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a who didn’t sing it quiz answers

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


1. Which Queen song was not scheduled to be released as a single until DJ Kenny Everett obtained an early pressing and played it 14 times in two days, generating a massive demand for the song?

Bohemian Rhapsody

2. Artist and Song?

Dexys Midnight Runners – There There My Dear

3. Which song did former astronaut Chris Hadfield sing when aboard the International Space Station in 2013?

Space Oddity

4. Artist and Song?

Green Day – Basket Case

5. Which song did John Denver write in 1973 as an ode to his then wife in ten-and-a-half minutes one day on a ski lift?

Annie’s Song

6. Artist and Song?

New Order – Ceremony

7. Which war novel, by American author Stephen Crane, takes place during the American Civil War and is about a young private of the Union Army, Henry Fleming, who flees from the field of battle?

Red Badge Of Courage

8. Artist and Song?

Coldplay – Viva La Vida

9. Which Sheffield drinking establishment can be found at 23 Trippet Lane and, when open, hosts Saturday afternoon Northern Soul days.

Maggie May’s

10. Artist and Song?

Radiohead – Street Spirit

11. What is the colloquial name of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge in New York City, due to where its Manhattan end is located?

The 59th Street Bridge

12. Artist and Song?

The Who – Baba O’Riley

13. Which film starred Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond, Honor Blackman as Bond girl Pussy Galore and Gert Fröbe as the title character?

Goldfinger

14. Artist and Song?

Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit

15. Who was King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1483 until his death in 1485, being the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty?

Richard III

16. Artist and Song?

Black Sabbath – Paranoid

17. Which American actor, film director, composer, and producer first achieved success in a TV Western and rose to international fame with his role as the “Man with No Name”?

Clint Eastwood

18. Artist and Song?

Cat Stevens – Father and Son

19. Which character in Lewis Carroll’s 1865 book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland appears at the very beginning of the book wearing a waistcoat, and muttering “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!?

White Rabbit

20. Artist and Song?

Bob Dylan, Subterranean Homesick Blues


Bonus: What links the answers?

They are all songs whose title does not appear in the lyrics.

For odd numbered questions, the songs are:

  • Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  • David Bowie – Space Oddity
  • John Denver – Annie’s Song
  • Badge – Cream
  • Maggie May – Rod Stewart
  • The 59th Bridge Street Song – Simon & Garfunkel
  • Goldfinger – Ash
  • Richard III – Supergrass
  • Clint Eastwood – Gorillaz
  • White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane

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a who didn’t sing it quiz

It’s Sunday, week 8 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week, we’ve been calculating how many people we can get drunk with at each stage as we emerge from lockdown!

It’s a quiz of 20 questions and one theme.

There’s a clue to the theme in the quiz title and a bonus point if you can guess the theme itself.

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 Queen song was not scheduled to be released as a single until DJ Kenny Everett obtained an early pressing and played it 14 times in two days, generating a massive demand for the song?

2. Artist and Song?

3. Which song did former astronaut Chris Hadfield sing when aboard the International Space Station in 2013?

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4. Artist and Song?

5. Which song did John Denver write in 1973 as an ode to his then wife in ten-and-a-half minutes one day on a ski lift?

6. Artist and Song?

7. Which war novel, by American author Stephen Crane, takes place during the American Civil War and is about a young private of the Union Army, Henry Fleming, who flees from the field of battle?

8. Artist and Song?

9. Which Sheffield drinking establishment can be found at 23 Trippet Lane and, when open, hosts Saturday afternoon Northern Soul days.

10. Artist and Song?

11. What is the colloquial name of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge in New York City, due to where its Manhattan end is located?

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12. Artist and Song?

13. Which film starred Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond, Honor Blackman as Bond girl Pussy Galore and Gert Fröbe as the title character?

14. Artist and Song?

15. Who was King of England and Lord of Ireland from 1483 until his death in 1485, being the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenet dynasty?

16. Artist and Song?

17. Which American actor, film director, composer, and producer first achieved success in a TV Western and rose to international fame with his role as the “Man with No Name”?

18. Artist and Song?

19. Which character in Lewis Carroll’s 1865 book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland appears at the very beginning of the book wearing a waistcoat, and muttering “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!?

20. Artist and Song?


Bonus: What links the answers?


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a who are we quiz answers

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


1. Who am I – Big Cigar, Born at Blenheim, wrote a History of the English Speaking Peoples?

Winston Churchill

2. Who am I – Big Hat, Big Cigar, Big Bridges?

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

3. Who am I – Part alter ego of Wonder Woman, part the place your mum buys her pants?

Diana Spencer

4. Who am I – I had a Beagle, a big beard and my final book was the Formation of Vegetable Mould, through the Actions of Worms 1881?

Charles Darwin

5. Who am I – Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford or Sir Francis Bacon or Christopher Marlowe or William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby?

William Shakespeare

6. Who am I – 1643 to 1727?

Isaac Newton

7. Who am I – “I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king”?

Queen Elizabeth I

8. Who am I – Middle name Winston and was the Walrus?

John Lennon

9. Who am I – It has been suggested that a 19th Century wrestling move is named after him due to navel strategies he used to surround the opponent to win the Battle of the Nile?

Horatio Nelson

10. Who am I – My body was exhumed from Westminster Abbey on 30 January 1661 and was subjected to a posthumous execution, as were the remains of John Bradshaw and Henry Ireton?

Oliver Cromwell

11. Who am I – I was born in 1874 in County Kildare, Ireland and I am most famous for my expedition in 1914 that crushed my Endurance and failed despite which, no lives were lost?

Sir Ernest Shackleton

12. Who am I – I lead three incredible voyages, the first of which I was appointed leader due to my skill and knowledge of astronomy and the last of which saw my demise at Kealakekua Bay in1779, in a confrontation with the Indigenous people of Hawaii?

Captain James Cook

13. Who am I – A British Army officer, writer and founder of a world-wide youth movement which he wrote a book about that was published in 1908 and is the 4th best selling book of the 20th century?

Robert Baden-Powell

14. Who am I – A learned and merciful man of a gracious and level-headed nature who encouraged education, proposing that primary education be taught in English and who successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England?

Alfred the Great

15. Who am I – Better known by his title than his name, a leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, served twice as prime minister and responsible for ending the Napoleonic Wars?

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

16. Who am I – The longest serving Prime Minister of the 20th Century, educated in school sin Lincolnshire at and graduated from Oxford with Second-Class Honours, in the four-year Chemistry Bachelor of Science degree?

Margaret Thatcher

17. Who am I – Born Michael Patrick Smith, made famous by playing Frank alongside Betty and Jessica on TV in 1973 and 1975 and has performed in various productions on the West End and on Broadway?

Michael Crawford

18. Who am I – First name Alexandrina, named after her godfather, Tsar Alexander I, proposed to her husband, had nine children, survived at least six attempts on her life and became queen at the age of 18?

Queen Victoria

19. Who am I – Said to have “died” on 9 November, 1966 and replaced by a look-a-like, just for not wearing shoes?

Sir Paul McCartney

20. Who am I – Born in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1881, accepted with a scholarship into St Mary’s Hospital Medical School at the age of 25, earned a gold medal in 1908 for being the University’s highest ranked medical student, discovered one of the most widely used medications and named it after the Latin name for mould?

Sir Alexander Fleming


Bonus: Who are they?

They are the top 20 Greatest Britons as voted for by the British public in a poll for BBC’s 100 Greatest Britons in 2002.


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a who are we quiz

It’s Sunday, week 7 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week, we’ve been on half term. It’s much like every other week really!

It’s a quiz of 20 questions and one theme.

There’s a clue to the theme in the quiz title and a bonus point if you can guess the theme itself.

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. Who am I – Big Cigar, Born at Blenheim, wrote a History of the English Speaking Peoples?

2. Who am I – Big Hat, Big Cigar, Big Bridges?

3. Who am I – Part alter ego of Wonder Woman, part the place your mum buys her pants?

4. Who am I – I had a Beagle, a big beard and my final book was the Formation of Vegetable Mould, through the Actions of Worms 1881?

5. Who am I – Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford or Sir Francis Bacon or Christopher Marlowe or William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby?

6. Who am I – 1643 to 1727?

7. Who am I – “I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king”?

8. Who am I – Middle name Winston and was the Walrus?

9. Who am I – It has been suggested that a 19th Century wrestling move is named after him due to navel strategies he used to surround the opponent to win the Battle of the Nile?

10. Who am I – My body was exhumed from Westminster Abbey on 30 January 1661 and was subjected to a posthumous execution, as were the remains of John Bradshaw and Henry Ireton?

11. Who am I – I was born in 1874 in County Kildare, Ireland and I am most famous for my expedition in 1914 that crushed my Endurance and failed despite which, no lives were lost?

12. Who am I – I lead three incredible voyages, the first of which I was appointed leader due to my skill and knowledge of astronomy and the last of which saw my demise at Kealakekua Bay in1779, in a confrontation with the Indigenous people of Hawaii?

13. Who am I – A British Army officer, writer and founder of a world-wide youth movement which he wrote a book about that was published in 1908 and is the 4th best selling book of the 20th century?

14. Who am I – A learned and merciful man of a gracious and level-headed nature who encouraged education, proposing that primary education be taught in English and who successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest, and by the time of his death had become the dominant ruler in England?

15. Who am I – Better known by his title than his name, a leading military and political figures of 19th-century Britain, served twice as prime minister and responsible for ending the Napoleonic Wars?

16. Who am I – The longest serving Prime Minister of the 20th Century, educated in school sin Lincolnshire at and graduated from Oxford with Second-Class Honours, in the four-year Chemistry Bachelor of Science degree?

17. Who am I – Born Michael Patrick Smith, made famous by playing Frank alongside Betty and Jessica on TV in 1973 and 1975 and has performed in various productions on the West End and on Broadway?

18. Who am I – First name Alexandrina, named after her godfather, Tsar Alexander I, proposed to her husband, had nine children, survived at least six attempts on her life and became queen at the age of 18?

19. Who am I – Said to have “died” on 9 November, 1966 and replaced by a look-a-like, just for not wearing shoes?

20. Who am I – Born in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1881, accepted with a scholarship into St Mary’s Hospital Medical School at the age of 25, earned a gold medal in 1908 for being the University’s highest ranked medical student, discovered one of the most widely used medications and named it after the Latin name for mould?


Bonus: Who are they?


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a just can’t get enough quiz answers

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


1. Name the artist and song?

Petula Clark – Downtown

2. Which Beach Boys songs was covered for the BBC launch of the BBC Music brand in 2014, featured an assortment of artist including Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder, Brian May as well as Brian Wilson and was released as a charity single for Children In Need?

God Only Knows

3. Name the artist and song?

The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset

4. What is a sucrose sugar product with a distinctive brown colour due to the presence of molasses or a slang term for heroin?

Brown sugar

5. Name the artist and song?

T.Rex – Ride A White Swan

6. In which 1999 comedy movie do four high school friends try every trick in the book to ensure that they lose their virginity before prom night?

American Pie

7. Name the artist and song?

The Osmonds – Crazy Horses

8. Which song is played at traditional events such as Wimbledon and The Proms, is one of New Zealand’s two national anthems and whose author is unknown, although attribution to the composer John Bull is sometimes made?

God Save the Queen

9. Name the artist and song?

Sparks – This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us

10. Who was the Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Nicholas II, the last emperor of Russia, and gained considerable influence in late imperial Russia?

Rasputin

11. Name the artist and song?

Squeeze – Up The Junction

12. Which one of the nine Austrian states is also a city that, until the beginning of the 20th century, was the largest German speaking city in the world?

Vienna

13. Name the artist and song?

Heaven 17 – Temptation

14. Which 1974 movie starring Roger Moore as a manager of a South African mine shares its name with both a UK radio station and a UK TV station?

Gold

15. Name the artist and song?

Pet Shop Boys/Dusty Springfield – What Have I Done To Deserve This

16. Romanian Nadia Comăneci is generally recognized as the first person to score what at the Olympic Games?

A perfect 10

17. Name the artist and song?

The B-52’s – Love Shack

18. In 1687 Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia included a computation for what, the answer to the computation being “979 feet per second in air”?

Speed of sound

19. Name the artist and song?

Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life

20. Which English television and radio presenter is best known as a presenter of the popular children’s series Blue Peter from 1962 to 1972 and also also presented the BBC Radio 4 PM programme?

Valerie Singleton


Bonus: What connects all the answers?

They are all songs that peaked at number 2 in the UK singles charts, literally, they just couldn’t get enough sales. The full list is:

  • Petula Clark – Downtown (1964)
  • Beach Boys – God Only Knows (1966)
  • The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset (1967)
  • The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar (1971)
  • T.Rex – Ride A White Swan (1970)
  • Don McLean – American Pie (1972)
  • The Osmonds – Crazy Horses (1972)
  • The Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen (1977)
  • Sparks – This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us (1974)
  • Boney M – Rasputin (1978)
  • Squeeze – Up The Junction (1979)
  • Ultravox – Vienna (1981)
  • Heaven 17 – Temptation (1983)
  • Spandau Ballet – Gold (1983)
  • Pet Shop Boys/Dusty Springfield – What Have I Done To Deserve This (1987)
  • Beautiful South – Perfect 10 (1998)
  • The B-52’s – Love Shack (1990)
  • Coldplay – Speed Of Sound (2005)
  • Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life (1996)
  • Valerie – Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse (2007)

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a just can’t get enough quiz

It’s Sunday, week 6 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week, we requested refunds for our Chester Zoo tickets that were booked for next week because, like, that ain’t happening, innit!

It’s a quiz of 20 questions and one theme.

There’s a clue to the theme in the quiz title and a bonus point if you can guess the theme itself.

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. Name the artist and song?

2. Which Beach Boys songs was covered for the BBC launch of the BBC Music brand in 2014, featured an assortment of artist including Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder, Brian May as well as Brian Wilson and was released as a charity single for Children In Need?

3. Name the artist and song?

4. What is a sucrose sugar product with a distinctive brown colour due to the presence of molasses or a slang term for heroin?

5. Name the artist and song?

6. In which 1999 comedy movie do four high school friends try every trick in the book to ensure that they lose their virginity before prom night?

7. Name the artist and song?

8. Which song is played at traditional events such as Wimbledon and The Proms, is one of New Zealand’s two national anthems and whose author is unknown, although attribution to the composer John Bull is sometimes made?

9. Name the artist and song?

10. Who was the Russian mystic and self-proclaimed holy man who befriended the family of Nicholas II, the last emperor of Russia, and gained considerable influence in late imperial Russia?

11. Name the artist and song?

12. Which one of the nine Austrian states is also a city that, until the beginning of the 20th century, was the largest German speaking city in the world?

13. Name the artist and song?

14. Which 1974 movie starring Roger Moore as a manager of a South African mine shares its name with both a UK radio station and a UK TV station?

15. Name the artist and song?

16. Romanian Nadia Comăneci is generally recognized as the first person to score what at the Olympic Games?

17. Name the artist and song?

18. In 1687 Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia included a computation for what, the answer to the computation being “979 feet per second in air”?

19. Name the artist and song?

20. Which English television and radio presenter is best known as a presenter of the popular children’s series Blue Peter from 1962 to 1972 and also also presented the BBC Radio 4 PM programme?


Bonus: What connects all the answers?


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a foodies quiz answers

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


1. Which English actress, born in 1932, is best known for her role as Sybil, Basil’s wife, in Fawlty Towers and her BAFTA award-nominated role as Queen Elizabeth II in A Question of Attribution by Alan Bennett.

Prunella Scales

2. Who was the only surviving legitimate child of King James V who acceded to the throne in 1542, aged 6?

Mary Queen of Scots

3. What name was given to the 1960s subculture that included art, music, clothes and use of hallucinogenic drugs?

Psychadelia

4. Who did Julie jilt John for?

Gordon

5. Which member of comedy trio The Goodies opened the pilot episode of the BBC radio comedy panel game I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue with Jo Kendall singing the words of Three Blind Mice to the tune of Ol’ Man River?

Graeme Garden

6. What was originally a two or three-wheeled passenger cart which is generally pulled by one man carrying one passenger?

Rickshaw

7. Which ventriloquist’s act included the puppets Orville the Duck and Cuddles the Monkey?

Keith Harris

8. In the TV programme and film The Magic Roundabout, who is the operator of the roundabout – the only character to be voiced by the same actor in both the TV show and film?

Mr. Rusty

9. Which ex-Sheffield Wednesday and Stocksbridge park Steels footballer holds record for the most scoring in consecutive matches (11)?

Jamie Vardy

10. Which building has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and is currently the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and other lesser royals?

Kensington Palace

11. Name this Scottish duo and the song they are singing?

The Proclaimers, Sunshine On Leith

12. In the children’s nursery rhyme, what did we go round on a cold and frosty morning?

Mulberry Bush

13. What’s the name of the band singing this 1986 song that reach number 26 in the UK charts?

The Smiths (Bigmoth Strikes Again)

14. Which British politician was the first Labour Party member to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, leading minority Labour governments for nine months in 1924 and then from 1929–1931?

Ramsey MacDonald

15. Who is the lead singer of this 1985 hit that also featured in the film The Breakfast Club, helping it to the number 1 spot in the US?

Jim Kerr (from Simple Minds)

16. What Gothic novel was first published in 1818 and was written by the daughter of proto-feminist Mary Wollstonecraft?

Frankenstein

17. Name the band and song in this early video which is somewhat less polished than their later works?

Pink Floyd, See Emily Play

18. Which County Durham new town was founded in 1948 and named after a celebrated Durham miners’ leader and, as such, is one of the few places in the British Isles to be directly named after an individual?

Peterlee (named after Peter Lee)

19. Name the artist and song?

Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Oliver’s Army

20. On the internet, what is the introductory page of a website, typically serving as a table of contents for the site, commonly called?

Homepage


Putting together answers from questions 1-10 with 11-20, we get 10 famous chefs:

  • Prue Leith
  • Mary Berry
  • Delia Smith
  • Gordon Ramsey
  • Graham Kerr
  • Rick Stein
  • Keith Floyd
  • Rusty Lee
  • Jamie Oliver
  • Ken Hom
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a foodies quiz

It’s Sunday, week 5 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week, we stayed indoors a lot and experimented with audio visuals in the quiz!.

It’s a quiz of two halves this week, with 20 questions and one theme.

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 English actress, born in 1932, is best known for her role as Sybil, Basil’s wife, in Fawlty Towers and her BAFTA award-nominated role as Queen Elizabeth II in A Question of Attribution by Alan Bennett.

2. Who was the only surviving legitimate child of King James V who acceded to the throne in 1542, aged 6?

3. What name was given to the 1960s subculture that included art, music, clothes and use of hallucinogenic drugs?

4. Who did Julie jilt John for?

5. Which member of comedy trio The Goodies opened the pilot episode of the BBC radio comedy panel game I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue with Jo Kendall singing the words of Three Blind Mice to the tune of Ol’ Man River?

6. What was originally a two or three-wheeled passenger cart which is generally pulled by one man carrying one passenger?

7. Which ventriloquist’s act included the puppets Orville the Duck and Cuddles the Monkey?

8. In the TV programme and film The Magic Roundabout, who is the operator of the roundabout – the only character to be voiced by the same actor in both the TV show and film?

9. Which ex-Sheffield Wednesday and Stocksbridge park Steels footballer holds record for the most scoring in consecutive matches (11)?

10. Which building has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and is currently the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and other lesser royals?

11. Name this Scottish duo and the song they are singing?

12. In the children’s nursery rhyme, what did we go round on a cold and frosty morning?

13. What’s the name of the band singing this 1986 song that reach number 26 in the UK charts?

14. Which British politician was the first Labour Party member to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, leading minority Labour governments for nine months in 1924 and then from 1929–1931?

15. Who is the lead singer of this 1985 hit that also featured in the film The Breakfast Club, helping it to the number 1 spot in the US?

16. What Gothic novel was first published in 1818 and was written by the daughter of proto-feminist Mary Wollstonecraft?

17. Name the band and song in this early video which is somewhat less polished than their later works?

18. Which County Durham new town was founded in 1948 and named after a celebrated Durham miners’ leader and, as such, is one of the few places in the British Isles to be directly named after an individual?

19. Name the band and song?

20. On the internet, what is the introductory page of a website, typically serving as a table of contents for the site, commonly called?


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a dickens of a quiz answers

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


1. Which English television and radio presenter, and model is best known for co-hosting Let’s Do Lunch with Gino D’Acampo and a program with Des O’Conner that features the pair’s first names?

Melanie Sykes

2. Who is missing from this 80s TV line up. Matthew Kelly, Sarah Kennedy, Henry Kelly and…?

Jeremy Beadle

3. What was Scottish popular beat combo The Shamen’s biggest hit, released in August 1992 it was one of the most controversial UK number-one hits of the 1990s due to its perceived oblique endorsement of recreational drug use, and it was initially banned by the BBC?

Ebeneezer Goode

4. What is the name of the motor vehicles that NASA landed on Mars in 2012 for a two-year mission that was extended indefinitely and is still operational today?

Curiosity

5. In TV’s Midsomer Murders, what is the surname of both the original Detective Chief Inspector and his replacement, who, in the programme was the original’s younger cousin?

Barnaby

6. What are the names of the two major baseball teams in Los Angeles?

Dodgers and Angels

7. What is the name of the small bird with glossy blue-black upper parts, a pure white under parts, a distinctive white rump with a forked tail that spends much of its time on the wing collecting insect prey and lives in mud nests, usually sited below the eaves of buildings?

House Martin

8. 2008 American comedy-drama film stars Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston as the owners of a Labrador retriever which set a record for the largest Christmas Day box office ever upon its release?

Marley and Me

9. In 1983, who performed “the illusion of the century” in front of a live audience on Liberty Island, making the Statue of Liberty disappear, which holds the Guinness World Record for the largest illusion ever performed by an illusionist?

David Copperfield

10. Which social insect comprises of over 250 species in the genus Bombus, part of Apidae family?

Bumblebee

11. Which English rock band was formed in 1969, have released 24 studio albums with Demons and Wizards being the most successful and are still producing music today, albeit with rhythm guitarist Mick Box being the only original member?

Uriah Heep

12. Who is the fictional sleuth in an American mystery novel series created by publisher Edward Stratemeyer as the female counterpart to his Hardy Boys series?

Nancy Drew

13. Which British Writer, Broadcaster and former politician caused a sensation when publishing her diaries as they revealed a four-year affair with future Prime Minister John Major?

Edwina Currie

14. One of the signatories of King Charles I’s death warrant in 1649, who later became Lord Protector of the British Isles from 1653 until his death in 1658?

Oliver Cromwell

15. Who played the younger brother of Derek “Del Boy” Trotter in the BBC TV comedy Only Fools and Horses, which first aired in 1981and ran until 1991 as a series and 2003 as sporadic Christmas Specials?

Nicholas Lyndhurst

16. What do Hamlet’s father and Banquo have in common as they appear in Hamlet and Macbeth?

They are both ghosts

17. Which Australian external territory is an island in the Indian Ocean 960 miles from Australia and was named by Captain William Mynors of the Royal Mary, an English East India Company vessel, when he sailed past it?

Christmas Island

18. What part of an apple contains Cyanide and would kill you if even in sufficient quantities?

Pip

19. Which poem by the English poet Christina Rossetti, commonly performed as a Christmas carol, was published under it’s original name – A Christmas Carol – in 1872?

In the Bleak Midwinter

20. Which ex-footballer followed Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley as manager of Liverpool football club?

Joe Fagan


In keeping with the them, all answers relate to Charles Dickens books and characters:

  • Bill Sykes (Oliver Twist)
  • Beadle (Bumble’s role in Oliver Twist)
  • Ebeneezer Scrooge (A Christmas Carol)
  • The Old Curiosity Shop
  • Barnaby Rudge
  • Artful Dodger (Oliver Twist)
  • Bleak House
  • Jacob Marley (A Christmas Carol)
  • David Copperfield
  • Bumble (Oliver Twist)
  • Uriah Heep (David Copperfield)
  • Nancy (Oliver Twist)
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • Oliver Cromwell (Oliver Tewist)
  • Nicholas Nickleby
  • Ghosts (A Christmas Carol)
  • Christmas Island (A Christmas Carol)
  • Pip Gargery (Great Expectations)
  • Bleak House
  • Fagin (Oliver Twist)

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a dickens of a quiz

It’s Sunday, week 4 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week, we realised we forgot to set week 3’s quiz!

Back to the usual format this week, 20 questions, one theme.

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 English television and radio presenter, and model is best known for co-hosting Let’s Do Lunch with Gino D’Acampo and a program with Des O’Conner that features the pair’s first names?

2. Who is missing from this 80s TV line up. Matthew Kelly, Sarah Kennedy, Henry Kelly and…?

3. What was Scottish popular beat combo The Shamen’s biggest hit, released in August 1992 it was one of the most controversial UK number-one hits of the 1990s due to its perceived oblique endorsement of recreational drug use, and it was initially banned by the BBC?

4. What is the name of the motor vehicles that NASA landed on Mars in 2012 for a two-year mission that was extended indefinitely and is still operational today?

5. In TV’s Midsomer Murders, what is the surname of both the original Detective Chief Inspector and his replacement, who, in the programme was the original’s younger cousin?

6. What are the names of the two major baseball teams in Los Angeles?

7. What is the name of the small bird with glossy blue-black upper parts, a pure white under parts, a distinctive white rump with a forked tail that spends much of its time on the wing collecting insect prey and lives in mud nests, usually sited below the eaves of buildings?

8. 2008 American comedy-drama film stars Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston as the owners of a Labrador retriever which set a record for the largest Christmas Day box office ever upon its release?

9. In 1983, who performed “the illusion of the century” in front of a live audience on Liberty Island, making the Statue of Liberty disappear, which holds the Guinness World Record for the largest illusion ever performed by an illusionist?

10. Which social insect comprises of over 250 species in the genus Bombus, part of Apidae family?

11. Which English rock band was formed in 1969, have released 24 studio albums with Demons and Wizards being the most successful and are still producing music today, albeit with rhythm guitarist Mick Box being the only original member?

12. Who is the fictional sleuth in an American mystery novel series created by publisher Edward Stratemeyer as the female counterpart to his Hardy Boys series?

13. Which British Writer, Broadcaster and former politician caused a sensation when publishing her diaries as they revealed a four-year affair with future Prime Minister John Major?

14. One of the signatories of King Charles I’s death warrant in 1649, who later became Lord Protector of the British Isles from 1653 until his death in 1658?

15. Who played the younger brother of Derek “Del Boy” Trotter in the BBC TV comedy Only Fools and Horses, which first aired in 1981and ran until 1991 as a series and 2003 as sporadic Christmas Specials?

16. What do Hamlet’s father and Banquo have in common as they appear in Hamlet and Macbeth?

17. Which Australian external territory is an island in the Indian Ocean 960 miles from Australia and was named by Captain William Mynors of the Royal Mary, an English East India Company vessel, when he sailed past it?

18. What part of an apple contains Cyanide and would kill you if even in sufficient quantities?

19. Which poem by the English poet Christina Rossetti, commonly performed as a Christmas carol, was published under it’s original name – A Christmas Carol – in 1872?

20. Which ex-footballer followed Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley as manager of Liverpool football club?