It’s Sunday, week 0 of Lockdown 2.0. Yes, I know last week was week 1, but BoJo’s only gone and U-turned on us. It still means no Fagan’s theme quiz, though.
This week, we’ve been mostly not working because it was half term.
It’s back to the usual 20 questions for the quiz, no twists.
This week, it’s a quiz of two halves.
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. Born in 1943, which English broadcaster, restaurateur and food writer’s eccentric style of TV programme presentation involved drinking wine as he cooked and talking to his crew?
2. Who was the Hanna-Barbera produced Wacky Races character who is described as dashing and handsome to young girls and incredibly cool to young boys?
3. What is a cover, traditionally made of cloth, used to insulates a teapot to keep the contents warm?
4. Karol Józef Wojtyła was the real name of which pope who was the head of the Catholic Church from 1978 until his death in 2005?
5. Primarily heard in the UK and Ireland, what phrase means to tease, mock, or ridicule someone or something?
6. What was Fred Dinah’s main profession?
7. In radio communication, what single word is used to indicate that the speaker has heard and understood what the person they are communicating with has just said?
8. In Yellowstone National Park in the Colorado, what is Old Faithful – named after its predictable nature?
9. What are railways up the side of a mountains, consisting of a counterbalanced car sat either end of a cable passing round a driving wheel at the summit called?
10. What is a military step in which soldiers march in place, moving their legs as in marching, but without stepping forward?
11. Which fast food chain started in 1954 and is the “home of The Whopper”?
12. Which Swedish-British television presenter started as a TV-am weather presenter, moved on to present ITV’s Gladiators and become a panelist on BBC’s Shooting Star?
13. In DC Comics and films, the character Alfred works for Bruce Wayne as what?
14. London’s Saville Row is best known for being the home of what type of profession?
15. How was the Scottish king who reigned from 1306 to his death in 1329 popularly kown?
16. Which north west town expanded greatly in the first half of the 20th century with the growth of the fishing industry to become a deep-sea fishing port but today its most notable employer is the manufacturer of the lozenge Fisherman’s Friend?
17. According to the 2000 US Census, which name is the 5th most popular surname and is of Welsh origin, meaning “son of Ioan”?
18. Which Jamaican sprinter twice set the 100m world record, 1st in 2005 and later in 2007 and is still the record holder for the 100 yard dash, which he set in 2010?
19. What collection of fishing equipment also means to fall for something (often an untruth) without hesitation or reservation?
20. Where did Wallace & Gromit visit in their 1989 debut A Grand Day Out?