Thursday, February 23, 2012


This evening I was quiz-master for Killiney Lions Club who were raising funds for a local school - in total the quiz raised just over €1,000. There were 15 tables, with the winning team scoring a brilliant 92/100 - a group of teachers who clearly found the quiz very easy. The lowest score was 42/100. I thought the quiz might have been a bit hard, but I think it hit the right mix of sport, gossip, history, geography, politics, and news.

Most people found round 2 to be the most difficult - here are the ten questions, see how you get on:

By what name is Great Britain Street in Dublin now known as?
In January 2005 a landmark was reached when a song called "One Night" became the 1,000th song to reach number one in the UK singles chart. Who was the singer?
Which two GAA clubs, one in Kerry and one in Dublin, are named after the same Archbishop?
In which song by The Beatles would you find the following lines?

In a couple of years they have built a home sweet home,
With a couple of kids running in the yard,
Of Desmond and Molly Jones
Name any one of actress Elizabeth Taylor's husbands OTHER THAN Richard Burton.
What part did Irish actor Devon Murray play in the "Harry Potter" series of movies?
How many pieces are there in total on a chequers (draughts) board?
What city is the capital of Peru?
Taraxacum is a large genus of flowering plants - by what common name do we know this better as?
In the human body, where would you find your Pituitary Gland?

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