1+ out of 8: Well done, you beat us!
3+ out of 8: We'd have won with you on our team!
1) The statistician
2) The doctor
The ones that got away
1) For which fashion house was Marc Jacobs creative director from 1997 to 2013?
2) Which company designed the famous 'Kelly' bag?
3) Founder of of his namesake clothing company, from which country did Levi Strauss originate before moving to the United States at the age of 18?
4) What do the two letters in the name of the multinational clothing company H&M stand for?
5) If Queen Elizabeth has a morning mimosa, what champagne would be used?
6) In the wine industry, what do the letters WSET stand for?
7) Where would you find the Gallo winery?
8) In the Looney Tunes cartoons what does Bugs Bunny usually say when he wakes up? (The quizmaster went on to provide this 'clarification': "he says other things, but about, like, 80% of the time he says this one thing".)
9) In the cartoon Rocko's Modern Life what is the name of the cow?
3) Germany (specifically Bavaria)
4) Hennes and Mauritz
5) Veuve Clicquot
6) Wine and Spirit Education Trust
8) "What a hangover" (but apparently you also get the point if you put "What's up, doc?")
2) Another 'pick a random fashion brand' for us. This time we went with Louis Vuitton, so at least if we'd been playing "answer the previous question" we would have got a point. (You've got to look for the silver linings when quizzing is going this badly.)
3) "I guess it's Germany or Austria, so probably Austria because that's slightly less obvious?" "I have a really vague inkling it's the Czech Republic." "Oh, ok, let's put that." In a round where points were (very) hard to come by this was the only real disappointment.
4) The doctor thought it was a Swedish company, and that the letters stood for Swedish-ish names, but that was never going to be enough to get us to the answer.
5) A question that, really, is just a bit weird. I'm not entirely sure what the source is for this, and some googling suggests that a number of champagne houses hold royal warrants, including our guess of Bollinger. If there are any royal mimosa experts out there, do get in touch.
6) This rang a faint bell for both of us but that was about it. We wondered if it could relate to the conditions of how a wine's grapes were grown, concocting the rather implausible guess "wine, season, earth, terroir".
7) I think by this point we'd had enough of fashion and wine, didn't really think about it, and just stuck down 'Champagne'. (The question itself, meanwhile, is admittedly rather imprecise; "the USA" is an equally valid answer, as is "the universe".)
8) I really have no idea what is going on with this question. (Meanwhile the doctor refuses to recognize the genius of my guess of "I'm up, doc".)
9) A show I watched a fair amount of when it was on Channel 4 in the 90s, but not enough to drag the name from the recesses of my mind. (As you'll be desperate to learn, we went with 'Moo'.)
How did you do? Would you have beaten us (1 or more correct)? Would you have helped us win (3 or more correct)? Let the world know with the poll below, then read on for my alternative questions inspired by this week's Ones That Got Away!
My alternative questions
1) A custom-made Louis Vuitton trunk, accompanied by model Gisele Bündchen (in a Louis Vuitton dress), contained what notable object last Sunday (July 13)?
3) What is the common English title of the (Johann) Strauss work whose original German title is An der schönen blauen Donau?
4) H&M is one of a handful of companies that owns a two-letter .com domain name (predictably, hm.com). Which company owns the two-letter domain aa.com?
5) Typically, a mimosa is an equal mix of champagne and orange juice, whereas a Buck's Fizz cocktail is a mix of two parts orange juice to one part champagne. If I have exactly enough champagne and orange juice to make 12 mimosas (with nothing left over), what is the maximum number of Buck's Fizzes (of the same size) I can make?
6) If that last question gave you flashbacks to your school days, here's another: spell the word beginning with S defined (according to dictionary.com) as "a waiter, as in a club or restaurant, who is in charge of wines".
8) Last week (July 10) saw the 25th anniversary of the death of which voice actor dubbed "The Man of a Thousand Voices"? His portfolio included (among many others) Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig.
9) A heifer is defined as a young cow that is yet to do what?
2) The caduceus (the medical symbol is the Rod of Asclepius, which has only one snake, and no wings)
3) The Blue Danube (the German translates to "By the Beautiful Blue Danube")
4) American Airlines (in case you guessed the Automobile Association, they have theaa.com)
5) 9 (To make 12 glasses of mimosa you need 6 glasses of orange juice and 6 glasses of champagne. To make the most Buck's Fizzes from these ingredients you use all 6 glasses of orange juice and 3 glasses of champagne, giving you enough for 9 Buck's Fizzes - and a few champagne chasers.)
8) Mel Blanc
9) Give birth
If you got this far let the world know how you got on with the poll below!