The MSE Christmas pub quiz 2012

The MSE Christmas pub quiz 2012

The MSE Christmas pub quiz 2012

Last Friday was the MSE Towers Christmas party. So as I do each year, I donned my sequinned jacket, slicked back my hair and got into into my quizmeister role. Now it’s your turn to have a go. (NO GOOGLING!)

Here are four of the six rounds. I’ll publish the answers next week. (The rounds I haven’t included are an Olympic picture round – and a ‘name that tune’ round, with a piano!)

Round 1: "Martin’s what is…?"

The key to this round is that I wrote every question without looking up the answer. Whether that helps or hinders you, who knows?

  1. What is a lagoon?
  2. What is a dreidel?
  3. What is Roe versus Wade?
  4. What is Bombay duck?
  5. What is transubstantiation?
  6. What is a googolplex? – Exact answer please.
  7. What is the Knesset?
  8. What is Medina?
  9. What is the Dewey Decimal system?
  10. What is the Aldwych Group? – Clue, it relates to universities.

Round 2: The Olympics

  1. How many players compete in each team in a game of wheelchair rugby?
  2. When did Steve Redgrave win his first gold?
  3. What are the names of the London 2012 mascots? (Half a point for each)
  4. What’s the knockout throw in judo called?
  5. How many Olympic medals of any colour has Michael Phelps won?
  6. What was Victoria Pendleton disqualified from the team sprint for?
  7. Name one other British heptathelete in the Olympics, whose last name wasn’t Ennis.
  8. Name two of the three track and field world records broken during the Olympics. You need to name the event and the winner.
  9. In which event did Jessica Ennis break the world record for during the heptathlon?And where would she have come in the individual final for that event with that performance?
  10. London 2012 was which number Olympiad? Name the official number.

Round 3: Places

Here you need say what the place is and where in the UK it is (either the city or county depending on what’s most relevant).

  1. Lime Street
  2. Ringway
  3. The Bullring
  4. Mumbles Mile
  5. Little Venice  
  6. Giant’s Causeway
  7. Steel Rigg
  8. Electric Brae
  9. The Needles
  10. The Shambles

Round 4: General knowledge

  1. What’s happens at 9.53pm every night in London, every day of the year?
  2. What are the Chiltern Hundreds?
  3. What is a sinecure?
  4. Who has sold more records – Led Zeppelin or the Rolling Stones?
  5. Which country is known as the "Sugar Bowl of the world"?
  6. What was New York City originally called?
  7. The speed of a computer mouse is measured in which unit?
  8. In 2010, which institution topped Forbes’ list of billionaire universities?
  9. Which group were originally called Carl and the Passions?
  10. What colour is Mr Spock’s blood? (Plus a bonus point for the colour of Dr Spock’s blood).

Why not write your answers using the discussion links below? Full answers will be given next week.

PS. Huge thanks to MSE Darren for all his work on the questions.

PPS. You can also try the MSE Christmas pub quiz 2011.