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by Baldassaro
Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Continuous Quiz - Music
Topic: Contuinuous Quiz - Music
Replies: 718
Views: 410311

Re: Contuinuous Quiz - Music

This seems to have got rather stuck. In Howard's continued absence, I suggest you go on and set a question, Mr Toast...
by Baldassaro
Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Continuous Quiz - High Brow
Topic: Continuous Quiz: High Brow
Replies: 412
Views: 363667

Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Here is where it helps to have gone to the Ford Madox Brown exhibition in Manchester before Christmas.

Ford Madox Ford (ne Hueffer) was the grandson of Ford Madox Brown
by Baldassaro
Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Quiz Discussion
Topic: How to go about improving significantly
Replies: 9
Views: 10694

Re: How to go about improving significantly

Interesting point about the shape and look of words. On lots of questions, I have a general idea of the number of syllables and of the type of letter involved (beginning with b, p or d, for example). Sometimes it can mislead you - at the last Grand Prix, I spent an age trying to recall Mo Farah's na...
by Baldassaro
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Quiz Discussion
Topic: How to go about improving significantly
Replies: 9
Views: 10694

Re: How to go about improving significantly

I tend to agree with Sequin about the benefits of doing lots of quizzes. You also tend to get better at spotting likely questions, so can direct your learning more accurately. I also recommend doing on-line quizzes on sites like Sporcle - my knowledge of the periodic table, for example, has got much...
by Baldassaro
Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Continuous Quiz - Music
Topic: Contuinuous Quiz - Music
Replies: 718
Views: 410311

Re: Contuinuous Quiz - Music

Ta.

Which British composer, who worked under a pseudonym, has recently been revealed to be the father of art critic Brian Sewell?

You can give either his real name or the pseudonym, or both (if you want to show off).
by Baldassaro
Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Continuous Quiz - Music
Topic: Contuinuous Quiz - Music
Replies: 718
Views: 410311

Re: Contuinuous Quiz - Music

The great J S Bach. He was going to see the marginally less great Buxtehude, who was organist there.
by Baldassaro
Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Quiz Discussion
Topic: What the Dickens
Replies: 13
Views: 14973

Re: What the Dickens

I enjoyed Our Mutual Friend more than I expected when I read it a couple of years ago (although being ill in bed at the time probably helped to concentrate my mind). A collection of his journalism - The Uncommercial Traveller - was also enjoyable, because you could easily read it a couple of article...
by Baldassaro
Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Continuous Quiz - Music
Topic: Contuinuous Quiz - Music
Replies: 718
Views: 410311

Re: Contuinuous Quiz - Music

Yes, give or take a rogue J in Gillian.

Over to you...
by Baldassaro
Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Continuous Quiz - Music
Topic: Contuinuous Quiz - Music
Replies: 718
Views: 410311

Re: Contuinuous Quiz - Music

OK, I'll kick it off.

Which three well-known country singers sang "Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby" on the soundtrack to O Brother Where Art Thou?
by Baldassaro
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Continuous Quiz - Quick Fire
Topic: Continuous Quiz: Quick Fire
Replies: 698
Views: 479683

Re: Continuous Quiz: Quick Fire

Correct - over to you...

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