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Quiz # - Wanna have a go?

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  • 12-09-2008 12:45pm
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    Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,912 Mod ✭✭✭✭


    So 10 of these quiz-like things later and it seems that they're still popular. EAch one received up to 45 entries (if I leave it open for a week) and I'm delighted that so many people enter eah time.



    What I thought I'd do though is let you lot either submit future themes that you'd like to see or even submit 10 questions of your own and I'll add them to a quiz and correct the results as they come in.

    Thinking up of questions isn't the hardest thing in the world but there are some guidelines you need to expect.

    Make them so that people can think of at least 1 answer without having to google/wiki
    Make it so there aren't too many answers available




    So "Name a river somewhere in the world" is IMHO too general and will result in answers from the Nile to the Liffy while "Name a river in Ireland" is a much 'neater' question

    It doesn't matter if no one submits any questions as I have loads more to go through, but I thought if anyone would like to see how people would answer their 10 questions then I'd do the correcting (which is the bithchy part of it) :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,454 ✭✭✭Blisterman


    Here's an idea:
    Name a Well known (Profession)

    Feel free to change any of them.

    1 - Name a well known Fashion Designer
    2 - Name a well known Baseball Player
    3 - Name a well known Doctor
    4 - Name a well known Architect
    5 - Name a well known Physicist
    6 - Name a well known Cartoonist
    7 - Name a well known Astronaut
    8 - Name a well known Lawyer
    9 - Name a well known Priest
    10 - Name a well known Philosopher

    Note: It's just a suggestion. Don't PM me or Ponster with answers.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 66 ✭✭rescue26


    countries or animals


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 121 ✭✭gabigeist


    I'm thinking something along the lines of...

    1) Name a Southern State?
    2) Name a New England State?
    3) Name a native american tribe?
    4) Name an American football team?
    5) Name a basketball team?
    6) Name a baseball team?
    7) How many states?
    8) Name a city (NOT New York)?
    9) State beginning with 'N' (NOT New York)?
    10) State beginning with 'M'?

    As usual, correct answer doesn't matter, simply most popular.

    PLEASE DO NOT POST ANSWERS OR PM ME OR PONSTER


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    I was thinking of compiling a sports one. If i sent you the questions Ponster, would you do the honours?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,673 ✭✭✭✭dulpit


    gabigeist wrote: »
    I'm thinking something along the lines of...

    1) Name a Southern State?
    2) Name a New England State?
    3) Name a native american tribe?
    4) Name an American football team?
    5) Name a basketball team?
    6) Name a baseball team?
    7) How many states?
    8) Name a city (NOT New York)?
    9) State beginning with 'N' (NOT New York)?
    10) State beginning with 'M'?

    As usual, correct answer doesn't matter, simply most popular.

    PLEASE DO NOT POST ANSWERS OR PM ME OR PONSTER
    Sounds good, although Q1 & Q2 are quite ambiguous.. And question 7 has only 1 answer...


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 121 ✭✭gabigeist


    dulpit wrote: »
    Sounds good, although Q1 & Q2 are quite ambiguous.. And question 7 has only 1 answer...

    O.k. I had envisioned Q7 being answered without google (and being amazed at the crazy answers coming back) but you're right, this is unrealistic.
    New question 7 - "Name an Atlantic seaboard state (NOT New York)?"

    Q2 is simply a choice of 6. Although Q1 is ambiguous, that was the whole point of it. Its a term we use all the time, and I was looking to see was there a consensus opinion on what typifies it. However you're prob right so, we can rewrite it as "Name a confederate state?"


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


    dulpit wrote: »
    Sounds good, although Q1 & Q2 are quite ambiguous.. And question 7 has only 1 answer...

    All correct but there's nothing wrong with having questions that aren't 100% clear as there are usually no wrong answers. If out of 40 people only 2 say 'California' for a "southern state" then it shows that most people understood the question to mean "confederate state". The quiz is self-regulating.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,399 ✭✭✭Aisling(",)


    em im bored so decided to come up with one

    1.a big cat
    2.animal thats commonly eaten
    3.a marsupial
    4.a common bird
    5.an extinct animal
    6.a breed of dog
    7.an irish wildlife animal
    8.a type of fish
    9.a farm animal
    10.an animal from africa


  • Registered Users Posts: 527 ✭✭✭Spike440


    Films:

    1. Name a film that is set in Ireland.
    2. Name a film that is an adaptation of a book.
    3. Name a winner of the Academy Award for Best Film.
    4. Name a science-fiction film.
    5. Name a film about World War II.
    6. Name a film starring Kevin Bacon.
    7. Name a film that is based on a TV series.
    8. Name a film directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
    9. Name a film released in 2008.
    10. Name a film made by Disney Studios.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,454 ✭✭✭Blisterman


    Drinks

    1. Name a Stout, that's not Guinness
    2. Name a type of Gin
    3. Name a country famous for its beer.
    4. Name a type of bourbon
    5. Name an ingredient found in beer.
    6. Name a drink people generally drink in shots.
    7. Name a cocktail containing vodka.
    8. Name a brand of drink thats famour for being drank by tramps.
    9. Name a fictional alcohol brand from TV or movies.
    10. Name a type of drink other than wine that people go to tastings of.


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


    Music

    1. Name a woodwind instrument.
    2. Name an album released by The Beatles.
    3. Name a European country that has never won the Eurovision Song Contest.
    4. Name a piece of music composed by Beethoven.
    5. Name an ABBA song that reached #1 in the UK charts.
    6. Name a famous singer from Africa.
    7. Name a song traditionally associated with Christmas.
    8. Name a member of the Spice Girls (real name or nickname)
    9. Name a singer or musician who was killed in a plane crash.
    10. Name who you think is the world's most famous drummer (dead or living)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,407 ✭✭✭Baby4


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


    Baby4 wrote: »
    This post has been deleted.

    Thanks! I would suggest changing Q4 or Q8 which are almost the exact same question.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,454 ✭✭✭Blisterman


    boards.ie

    1. Name a Poster famous for their Contraversial opinions.
    2. Name a forum that used to be popular, but is barely used anymore.
    3. Name an admin.
    4. Name a forum specific beers (e.g. Puzzles/Quizzes Beers*)
    5. Name a female moderator
    6. Name a non mainstream Sport which has its own forum here.
    7. Name a boards.ie feature which is not used very much.
    8. Name an expression used as an in joke on boards.ie
    9. Name a private forum.
    10. Name a regular poster on this forum, other than Ponster and the Mods.

    *We haven't had one so far, so this won't count as an answer.


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


    Boards quiz is a brilliant idea. Well done Blisterman :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,962 ✭✭✭GhostInTheRuins


    I agree, boards quiz should be interesting


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 5,555 ✭✭✭tSubh Dearg


    For the week that's in it, what about a spooky quiz?

    1. Name a famous vampire
    2. Name a well known horror movie
    3. Name a Halloween game
    4. Name a classic horror author
    5. Name a famous ghost
    6. Name a famous witch
    7. Name a zombie film
    8. Name a film featuring a deal with the devil
    9. Name a spooky creature
    10. Name a hero who deals with the spooky creatures.

    (compiled with some help from Talliesin)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,807 ✭✭✭✭Orion


    Talliesin is the answer to a lot of them :D


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


    Boards quiz is a brilliant idea. Well done Blisterman :)

    +1 for the board quizz.


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