BBC Quiz of the Week


An interesting week in which the phones have been off for much of the time. Our only contact with the outside world has been by email or a dodgy satellite phone.

Our water is failing its purity tests so there are problems in that area as well. And just this morning one of our generators died. This could lead to a domino effect and drop our power supply right out. So if I disappear, that is probably the reason.

Added to this is the birth of the first cyclone of the season north of Australia. This could come in our direction in around a week.

It was good to see Bloglily drop in with a respectable score. Unfortunately it seems that Seville is a news-free zone as Az has bottomed out again with 1/7.

This week my score again totaled 4/7. Lately I am barely passing!

How will you go in this week’s BBC Quiz of the Week?

Good luck.

Previous Dunces

4th Dec, 1/7, azahar
27th Nov, 2/7, Rob, azahar
20th Nov, 1/7, Ærchie
13th Nov, 0/7, Rob, azahar
6th Nov, 2/7, magic hands, Little fish
30th Oct, 3/7,
nursemyra
23rd Oct, 0/7, Karen
16th Oct, 1/7, Cybe R. Wizard
9th Oct, 2/7, Rob, nursemyra, healingmagichands
2nd Oct, 1/7, azahar, healingmagichands
25th Sept, 1/7, Daddy Papersurfer
18th Sept, 2/7, Rob
11th Sept, 3/7, azahar, Puddock, Rob,
4th Sept, 1/7, azahar
28th Aug, 0/7, Herr G EaGle
21st Aug, 2/7, Bunk Strutts, Daddy Papersurfer
14th Aug, 2/7, azahar Puddock, sandy, daisymae81, anniegirl1138,
7th Aug, 2/7, silverstar98121, Bunk Strutts, Mrs Eagle, Cybe R. Wizard, Puddock
31st July, 1/7,silverstar98121
24th Jul, 2/7, sandy,
17th Jul, 2/7, azahar
10th Jul, 1/7, gitwizard, Mrs Eagle

Crown Winners (7/7)

17th Octember Buff
26th Octember, healing magic hands
5th Dec. Buff
9th Jan 2009, azahar
6th Feb 2009, archie
20th Feb 2009, healing magic hands
27th Feb, 2009, Buff
20th Mar, 2009, healing magic hands
3rd Apr, 2009, sledpress
17th Apr, 2009, anniegirl1138, Buff, Archie
15th May, Buff

5th June, Buff
4th July, healing magic hands

29th Aug Buff
5th Sept Buff
12th Sept Daddy P

11th Sept, nursemyra
18th Sept, Buff
25th Sept, Gitwizard
30th Oct 2009, Marty
6th Oct 2009, Buff

BBC Quiz of the Week


Another busy week but this time I had some health to help fight the good fight. We have our State Governor (head of state under QE2) visiting our small community next week so we are flat out getting things into some semblance of tidiness.

Last week we saw Daddy P and Sandy share the dunce’s cap with 2/7 while Rob and the GitWizard topped the class with 6/7.

This week I fluked a 5/7 which seems quite reasonable until I admit to knowing only two of the answers.

So how will you go in this week’s BBC News Quiz of the Week.

Previous Dunces.

1st May, 2/7,Daddy Papersurfer, sandy
24th Apr, 2/7, Rob,Daddy Papersurfer, azahar , silverstar98121
17th Apr, 2/7, sandy, Rob
10th Apr, 2/7, sandy, Daddy Papersurfer, anniegirl1138, Archie
3rd Apr, 2/7, sandy, Puddock, azahar
27th Mar, 2/7, silverstar98121, healingmagichands
20th Mar, 1/7, Daddy Papersurfer, gitwizard
13th Mar, 1/7, silverstar98121,
6th Mar, 1/7, Steven Caldecourt,
27th Feb, 2/7, healingmagichands
20th Feb, 2/7, azahar, Daddy Papersurfer
13th Feb, 1/7, Rob
6th Feb, 2/7, silverstar98121,
30th Jan, Rob, Cybe R. Wizard, G. Eagle

Crown Winners (7/7)

29th Aug Buff
5th Sept Buff
12th Sept Daddy P
17th Octember Buff
26th Octember, healing magic hands
5th Dec. Buff
9th Jan 2009, azahar
6th Feb 2009, archie
20th Feb 2009, healing magic hands
27th Feb, 2009, Buff
20th Mar, 2009, healing magic hands
3rd Apr, 2009, sledpress
17th Apr, 2009,
anniegirl1138, Buff, Archie


An URTI is not fun.

I have been trying to post this all day but I have not been able to sit up straight for any length of time.

So I will catch up with all the awards next week.

This week I scored 2/7 which pretty well matches my ability at the moment.

So how will you go in this week’s BBC News Quiz of the Week.

Previous Dunces.

10th Apr, 2/7, sandy, Daddy Papersurfer, anniegirl1138, Archie
3rd Apr, 2/7, sandy, Puddock, azahar
27th Mar, 2/7, silverstar98121, healingmagichands
20th Mar, 1/7, Daddy Papersurfer, gitwizard
13th Mar, 1/7, silverstar98121,
6th Mar, 1/7, Steven Caldecourt,
27th Feb, 2/7, healingmagichands
20th Feb, 2/7, azahar, Daddy Papersurfer
13th Feb, 1/7, Rob
6th Feb, 2/7, silverstar98121,
30th Jan, Rob, Cybe R. Wizard, G. Eagle
23rd Jan, 2/7, silverstar98121,
16th Jan, 1/7, sandy, azahar
9th Jan, 1/7, Cybe R Wizard
19th Dec, 1/7, sandy
12th Dec, 2/7,
azahar
5th Dec, 1/7, Daddy Papersurfer, azahar, Rob
28th Nowonder, 2/7, nursemyra
21st Nowonder, 2/7, Rob, Daddy Papersurfer, Cybe R. Wizard, Archie!
14th November, 2/7 Daddy Papersurfer,
sandy

Crown Winners (7/7)

29th Aug Buff
5th Sept Buff
12th Sept Daddy P
17th Octember Buff
26th Octember, healing magic hands
5th Dec. Buff
9th Jan 2009, azahar
6th Feb 2009, archie
20th Feb 2009, healing magic hands
27th Feb, 2009, Buff
20th Mar, 2009, healing magic hands
3rd Apr, 2009, sledpress

BBC Quiz of the Week


It seems that last week’s quiz was Ladies Day.

Sledpress scored an enthusiastic 6/7 while silverstar and magic hands both bottomed out with 2/7. (Does my bottom look big with this score?)

Me?

This week I managed to scrape a pass with 4/7 but I’m not proud of myself.

So, how will you go? I do know that many more than the dozen and a half regulars who actually play the quiz game actually drop in. How about having a go?

We are of course, talking about the The BBC News Quiz of the Week.

Previous Dunces.

27th Mar, 2/7, silverstar98121, healingmagichands
20th Mar, 1/7, Daddy Papersurfer, gitwizard
13th Mar, 1/7, silverstar98121,
6th Mar, 1/7, Steven Caldecourt,
27th Feb, 2/7, healingmagichands
20th Feb, 2/7, azahar, Daddy Papersurfer
13th Feb, 1/7, Rob
6th Feb, 2/7, silverstar98121,
30th Jan, Rob, Cybe R. Wizard, G. Eagle
23rd Jan, 2/7, silverstar98121,
16th Jan, 1/7, sandy, azahar
9th Jan, 1/7, Cybe R Wizard
19th Dec, 1/7, sandy
12th Dec, 2/7,
azahar
5th Dec, 1/7, Daddy Papersurfer, azahar, Rob
28th Nowonder, 2/7, nursemyra
21st Nowonder, 2/7, Rob, Daddy Papersurfer, Cybe R. Wizard, Archie!
14th November, 2/7 Daddy Papersurfer,
sandy

Crown Winners (7/7)

29th Aug Buff
5th Sept Buff
12th Sept Daddy P
17th Octember Buff
26th Octember, healing magic hands
5th Dec. Buff
9th Jan 2009, azahar
6th Feb 2009, archie
20th Feb 2009, healing magic hands
27th Feb, 2009, Buff
20th Mar, 2009, healing magic hands

BBC Quiz of the Week


Magic Hands won another crown last week while the gitwizard and Daddy P share the cap having  – I was going to say “failed miserably” but they both seem far too cheerful about the result.

Me?

I’m in the middle of a bad run and scored 3/7 this week. If I am not careful I shall be sitting on that chair in the corner.

We are of course, talking about the The BBC News Quiz of the Week.

Previous Dunces.

20th Mar, 1/7, Daddy Papersurfer, gitwizard
13th Mar, 1/7, silverstar98121,
6th Mar, 1/7, Steven Caldecourt,
27th Feb, 2/7, healingmagichands
20th Feb, 2/7, azahar, Daddy Papersurfer
13th Feb, 1/7, Rob
6th Feb, 2/7, silverstar98121,
30th Jan, Rob, Cybe R. Wizard, G. Eagle
23rd Jan, 2/7, silverstar98121,
16th Jan, 1/7, sandy, azahar
9th Jan, 1/7, Cybe R Wizard
19th Dec, 1/7, sandy
12th Dec, 2/7,
azahar
5th Dec, 1/7, Daddy Papersurfer, azahar, Rob
28th Nowonder, 2/7, nursemyra
21st Nowonder, 2/7, Rob, Daddy Papersurfer, Cybe R. Wizard, Archie!
14th November, 2/7 Daddy Papersurfer,
sandy

Crown Winners (7/7)

29th Aug Buff
5th Sept Buff
12th Sept Daddy P
17th Octember Buff
26th Octember, healing magic hands
5th Dec. Buff
9th Jan 2009, azahar
6th Feb 2009, archie
20th Feb 2009, healing magic hands
27th Feb, 2009, Buff
20th Mar, 2009, healing magic hands

BBC Quiz of the Week


A completely mixed result this week.

Another Queen of the Quiz with Buff scoring 7/7

A number of 3/7′s but the surprise was the 2/7 scored by last week’s Queen, hmh.

I  am right in the middle again this week, scoring 4/7.

How will you go?

The BBC News Quiz of the Week.

Previous Dunces.

27th Feb, 2/7, healingmagichands
20th Feb, 2/7, azahar, Daddy Papersurfer
13th Feb, 1/7, Rob
6th Feb, 2/7, silverstar98121,
30th Jan, Rob, Cybe R. Wizard, G. Eagle
23rd Jan, 2/7, silverstar98121,
16th Jan, 1/7, sandy, azahar
9th Jan, 1/7, Cybe R Wizard
19th Dec, 1/7, sandy
12th Dec, 2/7,
azahar
5th Dec, 1/7, Daddy Papersurfer, azahar, Rob
28th Nowonder, 2/7, nursemyra
21st Nowonder, 2/7, Rob, Daddy Papersurfer, Cybe R. Wizard, Archie!
14th November, 2/7 Daddy Papersurfer,
sandy

Crown Winners (7/7)

29th Aug Buff
5th Sept Buff
12th Sept Daddy P
17th Octember Buff
26th Octember, healing magic hands
5th Dec. Buff
9th Jan 2009, azahar
6th Feb 2009, archie
20th Feb 2009, healing magic hands
27th Feb, 2009, Buff

BBC Quiz of the Week


Whew, despite having to fly on Friday the thirteenth, I successfully made it down to Pert for a week’s R&R.

So here I am, out of touch for a couple of days and I still managed to get 5/7.

The rest of you should do better than that :)

Last week silverstar was bottom of the class with just 2/7 while I, surprised but still gleeful, claimed my first crown and I will not say anything about the fact that six of my answers were guesses.

Now is your chance to test your knowledge of world events. Are you a monarch or a jester?

The BBC News Quiz of the Week.

Previous Dunces.
6th Feb, 2/7, silverstar98121,

30th Jan, Rob, Cybe R. Wizard, G. Eagle
23rd Jan, 2/7, silverstar98121,
16th Jan, 1/7, sandy, azahar
9th Jan, 1/7, Cybe R Wizard
19th Dec, 1/7, sandy
12th Dec, 2/7,
azahar
5th Dec, 1/7, Daddy Papersurfer, azahar, Rob
28th Nowonder, 2/7, nursemyra
21st Nowonder, 2/7, Rob, Daddy Papersurfer, Cybe R. Wizard, Archie!
14th November, 2/7 Daddy Papersurfer,
sandy
7th November, 2/7 silverstar98121, Cybe R. Wizard
31st October, 2/7 azahar

Crown Winners (7/7)

29th Aug Buff
5th Sept Buff
12th Sept Daddy P
17th Octember Buff
26th Octember, healing magic hands
5th Dec. Buff
9th Jan 2009, azahar
6th Feb 2009, archie

BBC Quiz of the Week


I do apologise for the lateness of the quiz. I have been suffering day-confusion this week. On Wednesday I was sure it was Friday, Thursday and Friday I subconsciously KNEW were Wednesday and Thursday.

Now it is Saturday and I am into a weekend I was not expecting so soon.

It seems the boys have been skiving off from their studies as Cybe, Rob and the Eagly Eminence were all at the bottom of the class with 2/7.

No Crown Winner this week although Buff was able to record her second 6/7 in a row.

Now is your chance to test your knowledge of world events. Are you a monarch or a jester?

The BBC News Quiz of the Week.

Apologies for the error of using last week’s URL – I was racing to beat a planned power blackout – it was supposed to last for 2-3 hours – it lasted for 7!!! Such is life in the desert. Sorry for the Boo Boo

After guessing six of the answers and knowing only one, I will be wearing a crown next week – - -

Previous Dunces.

30th Jan, Rob, Cybe R. Wizard, G. Eagle
23rd Jan, 2/7, silverstar98121,
16th Jan, 1/7, sandy, azahar
9th Jan, 1/7, Cybe R Wizard
19th Dec, 1/7, sandy
12th Dec, 2/7,
azahar
5th Dec, 1/7, Daddy Papersurfer, azahar, Rob
28th Nowonder, 2/7, nursemyra
21st Nowonder, 2/7, Rob, Daddy Papersurfer, Cybe R. Wizard, Archie!
14th November, 2/7 Daddy Papersurfer,
sandy
7th November, 2/7 silverstar98121, Cybe R. Wizard
31st October, 2/7 azahar

Crown Winners (7/7)

29th Aug Buff
5th Sept Buff
12th Sept Daddy P
17th Octember Buff
26th Octember, healing magic hands
5th Dec. Buff
9th Jan 2009, azahar

BBC Quiz of the Week


No crown again last week although there were an unprecedented three scores of 6/7. Congratulations Puddock, hmh and Buff.

There was only a single score below 4/7 so silverstar, who scored 2/7 gets tom wear the dreaded cap for a week.

While I had read most of the stories, I was unable to score more than 3/7.

I guess that puts me in line for the cap this week.

Now is your chance to test your knowledge of world events. Are you a ruler or a dunce?

The BBC News Quiz of the Week.

Previous Dunces.

23rd Jan, 2/7, silverstar98121,
16th Jan, 1/7, sandy, azahar
9th Jan, 1/7, Cybe R Wizard
19th Dec, 1/7, sandy
12th Dec, 2/7,
azahar
5th Dec, 1/7, Daddy Papersurfer, azahar, Rob
28th Nowonder, 2/7, nursemyra
21st Nowonder, 2/7, Rob, Daddy Papersurfer, Cybe R. Wizard, Archie!
14th November, 2/7 Daddy Papersurfer,
sandy
7th November, 2/7 silverstar98121, Cybe R. Wizard
31st October, 2/7 azahar
26th October, 2/7Rob
17th October, 1/7 Rob,sandy
10th October 3/7 azahar, Alabaster Crippens, nursemyra
2 Oct, 1/7, Blue, azahar, sandy, Herr G EagLe, archie
26th Sept, 2/7 azahar/silverstar98121/healingmagichands/sandy/Daddy Papersurfer

Crown Winners (7/7)

29th Aug Buff
5th Sept Buff
12th Sept Daddy P
17th Octember Buff
26th Octember, healing magic hands
5th Dec. Buff
9th Jan 2009, azahar

BBC Quiz of the Week


No crown last week.

But the Crown wearer has to also wear the Dunce’s cap this week.

azahar and sandy both shared bottom spot with 1/7

Now azahar can put the crown on her head the moment she picks herself up off the floor.

Now is your chance to test the fickleness of fate.  A ruler or a dunce?

Despite having problems with gifts and boats, I still managed a 5/7. Quite remarkable considering I had not read a single one of the seven stories covered!

The BBC News Quiz of the Week.

Previous Dunces.

16th Jan, 1/7, sandy, azahar

9th Jan, 1/7, Cybe R Wizard
19th Dec, 1/7, sandy
12th Dec, 2/7,
azahar
5th Dec, 1/7, Daddy Papersurfer, azahar, Rob
28th Nowonder, 2/7, nursemyra
21st Nowonder, 2/7, Rob, Daddy Papersurfer, Cybe R. Wizard, Archie!
14th November, 2/7 Daddy Papersurfer,
sandy
7th November, 2/7 silverstar98121, Cybe R. Wizard
31st October, 2/7 azahar
26th October, 2/7Rob
17th October, 1/7 Rob,sandy
10th October 3/7 azahar, Alabaster Crippens, nursemyra
2 Oct, 1/7, Blue, azahar, sandy, Herr G EagLe, archie
26th Sept, 2/7 azahar/silverstar98121/healingmagichands/sandy/Daddy Papersurfer

Crown Winners (7/7)

29th Aug Buff
5th Sept Buff
12th Sept Daddy P
17th Octember Buff
26th Octember, healing magic hands
5th Dec. Buff
9th Jan 2009, azahar

BBC Quiz of the Week


Four out of seven. Not a good effort considering I had read all the stories – my forgettory is taking over.

How will you go this week?

Better than az who only scored 2/7 last week, I hope. :lol:

What are we talking about?

The BBC News Quiz of the Week.

Previous Dunces.

12th Dec, 2/7, azahar
5th Dec, 1/7, Daddy Papersurfer, azahar, Rob
28th Nowonder, 2/7, nursemyra
21st Nowonder, 2/7, Rob, Daddy Papersurfer, Cybe R. Wizard, Archie!
14th November, 2/7 Daddy Papersurfer, sandy
7th November, 2/7 silverstar98121, Cybe R. Wizard
31st October, 2/7 azahar
26th October, 2/7 Rob
17th October, 1/7 Rob, sandy,
10th October 3/7 azahar, Alabaster Crippens, nursemyra
2 Oct, 1/7, Blue, azahar, sandy, Herr G EagLe, archie
26th Sept, 2/7 azahar/silverstar98121/healingmagichands/sandy/Daddy Papersurfer
19th Sept, 1/7 Linda, petra michelle
12th Sept 2 correct sandy
5th Sept 2 Correct Daddy Papersurfer, Alabaster Crippens, sandy, azahar.

Crown Winners (7/7)

29th Aug Buff

5th Sept Buff

12th Sept Daddy P

17th Octember Buff

26th Octember, healing magic hands

5th Dec. Buff

BBC Quiz Of The Week


Nearly – so close it hurts.

“You got 6 right!
Smacker!”

I had read four of the stories, one of the other questions gave away the answer and I guessed one right out of the remaining two.

How will you go this week?

Better than the three who scored one last week, I hope. :lol:

What are we talking about?

The BBC News Quiz of the Week.

Previous Dunces.

5th Dec, 1/7, Daddy Papersurfer, azahar, Rob
28th Nowonder, 2/7, nursemyra
21st Nowonder, 2/7, <Rob, Daddy Papersurfer, Cybe R. Wizard, Archie!
14th November, 2/7 Daddy Papersurfer, sandy
7th November, 2/7 silverstar98121, Cybe R. Wizard
31st October, 2/7 azahar
26th October, 2/7 Rob
17th October, 1/7 Rob, sandy,
10th October 3/7 azahar, Alabaster Crippens, nursemyra
2 Oct, 1/7, Blue, azahar, sandy, Herr G EagLe, archie
26th Sept, 2/7 azahar/silverstar98121/healingmagichands/sandy/Daddy Papersurfer
19th Sept, 1/7 Linda, petra michelle
12th Sept 2 correct sandy
5th Sept 2 Correct Daddy Papersurfer, Alabaster Crippens, sandy, azahar.

Crown Winners (7/7)

29th Aug Buff

5th Sept Buff

12th Sept Daddy P

17th Octember Buff

26th Octember, healing magic hands

5th Dec. Buff

BBC Quiz of the Week


I am late with the quiz this week.

I was away from my computer all day with chores which need doing before I disappear into the desert.

The quiz is the one thing I cannot pre-post and so next week it may be late as well as I will be travelling all day on Quiz day.

Still, better late than never.

So how is your memory for world events?

I only scored 3/7 so that should be easy enough to beat ;)

Although some of the questions appeared obscure to me.

Week Ended. lowest score Dunce’s Hat winner

18th July 2 correct Puddock/Cybe R. Wizard,

11th July 2 Correct tobymarx/Buff
4th July 1 Correct azahar
27th June 2 correct Daddy P/azahar/Aquilla Canusa Brittanica (G. Eagle)/Sue
20th June 1 correct azahar/silverstar98121
13th June 1 correct puddock
6th June 1 Correct Gary Murning
30th May 3 Correct Alabaster Crippens/Cybe R Wizard/puddock
23rd May 3 Correct Cybe R Wizard
16th May 2 Correct Alabaster Crippens/Cybe R Wizard
9th May 3 Correct Daddy P/nursemyra/puddock
2nd May 2 Correct azahar
25th April 1 correct Alabaster Crippens
18th April 4 correct puddock/ archie

BBC Quiz of the Week


A week goes past so quickly.

Already it is time for the quiz.

The very hard BBC Quiz of the Week.

It must be hard. Very hard.

Because I only scored 3/7.

How will you score? I have a theory that any question is easy if you know the answer.

Once again there were many more people checking out the quiz than registering their scores. We still managed another tie this week.

Week Ended. lowest score Dunce’s Hat winner

11th July 2 Correct tobymarx/Buff
4th July 1 Correct azahar
27th June 2 correct Daddy P/azahar/Aquilla Canusa Brittanica (G. Eagle)/Sue
20th June 1 correct azahar/silverstar98121
13th June 1 correct puddock
6th June 1 Correct Gary Murning
30th May 3 Correct Alabaster Crippens/Cybe R Wizard/puddock
23rd May 3 Correct Cybe R Wizard
16th May 2 Correct Alabaster Crippens/Cybe R Wizard
9th May 3 Correct Daddy P/nursemyra/puddock
2nd May 2 Correct azahar
25th April 1 correct Alabaster Crippens
18th April 4 correct puddock/ archie

BBC Quiz of the Week


It is Friday once again and so time to test our knowledge of current events.

There are more and more people checking the quiz out but unfortunately most are not admitting to their scores.

This is probably due to not wanting to boast because I do know that the readers of the archive are well above average in intelligence.

So, how will you go this week in the BBC Quiz of the Week?

I am blushing a little this week as I only scored 4/7.

Be brave and post a comment with your score.

The official List of Dunces
4th July 1 Correct azahar
27th June 2 correct Daddy P/azahar/Aquilla Canusa Brittanica (G. Eagle)/Sue
20th June 1 correct azahar/silverstar98121
13th June 1 correct puddock
6th June 1 Correct Gary Murning
30th May 3 Correct Alabaster Crippens/Cybe R Wizard/puddock
23rd May 3 Correct Cybe R Wizard
16th May 2 Correct Alabaster Crippens/Cybe R Wizard
9th May 3 Correct Daddy P/nursemyra/puddock
2nd May 2 Correct azahar
25th April 1 correct Alabaster Crippens
18th April 4 correct puddock/ archie

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