Front Door’s revenge

April 7, 2009 in Quizzes

Doh!As in all things, the more you practise, the better you get.

At last night’s quiz in The Front Door, Galway, our team reached a plateau very near the top of Mount Perfect Quiz. When the event was over and the scores were tallied, we had scored 66/70. Of the four we’d missed three had been in one round (more of that later) so, doing the maths, we’d obviously scored 10/10 in six of the night’s eight rounds.

The only problem: we didn’t win the quiz!

Yup, second place was to be our lot as our score of 72 saw us defeated by 1 point.

How 72? Well, therein lies the source of our defeat. Two of the night’s rounds contained just five questions, with each right answer getting 2 points. It was our bad luck that all of our wrong answers came in these two and, thus, our mistakes were multiplied by 2. Our particular nemisis round on this night was #5 ‘Quotes‘. The quizmaster referred to the round as “famous quotes” but, to our ears, the word “famous” could easily have been replaced by another word: “obscure”. 2/5 here (and both guesses at that) saw us concede huge ground to the eventual winners, who got all five. In other words, it was 4 points for us and 10 points for them. A 6 point gain is huge in a tight quiz and we just weren’t able to reel them back in before the night was over.

Here’s the Picture Round:

front door pictures, april 6I’ve left this in beautiful photocopy-ovision so you can replicate the experience we had. We got four of these correct.

Here’s the Quotes round:

  1. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
  2. “I’ve lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.”
  3. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
  4. “I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation”
  5. “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth”

I know I normally only post just the questions we missed but I think everyone should have a go at this one. Without using Google!

Update: answers here.

2 responses to Front Door’s revenge

  1. aaarrrggghhh!

  2. Me smells a rat … those quotes are impossible.

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