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Quiz #15 - 2008------CLOSED

  • 01-02-2009 1:38pm
    #1
    Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,911 Mod ✭✭✭✭Ponster


    Remember this? Sorry for the long gap since the last quiz but RealLife got in the way :)




    The point of the game is pretty simple. In a PM to me, answer each of the 10 questions below. There are no wrong answers. The point is to give the answer that you think the majority of the people will give.




    Try to think of the most popular answer.




    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!



    Write your answers like this...



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


    Do not repeat the questions, no full-stops at the end of answers, no spaces between lines, no comments, no fancy list coding. Thanks.





    The game will end when we have 40 entrants or after 5 days, whichever comes first.



    Please, no full-stops after the answers and put a space in between the 1. and the answer ok?






    Name a country which held General Elections in 2008.

    Name a country which was involved in a war in 2008.

    Name an athlete who won more than 1 gold medal in the Olympics.

    Name a song that made it to No.1 in the music charts (don't matter which charts or which country).

    Name a famous person who died in 2008.

    What was the best comedy movie of 2008?

    Which Irish politician grabbed the most headlines in 2008 ?

    Name a company who announced major job losses in 2008.

    Who was Ireland's greatest sports person of 2008?

    Besides the UK and Ireland, which other European country was strongly affected by the recession?



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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 453 ✭✭pandamoanium


    Entered!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,872 ✭✭✭patrickc


    pm sent cheers as ever


  • Registered Users Posts: 302 ✭✭Rich1691


    PM sent, thanks OP


  • Registered Users Posts: 567 ✭✭✭egan2020


    PM sent


  • Registered Users Posts: 619 ✭✭✭Peadar06


    PM sent, thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,302 ✭✭✭p to the e


    there you go!


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


    This post has been deleted.


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


    Entered. :)

    Thanks for returning Ponster. Now you better stay this time! :D




  • Actually came in here today to see if there was a new one. Cheers.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,911 Mod ✭✭✭✭Ponster


    Entered. :)

    Thanks for returning Ponster. Now you better stay this time! :D


    Haha...Yeah I have about 20 of 'em waiting to be posted :)


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


    Excellent [/mr burns]

    Entered


  • Registered Users Posts: 696 ✭✭✭XxXciaraxXx


    PM Sent! Thanks OP :D


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 23,055 ✭✭✭✭beertons


    Pm sent. Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 308 ✭✭Welruc


    Done


  • Registered Users Posts: 480 ✭✭genie_us


    done! thanks


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


    PM'd

    Thanks Ponster!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,462 ✭✭✭Queen-Mise


    pm sent cheers


  • Registered Users Posts: 816 ✭✭✭eliza64


    pm sent
    missed you welcome back.


  • Registered Users Posts: 64 ✭✭KayPea


    PM sent... ta for the quiz


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29 AoifeN


    Are we still able to enter this then?

    PM sent anyway


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  • Registered Users Posts: 39 LoveIt


    PM sent... not sure if it's too late but I haven't checked in in a while because I thought the quizzes were gone forever! Great to see they're back! Thanks Ponster :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,672 ✭✭✭s_carnage


    PM sent


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


    This post has been deleted.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,911 Mod ✭✭✭✭Ponster


    Yep. Done them at work today. Will post this evening with a new quiz (I was waiting for 30 entries)...


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,911 Mod ✭✭✭✭Ponster


    Results in !!!


    1. USA 21
    1. Zimbabwe 2
    1. Ireland 1
    1. Malaysia 1
    1. New Zealand 1
    1. United Kingdom 1


    Obvious top answer here. Though I'm not too sure if Ireland or the UK held elections in 2008 though. :)




    2. USA 14
    2. Iraq 6
    2. Gaza 1
    2. Israel 4
    2. Russia 1
    2. South Ossetia 1



    3. Michael Phelps 22
    3. Bolt 3
    3. Jesse Owens 2


    4. Hallelujah 13
    4. I kissed a girl 4
    4. American Boy 1
    4. Human 1
    4. Imagine 1
    4. Sex on fire 3
    4. Stand By Your Man 1
    4. Umbrella 2
    4. Viva la Vida 1



    5. Heath Ledger 15
    5. Paul Newman 5
    5. John Martyn 1
    5. Katy French 1
    5. Michael Crichton 1
    5. Ronnie Drew 3
    5. Sir Edmund Hillary 1


    6. Tropic Thunder 11
    6. Forgetting Sarah Marshall 4
    6. Hancock 1
    6. In Bruges 4
    6. Kung Fu Panda 1
    6. Pineapple Express 2
    6. Role Models 1
    6. Stepbrothers 1
    6. Superbad 1
    6. Zack and Miri make a porno 1


    7. Bertie Ahern 20
    7. Brian Cowen 7


    8. Allergan 1
    8. Boston Scientific 1
    8. DELL 18
    8. DHL 1
    8. ericsson 1
    8. Ireland 1
    8. Lehman Brothers 1
    8. Waterford Crystal 3



    9. Padraig Harrington 17
    9. Bernard Dunne 1
    9. Katie Taylor 1
    9. Kenny Egan 7
    9. Ronan O'Gara 1


    10. France 4
    10. Germany 8
    10. Greece 1
    10. Iceland 7
    10. Italy 1
    10. Spain 4
    10. USA 2


    USA isn't a European country :)


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,911 Mod ✭✭✭✭Ponster


    So thanks to all who entered. Sorry for the long wait for the answers but as it was the first Quiz of 2009 I wanted to make sure that it was open long enough so everyone got a chance to play.

    Well done to all. It was a very close one this time where anyone could have won (egan2020 for example would have won had they said 'USA' for the 2nd question and not 'gaza'!)




    And we start the new year with a tie for 1st place !

    deuceswild 551,85


    1. USA
    2. USA
    3. michael phelps
    4. sex on fire
    5. heath ledger
    6. tropic thunder
    7. Bertie Ahern
    8. dell
    9. padraig harrington
    10. germany



    AoifeN 551,85

    1. USA
    2. USA
    3. Michael Phelps
    4. Hallelujah
    5. Heath Ledger
    6. Pineapple Express
    7. Bertie Ahern
    8. Dell
    9. Padraig Harrington
    10. Iceland


    patmac 548,15
    eliza64 522,22
    egan2020 522,22

    XxXCiaraXxX 518,52
    Macros42 496,30
    beertons 488,89
    Kaypea 488,89
    Luis Enough Shortchange 485,19

    rich1691 477,78
    queen-mise 459,26
    Baby4 455,56
    Ghost in the ruins 444,44
    genie_us 444,44

    S_carnage 437,04
    Loveit 392,59
    square_igloo 388,89
    stroppysue 377,78
    pandamoanium 340,74

    Samurai 329,63
    gkellett 314,81
    Idu 311,11
    patrickc 277,78
    Pal 270,37

    Peadar06 266,67
    p to the e 218,52


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 23,055 ✭✭✭✭beertons


    Well done all :)


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


    Middle of the league for me :(

    thanks again Ponster


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,672 ✭✭✭s_carnage


    Cheers for the quiz.

    How do the scores after the name work?? It's going to turn out to be suck an obvious answer I know but I've tried to work it out to no avail!!!!


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 10,911 Mod ✭✭✭✭Ponster


    s_carnage wrote: »
    Cheers for the quiz.

    How do the scores after the name work?? It's going to turn out to be suck an obvious answer I know but I've tried to work it out to no avail!!!!

    I have a magic Excel sheet that does it all for me :)

    Any answer duplicated by anyone else is worth 100 points divided by the number of entrants.
    For example: 50 people play the game = 2 pts per answer. If 4 people match that means they each get 8 pts for that answer. No matches = 0 points.

    From time to time I run a quiz where you have to give a unique yet correct answer which takes a lot more time to answer and hope to win.


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