Upcoming quiz plans

March 7, 2014 in IQO, Quizzes

identify-the-flagsHi all. I’m afraid my life outside quizzing is still affecting my ability to (find the time to) post articles here on the site.

However, I am still managing to find the time to attend the odd quiz. Things would really be bad if I couldn’t do that.

In fact I have a few events coming up in the next few days. Tonight I will take part in a table quiz in aid of the IHCPT, a children’s charity, which is being held in the Dalton Inn in Claremorris. It’s down for 8pm so come on in too if you’re about.

Tomorrow (Saturday) will see the the IQO host their first big event of 2014. The 2014 Irish Open will take place in The Addison Lodge, Dublin. A full day of quizzing, featuring team, individual and social quizzes, it is open to all and all are welcome. For more information, check out the event page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/232690113582313/.

I’m afraid the Movies Quiz, previously announced for next Monday night in The King’s Head in Galway has been postponed. The next big quiz in the Galway venue will be the third annual Galway Food Festival Quiz, which will take place on the night of the Easter Monday public holiday. I better get preparing.

As it happens, I will be hosting a quiz next week. On Friday next, I’ll be asking the questions at a quiz in aid of the primary school I attended in my youth. That should be fun!

Right, now for a few questions to keep you interested. I was at a quiz (for the school attended by my daughter) on Wednesday night. I just turned up on my own and was recruited by a team of three ladies who had a spare seat at their table.

As it turned out, we were a good team. Certainly I would have scored damn all on the ‘Hosts of Irish television programmes’ round without them. It was a good job that they knew their TV hosts as, with a 10/10 in that round, we qualified for a playoff at the end of the quiz.

Here are some questions (some we got, but I think they’re worth recording):

  1. Who is the chairperson of GSOC, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission?
  2. Who is the Lord Mayor of Dublin?
  3. What is the fruit of the blackthorn tree?
  4. A smolt is the young of what animal? (breed wanted)
  5. In what country is the western-most point of mainland Europe?
  6. What cape was originally called ‘The Cape of Storms’?
  7. What is the second-largest country in Europe, after Russia?
  8. How many players are on a Volleyball team?
  9. Identify the two national flags above. (From a picture round of 10)

Playoff questions we missed:

  1. Who is the current Minister of State for European Affairs?
  2. In which European city are the basketball team Zalgiris based?
  3. What trophy did the Mayo senior hurling team win last year?

Luckily, we ended up winning the quiz with a 7/10 in the playoff. Our worthy opponents scored 5.

Answers coming up in a few days.

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