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a shopping is back quiz answers

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


1. London has the Underground and Paris the Métro, but what do Tokyo and Beijing have?

Subway

2. What is the family of tile-based games played with rectangular tile pieces with a line dividing its face into two square ends, each end is marked with a number of spots and the backs are either blank or having some common design?

Dominoes

3. Shoemaker Levy-9, Hyakutake, Hale Bopp and Tempel-Tuttel are all what?

Comets

4. What is any liquid fuel whose ignition takes place, without any spark, as a result of compression of the inlet air mixture and then injection of fuel, or a dog?

Diesel

5. After a super yet somewhat shaky beginning, and following 8 number one singles, which band ended their singles releases with I’m Outta Time (#12), Falling Down (#10) and Don’t Stop (#80)?

Oasis

6. Bigger or smaller than a truck and SUV, but bigger than a common car what type of road vehicles are used for transporting goods or people?

Vans

7. Which 2005 comedy-drama film is based on a true story that tells of a struggling British shoe factory’s young, strait-laced owner, Charlie, who forms an unlikely partnership with Lola, a drag queen, to save the business?

Kinky Boots

8. Composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres and located off the coast of Queensland, Australia, this is the world’s largest what?

Coral Reef

9. The common allotrope of the chemical element oxygen, an arena in Prague or the third studio album by Son of Dave?

O2

10. What is any exposed land surrounded by river water that result from changes in the course of a river called?

River Island

11. What word means a legally defined and protected geographical indication used to identify where the grapes for a wine are grown?

Appellation

12. What is another name for sharpening stones or whetstones that are used to sharpen the edges of steel tools and implements through grinding and honing?

Water stones

13. What name is given to automotive repair shops that offer paintwork repairs to scratches, scuffs and dents, as well as repairs to damaged caused by collisions but do not offer a mechanical repair service?

Body Shop

14. What is a cuboid container used by soldiers or other military personnel to store their belongings, it’s name derives from where it is usually located relative to the soldier’s bunk or bed?

Footlocker

16. What modern farming machine is designed to efficiently process a variety of crops, its name derives from its integrating four separate operations — reaping, threshing, gathering, and winnowing — into a single process?

Combine harvester

16. Which local government district in Cumbria, England has its council based in Kendal and includes much of the Lake District as well as northwestern parts of the Yorkshire Dales?

South Lakeland

17. Which 1965 James Herbert sci-fi novel was made in to a epic movie in 1984 that received mostly critical reviews – unlike the novel which is considered by some critics as the best science fiction book ever written?

Dune

18. Which monthly documentary television programme had the same permanent presenter from its first broadcast on 24 April 1957 until 7 January 2013, making it the longest-running programme with the same presenter in television history?

The Sky at Night

19. Which team played in the Football League from 1921–1993 and 1998–2002, were dissolved in 2008 and reformed the same year and play at The Shay?

Halifax Town

20. In 1809 a new eating establishment in an upmarket London square opened where diners could smoke hookah pipes and recline on bamboo-cane sofas as they tucked into their food. This was the country’s first dedicated restaurant of it’s kind, opened by a a guy named Dean. What is the common name for the variety of the dishes it served?

Currys


Hopefully the theme was clear, but just in case, all the answers contain the name of a shop:

  • Subway – sandwiches, etc.
  • Domino’s – pizzas, etc.
  • Comet – electrical goods
  • Diesel – fashion
  • Oasis – fashion
  • Vans – footwear
  • Boots – the Chemist
  • Coral – bookmaker
  • O2 – Communications
  • Apple – technology
  • River Island – fashion
  • Waterstones – books
  • The Body Shop – Health
  • Footlocker – footwear
  • Harvester – restaurant
  • Lakeland – Home
  • Dune – footwear
  • Sky – Audio/Visual
  • Halifax – finance
  • Currys – electrical

And the bonus question answer: All the names contain something that the shop does not sell.


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a shopping is back quiz

It’s Sunday, week 15 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week we’ve been mostly going to the pub! Well, went twice, which is a lot, considering.

It’s a quiz of 20 themed questions – clue in the title.

There’s also Bonus question at the end. Ooh, intriguing!

There’s 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. London has the Underground and Paris the Métro, but what do Tokyo and Beijing have?

2. What is the family of tile-based games played with rectangular tile pieces with a line dividing its face into two square ends, each end is marked with a number of spots and the backs are either blank or having some common design?

3. Shoemaker Levy-9, Hyakutake, Hale Bopp and Tempel-Tuttel are all what?

4. What is any liquid fuel whose ignition takes place, without any spark, as a result of compression of the inlet air mixture and then injection of fuel, or a dog?

5. After a super yet somewhat shaky beginning, and following 8 number one singles, which band ended their singles releases with I’m Outta Time (#12), Falling Down (#10) and Don’t Stop (#80)?

6. Bigger or smaller than a truck and SUV, but bigger than a common car what type of road vehicles are used for transporting goods or people?

7. Which 2005 comedy-drama film is based on a true story that tells of a struggling British shoe factory’s young, strait-laced owner, Charlie, who forms an unlikely partnership with Lola, a drag queen, to save the business?

8. Composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres and located off the coast of Queensland, Australia, this is the world’s largest what?

9. The common allotrope of the chemical element oxygen, an arena in Prague or the third studio album by Son of Dave?

10. What is any exposed land surrounded by river water that result from changes in the course of a river called?

11. What word means a legally defined and protected geographical indication used to identify where the grapes for a wine are grown?

12. What is another name for sharpening stones or whetstones that are used to sharpen the edges of steel tools and implements through grinding and honing?

13. What name is given to automotive repair shops that offer paintwork repairs to scratches, scuffs and dents, as well as repairs to damaged caused by collisions but do not offer a mechanical repair service?

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14. What is a cuboid container used by soldiers or other military personnel to store their belongings, it’s name derives from where it is usually located relative to the soldier’s bunk or bed?

16. What modern farming machine is designed to efficiently process a variety of crops, its name derives from its integrating four separate operations — reaping, threshing, gathering, and winnowing — into a single process?

16. Which local government district in Cumbria, England has its council based in Kendal and includes much of the Lake District as well as northwestern parts of the Yorkshire Dales?

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17. Which 1965 James Herbert sci-fi novel was made in to a epic movie in 1984 that received mostly critical reviews – unlike the novel which is considered by some critics as the best science fiction book ever written?

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18. Which monthly documentary television programme had the same permanent presenter from its first broadcast on 24 April 1957 until 7 January 2013, making it the longest-running programme with the same presenter in television history?

19. Which team played in the Football League from 1921–1993 and 1998–2002, were dissolved in 2008 and reformed the same year and play at The Shay?

20. In 1809 a new eating establishment in an upmarket London square opened where diners could smoke hookah pipes and recline on bamboo-cane sofas as they tucked into their food. This was the country’s first dedicated restaurant of it’s kind, opened by a a guy named Dean. What is the common name for the variety of the dishes it served?


Bonus question: Apart from the obvious theme link to all the answers, what else links them? Extra cryptic clue: “False advertising?”

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a loadsamoney quiz answers

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


1. What is the surname of Sylvester Stallone’s character in the Rocky films?

Balboa

2. Which team won the European Cup in the UK in front of a record crowd – 127,621 – for the final?

Real Madrid

3. Which right-handed oval course with a circumference of around one-and-a-quarter miles is the only racecourse in Lincolnshire?

Market Rasen

4. Which country was invaded by the Soviet Union on Christmas Eve 1979?

Afghanistan

5. Which brewery, founded in 1664 in Straßburg, is owned by the Carlsberg Group and brews its premium brand 5% abv pale lager, mainly in France?

Kronenbourg

6. What word is used to describe crop plants in the family Cucurbitaceae, like pumpkin, cucumber, squash and melon?

Gourde

7. What is another name for the large intestine?

Colon

8. What is the name for 1/8th of a fluid ounce, used when measuring liquid volume?

Dram

9. Which Chinese Dynasty, that existed between the Song and Ming dynasties from 1279 to 1368, was China’s first foreign-led dynasty having been established by Kublai Khan, leader of the vast Mongol Empire and grandson of Genghis Khan?

Yuan

10. Which British athlete won the women’s long jump at the 1964 Olympics?

Mary Rand

11. Which novel, published in 1976, tells the story of a year in the life of the Jarretts, an affluent suburban family trying to cope with the aftermath of two traumatic events and was made in to a multi-award winning film with the same name in 1980, starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, and Timothy Hutton?

Ordinary People

12. Which 1964 film was the first in Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Western trilogy featuring Clint Eastwood as The Man with No Name?

A Fistful of Dollars

13. Which British variety store chain founded in 1990, with it’s first shop in Burton-on-Trent, sells clearance items and proprietary brands at a single price?

Poundland

14. In the cartoon family created by Matt Groening, which member was not named after people in Groening’s family and is instead an anagram of a word representing how this character often behaves?

Bart (an anagram of brat)

15. Which former heavyweight boxer won the WBC title at Wembley in 1995 and is often quoted as saying “Know what I mean, Harry?” in an interview with commentator Harry Carpenter?

Frank Bruno

16. Which Christmas carol with lyrics written by English composer George Ratcliffe Woodward, who took an interest in church bell ringing, was first published in 1924?

Ding Dong Merrily on High

17. What name is given to several carnivorous mammals that live in Africa and Asia, feed as scavengers and have powerful jaws, relatively short hind limbs, and coarse hair?

Hyenas

18. Which superhero’s civilian identity is Diana Prince and has been played by Lynda Carter in the 1970s TV series and Gal Gadot in the 1984 film?

Wonder Woman

19. Which historical slang term in common use in the 18th and 19th centuries means to agree to serve as a sailor or soldier in the Royal Navy or the British Army?

(Take the) King’s shilling

20. The song 3 Lions was release to celebrate which event?

Euro ’96


And the theme – each answer contains a currency:

  • Panamanian balboa
  • Brazilian real
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark
  • Afghan afghani
  • Danish/Norwegian krone
  • Haitian gourde
  • Costa Rican colón
  • Armenian/Artsakh dram
  • Chinese yuan
  • South African rand
  • Algerian/Bahrani/Iragi/Jordanian/Kuwati/Libyan/Serbian/Tunisian dinar
  • American dollars (plus many other countries)
  • British pound (plus many other countries)
  • Thai baht
  • Swiss franc (plus many other countries)
  • Vietnamese đồng
  • Japanses yen
  • North/South Korean won
  • Kenyan/Somali/Somaliland/Tanzanian/Ugandan shilling
  • The Euro (19 European Union countries)

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a loadsamoney quiz

It’s Sunday, week 14 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week we’ve been mostly getting ready to go out next week!

It’s a quiz of 20 themed questions – clue in the title.

There’s 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 is the surname of Sylvester Stallone’s character in the Rocky films?

2. Which team won the European Cup in the UK in front of a record crowd – 127,621 – for the final?

3. Which right-handed oval course with a circumference of around one-and-a-quarter miles is the only racecourse in Lincolnshire?

4. Which country was invaded by the Soviet Union on Christmas Eve 1979?

5. Which brewery, founded in 1664 in Straßburg, is owned by the Carlsberg Group and brews its premium brand 5% abv pale lager, mainly in France?

6. What word is used to describe crop plants in the family Cucurbitaceae, like pumpkin, cucumber, squash and melon?

7. What is another name for the large intestine?

8. What is the name for 1/8th of a fluid ounce, used when measuring liquid volume?

9. Which Chinese Dynasty, that existed between the Song and Ming dynasties from 1279 to 1368, was China’s first foreign-led dynasty having been established by Kublai Khan, leader of the vast Mongol Empire and grandson of Genghis Khan?

10. Which British athlete won the women’s long jump at the 1964 Olympics?

11. Which novel, published in 1976, tells the story of a year in the life of the Jarretts, an affluent suburban family trying to cope with the aftermath of two traumatic events and was made in to a multi-award winning film with the same name in 1980, starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, and Timothy Hutton?

12. Which 1964 film was the first in Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Western trilogy featuring Clint Eastwood as The Man with No Name?

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13. Which British variety store chain founded in 1990, with it’s first shop in Burton-on-Trent, sells clearance items and proprietary brands at a single price?

14. In the cartoon family created by Matt Groening, which member was not named after people in Groening’s family and is instead an anagram of a word representing how this character often behaves?

15. Which former heavyweight boxer won the WBC title at Wembley in 1995 and is often quoted as saying “Know what I mean, Harry?” in an interview with commentator Harry Carpenter?

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16. Which Christmas carol with lyrics written by English composer George Ratcliffe Woodward, who took an interest in church bell ringing, was first published in 1924?

17. What name is given to several carnivorous mammals that live in Africa and Asia, feed as scavengers and have powerful jaws, relatively short hind limbs, and coarse hair?

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18. Which superhero’s civilian identity is Diana Prince and has been played by Lynda Carter in the 1970s TV series and Gal Gadot in the 1984 film?

19. Which historical slang term in common use in the 18th and 19th centuries means to agree to serve as a sailor or soldier in the Royal Navy or the British Army?

20. The song 3 Lions was release to celebrate which event?


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an easter quiz answers

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


1. Who is the most famous creation of Beatrix Potter, first published in 1901 and an animated/live-action adaptation based on the character grossed almost $200 million worldwide?

Peter Rabbit

2. Which instantly recognizable and unforgettable cartoon character was created in 1938 by Leon Schlesinger Productions, which later became Warner Bros. Cartoons and was first voiced by voice actor Mel Blanc?

Bugs Bunny

3. Better known as ‘Stuffat tal-Fenek’ to the Maltese, what is another name for the dish considered to be Malta’s national dish that has been around the Maltese Islands since the Knights of St John?

Rabbit stew

4. Who is the central character in the Uncle Remus stories, a collection of children’s stories set in the Southern United States beginning in 1880 and adapted from African-American folktales?

Br’er Rabbit

5. Who is 6-foot-3½-inch tall, invisible and best friend to Elwood P. Dowd, an amiable barfly played by James Stewart in the 1950 movie of the same name as this character?

Harvey

6. Which waitressing “role” was created by Hugh Hefner in 1953 for his club?

Playboy Bunny

7. Which children’s book, written by Margery Williams and first published in 1922, tells the story of a stuffed rabbit who wants to become a real one?

The Velveteen Rabbit

8. Who is this popular beat combo and what song re they singing?

Jefferson Airplane, White Rabbit

9. Who was framed for the murder of the owner of Toontown and hires a private detective to clear his name in a 1988 Disney movie?

Roger Rabbit

10. What is an anthropomorphic pink battery powered rabbit that first appeared in adverts in 1973 and is trademarked for use in all parts of the world except the United States and Canada?

Duracell Bunny

11. Who first appeared in the Disney film Bambi and got his name from the habit his hind foot exhibits?

Thumper

12. Who is the protagonist in the Richard Adams 1972 novel Watership Down?

Hazel

13. In Donnie Darko, the 2001 American science fiction psychological thriller who informs troubled teenager Donnie that the world will end in 28 days?

Frank, a mysterious figure in a rabbit costume

14. Which animal shaped chocolate with a soft caramel centre, launched 2010, is only available at Easter?

Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Bunny

15. In the British children’s TV programme Pipkins, alongside Pig and Topov who was the third star in the series which ran from 1973 to 1981?

Hartley Hare

16. What was the name of the 5th Wallace & Gromit claymation outing, released in 2005 and the only feature film in the series?

The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

17. Who had a 1989 hit with Swing the Mood, their first single, reaching number 1 in 16 countries including the UK?

Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers

18. Which English idiomatic phrase is derived from the observed antics of the Lepus europaeus, the phrase is an allusion that can be used to refer to any other animal or human who behaves in the excitable and unpredictable manner?

Mad as a March hare

19. Along with Owl, which other of Winnie-the-Pooh’s friends in A.A. Milne’s books was not based on a toy owned by Milne’s son, Christopher?

Rabbit

20. First appearing in the 1700s what has been a religious symbol for centuries, although it doesn’t appear in the Bible, the tradition is believed to have begun with German Lutherans and reached the United States through immigrants who kept the tradition?

The Easter Bunny


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an easter quiz

It’s Sunday, week 13 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week we’ve been mostly applying for a job!!!

It’s a quiz of 20 themed questions – clue in the title.

There’s 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 is the most famous creation of Beatrix Potter, first published in 1901 and an animated/live-action adaptation based on the character grossed almost $200 million worldwide?

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2. Which instantly recognizable and unforgettable cartoon character was created in 1938 by Leon Schlesinger Productions, which later became Warner Bros. Cartoons and was first voiced by voice actor Mel Blanc?

3. Better known as ‘Stuffat tal-Fenek’ to the Maltese, what is another name for the dish considered to be Malta’s national dish that has been around the Maltese Islands since the Knights of St John?

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4. Who is the central character in the Uncle Remus stories, a collection of children’s stories set in the Southern United States beginning in 1880 and adapted from African-American folktales?

5. Who is 6-foot-3½-inch tall, invisible and best friend to Elwood P. Dowd, an amiable barfly played by James Stewart in the 1950 movie of the same name as this character?

6. Which waitressing “role” was created by Hugh Hefner in 1953 for his club?

7. Which children’s book, written by Margery Williams and first published in 1922, tells the story of a stuffed rabbit who wants to become a real one?

8. Who is this popular beat combo and what song re they singing?

9. Who was framed for the murder of the owner of Toontown and hires a private detective to clear his name in a 1988 Disney movie?

10. What is an anthropomorphic pink battery powered rabbit that first appeared in adverts in 1973 and is trademarked for use in all parts of the world except the United States and Canada?

11. Who first appeared in the Disney film Bambi and got his name from the habit his hind foot exhibits?

12. Who is the protagonist in the Richard Adams 1972 novel Watership Down?

13. In Donnie Darko, the 2001 American science fiction psychological thriller who informs troubled teenager Donnie that the world will end in 28 days?

14. Which animal shaped chocolate with a soft caramel centre, launched 2010, is only available at Easter?

15. In the British children’s TV programme Pipkins, alongside Pig and Topov who was the third star in the series which ran from 1973 to 1981?

16. What was the name of the 5th Wallace & Gromit claymation outing, released in 2005 and the only feature film in the series?

17. Who had a 1989 hit with Swing the Mood, their first single, reaching number 1 in 16 countries including the UK?

18. Which English idiomatic phrase is derived from the observed antics of the Lepus europaeus, the phrase is an allusion that can be used to refer to any other animal or human who behaves in the excitable and unpredictable manner?

19. Along with Owl, which other of Winnie-the-Pooh’s friends in A.A. Milne’s books was not based on a toy owned by Milne’s son, Christopher?

20. First appearing in the 1700s what has been a religious symbol for centuries, although it doesn’t appear in the Bible, the tradition is believed to have begun with German Lutherans and reached the United States through immigrants who kept the tradition?


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a rob ‘n’ sue quiz answers

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


1. Which actor, comedian and TV presenter played Bryn West in the TV sitcom Gavin & Stacey and has presented the comedy panel show Would I Lie to You since 2009?

Rob Brydon

2. Which English comedian, broadcaster, presenter, actress, and writer originally came to prominence through her comedy partnership with Mel Giedroyc and has since become best known as a radio broadcaster and television presenter, notably of The Great British Bake Off?

Sue Perkins

3. Which political journalist and broadcaster was a regular fixture on BBC election night programmes in the 1960s, 70s and 80s and chaired Question Time, employing an incisive and sometimes abrasive interviewing style?

Robin Day

4. Which English writer and humorist whose work encompasses novels, plays and works of journalism is best known for creating the character Adrian Mole?

Sue Townsend

5. What is the type of is physical exercise of low to high intensity that combines rhythmic exercise with strength training and stretching and depends primarily on the use of oxygen to adequately meet energy demands?

Aerobics

6. What popular Greek fast food consists of small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer, is usually eaten straight off the skewer while still hot and can be served with Pita bread, fried potatoes, lemon, and sauces, but is eaten on its own, with the side dishes eaten subsequently?

Souvlaki

7. Of the seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis, which one was published first but is actually the second if ordered chronologically by the dates the stories are set?

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

8. At 399.94 metres and one of the longest of its type in the world, where, currently, is the Ever Given?

Wedged in the Suez Canal

9. Who is this band and which song, that did not appear on any of their studio albums, are they playing?

The Clash, Bankrobber

10. Which car manufacturer has current models named Forester, Legacy and Outback, previous models named Dias Wagon, Justy, Stella and participated in motorsports World Rally Championship until 2008?

Subaru

11. Who is the Zimbabwean international footballer who played most prominently for Liverpool between 1981 and 1994 who was known for his gymnastic-like athletic ability, unflappable confidence and eccentric and flamboyant style of play?

Bruce Grobbellar

12. What is a logic-based, combinatorial number-placement puzzle, in the classic version, the objective is to fill a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 sub-grids that compose the grid contain all of the digits from 1 to 9?

Sudoku

13. What animal is this, named after its unusually large nose, it is endemic to the south-east Asian island of Borneo and is found mostly in mangrove forests and on the coastal areas of the island?

Proboscis Monkey

14. What type of leather is finished with a fine velvet-like nap, usually on the flesh side of the skin or hide, produced by abrasive action or is the name of this popular beat combo responsible for songs such as Animal Nitrate, Stay Together and Trash?

Suede

15. Who was the first king of the northern Kingdom of Israel and also a wine bottle that is 4 or 6 times larger than a standard bottle?

Jeroboam

16. Which 1933 comedy film written starred the Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo Marx, was the last to feature Zeppo and features the infamous mirror scene?

Duck Soup

17. Which 2004 movie starring Will Smith was loosely based on Isaac Asimov’s 1950 short-story collection of the same name?

I, Robot

18. What is the raw, hard fat of beef or mutton found around the loins and kidneys used to make types of sweet and savoury puddings?

Suet

19. What type of brewery produces small amounts of beer – fewer than 385,000 gallons annually – and is often independently owned?

Microbrewery

20. Who played a rebellious teenager in Grange Hill and a single mother in Eastenders with a brother played by former Grange Hill actor Todd Carty?

Susan Tully


The theme? Hardly needs an explanation but… alternate answers have “rob” and “sue” in them!

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a rob ‘n’ sue quiz

It’s Sunday, week 12 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week we’ve been mostly having our eyes tested and switching to varifocal contact lenses – who knew how good they are – should have switched years ago!

It’s a quiz of 20 themed questions – clue in the title.

There’s 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 actor, comedian and TV presenter played Bryn West in the TV sitcom Gavin & Stacey and has presented the comedy panel show Would I Lie to You since 2009?

2. Which English comedian, broadcaster, presenter, actress, and writer originally came to prominence through her comedy partnership with Mel Giedroyc and has since become best known as a radio broadcaster and television presenter, notably of The Great British Bake Off?

3. Which political journalist and broadcaster was a regular fixture on BBC election night programmes in the 1960s, 70s and 80s and chaired Question Time, employing an incisive and sometimes abrasive interviewing style?

4. Which English writer and humorist whose work encompasses novels, plays and works of journalism is best known for creating the character Adrian Mole?

5. What is the type of is physical exercise of low to high intensity that combines rhythmic exercise with strength training and stretching and depends primarily on the use of oxygen to adequately meet energy demands?

6. What popular Greek fast food consists of small pieces of meat and sometimes vegetables grilled on a skewer, is usually eaten straight off the skewer while still hot and can be served with Pita bread, fried potatoes, lemon, and sauces, but is eaten on its own, with the side dishes eaten subsequently?

7. Of the seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis, which one was published first but is actually the second if ordered chronologically by the dates the stories are set?

8. At 399.94 metres and one of the longest of its type in the world, where, currently, is the Ever Given?

9. Who is this band and which song, that did not appear on any of their studio albums, are they playing?

10. Which car manufacturer has current models named Forester, Legacy and Outback, previous models named Dias Wagon, Justy, Stella and participated in motorsports World Rally Championship until 2008?

11. Who is the Zimbabwean international footballer who played most prominently for Liverpool between 1981 and 1994 who was known for his gymnastic-like athletic ability, unflappable confidence and eccentric and flamboyant style of play?

12. What is a logic-based, combinatorial number-placement puzzle, in the classic version, the objective is to fill a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 sub-grids that compose the grid contain all of the digits from 1 to 9?

13. What animal is this, named after its unusually large nose, it is endemic to the south-east Asian island of Borneo and is found mostly in mangrove forests and on the coastal areas of the island?

14. What type of leather is finished with a fine velvet-like nap, usually on the flesh side of the skin or hide, produced by abrasive action or is the name of this popular beat combo responsible for songs such as Animal Nitrate, Stay Together and Trash?

15. Who was the first king of the northern Kingdom of Israel and also a wine bottle that is 4 or 6 times larger than a standard bottle?

16. Which 1933 comedy film written starred the Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo Marx, was the last to feature Zeppo and features the infamous mirror scene?

17. Which 2004 movie starring Will Smith was loosely based on Isaac Asimov’s 1950 short-story collection of the same name?

18. What is the raw, hard fat of beef or mutton found around the loins and kidneys used to make types of sweet and savoury puddings?

19. What type of brewery produces small amounts of beer – fewer than 385,000 gallons annually – and is often independently owned?

20. Who played a rebellious teenager in Grange Hill and a single mother in Eastenders with a brother played by former Grange Hill actor Todd Carty?


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a serial quiz answers

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


1. Which 1969 American comedy drama move starred Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould, and Dyan Cannon explores the themes of infidelity in 1960s America?

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

2. Written and composed by American songwriters John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins and first recorded by a British singer in September 1968, what is the title of this song?

Son of a Preacher Man

3. Who began their career at The Sporting Life, twice winning at the British Press Awards for his campaigning journalism and joined ITV Sport’s horse racing coverage in 1981?

John McCririck

4. Which one hit wonders are singing this song, a tribute to the artist L.S. Lowry, and what’s it called?

Bryan & Michael – Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs

5. Which two ex-Beatles played on the 1971 chart topping album Imagine?

John Lennon and George Harrison

6. Who starred alongside Zippy, George and Bungle in ITVs children’s show Rainbow (first name will do)?

Geoffrey Hayes

7. Which cartoon character was 70 years old this week on March 17th?

Dennis the Menace

8. The first book of children’s short stories about the young school boy William Brown, written by Richmal Crompton, and published in 1922 is called what?

Just William

9. “All children, except on, grow up” is the opening line of which 1911 novel?

Peter Pan

10. Which town’s most notable landmark is St Botolph’s Church, known locally as The Stump, the largest parish church in England which is visible for miles around due to the areas flat terrain?

Boston

11. With 23 hit singles and 17 hit albums which band began as a pub rock band in the mid 1070s in Guilford but didn’t have a hit, with a song called Grip, until punk came along in 1977?

The Stranglers

12. What surname is shared by ex-England cricketer Iain, original Beatles bass player Stu and ex-Bradford South MP Gerard?

Sutcliffe

13. Which English journalist presented BBC News from 1973 to 2002 and has been the host of BBC Radio 4’s The Moral Maze since 1990?

Michael Buerk

14. Known professionally by his surname, who’s this chap who was once described by The Beatles as their “favourite American group”?

Harry Nilsson

15. Who is a founder, keyboard player and primary songwriter of the ska revival band The Specials and also 2 Tone Records, the label they releases their records on?

Jerry Dammers

16. What is the capital city of the South Holland province and seat of the Dutch Government?

The Hague

17. Who starred alongside Barbara Streisand in the film What’s Up Doc?

Ryan O’Neal

18. Who wrote the play The Mousetrap, the longest running West End show?

Agatha Christie

19. What was the name of actress Zoe Wannamaker’s father, an American actor and director who moved to the United Kingdom after becoming fearful of being blacklisted in Hollywood due to his communist sympathies?

Samuel

20. What is the name of the family in the US TV series Married… with Children, originally broadcast from April 5, 1987, to June 9, 1997?

Bundy


Pairing up answers from questions 1-5 with those from 20-16 and 6-10 with 15-11, we get 10 serial killers:

  • Ted Bundy
  • Son of Sam
  • John Christie
  • Michael Ryan
  • John George Hague
  • Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Dennis Nilson
  • William Burke
  • Peter Sutcliffe
  • The Boston Strangler
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a serial quiz

It’s Sunday, week 11 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week we’ve been mostly getting a COVID-19 jab!

It’s a quiz of 20 questions in two halves, and there is a theme is back.

There’s 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 1969 American comedy drama move starred Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould, and Dyan Cannon explores the themes of infidelity in 1960s America?

2. Written and composed by American songwriters John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins and first recorded by a British singer in September 1968, what is the title of this song?

3. Who began their career at The Sporting Life, twice winning at the British Press Awards for his campaigning journalism and joined ITV Sport’s horse racing coverage in 1981?

4. Which one hit wonders are singing this song, a tribute to the artist L.S. Lowry, and what’s it called?

5. Which two ex-Beatles played on the 1971 chart topping album Imagine?

6. Who starred alongside Zippy, George and Bungle in ITVs children’s show Rainbow (first name will do)?

7. Which cartoon character was 70 years old this week on March 17th?

8. The first book of children’s short stories about the young school boy William Brown, written by Richmal Crompton, and published in 1922 is called what?

9. “All children, except on, grow up” is the opening line of which 1911 novel?

10. Which town’s most notable landmark is St Botolph’s Church, known locally as The Stump, the largest parish church in England which is visible for miles around due to the areas flat terrain?

11. With 23 hit singles and 17 hit albums which band began as a pub rock band in the mid 1070s in Guilford but didn’t have a hit, with a song called Grip, until punk came along in 1977?

12. What surname is shared by ex-England cricketer Iain, original Beatles bass player Stu and ex-Bradford South MP Gerard?

13. Which English journalist presented BBC News from 1973 to 2002 and has been the host of BBC Radio 4’s The Moral Maze since 1990?

14. Known professionally by his surname, who’s this chap who was once described by The Beatles as their “favourite American group”?

15. Who is a founder, keyboard player and primary songwriter of the ska revival band The Specials and also 2 Tone Records, the label they releases their records on?

16. What is the capital city of the South Holland province and seat of the Dutch Government?

17. Who starred alongside Barbara Streisand in the film What’s Up Doc?

18. Who wrote the play The Mousetrap, the longest running West End show?

19. What was the name of actress Zoe Wannamaker’s father, an American actor and director who moved to the United Kingdom after becoming fearful of being blacklisted in Hollywood due to his communist sympathies?

20. What is the name of the family in the US TV series Married… with Children, originally broadcast from April 5, 1987, to June 9, 1997?