JAD's Christmas Quiz 1991
David D. Miller +49 6221 404405 (DDM@DHDIBM1.BITNET)
Wed, 4 Dec 1991 13:02:34 CET
Readers of the UK Scouting Magazine should already know that JAD's
Christmas Quiz is an annual event "to fill such idle hours as there may
be during the long Christmas break." Individual or collective entries
are invited, so I thought that the members of the list might like to
make a collective effort. If I can get more that 15 answers (out of 20
questions) in my e-mail before the first weekend of 1992, I'll send
them in in the name of the list.
Based on previous years, 15 out of 20 is very good, and may be enough
to get the list some publicity. When giving answers, don't just say
what the answer is, but give some proof for your answer. A nearly
correct answer with a valid proof is worth more than a nearly correct
answer without any evidence to back it up.
Please don't clutter the list up with possible answers -
keep all discussion off line! If I receive 15 answers for each of
questions 3, 7a, 16 or 17, I might send a short note saying "No more
please!" but otherwise don't expect anything until the official answers
are published in April.
JAD's Christmas Quiz 1991
1. Why are 'Jockey', 'Tennis', 'Venus de Milo' and 'Photo-booth', all
backed by Bach, now available only on video?
2. How were John Farynor, Marinus van der Lubbe and Mrs. O'Leary's cow
equally guilty (or perhaps not)?
3. In which adventures did he encounter (a) Tiffany Case, (b) Domino
Derval, (c) Holly Goodhead, (d) Honey Rider, and (e) Stacey Sutton?
4. RU 486?
5. What was the passenger fare on the first public rail service from
Stockton to Darlington in 1825? What is the fare for the same
6. Whose card has the number 4929 123 456 789?
(a) Daphne, Freddy, Shaggy and Velma;
(b) Clarence, Gaffer, Maurice and Sydney;
(c) Kosrae, Pohnpei, Truk and Yap.
8. How has St. Patrick been relieved after 1550 years?
9. What might you once have done with Three Nuns, Three Castles or a
10. On which cities' local rail networks would you find stations
respectively named (in translation) Pyramids, Pyramids, Pyramids
and Uncle Tom's Cabin?
11. What was ambiguous about the roles of 'Neptune' and 'Swiftsure' at
12. Identify the translators:
(a) Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night
Has flung the Stone that Puts the Start to Flight:
And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught
The Sultan's Turret in a Noose of Light.
(b) When in April the sweet showers fall
And pierce the drought of March to the root, and all
The veins are bathed in liquor of such power
As brings about the engendering of the flower,...
(c) I bind unto myself today
The strong name of the Trinity
By invocation of the same,
The Three in One, and One in Three.
13. In which English cathedral could you find a chapel expressly
dedicated to the use of Scouts and Guides?
14. The cipher is back, with a simple translation: FNPT FMQPFQ FLJM
TSFIQJD EOB TSFIUP FUBI NFIU. EBK EMVPX FNPDMFX TXFJW TB PU SFIUFIX
FOP EMVPIT SBFQQB ZMSBMVHFS, UVC MMJX TJIU FMQNBT FC ZMVSU NPEOBS?
15. All boys naughty - won't memorise all those horrible hateful battles
to ... where?
16. How many letters are there in the one-word answer to this question?
17. Identify (a) 3.0e8; (b) 6.0e23; and (c) 6.6e-34.
18. Translate TVA, IVA and MWST into English, and add three more to
complete the twelve.
19. Distinguish Cowboy and Star from Coventry, Somerset, Suxxex and
20. Explain Clovis point, dead point, full point, honour point, Jack
Point, petit point, set point, silly point, Start Point, and 10/11
Copied from the Dec 1991 issue of Scouting Magazine
with permission. Copyright 1991, The Scout Association.
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For those of you used to the US Scouting, it's a very different kind
of magazine, with articles of interest to all leaders, including PLs
and Den Chiefs. If I can get permission, I'll start copying
other items onto the list, or at least make them available for people
David D. Miller
Scouting in Europe - a unique experience!
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