November Quiz - Results

6.45 for 7pm.  Your host tonight: Val

Well done everyone, and thank you for taking part in the November quiz.  I hope you found it enjoyable - even if a couple of the rounds were more difficult than others!

Congratulations to All The Ws, the outright winners by 8 points.  Rounds 4 and 5 proved the easiest, and Round 6 the most difficult, with scores ranging from 2 - 10.  I gave bonus points (added onto the totals) for the spot on answer to the library book question, and to the team who were 1 point out on the FTSE index, and also for imaginative answers to TASER - Teddie's Automatic Shocking  Electric Rifle being the best attempt!  I ignored spelling errors but Andrew Boner Law made me smile!

See you all again on Wednesday 29th December!

 

LALG Quiz November 2021
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Team Name
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6
Round 7
Round 8
Round 9
Total
All The Ws
10
8
9
9
21
10
9
9
10
96
Popping Corks
8
7
8
10
21
8
7
8
10
88
Crackers
9
6
6
10
20
9
9
10
7
87
The Poppadoms
9
6
8
10
19
8
8
9
8
86
The Dahlias
8
7
8
10
21
7
8
10
6
85
60% Zoom & Gloom
8
7
8
6
21
10
7
9
8
84
Happy Campers
6
7
8
10
21
6
9
8
8
83
Herts2
9
6
6
9
21
5
8
9
6
81
Poles Apart
6
8
8
10
21
3
8
8
8
81
Jolliers
7
9
7
8
21
4
8
8
7
80
The Blockheads
6
7
7
9
19
6
9
9
8
80
Carrot Cakes
7
5
7
8
21
6
7
8
8
77
The A Team
9
6
6
9
16
4
7
8
7
72
Sugar Plum Fairies
8
5
8
9
15
5
6
8
6
71
Red Lichties
8
5
8
10
14
6
2
9
7
69
Team TOUche
8
5
6
9
19
3
3
7
7
67
DTV
6
5
7
8
18
2
7
6
6
65

 

ANSWERS TO ROUNDS 5-9

Round 5 Missing Vowels ANSWERS

The following are all London Underground stations

  1. MNSNHS  MANSION HOUSE
  2. RVNSCRTPRK  RAVENSCOURT PARK
  3. SLNSQR  SLOANE SQUARE
  4. STHM  EAST HAM
  5. GLCSTRRD  GLOUCESTER ROAD
  6. BCNTR BECONTREE
  7. BWRD  BOW ROAD
  8. LDGTST  ALDGATE EAST
  9. PLSTW PLAISTOW
  10. PNY  UPNEY
  11. PYNYBRDG  PUTNEY BRIDGE  (Apologies for the missing T)
  12. MLND  MILE END
  13. LMPRK ELM PARK
  14. HMMRSMTH  HAMMERSMITH
  15. LNGCMMN EALING COMMON
  16. BYSWTR  BAYSWATER
  17. MNMNT  MONUMENT
  18. PTNPRK  UPTON PARK
  19. MBNKMNT  EMBANKMENT
  20. STHFLDS  SOUTHFIELDS

And for an extra point, what connects them?   THE DISTRICT LINE

Round 6 That’s Entertainment - ANSWERS

  1. Which British winner of the Gold medal for 100m breaststroke in the 2016 Olympics has been eliminated from Strictly 2021?  Adam Peaty
  2. Which film won the best picture award at the 2021 Oscars ceremony?  Nomadland
  3. Which song, sung by Lola Young, is featured in the latest John Lewis Christmas advertisement?  Together in Electric Dreams
  4. ‘The Christmas Pig’ is the latest children’s book by which author?  J K Rowling
  5. Which Christmas song from 1984 holds the record for bestselling Christmas songs?  Do they know it’s Christmas
  6. Damon Galgut won the Booker prize with The Promise, which country is he from?  South Africa
  7. What’s love got to do with it?  What’s the name of the new musical?  Tina
  8. Anna Maxwell Martin stars as Julia in which BBC drama, written by Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan, among others?  Motherland
  9. The final episode in the bleak Netflix 9-part series was called ‘One Lucky Day’, what was the series called?  Squid Game
  10. Kristen Stewart stars as which member of the UK Royal Family in the 2021 film bearing her family name?  Spencer - Lady Diana Spencer - apologies!

Round 7 Exasperating Acronyms - ANSWERS

  1. WFH – the buzz words for 2020-21   Working from home
  2. FLOTUS – who is she?  Jill Biden (First Lady of the US)
  3. What does a SWOT analysis cover in business?  Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats
  4. What are NFTs , financially speaking?  Non Fungible Tokens
  5. What information does the IMDb hold?  Internet Movies Database
  6. And if you’re sent a KISS message, what should you do?  Keep It Simple Stupid
  7. Why is Friday POETS day?  Push Off Early, Tomorrow’s Saturday
  8. DNA? Deoxyribonucleic Acid
  9. Named after the inventor’s favourite children’s book character, what does TASER stand for? Thomas A Swift Electric Rifle
  10. And after all the talk, what does COP stand for? Conference of the Parties

Round 8 This Was The Week That Was - ANSWERS

  1. What name has been given to the latest Covid variant?  Omicron
  2. In cinemas from Friday 26 November, Lady Gaga is starring in the film of which Italian luxury goods family?  (The House of ) Gucci
  3. The funeral of which MP took place on Monday 22 November?  Sir David Ames
  4. Which British biker was hospitalized after a crash in the Ghent 6-day event on Sunday 21 November?  Mark Cavendish
  5. Which energy company went into ‘Special Administration’, underwritten by The Treasury, on Wednesday 24 November?  Bulb
  6. Ralf Rangnick is set to become interim coach of which premier league club?  Manchester United
  7. The Met Office has issued a forecast of high winds with the arrival of Storm ……?  Arwen
  8. Which TV presenter was forced to leave the ‘I’m a Celebrity..’ film set after being hospitalized with suspected Covid?  Richard Madeley
  9. The Beatles documentary series Get Back is premiering on which media channel from 25 November?  Disney+
  10. What was the closing figure for the FTSE 100 index on Friday 26 November? (+/- 1% for 1 point) 7,044 (7114-6974)

Round 9  And Finally… ANSWERS

  1. Who was the last monarch of the House of Hanover?  Victoria
  2. Who has finally apologized ‘for the hurt caused’ to Azeem Rafiq?  Michael Vaughan
  3. Which former South African president died on 11 November 2021?  F W de Klerk
  4. Which Awards ceremony is dispensing with ‘Best Male’ and ‘Best Female’ categories in 2022?  BAFTAS - another error - BRITS
  5. Which male name has been officially declared extinct after 0 entries on birth certificates in 2020?  Nigel
  6. Which American singer songwriter has finally been freed from her father’s contract?  Britney Spears
  7. Who has made his final appearance as 007?  Daniel Craig
  8. ‘Stately Timber’ by Robert Hughes was finally returned to Dunfermline Library how many years overdue? (+/- 3 for 1 point)  73
  9. Facebook has disappeared, what is its new name?  Meta
  10. Who wrote the poem which ends ‘Dulce et Decorum Est, Pro Patria Mori’?  Wilfred Owen

 

ANSWERS TO ROUNDS 1-4

Round 1 On This Day

  1. This film director who won an Oscar for The Hurt Locker was born in 1951.  Kathryn Bigelow
  2. This Swedish chemist, engineer and industrialist established an annual prize ceremony in 1895.  Alfred Nobel
  3. In 1970 this Beatle released his triple album set ‘All Things Must Pass’ George Harrison
  4. She became New Zealand’s first female Prime Minister in 1999. Helen Clark
  5. This Royal got engaged in 2017.  Prince Harry
  6. Which star sign would you be if today is your birthday?  Sagittarius
  7. Which iconic guitarist, born on 27 November 1942 in Seattle, died aged 27 in 1970?  Jimmy Hendrix
  8. This Disney animated musical fantasy film, inspired by The Snow Queen, was released in 2013, and won 2 Oscars.  Frozen
  9. This US National holiday was celebrated last Thursday. Thanksgiving
  10. Which yellow-gold gem is the birthstone for November?  Topaz

Round 2 UK Cities - ANSWERS

  1. Which is the UK’s smallest city, by population?    St David’s  (1600)
  2. Which UK city has the first fleet of 15 hydrogen powered double decker buses?  Aberdeen
  3. Which is the greenest city in the UK?   Sheffield
  4. Which city hosted the COP26 conference?  Glasgow
  5. Which city had the Roman name Eboracum?  York
  6. Which is the most westerly city in the UK?  (London)Derry
  7. Which town was promoted to city status in October 2021?  Southend on Sea
  8. In which city would you find the British Airways i360 observation tower?  Brighton
  9. The rivers Yare and Wensum flow through which UK city?  Norwich
  10. Who were the two architects employed by Letchworth Garden City Ltd in 1904?  Raymond Parker and Barry Unwin

Going Green - ANSWERS

  1. Who is the only Green Party MP in the House of Commons?  Caroline Lucas
  2. Who says that the climate conference is all Blah, Blah, Blah?  Greta Thunberg
  3. Which two primary colours make green?  Yellow and blue
  4. Paris was COP21, name any of the countries that hosted COP22, COP23, COP24 or COP 25

22 = Morocco, 23 = Germany, 24 = Poland, 25 = Spain (accept Chile)

  1. Name any of the three dark green properties on the standard London Monopoly board game  Regents St, Oxford St, Bond St
  2. Emeralds are the birthstone for which month?  May
  3. Which UK team was recognized in 2017 as the world’s first vegan football club?  Forest Green Rovers
  4. What is the occupation of the green Cluedo character?  Priest
  5. Name either of the joint leaders of the Green Party  Carla Denyer & Adam Ramsay
  6. China, the USA and the EU (including UK) are the top 3 Greenhouse Gas Emitters, name any other country in the top 10  India (4), Russia (5), Japan (6), Brazil (7), Indonesia (8), Iran (9), Canada (10)

Round 4 Who are these Andrews?

  1. Evita and Cats composer  Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber
  2. The UK Prime Minister 1922-23  Andrew Bonar Law
  3. Pop Artist, famed for his Marilyn Monroe and Campbells soup paintings  Andy Warhol
  4. 86 year old Dame, singer and actress Julie Andrews
  5. The 7th President of the USA  Andrew Jackson
  6. Winner of the gold medal for tennis at the 2012 Olympics  Andy Murray
  7. And the UK No1 tennis player in 1986  Andrew Castle
  8. His brothers are Robin, Maurice and Barry  Andy Gibb
  9. He starred in The Amazing Spiderman and The Social Network  Andrew Garfield
  10. This Scottish-American 19th century steel magnate in later life became the first true proponent of philanthropy.  Andrew Carnegie

Welcome to the November Quiz

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There are 4 rounds of 15 minutes each, one round of 30 minutes (“supper break”), then a further 4 rounds of 15 minutes each so we should finish at 9.30pm. You may want to set a kitchen timer or the alarm on your phone so you know the latest time you can email the answers as we won’t be giving reminders. Don’t worry about how long the email takes to arrive, we will check the time it was sent.

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There are no prizes but I will publish a ranked list here by Sunday evening

And a reminder that the December Quiz will be on Wednesday 29th December!

 

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