The difference maker’s answers

April 15, 2011 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

Here are the answers to the questions posed yesterday in The difference maker.

Our team ended up on 95/102. Why such an unusual total? Well, one of the rounds came to an abrupt halt after only seven questions. However, it did include the question about the Roman Emperors (see below) and we were told that we’d get a point for each one. There was also another question which had two parts and each of these was awarded a point also. Thus, the round with seven questions became a 12 pointer.

Afterwards, I asked the quiz master what happened.

“I had all the questions typed up on the computer and I printed them out just before I set off for the pub” he told me.

“Turns out my printer’s running low on ink…!”


  1. What Latin phrase means “in proportion to”? A>pro rata
  2. Which sculptor created the Dublin monuments to Wolfe Tone and Thomas Davis? A> Edward Delaney *
  3. Which Irish poet was killed at the third battle of Ypres? A> Francis Ledwidge
  4. Who wrote the song Ride On? A> Jimmy MacCarthy
  5. Clannad had an international hit with the theme from which TV series? A> Harry’s Game
  6. The Andaman Islands belong to which country? A> India
  7. The river Don flows into which body of water? A> Sea of Azov
  8. Which country will host a Formula One grand prix for the first time in 2011? A> India
  9. What was the final score in the football league game between Mayo and Monaghan last weekend? A>
  10. Who is the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government? A> Phil Hogan
  11. The census on April 10 last was the 21st, 24th or 28th in Ireland? A> 24th
  12. Name the first five Roman Emperors. A> Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero.

That’s all folks. See you next week.

* This man is actually from Claremorris.  Cue lots of forehead slapping after the answer was announced.

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