The song remains the same: answers

June 6, 2011 in Quizzes

I will be putting up two blog posts today as I’ve had a very notable weekend, quiz-wise.

However, there’s no point putting the cart before the horse.  Some of you are waiting on the answers from last Friday’s post, The song remains the same, and I will put those online first.

A funny thing happened last Thursday night at the quiz.  When we were asked “What is the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland?” debate ensued between proponents of two answers: Lough Corrib and Lough Ree.  Someone came up with a genius solution: “Let’s pop outside and look at the map on the wall.”  Our pub, The Corner Bar, does indeed feature a large map on its gable wall.

So, off our intrepid researcher went.  He came back in about 10 seconds.  “Erm, it’s just a map of Mayo!”


  1. Which snooker player was known as ‘The Grinder’? A> Cliff Thorburn
  2. Who was named ‘Player of the Tournament’ at the 2010 World Cup? A> Diego Forlán
  3. There is nothing like a Dame’ is from which musical? A> South Pacific
  4. In the TV show I Love Lucy, what was Lucy’s surname? A> Carmichael *
  5. Who composed the William Tell Overture? A> Gioachino Rossini
  6. Roy Rogers‘s horse was called Trigger.  What was his dog called? A> Bullet
  7. Which lake is the largest in the Republic of Ireland? A> Lough Corrib
  8. How many McDonald’s restaurants are there world-wide? A> 32,760 **
  9. Which band sang the following lyric: “Maxwell Edison, majoring in medicine, Calls her on the phone, Can I take you out to the pictures Joan?” A> The Beatles (Maxwell’s Silver Hammer)

Tie-break round:

  1. Which answers has come up three times tonight?
  2. What do the first, third, 16th and 26th presidents of the USA have in common? A> Their faces are all on Mount Rushmore
  3. Name the two lead actors in the 1960s and 2000s remake of Alfie. A> Michael Caine and Jude Law
  4. Which European city has the longest mileage of canals? A> Birmingham
  5. What to you add to Tomato juice to produce a Bloody Maria? A> Tequila
  6. Who designed the last set of Irish pound notes? A> Robert Ballagh
  7. Which English football team are known as “The Royals”? A> Reading
  8. What is the postal address of the White House? A> 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
  9. What is the name of the scarecrow in Bob the Builder? A> Spud
  10. In Greek mythology, who solved the riddle of the Sphinx? A> Oedipus

Picture round:

  1. Maria Shriver
  2. Mick Wallace
  3. Garret Fitzgerald
  4. Joan Fitzgerald
  5. Michel Platini
  6. Sade (Adu) ***
  7. Sean Dunphy
  8. Kieran Donaghy
  9. John Galvin
  10. Hazel Stewart

Ok.  That’s all from me for now.  Big post coming up after lunch.

* This is the only question the winning teams got wrong, apparently.  This makes sense as it’s an incorrect answer! In I Love Lucy, her surname was Ricardo. She was Carmichael in the follow-up, The Lucy Show.

** A hard question.  They did say they’d accept the nearest 1,000.

*** Didn’t know until just now that ‘Sade’ are a band, that happened to be named after this lady.

2 responses to The song remains the same: answers

  1. dave said on June 6, 2011

    If i made a bloody mary with tomato juice and tequilla, id be shot. VODKA.

    • dave said on June 6, 2011

      whoops, thats what i get for misreading a question but technically i would also add salt pepper, worcester sauce and tabasco and a stick of celery

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