The Complete Mystery of Madeleine McCann™
Hi,

A very warm welcome to The Complete Mystery of Madeleine McCann™ forum.

Please log in, or register to view all the forums, then settle in and start chatting with us!

Enjoy your day,

Jill Havern
Forum owner

***NEW*** ANSWERS TO >>> The Smithman Christmas Quiz

View previous topic View next topic Go down

***NEW*** ANSWERS TO >>> The Smithman Christmas Quiz

Post by Tony Bennett on 18.12.15 0:07

ANSWERS TO THE SMITHMAN CHRISTMAS QUIZ

THE SMITHMAN CHRISTMAS QUIZ

Test your knowledge of the alleged 'Smithman' sighting with these 21 questions (including one question posed by kaz) 

Answers in January

1 Which of the following explanations have the Smith given for not reporting their sighting earlier?
 
A Because we eventually found out about the exact time of the sighting
B Because the descriptions of the man we saw matched those of Jane Tanner
C The Portuguese police were too busy to be interested in our sighting
D At the time, we thought nothing of it
E We only thought about reporting it when Peter Smith rang his father and said: “Dad, am I dreaming, but did we see a man with a child…”

ANSWER: A, B, C, D, and E. They have given all of those excuses at different times.

3 points for each explanation; 20 points if you said 'All 5'. 
 
2 How soon after Robert Murat was made an arguido did the Smiths report their sighting?
 
A Later the same day?
B The next day?
C Two days later?
D A week later? 

ANSWER: B - the next day.

4 points

3 How many times did Martin Smith change the age of the man he says he saw? 
 
A Once?
B Twice?
C Three times?

ANSWER: Twice. Once in January 2008 and again in 2009.

4 points

4 In his January 2008 statement, Martin Smith said that the man he said he saw was aged ‘40’. What was this changed to in the audio recording of the Smithman sighting placed on the McCanns website just over a year later?
 
A 35-40?
B 35?
C 34-35?
D 30-40?
E 30?

ANSWER:  C.  34-35.

4 points

5 Who produced the two e-fits of ‘Smithman’?
 
A An FBI-trained forensic artist?
B A former professional police photofit expert?
C The former head of MI5’s Covert Intelligence Unit, Henri Exton?  

ANSWER:  C. Henri Exton.

4 points

6 When do the McCanns say the handed these e-fits to the Portuguese Police  and Leicestershire Police?
 
A Straightaway?
B A week later?
C A month later?
D Six months later?
E By October 2009? 

ANSWER: E. 'By October 2009' - the answer they gave when suing the Sunday Times for libel in late 2013.

7 When Martin Smith was first quoted in the Irish press about his alleged sighting of a man carrying a child, he visited his solicitor to demand a retraction of untrue words written about his contacts  with Robert Murat. To how many newspapers were solicitors’ letters sent?
 
A None?
B One?
C Two?
D Three?
E Four?
F Six?  

ANSWER:  F. Six.

4 points

8 Which newspaper published an apology and paid Martin Smith’s legal fees?
 
A The Drogheda Independent  ?
B The Sun?
C The Evening Herald?
D The Irish Independent?
E The Dublin Times?  

ANSWER:  C. The Evening Herald.

4 points

9 In the Channel 4 ‘Mockumentary, May 2009, who spoke these words:  “There’s actually quite a lot of similarities [between the man Jane Tanner saw and the Irish family sighting and it does beg the question, I mean, how many people carry their children on a cold night, not covered, you know? Nothing on their arms, or their feet, no blanket. Now, either there’s been two people carrying children that way, who haven’t come forward to eliminate themselves - or potentially they’re related”
 
A Dave Edgar?
B Clarence Mitchell?
C Dr Kate McCann?
D Arthur Cowley?
E Dr Gerry McCann? 

ANSWER: C. Dr Kate McCann.

4 points

10 Who said, of the man they said they saw: “He did not try to hide his face nor did he lower his gaze”.
 
A Martin Smith?
B Peter Smith?
C Aoife Smith?

ANSWER:  B. Peter Smith.

4 points

11 Who said, of the man they said they saw: “He put his head down”?
  
A Martin Smith?
B Peter Smith?
C Aoife Smith?  

ANSWER: A. Martin Smith.

4 points

12 In the BBC Crimewatch McCann Show on 14 October 2013, how did Detective Chief Inspector refer to those who has helped to draw up the two efits?
 
A ‘The Smiths’?
B ‘Martin and Mary Smith’?
C ‘Two of the witnesses’?
D ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’?
E ‘Martin and Peter Smith’? 

ANSWER: C. 'Two of the witnesses'. Operation Grange has never said who those two witnesses were.

4 points 

13 In her book, ‘madeleine’, how did Dr Kate McCann refer to the comparison between ‘Tannerman’ and ‘Smithman’
 
A “The descriptions are strikingly similar”?
B “The similarities speak for themselves”?
C “The similarities are uncanny?”

ANSWER:  B. "The similarities speak for themselves".

4 points

14 When was the Smithman sighting first reported in the press
 
A 6 June 2007?
B 3 August 2007?
C 9 September 2007?
D 20 September 2007?

ANSWER: A. 6 June 2007, just 11 days after Martin, Peter and Aoife Smith gave statements to the Portuguese Police in Portimao on Saturday 26 May. Despite the much-vaunted 'judicial secrecy of the investigation', someone clearly leaked news of the Smiths' statements to an Irish newspaper.

4 points    

15 Who said: “We knew that what we had seen was so vague that we couldn't identify the guy”.
 
A Martin Smith?
B Peter Smith?
C Aoife Smith?

ANSWER: B. Peter Smith.

4 points

16 Who said: “At the time I saw his face but now I cannot remember it”.
 
A Martin Smith?
B Peter Smith?
C Aoife Smith? 


ANSWER: B. Peter Smith. Though all three said they would never be able to recognise the man if they saw him again.

4 points  

17 How much did the Sunday Times have to pay out for their alleged libel of the McCanns in the October 2013 story about the e-fits?
 
A £5,500?
B £55,000?
C £550,000?  

ANSWER: B. £55,000.

4 points

18 On 26 May 2007, Martin Smith told the Portuguese Police: “I did not notice the body clothing and cannot describe the colour or fashion of the man”. What did Martin Smith say when requestioned on 30 January 2008:
 
A “Sorry, I still can’t remember”?
B “He was wearing a dark jacket or blazer”?
C “He was wearing something like a donkey jacket or duffel coat”?

ANSWER: B. "He was wearing a dark jacket or blazer".

19 Who, in October 2013, said about Operation Grange’s new abductor suspect, ‘Smithman’, “I’m not buying it”
 
A Rebekah Brooks?
B Goncalo Amaral?
C John Stalker?
D Wendy Murphy?
E ‘Blacksmith’?

ANSWER: D. Wendy Murphy, on U.S. TV network 'Fox News'.

4 points

20 According to Operation Grange, how many times did they meet with Martin Smith?
 
A None?
B Once?
C Twice?
D Three times?

ANSWER:  C. Twice.

21 What do the McCluskey family and the Smith family have in common (Question added by kaz)

ANSWER: At least two things:

(a) They both said they saw suspicious people with a child who might be Madeleine

(b) They are both (probably) Irish.

2 points for each answer   





HOW DID YOU SCORE?

100 points: Either you have read all the 'SMITHMAN' threads, or you are a member of the Smith family.

75 to 99 points: You have a good knowledge of the 'SMITHMAN' sighting. 

Anything less than 75: Take a revision course by looking through the OP's on the 'SMITHMAN' threads. 

____________________

                            "Maddie's Jammies. Where is Maddie?" - Amelie, May 2007 -  "Maddie's Jammies. Where is Maddie?"


Tony Bennett
Researcher/Moderator

Posts : 13972
Reputation : 2147
Join date : 2009-11-25
Age : 69
Location : Harlow, Essex

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: ***NEW*** ANSWERS TO >>> The Smithman Christmas Quiz

Post by kaz on 18.12.15 9:48

I think you've missed a question out Mr Bennett:

21. What do the McCluskey family and the Smith family have in common? ( absolutely no insinuation of collusion intended with the question, I hasten to add )

kaz

Posts : 328
Reputation : 271
Join date : 2014-08-18

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: ***NEW*** ANSWERS TO >>> The Smithman Christmas Quiz

Post by Verdi on 18.12.15 12:43

@Tony Bennett

Ah - a festive challenge!   You Sir are incorrigible  laugh

It'll take me until at least January to work out the answer to such cryptic multi-faceted questions - even a marathon parlour game of monopoly doesn't take that long to finish.  Are we allowed to confer?

____________________
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made" - Groucho Marx

Verdi

Posts : 3550
Reputation : 2065
Join date : 2015-02-02

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: ***NEW*** ANSWERS TO >>> The Smithman Christmas Quiz

Post by Tony Bennett on 18.12.15 13:38

@Verdi wrote:@Tony Bennett

Ah - a festive challenge!   You Sir are incorrigible  laugh

It'll take me until at least January to work out the answer to such cryptic multi-faceted questions - even a marathon parlour game of monopoly doesn't take that long to finish.  Are we allowed to confer?

Conferring and discussion are allowed, of course.

@ kaz   I do not know the answer to Question 21 but am happy to add it to the list.

Answers will be published in the New Year. The answers to Questions 1 to 20 can all be found on the internet.

____________________

                            "Maddie's Jammies. Where is Maddie?" - Amelie, May 2007 -  "Maddie's Jammies. Where is Maddie?"


Tony Bennett
Researcher/Moderator

Posts : 13972
Reputation : 2147
Join date : 2009-11-25
Age : 69
Location : Harlow, Essex

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: ***NEW*** ANSWERS TO >>> The Smithman Christmas Quiz

Post by Doug D on 18.12.15 15:51

TB:

@ kaz   I do not know the answer to Question 21 but am happy to add it to the list.

Clue for you Tony.
 
 P43. Largely one of your own posts!
 
http://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t10354-smithman-4-a-summary-of-discrepancies-in-what-the-smiths-say-about-their-sighting
 
together with a link to another thread, with a further link.

Doug D

Posts : 2147
Reputation : 639
Join date : 2013-12-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: ***NEW*** ANSWERS TO >>> The Smithman Christmas Quiz

Post by Tony Bennett on 18.12.15 18:48

@Doug D wrote:TB:

@ kaz   I do not know the answer to Question 21 but am happy to add it to the list.

Clue for you Tony.
 
 P43. Largely one of your own posts!
 
http://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t10354-smithman-4-a-summary-of-discrepancies-in-what-the-smiths-say-about-their-sighting
 
together with a link to another thread, with a further link.
OK, yes, thank you, the McCluskleys feature in this article in the Sunderland Echo:

 http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/wear-couple-told-police-we-saw-maddie-1-1152843

____________________

                            "Maddie's Jammies. Where is Maddie?" - Amelie, May 2007 -  "Maddie's Jammies. Where is Maddie?"


Tony Bennett
Researcher/Moderator

Posts : 13972
Reputation : 2147
Join date : 2009-11-25
Age : 69
Location : Harlow, Essex

View user profile

Back to top Go down

ANSWERS TO THE SMITHMAN CHRISTMAS QUIZ

Post by Tony Bennett on 01.01.16 8:54

ANSWERS TO THE SMITHMAN CHRISTMAS QUIZ

THE SMITHMAN CHRISTMAS QUIZ

Test your knowledge of the alleged 'Smithman' sighting with these 21 questions (including one question posed by kaz) 

Answers in January

1 Which of the following explanations have the Smith given for not reporting their sighting earlier?
 
A Because we eventually found out about the exact time of the sighting
B Because the descriptions of the man we saw matched those of Jane Tanner
C The Portuguese police were too busy to be interested in our sighting
D At the time, we thought nothing of it
E We only thought about reporting it when Peter Smith rang his father and said: “Dad, am I dreaming, but did we see a man with a child…”

ANSWER: A, B, C, D, and E. They have given all of those excuses at different times.

3 points for each explanation; 20 points if you said 'All 5'. 
 
2 How soon after Robert Murat was made an arguido did the Smiths report their sighting?
 
A Later the same day?
B The next day?
C Two days later?
D A week later? 

ANSWER: B - the next day.

4 points

3 How many times did Martin Smith change the age of the man he says he saw? 
 
A Once?
B Twice?
C Three times?

ANSWER: Twice. Once in January 2008 and again in 2009.

4 points

4 In his January 2008 statement, Martin Smith said that the man he said he saw was aged ‘40’. What was this changed to in the audio recording of the Smithman sighting placed on the McCanns website just over a year later?
 
A 35-40?
B 35?
C 34-35?
D 30-40?
E 30?

ANSWER:  C.  34-35.

4 points

5 Who produced the two e-fits of ‘Smithman’?
 
A An FBI-trained forensic artist?
B A former professional police photofit expert?
C The former head of MI5’s Covert Intelligence Unit, Henri Exton?  

ANSWER:  C. Henri Exton.

4 points

6 When do the McCanns say the handed these e-fits to the Portuguese Police  and Leicestershire Police?
 
A Straightaway?
B A week later?
C A month later?
D Six months later?
E By October 2009? 

ANSWER: E. 'By October 2009' - the answer they gave when suing the Sunday Times for libel in late 2013.

7 When Martin Smith was first quoted in the Irish press about his alleged sighting of a man carrying a child, he visited his solicitor to demand a retraction of untrue words written about his contacts  with Robert Murat. To how many newspapers were solicitors’ letters sent?
 
A None?
B One?
C Two?
D Three?
E Four?
F Six?  

ANSWER:  F. Six.

4 points

8 Which newspaper published an apology and paid Martin Smith’s legal fees?
 
A The Drogheda Independent  ?
B The Sun?
C The Evening Herald?
D The Irish Independent?
E The Dublin Times?  

ANSWER:  C. The Evening Herald.

4 points

9 In the Channel 4 ‘Mockumentary, May 2009, who spoke these words:  “There’s actually quite a lot of similarities [between the man Jane Tanner saw and the Irish family sighting and it does beg the question, I mean, how many people carry their children on a cold night, not covered, you know? Nothing on their arms, or their feet, no blanket. Now, either there’s been two people carrying children that way, who haven’t come forward to eliminate themselves - or potentially they’re related”
 
A Dave Edgar?
B Clarence Mitchell?
C Dr Kate McCann?
D Arthur Cowley?
E Dr Gerry McCann? 

ANSWER: C. Dr Kate McCann.

4 points

10 Who said, of the man they said they saw: “He did not try to hide his face nor did he lower his gaze”.
 
A Martin Smith?
B Peter Smith?
C Aoife Smith?

ANSWER:  B. Peter Smith.

4 points

11 Who said, of the man they said they saw: “He put his head down”?
  
A Martin Smith?
B Peter Smith?
C Aoife Smith?  

ANSWER: A. Martin Smith.

4 points

12 In the BBC Crimewatch McCann Show on 14 October 2013, how did Detective Chief Inspector refer to those who has helped to draw up the two efits?
 
A ‘The Smiths’?
B ‘Martin and Mary Smith’?
C ‘Two of the witnesses’?
D ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’?
E ‘Martin and Peter Smith’? 

ANSWER: C. 'Two of the witnesses'. Operation Grange has never said who those two witnesses were.

4 points 

13 In her book, ‘madeleine’, how did Dr Kate McCann refer to the comparison between ‘Tannerman’ and ‘Smithman’
 
A “The descriptions are strikingly similar”?
B “The similarities speak for themselves”?
C “The similarities are uncanny?”

ANSWER:  B. "The similarities speak for themselves".

4 points

14 When was the Smithman sighting first reported in the press
 
A 6 June 2007?
B 3 August 2007?
C 9 September 2007?
D 20 September 2007?

ANSWER: A. 6 June 2007, just 11 days after Martin, Peter and Aoife Smith gave statements to the Portuguese Police in Portimao on Saturday 26 May. Despite the much-vaunted 'judicial secrecy of the investigation', someone clearly leaked news of the Smiths' statements to an Irish newspaper.

4 points    

15 Who said: “We knew that what we had seen was so vague that we couldn't identify the guy”.
 
A Martin Smith?
B Peter Smith?
C Aoife Smith?

ANSWER: B. Peter Smith.

4 points

16 Who said: “At the time I saw his face but now I cannot remember it”.
 
A Martin Smith?
B Peter Smith?
C Aoife Smith? 


ANSWER: B. Peter Smith. Though all three said they would never be able to recognise the man if they saw him again.

4 points  

17 How much did the Sunday Times have to pay out for their alleged libel of the McCanns in the October 2013 story about the e-fits?
 
A £5,500?
B £55,000?
C £550,000?  

ANSWER: B. £55,000.

4 points

18 On 26 May 2007, Martin Smith told the Portuguese Police: “I did not notice the body clothing and cannot describe the colour or fashion of the man”. What did Martin Smith say when requestioned on 30 January 2008:
 
A “Sorry, I still can’t remember”?
B “He was wearing a dark jacket or blazer”?
C “He was wearing something like a donkey jacket or duffel coat”?

ANSWER: B. "He was wearing a dark jacket or blazer".

19 Who, in October 2013, said about Operation Grange’s new abductor suspect, ‘Smithman’, “I’m not buying it”
 
A Rebekah Brooks?
B Goncalo Amaral?
C John Stalker?
D Wendy Murphy?
E ‘Blacksmith’?

ANSWER: D. Wendy Murphy, on U.S. TV network 'Fox News'.

4 points

20 According to Operation Grange, how many times did they meet with Martin Smith?
 
A None?
B Once?
C Twice?
D Three times?

ANSWER:  C. Twice.

21 What do the McCluskey family and the Smith family have in common (Question added by kaz)

ANSWER: At least two things:

(a) They both said they saw suspicious people with a child who might be Madeleine

(b) They are both (probably) Irish.

2 points for each answer   





HOW DID YOU SCORE?

100 points: Either you have read all the 'SMITHMAN' threads, or you are a member of the Smith family.

75 to 99 points: You have a good knowledge of the 'SMITHMAN' sighting. 

Anything less than 75: Take a revision course by looking through the OP's on the 'SMITHMAN' threads. 

____________________

                            "Maddie's Jammies. Where is Maddie?" - Amelie, May 2007 -  "Maddie's Jammies. Where is Maddie?"


Tony Bennett
Researcher/Moderator

Posts : 13972
Reputation : 2147
Join date : 2009-11-25
Age : 69
Location : Harlow, Essex

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum