Britain’s toughest quiz

A year ago that I wrote a post explaining that one of the traditions of the Royal Statistical Society is that every year around Christmas it publishes a quiz that is widely recognised to be one of the toughest out there. The questions are never strictly statistical or mathematical, but they do often require an ability to think laterally and logically, as well as a good general knowledge.

So, in case you’ve nothing better to do over Christmas, this year’s version of the quiz has just been published. Feel free to have a go and submit your answers; otherwise send me your answers and we can submit a team effort. (Teams of up to 5 people are allowed). Don’t worry if you struggle though: my net score prior to last year’s quiz was zero, a value that didn’t change following last year’s quiz.

As a guide to what type of thinking goes into the questions and solutions, here are links to last year’s quiz and solutions.

In any case, happy Christmas and hope you have a great holiday.

 

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