It’s Sunday, week 256 of lockdown, or so it seems. Which means yet another week of no Fagan’s theme quiz.
This week, to celebrate the return of the so called beautiful game we have a football theme.
Its the usual 20 questions, again. You can almost believe you are in Fagan’s on a Sunday.
This week, it’s a quiz of two halves again! You know the score!!
There may be some “sound-a-likes” and embedded words.
The use of electronic devices to divine the answers, with the exception of hearing aids and pacemakers, is forbidden.
1. Who was the Welshman who became the first-ever BDO World Professional Darts Champion in 1978? Nicknamed Marathon Man, he competed during the 1970s and 1980s and achieved World Number 1 status before retiring from the game in 1991.
2. Which town, in Lancashire, England and close to Blackburn and Burnley, is a former centre of the cotton and textile machinery industries and famed for manufacturing the hardest and densest building bricks in the world?
3. What is given, traditionally, as a gift for a 15th Wedding Anniversary?
4. With a layout similar to that of an amphitheatre, what is the capital city of Haiti?
5. Which English city grew initially as a market town specialising in the woollen trade, in the Industrial Revolution became a major centre for coal mining, steel production, lock making, and the manufacture of cars and motorcycles and is named after its Anglo-Saxon noble woman founder, Wulfrun?
6. Dating from the mid 20th century in the UK, what phrase is used to refer to a person who had died or an item that was broken?
7. What can be a man’s stiff felt hat with dome-shaped crown and narrow brim or a race open to all comers or to a specified category of contestant?
8. In 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers departed from where for the New World to establish the second English settlement in what is now the United States of America?
9. After beginning his career as a singer, who went on to work as a DJ for the offshore pirate radio stations Radio Caroline and Radio London between 1964 and 1967, before joining the BBC?
10. Officially opened in April 1966, but had been a school and college before that, what is the name of the university in the UK midlands that has more than 70% of its students take a placement year, the highest percentage in the UK?
11. Who were the Italian-American gang vying for respect on the streets of the Bronx in 1963 with rivals such as the Ducky Boys and the Fordham Baldies in the 1979 movie of the same name?
12. Which domestic sports competition officially began in 1890, but unofficially has been played in one form or another since 1709?
13. Noted for its ceremonial Hall of Mirrors, the jewel-like Royal Opera , and the royal apartments, what was the name of the principal royal residence of France from 1682 until the start of the French Revolution in 1789?
14. What was the full name, announced at the start of every episode, of Ronnie Barker’s character in the 1970s TV comedy Porridge?
15. Born José Doroteo Arango Arámbula in 1878, how is the Mexican revolutionary general and one of the most prominent figures of the Mexican Revolution more commonly known?
16. It is the name or part of the name of many places throughout the world but what is also a pattern made of diamonds or lozenges? The word is sometimes used to refer to an individual diamond in the design, but more commonly refers to the overall pattern.
17. Designed by husband and wife David and Elizabeth Emanuel, what did Princess Diana wear on 29th July 1981 that was 153 yards long?
18. Who would walk long distances to take livestock to market—usually on foot and often with the aid of dogs?
19. Which long-distance passenger train service was created in 1883 by Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits? The route and rolling stock of the service has changed many times and, although originally it was simply a normal international railway service, the name has become synonymous with intrigue and luxury travel.
20. What was the name of the British soap opera, set in a covered market in Salford, in the northwest of England that was intended as a companion to fellow ITV soap Coronation Street? Due to continued troubles and ratings competition from the BBC’s Open All Hours, the series was only broadcast for one year.