It’s Sunday, week 234 of lockdown, or so it seems. Which means yet another week of no Fagan’s theme quiz. We had some rain this week? End of news report.
The theme this week is in anticipation of tomorrow when everything returns to normal and people go shopping. Maybe?
Its the usual 20 questions, again. This week, I’m pretending not to remember that I can’t remember what the inside of Fagan’s looks like.
The theme is a quiz of two halves. Answers to questions 11-20 relate to answers to questions 1-10 in some way. If there’s a pattern, it’s unintentional.
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.
The bar (again)
1. Which philosopher best-known titles are the 1848 pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto, and the three-volume Das Kapital?
2. What is a small, non-vascular flowerless plants that typically form dense green clumps or mats, often in damp or shady locations?
3. Which animal is the second largest student in the world and have it’s name to the branch of Boy Scouts aged 6 to 8?
4. What is the name of the sentient computer in Arthur C Clarke’s film “2001: A Space Odyssey”?
5. A thousand years of yellow, white and purple carrot history was wiped out in a generation in the 17th century by growers from which country when they cultivated orange carrots as a tribute to William of Orange?
6. What is the often used abbreviation for the Tennessee whiskey that is the top selling American whiskey in the world?
7. Who was the English humanitarian and author who was kidnapped and held captive from 1987 to 1991 during his effort to secure the release of four hostages in Lebanon?
8. Born in 1947, which flamboyant pop star was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight?
9. Which Central American country’s capital is San Jose?
10. What name is shared by a Leeds United and Scotland goalkeeper and a British show jumping champion, both competing at the top level in their chosen sports in the 70s?
11. What is the name of the accident prone lead character who is married to Berry and has a daughter named Jessica in a 1973 British sitcom?
12. Octopush, Hobbyhorsing, Ferret Legging and Shin Kicking are all what sort of activity?
13. Twin brothers Matt and Luke Goss formed which band in 1986 with their friends Craig Logan? Their first major success was the number 2 hit “When Will I Be Famous?”
14. Which actress is best known for her role as Else Garnett, the long-suffering wife of the racially bigoted and misogynistic character Alf Garnett in the BBC sitcom Till Death Us Do Part?
15. What is a small cap, akin to the biretta, worn in the Middle Ages by soldiers and ecclesiastics and also the name of a house building company in the UK?
16. What is the name of the northern part of the largest island of the Outer Hebrides archipelago in Scotland, frequently referred to as if it was a separate islands?
17. Which American director, writer, actor, comedian, producer and composer’s films include The Producers, Blazzing Saddles and Spaceballs?
18. What is Finland the largest drinker of (per capita), beating neighbouring Norway in to second place?
19. What are shallow places with good footing where a river or stream may be crossed by wading, or inside a vehicle getting its wheels wet?
20. What colective name is given to the series of English civile wars that lasted through many sporadic episodes between 1455 and 1487?