In good company: answers

April 4, 2011 in Quizzes

Here are the answers to the questions posted yesterday.

Hope you did well with these.  Ourselves, we had a few near-misses amongst them. We thought Home and Away began in 1989, we picked the wrong Wexford town for #7 and we answered ‘O’ to #10.

That last one being marked incorrect seems a bit harsh but it didn’t matter in the end so I shalln’t complain.


  1. Who is the current Minister for Communications, Energy and National Resources? A> Pat Rabbitte
  2. How many keys are there on a Grand piano? A> 88
  3. In the TV series Desperate Housewives, what are the surnames of the characters Susan and Lynette? A> Mayer and Scavo
  4. During which year did the series Home and Away first appear on Irish television? A> 1988
  5. Which famous composer wrote the melody to the Boyzone hit song ‘No Matter What’? A> Andrew Lloyd-Webber
  6. Who won the X-Factor TV show in 2005? A> Shane Ward
  7. Officially, what is Ireland’s sunniest town? A> Rosslare
  8. In which year was the Barbie doll first sold? A> 1959
  9. A person who suffers from gamophobia has a fear of what? A> Pregnancy Marriage
  10. What is the most common blood type? A> O+
  11. Which is the rarest eye colour in humans? A> Green

Picture round:

  1. Dillie O’Wee Willie O’Dea
  2. Justin Bieber
  3. Russell Brand
  4. Michael Moriarty
  5. Nicolas Sarkozy
  6. Rory McIlroy
  7. Gwen Stefani
  8. Brendan Howlin *
  9. Pierce Brosnan
  10. Suri Cruise **


  1. Three-piece suite
  2. Blue movie
  3. Forgive and forget
  4. First aid

Hopefully that hit the spot.  I’m off to another quiz tonight so expect some movie-related questions tomorrow.

Until then…

* How old is this photo?!

** She’s the daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, in case you’re wondering.

3 responses to In good company: answers

  1. Hi
    I think you need to check up the answer to number 9 about the phobia and hope for the best that you did not guess “marriage” or potentially you could have had another question right…. but a win is a win I suppose so at least it’s not too important a mistake on their part.

    • Thanks for pointing this out to me.

      It’s actually my fault. My note does indeed say marriage. However, I posted this up away from my home computer (and those notes) and just presumed I had all the right answers in my head.

      Not so!

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