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Here are the answers to the questions posted last week in Now that’s what I call…

I’ll be back later today with a post about a very tough quizzing experience I had last night.

In the meantime, click on the Continue Reading… for the answers.

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… a Christmas quiz.*

The final quiz of 2011 took place in Gilligan’s, Claremorris, on Tuesday last and, fittingly, it was Christmas themed.

The picture round featured 12 “santas”, there was a round in which we had to name the carols which matched the cryptic clues and we had a round in which the questions were nothing to do with Christmas but the answers were homonyms of things that were.  It was very well done.

I was on the same team for the second week in a row.  That’s right, even though the tables are pulled from a hat, we three (kings) managed to end up together once again.  Thankfully, while we hadn’t been anywhere near winning last week, this time we managed to take home the final prize of the year.

It turns out we know a lot about Christmas.

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Here we go so.  The answers to the questions I posted yesterday.

No doubt some of you thought “Oh how did he get that one wrong?!” on several occasions.  All I can do is come over all Gallic, shrug my shoulders and say “Bouffe”. The free chili chicken wings must have affected my brain.

Mind you, we did have an awful time with question #11 below.  By accident or design, the exact reverse of that question had been asked earlier in the night i.e. “Person X invented what Christmas item in 1843?” As we’d actually fluked the right answer then, I hadn’t bothered to take note of this fact, letting it slip from my brain like the curriculum of a completed exam. Oh, the frustration that decision caused about one hour later!

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Even Santa struggles with Christmas questions.After the ice-enforced two week break, I was pleased on two accounts when I made my way back to Gilligan’s for the Tuesday Quiz Night, last evening.  Firstly, it turned out that the quiz itself had been called off for the past fortnight – so I hadn’t missed anything.  Secondly, as it was the last quiz before Christmas, it was their annual “Christmas Quiz”!

What did that mean? Well, firstly there was free food! Happy days for me!  Also, there was a free raffle for all participants. Lady luck finally smiled on yours truly and I finished the night with a box of Milk Tray under my arm… 🙂

Alas, the final part of the seasonal trinity, questions about Christmas, didn’t suit me near as well.

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