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The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One


By Old Pete
June 1 2016

Well, the close season is upon us and it gives the Editors of COYSDC great pleasure in announcing the return of Old Pete's Summer Quiz! Have a go at Pete's first set of questions but please don't use search engines to look up answers for posting. It defeats the purpose of the piece, as well as ruining the effort Pete has made. No merit is gained either way as questions are intended for fun. If you only know part of an answer, put it up for the discussion of others - it might lead us to the whole answer! Expanding on an answer, giving full reasoning is positively encouraged - so away we go...

 

 

SUMMER QUIZ ROUND ONE

 

Quotes - who said the following and if you can - on what occasion.

 

1.           “ There’s something wrong with our bloody ships today “

2.           They say about “X“ that he’s his own worst enemy - “Y“ replied, “Not while I’m alive he ain’t.“   Who were X and Y?               

3.            Who is alleged to have said “I would go into hell and make a pact with the Devil in order to defeat …“   Who is supposed to have said this - about what and when?

 

What links the following

 

4.            A French duke, a colourful Emperor, two Admirals,a rare London beauty

5.            Goldilocks , The Daily Express, AA Milne, Peru

6.            Aberdeenshire, Berkshire, Norfolk and London

 

Colours

 

7.        Which political movement is/was associated with the colours Green , White and Violet.

8.        Five members of the EU have the colour green in their national flag - which are they.

9.        What colour links and how - a priest/ composer - a popular music group - a pre Columbian explorer - Garibaldi

 

 

The odd one out - which is it and can you say why ?

 

10.          Sherman, Lee, Grant, Eisenhower, Pershing, Patton, Churchill, Cromwel

11.          Pomerania, Alsace, Bavaria, Rhodesia, Newfoundland, Yorkshire  

12.          Kings Landing, Gotham City, Santiago, Maardam, Mahagonny, Deseret

 

 

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The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
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01/06/2016 15:32
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Flinstone Saint
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Flinstone Saint (IP Logged)
01/06/2016 15:41
6. Counties containing royal residencies - Balmoral, Windsor, Sandringham and Buckingham Palace.

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Maverick1
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Phil. (IP Logged)
01/06/2016 15:45
5. Bears

Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
Daily Express - Rupert Bear
AA Milne - Pooh Bear
Peru - Paddington Bear


At this point I would like to put it on record that the Editors do NOT know the answers until Pete mails them over in a few days - we like to play too! smiling smiley

 
St. Andy
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
St. Andy (IP Logged)
01/06/2016 15:47
Thanks for taking the time to do the quiz. Off the top of my head.

1.Admiral Beatty at the battle of Jutland.
5. Bears
7. Suffragettes
8.Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria, Ireland, Portugal. (I also believe the flag of Cyprus has green olive leaves on it.)



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MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Connorman (IP Logged)
01/06/2016 16:49
10. I'm really not convinced about this, but was Churchill the only wartime leader in the list who did not hold a general's rank?

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Wee Jim (IP Logged)
01/06/2016 16:53
10 Eisenhower - all the rest have had tanks named after them

 
MK Al
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
MK Al (IP Logged)
01/06/2016 17:14
7. The Suffragettes

8. I think it's more than five. Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Portugal, Bulgaria. Isn't Lithuania in the EU? Also Cyprus definitely has green leaves on the flag.

 
Saintly Pursuit
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Saintly Pursuit (IP Logged)
01/06/2016 17:15
11 Bavaria - the others are regions with a dog named for them

 
Maverick1
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Phil. (IP Logged)
01/06/2016 17:17
Quote:
Wee Jim
10 Eisenhower - all the rest have had tanks named after them



Is there a Pershing tank? I thought it was/is a missile...

 
tedge2
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
tedge2 (IP Logged)
01/06/2016 17:24
4 - butterflies

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Wee Jim (IP Logged)
01/06/2016 17:46
Phil,
Yes the late ww2 heavy tank to succeed the sherman was called a pershing. You're right about the missile too

For 12 I'm thinking Santiago as the rest are fictional cities though I'm not sure about maardam and deseret

 
WesternWanderer
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
WesternWanderer (IP Logged)
01/06/2016 17:52
9. Now this is a tricky one since there’s only a little to go on. Can’t think of any priest composers. Popular music groups: well I hope it’s not Blue, could be Greenday or perhaps Coldplay with Yellow, the Beatles’ Yellow submarine or disappointingly Simply Red; early Explorers I would go for the Vikings: Leif Erikson and Erik the Red; Garibaldi – this is the most definite clue we have – think he was associated with Red shirts.
So let’s go for RED: Garibaldi’s shirts, The Beautiful South who sang “Old Red Eyes” (as I can’t stand Mick Hucknall), Erik the Red and you’ll have to help me with the composer?
2. Is X Cockerill and Y Mallinder?*

 
Stingray66
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Stingray66 (IP Logged)
01/06/2016 18:42
1. Admiral of the Fleet Beatty at the Battle of Jutland.
2. Is X Herbert Morrison and Y Ernest Bevin.



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Clegthorpe
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Clegthorpe (IP Logged)
01/06/2016 19:05
Quote:
WesternWanderer
9. Now this is a tricky one since there’s only a little to go on. Can’t think of any priest composers. Popular music groups: well I hope it’s not Blue, could be Greenday or perhaps Coldplay with Yellow, the Beatles’ Yellow submarine or disappointingly Simply Red; early Explorers I would go for the Vikings: Leif Erikson and Erik the Red; Garibaldi – this is the most definite clue we have – think he was associated with Red shirts.
So let’s go for RED: Garibaldi’s shirts, The Beautiful South who sang “Old Red Eyes” (as I can’t stand Mick Hucknall), Erik the Red and you’ll have to help me with the composer?

Vivaldi was a priest (which I knew) and red-headed (which I confess I didn't know)

In the interests of keeping Hucknall out of it, I propose Spice Girls as the band and Ginger as the colour.

 
Saintly Pursuit
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Saintly Pursuit (IP Logged)
01/06/2016 19:28
Or how about The Red Hot Chilli Peppers

 
Maverick1
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Phil. (IP Logged)
01/06/2016 19:33
Or the popular 80s beat combo Red Box...

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
OldPete (IP Logged)
01/06/2016 21:37
you are all doing really well so far - even getting one or two that I didn't think you would

I shall have to try harder next time.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Matthew (IP Logged)
01/06/2016 23:48
8 as well as the flags the others have mentioned, there's also a tiny bit of green in the imagery on the Spanish flag.

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MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
OldPete (IP Logged)
02/06/2016 08:21
just to clear up the flags one - tiny bits of green don't count - oh and my Mrs pointed out the green leaves on the mainly white Cypriot flag after I had posted the questions.

I was thinking only in terms of larger obvious areas of green .

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Wee Jim (IP Logged)
02/06/2016 08:48
2. X is Aneurin Bevan and Y is Ernst Bevin

 
fair_weather_fan
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
fair_weather_fan (IP Logged)
02/06/2016 09:24
Quote:
Wee Jim
Phil,
Yes the late ww2 heavy tank to succeed the sherman was called a pershing. You're right about the missile too

For 12 I'm thinking Santiago as the rest are fictional cities though I'm not sure about maardam and deseret

No 10 is Paton, the only manufacturer of knitting needles on the list

Deseret is something to do with salt lake city, newspaper or something. Cant recall exactly but Ive been there thats how I know. Others are definitely fictional Kings Landing - Game of Thrones, Gotham - Batman, Mahagonny is operatic - from Brecht but dont know whose opera.

The quote in 2 looks American as written.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Wee Jim (IP Logged)
02/06/2016 09:33
The opera was by Kurt Weil I think FWF

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Wee Jim (IP Logged)
02/06/2016 09:35
Pete could I check if you meant Patton for No 10?

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
OldPete (IP Logged)
02/06/2016 11:53
Jim - I mean the General

 
Maverick1
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Phil. (IP Logged)
02/06/2016 12:00
errant "t" added... winking smiley

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Wee Jim (IP Logged)
02/06/2016 12:15
Ta chaps Ill leave my answer as is

 
Corkst
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Corkst (IP Logged)
02/06/2016 12:33
Maardam is the fictional location of a series of books by Hakan nesser but the books never state what country Maardam is in - don't know if that is relevant.
Old Pete, a perfect style of quiz for a collective, and enjoyable even when one doesn't even know the answers. Thank you.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
OldPete (IP Logged)
02/06/2016 13:41
By my reckoning there are right answers or all but - to all the questions but one

So I'll send the answers in on Monday - next round is being prepared .

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Matthew (IP Logged)
02/06/2016 14:39
I assume that's question 3. I hadn't the foggiest, though after a bit of an internet search I think I know the answer.

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Maverick1
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Phil. (IP Logged)
02/06/2016 15:43
Yup, just "3" left I think, Matthew.

Hopefully, someone will complete the set...


(ps. I've now looked it up too!)

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
OldPete (IP Logged)
02/06/2016 17:13
Of course somewhere on the internet / Webb thingy you will find the answers - the challenge is to refrain from doing so

I don't use it to frame the questions.

 
Corkst
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Corkst (IP Logged)
02/06/2016 22:50
And you've gone and spoiled it. "Internet/Webb thingy" - disingenuous old fogeyism when that is exactly where you are posting it. "The challenge is to refrain from doing so" - yes, we know, people were just saying they had looked things up because they didn't know the answer and were curious. They have not spoiled it for other people by revealing the answers or (worse) pretended that they knew the answer. "I don't use it to frame the questions" - what would be wrong with that exactly? It is no different from looking things up in a book. It must be chilly up there on the moral high ground. It's only meant to be a bit of fun.

 
Deesaint
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Deesaint (IP Logged)
03/06/2016 06:26
Is 3
Stuart Lancaster
England v Wales
Last RWC

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
OldPete (IP Logged)
03/06/2016 08:39
Sorry Corkst if you took my comment as coming from the moral high ground - but I will admit to being prejudiced and sometimes I let it out. will try harder in future.

 
arthur foxaque
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
arthur foxaque (IP Logged)
03/06/2016 09:17
Quote:
Corkst
It's only meant to be a bit of fun.

Exactly!

Objects to my 'name' now objects to OP and his quiz, try loosening up a little Old Bean*

* Will probably object to that too.

 
keith in bahrain
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
keith in bahrain (IP Logged)
03/06/2016 09:43
No 3. Possibly Saudi Defence Minister in response to allegations that Israel had overflown Saudi territory to attack Iraq/Saddam, 1992.

And OP thank you for a very enjoyable quiz (and I didn't Google this answer).

Keith - no longer in Bahrain.

 
Corkst
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Corkst (IP Logged)
03/06/2016 09:46
Arfer. A few facts for you. I did not "object" to your name, merely pointed out that I found it interesting that the mods tolerated it when taking such a hard line on swearing. I did not object to "OP and his quiz". Read my post further up to see how much I objected. I just found OP's little old buffer rant unnecessary when it was patently obvious how much people were enjoying his quiz. Old Pete, I apologise for my overreaction. Arfer, I suggest you take a bit more time to actually read what people have written. I am now going to take the dog for a walk before it gets too warm (not usually a problem we have here) and head to the beach before it gets too crowded (not usually...etc).

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Wee Jim (IP Logged)
03/06/2016 09:52
I'm almost embarrassed to confess even using the Internet I can't find and answer to Q3. And I'm a hip cool on trend geeky academic

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
OldPete (IP Logged)
03/06/2016 10:21
Jim - its an alleged quote / paraphrase of what someone said - well reported at the time and often alluded to ever since whenever some one is regarded as doing something that in view of their previous attitudes seems or could be problematic or even ironic.

and just to save us a lot of bother it has nothing to do with the EU debate.

 
Sarge
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Sarge (IP Logged)
03/06/2016 12:08
No.3: Is this reference to Churchill making a pact with Stalin to defeat Germany in World War 2?

Churchill was a long-time opponent of communism, so to have to make even a temporary alliance with the Soviet Union would have been a significant concession to his beliefs.

 
Flinstone Saint
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Flinstone Saint (IP Logged)
03/06/2016 12:43
Corkst - Old Pete goes to quite a bit of trouble and effort to bring us these quizzes. Please don't spoil it for everyone else with your unnecessary comments. If you don't like it, please just pass over it.

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Saint Stokey
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Saint Stokey (IP Logged)
06/06/2016 17:22
EU flags. assuming the you mean a significant portion of green, I get Lithuania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Belarus and Azerbaijan. So I make it 8

scratch Belarus and Azerbaijan. so 6



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Maverick1
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round One
Phil. (IP Logged)
06/06/2016 18:29
Answers up on Tuesday - Round Two 15th June...

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