Quiz of the Year

Results

 

Winners

 

1Bill

 

2Mike

 

3Keith

 
 
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Thank you for your entries.Some very good answers, and the winner, with 50 points, was Bill, just shading it from Mike, also with 50 points, on timing.Keith was a close third with 48.Congratulations also to BrownFurby, an all-correct answer except for the sport, omitted on principle (sorry but there is always a lot of it in the newspapers) and to Sylvie, who wins the consolation prize.

 

I said the bonuses were just for fun as some of them were, I thought, a fair bit harder.Nevertheless Bill got all but one, and Mike and Keith missed only a handful between them.

 

 

Here are all the answers:

 

Home News

 

1.Lotto.Bonus:1994

 

2.Estelle Morris, former Secretary of State for Education, who told the press "I have not done the job as well as I should have done".Bonus:Charles Clarke

 

3.Edwina Currie.Bonus:A Parliamentary Affair

 

4.Lord Archer, moved from open to closed prison.Bonus:Gillian Shephard, deputy Conservative Party chairman

 

5.Green Goddess.Bonus:According to an MOD press release, there are 827, but between 800 and 900 is close enough

 

The pictures were:the National Lottery logo, Clarke, the Houses of Parliament, a prison interior, a Green Goddess

 

Foreign News

 

6.Slobodan Milosevic.Bonus:the indictment specifies crimes in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo

 

7.Colin Powell.Bonus:Donald Rumsfeld

 

8.Nord-Ost.Bonus:North East

 

9.Boris Becker.Bonus:Three

 

10.Jacques Chirac.Bonus:Jean-Marie Le Pen

 

The pictures were:Milosevic, Powell, a scene from Nord-Ost, Becker, Le Pen

 

Arts and Entertainment

 

11.Will Young.Bonus:Gareth Gates

 

12.Xbox.Bonus:Sony (Playstation 2) [some of you put Nintendo GameCube:I obviously canít vouch for the figures, but I did read in more than one source that Sony were the market leaders, though things may have changed]

 

13.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.Bonus:Kenneth Branagh

 

14.Kylie Minogue, for Fever.Bonus:Sting

 

15.Mick Jagger (of the Rolling Stones).Bonus:Bobby Robson, former England football manager

 

The pictures were:Young, the Xbox, Harry Potter, cover of Fever, Jagger and Robson

 

Business and Technology

 

16.Freeview.Bonus:ONdigital

 

17.Twelve.Bonus:Denmark and Sweden

 

18.Ariane.Bonus:Kourou, French Guinea (in South America)

 

19.Carrots, grown in their original colour of purple (the Dutch having popularised the present orange colour in the 16th Century).Bonus:Sainsbury's

 

20.Gateshead (the Millennium bridge).Bonus:The Stirling prize for architecture

 

The pictures were:a Freeview set-top box, Euro notes, Ariane, carrots, the Millennium bridge at Gateshead

 

Sport

 

21.Lance Armstrong.Bonus:Four (Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Jacques Anquetil, Miguel Indurain)

 

22.Ronaldo with 8 goals.Bonus:Gary Lineker in Mexico 1986 with 6 goals

 

23.Semi-final.Bonus:Lleyton Hewitt

 

24.Lennox Lewis.Bonus:Memphis, Tennessee

 

25.Michael Schumacher.Bonus:Ferrari

 

The pictures were:Armstrong, Lineker, Henman, Lewis, a Ferrari

 

 

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