The MSE Christmas pub quiz 2011…can you beat the team?

MSE pub quiz - can you beat us?

How good’s your general knowledge? Can you beat the MSE Team? Last Friday was the MSE Towers’ Christmas party and quiz, so now I want to invite you to take part too and see how you do…

There was hair being pulled out, confusion, befuddlement and some painful moments, and that was just MSE Darren and I writing the quiz questions. There were six rounds in total, but here I’ve picked out just three. It’s one point per correct answer (unless stated) and NO GOOGLING! (I will blog the answers next Monday).

Martin’s round
(these must be questions I can answer without needing to look it up)

    1.How many points for a ‘K’ in Scrabble?
    2. What is the name of the flatmate’s jewish friend in the Big Bang Theory (1 point for first name, and another for last name)?
    3. Which new three letter word starting ‘QI’ was introduced in Scrabble last year?
    4. What word does Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory say when he is doing a practical joke? Clue: I also have a t-shirt with it on.
    5. In the official Scrabble dictionary which number of letters has the most words, ie, 2 letter words, 3 letter words, 4 letter words etc.?
    6. If you score three under par in golf, what’s it called?
    7. What’s the highest Scrabble score you could get at the end of the game if you’ve only an ‘I’ and a ‘Q’ left, by connecting it with the word ‘BIFF’ anywhere on the board except a treble word score?
    8. In the towns Northwich, Middlewich and Nantwich what does the ‘wich’ bit indicate?
    9. Create the longest allowable Scrabble word possible from the following letters ‘euouae’.
    10. What’s the first name of Superman’s birth mother? Clue: this is the ‘Martin round’.

The general knowledge round

    1. What is the highest capital city in the world?
    2. In sport, what year did the English Football Premier League begin?
    3. What does html stand for?
    4. This year on English language world Twitter, what was the number one world news story?
    5. How many sides does a heptagon have? And for a bonus point what is a dodecahedron?
    6. There are four US states that begin with ‘I’, how many can you name (4 pointer)?
    7. Which drinks company uses a bat as its registered trademark?
    8. This year on Twitter, what was the number one #hashtag?
    9. Can you name all the planets in the solar system? 1 point for each. (Note: for clarification, if there’s any argument over what is a planet, this is based on the view of the world’s leading physicist Dr. Sheldon Cooper (see Round 1)).
    10. What colours are the five Olympic rings (5 pointer)?

The picture round

Picture round

If you want to record your answers, do it via the links below.