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Source: (consider it) Thread: The New Crew's Quiz
Piglet
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Considering how many of my answers were wild guesses, only getting two of them wrong isn't all that bad ...

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Smudgie

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Here is the quiz. 14th on the leaderboard isn't so embarrassing when I remember how few answers I had even heard of!

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jedijudy

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I can't believe I guessed correctly. And it was guessing.

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Patdys
Iron Wannabe
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Does a happy dance

Top of the leader board*

Does a happy dance

*yes I am the only competitor so far.
And no, I probably won't watch my steady decline as the cleverer people log on.

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Welease Woderwick

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Back to 10/10 but only 4th out of 5!

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Smudgie

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Did my usual "forgetting it's against the clock" and still managed 40 seconds - I'd be amazing if I had a brain.

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Sir Kevin
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I guessed the last one, never having read it. I am currently tenth.

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I changed my mind one one question and shouldn't have - why don't I learn?
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Piglet
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Back to 10/10 [Yipee] but although 43 seconds is quite good for me, it's rubbish compared to some ... [Disappointed]

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Spike

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I notice one question today came under the category "Female girls names"

What other sort of girls names are there?

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Lucia

Looking for light
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At least I got them all right today...but how the heck do you do it so fast???
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Piglet
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My thoughts precisely, Lucia.

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Sir Kevin
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I really fecking hate it when they ask your opinion about bad quizzes! This is an opinion, not a fact, and calls for a value judgement. I should have been seventh. The dumb shit who wrote the question, that piece of excrement, should be banned from writing any more. I could go on...

[Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Disappointed]

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Sioni Sais
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quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
I really fecking hate it when they ask your opinion about bad quizzes! This is an opinion, not a fact, and calls for a value judgement. I should have been seventh. The dumb shit who wrote the question, that piece of excrement, should be banned from writing any more. I could go on...

[Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [Disappointed]

Well, you've seen the answer, now you know what to do!

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From the edge
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Came in here to complain about this question.

Which I nonetheless managed to get right [Big Grin]

Are some of you using shortcut keys to scroll between questions, or what?

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Ariston
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quote:
Originally posted by Eutychus:
Are some of you using shortcut keys to scroll between questions, or what?

Nope. They're just that good.

I'm not.

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Boogie

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All correct - but ohhh so slow!

[Smile]

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Smudgie

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I should get extra points for not watching random sitcoms and films and sitting analysing the credits to memorise who was in them.

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joan knox

Knoxy is my homeboy
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argh... the last science question got me...

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Sir Kevin
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I didn't realize I knew so much about cats and so little about American TV shows! Aaaargh!

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Rosa Winkel

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Ah, I was being timed.

I got one question right, but for the wrong reason.

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Just Me
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quote:
Originally posted by Eutychus:

Are some of you using shortcut keys to scroll between questions, or what?

I've nearly trained myself to ignore the heading for each question - which doesn't help you answer the question but takes time to read - but I'd still struggle to read the question fast enough to get close to the experts.

Next time I might reduce the width of my browser window. At the moment the I'm nearly turning my head to read it all - if I get it narrower perhaps I'll be able to take it in faster.

[ 14. January 2012, 22:58: Message edited by: Just Me ]

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Piglet
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quote:
Originally posted by Sir Kevin:
I didn't realize I knew so much about cats and so little about American TV shows! Aaaargh!

You being a 'Murcan, I can't tell you how much better that makes me feel.

Fecking American television questions ... [Mad]

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joan knox

Knoxy is my homeboy
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well, on the plus side, 30 seconds is my fastest time.
on the minus side, I guessed one incorrectly... which I have in the past guessed correctly... la la la!

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Piglet
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42 seconds - not bad by Captain Slow Piglet's standards.

Fifth place - I can live with that. [Yipee]

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Smudgie

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Foiled by a movie (accepted defeat graciously) and by a stupid stupid stupid question about stupid depends-on-your-point-of-view etiquette. And as for asking me which statement is factual about a mythical creature.... well, I rest my case. Some days this quiz is not worth the paper it's printed on. [Biased]

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Chorister

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One day, Smudgie, you can devise your own quiz on the Ship. I predict lots of questions about penguins and the Isle of Wight ferry.... [Biased]

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joan knox

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*mutter mutter mutter*
mythical bloody creatures...
*mutter mutter mutter*

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Sir Kevin
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Second among the also-rans due to not carefully reading the thunder question.

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Tree Bee

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Grrr, question 8, grrr.

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Geneviève

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Wow, I came in at #3 yesterday. Whee [Yipee]
I savor the thrill.

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Piglet
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Not hugely fast, but hugely correct. [Smile]

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Welease Woderwick

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A moderate attempt on my return - I haven't seen the film in question since I was 7 years old so am not too surprised I got it wrong.

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Smudgie

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That was a bit of a better score, once I forced myself to read the answers rather than just think "How should I know?"

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Sir Kevin
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Finally back in the top ten: currently in fifth. It said the quiz was "harder". Harder than what - it was easy for me, though I did make an educated guess on the film question because I never saw it.

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Tree Bee

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Whoop! [Yipee]

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Drifting Star

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[Razz]

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Sir Kevin
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Still in 10th!

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Piglet
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No threat from me, Sir K - I never thought I'd regret the fact that I haven't seen Bambi. [Frown]

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Welease Woderwick

Sister Incubus Nightmare
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Not first to go today so at the moment I am last.

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What part of Matt. 7:1 don't you understand?

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joan knox

Knoxy is my homeboy
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well, a tad better today

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Lucia

Looking for light
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Yay, I'm 4th at the moment! My best placing ever...not that it will last for long.
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Rosa Winkel

Saint Anger round my neck
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Get in!

Had never heard of the politician and guessed the actress. Got 10/10.

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Piglet
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Guessed the actress (and got it right [Yipee] ) but spent too long thinking.

Tried to submit a correction for question 1 (which they always get wrong), but it told me I wasn't logged in, so I thought, "stuff that for a lark".

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Welease Woderwick

Sister Incubus Nightmare
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If it is the question I think it is, piglet, they are right - I thought they were wrong, too. One is the capital and the other is the seat of government - the status of the first is enshrined in their constitution.

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What part of Matt. 7:1 don't you understand?

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Uncle Pete

Loyaute me lie
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Which question did you blow today Weasel?

Smug PeteC.

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Smudgie

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I'm obviously far too young to know the answer to some of those

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Lucia

Looking for light
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Yeah and how many Americans know how many stars are on the European Union flag? (Actually I don't know the answer to that either....)
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Sir Kevin
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quote:
Originally posted by Smudgie:
I'm obviously far too young to know the answer to some of those

I'm not. Everything correct and quick enough for sixth!

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Ariston
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Wait, how am I still in first? Will someone (ahem, other AA) please come along and restore order to the world?

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