The 2011 Bond Vigilantes Christmas Quiz

Here’s the 5th annual Bond Vigilantes quiz.  Twenty questions.  The closing dates for entries is midday on Friday 16th December.  Please email your answers.

Given a doubling of our readership over the last year from 6,000 separate visitors per month to 12,500+ we are more than doubling our prize pool.  However, as it’s all about the glory of victory we will be donating the top prize of £200 to the charity of the winner’s choice.  The winner and the next nine best scores will receive a copy of Michael Lewis’s Boomerang (I just finished it – excellent but pretty depressing).

See below for details of entry.  Good luck – as always you may not need 20/20 to win a prize.

1. Which hand signal did this guy invent?

2. Which member of the Smiths is the only one to have had a UK number 1 hit single?

3. Which borough has the greatest number of UK Barclays Premiership men’s football clubs in it?

4. In October 2004, a man called Brian travelled just under 70 miles to achieve which world record?

5. Who are Wenlock and Mandeville?

6. Who sang “Walking in the Air” in the film The Snowman?

7. Which telecoms innovation is named after a Danish Viking king?

8. What’s the only action film to feature two future US Governors?

9. Who’s gravestone is this?

10. “Scientists” discovered this year that the world’s catchiest song of all time is…?

11. The same song title, three completely different songs, the same year, all charted highly in the UK.  Title of the song?

12. Who’s bicycle was this?

13. What may have broken some pretty important laws in travelling from Switzerland to Italy earlier this year?

14. What was for Neville?

15. What will this (probably) be when it’s finished?

16. Rooster lives in a Wiltshire caravan – which award winning play?

17. What links Michele, Herman, Jon, Gary, Ron, Rick, Mitt, Rick and Newt?

18. As at today’s date, how many AAA rated sovereign nations are there according to S&P?

19. What is this famous diagram showing (broadly)?

20. What did former Italy and Roma midfielder Damiano Tommasi, now President of the Italian Football Association urge Serie A football players to buy on Monday 28th November?

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This competition is now closed.

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Jim Leaviss

Job Title: CIO Public Fixed Income

Specialist Subjects: Macro economics and fixed interest asset allocation

Likes: Cycling, factory records, dim sum

Heroes: Brian Clough, Morrissey, Neil Armstrong

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