Discworld Quizzes

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Discworld Quizzes

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:55 pm

I'm going to try and post a Discworld quiz each day. It's just for fun, so the answers will be behind the spoiler tags, but try and get them without looking. ;)

Discworld First Lines

1. What Discworld book starts 'This is where the dragons went'?

Here be Dragons
Guards! Guards!
Men at Arms
Carpe Jugulum

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Guards! Guards!


2. 'According to the First Scroll of Wen the Eternally Surprised, Wen stepped out of the cave where he had received enlightenment and into the dawning light of the first day of the rest of his life'. This is the first line of which book?

Thief of Time
Interesting Times
Mort
The Truth

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Thief of Time


3. The first line is 'Sam Vimes sighed when he heard the scream, but he finished shaving before he did anything about it'. Which book?

Thud
Night Watch
Feet of Clay
Men At Arms

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Night Watch


4. Which two books start with the same first line, 'The wind howled.'?

'Wyrd Sisters' and 'Maskerade'
'The Colour of Magic' and 'Light Fantastic'
'Witches Abroad' and 'Maskerade'
'Wyrd Sisters' and 'Witches Abroad'

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'Wyrd Sisters' and 'Maskerade'


5. Which book begins 'This is a story about magic and where it goes and perhaps more importantly where it comes from and why, although it doesn't pretend to answer all or any of these questions.'?


Hogfather
Small Gods
Equal Rites
Lords and Ladies

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Equal Rites


6. 'One day, when he was naughty, Mr Bunnsy looked over the hedge into Farmer Fred's field and it was full of fresh green lettuces'. Strictly speaking, this first line is from the book 'Mr Bunnsy Has An Adventure' - but which Discworld book does this start?

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
Jingo
The Last Continent
Reaper Man

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The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents


7. It begins 'The Morris dance is common to all inhabited worlds in the multiverse'. Which book?

Mort
Reaper Man
Moving Pictures
Soul Music

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Reaper Man


8. 'Watch...' is the first line to which Discworld book?

Thief of Time
Guards! Guards!
Interesting Times
Moving Pictures

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Moving Pictures


9. Which book begins 'Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree.'?

Eric
Hogfather
Lords and Ladies
Soul Music

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Hogfather


10. 'Nothing but stars, scattered across the blackness as though the Creator had smashed the windscreen of his car and hadn't bothered to stop to sweep up the pieces'. Which Discworld novel starts with this poetic image?

Pyramids
The Last Hero
The Fifth Elephant
Going Postal

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Pyramids
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Re: Discworld Quizzes

Postby spideyGirl » Sat Dec 24, 2011 9:46 am

:D I got a few!
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Re: Discworld Quizzes

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:46 pm

Snacks and Drugs and Rock and Roll

1. You may have noticed the title of this quiz is a parody of the late, wonderful, Ian Drury's song 'Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll'. Similarly, in 'Masquerade', Nanny Ogg plagiarised a Roundworld (i.e. Earth) book title to write her cookery book. What was the title of Nanny Ogg's book?

Breakfast at Tiffany Aching's
The Joye of Snackes
War and Peas
Much Ado about Clooty Dumpling

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The Joye of Snackes


2. Which amazing dish, featured in 'Reaper Man', costs 'five thousand dollars a forkful, or a little more if you include the cost of cleaning the tomato sauce off the walls afterwards'?

Boxelloni
Ratioli
Antipasta
Spaghetto

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Antipasta


3. In 'Guards! Guards!' the 'Elucidated Brethren of the Ebon Night' have a strange and terrible fate for any 'knowlessman' that happen to drop into their meetings, 'that he be taken from this place, his gaskin slit, his moules shown to the four winds, his welchet torn asunder with many hooks and his figgin placed upon a spike'. What, according to the 'Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words', is a figgin?

A small short-crust pastry containing raisins
A shy, grey-brown bird of the coot family
A type of waistcoat made by certain clock-makers
A game of skill and dexterity, involving tortoises

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A small short-crust pastry containing raisins


4. Which of these is a genuine Discworld delicacy?

Gourds! Gourds!
Reg Shoe Pastry
Black Death Meringue
Millennium hand and shrimp

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Black Death Meringue


5. In 'Light Fantastic', what is not something mentioned as being consumed by the Horse People?

Horse d'oeuvres
Horse black pudding
Horse cheese
Horse milk

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Horse milk


6. What is not an ingredient in Ankh-Morpork chocolate, according to the Guild of Confectioners in 'Thief of Time'?

Hooves
Cream
Spiders
Lips

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Cream


7. Which chocolate does Susan, in 'Thief of Time', think should be outlawed?

Cherry creams
Pink-and-white nougat
Coffee cremes
Coffee beans coated in chocolate

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Coffee beans coated in chocolate


8. What food does Mrs. Gogol in 'Witches Abroad' use to foretell the future?

Jambalaya
Gumbo
Lobster bisque
Brown Windsor

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Jambalaya


9. Which food in Discworld comes for trolls in Four Strata, in Quatra-rodenti for dwarfs and was first created by Ronron 'Revelation Joe' Shuwadhi?

Pazzi
Piazz
Pizzazz
Pizza

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Pizza


10. Run by Sham Harga, this eatery down by the docks caters for quantity, not quality, and the owner's vest acts as an unofficial menu. What is the name of this eating emporium?

MacHarga's
Harga's Fried Chicken
Burger Harga
Harga's House of Ribs

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Harga's House of Ribs
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Re: Discworld Quizzes

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:30 pm

'Disc'over Terry Pratchett's Witches

1. Which witch is the odd one out, because, technically, she's a wizard?

Agnes Nitt
Perspicacia Tick
Lily Weatherwax
Eskarina Smith

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Eskarina Smith


2. What is not a name of one of Eskarina Smith's brothers in 'Equal Rites'?

Oggham
Gulta
Cern
Jaims

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Oggham


3. Who is the witch in 'Equal Rites' who sells 'things to stop things that shouldn't be and help things that should'?

Erzulie Gogol
Lucy Tockley
Amanita DeVice
Hilta Goatfounder

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Hilta Goatfounder


4. Which witch trained Magrat Garlick?

Black Alliss Demurrage
Goodie Whemper
Desiderata Hollow
Gammer Brevis

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Goodie Whemper


5. The three witches, in their role as godmothers in 'Wyrd Sisters', give Tomjon three gifts. Which is not one of them?

The ability to make friends easily
Wisdom
A good memory
To be whoever he thinks he is

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Wisdom


6. In 'Wyrd Sisters', what was Magrat's familiar?

A rock
A tortoyse
A cat
A horse

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A tortoyse



7. In the spell that the witches cast to bring Tomjon to Lancre in 'Wyrd Sisters', what is not one of the ingredients?

Carrot juice
Baboon hair
Toad
Tongue of boot

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Toad


8. During the witches' sabbat to discuss who was going to take Desiderata Hollow's place at the beginning of 'Witches Abroad', who was not mentioned as a deceased witch?

Gammer (Mabel) Peavey
Granny Hopliss
Goodie Ammeline Hamstring
Mrs Singe

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Goodie Ammeline Hamstring


9. What does Desiderata Hollow's fairy godmother wand, left to Magrat in 'Witches Abroad', tend to 'resett to'?

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Pumpkin




10. In 'Witches Abroad', Nanny Ogg demonstrates her linguistic mastery of foreign languages. What is not an translation according to Nanny?

Hotel No Vacancies = Hotel new Cancies
Silver plate = please
Alligator sandwich = Make it snappy
Vieux River = The Old (Masculine) River

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Alligator sandwich = Make it snappy
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Re: Discworld Quizzes

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:35 pm

A change of format. ;)


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Re: Discworld Quizzes

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:50 pm

An easy one if you read The Light Fantastic for the discussion. ;)

Let me know how you do.

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Re: Discworld Quizzes

Postby Mycroft Vimes » Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:12 pm

(Edit little later,results from lastly posted quiz http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/Literature/The-Opposite-of-Darkness-313878.html :)

You scored: 1083 / 1500

You scored 12 questions correct on your first try.
You have earned 181 FunTrivia points for this quiz.
The average score for this quiz: 8 / 15

Nice quiz(as are the others,thanks a lot for all that work Tonyblack,much appreciated! :text-thankyoublue: ),love doing those. :geek:

Wasn't too happy about the result,i only got one wrong because i missed an l and wasn't quick enough for a correction. :lol:
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Re: Discworld Quizzes

Postby Mycroft Vimes » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:08 pm

The result from the previously posted http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/Literature/Ancient-Morporkian-128775.html :

You scored: 1775 / 2000

You scored 18 questions correct on your first try.
You have earned 296 FunTrivia points for this quiz.
The average score for this quiz: 15 / 20

Getting better,but still not a flawless score alas. :x :mrgreen:
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Re: Discworld Quizzes

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:19 pm

:lol: My score was far from flawless too. ;)
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Re: Discworld Quizzes

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:43 pm

"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
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Re: Discworld Quizzes

Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:04 pm

Thanks Tony, 10 out of 10 on the last one but not nearly so good on the others
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Re: Discworld Quizzes

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:00 pm

A nice easy one today. :)

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Re: Discworld Quizzes

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:27 pm

The Colour of Magic :oops: Sorry it's late.
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Re: Discworld Quizzes

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:32 pm

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Re: Discworld Quizzes

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:49 pm

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