Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

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Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby ASmallTurnip » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:45 am

Hello sweet Folkers!

Every year at Christmas, my dad's incredible PA, Kathy, puts together a killer quiz for everyone in the office, with the winner getting a bottle of Tesco's finest "champagne". Those investment analysts are such crazy party animals, man. Whooo whooo! This year her theme for the quiz is music, and because my dear old dad is even less hip than acid wash jeans, he's shamelessly bailed out, leaving me to solve it for him. Now, I may not be the pop cultural queen, but at least I'm vaguely aware that the Beatles have broken up and that Elvis has left the building. Unlike this Clueless One:

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He's very dear to me, but jeez, he really is breathtakingly uncool. Oh my god, just look at him, with his wallet in his shirt pocket. That is........not good.

Seeing as we have so many fine musical brains here on WTF, I thought it might be kind of fun to do the quiz together, and if we win, everyone's invited back to mine for a Christmas champagne piss-up. Yeah!

So here's the deal: each clue leads to a number. To get the final answer, you find the numerical answer to each of the twenty questions, and then add them together. And ta-dah! Quiz solved. I know there are a lot of musical smarty-pants among us, so even if you find this laughably easy, maybe only answer one of them at a time so the rest of us who aren't so smart have the chance to get it embarrassingly wrong. I like to think that we're equal-opportunity quizzees around here, eh? :D

Allons-y!


1) Subtract the year that held a great night for The Hollies from the one when Bryan Adams had the best days of his life (as per the songs).

2) A classic pastoral number multiplied by the number of people needed for a trout.

3) The Beatles' query on their geriatric care.

4) You could be feeling groovy on this street's bridge.

5) The object of Chuck Berry's affection.

6) Janis Ian's angst fixation.

7) The Love Potion.

8 ) The house number on Mount Pleasant Street in this "climatic" song.

9) It is said to be the highway that's the best.

10) This many interrogations for half a dollar.

11) Wilson Pickett, Tina Turner and Otis Redding are just some of the people eager for you to call this number.

12) "Also Sprach Zarathustra" is better known as the theme to what?

13) How many vestal virgins were leaving for the coast in 1967?

14) How many ways could you leave your lover?

15) Take that many love songs.

16) Radiohead's (incorrect) calculation result.

17) The year of the US capital's mining disaster.

18) The number of cornets who were second in the parade.

19) Add together Bob's wet weather females from the 1960s.

20) How many seconds in the album title from this "remedial" band?



Final answer:

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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby ASmallTurnip » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:52 am

I'll start us off with a really easy (and Kiwi-related!) one:

8 ) is 57. It's from Crowded House's Weather With You. "Walking round the room singing Stormy Weather at 57 Mount Pleasant St. It's the same room, but everything's different. You can fight the sleep, but not the dream." Love that song.


So:

1) Subtract the year that held a great night for The Hollies from the one when Bryan Adams had the best days of his life (as per the songs).

2) A classic pastoral number multiplied by the number of people needed for a trout.

3) The Beatles' query on their geriatric care.

4) You could be feeling groovy on this street's bridge.

5) The object of Chuck Berry's affection.

6) Janis Ian's angst fixation.

7) The Love Potion.

8 ) The house number on Mount Pleasant Street in this "climatic" song. 57

9) It is said to be the highway that's the best.

10) This many interrogations for half a dollar.

11) Wilson Pickett, Tina Turner and Otis Redding are just some of the people eager for you to call this number.

12) "Also Sprach Zarathustra" is better known as the theme to what?

13) How many vestal virgins were leaving for the coast in 1967?

14) How many ways could you leave your lover?

15) Take that many love songs.

16) Radiohead's (incorrect) calculation result.

17) The year of the US capital's mining disaster.

18) The number of cornets who were second in the parade.

19) Add together Bob's wet weather females from the 1960s.

20) How many seconds in the album title from this "remedial" band?



Final answer:


Now you go!

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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby dangerous person » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:42 pm

Great idea Turnip!! This will require some thought and a bit of time, so I'll come back to it later....
Your dad looks so friendly! And frankly, you wouldn't want your dad to actually be cool, would you? That would be weird, seriously.
Your dad looks american, is he?
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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby Val2150 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:13 pm

#14 is 50!

Fun idea Turnip!
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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby dangerous person » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:24 pm

Number 3 is 64 !
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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby ASmallTurnip » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:12 pm

Hee! My dad IS an American, DP! Boston-born and raised. How did you know that? That snap was taken at my grandparents' cottage on the coast of Maine this summer. The woods around it are full of wild blueberry bushes and Dad and I love to go arse-up in the undergrowth hunting the wee blue beasties. I took that pic after we had a particularly profitable forage, and Dad looks so happy because of all the FREEEE FOOOOD. Papa Turnip loves keeping his wallet firmly shut and in his shirt-pocket. NERD.

And hey! Dewds! You can't just shout out numbers! You gotta say what the song and/or artistic prevenance of your answer is. Or else It'll just be like bingo. 16! 49! 3! 27! And anyway, I'm easily confused. So will you tell me how you figured it out? Pleeeeeease?



1) Subtract the year that held a great night for The Hollies from the one when Bryan Adams had the best days of his life (as per the songs).

2) A classic pastoral number multiplied by the number of people needed for a trout.

3) The Beatles' query on their geriatric care. 64

4) You could be feeling groovy on this street's bridge.

5) The object of Chuck Berry's affection.

6) Janis Ian's angst fixation.

7) The Love Potion.

8 ) The house number on Mount Pleasant Street in this "climatic" song. 57

9) It is said to be the highway that's the best.

10) This many interrogations for half a dollar.

11) Wilson Pickett, Tina Turner and Otis Redding are just some of the people eager for you to call this number.

12) "Also Sprach Zarathustra" is better known as the theme to what?

13) How many vestal virgins were leaving for the coast in 1967?

14) How many ways could you leave your lover? 50

15) Take that many love songs.

16) Radiohead's (incorrect) calculation result.

17) The year of the US capital's mining disaster.

18) The number of cornets who were second in the parade.

19) Add together Bob's wet weather females from the 1960s.

20) How many seconds in the album title from this "remedial" band?



Final answer:

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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby dangerous person » Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:05 pm

well, I do remember that you said you're half American, and when I saw your Dad he just looked American, he reminded me of some of my friends' dads over there: the open smile, the clothes, I dunno...... It's great though, I love Americans (on the whole.... you do have some nutters over there, but let's face it, nutters are everywhere.....)

Now, back to topic (even though I quite enjoyed just shouting my number out): the song for number 3 is 'When I'm 64', in which I seem to remember McCartney imagines his life with the girl he loves when they're old.

Will that do Miss? :worry:
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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby Val2150 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:31 pm

Hey, I liked shouting out my number too! The song for 14 is"50 Ways to Leave your Lover", by Paul Simon. I thought that was kinda self-explanatory. Just kidding Turnip! :D *Dodges flying objects*
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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby LSully9 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:54 pm

#7 is 9! As in "Love Potion Number 9".
Two struggling musicians, living in poverty and despair, selling their...instruments.

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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby dangerous person » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:55 pm

Number 9 is 66

yeah!!! from The Rolling Stones' Route 66, in which they describe travelling on Route 66, getting their kicks on Route 66, basically their devotion to the wonder that is Route 66!
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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby LSully9 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:28 pm

Number 12 is the theme to 2001 A Space Odyssey
Two struggling musicians, living in poverty and despair, selling their...instruments.

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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby Nancy » Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:22 am

Being the oldest, I'll take the classical one, #2: The classic pastoral number is Beethoven's Symphony No 6, his "Pastorale Symphony"; multiplied by number needed for trout is Schubert's "Trout Quintet", which is 5 people;
6x5=30, so the answer to question #2 is 30 . I'm liking this! :thumb:


ps, Turnip, your Dad's a cutie! He looks pretty cool for a parent! :wink: Navy and khaki are totally acceptable in New England, dahling! 8) But he looks like a very nice person who happens to have a very nice daughter. :eyelashes:
Oh, fish-like Lady
Lady-like Fish
I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady
No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit
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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby Nancy » Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:37 am

Number 13 is from Procol Harem's Whiter Shade of Pale: "One of 16 vestal virgins", etc, so the answer for #13 is 16.
Oh, fish-like Lady

Lady-like Fish

I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady

No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby Nancy » Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:40 am

One last one and I'll go: Number 6 is Janis Ian's At Seventeen, so #6 is 17.

(Love this song!!!)
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Lady-like Fish

I don't think so Bro, she's a Lady, Lady, Lady, Lady

No, no, she's a fish that's just a little bit

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Re: Christmas Music Quiz Extravaganza

Postby indigo_jones » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:20 am

I think number four is 59 for Simon and Garfunkel's song 59th Street Bridge, where they're feeling groovy.

I always found myself singing that song while riding the subway, as it was that bridge that got me to Queens if I went by cab and it was the last stop before Queensboro when I took the subway.
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