Tuesday, March 11, 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.

  • Who succeeded George Bush senior as US President?
  • What vegetable gives Popeye his strength?
  • What colour is the famous rectangular border around the cover of National Geographic magazines?
  • Who played the part of Mick "Crocodile" Dundee in each of the three movies?
  • How many crew members does the US Air Force's surveillance aircraft, the Global Hawk, carry?
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.

Yes, I know it's been a while since the last quiz, so I do apologise. Five bloggers had all the right answers to the last Question Time quiz - they were Katy Did Not, Sharon, Bart, Daryle and Such Simple Pleasures.

The questions were: 1. How many in a baker’s dozen? 2. Who created the "Dennis the Menace" comic strip? 3. Which US astronaut was a senator from 1974 to 1999? 4. On which fictional street is "Desperate Housewives" set? 5. In which country was Oscar winner Russell Crowe born?

The answers were: 13, Hank Ketcham, John Glenn, Wisteria Lane and New Zealand.

25 comments:

lime said...

* Who succeeded George Bush senior as US President?

slick willy aka bill clinton

* What vegetable gives Popeye his strength?
spinach (my brother said he liked spinach because popeye ate it. when my grandparents served it my brother, who was about 4, said, 'oh, no i only eat GREY spinach, not GREEN. popeye eats GREY spinach." we only had a black and white tv!)

* What colour is the famous rectangular border around the cover of National Geographic magazines?
yellow, like that coward's belly

* Who played the part of Mick "Crocodile" Dundee in each of the three movies?
paul hogan? izat his name?

* How many crew members does the US Air Force's surveillance aircraft, the Global Hawk, carry?
i could tell you but then i'd have to kill you

Daryl E said...

Wm Jefferson Clinton

spinach

black and if it isnt it should be

paul hogan

A very big lot

Kimberly said...

Clinton.
Spinach.
Yellow.
Paul Hogan.
Eleventy-Seven.

Brave Astronaut said...

1. William Jefferson Clinton (setting the stage of course for Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton)

2. Spinach, cuz I yam wot I yam.

3. National Geographic Yellow

4. Paul Hogan

5. It may carry the monkey that the buzzard threw off his back because the monkey kept singing "Straighten Up and Fly Right" but no one else, it's unmanned.

Charles Gramlich said...

1. that would be Bill Clinton.

2. Spinach.

3. Yellow?

4. An Australian guy. Don't remember his name.

5. I'm guessing 4.

CrazyCath said...

Not done one of these before. This is fun! And I promise not to cheat...

1. It was Bill "I did not have sex with that woman" Clinton.

2. Spinach gave Popeye his strength.

3. The border on NG magazine is yellow.

4. Paul Hogan played Crocodile (Mick) Dundee. Loved those films. "Call that a knife? That's a knife" Great line.

5. Don't know and desperately trying not to look at other comments so typing 3 as a guess before I look up....

Oh shoot! Lime didn't say after all!

Just looked at brave astronaut's answer for 5 - makes sense. And love the wit of it, and daryl's and kimberley's! That's my age when I'm old - eleventy seven! Or maybe it is now...

Well, that's my lot. All thunk out of my head. Long term memory doing ok. Short term memory (or mumnesia) very much alive and kicking. Have to confess to having to open the original post in a new tab to remember questions 4 & 5.... :-/

C in DC said...

The others beat me to it with the quiz.

Thanks for coming over to my blog.

Kathryn said...

Bill Clinton
Spinach
Bright Yellow- who could forget that one?
Paul Hogan
And I have no idea. One?

Tiffany Norris said...

1.) Bill Clinton was president after George the First.
2.) Spinach!!
3.) Mustardy-yellow
4.) I really wish I could use IMDB for this one.
5.) The Global Hawk carries...um...12 members?

JaneyV said...

1.) Bill Clinton
2.) Spinach!!
3.) yellow
4.) Paul "super dag" Hogan
5.) It's unmanned

GoneBackSouth said...

1. Big Bill Clinton
2. Spinach - if I were him I would cream it first
3. Yellow
4. That Ozzy bloke
5. If it's up in the air, at least one.

wisdomstuff said...

I will answer without looking at what others said.

1. Bill Clinton
2. spinach
3. black
4. Billy Alligator (this one is making me crazy because I can hear him, I can picture him but can't remember what his name is)
5. 7 swans a swimming, 6 geese a laying, 4 calling birds, 3 french hens, 2 turtle doves and a partridge in a pair tree.

wisdomstuff said...

Geez, it's a freakin' pear tree, I can't believe I did that. Oh, and I guess that would make the total 23. It's a bird theme.

Momma said...

Who succeeded George Bush senior as US President?

My personal favorite, Bill Clinton!

What vegetable gives Popeye his strength?

"I'm strong to the fin-ach, 'cause I eats me spinach..."


What colour is the famous rectangular border around the cover of National Geographic magazines?

Yell-er, just like Ol' Yeller.

Who played the part of Mick "Crocodile" Dundee in each of the three movies?

I can't remember, but I know he had a BEEG NO-EEF and left his wife for his co-star. Do I get partial credit??

How many crew members does the US Air Force's surveillance aircraft, the Global Hawk, carry?

Um, not sure, but I'll guess 2?

leslie said...

Here are my guesses:

Bill Clinton (had to get my dress dry cleaned)

spinach (i yam wut i yam and that's all wut i yam, says popeye the sailor man)

yellow (I have a big anniversary hardcover issue - fantastic!)

Paul Hogan (Aussie)(saw ALL of those movies!)

3 (I see someone said it's unmanned, but I thought well...pilot, copilot, and tail gunner! lol)

Epijunky said...

For the first time I was able to scroll quick enough to miss the answers in the comments section...

1. Bill Clinton
2. Spinach
3. It's a gorgeous yellow color :)
4. Paul Hogan
5. None, it's unmanned!!!!!

WOOOOOO!

Katney said...

William Jefferson Clinton, spinach, a color I sould call goldenrod, oh, shoot, that guy whose name will wake me up in the middle of the night tonight, darnit, David!!!!!, none?

Travis said...

1. Bill Clinton
2. Spinach
3. Yellow
4. Paul Hogan
5. The Global Hawk is an unmanned aerial vehicle.

DaddyKaos said...

1. Bill Clinton
2. Spinich
3. Yellow
4. Paul Hogan
5. Zero as in none

quilly said...

Who succeeded George Bush senior as US President? William (Bill) Jefferson Clinton

What vegetable gives Popeye his strength? Spinach, of course!

What colour is the famous rectangular border around the cover of National Geographic magazines Yellow!

Who played the part of Mick "Crocodile" Dundee in each of the three movies? Ay, mate, Paul Hogan!

How many crew members does the US Air Force's surveillance aircraft, the Global Hawk, carry? None? (Wild guess.)

Craver Vii said...

I knew some of these answers.
*William Jefferson Clinton
*Spinach
*Yellow
A lapse in memory prevented me from recalling Paul Hogan's name, but I recognized it when others said it. I know... "What she said." does not qualify as a legitimate answer.
But as for the crew, I am inclined to say that is probably a lot. Like 20-- not counting the dancing monkeys. (I have a hunch that it will be either a lot, or none.)

Akelamalu said...

Who succeeded George Bush senior as US President?

Bill Clinton

What vegetable gives Popeye his strength?

Spinach


What colour is the famous rectangular border around the cover of National Geographic magazines?

Yellow


Who played the part of Mick "Crocodile" Dundee in each of the three movies?

Paul Hogan

How many crew members does the US Air Force's surveillance aircraft, the Global Hawk, carry?


Four and a chimpanzee called George Bush and R2D2

Brian in Oxford said...

Bill Clinton
Spinach
Yellow
Paul Hogan
Zero?

ya call that a knife?

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Dude, too easy.

1. "Slick Willy".
2. Spnich.
3. Yellow.
4. Some Aussie who will remain nameless.
5. zero.

Can't remember that dudes name for anything. Oh well, his 15 minutes ended long ago.

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Let's see here...
#1: Bill Clinton (aka: Hillary's wanna be First Gentlemen, Womanizer Extraordinaire', Solemn Perjurer Whilst Under Oath and Monica Lewinsky's favorite Truth or Dare topic)
#2: Spinach of course. Eeew.
#3: Unrelenting yellow
#4: Paul Hogan...and what a hottie he be!
#5: Huh. I'm going with zero. I've never heard of this one. Heard of a Chicken Hawk, but never a Global Hawk. Guess I need to brush up on my military aircraft knowledge, eh? (Okay, I can't leave you with that impression. I won't be brushing up on my military aircraft knowledge. I might go so far as to look it up on Wikipedia.com, but no, I won't be doing any actual research. Should one land in my backyard, I'll take a more active interest in it. I know, I know. I should be a tad bit more interested in what we've got flying around our planet. But let's face it, I'm too busy grousing over high athlete salaries and outrageously compensated acters. I'm on a mission to understand why our society reveres these players and pretenders. Ain't gots no time to think about aircraft....)

Appreciate your visit to my blog, by the way. My sweet Aunt Sandi thinks more highly of my stories than perhaps she should, but that's the beauty of relatives, right? :)
Kari