Squeal like a pig: answers

March 8, 2011 in Quizzes

Here are the answers to the questions posed yesterday.  I’ll fly through this post pretty promptly as I have another one ready to go later today.  Busy, busy, busy!

I forgot to mention in yesterday’s post that the quiz was run as a fundraiser for a man named Michael.  What is Michael doing that he needs funds? Climbing a mountain for charity? Building houses in South Africa?

No, he’s running for something called the King of the Tubber.  I have no clue what this prestigious title involves except that it’s must be to do with the town of Ballintubber.  Presumably it’s a bit of a lark connected to a local festival.  Michael is clearly believes it’s worth taking it seriously though since he’s engaging in campaign fundraising!*


  1. What was the name of the world’s first test-tube baby? A> Louise Brown
  2. What was the name of the world’s first movie with sound? A> The Jazz Singer
  3. In the child’s nursery rhyme, who killed Cock Robin? A> Sparrow
  4. Who is the president of the Labour Party? A> Michael D. Higgins
  5. Which Mayo GAA club recently opened its new ground, Davitt Park? A> Achill
  6. Which lady, who died in 2009, was known as the ‘Uncrowned queen of Castlebar’? A> Nan Monaghan
  7. What birthday did Eithne Kenny, the mother of Enda, celebrate last month? A> 93rd
  8. How many years has the Mayo Mental Health Association been in existence? A> 40
  9. Which Ballyglass native is the president of the Mayo Association in Dublin? A> Aidan Prendergast
  10. Which Mayo town did RTÉ’s John Murray host a show from in the run up to the election? A> Kiltimagh

Picture round #1, dingbats:

  1. Three Musketeers
  2. Jack in a box
  3. Banana Split
  4. Somewhere over the rainbow
  5. Three blind mice
  6. Three square meals
  7. Rock around the clock
  8. Dr. Doolittle
  9. Six feet underground
  10. No-one **

Picture round #2:

  1. Colm Cooper
  2. Sian Massey
  3. Denis O’Brien
  4. Gabrielle Giffords ***
  5. Rupert Murdoch
  6. Sarah Palin
  7. Christina Gallagher
  8. Kirsty MacColl
  9. Liam Gallagher
  10. Terry Wogan
  11. Robert Redford
  12. Paul Newman
  13. Helen Mirren
  14. Mary Kennedy
  15. Jack Nicholson
  16. Tracy Piggott
  17. Eric Cantona
  18. Joe Higgins
  19. Caroline Kennedy
  20. Ronnie Corbett

As I also mentioned yesterday, we ended up winning the quiz.  It was a close run thing though.  At half-way we were one point in front of our nearest challengers.  By the end – we were also one point ahead.  I hate losing by a single point myself, so I felt their pain.

* I don’t generally mention prize money here but this night’s top prize, €60 in total, shows that his organisation is certainly determinedly fund-raising if nothing else.

** This one was actually explained on the mic beforehand as an example.

*** Since I’ve mentioned money already, I won €5 off my team-mate Marie on this lady.  I didn’t know who she was – but I was certain about that not being a picture of Chelsea Clinton!

3 responses to Squeal like a pig: answers

  1. John, surely question 2 is an example of not asking the right question- the first movie with sound has to be the first with a soundtrack of any sort not the first with talking

  2. I was just going to say what Dave did. I looked that up before having given the Jazz singer and gotten it wrong. Don Juan is the correct answer I think

  3. It’s a good example of having to play the game of “what answer are they looking for here?”

    The Jazz Singer was the one I was thinking of, Al Jolson and all that. Just couldn’t think of its name. 🙁

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