Thursday, 24 April 2014

Marlon Brando's real name is Marlon Brando

Your targets this week:

1+ out of 9: Well done, you beat us!
5+ out of 9: We'd have won with you on our team!

The attendees
1) The statistician
2) The doctor

The ones that got away
Question 1
1) Name the young leader pictured.
2) In which country would you be if you were watching the white bearded wilderbeest in Serengeti National Park?
3) Which of these is associated with Teddy Roosevelt's legacy? United Nations, Medicaid, Panama Canal, Alaska Purchase, Creation of Israel, Atomic Bomb
4) Which of these actors had a breakout role in the TV series Rawhide? William Shatner, David Hasselhoff, Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, Anthony Hopkins, James Garner
5) At which of these events is the presence of the Greek God Hymenaeus required for good luck? Wars, Sacrifices, Weddings, Births, Harvests, Funerals
6) Which of these was Marlon Brando's final completed film? The Delta Force, The Score, The Insider, The Legend of Bagger Vance, The Shootist, The Misfits
Question 9
7) Which of these female world leaders was the first to come to power? Margaret Thatcher, Angela Merkel, Golda Meir, Indira Gandhi, Corazon Aquino, Benazir Bhutto
8) Which Caribbean nation is the only country to have been founded following a successful slave revolt?
9) Name the artist behind the work pictured.

The answers

Poll results: 38 votes. 36 of you did better than us of which 11 would have helped us win! The average voter scored 3.4/9.

The excuses

The alternative questions
1) The Iraq War started on the 20th of March of which year? (If you're not sure, there's a clue in the question!)
2) The opening of the Lion King features the song Circle of Life, beginning with the words "Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba" meaning "Here comes a lion, Father". In what language?
3) 'Must-know' trivia time: which country do Panama hats originate from? It's not Panama - they took that name from their historical point of international sale.
4) David Hasselhoff's cultural icon status was largely founded on roles in Knight Rider and Baywatch - give the full name of his character in either.
5) In Greek mythology who is Hera's mother? Her name is shared with a large flightless South American bird, appropriately enough as it comes from the Greek for 'ground'.
6) The 1954 classic On The Waterfront won a whopping eight Oscars, including Best Actor for Marlon Brando himself. The record for 'most Oscars', however, is 11, with three films sharing this accolade: name two of the three.
7) Angela Merkel is the leader of the German political party known as the CDU - what do the letters CDU stand for?
8) 'Must-know' trivia time again: Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with which other country?
9) Deriving from the French for 'the wild beasts', which artistic movement was led by Matisse (along with André Derain)?

The answers


  1. Wow. 7/9. I think that's a record for me. (Also 7/9 on your questions, so that's pleasing.)

    1. Very nice. I should offer bonus points for scoring the same on both sets.