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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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Pub Quiz and Lunch

Unfortunately, due to group size restrictions, we are still not able to re-start the Pub Quiz at the Nabb Inn but hopefully, who knows, by autumn we may be able to do it.

Here are the answers to the General Knowledge quiz from last month.
1. If you are in the capital city of Port au Prince, in which country are you? Haiti
2. Which train service connects London to Paris? Eurostar
3. What colour is the Northern Line on the London Underground? Black
4. In which city is 101 Dalmations set? London
5. What is the most common metal found in the Earth’s crust? Aluminium (IN the Earth’s crust, Iron is the most abundant ON the Earth)
6. Where would you be if you were walking along latitude 66 degrees 32 minutes North? Arctic Circle
7. In which park would you find London zoo? Regent’s Park
8. Which battle took place on October 21st 1805? Trafalgar
9. Who was the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic? Lindbergh
10. Which 1984 film tells the story of Cambodian journalist, Dith Pran? The Killing Fields
11. When was Nelson Mandela released from prison after 27 years of incarceration? 1990
12. Which of the Kray brothers died in prison? Ronnie
13. In which year did Queen Victoria die? 1901
14. What is the medical term for the study of the brain and nervous system? Neurology
15. Where in the body would you find ‘The Bowman’s Capsule’? Kidney
16. Linseed oil comes from which plant? Flax
17. Red Iron Oxide is more commonly known as what? Rust
18. What is the main metallic element in bronze? Copper
19. Which gas makes fizzy drinks fizzy? Carbon Dioxide CO2
20. On which day of the year does the oyster season officially start in the UK? 1st September
21. What is a sad anagram of GYRATED? Tragedy
22. What is the name of the website where you can buy and sell ONLY handmade or vintage craft items? ETSY
23. How would you write the number 7 in binary code? 111
24. What is the 6th planet in our Solar System? Saturn
25. Who wrote “The Horse-dealer’s Daughter”? D,H.Lawrence

And for August here’s another quiz to keep you going:-

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

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Pub Quiz and Lunch group

Unfortunately due to group size restrictions we are not able to re-start the Pub Quiz at the Nabb Inn but hopefully who knows, by autumn, we may be able to do it.

Here are the answers to the General Knowledge quiz from last month:-

1. Which German word means lightning war? Blitzkrieg
2. Can you name the rather tall co-presenter of the BBC One television quiz show Pointless? Richard Osman
3. What name links the rugby playing husband of Charlotte Church to the creator of The Muppets? Henson
4. The last British monarch to be born outside Great Britain? George II (born 1683 in Hanover)
5. Which British television series was filmed at Weald & Downland Living Museum in West Sussex? The Repair Shop
6. What did Ian Dury and the Blockheads want to be hit with? Rhythm Stick (“Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick”)
7. Human cells normally contain how many pairs of chromosomes? 23 pairs of chromosomes (for a total of 46)
8. What is the name of Joe Biden’s wife? Jill Biden
9. What’s the name of the tallest of all penguin species? Emperor Penguin
10. What name is shared by a fictional plantation and the eldest daughter of Joan Collins? Tara (which is the plantation from “Gone With the Wind” and Tara Newley)
11. In which decade was the Sydney Opera House formally opened? 1970s (October 1973)
12. Which famous American company has supplied the Presidential helicopter since 1957? Sikorsky
13. Which actor was dubbed the muscles from Brussels? Jean Claude Van Damme
14. In miles per hour, maximum speed limit mobility scooters are allowed to do on UK roads? 8 miles per hour
15. What does a Brannock Device measure? Shoe size or feet
16. An ice giant is a giant planet composed mainly of elements heavier than hydrogen and helium. There are two ice giants in the Solar System, can you name both? Uranus and Neptune
17. Who starred in the sitcom Nearest and Dearest with Hylda Baker and played Cannonball Lee in the 1990 film The Krays? Jimmy Jewel
18. Which Jane Austen novel tells the story of naive young Catherine Morland and her journey to a better understanding of herself and of the world around her? Northanger Abbey
19. Which 3-digit number, particularly in America, is cannabis culture slang for marijuana? 420
20. Name the world’s lowest lying capital city, it sits 28 metres below sea level? Baku (the capital of Azerbaijan on the Caspian Sea)

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

1. If you are in the capital city of Port au Prince, in which country are you?
2. Which train service connects London to Paris?
3. What colour is the Northern Line on the London Underground?
4. In which city is “101 Dalmatians” set?
5. What is the most common metal found in the Earth’s crust?
6. Where would you be if you were walking along latitude 66 degrees 32 minutes North?
7. In which park would you find London Zoo?
8. Which battle took place on October 21st 1805?
9. Who was the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic?
10. Which 1984 film tells the story of Cambodian journalist, Dith Pran?
11. When was Nelson Mandela released from prison after 27 years of incarceration?
12. Which of the Kray brothers died in prison?
13. In which year did Queen Victoria die?
14. What is the medical term for the study of the brain and nervous system?
15. Where in the body would you find ‘The Bowman’s Capsule’?
16. Linseed oil comes from which plant?
17. Red Iron Oxide is more commonly known as what?
18. What is the main metallic element in bronze?
19. Which gas makes fizzy drinks fizzy?
20. On which day of the year does the oyster season officially start in the UK?
21. What is a sad anagram of GYRATED?
22. What is the name of the website where you can buy and sell ONLY handmade or vintage craft items?
23. How would you write the number 7 in binary code?
24. What is the 6th planet in our Solar System?
25. Who wrote “The Horse-dealer’s Daughter”?

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Pub Quiz

Hopefully we may be able to re-start the Pub Quiz & Lunch at the Nabb Inn possibly in July but I will contact everyone nearer the date.

Answers to the cryptic clue quiz for May on Flowers & Herbs
1. This flower is one in the eye for the girl? IRIS
2. Got Up? ROSE
3. Please remember me? FORGET ME NOT
4. Fashionable feline? DANDELION
5. Cunning animal’s hand warmer? FOXGLOVE
6. Bovine error? COWSLIP
7. Wed Precious Metal? MARIGOLD
8. Spring Month? MAYFLOWER
9. Sad Ringer? BLUEBELL
10. Vehicle State? CARNATION
11. Duration? THYME
12. Bill sounds like a nice fellow? SWEET WILLIAM
13. Industrious Queen? BUSY LIZZIE
14. Receptacle for dairy product? BUTTERCUP
15. Used in thickening sauces? CORNFLOWER
16. Mrs Bucket’s first name? HYACINTH
17. Enclosure in criminal court for prisoner? DOCK
18. A nice pad on a lake? LILY
19. A Vicious Welsh emblem? SNAP DRAGON
20. A wise old herb? SAGE

Here’s a General Knowledge quiz to pass the time away during June.

1. Which German word means lightning war?
2. Can you name the rather tall co-presenter of the BBC One television quiz show Pointless?
3. What name links the former rugby playing husband of Charlotte Church to the creator of The Muppets?
4. Name the last British monarch to be born outside Great Britain?
5. Which British television series is filmed at Weald and Downland Living Museum in Singleton, West Sussex?
6. What did Ian Dury and the Blockheads want to be hit with?
7. Human cells normally contain how many pairs of chromosomes?
8. What is the name of Joe Biden’s wife?
9. What’s the name of the tallest of all penguin species?
10. What name is shared by a fictional plantation and the eldest daughter of Joan Collins?
11. Designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon, in which decade was the Sydney Opera House formally opened?
12. Which famous American company has supplied the Presidential helicopter since 1957?
13. Which actor was dubbed the muscles from Brussels?
14. In miles per hour, what’s the maximum speed limit that mobility scooters are allowed to do on UK roads? (Hint: if you need a clue, it’s either 8, 12, 14 or 16 mile per hour)
15. What does a Brannock Device measure?
16. An ice giant is a giant planet composed mainly of elements heavier than hydrogen and helium. There are two ice giants in the Solar System, can you name both?
17. Who starred in the sitcom Nearest and Dearest with Hylda Baker and played Cannonball Lee in the 1990 film The Krays?
18. Which Jane Austen novel tells the story of naive young Catherine Morland and her journey to a better understanding of herself and of the world around her?
19. Which 3-digit number, particularly in America, is cannabis culture slang for marijuana?
20. Name the world’s lowest lying capital city, it sits an amazing 28 metres below sea level?

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