Last Hussar's Quiz Night

Started by Last Hussar, 06 February 2024, 05:33:11 PM

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Last Hussar

I am one of the quiz masters in the pub.

I will post a round here every so often - see if you can answer them WITHOUT LOOKING THEM UP. I'll post the answers after a couple of days, then another round.

Could they have met?

I'm going to give you the name of two famous people, and you have to decide if they could have met.  They don't have to have actually met, I just want to know if they were alive at the same time, i.e. the older dying after the birth of the younger.

1   Alan Turing, inventor of modern computing, and Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft.

2   King George 5th and the current Queen, Elizabeth 2nd.

3   Johann Sebastian Bach, famed composer, and Ludwig van Beethoven, famed composer.

4   The little tramp, Charlie Chaplin, and the man who played him in the film 'Chaplin', Robert Downey Jr.

5   Famed Prussian Emperor and General Frederick the Great, and famed French Emperor and General Napoleon Bonaparte?

6   Inventor of the modern Police service, Sir Robert Peel, and inventor of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

7   The First Doctor in Doctor Who, William Hartnell, and the 13th, Doctor, Jodie Whitaker.

8   Oliver Hardy, of Laurel and Hardy, and comedian Paul Merton, Laurel and Hardy super-fan.

9   Christopher Columbus, who found the Caribbean while trying to get to China, and cartographer Martin Waldseemüller, who coined the term 'America' for the new world.

10   King James I and King James II.

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Raider4

Quote2 King George 5th and the current Queen, Elizabeth 2nd.

Think your quiz paper is a little out of date...

Nice idea though. Will sit down and have a go later.

Last Hussar

Yeah, this round is from a couple of years ago!
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mollinary


QuoteI am one of the quiz masters in the pub.

I will post a round here every so often - see if you can answer them WITHOUT LOOKING THEM UP. I'll post the answers after a couple of days, then another round.

Could they have met?

I'm going to give you the name of two famous people, and you have to decide if they could have met.  They don't have to have actually met, I just want to know if they were alive at the same time, i.e. the older dying after the birth of the younger.

1 Alan Turing, inventor of modern computing, and Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft. No

2 King George 5th and the current Queen, Elizabeth 2nd. Yes

3 Johann Sebastian Bach, famed composer, and Ludwig van Beethoven, famed composer. Yes

4 The little tramp, Charlie Chaplin, and the man who played him in the film 'Chaplin', Robert Downey Jr. No

5 Famed Prussian Emperor and General Frederick the Great, and famed French Emperor and General Napoleon Bonaparte?  Yes

6 Inventor of the modern Police service, Sir Robert Peel, and inventor of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. No 

7 The First Doctor in Doctor Who, William Hartnell, and the 13th, Doctor, Jodie Whitaker. No 

8 Oliver Hardy, of Laurel and Hardy, and comedian Paul Merton, Laurel and Hardy super-fan. No

9 Christopher Columbus, who found the Caribbean while trying to get to China, and cartographer Martin Waldseemüller, who coined the term 'America' for the new world. Yes

10 King James I and King James II. No


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Raider4


QuoteI await the judgement of Solomon!
Aren't we supposed to pass our answer sheets to the group on the next table? 

Last Hussar

Any others? Don't have my answers to hand, but pretty sure Mollinary didn't get 10 right.
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Roy

I marked my own paper and got 7/10 correct. Some were educated guesses, the wrong answers were guesses, a few I definitely knew. (I used Google for the dates)

How I did based on my answers to the questions:

1. Correct      Alan Turing. Bill Gates.
2. Correct      King George 5th. Queen Elizabeth 2nd.
3. Correct      Johann Sebastian Bach. Ludwig van Beethoven.
4. Correct      Charlie Chaplin. Robert Downey Jr.
5. Correct      Frederick the Great. Napoleon Bonaparte.
6. Wrong       Sir Robert Peel. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
7. Correct      William Hartnell. Jodie Whitaker.
8. Wrong       Oliver Hardy. Paul Merton.
9. Wrong       Christopher Columbus. Martin Waldseemüller.
10. Correct     King James I . King James II.
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DecemDave

Impressive scores.  Despite my younger relatives believing I have lived long enough to have possibly met all of them, I got 3!!  :'(  :'(

Roy

I have to say that some of the ages/death dates of a few of the notables surprised me. Including some of them I got correct.
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Last Hussar

Quote from: Raider4 on 06 February 2024, 08:21:18 PMAren't we supposed to pass our answer sheets to the group on the next table?

Make sure you don't upset them, or they may take revenge with their marking.
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fred.


QuoteI marked my own paper and got 7/10 correct. Some were educated guesses, the wrong answers were guesses, a few I definitely knew. (I used Google for the dates)

How I did based on my answers to the questions:

1. Correct   Alan Turing. Bill Gates.
2. Correct   King George 5th. Queen Elizabeth 2nd.
3. Correct   Johann Sebastian Bach. Ludwig van Beethoven.
4. Correct   Charlie Chaplin. Robert Downey Jr.
5. Correct      Frederick the Great. Napoleon Bonaparte.
6. Wrong      Sir Robert Peel. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
7. Correct      William Hartnell. Jodie Whitaker.
8. Wrong      Oliver Hardy. Paul Merton.
9. Wrong      Christopher Columbus. Martin Waldseemüller.
10. Correct    King James I . King James II.
Roy - are the correct / wrong's whether you got it right or wrong. Not if there was an overlap or not?
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Orcs

I think the idea is you answer the questions privately.

Its a bit of a spoiler to have someone's marked answers posted
 
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mollinary


QuoteI marked my own paper and got 7/10 correct. Some were educated guesses, the wrong answers were guesses, a few I definitely knew. (I used Google for the dates)

How I did based on my answers to the questions:

1. Correct   Alan Turing. Bill Gates.
2. Correct   King George 5th. Queen Elizabeth 2nd.
3. Correct   Johann Sebastian Bach. Ludwig van Beethoven.
4. Correct   Charlie Chaplin. Robert Downey Jr.
5. Correct      Frederick the Great. Napoleon Bonaparte.
6. Wrong      Sir Robert Peel. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
7. Correct      William Hartnell. Jodie Whitaker.
8. Wrong      Oliver Hardy. Paul Merton.
9. Wrong      Christopher Columbus. Martin Waldseemüller.
10. Correct    King James I . King James II.
I got seven as well,  but I am not saying which seven!
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Roy

Quote from: fred. on 07 February 2024, 06:00:24 PMRoy - are the correct / wrong's whether you got it right or wrong. Not if there was an overlap or not?

Whether I got it right or wrong. I've not given away any answers. "Correct" or "Wrong" does not correspond with whether the two were alive, or not, during the same time period.

How I've written it is this:
Question Number.     My Answer Was.      The Two People In Question.

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Roy

Quote from: Orcs on 07 February 2024, 06:06:43 PMI think the idea is you answer the questions privately.
Its a bit of a spoiler to have someone's marked answers posted

Totally agree.

That's why I didn't scroll down the thread, in case anyone had done so.

If anyone assumed that I had done so, not saying anyone did, you understand, then I can only apologise. Sorry.
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His Serene Highness the Sovereign Prince of (the imaginary sovereign microstate of) Monacorra

All Hail the Principality of Monacorra!  8-}