Saturday, February 20, 2010

Yorkshiresoul's Rambling Quiz 7.3 Answers And League

1) This is an edible plant, what is it called ? (1)



This is the Cherry Eggplant, or Makuea Poung.

2) Which of these is a Scottish invention ? (1)

Bagpipes
Haggis
Whisky
Bovril
Porridge

Bovril, Bagpipes were mentioned in the Bible, Whisky was drunk in ancient China, Haggis was invented in Greece and Porridge has been found in the stomachs of Neolithic bog bodies in Central Europe, but Bovril was invented by the Scot John Lawson Johnston.

3) What is the name of this painting, and who painted it ? (1)



The Raft Of The Medusa by French artist Theodore Gericault.

4) Who, in 1873, discovered the cause of the disease which the main character in Stephen Donaldson's 'Chronicles' series suffers from ? (1)

Gerhard Hanson discovered the cause of Leprosy, the disease which the character Thomas Covenant suffers from.

5) Who is this ? (1)



Indie / pop / rock band The Killers.

6) What should come next in this list ? (1)

High Hopes
Never On Sunday
Moon River
Days Of Wine And Roses
?

Call Me Irresponsible, this is a list of the Oscar winners for Best Original Song.

7) Who is this ? (1)



George Papandreou the President of Greece.

8) Where was the Guillotine invented ? (1)

At Halifax in Yorkshire, the Halifax Gibbet was in use from 1286.

9) Which city is this ? (1)



Prague.

10) What should come next in this list ? (1)

Camden Town NW1
Cricklewood NW2
Hampstead NW3
Hendon NW4
?
Kentish Town NW5, a list of the London NW postcodes.

7.3 Scores

Eleanor 8
Dave P 8
Tony G 4

Quiz 7 Leaders

Dave Podmore 23
Mr Moosehead 19
Tony Gott 16
Eleanor 8
Lyle 2

Well done folks, and despite comments that this round of the quiz seemed abnormally difficult Eleanor and Dave both scored highly. As always, I'm certainly not infallible, so if it appears that I have made a mess of your points or got an question wrong, please do point it out.

I'll try to get the next round written for early next week.

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