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Answer from Delighted with a fifth place

September 7, 2015 in Quizzes


Meet Sophie Tucker

Here are the answers to the post I put up way back last week sometime.

Thanks to my dad, my aunt Louise and my cousin Michelle for making it such an enjoyable 80% of a quiz.  If only we’d been there for (crazy idea!) the start of round one…

Weren’t the dingbats quite difficult? When you do a lot of quizzes, you tend to see this type of round a lot and, as with cryptic crosswords, you learn how to do them. In this case though, we struggled badly and, if I recall, only scored 4/10. I met a man ‘up the town’ a day or two later who’d also done the quiz. The dingbats were the first thing he wanted to talk about. “We were sure we had four,” he said. “Turned out we only got one of them.”

Also, can’t say I’d ever heard of Sophie Tucker. Even when the answer was announced, I was none the wiser. It’s an answer I’ll remember for ever more though!

We did much better in the cars and cities round, scoring 9/10 in both. Car 7 and city 8 got us – even though we tried several cities with that particlar ending!

Answers after the click…

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Getting back to quizzing

February 18, 2014 in Quizzes


January was quite the month, what with the documentary and an ensuing newspaper article, both detailing my involvement in quizzes.

Since then, alas, I haven’t had much time to think about quizzes as my mother became seriously ill a few weeks back. She’s still in hospital but is recovering, I’m glad to report.

Before that, I had agreed to once again become the quizmaster for a series of quizzes in The King’s Head bar in Galway. Now that mum is on the mend, I will be able to follow through and that commitment and host as planned. Which is a good job, as the first one is scheduled for tomorrow night.

Here is the upcoming calendar of quizzes, hosted by yours truly:

  • February 19th: Galway Latin Quarter Quiz (“GK”: both general and Galway knowledge)
  • March 10th: Oscars 2014 Movie Quiz
  • April 21st: Third annual Galway Food Festival Quiz
  • May 19th: World Cup Finals Quiz

Don’t forget either the two IQO-run quiz events which are scheduled for the next few weeks. This Friday the IQO teams up with SVP for a charity quiz and, on March 8th, the second annual Irish Quizzing Open will take place. Both of these events will take place in the ‘Wembley’ of Irish quizzing, the Addison Lodge in Dublin.

Thankfully the rest of the group have taken care of all the organising for these events which means a double win for me as I’ll get to take part in both of them. Thanks folks!

Upcoming charity quiz hosted by the IQO

February 7, 2014 in Culture, Quizzes


The world’s biggest (mystery) quiz

January 22, 2013 in Quizzes

big-big-quiz“On a day in March…” begins one of the explanatory blurbs on, the home site of what promises to be not just Ireland’s but “the world’s biggest table quiz”.

Furthermore, it will all be for charity, with each cause involved being promised more than €3,500 from the night of the quiz.

Aside from those facts, I can’t tell you much more as the site is vague to the point of fogginess. There’s talk of the questions being broadcast on television to “over 1,000 venues” and “100,000 participants”, which sounds great.

So far I have been unable to get any more info. Emails have been sent to the address on the site and via their Facebook page, to no avail. A phone call to the number listed on the site goes through what sounds like a forwarding process before ending with an engaged tone. I couldn’t even leave a message. 🙁

So far, this is a quiz with way more questions than answers.

The Big Question: quizzing for Crumlin Children’s Hospital

November 16, 2012 in Culture, Quizzes

Sile Seoige, at the launch of The Big Question.

Next Thursday, November 22nd, sees the first ever holding of The Big Question, a national fundraising campaign to encourage family, friends, companies, organisations, teams and groups all over Ireland to come together this November and host a table quiz in aid of the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation at Our Lady’s Children Hospital, Crumlin.

It’s an event akin to the National Coffee Morning, in aid of local hospices, except in this case the organisers are looking for people to organise and host table quizzes!

All quiz organisers and the winning team from each quiz will be in with a chance to win a trip for four people to New York City with accommodation provided by Fitzpatrick Hotels. Even if you can’t organise a quiz you can still take part by texting Crumlin to 5700 to show your support with a €2.50 donation.

Children are sick, right now,” Dr. Orla Franklin, Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist at Our Lady’s Hospital, says.  “Every year 550 children in Ireland have serious congenital heart disease for which surgery is the only option. The National Children’s Heart centre in Crumlin offers a life line to these children and their families. These tough life struggles are happening in cramped and out of date facilities.  This has to change. They get world-class care but they need quality facilities.”

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HQ Round 9: Answers

March 24, 2009 in Habitat for Humanity, Quizzes

the rutlesFinally, finally.  Here are the answers to the Dodgy Covers round from early today.

With it, we are now done with the raking over of the luke-warm coals from last week’s Habitat for Humanity table quiz.

I’ve milked this for all its worth just in case it’s another 4 years before I get to write another one!

Answers after the more…

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HQ Round 9: Dodgy covers

March 24, 2009 in Habitat for Humanity, Quizzes

habitat_for_humanityAnd so the end is near, it’s time to face the final curtain…

That’s right, we’ve done it our way here on the blog with our re-run of the Habitat for Humanity quiz taking almost two weeks, and all that for just nine out of the 10 rounds!

Here’s the final one. It’s an audio round: Dodgy cover versions.

It’s a simple concept, you’ll hear a clip of an unusual cover version of a well-known song and you have to say the name of the song and who’s doing this version. On the night, this round was worth 20 points as we wanted both answers for each song.

You’ll find the clips after the more…

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HQ Round 10: Answers

March 23, 2009 in Habitat for Humanity, Quizzes

friday 13th

Here we go with the answers to the no-longer correctly titled On This Day round I posted earlier.

Go on, click more…

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