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White Room Quiz Wed 19 Aug 2020 inc 500th Question

Mi-Amigo
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                          INCLUDING THE 500th WHITE ROOM QUIZ QUESTION

 

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

Each White Room Quiz will have eight questions - with two questions from four categories. 

 

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 [Wednesday] and 11.59pm tomorrow [Thursday]

 

I hope our regular quizzers

    @Cleoriff  @pgn  @jonsie  @MI5  @gmarkj  @WispaRed7 

 

 O2 Community managers @Marjo  @Martin-O2  @LukasB  and O2 Guru @O2Karl 

 

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

will join in with today`s White Room Quiz.

 

I hope everyone likes some, if not all, the questions in this quiz

Today`s WRQ questions are two questions from each of these cateories

 

    PEOPLE   WORDS   EVENTS

 

and two ODD QUESTIONS - one SAYINGS; one MEASUREMENTS

 

Please note: there is no QI-style question [where the answer is not what most people think] this time.

 

TODAY`S EIGHT QUESTIONS

 

Q1 [PEOPLE - 1] What did Octavia Hill co-found in Britain in the 1890s ?  

      

Q2 [WORDS - 1] What did "desoculation", defined in Samuel Johnson`s Dictionary in 1755 [but no

                            longer in use], mean ?

 

Q3 [EVENTS - 1] What event is held annually on the last Monday in August in Waen Rydd, near

                             Llanwrtyd Wells, mid Wales ? 

 

Q4 [ODD - 1 - SAYINGS] What are the two missing words from this well-known saying

                             make --- while the sun ------ ?

 

Q5 [PEOPLE - 2] Who was British Prime Minister from 1964 to 1970 ? 

 

Q6 [WORDS - 2] What is hericide ?

 

Q7 [EVENTS - 2] Where in England [town, county] is the World Custard Pie Championship held ? 

 

Q8 [ODD- 2 MEASUREMENTS = White Room Quiz 500th Question]  

                           In pre-metric measurements, how many stones [st], pounds [lbs], ounces [oz] is

                            500 oz [ounces] ? Answer = x st, x lbs, x ozs

 

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 [Wed 19 Aug] and 23.59 [11.59pm] tomorrow [Thursday 20 Aug]

- 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 Fri 21 August.

 

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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                  SILVER THINKER                     BRONZE THINKER                             RED THINKER

 

PLUS - to celebrate the 500th WRQ QUESTION

each person who correctly answers Q8 - the 500th Question - will also be awarded trophy

                                                       

                                                                THE RULES

Each member must pm [private message] their answers to me [Mi-Amigo] after 12 noon today [Wed 19 August 2020] and before 23.59 [11.59pm] tomorrow [Thurs 20 August 2020].

No member is to post any answer on the thread.

Any answer received after 23.59 [11.59pm] on Thursday 20 August 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.

 

Thank you everyone for your interest and for making the quiz so popular.

I hope everyone enjoys today`s White Room Quiz, and find it fun.

Good luck, everyone

 

@Mi-Amigo  

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@Mi-Amigo 

Good luck everyone 

When you have some time, I  can pop in and out on one of those little triangles making up words. Bye for now TallTrees 



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Good grief 🤔
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@MI5 wrote:
Good grief 🤔

Some of the questions are a little "tricky" this time... but no QI-style question 

Look forward to pm with your eight answers any time after 12 noon, so plenty of time to think.

Good luck.

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Good grief x2 !! upside_down

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HAHAH @Mi-Amigo I know absolutely nothing joy

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Thanks @Cleoriff and @LukasB 

This could to be fun when the answers come in... 

Seriously, good luck with these brainteasers fingers_crossed

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@Mi-Amigo wrote:

Look forward to pm with your eight answers.............


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Well I have 3 different answers for Q8. I thought it would be easier for me, having lived through the days of imperial weight measurements. Pffftttt!!

Sending answers now as am sick of it. rofl

(What I mean is, if I do it again, I will get another damn answer!!) LOL

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