a don’t forget to vote quiz

It’s Sunday, week 18 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week we’ve been for a bike ride for the first time in living memory!

It’s a quiz of 20 themed questions – as always, there’s a clue in the title.

Questions 1 and 20 don’t follow the theme in the way that questions 2-18 do – just for fun!

There’s may be “sound-a-likes” or embedded words.

The use of electronic devices to divine the answers, with the exception of hearing aids and pacemakers, is forbidden.

1. Whose the artist and what’s the song?

2. Which medium-large gun dog from the United Kingdom was developed from imported Canadian fishing dogs?

3. What are small pieces or streamers of paper, mylar, or metallic material which are usually thrown at celebrations, especially parades and weddings?

4. Sometimes called golden chain or golden rain, what is a genus of two species of small trees in the subfamily Faboideae of the pea family Fabaceae that have a common and alpine varieties and are native to the mountains of southern Europe?

Laburnum ×watereri 'Vossii' | Laburnum ×watereri 'Vossii' - Van den Berk  Nurseries

5. Who is widely considered one of the most important and influential individuals in human history, his teachings and philosophy forming the basis of East Asian culture and society and remain influential today?

6. Which 1986 musical fantasy film directed by Jim Henson revolves around 16-year-old Sarah’s quest to reach the centre of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby and features David Bowie as the Goblin King?

Labyrinth (1986) - David Bowie (the Goblin King) - Dance Magic (HD) -  YouTube

7. Which Brooklyn neighbourhood morphs into a relaxation and entertainment destination each summer with people crowding its beach, the Wonder Wheel and Luna Park and was namechecked by Lou Reed in the title of his 6th studio album?

8. Also called a cradle song, what is a soothing song or piece of music that is usually played for (or sung to) children?

9. What are religious works of art, most commonly a paintings, in the cultures of the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, the Roman Catholic, and certain Eastern Catholic churches, their most common subjects include Christ, Mary, saints and angels?

10. What is the Australia national rugby union team’s nickname?

11. The business fable The Chicken and the Pig is about commitment to a project or cause. What foods are referred to such that “the pig is really committed to that dish while the chicken is only involved, yet both are needed to produce the dish”?

The Chicken & The Pig -

12. Which sweet Cornish dish is made by curdling sweet cream or milk with an acid like wine or cider and was popular from the 16th to 19th centuries?

13. In 1997 Zaire changed it’s name to what?

14. Which soft mineral or rock is often used for carving, and is processed for plaster powder?
15. What adjustment is occasionally applied to Coordinated Universal Time to accommodate the difference between precise time, as measured by atomic clocks, and imprecise observed solar time?

16. What word means a loud noise made by people who are angry or annoyed or a lot of noise or fuss made by people who are angry or excited about something?

17. Whose is this Scottish pop rock band who formed in Glasgow during 1985, the song – Real Gone Kid – became their 1st UK top ten hit in 1988?

18. What is an Australian term for an oxbow lake, an isolated pond left behind after a river changes course, usually formed when the path of a creek or river changes and, as a result of the arid Australian climate, fill with water seasonally but can be dry for a greater part of the year?

19. What is the name of the New Zealand comedy duo who began as a live comedy act in the early 2000s, their comedy and music became the basis of the self-titled BBC radio series in 2004 and later an HBO American television series from 2007–2009?

Flight of the Conchords Postpone Tour After Bret McKenzie Breaks His Hand |  Pitchfork

20. Who were these three candidates defeated by in the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency?