Say cheese: answers

February 4, 2011 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

After a 24 hour delay, here are the answers to those questions I posted on Wednesday.

The more I look at this batch of questions, the more I think we should have won the other night. What was wrong with me that I couldn’t remember Porky Pig, for example?

I’m beginning to think that all these collective nouns have been coined just to make the quiz-goer’s life a hellish one. If I ever rule the world, there’ll be three official collective nouns: herd, flock and bunch. No more! 🙂


  1. What is the collective noun for a group of ferrets? A> Business
  2. Since the founding of the Premier League in England, two players have appeared in every season. Ryan Giggs is one, name the other. A> Sol Campbell
  3. Which Irish abbey is 15 29 years older than Westminster Abbey? A> Ballintubber Abbey
  4. Australia is covered by how many time zones? A> Five *
  5. Which acid is found in nettle stings and ant bites? A> Formic
  6. Which character said “That’s all folks!” at the end of Looney Tunes cartoons? A> Porky Pig
  7. Which one word song title links Prince, Spandau Ballet and East 17? A> Gold
  8. Who is older: Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera? A> Britney
  9. What is the currency of Indonesia? A> Rupiah
  10. What do coin collectors call the ‘head’ side of a coin? A> Obverse
  11. In which city did a man fall to his death from a roller coaster last weekend? A> Tokyo
  12. Who will play the title character in the upcoming movie Superman: Man of Steel? A> Henry Cavill

Picture round #1:

  1. Arabic
  2. Chinese
  3. Hebrew
  4. Russian
  5. Greek
  6. Vietnamese
  7. Portuguese
  8. Icelandic
  9. Hindi Sanskrit

Picture round #2:

  1. Micheál Martin
  2. Mike Tyson
  3. David McWilliams
  4. John Bruton
  5. Shane Ross
  6. Pearse Doherty
  7. Nicole Kidman
  8. Kevin Spacey
  9. Sian Massey
  10. Aisling O’Neill
  11. Andy Cole

I love that first picture round.  Very novel idea that.

Now, off I go to finish writing my quiz for next week!

* According to wiki, it varies from five in the Winter to three in the Summer. I think.

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