Thursday’s quiz

This is your opportunity to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual bunch of winter sweet.


10 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. J Bloggs says:

    1) What is unique about Plymouth, the de jure capital of Monserrat?

    2) What is the unique achievement of Great Britian at the Summer Olympics?

    3) Who said “The lead car is unique, except for the one behind it which is identical” ?

    4) What is unique about the Hotel Arbez, and how did this make it a haven for refugees and members of the French resistance?

    5) How many ships have been called HMS Unique ?

  2. Andrei says:

    (1) Who was Jethro Tull (not the band) and what is he famous for?

    (2) Who was James Hargreaves and what is his claim to fame?

    (3) Who was Richard Trevithick and in what field was he a pioneer?

    (4) Who built the SS Great Britain and what features did it pioneer?

    (5) Who was Josiah Wedgwood and who was his most famous Grandson?

  3. Andrei says:

    J Bloggs

    (1) It is abandoned due to a volcanic eruption

    (4) This hotel straddles the French-Swiss border. During WW2 the Germans could only enter the French part – in particular the stairs to the upper floor passed into Switzerland so the Germans could not access the upper floor without violating Swiss territory

  4. J Bloggs says:


    1) Jethro Tull invented the seed drill



    4) Isambard Kingdom Brunel designed it.

    5) Josiah Wedgwood was a potter and founder of the Wedgwood company and is credited with the industrialisation of pottery in the UK. His most famous grandson is Charles Darwin.

  5. Teletext says:

    Who are or were the following better known as?

    1. Robert Leroy Parker

    2. Harry Alonzo Longabaugh

    3. Virginia Katherine McMath

    4. Anne Francis Robbins

    5. Vincent Damien Furnier

    6. Joseph Yule

    7. David D Kaminsky

    8. Borge Rosenbaum

    9. Frances Ethel Gumm

    10. Leonard Franklin Slye

  6. J Bloggs says:

    5 – Alice Cooper
    8- Victor Borge
    9 – Judy Garland

  7. Will says:

    Jethro Tull was some sort of radical agriculturalist. I thought he invented some kind of plow. Seed drill is interesting.

    I think Trevithick invented the steam engine.

    That’s my contribution I’m afraid.

  8. Teletext says:


    1. He invented the seed drill which help start British Agriculture Revolution

    2. He was a weaver who invented the Spinning Jenny and revolutionised the production of yarn

    3. He developed the first high pressure steam engine and was leader in the mining industry.

    4. She was designed by I K Brunel and built by William Patterson and launched in the 1840’s. At the time she was the largest steamship. After a long and chequered career, she is now part of the National Historic Fleet and is on show in Bristol.

    5. He was a potter who established Wedgewood and basically industrialised the potting industry in the UK. He was also a leading Abolishionist and created the “Am I not a Man and a Brother” medallion. His most famous grandson was Charles Darwin

  9. Freddy says:

    1. When was the Australian brushtail Possum introduced to NZ.
    2. When was it officially declared a pest.
    3. A bounty scheme ran from 1951-1961 paying two shillings and sixpence per bounty, it is thought that a good number of the tokens were retrieved from road kill, how many bounties in total were paid out during this period.
    4. What is estimated to be the population density of possums per hectare in the North Island.
    5. Between 1980-1986 Possums were eradicated from Kapiti Island, what was the total kill.

  10. Teletext says:


    1. 1850’s

    2. 1993 Biosecurity Act

    3. over 1,000,000

    4. 3

    5. Almost 20,000

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