Thursday 20 December 2007

Branch Meeting: Christmas Quiz

Keep out the black and stay in the red, you get nothing in this game for two in a bed! That's right quiz fans, its that time of year for the annual Stoke Socialist Party teasingly taxing trivial trial. Half points are awarded for each bit of a two part question. No googling, no phone a friend, keep your hands off your fancy mobile. Ready? Fingers on buzzers, let's play Blockbusters!

1) Who was controversially awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for addressing climate change?

2) What football club was taken over by its fans and run as an internet-based co-op? How much does it cost to have a share?

3) What major historical event marked its 90th anniversary this year?

4) When was the NHS founded? Month and year please!

5) What month and year was Rosa Luxemburg murdered?

6) Who was charged with perjury on 16th December, 2007? What newspaper did he successfully sue?

7) Which bank was bailed out by the government?

8) What month and year was Che Guevara murdered?

9) What dates did the Department of Work and Pensions go on strike this month?

10) What Middle Eastern country declared martial law earlier this year? Who is its president?

11) On what date did the global demonstration against climate change take place?

12) What year was Hugo Chavez elected?

13) Who wrote the book, Problems of Everyday Life?

14) Who was the goal keeper when England won the World Cup in 1966?

15) Who knocked Port Vale out of the second round of the FA Cup? What was the scoreline?

And there's a special Brucie bonus for anyone who can answer me this question:

16) How many left-of-Labour parties are registered with the Electoral Commission?

Out of time fact fiends! The answers will appear in due course in the comment box. Tot up your points and see if you beat me, or our evening's winner (who wasn't me, sob!) It's been nice to see you, to see you, nice!


Phil said...

There goes the gong! Here are your answers.

1) Al gore

2) Ebbsfleet United, £35

3) Russian Revolution

4) July, 1948

5) March, 1919

6) Tommy Sheridan, News of the World

7) Northern Rock

8) October, 1967

9) 6th and the 7th

10) Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf

11) 8th December

12) 1998

13) Leon Trotsky

14) Gordon Banks

15) Chasetown, 1-0

And Brucie bonus:

16) 29 (admittedly, this is a bit of a fuzzy figure ...)

I got 12.5 out of 15 (we didn't do the bonus) but I left empty-handed. Brother A romped home with an impressive 14/15.

How did you do?

ajohnstone said...

Just had to mention 1966 , didn't you...

steven rix said...

I tagged yar blog.

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Madam Miaow said...

Does Pakistan count as Middle East? I thought it was east east. Or South Asia.

Is it a bit like Israel being in the Eurovision Song Contest?

Merry Xmas

Phil said...

Aye, that was a bit of a disputed question on the night. So, how did you do?