a snooker loopy quiz

It’s Sunday, week 17 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week we’ve been for a walk in the peak district, the furthest from home we’ve been for a long time!

It’s a quiz of 20 themed questions – as always, there’s a clue in the title.

There’s 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. Three times winner and (at the time of writing) current holder of the World Seniors Championship, which snooker player’s nickname is The Whirlwind?

2. Formed in 1964 what is the nickname of the aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force based at RAF Scampton?

3. What was Coldplay’s first top-five hit in the UK and breakthrough hit internationally?

4. What is a name of a valley on Mars, a Royal Park in London and an political party in the United Kingdom?

5. In urban planning, what is any previously developed land that is not currently in use that may be potentially contaminated?

6. What was the name of various cars and boats used by Sir Malcolm Campbell, his son Donald and other family members to set land and water speed records, originally inspired by the 1908 play of that name by Maurice Maeterlinck?

7. What is an inflammation or infection of the transparent membrane that lines your eyelid and covers the white part of your eyeball when small blood vessels in the conjunctiva become inflamed and are more visible?

8. What was the profession of William Turner Jr, played by Orlando Bloom, in the Pirates of the Caribbean films?

9. What is the name of the road that features in the children’s novels The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Marvelous Land of Oz and The Patchwork Girl of Oz, amongst others?

10. Which 1908 novel by Canadian author L.M. Montgomery, is considered a children’s classic and recounts the adventures of an 11-year-old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to two middle-aged siblings, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, to help them on their farm in the fictional town of Avonlea in Prince Edward Island, Canada?

11. How is the English landscape architect born in 1716 and remembered as “England’s greatest gardener” most commonly known.

12. Originally developed in 1969 as an accidental by-product of an attempt to develop a new sealant using chalk powder, rubber and oil, by what name is the reusable putty-like pressure-sensitive adhesive marketed as?

13. Which British-American series, consisting of 10 original films, primarily focuses on comedy-mystery films featuring an inept French police detective and resulted in a spin off cartoon series for the animated opening sequence’s main character?

14. What was the seventh studio album by Australian rock band AC/DC, released in 1980, it is their first album to feature lead singer Brian Johnson, following the death of previous lead singer Bon Scott?

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15. First shown in 1983, what product was fictional character J.R. Hartley promoting in the popular TV advertisement?

16. Which English blues rock singer-songwriter and guitarist was a founder member of Fleetwood Mac and wrote their number 1 hit Albatross?

17. What is the name of the Catholic priest and detective who is featured in 53 short stories published between 1910 and 1936 written by English novelist G. K. Chesterton and was played by Mark Williams – of The Fast Show – in the TV series?

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18. Brothers Jake and Elwood feature in which 1980 American musical comedy film that held the record for the most cars smashed (103) until its own sequel deliberately destroyed just one more in 2000, the characters having been developed by the actors John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd from a recurring musical sketch on NBC variety series Saturday Night Live?

19. Which children’s television series first broadcast by BBC TV in 1957 features a pair of anthropomorphic puppet pigs?


20. Which film received nominations for it’s two main actors – Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield – in this years Oscar’s in the Actor in a Supporting Role category, suggesting that the film had no leading actor?