Thursday, December 08, 2005

It's Quiz Time 11

Quiz Time 11

Yr Host - Aaman Lamba

Questions on a variety of themes. Send me your answers by email - aamanlamba at

Prize: The winner this time was Mary K Williams. Thanks for playing

The Questions - Stage I

1. What is the claim to fame of the intermission piece in the
Eurovision song competition held in Dublin in 1994?

2. Saddam Hussein's hometown is Tikrit. It is the provincial capital of which Iraqi province, that also contains the significantly larger city of Samarra?

3. On Pink Floyd's rock epic The Wall there is an intentional backwards message halfway through the track "Empty Spaces":

"...congratulations. You've just discovered the secret message. Please send your answer to Old Pink, care of the funny farm, Chalfont"

Who/What does this refer to?

4. What is this symbol and why is it in the news?

5. Of which city was British historian John William Burgon writing when he wrote,

Match me such marvel save in Eastern clime,
A rose-red city - half as old as time!

6. Which word does the New Oxford dictionary consider the word of the year?

7. The flag of this country is never lowered to half-mast because it bears the shahada. The country protested against its inclusion on a football that FIFA planned to issue for the 2002 World Cup. Which country?

8. Who or what are the Socceroos?

9. Star Wars fans date events in the Star Wars universe as either BBY and ABY, thus, the events described in the Phantom Menace happened in 32 BBY and the recent book series Star Wars: The Dark Nest Trilogy occurs in 35 ABY. What is the origin point, the BY as it were?

10. The Delight-O-Meter is currently at approximately 73,521,539. What is the Delight-O-Meter and where would you find it?

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