1+ out of 7: Well done, you beat us!
3+ out of 7: We'd have won with you on our team!
1) The statistician
2) The doctor
3) The oceanographer
The ones that got away
1) Which celebrity was jailed for 15 months in January 2009 for false imprisonment?
2) What was the Italian home town of the first Roman Catholic saint to receive stigmata?
3) Found just north of Venezuela, Saint John's is the capital of which country?
4) Which famous John McCrae poem includes the lines "We are the Dead. Short days ago we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, loved and were loved, and now we lie".
5) Who's older, Robert De Niro or Al Pacino?
6) Who did Mick Jagger marry in 1990?
7) Which band had a hit with the song 'I Can't Dance'?
3) Antigua and Barbuda (Antigua alone was deemed acceptable)
4) In Flanders Fields
5) Al Pacino (born 1940, De Niro was born in 1943)
6) Jerry Hall
7) Genesis [VIDEO]
2) What seemed like a very odd question at the time made sense in retrospect as the Saint in question was, of course, the Saint Francis of Assisi after whom the current Pope took his papal name.
3) I keep telling myself I'll learn the necessary geography for this part of the world, and I keep failing to work up the enthusiasm to do it. Some of you may remember this coming up in a set of bonuses on Unviersity Challenge last week, with the Trinity team correctly spotting that Saint John's is the capital of both Antigua and Canada's province of Newfoundland.
4) My only defence is that this quiz was from a little before this year's Remembrance ceremonies had taken place, but even so to have been oblivious to who wrote In Flanders Fields is fairly shocking. There was some further frustration as a few days later I received an email about a nearby hospital, at which John McCrae had worked as a physician, who were putting on an exhibition in part about his life.
5) An absolutely dreadful question, which was followed on the night by "Who is worth more, Al pacino or Robert De Niro?". We put Robert De Niro for both, hoping that the quizmaster had decided to have each one be correct once and it would guarantee us a point.
6) A perfect storm of an old musician, a model, and celebrity news from 24 years ago. According to my notes we put Twiggy which, given that she was also a model and not too much older than Hall, is a downright success of a guess in my book.
7) Not much to go on, here, and while I'm quite partial to the occasional bit of Genesis this isn't one of my favourites.
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 (loosely) inspired by this week's Ones That Got Away!
My alternative questions
2) In Christian tradition, how many 'Holy' or 'Sacred' piercing wounds were suffered by Jesus during the Crucifixion?
3) Pictured is the crest of which sports team?
4) Give either the title, or the author, of the poem which contains the lines "If I should die, think only this of me: That there is some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England". (This is what we thought In Flanders Field was.)
5) Robert De Niro and Al Pacino have each won once from five nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor. De Niro won in 1980, while Al Pacino won in 1992. Name either of these two movies.
6) Members of which organization purportedly plotted to murder Mick Jagger after they were blamed for the death of Meredith Hunter at a 1969 concert in which he performed?
7) Which three word phrase, a place located "on the east of Eden" according to the Book of Genesis, has come to refer to where we go when we fall asleep?
2) Five (one in each hand, one in each foot, and the piercing in the side by the Holy Lance of Longinus)
3) The West Indies cricket team
4) The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
5) Raging Bull (De Niro) and Scent of a Woman (Pacino)
6) The Hells Angels
7) Land of Nod
How did you do on my alternative questions? Have another poll!