Thanks to Brian from THE DUDE ABIDES who sent me some papers from last year’s quizzing Grand Prix in Cardiff.
What the hell is a quiz “Grand Prix”? Does it smell of petrol and involve small bikinis? Well, beyond the gentle life of pub quiz, real quiz-heads like to regularly get together up and down the country for some serious, tough, hard, difficult and tricky quiz action.
When it comes to the quizzing, it makes the old Dr Paul stuff look like a piss in the park which of course, it is.
There is no news so far on whether these quiz events end in a dance-off.
Meanwhile, here’s one of the sets of questions. Brian sent me the papers on Sport, Entertainment, Physical World, Civilisation, and Art & Culture but this is the paper I did best on: Lifestyle where I scored a mammoth 17 out of 30.
See how you do:
- What are Lomi-Lomi, Esalen and Shiatsu?
- Which American two-time Academy Award-winning actress had great success in the 1980’s with her work-out videos featuring elaborate aerobics routines?
- What is the name of the hamburger that is the signature product of the restaurant chain Burger King?
- Write the name of ONE of the two chinese exercise systems, originally martial arts, but today best known as a slow motion training activity performed in parks all over the world.
- What spanish word refers to any hat with a with a brim, but outside of Spanish-speaking countries is used for a wide-brimmed hat made out of straw?
- Where in the body is the muscle Gluteus Maximus found?
- What is the brand name of Nestlé’s proprietary espressomaker-system, where they market machines that brew coffee from capsules, available in a wide variety of flavours?
- What is the name of the prepared childbirth technique developed in the 1940s and named after the French obstetrician who observed the method during a stay in the Soviet Union, and who started teaching it in the West? It is widely taught in the United States, where many couples take such “classes”. The technique has been altered since the beginning to teach expectant mothers to reduce pain during the labour process.
- What is the name of the popular line of fashion dolls that debuted in 2001 and is now a major competitor to Barbie dolls? The dolls are portrayed as teenagers with slim bodies and enlarged heads.
- What is mixed with rum and lime to create a Cuba Libre?
- What is the name of the 105 carat diamond once the largest in the world, and has belonged to a series of Indian Emperors since the Middle Ages, but is now owned by Queen Elizabeth II as part of the crown jewels?
- What is the name of the company who owns the brands Always, Pringles, Pampers and Duracell?
- What is the name of the online sales company Amazon’s e-book reader, which in February was released in its second edition?
- What is the name of the area in France that is widely known for its quality chicken, the first animal food to receive a AOC-classification?
- Which French company is the world’s largest manufacturer of disposable razors, and is also a major producer of other disposable products?
- In danger of being confused with the Norwegian Quiz Association, the NQF is an older association and is a promoter of a sewing method where two layers of material are sewn together typically with insulation inbetween, and then joined with other double-layers to create a larger one, such as a bed cover. What is the name of this technique, starting with the letter Q as in NQF?
- What Japanese word is a name for the sexual practice that features a woman being ejaculated on by multiple men simultaneously?
- Which newspaper in India is the one with the largest circulation amongst English language newspapers in the world?
- Which city in the Langhe-area in Piedmont, Italy, is known for its white truffles, that grow in the hilly forest areas that surround the city?
- What is the name of this super model, who married quarterback Tom Brady on February 26. 2009?
- What is the name of this French actor, the only without English as his first language on Cosmopolitan’s Top 25 list of the world’s most sexy men in 2008? He dated Kylie Minogue for 4 years, until they broke up in 2007.
- Which artist starred in the reality-series “The Newlyweds” with her then husband Nich Lachey?
- What word refers to the silk-like fabric from the Angora goat? The fibres are notable for their high luster and are stronger than wool.
- What is the brand name of the Hasbro toy line consisting of coloured toy ponies, marketed to young girls?
- What is the name of the former model and singer, more famous as a groupie, who was Playmate of the month in 1974, and who is the mother of actress Liv Tyler?
- Popular in East Europe since the Middle Ages, this low-alcohol beverage is made by the natural fermentation of rye bread, and is now being sold in bottles as a soft drink. After Coca Cola captured large market shares after the fall of communism, local breweries fought back and regained their shares with this drink, which is known under what name?
- Ever since the category “Best Make-up” was introduced at the Academy Award in 1982, one man has won the award 6 times, inclusively the first time it was awarded. He was also nominated last year, for the movie “Norbit”. What is the name of this Master make-up artist?
- Jelly-extracts from this green succulent plant are used in moisturising products in spite of the lack of scientific foundation for its effect; what is its name?
- What is the trademark name of this style of sheepskin boots which has been a fashion since the early 2000’s, and popularised by Australian surfers, who used them to keep warm between surf-legs? They are not trademarked in Australia due to a legal controversy.
- What is the name of this model and actress, named the world’s most sexy woman by the magazine FMH in 2008?
I’ll post the answers later…