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Thursday, December 05, 2019

Quiz Night @HighburyL Great place. Great fun. How did we do? We came 2nd! #QuizTeam #AdventCalendars

Last night Jane, Sara, Katie, Stuart and I went to the monthly Highbury Library Quiz. We came 2nd! No-one was more surprised than us!

Here are the questions:
Round 1: Minced Pie Taste Test
We got to eat 3 and guess which supermarket they came from;
1. Waitrose
2. Mr Kipling
3. Morrisons
Round 2: In the News
1. Prince Andrew seems to have a slight memory loss about some of his past, but where does he specifically remember being on the 10th March 2001?
2. According to Spotify stats what is the number one streamed song in the UK for 2019?
3. Why has a Tokyo Sushi restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro stripped of its three Michelin stars?
4. Last week Channel 4 held a debate on climate change and unsurprisingly Boris Johnson and Nigel Farrage failed to attend, so what did Channel 4 put in their place?
5. What unusual occurrence happened during Elon Musk's demonstration of Tesla's new Cybertruck?
Round 3: Round the World
1. The Pillars of Hercules appear on the national flag of which country?
2. Tallahassee is the capital of which US state?
3. Benazir Bhutto was the leader of which country before her assasination in 2007?
4. Name the two Brazilian footballers who were members of Arsenal’s 2003-2004 Invincibles squad?
5. Which country became the world's first democratic Muslim state in 1918 before being incorporated into the Soviet Union just 2 years later?
Round 4: Food and Drink
1. Boston Butt is the name for a cut of meat from which animal?
2. Advocaat Liqueur and Lemonade are mixed together to create which festive cocktail?
3. "Johnston's Fluid Beef" was a product created for Napoleon III to feed his troops which today is commercially sold under which brand name?
4. What species of Broccoli superficially resembles a cauliflower but has a Fibonacci number of spirals on its head?
5. Which Prosecco classification indicates the least amount of sugar in the wine? Brut, Dry, or Extra Dry?
Round 5: Connections
1. Which word has been used as an album title by Katherine Jenkins, Cher and Justin Bieber?
2. in the game of Chess, what name is given to the move that gives up a piece with the objective of gaining tactical or positional compensation in some other form?
3. Arsenal Football Club’s Latin motto Concordia Crescit roughly translates to English as Victory Through What...?
4. What word did Sigmund Freud originally use to refer to a sense of self, later revising it to mean a set of psychic functions such as judgment, tolerance and defense?
5. What is the first name of the author who wrote the 1719 novel Robinson Crusoe?
6. What is the Connection?
Round 6:  Play Doh Round - create a gift
We made a Woking Pizza Express pizza
Round 7: Sequences
You have to fill in the gap - For example - Game... .Set... .MATCH
1. Shredded Wheat... Wheat... Never Wheat... BLANK
2. US Government - Washington... Business Executives - Suits... British Detectives - Scotland Yard... The British Monarchy - BLANK
3. India Pale Ale...lnternational Quality Assurance... lrish Republican Army.... BLANK
4. 1936 - Berlin - Adolf Hitler... 1940 - Cancelled... 1944 - Cancelled ... 1948 - London - BLANK
5. Gold + Copper = Red Gold.... Gold + Silver = White Gold... Silver + Copper = BLANK
Round 8: Science & Nature
1. Hawksbill is a species of which animal?
2. Insulin is produced in which organ of the body?
3. What is the name of the fabric cleaning process that involves the use of a liquid solvent rather than water?
4. What might be known as a Soufriere in the French Caribbean?
5. In 1992, the Joint Photographic Experts Group created a standard of digital photography image compression which is commonly referred to today as what?
Round 9: The Arts and Culture
1. Which American rapper celebrates his 50th birthday today?
2. What is the name of the latest book in Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series?
3. A US fast food chain specialising in Louisiana cuisine has the same name as the title of a 1980 musical film starring Robin Williams. What is it?
4. What was the original name of the boutique run by Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood located on the Kings Road before changing to the name World’s End in 1980?
5. In the Christian religion, who are the biblical Magi (pronounced MAY-JAI) more commonly known as in present day traditions?
Round 10: Intro’s round
1. Don't You Want Me?
2. Always On My Mind (House Mix)
3. That's My Goal
4. 2 Become l
5. Killing (In The Name Of)
6. Who are the artists and what is the connection?

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