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Jan-4-2005 18:37

See if there is interest for this.

1. Each day I will post 10 questions, at random times of the day.
2. Each Quiz runs exactly 24 hours.
3. The first person that has all 10 questions right, wins. Or if no one has all questions right, the best one wins.
4. You can only post answers ONCE for the same quiz.
5. No cash involved. Just glory. :)


Saxon Joshua
Saxon Joshua

Jan-28-2005 07:05

1) What do the letters ‘A.B.I’ usually stand for if printed on a PI’s business card?
2) What is a ‘process serve’ to a PI?
3) To a surveillance specialist, why are subjects on bicycles notoriously difficult to follow?
4) An investigator finds a body arched in such a manner that only the back of the head and the heels of the feet are touching the ground. There are no obvious injuries. What does the investigator immediately suspect caused the death?
5) Are fingerprints on a bloody knife found at the scene of a crime classified as direct evidence or circumstantial?
6) A fellow PI asks you for assistance with a ‘skip’: what type of case does he need help with?
7) A solicitor client asks for a ‘pre-sue’ report on a subject: what is being asked for?
8) What word is being increasingly used instead of private in the abbreviation PI?
9) In which of these countries do you require a licence to be a PI: England, Israel, Republic of Ireland or China?
10) What did the term ‘Gumshoe Man’ originally refer to, before it was applied to a detective? (additional point awarded for the etymology)


Jan-28-2005 07:45

1) association of british investigators
2) the delivering of court documents to someone notifying him of a pending lawsuit against him.
3) dont know
4) dont know
5) circumstantial?
6) trace
7) Pre-sue Report would typically include:
· Residential Status (home owner or tenant)
· Public Information (CCJ's, IVA's, Bankruptcy)
· Employment Details
8) dont know
9) dont know
10) the original "gumshoes" of the late 1800's were shoes or boots made of gum rubber, the soft-soled precursors of our modern sneakers... At the turn of the century "to gumshoe" meant to sneak around quietly as if wearing gumshoes, either in order to rob or, conversely, to catch thieves. "Gumshoe man" was originally slang for a thief, but by about 1908 "gumshoe" usually meant a police detective, as it has ever since.


Jan-28-2005 07:52

4)strychnine poisoning


Jan-28-2005 07:59

9) Israel


Jan-28-2005 08:02

8) personal


Jan-28-2005 08:04

3) because bicycles can go everywhere? Alleys, footpaths, streets, even up some atirs (if you pick up the bicycle in your hands)...Have to be on a bicycle to follow a bicycle..

There i have did i do?

Saxon Joshua
Saxon Joshua

Jan-28-2005 08:56

A very good effort, but not quite there Sila : o ) Any advances?

Rex Stout
Rex Stout

Jan-29-2005 03:35

3) bicycles are also to fast to follow on foot and too slow to follow in a car

5) direct evidence

Saxon Joshua
Saxon Joshua

Jan-29-2005 05:12

OK ... Sila is the grand winner. She got every question right except Q8 - the word generally used these days is 'Professional Investigator' instead of private. As an industry, we're trying to move away from the sleazy, dirty raincoat image portrayed in the movies, books and games like this one! Sila gets the extra point for the etymology of Gumshoe anyway, so 10 points to Sila : o )

Saxon Joshua
Saxon Joshua

Jan-29-2005 05:53

As Jstkdn is away again today, I'm printing another set of questions. The topic is literary figures, and you have to work out from the clues who they are and what book they're from. The clues are quite long so I've just done five. First one to get them all gets our eternal respect and admiration. (books are from classics to modern)

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