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a pony and trap quiz answers

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


1. Which American actor played the somewhat camp Batman in the 1960s TV series and movie and was also considered for the part of James Bond in the film Diamonds Are Forever?

Adam West

2. What is a brown deposit resembling soil, formed by the partial decomposition of vegetable matter in the wet acidic conditions of bogs and fens, and often cut out and dried for use as fuel and in gardening?

Peat

3. Which game uses custom asymmetrical throwing dice, shaped like an animal, where each turn involves one player throwing two dice – each of which has a dot on one side – to gain or lose points based on the way they land?

Pass the Pigs

4. Well over double its nearest competitor in monetary terms, China is the larget exporter in the world of what commodity?

Tea

5. What is a pink to blood-red coloured gemstone, the most valuable variety of the corundum mineral species, which also includes sapphire?

Ruby

6. Formed in 1965, which North London borough is the largest by population and was formed from parts of the counties of Middlesex and Hertfordshire?

Barnet

7. What is a potentially fatal medical condition that occurs when sepsis, which is organ injury or damage in response to infection, leads to dangerously low blood pressure?

Septic Shock

8. Who is the retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel who was a National Security Council staff member during the Iran–Contra affair, a political scandal of the late 1980s and formulated the plan to divert proceeds from arms sales to support the Contra rebel groups in Nicaragua?

Oliver North

9. Released in 1979, which song by popular beat combo Elvis Costello & The Attractions reached number 2 in the UK charts, was their most successful single and lyrically is a comment on The Troubles in Northern Ireland during the 1970s?

Oliver’s Army

10. Born in 1923 who was the musician who is regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singer-songwriter of the 20th century, having recorded 35 singles that reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one?

Hank Williams

11. What name is given to the annual travelling funfair held at the Forest Recreation Ground in Nottingham during the first week of October?

Goose Fair

12. Usually made of silver or pewter, what is the name of the drinkware that consists of a large, roughly cylindrical, drinking cup with a single handle?

Tankard

13. What term is used for a person who is left-handed, usually in a sporting context such as a player who throws with the left hand or a boxer who leads with the right hand using the left hand for the most powerful blows?

Southpaw

14. What is the title of the 1996 American disaster adventure film that focuses on a group of storm chasers trying to deploy a tornado research device during a severe outbreak in Oklahoma?

Twister

15. What is the name of the “Paranoid Android” from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams, who is afflicted with severe depression and boredom, in part because he has a “brain the size of a planet” which he is seldom, if ever, given the chance to use?

Marvin

16. Which 1950 American film starring Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a highly regarded but aging Broadway star, received a record 14 Academy Award nominations and won 6 of them?

All About Eve

17. What is a type of tool used to grip and lift objects instead of holding them directly with hands?

Tongs

18. In the TV drama Shoestring, what informal title is given to Trevor Eve’s character Eddie Shoestring when he is hired by the fictional Radio West as an investigator?

Private Ear

19. What expression is widely used figuratively to convey the covering up of something that is embarrassing or distasteful with something of innocuous appearance, a metaphorical reference to a passage in the Biblical Book of Genesis?

Fig leaf

20. Who is the TV and radio sports commentator known for his animated enthusiasm, authoritative voice and comical blunders during live races?

Murray Walker


Putting together answers from questions 1-5 with 16-20 and 6-10 with 11-15 gives you 10 phrases from Cockney Rhyming Slang:

  • Adam and Eve = believe
    as in “Would you Adam and Eve it?”
  • Pete Tong = wrong
    as in “It’s all gone a bit Pete Tong!”
  • Pig’s Ear = beer
    as in “Fancy a pig’s ear?”
  • Tea Leaf = thief
    as in “He’s a wrong ‘in, a right little tea leaf!”
  • Ruby Murray = curry
    as in “Fancy a ruby after that pig’s ear?”
  • Barnet Fair = hair
    as in “You can’t get your barnet cut in lockdown!”
  • Septic Tank = Yank
    as in “Them septics are always late for a war!”
  • North and South = mouth
    as in “It must be true, I ‘eard it from his north and south!”
  • Oliver Twist = pissed
    as in “He was right Olivered after 10 pig’s ears!”
  • Hank Marvin = starving
    as in “I’ve not eaten since yeterday, I’m right Hank Marvin I am!”

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a pony and trap quiz

It’s Sunday, week 3 of Lockdown 2.0, so there’s no Fagan’s theme quiz. Here’s the penultimate quiz before this lockdown ends and Lockdown III: The Confusing Tiers starts.

This week, we’ve been mostly having our roof repaired.

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. Which American actor played the somewhat camp Batman in the 1960s TV series and movie and was also considered for the part of James Bond in the film Diamonds Are Forever?

2. What is a brown deposit resembling soil, formed by the partial decomposition of vegetable matter in the wet acidic conditions of bogs and fens, and often cut out and dried for use as fuel and in gardening?

3. Which game uses custom asymmetrical throwing dice, shaped like an animal, where each turn involves one player throwing two dice – each of which has a dot on one side – to gain or lose points based on the way they land?

4. Well over double its nearest competitor in monetary terms, China is the larget exporter in the world of what commodity?

5. What is a pink to blood-red coloured gemstone, the most valuable variety of the corundum mineral species, which also includes sapphire?

6. Formed in 1965, which North London borough is the largest by population and was formed from parts of the counties of Middlesex and Hertfordshire?

7. What is a potentially fatal medical condition that occurs when sepsis, which is organ injury or damage in response to infection, leads to dangerously low blood pressure?

8. Who is the retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel who was a National Security Council staff member during the Iran–Contra affair, a political scandal of the late 1980s and formulated the plan to divert proceeds from arms sales to support the Contra rebel groups in Nicaragua?

9. Released in 1979, which song by popular beat combo Elvis Costello & The Attractions reached number 2 in the UK charts, was their most successful single and lyrically is a comment on The Troubles in Northern Ireland during the 1970s?

10. Born in 1923 who was the musician who is regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singer-songwriter of the 20th century, having recorded 35 singles that reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one?

11. What name is given to the annual travelling funfair held at the Forest Recreation Ground in Nottingham during the first week of October?

12. Usually made of silver or pewter, what is the name of the drinkware that consists of a large, roughly cylindrical, drinking cup with a single handle?

13. What term is used for a person who is left-handed, usually in a sporting context such as a player who throws with the left hand or a boxer who leads with the right hand using the left hand for the most powerful blows?

14. What is the title of the 1996 American disaster adventure film that focuses on a group of storm chasers trying to deploy a tornado research device during a severe outbreak in Oklahoma?

15. What is the name of the “Paranoid Android” from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams, who is afflicted with severe depression and boredom, in part because he has a “brain the size of a planet” which he is seldom, if ever, given the chance to use?

16. Which 1950 American film starring Bette Davis as Margo Channing, a highly regarded but aging Broadway star, received a record 14 Academy Award nominations and won 6 of them?

17. What is a type of tool used to grip and lift objects instead of holding them directly with hands?

18. In the TV drama Shoestring, what informal title is given to Trevor Eve’s character Eddie Shoestring when he is hired by the fictional Radio West as an investigator?

19. What expression is widely used figuratively to convey the covering up of something that is embarrassing or distasteful with something of innocuous appearance, a metaphorical reference to a passage in the Biblical Book of Genesis?

20. Who is the TV and radio sports commentator known for his animated enthusiasm, authoritative voice and comical blunders during live races?


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a cummings and going quiz answers

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


1. Last seen in 1986, what returns to Earth’s vicinity about every 75 years?

Halley’s comet

2. What is a game of chance played with cards having numbered squares corresponding to numbered balls drawn at random and won by covering five such squares in a row and also a social gathering where this game is played?

Bingo

3. Which TV series ran from 1971 to 1974, with return shows in 1979-80, 1984-85 and 1992 gave a stage to nightclub an working men’s clubs of the time such as Russ Abbot, Bernard Manning and Jim Bowen?

The Comedians

4. What is is a graphic mark, emblem, or symbol used to aid and promote public identification and recognition? It may be of an abstract or figurative design or include the text of the name it represents as in a wordmark.

Logo

5. Which song by popular beat combo Slade, reached number 1 the week of its release in the UK charts in 1973 and was voted the Nation’s 15th favourite 70s number on in 2015?

Come on Feel the Noize

6. What word means “to slap another person around the ears with both hands” and was derived from a notorious advert for a 90s soft-drink which featured a fat orange man dressed only in a nappy?

Tangoed (from the phrase “You’ve been tangoed”

7. What name is given to clouds that are detached, individual, cauliflower-shaped clouds usually spotted in fair weather conditions? The tops of these clouds are mostly brilliant white tufts when lit by the Sun, although their base is usually relatively dark.

Cumulus clouds

8. The English TV cooking personality Graham Kerr is better known by what name, which also gave name to his most famous TV show?

The Galloping Gourmet

9. What is an orange-like fruit related to the citruses, with an edible sweet rind and acid pulp?

Kumquat

10. Smaug is the name of which creature in J. R. R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel The Hobbit?

The dragon

11. What is is a broad waist sash that originally was worn with double-breasted tail coats but is now more often worn with single-breasted dinner jackets or tuxedos?

Cumerband

12. Which progressive rock band that incorporates elements of jazz and space rock was formed in Paris in 1967 by an Australian and an Englishman, their best known work being the allegorical Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy?

Gong

13. What is money that an individual or business receives, usually in exchange for providing a good or service, for individuals, it is most often received in the form of wages or salary?

Income

14. Which 1958 American film noir psychological thriller film was directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock and stars James Stewart as former police detective John “Scottie” Ferguson?

Vertigo

15. The Liverpool band Frankie Goes to Hollywood released which song in 1985, which was also the title of their number 1 album the year before?

Welcome to the Pleasuredome

16. How are the goods carried by a ship, aircraft, or other large vehicle commonly known?

Cargo

17. Which 1977 British television play, set in a borstal and written by Roy Minto and directed by Alan Clarke, was intended to be screened as part of the Play for Today series but was banned by the BBC and not aired until Channel 4 showed it on 27 July 1991?

Scum

18. Who is the English performing arts promoter best known as a promoter of rock concerts, charity concerts and television broadcasts, one of the biggest being 1985’s Live Aid concert?

Harvey Goldsmith

19. Born in 1975, which British actor played Sherlock Holmes in the series Sherlock between 2010 and 2017?

Benedict Cumberbatch

20. Which popular Indian holiday destination is famous for its beaches, cheap alcohol shopping and seafood?

Goa

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a cummings and going quiz

It’s Sunday, week 2 of Lockdown 2.0, so there’s no Fagan’s theme quiz. Half way there?

This week, we’ve been mostly doing not going out.

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. Last seen in 1986, what returns to Earth’s vicinity about every 75 years?

2. What is a game of chance played with cards having numbered squares corresponding to numbered balls drawn at random and won by covering five such squares in a row and also a social gathering where this game is played?

3. Which TV series ran from 1971 to 1974, with return shows in 1979-80, 1984-85 and 1992 gave a stage to nightclub an working men’s clubs of the time such as Russ Abbot, Bernard Manning and Jim Bowen?

4. What is is a graphic mark, emblem, or symbol used to aid and promote public identification and recognition? It may be of an abstract or figurative design or include the text of the name it represents as in a wordmark.

5. Which song by popular beat combo Slade, reached number 1 the week of its release in the UK charts in 1973 and was voted the Nation’s 15th favourite 70s number on in 2015?

6. What word means “to slap another person around the ears with both hands” and was derived from a notorious advert for a 90s soft-drink which featured a fat orange man dressed only in a nappy?

7. What name is given to clouds that are detached, individual, cauliflower-shaped clouds usually spotted in fair weather conditions? The tops of these clouds are mostly brilliant white tufts when lit by the Sun, although their base is usually relatively dark.

8. The English TV cooking personality Graham Kerr is better known by what name, which also gave name to his most famous TV show?

9. What is an orange-like fruit related to the citruses, with an edible sweet rind and acid pulp?

10. Smaug is the name of which creature in J. R. R. Tolkien’s 1937 novel The Hobbit?

11. What is is a broad waist sash that originally was worn with double-breasted tail coats but is now more often worn with single-breasted dinner jackets or tuxedos?

12. Which progressive rock band that incorporates elements of jazz and space rock was formed in Paris in 1967 by an Australian and an Englishman, their best known work being the allegorical Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy?

13. What is money that an individual or business receives, usually in exchange for providing a good or service, for individuals, it is most often received in the form of wages or salary?

14. Which 1958 American film noir psychological thriller film was directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock and stars James Stewart as former police detective John “Scottie” Ferguson?

15. The Liverpool band Frankie Goes to Hollywood released which song in 1985, which was also the title of their number 1 album the year before?

16. How are the goods carried by a ship, aircraft, or other large vehicle commonly known?

17. Which 1977 British television play, set in a borstal and written by Roy Minto and directed by Alan Clarke, was intended to be screened as part of the Play for Today series but was banned by the BBC and not aired until Channel 4 showed it on 27 July 1991?

18. Who is the English performing arts promoter best known as a promoter of rock concerts, charity concerts and television broadcasts, one of the biggest being 1985’s Live Aid concert?

19. Born in 1975, which British actor played Sherlock Holmes in the series Sherlock between 2010 and 2017?

20. Which popular Indian holiday destination is famous for its beaches, cheap alcohol shopping and seafood?

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a pennsylvania avenue quiz answers

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


1. Which new town is based in the City of Sunderland?

Washington

2. Who wrote the 1972 survival and adventure novel set in southern England, the story features a small group of anthropomorphised rabbits including Fiver, Hazel, Bigwig and Silver?

Richard Adams

3. Located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, which multi-purpose indoor arena is the fourth venue to bear this name and is used for ice hockey, basketball, boxing, concerts, ice shows, circuses, professional wrestling and other forms of sports and entertainment?

Madison Square Garden

4. Norma Jeane Mortenson is better known by her stage name which was?

Marilyn Monroe

5. Best known for her portrayal of Arwen Undómiel in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, which American actress, producer, singer and former model is the daughter of the lead singer of US popular beat combo Aerosmith?

Liv Tyler

6. Originating in the middle of the nineteenth century in Bohemia, what is a Czech dance and genre of dance music that is a lively couple dance in duple time with a basic pattern of hop-step-close-step?

Polka

7. The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, The Byrds, Frank Zappa, Lenny Bruce, Miles Davis and many many others have all appeared at which San Francisco historic music venue, which was built in 1912 and originally named the Majestic Hall?

The Fillmore

8. What word can be used to describe someone who moves voluntarily from one country to another, intending to settle there?

Immigrant or Emigrant

9. Born on June 19, 1978, in the kitchen of Mamma Leoni’s Italian Restaurant – where he developed a taste for lasagna – which cartoon character was created by Jim Davis?

Garfield

10. The 1968 epic science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey was written by Stanley Kubrick and which famous science-fiction writer, science writer, futurist, inventor, undersea explorer and TV series host?

Arthur C. Clarke

11. Which UK non-metropolitan county was created in 1974 includes the districts of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees?

Cleveland

12. Named after its manufacturer, what does Chuck Noland name the volleyball that serves as his personified friend during the four years he spends alone on a deserted island in the 2000 film Castaway?

Wilson

13. Which folk singer rose to national fame in 1975 with the release of his single The Rochdale Cowboy, which led to numerous TV and radio appearances?

Mike Harding

14. Originally known as Boulder Dam, what was the concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona, renamed to in 1933?

Hoover Dam

15. Born in 1924, which American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, playwright, and actor wrote the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1958 and the true crime novel In Cold Blood in 1966?

Truman Capote

16. The Model T was the invention of which famous car manufacturer?

Henry Ford

17. John Thaw played which character in the 1970’s TV police drama The Sweeney?

Detective Inspector Jack Regan

18. Which English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer’s first single topped the UK singles charts for 4 weeks in 1979 making her the first female artist to achieve a UK number one with a self-written song?

Kate Bush

19. First published in 1978, which card game – which boasts over 700 packs – features cards containing a list of numerical data, and the aim of the game is to compare these values to try to beat and win an opponent’s card?

Top Trumps

20. What name is given to the fruit growing in the Garden of Eden which God commands mankind not to eat?

Forbidden Fruit


The answer refer to US Presidents plus one president-elect:

  • 1st George Washington
  • 2nd John Adams
  • 4th James Madison
  • 5th James Monroe
  • 10th John Tyler
  • 11th James K. Polk
  • 13th Millard Fillmore
  • 18th Ulysses S. Grant
  • 20th James Garfield
  • 21st Chester A. Arthur
  • 22nd Grover Cleveland
  • 28th Woodrow Wilson
  • 29th Warren G. Harding
  • 31st Herbert Hoover
  • 33th Harry S. Truman
  • 38th Gerald R. Ford
  • 40th Ronald Reagan
  • 41st George H. W. Bush/43th George W. Bush
  • 45th Donald J. Trump
  • Joe Biden
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a pennsylvania avenue quiz

It’s Sunday, week 1 of Lockdown 2.0, so there’s no Fagan’s theme quiz. In fact, there’s no pub quiz anywhere as they’re all shut.

This week, we’ve been mostly doing more proper cooking and binge watching Netflix box sets.

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. Which new town is based in the City of Sunderland?

2. Who wrote the 1972 survival and adventure novel set in southern England, the story features a small group of anthropomorphised rabbits including Fiver, Hazel, Bigwig and Silver?

3. Located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, which multi-purpose indoor arena is the fourth venue to bear this name and is used for ice hockey, basketball, boxing, concerts, ice shows, circuses, professional wrestling and other forms of sports and entertainment?

4. Norma Jeane Mortenson is better known by her stage name which was?

5. Best known for her portrayal of Arwen Undómiel in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, which American actress, producer, singer and former model is the daughter of the lead singer of US popular beat combo Aerosmith?

6. Originating in the middle of the nineteenth century in Bohemia, what is a Czech dance and genre of dance music familiar throughout all of Europe and the Americas?

7. The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, The Byrds, Frank Zappa, Lenny Bruce, Miles Davis and many many others have all appeared at which San Francisco historic music venue, which was built in 1912 and originally named the Majestic Hall?

8. What word can be used to describe someone who moves voluntarily from one country to another, intending to settle there?

9. Born on June 19, 1978, in the kitchen of Mamma Leoni’s Italian Restaurant – where he developed a taste for lasagna – which cartoon character was created by Jim Davis?

10. The 1968 epic science fiction film 2001: A Space Odyssey was written by Stanley Kubrick and which famous science-fiction writer, science writer, futurist, inventor, undersea explorer and TV series host?

11. Which UK non-metropolitan county was created in 1974 includes the districts of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees?

12. Named after its manufacturer, what does Chuck Noland name the volleyball that serves as his personified friend during the four years he spends alone on a deserted island in the 2000 film Castaway?

13. Which folk singer rose to national fame in 1975 with the release of his single The Rochdale Cowboy, which led to numerous TV and radio appearances?

14. Originally known as Boulder Dam, what was the concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona, renamed to in 1933?

15. Born in 1924, which American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, playwright, and actor wrote the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s in 1958 and the true crime novel In Cold Blood in 1966?

16. The Model T was the invention of which famous car manufacturer?

17. John Thaw played which character in the 1970’s TV police drama The Sweeney?

18. Which English singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer’s first single topped the UK singles charts for 4 weeks in 1979 making her the first female artist to achieve a UK number one with a self-written song?

19. First published in 1978, which card game – which boasts over 700 packs – features cards containing a list of numerical data, and the aim of the game is to compare these values to try to beat and win an opponent’s card?

20. What name is given to the fruit growing in the Garden of Eden which God commands mankind not to eat?

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a drum ‘n’ bass quiz answers

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


1. Born in 1943, which English broadcaster, restaurateur and food writer’s eccentric style of TV programme presentation involved drinking wine as he cooked and talking to his crew?

Keith Floyd

2. Who was the Hanna-Barbera produced Wacky Races character who is described as dashing and handsome to young girls and incredibly cool to young boys?

Peter Perfect

3. What is a cover, traditionally made of cloth, used to insulates a teapot to keep the contents warm?

Tea cozy

4. Karol Józef Wojtyła was the real name of which pope who was the head of the Catholic Church from 1978 until his death in 2005?

John Paul II

5. Primarily heard in the UK and Ireland, what phrase means to tease, mock, or ridicule someone or something?

Take the mick

6. What was Fred Dinah’s main profession?

Steeplejack

7. In radio communication, what single word is used to indicate that the speaker has heard and understood what the person they are communicating with has just said?

Roger

8. In Yellowstone National Park in the Colorado, what is Old Faithful – named after its predictable nature?

Geyser

9. What are railways up the side of a mountains, consisting of a counterbalanced car sat either end of a cable passing round a driving wheel at the summit called?

Funiculars

10. What is a military step in which soldiers march in place, moving their legs as in marching, but without stepping forward?

Mark time

11. Which fast food chain started in 1954 and is the “home of The Whopper”?

Burger King

12. Which Swedish-British television presenter started as a TV-am weather presenter, moved on to present ITV’s Gladiators and become a panelist on BBC’s Shooting Star?

Ulrika Jonsson

13. In DC Comics and films, the character Alfred works for Bruce Wayne as what?

Butler

14. London’s Saville Row is best known for being the home of what type of profession?

Tailor

15. How was the Scottish king who reigned from 1306 to his death in 1329 popularly kown?

Robert the Bruce

16. Which north west town expanded greatly in the first half of the 20th century with the growth of the fishing industry to become a deep-sea fishing port but today its most notable employer is the manufacturer of the lozenge Fisherman’s Friend?

Fleetwood

17. According to the 2000 US Census, which name is the 5th most popular surname and is of Welsh origin, meaning “son of Ioan”?

Jones

18. Which Jamaican sprinter twice set the 100m world record, 1st in 2005 and later in 2007 and is still the record holder for the 100 yard dash, which he set in 2010?

Asafa Powell

19. What collection of fishing equipment also means to fall for something (often an untruth) without hesitation or reservation?

Hook, line and sinker

20. Where did Wallace & Gromit visit in their 1989 debut A Grand Day Out?

The Moon


Putting together answers from questions 1-10 with 20-11 gives you 5 drummers and 5 bassists:

  • Keith Moon (The Who)
  • Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order)
  • Cozy Powell (Rainbow)
  • John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
  • Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac)
  • Jack Bruce (Cream)
  • Roger Taylor (Queen)
  • Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
  • Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
  • Mark King (Level 42)
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a drum ‘n’ bass quiz

It’s Sunday, week 0 of Lockdown 2.0. Yes, I know last week was week 1, but BoJo’s only gone and U-turned on us. It still means no Fagan’s theme quiz, though.

This week, we’ve been mostly not working because it was half term.

It’s back to the usual 20 questions for the quiz, no twists.

This week, 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. Born in 1943, which English broadcaster, restaurateur and food writer’s eccentric style of TV programme presentation involved drinking wine as he cooked and talking to his crew?

2. Who was the Hanna-Barbera produced Wacky Races character who is described as dashing and handsome to young girls and incredibly cool to young boys?

3. What is a cover, traditionally made of cloth, used to insulates a teapot to keep the contents warm?

4. Karol Józef Wojtyła was the real name of which pope who was the head of the Catholic Church from 1978 until his death in 2005?

5. Primarily heard in the UK and Ireland, what phrase means to tease, mock, or ridicule someone or something?

6. What was Fred Dinah’s main profession?

7. In radio communication, what single word is used to indicate that the speaker has heard and understood what the person they are communicating with has just said?

8. In Yellowstone National Park in the Colorado, what is Old Faithful – named after its predictable nature?

9. What are railways up the side of a mountains, consisting of a counterbalanced car sat either end of a cable passing round a driving wheel at the summit called?

10. What is a military step in which soldiers march in place, moving their legs as in marching, but without stepping forward?

11. Which fast food chain started in 1954 and is the “home of The Whopper”?

12. Which Swedish-British television presenter started as a TV-am weather presenter, moved on to present ITV’s Gladiators and become a panelist on BBC’s Shooting Star?

13. In DC Comics and films, the character Alfred works for Bruce Wayne as what?

14. London’s Saville Row is best known for being the home of what type of profession?

15. How was the Scottish king who reigned from 1306 to his death in 1329 popularly kown?

16. Which north west town expanded greatly in the first half of the 20th century with the growth of the fishing industry to become a deep-sea fishing port but today its most notable employer is the manufacturer of the lozenge Fisherman’s Friend?

17. According to the 2000 US Census, which name is the 5th most popular surname and is of Welsh origin, meaning “son of Ioan”?

18. Which Jamaican sprinter twice set the 100m world record, 1st in 2005 and later in 2007 and is still the record holder for the 100 yard dash, which he set in 2010?

19. What collection of fishing equipment also means to fall for something (often an untruth) without hesitation or reservation?

20. Where did Wallace & Gromit visit in their 1989 debut A Grand Day Out?

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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.