Quiz Time (7) – Your Last Assignment

One last set of my newsletter questions for you. This set will be published right about now. Things are getting a bit more normal here as lockdown restrictions are lifted, and Age UK are calling a halt to its weekly newsletter, as many of the clients are starting to venture outside a little. Ironically, I’m not, really, not yet, but many of them, 20 years older than me, are!

Many of you did rather well last week, so I made the questions extra-hard this time! See how you do – it’s just for fun, answers below. Primarily British audience, yada, yada. In fact, you Americans will get some of these that Brits might struggle. I hope so, anyway – we’re in trouble otherwise 😆.

Questions

1.

How many nickels in a dollar?

2.

And still on American currency, which president’s image is on a $5 bill? (no peeking 🤣)

3.

To which country does the island of Texel belong?

4.

The River Liffey flows through which capital city?

5.

What does the Scoville Scale measure? (Hint: this question came from a Mexican!)

6.

In what year was Channel 5 TV, the one nobody can pick up, launched in the UK?

7.

Little Tommy Tucker, Sings for his supper, What shall we give him?… So, what did they give him?

8.

Who was Henry VIII’s last wife?

9.

Who sang about the Waterloo Sunset?

10.

How many fingers do The Simpsons cartoon characters have?

Answers

1.

20. A nickel is worth just 5c.

2.

Abraham Lincoln

3.

The Netherlands. It is just off their coast in the North Sea. It is beautiful there.

4.

Dublin

5.

The spiciness of chilli peppers! Thanks, Irene, for the inspiration!

6.

1997

7.

White bread and butter!

8.

Catherine Parr

9.

The Kinks

10.

Four

See? I told you! How did you do?

Author: Mister Bump UK

Formerly Stroke Survivor UK. Designed/developed IT systems for banks, but had a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Returned to developing from home, plus do some voluntary work. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

20 thoughts on “Quiz Time (7) – Your Last Assignment”

    1. Good, I worry sometimes that people just look at these and roll their eyes. It’s difficult sometimes for me to get the pitch right – I know the answers so wrongly consider them as easy. I have to look up things like nursery rhymes, though.

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  1. I got the first two, no problem – no peeking. There are TWENTY nickles in a dollar btw… I had an idea about the heat index, but second guessed myself so that’s an ‘ought’ in the column; and I said ‘four’ for the Simpson’s digits, but again with the second guessing. So two out of ten? Pretty bad. 😆

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    1. I debated about Abe Lincoln, but if you asked a Brit “who’s the most famous president?” they would probably guess at Lincoln. The real brainboxes will be able to name them all (I think there are mnemonics) but most Brits will only know a handful. Told you they were hard 😆
      I only really heard of Scoville after Irene mentioned it in one of her recipes on here, and thought “what a good idea for a quiz question”

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      1. We’re still busy unpacking and organizing everything. Step by step it is coming along.
        Churro is fine! We were at the vet and he’s packing on the pounds, so we need to be careful not to give him too much treats or food.
        As for staying home alone, he just can’t, he barks and barks the whole time. 🙄 We keep practicing so we hope he’ll get the hang of it eventually.
        How was your week and is you weekend?

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        1. Yah, cats are easier in that respect. Feed ’em and give ’em somewhere to sleep and they’re fine. I am okay thx, I am still isolating but people are starting to make plans for afterwards. A couple of the clients have booked holidays – I think that’s brave but didn’t say anything. The charity are talking about continuing to work from home, which suits me fine.

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          1. Here the numbers aren’t good Corona wise. Monday we’ll hear about new measurements. I’m preparing for round two of Corona (although it never really went away).
            I stay in as much as possible. I wouldn’t go on holidays, but that’s just my opinion.
            Stay safe and take care!

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            1. The last set of numbers here showed 7 deaths in the last week in SW UK. SW UK is a big place so I think it is pretty sparse. Also, the number of new cases (nationally) per day seems to be stubborn at maybe500, but the number of deaths has tailed off. One of the gruesome reasons for that is thought to be that many of the most vulnerable have already died.

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  2. 1.

    Right…I can never remember if a nickel is 20 cents or 5 cents. I am sure it is one or the other. So…either 5 or 20.

    2.

    Erm…I am not sure…who was famous? Ab Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson…I don’t know.

    3.

    Never heard of this island. But it sounds European or North American.

    4.

    Dublin

    5.

    Heat/Spice

    6.

    I think I was in my late teens. Before 2000. Don’t know exactly when.

    7.

    Bread and butter

    8.

    Catherine

    9.

    Ray Davies

    10.

    I have never noticed. Does this question include thumbs?
    Three fingers, one thumb.
    Or maybe they have more fingers…never noticed, but their fingers are fat, so I think three.

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    1. You are a genius on the quiet!

      On the last one, you are making me try to remember. I’m sure it is three fingers and a thumb. It’s one of those things, isn’t it? Seen it hundreds of times but it never registered.

      And yes, I didn’t expect people to know the $5, but when they guessed I expected them to choose Lincoln.

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    1. I was always good at GK too, but it was never much use to me other than a vague sense of it being interesting. I don’t think it was interesting to other people. I was lucky to have a good memory – I hear something once and remember the answer. With things like riddles, I don’t normally work them out, but have often just heard them before.

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    1. I should have asked about a sa river. Then nobody would have known – including me! Let me see – people have probably heard of the Nile and Zambezi, but that is probably because of the song. Other than that, we know nothing of your entire continent! But I bet every city stands on a river. Yarra is a favourite quiz question here – think that is Melbourne, Aus.

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