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Quiz #3 - Europe (Closed for New Entries)

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  • 12-08-2008 3:54pm
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    Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,912 Mod ✭✭✭✭


    The point of the game is pretty simple. In a PM to me, answer each of the 10 questions below.


    Try to think of the most popular answer, to get the most people matching you. You don't want a unique answer, you have to answer with what you think everyone else will put.


    Scoring - It's 5 points per duplicated answer so if 5 people all give the same correct answer then that's 25 points. No matches = 0 points.


    If you need to comment or clarify a question then do it in thread please. And if you could reply once you've sent a PM it'd keep the thread alive Thanks!


    JUST LIKE THIS:

    1. Dr Maria O' Brien
    2. Kathy Wells
    ...


    The game will end when we have 25 entrants or after 5 days, whichever comes first.




    1. Name a European capital city. (but not Dublin)
    2. Name any military coup in European history.
    3. Name a composer of classical music from Europe.
    4. Name a former country in Europe that no longer exists.
    5. Name a country invaded by Germany during World War II
    6. Name an European car manufacturer.
    7. Name a singer from Europe who sings primarily in a language other than English.
    8. Name a mountain in Europe.
    9. Name an island in Europe. (but not Ireland)
    10.Name a war mostly fought in Europe.


    For the quiz Europe will be defined by the mostly geographical definition of the word meaning that sountries such as Russia and Turkey are inluded.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europe#Definition


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  • Registered Users Posts: 588 ✭✭✭laoisforliam


    nice one ponster.. hopefully the good streak will continue;)

    How long will this stay open?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,900 ✭✭✭Quality


    Ponster youre the best...

    Submitting ....>>>>>


  • Registered Users Posts: 81 ✭✭DMG 1972


    Sent - thanks Ponster


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    Entered.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,912 Mod ✭✭✭✭Ponster


    I think I really haven't been leaving these open for long enough. I'm still getting answers from people for the "famous females" quiz of last week...

    As I said in the OP, the game will end when we have 25 entrants or after 5 days, whichever comes first. But if I get 25 in the first 2 days then I'll probably leave it open an extra day.

    What does everyone think about how long I should accept answers for?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 384 ✭✭badbrian


    ok. got my 1c worth...


  • Registered Users Posts: 816 ✭✭✭eliza64


    Done - that was tricky


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Ponster wrote: »
    What does everyone think about how long I should accept answers for?

    It depends on the responses. I think you should go for a numerical value rather than a chronological target (i.e. a set number of replies rather than a set number of days/hours). It's unfortunate for people who miss out due to not checking the forum, but thems the breaks. Obviously if you get 15-20 in the first hour or 2 then you can set a higher target for the number of entrants.

    Cheers for organising them by the way. Great idea and a breath of fresh air in a forum that doesn't get as much traffic as it deserves.

    Well done.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,005 ✭✭✭Creature


    Done.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,118 ✭✭✭shrapnel222


    done- i think we'll get much lower scores in this one!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,047 ✭✭✭Culchie


    I entered as well


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,148 ✭✭✭✭KnifeWRENCH


    For Question #2, does it matter if it was a successful or a failed coup?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,151 ✭✭✭Thomas_S_Hunterson


    done


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,452 ✭✭✭Blisterman


    PM sent
    Glad to be in this one. I didn't have time to enter the last one.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,148 ✭✭✭✭KnifeWRENCH


    Done, but I accidently titled my message "USA Quiz" :o So Ponster, when you see a new PM from me that says "USA Quiz" it's actually my answers to the Europe one! Oops :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,867 ✭✭✭lorweld


    Done, thanks Ponster!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 456 ✭✭aine-maire


    thanks,i entered the last one too late...:o
    sent,that was fun!


  • Registered Users Posts: 35,954 ✭✭✭✭Larianne


    Pm has been sent


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 264 ✭✭cacio


    entered. Although I couldn't get number 2. I'm not the smartest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,166 ✭✭✭enda1


    Replied.

    Thanks again.

    Good questions too!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    cacio wrote: »
    entered. Although I couldn't get number 2. I'm not the smartest.

    I had difficulty with question 2 too. I'll be interested to see the answers. I suspect that many of the answers given will be not actually be coups d'etat.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 390 ✭✭MB74


    For Question #2, does it matter if it was a successful or a failed coup?

    Wow, troubled even getting one out there...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 390 ✭✭MB74


    I'm there, need a good come back here after a miserable US quiz but good ladies quiz.

    Whatever you say goes Ponster, you're the man. Best idea for a quiz in a long time, every answer has the potential to be correct!!!

    If you do get board doing them then I think maybe the winner of every quiz should have to come up with the next one!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    MB74 wrote: »

    If you do get bored doing them then I think maybe the winner of every quiz should have to come up with the next one!!!

    +1!


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    MB74 wrote: »
    If you do get board doing them then I think maybe the winner of every quiz should have to come up with the next one!!!

    + another 1

    Great idea.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,721 ✭✭✭elmolesto


    PM sent:)


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,912 Mod ✭✭✭✭Ponster


    Thanks for all the support folks...


    I've got about 10 quizes ready to post but if anyone ever fancies submitting my 10 questions (there doesn't have to be a theme) then I'll post them and do the counting-score work.

    As for question 2, yeah, some people are giving answers that I wouldn't consider to be coups but I doubt those people will get any points (their answers probably won't be repeated by someone else). I agree though that this one will be interesting.

    At the moment every answer has the potential to be correct. I'll post a quiz for the weekend though where every answer *must* be 100% correct because the aim of the game is to give an answer that no one else gives. This type of quiz is much harder to come up with as the questions can't afford to have any loopholes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,771 ✭✭✭Mark Hamill


    PM sent.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,910 ✭✭✭barnicles


    PM sent


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 801 ✭✭✭jobucks


    PM Sent


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