This sounds a bit tricky
What was the question?
Give us a clue
Tea or coffee?
Any ideas team?
Grab a cake at break time
home baking disappearing
Quiz Night 16 May 2016
|Story - Agnes Ovenstone, photos Jim Paterson|
Can you all hear me cries quizmaster Gordon MacDonald
annual quiz was held on Monday 16 May when we were joined by members
from St James the Less and the South Churches. Gordon MacDonald
and Agnes Ovenstone asked the questions and kept the score. There
were six categories of questions - Film & TV, Food, History, Art
& Literature, the Bible, and General Knowledge.
were six teams taking part with the novel titles, the Bright Sparks,
the B Jays, Fiona's Flyers, Chinid, the Three Graces plus one, and the
There was so much laughter that some of the
questions had to be repeated more than once. From the scores it
appeared that most of the questions were relatively easy although they
were all multiple choice so there was a one in four chance of getting
the right. However the golden rule of 'if in doubt vote for C'
did not always work!
One of the questions in the History
section caused a bit of a puzzle - The Kingdom of Cusco is associated
with which civilization? The choices were Greek, Inca, Roman, Egyptian.
Much head scratching. See end of story for the right answer.
when it came to the Bible questions (which were not multiple choice)
all that changed and a winner appeared. The questions for this section
were set by Hugh Davidson, our minister, who was banned from his team
for this round. However, for one of the questions he did add an extra
'throw away' option. The question was 'Who had three friends called
Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Na'amathite?
the back of the hall Hugh added 'and Taffy the Anthracite'. Mmmm not
sure if a 'Taffy' is mentioned in the Bible. The correct
answer is Job.
and Home Baking was served at the interval and biscuits and cheese were
available for nibbling during the quiz. The result was very close but
the winners, by one point, were The Three Graces plus one which
comprised of Marion Mather,Gillian Little, Margaret Coull from St James
and Margaret Black from St Mungo's.
Margaret Coull accepted the 'Smart Alec' trophy for her team, from Agnes Ovenstone.
There was a great atmosphere in the hall and everyone agreed it had been a happy fun night.
The answer to the above question about Cusco is Inca.