Answers, George…

October 11, 2013 in Quizzes

Here are the answers to the questions I posted earlier this week.

I don’t really have anything to tell you otherwise. Last night’s After the Fact was very entertaining and you can check it out on the show page.

Next up for me is Blog Awards Ireland night, which is on this Saturday in Naas. Fingers are crossed!


  1. The price of crude oil from which North Sea field is widely used as te benchmark for oil prices in Europe and OPEC countries? The field has the same name as species of goose, common in Ireland in the winter. A> BRENT (as in ‘Brent Crude’)
  2. What cocktail is a mixture of vodka, lime juice, triple sec and cranberry juice? A> COSMOPOLITAN
  3. Which antarctic explorer left England in 1914 aboard the Endurance? A> Ernest SHACKLETON
  4. Entomology is the study of what? A> INSECTS
  5. The name of which famous soft drink is an anagram for a word meaning “denoting or relating to a bishop”? A> PEPSI COLA (episcopal)
  6. Who wrote The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde? A> Robert Louis STEVENSON
  7. Published in June 2012 and written by Gillian Flynn, which book, with an alliterative title, is still in the Irish bestsellers list, is being made into a film starring Ben Affleck and concerns whether or not the lead character, Nick Dunne, has killed his wife? A> GONE GIRL
  8. Which hormone, secreted by the outer layer of the adrenal gland, has been synthesised and is commonly used as an anti-inflammatory for conditions like rheumatied arthritis? A> CORTISONE (accept CORTISOL)
  9. It boasts that it has “the largest readership in county Offaly” and incorporates the Offaly Vindicator and the Leinster Reporter. Which Tullamore-based newspaper is published every Wednesday? A> TULLAMORE TRIBUNE (accept the MIDLAND TRIBUNE or TRIBUNE, a sister paper)
  10. The character Mrs Tesman is better known by which maiden name in the title of an Ibsen play? A> HEDDA GABLER
  11. Which jazz trumpeter released the albums Kind of Blue and Sketches of Spain in 1959-60? A> Miles DAVIS
  12. Dublin won their 24th senior All Ireland Football title this year (significantly more than Meath or Mayo) but who scored Dublin’s last point in the final, effectively the winner given that they only won by one point? A> Stephen CLUXTON

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