Another season of answers

September 3, 2011 in Quizzes

Right, seeing as we’re now back into the swing of the quizzing posts again, here’s the cart that follows that particular horse.  As always, the answers can be viewed after the jump.

By the by, I had a funny brain stall at this particular quiz.  During the interval we were provided with some mighty fine sausages.  Round 6 kicked off and the first question was quite easy. We all knew it.  This I’m certain of because, when I didn’t write anything on our answer sheet, my team-mates all told me the answer at the same time.

“I know that.” I said

“I just had to finish chewing before I started writing…”


Tricky questions answered:

  • How many of each animal did Moses take on to the Ark? A> None. Noah took animals on to the Ark.
  • If you have 20 apples and you take away 4, how many have you? A> 4
  • What happened in 1961 which won’t happen again until 6009? A> The year reads the same upside-down.
  • Why are 1939 pennies worth more than 1938 pennies? A> Because there’s one more of them.
  • What cheese is made backwards? A> Edam*
  • How many birthdays does the average person have? A> One
  • What word do all university graduates spell incorrectly? A> Incorrectly

Proper answers:

  1. What is the most common blood type in humans? A> O+ **
  2. Which Fine Gael TD was disciplined in 2004 for breaking the smoking ban? A> John Deasy
  3. Who is the current President of Germany? A> Christian Wulff
  4. Alan Shatter holds the title of Minister for Justice, Equality and what? A> Defence ***
  5. How many countries are in the Eurozone? A> 17
  6. What is the main ingredient in the drink Tequila? A> Agave ****
  7. The eggplant is also known as what? A> Aubergine

Picture round (click to enlarge):

  1. Alice Cooper
  2. Elton John
  3. Eminem
  4. Flo Rida
  5. Jon Bon Jovi
  6. Kylie Minogue
  7. Lady Gaga
  8. Madonna
  9. Rod Stewart
  10. Mel Brown

The eggplant question proved contentious at our table.  Ger and Breda both thought it was a zucchini. Andy and myself thought aubergine. Then it was decided that these were probably all the same thing anyway, so let’s “put both names down”. Breda had a change of heart at this point and drew a line through zucchini before Ger, sticking up for the z option, took the answer sheet and reinstated it.

After the answer was announced, the debate raged on. Two rounds later, when the quiz was over, Ger and Andy bet the princely sum of €1 on whether or not a zucchini was an eggplant, with me being authorised to get out the smart phone and settle it once and for all. You probably already know this, but zucchini is actually another word for a courgette.  Andy is probably laughing his way to the bank as we speak… 😉


* Old school quiz question this.  Edam = made spelt backwards.

** We got this one right, in fact, but the quizmaster announced that A was the most common blood type. None of us knew enough to make an issue of it.

*** I thought the answer here was “Law Reform”. This was the case between 1997 and 2010 but no longer, alas.

**** This is the correct answer.  The answer announced on the night was Cactus. We didn’t get either of them, mind.

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