We won this week, but could you have done even better?
1) The statistician
2) The doctor
The ones that got away
1) What disease has killed more people in human history than any other?
2) Name the 3 main leaders of the Axis Powers for the majority of World War 2. You need all 3 for the point.
3) Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa is thought to be a portrait of who?
4) Last month, Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke the record for opening weekend sales. Which movie did it overtake?
5) Meaning 'attendant' or 'sexton', what is the name of the extra light in a Menorah typically set higher than the other eight?
6) In order, name the top 4 all-time points scorers in the National Hockey League. You need all 4, in the correct order, for the points.
2) Hitler, Mussolini, Hirohito
3) Lisa Gherardini (although 'la Giocondo' was also accepted)
4) Jurassic World
6) (From 1st to 4th) Gretzky, Messier, Howe, Jágr
2) Evidence once again that we don't leave out the embarrassing ones. There is no excuse. You don't get through GCSE history (or, indeed, life) in the UK without knowing this stuff. It's basic. Our only defence is festive spirit (by which I mean, beer). Take our embarrassment as a cautionary tale in double-checking!
3) We actually knew that this painting was sometimes referred to as "La Giaconda" (it's the Italian name for it) but didn't think this likely to be good enough, as the QM kept banging on about how they wanted "the specific name" of the portraitee (or something like that). Anyway, we just sort of pulled Andrea of Perugia out of nowhere on a vague feeling.
4) We had seem Jurassic World quite recently (though a long time after it was in cinemas) and agreed that it was "a bit pants". As such, we didn't even really consider it. We put Avatar, since we knew that made a boatload of cash (that is not meant to be a Titanic reference... iceberg).
5) We'd both looked at the Wikipedia page of the humble menorah in preparation for festive questions of this nature. Unfortunately apparently looking was all we did, as clearly neither of us read any of it.
6) This seems oddly familiar... [VIDEO] (At least we remembered Wayne Gretzky this time.) Bonus fact: this question was actually worth 8 points on the night, but since we won anyway the statistician couldn't be bothered to add an extra 8 options to the poll.
How did you do? Would you have beaten us (1 or more point)? 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 2 (click for a bigger version!)|
2) Very few countries remained neutral throughout World War II, with those that did highlighted in grey on this map. Most of these were either European nations or their colonies, along with the (unrecognized) state of Tibet and the former Kingdom of Yemen. Which Asian nation (highlighted) also maintained neutrality?
4) This (very) minor character in the latest Star Wars installment went a little bit viral. It was later discovered (from one of the books, no less) their official designation was FN-2199, but the Internet initially gave them the name TR-8R because they utter what word?
5) What is the interior angle of a regular hexagon? If you can't remember the formula from school, you could try sketching a Star of David and make use of each 'point' being an equilateral triangle.
3) Vitruvian Man
5) 120 degrees
6) Tottenham Hotspur
How did you do on my alternative questions? Have another poll!