The “Four More Years” Quiz
QUESTION 1 – LONG CON 1
16 Pics – 4 Sets – 4,4,4,4
Not Exhaustive, Not Ordered
Kissy (Suzuki), Miranda (Frost), (Tiffany) Case,
Solitaire, May Day, Strawberry Fields, Mary
(Honey) Rider, Bambi & Thumper, Paris Carver
(Elektra) King, (Vesper) Lynd, Giacinta (Jinx)
Johnson, (Christmas) Jones
Mark Waugh has had a great test career but it
wasn’t always smooth sailing for him. He started
off with a fine century on debut against England
in 1990-91. However, a couple of years later in
SL, he ran into trouble, bagging successive pairs
in Colombo and Moratuwa, earning him the
temporary nickname “X”. His teammates
generously pointed out that had there been
another test, he may well have ended up being
renamed “Y”. X = ? Y= ?
X = Audi
Y = Olympic
In explaining why he chose the nickname X
for Y, Leon Lederman said he did so
because Y is central to our understanding,
and yet so elusive. He jokingly added that a
second reason was because “the publisher
wouldn’t let us call it Z, though that might
have been a more appropriate title, given its
villainous nature and the expense it is
causing.” X = ? Z = ?
X = The God Particle
Y = Higgs Boson
Z = The Goddamn Particle
Walpurgis Night (Walpurgisnacht) is a
traditional spring festival on 30th April or 1st May
in large parts of Central and Northern Europe.
Named after the English missionary Saint
Walpurga (ca. 710-777/9), It is exactly six
months from All Hallows’ Eve and is typically
celebrated with dancing and bonfires.
According to X, the Ys were once called The
Knights of Walpurgis, a play on the word
Walpurgisnacht. Y = ?
X = J.K. Rowling
Y = Death Eaters
QUESTION 5 - CONNECT
Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Khan
Abdul Ghaffar Khan are the only people
who were not citizens by birth to win the
This is a new type of acorn worm that scientists just
discovered. It was found around 1.5 miles beneath the
surface of the Atlantic. It has been christened X purpurata
or purple X. X = ?
X = Yoda
The characters A and B are based on the minor characters
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who are messengers whom X
outwits and has killed. In Tom Stoppard’s play, Rosencrantz and
Guildenstern are Dead, they are childhood friends of X, are
portrayed as two clowns or fools in a world that is beyond their
understanding; they cannot identify any reliable feature or the
significance in words or events. Their own memories are not
reliable or complete and they misunderstand each other as they
stumble through philosophical arguments while not realizing the
implications to themselves. The play is structured as the inverse
of X; the title characters are the leads, not supporting players, and
X himself has only a small part. The duo appears on stage here
when they are off-stage in X, with the exception of a few short
scenes in which the dramatic events of both plays coincide. Who
are A and B?
Timon and Pumbaa
The Lion King 3 is inspired by Stoppard’s
William Wilkinson's “An Account of the
Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia”
inspired this author's most famous novel.
Author = ? Why is this question significant?
Who Is Bram Stoker?
Final Jeopardy question that lead to Watson
being crowned champion
What phrase that is often used as a metaphor for an intractable
problem solved easily by “thinking outside the box” originates from
the event depicted in this painting?
Cutting the Gordian Knot
X is the name of a band and an eponymous album. All
songs in the album are composed by Neil Hannon and
Thomas Walsh. X = ?
X = The Duckworth Lewis Method
QUESTION 11 - CONNECT
Names of tanks
Tiger (China), Leopard (several countries),
Black Panther (South Korea), Ramses II
(Egypt), Challenger (Jordan)
Tribute to Jim Henson
Mickey Mouse consoling Kermit the Frog on
the Summer 1990 issue of WD Eye, Walt
Disney Imagineering’s employee
Nathalie Cook – 1996-97
Rhona Mitra – 1997-98
Vanessa Demouy – 1998
Nell McAndrew – 1998-99
Lara Weller – 1999-2000
Lucy Clarkson – 2000-02
Jill de Jong – 2002-04
Karima Adebibe – 2006-08
Alison Carroll – 2008-10
Exhaustive list of?
Lara Croft Models
The name X is derived, via French, from the Italian X’
which was formerly a papal county seat near Rome.
The place name seems to be “singing wolf” and might
refer to a spot where wolves gathered, but this might
be folk etymology. Tradition has it, that this is where X
was first cultivated in Europe, on its introduction from
X = Cantaloupe
X’ = Cantalupo
X voices his/her own character in the Futurama episode
A Fistful of Dollars. In it, X claims to have won an Oscar
for his/her role in Y: The Movie, the first movie to be shot
entirely in slow motion. X = ?
X = Pamela Anderson
Y = Baywatch
X has been widely debated. Y, when asked
about X, had this to say: “I choose to believe
__________, because I have young kids,
people who have kids read X differently than
those who don’t. The most important
emotional thing about X is that Z is not
looking at X. He doesn't care.”
X = The top spinning at the end of Inception
Y = Chris Nolan
Z = Charles Cobb
QUESTION 17 - CONNECT
Sic Semper Tyrannis
Brutus, John Wilkes Booth, Timothy
McVeigh, Seal of Virginia
QUESTION 18 – WRITTEN 1
Oliver Twist, Frankenstein, A Study in
Scarlet, The Wind in the Willows, The
Hobbit, The Great Gatsby
QUESTION 19 – WRITTEN 2
1. H.P. Chaplin c GB b F. Root – Derbyshire v Sussex, Jul. 1913
2. D. K. Lillee c PW b G.R. Dilley – Australia v England, Dec. 1979
3. S. J. Cook c P. Mustard b GO – Kent v Durham, Sep. 2007
4. H.W. Lee c FSL b JWL – Middlesex v Somerset, Jun. 1933
5. A.J. Lamb c A. Kourie b CR – Transvaal v Western Province, Feb. 1980
6. V.J. Marks c J. Snow b JS – Oxford University v Sussex, Apr. 1975
7. New ball bowlers Dolar Mahmud and RH – Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, Oct.
8. New Zealand openers in 8 tests – M.J. Horne and MDB
1. H.P. Chaplin c Beet b Root
2. D. K. Lillee c Willey b Dilley
3. S. J. Cook c Mustard b Onions
4. H.W. Lee c Lee b Lee
5. A.J. Lamb c Kourie b Rice
6. V.J. Marks c Snow b Spencer
7. Dolar Mahmud and Rubel Hossain
8. Matthew Jeffery Horne and Matthew David Bell
QUESTION 20 - REVERSE
Who is the only character to appear as both a hero and
a villain on AFI’s 100 Years … 100 Heroes and Villains
“In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world
to feel as one; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly
the brotherhood of man. In ancient days, men looked at
stars and saw their heroes in the constellations. In
modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are
epic men of flesh and blood.” Excerpt from?
Nixon’s eulogy in case the Apollo 11 crew
didn’t make it back safely
X was born in the United States on August 15, 1911, to a family of
Polish immigrants, and was nicknamed “B.J.” by his friends.
During World War II, X became a sergeant in the U.S. Army
Rangers, before being recruited as the top agent for the United
States Office of Secret Actions (OSA). During his service he was
awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest military honor in the
United States, and other military decorations.
X got married after the war, at age 40, to Julia Marie Peterson.
Their son, Arthur, became a television host in Milwaukee,
Wisconsin and later married Susan Elizabeth McMichaels. They
had one son, Billy, named after Arthur's father, X. One of the
descendants of Billy is named Stan and is also a hero. Who is X?
X = William “B.J.” Blazkowicz
The hero of Wolfenstein 3D
QUESTION 23 - CONNECT
Top Cat’s Gang
Choo Choo, Fancy Fancy, Brain, Spook,
Benny the Ball
1. In 1893, bouncers were relatively rare and it was
unthinkable for a bowler to use them in an
2. Matches played with one innings a side were quite
rare in the 1890s. Even friendly matches that lasted
one or two days were two innings a side affairs.
3. In a one innings a side match, as long as the chasing
team didn’t get bowled out, they would draw the
Why are the above facts relevant?
Inaccuracies in the cricket match in Lagaan
X was a term which began to appear in the 19th
century as an early expression of border economics.
While X does not refer to a singular place, two Xs in
Caldwell, Kansas and Oakland, California have
achieved particular notoriety, to the extent that they
may be sometimes be referred to today with a definite
article, as in “The X”. Over time, the phrase X has
been adopted to describe a pretty dire situation
beyond which hope or good fortune will greatly
diminish. X = ?
X = Last Chance Saloon
X was born in 1812 and died in 1888. X visited Italy,
Sinai, Suez, Albania, Malta, Corfu, Crete, India, and
Ceylon before building a house in San Remo, Italy,
where he spent the last years of his life with his cat,
Foss. X wrote seven books on travel, three on biology,
and five books of verse. W.H. Auden, who admired him,
has a poem in his honor, describing him as “a dirty
landscape painter who hated his nose”. X = ?
X = Edward Lear
Cryolophosaurus (meaning “cold crest lizard”) was a large theropod
dinosaur. The holotype and only known individual of Cryolophosaurus is
estimated as being 6.5 m long and weighing 465 kg; this individual may
represent a sub-adult and thus not fully grown. A high, narrow skull was
discovered, 65 cm long. A peculiar nasal crest runs just over the eyes,
where it rises up perpendicular to the skull and fans out. Due to this feature,
the dinosaur was at one point known informally as X. X = ?
X = Elvisaurus
Kelsey Grammar as X: “Excuse me! Isn’t that just Old
John Mahoney as Y: “When Old McDonald pays me two
hundred bucks it’ll be old McDonald’s Farm.”
Significance of conversation?
X = Frasier
Y = Sy Flembeck (jingle writer)
Anachronism/inaccuracy of the CheersFrasier storyline so that his dad appeared
on Cheers as another character as he
mentioned his father was dead on Cheers
QUESTION 29 - CONNECT
Various kinds of slips
Fielding position, Stall for greyhounds, Rail
switch, Freudian, Ferry, Women’s dress,
Tarangini Mitra loved pirouetting. Her
performance at her school annual day
function in 1985 – the first public
performance she did – caught the attention
of X. What followed?
X = Alyque Padamsee
She became the Nirma Girl
X was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the youngest of
three children and the only son of a former player and head
coach Joe "Jellybean" and Pamela Cox. His parents named
him after the famous beef of Y, Japan, which they saw on a
restaurant menu. X was raised Roman Catholic. When X
was six, his father moved to Italy and X became accustomed
to his new lifestyle there. At an early X also learned to play
soccer and his favorite team is AC Milan. X is also a big fan
of former FC Barcelona manager Frank Rijkaard and player
Ronaldinho. Upon his father’s retirement in 1991, X’s family
moved back to the United States. X = ?
X = Kobe Bryant
Y = Kobe
The adage X is believed to have been coined by English
author Edward Butler-Lytton in 1839 for his play Richelieu; Or
the Conspiracy. The Cardinal's line in Act II, scene II, was
True, This! —
Beneath the rule of men entirely great
The arch-enchanters wand! — itself is nothing! —
But taking sorcery from the master-hand
To paralyse the Cæsars, and to strike
The loud earth breathless! — Take away the Y —
States can be saved without it!
X = The pen is mightier than the sword
Y = Sword
POK erythroid myeloid ontogenic factor is a gene that may act
as a master switch for cancer, and is responsible for the
proliferation of cancer throughout surrounding cells. The leader
of the research team which discovered this, geneticist Pier
Paol Pandolfi from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer
Center (MSKCC) in New York City, said the gene is unique in
that it is needed for other oncogenes to cause cancer.
Discovery of the gene was first published in the January 2005
issue of Nature. However, the center ran into trouble by the
end of the year regarding their discovery. Why?
The gene name spelt out Pokémon and was
most likely a backronym. Nintendo did not
want to be associated with a cancercausing gene and forced the center to
change the name of the gene to the less
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
What is the above?
The Sith Code
The last line is The Force shall free me
QUESTION 35 - CONNECT
Different chess openings
Dragon, Hedgehog, Stonewall (Jackson),
Berlin, Dutch, Scotch
QUESTION 36 – LONG CON 2
13 Pics – 4 Sets – 3,3,3,4
Not Exhaustive, Not Ordered
Chemical elements named after places
Hafnium (Latin name for Copenhagen), Holmium
(Latin name for Stockholm), Ruthenium (Latin
name for Russia)
Germanium, Lutetium (Latin name for Paris),
Francium, Americium, Californium
Copper (Cuprum from Cyprus), Berkelium,