Slide 1

Report
CIG 2008 Pub Quiz
Lyndon While
Captain Stirling, 16/12/08
Welcome!
 Teams
of four
 Seven rounds of questions
– Rounds 1-6: ten questions each
– Round 7: ten questions x 3 points each
 Joker
– double your score for one of Rounds 2-6
 Baffler
– identify the person from their quotes
Prizes
 One
prize for the highest score in
each round
 One prize for solving the Baffler first
 Four prizes for the highest total score
 One prize for the funniest wrong
answer of the night
Rules
For the next
three hours,
Lyndon is God!
Baffler
 (About
Australia) “He who thinks
with me will never wish to walk again
in so uninviting a country.”
Round 1
The Ten Most
Influential Scientists
in History
Isaac Newton
England,
1643-1727
The Newtonian
revolution
Albert Einstein
Germany,
1879-1955
20th century science
Niels Bohr
Denmark,
1885-1962
The atom
Charles Darwin
England,
1809-1882
Evolution
Louis Pasteur
France,
1822-1895
The germ theory
of disease
Sigmund Freud
Austria,
1856-1939
The psychology of
the unconscious
Galileo Galilei
Italy,
1564-1642
The new science
Antoine Lavoisier
France,
1743-1794
The revolution
in chemistry
Johannes Kepler
Germany,
1571-1630
The motion of
the planets
Nicolaus Copernicus
Poland,
1473-1543
The heliocentric
universe
Scientists Tie-breaker
 Aristotle
is sometimes described as
“the first scientist”. When was he
born?
 384BC
 He
died in 322BC
Round 2
Board Games
Baffler
 “To
kill an error is as good a service
as, and sometimes better than, the
establishment of a new truth or
fact.”
 (About Australia) “He who thinks
with me will never wish to walk again
in so uninviting a country.”
Board Games Q1
 What
is the name of the official
international system used to rate
Chess players?
Board Games Q2
 How
big is the board in Go?
Board Games Q3
 On
which continent did Mancala
originate in the 6th century AD?
Board Games Q4
 In
Draughts/Checkers, how many
randomly-chosen moves are forced
for each player at the start of a
tournament game?
Board Games Q5
 Which
city provided the venues for
the original Monopoly board?
Board Games Q6
 In
Backgammon, what do players
call a point that holds exactly one
piece?
Board Games Q7
 Which
country has provided the
most human world champions in
Othello/Reversi?
Board Games Q8
 How
many tiles are used in Scrabble?
Board Games Q9
 On
which continent did
Chinese Checkers originate in 1893?
Board Games Q10
 In
Shogi, do players have more or
fewer pawns than in Chess?
Board Games Q1
 What
is the name of the official
international system used to rate
Chess players?
 The
Elo system
 Invented by Arpad Elo in the 1960s
Board Games Q2
 How
 19
big is the board in Go?
x 19 lines
 18 x 18 squares
Board Games Q3
 On
which continent did Mancala
originate in the 6th century AD?
 Africa
 Around
Ethiopia or Eritrea
Board Games Q4
 In
Draughts/Checkers, how many
randomly-chosen moves are forced
for each player at the start of a
tournament game?
3
 The
system used is similar to
duplicate Bridge
Board Games Q5
 Which
city provided the venues for
the original Monopoly board?
 Atlantic
City
 London came later!
Board Games Q6
 In
Backgammon, what do players
call a point that holds exactly one
piece?
A
blot
Board Games Q7
 Which
country has provided the
most human world champions in
Othello/Reversi?
 Japan
Board Games Q8
 How
 100
many tiles are used in Scrabble?
Board Games Q9
 On
which continent did
Chinese Checkers originate in 1893?
 Europe
(Germany!)
 The name was chosen by an
American to make it sound “exotic”
 The game was mostly introduced to
Chinese regions by the Japanese
Board Games Q10
 In
Shogi, do players have more or
fewer pawns than in Chess?
 More:
9 vs. 8
Board Games Tie-breaker
 What
is the highest known score
for a single move in Scrabble?
 2,044
points
 “sesquioxidizing”
Board Games Tie-breaker
 How
many languages has Scrabble
been translated into?
 29
 In
121 countries
Board Games Tie-breaker
 How
many chess players were on the
FIDE rating list in November 2008?
 193,794
Round 3
Australia
Baffler
“I am turned into a sort of machine for
observing facts and grinding out
conclusions.”
 “To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes better than, the
establishment of a new truth or fact.”
 (About Australia) “He who thinks with me
will never wish to walk again in so
uninviting a country.”

Australia Q1
 WA
is Australia’s largest state.
Which state is the second largest?
Australia Q2
 Which
Australasian dessert was
invented to honour a ballet dancer?
Australia Q3
 Which
was the first colony to split off
from New South Wales?
Australia Q4
 Australia
has five very large cities.
Which city is the country’s sixth
largest by population?
Australia Q5
 Which
is the only country other
than Australia that has native
monotremes?
Australia Q6
 Australia
is famous for its eucalyptus
trees. How many distinct species are
there? (±)
Australia Q7
 Which
country is Australia’s biggest
export market by value?
Australia Q8
 Which
Australian state has the
shortest coastline?
Australia Q9
 Which
is Australia’s most common
religious affiliation?
Australia Q10
 In
which Australian state was gold
first discovered?
Australia Q1
 WA
is Australia’s largest state.
Which state is the second largest?
 Queensland
 1,852,642km2
 70%
of WA, 266% of Texas
Australia Q2
 Which
Australasian dessert was
invented to honour a ballet dancer?
 Pavlova
 In
1926: probably in New Zealand!
Australia Q3
 Which
was the first colony to split off
from New South Wales?
 Van
Diemen’s Land/Tasmania
 In 1825
 1829 Swan River Colony, 1836 SA,
1840 NZ, 1851 VIC, 1859 QLD
Australia Q4
 Australia
has five very large cities.
Which city is the country’s sixth
largest by population?
 Gold
Coast-Tweed
 583,657 in 2007
 Newcastle had 523,662
Australia Q5
 Which
is the only country other
than Australia that has native
monotremes?
 Papua-New
Guinea
Australia Q6
 Australia
is famous for its eucalyptus
trees. How many distinct species are
there? (±)
 746
Australia Q7
 Which
country is Australia’s biggest
export market by value?
 Japan
Australia Q8
 Which
Australian state has the
shortest coastline?
 NSW
 2,137km
vs. Victoria 2,512km
Australia Q9
 Which
is Australia’s most common
religious affiliation?
 Roman
Catholic
 5,126,884 people
Australia Q10
 In
which Australian state was gold
first discovered?
 NSW
 In
1823
 The Australian gold rush started
in Victoria in 1851
Australia Tie-breaker
 There
used to be a territory called
Central Australia. When was this
merged into the Northern Territory?
 12
June 1931
 CA was founded on 1 February 1927
Round 4
Sport
Baffler
“Animals, whom we have made our
slaves, we do not like to consider our
equals.”
 “I am turned into a sort of machine for
observing facts and grinding out
conclusions.”
 “To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes better than, the
establishment of a new truth or fact.”
 (About Australia) “He who thinks with me
will never wish to walk again in so
uninviting a country.”

Sport Q1
 Which
European country has won
the most soccer world cups?
Sport Q2
 What
is the maximum number
of clubs that a player can use in
tournament golf?
Sport Q3
 What
is the official title of
the rules of boxing?
Sport Q4
 Which
country has the best record
in the rugby world cup?
Sport Q5
 In
which year was the Hawk-eye
system first used in a Grand Slam
tennis event?
Sport Q6
 How
many players are in
a netball team?
Sport Q7
 Which
country has lost the most
cricket world cup finals?
Sport Q8
 Other
than the USA, the USSR, and
China, which was the last country to
top the Olympic medal table?
Sport Q9
 In
which year was the Australian
Football League founded? (±)
Sport Q10
 How
many athletics events were held
at the Beijing Olympics? (±)
(count men’s and women’s events
separately)
Sport Q1
 Which
European country has won
the most soccer world cups?
 Italy
4
 Germany
 Brazil
5
3, England & France 1 each
Sport Q2
 What
is the maximum number
of clubs that a player can use in
tournament golf?
 14
Sport Q3
 What
is the official title of
the rules of boxing?
 The
Marquess of Queensbury rules
Sport Q4
 Which
country has the best record
in the rugby world cup?
 Australia
2
wins, plus 1 lost final
Sport Q5
 In
which year was the Hawk-eye
system first used in a Grand Slam
tennis event?
 2006
 At
the US Open
Sport Q6
 How
many players are in
a netball team?
7
 GS,
GA, WA, WD, C, GD, GK
Sport Q7
 Which
country has lost the most
cricket world cup finals?
 England
 3:
1979, ‘87, ‘92
Sport Q8
 Other
than the USA, the USSR, and
China, which was the last country to
top the Olympic medal table?
 Germany
(1936)
 Also Great Britain (1908)
and France (1900)
Sport Q9
 In
which year was the Australian
Football League founded? (±)
 1990
Sport Q10
 How
many athletics events were held
at the Beijing Olympics? (±)
(count men’s and women’s events
separately)
 47
Sport Tie-breaker
 What
was the total attendance at the
soccer world cup finals in 2006?
 3,353,655
 TV
audience for the final (est.):
715,100,000
 Total TV audience (est.):
26,290,000,000
Round 5
The Rest of the World
Baffler





“We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed
by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be
created at once by special act.”
“Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do
not like to consider our equals.”
“I am turned into a sort of machine for observing
facts and grinding out conclusions.”
“To kill an error is as good a service as, and
sometimes better than, the establishment of a
new truth or fact.”
(About Australia) “He who thinks with me will
never wish to walk again in so uninviting a
country.”
RoW Q1
 What
is the name of the deepest
spot in the world’s oceans?
RoW Q2
 Which
age range has the lowest
death rate in the USA?
(<1, 1-5, 5-15, 15-25, 25-35, etc)
RoW Q3
 In
which year did Joseph Stalin
take power in the USSR? (±)
RoW Q4
 Which
is the highest capital city
in the world?
RoW Q5
 The
most poisonous animal in the
world is what type of creature?
(most potent poison by weight)
RoW Q6
 The
most poisonous plant in the
world is what type?
RoW Q7
 Which
continent has the highest
proportion of (arid) desert?
RoW Q8
 Which
is the largest gland
in the human body?
RoW Q9
 In
which modern country would the
ancient city of Carthage be?
RoW Q10
 Which
is the only country in
South-east Asia that was never
a European colony?
RoW Q1
 What
is the name of the deepest
spot in the world’s oceans?
 The
Marianas Trench
 10,900m: in the western Pacific near
the Philippines
RoW Q2
 Which
age range has the lowest
death rate in the USA?
(<1, 1-5, 5-15, 15-25, 25-35, etc)
 5-15
RoW Q3
 In
which year did Joseph Stalin
take power in the USSR? (±)
 1924
RoW Q4
 Which
is the highest capital city
in the world?
 La
Paz (Bolivia, 3,640m)
 Lhasa (Tibet, 3,650m)
RoW Q5
 The
most poisonous animal in the
world is what type of creature?
(most potent poison by weight)
 Poison
dart frog
RoW Q6
 The
most poisonous plant in the
world is what type?
 Castor
bean
RoW Q7
 Which
continent has the highest
proportion of (arid) desert?
 Australia
 42.7%
vs. Africa 42.3%
RoW Q8
 Which
is the largest gland
in the human body?
 The
liver
RoW Q9
 In
which modern country would the
ancient city of Carthage be?
 Tunisia
RoW Q10
 Which
is the only country in
South-east Asia that was never
a European colony?
 Thailand
RoW Tie-breaker
 In
which year did the world’s
population reach one billion?
 1804
 2bn
 3bn
 4bn
 5bn
 6bn
1927
1961
1974
1987
1999
RoW Tie-breaker
 How
many people died in Australia in
2007?
 137,854
Round 6
Computer Games
Baffler






“The universe we observe has precisely the properties we
should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose,
no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.”
“We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole
systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the
smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special
act.”
“Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like
to consider our equals.”
“I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and
grinding out conclusions.”
“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes
better than, the establishment of a new truth or fact.”
(About Australia) “He who thinks with me will never wish to
walk again in so uninviting a country.”
Computer Games Q1
 Which
PlayStation marsupial do fans
consider the Sony equivalent of
Super Mario?
Computer Games Q2
 Which
videogame are the characters
in The Sims 2 able to play?
Computer Games Q3
 What
was Pac-Man called when the
game was originally launched in
Japan?
Computer Games Q4
 Mario
first appeared in Donkey Kong:
what was he called?
Computer Games Q5
 What
is the name of the principal
land in The Legend of Zelda?
Computer Games Q6
 What
is Pokemon short for?
Computer Games Q7
 What
is the name of Sonic the
Hedgehog’s principal antagonist?
Computer Games Q8
 In
which movie did the phrase
Need for Speed originate?
Computer Games Q9
 Which
was the first (the only?)
real city used as a setting in a
Grand Theft Auto?
Computer Games Q10
 In
which country
was Tetris invented?
Computer Games Q1
 Which
PlayStation marsupial do fans
consider the Sony equivalent of
Super Mario?
 Crash
Bandicoot
Computer Games Q2
 Which
videogame are the characters
in The Sims 2 able to play?
 The
Sims
Computer Games Q3
 What
was Pac-Man called when the
game was originally launched in
Japan?
 Puck
Man
Computer Games Q4
 Mario
first appeared in Donkey Kong:
what was he called?
 Jumpman
Computer Games Q5
 What
is the name of the principal
land in The Legend of Zelda?
 Hyrule
Computer Games Q6
 What
is Pokemon short for?
 Pocket
monsters
Computer Games Q7
 What
is the name of Sonic the
Hedgehog’s principal antagonist?
 Dr.
Ivo “Eggman” Robotnik
Computer Games Q8
 In
which movie did the phrase
Need for Speed originate?
 Top
Gun
 Tom Cruise 1986:
“I feel the need: the need for speed.”
Computer Games Q9
 Which
was the first (the only?)
real city used as a setting in a
Grand Theft Auto?
 London
Computer Games Q10
 In
which country
was Tetris invented?
 Russia
Computer Games Tie-breaker
 Possibly
the first depiction of a video
arcade game in a movie was in
Soylent Green. In which year was
this movie released?
 1973
 Soylent
Green was set in 2022
 The game was Computer Space,
released in 1971
Round 7
“Name the three”
Baffler







“We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that
man with all his noble qualities, still bears in his bodily
frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.”
“The universe we observe has precisely the properties we
should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose,
no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.”
“We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole
systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the
smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special
act.”
“Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like
to consider our equals.”
“I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and
grinding out conclusions.”
“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes
better than, the establishment of a new truth or fact.”
(About Australia) “He who thinks with me will never wish to
walk again in so uninviting a country.”
Name3 Q1
 Name
the three biggest grossing
movies ever at the box office
worldwide.
 (e.g. Indiana Jones)
Name3 Q2
 Name
the three most populous
metropolitan areas in the world.
Name3 Q3
 Name
the three most eaten fruits
in the USA, by weight.
Name3 Q4
 Name
the three largest islands
in the world (excluding Antarctica
and Australia).
Name3 Q5
 Name
the three most expensive
breeds of dog.
 (e.g. terrier)
Name3 Q6
 Name
the three countries with the
largest Muslim populations.
Name3 Q7
 Name
the three largest companies in
the world by revenue.
Name3 Q8
 Name
the three biggest-selling
video game franchises worldwide.
Name3 Q9
 Name
the three most prolific
Olympic gold medal winners ever.
Name3 Q10
 Name
Australia’s three biggest
exports by value.
Name3 Q1
 Name
the three biggest grossing
movies ever at the box office
worldwide.
 Titanic
 Lord
of the Rings 3
 Pirates of the Caribbean 3
Name3 Q2
 Name
the three most populous
metropolitan areas in the world.
 Tokyo
 Seoul
 Mexico
City
Name3 Q3
 Name
the three most eaten fruits
in the USA, by weight.
 Banana
 Apple
 Orange
Name3 Q4
 Name
the three largest islands
in the world (excluding Antarctica
and Australia).
 Greenland
 New
Guinea
 Borneo
Name3 Q5
 Name
the three most expensive
breeds of dog.
 Husky
 Bulldog
 Spaniel
Name3 Q6
 Name
the three countries with the
largest Muslim populations.
 Indonesia
 Pakistan
 India
Name3 Q7
 Name
the three largest companies in
the world by revenue.
 Wal-Mart
 Exxon
Mobil
 Royal Dutch Shell
Name3 Q8
 Name
the three biggest-selling
video game franchises worldwide.
 Mario
 Pokemon
 The
Sims
Name3 Q9
 Name
the three most prolific
Olympic gold medal winners ever.
 Michael
Phelps
 Larissa Latynina
 Paavo Nurmi
Name3 Q10
 Name
Australia’s three biggest
exports by value.
 Coal
 Iron
ore
 Education
Name3 Tie-breaker
 Name
the largest countries in the
world, by area.
 Russia
 India
 Canada
 Argentina
 China
 Kazakhstan
 USA
 Sudan
 Brazil
 Algeria
 Australia
 Congo
Overall Tie-breaker
 Name
a country where the capital is
not the largest city.
Baffler








“What a book a devil’s chaplain might write on the clumsy,
wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!”
“We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man
with all his noble qualities, still bears in his bodily frame the
indelible stamp of his lowly origin.”
“The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should
expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no
good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.”
“We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole
systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest
insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.”
“Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to
consider our equals.”
“I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and
grinding out conclusions.”
“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes better
than, the establishment of a new truth or fact.”
(About Australia) “He who thinks with me will never wish to walk
again in so uninviting a country.”

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