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a fab four quiz answers

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

Remember this?

1. What volunteer-led, charitable non-governmental organisation dedicated to the teaching and practice of first aid in England was founded in 1877?

St. John’s Ambulance

2. Which Anglican building in London, that has been built and rebuilt five times, serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London?

St. Paul’s Cathedral

3. Which Welsh statesman served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1916 to 1922 and was the final Liberal to have held the post of Prime Minister?

David Lloyd George

4. What word is used to describe someone considered a male foreigner from the perspective of Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in Latin America?

Gringo

5. Which character first appeared in J M Barrie’s The Little White Bird in 1902 and then in a play, subtitled “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” which was later adapted in to a novel and has since spawned many TV and film versions?

Peter Pan

6. How might Americans informally refer to a toilet or lavatory?

John

7. What is an ornamental shoulder piece or decoration used as insignia of rank by armed forces and other organizations?

Epaulette

8. What is the brand name of the range of clothing sold by Asda?

George

9. What is the name of the self proclaimed “UK’s No. 1 parking app” that “let’s you take control of your parking” and has car parks across more than 450 towns & cities?

RingGo

10. What is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter that is unique to natural areas such as bogs, mires, moors, or muskegs?

Peat

11. Who was the Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist who served as head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924 and under whose administration, Russia and then the wider Soviet Union became a one-party communist state?

Vladimir Lenin

12. Who was famously an animal rights activist, wrote and published several vegetarian cookbooks and founded a vegetarian food company with her husband in 1991?

Linda McCartney

13. Which American actor actor, aviator, and environmental activist gained worldwide fame as a character named Han and has also featured in blockbuter films as Indiana?

Harrison Ford

14. Which is the world’s largest coffeehouse chain headquartered in Seattle, Washington?

Starbucks

15. Who was the Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballer who became one of the first media celebrity footballers, earning the nickname El Beatle?

George Best

16. Which UK international airport’s CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence Number is P735 and, at the outbreak of World War II, was operated by the RAF and known as RAF Speke?

John Lennon Airport

17. Which Beatle went barefoot, wearing no shoes, on the cover of Abbey Road which led to the rumour that he was dead?

Paul McCartney

18. Which English actor won his first Tony Award for his performance as Henry VIII in the play Anne of the Thousand Days in 1949 and his second for the role of Professor Henry Higgins in the stage production of My Fair Lady in 1957?

Rex Harrison

19. What is a luminous ball of gas, mostly hydrogen and helium, held together by its own gravity?

A star

20. What is an excellent electrical insulator that is highly heat-resistant but its use as a building material is illegal in many countries?

Asbestos

OK, slight confession – should really have been called a fab five quiz, but that would have been giving too many clues.

Anyway, in case you didn’t spot the pattern, answers 1-5 and 6-10 give the first names to match surnames given by answers to 11-15 and 16-20. The names are, of course, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and, the fifth Beatle (or, at least, one of them!), Pete Best.

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a fab four quiz

It’s Sunday, week 413 of lockdown, or so it seems. Which means yet another week of no Fagan’s theme quiz.

This week, we’ve been enjoying some nicer weather as an excuse to start drinking earlier and remembering that The Beatles played their first gig as the house band at The Cavern today in 1961.

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

This week, it’s a quiz of four quaters! 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.

Remember this?

1. What volunteer-led, charitable non-governmental organisation dedicated to the teaching and practice of first aid in England was founded in 1877?

2. Which Anglican building in London, that has been built and rebuilt five times, serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London?

3. Which Welsh statesman served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1916 to 1922 and was the final Liberal to have held the post of Prime Minister?

4. What word is used to describe someone considered a male foreigner from the perspective of Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in Latin America?

5. Which character first appeared in J M Barrie’s The Little White Bird in 1902 and then in a play, subtitled “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” which was later adapted in to a novel and has since spawned many TV and film versions?

6. How might Americans informally refer to a toilet or lavatory?

7. What is an ornamental shoulder piece or decoration used as insignia of rank by armed forces and other organizations?

8. What is the brand name of the range of clothing sold by Asda?

9. What is the name of the self proclaimed “UK’s No. 1 parking app” that “let’s you take control of your parking” and has car parks across more than 450 towns & cities?

10. What is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter that is unique to natural areas such as bogs, mires, moors, or muskegs?

11. Who was the Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist who served as head of government of Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1924 and of the Soviet Union from 1922 to 1924 and under whose administration, Russia and then the wider Soviet Union became a one-party communist state?

12. Who was famously an animal rights activist, wrote and published several vegetarian cookbooks and founded a vegetarian food company with her husband in 1991?

13. Which American actor actor, aviator, and environmental activist gained worldwide fame as a character named Han and has also featured in blockbuter films as Indiana?

14. Which is the world’s largest coffeehouse chain headquartered in Seattle, Washington?

15. Who was the Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballer who became one of the first media celebrity footballers, earning the nickname El Beatle?

16. Which UK international airport’s CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence Number is P735 and, at the outbreak of World War II, was operated by the RAF and known as RAF Speke?

17. Which Beatle went barefoot, wearing no shoes, on the cover of Abbey Road which led to the rumour that he was dead?

18. Which English actor won his first Tony Award for his performance as Henry VIII in the play Anne of the Thousand Days in 1949 and his second for the role of Professor Henry Higgins in the stage production of My Fair Lady in 1957?

19. What is a luminous ball of gas, mostly hydrogen and helium, held together by its own gravity?

20. What is an excellent electrical insulator that is highly heat-resistant but its use as a building material is illegal in many countries?

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a no self isolation quiz answers

The answers to a no self isolation quiz. If you’ve not done it yet, and want to, head over to that page before reading on.

Twix the dog. Not the one we know and love, though.

1. What first name did just two of Henry VIII’s wives have?

Anne (Boleyn and of Cleves)

2. Often, incorrectly, used to refer to a building, what is actually nicknamed Big Ben?

The (Great) Bell

3. Which actor, New Zealand film producer came to international attention for his role as the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the historical film Gladiator in 2000?

Russell Crowe

4. In Eastenders, which “dirty” character was played by the Actor Leslie Grantham?

“Dirty” Den Watts

5. What word means the price one pays as remuneration for rights or services?

Fee

6. What are pectoral, pelvic, adipose and dorsal types of?

Fins

7. 70s popular beat combo, X-Ray Spex, had a hit single in 1978 with what song that was also the title of their album from the same year?

Germ Free Adolescents

8. Who were the warlike Asiatic nomadic people who invaded and ravaged Europe in the 4th–5th centuries?

Huns

9. What is the title of the 1983 James Bond film starring Sean Connery, one of only two that were not produced by Eon Productions – the other being the 1967 Casino Royale?

Never Say Never Again

10. During the industrial revolution what item of men’s clothing was designed to be long, thin and easy to knot, without accidentally coming undone?

Necktie

11. Which American animated television series that premiered 2000 centers around a seven-year-old Latina girl, with a love of embarking on quests related to an activity that she wants to partake of or a place that she wants to go to, accompanied by her talking purple backpack and anthropomorphic monkey companion named Boots?

Dora the Explorer

12. What consist of the mucosal tissue that lies over the mandible and maxilla inside the mouth?

Gum

13. Which English rock band formed in London in 1981 and was a supergroup of four members of different progressive rock bands of the 1970s – King Crimson Yes and ELP? The debut single from their eponymously named debut album was “Heat of the Moment”.

Asia

14. Which currency, used by many nations, the most well known being Germany up to 1999 is now only used by Bosnia and Herzegovina?

Mark

15. Which letter is “dash dash dot” in morse code and is in flag semaphore is dispalyed with the right hand flag pointing down and the left hand flag pointing diagonally down to the left?

G

16. Where is the most westerly point of mainland Cornwall and England?

Lands End

17. Which song is generally the beginning and the concluding song of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, sung by the title character of Joseph?

Any Dream Will Do

18. Which international footballer, who sent ost of his career at Leicester City, Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur was famously substituted by England coach Graham Taylor in his last international match, ultimately denying him the chance to equal or better the then record held by Bobby Charlton?

Gary Lineker

19. Which Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company has headquarters in the Netherlands and is incorporated in England? It is one of the oil and gas “supermajors” and the third-largest company in the world measured by 2018 revenues.

Shell

20. Which Ken Kesey novel was made in to a film starring Jack Nicholson as Randle Murphy in 1975 which won 5 oscars?

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Joining answers 1-10 with 11-12 gives you 10 countries you currently do not need to self isolate when arriving from them in the UK:

  • Andorra
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Andorra
  • Taiwan
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a no self isolation quiz

It’s Sunday, week 402 of lockdown, or so it seems. Which means yet another week of no Fagan’s theme quiz. We missed you last week – we were out! Properly out at a restaraunt!

This week, we’ve been dealing with the first week of the school summer holiday.

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. Actually, this week there are plenty!

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

Twix the dog. Not the one we know and love, though.

1. What first name did just two of Henry VIII’s wives have?

2. Often, incorrectly, used to refer to a building, what is actually nicknamed Big Ben?

3. Which actor, New Zealand film producer came to international attention for his role as the Roman General Maximus Decimus Meridius in the historical film Gladiator in 2000?

4. In Eastenders, which “dirty” character was played by the Actor Leslie Grantham?

5. What word means the price one pays as remuneration for rights or services?

6. What are pectoral, pelvic, adipose and dorsal types of?

7. 70s popular beat combo, X-Ray Spex, had a hit single in 1978 with what song that was also the title of their album from the same year?

8. Who were the warlike Asiatic nomadic people who invaded and ravaged Europe in the 4th–5th centuries?

9. What is the title of the 1983 James Bond film starring Sean Connery, one of only two that were not produced by Eon Productions – the other being the 1967 Casino Royale?

10. During the industrial revolution what item of men’s clothing was designed to be long, thin and easy to knot, without accidentally coming undone?

11. Which American animated television series that premiered 2000 centers around a seven-year-old Latina girl, with a love of embarking on quests related to an activity that she wants to partake of or a place that she wants to go to, accompanied by her talking purple backpack and anthropomorphic monkey companion named Boots?

12. What consist of the mucosal tissue that lies over the mandible and maxilla inside the mouth?

13. Which English rock band formed in London in 1981 and was a supergroup of four members of different progressive rock bands of the 1970s – King Crimson Yes and ELP? The debut single from their eponymously named debut album was “Heat of the Moment”.

14. Which currency, used by many nations, the most well known being Germany up to 1999 is now only used by Bosnia and Herzegovina?

15. Which letter is “dash dash dot” in morse code and is in flag semaphore is dispalyed with the right hand flag pointing down and the left hand flag pointing diagonally down to the left?

16. Where is the most westerly point of mainland Cornwall and England?

17. Which song is generally the beginning and the concluding song of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, sung by the title character of Joseph?

18. Which international footballer, who sent ost of his career at Leicester City, Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur was famously substituted by England coach Graham Taylor in his last international match, ultimately denying him the chance to equal or better the then record held by Bobby Charlton?

19. Which Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company has headquarters in the Netherlands and is incorporated in England? It is one of the oil and gas “supermajors” and the third-largest company in the world measured by 2018 revenues.

20. Which Ken Kesey novel was made in to a film starring Jack Nicholson as Randle Murphy in 1975 which won 5 oscars?

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a joystick wiggling quiz answers

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

Tom Googles the answers.

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

Miners

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?

Space: The final frontier

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?

Mario Andretti

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

Pack

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?

Sonic Boom

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?

Fort Knox

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

Donkey

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?

Pole Vault

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

Race track

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?

Dancing in the Street

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

Hobbycraft

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?

Invaders From Mars

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”.

Brothers Grimm

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?

Manchester

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?

Hedgehog

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?

Knights Templar

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?

King Kong

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

Positions

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?

Noel Fielding

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

Fighters

Joining answers 1-10 with 11-12 gives you 10 of the most popular video games:

  • Minecraft
  • Space Invaders
  • Mario Brothers
  • Pac-man
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Fortnite
  • Donkey Kong
  • Pole Position
  • Track and Field
  • Street Fighter
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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 Coparpó, 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?

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a opening time quiz answers

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

Not long now.

1. Notable as an innovator in the highly specialized and hazardous profession of extinguishing and capping oil well blowouts, how was the American oil well firefighter who contributed to the capping of the biggest oil well blowout to have occurred in the North Sea at the Ekofisk Bravo platform In 1977 commonly known?

(Paul Neal) “Red” Adair

2. What was the name of the Royal Navy flagship that defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588? The name has been used for Goth other navy ships since then.

Ark Royal

3. Born in 1911, who was the American burlesque entertainer and vedette famous for her striptease act? She was also an actress, author, and playwright and her 1957 memoir was adapted into a stage musical in 1959.

Gypsy Rose Lee

4. Which children’s book, by Edith Nesbit , was originally serialised in The London Magazine during 1905 and first published in book form in 1906? It has been adapted for the screen several times, of which the 1970 film version is the best known.

The Railway Children

5. Which song, by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, first appeared on their 1967 debut album Are You Experienced and was later issued as their third single in the U.S?

Foxey Lady

6. Born in 2015 to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who is currently 4th in line to the throne?

Princess Charlotte

7. What BBC TV programme featured annual snooker tournamnets and ran from 1969 to 1986?

Pot Black

8. Which former Prussion and later German military decoration design was a black symbol with a whit or silver outlinederived from a design used by knights on occasions from the 13th century?

Iron Cross

9. Which British telecommunications and internet service provider based in Maidenhead, England launched on 3 March 2003 as the United Kingdom’s first commercial 100% 3G network?

3

10. Which British sitcom produced by Thames Television, first aired between 1976 and 1979, was a spin-off from Man About the House and starred Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce as constantly-sparring married couple?

George and Mildred

11. What animal are George and Joy Adamson most famously associated with?

Lion

12. In what type of tree, in Shropshire, did the future King of England, Charles II, reportedly hide from Roundhead soldiers during the English Civil War.

Oak

13. Which paint manufacturer’s range boost colors such as botanical noir, croquet, chaise lounge, looking glass and key lime pie?

Crown

14. What is the name of the official charity for recreational cricket and the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, its charitable objective is to ‘give young people a sporting chance’?

Lord’s Taverners

15. What type of dog is a hunting dog used by hunters to track or chase prey?

Hound

16. The bowhead, Andrew’s beaked and the false killer are all types of what animal?

Whales

17. There are 46 species of small marine fish in the genus Hippocampus, what is a Hippocampus?

Sea Horse

18. What can be pieces of information that control the operation of a cryptography algorithm; a device used to control access to places or facilities restricted by a lock or a guide to a map’s symbology?

Keys

19. Which game is played between two people and has two throwing targets, or stakes, set in a lawn or sandbox area which are traditionally placed 40 feet apart?

Horseshoes

20. In J.R.R. Tolkein’s 1937 novel The Hobbit, what was Smaug?

A dragon

Joining answers 1-10 with 11-12 gives you 10 of the most common pub names on the UK:

  • Red Lion
  • Royal Oak
  • Rose & Crown
  • Railway Tavern
  • Fox & Hounds
  • Prince of Wales
  • Black Horse
  • Cross Keys
  • Three Horseshoes
  • George & Dragon
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a opening time quiz

It’s Sunday, week 399 of lockdown, or so it seems. Which means yet another week of no Fagan’s theme quiz. But, maybe not for much longer!

This week, we’ve all been wondering how a real pub works.

Its the usual 20 questions, again. You can almost believe you are with 20,000 people standing in pub.

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.

Not long now.

1. Notable as an innovator in the highly specialized and hazardous profession of extinguishing and capping oil well blowouts, how was the American oil well firefighter who contributed to the capping of the biggest oil well blowout to have occurred in the North Sea at the Ekofisk Bravo platform In 1977 commonly known?

2. What was the name of the Royal Navy flagship that defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588? The name has been used for Goth other navy ships since then.

3. Born in 1911, who was the American burlesque entertainer and vedette famous for her striptease act? She was also an actress, author, and playwright and her 1957 memoir was adapted into a stage musical in 1959.

4. Which children’s book, by Edith Nesbit , was originally serialised in The London Magazine during 1905 and first published in book form in 1906? It has been adapted for the screen several times, of which the 1970 film version is the best known.

5. Which song, by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, first appeared on their 1967 debut album Are You Experienced and was later issued as their third single in the U.S?

6. Born in 2015 to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who is currently 4th in line to the throne?

7. What BBC TV programme featured annual snooker tournamnets and ran from 1969 to 1986?

8. Which former Prussion and later German military decoration design was a black symbol with a whit or silver outlinederived from a design used by knights on occasions from the 13th century?

9. Which British telecommunications and internet service provider based in Maidenhead, England launched on 3 March 2003 as the United Kingdom’s first commercial 100% 3G network?

10. Which British sitcom produced by Thames Television, first aired between 1976 and 1979, was a spin-off from Man About the House and starred Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce as constantly-sparring married couple?

11. What animal are George and Joy Adamson most famously associated with?

12. In what type of tree, in Shropshire, did the future King of England, Charles II, reportedly hide from Roundhead soldiers during the English Civil War.

13. Which paint manufacturer’s range boost colors such as botanical noir, croquet, chaise lounge, looking glass and key lime pie?

14. What is the name of the official charity for recreational cricket and the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, its charitable objective is to ‘give young people a sporting chance’?

15. What type of dog is a hunting dog used by hunters to track or chase prey?

16. The bowhead, Andrew’s beaked and the false killer are all types of what animal?

17. There are 46 species of small marine fish in the genus Hippocampus, what is a Hippocampus?

18. What can be pieces of information that control the operation of a cryptography algorithm; a device used to control access to places or facilities restricted by a lock or a guide to a map’s symbology?

19. Which game is played between two people and has two throwing targets, or stakes, set in a lawn or sandbox area which are traditionally placed 40 feet apart?

20. In J.R.R. Tolkein’s 1937 novel The Hobbit, what was Smaug?

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a performing arts festival quiz answers

The answers to a performing arts festival quiz. If you’ve not done it yet, and want to, head over to that page before reading on.

The back room (again).

1. What technical drawing instrument is used by draftsmen primarily as a guide for drawing horizontal lines on a drafting table, its name derives from its shape?

T square

2. Born in 1942, who was the English journalist and broadcaster who was a newscaster for ITN before becoming the presenter of the BBC’s Question Time between 1989 and 1993, and a presenter of the BBC Nine O’Clock News and Ten O’Clock News between 1993 and 2003?

Peter Sissons

3. Which sports commentator gave his name to a phenomenon common among sports commentators of allowing sentences to leave their mouth without letting their brain decide if they made sense with lines such as “If that had gone in, it would have been a goal” and “The front wheel crosses the finish line, closely followed by the back wheel”?

David Coleman

4. What is the name of the South Lakeland village in Cumbria with one primary school and four pubs that is also the name of a chain of outdoor clothing stores?

Hawkshead

5. Who was the singer and actor, one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, who was managed by the former carnival barker Colonel Tom Patker and only ever performed in North America despite an estimated 40% of his sales being outside the United States?

Elvis Presley

6. Which invention, generally attributed to Guglielmo Marconi in the 1890s, actually spanned many decades, from theoretical underpinnings, through proof of the phenomenon’s existence, development of technical means, to its final use in signalling?

Radio

7. Which TV series, one of the most successful of the 1970s, portrayed an idealized vision of life in the mid-1950s to mid-1960s Midwestern United States, and centered around the Cunningham family and their “over the garage” lodger Arthur Fonzarelli?

Happy Days

8. Which 1963 Cold War spy novel by the British author John le Carré depicts Alec Leamas, a British agent, being sent to East Germany as a faux defector to sow disinformation about a powerful East German intelligence officer?

The Spy Who Came In From the Cold

9. What is the geographic region spreading around the North Pole, that technically has no single correct definition as the southern boundary varies depending on the method used to describe the area?

Arctic

10. What was the name of the student housemate played by Nigel Planer in the anarchic 1980s TV show The Young Ones?

Neil

11. According to the “science” of phrenology, an individual’s character and abilities can be deduced from the size and shape of various bumps on which part of the body?

Head

12. After 16-year-old Brenda Ann Spencer fired at children in a school playground in San Diego, California, on 29 January 1979, killing two adults and injuring eight children and one police office, what reason did she remorselessly give for her actions?

I don’t like Mondays. This livens up the day

13. Which children’s TV programme featured the characters Poppy, Jemima, Humpty, Little Ted and Big Ted and aired from April 1964 until March 1988?

Play School

14. Which American popular beat combo were originally active between 1966 and 1971 with a line-up that consisted of American and English actor/musicians and were conceived specifically for a TV situation comedy series?

The Monkees

15. Who became the youngest prime minister of Great Britain in 1783 at the age of 24 and the first prime minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in January 1801?

William Pitt the Younger

16. What is the Latin word that means “king” in English and it’s also the name of the dinosaur in the Toy Story films?

Rex

17. In the three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – which one of the archangels was employed to announce the birth of John the Baptist to Zechariah and to announce the birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary?

Gabriel

18. What type of knife is a fixed-blade fighting knife created by James Black in the early 19th century and named after the fighter it was designed for who had become famous for his use of a large knife at a duel known as the Sandbar Fight?

Bowie knife

19. The speed of what can be measured using a tool called an anemometer?

Wind

20. Who were the American comedy duo whose work on radio and in film and television made them the most popular comedy team of the 1940s and early 1950s and the highest-paid entertainers in the world during World War II?

Abbott and Costello


Combining the answers, you get the following Glastonbury Festival headliners:

  • T-Rex (1970)
  • Peter Gabriel (1979/1994)
  • David Bowie (1971/2000)
  • Hawkwind (1981)
  • Elvis Costello (1987/1989/1994)
  • Radiohead (1997/2003/2017)
  • Happy Mondays (1990)
  • Coldplay (2002/2011/2016)
  • Arctic Monkeys (2007/2013)
  • Neil Young (2009)
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a performing arts festival quiz

It’s Sunday, week 301 of lockdown, or so it seems. Which means yet another week of no Fagan’s theme quiz.

This week, as we’ve all been camped in the garden watching headline sets on iPlayer the theme nods its head to the Glastonbury Festival.

Its the usual 20 questions, again. You can almost believe you are with 20,000 people standing in a field in.

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.

The back room (again).

1. What technical drawing instrument is used by draftsmen primarily as a guide for drawing horizontal lines on a drafting table, its name derives from its shape?

2. Born in 1942, who was the English journalist and broadcaster who was a newscaster for ITN before becoming the presenter of the BBC’s Question Time between 1989 and 1993, and a presenter of the BBC Nine O’Clock News and Ten O’Clock News between 1993 and 2003?

3. Which sports commentator gave his name to a phenomenon common among sports commentators of allowing sentences to leave their mouth without letting their brain decide if they made sense with lines such as “If that had gone in, it would have been a goal” and “The front wheel crosses the finish line, closely followed by the back wheel”?

4. What is the name of the South Lakeland village in Cumbria with one primary school and four pubs that is also the name of a chain of outdoor clothing stores?

5. Who was the singer and actor, one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, who was managed by the former carnival barker Colonel Tom Patker and only ever performed in North America despite an estimated 40% of his sales being outside the United States?

6. Which invention, generally attributed to Guglielmo Marconi in the 1890s, actually spanned many decades, from theoretical underpinnings, through proof of the phenomenon’s existence, development of technical means, to its final use in signalling?

7. Which TV series, one of the most successful of the 1970s, portrayed an idealized vision of life in the mid-1950s to mid-1960s Midwestern United States, and centered around the Cunningham family and their “over the garage” lodger Arthur Fonzarelli?

8. Which 1963 Cold War spy novel by the British author John le Carré depicts Alec Leamas, a British agent, being sent to East Germany as a faux defector to sow disinformation about a powerful East German intelligence officer?

9. What is the geographic region spreading around the North Pole, that technically has no single correct definition as the southern boundary varies depending on the method used to describe the area?

10. What was the name of the student housemate played by Nigel Planer in the anarchic 1980s TV show The Young Ones?

11. According to the “science” of phrenology, an individual’s character and abilities can be deduced from the size and shape of various bumps on which part of the body?

12. After 16-year-old Brenda Ann Spencer fired at children in a school playground in San Diego, California, on 29 January 1979, killing two adults and injuring eight children and one police office, what reason did she remorselessly give for her actions?

13. Which children’s TV programme featured the characters Poppy, Jemima, Humpty, Little Ted and Big Ted and aired from April 1964 until March 1988?

14. Which American popular beat combo were originally active between 1966 and 1971 with a line-up that consisted of American and English actor/musicians and were conceived specifically for a TV situation comedy series?

15. Who became the youngest prime minister of Great Britain in 1783 at the age of 24 and the first prime minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in January 1801?

16. What is the Latin word that means “king” in English and it’s also the name of the dinosaur in the Toy Story films?

17. In the three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – which one of the archangels was employed to announce the birth of John the Baptist to Zechariah and to announce the birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary?

18. What type of knife is a fixed-blade fighting knife created by James Black in the early 19th century and named after the fighter it was designed for who had become famous for his use of a large knife at a duel known as the Sandbar Fight?

19. The speed of what can be measured using a tool called an anemometer?

20. Who were the American comedy duo whose work on radio and in film and television made them the most popular comedy team of the 1940s and early 1950s and the highest-paid entertainers in the world during World War II?