Habitat in the Huntsman

March 25, 2009 in Quizzes

habitat_for_humanityIt seems that Habitat for Humanity is inextricably linked with my quizzing at the moment.  Last night, less than two weeks since our event in Ennis, I found myself taking part in another Habitat quiz.  This time the venue was The Huntsman Inn, Galway.

It was a nice, small quiz but run pretty well. I got to overhear the funniest statement that’s been said in my vicinity for a long time. Following a question about Pádraig Harrington’s world rank in golf, a debate ensued on a neighbouring table. Fiji’s most famous golfing son must have been mentioned. “Vijay Singh?  Is he not the guy who wrote the Playboy of the Western World?” Oh joy – the ‘Overheard in Galway’ blog can now be started!

We had two picture rounds (included after the more) and an audio round to keep us entertained aswell as some questions from straight out of left-field. A decidely funny murmur went round the room when question 6 of the 10th round was read out: “What is the capital of Japan?”  The incongruous ease of this question sparked off suspicion and all tables must have had the same debate – ‘Is that a trick question?’. Bizarrely, it wasn’t. One of my team-mates reckoned there was a simple explanation – “They probably only got round to writing the final round at 6.30 this evening…”

Picture round:



hab dingbats

Other questions missed:

  1. How many red boxes are featured in the TV show Deal or No Deal?
  2. What was the name of the nun played by Whoopi Goldberg in the movie Sister Act?
  3. In TV show Dallas, who shot J.R.?
  4. Which horse won the 2009 Cheltenham Champion Hurdle?
  5. Who are the current leaders of AIL Rugby Division 1?
  6. What is Pádraig Harrington’s current world ranking in golf?
  7. Which hurricane devastated Honduras in 1998?
  8. Saddam Hussein, Augusto Pinochet and James Brown all died in the same year. What year?
  9. Name all seven of the dwarves in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  10. Who won the 2009 David Cohen Prize for literature?
  11. What is the longest bridge in Europe?

As usual, answers will follow later today.

2 responses to Habitat in the Huntsman

  1. Did ye win or were ye far off the pace.

    I know 1, 2, 3 and 9 of those you missed.

    Did you get all the pics and dingbats?

  2. Yes, we won. Finished on 84.5/100. We never did figure out where the half point came from.

    We got 9/10 in pics (through a communication breakdown) and 8/10 in the dingbats.

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