Saturday, March 12, 2005

Pub Quiz Answers

Here are the answers.

Round 1 -- Fifty!

  1. In the song, Lee drops off the key.
  2. The film is Sunset Boulevard (of course it is).
  3. Peanuts finished in 2000.
  4. Paul McCartney released his first solo album in 1970.
  5. Tonga was never a colony.
  6. Apollo 13 was launched on April 11, 1970.
  7. The first published book in that series is The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Round 2 -- Films

  1. If Moxy Heller's so fucking smart, how come he's so fucking dead?
  2. Sex Panther comes from Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (or just Anchorman).
  3. If first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado, and third prize is you're fired, then second prize is a set of steak knives (Glengarry Glen Ross).
  4. The classic buddy film is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
  5. The Cary Grant protagonist is Mr Blandings, from Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House.
  6. The prison scenes for those films were filmed in Kilmainham Gaol.
  7. The neat and tidy Meath town is Trim.

Round 3 -- Non-Humans

  1. Michael Collins owned a Kerry Blue called Convict 224.
  2. The smallest species of penguin is the little penguin. Also called the blue penguin.
  3. Bojack Horseman has friends called Princess Carolyn and Mr Peanutbutter.
  4. Roquefort cheese is made from sheep's milk.
  5. The 9th-century poem Pangur Bán is about a cat.
  6. The hirundine family of birds contains swallows, swifts, and martins.
  7. A "flutter" is a group of butterflies.

Round 4 -- Byrne Family Mythology

  1. The film is Barry Lyndon (which was in Irish cinemas at the same time as Jaws, hence some poor punter's confusion).
  2. The Minnesota Vikings wear purple.
  3. The Scottish actor was Iain Glen. We were, of course, extremely cool and together about it.
  4. We used to get our bread from Spicers, and the press secretary is Sean Spicer.
  5. Tommy Tiernan is the comedian in question.
  6. The full title is Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.
  7. Jill Byrne likes Helen Mirren, but she does not like Faye Dunaway.

Round 5 -- Dogs

Those dogs breeds are:
  1. Tricoloured border collie
  2. Jack Russell terrier
  3. Italian spinone
  4. Crossbreeds! The best kind of dog!
  5. Dandy Dinmont terriers
  6. German short-haired pointer
  7. Borzoi

Round 6 -- Geography

  1. The fictional town is Pawnee, Indiana.
  2. Postman Pat and the college from Community are both in Greendale.
  3. Oklahoma is the Sooner State.
  4. Portugal's highest peak is on Pico, in the Azores.
  5. The UK town that has a statue of a Martian tripod is Woking, Surrey.
  6. The bright flash in the sky came from Chernobyl.
  7. The Irish coffee was invented at Foynes airport in County Limerick. That's where it was invented, that's the place. Not Shannon. Foynes.

Round 7 -- General Knowledge

  1. Michael Fassbender swam to New York to apologise.
  2. CC stands for carbon copy, even now.
  3. Tetris is the second-best-selling paid download game (at time of writing).
  4. The Tara Brooch is supposed to have been found on Bettystown beach.
  5. The Corrs have been called sticky, shouty, fiddly, and the man.
  6. Iron-Eyes Cody was actually Sicilian.
  7. Immanuel Kant was a real pissant.

Round 8 -- Fill in the Blanks

  1. Lady Gaga was in the 2018 A Star is Born.
  2. Henry Cavill took over as Superman in 2016.
  3. Johnny Depp played Ichabod Crane in 1999.
  4. Little House on the Prairie was published in 1935.
  5. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner was published in 1798.
  6. Destiny's Child are Kelly, Michelle, and Beyoncé.
  7. Billy Dee Williams was rebooted as Donald Glover.

Round 9 -- Mash-Ups

  1. Croke Park Chan-Wook
  2. Rio Ferdinand
  3. As-Da Da Da
  4. Jason Alexander Hamilton
  5. Clon-Mel Giedroyc
  6. Johnny Logan's Run

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