a quiz quiz answers

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1. What eating establishment can be found at 8/10 Cambridge Street in Sheffield’s city centre and features Butterfly King Prawns, Verdure, Slow Cooked Beef in Chianti Sauce and chips on it’s menu?

Ask Italian

2. What is a large single building or part of a complex subdivided into separate prison cells?


3. What is an audio or video recording of a performance not officially released by the artist or under other legal authority?


4. The number of minutes in a quarter in Gridiron (American) Football or the age, in the UK, a minor can be sent to prison to await trial?


5. A song by Bob Dylan, a “High stakes” board game or a phrase you might hear an auctioneer say to close the bidding?

Going, going, gone!

6. In the UK TV series Dr. Who, who is the renegade alien Time Lord and the archenemy of the title character the Doctor?

The Master

7. Only nine Bank of England notes of a certain value were issued in connection with the Marshall Plan on 30 August 1948. Nicknamed Giant, how much was each note worth?

One Million Ponds

8. In many cultures, doing what at other people is considered rude because it’s associated with blame allocation and, without their consent, makes them an object of scrutiny?

Point or Pointing

9. Chroma key compositing, or chroma keying, is a visual-effects and post-production technique for compositing (layering) two images or video streams together based on colour hues, how is this technique commonly referred?

Green screen/blue screen

10. Which American actor has been one of The Dirty Dozen, a James Bond villain and one of Kelly’s Heroes in movies but is probably best known as a TV New York City Detective Lieutenant who was fond of using the catchphrases, “Who loves ya, baby?” and “Cootchie-coo!”?

Telly Savalas

11. How might jewellers or pawnbrokers advertise the fact that they will pay you money for one of the most widely accepted precious metals?

Cash for gold

12. The minimum age in most US states at which a person may gamble or the number of spots on a standard cubical die?


13. In the TV series The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – adapted from the books by Douglas Adams – what, unusually, did the character Zaphod Beeblebrox have two of?


14. Operation Chastise was an attack on Germany carried out on 16–17 May 1943 by the Royal Air Force’s 617 Squadron, how is it better known?

Dam Busters

15. Which novel – and in 1960 a film – by Johann David Wyss was published in 1812 and featured a family of immigrants whose ship en route to Port Jackson, Australia, goes off course and is shipwrecked in the East Indies?

The Swiss Family Robinson

16. People who are strongly inclined to do, use, or indulge in something repeatedly are know as what?


17. How did Bruce Forsythe introduce Anthia Turner in TVs The Generation Game?

The hostess with the mostest

18. Which 1976 single by popular beat combo Level 42, from their album Running in the Family, was the band’s biggest hit reaching number 3 in the UK?

Lessons in Love

19. Which British television sitcom, first shown on Channel 4 between 1990 and 1998, is set in the offices of GlobeLink News, a fictional TV news company, was recorded close to transmission and made use of contemporary news events to give the programme a greater sense of realism?

Drop the Dead Donkey

20. Which song, sung by Noel Harrison, was introduced in the film The Thomas Crown Affair in 1968 and has been covered by many artists including Dusty Springfield, Johnny Mathis, Neil Diamond and, for the movie remake in 1999, Sting?

Windmills of Your Mind

If you combine answers 1 with 15, 2 with 14, 3 with 13, 4 with 12 and 5 with 11 then follow the same pattern for the rest of the questions you will get 10 popular UK TV quiz shows:

  • Ask the Family
  • Blockbusters
  • Eggheads
  • Fifteen To One
  • Going For Gold
  • Mastermind
  • The Million Pound Drop
  • Pointless
  • Screen Test
  • Telly Addicts