a opening time quiz answers

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

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1. Notable as an innovator in the highly specialized and hazardous profession of extinguishing and capping oil well blowouts, how was the American oil well firefighter who contributed to the capping of the biggest oil well blowout to have occurred in the North Sea at the Ekofisk Bravo platform In 1977 commonly known?

(Paul Neal) “Red” Adair

2. What was the name of the Royal Navy flagship that defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588? The name has been used for Goth other navy ships since then.

Ark Royal

3. Born in 1911, who was the American burlesque entertainer and vedette famous for her striptease act? She was also an actress, author, and playwright and her 1957 memoir was adapted into a stage musical in 1959.

Gypsy Rose Lee

4. Which children’s book, by Edith Nesbit , was originally serialised in The London Magazine during 1905 and first published in book form in 1906? It has been adapted for the screen several times, of which the 1970 film version is the best known.

The Railway Children

5. Which song, by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, first appeared on their 1967 debut album Are You Experienced and was later issued as their third single in the U.S?

Foxey Lady

6. Born in 2015 to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who is currently 4th in line to the throne?

Princess Charlotte

7. What BBC TV programme featured annual snooker tournamnets and ran from 1969 to 1986?

Pot Black

8. Which former Prussion and later German military decoration design was a black symbol with a whit or silver outlinederived from a design used by knights on occasions from the 13th century?

Iron Cross

9. Which British telecommunications and internet service provider based in Maidenhead, England launched on 3 March 2003 as the United Kingdom’s first commercial 100% 3G network?


10. Which British sitcom produced by Thames Television, first aired between 1976 and 1979, was a spin-off from Man About the House and starred Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce as constantly-sparring married couple?

George and Mildred

11. What animal are George and Joy Adamson most famously associated with?


12. In what type of tree, in Shropshire, did the future King of England, Charles II, reportedly hide from Roundhead soldiers during the English Civil War.


13. Which paint manufacturer’s range boost colors such as botanical noir, croquet, chaise lounge, looking glass and key lime pie?


14. What is the name of the official charity for recreational cricket and the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, its charitable objective is to ‘give young people a sporting chance’?

Lord’s Taverners

15. What type of dog is a hunting dog used by hunters to track or chase prey?


16. The bowhead, Andrew’s beaked and the false killer are all types of what animal?


17. There are 46 species of small marine fish in the genus Hippocampus, what is a Hippocampus?

Sea Horse

18. What can be pieces of information that control the operation of a cryptography algorithm; a device used to control access to places or facilities restricted by a lock or a guide to a map’s symbology?


19. Which game is played between two people and has two throwing targets, or stakes, set in a lawn or sandbox area which are traditionally placed 40 feet apart?


20. In J.R.R. Tolkein’s 1937 novel The Hobbit, what was Smaug?

A dragon

Joining answers 1-10 with 11-12 gives you 10 of the most common pub names on the UK:

  • Red Lion
  • Royal Oak
  • Rose & Crown
  • Railway Tavern
  • Fox & Hounds
  • Prince of Wales
  • Black Horse
  • Cross Keys
  • Three Horseshoes
  • George & Dragon