It’s Sunday in week 43 of lockdown, or so it seems which means another week of no Fagan’s theme quiz.
In some ways, this is a good thing. It means we won’t be striving for double figures to avoid humiliation when the actual winners romp to victory with 20 out of 20.
Usually, our only hope of “success” is winning a pint of beer or a bottle of wine by guessing a number or, somehow, having a team name deemed the funniest in the room (in relation to the theme, of course).
But, where there’s a will – and hours or free time with nowhere to go – there’s a way. So here, for your enjoyment, is my take on a Fagan’s theme quiz – A Sheffield Pub Quiz.
A quiz of two halves. Each answer in part 1 joins with one of the answers in part 2 to give the name of a Sheffield pub.
There’s no pattern to the order that part 1 answers match part 2 answers.
There are 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.
Fagan’s, Sheffield and
The Snog, by Pete McKee
1. What is the surname of Mary, Henry, Judy and Jonthan, the foster family of a famous Peruvian native?
2. What is the name of the ITV sitcom set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Scarsdale which ran from 1974 to 1978?
3. Which 1969 Gold Rush inspired film was adapted from a 1951 stage musical and spawned a number 1 hit single in the UK?
4. Commissioned in 1965, 53 feet long and designed to race against times set by 19th century clipper ships, it’s name originates from aircraft used for pioneering work in areal navigation techniques. What is this ketch’s name?
5. Dublin is, amongst other things, famous for having multicoloured what?
6. Born in 1788, how is this peer, poet, politician and revolutionary in the Greek War of Independence (amongst other things) most commonly known?
7. What was the title of Haysi Fantayzee’s debut single, released in 1982?
8. What was the profession of the character Skullion in Tom Sharpe’s satirical 1974 novel Porterhouse Blue?
9. Covered by many, what song did Ray Charles sing in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers?
10. What is a macronutrient consisting primarily of carbon and hydrogen atoms and therefore soluble in organic solvents and insoluble in water?
11. What did Druids regarded as a symbol of fertility and eternal life and thought it to have magical powers?
12. What drink recipe, generally containing fruit or fruit juice, was introduced from India to the UK in the early 17th century, and is usually served at parties?
13. Born in 1540, who was the English sea captain, privateer, slave trader, pirate, naval officer and explorer that carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1158?
14. What do the following currently have in common: Odeon Cinema Sheffield; Brazilian land borders; Notre-Dame International High School, Paris; Ueno Zoo, Tokyo, Japan and 11 cemeteries in Pembrokeshire?
15. What is a bundle of wood sticks or billets that is 3 feet in length and 2 feet in circumference?
16. What is the SI unit of force?
17. The Holy Lance, also known as the Lance of Longinus, is legendarily known as the lance that pierced the side of Jesus as he hung on the cross. By what other name is it known?
18. Who or what is a Norwegian Blue?
19. In which sport might you hear the terms: foul, double, turkey, frame, burner and golden turkey?
20. Who was the 10th and youngest chief scout, replacing Peter Duncan in 2009?
21. The Clerk of the Closet is the official Chaplin to who?
22. What might you have said to have done to someone if you had reported them to the police for doing something illegal?
23. From 1954 until 1999, packets of what included illustrated cards which you could get albums to store them in and are now highly collectable?
24. Silver King, Silver Chief and White Cloud all played the same character on TV, what are they?
25. An arborist or (less commonly) arboriculturist, is also called a what?
26. What can be described as a group of symptoms that usually involve a lack of movement and communication, and also can include agitation, confusion, and restlessness?
27. Founded in 1284, what is the oldest constituent college at the University of Cambridge?
28. Opened in 1852 by a German immigrant in St. Louis, Missouri, at which US brewery can you see Budweiser Clydesdale draft horses?
29. 80 square miles in size and including two of the highest points in the region – Brown Willy and Rough Tor – this place is purportedly home to a phantom wild cat. What is it called?
30. What can be a Belgian municipality, a village in Denmark, a Dutch female first name or the station code of Ainsdale Railway Station near Stockport?