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Quiz Time 8

Yr Host – Aaman Lamba

After a prolonged hiatus, induced by much slogging, not at the crease, but under a sort of skunkworks, the new edition of Quiz Time.

Note: The answers have been added. Not too many people gave it a shot. The winner:

  • Philip Winn – 4.5
  • Joan Hunt – unknown, because she didn’t mail her answers in

Thanks for playing:)

The Questions – Stage I

1. His mother was Swiss, and his father Scottish. They were killed in a climbing accident near Chamonix after the Great War. He was brought up by his aunt, went to Eton, had to leave after some ‘troubles with the maids, went to Fettes College, a brief stint at the Univ. of Geneva. He lied about his age to enter the Royal Navy, then entered his line of business after the War, which has taken him to many places, most recently, Korea. He was married once, and has one son. Who?

2. In parliamentary democracies, it is called a ‘Loss of Supply’. When a Loss of Supply occurs, a prime minister is generally required to immediately resign or dissolve the parliament. Examples were the Australian Constitutional Crisis of 1975 and a similar instance in Ireland in 1982. What is the corollary in a presidential system, such as the United States, which does not, however, force new elections?

3. Identify the artistpic1

4. In the science-fiction multi-verse,Order 66 was recently passed, with grievous consequences. What was Order 66, and who gave it?

5. Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips is a restaurant chain in the Northeastern United States, renowned for their very British fish’n’chips. They were very successful in the 1970s, and then faced a crisis in 1981 with the ‘cod wars’ between Great Britain and Iceland, which led them to replace their codfish-based dishes with pollack. This was not well-received, and among other reasons, led to a decline in the fortunes of the chain, and mergers, bankruptcy and other crises. The chain is still around, currently being revitalized under new management. Question: Who is/was Arthur Treacher?

6.This is an album cover. Name the album/band pic2

7. In anime, who or what is a seiyu?

8. Andrew Farriss (guitar and keyboards), Tim Farriss (lead guitar), Jon Farriss (drums), Garry Gary Beers (bass), and Kirk Pengilly (saxophone and guitar). __________(lead vocals)
Fill in the blank with two names – different people:

9.Irish poet, and Nobel Laureate, Seamus Heaney, composed a poem “The Beacons of Bealtaine”, which was released on May 1, 2004. The poem has lines,

The May Day hills were burning, far and near,
When our land’s first footers beached boats in the creek
In uisce, fionn, strange words that soon grew clear;

So on a day when newcomers appear
Let it be a homecoming and let us speak
The unstrange word, as it behoves us here,

Move lips, move minds and make new meanings flare
Like ancient beacons signalling, peak to peak,
From middle sea to north sea, shining clear
As phoenix flame upon fionn uisce here.

What was the occasion for this poem? (As in, what was being celebrated?)

10. Which world figure is depicted on this statue?pic2

Send me questions, if you like at aamanlamba at gmail.com.

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  • Nathaniel Winn

    Holy crap!

  • Ditto, Holy Crap! Where the hell did you come up with that.

  • I take it you liked it, then:)


  • I know #1, 2, 3, 5, and the oddly-numbered 10.

    For the sake of the game, I’ll leave it to others to answer.

    (I’m actually very surprised that I know #1. That’s so not my millieu.)

  • I’m gonna have to echo my brother’s comment in #1. Wow. I’m not gonna get a lot of these, but I’ll try.

  • Ouch. I’m confident on two, feel pretty good about two more, am half-way there on a fifth, and completely guessed at a sixth.

    I feel stupid.

  • Please email me y’all answers so they can be toted up

    Philip’s at 4.5, and in quizzes that half-point has always made a big difference, as one can attest

  • Has anybody else entered, even?

  • I did – read first two and decided that I didnt want to suffer self-esteem issues early in the morning 😉

  • The answers are up – time for that a-ha/oh-no moment:)

    Thanks for playing

  • The half-point wasn’t needed. I’d like to thank the academy, first of all, and…

    Thanks, Aaman, you hurt my brain a bit. For the record, the ones I got right were: 1, 2, 4, 5, and half of 8 (didn’t watch the show, but I listened to INXS ‘back in the day’).

  • nads

    um i typed in google “yr 8 algebra and quizzes” and this came up….? what the……..

  • cool – I own those keywords then:)

  • Too tough for my overtaxed brain this time. I looked at it once when you first put it up and I groaned inwardly and outwardly. I need a reminder as I completely forgot about this after that. Or maybe my brain was trying to protect itself.