Lionhead Quiz Night!

Written by Katie

Posted on May 16, 2013

Last night we put our brains to the test in an event sure to filter out the bright sparks from the dim in the Lionhead pub quiz!

With our teams formed and names established we trooped with our heads held high and dignity still intact in expectation of being crowned the smartest of the smart.

After a quick buffet and the odd tipple, we took our seats and braced ourselves for our first round of questions. Our first challenge to master was a complex picture round with famous faces from across the ages. To the advantage of the *cough* slightly older generation amongst the group, the round was a breeze, but for the majority we were quite frankly a bit out of touch with our 1930’s writers and 50’s cooks.

With the intro complete, our quizmaster Mike West took to the stage - “Pens at the ready!”

Round after round we tackled increasingly difficult questions, brewing tension and anxiety as no team wanted to be titled the night’s losers. With the clear winners in sight each team had to seriously up their game, resulting in some ‘light’ cheating and poorly executed bluffing techniques. (Not something we encourage)

After a hard fought contest, a steward’s enquiry for cheating and also our quizmaster getting a question wrong (whoops!) the winners by just half a point were announced.

Congratulations David Eckelberry (the cheat suspect) ;-), David Bridle, Ben Huskins, Ben Brooks and James Blackham.

Ben Brooks, David Eckelberry, Ben Huskins, David Bridle and James Blackham

We’d also like to give a special mention to losing team who didn’t quit even after only scoring 2 points after 20 questions. They were rewarded with a set of pub quiz books to revise for next time!

Think you could trounce the winning team? Here are some of the questions for you to try your hand at answering. We'll post the answers in a later blog post!

Only Connect Round
What word links the following?

1. Andretti, Super, Lanza
2. Cake, Brighton, Northern
3. Martin, Gordon, Cathy
4. Grape, gold, magic
5. Damage, Bike, Rangle
6. Tank, Kick, Wins!
7. Strife, Dark, Computing
8. High, Dance, Hawk
9. Solid, Eyes, Rubik’s
10. South, Mind, Creatures

What comes next in the sequence?

1. Red, Orange, Yellow
2. Alpha, Beta, Gamma
3. Philosopher’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban
4. Alonso, Raikkonen, Hamilton
5. Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium
6. Dr No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger
7. 22, 26, 34, 41, 46
8. Vulture, Condor, Pelican
9. Edward, Edward, Edward
10. Vincente Yanez Pinzon, Alonso de Ojeda, John Cabot

ANSWERS

Only Connect Round Answers
1. Mario
2. Rock
3. Freeman
4. Black
5. Quad
6. Scorpion
7. Cloud
8. Street
9. Snake
10. Beautiful

What comes next in the sequence?

1. Green
2. Delta
3. Goblet of Fire
4. Button
5. Beryllium
6. Thunderball
7. 56
8. Albatross
9. Richard
10. Christopher Columbus