The answers to a formal dress quiz. If you’ve not done it yet, and want to, head over to that page before reading on.
1. What word can mean to bend your head or body forward, especially as a way of showing someone respect or expressing thanks to people who have watched you perform?
2. What word can mean to fasten together, to force someone to stay in a place and to finish at the same time?
3. What is a U-shaped lake that forms when a wide meander of a river is cut off, creating a free-standing body of water?
4. What phrase means to get married and derives from an ancient Celtic known as the handfasting ceremony?
Tie the knot
5. Originally numbering six men and founded in 1749 by magistrate Henry Fielding what was the public’s nickname for London’s first professional police force, although the officers did not use the term themselves, considering it derogatory?
Bow Street Runners
6. What type of clothing was fashionable in Britain in the mid-1960s to late 1970s, its primary characteristics being its extreme breadth (normally 4.5–5 inches) and often garish colours and patterns?
7. Which band wrote First Steps, the BBC theme tune for the 2012 Olympics and performed Open Arms and One Day Like This during the Parade of Athletes at the closing ceremony?
8. In which decade did the Korean War, the Algerian War, the attempted assassination of US President Harry Truman and the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik 1 occur?
9. What is the term for the arched part of the seat that is placed on the back of a horse or other animal to allow it to be ridden?
10. What classic Scottish dish consists of swede or turnip and potatoes and is traditionally served mashed alongside haggis?
Neeps and tatties
11. Which English new wave band were put together by Malcolm McLaren in 1980 by persuading members of Adam and the Ants to join up with 13 year old Annabella Lwin on vocals?
Bow Wow Wow
12. What techniques used to produce patterns in clothing typically consists of folding, twisting, pleating, or crumpling fabric or a garment and binding with string or rubber bands, have been used for centuries in the Hausa region of West Africa, and is associated with garments identified with hippie fashion?
13. What is the form of free climbing called that is performed on small rock formations or artificial rock walls without the use of ropes or harnesses?
14. Which British television comedy series was written and performed by Ben Elton, the title of the series was a play on words of the American spy series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and an informal name for the BBC?
The Man from Auntie
15. What is the name of the street and neighbourhood in the southern portion of the New York City borough of Manhattan, named after the Dutch word for a plantation or farm and also the name of a nativist, anti-Catholic, and anti-Irish criminal gang based in the neighbourhood?
The Bowery (Bowery Boys)
16. Who was the serial killer and alleged necrophile active during the 1940s and early 1950s who murdered at least eight people — including his wife, Ethel — by strangling them in his flat at 10 Rillington Place, Notting Hill, London?
17. Which ranged weapon is believed to have first appeared in both China and Europe around the 7th to 5th centuries BC and is still used today in competitive sports and hunting?
18. What term, that originated in siege warfare, means a deployment or dispatch of one military unit, be it an aircraft, ship, or troops, from a strongpoint?
19. What was the name of the flagship of the Greenpeace fleet that was sunk by the “action” branch of the French foreign intelligence services on 10 July 1985?
20. Which song, a worldwide hit for by Tony Orlando and Dawn in 1973, is told from the point of view of someone who has “done his time” in prison and ends with “the whole damned bus” cheering?
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree