Posted by: LondonPopUps | July 4, 2010

This site has now moved

The quiz goes on – same time (first Wednesday of the month), same place (the Bread and Roses).

However this WordPress blog was just too painful to update, so I’ve moved to the much more user-friendly Blogger.

See the new blog here – BreadAndRosesQuiz.blogspot.com

Posted by: LondonPopUps | May 28, 2010

Next Quiz – Wednesday 2nd June

The quiz is on the first Wednesday of the month
Usual Ts and Cs:
Kick off at 8pm
£2 per player, maximum 5 to a team
The Bread and Roses is in Clapham Manor Street, off Clapham High Street
(Turn off the High Street when you get to the KFC)
Map here
The quiz is a no iPhone (& no Google Phone) zone. It just spoils it for everyone. If you see someone on another team using their iPhone then take a picture of them with your phone. If we all work together we can beat this.
Posted by: LondonPopUps | May 28, 2010

& the winners were…

Unknown Unknowns with 89%, followed by both Team Braeburn and Team Tom with 72%.  Team Braeburn won the tie break.

The Bigots of Balham were the best team of 2.

Posted by: LondonPopUps | May 28, 2010

Quiz questions from Wednesday 5th May

Current Affairs
Which British scientist warned against contacting aliens last month?
250 models of which animal have been placed around London as part of a charity project?
What animal did Damien Hirst graffiti onto the wall of a building in Berlin this week?
Who is the star of the new BBC drama Luther?
Which of the Queen’s grandchildren ran the London Marathon?
Which investment bank is now facing a major fraud prosecution ihn the United States?
Which Nottingham-born author died last week aged 82?
On what date does St George’s day fall?
Who won the PFA player of the year award?
Name the historian in trouble for attacking rivals via anonymous internet reviews?
Picture Round
10 pictures of election posters – teams had to guess the year
Music Round
10 songs that were number one at the time of a general election, so a very diverse mix, including Amarillo, Bright Eyes and In The Summertime
General Election
In which town did Gordon Brown talk to Gillian Duffy?
Which British political party promises to give schools £2,500 for each child on Free School Meals?
Which of the party leaders went to the same school as Lord Lucan (though not necessarily at the same time)?
What subject does Gordon Brown have a PhD in – Economics, History, or Politics?
What was the year where the UK had two General Elections?
Which British political party promises to raise the threshold of Inheritance Tax to £1m?
How many former British PMs are still living?
Complete the political slogan – ‘Vote Red and Yellow and get [Blank]’
How many constituencies are there in the UK, to the nearest 10%?
Who was the last British Prime Minister to be elected to the committee of the MCC?
General knowledge
How is 24 year old Londoner Dylan Mills better known?
Which poem does the film title Chariots of Fire come from?
What country used to be called Formosa?
How much does The Big Issue cost?
How much does Saturday edition of The Guardian cost?
The inhabitants of which UK town are nicknamed ‘Mackems’?
Who is the president of Argentina?
In a top-level football match, how many separate colours of shirt must be worn on the field of play?
The mineral Bauxite is an ore of which metal?
What did MPs receive for the first time in 1912?
Posted by: LondonPopUps | April 12, 2010

Next Quiz – Wednesday 5th May

The quiz is on the first Wednesday of the month
Usual Ts and Cs:
Kick off at 8pm
£2 per player, maximum 5 to a team
The Bread and Roses is in Clapham Manor Street, off Clapham High Street
(Turn off the High Street when you get to the KFC)
Map here
The quiz is a no iPhone (& no Google Phone) zone. It just spoils it for everyone. If you see someone on another team using their iPhone then take a picture of them with your phone. If we all work together we can beat this.
Posted by: LondonPopUps | April 12, 2010

& the winners were…

Say Hello To Bear Sack, with 88%, followed by Team Braeburn with 85%, and Only Smarties Know the Answer with 82%.

Bad Maners were the top team of 2 players.

Posted by: LondonPopUps | April 12, 2010

Quiz Questions from Wednesday 7th April

Current Affairs
What is the date of the General Election?
Who is the MP for this pub?
What is the new name for the toilet paper Charmin?
Which of these cities was revealed as Britain’s most bike-friendly city – Bristol, Cambridge, or Milton Keynes?
What important rule change is being introduced to Scrabble in the summer?
Name the experimental chef and the popular TV cook who currently appear in a Waitrose advertising campaign.
Which commentator who died recently was nicknamed the ‘Voice of Boxing’?
An injury to what is keeping David Beckham out if the World Cup?
Which accountancy firm is currently being investigated for its role in the collapse of Lehman Brothers?
In March, what was passed by 219 votes to 212?
Picture Round
The picture round was called ‘Men in Drag’ and seemed to be pretty easy for most teams.
Music Round
The theme was ‘covers’ and featured 10 covers of ppular tracks – teams had to identify the track and the original artist.
English Grammar
Spell the word ‘you’re/your’ in the following sentences:
Which one is XXX suitcase?
If you don’t stop, XXX going to get in trouble.
Spell the word ‘their/there/they’re’ in the following sentences:
I can see them – XXX standing by the bus stop
They picked up the books, and put them in XXX bags
I can’t have lost it – I put it right XXX
Who Am I?
An English actor born in 1933, originally known as Maurice Micklewhite?
English cricketer born in Leytonstone in 1953, scorer of 8900 runs and 20 centuries in test matches, including a triple hundred?
Actress born in Melbourne in 1969 and the winner of 1 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress: the only person to win the award for playing another Oscar-winning actress?
American writer, born 1899, died 1961.  he spent time in Europe during both World Wars and the Spanish Civil War, and wrote ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ and ‘A Farewell to Arms’ among others?
English comedian and entertainer, 1926-1984, who took his stage name from a Lancashire holiday resort, the place of his birth?
General Knowledge
At what age in the UK do you receive a free TV licence?
Waitrose is part of which larger retail group?
In which British city would you find an area called The Shambles?
An AM is a member of which British political body?
Who wrote the original story that was filmed as The Shawshank Redemption?
Which TV detective series ran for 33 episodes from 1987 to 2000?
Britain’s national archive of what is kept at Colindale?
How many litres of pure alcohol does the average Russian consume each year: 4, 10 or 18?
Which cartoonist was responsible for the ‘Far Side’ series?
The Great Red Spot is a physical feature of which planet?
Posted by: LondonPopUps | March 8, 2010

Next Quiz – Wednesday 7th April

The quiz is on the first Wednesday of the month
Usual Ts and Cs:
Kick off at 8pm
£2 per player, maximum 5 to a team
The Bread and Roses is in Clapham Manor Street, off Clapham High Street
(Turn off the High Street when you get to the KFC)
Map here
The quiz is a no iPhone (& no Google Phone) zone. It just spoils it for everyone. If you see someone on another team using their iPhone then take a picture of them with your phone. If we all work together we can beat this. Clay Shirky says so.
Posted by: LondonPopUps | March 8, 2010

& the winners were…

Quizteam Bale, with 67%, followed by Balham Blazers with 62% and Edgely Warriors with 48%

Posted by: LondonPopUps | March 8, 2010

Quiz Questions from Wednesday 3rd March

Current Affairs
In EastEnders, who killed Archie Mitchell?
Which day of the year were most babies born on in 2009 – Good Friday, Easter Day, or Christmas Eve?
What was Welsh rugby player Andy Powell allegedly driving drunk last month?
Which TV quiz show / game show did footballer Clarke Carlisle appear on?
Name Christine Pratt’s anti bullying charity?
What band is being commemorated with a show at Earl’s Court which ends this month (March)?
Which baker is planning an upmarket revamp, including opening 3 ‘concept stores’?
Which British woman won gold in the Skeleton Luge at the Winter Olympics?
Name the film director recently removed from an aircraft for being too fat?
Which company has recently announced plans to manufacture aviation fuel from food waste?
Picture Round
The picture round this month was 10 numbered points on a blank tube map – teams had to identify the stations
Music round
The theme was ‘Salutations’ – so Lady Gaga, Sir Mixalot, Princess Superstar and so on.
Musical Instruments
Which musical instrument is…
Liberace most commonly associated with?
Django Reinhart most commonly associated with?
Phil Collins, most commonly associated with, when he was with Genesis?
The comic actor Arthur Marx, one of the Marx Brothers most commonly associated with?
The actor George Formby most commonly associated with?
Bricks and Mortar
What was the average cost of a UK home in 1960: £408, £1,021 or £2,507?
By what percentage did the average UK house price rise from 1959 to 2009, adjusted for inflation: 62%, 273% or 1023%?
What was the series Property Ladder renamed in the light of recent housing market falls?
Which estate agent’s staff got into trouble in 2008 for abusing Balham residents and praising themselves online?
The EPC for a property gives it a rating of A – G based on what?
General Knowledge
What brand of footwear does the company R Griggs make?
Which US city has the area code 212?
Which actor’s autobiography is called My Name is My Bond?
Which company makes the ‘Kelly’ handbag?
What was the Dutch currency before the Euro?
Which film features the character General Jack D Ripper?
Which Russian lake is the world’s largest body of fresh water?
What name links public libaries in Brixton, Balham and Streatham, and art galleries in London?
Which radio station uses the slogan ‘Music that matters’?
In the context of the internet, what does ‘HTML’ stand for?

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