Weekender Blastermind Quiz NOW WITH ANSWERS
Here it is. The quiz that got a pub full of sci-fi fans scratching their heads last weekend. How would you have fared?
The prize! The prize!
Friday night at the SFX Weekender was quiz night, and what a quiz it was. 26 teams competed against each other (we had to put a limit on numbers after 66 teams entered last year and made the thing damned near unmanageable) for top prizes which included a complete Character Options Doctor Who Pandorica set (normally you need to buy all six to construct the Pandorica) complete with audio CDs of classic Doctor Who stories. The top score was 74.5 points (you can see how all the teams did here). Can you do any better without the lure of alcohol fugging up your grey matter?
Here’s your chance to find out.
We’ve already posted the Picture Quiz here, so remember to include that in your final score.
It’s a shame those who weren’t there won’t get to hear Ian Berriman’s stirring rendition of Round Two, Question Eight, but on the other hand you won’t have to suffer Dave G’s attempts at a female, New York accentm later in the same round. Oh, and Dave G read out Round Two, Question Nine incorrectly (he was still in stunned awe from Question Eight) so that was considered null and void – meaning there were only 14 points available for Round Two. So bear that in mind, when totting up your score.
ANSWERS ON PAGE SIX
Enough faffing – on with the quiz! (And don’t Google. It’s cheating and you’ll only be left with a sense of self loathing.)
ROUND ONE: General knowledge
1 Who wrote the music for Alien?
2 Spell the name of the Superman villain whose name phonetically is Mister “mix e zpit lick” (yeah, we’ve had to adapt that one for the internet).
3 Which space ship was commanded by Dylan Hunt?
4 What time does the clock strike at the beginning of 1984?
5 What was the name of the golden retriever in Pushing Daisies?
6 What place name appears in War And Peace, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country?
7 Which Doctor Who was the first to use the sonic screwdriver?
8 Where would you find Frigia, Coralia, The Land of the Lion Men, The Magnetic Mountain, Tropica and The Fire Lands?
9 Who wrote the Rigante series of fantasy novels?
10 Which band’s greatest hits include Lapti Nek and Jedi Rocks?