January 19, 2011 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

Last weekend I felt old.  This week I feel stupid.

The quizmaster at last night’s Tuesday Quiz Night in Gilligan’s was Elaine. She was a noteworthy host for two reasons:

  1. she is the first quizmaster yet who’s younger than myself (I’m pretty sure her age begins with a 2!)
  2. she asked some bloody hard questions!

If my posting of questions I got wrong is the thing you find most interesting on the site, well, congratulations – you’re going to enjoy a bumper crop today!

I had felt pretty good about my chances.  The random draw had put me on the same team as Aiden, the sauvante from a memorable night last Autumn. We also had Austin and Catherine on our team, a couple from Ballyhaunis who were making their debuts. They seemed keen.

Alas, at the end we’d only scored 67/100. This was still good enough for third place! Even the winners didn’t do too much better, scoring 73. 73% is a low score to win a quiz IMHO.

The superfluity of questions:

  1. Bosie Boise is the capital of which US state?
  2. What would you produce if you worked in a Ginnery?
  3. What are the names of Angelina Jolie’s twins?
  4. What is the only town in Britain to have an exclamation mark in its name?
  5. If you practised pogonology, what would you study?
  6. A collector of what would have cause to use a Gibbons Album?
  7. I felt a funeral in my brain and I heard a fly buzz when I died are poems by which American poet?
  8. How many vowels are there in the Greek alphabet?
  9. What do the queens hold in a standard pack of playing cards?
  10. What is a Flemish Giant?
  11. What do the letters DKNY stand for?
  12. In which borough of New York is Yankee Stadium?
  13. Which Swedish golfer holed the winning putt in the 2006 Ryder Cup?
  14. What was Shakespeare’s final play?
  15. A person who suffers from chromotaphobia has a fear of what?
  16. What Irish landmark was built by Cormac McCarthy in 1446?
  17. What does the crown signify on a Claddagh Ring?
  18. How many US states begin with the letter W? *
  19. Name them! *
  20. How many years did Robinson Crusoe spend marooned on the island?
  21. My Sister’s Keeper and Nineteen Minutes are books by which author?

That’s not even all of them. A round featuring single lines taken out of songs was also tough on us. 🙁

No pictures this week. We do have some Dingbats though:

Watch out for dingbat #2. The whole room had the same answer but it turned out Elaine was looking for something completely different!

Update: answers here.

* Obviously, when you get one wrong, you get both wrong. 🙁

4 responses to Yeoutch!

  1. I think in question 1 that should be ‘Boise’, not ‘Bosie’. (I actually know the answer to that one, unlike most of the others!)

  2. Hi John,

    Just wondering if that was the same Aiden that was part of the winning ream from Claremorris GAA club that recently won the final of the RTE Radio One quiz ‘Buille Faoi Thuairim’?

    Enjoying your musings,

    Keep up the good work,


    • Hey there,

      truth be told, I don’t know.

      However, I’d say it’s unlikely as this Aiden isn’t from Claremorris. He travels over from Dunmore each Tueday.

      Surely the Claremorris GAA Club don’t need to resort to ringers!?! 🙂

      Thanks for your comment,

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