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a feathered friend quiz answers

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


1. Wata – an abbreviation from the German WasserTanzen – is a type of aquatic therapy which was developed in Switzerland where a person is gently guided underwater, pulled, swayed, and “flown” while being regularly brought to the surface for breath. How is this known in English?

Water dance

2. A crossbow bolt is also know as what?

A quarrel

3. What began as a collection by Sir Hans Sloane, is now housed in a building designed by Alfred Waterhouse, used to be the home of Dippy and has been called “A Cathedral to Science”?

Natural History Museum

4. Which song was a number one hit for popular beat combo Adam & The Ants, in September 1981?

Prince Charming

5. Unemployment Benefit is commonly referred to as what, in the UK?

Dole

6. What is the name of a large hemispherical brass percussion instrument (one of the timpani) with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting its tension?

Kettle Drum

7. What is the title of the American crime drama television series starring Angela Lansbury as mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher?

Murder She Wrote

8. What word means to assemble troops, especially for inspection or in preparation for battle?

Muster

9. What do the Americans (incorrectly) call Autumn?

Fall

10. What are the parallel sloping beams that support a roof called?

Rafters

11. What, in the UK, has two Houses that work on behalf of UK citizens to check and challenge the work of Government, make and shape effective laws, and debate/make decisions on the big issues of the day?

Parliament

12. Originally on May Day, but now usually on the 30th October, what is the name associated with this day, on which children and teenagers engage in pranks and vandalism?

Mischief Night

13. Which British television sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb was broadcast on Channel 4 from 2003 until 2015 and in 2010, became the longest-running comedy in Channel 4 history in terms of years on air?

Peep Show

14. In which town do the TV characters Barney Gumble, Chief Clancy Wiggum, Edna Krabappel, Reverend Timothy Lovejoy and Waylon Smithers live?

Springfield (The Simpsons)

15. Which 2002 British biographical comedy-drama film about Manchester’s popular music community from 1976 to 1992, and specifically about Factory Records, was named after a Happy Mondays single?

24 Hour Party People

16. George Blake, Ian Brady, Charles Bronson, Pete Doherty and Leslie Grantham have all been detained at Her Majesty’s please at which prison?

Wormwood Scrubs

17. Which large instrumental ensemble is based in Manchester, England and supports a choir, youth choir, youth training choir, children’s choir and a youth orchestra?

The Hallé Orchestra

18. What phrase commonly refers to the two possible physiological reactions to highly stressful or threatening situations: to defend oneself or to run away?

Flight or fight

19. Which 1981 BBC cartoon series was narrated by Kenneth Williams and became popular with children and adults, as it bridged the gap between the end of weekday children’s programming and the early evening news, the principal character being a blue, floating creature drawn as a caricature of Williams?

Willo the Wisp

20. What is the name of a species of woodboring beetle that sometimes infests the structural timbers of old buildings, named after the tapping or ticking sound made by the adult insects?

Deathwatch beetle


All answers contain a collective noun for a type of bird:

  • A water dance of grebes
  • A quarrel of sparrows
  • A museum of waxwings
  • A charm of finches/goldfinches
  • A dole of doves
  • A kettle of hawks [riding a thermal]
  • A murder of crows
  • A muster of storks
  • A fall of woodcocks
  • A raft of ducks/A rafter of turkeys
  • A parliament of owls
  • A mischief of magpies
  • A peep of chickens
  • A spring of teal
  • A party of jays
  • A worm of robins
  • An orchestra of avocets
  • A flight of swallows [or doves, goshawks, or cormorants]
  • A wisp of snipe
  • A watch of nightingales

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a feathered friend quiz

It’s Sunday, week 2 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week, we went sledging.

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. Wata – an abbreviation from the German WasserTanzen – is a type of aquatic therapy which was developed in Switzerland where a person is gently guided underwater, pulled, swayed, and “flown” while being regularly brought to the surface for breath. How is this known in English?

2. A crossbow bolt is also know as what?

3. What began as a collection by Sir Hans Sloane, is now housed in a building designed by Alfred Waterhouse, used to be the home of Dippy and has been called “A Cathedral to Science”?

4. Which song was a number one hit for popular beat combo Adam & The Ants, in September 1981?

5. Unemployment Benefit is commonly referred to as what, in the UK?

6. What is the name of a large hemispherical brass percussion instrument (one of the timpani) with a drumhead that can be tuned by adjusting its tension?

What is the title of the American crime drama television series starring Angela Lansbury as 7. mystery writer and amateur detective Jessica Fletcher?

8. What word means to assemble troops, especially for inspection or in preparation for battle?

9. What do the Americans (incorrectly) call Autumn?

10. What are the parallel sloping beams that support a roof called?

11. What, in the UK, has two Houses that work on behalf of UK citizens to check and challenge the work of Government, make and shape effective laws, and debate/make decisions on the big issues of the day?

12. Originally on May Day, but now usually on the 30th October, what is the name associated with this day, on which children and teenagers engage in pranks and vandalism?

13. Which British television sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb was broadcast on Channel 4 from 2003 until 2015 and in 2010, became the longest-running comedy in Channel 4 history in terms of years on air?

14. In which town do the TV characters Barney Gumble, Chief Clancy Wiggum, Edna Krabappel, Reverend Timothy Lovejoy and Waylon Smithers live?

15. Which 2002 British biographical comedy-drama film about Manchester’s popular music community from 1976 to 1992, and specifically about Factory Records, was named after a Happy Mondays single?

16. George Blake, Ian Brady, Charles Bronson, Pete Doherty and Leslie Grantham have all been detained at Her Majesty’s please at which prison?

17. Which large instrumental ensemble is based in Manchester, England and supports a choir, youth choir, youth training choir, children’s choir and a youth orchestra?

18. What phrase commonly refers to the two possible physiological reactions to highly stressful or threatening situations: to defend oneself or to run away?

19. Which 1981 BBC cartoon series was narrated by Kenneth Williams and became popular with children and adults, as it bridged the gap between the end of weekday children’s programming and the early evening news, the principal character being a blue, floating creature drawn as a caricature of Williams?

20. What is the name of a species of woodboring beetle that sometimes infests the structural timbers of old buildings, named after the tapping or ticking sound made by the adult insects?


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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?