Wax on, wax off: answers

September 8, 2011 in Quizzes

Dude sounds like a lady?

Here are the answers to the questions posted yesterday, in Wax on, wax off.

As well as three picture rounds, this quiz featured an audio round.  However, I wasn’t as impressed with this as I had been with the photos.

Firstly, the quizmaster would start playing the tune whilst still outlining the question, in the manner of a DJ on local radio.  When asked, politely, by one of the contestants to perhaps ask the question first and then play the tune, he didn’t endear himself to the crowd by snapping back “Do you want to host the quiz?”

The questions in this round were a bit of a hotch-potch, including the likes of “What town is this singer from?”  The worst incident though, involved track 6, which was Bounce, a current record in the hit parade. He told us at least three times that he wanted “the singer here… just the singer.”

Now, I knew that this was by Calvin Harris but I also knew that it was ‘Calvin Harris featuring [somebody]’.  No great leap of knowledge this, as it’s clearly a female voice singing. This must be what they’re looking for here. Who was it again? Sad to say, I was the only one at our table who’d heard of it so I spent the rest of the round racking the brain, trying to dig out the answer. Thankfully, this period of labour did produce an answer: Kelis.  Chuffed, I scribbled her name down and handed up our answer sheet.

10 minutes later, when the answers to the music round were announced, it turned out they were looking for …. Calvin Harris. The quizmaster even added “… and, apparently, that’s a man…” Grrr.


  1. True or false: Mayo has the longest coastline of any Irish county. A> True.
  2. T/F: The word “kylie” means boomerang in Aborigine. A> True. It’s a non-returning one. 🙂
  3. T/F: The word “karate” means “open hand”. A> False, it means “empty hand”. *
  4. T/F: A baby seal is called a calf. A> False, it’s a pup.
  5. How many players are on an Ice Hockey team? A> Six. I thought it was five, although I was torn about whether that was the entire team or just the “outfield” players.
  6. Apart from Ireland, St. Patrick is the patron saint of which country? A> Nigeria **
  7. What is added to wine to make port? A> Brandy.
  8. What is the first name of the hero in Kenny Rogers’ song The Coward of the County? A> Tommy.
  9. What is the surname of Kevin, the hero in the movie Home Alone? A> McAllister.
  10. What is the collective noun for a group of flying bats? A> Colony.

Picture rounds


  1. The Reek
  2. Herbie
  3. Rog
  4. The Body
  5. The Edge
  6. The Gooch
  7. Snoop Dog
  8. The Boss
  9. The Black Cats
  10. Posh (Spice)

Regular pictures:

  1. Paolo Nutini
  2. Donal Vaughan
  3. Roisín Shorthall
  4. Stadtler and Waldorf
  5. Louise Redknapp
  6. Churchill Insurance
  7. Sinead O’Connor
  8. Brendan Kelly
  9. Patty Bouvier
  10. Ann Hathaway
  11. Jim McGuinness
  12. Maureen O’Hara


  1. H (Paul Hogan)
  2. C (Muamar Gaddafi)
  3. G (Trevor McDonald)
  4. E (Charlene Wittstock)
  5. D (Samir Nasri)
  6. F (Sebastian Vettel)
  7. J (Usain Bolt)
  8. A (A Sumo wrestler)
  9. I (Steve Jobs)
  10. Evelyn Cusack

Quite the bumper post, huh? Quizzing again Friday and Sunday, so there’ll be plenty more to come!

Until we next meet…

* I know I’m probably not the best person to comment but isn’t that a wee bit pedantic? 🙂

** We wrote down Montserrat. Wikipedia tells me that Patrick has ‘patronage’ over: Ireland, Montserrat and Nigeria. More grrr.

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