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CIG 2008 Pub Quiz. Lyndon While Captain Stirling, 16/12/08. Welcome!. Teams of four Seven rounds of questions Rounds 1-6: ten questions each Round 7: ten questions x 3 points each Joker double your score for one of Rounds 2-6 Baffler identify the person from their quotes. Prizes.

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cig 2008 pub quiz

CIG 2008 Pub Quiz

Lyndon While

Captain Stirling, 16/12/08

welcome
Welcome!
  • Teams of four
  • Seven rounds of questions
    • Rounds 1-6: ten questions each
    • Round 7: ten questions x 3 points each
  • Joker
    • double your score for one of Rounds 2-6
  • Baffler
    • identify the person from their quotes
prizes
Prizes

One prize for the highest score in each round

One prize for solving the Baffler first

Four prizes for the highest total score

One prize for the funniest wrong answer of the night

rules
Rules

For the next three hours, Lyndon is God!

baffler
Baffler
  • (About Australia) “He who thinks with me will never wish to walk again in so uninviting a country.”
isaac newton
Isaac Newton

The Newtonian revolution

England, 1643-1727

albert einstein
Albert Einstein

Germany, 1879-1955

20th century science

niels bohr
Niels Bohr

The atom

Denmark, 1885-1962

charles darwin
Charles Darwin

Evolution

England, 1809-1882

louis pasteur
Louis Pasteur

France, 1822-1895

The germ theory of disease

sigmund freud
Sigmund Freud

Austria, 1856-1939

The psychology of the unconscious

galileo galilei
Galileo Galilei

The new science

Italy, 1564-1642

antoine lavoisier
Antoine Lavoisier

France, 1743-1794

The revolution in chemistry

johannes kepler
Johannes Kepler

Germany, 1571-1630

The motion of the planets

nicolaus copernicus
Nicolaus Copernicus

The heliocentric universe

Poland, 1473-1543

scientists tie breaker
Scientists Tie-breaker
  • Aristotle is sometimes described as “the first scientist”. When was he born?
  • 384BC
  • He died in 322BC
baffler19
Baffler
  • “To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes better than, the establishment of a new truth or fact.”
  • (About Australia) “He who thinks with me will never wish to walk again in so uninviting a country.”
board games q1
Board Games Q1
  • What is the name of the official international system used to rate Chess players?
board games q2
Board Games Q2
  • How big is the board in Go?
board games q3
Board Games Q3
  • On which continent did Mancala originate in the 6th century AD?
board games q4
Board Games Q4
  • In Draughts/Checkers, how many randomly-chosen moves are forced for each player at the start of a tournament game?
board games q5
Board Games Q5
  • Which city provided the venues for the original Monopoly board?
board games q6
Board Games Q6
  • In Backgammon, what do players call a point that holds exactly one piece?
board games q7
Board Games Q7
  • Which country has provided the most human world champions in Othello/Reversi?
board games q8
Board Games Q8
  • How many tiles are used in Scrabble?
board games q9
Board Games Q9
  • On which continent did Chinese Checkers originate in 1893?
board games q10
Board Games Q10
  • In Shogi, do players have more or fewer pawns than in Chess?
board games q131
Board Games Q1
  • What is the name of the official international system used to rate Chess players?
  • The Elo system
  • Invented by Arpad Elo in the 1960s
board games q232
Board Games Q2
  • How big is the board in Go?
  • 19 x 19 lines
  • 18 x 18 squares
board games q333
Board Games Q3
  • On which continent did Mancala originate in the 6th century AD?
  • Africa
  • Around Ethiopia or Eritrea
board games q434
Board Games Q4
  • In Draughts/Checkers, how many randomly-chosen moves are forced for each player at the start of a tournament game?
  • 3
  • The system used is similar to duplicate Bridge
board games q535
Board Games Q5
  • Which city provided the venues for the original Monopoly board?
  • Atlantic City
  • London came later!
board games q636
Board Games Q6
  • In Backgammon, what do players call a point that holds exactly one piece?
  • A blot
board games q737
Board Games Q7
  • Which country has provided the most human world champions in Othello/Reversi?
  • Japan
board games q838
Board Games Q8
  • How many tiles are used in Scrabble?
  • 100
board games q939
Board Games Q9
  • On which continent did Chinese Checkers originate in 1893?
  • Europe (Germany!)
  • The name was chosen by an American to make it sound “exotic”
  • The game was mostly introduced to Chinese regions by the Japanese
board games q1040
Board Games Q10
  • In Shogi, do players have more or fewer pawns than in Chess?
  • More: 9 vs. 8
board games tie breaker
Board Games Tie-breaker
  • What is the highest known score for a single move in Scrabble?
  • 2,044 points
  • “sesquioxidizing”
board games tie breaker43
Board Games Tie-breaker
  • How many languages has Scrabble been translated into?
  • 29
  • In 121 countries
board games tie breaker44
Board Games Tie-breaker
  • How many chess players were on the FIDE rating list in November 2008?
  • 193,794
baffler46
Baffler
  • “I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.”
  • “To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes better than, the establishment of a new truth or fact.”
  • (About Australia) “He who thinks with me will never wish to walk again in so uninviting a country.”
australia q1
Australia Q1
  • WA is Australia’s largest state. Which state is the second largest?
australia q2
Australia Q2
  • Which Australasian dessert was invented to honour a ballet dancer?
australia q3
Australia Q3
  • Which was the first colony to split off from New South Wales?
australia q4
Australia Q4
  • Australia has five very large cities. Which city is the country’s sixth largest by population?
australia q5
Australia Q5
  • Which is the only country other than Australia that has native monotremes?
australia q6
Australia Q6
  • Australia is famous for its eucalyptus trees. How many distinct species are there? (±)
australia q7
Australia Q7
  • Which country is Australia’s biggest export market by value?
australia q8
Australia Q8
  • Which Australian state has the shortest coastline?
australia q9
Australia Q9
  • Which is Australia’s most common religious affiliation?
australia q10
Australia Q10
  • In which Australian state was gold first discovered?
australia q158
Australia Q1
  • WA is Australia’s largest state. Which state is the second largest?
  • Queensland
  • 1,852,642km2
  • 70% of WA, 266% of Texas
australia q259
Australia Q2
  • Which Australasian dessert was invented to honour a ballet dancer?
  • Pavlova
  • In 1926: probably in New Zealand!
australia q360
Australia Q3
  • Which was the first colony to split off from New South Wales?
  • Van Diemen’s Land/Tasmania
  • In 1825
  • 1829 Swan River Colony, 1836 SA, 1840 NZ, 1851 VIC, 1859 QLD
australia q461
Australia Q4
  • Australia has five very large cities. Which city is the country’s sixth largest by population?
  • Gold Coast-Tweed
  • 583,657 in 2007
  • Newcastle had 523,662
australia q562
Australia Q5
  • Which is the only country other than Australia that has native monotremes?
  • Papua-New Guinea
australia q663
Australia Q6
  • Australia is famous for its eucalyptus trees. How many distinct species are there? (±)
  • 746
australia q764
Australia Q7
  • Which country is Australia’s biggest export market by value?
  • Japan
australia q865
Australia Q8
  • Which Australian state has the shortest coastline?
  • NSW
  • 2,137km vs. Victoria 2,512km
australia q966
Australia Q9
  • Which is Australia’s most common religious affiliation?
  • Roman Catholic
  • 5,126,884 people
australia q1067
Australia Q10
  • In which Australian state was gold first discovered?
  • NSW
  • In 1823
  • The Australian gold rush started in Victoria in 1851
australia tie breaker
Australia Tie-breaker
  • There used to be a territory called Central Australia. When was this merged into the Northern Territory?
  • 12 June 1931
  • CA was founded on 1 February 1927
baffler70
Baffler
  • “Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equals.”
  • “I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.”
  • “To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes better than, the establishment of a new truth or fact.”
  • (About Australia) “He who thinks with me will never wish to walk again in so uninviting a country.”
sport q1
Sport Q1
  • Which European country has won the most soccer world cups?
sport q2
Sport Q2
  • What is the maximum number of clubs that a player can use in tournament golf?
sport q3
Sport Q3
  • What is the official title of the rules of boxing?
sport q4
Sport Q4
  • Which country has the best record in the rugby world cup?
sport q5
Sport Q5
  • In which year was the Hawk-eye system first used in a Grand Slam tennis event?
sport q6
Sport Q6
  • How many players are in a netball team?
sport q7
Sport Q7
  • Which country has lost the most cricket world cup finals?
sport q8
Sport Q8
  • Other than the USA, the USSR, and China, which was the last country to top the Olympic medal table?
sport q9
Sport Q9
  • In which year was the Australian Football League founded? (±)
sport q10
Sport Q10
  • How many athletics events were held at the Beijing Olympics? (±)(count men’s and women’s events separately)
sport q182
Sport Q1
  • Which European country has won the most soccer world cups?
  • Italy
  • 4
  • Germany 3, England & France 1 each
  • Brazil 5
sport q283
Sport Q2
  • What is the maximum number of clubs that a player can use in tournament golf?
  • 14
sport q384
Sport Q3
  • What is the official title of the rules of boxing?
  • The Marquess of Queensbury rules
sport q485
Sport Q4
  • Which country has the best record in the rugby world cup?
  • Australia
  • 2 wins, plus 1 lost final
sport q586
Sport Q5
  • In which year was the Hawk-eye system first used in a Grand Slam tennis event?
  • 2006
  • At the US Open
sport q687
Sport Q6
  • How many players are in a netball team?
  • 7
  • GS, GA, WA, WD, C, GD, GK
sport q788
Sport Q7
  • Which country has lost the most cricket world cup finals?
  • England
  • 3: 1979, ‘87, ‘92
sport q889
Sport Q8
  • Other than the USA, the USSR, and China, which was the last country to top the Olympic medal table?
  • Germany (1936)
  • Also Great Britain (1908) and France (1900)
sport q990
Sport Q9
  • In which year was the Australian Football League founded? (±)
  • 1990
sport q1091
Sport Q10
  • How many athletics events were held at the Beijing Olympics? (±)(count men’s and women’s events separately)
  • 47
sport tie breaker
Sport Tie-breaker
  • What was the total attendance at the soccer world cup finals in 2006?
  • 3,353,655
  • TV audience for the final (est.): 715,100,000
  • Total TV audience (est.): 26,290,000,000
baffler94
Baffler
  • “We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.”
  • “Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equals.”
  • “I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.”
  • “To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes better than, the establishment of a new truth or fact.”
  • (About Australia) “He who thinks with me will never wish to walk again in so uninviting a country.”
row q1
RoW Q1
  • What is the name of the deepest spot in the world’s oceans?
row q2
RoW Q2
  • Which age range has the lowest death rate in the USA? (<1, 1-5, 5-15, 15-25, 25-35, etc)
row q3
RoW Q3
  • In which year did Joseph Stalin take power in the USSR? (±)
row q4
RoW Q4
  • Which is the highest capital city in the world?
row q5
RoW Q5
  • The most poisonous animal in the world is what type of creature? (most potent poison by weight)
row q6
RoW Q6
  • The most poisonous plant in the world is what type?
row q7
RoW Q7
  • Which continent has the highest proportion of (arid) desert?
row q8
RoW Q8
  • Which is the largest gland in the human body?
row q9
RoW Q9
  • In which modern country would the ancient city of Carthage be?
row q10
RoW Q10
  • Which is the only country in South-east Asia that was never a European colony?
row q1106
RoW Q1
  • What is the name of the deepest spot in the world’s oceans?
  • The Marianas Trench
  • 10,900m: in the western Pacific near the Philippines
row q2107
RoW Q2
  • Which age range has the lowest death rate in the USA? (<1, 1-5, 5-15, 15-25, 25-35, etc)
  • 5-15
row q3108
RoW Q3
  • In which year did Joseph Stalin take power in the USSR? (±)
  • 1924
row q4109
RoW Q4
  • Which is the highest capital city in the world?
  • La Paz (Bolivia, 3,640m)
  • Lhasa (Tibet, 3,650m)
row q5110
RoW Q5
  • The most poisonous animal in the world is what type of creature? (most potent poison by weight)
  • Poison dart frog
row q6111
RoW Q6
  • The most poisonous plant in the world is what type?
  • Castor bean
row q7112
RoW Q7
  • Which continent has the highest proportion of (arid) desert?
  • Australia
  • 42.7% vs. Africa 42.3%
row q8113
RoW Q8
  • Which is the largest gland in the human body?
  • The liver
row q9114
RoW Q9
  • In which modern country would the ancient city of Carthage be?
  • Tunisia
row q10115
RoW Q10
  • Which is the only country in South-east Asia that was never a European colony?
  • Thailand
row tie breaker
RoW Tie-breaker
  • In which year did the world’s population reach one billion?
  • 1804
  • 2bn 1927
  • 3bn 1961
  • 4bn 1974
  • 5bn 1987
  • 6bn 1999
row tie breaker117
RoW Tie-breaker
  • How many people died in Australia in 2007?
  • 137,854
baffler119
Baffler
  • “The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.”
  • “We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.”
  • “Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equals.”
  • “I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.”
  • “To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes better than, the establishment of a new truth or fact.”
  • (About Australia) “He who thinks with me will never wish to walk again in so uninviting a country.”
computer games q1
Computer Games Q1
  • Which PlayStation marsupial do fans consider the Sony equivalent of Super Mario?
computer games q2
Computer Games Q2
  • Which videogame are the characters in The Sims 2 able to play?
computer games q3
Computer Games Q3
  • What was Pac-Man called when the game was originally launched in Japan?
computer games q4
Computer Games Q4
  • Mario first appeared in Donkey Kong: what was he called?
computer games q5
Computer Games Q5
  • What is the name of the principal land in The Legend of Zelda?
computer games q6
Computer Games Q6
  • What is Pokemon short for?
computer games q7
Computer Games Q7
  • What is the name of Sonic the Hedgehog’s principal antagonist?
computer games q8
Computer Games Q8
  • In which movie did the phrase Need for Speed originate?
computer games q9
Computer Games Q9
  • Which was the first (the only?) real city used as a setting in a Grand Theft Auto?
computer games q10
Computer Games Q10
  • In which country was Tetris invented?
computer games q1131
Computer Games Q1
  • Which PlayStation marsupial do fans consider the Sony equivalent of Super Mario?
  • Crash Bandicoot
computer games q2132
Computer Games Q2
  • Which videogame are the characters in The Sims 2 able to play?
  • The Sims
computer games q3133
Computer Games Q3
  • What was Pac-Man called when the game was originally launched in Japan?
  • Puck Man
computer games q4134
Computer Games Q4
  • Mario first appeared in Donkey Kong: what was he called?
  • Jumpman
computer games q5135
Computer Games Q5
  • What is the name of the principal land in The Legend of Zelda?
  • Hyrule
computer games q6136
Computer Games Q6
  • What is Pokemon short for?
  • Pocket monsters
computer games q7137
Computer Games Q7
  • What is the name of Sonic the Hedgehog’s principal antagonist?
  • Dr. Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik
computer games q8138
Computer Games Q8
  • In which movie did the phrase Need for Speed originate?
  • Top Gun
  • Tom Cruise 1986: “I feel the need: the need for speed.”
computer games q9139
Computer Games Q9
  • Which was the first (the only?) real city used as a setting in a Grand Theft Auto?
  • London
computer games q10140
Computer Games Q10
  • In which country was Tetris invented?
  • Russia
computer games tie breaker
Computer Games Tie-breaker
  • Possibly the first depiction of a video arcade game in a movie was in Soylent Green. In which year was this movie released?
  • 1973
  • Soylent Green was set in 2022
  • The game was Computer Space, released in 1971
baffler143
Baffler
  • “We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities, still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.”
  • “The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.”
  • “We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.”
  • “Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equals.”
  • “I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.”
  • “To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes better than, the establishment of a new truth or fact.”
  • (About Australia) “He who thinks with me will never wish to walk again in so uninviting a country.”
name3 q1
Name3 Q1
  • Name the three biggest grossing movies ever at the box office worldwide.
  • (e.g. Indiana Jones)
name3 q2
Name3 Q2
  • Name the three most populous metropolitan areas in the world.
name3 q3
Name3 Q3
  • Name the three most eaten fruits in the USA, by weight.
name3 q4
Name3 Q4
  • Name the three largest islands in the world (excluding Antarctica and Australia).
name3 q5
Name3 Q5
  • Name the three most expensive breeds of dog.
  • (e.g. terrier)
name3 q6
Name3 Q6
  • Name the three countries with the largest Muslim populations.
name3 q7
Name3 Q7
  • Name the three largest companies in the world by revenue.
name3 q8
Name3 Q8
  • Name the three biggest-selling video game franchises worldwide.
name3 q9
Name3 Q9
  • Name the three most prolific Olympic gold medal winners ever.
name3 q10
Name3 Q10
  • Name Australia’s three biggest exports by value.
name3 q1155
Name3 Q1
  • Name the three biggest grossing movies ever at the box office worldwide.
  • Titanic
  • Lord of the Rings 3
  • Pirates of the Caribbean 3
name3 q2156
Name3 Q2
  • Name the three most populous metropolitan areas in the world.
  • Tokyo
  • Seoul
  • Mexico City
name3 q3157
Name3 Q3
  • Name the three most eaten fruits in the USA, by weight.
  • Banana
  • Apple
  • Orange
name3 q4158
Name3 Q4
  • Name the three largest islands in the world (excluding Antarctica and Australia).
  • Greenland
  • New Guinea
  • Borneo
name3 q5159
Name3 Q5
  • Name the three most expensive breeds of dog.
  • Husky
  • Bulldog
  • Spaniel
name3 q6160
Name3 Q6
  • Name the three countries with the largest Muslim populations.
  • Indonesia
  • Pakistan
  • India
name3 q7161
Name3 Q7
  • Name the three largest companies in the world by revenue.
  • Wal-Mart
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Royal Dutch Shell
name3 q8162
Name3 Q8
  • Name the three biggest-selling video game franchises worldwide.
  • Mario
  • Pokemon
  • The Sims
name3 q9163
Name3 Q9
  • Name the three most prolific Olympic gold medal winners ever.
  • Michael Phelps
  • Larissa Latynina
  • Paavo Nurmi
name3 q10164
Name3 Q10
  • Name Australia’s three biggest exports by value.
  • Coal
  • Iron ore
  • Education
name3 tie breaker
Name3 Tie-breaker
  • Name the largest countries in the world, by area.
  • Russia
  • Canada
  • China
  • USA
  • Brazil
  • Australia
  • India
  • Argentina
  • Kazakhstan
  • Sudan
  • Algeria
  • Congo
overall tie breaker
Overall Tie-breaker
  • Name a country where the capital is not the largest city.
baffler167
Baffler
  • “What a book a devil’s chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!”
  • “We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities, still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.”
  • “The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.”
  • “We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.”
  • “Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equals.”
  • “I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.”
  • “To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes better than, the establishment of a new truth or fact.”
  • (About Australia) “He who thinks with me will never wish to walk again in so uninviting a country.”