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Fiendish - Absolutely Fiendish

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Fiendish - Absolutely Fiendish

by Daniel Rogov » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:48 am

Sent to me by one of my faithful correspondents, what is surely the most fiendishly difficult food quiz I have ever seen. Of course to some of the questions the ideal answer might be "who cares", but fun to look at at any rate in the on-line Guardian at http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/ ... odanddrink

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Re: Fiendish - Absolutely Fiendish

by Bill Spohn » Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:20 pm

So what did you score? :twisted:
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Re: Fiendish - Absolutely Fiendish

by Daniel Rogov » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:09 pm

Bill Spohn wrote:So what did you score? :twisted:



Bill, Hi.....

Let's put it this way....if I score a wine as badly as I scored on this "test", I would not advise drinking it.

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Re: Fiendish - Absolutely Fiendish

by Leanne S » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:49 pm

21 out of 40. There were even a few I didn't guess blindly on. It was pretty UK-centric, though.
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Re: Fiendish - Absolutely Fiendish

by Bill Spohn » Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:09 pm

Yeah, 25 for me. Humbling.
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Re: Fiendish - Absolutely Fiendish

by Robin Garr » Sat Jul 26, 2008 1:02 pm

A very weak 19 here. In fairness, though, the test was extremely Brit-centric, and I am not. I think I did better on the Continental bits.
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Re: Fiendish - Absolutely Fiendish

by Trevor F » Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:48 pm

A spot of 'googling' will answer those questions.Should have scored 40
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Re: Fiendish - Absolutely Fiendish

by Gamliel K » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:07 pm

Daniel Rogov wrote:What is surely the most fiendishly difficult food quiz I have ever seen.


Rogov,

Fiendishly difficult is one way to describe this quiz . . . stupid is another. I gave up after question 16. Who cares in which movie some woman lies naked on a cart of sushi, or which chef likes to buy spy gadgets. What exactly does such knowledge have to do with the appreciation of food?

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Re: Fiendish - Absolutely Fiendish

by Bill Spohn » Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:51 pm

Gamliel K wrote: Who care in which movie some woman lies naked on a cart of sushi


Well I, for one, can muster a certain degree of interest in such things..... :mrgreen:

I agree, though, that it wasn't really a good test of foodie knowledge.
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Re: Fiendish - Absolutely Fiendish

by Matilda L » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:06 pm

21 out of 40. And most of that was guessing. I haven't heard of half of these people or things. What a sheltered colonial life I must lead. However, according to the quiz results, "Your knowledge could be deeper, but you certainly know enough to have a pretentious conversation about 'sourcing' at a dinner party - and who could reasonably ask for more?"

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Re: Fiendish - Absolutely Fiendish

by Ilan T » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:46 am

I agree with everyone who said that the test is extremely stupid, but am still proud of my 22 (gotten mostly by guessing).
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