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The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round


By OldPete
August 12 2016

Pete has kept us entertained over the Summer with his cunning teasers - here are the last 15. As always, 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 for one last time...

 

 

 

 

THE SUMMER QUIZ 2016 - THE FINAL ROUND

 

Connections

1.    What connects the Norwegian writer Jo Nesbo and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?

2.    What word might link Tarzan, a type of Tea, a famous cavalry regiment and a fictional school?

3.    What connects George Orwell, a Russian Princess and a futuristic pilot?

4.    What is the secret link between Rudyard Kipling, Ron Greenwood, Mozart, George Washington, Sir Christopher Wren?

5.    What might link the following - recurve, long, composite, cross?

 

Complete the Sequence and explain

6.     ¼ , ½ , 1 , 3 , 6 , 12 , 24...

7.     single, in pairs, in threes, in fours...

8.     Eugenio Pacelli , Angelo Roncalli , Giovani Montini , Albino Luciani...

9.     three pips, a crown, a crown and one pip, a crown and two pip…

10.   1832 – 1867 – 1884 – 1918…

 

Miscellany

11.     “A very remarkable people the "……" They defeat our generals, convert our Bishops and have settled the fate of a great European dynasty “. Who was this Prime Minister talking about?

12.     Who was famously described as, “Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know“?

13.     The traditional opening of the Catholic and even Anglican Mass/ Eucharist is the prayer “God have mercy, Lord have mercy “ Even when the rest of the mass is in the vernacular this is often sung in its original language. What is that language?

14.     Sailor, Unready , Lack-land , Farmer- were epithets applied to who - identify please.

15.     What was electoral right - was abolished in 1948 ?

 

 

 

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12/08/2016 13:55
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Maverick1
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
Phil. (IP Logged)
12/08/2016 13:58
Pete - many, many thanks from all the Eds for these quizzes over the Summer - it is so very much appreciated!

It may be me being thick (I know, plus ca change...) but I don't understand 15. Have you missed a word or two out?

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
smurfomatic (IP Logged)
12/08/2016 14:09
5 = recurve, long, composite, cross - all types of "bow"

6 = next would be 30 (half crown). Pre-decimal currency in pennies. Farthing = 1/4, halfpenny = 1/2 etc

8 = crown and three pips. Army rank insignia from captain to brigadier

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MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
higgy365 (IP Logged)
12/08/2016 14:09
5 is types of bow. Got ideas on a couple of others, but going to have to work the grey matter.

 
twsaint
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
twsaint (IP Logged)
12/08/2016 14:43
2. Grey...Greystoke, Earl Grey, Royal Scots Greys, Greyfriars.
10. Parliamentary Reform Acts. 1928 would be next, giving equal rights to men and women; the vote for all over 21.

13. Latin
14. Kings. William IV, Ethelred, John, George 111.

 
Saintly Pursuit
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
Saintly Pursuit (IP Logged)
12/08/2016 16:02
Q4 - Were they all Freemasons?

 
Clegthorpe
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
Clegthorpe (IP Logged)
12/08/2016 16:06
13 Not Latin, Greek

 
Clegthorpe
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
Clegthorpe (IP Logged)
12/08/2016 16:07
12 Lord Byron, I think

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
OldPete (IP Logged)
13/08/2016 05:33
Clarification - Q 15 - there is a word too many - should read

What electoral right was abolished in 1947

 
Ian Spokes
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
Ian Spokes (IP Logged)
13/08/2016 14:02
This one is tricky Pete.

Q12 Clegthorpe is correct, definitely Lord Byron

Q3 Orwell wrote a poem with lines something like "dare to do this, dare to do that" - the only one line I am fairly certain of is "dare to stand alone" So, it seems the key is "dare" and I'm guessing the futuristic pilot is Dan Dare but I don't know how the Russian Princess fits

Other than that - I'm stumped

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
OldPete (IP Logged)
13/08/2016 15:50
Ian Spokes - interesting about Orwell s poem - new to me but it gets you into the right territory.

 
Chris_the_Saint
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
Chris G (IP Logged)
13/08/2016 20:05
Dan Dares ship was Anastasia wasn't it?

 
Chris_the_Saint
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
Chris G (IP Logged)
13/08/2016 20:33
7 Rowing? Next in sequence would be eights

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
OldPete (IP Logged)
13/08/2016 21:18
Chris G - now I never thought of that - yes it would work but not what I was thinking of

also listen very carefully - Dan Dares ship was not called Anastasia but you are relatively close.

 
Chris_the_Saint
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Chris G (IP Logged)
14/08/2016 15:52
Aspidistra then winking smiley

 
oddshapedballs
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
oddshapedballs (IP Logged)
14/08/2016 19:34
The link in 2, I believe, is Grey.

Greystoke
Earl Grey
Royal Scots Greys
Greyfriars of Billy Bunter fame

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MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
OldPete (IP Logged)
14/08/2016 21:11
Chris G - yes there is an Aspedestra link to Orwell - which one might try to run up the flag pole ( see what i did there )

However Anastasia was a Russian Princess and there is a Dan Dare connection but lower down the ranks perhaps ?

 
twsaint
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
twsaint (IP Logged)
14/08/2016 22:00
Keep the Aspidistra Flying.

 
Norgesaint
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
Norgesaint (IP Logged)
15/08/2016 07:23
Q1, Jo NesbÝ is also a composer. (he wrote the music and was lead singer I think, for a band called Di Derre).

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
OldPete (IP Logged)
15/08/2016 08:52
Norge Saint - true enough re Jo Nesbo but that is not the link which would entitle you to a correct enswer.

 
Clegthorpe
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
Clegthorpe (IP Logged)
15/08/2016 09:10
Quote:
OldPete
Dan Dares ship was not called Anastasia

Are you sure about that, OP?

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
Wee Jim (IP Logged)
15/08/2016 09:46
11. Disraeli speaking of the Zulus

 
Norgesaint
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
Norgesaint (IP Logged)
15/08/2016 11:15
Ah well, I have absolutely no idea then.
But I do enjoy looking blankly at the questions hoping that one day I'll get one smiling smiley

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
OldPete (IP Logged)
15/08/2016 17:43
Clegthorpe - there is a difference between a main space ship - per se and a shuttle craft or runabout - so having given a several clues as above etc, - can you work out the connections.

check carefully the responses to Chris Gs suggestions.

 
Sarge
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
Sarge (IP Logged)
16/08/2016 11:36
No.15: Wild guess here - was this something to do with removing the right to wear a sword whilst voting? Alternatively, withdrawing the right of MPs to wear a sword in the House of Commons?

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
OldPete (IP Logged)
16/08/2016 15:01
Sarge - a very interesting but nevertheless wild guess -

what was abolished led to loss of a right by shall we say a rather select constituency.

Also Wee Jim is spot on with the Zulus .

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
Matthew (IP Logged)
16/08/2016 15:17
Is it to do with Oxbridge students being able to vote twice (once at university and once at home)?

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Corkst
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
Corkst (IP Logged)
16/08/2016 21:08
Did prisoners have the right to vote prior to 1947?
No.8 I'm assuming these are well known Italians but I don't recognise them as artists or footballers so I'm going to go with either prime ministers or popes?

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
Wee Jim (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 06:57
8. Ah thanks for the steer Corkst - Im sure they are Popes - I dont recognise all of them but Albino Luciani was the short lived pope (John Paul 1) so Im guessing the next is Karol Wojtyla ( John Paul II) his successor.

 
Sarge
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
Sarge (IP Logged)
17/08/2016 11:08
Quote:
Matthew
Is it to do with Oxbridge students being able to vote twice (once at university and once at home)?

What Matthew said. Though to expand on it, it was the abolition of all University constituencies.

 
Chris_the_Saint
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - The Final Round
Chris G (IP Logged)
26/08/2016 17:00
Can we have the answers?

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