'The MSE Christmas quiz... can you beat the team?' blog discussion

edited 14 December 2010 at 4:10PM in Martin's Blogs & Appearances & MoneySavingExpert in the News
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  • ReaperReaper Forumite
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    I must say I'm puzzled by the "How many days were there in the year 1713" question.

    I assumed it would be the year the Gregorian calendar was adopted but that was 1751 (which therfore had only 282 days). I still think it must be something along those lines.
  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    Reaper wrote: »
    Funny seeing the answers to question 1. So far only 1 person has got it right (Hint: read the question very carefully)

    You're right - i cut and pasted this from an earlier version when it said ark - have now changed it to boat - so it wasn't a trick (well not that way anyway)!
    Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
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    clairus99clairus99 Forumite
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    edited 14 December 2010 at 4:00PM
    when do we get the answers martin? :)
  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    Next Mon - was friday but I decided to give it a little longer.
    Martin Lewis, Money Saving Expert.
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  • MSE_Martin wrote: »
    Next Mon - was friday but I decided to give it a little longer.

    Sadist
    Google is struggling with some of those questions.
  • JimmyTheWigJimmyTheWig Forumite
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    Have googled the monopoly one, and am gutted I got it wrong. We never used to play that rule!
  • How ever change of R2 Q6 to Jan 2001 (Date Martin Joined)
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    orangesmartieorangesmartie Forumite
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    edited 14 December 2010 at 5:00PM
    The ‘Is it Obvious?’ round
    1. How many sheep did Noah take onto his boat (according to the Old Testament)? 7
    2. What was the famous address resided at by Tony Blair when he was Prime Minister? 11 Downing Street
    3. How many days were there in the year 1713? 354 by the Julian Calendar
    4. If you mix the colours red and yellow what colour do you get? Orange
    5. How long was the 100 years war? 116 years
    6. If you had nine apples in one hand and fourteen in another, what would you have? Large hands?
    7. How many men were in a typical Roman Century? 80
    8. How many would you have if you had a baker’s dozen of baker’s dozens? 169
    9. Which of the following was Ghengis Khan’s first name – Ghengis, Temujin, Chin, or Khan? Temujin
    10. Does American salt water taffy contain salt water? No
    1. Put the following historic figures in order of years they were born, oldest first: 5 POINTS
    Alexander the Great
    Julius Caesar
    Attila the Hun
    Charlemagne
    Napoleon

    2. What’s the maximum you can score with the word ‘Exiting’ if you have the first go in the game at Scrabble?
    30

    3. How much does it cost to UNmortgage Park Lane in a game of Monopoly £600
    4. Is goat kosher? yes
    5. Which of the following isn’t a two letter scrabble word acceptable under UK championship conditions:
    AA, EE, LE, OO, QI, ZO
    6. When was the MSE original page launched; not the site, the black and white forerunner? What month and year? Feb 2000
    7. How many points are available in this round? 11

    Pcture round: no idea at all!
  • Cleopatra was the lover of Caesar and claimed to be a descendant of Alexander. So he came 1st
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    1. 7 pairs assuming sheep are 'clean' - How many sheep did Noah take onto his boat (according to the Old Testament)?
    2. 10 Downing Street? - What was the famous address resided at by Tony Blair when he was Prime Minister?
    3. 365 ? - How many days were there in the year 1713?
    4. Orange ! - If you mix the colours red and yellow what colour do you get?
    5. 100 ? - How long was the 100 years war?
    6. Crab apples - If you had nine apples in one hand and fourteen in another, what would you have?
    7. 100 - How many men were in a typical Roman Century?
    8. 169 - How many would you have if you had a baker’s dozen of baker’s dozens?
    9. Ghengis ? - Which of the following was Ghengis Khan’s first name – Ghengis, Temujin, Chin, or Khan?
    10. Goodness only knows ! - Does American salt water taffy contain salt water?

    Martin’s special round…

    1. Put the following historic figures in order of years they were born, oldest first: 5 POINTS

    Attila the Hun
    Julius Caesar
    Alexander the Great
    Charlemagne
    Napoleon

    3. Half what it costs to buy it. - How much does it cost to UNmortgage Park Lane in a game of Monopoly

    7. 11 - How many points are available in this round?

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