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Pub Quiz

Our second Pub Quiz in two years was on December 13th, 2021 and had a distinctive Christmas theme when, once again, 26 of us met at the newly refurbished Nabb Inn.

Sadly, due to the current Covid situation we feel it is better to postpone our Pub Quiz visit for at least January. So please check your diaries and cancel this event for 10th January. But please give our January Quiz a try; answers next month.

Here are the answers to the December quiz.
1.Which form of clean ‘transport’ do Norwegians hide away somewhere in the house on Christmas – Brooms (in order to keep the witches away)
2.Who wrote each of the following words?
a. “It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge” Charles Dickens
b. “Maybe Christmas” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store” Dr. Seus
3.What kind of animal delivers gifts at Christmas in Syria? Camel (one of the wise men’s camels)
4.On which three feast ‘days’ do Americans consume the most food? Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and Superbowl Sunday
5.Plus or minus one year, when did Queen Elizebeth II deliver her first ‘televised Christmas message to the nation’? 1957
6.In which European country do malicious creatures called Kallikantzaroi get up to mischief around Christmas? Greece
7.Which percentage of Americans don’t celebrate Christmas at all? a. circa 4 %
8.Who composed the music for the festive season ballet ‘The Nutcracker’? Tchaikovsky
9.Plus or minus one year, how long does it take a Scotch Pine Christmas tree to reach a typical retail height of 6 to 7 feet? 7 years
10.Which two figures deliver gifts in Russia during the festive season? Little snowflake (Snegurochka) and Grandfather Frost (Dedushka Moroz).

And here’s your January Quiz: we did use this quiz at The Nabb Inn on 13th December so apologies to those who have seen it before.

1. According to an old wives’ tale, bread baked on which day will never go mouldy?
2. Which beloved, quiet little man passed away on Christmas Day 1977?
3. In which European country does a kindly witch named La Befana deliver children’s Christmas presents?
4. What are the first 2 lines of the Christmas song ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow’?
5. In an old nursery rhyme, who “sat in the corner eating his Christmas pie”?
6. Which former Hollywood child star once said “I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked me for my autograph.”
7. What kind of ‘bread’ is traditional at German Christmas markets?
8. Which chart-topping Christmas song from Bony M was originally recorded by Harry Belafonte in 1956?
9. The communist dictatorship of which European country came to a bloody end on Christmas Day 1989?
10. Which critically acclaimed film about King Henry II takes place over the Christmas holidays in the year 1183?
11. The name Santa Claus evolved from Sinter Klass, a nickname for Saint Nicholas. What language is Sinter Klaas?
12. Plus or minus 3 years, in which year did Barbie first appear under the Christmas tree?
13. What did Harry Potter get as a Christmas present during his first semester at Hogwarts?
14. Where does the Danish version of Santa Claus live throughout the year?
15. Which US ‘First Lady’ wrote the book ‘Christmas 1940’?
16. In which country is Santa Claus known as ‘Julemanden’? a. Denmark b. Austria c. Poland d. Germany
17. The name of which toy, popular since Christmas 1929, translated means “come-come” or “come-back”?
18. The words “God and sinners reconciled” are from which Christmas carol?
19. The name for which traditional festive season accessory is derived from the Anglo-Saxon words for “dung on a twig”?
20. Which mind boggling and very frustrating device, named after its inventor, was one of the best-selling Christmas gifts of 1980?
21. US President and staunch conservationist Theodore Roosevelt banned what in the White House?
22. Which electronic device in an egg-shaped container was the best-selling Christmas toy for children and adults alike in the year 1997?
23. Although she was secretly expecting a necklace, what does the disappointed wife played by Emma Thompson in the film ‘Love Actually’ get from her husband for Christmas?
24. Which Christmas carol was sung by soldiers on both sides of the trenches during the Christmas Eve ceasefire of 1914?

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Pub Quiz and Lunch

Our first Pub Quiz in twenty months was on 8th November 2021 when once again 26 of us met at the newly refurbished Nabb Inn; then on 13th December we will have our Christmas Pub Quiz. Seating is limited to 32 members so please let me know if you would like to attend.

Just to remind you, on arrival please make a note of your table number then order your lunch/drinks at the bar. However it’s not necessary to have a lunch if you don’t wish to eat. We start with a short table puzzle, then on to the main quiz. After lunch we get the answers! We usually have a small free raffle for which prizes would be gratefully received. There is a charge of £1 per head, the total of which (less expenses) is divided between the winning team and the runners up.

Here are the answers to the November quiz.

1.The price of amber increased tenfold after the release of which 1993 film? Jurassic Park
2.In literature; Pemberley, Tara and Manderley are all examples of what? Estates (Pemberley is the estate in ‘Pride and Prejudice’, Tara ‘Gone With the Wind’, Manderley ‘Rebecca’)
3.Influenced by the Latin word for “iron”, what is the name of the metal sleeve on a pencil that holds the eraser in place? Ferrule
4.What did the members of the early 20th century movement or school known as ‘Fauvism’ do for a living? Painters (artists)
5.Which Mr. and Mrs. live at number 4 Privet Drive? Mr. and Mrs. Dursley (Harry Potter)
6.Which 1975 pop song is the biggest selling palindromic song title ever? (3 letters) S.O.S. (ABBA)
7.What is the name of the Nike corporate trademark? Swoosh
8.What are the two most populated cities in Sweden? Two answers. Stockholm and Gothenburg
9. The first year since 1987 in which there are no what? No repeating digits 2013
10.What is the largest land mammal in South America? Baird’s Tapir
11.Lisbeth Salander is the unusual heroine in which 2011 film? The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
12.What is the official national fruit in each of the following countries? One point for each correct answer. a. India – Mango b. Mexico – Avocado c. Jamaica – Ackee
13.Which kind of dance style is mentioned in the Queen song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’? Fandango (“Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the fandango?”)
14.Which fictional Mr. had the rare blood type T-negative? Spock
15.What is the only absolute monarchy in Africa? Kingdom of Eswatini

And here’s your December Quiz –

1.Which form of clean ‘transport’ do Norwegians hide away somewhere in the house on Christmas
2.Who wrote each of the following words?
a. “It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge”
b. “Maybe Christmas” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store”
3.What kind of animal delivers gifts at Christmas in Syria?
4.On which three feast ‘days’ do Americans consume the most food?
5.Plus or minus one year, when did Queen Elizebeth II deliver her first ‘ televised Christmas message to the nation’?
6.In which European country do malicious creatures called Kallikantzaroi get up to mischief around Christmas?
7.Which percentage of Americans don’t celebrate Christmas at all?
a. 4% b. 10% c. 18%
8.Who composed the music for the festive season ballet ‘The Nutcracker’?
9.Plus or minus one year, how long does it take a Scotch Pine Christmas tree to reach a typical retail height of 6 to 7 feet?
10.Which two figures deliver gifts in Russia during the festive season?

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Pub Quiz

We are looking forward to 8th November when once again our Pub Quiz re-starts; it will be interesting to see the refurbishment of the Nabb Inn. Then on 13th December we will have our Christmas Pub Quiz. Seating is limited to 32 members so please let me know if you would like to attend.

Just to remind you, on arrival please make a note of your table number then order your lunch/drinks at the bar. However it’s not necessary to have a lunch if you don’t wish to eat. We start with a short table puzzle, then on to the main quiz. After lunch we get the answers! We usually have a small free raffle for which prizes would be gratefully received. There is a charge of £1 per head, the total of which (less expenses) is divided between the winning team and the runners up.

Here are the answers to the October quiz.

1. Which very wise and enchanting fictional character’s name is the Old English for any insect that flies with a loud humming noise? Dumbledore
2. What is the most eastern E.U. capital city and what is the most western E.U. capital city? Nicosia (Cyprus) and Lisbon (Portugal)
3. What kind of heavenly marriage is ‘Hierogamy’? A marriage between a god and a goddess
4. There was literally peace on Earth at 06:00 UTC, March 23, 2001. Explain. The MIR space station hit the Pacific Ocean. MIR means ‘peace’ or ‘world’
5. The four Beatles we all know, George, Paul, John and Ringo were all born in Liverpool. The other two, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best were not. In fact, both were born outside of England. In which country was Stuart Sutcliffe born and Pete Best born? Two answers
a. Scotland (Edinburgh) b. India (Madras)
7. Which six letter word describes both a rupture and the leap out of the water made by a whale? Breach
8. What are the first four words to both the original and classic Hippocratic Oath?
I swear by Apollo”
9. The following lyrics about money are from which song? “Always sunny in a rich man’s world” Money Money Money (ABBA)
10. The title of which extremely popular film is the Hindu word for a god or goddess that comes to earth? Avatar
11. Fruit flies were the first animals to do what in 1947? Go into space
12. What was the name of the doctrine, jokingly coined by Mikhail Gorbachev in October 1989 as his Soviet Union ‘faced the final curtain’, that was seen internationally as Moscow giving permission to its allies to decide their own futures? The Sinatra Doctrine (The name alluded to the Frank Sinatra song “My Way” – the Soviet Union was allowing these nations to go their own way)
13. Who wrote books under the pen name Eric Arthur Blair? George Orwell
14. What do the following places have in common? San Marino, Colombia, Bolivia, the Philippines, Israel, El Salvador and Bermuda? All named after people: San Marino (Saint Marinus), Colombia (Christopher Columbus), Bolivia (Simón Bolívar), the Philippines (Philip II of Spain), Israel (Jacob, alternate name), El Salvador (“The Saviour”, Jesus) and Bermuda (Juan de Bermúdez)
15. Which dated word meaning ‘nonsense’ stems from a combination of the Dutch word for doll and an old English word for excrement? (Nine letters) Poppycock. Pop is Dutch for doll, Cack is old English for excrement

And here’s your November Quiz –

1.The price of amber increased tenfold after the release of which 1993 film?
2.In literature; Pemberley, Tara and Manderley are all examples of what?
3.Influenced by the Latin word for “iron”, what is the name of the metal sleeve on a pencil that holds the eraser in place?
4.What did the members of the early 20th century movement or school known as ‘Fauvism’ do for a living?
5.Which Mr. and Mrs. live at number 4 Privet Drive?
6.Which 1975 pop song is the biggest selling palindromic song title ever? (3 letters)
7.What is the name of the Nike corporate trademark?
8.What are the two most populated cities in Sweden?
9.2013 the first year since 1987 in which there are no what?
10.What is the largest land mammal in South America?
a. Hoffman’s Two-toed Sloth b. Jaguar c. Screaming Hairy Armadillo d. Baird’s Tapir
11.Lisbeth Salander is the unusual heroine in which 2011 film?
12.What is the official national fruit in each of the following countries? One point for each correct answer.
a. India b. Mexico c. Jamaica
13.Which kind of dance style is mentioned in the Queen song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’?
14.Which fictional Mr. had the rare blood type T-negative?
15.What is the only absolute monarchy in Africa?

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Pub Quiz

As the Nabb Inn will be closed for refurbishment for the whole of October we hope to commence on the second Monday, on November 8th and then on 13th December, at 12 noon. Seating is limited to 32 members so please let me know if you would like to attend.

Just to remind you, on arrival please make a note of your table number then order your lunch/drinks at the bar. However it’s not necessary to have a lunch if you don’t wish to eat. We start with a short table puzzle, then on to the main quiz. After lunch we get the answers! We usually have a small free raffle for which prizes would be gratefully received. There is a charge of £1 per head, the total of which (less expenses) is divided between the winning team and the runners up. It’s been twenty months since we last met and in that time three of our members have sadly died; we shall very much miss Cath Richardson, June Keeling, and Alan Lippiatt.

Here are the answers to the September quiz.

1. Which character features as a clergyman in the stories of Robin Hood? Friar Tuck
2. What star sign would you belong to if you were born on October 29th? Scorpio
3. What type of beetle is sacred in Ancient Egypt? Scarab Dung Beetle
4. What C describes a sign placed at the beginning of a musical staff indicating the pitch of the notes? Clef
5. Which national flags make up the Union Jack? The crosses of St. George, St. Patrick, and St. Andrew
6. What was the name of the first Scottish man to be voted European Footballer of The Year? Denis Law
7. Which Las Vegas hotel did the bachelor party stay at in the 2009 film ‘The Hangover’? Caesars Palace
8. What is the highest number visible on a dartboard? Twenty
9. How many days did the Falklands War last: 74
10. How many yards are there between the wickets in a game of cricket? 22
11. What type of vegetable is known as celery root? Celeriac
12. Who is the author of Peter Rabbit? Beatrix Potter
13. How many lines does a Limerick have? Five
14. Who released a hit song in the 1980s called ’99 Red Balloons’? Nena
15. What is the name of the longest river in France? Loire
16. Which famous poet wrote ‘An Ode to a Nightingale’? John Keats
17. What is the largest planet in our solar system? Jupiter
18. Lateral Epicondylitis is a condition commonly known by what name? Tennis Elbow
19. How many players are there in a baseball team? Nine
20. What is the softest mineral in the world? Talc

And for October here’s another quiz to keep you going.

1. Which very wise and enchanting fictional character’s name is the Old English for any insect that flies with a loud humming noise?
2. What is the most eastern E.U. capital city and what is the most western E.U. capital city?
3. What kind of heavenly marriage is ‘Hierogamy’?
4. There was literally peace on Earth at 06:00 UTC, March 23, 2001. Explain.
5. The four Beatles we all know, George, Paul, John and Ringo were all born in Liverpool. The other two, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best were not. In fact, both were born outside of England. In which country was Stuart Sutcliffe born and Pete Best born?
6. Which six letter word describes both a rupture and the leap out of the water made by a whale?
7. What are the first four words to both the original and classic Hippocratic Oath?
8. The following lyrics about money are from which song? “Always sunny in a rich man’s world”
9. The title of which extremely popular film is the Hindu word for a god or goddess that comes to earth?
10. Fruit flies were the first animals to do what in 1947?
11. What was the name of the doctrine, jokingly coined by Mikhail Gorbachev in October 1989 as his Soviet Union ‘faced the final curtain’, that was seen internationally as Moscow giving permission to its allies to decide their own futures?
12. Who wrote books under the pen name Eric Arthur Blair?
13. What do the following places have in common? San Marino, Colombia, Bolivia, the Philippines, Israel, El Salvador and Bermuda?
14. Which dated word meaning ‘nonsense’ stems from a combination of the Dutch word for doll and an old English word for excrement? (Nine letters)

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Pub Quiz and Lunch

I’m happy to say that Stefan, Manager at The Nabb Inn, will be pleased to welcome the U3A Pub Quiz & Lunch back this autumn – unfortunately the bad news is the Nabb Inn will be closed for refurbishment for the whole of October so we hope to commence on the second Monday in November which is the 8th and then on 13th December, at 12 noon.

Seating is limited to 32 members so please let me know if you would like to attend. Just to remind you, on arrival please make a note of your table number then order your lunch/drinks at the bar. However it’s not necessary to have a lunch if you don’t wish to eat.

We start with a short table puzzle, then on to the main quiz. After lunch we get the answers! We usually have a small free raffle for which prizes would be gratefully received. There is a charge of £1 per head, the total of which (less expenses) is divided between the winning team and the runners up. We look forward to getting our brains back into gear; it’s been twenty months since we last met!

Here are the answers to the August quiz.

1. Outside which New York building was John Lennon killed? The Dakota Building
2. Which character does Morgan Freeman play in Bruce Almighty? God
3. Complete the advertising slogan for FedEx: ‘When there is no..’ Tomorrow
4. Wellington is the capital city of which country? New Zealand
5. What letter is located between letters X and V on a standard keyboard? C
6. Which famous astronaut once said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!”? Neil Armstrong
7. In the opening lyrics to Queen’s ‘Killer Queen’, what does she keep in her pretty cabinet?
Moet & Chandon.
8. During which decade did Elvis Presley die? The 1970s
9. How many of Snow White’s seven dwarfs have names ending in the letter Y? Five – Dopey, Grumpy, Sneezy, Sleepy & Happy
10. As of 2018, which athlete had won the most Olympic medals? Michael Phelps
11. ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ is the autobiography about the early years of what inspirational African-American writer and poet? Maya Angelou
12. Who is lead singer of the Foo Fighters? Dave Grohl
13. What are the two main ingredients of a ‘screwdriver’ cocktail? Vodka & Orange Juice
14. What is the tallest breed of dog in the world? The Great Dane
15. Who is the author of ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy? Suzanne Collins
16. Unscramble the following word to reveal a type of cloud: ARSTSUT? Stratus
17. Which actor starred in: What Lies Beneath, Six Days and Seven Nights, and Air Force One? Harrison Ford
18. What does the Olympic motto ‘Citius, Altius, Fortius’ mean? Faster, Higher, Stronger
19. When placed in alphabetical order, which country appears first under the letter C? Cameroon (Cambodia is officially called The Kingdom of Cambodia).
20. What is the 1st UK supermarket to sell edible bugs? Sainsburys

And for September here’s another quiz to keep you going.

1. Which character features as a clergyman in the stories of Robin Hood?
2. What star sign would you belong to if you were born on October 29th?
3. What type of beetle is sacred in Ancient Egypt?
4. What C describes a sign placed at the beginning of a musical staff indicating the pitch of the notes?
5. Which national flags make up the Union Jack?
6. What was the name of the first Scottish man to be voted European Footballer of The Year?
7. Which Las Vegas hotel did the bachelor party stay at in the 2009 film ‘The Hangover’?
8. What is the highest number visible on a dartboard?
9. How many days did the Falklands War last: a) 52, b) 63, c) 74?
10. How many yards are there between the wickets in a game of cricket?
11. What type of vegetable is known as celery root?
12. Who is the author of Peter Rabbit?
13. How many lines does a Limerick have?
14. Who released a hit song in the 1980s called ’99 Red Balloons’?
15. What is the name of the longest river in France?
16. Which famous poet wrote ‘An Ode to a Nightingale’?
17. What is the largest planet in our solar system?
18. Lateral Epicondylitis is a condition commonly known by what name?
19. How many players are there in a baseball team?
20. What is the softest mineral in the world?

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