Listen to me answers

February 10, 2011 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

It’s answer time.  Hopefully you found yesterday’s questions to be of a good standard and nicely varied.  That’s what I was aiming for anyway.

The team that won, ‘Brasso Polish’, scored 80/100 – which is pretty much bang on what I’d aim for. Like Goldilocks, I prefer when things are neither too hot nor too cold. 😉


  1. Supporters of which candidate in the Roscommon-South Leitrim constituency took to the Shannon in kayaks this weekend? A> Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan
  2. Who scored Mayo’s late equaliser in their NFL game against Down on Saturday last? A> Andy Moran
  3. Which fish is the main ingredient in the Scandinavian dish Gravlax? A> Salmon
  4. By what name is the Spanish city of Donostia better known? A> San Sebastián
  5. On which wedding anniversary would you expect a gift made of wood? A> Fifth
  6. Orchestras set their pitch by listening to which instrument? A> Oboe
  7. Who took over as Tánaiste following the resignation of Brian Lenihan Snr? A> John Wilson
  8. From which Roscommon village did former gaelic footballer, and Chief of the Defense Forces, Dermot Earley hail? A> Gorthaganny
  9. Which Mayo town was originally called Newtown Dillon? A> Charlestown
  10. The person who finishes last in the Tour de France is awarded what title? A> Lantern Rouge
  11. At which Olympic Games did Ireland win the most medals? A> Melbourne, 1956 (5 medals)
  12. Which stock exchange completed its first day of trading on February 8, 1971? A> NASDAQ
  13. On February 8, 1922, US President Warren G Harding brought the first what into the White House? A> Radio
  14. Who was the last person, before Brian Cowen, to be Taoiseach whilst not being leader of their own party? A> Albert Reynolds, December 1994
  15. Where is the only stadium to have been the main venue for two different Summer Olympic Games? A> Los Angeles
  16. The cast of which TV show were No. 1 in Ireland for eight weeks in 1991, with a song written by Michael Jackson? A> The Simpsons (Do the Bartman)
  17. Fill in the missing word in this 1969 film title: “Krakatoa, ___________ of Java”. A> East*
  18. Which Scottish author uses his middle initial, M, to differentiate his contemporary and science fiction books? A> Iain Banks

Picture round #1:

  1. Robbie Keane
  2. Bernard Brogan
  3. Brian O’Driscoll
  4. Ruby Walsh
  5. Derval O’Rourke
  6. Henry Shefflin
  7. Rory McIlroy
  8. Kenneth Egan
  9. Gráinne Murphy

Picture Round #2:

  1. Poland
  2. Egypt
  3. Iran
  4. Croatia
  5. Finland
  6. Mexico
  7. Portugal
  8. Morocco
  9. Somalia
  10. Papua New Guinea
  11. Chile

Hope you enjoyed them. It’ll probably be another 12 months before I get to do some more…

* A famously wrong title – Krakatoa is actually to the west of Java!

1 response to Listen to me answers

  1. I should hang my head in shame not knowing the answer to question 9, seeing as it’s the origin of my father’s family. Mind you, had there been a question on Bekan or Kilkelly, I probably wouldn’t have gotten that either.

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