General Knowledge Quiz

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  1. steevp

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    One In the west of the country, three in the east?
     
  2. Calthrop

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    You're thinking along the right lines; but, not quite -- two in the east, two elsewhere, and sea-coasts are involved.
     
  3. steevp

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    Vi Vishawski is set in Chicago and is the odd one out as it is not on the sea
     
  4. Calthrop

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    Correct ! Your turn to get on the trail of the bad guys. (Randall, Scudder, and Decker, in the coastal cities of Boston, New York, and greater Los Angeles, respectively.)
     
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    This place is also called the bird and baby by a particular group of locals (amongst other names) - what is its proper name and its claim to fame?
     
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    The "Eagle and Child" pub in St. Giles's Street, Oxford (its sign depicts an eagle carrying off a -- well -- baby). It was, a few generations ago, the favourite getting-together-place of the group of Oxford academics and mutual friends -- with above all else, literary and religious interests -- who included in their number J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, and called themselves the Inklings.

    Open floor if correct.
     
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    What other TV related claim to fame does The Eagle & Child have ?
     
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    Was it the local of the bloke who wrote Morse?
     
  9. steevp

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    Correct answer Mr Calthrop! (it is also allegedly called the Falcon and Feotus by the students). You can imagine the scene "I've got this wonderful idea for a story about dwarf-like creatures with hairy feet..." - "you've been drinking too much of that cheap beer again Tolkien!"

    Theageofthetra is also correct with the answer about it being a favourite haunt of Colin Dexter
     
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    I think MOST pubs in Oxford were haunts of Colin Dextrer / Morse ! This wasn't the answer I was looking for - though it is Morse related.
     
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    Is it the pub which features in the most episodes of Morse?
     

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