Never say never again: answers

March 11, 2011 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

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The bumper week of quizness continues with the answers to the tricksy questions I posted yesterday.

The ‘Messi Lads’ emulated their eponymous hero and emerged victorious in that night’s contest. Unlike Barcelona though, we won by three!

Ger got in contact yesterday to remind me which questions went with those orphaned answers* I had. Since I’ve already published the answers, there’s not much point in being suspenseful, so here they are:

  • Name the Roddy Doyle short story on which the theme for this year’s Dublin St. Patrick’s Festival is being based.
  • In what year was the Irish halfpenny removed from circulation?


The rest of them:

  1. What was the magnitude of the recent earthquake which hit Christchurch, New Zealand? A> 6.3
  2. Which of the following is not included in a pint of Guinness: oats, barley, hops? A> Oats
  3. In which town will the 2011 World Mayo Congress take place? A> Westport
  4. Who is the current Prime Minister of New Zealand? A> John Key
  5. Who starred in the 1983 film Never Say Never Again? A> Sean Connery
  6. In which country was the guillotine invented? A> Scotland
  7. To which religious order did Martin Luther belong? A> Augustinian
  8. Situated close to the village of Caherdaniel, what is the name of the ancestral home of great Irish statesman Daniel O’Connell? A> Derrynane House
  9. Who scored two goals for the Mayo senior football team in the recent league game against Galway? A> Jason Doherty
  10. To the nearest foot, how tall is a soccer goal? A> 8 foot
  11. Which US state is situated due West of Colorado? A> Utah
  12. Who is the recently elected Sinn Féin TD for Sligo/North Leitrim? A> Michael Colreavy
  13. Who is the youngest TD in the 31st Dáil? A> Simon Harris
  14. How many lady TDs are there in the 31st Dáil? A> 2325
  15. Alphabetically, what is the second animal listed in the English dictionary? A> Aardwolf **
  16. What was the name of Zimbabwe’s first President: Canaan Banana or Canaan Orange? A> Canaan Banana

Picture round, county crests:

  1. Wexford
  2. Donegal
  3. Cork
  4. Armagh
  5. Kilkenny
  6. Sligo
  7. Mayo
  8. Westmeath
  9. Leitrim
  10. Kildare

Wasn’t that a tough picture round? Especially as they were in good ol’ photocopier black and white.

* “1987” and “Brilliant”. Albeit not in that order.

**Is this the world’s most obscure animal? I’d certainly never ever heard of it.

5 responses to Never say never again: answers

  1. Why is that when I went to search for aardwolf on google, the 5th or 6th image result was “aardwolf porn”?

  2. Hi John,

    The answer to number 14 above is wrong- it’s actually 25 female TDs in the Dáil. I only know this because my quiz team also got this wrong at a quiz in Limerick during the week. I looked it up to make sure. the list of female tds is towards the end of the page. http://www.rte.ie/news/election2011/results/index.html

    Thanks, Nóra.

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