a have your cake and eat it quiz answers

The answers to a have your cake and eat it quiz. If you’ve not done it yet, and want to, head over to that page before reading on.

1. The books Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, Mein Kampf by Adolph Hitler and Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela all have what in common?

All written in jail

2. What is the name of this popular beat combo?

The Go-Go’s

3. Toxteth, Knotty Ash and Sefton Park can all be found in which city?


4. The statue of travel agent Thomas Cook can be seen outside which cities station as a tribute to his first organised trip, by train to Loughborough, in 1841?


5. Which is England’s most northerly national park?

Northumberland National Park

6. Who is the artist and song, from 1983, in this video?

Eddy Grant, Electric Avenue

7. Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire is the seat of which Dukes?

Dukes of Marlborough

8. Which football team’s only period in the top division to date lasted 34 consecutive years between 1967 and 2001, have only one major trophy win – the FA Cup in 1987 – and regularly have their 1978-81 away kit voted as the worst kit ever?

Coventry City

9. What is a gingerbread cake traditionally made with oatmeal and black treacle, which originated in northern England and is traditionally eaten on Guy Fawkes Night?


10. What is the British policy of deinstitutionalisation, treating and caring for physically and mentally disabled people in their homes rather than in an institution, that was introduced in 1983, called?

Care in the Community

11. What is the foremost part of a ship or boat called?


12. By what name does this popular beat combo go by?

Fleetwood Mac

13. Which battle, that took place on 21 October 1805, was an engagement between the British and combined French and Spanish forces during the War of the Third Coalition?

Battle of Trafalgar

14. On which show did guest Billy Connolly threatened Rod Hull with the line “If that bird comes anywhere near me, I’ll break its neck and your bloody arm!”?


15. Which English comedian, presenter, actor, and writer is best known as JP in the TV series Fresh Meat and Alfie Wickers in the series Bad Education and, since 2018, he has been the host of the Brit Awards?

Jack Whitehall

16. Another popular beat combo and song to name?

Deep Purple, Smoke on the Water

17. Which monthly British magazine was published from January 1891 to March 1950, running to 711 issues and was composed of short fiction and general interest articles?

The Strand

18. Oscar Wild (1895), Dr, Crippen (1910), John Christie (1953), Hugh Cornwall (1980) and Pete Doherty (2005) have all spent time where, at her majesties pleasure?

HM Prison Pentonville

19. Who is the presenter, broadcaster and journalist best known as the host of his BBC Radio 2 lunchtime programme which presents news, views, interviews with live guests and popular music and is also the host of the Channel 5 quiz show, Eggheads?

Jeremy Vine

20. Who is this and what is the title of the song she is singing?

Julie Walters, Take a Chance on Me

The theme this week was squares on a monopoly board:

  1. Jail/Go to jail
  2. Go
  3. Liverpool Street Station
  4. Leicester Square
  5. Northumberland Avenue
  6. Electric Company
  7. Marlborough Street
  8. Coventry Street
  9. Free Parking
  10. Community Chest
  11. Bow Street
  12. Fleet Street
  13. Trafalgar Square
  14. Park Lane
  15. Whitehall
  16. Water Works
  17. Strand
  18. Pentonville Road
  19. Vine Street
  20. Chance