1+ out of 10: Well done, you beat us!
We were (joint) winners this week, so no 'winninger than you' target! (Sorry.)
1) The statistician
2) The doctor
3) The oceanographer
The ones that got away
1) Which planet in our solar system has the largest number of known moons?
2) In which year was the first woman inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
3) Which South American country has had the two deadliest known avalanches?
4) In the Second World War, which allied nation helped the USA in developing a weapon intended to produce man-made tsunamis?
5) Who is this chap (pictured)?
6) In which year did an Icelandic volcano erupt causing huge disruption to air travel across Europe?
7) ...and what was the name of that volcano?
And finally, this quiz (to our utter delight) also featured a special round based on the Only Connect sequences round, after we mentioned to the quizmaster that "there's this really cool British show you should check out...". Here are the three(!) we got wrong, but I'll be putting up the rest at a future date for the particularly curious.
|Question 8: what comes fourth?|
9) Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad
10) LeBlanc, Clarkson, Jean
2) 1987 (Aretha Franklin)
4) New Zealand
5) Punjabi MC
8) (A picture representing) Easter Sunday [The pictures represent Maundy Thursday, 'Good' (Friday), and the Holi Festival (Holy Saturday)]
9) Dangerous [Michael Jackson albums in chronological order]
10) (David) Johnston [Governors General of Canada]
Poll results: 27 votes. All of you did better than us! The average voter scored about 2.3/10.
2) Having been asked for the person's name at a quiz several months ago, I had a very faint gut instinct for the correct answer, but the team reasoned it really must have been earlier. It made sense at the time, but it was nevertheless frustrating.
3) I don't know enough about avalanches to know whether this is obvious, but we hypothesized that Chile had a lot of mountains so was probably a reasonable shout.
4) We reasoned that such tactics would be useful for attacks against Japan, suggesting Australia or New Zealand as likely candidates, and went for the former. Still, a very cool bit of trivia.
5) After briefly toying with Noel Gallagher (don't ask) we eventually put down Ian Brown (of The Stone Roses, in case you're unfamiliar). I have literally nothing to add.
6) The guess the year question rule of 'it's always earlier than you think' backfired spectacularly here, with our answer of 2007 almost twice as long ago.
7) Well done if, like me, you realized four years ago that this was going to come up as a 'joke' question on pub quizzes but, unlike me, actually remembered how to spell it.
8) An intriguing approach here, as while we knew that the feet washing was a Maundy Thursday tradition, we couldn't remember the name 'Holi' festival to put the two together.
9) The sequence was fairly obvious, but the answer evaded us as we could only think of HIStory, which came out a few years later.
10) One of the perils of moving abroad is that their quizzes ask some fairly country-specific questions from time to time. Still, if they ever commission a Canadian version of Only Connect we've now got at least one potential question in the bag.
The alternative questions
1) In Holst's The Planets suite, each movement is associated with its corresponding astrological character. Jupiter, for example, is the Bringer of Jollity. What is Saturn the bringer of?
2) Which British band, inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, refused to attend their induction ceremony, instead sending a letter describing the museum as "urine in wine" before adding "We're not coming. We're not your monkeys.".
3) If you visit the Wikipedia page for the Icelandic króna, you are helpfully informed that ""ISK" redirects here". This is because apparently some confused people might be looking for Interstellar Kredit, a currency from which online video game whose developers are also Icelandic?
4) Quizzing chestnut time: what does the Japanese word 'tsunami' literally translate to?
5) Quizzing chestnut time number 2: The Indian region of Punjab takes its name from the convergence of how many rivers?
6) Excluding those featuring the Union Jack, only three national flags incorporate a solid red cross. One is Iceland, name one of the others.
7) Another spelling test: spell Iceland's capital city.
8) An important part of the Easter story, what is a sepulchre?
9) With which condition was Michael Jackson diagnosed in 1986, causing depigmentation of parts of the skin?
10) Between 1904 and 1911 the Governor General of Canada was a grandson of which former British Prime Minister, after whom a particular blend of tea is thought to be named?
2) The Sex Pistols
3) EVE Online
4) Harbour wave
5) 5 (the Greeks referred to Punjab as Pentapotamia)
6) Georgia and Tonga
7) Reykjavík (although you can probably get away with missing the accent on the i)
8) A tomb, cut in rock or built of stone, such as that where Jesus was supposedly buried
10) (The 2nd) Earl Grey