10-year-old answers

April 9, 2014 in Quizzes

Life is still not what it once was, or should be.  Issues away from quizzing continue to take up my time and, as readers of the blog will have noticed, keep me away from the site.

Sorry about that.

Here, about two weeks after I posted them, are the answers to questions in the Are you smarter than a 10-year-old? post.

Questions:

  1. Prestbury Park has been in the news all through this week.  It is located on the outskirts of which British town? A> Cheltenham
  2. In what South African city is the Oscar Pistorious trial taking place? A> Pretoria
  3. Who was the captain of the British ship the Bounty, overthrown by a famous mutiny in 1789? A> William Bligh
  4. Which player has captained Spain to their three consecutive international tournament wins? A> Iker Casillas
  5. Which 1894 book by the future Nobel Prize winner Rudyard Kipling was turned in to a very successful Walt Disney movie in 1967? A> The Jungle Book
  6. Which series of books, the first of which was published in 2007 with the eighth being published last year, tell the story of a boy named Greg Heffley and his struggles in school? So far, the series has also produced three movies. A> Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  7. When St Patrick was first in Ireland he had to serve as a shepherd.  He did so on Slemish, a mountain in which county? A> Antrim
  8. St. Patrick’s Athletic are the current League of Ireland champions.  In which Dublin suburb is their home ground, Richmond Park, located? A> Inchicore
  9. The river Shannon forms Roscommon’s eastern boundary.  What river forms its south-western boundary? A> Suck
  10. In what year did the Roscommon ladies gaelic football team win the senior All-Ireland title? A> 1978
  11. The winner of two acting Oscars in the last five years, the actor Christoph Waltz was born in which country? A> Austria
  12. Russia will host a Formula One Grand Prix for the first time this year.  In what sporting city will it take place? A> Sochi

Picture round:

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  1. Jean Byrne
  2. Mickey Harte
  3. Kevin Dundon
  4. Angela Kerins
  5. Conor O’Shea
  6. Philip Seymour Hoffman
  7. Gabriel Byrne
  8. Beyoncé
  9. Viktor Yanukovych
  10. Martin Callinan

There we go.  It’s either famine or feast around here – I intend returning tomorrow with a post outlining various quiz happenings which are upcoming.  Until then…

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