Faster than a speeding bullet

November 25, 2010 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

Lookout, it's Superteam!This week’s Tuesday night trip to Gilligan’s, Claremorris, saw a noteworthy moment in my own quizzing history. It wasn’t just that I got back to winning ways, or that we scored 98 points (out of 110). No, what’s noteworthy is that it was probably the biggest margin of victory I’ve ever enjoyed: 14 points!

That’s right, at the final whistle our nearest challengers had scored 84. Would that every quiz could be this relaxing… :-)

In truth, it’s just that the random allocation of team-mates fell kindly for me this week. I got another John, who’s been there every week so far, Eddie (who was on the team that came second in the Ballyhaunis Inter-Pubs) and comeback girl Thérese, making her first appearance since March. I doubt we’ll ever be put together again!

Even so, it’s the quizzer’s way (mine anyhow) to think about the ones that got away and, of the list below, we actually mentioned the right answer on three occasions before sticking down a wrong one. Quizzing is a lot like golf, in that respect.

For interest’s sake, I’ll also tell you that the quizmaster for this week, Mick, is another veteran of last week’s Rehab AI quiz. He was on a team that qualified out of Castlebar.

Questions:

  1. In which county can you find the town of Ardagh*?
  2. In which county is Devil’s Bit mountain?
  3. Name the year: Cork is European Capital of Culture, TD Ray Burke serves time in jail, Hedgehunter won the Aintree Grand National.
  4. What type of animal is an Albacore?
  5. What is the name of the Dublin councillor who recently threw paint over Minister for Health Mary Harney?
  6. How did Albanian Adriatik Vodo make front page news in Ireland this month?
  7. William Shakepeare’s play Measure for Measure is set in which city?
  8. What is the name of the Samoan equivalent of New Zealand’s Haka dance?
  9. Jean-Claude Juncker is Prime Minister of which country?
  10. Whose autobiography is entitled How the boy next door turned out?
  11. Tumbledown mountain Mount Tumbledown can be found in which island chain?
  12. Which London football club were founded in 1886 as Dial Square?

Picture round:

I like the way the pair in the bottom left corner are circled – just in case you thought he was looking for the name of the wallpaper behind them, perhaps?!

Update: answers here.

* Bit of a crap shoot here, as there are a few villages called Ardagh throughout the country.

2 responses to Faster than a speeding bullet

  1. Technically Tumledown Mountain is in Maine and I cant believe you didnt get the Dial Square

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