It’s Rock n’ Roll (Kids): answers

May 20, 2011 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

Here are the answers to the questions posted yesterday in It’s Rock n’ Roll (Kids).

I received a mail from a reader wondering about my lack of a picture round.  Specifically, they wondered if I had deprived them of a Eurovision-themed round.  Fear not! It was just a ‘regular’ picture round.  If it had featured 20 Eurovision performers, I would definitely have gone the extra mile to post it up!

The Eurovision really is a gold mine for trivia.  What a shame it won’t be around again for another 51 weeks…


  1. Why was Kirk McCambley in the news in 2010? A> He was Iris Robinson’s lover
  2. In what year did Muamar Gaddafi gain power in Libya? A> 1969
  3. What was the surname of Pat, the Cork postman who won the Lotto in March of this year? A> Broderick
  4. In a hospital, what do the letters ENT represent? A> Ear, Nose and Throat
  5. What is the ‘Star of India’? A> A sapphire.
  6. Name the two leads in the 1991 film Frankie and Johnny. A> Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer
  7. Name the male and female leads in the TV series Waking the Dead. A> Trevor Eve and Sue Johnston
  8. Between 2000 and 2005, Dame Janet Smith oversaw which UK inquiry? A> The Shipman Inquiry
  9. Who was the Archbishop of Canterbury before Rowan Williams? A> George Carey
  10. What is the most populous city in India? A> Mumbai
  11. What is the currency of Venezuela? A> Bolívar
  12. What is the legislative capital of South Africa? A> Cape Town
  13. What “P” is a word which describes someone who eats mainly fish and other sea food? A> Pescetarian

Eurovision round (1-6: Year and country; 7-10: Year and performers. Point for each) *:

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  1. 1972, Luxembourg
  2. 1974, Sweden
  3. 1982, Germany
  4. 1998, Israel
  5. 2006, Finland
  6. 2009, Norway
  7. 1978, Colm T. Wilkinson
  8. 1977, The Swarbriggs (Plus Two)
  9. 1981, Sheeba
  10. 1984, Linda Martin

And that’s that.

In other news, I’ve just put up my latest podcast.  You can listen to it below:

* For the record, I scored 16/20 here.

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