a joystick wiggling quiz

It’s Sunday, week 401 of lockdown, or so it seems. Which means yet another week of no Fagan’s theme quiz. Despite last weeks optimism, this may be the “new normal” for a while longer!

This week, we’ve been contemplating those hours lost in childhood, youth and the last 4 months to video games.

Its the usual 20 questions, again. You can almost believe you about to get your highest score.

This week, it’s a quiz of two halves again! You know the score!!

There may be some “sound-a-likes” and embedded words.

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

Tom Googles the answers.

1. On the 5th August, 2010, 33 people were trapped where in CoparpĆ³, Chile?

2. Between 1966 and 1969 what four words – spoken by William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk – began every episode of the popular TV programme Star Trek?

3. Born in 1940) who is the Italian-born American racing driver who was one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport and is one of only two drivers to have won races in Formula One, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship, and NASCAR?

4. What is the collective name for dogs and wolves?

5. What two words describe the sound associated with the shock waves created whenever an object travels through the air faster than the speed of sound?

6. What is the name of the United States Army post in Kentucky that is adjacent to the United States Bullion Depository, which is used to house a large portion of the United States’ official gold reserves?

7. Eddie Murphy voiced which character in the Shrek series of films?

8. The first world record for which event was recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1912 currently stands at 6.18 metres and is held by the Swede Armand Duplantis?

9. What is a facility built for racing of vehicles, athletes, or animals?

10. Which song was a hit for Martha and The Vandellas in 1964 and, as part of the Live Aid famine relief cause, Mick Jagger and David Bowie in 1985?

11. What company, with their nearest store at Meadowhall Retail Park, proclaims to provide “all of your essential arts and crafts supplies”?

12. Which movie, made in 1953 and remade in 1986, features a boy who tries to stop aliens who have taken over his town and are attempting to brainwash its inhabitants?

13. How are the two German academics, philologists, cultural researchers, lexicographers and authors who together collected and published folklore during the 19th century better known? They were among the first and best-known collectors of German and European folk tales, and popularized traditional oral tale types such as “Cinderella” and “Hansel and Gretel”.

14. The unplanned urbanisation of which UK city, brought on by a boom in textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution, resulted in it becoming the world’s first industrialised city?

15. What animal was Beatrix Potter’s Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, a washerwoman who lives in a tiny cottage in the fells of the Lake District?

16. The Catholic military order founded in 1119 with the full name Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon are often more simply are referred to as what?

17. Which film monster has appeared in various media since 1933 and has been dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World, a phrase commonly used within the films?

18. In sports, what are shooting guard, silly mid off, hooker and quarterback?

19. Which English comedian, writer, actor, artist, musician, and television presenter rose to fame in the comedy troupe The Mighty Boosh and currently co-presents The Great British Bake Off?

20. Generally, how are the Supermarine Spitfire, the General Dynamics F16 and the Messerschmitt Me 262 (amongst many other planes of this type) known?