From literature to Theresa May’s Dancing Queen, FQE Quiz tests participants’ knowledge whilst providing fun and food
November 20, 2018
November 20, 2018
With questions ranging from “Which part of the body completely renews itself every four days?” * to “George Orwell wrote ‘The Road to Wigan Pier’; on which waterway is the pier located?” ** this year’s FQE quiz night proved to be a popular and successful evening.
The quiz followed its traditional format, with rounds on subjects including geography, history and music, as well as a marathon round based around the number four. There were also speciality rounds on the human body (entitled The doctor will see you now) and on awards and honours, as well as an observation round, a Heads and Tails game and a raffle.
In a current affairs round, guests were asked to which song the Prime Minister took to the stage at this year’s Conservative Party Conference. As stated above, the answer is Dancing Queen, by Abba.
For their supper, guests could choose either fish and chips or vegetable curry.
Headmaster Neil Enright said: “It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and I want to thank all those involved in both organising and running the occasion. The FQE undertake regular events such as this to raise money which goes towards adding to the resources on offer to our boys.”
The organising team included former QE parents Peter and Karen Forrester, who are on the FQE Executive Committee, their son William, FQE Secretary Diane Mason and her husband, George. William Forrester (OE 2009–2016) came to attend the quiz from Sheffield, where he is in his third year reading Aerospace Engineering.
The winning team was a table of Year 11 parents including the FQE Executive’s Lead Parent Ambassadors, Rekha Essex (mother of Zeke) and Anna Westcott (mother of Hugh).
* The stomach lining
** The Leeds & Liverpool Canal