a quiz quiz

It’s Sunday, week 3 of Lockdown with Haircuts, or is it week 1 of Christmas Lockdown – The U Turn! Who knows, either way there’s no Fagan’s theme quiz or any other type of quiz in a pub. At least we’re not Southers!

This week, our biggest achievement was getting to the end of the working year.

It’s the usual 20 questions for the quiz.

And it’s a quiz of two halves again.

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. 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?

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?

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

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?

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?

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?

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!”?

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

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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?