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A Festive Season Brainteaser Quiz


By OldPete
December 28 2016

Our much-valued COYSDC contributor, OldPete, mailed this to me (Phil) a couple of weeks ago. I've been keeping it back for the lull between Christmas and New Year - and now, here we are! Go for your lives, good people and remember the laws of the quiz - no flippin' googling!

 

 

 

A FESTIVE SEASON COYSDC QUIZ

 

A Christmas Quiz    

Something to revive or stimulate the brain cells from the lethargy of overindulgence etc.

I am a great fan of “ Only Connect “ where lateral thinking is the order of the day. So several sections reflect that.   Once again Google will know the answers particularly in the Miscellany section - but the question is do you ?

Have fun and a Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year to one and all.

Pete.

 

What might connect   or link   the following

1. Lemon , Lime , Cherry ,   nut , sky

2. What repeated events ( twice in each case ) connect Northampton with Barnet   ( No – it has got nothing to do with Saints and Sarries )

3. Gordon , Whispers , takeaway , lantern

4. Elizabeth 1st -   Charles II   - Queen Anne , William IV

5. Indira Ghandi , Olaf Palme , Spencer Percival , Hendrik Verwoerd

 

What might come next and why - in the following sequences.

6. Pat , Betty , Rosalyn, Nancy , Barbara

7. Egypt , Ghana , South Korea   ,

8. Illinois, New York , Texas , ….

9. 12, 23, 6, 1, 2, …….

10.  ping pong , golf , tennis , ……

 

Which is the odd one out and why

11. Brass , Bronze Pewter , Aluminium , Magnox

12. Estonia , Ukraine , Mongolia, Georgia , Kazakhstan

13. Aristotle , Aristophanes , Aeschylus , Euripides , Sophocles 

14. Gloucestershire , Essex , Northamptonshire , Warwickshire , Greater Manchester

15. Adler , Cassels, Brain , Gould , Walton.

 

Miscellany

16. Which invader became king on Christmas day ?

17. What is or was a “ Black Five “

18. How or why did a picnic cause an artistic scandal ?

19. Which war was formally ended by the Treaty of Portsmouth ?

20. In 1254,   William Tilly became one of only four in the whole of England - what did he become and where?

 

 

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28/12/2016 17:21
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MESSAGES->author
Re: A Festive Season Brainteaser Quiz
Matthew (IP Logged)
28/12/2016 17:27
Love these! Thanks, OldPete.

3) China
5) All were assassinated Prime Ministers / political leaders.
6) Hillary I think (US presidential wives)
11) Aluminium is the only element?
12) Mongolia the only one not in the USSR
14) Greater Manchester - all the rest play county cricket.

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2016:12:28:17:50:05 by Matthew.

 
Maverick1
Re: A Festive Season Brainteaser Quiz
Phil. (IP Logged)
28/12/2016 17:28
5. All assassinated.


Thanks, Pete - sorry it took so long to publish - the real world got in the way again!

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: A Festive Season Brainteaser Quiz
Matthew (IP Logged)
28/12/2016 17:51
16 is William the Conqueror.

ACTUAL BEHIND-THE-SCENES TRAINING
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Aylesbury Saint
Re: A Festive Season Brainteaser Quiz
Aylesbury Saint (IP Logged)
28/12/2016 18:24
10. Is it Volley ball - Olympic ball games ranked in size order?

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: A Festive Season Brainteaser Quiz
Ishmael (IP Logged)
28/12/2016 19:14
9. 12,23,6,1,2.....47 (it is the only one that comes with fried rice!

seriously though...

17. A steam locomotive

 
Ian Spokes
Re: A Festive Season Brainteaser Quiz
Ian Spokes (IP Logged)
29/12/2016 09:07
10) If Aylesbury Saint is right (well done, if so) then I guess the next size up is handball.

15) Some of these names seem to suggest Bletchley Park, but I don't don't know why so can't answer the question - other than to guess at Adler as he sounds German.

16) I think that might be Manet's Dejeuner sur l'herbe (where a couple of blokes have found something more interesting than an egg and cress sandwich)

Sorry 18 not 16



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WesternWanderer
Re: A Festive Season Brainteaser Quiz
WesternWanderer (IP Logged)
29/12/2016 09:49
13. It's all Greek to me: Aristotle was a philosopher; the rest were playwrights.

8. Maybe something to do with US Presidential candidates: Obama was Senator for Illinois, Hillary Clinton for New York and George W Bush Governor of Texas. Trump is nowhere! But not sure logic entirely works there.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: A Festive Season Brainteaser Quiz
OldPete (IP Logged)
29/12/2016 10:29
some interesting answers - particularly liked Mr Spokes description of Manet's picture.

Otherwise you will inevitably come up with alternatives or as the wonderful Victoria Coren Mitchell would tell us -

" that isnt what Iv'e got written down here "


No worries - its just for fun.

Will publish the answers January 2nd. Unless of course you lot get them all before then.

Pete.

 
WesternWanderer
Re: A Festive Season Brainteaser Quiz
WesternWanderer (IP Logged)
29/12/2016 12:10
7. Portugal. Secretaries General of UN. Boutros Gali, Annan, Ki-Moon & Guterres (starts 2017) by country.

 
Sarge
Re: A Festive Season Brainteaser Quiz
Sarge (IP Logged)
29/12/2016 12:51
4. They all ascended to the throne despite not being the first in line when born.

6. Laura. If these are all wives of Republican presidents of the USA then Barbara is the wife of George Bush and Laura is the wife of George W Bush.

17. To expand on Ismael's answer: An LMS Class 5 steam locomotive designed by Stanier.

20. If the year is 1215 instead of 1254 (in the references I have) the William Tilly became mayor of Northampton. At the time the only other places to have mayors were London, York and Kings Lynn.

 
twsaint
Re: A Festive Season Brainteaser Quiz
twsaint (IP Logged)
29/12/2016 13:05
2 . Each had a battle in the Wars of the Roses. Northampton 1460. Barnet 1471.Can't see why twice
19.Treaty of Portsmouth ended the Russo-Japanese War.Early years of 20th C. Not Portsmouth (UK) but USA.
3. Chinese not China. Nickname o Gordon of Khartoum
4. All replaced a sibling on the throne.Although in Anne's case it was her bro-in-law , William 111, who reigned alone after the death of Anne's sister Mary.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: A Festive Season Brainteaser Quiz
Stockers (IP Logged)
29/12/2016 13:11
Thanks for this Pete,

19. The peace treaty for the war between Japan and Russia, signed in 1905

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: A Festive Season Brainteaser Quiz
Stockers (IP Logged)
29/12/2016 13:12
Quote:
twsaint
2 . Each had a battle in the Wars of the Roses. Northampton 1460. Barnet 1471.Can't see why twice

Home and away fixtures?

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: A Festive Season Brainteaser Quiz
Matthew (IP Logged)
29/12/2016 14:51
There were two Battles of Northampton so I assume that there were also two Battles of Barnet.

ACTUAL BEHIND-THE-SCENES TRAINING
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Sarge
Re: A Festive Season Brainteaser Quiz
Sarge (IP Logged)
09/01/2017 12:19
Can we have an update from Pete about which questions are now fully answered, so that we can concentrate on the outstanding ones?

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