Author Topic: Graun News Quiz  (Read 917 times)

Wowbagger

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Graun News Quiz
« on: 22 December, 2013, 09:11:54 am »
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/22/2013-news-quiz-of-the-year

75 questions. I got 8 right.

Most of them weren't about news - they were about slebs.  :P
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Wowbagger

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Re: Graun News Quiz
« Reply #1 on: 20 December, 2021, 10:33:47 am »
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/20/big-news-quiz-of-2021-jackie-weaver-german-leaders

19/30. I think there might have been one lucky guess. I definitely knew nearly all my right answers.

I think I also claim the record for the longest ever time between the first and second posts on a YACF thread.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Graun News Quiz
« Reply #2 on: 20 December, 2021, 10:45:03 am »
From 75 questions to 30 in 8 years. Shrinkflation of quizzes is running at a high rate.
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Jaded

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Re: Graun News Quiz
« Reply #3 on: 20 December, 2021, 10:56:26 am »
21/30

I don't think I did the older one...
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Re: Graun News Quiz
« Reply #4 on: 20 December, 2021, 11:23:17 am »
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/20/big-news-quiz-of-2021-jackie-weaver-german-leaders

19/30. I think there might have been one lucky guess. I definitely knew nearly all my right answers.

I think I also claim the record for the longest ever time between the first and second posts on a YACF thread.
Like you 19/30.

Re: Graun News Quiz
« Reply #5 on: 20 December, 2021, 11:32:43 am »
I think I also claim the record for the longest ever time between the first and second posts on a YACF thread.

Maybe because both of your links are blocked unless you pay to see those pages.

Not in the UK they're not - yes you get the subscription popup, but merely clicking on the cross top right disappears it.
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TimC

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Re: Graun News Quiz
« Reply #6 on: 20 December, 2021, 12:35:33 pm »
23/30. Bit disappointing as I got a couple wrong that I actually knew but rushed it.

Mr Larrington

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Re: Graun News Quiz
« Reply #7 on: 20 December, 2021, 12:40:10 pm »
Score too embarrassing to relay in here.  Channelling the wrong zeitgeist again.

Or something.
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fboab

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Re: Graun News Quiz
« Reply #8 on: 20 December, 2021, 12:46:40 pm »
Knew one, guessed ten correctly. I think I went to the wrong school or something. 11/30
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T42

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Re: Graun News Quiz
« Reply #9 on: 20 December, 2021, 01:14:09 pm »
14/30. Lots of stuff in there that I don't bother with.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

FifeingEejit

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Re: Graun News Quiz
« Reply #10 on: 20 December, 2021, 01:31:59 pm »
From 75 questions to 30 in 8 years. Shrinkflation of quizzes is running at a high rate.

Considering it's a licence for skiving...

Re: Graun News Quiz
« Reply #11 on: 20 December, 2021, 01:39:15 pm »
20 out of 30  well 21 actually as I clicked one of the options by mistake

Re: Graun News Quiz
« Reply #12 on: 20 December, 2021, 01:42:44 pm »
24 from 30.

People pay money to look at someones feet?
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Graun News Quiz
« Reply #13 on: 20 December, 2021, 02:54:49 pm »
24 from 30.

People pay money to look at someones feet?

One of my holiday snaps from 2014, featuring my sandal-shod feet being washed by the infant Colorado River, got faved on Flickr by someone unknown to me who, on further investigation, appeared to be exactly the sort of creepy oddball who would pay to look at pictures of people’s plates.
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Re: Graun News Quiz
« Reply #14 on: 20 December, 2021, 03:49:29 pm »
20/30 - a couple of lucky guesses and a couple of curses that I should have known that which about levelled out.

T42

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Re: Graun News Quiz
« Reply #15 on: 20 December, 2021, 04:16:10 pm »
I went for a couple of options then said "nah, too obvious", took something else and found that obvious would've been right.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

Re: Graun News Quiz
« Reply #16 on: 20 December, 2021, 04:18:18 pm »
I just tried the 2013 quiz.
Just 1 attempted answer - and that was a decade off-target.
 ::-)