Alehouse Quiz Round 3

Sooner or later every pub quiz will have one of the standard rounds you expect in a quiz like General Knowledge or Geography or like I have gone for here, History. I chose a wide range of historical questions and ending with a local question for the audience for those who might feel left out by some of the earlier questions.

Question 1: In Roman mythology Mars was the God of what?
War

Question 2: The Costa Concordia cruise ship sank in 2012 off the coast of which country?
Italy

Question 3: The M1 Motorway officially opened in which decade?
1950’s (Nov 2nd 1959)

Question 4: In 2012 the world went mad for Gangnam Style, which set record viewing figures on Youtube at the time, but which artist sang the song Gangnam Style?
PSY (Park Jae-sang)

Question 5: According to the “Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect” by Rev. Parish of Selmestone published in 1875, what is a Twitten?
TWITTEN, w. A narrow path between two walls or hedges.

I didn’t make any notes for the sources on this round, but if you want to dive into a rabbit hole for a few hours then take a look at the excellent Archive.org where they have an archived version of the “Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect”. It is a fascinating read, see how many words for mud you can find. buried in its pages. Where it is a well known fact that the Eskimo languages have a multitude of words for snow, the Sussex dialect has a similarly large number of words for mud.

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