done everyone and thanks for the work you have put into this @Mi-Amigo, loved this one! 

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Yes, very well done @TheresaV 💫
True it was the Titanic maybe renamed HMS LukasB....much is renamed and on that subject...
Interestingly I read up on Big Ben this iconic land mark will always be called Big Ben whatever 🙄
The largest bell is nicknamed Big ben...they have been restored.
I just read it was never called St. Stephen's Tower..confusingly.
No one cares much the lovely Clock in the tower will always be Big Ben....looking forward to it booming out again soon.


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Thank you @MI5 @BobM @TheresaV @TallTrees 

Pleased you enjoyed the quiz and well done on your awards.

 

@TheresaV 

I couldn`t stop laughing at your answer that Pepys gave up his diary because he saw Lukas joy

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I read this morning it was called St Stephens tower @TallTrees  in between Clock tower and Elizabeth Tower, Anyway, I didn't know that at the time, so put Clock Tower rofl

 

Big Ben, tower clock, famous for its accuracy and for its massive bell. Strictly speaking, the name refers to only the great hour bell, which weighs 15.1 tons (13.7 metric tons), but it is commonly associated with the whole clock tower at the northern end of the Houses of Parliament, in the London borough of Westminster. The tower itself was formally known as St. Stephen’s Tower until 2012, when it was renamed Elizabeth Tower on the occasion of Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, celebrating 60 years on the British throne

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Big-Ben-clock-London 

 

It's amazing what you find out with this quiz...joy

 

Well done everyone and thanks for a great quiz @Mi-Amigo wink

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Thank you @Cleoriff 

Pleased you enjoyed the quiz and well done on your award.

Thank you also for the info you posted on the St Stephen`s Tower which is what I took to be the correct answer but, as I said, because everyone gave The Clock Tower as their answer and reputable websites also give this as the answer, I did not think it fair to penalise everyone so allowed The Clock Tower as a correct answer. btw it was rated very difficult in the Quiz Book I took the question from.

 

Hope you, and all our regular quizzers, like today`s Multi-Choice Answers WRQ which is now posted on a separate thread.

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Good I got you a bit entertained as well @Mi-Amigo smirk

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I did wonder about the clock one, but had a bell ringing "Little Tom", not St. Stephen. And it was the Victoria Tower for a while too...? Any Monarch who reigns for 60 or more years gets to claim the tower in their name, or something like that.
Thanks for running a super Bank Holiday Special, @Mi-Amigo, and well done everyone 👍
Will get a look at today's Special later, lots on here atm.

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Thank you @pgn 

Pleased you enjoyed the quiz and well done on your award.

Hope you like today`s WRQ Multi-Choice Answers quiz when you have a chance to have a look at it.  

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Well done everyone! smile

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Thank you for the information on Big Ben too @Cleoriff
Very interesting @pgn regarding Big Ben..
Monachs reigning for 60 years plus can claim the clock tower name.


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