Getting quizzical in the Indo

February 7, 2011 in Housekeeping, Quizzes

Eddie Boyle, John Nolan and Ger Slattery at a quiz in Gilligan's Bar. Photo: Brian Farrell

After a short delay, no doubt caused by the small matter of the general election campaign, the much mentioned article featuring this website was published in today’s Irish Independent. Huzzah!

John Meagher’s article is on page 34 of the Metro edition I have in front of me.

If you can’t make it to the shops today or, who knows, that paper is sold out due to excessive demand, you can still view the article at this address: http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/lets-get-quizzical-damien-owens-trivia-writer-2527992.html

Update. Here are the 12 questions which accompany the article. They’re quite hard!

  1. How many All Ireland senior hurling titles has Tipperary won?
  2. Which car brand has a logo featuring a snake?
  3. What is the second longest river in Ireland?
  4. Which Booker Prize-winning author writes crime fiction under the pen-name Benjamin Black?
  5. What is the name of R.E.M.’s debut album?
  6. In what year did Ireland first win rugby’s Grand Slam?
  7. Which actress plays the part of JoJo in RTE’s restaurant-set drama, Raw?
  8. Who was the last British monarch to hold the title of King of Ireland?
  9. In what year did Ireland’s ‘Moving Statues’ phenomenon happen?
  10. Who was the first woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director?
  11. What is the name of the model who came to national prominence thanks to her role as The Bridesmaid in Rubberbandits’ video Horse Outside?
  12. Who composed the original theme music for The Late Late Show?

2 responses to Getting quizzical in the Indo

  1. I dont ever remember us calling ourselves The Sharks-that is so mundane

  2. I have the hardcopy, tabloid size for my tiny woman hands.

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