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"Take it or Leave it?" quiz

Post by JasonCullen » Fri May 23, 2008 2:42 pm

2. How is the sport of tauromachy better known?
D. Cockfighting
N.Bull fighting
P. Bowling
T. Martial Arts
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Re: "Take it or Leave it?" quiz

Post by JasonCullen » Fri May 23, 2008 3:10 pm

Hello again forumites :) ! I just thought I would put together another quiz but this time with 30 questions to test forumites' general knowledge ability in my latest quiz called "Take it or leave it?".

The aim of the game is to answer each of the 30 questions with the simple answer "take" or "leave". With each general knowledge question you will be given the "correct" answer to each question and if you believe the answer given is the correct one, simply type the word "take". However, if you thing the answer given to a question is wrong, then simply type the word "leave". Examples of how the game works are shown below;

1. What is the capital of France? Paris. In this instance you would "take" the answer Paris as this is the correct answer. This will give you 1 mark.

2. How many sides does a triangle have? Four. For this question you would type the answer "leave" as this is an incorrect answer. A bonus mark would be awarded if you put the word "leave" to this question followed by what you think is the correct answer. In this case, the word "leave" and the number "3" would get you 2 marks instead of 1.

Simple enough to grasp?

To make it easier for me to see who has got what answers correctly, please put your answers to the questions in the list format shown below:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

If you do not know the answer to a certain question, just guess because you have got a 50-50 chance of getting it correct. The questions are based on a wide range of topics and vary in difficulty. So please do not be disappointed with this easier and quite drab quiz format because I am working on a new quiz which is much more difficult than my "Pick and Choose" quiz which will be posted in the "Off-topic" thread at the end of next week..

So, I hope you enjoy and no cheats please (because your only cheating yourself :D ) By the way, some of these answers may seem obvious but beware because some are trick questions and vice versa :twisted:

N.B. As I said earlier, 1 bonus mark will be awarded to any forumite who types the word "leave" to an incorrect answer and then identifies the correct answer by using their own knowledge. But please do not steal people's "real" answer as it could be wrong and it will make you look like a copycat - and you don't want to be getting a reputation on the forum for cheating!

Questions

1. Which challenging board game did Chris Haney and Scott Abbott come up with?
Cluedo
2. What does the "B" stand for in the name of the toothbrush "Oral-B"?
Brush
3. In which famous novel would you find Ralph, Simon and Piggy?
Lord of the Flies
4. What song did Whitney Houston record for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games?
And I will always love you
5. Which is the only U.S. state that contains none of the letters from "osama" in its name?
Denver
6. If cats are "feline", which animals are "ovine"?
Dogs
7. In which decade was the film "Grease" set?
1970's
8. Which football team are nicknamed the Bluebirds?
Cardiff City
9. Which medical pioneer came up with the Germ Theory published in 1861?
Robert Koch
10. Which Olympic sport requires a "planting box"?
Shot put
11. In which English county is Glastonbury?
Berkshire
12. The patella is another name for which part of the body?
Kneecap
13. What is the official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury?
St. James' Palace
14. Mariolatry is the idolatrous worship of whom?
The Virgin Mary
15. What is the name of a female donkey?
Ass
16. Justin Timberlake was formerly a member of which boy band?
N Sync
17. Who played the male lead role in the 1986 film "The Fly"?
Jeff Goldblum
18. How did Captain Arthur Rostron become famous in 1912?
He was captain of Titanic which sank
19. In computer networking, what does LAN stand for?
Local Area Network
20. Americans call them Bell Hops, what do we call them in Britain?
Bell ringers
21. Who invented the centigrade thermometer in 1742?
Anders Fahrenheit
22. The Taj Mahal is on the bank of which river?
Jumna
23. In the human body which part secretes the hormone insulin?
Kidneys
24. What is the world's smallest republic?
San Marino
25. Which country has the international car registration DZ?
Algeria
26. What is the collective term for a group of woodpeckers?
Descent
27. Which type of business traditionally has three balls hanging outside?
Porn Shop
28. What is the main ingredient of guacamole?
Artichoke
29. What is the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet?
Kappa
30. Which infamous Englishman's prison number was FF8282?
Dr. Harold Shipman

Again, best of luck. Also, I cannot be held responsible or sued legally for stealing the rights and format of this game show from Challenge TV (hopefully!)
Jason :D

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Re: "Take it or Leave it?" quiz

Post by Dinos Sfyris » Fri May 23, 2008 4:19 pm

Here's my attempt. *signs the usual disclaimer of general knowledge* Most of these are complete guesses:

1. Take it
2. Leave it - Bodyguard?
3. Take it
4. Leave it -
5. Take it
6. Leave it - pigs?
7. Take it
8. Leave it - Portsmouth?
9. Take it
10. Leave it - Pole vault?
11. Take it
12. Take it
13. Leave it -
14. Take it
15. Leave it -
16. Take it
17. Take it
18. Leave it -
19. Take it
20. Leave it - Hotel porters
21. Leave it - Andrew Centigrade?
22. Take it
23. Leave it - Pituitary gland?
24. Leave it - The Vatican?
25. Take it
26. Take it
27. Leave it -
28. Leave it - Avocado
29. Take it
30. Take it

If the answers to some of the Leave it questions come to me suddenly I may stick them in later.

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Re: "Take it or Leave it?" quiz

Post by Howard Somerset » Fri May 23, 2008 5:28 pm

Another pathetic attempt by me, I fear. Needed to rush this one before going off to Eurodisney. :)

1. take
2. leave
3. take
4. leave
5. leave - Ohio
6. leave
7. take
8. take
9. take
10. take
11. leave - Somerset
12. take
13. leave - Lambeth Palace
14. take
15. leave - donkey
16. leave
17. take
18. take
19. take
20. leave - Hotel porters
21. leave - M Celsius
22. leave
23. leave - liver
24. take
25. take
26. leave - hammering :)
27. take
28. take
29. take
30. leave - Lord Jeffrey Archer

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Re: "Take it or Leave it?" quiz

Post by Ben Pugh » Fri May 23, 2008 9:05 pm

Questions

1. Cluedo Leave it/
2. b]Oral-B[/b]"? Leave it, does it even stand for anything?
3. Lord of the Flies Take it.
4. And I will always love you Leave it, that was for The Bodyguard.
5. Denver Leave it, Kentucky.
6. Dogs Leave it
7. 1970's Leave it, 1950s
8. Cardiff City Take it.
9. Robert Koch Leave it.
10. Shot put Leave it, there's a circle rather than a box
11. Berkshire Take it.
12. Kneecap Take it.
13. St. James' Palace Leave it, Lambeth Palace
14. The Virgin Mary Take it
15. Ass Leave it.
16. N Sync Take it.
17. Jeff Goldblum Take it
18. He was captain of Titanic which sank Leave it
19. Local Area Network Take it
20. Bell ringers Leave it
21. Anders Fahrenheit Leave it
22. Jumna Take it it.
23. Kidneys Leave it, pancreas
24. San Marino Leave it.
25. Algeria Leave it.
26. Descent Take it
27. Porn Shop Leave it
28. Artichoke Leave it, avocado
29. Kappa Take it
30. Dr. Harold Shipman Leave it

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Post by Stewart Scott » Sat May 24, 2008 7:14 am

1. Leave - Trivial Pursuit
2. Take
3. Take
4. Leave - One Moment in Time
5. Take
6. Leave
7. Leave - 1950s
8. Leave
9. Take
10. Take
11. Leave - Somerset
12. Take
13. Leave
14. Take
15. Leave
16. Take
17. Leave
18. Leave
19. Take
20. Leave
21. Leave
22. Take
23. Take
24. Leave - Vatican City?
25. Leave
26. Take
27. Leave
28. Leave - Avocado
29. Take
30. Leave

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Post by JasonCullen » Sat May 24, 2008 10:03 am

Very pleasing attempts so far :D . Answers will be revealed on SATURDAY daytime. So everyone who wants a go, get to it fast (the quiz is quite easy in comparison to some others!) ;)

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Post by Jon Corby » Tue May 27, 2008 8:45 am

1. Take It
2. Leave It - ?
3. Take It
4. Leave It - ?
5. Leave It - Kentucky
6. Leave It - Sheep
7. Leave It - 1960s
8. Take It
9. Take It
10. Take It
11. Leave It - Wiltshire
12. Take It
13. Take It
14. Take It
15. Leave It - Jenny
16. Take It
17. Take It
18. Take It
19. Take It
20. Leave It - Bellboys/porters
21. Leave It - someone Celsius
22. Take It
23. Take It
24. Take It
25. Leave It - ?
26. Take It
27. Leave It - Pawn shop
28. Leave It - Avocado
29. Take It
30. Take It

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Re: "Take it or Leave it?" quiz

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue May 27, 2008 11:32 am

1. Leave - Trivial Pursuit
2. Leave - nothing?
3. Take
4. Leave
5. Leave - Kentucky
6. Leave - sheep
7. Take
8. Take
9. Take
10. Leave - pole vault
11. Leave - Somerset
12. Take
13. Leave - can't remember despite driving past it regularly!
14. Take
15. Leave - hinnie
16. Take
17. Take
18. Take (Was there a Titanic which didn't sink?)
19. Take
20. Leave - Bell boys?
21. Leave - Anders Celsius
22. Take
23. Leave - pancreas
24. Take
25. Leave -
26. Leave
27. Leave - pawnbroker
28. Leave - avocado (as 1 guacamole is avocado's number of atoms....)
29. Take
30. Leave - Crippen?

Nice Quiz

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Post by Joseph Bolas » Tue May 27, 2008 10:06 pm

I'll have a crack at this:

01. Leave - Trivial Pursuit
02. Take
03. Take
04. Leave
05. Leave - Kentucky
06. Leave
07. Take
08.
09. Take
10. Leave
11. Take
12. Take
13. Take
14. Leave
15. Leave
16. Take
17. Take
18. Take
19. Take
20. Leave - Porters?
21. Leave - Celsius?
22. Take
23. Leave
24. Leave
25. Take
26. Take
27. Take
28. Leave - Avocado
29. Take
30. Leave

I will be surprised if I got over 10 again, but I wont be surprised if I have secured last place, like last time :D :lol:.

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Post by Michael Wallace » Thu May 29, 2008 3:07 am

It's 4am so why shouldn't I waste my time doing this?

1. Leave. Scrabble?
2. Take. (why not)
3. Take.
4. Leave. Somebody who loves me?
5. Leave. New York. (edit: Ok yes there's an O in it, no sniggering at the back there...I totally *can* blame that one on the time though, right?)
6. Leave. Ox?
7. Leave. 1950s.
8. Take.
9. Take?
10. Leave. Pole Vault.
11. Leave. Wiltshire?
12. Take.
13. Leave. Lambeth palace? (I know that's his london residence, at least...)
14. Take. (tempting as it is to say leave and go with some 'hilarious' italian plumber joke)
15. Leave. (I know I should know this)
16. Take.
17. Take. (no idea)
18. Take. (I feel like I'd know the name if it was him, though)
19. Take.
20. Leave. Bell boys?
21. Leave. Mr. Centigrade.
22. Leave. I can't remember what that other river is called :(
23. Leave. Pancreas.
24. Take. (seems plausible)
25. Leave. I feel like going for Dominican Republic.
26. Take?
27. Take.
28. Leave. Avocado.
29. Leave. Lambda? (I bet you've gone for either one before or one after you bastard.)
30. Leave. Fred West (seems in keeping with the style)

Wow...that didn't go so well - I blame the time, yes, that's a good excuse...

edit: on re-reading the questions I now realise I misread question 27 :|

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Post by JasonCullen » Fri May 30, 2008 6:33 pm

16. Which two European capital cities are closest together?
T. Vienna and Bratislava
V. Bern and Vienna
X. Bratislava and Prague
Z. Sarajevo and Belgrade
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Post by Joseph Bolas » Fri May 30, 2008 6:35 pm

jasoncullen wrote:
29. Leave. Lambda? (I bet you've gone for either one before or one after you bastard.)
I did exactly this Michael so it looks like I'm a bastard :roll:
:lol:.

Could you find out what score everyone has at least got please :D.

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Post by JasonCullen » Fri May 30, 2008 6:37 pm

This quiz has been extremely close as 2 people are joint first, 2 forumites are joint second and 2 men are joint third :o . Answers and final leaderboards will be revealed tomorrow :D

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Post by JasonCullen » Fri May 30, 2008 6:40 pm

Joseph Bolas wrote: Could you find out what score everyone has at least got please :D.
I'm pleased to say Joseph that everyone has done very well and the lowest score is 22 out of 48. But is that your score Joseph? It's all to be revealed... :mrgreen:

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Post by Joseph Bolas » Fri May 30, 2008 6:43 pm

jasoncullen wrote:
Joseph Bolas wrote: Could you find out what score everyone has at least got please :D.
I'm pleased to say Joseph that everyone has done very well and the lowest score is 22 out of 48. But is that your score Joseph? It's all to be revealed... :mrgreen:
Awesome :D. I feel like I am in last place :lol:

Working it out then, that must mean 18 questions are Leave it answers and 12 are Take it answers :D?

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Post by JasonCullen » Fri May 30, 2008 6:49 pm

17. Alex Band and Aaron Kamin make up which band?
C. The Who
P. The Calling
S. Maroon 5
W. My Chemical Romance
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Post by Joseph Bolas » Fri May 30, 2008 11:59 pm

jasoncullen wrote:
Joseph Bolas wrote: Working it out then, that must mean 18 questions are Leave it answers and 12 are Take it answers :D?
You are quite correct Joseph :D . However, no-one can edit their answers as I have written every competitors attempts down :geek:
I think, if I have worked this out correctly, that my score can be no more than 31, so I think I may have actually got the 22 :lol: :oops:

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Post by JasonCullen » Sat May 31, 2008 9:59 am

Here are the correct answers to the "Take it or Leave it" brain bender! Again, I was impressed with the high standard of knowledge given and well done for those who took part :D

The correct answers are in bold print and it will tell you whether the original "correct" answers which were given should have been "take" or "leave" before being followed by the real answer.

Questions

1. Which challenging board game did Chris Haney and Scott Abbott come up with? Leave = Trivial Pursuit
2. What does the "B" stand for in the name of the toothbrush "Oral-B"? Take = Brush
3. In which famous novel would you find Ralph, Simon and Piggy? Take= Lord of the Flies
4. What song did Whitney Houston record for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games? Leave= One moment in time
5. Which is the only U.S. state that contains none of the letters from "osama" in its name? Leave =Kentucky
6. If cats are "feline", which animals are "ovine"? Leave= Sheep
7. In which decade was the film "Grease" set? Leave =1950's
8. Which football team are nicknamed the Bluebirds? Take= Cardiff City
9. Which medical pioneer came up with the Germ Theory published in 1861? Leave =Louis Pasteur
10. Which Olympic sport requires a "planting box"? Leave= Pole Vault
11. In which English county is Glastonbury? Leave = Somerset
12. The patella is another name for which part of the body? Take = Kneecap
13. What is the official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury? Leave = Lambeth Palace
14. Mariolatry is the idolatrous worship of whom? Take = The Virgin Mary
15. What is the name of a female donkey? Leave = Jenny
16. Justin Timberlake was formerly a member of which boy band? Take = N Sync
17. Who played the male lead role in the 1986 film "The Fly"? Take = Jeff Goldblum
18. How did Captain Arthur Rostron become famous in 1912? Leave = Captain of Carpathia, the ship that tried to save Titanic
19. In computer networking, what does LAN stand for? Take = Local Area Network
20. Americans call them Bell Hops, what do we call them in Britain? Leave = Porters
21. Who invented the centigrade thermometer in 1742? Leave = Anders Celsius
22. The Taj Mahal is on the bank of which river? Take = Jumna
23. In the human body which part secretes the hormone insulin? Leave = Pancreas
24. What is the world's smallest republic? Leave = Nauru
25. Which country has the international car registration DZ? Take = Algeria
26. What is the collective term for a group of woodpeckers? Take = Descent
27. Which type business traditionally has three balls hanging outside? Leave = Pawn shop
28. What is the main ingredient of guacamole? Leave = Avocado
29. What is the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet? Take = Kappa
30. Which infamous Englishman's prison number was FF8282? Leave = Jeffrey Archer

There are a total of 18 "leave" answers which means scores are marked out of 48.

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Post by JasonCullen » Sat May 31, 2008 10:03 am

Here is the final leaderboard for my "Take it or leave it?" quiz. I was rather impressed with the standard of correct answers and well done to all who indulged in this quiz :lol: Scores are marked out of 48 (as there were 18 "leave" answers).

J1. Ben Pugh 32
J1. Kevin Thurlow 32
J2. Stewart Scott 28
J2. Michael Wallace 28 (not a bad attempt for 4am!)
J3. Corby 27
J3. Joseph Bolas 27 ( see Joseph your not last for once :lol: )
4. Dinos_the_chemist 24
5. Howard Somerset 22

Special congrats should go to Ben Pugh and Kevin Thurlow who topped the leaderboard for this quiz :D .

Just for interest, Ben got the most "take" or "leave" answers correct with 27 out of 30 :P But, Kevin got 9 correct answers to "Leave" answers (which is the highest out of everyone) so I think a draw is a fair result ;)

N.B. Coming soon - a new quiz phenomenon called "Treasure Trivia"
again thought of by myself. It will be posted next week because I've got a few exams on Monday and Tuesday so bare with me on this quiz guys :D

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Post by Joseph Bolas » Sat May 31, 2008 11:25 am

jasoncullen wrote:J1. Ben Pugh 32
J1. Kevin Thurlow 32
J2. Stewart Scott 28
J2. Michael Wallace 28 (not a bad attempt for 4am!)
J3. Corby 27
J3. Joseph Bolas 27 ( see Joseph your not last for once :lol: )
4. Dinos_the_chemist 24
5. Howard Somerset 22
It was a very good quiz JaCu :D.

Apologies to Howard for not coming last :oops:, I did think I would though :lol:.

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Post by JasonCullen » Sat May 31, 2008 11:36 am

13. What is the main effect of vitamin K deficiency?
A. Nausea
B. Pale skin
D. Bowel problems
E. Bleeding
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Post by Howard Somerset » Sat May 31, 2008 12:15 pm

Good quiz, Jason.

If I'd have taken more time over spelling, I'd have got three more points and come off bottom place. I read porn as pawn. :D

Looking forward to the next one now.

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Post by JasonCullen » Sat May 31, 2008 2:03 pm

7. Which is the only US state not to have a straight line in its borders?
D. Alaska
E. Guam
H. Hawaii
P. Texas
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Post by Michael Wallace » Sat May 31, 2008 2:29 pm

Howard Somerset wrote:Good quiz, Jason.

If I'd have taken more time over spelling, I'd have got three more points and come off bottom place. I read porn as pawn. :D

Looking forward to the next one now.
Ditto :(

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