Thursday, 10 September 2015

If Edward VIII hadn't abdicated, Elizabeth II would still be the monarch

Your targets this week:

1+ out of 8: Well done, you beat us!
2+ out of 8: We'd have won with you on our team!

The attendees
1) The statistician
2) The doctor
3) The programmer
4) The misandrist

The ones that got away
1) What are the three largest continents by land area? You get 1 point for getting all three, and 2 points if you can put them in descending order of size.
2) Which three countries share a border with Finland? 1 point for getting all three.
3) How tall is the queen (in feet and inches)?
4) What major London building is located on Ludgate Hill?
5) Which British bridge became a UNESCO World Heritage Site this year?
6) Who is the restaurant critic for the Sunday Times?
7) 'How to be a Better Cook' is a 2014 book by which TV chef?

The answers

Our excuses

How did you do? Would you have beaten us (1 point or more)? Would you have helped us win (2 points or more)? 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
Question 3
1) If we use the seven-continent model, which continent has the highest population density, and which has the lowest population density? (1 point for each)
2) Russia's border with Norway is its second-shortest, at 196km. With which country does Russia share an approximately 20km border - by far its shortest?
3) The Queen employs various 'royal standards' depending on which realm she is in. In which country does she use this particular royal standard?
4) Give a year in which St. Paul's designer Sir Christopher Wren was alive.
5) Upon 'inscription' (i.e. becoming recognized as such) UNESCO World Heritage Sites are given a reference number. Which Ecuadorian archipelago, described as a "living
Question 7
museum and showcase of evolution", boasts reference number 1?
6) Which Scottish-born restaurateur did A. A. Gill once describe as "a wonderful chef, just a really second-rate human being"?
7) Pictured are rows zero to five of Pascal's Triangle, which is a pretty fun thing in mathematics. Can you work out what number has been replaced by a question mark?

The answers

How did you do on my alternative questions? Have another poll!

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