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It’s Sunday, week 147 of lockdown, or so it seems. Which means yet another week of no Fagan’s theme quiz. Bet you could do with a big break about now, eh?

But, the sun has indeed be gracing us again, so I hope you’ve all been wearing your hat to avoid the forgotten effects of its rays.

Its the usual 20 questions, again. This week, I’m imagining Fagan’s begin pretty full as sun drenched punters make the most of a glorious weekend.

The theme alternates – blah, blah, blah.

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.

A Fagan’s breakfast

1. Which British newspaper ran with the following headlines: Gotcha; Freddie Starr Ate My Hamster and Werewolf Seized In Southend?

2. How was Jack McVitie, posthumously known for triggering the imprisonment and downfall of the Kray twins, more commonly known?

3. What did ex-Smiths lead singer, Morrissey, think “everyday is like” in 1988 according go his number 9 hit single from his debut album?

4. What term originated in cricket, later was transferred to ice hockey, soccer, and baseball and then to more general use and is also the magical sounding name of the TV company responsible for shows such as Drop three Dead Donkey, Father Ted, Room 101, Outnumbered and Have I Got News For You?

5. What is the name of the American boxer who competed from 1953 to 1970, became the world heavyweight champion in 1962 after knocking out Floyd Patterson in the first round and eventually lost the title in 1964 to Muhammad Ali, who had entered the fight as a 7–1 underdog ?

6. This British Labour politician, author and journalist from Sheffield was MP for Birmingham Sparkbrook for 33 years from 1964 to 1997 and served as Deputy Leader of the Labour Party for 9 years during that time. Who is he?

7. What device for telling the time dates back to around 1500 BC, the time of Egyptian and Babylonian astronomy?

8. What is a miniature version of an axe that only needs one hand to wield?

9. Which 1969 American Western film is based loosely on fact and tells the story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker and his partner Harry Longabaugh who are on the run from a crack US posse after a string of train robberies?

10. What is the collective name for the chemicals used as cleansing agents found in household cleaners, detergents, and even shampoo? Reasons for adding include to create a lathering effect to remove oil and dirt.

11. The biggest what occurred in Lituya Bay, Alaska on the night of July 9, 1958 following an earthquake along the Fairweather Fault in the Alaska Panhandle?

12. What is a casual conversation, often light in nature or of a gossipy nature, also know as small talk?

13. Which British motor car manufacturer had its works at Moorfields in Blakenhall, a suburb of Wolverhampton in the county of Staffordshire? Two models dominated their production car line, known only by numbers which changed as small modifications were made each year. They also produced buses, aero engines, Grand Prix cars and two land speed record breaking cars.

14. What is a young bird, reptile or fish that has recently emerged from an egg?

15. What happens every day in the UK but only once a year at the North Pole?

16. Who led the successful campaign for India’s independence from British Rule in 1947? His honorific title was first applied to him in 1914 in South Africa but is now used throughout the world.

17. What phrase interrupted an Opera in the 1970s advert for the game, Battleships? It involved two well to-do gentlemen playing the game in an Opera house box and continually being told to sush by their accompanying wives. At the end, one of them stands up, having been defeated, and shouts this phrase.

18. It can be a castle, a fortress, or stately residence, the largest of which is in France and has over 400 rooms and 85 staircases. What are these types of buildings called?

19. Which song became a transatlantic hit for popular beat combo The Animals in 1965? The song was originally written for and recorded by Nina Simone a year earlier and has since been covered by many other artists.

20. “Two kids are stuck at home alone on a rainy day. An anthropomorphized cat appears with two strange companions at their door and wreak havoc, while the kids’ goldfish warns them of these bad characters. In the end, the cat uses a machine to clean up his chaotic mess, all before mom gets home.” was how the author imagined the story of which famous children’s book first published in 1957?

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a better late than ever quiz

It’s Sunday, week 99 of lockdown, or so it seems. Which means yet another week of no Fagan’s theme quiz.

Even I missed the last two weeks, hence this weeks theme.

Its the usual 20 questions, again. Just have to imagine the sounds, sights and smells of Fagan’s on a Sunday.

The theme alternates – hopefully, you’ll get the hang of it. You should have got how this works this by now.

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 at
Fagan’s, Sheffield

1. What is a fine-grained rock that is created by the alteration of shale or mudstone by low-grade regional metamorphism? It is popular for a wide variety of uses such as roofing, flooring, and flagging because of its durability and attractive appearance.

2. On which island do Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys live?

3. What is the contemporary English UK music TV show has been running in short series since 1992 and is a part of BBC 2’s late-night line-up, usually at around 11 pm to 12 midnight? It features a mixture of both established and new musical artists, from solo performers to bands and larger ensembles.

4. What is the title of popular beat combo Nirvana ‘s 2nd studio album, released in 1991 that has sold over 340 millions copies to date?

5. What is the Cockney rhyming slang for feet ?

6. Which British sitcom that ran for eleven series from 7 September 1981 to 9 October 1991 starred Windsor Davies and Donald Sinden as rival antique dealers?

7. This English actor and comedian – born in 1959 – Was a television regularly from the mid-1980s, most notably as a regular on the Channel 4 improvisation show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Who is he?

8. What is a loud noise that us repeated several times as an echo otherwise called?

9. In geology and physical geography what is an area of a highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrain, that is raised significantly above the surrounding area, often with one or more sides with deep hills.? It is also know as a high plain or a tableland.

10. Name the English actor, writer, and singer born in 1959 who has starred in films such as Another Country (1984), The Madness of King George (1994), Shrek 2 (2004) and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)?

11. Which CBS American late-night talk show first aired in August 1993 with host David Letterman and is now hosted by comedian Stephen Colbert and is filmed, when lockdown is not in operation,  originates from the Ed Sullivan Theater, New York?

12. What is a disease characterized by abnormally high body temperature or a condition of heightened activity or excitement: a fever of anticipation?

13. Singers Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams released which song in 1978, reaching number 3 in the UK?

14. What word described various liquids for drinking (some of which do not contain alcohol!) such as water, soda, tea, and coffee?

15. What type of glass, initially produced in plane form, is commonly used for windows, glass doors, transparent walls, and windscreens? It is also used in hilarious classic comedy skits, being carried by two men and involving oncoming traffic.

16. What slang term describes and person who is intellectual in an annoying way?

17. What term defines to protect something by interposing material that prevents the loss of heat or the intrusion of sound?is a forcible indoctrination to induce someone to give up basic political, social, or religious beliefs and attitudes and to accept contrasting regimented ideas, often said to be used by religious cults?

18. Which British electrical firm formed in 1906 as the export branch of an American but became independent in 1914? For decades it dominated the UK consumer battery market.

19. In which direction is something said to be moving if it moves towards the side or in a direction away from the middle but not backward or forward.

20. What is the name of Harry Potter’s teacher, initially for Potions classes, then Defence Against the Dark Arts who finally became the Headmaster of Hogwarts school?

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The main room at
Fagan’s, Sheffield

1. What is the name of the rectangular bay and estuary at the north-west corner of East Anglia on the East coast of England, where Norfolk meets Lincolnshire, and both border the North Sea? It is fed by the rivers Witham, Welland, Nene and Great Ouse.

The Wash

2. What is the unit of measure, equal to 4 inches, used to measure the height of a horse at the highest point of the withers?

Hand

3. Who was the American political leader, military general, statesman, and founding father who served as president of the United States from 1789 to 1797?

George Washington

4. What is a type of reference work, or other collection of instructions, that is intended to provide ready reference? The term originally applied to a small or portable book containing information useful for its owner.

Handbook

5. What is a solution of lime and water used for painting walls or a victory by the same side in every game of a series?

Whitewash

6. What is traditionally a mixture of beer (usually a lager) and lemon-lime soda, most commonly a 50/50 ratio?

Shandy

7. Corsodyl Mint, Colgate Total Pro-Shield and Listerine Cool Mint are all types of what?

Mouthwash

8. Used by Samuel Pepys for his diary and Sir Isaac Newton for some of his notebooks, what is this sort of writing method commonly know as?

Shorthand

9. What is a thin plate with a hole that is normally used to distribute the load of a threaded fastener, such as a bolt or nut? Other uses are as a spacer, spring, wear pad, preload indicating device, locking device, and to reduce vibration.

Washer

10. What is a globally widespread, brief greeting or parting tradition between two people that is currently recommended to avoid? Alternative suggestions include elbow bump, Roman salute and the Namaste gesture?

Handshake

11. Released in 1976, what was the debut single by the American popular beat combo Rose Royce?

Car Wash

12. What are goods for sale, particularly those carrying branding designed to promote the seller, called?

Merchandise

13. Which word was formed around the mid-15th century from the two English nouns meaning “a type of swine, a pig” and “waste liquid or food refuse from a kitchen”?

Hogwash

14. What is the first name of Matthew Perry’s fictional character from the NBC sitcom Friends?

Chandler (Bing)

15. Also the name of a CBeebies children’s TV programme, what word also means “to engage in daring and romantic adventures with bravado or flamboyance”?

Swashbuckle

16. Which 1967 American prison drama film starred Paul Newman, for which he received an Oscar nomination?

Cool Hand Luke

17. What is a forcible indoctrination to induce someone to give up basic political, social, or religious beliefs and attitudes and to accept contrasting regimented ideas, often said to be used by religious cults?

Brainwash

18. What sport is played between two teams of seven players on a court measuring 40 by 20 metres with a goal at each end?

Handball

19. The Thor, introduced in 1908 by the Hurley Machine Company of Chicago, Illinois, and invented Alva J. Fisher, was the first electric-powered what?

Washing machine

20. Famous for his Messiah, Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks, which Baroque composer was born in Germany but spent most of his composing life in London?

George Frideric Handel

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a cleanliness quiz

It’s Sunday, week 64 of lockdown, or so it seems. Which means yet another week of no Fagan’s theme quiz.

This week, another topical theme for your pleasure – cleanliness.

Its the usual 20 questions, again. You can almost believe you are in Fagan’s on a Sunday.

This week the theme alternates – hopefully, you’ll get the hang of it. Hint, it’s the same as last week!

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 main room at
Fagan’s, Sheffield

1. What is the name of the rectangular bay and estuary at the north-west corner of East Anglia on the East coast of England, where Norfolk meets Lincolnshire, and both border the North Sea? It is fed by the rivers Witham, Welland, Nene and Great Ouse.

2. What is the unit of measure, equal to 4 inches, used to measure the height of a horse at the highest point of the withers?

3. Who was the American political leader, military general, statesman, and founding father who served as president of the United States from 1789 to 1797?

4. What is a type of reference work, or other collection of instructions, that is intended to provide ready reference? The term originally applied to a small or portable book containing information useful for its owner.

5. What is a solution of lime and water used for painting walls or a victory by the same side in every game of a series?

6. What is traditionally a mixture of beer (usually a lager) and lemon-lime soda, most commonly a 50/50 ratio?

7. Corsodyl Mint, Colgate Total Pro-Shield and Listerine Cool Mint are all types of what?

8. Used by Samuel Pepys for his diary and Sir Isaac Newton for some of his notebooks, what is this sort of writing method commonly know as?

9. What is a thin plate with a hole that is normally used to distribute the load of a threaded fastener, such as a bolt or nut? Other uses are as a spacer, spring, wear pad, preload indicating device, locking device, and to reduce vibration.

10. What is a globally widespread, brief greeting or parting tradition between two people that is currently recommended to avoid? Alternative suggestions include elbow bump, Roman salute and the Namaste gesture?

11. Released in 1976, what was the debut single by the American popular beat combo Rose Royce?

12. What are goods for sale, particularly those carrying branding designed to promote the seller, called?

13. Which word was formed around the mid-15th century from the two English nouns meaning “a type of swine, a pig” and “waste liquid or food refuse from a kitchen”?

14. What is the first name of Matthew Perry’s fictional character from the NBC sitcom Friends?

15. Also the name of a CBeebies children’s TV programme, what word also means “to engage in daring and romantic adventures with bravado or flamboyance”?

16. Which 1967 American prison drama film starred Paul Newman, for which he received an Oscar nomination ?

17. What is a forcible indoctrination to induce someone to give up basic political, social, or religious beliefs and attitudes and to accept contrasting regimented ideas, often said to be used by religious cults?

18. What sport is played between two teams of seven players on a court measuring 40 by 20 metres with a goal at each end?

19. The Thor, introduced in 1908 by the Hurley Machine Company of Chicago, Illinois, and invented Alva J. Fisher, was the first electric-powered what?

20. Famous for his Messiah, Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks, which Baroque composer was born in Germany but spent most of his composing life in London?

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a lockdown quiz answers

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

The bar at
Fagan’s, Sheffield

1. What word can follow Grid, Dead and Have, to make another English word?

Lock

2. What word can precede Load, Stairs and Right, to make another English word?

Down

3. Which town came to international attention in December 1988 when the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed there following a terrorist bomb attack aboard the flight?

Lockerbie

4. Officially opened in 1875, at which racecourse is the Kentucky Derby held?

Churchill Downs

5. What is the name of the German-owned American brand of adhesives, sealants and surface treatments that include acrylic, and epoxy technologies? Their products are sold globally and are used in a variety of industrial and hobbyist applications.

Loctite

6. In March 2018, The Sunday Times published its list of Best Places to Live in Britain, including five in Northern Ireland, three of which are in the same county: Holywood, Newcastle, and Strangford. In which county are these towns?

County Down

7. What is an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving, an example of which was the Battle of Orgreave, near Rotherham in 1984?

Blockade

8. Which song, originally release in 1989 and clocking in at seven-and-a-half-minutes long reached number 77 in the UK singles charts? After experiencing success as part of the Madchester music scene, this beat combo – James – re-released a shorter version with new lyrics in March 1991. It reached number two.

Sit Down

9. First appearing in print in 1887’s A Study in Scarlet and known for his proficiency with observation, deduction, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic what is the name of this fictional “consulting detective”?

Sherlock Holmes

10. What is the term, primarily used in North America by English speakers, used to refer to a city’s core or central business district, often in a geographical, commercial, or communal sense? It is thought to have been coined in New York City, where it was in use by the 1830s.

Downtown

11. Which 1986 film starred John Cleese as Brian Stimpson, the headmaster of Thomas Tompion Comprehensive School, who is obsessively organised and punctual which, obviously, leads to a series of catastrophic and hilarious scenes?

Clockwise

12. Which book is the first full-length work by the English author George Orwell? Published in 1933, it is a memoir in two parts on the theme of poverty in two cities!

Down and Out in Paris and London

13. Who opened their first shop in Dallas, Texas in 1985? This American-based provider of home movie and video game rental services ended up filing for bankruptcy protection in 2010.

Blockbuster

14. What is the name of the ridge of chalk hills in south east England that stretch from Farnham in Surrey to the White Cliffs of Dover in Kent? Westerham Heights, at the northern edge near Bromley, South London, being the highest point in London at an elevation of 245 m (804 ft).

North Downs

15. What is the name of the percussion instrument that is composed of a set of tuned keys arranged in the fashion of the keyboard of a piano with bars made of metal plates or tubes?

Glockenspiel

16. What word can be described as:

  • to change a financially rewarding but stressful career or lifestyle for a less pressured and less highly paid but more fulfilling one
  • to change to a lower gear in a motor vehicle or bicycle.

Downshift

17. What do the following countries have in common: Afghanistan, Austria, San Marino, Switzerland, Hungary, Central African Republic?

They are all landlocked

18. More famous for portraying a super hero in the recent Marvel films, what is the name of the actor who took the lead role in the 1992 film Chaplin, which he won a BAFTA for?

Robert Downy jr

19. What is the name of the American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement who was widely noticed for his technique of pouring or splashing liquid household paint onto a horizontal surface?

Jackson Pollock

20. Popularly associated with Americans in rural or southeastern parts of the country, what can be described as a social gathering at which lively folk or square dancing takes place?

Hoedown

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a lockdown quiz

It’s Sunday, week 57 of lockdown, or so it seems. Which means yet another week of no Fagan’s theme quiz.

This week, a topical theme for your pleasure. Yes, it’s a lockdown quiz. Now, there’s been plenty of “lockdown” related quizzes on t’internet – but, not like this.

And, after the bonanza of 30 questions last week (I got carried away), its the more usual 20 questions to struggle with – just like being in Fagan’s of a Sunday.

This week the theme alternates – hopefully, you’ll get the hang of it.

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 at
Fagan’s, Sheffield

1. What word can follow Grid, Dead and Have, to make another English word?

2. What word can precede Load, Stairs and Right, to make another English word?

3. Which town came to international attention in December 1988 when the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed there following a terrorist bomb attack aboard the flight?

4. Officially opened in 1875, at which racecourse is the Kentucky Derby held?

5. What is the name of the German-owned American brand of adhesives, sealants and surface treatments that include acrylic, and epoxy technologies? Their products are sold globally and are used in a variety of industrial and hobbyist applications.

6. In March 2018, The Sunday Times published its list of Best Places to Live in Britain, including five in Northern Ireland, three of which are in the same county: Holywood, Newcastle, and Strangford. In which county are these towns?

7. What is an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving, an example of which was the Battle of Orgreave, near Rotherham in 1984?

8. Which song, originally release in 1989 and clocking in at seven-and-a-half-minutes long reached number 77 in the UK singles charts? After experiencing success as part of the Madchester music scene, this beat combo – James – re-released a shorter version with new lyrics in March 1991. It reached number two.

9. First appearing in print in 1887’s A Study in Scarlet and known for his proficiency with observation, deduction, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic what is the name of this fictional “consulting detective”?

10. What is the term, primarily used in North America by English speakers, used to refer to a city’s core or central business district, often in a geographical, commercial, or communal sense? It is thought to have been coined in New York City, where it was in use by the 1830s.

11. Which 1986 film starred John Cleese as Brian Stimpson, the headmaster of Thomas Tompion Comprehensive School, who is obsessively organised and punctual which, obviously, leads to a series of catastrophic and hilarious scenes?

12. Which book is the first full-length work by the English author George Orwell? Published in 1933, it is a memoir in two parts on the theme of poverty in two cities!

13. Who opened their first shop in Dallas, Texas in 1985? This American-based provider of home movie and video game rental services ended up filing for bankruptcy protection in 2010.

14. What is the name of the ridge of chalk hills in south east England that stretch from Farnham in Surrey to the White Cliffs of Dover in Kent? Westerham Heights, at the northern edge near Bromley, South London, being the highest point in London at an elevation of 245 m (804 ft).

15. What is the name of the percussion instrument that is composed of a set of tuned keys arranged in the fashion of the keyboard of a piano with bars made of metal plates or tubes?

16. What word can be described as:

  • to change a financially rewarding but stressful career or lifestyle for a less pressured and less highly paid but more fulfilling one
  • to change to a lower gear in a motor vehicle or bicycle.

17. What do the following countries have in common: Afghanistan, Austria, San Marino, Switzerland, Hungary, Central African Republic?

18. More famous for portraying a super hero in the recent Marvel films, what is the name of the actor who took the lead role in the 1992 film Chaplin, which he won a BAFTA for?

19. What is the name of the American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement who was widely noticed for his technique of pouring or splashing liquid household paint onto a horizontal surface?

20. Popularly associated with Americans in rural or southeastern parts of the country, what can be described as a social gathering at which lively folk or square dancing takes place?

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a sheffield pub quiz answers

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

Part 1 questions are paired with their corresponding Part 2 question.

Pub names are shown after each pair

The Snog, Fagan's, Sheffield

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?

Brown (Paddington being the bear from Peru)

20. Who was the 10th and youngest chief scout, replacing Peter Duncan in 2009?

Bear Grylls

Brown Bear

2. What is the name of the ITV sitcom set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Scarsdale which ran from 1974 to 1978?

Oh no, it’s Selwyn Froggit

18. Who or what is a Norwegian Blue?

(Monty Python’s dead) parrot.

Frog & Parrot

3. Which 1969 Gold Rush inspired film was adapted from a 1951 stage musical and spawned a number 1 hit single in the UK?

Paint Your Wagon

24. Silver King, Silver Chief and White Cloud all played the same character on TV, what are they?

Horses (they played The Lone Ranger’s horse, Silver)

Waggon & Horses

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?

Gypsy Month IV

21. The Clerk of the Closet is the official Chaplin to who?

The Queen

Gypsy Queen

5. Dublin is, amongst other things, famous for having multicoloured what?

Doors

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?

Bodmin Moor

Dore Moor

6. Born in 1788, how is this peer, poet, politician and revolutionary in the Greek War of Independence (amongst other things) most commonly known?

Lord Byron

27. Founded in 1284, what is the oldest constituent college at the University of Cambridge?

Peterhouse

Byron House

7. What was the title of Haysi Fantayzee’s debut single, released in 1982?

John Wayne is Big Leggy

25. An arborist or (less commonly) arboriculturist, is also called a what?

Tree surgeon

Big Tree

8. What was the profession of the character Skullion in Tom Sharpe’s satirical 1974 novel Porterhouse Blue?

Head porter

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?

Brooke Bond PG Tips tea

Porter Brook

9. Covered by many, what song did Ray Charles sing in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers?

Shake a Tail Feather

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?

Spear of Destiny or Holy Spear

Shakespeare

10. What is a macronutrient consisting primarily of carbon and hydrogen atoms and therefore soluble in organic solvents and insoluble in water?

Fat

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?

Catatonia

Fat Cat

11. What did Druids regarded as a symbol of fertility and eternal life and thought it to have magical powers?

Holly

28. Opened in 1852 by a German immigrant in St. Louis, Missouri, at which US brewery can you see Budweiser Clydesdale draft horses?

Anheuser-Busch

Holly Bush

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?

Punch

19. In which sport might you hear the terms: foul, double, turkey, frame, burner and golden turkey?

10 pin bowling

Punch Bowl

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?

Francis Drake

16. What is the SI unit of force?

Newton

Francis Newton

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?

They are all closed

22. What might you have said to have done to someone if you had reported them to the police for doing something illegal?

Shopped them

Closed Shop

15. What is a bundle of wood sticks or billets that is 3 feet in length and 2 feet in circumference?

Faggot

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?

Ans/ANS

Fagans

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a sheffield pub quiz

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.

The Snog, Fagan's, Sheffield

Fagan’s, Sheffield and
The Snog, by Pete McKee

part 1

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?

part 2

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?