A local quiz… answers

May 10, 2012 in Quizzes

Below you will find the answers to the picture questions I published in A local quiz for local people.

Before that though, I just want to highlight a question from last Friday that I didn’t think of on Tuesday.  It could be the worst question I’ve ever heard, in terms of phrasing anyway.  Here it is:

“Who did Enda Kenny climb Croagh Patrick with last weekend?”

Do you know the answer? As it happens, we actually got a point for this one but only by getting inside the brains of the question setter to figure out who they were on about. I think we would have been within our rights to have answered John O’Mahoney, Michael Ring, John Delaney, Mayo Rose Dervla Kenny or any one of the several hundred people who climbed the mountain on Saturday, April 28th.  However, the answer they sought was Giovanni Trapattoni.

Now, on with the answers.

Picture round:

  1. Delia Murphy
  2. Dianna Agron
  3. Gene Wilder
  4. Peter Ostrum / Charlie Bucket
  5. Charlie Chaplin
  6. Madonna
  7. Justin Bieber
  8. Michael Noonan
  9. Nicholas Lyndhurst
  10. Audrey Hepburn
  11. Frank Bruno
  12. Kirk Douglas
  13. Margaret Thatcher
  14. Mary Robinson
  15. Garret Fitzgerald
  16. Michael Collins
  17. William Shakespeare
  18. Monica Seles
  19. Rory McIlroy
  20. Billy Idol

They were many and varied, weren’t they?

A final note on the quiz itself.  As a team of only two people, neither of whom were locals, we felt like we’d done quite well when we finished third, albeit 9 points behind the winners.

3 responses to A local quiz… answers

  1. Well the first thing that has to be said is that at least the questionsetter went to the bother of making up their own questions – and for that they should be applauded and forgiven the occasionally badly phrased question. I suspect you weren’t asked what Irish county has the shortest coastline cliche type questions? The number of local questions seems excessive depending on how widely it was advertised, I’ve always found it a case of all are welcome until you are winning …. nobody likes a smart bottom, especially if they aren’t from around these parts. As there were two of you why didn’t you join up with one of the locals? Sorry I’m being devils advocate here but in an assymmetric contest a little handicapping seems fair

    • Kevin, your first point has merit. The question setter did indeed create their own questions. I’m happy to acknowledge that. However, I am a grammar fundamentalist so I couldn’t let the Enda Kenny Croagh Patrick question slip by!

      I don’t think I’ve ever seen a quiz advertised (and that’s an important word there) with a line such as “includes a local round” featuring on the poster. That was the case here too. This quiz then proceeded to ask us 20 questions out of 100 on (very) local trivia. That’s one fifth of the quiz! We did well to finish third, albeit I’m sure we were aided by the fact that some of the local questions were so obscure that several teams made up entirely of Kilmaine people failed to score full points.

      Finally, we did tell the organisers that we only had two people for our table. We never heard back though. I can only presume they couldn’t find anyone who needed a pair of spare team-mates…

      • 20 out of 100 questions! now that is excessive localisation John. Ok the obvious intent was to make sure a local team won. So possibly you could have won the quiz on your own if there were no local questions? … to be admired by fellow quizzers and resented by the general Irish begrudgers who want to keep things local ….. I bet there was a bigger applause for the raffle winners than the quiz winners

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