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a don’t forget to vote quiz answers

The answers to a don’t forget to vote quiz. If you’ve not done it yet, and want to, head over to that page before reading on.


1. Whose the artist and what’s the song?

Alice Cooper – Elected

2. Which medium-large gun dog from the United Kingdom was developed from imported Canadian fishing dogs?

Labrador (Retriever)

3. What are small pieces or streamers of paper, mylar, or metallic material which are usually thrown at celebrations, especially parades and weddings?

Confetti

4. Sometimes called golden chain or golden rain, what is a genus of two species of small trees in the subfamily Faboideae of the pea family Fabaceae that have a common and alpine varieties and are native to the mountains of southern Europe?

Laburnum

5. Who is widely considered one of the most important and influential individuals in human history, his teachings and philosophy forming the basis of East Asian culture and society and remain influential today?

Confucius

6. Which 1986 musical fantasy film directed by Jim Henson revolves around 16-year-old Sarah’s quest to reach the centre of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby and features David Bowie as the Goblin King?

Labyrinth

7. Which Brooklyn neighbourhood morphs into a relaxation and entertainment destination each summer with people crowding its beach, the Wonder Wheel and Luna Park and was namechecked by Lou Reed in the title of his 6th studio album?

Coney Island (Baby)

8. Also called a cradle song, what is a soothing song or piece of music that is usually played for (or sung to) children?

Lullaby

9. What are religious works of art, most commonly a paintings, in the cultures of the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, the Roman Catholic, and certain Eastern Catholic churches, their most common subjects include Christ, Mary, saints and angels?

Icons

10. What is the Australia national rugby union team’s nickname?

Wallabies

11. The business fable The Chicken and the Pig is about commitment to a project or cause. What foods are referred to such that “the pig is really committed to that dish while the chicken is only involved, yet both are needed to produce the dish”?

Eggs and Bacon

12. Which sweet Cornish dish is made by curdling sweet cream or milk with an acid like wine or cider and was popular from the 16th to 19th centuries?

Syllabub

13. In 1997 Zaire changed it’s name to what?

(Democratic Republic of the) Congo

14. Which soft mineral or rock is often used for carving, and is processed for plaster powder?

Alabaster
15. What adjustment is occasionally applied to Coordinated Universal Time to accommodate the difference between precise time, as measured by atomic clocks, and imprecise observed solar time?

Leap second

16. What word means a loud noise made by people who are angry or annoyed or a lot of noise or fuss made by people who are angry or excited about something?

Hullabaloo

17. Whose is this Scottish pop rock band who formed in Glasgow during 1985, the song – Real Gone Kid – became their 1st UK top ten hit in 1988?

Deacon Blue

18. What is an Australian term for an oxbow lake, an isolated pond left behind after a river changes course, usually formed when the path of a creek or river changes and, as a result of the arid Australian climate, fill with water seasonally but can be dry for a greater part of the year?

Billaboong

19. What is the name of the New Zealand comedy duo who began as a live comedy act in the early 2000s, their comedy and music became the basis of the self-titled BBC radio series in 2004 and later an HBO American television series from 2007–2009?

Flight of the Conchords

20. Who were these three candidates defeated by in the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency?

Boris Johnson


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a don’t forget to vote quiz

It’s Sunday, week 18 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week we’ve been for a bike ride for the first time in living memory!

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

Questions 1 and 20 don’t follow the theme in the way that questions 2-18 do – just for fun!

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. Whose the artist and what’s the song?

2. Which medium-large gun dog from the United Kingdom was developed from imported Canadian fishing dogs?

3. What are small pieces or streamers of paper, mylar, or metallic material which are usually thrown at celebrations, especially parades and weddings?

4. Sometimes called golden chain or golden rain, what is a genus of two species of small trees in the subfamily Faboideae of the pea family Fabaceae that have a common and alpine varieties and are native to the mountains of southern Europe?

Laburnum ×watereri 'Vossii' | Laburnum ×watereri 'Vossii' - Van den Berk  Nurseries

5. Who is widely considered one of the most important and influential individuals in human history, his teachings and philosophy forming the basis of East Asian culture and society and remain influential today?

6. Which 1986 musical fantasy film directed by Jim Henson revolves around 16-year-old Sarah’s quest to reach the centre of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby and features David Bowie as the Goblin King?

Labyrinth (1986) - David Bowie (the Goblin King) - Dance Magic (HD) -  YouTube

7. Which Brooklyn neighbourhood morphs into a relaxation and entertainment destination each summer with people crowding its beach, the Wonder Wheel and Luna Park and was namechecked by Lou Reed in the title of his 6th studio album?

8. Also called a cradle song, what is a soothing song or piece of music that is usually played for (or sung to) children?

9. What are religious works of art, most commonly a paintings, in the cultures of the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, the Roman Catholic, and certain Eastern Catholic churches, their most common subjects include Christ, Mary, saints and angels?

10. What is the Australia national rugby union team’s nickname?

11. The business fable The Chicken and the Pig is about commitment to a project or cause. What foods are referred to such that “the pig is really committed to that dish while the chicken is only involved, yet both are needed to produce the dish”?

The Chicken & The Pig -

12. Which sweet Cornish dish is made by curdling sweet cream or milk with an acid like wine or cider and was popular from the 16th to 19th centuries?

13. In 1997 Zaire changed it’s name to what?

14. Which soft mineral or rock is often used for carving, and is processed for plaster powder?
15. What adjustment is occasionally applied to Coordinated Universal Time to accommodate the difference between precise time, as measured by atomic clocks, and imprecise observed solar time?

16. What word means a loud noise made by people who are angry or annoyed or a lot of noise or fuss made by people who are angry or excited about something?

17. Whose is this Scottish pop rock band who formed in Glasgow during 1985, the song – Real Gone Kid – became their 1st UK top ten hit in 1988?

18. What is an Australian term for an oxbow lake, an isolated pond left behind after a river changes course, usually formed when the path of a creek or river changes and, as a result of the arid Australian climate, fill with water seasonally but can be dry for a greater part of the year?

19. What is the name of the New Zealand comedy duo who began as a live comedy act in the early 2000s, their comedy and music became the basis of the self-titled BBC radio series in 2004 and later an HBO American television series from 2007–2009?

Flight of the Conchords Postpone Tour After Bret McKenzie Breaks His Hand |  Pitchfork

20. Who were these three candidates defeated by in the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency?


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a snooker loopy quiz answers

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


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?

Jimmy White

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

Red Arrows

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

Yellow

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

Green

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

Brownfield land

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?

Bluebird

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?

Pinkeye

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

(Apprentice) Blacksmith

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?

Yellow Brick Road

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?

Anne of Green Gables

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

(Lancelot) Capability Brown

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?

Blu Tack

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?

The Pink Panther

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?

Back in Black

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

Yellow Pages

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

Peter Green

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?

Father Brown

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?

Blues Brothers

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

Pinky & Perky

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?

Judas and the Black Messiah


And the theme (if you hadn’t worked it out) to link up with the World Seniors Championship in Sheffield this weekend, each answer includes a snooker ball colour. White and red to start, then the colours – yellow, green, brown, blue, pink and black – in order and repeated 3 times to make up the 20 questions.

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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.

https://www.aboutbritain.com/images/articles/gardens-of-capability-brown-chatsworth-park-2240176225_0c4102517d_o.jpg

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?

AC/DC on new album 'Power Up': “This record is for Malcolm”

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?

When is Father Brown back on TV? - Radio Times

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?

PINKY & PERKY - YouTube

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?


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a formal dress quiz answers

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


1. What word can mean to bend your head or body forward, especially as a way of showing someone respect or expressing thanks to people who have watched you perform?

Bow

2. What word can mean to fasten together, to force someone to stay in a place and to finish at the same time?

Tie

3. What is a U-shaped lake that forms when a wide meander of a river is cut off, creating a free-standing body of water?

Oxbow lake

4. What phrase means to get married and derives from an ancient Celtic known as the handfasting ceremony?

Tie the knot

5. Originally numbering six men and founded in 1749 by magistrate Henry Fielding what was the public’s nickname for London’s first professional police force, although the officers did not use the term themselves, considering it derogatory?

Bow Street Runners

6. What type of clothing was fashionable in Britain in the mid-1960s to late 1970s, its primary characteristics being its extreme breadth (normally 4.5–5 inches) and often garish colours and patterns?

Kipper tie

7. Which band wrote First Steps, the BBC theme tune for the 2012 Olympics and performed Open Arms and One Day Like This during the Parade of Athletes at the closing ceremony?

Elbow

8. In which decade did the Korean War, the Algerian War, the attempted assassination of US President Harry Truman and the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik 1 occur?

Fifties

9. What is the term for the arched part of the seat that is placed on the back of a horse or other animal to allow it to be ridden?

Saddle-bow

10. What classic Scottish dish consists of swede or turnip and potatoes and is traditionally served mashed alongside haggis?

Neeps and tatties

11. Which English new wave band were put together by Malcolm McLaren in 1980 by persuading members of Adam and the Ants to join up with 13 year old Annabella Lwin on vocals?

Bow Wow Wow

12. What techniques used to produce patterns in clothing typically consists of folding, twisting, pleating, or crumpling fabric or a garment and binding with string or rubber bands, have been used for centuries in the Hausa region of West Africa, and is associated with garments identified with hippie fashion?

Tie-dye

13. What is the form of free climbing called that is performed on small rock formations or artificial rock walls without the use of ropes or harnesses?

Bouldering

14. Which British television comedy series was written and performed by Ben Elton, the title of the series was a play on words of the American spy series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and an informal name for the BBC?

The Man from Auntie

15. What is the name of the street and neighbourhood in the southern portion of the New York City borough of Manhattan, named after the Dutch word for a plantation or farm and also the name of a nativist, anti-Catholic, and anti-Irish criminal gang based in the neighbourhood?

The Bowery (Bowery Boys)

16. Who was the serial killer and alleged necrophile active during the 1940s and early 1950s who murdered at least eight people — including his wife, Ethel — by strangling them in his flat at 10 Rillington Place, Notting Hill, London?

John Christie

17. Which ranged weapon is believed to have first appeared in both China and Europe around the 7th to 5th centuries BC and is still used today in competitive sports and hunting?

Crossbow

18. What term, that originated in siege warfare, means a deployment or dispatch of one military unit, be it an aircraft, ship, or troops, from a strongpoint?

Sortie

19. What was the name of the flagship of the Greenpeace fleet that was sunk by the “action” branch of the French foreign intelligence services on 10 July 1985?

Rainbow Warrior

20. Which song, a worldwide hit for by Tony Orlando and Dawn in 1973, is told from the point of view of someone who has “done his time” in prison and ends with “the whole damned bus” cheering?

Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree


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a formal dress quiz

It’s Sunday, week 16 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week we’ve been mostly chiselling cracked mortar from between patio flags.

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. What word can mean to bend your head or body forward, especially as a way of showing someone respect or expressing thanks to people who have watched you perform?

2. What word can mean to fasten together, to force someone to stay in a place and to finish at the same time?

3. What is a U-shaped lake that forms when a wide meander of a river is cut off, creating a free-standing body of water?

4. What phrase means to get married and derives from an ancient Celtic known as the handfasting ceremony?

5. Originally numbering six men and founded in 1749 by magistrate Henry Fielding what was the public’s nickname for London’s first professional police force, although the officers did not use the term themselves, considering it derogatory?

https://joolzguides.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Bow-Street-Runners-Joolz-Guides.jpg

6. What type of clothing was fashionable in Britain in the mid-1960s to late 1970s, its primary characteristics being its extreme breadth (normally 4.5–5 inches) and often garish colours and patterns?

7. Which band wrote First Steps, the BBC theme tune for the 2012 Olympics and performed Open Arms and One Day Like This during the Parade of Athletes at the closing ceremony?

8. In which decade did the Korean War, the Algerian War, the attempted assassination of US President Harry Truman and the launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik 1 occur?

9. What is the term for the arched part of the seat that is placed on the back of a horse or other animal to allow it to be ridden?

10. What classic Scottish dish consists of swede or turnip and potatoes and is traditionally served mashed alongside haggis?

https://www.campbellsmeat.com/images/cms/large/14280452051427368757HaggisNeepsandTatties.jpg

11. Which English new wave band were put together by Malcolm McLaren in 1980 by persuading members of Adam and the Ants to join up with 13 year old Annabella Lwin on vocals?

12. What techniques used to produce patterns in clothing typically consists of folding, twisting, pleating, or crumpling fabric or a garment and binding with string or rubber bands, have been used for centuries in the Hausa region of West Africa, and is associated with garments identified with hippie fashion?

13. What is the form of free climbing called that is performed on small rock formations or artificial rock walls without the use of ropes or harnesses?

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14. Which British television comedy series was written and performed by Ben Elton, the title of the series was a play on words of the American spy series The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and an informal name for the BBC?

15. What is the name of the street and neighbourhood in the southern portion of the New York City borough of Manhattan, named after the Dutch word for a plantation or farm and also the name of a nativist, anti-Catholic, and anti-Irish criminal gang based in the neighbourhood?

16. Who was the serial killer and alleged necrophile active during the 1940s and early 1950s who murdered at least eight people — including his wife, Ethel — by strangling them in his flat at 10 Rillington Place, Notting Hill, London?

17. Which ranged weapon is believed to have first appeared in both China and Europe around the 7th to 5th centuries BC and is still used today in competitive sports and hunting?

18. What term, that originated in siege warfare, means a deployment or dispatch of one military unit, be it an aircraft, ship, or troops, from a strongpoint?

19. What was the name of the flagship of the Greenpeace fleet that was sunk by the “action” branch of the French foreign intelligence services on 10 July 1985?

20. Which song, a worldwide hit for by Tony Orlando and Dawn in 1973, is told from the point of view of someone who has “done his time” in prison and ends with “the whole damned bus” cheering?


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a shopping is back quiz answers

The answers to a shopping is back quiz. If you’ve not done it yet, and want to, head over to that page before reading on.


1. London has the Underground and Paris the Métro, but what do Tokyo and Beijing have?

Subway

2. What is the family of tile-based games played with rectangular tile pieces with a line dividing its face into two square ends, each end is marked with a number of spots and the backs are either blank or having some common design?

Dominoes

3. Shoemaker Levy-9, Hyakutake, Hale Bopp and Tempel-Tuttel are all what?

Comets

4. What is any liquid fuel whose ignition takes place, without any spark, as a result of compression of the inlet air mixture and then injection of fuel, or a dog?

Diesel

5. After a super yet somewhat shaky beginning, and following 8 number one singles, which band ended their singles releases with I’m Outta Time (#12), Falling Down (#10) and Don’t Stop (#80)?

Oasis

6. Bigger or smaller than a truck and SUV, but bigger than a common car what type of road vehicles are used for transporting goods or people?

Vans

7. Which 2005 comedy-drama film is based on a true story that tells of a struggling British shoe factory’s young, strait-laced owner, Charlie, who forms an unlikely partnership with Lola, a drag queen, to save the business?

Kinky Boots

8. Composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres and located off the coast of Queensland, Australia, this is the world’s largest what?

Coral Reef

9. The common allotrope of the chemical element oxygen, an arena in Prague or the third studio album by Son of Dave?

O2

10. What is any exposed land surrounded by river water that result from changes in the course of a river called?

River Island

11. What word means a legally defined and protected geographical indication used to identify where the grapes for a wine are grown?

Appellation

12. What is another name for sharpening stones or whetstones that are used to sharpen the edges of steel tools and implements through grinding and honing?

Water stones

13. What name is given to automotive repair shops that offer paintwork repairs to scratches, scuffs and dents, as well as repairs to damaged caused by collisions but do not offer a mechanical repair service?

Body Shop

14. What is a cuboid container used by soldiers or other military personnel to store their belongings, it’s name derives from where it is usually located relative to the soldier’s bunk or bed?

Footlocker

16. What modern farming machine is designed to efficiently process a variety of crops, its name derives from its integrating four separate operations — reaping, threshing, gathering, and winnowing — into a single process?

Combine harvester

16. Which local government district in Cumbria, England has its council based in Kendal and includes much of the Lake District as well as northwestern parts of the Yorkshire Dales?

South Lakeland

17. Which 1965 James Herbert sci-fi novel was made in to a epic movie in 1984 that received mostly critical reviews – unlike the novel which is considered by some critics as the best science fiction book ever written?

Dune

18. Which monthly documentary television programme had the same permanent presenter from its first broadcast on 24 April 1957 until 7 January 2013, making it the longest-running programme with the same presenter in television history?

The Sky at Night

19. Which team played in the Football League from 1921–1993 and 1998–2002, were dissolved in 2008 and reformed the same year and play at The Shay?

Halifax Town

20. In 1809 a new eating establishment in an upmarket London square opened where diners could smoke hookah pipes and recline on bamboo-cane sofas as they tucked into their food. This was the country’s first dedicated restaurant of it’s kind, opened by a a guy named Dean. What is the common name for the variety of the dishes it served?

Currys


Hopefully the theme was clear, but just in case, all the answers contain the name of a shop:

  • Subway – sandwiches, etc.
  • Domino’s – pizzas, etc.
  • Comet – electrical goods
  • Diesel – fashion
  • Oasis – fashion
  • Vans – footwear
  • Boots – the Chemist
  • Coral – bookmaker
  • O2 – Communications
  • Apple – technology
  • River Island – fashion
  • Waterstones – books
  • The Body Shop – Health
  • Footlocker – footwear
  • Harvester – restaurant
  • Lakeland – Home
  • Dune – footwear
  • Sky – Audio/Visual
  • Halifax – finance
  • Currys – electrical

And the bonus question answer: All the names contain something that the shop does not sell.


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a shopping is back quiz

It’s Sunday, week 15 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week we’ve been mostly going to the pub! Well, went twice, which is a lot, considering.

It’s a quiz of 20 themed questions – clue in the title.

There’s also Bonus question at the end. Ooh, intriguing!

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. London has the Underground and Paris the Métro, but what do Tokyo and Beijing have?

2. What is the family of tile-based games played with rectangular tile pieces with a line dividing its face into two square ends, each end is marked with a number of spots and the backs are either blank or having some common design?

3. Shoemaker Levy-9, Hyakutake, Hale Bopp and Tempel-Tuttel are all what?

4. What is any liquid fuel whose ignition takes place, without any spark, as a result of compression of the inlet air mixture and then injection of fuel, or a dog?

5. After a super yet somewhat shaky beginning, and following 8 number one singles, which band ended their singles releases with I’m Outta Time (#12), Falling Down (#10) and Don’t Stop (#80)?

6. Bigger or smaller than a truck and SUV, but bigger than a common car what type of road vehicles are used for transporting goods or people?

7. Which 2005 comedy-drama film is based on a true story that tells of a struggling British shoe factory’s young, strait-laced owner, Charlie, who forms an unlikely partnership with Lola, a drag queen, to save the business?

8. Composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres and located off the coast of Queensland, Australia, this is the world’s largest what?

9. The common allotrope of the chemical element oxygen, an arena in Prague or the third studio album by Son of Dave?

10. What is any exposed land surrounded by river water that result from changes in the course of a river called?

11. What word means a legally defined and protected geographical indication used to identify where the grapes for a wine are grown?

12. What is another name for sharpening stones or whetstones that are used to sharpen the edges of steel tools and implements through grinding and honing?

13. What name is given to automotive repair shops that offer paintwork repairs to scratches, scuffs and dents, as well as repairs to damaged caused by collisions but do not offer a mechanical repair service?

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14. What is a cuboid container used by soldiers or other military personnel to store their belongings, it’s name derives from where it is usually located relative to the soldier’s bunk or bed?

16. What modern farming machine is designed to efficiently process a variety of crops, its name derives from its integrating four separate operations — reaping, threshing, gathering, and winnowing — into a single process?

16. Which local government district in Cumbria, England has its council based in Kendal and includes much of the Lake District as well as northwestern parts of the Yorkshire Dales?

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17. Which 1965 James Herbert sci-fi novel was made in to a epic movie in 1984 that received mostly critical reviews – unlike the novel which is considered by some critics as the best science fiction book ever written?

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18. Which monthly documentary television programme had the same permanent presenter from its first broadcast on 24 April 1957 until 7 January 2013, making it the longest-running programme with the same presenter in television history?

19. Which team played in the Football League from 1921–1993 and 1998–2002, were dissolved in 2008 and reformed the same year and play at The Shay?

20. In 1809 a new eating establishment in an upmarket London square opened where diners could smoke hookah pipes and recline on bamboo-cane sofas as they tucked into their food. This was the country’s first dedicated restaurant of it’s kind, opened by a a guy named Dean. What is the common name for the variety of the dishes it served?


Bonus question: Apart from the obvious theme link to all the answers, what else links them? Extra cryptic clue: “False advertising?”

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a loadsamoney quiz answers

The answers to an loadsamoney quiz. If you’ve not done it yet, and want to, head over to that page before reading on.


1. What is the surname of Sylvester Stallone’s character in the Rocky films?

Balboa

2. Which team won the European Cup in the UK in front of a record crowd – 127,621 – for the final?

Real Madrid

3. Which right-handed oval course with a circumference of around one-and-a-quarter miles is the only racecourse in Lincolnshire?

Market Rasen

4. Which country was invaded by the Soviet Union on Christmas Eve 1979?

Afghanistan

5. Which brewery, founded in 1664 in Straßburg, is owned by the Carlsberg Group and brews its premium brand 5% abv pale lager, mainly in France?

Kronenbourg

6. What word is used to describe crop plants in the family Cucurbitaceae, like pumpkin, cucumber, squash and melon?

Gourde

7. What is another name for the large intestine?

Colon

8. What is the name for 1/8th of a fluid ounce, used when measuring liquid volume?

Dram

9. Which Chinese Dynasty, that existed between the Song and Ming dynasties from 1279 to 1368, was China’s first foreign-led dynasty having been established by Kublai Khan, leader of the vast Mongol Empire and grandson of Genghis Khan?

Yuan

10. Which British athlete won the women’s long jump at the 1964 Olympics?

Mary Rand

11. Which novel, published in 1976, tells the story of a year in the life of the Jarretts, an affluent suburban family trying to cope with the aftermath of two traumatic events and was made in to a multi-award winning film with the same name in 1980, starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, and Timothy Hutton?

Ordinary People

12. Which 1964 film was the first in Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Western trilogy featuring Clint Eastwood as The Man with No Name?

A Fistful of Dollars

13. Which British variety store chain founded in 1990, with it’s first shop in Burton-on-Trent, sells clearance items and proprietary brands at a single price?

Poundland

14. In the cartoon family created by Matt Groening, which member was not named after people in Groening’s family and is instead an anagram of a word representing how this character often behaves?

Bart (an anagram of brat)

15. Which former heavyweight boxer won the WBC title at Wembley in 1995 and is often quoted as saying “Know what I mean, Harry?” in an interview with commentator Harry Carpenter?

Frank Bruno

16. Which Christmas carol with lyrics written by English composer George Ratcliffe Woodward, who took an interest in church bell ringing, was first published in 1924?

Ding Dong Merrily on High

17. What name is given to several carnivorous mammals that live in Africa and Asia, feed as scavengers and have powerful jaws, relatively short hind limbs, and coarse hair?

Hyenas

18. Which superhero’s civilian identity is Diana Prince and has been played by Lynda Carter in the 1970s TV series and Gal Gadot in the 1984 film?

Wonder Woman

19. Which historical slang term in common use in the 18th and 19th centuries means to agree to serve as a sailor or soldier in the Royal Navy or the British Army?

(Take the) King’s shilling

20. The song 3 Lions was release to celebrate which event?

Euro ’96


And the theme – each answer contains a currency:

  • Panamanian balboa
  • Brazilian real
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark
  • Afghan afghani
  • Danish/Norwegian krone
  • Haitian gourde
  • Costa Rican colón
  • Armenian/Artsakh dram
  • Chinese yuan
  • South African rand
  • Algerian/Bahrani/Iragi/Jordanian/Kuwati/Libyan/Serbian/Tunisian dinar
  • American dollars (plus many other countries)
  • British pound (plus many other countries)
  • Thai baht
  • Swiss franc (plus many other countries)
  • Vietnamese đồng
  • Japanses yen
  • North/South Korean won
  • Kenyan/Somali/Somaliland/Tanzanian/Ugandan shilling
  • The Euro (19 European Union countries)

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a loadsamoney quiz

It’s Sunday, week 14 of Lockdown 3! As usual, no Fagan’s theme quiz!

This week we’ve been mostly getting ready to go out next week!

It’s a quiz of 20 themed questions – 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. What is the surname of Sylvester Stallone’s character in the Rocky films?

2. Which team won the European Cup in the UK in front of a record crowd – 127,621 – for the final?

3. Which right-handed oval course with a circumference of around one-and-a-quarter miles is the only racecourse in Lincolnshire?

4. Which country was invaded by the Soviet Union on Christmas Eve 1979?

5. Which brewery, founded in 1664 in Straßburg, is owned by the Carlsberg Group and brews its premium brand 5% abv pale lager, mainly in France?

6. What word is used to describe crop plants in the family Cucurbitaceae, like pumpkin, cucumber, squash and melon?

7. What is another name for the large intestine?

8. What is the name for 1/8th of a fluid ounce, used when measuring liquid volume?

9. Which Chinese Dynasty, that existed between the Song and Ming dynasties from 1279 to 1368, was China’s first foreign-led dynasty having been established by Kublai Khan, leader of the vast Mongol Empire and grandson of Genghis Khan?

10. Which British athlete won the women’s long jump at the 1964 Olympics?

11. Which novel, published in 1976, tells the story of a year in the life of the Jarretts, an affluent suburban family trying to cope with the aftermath of two traumatic events and was made in to a multi-award winning film with the same name in 1980, starring Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch, and Timothy Hutton?

12. Which 1964 film was the first in Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Western trilogy featuring Clint Eastwood as The Man with No Name?

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13. Which British variety store chain founded in 1990, with it’s first shop in Burton-on-Trent, sells clearance items and proprietary brands at a single price?

14. In the cartoon family created by Matt Groening, which member was not named after people in Groening’s family and is instead an anagram of a word representing how this character often behaves?

15. Which former heavyweight boxer won the WBC title at Wembley in 1995 and is often quoted as saying “Know what I mean, Harry?” in an interview with commentator Harry Carpenter?

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16. Which Christmas carol with lyrics written by English composer George Ratcliffe Woodward, who took an interest in church bell ringing, was first published in 1924?

17. What name is given to several carnivorous mammals that live in Africa and Asia, feed as scavengers and have powerful jaws, relatively short hind limbs, and coarse hair?

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18. Which superhero’s civilian identity is Diana Prince and has been played by Lynda Carter in the 1970s TV series and Gal Gadot in the 1984 film?

19. Which historical slang term in common use in the 18th and 19th centuries means to agree to serve as a sailor or soldier in the Royal Navy or the British Army?

20. The song 3 Lions was release to celebrate which event?