January 2020 – Quiz – Win £10

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S&D – DOB 27/10/75
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Previous Answers

1. What does the word ‘pont’ mean in both French and Welsh? – Bridge
2. What name does Scotland give to New Year’s Eve ? – Hogmanay
3. Mocha is a coffee usually flavoured with which substance ? – Chocolate
4. Which male animal is called a Tom or a Jake ? – Turkey
5. Which hero has an arch enemy called Dr. Robotnik ? – Sonic (The Hedgehog)
6. Which famous horror film takes place in the sleepy little coastal town Bodega Bay ? – The Birds
7. Who assassinated John Lennon ? – Mark (David) Chapman
8. Who earned the nickname “Slowhand” ? – Eric Clapton
9. In which country was the opera singer Pavarotti born ? – Italy
10. Who is Reg Dwight better known as ? – Elton John
11. What is two thirds of 270 ? – 180
12. What is the capital city of Costa Rica ? – San Jose
13. What is the only US state to begin with the letter ‘L’ ? – Louisiana
14. What is the seventh planet from the sun ? – Uranus
15. What is the tenth month of the year ? – October
16. When did the Cold War end ? – 1991 (Years 1989 – 1991 accepted)
17. In what year did Margaret Thatcher become Prime Minister ? – 1979
18. What planet did Superman come from ? – Krypton
19. Who wrote the novel ‘The Scarlet Letter’ ? – Nathaniel Hawthorne
20. What is the capital of Turkey ? – Ankara
21. In the unit of measurement how many items are there in ‘One Gross’ ? – 144
22. In which country would you find the Statue of Liberty ? – USA (United States/America)
23. Horology is the study of the measurement of what ? – Time
24. The Saltire is which country’s flag ? – Scotland
25. What is the largest and longest river in Canada ? – MacKenzie
26. What game came as standard with the original Nintendo Game Boy ? – Tetris (or Super Mario Land)
27. Marion Robert Morrison is the original name of which Hollywood actor ? – John Wayne
28. How many days are there in February this year (2020) ? – 29
29. Brazil beat which country 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup Final ? – Germany
30. How many weeks are there in two fortnights ? – 4
31. At what time (UK time) today (31st January 2020) does the UK officially leave the EU ? – 11pm (23:00)

January 2020 Christmas Challenge – Win £10

This month we are having a quiz. Each day in January a different question will be displayed below. You just need to answer the question. If you manage to answer a question correctly you will receive 2 entries into the draw. If you manage to guess the answer correctly you will receive 2 entries into the draw. If you get it wrong you will receive 1 entry (just for giving it a try). All entries will be pooled at the end of the month and one winner drawn at random.

The competition started on 1st January 2020 and runs until the end of the month. The last question will be shown on 31st January 2020, with the winner being announced here on 1st February 2020. The winner will then have 24 hours to claim their £10 cash prize. If you don’t claim your prize by 11am on 2nd February you will unfortunately lose out. No late claims accepted.

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S&D
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S&D

Yay! I won today. Thank you!

Gillian
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Gillian

Congratulations

S&D
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S&D

Thank you!

Wendy
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Wendy

Congratulations 👍

S&D
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S&D

Thank you!

Susan
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Susan

Congratulations S & D

S&D
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S&D

Thank you! 🙂

tracy
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tracy

Anyone else read the last nights question as how many days are there in 2 fortnights or was it just me

Speedmaster
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Speedmaster

Just you…..

tracy
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tracy

Thank you Speedmaster

DawnR
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DawnR

Good luck everyone

Stuart
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Stuart

Hopefully we will get a point for both descriptions of the time

Christine
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Christine

Well said and well investigated Aileen, wonder if someone’s bumped off “Guest” as hasn’t made an appearance for several days now! We can but hope!

Aileen
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Aileen

I kind of wish (s)he’s still around so (s)he can see (s)he’s wrong! But probably best to disappear!!

Janice
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Janice

No update for today as yet? (11.27 am)

hornetcarp
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hornetcarp

hi, question hasn’t updated today.

Aileen
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Aileen

Regarding the great saltire dispute, I would say that Jamaica has A [my emphasis] saltire but Scotland has THE [my emphasis] Saltire (try googling it in inverted commas). Therefore, Daniel was more than generous to accept Jamaica. By the way, I only googled it in inverted commas out of curiosity because I was certain in my own mind that only Scotland is THE Saltire. I agree with Christine how patient Daniel has been.

Christine
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Christine

Hi Daniel, Thank you, not being a “Gamer” had no idea of the answer, but appreciate you allowing Super Mario as well as Tetris.

Christine
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Christine

Puzzled by answer to Nintendo Game Boy question, (Hope I don’t sound like the dreaded Guest) because I looked for ages trying to get the answer as I didn’t know it, but on more than one site the answer was given as Super Mario Land, with Tetris included in the bundle?

Christine
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Christine

Why do you hide behind the anonymous “Guest” ? If you’re so sure of your facts become a member and let other members see exactly who is placing these comments. Although I don’t think I could cope with any more of your patronising comments and also can’t believe how patient Daniel has been and how politely he replied to you! At least he has retained his dignity! So angry I’m having to watch my language!!!

Heather10
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Heather10

Obviously some troll who has nothing else to do, Daniel has remained the bigger person responding to this idiots comments, who has not.really got a comeback as he/she hasn’t logged in, obviously ashamed as play as guest

Chris
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Chris

There could be two answers for today’s question, as it was sold as a stand alone item or as a bundle with either one of the two games, i cant mention yet.

Heather10
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Heather10

Hi Chris I agree you obviously saw the same Google response as I did. To be honest my first thought was one of the answers but just confirmed

Chris
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Chris

Back in the day, my gameboy came with tetris but i was sure a friends came with super mario land, so had to double check.

Stuart
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Stuart

I bought one. It was definitely Super Mario world which is what I put as the answer

Janice
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Janice

Me too Stuart!

Guest

“The Saltire is which country’s flag?” Depends on the colours involved and/or on the definition of “country” (i.e. does it mean an independent nation which is a member of the United Nations in its own right?)

Daniel
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Daniel

There’s only one answer fam.

Guest

Ever seen the flag of Jamaica?

Guest

STILL no acknowledgement of your error, in declaring that there is only ONE answer when you have been advised of another – Jamaica has a saltire flag.

Guest

Interesting that you choose to approve comments which support your view (however erroneous), but block any which demonstrate – and correct – your error.

Susan
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Susan

What are you talking about? You make no sense whatsoever. There is, as Daniel says, only one answer.

Guest

Never heard of Jamaica?

Andy
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Andy

Oh, bore off!

Guest

So a bore (for you) is someone who knows something you don’t – e.g. the fact that Jamaica has a saltire flag?

Guest

So EIGHT people (all of the downvoters) wouldn’t recognise the flag of Jamaica?

Susan
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Susan

Okay, some of these questions are a little obscure. It’s not like we are going to know the answers without looking them up.

Gillian
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Gillian

Oh dear, today for me it had to be a google search. I have never heard of this book.

Chris
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Chris

Has the cold war really ended?

Paul
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Paul

looks like putin n trump have restarted it

hornetcarp
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hornetcarp

1991 according to the internet!

Saintsuzi
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Saintsuzi

There’s 2 answers to this question – 1989 and 1991 – bit sneaky really.

Stuart
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Stuart

Hope I get a entry for putting ‘Sir’ infront of Elton John

Chris
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Chris

Bodega Bay, choice location for most film genres.

hornetcarp
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hornetcarp

well for today’s question Wikipedia suggests a number of horror films have been filmed there!!

Heather10
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Heather10

I think I misread yesterdays question as what is a male animal called. All I could think is that male cats are called Tom cats so Tom must be the answer lol

Susan
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Susan

I thought the same – that it was Tomcat, I’ve never heard of a turkey being called a Tom.

Guiscriff56
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Guiscriff56

Me too, didn’t think about the Jake bit I was just pleased to think I got it right. Or not lol.

Claire
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Claire

I put cat too

Mr IGGY
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Mr IGGY

Haha I put “Hoote-nanny” for Scotland’s New Year’s Eve. I think perhaps that it’s just a Jools Holland thing.

hornetcarp
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hornetcarp

seems there could be a few answers for this question???

Susan
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Susan

Question hasn’t changed again.

Heather10
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Heather10

Perhaps Daniel you should read the first line of text about the comp, did we have a quiz on October (copy and paste error I think).

Guest

A very unkind/snide comment – I suppose you have never made a mistake (!?!) – and you could at least have been constructive, such as by suggesting that the text be amended to reference “this month” (which could thereafter be copied and pasted and still remain accurate).