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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

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

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

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

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?


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a have your cake and eat it quiz

It’s Sunday, week 10 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week has been quiztastic. As well as writing this one, we’ve hosted an online quiz and participated in another – in the same evening!

It’s a quiz of 20 questions, and the 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. The books Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, Mein Kampf by Adolph Hitler and Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela all have what in common?

2. What is the name of this popular beat combo?

3. Toxteth, Knotty Ash and Sefton Park can all be found in which city?

4. The statue of travel agent Thomas Cook can be seen outside which cities station as a tribute to his first organised trip, by train to Loughborough, in 1841?

5. Which is England’s most northerly national park?

6. Who is the artist and song, from 1983, in this video?

7. Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire is the seat of which Dukes?

8. Which football team’s only period in the top division to date lasted 34 consecutive years between 1967 and 2001, have only one major trophy win – the FA Cup in 1987 – and regularly have their 1978-81 away kit voted as the worst kit ever?

9. What is a gingerbread cake traditionally made with oatmeal and black treacle, which originated in northern England and is traditionally eaten on Guy Fawkes Night?

10. What is the British policy of deinstitutionalisation, treating and caring for physically and mentally disabled people in their homes rather than in an institution, that was introduced in 1983, called?

11. What is the foremost part of a ship or boat called?

12. By what name does this popular beat combo go by?

13. Which battle, that took place on 21 October 1805, was an engagement between the British and combined French and Spanish forces during the War of the Third Coalition?

14. On which show did guest Billy Connolly threatened Rod Hull with the line “If that bird comes anywhere near me, I’ll break its neck and your bloody arm!”?

15. Which English comedian, presenter, actor, and writer is best known as JP in the TV series Fresh Meat and Alfie Wickers in the series Bad Education and, since 2018, he has been the host of the Brit Awards?

16. Another popular beat combo and song to name?

17. Which monthly British magazine was published from January 1891 to March 1950, running to 711 issues and was composed of short fiction and general interest articles?

18. Oscar Wild (1895), Dr, Crippen (1910), John Christie (1953), Hugh Cornwall (1980) and Pete Doherty (2005) have all spent time where, at her majesties pleasure?

19. Who is the presenter, broadcaster and journalist best known as the host of his BBC Radio 2 lunchtime programme which presents news, views, interviews with live guests and popular music and is also the host of the Channel 5 quiz show, Eggheads?

20. Who is this and what is the title of the song she is “singing”?


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a popcorn quiz

It’s Sunday, week 9 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week. we’ve done nothing of interest to mention here!

It’s a quiz of 20 questions, but there’s no theme this week.

All you need to do is name the film from the posters.

There’s no “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.


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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

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

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?