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a two themes quiz answers

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


Part 1 – History

1. Heavy metal heroes Anthrax and synth-pop Sheffielder’s The Human League both wrote songs about the British weekly anthology comic 2000AD’s lead character, Judge Dredd with his catchphrase as the title. What are the songs called?

I am the law

2. Which insurance company advertised using a dog that is voiced by Middlesbrough funny man Bob Mortimer?

Churchill

3. Which American corporation was founded in 1940 by brothers Richard and Maurice, inventors of the “speedee Service System”, and now serves over 69 million customers in over 100 countries daily?

McDonalds

4. Opened in 2000, what is the name of the environmentally friendly Cornish tourist attraction near St. Austell?

Eden Project

5. Which month has the emerald as its birthstone; was once considered a bad luck month to get married and in Old English is called the ‘month of three milkings’ referring to a time when the cows could be milked three times a day?

May

6. What is the surname of the adoptive family of Paddington bear?

Brown

7. Which ITV soap factory owner and serial womaniser was portrayed by the actor Johnny Briggs between 1976 and 2006?

Mike Baldwin

8. Which 1999 American supernatural horror film was the first film to use the internet for marketing and go viral, despite having been produced before many of the technologies that facilitate such phenomena existed?

Blair Witch Project

9. Who would you expect to be able to create a roof using dry vegetation?

A thatcher

10. What was the name of the character played by John Le Mesurier in the BBC sitcom Dad’s Army?

Sergeant Arthur Wilson


Part 2 – Nature

11 These days, how are the Byker Grove characters PJ and Duncan better known?

Ant and Dec

12 In the Harry Potter films, what animal is Hedwig?

Owl

13 How is an orderly – a soldier or airman assigned to a commissioned officer as a personal servant – otherwise known?

Batman

14 In North America what term describes the action of walking across a street in violation of traffic law, especially by crossing outside of a marked pedestrian crosswalk at an intersection?

Jaywalk

15 “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?

The Cat in the Hat

16 Born in 1920, who was the American artist, designer, visual effects creator, writer and producer who created a form of stop motion model animation known as ‘Dynamation’, first used in 1953?

Ray Harryhausen

17 Premiered in 1914, which smooth, progressive dance is characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor and is danced to big band (usually vocal) music?

Foxtrot

18 What English colloquialisms means that something is sold or bought without the buyer knowing its true nature or value, especially when buying without inspecting the item beforehand?

Pig in a poke

19 What is the savoury jelly based on meat or fish stock, used as a relish or as a mould for meat, vegetables, etc., pork pies being a common example of its use?

Aspic

20 What is the name of the Japanese criminal organization involved in illegal gambling, extortion, gun-running, etc. whose name derives from the name of the worst possible hand in a traditional Japanese card game in which a player’s final score is the last digit of the sum of the values of the player’s hand?

Yakuza


Bonus

Bonus points for guessing the themes.

British Prime Ministers

Three letter animals

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a two themes quiz

It’s Sunday, week 1 of Lockdown 2, or so it seems. Which means no Fagan’s theme quiz.

This week, we’ve been mostly not doing things we might otherwise have been doing.

Its the usual 20 questions, for the quiz, but with a twist!

In honour of the 2nd lockdown there are two themes (mostly because I’m being lazy and using questions from a different quiz I did with a different format).

For part 1 – questions 1-10 – your clue to the theme is History.

For part 2 – questions 11-20 – your clue to the theme is Nature.

Hopefully, the exact themes will become apparent.

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.


Part 1 – History

1. Heavy metal heroes Anthrax and synth-pop Sheffielder’s The Human

League both wrote songs about the British weekly anthology comic 2000AD’s lead character, Judge Dredd with his catchphrase as the title. What are the songs called?

2. Which insurance company advertised using a dog that is voiced by Middlesbrough funny man Bob Mortimer?

3. Which American corporation was founded in 1940 by brothers Richard and Maurice, inventors of the “speedee Service System”, and now serves over 69 million customers in over 100 countries daily?

4. Opened in 2000, what is the name of the environmentally friendly Cornish tourist attraction near St. Austell?

5. Which month has the emerald as its birthstone; was once considered a bad luck month to get married and in Old English is called the ‘month of three milkings’ referring to a time when the cows could be milked three times a day?

6. What is the surname of the adoptive family of Paddington bear?

7. Which ITV soap factory owner and serial womaniser was portrayed by the actor Johnny Briggs between 1976 and 2006?

8. Which 1999 American supernatural horror film was the first film to use the internet for marketing and go viral, despite having been produced before many of the technologies that facilitate such phenomena existed?

9. Who would you expect to be able to create a roof using dry vegetation?

10. What was the name of the character played by John Le Mesurier in the BBC sitcom Dad’s Army?


Part 2 – Nature

11 These days, how are the Byker Grove characters PJ and Duncan better known?

12 In the Harry Potter films, what animal is Hedwig?

13 How is an orderly – a soldier or airman assigned to a commissioned officer as a personal servant – otherwise known?

14 In North America what term describes the action of walking across a street in violation of traffic law, especially by crossing outside of a marked pedestrian crosswalk at an intersection?

15 “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?

16 Born in 1920, who was the American artist, designer, visual effects creator, writer and producer who created a form of stop motion model animation known as ‘Dynamation’, first used in 1953?

17 Premiered in 1914, which smooth, progressive dance is characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor and is danced to big band (usually vocal) music?

18 What English colloquialisms means that something is sold or bought without the buyer knowing its true nature or value, especially when buying without inspecting the item beforehand?

19 What is the savoury jelly based on meat or fish stock, used as a relish or as a mould for meat, vegetables, etc., pork pies being a common example of its use?

20 What is the name of the Japanese criminal organization involved in illegal gambling, extortion, gun-running, etc. whose name derives from the name of the worst possible hand in a traditional Japanese card game in which a player’s final score is the last digit of the sum of the values of the player’s hand?


Bonus

Bonus points for guessing the themes.

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a the knowledge quiz answers

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

Arty!

1. Mid-point

Halfway

2. Factory cottages

Millhouses

3. Angry pond

Crosspool

4. Block the orifice with it

Dore

5. Maximum timber

Fulwood

6. Phallic sound

Penistone

7. Poachers tavern

Hunters Bar

8. Verdant mound

Greenhill

9. Burnt rap

Charnock

10. Shiny bit

Brightside

11. Ramble meadow

Walkley

12. Central wish rocks

Midhopestones

13. Clever copse

Wisewood

14. Collect within

Intake

15. Beach entrance

Sandygate

16. Cowpat value

Dungworth

17. Bouncy Frenchman’s town

Normanton Springs

18. Brush knoll

Broomhill

19. Recreation cranium

Parkhead

20. In-between timber

Middlewood

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a the knowledge quiz

It’s Sunday, week 499 of lockdown, or so it seems. Which means yet another week of no Fagan’s theme quiz.

This week, we’ve been on holiday (from work) and noticed that Fagan’s is open again. Could this be that last Not The Fagan’s Quiz?

Its the usual 20 questions, again. But, I have to own up to pilfering this quiz from a taxi driver friend of mine, so the format is a bit different. By which I mean cryptic!

This week, it’s a straight through 20 questions, answers of which are simply linked by the theme – Sheffield taxi driver “the knowledge”

There are no “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.

Arty!


As it’s a bit different, here’s an example question:

0. Timber dwelling

Woodhouse


1. Mid-point

2. Factory cottages

3. Angry pond

4. Block the orifice with it

5. Maximum timber

6. Phallic sound

7. Poachers tavern

8. Verdant mound

9. Burnt rap

10. Shiny bit

11. Ramble meadow

12. Central wish rocks

13. Clever copse

14. Collect within

15. Beach entrance

16. Cowpat value

17. Bouncy Frenchman’s town

18. Brush knoll

19. Recreation cranium

20. In-between timber

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a sports quiz answers

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

Feeling hungry?

1. What was the name of the 2nd film in The Pink Panther series, released in 1964 and one of only two not to include Pink Panther in its title?

A Shot in the Dark

2. What are usually made from wood with symbols cut or painted on them that are part of the tradition of the Native Americans of the west coast of Canada and the northern US?

Totem Poles

3. What word was shared by two pubs in Walkley, one on South Road and one on Walkley Road – both now closed – that resulted in them becoming prefixed locally with “Upper” and “Lower” to help distinguish them?

Freedom (View and Hotel)

4. Invented by famous scientific chef Heston Blumenthal, how are chips that are first simmered in boiling water, then dried and deep fried at 130 °C and finally cooled and deep fried at 180 °C to give “glass-like crust and a soft, fluffy centre” known?

Triple cooked

5. Which book, published in 1889, is a humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a two-week boating holiday on the Thames and was the basis for a 2006 TV documentary starring Dara Ó Briain, Rory McGrath and Griff Rhys Jones?

Three Men in a Boat

6. What game is one of the oldest known board games, its history traceable back nearly 5,000 years to archeological discoveries in Mesopotamia? It is a two-player game where each player has fifteen pieces that move between twenty-four triangles.

Backgammon

7. In the children’s TV programme The Magic Roundabout, what did the Jack-in-the-box character Zebedee use to travel around?

A spring

8. Who is the English presenter best known as a presenter of the popular children’s TV series Blue Peter from 1962 to 1972 as well as various radio and television programmes on financial and business issues?

Valerie Singleton

9. What was a form of public humiliation and punishment used to enforce unofficial justice or revenge, used in feudal Europe and its colonies in the early modern period, as well as the early American frontier, mostly as a type of mob vengeance?

Tar and feathering

10. What word means to talk about something in order to reach a decision or to convince someone of a point of view, often used when there is an exchange of ideas?

Discuss

11. What is to hit a golf ball into the hole by striking it gently so that it rolls across the green?

Putt

12. What is a reinforced room or compartment where valuables are stored?

Vault

13. Which popular beat combo was formed in 1982 by Paul Weller, formerly of the Jam, and Mick Talbot, previously a member of Dexys Midnight Runners?

Style Council

14. What is the name of the indoor trampoline company that has venues in Sheffield, Leeds, Lincoln and Rotherham or a 1984 hit single for Van Halen?

Jump

15. By what other name is an odometer known, especially in countries that use the Imperial units of measurement?

Milometer

16. In the context of an internal combustion engine, what term refers to the phase of the engine’s cycle, during which the piston travels from top to bottom or vice versa?

Stroke

17. What is a group of people constituted as the decision-making body of an organization?

Board

18. What is the name of the fictional island that first appeared in the 1933 film King Kong and later in its sequels and other King Kong-based media?

Skull Island

19. The Grain is basic unit of what in the Imperial system of units?

Weight

20. What metaphor means to challenge or confront someone, but in its earliest use was a physical action intended to issue a formal challenge to a duel?

Throw down the gauntlet


Putting together answers from questions 1-10 with 11-20 gives you 10 sports that were in the first British Empire games:

  • Shot putt (athletics)
  • Pole vault (athletics)
  • Freestyle (swimming)
  • Triple jump (athletics)
  • 3 mile (race)
  • Backstroke (swimming)
  • Springboard (diving)
  • Single sculls (rowing)
  • Featherweight (boxing and wrestling)
  • Discus throw (athletics)
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a sports quiz

It’s Sunday, week 456 of lockdown, or so it seems. Which means yet another week of no Fagan’s theme quiz.

This week, we’ve been to not one, not two but three real pubs – all in the same day – and remembering that the first British Empire Games started today in 1930.

Its the usual 20 themed questions, again.

This week, it’s back to a quiz of two halves! 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.

Feeling hungry?

1. What was the name of the 2nd film in The Pink Panther series, released in 1964 and one of only two not to include Pink Panther in its title?

2. What are usually made from wood with symbols cut or painted on them that are part of the tradition of the Native Americans of the west coast of Canada and the northern US?

3. What word was shared by two pubs in Walkley, one on South Road and one on Walkley Road – both now closed – that resulted in them becoming prefixed locally with “Upper” and “Lower” to help distinguish them?

4. Invented by famous scientific chef Heston Blumenthal, how are chips that are first simmered in boiling water, then dried and deep fried at 130 °C and finally cooled and deep fried at 180 °C to give “glass-like crust and a soft, fluffy centre” known?

5. Which book, published in 1889, is a humorous account by English writer Jerome K. Jerome of a two-week boating holiday on the Thames and was the basis for a 2006 TV documentary starring Dara Ó Briain, Rory McGrath and Griff Rhys Jones?

6. What game is one of the oldest known board games, its history traceable back nearly 5,000 years to archeological discoveries in Mesopotamia? It is a two-player game where each player has fifteen pieces that move between twenty-four triangles.

7. In the children’s TV programme The Magic Roundabout, what did the Jack-in-the-box character Zebedee use to travel around?

8. Who is the English presenter best known as a presenter of the popular children’s TV series Blue Peter from 1962 to 1972 as well as various radio and television programmes on financial and business issues?

9. What was a form of public humiliation and punishment used to enforce unofficial justice or revenge, used in feudal Europe and its colonies in the early modern period, as well as the early American frontier, mostly as a type of mob vengeance?

10. What word means to talk about something in order to reach a decision or to convince someone of a point of view, often used when there is an exchange of ideas?

11. What is to hit a golf ball into the hole by striking it gently so that it rolls across the green?

12. What is a reinforced room or compartment where valuables are stored?

13. Which popular beat combo was formed in 1982 by Paul Weller, formerly of the Jam, and Mick Talbot, previously a member of Dexys Midnight Runners?

14. What is the name of the indoor trampoline company that has venues in Sheffield, Leeds, Lincoln and Rotherham or a 1984 hit single for Van Halen?

15. By what other name is an odometer known, especially in countries that use the Imperial units of measurement?

16. In the context of an internal combustion engine, what term refers to the phase of the engine’s cycle, during which the piston travels from top to bottom or vice versa?

17. What is a group of people constituted as the decision-making body of an organization?

18. What is the name of the fictional island that first appeared in the 1933 film King Kong and later in its sequels and other King Kong-based media?

19. The Grain is basic unit of what in the Imperial system of units?

20. What metaphor means to challenge or confront someone, but in its earliest use was a physical action intended to issue a formal challenge to a duel?

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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?