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Let’s Wrap the 2012 Quiz Up Now That It’s Technically 2013

1 Jan

new year 2012If you missed the second half of my fabulous Large, Chubby Quiz of the Year 2012, the questions are listed below. If you’d like to compete against thousands to win something (I’ve not decided just yet), please send you answers (written coherently, please) to onagathasbehalf@gmail.com by noon GMT, 2 January 2013.

17. Who was Mr Heron Williard?

18. For what did David Cameron say he was “profoundly sorry” in September 2012?

19. About what did Nick Clegg say “when you’ve made a mistake, you should apologise” in September 2012?

20. What is title of my newest book, which “dropped” 20 December?

21. Where did Felix Baumgartner land after becoming the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power?

22. Complete Mitt Romney’s presidential debate phrase: “binders full of __________.”

23. Complete Barack Obama’s presidential debate phrase: “Well, Governor, we also have fewer __________ and __________.”

24. In October 2012, Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to prison for which crime?

25. What was different about the Queen’s message this afternoon?

26. Whose effigy did Edenbridge Bonfire Society burn on Bonfire Night 2012?

27. After how many days in the job did George Entwistle resign as Director General on 10 November 2012?

28. What did David Beckham do for the last time on the first of December 2012?

29. What is hyperemesis gravidarum?

30. What was the first video to get over 1 billion views on YouTube?

31. Which country had the best performing stock market of 2012?

TIE-BREAKER:Why am I so lovely?

Click here to display the correct answers.

Alas, I’ve had to declare no winner in the quiz. Unfortunately, the entrant with the most correct answers is someone I once slept with, and I was afraid I’d be accused of rigging it in his favour, if you know what I mean. So I’ve declared a mistrial, and we’ll have to do it all again in eleven months.

But well done to you all!

Um, Actually I think It’s Your Round

16 Dec

This year I’m serving as your quiz mistress for the Everyone Needs An Algonquin Quiz of the Year. We’re at the half way mark so I thought we could have a little musical interlude to give you a chance to freshen your drink, nip to the ladies’ or step outside for a fag. The landlord requested something to raise everyone’s spirits (though it would have made more business sense to keep everyone miserable as all good barmen know misery + alcohol =£££). Enjoy!

For those of you who have arrived fashionably late, each day a new question is posted on Facebook so like us there (see conveniently located help on the right of this page) to get access to the daily questions. However, I appreciate that some do not participate in Facebook, and I wouldn’t want to exclude those people just because they have the good sense not to get sucked into such evil, so now’s your chance to get caught up.


Question 1: Why was the name of the Roman goddess of harmony in the news in January 2012?

Question 2: My webpage, Everyone Needs An Algonquin, went black on 18 January 2012. What was up with that?

Question 3: What was the name of the creator of the “Hippest Trip in America,” who died in February 2012?

Question 4: In February 2012, who was cast in the role of Jeremy Irons in “Agatha! The Musical”?

Question 5: In March 2012, David Cameron refused to sign the EU’s “fiscal compact.” What other country’s leader also refused to sign?

Question 6: Why was Christopher cautioned by police in March 2012?

Question 7: Who won the Grand National in April 2012 and why did I back him to win?

Question 8: Rupert Murdoch celebrated the “most humble day” of his life with what kind of a pie?

Question 9: Why is May 1 known as the Day of the Incident in the Whitt-Wellington family?

*Picture Round*

Question 10: This woman’s Scottish husband won which race for the third time this year?

Question 11: What was my personal response to this so-called astronomical phenomenon?

Question 12: Which one of these disembodied bald heads created the recipe for Diamond Jubilee Chicken?

Question 13: To whom did I donate my Olympics tickets?
Bored Queen

Question 14: This man showed up in London to watch which Olympic event?
Putin So Fuck Off

Question 15: How many medals did Great Britain win in this year’s London Olympics?

Question 16: How many medals did the United States win in this year’s London Paralympics?

Once everyone’s settled back into their seats and the paramedics have dealt with that man who got glassed out by the bins, we’ll get back to the quiz!


All Knowledge, the Totality of All Questions and Answers, Is Contained In the Dog

1 Dec

Probably my favourite part of the holiday season is the end-of-the-year quiz. This is because I am both clever and competitive (and if you’re expecting me to feel ashamed of either of these qualities, you’re going to be sorely disappointed). Amidst all the hubbub of Christmas shopping, family feuds, and wintry weather, I try to take solace in beating the pants off anyone who wants to take me on at trivia.

Unfortunately, there was an incident at the pub this week and I’ve been barred from quiz nights for the remainder of the year.  I don’t want to make a big to-do of it, but if you’re going to ask for the lyrics to “Tangled Up In Blue,” you really should have the sense to clarify if you’re talking about the Blood on the Tracks version or the Real Live one. And I’d also like to point out that saying I’m going to glass a guy is not the same as actually glassing him. But hey ho, I guess some people just don’t value accuracy and precision as much as I do.

Jimmy Carr will *not* be involved in this operation.

Jimmy Carr will *not* be involved in this operation.

So I’ve decided to step into the quizmaster role for 2012 and feature my own Quiz of the Year. I would like to invite you all to play along.  A question will be posted each day in December on my Facebook page, and the person with the most correct answers will win an as-of-yet-undetermined prize, which is most likely to be the respect of your peers (and in many ways the value of that is priceless, if you think about it).

I would like to reassure that you that, as in most other aspects of my life, I shall be harsh but fair. Cheating, of course, is incredibly unbecoming and won’t be tolerated: anyone seen using a smart phone to access the Internet at any point during the month of December will be immediately disqualified.

Happy quizzing, brain boxes!