Golf quiz: Right on target

October 30, 2010 in Quizzes

Whenever I host a quiz, I like to give the clientele a little something extra.  Anyone can write 100 (or 60) questions but can you create a quiz that folks will remember in the months and years ahead?

So it was a pleasant surprise to find that last night’s quiz at the Ballyhaunis Golf Club was a real diamond in the rough (pun pun).  It was a small quiz, in terms of entry, with just nine tables taking part, but the production quality on show was first class.

First of all, upon paying our entrance fee, all tables received a welcome package, sealed in clear plastic and looking like it had just arrived from Cupertino, California. I’ve included a picture I snaped of it but I think the lighting conditions were against me. This packet contained:

  • a programme, with a list of round topics
  • our answer books, with round and table number already filled-in
  • four small squares of pink paper – I assumed these were for jotting notes on
  • a selection of riddles to get the brains warmed-up

We also got a pen but this wasn’t included in the package, presumably as it would spoil the lovely finish.

The quiz itself was a nice, traditional, 10 rounds of 10. Included in those 10 rounds though were four picture rounds. Yes, four! Throw in a song lyric round, in which the questions were handed out on a sheet of paper, and you begin to realise how much work had gone in to preparing this event.

Further novelty was ensured for yours truly as it was the first time I’d sat down at the same quiz table as my father since 1996.  Our dynamic has changed in the intervening years and he, mostly, goes along with what I think is the correct answer now. :-) That said, we did have a small discussion over the contents of a camel’s hump and, in going with his answer, we got it wrong. That proves a point, I think!

At the end of the night, we finished in second place, with 89/100.  The winners on the night scored 91, so my dad was off the hook over his earlier answer. I didn’t need to get the hump etc.

Questions we got wrong:

  1. What does a camel store in its hump?
  2. What is the third glorious mystery of the Rosary?
  3. If you dialed 1850 365 000, who would answer the phone?
  4. In which range of mountains did the character of Rip Van Winkle sleep for 20 years?

Picture round #1, Irish Eyes:

Picture round #2: Dingbats:

Picture round #3, The Young Ones:

Picture round #4, Towns of Connacht*:

Name the song (from the lyric):

  1. That saved a wretch like me
  2. How wonderful life is, when you’re in the world
  3. Said Sam, you’re looking at a lonely, lonely man
  4. Caught in a trap, I can’t walk out
  5. Now you don’t talk so loud, now you don’t feel so proud
  6. But February made me shiver, with every paper I’d deliver
  7. And now the end is near and I must face the final curtain
  8. Imagine there’s no heaven
  9. Look in to my eyes, you will see
  10. They got cars big as bars, they got rivers of gold

Impressive huh? Well, it certainly made for a bumper blog post. ;-)

Update: answers are here.

* Take note quiz setter, this is how our province is spelt.

2 responses to Golf quiz: Right on target

  1. Looks like a great effort.

    As far as the towns go, I have a couple of questions:
    In number 7, what does the text beside (what I’m guessing is) the head read? Without being able to read it, I’m going to guess Headford.
    In number 8, who’s yer man?

    • Your logic is good.

      Without giving it away completely, I’ll tell you that the guy in pic #8 is the current Manchester Utd #16.

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