Monday, 23 March 2015
On Saturday night Denny organised a fundraising quiz for the Cystic Fribrosis organisation. It was a huge effort and she worked for months to make it the success that it was.
I helped in a small way - in addition to designing the logo for the flyers and stuff, I also had a special mission - that being to read Saturday's Mercury and create the first round of questions. Yes, quite the challenge - it's been a long time since I've read the Muckery from cover to cover.
Let's see how you all would have all gone..I'm saying that unless you are Tasmanian you won't get more than 5. The average score was 6-7, although one crazy team got 9.
1. What saved Luke Jackson?
2. What type of trips will the new tourism venture ‘Spokes and Ropes be offering to customers?
3. What precious loot was stolen from a property in Davey Street on Thursday night?
4. What was unusual about the recent police chase that involved former AFL footballer Ben Cousins ?
5. What is the name of CSIRO’s research vessel,which heads off on its maiden research voyage today?
6. Of the 22 articles about sport in the sports section of the printed Mercury, how many of them featured or even mentioned women?
7. What is today’s official 'Hot Topic' in the letters section of The Mercury?
a) The proposed Kangaroo Bay development
c) Nudity during one of the Speigeltent performances
8. Which one of these is NOT the name of a horse racing today at Rosehill Gardens?
a) Scratchy Bottom
b) Captain Cuddlepuff
C) Avoid Lightning
d) He’s Your Man
9. A police sting nabbed 10 drivers in 20 minutes at the Railway Roundabout yesterday. Why where the drivers pulled over?
10. Senator David Leyonhjelm had an idea to allow people to keep Tasmanian Devils as pets to prevent their extinction.
Bonorong Wildlife Park’s founder, Greg Irons, described this as:
a) Blue sky thinking
b) Unlikely to make the family cat particularly happy
c) Phenomenally stupid
1. Boxing – in his own words, Boxing dragged him from darkness “back into the light” . Hmm.. I'm guessing his opponents had the opposite experience..
2. Rock climbing and abseiling on the Organ Pipes and mountain bike riding
3. Single Malt Whiskey from the Lark Distillary (14 Davey Street)
4. It was held at such a slow speed. In fact so slow that other cars were forced to overtake him.
5. The Investigator
6. Three - (two were articles about the upcoming state championships in Track & Field and Surf Lifesaving, the other was about The Southern Women’s Bowls tournament.
7. cycling. 5 anti cycling letters & one suggesting caravans should be banned as well.
8. a) Captain Cuddlepuff
9. a) using a mobile phone while driving