Wednesday, 27 February 2013

25/02/13: Scotland, statues and sport

The attendees
1) The statistician
2) The doctor

The ones that got away
1) Which Scottish city is served by Turnhouse Airport?
2) Which Italian cathedral features around 3,200 statues?
3) Archie Moore is a famous name in which sport?
4) Which novel ends with "After all, tomorrow is another day?"
5) Who wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls?
6) Who wrote The Sound and the Fury
7) Who wrote The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The answers

The excuses
1) "No idea, but there are only six..." we thought, before discounting Glasgow and Edinburgh on the grounds of "we'd've heard of it if it was one of them".
2) Neither of us could think of any cathedrals in Italy (but we did have a lengthy argument about Vatican City's status as a country), but the Wikipedia page for the answer is well worth a read.
3) Good rule of thumb for quizzes (for me, at any rate): if it's a question about a sportsman you've never heard of, it's almost always boxing. Despite one of us having read 900 chapters of a manga about the sport.
4) I actually said the correct answer during our discussion of this question, but I think both of us had rather too much beer to remember it wasn't only a movie... (Bonus question: who wrote it?)
5-7) These were part of a 10-question round on 'name the novelist', which started well but went downhill towards the end. We don't feel too ashamed to have missed the last one, but the previous two were a touch embarrassing.

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