Par for the course answers

December 14, 2009 in Quizzes

Here are the answers to the Par for the course post, of Saturday.

Apologies for the delay in posting the answers.  Sometimes my life is busy enough to justify not logging on to the blog. 😉


  1. Which blooming Christmas plant originated in Mexico? A> Poinsettia
  2. Which Irish rugby star opened the new Claremorris Tennis Club building? A> John Hayes
  3. In the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, how many pipers are piping? A> 11
  4. Which is the largest of the Canary Islands? A> Tenerife
  5. What colour is Melanite? A> Black
  6. How many pounds (lbs) does a gallon of water weigh? A> 10
  7. A person born on June 21 belongs to which star sign? A> Gemini
  8. What is the name of the book recently released about the House of Prayer in Achill? A> Immaculate Deception
  9. Who was recently awarded Mayo GAA footballer of the year? A> John Casey
  10. Who did boxer Matthew Macklin defeat in the National Stadium last weekend? A> Rafa Sosa Pintos
  11. “How many Wimbledon titles did Martina Navratilova win?” A> Nine*
  12. What is the name of singer Mary Coughlan’s recently released book? A> Bloody Mary
  13. In which country can you find Lake Disappointment? A> Australia
  14. What is St Nicholas the patron saint of? A> Pawnbrokers**
  15. Which is the largest of the US states? A> Alaska
  16. Name the two people who qualified for the final of The Apprentice on TV3. A> Steve Rayner and Stephen Higgins

* The ambiguous phrasing of this question caused a bit of a backlash. Nine is the number of singles titles won by Navratilova. In total, she has won 20 titles there.

** We wrote down “Children” and, even though she didn’t call that out, I think we must have received a point for it.

Picture round:

  1. Liam Clancy
  2. Lady Gaga
  3. Paddy Reilly
  4. Diarmuid Murphy
  5. Stacey Solomon
  6. Geraldine O’Callaghan
  7. Graeme McDowell
  8. Joe Coleman
  9. Donal Murray
  10. Andy Reid

Some people are obviously in the “quiz ether” at the moment as Stacey and Joe appeared in the picture round of the previous quiz I attended.  Also, doesn’t Andy Reid look a bit thin here?

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