Some more stunning quiz answers......

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Some more stunning quiz answers......

Postby KenOwen » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:47 pm

As many know, I run a few pub quizzes every week. Thought you might enjoy some of the latest answers - or lack of them.....

A team of university students, who did not know the writers of the Four Gospels, let alone in the correct order, as I requested.

Several teams who did not know what a "hi-hat" is - perhaps forgivable..... but can I pardon the fact that, of the four or five teams who answered correctly, only ONE spelt it "cymbal", with ALL the others writing "symbol"?

But, perhaps best of all....

"William the Conqueror was also Duke of where?"

A team of seven university students came up with the solution, that William was also...........

Duke of Endingborough (sic)!

I despair....

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Re: Some more stunning quiz answers......

Postby Chris » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:51 pm

That last one is quite shameful. One person alone was perhaps responsible for the spelling error, but for a team of SEVEN 'educated' people between them not to come up with the correct answer is quite sad.
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Re: Some more stunning quiz answers......

Postby bargepole » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:00 pm

Even the above pales into insignificance compared with the answers given by some of the numpties appearing as "contestants" on BBC's In It To Win It on recent Saturday nights.

Some of these answers were given even when there was a multiple choice of 3, including of course the correct answer:

Q: Which historical figure was assassinated on the Ides of March?
A: Franz Ferdinand

Q: What words did Aladdin use to open the cave?
A: Abracadabra

Q: How many members are there in a septet?
A: Five

Q: The duck-billed platypus is native to which country?
A: Canada

Q: Holme Fen, the lowest point in Britain, is in which county?
A: Cornwall

Duh!!!

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Re: Some more stunning quiz answers......

Postby DaveBill » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:21 pm

I've mentioned this previously..

Q: Who was the second man on the moon?

My Wife: Buzz LIGHTYEAR

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Re: Some more stunning quiz answers......

Postby inspectorbucket » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:56 pm

My favourite wrong answers may have all come from “Pointless”.

I remember when contestants were asked to name a landlocked European country. One contestant said “Poland”. He can be forgiven for that as it is not such a terrible answer but his partner cannot. He answered “Warsaw”. It was then the turn of a lady contestant who answered “Belgium”. Again, maybe it is not such a terrible answer as it is a country and it is in Europe. However, her partner then pointed out that she had recently been there - by ferry.

I also remember a contestant who was asked to named an American state which has a coastline. He was confident about his answer as he had been to this place. He said that he remembered looking over the water towards Canada so it must have been on the coast! I recall that the answer that he then gave was Chicago!

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Re: Some more stunning quiz answers......

Postby inspectorbucket » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:07 pm

I have just seen a repeat of Pointless on the i player and I now know that neither Byron or Hemmingway wrote "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and Byron did not write "Ode To A Nightingale" or "I Wondered Lonely As A Cloud". I also learned that William Blake did not write "The Owl And The Pussycat". Have one pair of contestants only heard of one poet (Byron)?

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Re: Some more stunning quiz answers......

Postby DaveBill » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:52 am

On Pointless, I recall seeing a category for 'Countries with 6 letters'.

A woman answers 'Chile' - the reply comes that 'Chile doesn't have 6 letters'..

She says 'it does the way I spell it'..

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Re: Some more stunning quiz answers......

Postby bargepole » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:58 pm

Continuing the Pointless theme, in the head-to-head round, where teams can confer, there was a married couple in their 50s versus two young girls.

The question was "Name a US state which is in New England".

The married couple said that they had been there last year, and could confidently name the state they visited as "Hampshire".

The girls had no idea where New England was, and so their best guess was "Newcastle".

Red Xs all round.

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Re: Some more stunning quiz answers......

Postby petewins57 » Thu May 10, 2012 11:18 am

Helped out at a charity quiz the other night.

Q: Who was Quackmore Duck's famous son?
A: Mickey Mouse

I know Disney cartoonland is a strange place at times, but....!
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Re: Some more stunning quiz answers......

Postby mfarmer » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:42 am

this was really a shocker especially knowing that they are university students so people must be expecting a better quiz bee answers from them, and questions would have been more difficult but judging from the way they made those mistakes it is just so sad because they are very educated students as they are from a university so this is really something that the professors must look into especially with regard to the education system


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