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As the dust settles on on our recent round of Bond polls - in which readers voted Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Sean Connery and Casino Royale the vilest Bond villain, the ultimate movie Bond and the best Bond film, respectively - we're offering fans the chance to see if they've really got what it takes to hold the coveted 00 number. …

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  1. banjomike
    WTF?

    ..."you can glean the correct responses from our source code" ??

    If that is true then your statement probably qualifies as one of the most ill considered and stupid statements in the history of the Internet.

    1. jai

      Re: ..."you can glean the correct responses from our source code" ??

      as they said, doing so is not cricket. it's on your honour as a gentleman to not hack the code and take the test in the spirit in which is was intended.

      besides, there's no cash prize, there's not even a leaderboard, so no one's going to know the score you get. if you waste your time cheating and looking at the code, the only person you are cheating is yourself. no one else is going to know or care. but y'know, whatever you need to do to boost your self esteem...

    2. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Re: ..."you can glean the correct responses from our source code" ??

      What on God's Green Earth are you talking about?

      1. banjomike
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        Re: ..."you can glean the correct responses from our source code" ??

        "What on God's Green Earth are you talking about?"

        Many people would think that posting a quiz and then saying that the answers all in the web page source code was pretty stupid. Obviously not everyone thinks that. Or even seems to understand it.

        1. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

          Re: Re: ..."you can glean the correct responses from our source code" ??

          Evidently, you're the only one who thinks that. It wouldn't take our savvy readers long to work out they could get the answers from the source code, so we simply flagged the fact up front.

          We mere mortals bow to your greater understanding of what constitutes stupidity, since we're clearly in need of enlightenment.

          1. banjomike

            Re: ..."you can glean the correct responses from our source code" ??

            Evidently you are the only one one who never thought about creating a quiz, and a damned good quiz too, WITHOUT the answers in the source code.

            Savvy readers would certainly check to see if the answers were there but saying so up front only means that EVERYONE gets to do that and therefore all scores are meaningless.

  2. EddieD

    Hmm.

    15/50

    Considering I've only read the Fleming books, and I've not seen a Bond movie post Moore, I'm not too disappointed.

    1. SuperHoopMango
      Happy

      Re: Hmm.

      16/50....

      Which, I think these days, is enough for an A* mark?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Pint

        Re: Hmm.

        You Scored 19 / 50

        Were you just clicking answers at random?

        No, but apparently I'm not very good at Bond trivia, but that's ok by me.

  3. Sir Runcible Spoon Silver badge

    Sir

    A measley 19, and that mostly with guess-work

    1. Graham Marsden

      Re: Sir

      Ditto and ditto!

  4. James Micallef Silver badge
    Pint

    22/50

    Not bad considering some of them were extremely trivial trivia.

    Lots of fun nevertheless. Well done, have a Pint!

  5. tirk
    Angel

    25/50

    Surely can't be the best score?

    1. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Re: 25/50

      Agreed. Come on people. Post your (completely honest) scores...

      1. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge
        Happy

        Re: 25/50

        51/50. Completely honestly...

    2. D@v3

      Re: 25/50

      23/50 Admittedly, mostly guesswork

  6. AbortRetryFail
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    Very hard

    I consider myself a huge bond fan and I got 28/50 and even then some were lucky guesses.

    I mean, knowing the exact punctuation of the numberplate of the Goldfinger Aston? Blimey.

    Still, thanks for posting the quiz up; it was fun.

    1. b00n

      Re: Very hard

      24/50 - Fortunately Skyfall last night put the Aston's plate into my head, but an awful lot of (lucky) guesswork.

  7. Steven Davison

    "I mean, knowing the exact punctuation of the numberplate of the Goldfinger Aston? Blimey."

    BBC Iplayer has a feature from top gear on bond cars... ;)

  8. JimC
    FAIL

    15/50

    There were only 3 answers that I didn't think were guesses, and all were wrong. Guess I know stuff all about Bond films. My heart is breaking.

  9. FunkyEric
    Happy

    21/50

    Not too shabby, there were some real stinkers in there. But fun nonetheless :-)

  10. Mike Brown

    18/50

    that was tough going. well done to anyone that gets above 20.

    1. Lester Haines (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      I'll explain how hard the quiz is: I drew up the questions, but that was a couple of months back. My memory being what it is, I managed 41/50.

  11. Mayhem

    30/50 with roughly 4-5 that I clicked and went .. no, wait ... bugger!

    Good quiz :)

  12. Growly Snuffle Bunny
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    A fairly poor 20/50. Saying that, being dumb is the new smart, right?

  13. Isendel Steel
    Happy

    23/50

    Considering I haven't watched the cannon for a while....

  14. Lone Gunman

    20/50 for me

    I was mainly guessing to be fair. Good fun though

  15. Goldmember

    23/50

    Again, some with educated guesses and some complete stabs in the dark.. Although I did honestly know a good 4 or 5 of them :o)

  16. Avatar of They
    Thumb Up

    That was a bit in-depth.

    20 / 50 and a few guesses (maybe three) I swear some were wrong answers, I will of course now watch quantam of solace and on her majestys secret service to prove I am right and should have another three points.

    :)

    1. I ain't Spartacus Gold badge

      Re: That was a bit in-depth.

      I shouldn't bother watching Quantum of Solace (Question of Sport) again, if I were you. There's only so many hours in a lifetime, and I'm sure you could usefully spend that time getting your cutlery really sparkling clean...

  17. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    23/50

    i think I got most of the ones I could work out and got lucky with a few guesses.

  18. Pen-y-gors Silver badge

    I gave up...

    on the second question - surely even mega-anoraks don't know the model numbers of the autogyro!

    1. AbortRetryFail

      Re: I gave up...

      I confess that one was a complete guess for me. I happened to get it right, but not through any knowledge.

      But I could have told you it was designed and flown by Ken Wallis though.

  19. Gazareth

    26 for me

    Which seems to put me much higher up the list than I'd expected!

  20. Alan Edwards
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    Good grief...

    I thought I knew the Bond series pretty well, but I ended up with 26. Some inspired guesses, I think I actually knew less than 10.

    I second guessed myself on a few - I knew Bell made jet packs, but I had it in my mind somewhere that the Bond one was made by Boeing.

    Bloody hard, but some interesting trivia in there.

  21. Kris Akabusi

    27 with quite a few guesses. Can I ask for a remark?

  22. Double-Oh-D
    Thumb Up

    45/50

    Should have been 46/50, but I mis-clicked.

  23. Lance S

    23 out of 50 -- lots of guessing involved

  24. Alan 6

    You Scored 42 / 50

    "Well hello Mr Fleming, we have been expecting you"

    Some guesses though. a seriously hard quiz for Bond fans

  25. Beamerboy
    Happy

    23 - good enough for top score in my office

  26. Gobhicks

    17/50

    Yes, I was clicking at random (most of the time).

    Took my 11-year-old to see Skyfall last weekend. He thought it was brilliant.

  27. Triggerfish

    29/50

    The power of guessing

  28. Allan George Dyer Silver badge
    Facepalm

    I found the quiz really hard...

    I couldn't get past the first question. Then I turned NoScript off.

  29. Jackieboy
    Happy

    Not bad

    Scored 32/50.

    Not too bad, actually better than I thought it would be.

    Some of you do remember your stuff though (you with your 40s), well done!

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