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Pub Quiz

FIRST QUESTION: You are participating in a race. You overtake the second person. What position are you in?
SECOND QUESTION: If you overtake the last person, then you are...?
THIRD QUESTION: Very tricky maths. Note: This must be done in your head only. Do NOT use paper and pencil or a calculator. Take 1000 and add 40. Now add another 1000. Now add 30. Add another 1000. Now add 20. Now add another 1000. Now add 10. What is the total?
FOURTH QUESTION: Mary's father has five daughters: Nana, Nene, Nini, Nono. What is the name of the fifth daughter?
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Re: Pub Quiz

1) 2nd
2)1st
3)2100
4)Nunu
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1) 2nd
2)1st
3)2100
4)Nunu

25% correct!
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Re: Pub Quiz

1) Second
2) you can't overtake yourself
3)4100
4) Mary
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1) Second
2) you can't overtake yourself
3)4100
4) Mary

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Re: Pub Quiz

Now that we have the correct answer - I was going to remove all the quotes which are against forum rules but it completely messes up the thread   Grin
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Re: Pub Quiz

Quote from: Oldjim
1) Second
2) you can't overtake yourself
3)4100
4) Mary

2) You can lap the last person - putting yourself in a position which is not last.

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Quotes are against forum rules JimHuhHuh    ReallyHuh  Why?
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It's just the full quote of the preceding post which isn't allowed.
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1) 1st if you just lapped them.
2) Really depends if you are running the wrong way or you lapped them.
3) 4100 could work this out any other way
4) Now that depends whether Mary is a boy or girl
So conclusion the question 3 as a fixed answer based on the maths. Now that pub quizzes for you Smiley
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Re: Pub Quiz

The maths question has a bit of ambiguity too in fact, as it says 'take 1000' which could be interpreted to mean 'subtract 1000'. Indeed, using that interpretation Adie's answer would have been correct.
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Indeed I interepreted the 'take' as in subtract.
You can overtake the last person as has been said.
Wasn't a pub quiz more of a try to catch you out quiz..
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A little bit off topic but I remember a quiz night organised through the company social club where the organiser got the level of the questions out of proportion to the folks attending. I think he was used to regular pub quizzers but got normal plebs on a night out. The winning team only got about 35 to 40 out of 100. We gave up on the question ‘ King Arthur's sword… what was the name of the sheath it was kept in?’  Shocked
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Did you wait for the answer? I would have put stone as the sword was not sheathed when it was in the stone otherwise it would have been easy to pull out.  Cool
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No we didn’t hang about for the answer; wish I had now. It’s a while ago but I’m pretty sure we spent the rest of the evening in the bar along with three quarters of everyone else that entered.  Cheesy
I think the question referred to the sheath that Excalibur was kept in after Arthur had pulled it from the stone, or after the The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite…. Had given him the sword (or was that a Monty Python sketch?)  Whichever one happened (allegedly)
So……what was the name of the sheath that Arthur kept Excalibur in, anyone know?