Friday, February 22, 2008

Question Time

Try and answer these questions without referring to the internet - and then leave me a comment with your answers. Yes, you can use the help of a work colleague or a family member.

  • How many in a baker’s dozen?
  • Who created the "Dennis the Menace" comic strip?
  • Which US astronaut was a senator from 1974 to 1999?
  • On which fictional street is "Desperate Housewives" set?
  • In which country was Oscar winner Russell Crowe born?
I'll post the answers later, along with the names of a) those who answered the most questions correctly and b) the person who provides the wittiest wrong answer.

28 comments:

Kendra Field-Bennett said...

How many in a baker’s dozen? 13
Who created the "Dennis the Menace" comic strip? No idea (I'm too young)
Which US astronaut was a senator from 1974 to 1999? John Glenn
On which fictional street is "Desperate Housewives" set? Wysteria Lane (doesn't that just scream "gated community"?)
In which country was Oscar winner Russell Crowe born? I believe he's a Kiwi

Epijunky said...

1. 13
2. Hank Ketcham
3. John Glenn (from the great state of OHIO!)
4. Wysteria Lane (Not sure if i'm spelling that correctly)
5. Australia

katydidnot said...

Dateline Aukland-We're here outside number 13 Wysteria Lane, where rumors are flying that the granddaughter of Hal Ketcham, famed Dennis the Menace creator, is inside with former astronaut turned senator, John Glenn, after a whirlwind romantic weekend in New Zealand.

Les Becker said...

1. 13.
2. Yes - Hank Ketcham is correct. Mind you, I couldn't remember that until epijunky said it first.
3. John Glenn (My God, I KNEW that one!).
4. Wysteria Lane - correct spelling and all, and I have never watched the show, but they say "...happening on Wysteria Lane this week," in ALL the commercials.
5. Australia (but I wish he'd move to Canuckia - ;-) ).

Brave Astronaut said...

I understand that Russell Crowe is allergic to Wisteria (but not the Australian varieties and therefore threw a baker's dozen, or 13, telephones at the former Democratic Senator from Ohio, John Glenn from his room at the Hank Ketcham hotel.

Katie McKenna said...

:)

MamaGeek said...

My answer would have to be... let me check with Google first. :)

Bubba's Sis said...

1. 13
2. Hank Ketcham
3. John Glenn
4. Wysteria Lane
5. Australia

Andrée said...

Gee! I think I actually know some of these!
1. 13
2. Hank Ketchum (something like that anyhow).
3. John Glenn (read his autobio once)
4. sigh No idea
5. Australia!!

I'm proud.

Sharon said...

13
Hank Ketcham
don't know..wait...I'm hearing the words "Senator John Glenn" in the back of my head...
Wisteria Lane
I think he's a kiwi...

Jeff B said...

1. Two, I know Mr baker and he can't count.

2. My mother.

3. Bonzo the monkey.

4. I-da-ho Way.

5. It wasn't The Virgin Islands.

Katney said...

Thirteen, Hank Ketcham, John Glenn, Wisteria Lane, and Australia.

I can't resist your little quizzes.

NaNcY said...

i looks like one must be smart or witty, which is even better than smart, to play this game :-)

Jeni said...

1. - Baker's Dozen = 13
2. Dennis the Menace creator - Hank Ketchum
3. U.S. Astronaut turned senator - John Glenn
4. Beats the heck out of me. (maybe that's what it should be?)
5. Russel Crowe - Australian, I believe.

lynn said...

* How many in a baker’s dozen?
13
* Who created the "Dennis the Menace" comic strip?
No idea
* Which US astronaut was a senator from 1974 to 1999?
No idea
* On which fictional street is "Desperate Housewives" set?
Wisteria Lane?
* In which country was Oscar winner Russell Crowe born?
Australia

I love quizzes! More please.

Bart said...

1)13
2) Hank Ketcham
3) John Glenn
4) Wisteria Lane (I wish I didn't know that, but US advertising sorta makes it a talking point for some reason.
5) All you quick to answer Australia people shoulda realized this was a bit of a "trap question." He was born in New Zealand.

Living the Dream said...

Hi, thanks for dropping by my blog, good to hear from you. Autumn over there? Is the weather as bizarre as it is over here. Very strange. Sat outside for lunch today under a sun umbrella. February??? Very strange.
Bakers dozen - 13
Dennis the Menace - Mr Wilson???
US senator John Glenn
Street of Desperate Housewives - Never watched it, don't have a television, but look at any street and you will find it.
Russell Crowe - New Zealand???
Drop by again soon.
Hazel

daryl e said...

How many in a baker’s dozen? 13

Who created the "Dennis the Menace" comic strip? Hank Ketchem

Which US astronaut was a senator from 1974 to 1999? John Glenn

On which fictional street is "Desperate Housewives" set? Wisteria Lane

In which country was Oscar winner Russell Crowe born? Kiwiman, New Zealand's own

Charles Gramlich said...

13.

This guy.

I'm thinking John Glenn.

Something like "orange county."

Australia.

suchsimplepleasures said...

13 in a bakers dozen
hank ketcham...creator of dennis the menace
wysteria lane...desperate housewives street!
russel crowe is from new zealand
and...john glenn, senator from 1974-1999!
those are my final answers!

Jules~ said...

1) How many in a baker’s dozen?...13

2) Who created the "Dennis the Menace" comic strip?...The Incredibly talented Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes

3) Which US astronaut was a senator from 1974 to 1999?...Sonny Bono

4) On which fictional street is "Desperate Housewives" set?...Harlot Lane

5) In which country was Oscar winner Russell Crowe born?...Australia

Akelamalu said...

How many in a baker’s dozen?
13

Who created the "Dennis the Menace" comic strip?
Desperate Dan?

Which US astronaut was a senator from 1974 to 1999?
John Glenn

On which fictional street is "Desperate Housewives" set?
Wysteria Lane

In which country was Oscar winner Russell Crowe born?
Australia

leslie said...

I think...this time:

1. 13
2. sounds like ketchup - Ketchum?
3. Glen?
4. Wisteria Lane
5. Australia?

Not sure of #2,3,and 5. But I try! :D

Sharon said...

1. 13
2. Hank Ketchem
3. John Glenn
4.
5. Australia

I thought the answer to 4 would come to me if i thought about it for a while, but no luck, so I'm going to look. Fun post.

Sandi McBride said...

A baker's dozen holds 13...
I think it was Chic Young who drew that marvelous little Dennis
John Glenn was a Senator though couldn't swear theose years are correct.
Wysteria (Hysteria?) Lane is home to the sundry ladies
I believe Mr. Crowe is an Australian...if he isn't he should be.

Sandi McBride said...

As soon as I hit the submit button I knew that Chic Young drew Blondie and could have just kicked myself! Hank Ketchum...Dennis's dad was Henry...darn it!!!!
Sandi

Ackworth Born said...

without reading the other comments
13; don't know; don't care; Wisteria Avenue; Irish perhaps.

after reading the comments
unlucky at bingo
tomato ketchup
jock valley
why a hysterectomy
NZ

Brian in Oxford said...

1. thirteen
2. h. ketcham
3. john glenn
4. wisteria lane (a street in my town renamed itself that a year ago)
5. australia? (gulp! not sure on that one)