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Can You Guess Which One Of These Correct Answers Is "Pointless"?

This quiz is a lot harder than you think it is.

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Pointless is a gameshow in which contestants have to respond to a question with not only a correct answer, but a correct answer that nobody else has guessed.

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There's more than one correct answer to each question, you see. They ask each question to 100 people. The contestants have to come up with an answer that none of those 100 people said.

Below are 12 questions that have been asked on the show, along with correct answers given by the contestants. You have to guess which correct answer is Pointless, i.e. the one that wasn't guessed by any of the people polled.

  1. 1. Which country whose first vowel is "A" is Pointless?

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    Correct
    Incorrect
    Zambia
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Kyrgyzstan
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Chad
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Antigua
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Here is the Pointless answer.

    Nine people guessed Chad. Six people guessed Antigua. Six people guessed Zambia. Kyrgyzstan is the POINTLESS ANSWER.

    Here is the Pointless answer.
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  2. 2. Which one of these words ending in "...EEL" is Pointless?

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    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cartwheel
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Showreel
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Steel
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Kneel
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Here is the Pointless answer.

    Kneel was chosen by 36 people. Steel was chosen by 34 people. Cartwheel was chosen by five people. Showreel is the POINTLESS ANSWER.

    Here is the Pointless answer.
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  3. 3. Which Quentin Tarantino film* is Pointless?

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    *A film on which Tarantino has been either an actor, director, writer, or producer, up until October 2012.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    "Four Rooms"
    Correct
    Incorrect
    "Jackie Brown"
    Correct
    Incorrect
    "Reservoir Dogs"
    Correct
    Incorrect
    "Inglourious Basterds"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Here is the Pointless answer.

    "Reservoir Dogs" was chosen by 35 people. "Jackie Brown" was chosen by nine. "Inglourious Basterds" was chosen by seven. "Four Rooms" is the POINTLESS ANSWER.

    Here is the Pointless answer.
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  4. 4. Which of the busiest UK train stations* is Pointless?

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    * Stations that are one of the 30 busiest UK stations and have more than 10 million visitors per year.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Fenchurch Street
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Liverpool Lime Street
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Cardiff Central
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Manchester Piccadilly
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Here is the Pointless answer.

    14 people guessed Manchester Piccadilly. 12 people guessed Liverpool Lime Street. Three people said Cardiff Central. Fenchurch Street is the POINTLESS ANSWER.

    Here is the Pointless answer.
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  5. 5. Which one of these words ending in "...AIL" is Pointless?

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    Correct
    Incorrect
    Handrail
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Avail
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Curtail
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Travail
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Here is the Pointless answer.

    Curtail was chosen by seven people. Avail was also chosen by seven people. Travail was chosen by six people. Handrail is the POINTLESS ANSWER.

    Here is the Pointless answer.
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  6. 6. Which football team last name is Pointless?

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    Correct
    Incorrect
    Wanderers (as in Wycombe Wanderers)
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Orient (as in Leyton Orient)
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Dons (as in Milton Keynes Dons)
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Athletic (as in Charlton Athletic)
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Here is the Pointless answer.

    Wanderers got 22. Athletic got 20. Orient got one person choosing it. Dons is the POINTLESS ANSWER.

    Here is the Pointless answer.
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  7. 7. Which coalition cabinet member is Pointless?

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    Correct
    Incorrect
    Danny Alexander
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Francis Maude
    Correct
    Incorrect
    William Hague
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Maria Miller
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Here is the Pointless answer.

    William Hague was chosen by 12 people. Danny Alexander got five people. Maria Miller got one person. Francis Maude is the POINTLESS ANSWER.

    Here is the Pointless answer.
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  8. 8. Which novel from the following authors is Pointless?

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    Correct
    Incorrect
    "Armadale"
    Correct
    Incorrect
    "Sense and Sensibility"
    Correct
    Incorrect
    "Emma"
    Correct
    Incorrect
    "Pride and Prejudice"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Here is the Pointless answer.

    "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen was guessed by 42 people. "Emma" by Jane Austen was guessed by 31 people. "Sense and Sensibility" by Jane Austen was guessed by 16 people. "Armadale" by Wilkie Collins is the POINTLESS ANSWER.

    Here is the Pointless answer.
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  9. 9. Which current male or female tennis player who has won a grand slam title is Pointless?

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    Incorrect
    Pete Sampras
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Svetlana Kuznetsova
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Petra Kvitova
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Maria Sharapova
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Here is the Pointless answer.

    14 people correctly guessed Maria Sharapova. Pete Sampras is an incorrect answer. Petra Kvitova got one correct answer. Svetlana Kuznetsova is the POINTLESS ANSWER.

    Here is the Pointless answer.
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  10. 10. Which actor from one of the following films is Pointless?

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    Incorrect
    Helena Bonham Carter
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Rick Moranis
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Christopher Biggins
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Johnny Depp
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Here is the Pointless answer.

    Rick Moranis from "Little Shop of Horrors" got 16. Helena Bonham Carter from "Sweeney Todd" got 36. Johnny Depp from "Sweeney Todd" got 68. Christopher Biggins from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is the POINTLESS ANSWER.

    Here is the Pointless answer.
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  11. 11. Which world heavyweight champion* is Pointless?

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    * From the period between July 1921 and September 2012.

    Correct
    Incorrect
    Lennox Lewis
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Hasim Rahman
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Wladimir Klitschko
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Jack Dempsey
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Here is the Pointless answer.

    Lennox Lewis was guessed by 27 people. Wladimir Klitschko was guessed by five people. Jack Dempsey was guessed by four people. Hasim Rahman is the POINTLESS ANSWER.

    Here is the Pointless answer.
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  12. 12. Which one of these Shakespeare tragedy and history plays is Pointless?

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    Correct
    Incorrect
    "Cymbeline"
    Correct
    Incorrect
    "Coriolanus"
    Correct
    Incorrect
    "Richard III"
    Correct
    Incorrect
    "King John"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Here is the Pointless answer.

    "Richard III" was guessed by 22 people. "Coriolanus" was guessed by two people. "King John" was guessed by one person. Cymbeline is the POINTLESS ANSWER.

    Here is the Pointless answer.
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