Quizzes are increasingly difficult to do online. They need to be Google proof and yet, must give the punter an even chance, or the opportunity of making an informed guess. I like reading the guesses. They reveal a lot about the guessers and indeed the subject. So, the "right" answer is not necessarily the best bit. The best bit is the bold, self-assured, informed guess, or even an outrageous faux pas.
So here's a quiz. Many will know this track, but who, you may wonder, is singing it?
(And Children, did you notice that the little liquorice allsort people were swinging to it. too?)
Next up, a detail from a painting. Who is the artist? What country, what era?
Next, how many colours/flavours of Smarties are there?
And (almost) finally,
You are on a walk in the woods. You lose your map and compass, or possibly a hooded thug takes it from you to buy drugs from the proceeds. Frustrated and perhaps fearful, you come to a fork in the path. At the fork there is a house. You know about this house. It is famous, for, inside live two identical brothers. They get fed up of people getting lost in the woods, so will only answer the door once to a stranger, so you never know which brother you are going to get. Of course, you need to ask which one of the paths to take. One way leads to freedom, home and perpetual happiness, the other to certain peril.
To complicate things further, one twin always tells the truth, and the other always tells lies. When enquiring the way to safety, you only have one question to ask of the brothers. You will not know if you are going to get the brother who is truthful, or the brother who is deceitful. What question are you going to ask whoever answers the door, and what will your action be as a consequence?
(updated) Next. Riders - those contractual goodies that outrageous rock stars deman in their dressing rooms. (Dave, a regular commenter and musician of some repute, and friend knows about riders. I scheduled a short tour for him in Scotland a couple of years ago, but had to back out when his demands for a motivational counseller dressed as Elvis, and candy shrimps served by mermaids were bridge too far.) If you were a rock star and could call the shots, what would your riders be?
Have nice weekend.