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September 4, 2004 4:02 PM   Subscribe

BBC Test the Nation: Popular Music.
UK centric [slightly] quiz in the Test The Nation series [- but allows a 'not UK' option.]
Who did write the theme from 'The Office' Handbags & Gladrags'?
posted by dash_slot- (24 comments total)

 
that was fun--i got 45/70 (and i had to guess about the uk top ten questions) : >
posted by amberglow at 4:22 PM on September 4, 2004


47/70 (I also had to guess the UK top ten questions, and I live in the UK.)
posted by MarkC at 5:38 PM on September 4, 2004


Who did write the theme from 'The Office' Handbags & Gladrags'?

Mannfred Mann?

Hope I didn't spoil it for anyone...
posted by dhoyt at 5:58 PM on September 4, 2004


45/70 for me, too. But, I *DID* guess a lot...
posted by paddbear at 6:16 PM on September 4, 2004


46/70 for me too... sheesh, and I thought I did better. I also guessed on most of the British-centric questions.
posted by F4B2 at 6:22 PM on September 4, 2004


59/70, but I know I got one wrong when I "mis-clicked" on the wrong Audrey Hepburn film.
posted by John Shaft at 6:48 PM on September 4, 2004


(quietly whimpers)
posted by Samizdata at 11:25 PM on September 4, 2004


44/70. Had to guess on a lot of them, though.
posted by synecdoche at 11:37 PM on September 4, 2004


62! Here's a page on Handbags and Gladrags: The Complete History (that was one of the eight I got wrong).
posted by misteraitch at 12:09 AM on September 5, 2004


47. Badly downhill on the last section, scoring a miserable 7/18, only fractionally better than a chicken would have done pecking at a mouse.
posted by biffa at 2:38 AM on September 5, 2004


45/70 for me. Not bad, as anyone who has received one of my MeFi swaps will confirm..
posted by salmacis at 2:50 AM on September 5, 2004


53 out of 70 for me, and a whopping great big "I must get out more often" sign.
posted by ciderwoman at 5:42 AM on September 5, 2004


37 - Crap. But not relatively.
posted by ed\26h at 6:09 AM on September 5, 2004


53. ciderwoman, you want to get together sometime?
posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:18 AM on September 5, 2004


46 - and i'm mildly suprised
posted by quarsan at 6:53 AM on September 5, 2004


43/70, twice. Although I didn't change my answer on "Handbags & Gladrags" - for some reason, I thought that would be cheating.
posted by skoosh at 7:10 AM on September 5, 2004


49/70
posted by SpaceCadet at 7:14 AM on September 5, 2004


55 for me. I only got four wrong out of 43 on the first three sections and then it all fell apart on the last two.
posted by dodgygeezer at 7:47 AM on September 5, 2004


I'm 47? Oh...
posted by feelinglistless at 12:38 PM on September 5, 2004


38/70. As sort of half-assed retribution for copping to the lowest score posted so far, I'll point out that doing really well on that test might well indicate a taste in awful music, inasmuch as you're being rewarded for knowing trivia about showtunes, boy bands and Kylie Minogue.
posted by gompa at 1:48 PM on September 5, 2004


Oops - just noticed ed\26h scored lower than me. Still . . .
posted by gompa at 2:53 PM on September 5, 2004


41/70 - pretty poor, but i knew that.
posted by seanyboy at 3:17 PM on September 5, 2004


47.

I do feel dirty about some of those I did know though...
posted by monkey closet at 8:10 AM on September 6, 2004


Same result and same reaction as quarsan, a surprised 46... surprised because I did better than I thought and because that was much more fun than I expected, thanks dash_slot.
posted by penguin pie at 12:16 PM on September 6, 2004


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