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Summer (?) Quiz (3rd and Final)

Thu 26 August 2010, 12:28pm

I’ll make this one a bit easier,….but electronic help is banned…..for your first effort anyway!!
1) Name all leaders of the SDLP ever. – Gerry Fitt, John Hume, Mark Durkan, Margaret Ritchie
2) Who links the Carmarthenshire village of Llanddowror with Catherine the Great? – Griffith Jones Llanddowror, the educator. Russia sent an emmisary to study his methods
3) What’s next in the sequence: 13688, 53, 4582, ? 4 – Majorities in FST GEs
4) What links Thomas Mckean, George Taylor, James Smith, Mathew Thornton and Edward Rutledge? Ulster Scots signatories of the American declaration of Independence
5) Name the 5 biggest cities / towns in Ireland starting with C. Cork, Craigavon, Castlereagh, Carrickfergus,Carlow.
6) How many points have the Ospreys got in the Magners League 10/11? -4 after some misconduct last year
7) Who is in Ireland’s group in the Rugby World Cup? Australia, Italy, Russia, USA.
8. Who succeeded James Larkin as Leader of the ITGWU? William O’Brien
9) What linguistic phenomenon links Vietnamese, Old Welsh, Korean and Tswana amongst others? Same word for blue and green.
10) Cardiff City’s share of Craig Bellamy’s wages are £35,000 a week for 40 weeks. They have sold 20,000 replica shirts at a margin of £20 a shirt. If Cardiff have 20 home games a season at an average ticket price of £25 how much must the average gate increase to cover Craig’s wages? 2000

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  1. 1. Gerry Fitt, John Hume, Mark Durkan, Margaret Ritchie (is there a catch in this?)
    2.
    3. 4
    4.
    5. Cork, Cavan, Carlow, Castlebar, Clonmel
    6. 5?
    7.
    8. William O’Brien
    9. agglomerative languages?
    10. 2,000

    I’ve no idea at all about the blanks ones (and at least 2-3 others are complete stabs in the dark).

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  2. Alan Maskey black spot says:

    no 10: You give us the gate price but not attendances and nor do you give us the marginal propensity to attend. Nor do you specify any link between the marignal rate of buying replica shirts and attendances, asuming all other variables (winning etc)are constant. Back to the drawing board, me thinks.
    Some interesting questions though.

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  3. Alan Maskey black spot says:

    O’Neill: Coleraine? Though with this guy, Cootehill, C-maglen and Craigavon might well make the cut (and Cill Coinnigh and Cill Airne:)

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  4. drumlins rock says:

    give them a shot Alan, you seem to have an answer for everything else!

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  5. Coleraine and Cobh were the only other two I could think of that were any size (I presumed it was anglicised spellings only).

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  6. drumlins rock says:

    rite gonna guess a couple,
    1. as above
    2. micheal howard? or how about lembit?
    3. I’m think election majorities F&ST, would a disputed 4 be next?
    4. GAA prods?
    5. cock, cavan, clonmel, craigavon! coleraine
    6 8
    7. SA NZ USA
    8. James Connelly
    9. that funny glock sound you do with your tongue
    10. 12343

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  7. William Markfelt says:

    ’10) Cardiff City’s share of Craig Bellamy’s wages are £35,000 a week for 40 weeks. They have sold 20,000 replica shirts at a margin of £20 a shirt. If Cardiff have 20 home games a season at an average ticket price of £25 how much must the average gate increase to cover Craig’s wages?’

    It doesn”t need to increase. Manchester City are paying his wages.

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  8. Dewi (profile) says:

    Well done on number 3

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  9. Dewi (profile) says:

    Don’t need attendances to work out how much average should increase…as Bellamy is new it’s reasonable to assume all shirt purchases are marginal….

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  10. Dewi (profile) says:

    you should really get number 4…

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  11. Dewi (profile) says:

    Only £55k a week of his wages WM – Cardiff paying the rest!!

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  12. Dewi (profile) says:

    and 4/10

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  13. Dewi (profile) says:

    …your “as above” was right….

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  14. Dewi (profile) says:

    Just for clarity on question 5 this quiz is administered on an All-Ireland basis……

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  15. drumlins rock says:

    googled it there now, dont think I would have got it.

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  16. 53 was the give away on number 3.
    Am intrigued by 9 so will have to google an answer (I won’t post it).

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  17. William Markfelt says:

    Yeah, I based my answer on the theory doing the rounds that the percentage of his wages Cardiff are paying is zero and that it’s a bit of creative accounting that is involved.

    Allegedly Spurs met the valuation, but City were reluctant to sell him to a major rival, and thus bankrolled the ENTIRE wage bill but, at Cardiff’s request, it has come out that Cardiff are meeting some of it, mainly to deflect inevitable criticism from Cardiff’s Championship rivals, that Man City were effectively bankrolling their promotion bid.

    The same rumour mill suggests that he won’t last belong the January transfer window and that he’ll be sold to a mid/lower table Premiership side then, where he’s unlikely to do much damage to City’s season.

    Cardiff couldn’t even pay Motherwell or their own players a while back, so £35k a week seems a tad unfeasable.

    I believe the rumours to be true, hence the answer I gave :)

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  18. Alan Maskey black spot says:

    Well Cobh is Queenstown:)

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  19. Alan Maskey black spot says:

    William Markfelt: Did you give those explanations at school exam;) Did they work? I think he stuffed up there – unless it is an answr along your lines.
    The ITGWU one is interesting as one could ask what “leader” means.
    When I toured Glasnevin Cemetaruy with the NGA, the guide had harsh words for Larkin, who i ocnsider to be a great man. But great men have to be followd by bureaucrats like O’Brien.
    Regarding question 9, not that I would cheat or anything, but Sllugger gets google archived very quickly.

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  20. Dewi (profile) says:

    Alan you idiot – ceteris paribus, assuming gate increases relate entirely to Bellamy arriving and the £20 profit on “Bellamy” shirt sales is the marginal contribution…
    “Cardiff couldn’t even pay Motherwell or their own players a while back, so £35k a week seems a tad unfeasable.”
    Which is the point of the blasted question !!!

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  21. Alan Maskey black spot says:

    Dewi: Have you read Alice in Wonderland recently? You didn’t give us enough information to answer the question. Now that is not fair.
    Also, if sales of Bellamy shirts go up, then another will go down. Lok what happened at Everton when Wayne Rooney abandoned the club and went to Man U. They had to send the Everton shirts to a RC charity in West Africa as no one would buy them in England (which is odd as they would be worth a few bob now).

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  22. Dewi (profile) says:

    “Also, if sales of Bellamy shirts go up, then another will go down.” That just is not a syllogism Mister – there’s new fans flocking in their droves…anyway the assumption is that the Bellamy shirt sales are marginal – now just answer the question !!!!

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  23. William Markfelt says:

    ‘Did you give those explanations at school exam;)’

    I would have had Man City been paying all of Bellamy’s wages and inferring Cardiff were doing a bit of it. :)

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  24. William Markfelt says:

    “Cardiff couldn’t even pay Motherwell or their own players a while back, so £35k a week seems a tad unfeasable.”
    Which is the point of the blasted question !!!’

    So the point of the question is to highlight the ‘creative accounting’ I’ve already highlighted? Have I won? What have I won? Craig Bellamy shirt?

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  25. William Markfelt says:

    t’here’s new fans flocking in their droves…’

    Not really fans. Glory hunters.

    I think you need to factor in the increase in prawn sandwich sales. The must be worth a bob or two to the Bellamy salary (being met in its entirety by Man City).

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  26. Dewi (profile) says:

    William and Alan – do you require any further clarification before answering?

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  27. William Markfelt says:

    Yes please.

    There’s 46 games in the championship, so Cardiff are going to have a minimum of 23 home matches, not 20.

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  28. Dewi (profile) says:

    Yeah but I wanted to make the Maths easy for you !!!

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  29. William Markfelt says:

    I’m no good at Maths but the Catherine the Great answer is ‘schools’, I think.

    Didn’t she send someone over to look at education as it was done in Welsh schools?

    (dredged from memory. I have no idea why that would even be IN memory, if correct).

    And for some reason ‘Griff Rhys Jones’ is churning around my head in relation to this question, but I’m sure that can’t have any relevance (unless it featured in that ‘Restoration’ programme he does).

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  30. Dewi (profile) says:

    Very nearly almost there….

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  31. Dewi (profile) says:

    Updated with answers

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  32. Alan Maskey black spot says:

    Where did you dig up number nine? Does this imply something more? I thought Korean was one of those more or less rootless languages. Anyway, Old Welsh scholars are now fully conversant in those other languages as long as the conversation is bimodla (green or blue).

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  33. Dewi (profile) says:

    Just always thought it strange that the Welsh word for grass (glaswellt) means blue straw and that many place names in Wales such as Maes Glas (blue field) etc use glas to describe green – so I did some reseaerch and discovered it’s a quite common stage in linguistic development….(bit geekish I know…)

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  34. drumlins rock says:

    glas is green in irish too isnt it? drumglass, ardglass etc.
    Colours are funny, alot of the colour names are quite recent inventions, last few hundred years.

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  35. Alan Maskey black spot says:

    Is glas iad na cnoic i gecein:
    Foreign fields are greener.

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