Archive for the ‘Trivia Question of the Week’ Category

Apr
28
Filed Under (Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 28-04-2008

Q: A googol is the number 1 followed by how many zeros?
(Yes, that’s where they got the idea for ‘Google’.

Answer to last week’s question:

(i) Snickers = Marathon
(ii) Cif = Jif
(iii) Nissan = Datsun

…and the winner was Phil … somebody!



Apr
21
Filed Under (Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 21-04-2008

Q: On a similar theme to last week, what did the following products use to be called:

(i) Snickers
(ii) Cif
(iii) Nissan

Answer to last week’s question: Upper Volta = Burkina Faso, Rhodesia = Zimbabwe, Dahomey = Benin (hope you got that one at least!!) and Abyssinia = Ethiopia.

And the winner was (AT LONG LAST!) the incredible, inimitable TIM SLADE. Well done, me ol’ zem shirt-wearing buddy!



Apr
14
Filed Under (General, Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 14-04-2008

Q: A four part question this time. Here are the former names of some African countries. What are they called now?

(i) Upper Volta
(ii) Rhodesia
(iii) Dahomey
(iv) Abyssinia

Answer to last week’s question: The Nepalese Flag is not rectangular
the winner was the incredible Mr Tom Ferguson, followed – somewhat uncannily – by the legendary Debbie Hatfield.
Ben Griffin had a bash too, but was a tad late (hey – I see a pattern here – the time zones are helping those further east to win!!)



Apr
07
Filed Under (Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 07-04-2008

Q:Which country is the only one to have a flag which is not rectangular?
(And I don’t mean Switzerland, because a square is also a rectangle!)

Answer to last week’s question: Paul McCartney’s first name is James and Paul his middle name.



Mar
31
Filed Under (General, Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 31-03-2008

Q: The Beatle Paul McCartney’s first name was not actually Paul. What was it?

Answer to last week’s question: The word ‘robot’ means ‘forced labour’ in Czech.

The winner was the GREAT Eddie Arthur.



Mar
24
Filed Under (General, Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 24-03-2008

Q: The word ‘robot’ means ‘forced labour’ or ‘drudgery’ in which European language?

Answer to last week’s question: The Nile has tributaries called ‘blue’ and ‘white’.
The winner was Paul Morriss.



Mar
17
Filed Under (General, Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 17-03-2008

Q: Which African river has two tributaries called ‘blue’ and ‘white’ respectively?

Answer to last week’s question: The first ever pillar box was designed and introduced by the author Anthony Trollope. There was no winner.



Mar
10
Filed Under (Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 10-03-2008

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Q: The first pillar box was introduced in England in 1853. Which famous author of the time is believed to have introduced it?

Answer to last week’s question: Happy Birthday to you was composed by Mildred & Patty Hill and the winner was Alex from Scotland (again!)



Mar
03
Filed Under (Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 03-03-2008

Q: Which well known song was composed in 1893 by Mildred and Patty Hill?

Answer to last week’s question: shrove is the past tense of the verb to shrive, which means to confess or to obtain absolution from ones sins.

The winner was: Alex

(PS Do I know you, Alex?)



Feb
25
Filed Under (Trivia Question of the Week) by Rob on 25-02-2008

Earlier this month, it was Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday. What does the word shrove actually mean?

Answer to last week’s question: Nora Jones is the daughter of Ravi Shankar, the famous sitar player.

The winner was Jayne Bacon – well done!