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a guess the themes quiz answers

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


Let me entertain you

1. The number of minutes in a quarter in Gridiron (American) Football or the age, in the UK, a minor can be sent to prison to await trial?

15

2. The minimum age in most US states at which a person may gamble or the number of spots on a standard cubical die?

21

3. Only nine Bank of England notes of a certain value were issued in connection with the Marshall Plan on 30 August 1948. Nicknamed Giant, how much was each note worth?

One Million Pounds

4. Which British television sitcom, first shown on Channel 4 between 1990 and 1998, is set in the offices of GlobeLink News, a fictional TV news company, was recorded close to transmission and made use of contemporary news events to give the programme a greater sense of realism?

Drop the Dead Donkey

5. Chroma key compositing, or chroma keying, is a visual-effects and post-production technique for compositing (layering) two images or video streams together based on colour hues, how is this technique commonly described?

Green screen/blue screen

6. How did Bruce Forsythe introduce Anthia Redfern in TVs The Generation Game?

The hostess with the mostest

7. Which American actor has been one of The Dirty Dozen, a James Bond villain, one of Kelly’s Heroes in movies but is probably best known as a New York City Detective Lieutenant who was fond of using the catchphrases, “Who loves ya, baby?” and “Cootchie-coo!”?

Telly Savalas

8. People who are strongly inclined to do, use, or indulge in something repeatedly are know as what?

Addicts

9. In the UK TV series Dr. Who, who is the renegade alien Time Lord and the archenemy of the title character the Doctor?

The Master

10. Which song, sung by Noel Harrison, was introduced in the film The Thomas Crown Affair in 1968 and has been covered by many artists including Dusty Springfield, Johnny Mathis, Neil Diamond and, for the movie remake in 1999, Sting?

Windmills of Your Mind

You’ll like this, not a lot

11. “A teenage, Italian gang in the Bronx, NYC, 1963. They have their confrontations with other gangs. Drugs and weapons are uncool. Adult life awaits them.” – was the description of which a 1979 film which was nominated for the “Worst Fake Accent – Female” at the Stinkers Bad Movie Awards?

The Wanderers

12. What is a thin pieces of impervious material installed to prevent the passage of water into a structure from a joint or as part of a weather resistant barrier system?

Flashing

13. Who is the fairy tale stock character who comes to the rescue of a damsel in distress and must engage in a quest to liberate her from an evil spell or enemy?

Prince Charming

14. What three word phrase is an alternate phrase for the principle of causality, establishing one event or action as the direct result of another?

Cause and effect

15. As an adjective it means “having a slim or delicate build” or as verb it means “to treat as unimportant : make light of”.

Slight

16. At the end of Sunset Boulevard, delusional crackpot Norma Desmond stalks toward a camera, thinking it’s a movie camera (in reality, it’s a news camera and everyone is there because she’s about to be arrested for murder), saying, “All right, Mr. DeMille”. Complete that sentence.

I’m ready for my close-up

17. Which 1982 song by British trio Imagination, was a major European hit that peaked at number 2 in the UK?

Illusion

18. What is a heavy cotton cloth pressure-sensitive tape with strong adhesive and tensile properties that is widely used in theatre, photography, film, radio and television production, and industrial staging work?

Gaff or gaffer tape

19. Which independent production company produced programmes such as Derry Girls, Have I Got News for You, Drop the Dead Donkey and Father Ted?

Hat trick

20. Which American drama television series (2008-2015) the follows former “psychic” Patrick Jane, a consultant to the California Bureau of Investigation and his boss, using the highly developed observational skills he previously employed to “read” people’s minds?

The Mentalist


Bonus:

First theme is Quiz Shows, combine two answers to get:

  • Fifteen to One
  • The One million Pound Drop
  • Screen Test
  • Telly Addicts
  • Mastermind

Second theme is Terms used in magic:

  • Wand
  • Flashing – accidentally showing something meant to be hidden, possibly ruining the effect
  • Charm – the act of chanting or reciting a magic spell
  • Effect – how the magic trick is experienced by the spectator
  • Sleight (of hand)
  • Close-up magic
  • Illusion – a type of magic trick
  • Gaff – a gimmick that imitates something real
  • Trick!
  • Mentalist a type of magic act


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a guess the themes quiz

It’s Sunday, week 1 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week, we re-booted Lockdown 2.

In a change to the usual format, there’s two separate parts to this quiz. Each has a theme for you to guess from the title and the answers.

In some cases the theme spans two questions – these are always consecutive questions though, so no need to hunt for a pattern.

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.


Let me entertain you

1. The number of minutes in a quarter in Gridiron (American) Football or the age, in the UK, a minor can be sent to prison to await trial?

2. The minimum age in most US states at which a person may gamble or the number of spots on a standard cubical die?

3. Only nine Bank of England notes of a certain value were issued in connection with the Marshall Plan on 30 August 1948. Nicknamed Giant, how much was each note worth?

4. Which British television sitcom, first shown on Channel 4 between 1990 and 1998, is set in the offices of GlobeLink News, a fictional TV news company, was recorded close to transmission and made use of contemporary news events to give the programme a greater sense of realism?

5. Chroma key compositing, or chroma keying, is a visual-effects and post-production technique for compositing (layering) two images or video streams together based on colour hues, how is this technique commonly described?

6. How did Bruce Forsythe introduce Anthia Redfern in TVs The Generation Game?

7. Which American actor has been one of The Dirty Dozen, a James Bond villain, one of Kelly’s Heroes in movies but is probably best known as a New York City Detective Lieutenant who was fond of using the catchphrases, “Who loves ya, baby?” and “Cootchie-coo!”?

8. People who are strongly inclined to do, use, or indulge in something repeatedly are know as what?

9. In the UK TV series Dr. Who, who is the renegade alien Time Lord and the archenemy of the title character the Doctor?

10. Which song, sung by Noel Harrison, was introduced in the film The Thomas Crown Affair in 1968 and has been covered by many artists including Dusty Springfield, Johnny Mathis, Neil Diamond and, for the movie remake in 1999, Sting?

You’ll like this, not a lot

11. “A teenage, Italian gang in the Bronx, NYC, 1963. They have their confrontations with other gangs. Drugs and weapons are uncool. Adult life awaits them.” – was the description of which a 1979 film which was nominated for the “Worst Fake Accent – Female” at the Stinkers Bad Movie Awards?

12. What is a thin pieces of impervious material installed to prevent the passage of water into a structure from a joint or as part of a weather resistant barrier system?

13. Who is the fairy tale stock character who comes to the rescue of a damsel in distress and must engage in a quest to liberate her from an evil spell or enemy?

14. What three word phrase is an alternate phrase for the principle of causality, establishing one event or action as the direct result of another?

15. As an adjective it means “having a slim or delicate build” or as verb it means “to treat as unimportant : make light of”.

16. At the end of Sunset Boulevard, delusional crackpot Norma Desmond stalks toward a camera, thinking it’s a movie camera (in reality, it’s a news camera and everyone is there because she’s about to be arrested for murder), saying, “All right, Mr. DeMille”. Complete that sentence.

17. Which 1982 song by British trio Imagination, was a major European hit that peaked at number 2 in the UK?

18. What is a heavy cotton cloth pressure-sensitive tape with strong adhesive and tensile properties that is widely used in theatre, photography, film, radio and television production, and industrial staging work?

19. Which independent production company produced programmes such as Derry Girls, Have I Got News for You, Drop the Dead Donkey and Father Ted?

20. Which American drama television series (2008-2015) the follows former “psychic” Patrick Jane, a consultant to the California Bureau of Investigation and his boss, using the highly developed observational skills he previously employed to “read” people’s minds?


Bonus points for guessing each theme.


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a barking quiz answers

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


1. Which large island off the east coast of the North American is separated from the mainland by the Strait of Belle Isle and blocks the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River, creating the world’s largest estuary – the Gulf of Saint Lawrence?

Newfoundland

2. Who is the English cricketer who kept wicket for his country between 1987 and 1998, broke the world record for dismissals in a test match in 1995 and now known for his abilities as an artist, as a cricket wicketkeeping coach, and a football goalkeeping coach?

Jack Russell

3. Which TV service was launched in 1961, broadcasting to most of Cumbria, southern Scotland and parts of Northumberland and continued until 2002 following a takeover?

Border Television

4. One of several vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea in the genus Brassica, what is this annual plant that reproduces by seed and, typically, only the head is eaten – the edible white flesh sometimes called “curd”?

Cauliflower

5. Which sea area, as used by the BBC’s Shipping Forecast, is bordered by Fisher, Dogger and Humber sea areas and, up to 1956, was named as Heligoland?

German Bight

6. Who is the English television presenter and journalist who was a main presenter on the now defunct breakfast programme GMTV and since April 2014 has worked on ITV’s breakfast show Good Morning Britain and hosted game shows such as The Krypton Factor, Tipping Point and Ninja Warrior UK?

Ben Shephard

7. Which children’s comic strips and books were adapted into a TV series, using cardboard cut-outs filmed in live-action, that was first shown on the BBC in 1957, ran until 1966, was revamped in colour from 1974 to 1975 and re-appeared a 2nd time in 1998 as a traditional animation series?

Captain Pugwash

8. Which is the biggest UK county, home of legendary bad guys Guy Fawkes and Dick Turpin and if it was a country, would have come 12th in the 2012 Olympic games, having scooped 7 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze medals?

Yorkshire

9. What is the nickname of the English football team Huddersfield Town A.F.C.?

The Terriers

10. Which song by the popular American beat combo Simon & Garfunkel from their album Bridge Over Troubled Water became one of their biggest hits in 1969 and opens with the lines “I am just a poor boy, Though my story’s seldom told”?

The Boxer

11. British transportation company FirstGroup acquired a controlling stake in which North American intercity bus company as part of their agreement to buy the US firm Laidlaw for £1.9 billion?

Greyhound (Lines)

12. Which ship, launched on May 11, 1820 at the Royal Navy’s dockyards on the River Thames, was the British naval vessel aboard which Charles Darwin served as naturalist on a voyage to South America and around the world between 1831 an 1836?

HMS Beagle

13. Which company’s 1990s TV adverts featured Joan Collins, Larry Hagman, Harry Enfield, Burt Reynolds and others flicking up their flaming thumbs and asking the viewer “Don’t you just love being in control?”?

British Gas

15. Originally created by H. C. McNeile and published under his pen name Sapper and continued by Gerard Fairlie who is the fictional First World War veteran who, fed up with his sedate lifestyle, advertises looking for excitement, and becomes a gentleman adventurer? The character has appeared in novels, short stories, on the stage, in films, on radio and television, and in graphic novels?

(Hugh) “Bulldog” Drummond

15. The Sheffield Directory of 1842 records which company as being a “wholesale confectioner, lozenge maker and British wine trader”? Possibly their best-known product was created by accident in 1899 when a sales representative supposedly tripped over and dropped a tray of samples he was showing a client, mixing them up. After he scrambled to re-arrange them, the client was intrigued by the new creation.

Bassett’s

16. Which is the third of the four crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes, is set largely on Dartmoor and was the first appearance of Holmes since his apparent death in The Final Problem? The success of this book led to the character’s eventual revival.

Hound of the Baskervilles

17. Which beverage brand from Gaymer’s Cider Company was apparently designed for the American market in 1939 but never shipped out due to the outbreak of the Second World War: it was sold in the UK as a special offer during the war and until 1950, and then became a standard product of the company?

Olde English

18. Which competitive sport was featured in BBC One Man and His Dog from 1976 to 2013, when it become part of the rural affairs show Countryfile?

Sheepdog Trials

19. Simon Templar, featured in a series of novels and short stories by Leslie Charteris published between 1928 and 1963 and later, other authors collaborated with Charteris on books until 1983 – what is the characters nickname?

The Saint

20. Yosser Hughes, the troubled “hard man” whose life is falling apart in Alan Bleasdale’s groundbreaking 1980s TV drama Boys from the Blackstuff was played by which English actor?

Bernard Hill


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a barking quiz

It’s Sunday, week 4 of Lockdown with Haircuts, and not Christmas Lockdown – The One that never happened! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week, we read a Facebook post from Tom @Fagan’s.

It’s the usual 20 questions for the quiz.

A little different this week for the theme, in some cases the theme spans two questions – these are always consecutive questions though, so no need to hunt for a pattern.

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.


1. Which large island off the east coast of the North American is separated from the mainland by the Strait of Belle Isle and blocks the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River, creating the world’s largest estuary – the Gulf of Saint Lawrence?

2. Who is the English cricketer who kept wicket for his country between 1987 and 1998, broke the world record for dismissals in a test match in 1995 and now known for his abilities as an artist, as a cricket wicketkeeping coach, and a football goalkeeping coach?

3. Which TV service was launched in 1961, broadcasting to most of Cumbria, southern Scotland and parts of Northumberland and continued until 2002 following a takeover?

4. One of several vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea in the genus Brassica, what is this annual plant that reproduces by seed and, typically, only the head is eaten – the edible white flesh sometimes called “curd”?

5. Which sea area, as used by the BBC’s Shipping Forecast, is bordered by Fisher, Dogger and Humber sea areas and, up to 1956, was named as Heligoland?

6. Who is the English television presenter and journalist who was a main presenter on the now defunct breakfast programme GMTV and since April 2014 has worked on ITV’s breakfast show Good Morning Britain and hosted game shows such as The Krypton Factor, Tipping Point and Ninja Warrior UK?

7. Which children’s comic strips and books were adapted into a TV series, using cardboard cut-outs filmed in live-action, that was first shown on the BBC in 1957, ran until 1966, was revamped in colour from 1974 to 1975 and re-appeared a 2nd time in 1998 as a traditional animation series?

8. Which is the biggest UK county, home of legendary bad guys Guy Fawkes and Dick Turpin and if it was a country, would have come 12th in the 2012 Olympic games, having scooped 7 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze medals?

9. What is the nickname of the English football team Huddersfield Town A.F.C.?

10. Which song by the popular American beat combo Simon & Garfunkel from their album Bridge Over Troubled Water became one of their biggest hits in 1969 and opens with the lines “I am just a poor boy, Though my story’s seldom told”?

11. British transportation company FirstGroup acquired a controlling stake in which North American intercity bus company as part of their agreement to buy the US firm Laidlaw for £1.9 billion?

12. Which ship, launched on May 11, 1820 at the Royal Navy’s dockyards on the River Thames, was the British naval vessel aboard which Charles Darwin served as naturalist on a voyage to South America and around the world between 1831 an 1836?

13. Which company’s 1990s TV adverts featured Joan Collins, Larry Hagman, Harry Enfield, Burt Reynolds and others flicking up their flaming thumbs and asking the viewer “Don’t you just love being in control?”?

15. Originally created by H. C. McNeile and published under his pen name Sapper and continued by Gerard Fairlie who is the fictional First World War veteran who, fed up with his sedate lifestyle, advertises looking for excitement, and becomes a gentleman adventurer? The character has appeared in novels, short stories, on the stage, in films, on radio and television, and in graphic novels?

15. The Sheffield Directory of 1842 records which company as being a “wholesale confectioner, lozenge maker and British wine trader”? Possibly their best-known product was created by accident in 1899 when a sales representative supposedly tripped over and dropped a tray of samples he was showing a client, mixing them up. After he scrambled to re-arrange them, the client was intrigued by the new creation.

16. Which is the third of the four crime novels written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring the detective Sherlock Holmes, is set largely on Dartmoor and was the first appearance of Holmes since his apparent death in The Final Problem? The success of this book led to the character’s eventual revival.

17. Which beverage brand from Gaymer’s Cider Company was apparently designed for the American market in 1939 but never shipped out due to the outbreak of the Second World War: it was sold in the UK as a special offer during the war and until 1950, and then became a standard product of the company?

18. Which competitive sport was featured in BBC One Man and His Dog from 1976 to 2013, when it become part of the rural affairs show Countryfile?

19. Simon Templar, featured in a series of novels and short stories by Leslie Charteris published between 1928 and 1963 and later, other authors collaborated with Charteris on books until 1983 – what is the characters nickname?

20. Yosser Hughes, the troubled “hard man” whose life is falling apart in Alan Bleasdale’s groundbreaking 1980s TV drama Boys from the Blackstuff was played by which English actor?


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a quiz quiz answers

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


1. What eating establishment can be found at 8/10 Cambridge Street in Sheffield’s city centre and features Butterfly King Prawns, Verdure, Slow Cooked Beef in Chianti Sauce and chips on it’s menu?

Ask Italian

2. What is a large single building or part of a complex subdivided into separate prison cells?

Cellblock

3. What is an audio or video recording of a performance not officially released by the artist or under other legal authority?

Bootleg

4. The number of minutes in a quarter in Gridiron (American) Football or the age, in the UK, a minor can be sent to prison to await trial?

15

5. A song by Bob Dylan, a “High stakes” board game or a phrase you might hear an auctioneer say to close the bidding?

Going, going, gone!

6. In the UK TV series Dr. Who, who is the renegade alien Time Lord and the archenemy of the title character the Doctor?

The Master

7. Only nine Bank of England notes of a certain value were issued in connection with the Marshall Plan on 30 August 1948. Nicknamed Giant, how much was each note worth?

One Million Ponds

8. In many cultures, doing what at other people is considered rude because it’s associated with blame allocation and, without their consent, makes them an object of scrutiny?

Point or Pointing

9. Chroma key compositing, or chroma keying, is a visual-effects and post-production technique for compositing (layering) two images or video streams together based on colour hues, how is this technique commonly referred?

Green screen/blue screen

10. Which American actor has been one of The Dirty Dozen, a James Bond villain and one of Kelly’s Heroes in movies but is probably best known as a TV New York City Detective Lieutenant who was fond of using the catchphrases, “Who loves ya, baby?” and “Cootchie-coo!”?

Telly Savalas

11. How might jewellers or pawnbrokers advertise the fact that they will pay you money for one of the most widely accepted precious metals?

Cash for gold

12. The minimum age in most US states at which a person may gamble or the number of spots on a standard cubical die?

21

13. In the TV series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – adapted from the books by Douglas Adams – what, unusually, did the character Zaphod Beeblebrox have two of?

Heads

14. Operation Chastise was an attack on Germany carried out on 16–17 May 1943 by the Royal Air Force’s 617 Squadron, how is it better known?

Dam Busters

15. Which novel – and in 1960 a film – by Johann David Wyss was published in 1812 and featured a family of immigrants whose ship en route to Port Jackson, Australia, goes off course and is shipwrecked in the East Indies?

The Swiss Family Robinson

16. People who are strongly inclined to do, use, or indulge in something repeatedly are know as what?

Addicts

17. How did Bruce Forsythe introduce Anthia Turner in TVs The Generation Game?

The hostess with the mostest

18. Which 1976 single by popular beat combo Level 42, from their album Running in the Family, was the band’s biggest hit reaching number 3 in the UK?

Lessons in Love

19. Which British television sitcom, first shown on Channel 4 between 1990 and 1998, is set in the offices of GlobeLink News, a fictional TV news company, was recorded close to transmission and made use of contemporary news events to give the programme a greater sense of realism?

Drop the Dead Donkey

20. Which song, sung by Noel Harrison, was introduced in the film The Thomas Crown Affair in 1968 and has been covered by many artists including Dusty Springfield, Johnny Mathis, Neil Diamond and, for the movie remake in 1999, Sting?

Windmills of Your Mind


If you combine answers 1 with 15, 2 with 14, 3 with 13, 4 with 12 and 5 with 11 then follow the same pattern for the rest of the questions you will get 10 popular UK TV quiz shows:

  • Ask the Family
  • Blockbusters
  • Eggheads
  • Fifteen To One
  • Going For Gold
  • Mastermind
  • The Million Pound Drop
  • Pointless
  • Screen Test
  • Telly Addicts
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a quiz quiz

It’s Sunday, week 3 of Lockdown with Haircuts, or is it week 1 of Christmas Lockdown – The U Turn! Who knows, either way there’s no Fagan’s theme quiz or any other type of quiz in a pub. At least we’re not Southers!

This week, our biggest achievement was getting to the end of the working year.

It’s the usual 20 questions for the quiz.

And it’s a quiz of two halves again.

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.


1. What eating establishment can be found at 8/10 Cambridge Street in Sheffield’s city centre and features Butterfly King Prawns, Verdure, Slow Cooked Beef in Chianti Sauce and chips on it’s menu?

2. What is a large single building or part of a complex subdivided into separate prison cells?

3. What is an audio or video recording of a performance not officially released by the artist or under other legal authority?

4. The number of minutes in a quarter in Gridiron (American) Football or the age, in the UK, a minor can be sent to prison to await trial?

5. A song by Bob Dylan, a “High stakes” board game or a phrase you might hear an auctioneer say to close the bidding?

6. In the UK TV series Dr. Who, who is the renegade alien Time Lord and the archenemy of the title character the Doctor?

7. Only nine Bank of England notes of a certain value were issued in connection with the Marshall Plan on 30 August 1948. Nicknamed Giant, how much was each note worth?

8. In many cultures, doing what at other people is considered rude because it’s associated with blame allocation and, without their consent, makes them an object of scrutiny?

9. Chroma key compositing, or chroma keying, is a visual-effects and post-production technique for compositing (layering) two images or video streams together based on colour hues, how is this technique commonly referred?

10. Which American actor has been one of The Dirty Dozen, a James Bond villain and one of Kelly’s Heroes in movies but is probably best known as a TV New York City Detective Lieutenant who was fond of using the catchphrases, “Who loves ya, baby?” and “Cootchie-coo!”?

11. How might jewellers or pawnbrokers advertise the fact that they will pay you money for one of the most widely accepted precious metals?

12. The minimum age in most US states at which a person may gamble or the number of spots on a standard cubical die?

13. In the TV series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – adapted from the books by Douglas Adams – what, unusually, did the character Zaphod Beeblebrox have two of?

14. Operation Chastise was an attack on Germany carried out on 16–17 May 1943 by the Royal Air Force’s 617 Squadron, how is it better known?

15. Which novel – and in 1960 a film – by Johann David Wyss was published in 1812 and featured a family of immigrants whose ship en route to Port Jackson, Australia, goes off course and is shipwrecked in the East Indies?

16. People who are strongly inclined to do, use, or indulge in something repeatedly are know as what?

17. How did Bruce Forsythe introduce Anthia Turner in TVs The Generation Game?

18. Which 1976 single by popular beat combo Level 42, from their album Running in the Family, was the band’s biggest hit reaching number 3 in the UK?

19. Which British television sitcom, first shown on Channel 4 between 1990 and 1998, is set in the offices of GlobeLink News, a fictional TV news company, was recorded close to transmission and made use of contemporary news events to give the programme a greater sense of realism?

20. Which song, sung by Noel Harrison, was introduced in the film The Thomas Crown Affair in 1968 and has been covered by many artists including Dusty Springfield, Johnny Mathis, Neil Diamond and, for the movie remake in 1999, Sting?


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a animal stars quiz answers

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


1. Knighted in 1975, which former West Indian cricketer, who played between 1954 and 1974, is widely considered to be cricket’s greatest ever all-rounder?

Sir Garfield Sobers

2. Which 1979 British comedy movie tells the story of a young Jewish man who is born on the same day as — and next door to — Jesus Christ?

Monty Python’s Life of Brian

3. Which Canadian software company was one of the most prominent smartphone vendors in the world, specializing in secure communications and mobile productivity, and well known for the keyboards on most of its devices?

Blackberry

4. What was added to pinball machines in 1947 to allow players to keep the ball in play longer?

Flippers
5. Which chemical element has the symbol Ag and atomic number 47?

Silver

6. Which American actor started his career in TV sitcom Cheers as a bartender and has since gone on to star in films such as White Men Can’t Jump and The People vs Larry Flint?

Woody Harrelson

7. Who was the Indian guru who achieved fame as the guru to The Beatles, The Beach Boys and other celebrities In the late 1960s and early 1970s?

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

8. Which comic opera was composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart tells how two servants succeed in getting married, foiling the seduction efforts of their philandering employer and teaching him a lesson in fidelity?

The Marriage of Figaro

9. Which popular American new wave beat combo was founded in 1981 by husband-and-wife Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz – both also members of Talking Heads – their biggest UK hit being Wordy Rappinghood?

Tom Tom Club

10. What has five known moons and is the ninth largest known object directly orbiting the Sun?

Pluto

11. Who became the Seventh Doctor after taking over the lead role in Doctor Who in 1987 from Colin Baker and remained on the series until it ended in 1989?

Sylvester McCoy

12. What is a colloquial term for an alcoholic distilled beverage that also became a brand name of an alcopop that was most popular during the mid-1990s?

Hooch

13. Who was known as the Nine Days’ Queen – an English noblewoman and Queen of England and Ireland from 10 July until 19 July 1553?

Lady Jane Grey

14. Which popular American beat combo formed in 1977 in Los Angeles are widely known for their top 5 hits Hold the Line, Rosanna, and Africa?

Toto

15. In volleyball, how is the third contact a team makes with the ball that involves jumping, raising one arm above the head and hitting the ball so it will move quickly down to the ground on the opponent’s court commonly known?

Spike

16. Native to the Arctic regions of both North America and the Palearctic, what is the name of the bird that is sometimes referred to as the polar owl, the white owl and the Arctic owl?

Snowy Owl

17. Actor Brian Murphy is best known for which role in TV’s Man About the House and it’s spin off?

George Roper

18. What was the Allied nickname for Germans, originally from World War I but widely used in World War II?

Jerry

19. What is the popular traditional dahi (yogurt)-based drink that originated in the Indian subcontinent, can be found on the menus of many Indian restaurants and is usually consumed during or after a meal?

Lassi

20. In the TV series Fawlty Towers, what starter did hotel guests The Hamiltons order that was not on the menu, the item also being the name of the episode?

Waldof Salad


In case you didn’t spot it, all answers include the name of a TV or movie animal:

  • Garfield the cat
  • Brian the snail in Magic Roundabout or the dog in Family guy
  • Blackberry, a rabbit in Watership Down
  • Flipper the dolphin
  • Silver, the Lone Rangers horse
  • Woody Woodpecker
  • Yogi bear
  • Figaro, the pet cat of Geppetto and Pinocchio
  • Tom, the cat half of Tom & Jerry
  • Pluto, Mickey Mouse’s dog
  • Sylvester the cat
  • Hooch, the dog in the film Turner & Hooch
  • Lady, from the film Lady & the Tramp
  • Toto, the dog in The Wizard of Oz
  • Spike, the dog in Tom & Jerry
  • Snowy, Tin Tin’s dog
  • George, the monkey in the film and TV series Curious George
  • Jerry, the mouse half of Tom & Jerry
  • Lassie, the dog
  • Waldorf, half of the muppet hecklers Waldorf & Statler
    sorry about this one – not an animal. Was formulating a muppet question and lost sight of the theme
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a animal stars quiz

It’s Sunday, week 2 of Lockdown with Haircuts, as we’re in Tier 3 there’s no Fagan’s theme quiz or any other type of quiz in a pub

This week, our biggest achievement was fixing a toilet.

It’s the usual 20 questions for the quiz.

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.


1. Knighted in 1975, which former West Indian cricketer, who played between 1954 and 1974, is widely considered to be cricket’s greatest ever all-rounder?

2. Which 1979 British comedy movie tells the story of a young Jewish man who is born on the same day as — and next door to — Jesus Christ?

3. Which Canadian software company was one of the most prominent smartphone vendors in the world, specializing in secure communications and mobile productivity, and well known for the keyboards on most of its devices?

4. What was added to pinball machines in 1947 to allow players to keep the ball in play longer?
5. Which chemical element has the symbol Ag and atomic number 47?

6. Which American actor started his career in TV sitcom Cheers as a bartender and has since gone on to star in films such as White Men Can’t Jump and The People vs Larry Flint?

7. Who was the Indian guru who achieved fame as the guru to The Beatles, The Beach Boys and other celebrities In the late 1960s and early 1970s?

8. Which comic opera was composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart tells how two servants succeed in getting married, foiling the seduction efforts of their philandering employer and teaching him a lesson in fidelity?

9. Which popular American new wave beat combo was founded in 1981 by husband-and-wife Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz – both also members of Talking Heads – their biggest UK hit being Wordy Rappinghood?

10. What has five known moons and is the ninth largest known object directly orbiting the Sun?

11. Who became the Seventh Doctor after taking over the lead role in Doctor Who in 1987 from Colin Baker and remained on the series until it ended in 1989?

12. What is a colloquial term for an alcoholic distilled beverage that also became a brand name of an alcopop that was most popular during the mid-1990s?

13. Who was known as the Nine Days’ Queen – an English noblewoman and Queen of England and Ireland from 10 July until 19 July 1553?

14. Which popular American beat combo formed in 1977 in Los Angeles are widely known for their top 5 hits Hold the Line, Rosanna, and Africa?

15. In volleyball, how is the third contact a team makes with the ball that involves jumping, raising one arm above the head and hitting the ball so it will move quickly down to the ground on the opponent’s court commonly known?

16. Native to the Arctic regions of both North America and the Palearctic, what is the name of the bird that is sometimes referred to as the polar owl, the white owl and the Arctic owl?

17. Actor Brian Murphy is best known for which role in TV’s Man About the House and it’s spin off?

18. What was the Allied nickname for Germans, originally from World War I but widely used in World War II?

19. What is the popular traditional dahi (yogurt)-based drink that originated in the Indian subcontinent, can be found on the menus of many Indian restaurants and is usually consumed during or after a meal?

20. In the TV series Fawlty Towers, what starter did hotel guests The Hamiltons order that was not on the menu, the item also being the name of the episode?


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a tooth rotting quiz answers

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


1. October’s official Birthstone, what gemstone are these?

Opal

2. I am in an Italian town famous for Prosciutto and Reggiano, where am I?

Parma

3. What popular form of anti tank weapon is being displayed here?

Bazooka

4. Priscilla Maria Veronica White, born in 1943 is better known as who?

Cilla Black

5. What is the title of the 1967 British drama film that deals with social and racial issues in an inner city school starring Sidney Poitier and featuring the singer Lulu, who also sang the film’s title song?

To Sir, with Love

6. Errol Brown was lead singer for which popular beat combo who had at least one hit every year from 1970 to 1984?

Hot Chocolate

7. What is the name of the pub on Carter Knowle Avenue, Sheffield?

The Cherry Tree

8. What started out as a 1954 radio drama by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, was later adapted for the stage and became a film in 1972?

Under Milk Wood

9. What is the prefix used to indicate a relation to, or descent from, the Angles, England, English culture, the English people or the English language?

Anglo

10. Which 1995 James Bond film, the seventeenth in the series, was the first to star Pierce Brosnan in the title role?

GoldenEye

11. What is a sweet and fleshy product of a tree or other plant that contains seed and can be eaten as food?

Fruit

12. Which color of light is at the short wavelength end of the visible spectrum, between blue and invisible ultraviolet and is one of the seven colors that Isaac Newton labeled when dividing the spectrum of visible light in 1672?

Violet

13. Who is the Hungarian-born British-Australian former heavyweight boxer twice held the British and British Commonwealth heavyweight titles and was a three-time European heavyweight champion and, as an actor, appeared in the 1994 action film Street Fighter?

Joe Bugner

14. Which actor played the role of PC George Dixon in the 1950 film The Blue Lamp and later in the television series Dixon of Dock Green from 1955 until 1976?

Jack Warner

15. What is divided in to four chambers named atria and ventricles?

Heart

16. In the childrens TV series Bagpus, which animals were the menders of the broken object, the focus of each story?

The mice

17. Designed in part to represent the band’s anti-authoritarian attitude, what does The Rolling Stones logo consist of?

Lips and tongue

18. What is the eruption through the gums of the primary teeth, often causing babies to cry, called?

Teething

19. How is Champagne and other sparkling wines informally referred to and can alos refer to someone who is full of energy and enthusiasm?

Bubbly

20. Name country of origin of the main characters from this 1993 sporting movie?

Jamaica (Cool Runnings)


Joining answers 1-10 with 11-12 gives you 10 sweets from the 1970s:

  • Opal Fruits
  • Parma Violets
  • Bazooka Joe
  • Black Jacks
  • Love Hearts
  • Chocolate Mice
  • Cherry Lips
  • Milk Teeth
  • Anglo Bubbly
  • Old Jamaica (chocolate_
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a tooth rotting quiz

It’s Sunday, week 1 of Lockdown with Haircuts, as we’re in Tier 3 there’s no Fagan’s theme quiz or any other type of quiz in a pub

This week, we’ve put our Christmas tree up earlier than usual.

It’s the usual 20 questions for the quiz.

And, it’s a quiz of two halves.

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.


1. October’s official Birthstone, what gemstone are these?

2. I am in an Italian town famous for Prosciutto and Reggiano, where am I?

3. What popular form of anti tank weapon is being displayed here?

4. Priscilla Maria Veronica White, born in 1943 is better known as who?

5. What is the title of the 1967 British drama film that deals with social and racial issues in an inner city school starring Sidney Poitier and featuring the singer Lulu, who also sang the film’s title song?

6. Errol Brown was lead singer for which popular beat combo who had at least one hit every year from 1970 to 1984?

7. What is the name of the pub on Carter Knowle Avenue, Sheffield?

8. What started out as a 1954 radio drama by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, was later adapted for the stage and became a film in 1972?

9. What is the prefix used to indicate a relation to, or descent from, the Angles, England, English culture, the English people or the English language?

10. Which 1995 James Bond film, the seventeenth in the series, was the first to star Pierce Brosnan in the title role?

11. What is a sweet and fleshy product of a tree or other plant that contains seed and can be eaten as food?

12. Which color of light is at the short wavelength end of the visible spectrum, between blue and invisible ultraviolet and is one of the seven colors that Isaac Newton labeled when dividing the spectrum of visible light in 1672?

13. Who is the Hungarian-born British-Australian former heavyweight boxer twice held the British and British Commonwealth heavyweight titles and was a three-time European heavyweight champion and, as an actor, appeared in the 1994 action film Street Fighter?

Taken outside Pennsylvania Station in midtown Manhattan on May 26, 1975.

14. Which actor played the role of PC George Dixon in the 1950 film The Blue Lamp and later in the television series Dixon of Dock Green from 1955 until 1976?

15. What is divided in to four chambers named atria and ventricles?

16. In the childrens TV series Bagpus, which animals were the menders of the broken object, the focus of each story?

17. Designed in part to represent the band’s anti-authoritarian attitude, what does The Rolling Stones logo consist of?

18. What is the eruption through the gums of the primary teeth, often causing babies to cry, called?

19. How is Champagne and other sparkling wines informally referred to and can alos refer to someone who is full of energy and enthusiasm?

20. Name country of origin of the main characters from this 1993 sporting movie?