Gaire History Quiz

50 Questions | Total Attempts: 48

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History Quizzes & Trivia

For all you Gaireans out there, this is a test too see how well you REALLY know Gaire! :-)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
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  • 3. 
    Name the user who launched a large number of threads dealing with the topic of Americans troops using Shannon airport as they flew to and from Iraq. There are two possible answers - the user's current name and the original one.
  • 4. 
    Name the user account set up as a spoof on the activities of the user in Question 3?
  • 5. 
    Nerdy one..... in which month were the Catch Up and Follow Up buttons added? Give the full month and full year with a space in between; e.g. September 2007.
  • 6. 
    Remove one letter from HARSH BIRD and rearrange the remaining letters to form the name of a moderator who left Gaire in January 2005 in a cloud of controversy?
  • 7. 
    Who had the most hot topics in April 2009?
  • 8. 
    Who confessed to wearing stockings of different colours in April 2006?
  • 9. 
    Who took the godlike name of the mythic Greek hero who beheaded the Gorgon known as Medusa?
  • 10. 
    What was Cosmo calling himself in November 2004?
  • 11. 
    Which godlike member dropped the number 22 from her account name some years ago?
  • 12. 
    As of late July 2009, who has the largest number of posts on Gaire?
  • 13. 
    Following on from the previous question, what was his name when he joined Gaire?
  • 14. 
  • 15. 
    Whose humorous blog on the death of Pope John Paul II was quoted in the Sunday Tribune?
  • 16. 
    Who, in November 2005, tried to pose as Limkmike posting a series of spoof threads and posts before being “rumbled” and banned?
  • 17. 
    Following on from the previous question, what user name did he use while posing?
  • 18. 
    Who briefly used Sexyfeet4u as his account name in early summer 2009?
  • 19. 
    Remove the G from DOES TOURING and rearrange the remaining letters to get the name of a prolific poster on Gaire.
  • 20. 
    Which Gairean currently uses the following avatar?
  • 21. 
    The poster currently known as Dolli had a previous (now inactive) account on Gaire. What was it?
  • 22. 
    Who dropped a ‘z’ from his/her username in the last few weeks?
  • 23. 
    Which long running thread opens with Ozren extensively quoting prayers from benediction?
  • 24. 
    Which prolific poster shares a name with a 1990s Britpop group?
  • 25. 
    “I'd hate to get stuck behind xxxx yyyyyy's hair at the theatre”, said St. Perry Cormo in late June 2009. Who was he referring to – the xxxx yyyyyy person?
  • 26. 
    On what date did Flame On post his 10,000th post? Put the date in the format DD/MM/YYYY; e.g. 22/04/2007.
  • 27. 
    Who has 1999 as a not hot travel destination in their Gaire profile?
  • 28. 
    Which long running thread was started by Colzz in January 2003 and is still going strong six and a half years later?
  • 29. 
    Who previously used the user name of Joey Anus?
  • 30. 
    The poster Cairo is more commonly known as whom?
  • 31. 
    By what name is SEXYKARENDUBLIN now known?
  • 32. 
    The same poster called themselves Celtic Tiger for a while and prior to that called themselves a “variation” of the spelling of Celtic Tiger. What was it?
  • 33. 
    Which Gairean shares a name with no less than three figures in the early Christian Church: a saint who was martyred in the second century, a Pope who reigned briefly in the fifth century and a seventh century Bishop of Syracuse.
  • 34. 
    Which celebrity does Cheezypuf think is Dan Boyle in women's clothing? (Apparently, he (Dan Boyle) is related to her.)
  • 35. 
    Which regular poster uses the Tetris avatar?
  • 36. 
    Who will show you fear in a handful of dust?
  • 37. 
    Merlin used to choose the godlike names for people when they hit 1,000 posts. But what was his final login name before his account went inactive?
  • 38. 
    People go “Godlike” when they hit 1,000 posts. What’s the level just before Godlike?
  • 39. 
    Two posters with pretty similar login names in that they both have 9 letters and the first 5 letters are the same. Both were prolific posters and notched up numbers of posts into the thousands. One last posted on April 5th 2005; the other on January 11th 2007. Who are they? Give their names separated by the letter ‘and’; i.e. xxxxxxxxx and yyyyyyyyy.
  • 40. 
    Two Gaireans have starred in a recurring cameo type religious role on RTE1. Name either one of them.  Not both of them! Just one or the other.
  • 41. 
    Who put up the highest number of posts in January 2008?
  • 42. 
    Who does Captain Howdy love according to a previous account name he used?
  • 43. 
    The name of which prolific poster can be found displayed prominently on the Gaire Home Page when you log in? And even when you're not logged in? 
  • 44. 
    Who is Gaire’s in-house expert on all things astronomical?
  • 45. 
    Who claims in their profile to have had their testicles shaved by a Zoroastrian called Vilma?
  • 46. 
    Whose blog is called Tales from the City?
  • 47. 
    Whose account name is thought to come from the Shelta word for "Seer"?
  • 48. 
    Dermid (now inactive) used to have 4 digits at the end of his account name. What were they?
  • 49. 
    Who claims to be a centenarian from Azerbaijan?
  • 50. 
    Remove the letter ‘n’ from this infrequent poster’s account name to get the main language of a major Asian nation? We want the name of the poster first and then the language separated by the word ‘and’; i.e. in the format “xxxxxxx and yyyyyy”. Hint: he also features in Question 40.