a pennsylvania avenue quiz

It’s Sunday, week 1 of Lockdown 2.0, so there’s no Fagan’s theme quiz. In fact, there’s no pub quiz anywhere as they’re all shut.

This week, we’ve been mostly doing more proper cooking and binge watching Netflix box sets.

It’s the usual 20 questions for the quiz.

There 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. Which new town is based in the City of Sunderland?

2. Who wrote the 1972 survival and adventure novel set in southern England, the story features a small group of anthropomorphised rabbits including Fiver, Hazel, Bigwig and Silver?

3. Located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, which multi-purpose indoor arena is the fourth venue to bear this name and is used for ice hockey, basketball, boxing, concerts, ice shows, circuses, professional wrestling and other forms of sports and entertainment?

4. Norma Jeane Mortenson is better known by her stage name which was?

5. Best known for her portrayal of Arwen Undómiel in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, which American actress, producer, singer and former model is the daughter of the lead singer of US popular beat combo Aerosmith?

6. Originating in the middle of the nineteenth century in Bohemia, what is a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout all of Europe and the Americas?

7. The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, The Byrds, Frank Zappa, Lenny Bruce, Miles Davis and many many others have all appeared at which San Francisco historic music venue, which was built in 1912 and originally named the Majestic Hall?

8. What word can be used to describe someone who moves voluntarily from one country to another, intending to settle there?

9. Born on June 19, 1978, in the kitchen of Mamma Leoni’s Italian Restaurant – where he developed a taste for lasagna – which cartoon character was created by Jim Davis?

10. The 1968 epic science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey was written by Stanley Kubrick and which famous science-fiction writer, science writer, futurist, inventor, undersea explorer and TV series host?

11. Which UK non-metropolitan county was created in 1974 includes the districts of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees?

12. Named after its manufacturer, what does Chuck Noland name the volleyball that serves as his personified friend during the four years he spends alone on a deserted island in the 2000 film Castaway?

13. Which folk singer rose to national fame in 1975 with the release of his single The Rochdale Cowboy, which led to numerous TV and radio appearances?

14. Originally known as Boulder Dam, what was the concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona, renamed to in 1933?

15. Born in 1924, which American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, playwright, and actor wrote the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1958 and the true crime novel In Cold Blood in 1966?

16. The Model T was the invention of which famous car manufacturer?

17. John Thaw played which character in the 1970’s TV police drama The Sweeney?

18. Which English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer’s first single topped the UK singles charts for 4 weeks in 1979 making her the first female artist to achieve a UK number one with a self-written song?

19. First published in 1978, which card game – which boasts over 700 packs – features cards containing a list of numerical data, and the aim of the game is to compare these values to try to beat and win an opponent’s card?

20. What name is given to the fruit growing in the Garden of Eden which God commands mankind not to eat?