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a the knowledge quiz answers

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

Arty!

1. Mid-point

Halfway

2. Factory cottages

Millhouses

3. Angry pond

Crosspool

4. Block the orifice with it

Dore

5. Maximum timber

Fulwood

6. Phallic sound

Penistone

7. Poachers tavern

Hunters Bar

8. Verdant mound

Greenhill

9. Burnt rap

Charnock

10. Shiny bit

Brightside

11. Ramble meadow

Walkley

12. Central wish rocks

Midhopestones

13. Clever copse

Wisewood

14. Collect within

Intake

15. Beach entrance

Sandygate

16. Cowpat value

Dungworth

17. Bouncy Frenchman’s town

Normanton Springs

18. Brush knoll

Broomhill

19. Recreation cranium

Parkhead

20. In-between timber

Middlewood

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a the knowledge quiz

It’s Sunday, week 499 of lockdown, or so it seems. Which means yet another week of no Fagan’s theme quiz.

This week, we’ve been on holiday (from work) and noticed that Fagan’s is open again. Could this be that last Not The Fagan’s Quiz?

Its the usual 20 questions, again. But, I have to own up to pilfering this quiz from a taxi driver friend of mine, so the format is a bit different. By which I mean cryptic!

This week, it’s a straight through 20 questions, answers of which are simply linked by the theme – Sheffield taxi driver “the knowledge”

There are 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.

Arty!


As it’s a bit different, here’s an example question:

0. Timber dwelling

Woodhouse


1. Mid-point

2. Factory cottages

3. Angry pond

4. Block the orifice with it

5. Maximum timber

6. Phallic sound

7. Poachers tavern

8. Verdant mound

9. Burnt rap

10. Shiny bit

11. Ramble meadow

12. Central wish rocks

13. Clever copse

14. Collect within

15. Beach entrance

16. Cowpat value

17. Bouncy Frenchman’s town

18. Brush knoll

19. Recreation cranium

20. In-between timber

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a sheffield pub quiz answers

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

Part 1 questions are paired with their corresponding Part 2 question.

Pub names are shown after each pair

The Snog, Fagan's, Sheffield

Fagan’s, Sheffield and
The Snog, by Pete McKee

1. What is the surname of Mary, Henry, Judy and Jonthan, the foster family of a famous Peruvian native?

Brown (Paddington being the bear from Peru)

20. Who was the 10th and youngest chief scout, replacing Peter Duncan in 2009?

Bear Grylls

Brown Bear

2. What is the name of the ITV sitcom set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Scarsdale which ran from 1974 to 1978?

Oh no, it’s Selwyn Froggit

18. Who or what is a Norwegian Blue?

(Monty Python’s dead) parrot.

Frog & Parrot

3. Which 1969 Gold Rush inspired film was adapted from a 1951 stage musical and spawned a number 1 hit single in the UK?

Paint Your Wagon

24. Silver King, Silver Chief and White Cloud all played the same character on TV, what are they?

Horses (they played The Lone Ranger’s horse, Silver)

Waggon & Horses

4. Commissioned in 1965, 53 feet long and designed to race against times set by 19th century clipper ships, it’s name originates from aircraft used for pioneering work in areal navigation techniques. What is this ketch’s name?

Gypsy Month IV

21. The Clerk of the Closet is the official Chaplin to who?

The Queen

Gypsy Queen

5. Dublin is, amongst other things, famous for having multicoloured what?

Doors

29. 80 square miles in size and including two of the highest points in the region – Brown Willy and Rough Tor – this place is purportedly home to a phantom wild cat. What is it called?

Bodmin Moor

Dore Moor

6. Born in 1788, how is this peer, poet, politician and revolutionary in the Greek War of Independence (amongst other things) most commonly known?

Lord Byron

27. Founded in 1284, what is the oldest constituent college at the University of Cambridge?

Peterhouse

Byron House

7. What was the title of Haysi Fantayzee’s debut single, released in 1982?

John Wayne is Big Leggy

25. An arborist or (less commonly) arboriculturist, is also called a what?

Tree surgeon

Big Tree

8. What was the profession of the character Skullion in Tom Sharpe’s satirical 1974 novel Porterhouse Blue?

Head porter

23. From 1954 until 1999, packets of what included illustrated cards which you could get albums to store them in and are now highly collectable?

Brooke Bond PG Tips tea

Porter Brook

9. Covered by many, what song did Ray Charles sing in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers?

Shake a Tail Feather

17. The Holy Lance, also known as the Lance of Longinus, is legendarily known as the lance that pierced the side of Jesus as he hung on the cross. By what other name is it known?

Spear of Destiny or Holy Spear

Shakespeare

10. What is a macronutrient consisting primarily of carbon and hydrogen atoms and therefore soluble in organic solvents and insoluble in water?

Fat

26. What can be described as a group of symptoms that usually involve a lack of movement and communication, and also can include agitation, confusion, and restlessness?

Catatonia

Fat Cat

11. What did Druids regarded as a symbol of fertility and eternal life and thought it to have magical powers?

Holly

28. Opened in 1852 by a German immigrant in St. Louis, Missouri, at which US brewery can you see Budweiser Clydesdale draft horses?

Anheuser-Busch

Holly Bush

12. What drink recipe, generally containing fruit or fruit juice, was introduced from India to the UK in the early 17th century, and is usually served at parties?

Punch

19. In which sport might you hear the terms: foul, double, turkey, frame, burner and golden turkey?

10 pin bowling

Punch Bowl

13. Born in 1540, who was the English sea captain, privateer, slave trader, pirate, naval officer and explorer that carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1158?

Francis Drake

16. What is the SI unit of force?

Newton

Francis Newton

14. What do the following currently have in common: Odeon Cinema Sheffield; Brazilian land borders; Notre-Dame International High School, Paris; Ueno Zoo, Tokyo, Japan and 11 cemeteries in Pembrokeshire?

They are all closed

22. What might you have said to have done to someone if you had reported them to the police for doing something illegal?

Shopped them

Closed Shop

15. What is a bundle of wood sticks or billets that is 3 feet in length and 2 feet in circumference?

Faggot

30. What can be a Belgian municipality, a village in Denmark, a Dutch female first name or the station code of Ainsdale Railway Station near Stockport?

Ans/ANS

Fagans

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a sheffield pub quiz

It’s Sunday, week 43 of lockdown, or so it seems. Which means another week of no Fagan’s theme quiz.

In some ways, this is a good thing. It means we won’t be striving for double figures to avoid humiliation when the actual winners romp to victory with 20 out of 20.

Usually, our only hope of “success” is winning a pint of beer or a bottle of wine by guessing a number or, somehow, having a team name deemed the funniest in the room (in relation to the theme, of course).

But, where there’s a will – and hours or free time with nowhere to go – there’s a way. So here, for your enjoyment, is my take on a Fagan’s theme quiz – A Sheffield Pub Quiz.

A quiz of two halves. Each answer in part 1 joins with one of the answers in part 2 to give the name of a Sheffield pub.

There’s no pattern to the order that part 1 answers match part 2 answers.

There are some “sound-a-likes” and embedded words.

The use of electronic devices to divine the answers, with the exception of hearing aids and pacemakers, is forbidden.

The Snog, Fagan's, Sheffield

Fagan’s, Sheffield and
The Snog, by Pete McKee

part 1

1. What is the surname of Mary, Henry, Judy and Jonthan, the foster family of a famous Peruvian native?

2. What is the name of the ITV sitcom set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Scarsdale which ran from 1974 to 1978?

3. Which 1969 Gold Rush inspired film was adapted from a 1951 stage musical and spawned a number 1 hit single in the UK?

4. Commissioned in 1965, 53 feet long and designed to race against times set by 19th century clipper ships, it’s name originates from aircraft used for pioneering work in areal navigation techniques. What is this ketch’s name?

5. Dublin is, amongst other things, famous for having multicoloured what?

6. Born in 1788, how is this peer, poet, politician and revolutionary in the Greek War of Independence (amongst other things) most commonly known?

7. What was the title of Haysi Fantayzee’s debut single, released in 1982?

8. What was the profession of the character Skullion in Tom Sharpe’s satirical 1974 novel Porterhouse Blue?

9. Covered by many, what song did Ray Charles sing in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers?

10. What is a macronutrient consisting primarily of carbon and hydrogen atoms and therefore soluble in organic solvents and insoluble in water?​

11. What did Druids regarded as a symbol of fertility and eternal life and thought it to have magical powers?

12. What drink recipe, generally containing fruit or fruit juice, was introduced from India to the UK in the early 17th century, and is usually served at parties?

13. Born in 1540, who was the English sea captain, privateer, slave trader, pirate, naval officer and explorer that carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1158?

14. What do the following currently have in common: Odeon Cinema Sheffield; Brazilian land borders; Notre-Dame International High School, Paris; Ueno Zoo, Tokyo, Japan and 11 cemeteries in Pembrokeshire?

15. What is a bundle of wood sticks or billets that is 3 feet in length and 2 feet in circumference?

part 2

16. What is the SI unit of force?

17. The Holy Lance, also known as the Lance of Longinus, is legendarily known as the lance that pierced the side of Jesus as he hung on the cross. By what other name is it known?

18. Who or what is a Norwegian Blue?

19. In which sport might you hear the terms: foul, double, turkey, frame, burner and golden turkey?

20. Who was the 10th and youngest chief scout, replacing Peter Duncan in 2009?

21. The Clerk of the Closet is the official Chaplin to who?

22. What might you have said to have done to someone if you had reported them to the police for doing something illegal?

23. From 1954 until 1999, packets of what included illustrated cards which you could get albums to store them in and are now highly collectable?

24. Silver King, Silver Chief and White Cloud all played the same character on TV, what are they?

25. An arborist or (less commonly) arboriculturist, is also called a what?

26. What can be described as a group of symptoms that usually involve a lack of movement and communication, and also can include agitation, confusion, and restlessness?

27. Founded in 1284, what is the oldest constituent college at the University of Cambridge?

28. Opened in 1852 by a German immigrant in St. Louis, Missouri, at which US brewery can you see Budweiser Clydesdale draft horses?

29. 80 square miles in size and including two of the highest points in the region – Brown Willy and Rough Tor – this place is purportedly home to a phantom wild cat. What is it called?

30. What can be a Belgian municipality, a village in Denmark, a Dutch female first name or the station code of Ainsdale Railway Station near Stockport?