Faster than a speeding bullet: answers

November 26, 2010 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

This man has caught an AlbacoreHere are the answers to the questions I posted yesterday in Faster than a speeding bullet.

There’ll be more posts over the weekend as I’m off out quizzing tonight. Huzzah!

And introducing a new feature…

Things I learned at this quiz (but my team-mates already knew):


  1. In which county can you find the town of Ardagh? A> Longford
  2. In which county is Devil’s Bit mountain? A> Tipperary
  3. Name the year: Cork is European Capital of Culture, TD Ray Burke serves time in jail, Hedgehunter won the Aintree Grand National. A> 2005
  4. What type of animal is an Albacore? A> Fish (it’s also known as Longfin Tuna)
  5. What is the name of the Dublin councillor who recently threw paint over Minister for Health Mary Harney? A> Louise Minihan
  6. How did Albanian Adriatik Vodo make front page news in Ireland this month? A> He was involved in an ‘incident’ outside the National Stadium with Steve Collins
  7. William Shakepeare’s play Measure for Measure is set in which city? A> Vienna
  8. What is the name of the Samoan equivalent of New Zealand’s Haka dance? A> Siva Tau
  9. Jean-Claude Juncker is Prime Minister of which country? A> Luxembourg
  10. Whose autobiography is entitled How the boy next door turned out? A> Diarmuid Gavin
  11. Mount Tumbledown can be found in which island chain? A> Falkland Islands
  12. Which London football club were founded in 1886 as Dial Square? A> Arsenal

Picture round:

  1. John Hurt
  2. Tom Watson
  3. Romano Prodi
  4. Helena Bonham Carter
  5. J.M. Synge
  6. Shane Horgan
  7. Harold Macmillan
  8. Boris Becker
  9. Reg Empey
  10. Donald Rumsfeld
  11. Rembrandt van Rijn
  12. Willie Penrose
  13. Trevor Sargent
  14. Alan Dukes
  15. Dick Cheney
  16. Bill O’Herlihy
  17. William Shakespeare
  18. Robert Burns
  19. Gay Mitchell
  20. W.E. Gladstone

Hope you didn’t do too badly there. Talk soon!

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