Never say never again

March 10, 2011 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

Where did this man call home?

Last Tuesday night’s quiz in Gilligan’s, Claremorris, was hosted by my mate Ger. Thus, I’m contractually obliged to say that it was erudite, tough but fair, pacey and all round brilliant*.

This week I was teamed-up with Ger’s brother Dec, who made his debut in honour of the man’s stint at the mic, Michael (who I’d been with twice before) and Tom, a Tuam native who was also making his first appearance. We were worried at the start that our all male team (the ‘Messi Lads’) would prove to be a handicap. Thankfully, Ger avoided questions of a feminine nature.

Which we appreciated. 🙂

Questions we missed**:

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

Picture round, identify the county crests***:

Give it your best shot.

Update: answers here.

* Which, to be honest, it was.

** We actually missed two other questions but my answer notation is a bit vague at this remove. Any guess what I could have meant by “brilliant” and “1987”?

*** Take note, these aren’t necessarily the same as their GAA crests.

3 responses to Never say never again

  1. What does question 15 even mean?

  2. Oh and Canaan Orange, are ye serious!?


  3. Thanks for the heads up on my error in #15 Shell.

    As for Mr Orange/Banana, Michael on our team was certain he knew the answer as he’d read a book on Zimbabwe. 🙂

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