Last Hussar's Quiz Night

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

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Last Hussar

White can only make one move, yes, but the question is how many do the have.
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sunjester

QuoteWhite can only make one move, yes, but the question is how many do the have.

Be pedantic (what on this forum???? ;) ), I think white can only have one move, you are asking about how many potential moves. Knowing how people operate here (and how you run quizzes) it's no wonder some people assume it's a trick question! ;D

Last Hussar

You think I would ask a trick question?

I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!
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Leon

I just realised I've completely misunderstood question 3!  I thought it was how many moves the piece could make 'first', rather than how many potential moves could be made as your first move...  :-[
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Last Hussar

I have neither the time or the crayons to explain why you are wrong.

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Duke Speedy of Leighton

Every piece can move, just not all of them are legal!
 :d
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Last Hussar

I refer the ?honourable? gentleman to the answer I gave just a few moments ago.
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Last Hussar

Answers to Games

1   "The Landlords game" was turned into its nemesis Monopoly.
2   Zero is the highest scoring digit, which scores thirteen. That is Zero, not Nought.
3   White has Twenty possible moves in chess. (16 for pawns, 4 for Knights)
4   HG Wells wrote 'Little Wars', which today we call a Wargame. Either of those is right.
5   'Play' in Latin is 'Ludo'
6   A Spanish suited deck has either 40 or 48 cards – either will do.
7   Gygax and Arneson are the original authors of Dungeons and Dragons.
8   The Chinese game is Go or Wei Qi, depending on whether you have the Japanese or Chinese name.
9   The game that means 'to draw' is Draughts
10   4X is an abbreviation of Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate – If you've played Civilization on your computer, that is a 4X game. Any order will do, and half a point for 2 right
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Last Hussar


New Round - Pubs, Bars and Taverns

1   During which Musical does inn-keeper Monsieur Thénardier sing the show-stopper 'Master of the House'?

2   In which soap opera is the 'The Bull' the village pub?

3   In which fantasy city is the inn 'The Broken Drum' – You can't beat it! After it is burned down and rebuilt it is renamed 'The Mended Drum' – you will be beaten.

4   Which movie starts in the Club Obi Wan?

5   Which movie, the third of the 'Three Flavours Cornetto' trilogy, is about a pub crawl of twelve pubs that ends up at the titular pub, interrupted by an alien invasion.

6   The Prancing Pony sees the meeting of important characters in which seminal book?

7   George Orwell described his ideal pub in an essay in 1946. What was it called?

8   What is the name of either of the pubs located in the village of Hogsmeade in Harry Potter? I only want one – no bonus point for both.

9   In which movie does the lead character propose the plan "Let's go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for this all to blow over" more than once?

10   The Black Prince, in Black Prince Road, Kennington, is a real pub that appears in which 007 pastiche, where the mentor character is shown using a lot of hi-tech weaponry during a pub fight?
I have neither the time or the crayons to explain why you are wrong.

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Duke Speedy of Leighton

Ohhh I actually know the answer to six of those.

But not saying the answers...
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QuoteAnswers to Games...
Aye, 8/10 here, for 14/20 so far.


"Landlord? Another round over here please."

Ithoriel

9/10 ... I think!

No idea on number 7.

Club Obi Wan is  an educated guess based on having read about the club, not the film, recently.
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Gwydion

Crikey - 5 and I think a fair guess at a sixth. I need to stay in more.

Leon

I'll post my answers seeing as I think I've only got 4 of them!

New Round - Pubs, Bars and Taverns

1   During which Musical does inn-keeper Monsieur Thénardier sing the show-stopper 'Master of the House'?

No idea, I don't think I've ever seen a musical other than Grease?!

2   In which soap opera is the 'The Bull' the village pub?

I'm pretty sure it's not the usual Eastenders, Emmerdale, Corrie ones.  So either a 'modern' soap like Hollyoaks, or The Archers maybe?

3   In which fantasy city is the inn 'The Broken Drum' – You can't beat it! After it is burned down and rebuilt it is renamed 'The Mended Drum' – you will be beaten.

Bah!  It's a Pratchett question but I can't remember the name of the town!

4   Which movie starts in the Club Obi Wan?

Temple of Doom!  (I read too much IMDB!)

5   Which movie, the third of the 'Three Flavours Cornetto' trilogy, is about a pub crawl of twelve pubs that ends up at the titular pub, interrupted by an alien invasion.

The World's End.

6   The Prancing Pony sees the meeting of important characters in which seminal book?

Lord of the Rings.

7   George Orwell described his ideal pub in an essay in 1946. What was it called?

Not a clue on this one.

8   What is the name of either of the pubs located in the village of Hogsmeade in Harry Potter? I only want one – no bonus point for both.

Never read a Harry Potter book or watched a movie either...

9   In which movie does the lead character propose the plan "Let's go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for this all to blow over" more than once?

Shaun of the Dead.

10   The Black Prince, in Black Prince Road, Kennington, is a real pub that appears in which 007 pastiche, where the mentor character is shown using a lot of hi-tech weaponry during a pub fight?

Only a guess going from the word 'pastiche', it must be either Johnny English or The Kingsman?
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