Thursday, 29 October 2015

The Clash only had one UK top ten single

Your targets this week:

We won this week, but could you have done even better?
The attendees
1) The statistician
2) The doctor
3) The secret German
4) The metallurgist
5) The rich-person otherkin
6) The ringer

The ones that got away
1) The Clash song Rock the Casbah was inspired by the post-1979 ban on Western music in what country?
2) The building 'Blok P' was reportedly home to over 1% of the population in what autonomous country?
3) The animal Ursus arctos horribilis is better known by what name?
4) 2 point question: On January 25th, 1979, Robert William became the first person in history to be killed by what?
5) 2 point question: Excluding any spaces or punctuation, name country with exactly 14 letters in its name (and to simulate the quiz experience, you should only allow yourself a maximum of 5 minutes).

The answers

The doctor's excuses

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!

Our alternative questions
1) 2 point question: Here are the first lines of two books purportedly banned in Iran. For 1 point each, name the novel:
a) "Renowned curator Jacques Saunière staggered through the vaulted archway of the museum's Grand Gallery."
b) "'To be born again,' sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, 'first you have to die."
2) Greenland may be considered the least densely populated country in the world, but what Asian country is the least densely populated UN member state?
3) 2 point question: Which fictional bear's name derives from that of a Canadian provincial capital? For a second point, name any other Canadian provincial capital.
4) Robert William's death on January 25th coincided with the day of celebration of what other Robert?
5) What 'constitutional union' of 14 letters long would have been another bad answer to this question, as it ceased to exist 97 years ago?

The answers

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

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