Quiz Set 7 - Answers
Round 1: General Knowledge
1. Nintendo Gameboy. It was originally released on computers, but is now by far most heavily associated with Nintendo handhelds.
2. System of a Down, with their second and most famous album, Toxicity. This is band that would go onto film music videos at anti-war protest marches. It’s the album that first got me into metal music, so it will always have a place in my heart.
3. The Shamen. The key line is pronounced as though “E’s are good”, which was lost on no one.
4. Taxi driver. It was a landmark moment, as it proved that an intellectual pursuit like quizzing wasn’t just for the rich or upper classes.
5. Stargate SG-1 (they weren’t all in Atlantis or Universe), but Stargate is enough for the point as far as I’m concerned. The third longest running sci-fi show ever (Dr Who beats it by a mile, Smallville only narrowly).
7. The Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, AKA the Cornetto trilogy or Blood and Ice Cream trilogy. They’re linked by common themes and cast members.
8. The Red Vineyard, sold in Brussels in 1890 for 400 Belgian Francs.
9. A horse.
10. Stop. It is unique so as to be unmistakeable. Advisory signs like Give Way are triangular, and other orders, like speed signs, are circular.
Round 2: -Ologies, -Philias, and -Phobias
12 points on offer here, because there’s four questions on each of the 3 sub-topics. Hope you did Greek or Latin at school!
1. Campanology. A classic case of me assuming the answer to the question but correcting myself in the wording after verifying it. Many a quiz has asked the wrong question about this word, it seems!
2. Lexicology is strictly the study of words, but etymology – which is specifically the origin of words – is also an acceptable answer.
6. Ergophilia. “Ergonomics” is probably the most common use of that prefix.
7. Archery! A toxotes was an archer in Ancient Greece. The Greeks originally saw fighting at a distance as dishonourable, but eventually came to see its value. The strongest bows could also only be wielded by men as strong as any swordsman anyway.
8. Cats, with “felinophile” being more common.
9. Acrophobia. The round name is a clue that it’s not vertigo, but that word is in any case a spinning sensation one feels when not actually spinning.
10. Heliophobia. Anything prefixed by “helio” refers to the sun, including the element helium.
11. Clowns. The recent advert for the new film based on King’s book It has seen a number of people complaining about it, which is unsurprising considering that Pennywise gave a lot of people the fear in the first place.
12. Colours. Specific fears of white and red are common subsets of this.
Round 3: Connections
1. Prince Harry. Charles is first, then his first son William, followed by William’s own children, George and Charlotte.
2. Haricot beans.
3. Hyacinth. She insisted on pronouncing her surname “Bouquet” despite the fact that it clearly wasn’t.
4. Hispanola. Also the name of the pirate ship in Treasure Island.
5. The Haka.
6. Howard Hughes.
7. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
8. A Heel
9. Herbie the Love Bug
10. They all begin with the letter H.