8 04 2010

Tuesday night was my debut as quiz master in the Sunshine inn.  It was down to me as we won the quiz the month before.  The winner of the first quiz each month has to write the quiz for the next month.   After much Umming and erring I decided that I was going to do a travel quiz.  I managed to do 9 musical intro’s of songs with place names in the titles, varying from Led Zeppelin (Kashmir) to Stiff Little Fingers (Alternative Ulster) and Editors (Munich).  I think it all went down quite well.   The picture round was on famous buildings and the cities that they are in.  So there were pictures of the Taj Mahal., Brandenburg gate, Eiffel tower and Burj Al Arab hotel, as well as a few more obscure ones.    The main quiz was divided up into sections with 5 in each group.  I have posted the questions below.  People told me that it was interesting and they enjoyed it, which I am glad about.  


1)If you were eating Cuy in Peru, what pet would you be eating?

2)In Cambodia, what delicacy is known as A-ping?  

3)Which American State eats the most Spam?     

4)The root of the Blue Agarve cactus is fermented to produce what?

5)The famous Cheesesteak Sandwich is named after which American city?


6)What is the Encerrio of the Festival de San Fermin, held in Pamplona every year better known as?

7)In What month is the Rio Carnival?

 8)In Which country would you find La Tomantina tomato fight?

9)What do Canadians Celebrate on the 2nd Monday in October? 

10)El Dia De La Muertas is celebrated in Mexico.  What does it translate to?


11)Emperor Shah Jahar built which famous building for his second Wife Mumtaz Mahal?

12)How tall is the Eiffel Tower to the nearest 50m?

13)The Djenne Mosque in Mali was built in the 12th century and is still standing.  What is it made of?

14)The Worlds Smallest Theatre is in Which English town famous for its spring Water?

15)The Biggest hotel in Las Vegas is modelled after which European city? 


16)Which  race has been won by Jacques Anquetil, Eddy Merckyx and Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain 5 times each? 

17)In which sport would you find the Deccan Chargers?

18)David Beckham Plays for which 2 club Football teams?

19)Where is the World cup being held in 2014?

20)In Which City did Mohammed Ali fight Joe Frazier in 1975 for the third time?


21)What is Europes most Westerly Country?

22)In which City would you find the Ponte Vecchio bridge, Duomo and the Accadamia which holds Michalangelo’s statue of David? 

23)In Ulm (Germany) there is a statue which consists of One Stone on a plinth.  Which scientist’s birthplace is it commemorating?

24)The Bishop of Rome is otherwise known as What? 

25)Which Capital City holds the worlds Heaviest Building? 

Place names

26)What animal is the Arctic named after?

27)What is Uluru better known as?

28)What is Rapa Nui better known as?

29)Which city was formerly known as Leningrad?

30)Which Country used to be known as Ceylon?


31)What is the Worlds 2nd Longest River? 

32)What is the Worlds 2nd Highest Mountain?

33)Where is the worlds 2nd largest Coral Reef? 

34)Second largest Island?

35)Second largest Continent?


36)What is the Capital of Slovenia? 

37)What is the Capital of Morocco?




Answers are being posted tomorrow.



3 responses

8 04 2010

I know q16. I think that may be all. Ah, 27. 36.

Yes, I really do need to get out more.

8 04 2010

Thats not too bad. Before I did it I asked one of the women in the office the questions, she didn’t get any.

10 04 2010

Yay, I know more than someone.

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