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Pub Quiz

The Monday, 13th June Pub Quiz was attended by 20 members and was won by Team 3 Plus 1. The next Pub Quiz will be on Monday, 11th July at The Nabb Inn at 12 noon. All welcome.

Here are the answers to the June newsletter quiz, which was a mixed-up Alphabet General Knowledge quiz. The first letter of each answer is a letter from the alphabet and it is used only once in the answers.

1. The Right Honourable William Pitt had what nickname? Younger
2. Professor Dumbledore is in charge of which school? Hogwarts
3. With which book do you associate Captain Ahab? Moby Dick
4. Who wrote Dracula? Bram Stoker
5. Who sang with Elton John on ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’? Kiki Dee
6. What is the name of the hotel in Stephen King’s The Shining? Overlook
7. Who had hits with ‘Lets Twist Again’ and ‘The Twist’? Chubby Checker
8. Which Monarch’s reign started in 1837? Queen Victoria
9. What is the highest waterfall in the world? Angel Falls
10. Which dog breed is a cross between a greyhound and a collie? Lurcher
11. Thermal Imaging uses what type of electromagnetic radiation? Infra Red
12. Who owned Bagpuss? Emily
13. Which natural feature lies between the two Great Lakes of Ontario and Erie? Niagara Falls
14. The Underwood brothers played for England at which sport? Rugby Union
15. Which letter is the car registration for Germany? D
16. Which band’s debut album was called ‘Boy’? U2
17. What is 40 in Roman numerals? XL
18. Who originally sang, ‘I Will Survive’? Gloria Gaynor
19. Which children’s TV character lived on Scatterbrook Farm? Worzel Gummidge
20. What is a group of lions called? Pride
21. Where do Tribbles first appear, Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Trek
22. What investigative character was played by Angela Lansbury? Jessica Fletcher
23. Which is the closest planet to Earth? Venus
24. What is the name of the boys’ gang in ‘Grease’? T-Birds
25. What hat do you associate with Tommy Cooper? Fez
26. The Hindenburg disaster featured what type of airship? Zeppelin

And the July quiz is as follows:

1. What is the name of the Greek dip consisting of yoghurt and cucumber?
2. In Indian cooking, what is a Tandoori?
3. What is a mocha?
4. In the UK we know it as sweetcorn, but what cereal grain is it a variety of?
5. Enchiladas originated in which country?
6. In French cooking, what does ‘en Croute’ mean?
7. What are the two main ingredients in a bellini cocktail?
8. The beer brand ‘Old Speckled Hen’ was aquired by which brewery in 2000?
9. Which fast food company used the advertising slogan “I’m Lovin’ it”?
10. What is unusual about the tomato-based soup known as Gazpacho?
11. What body of water separates Saudia Arabia from Africa?
12. Catalonia is a region of what country?
13. What is the largest island is the Caribbean Sea?
14. What are the five boroughs of New York City?
15. Which country has the longest coastline in the world?
16. In what mountain range is Mount Everest located?
17. In which English county is the town of Stevenage?
18. Sofia is the capital of which country?
19. What are the three official languages of Belgium?
20. In which city is the Vatican City?

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Pub Quiz

The Monday, 9th May, Pub Quiz was attended by 25 members and was won by “Minus One”.

The next Pub Quiz will be on Monday, 13th June at The Nabb Inn at 12 noon.

Here are the answers to the May newsletter 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 is a sign at the beginning of a musical staff indicating the pitch of the notes? Clef
5. Which national flags are in the Union Jack? The crosses of St.George, St.Patrick, and St. Andrew
6. What’s the name of the 1st Scotsman to be voted European Footballer of The Year? Denis Law
7. Which Las Vegas hotel did the party stay at in the 2009 film ‘The Hangover’? Caesar’s 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? Twenty
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 Keates
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 the June quiz is a mixed-up Alphabet General Knowledge quiz. The first letter of each answer is a letter from the alphabet and it is used only once in the answers.

1. The Right Honourable William Pitt had what nickname?
2. Professor Dumbledore is in charge of which school?
3. With which book do you associate Captain Ahab?
4. Who wrote Dracula?
5. Who sang with Elton John on ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’?
6. What is the name of the hotel in Stephen King’s The Shining?
7. Who had hits with ‘Lets Twist Again’ and ‘The Twist’?
8. Which Monarch’s reign started in 1837?
9. What is the highest waterfall in the world?
10. Which dog breed is a cross between a greyhound and a collie?
11. Thermal Imaging uses what type of electromagnetic radiation?
12. Who owned Bagpuss?
13. Which natural feature lies between the two Great Lakes of Ontario and Erie?
14. The Underwood brothers played for England at which sport?
15. Which letter is the car registration for Germany?
16. Which band’s debut album was called ‘Boy’?
17. What is 40 in Roman numerals?
18. Who originally sang, ‘I Will Survive’?
19. Which children’s TV character lived on Scatterbrook Farm?
20. What is a group of lions called?
21. Where do Tribbles first appear, Star Trek or Star Wars?
22. What investigative character was played by Angela Lansbury?
23. Which is the closest planet to Earth?
24. What is the name of the boys’ gang in ‘Grease’?
25. What hat do you associate with Tommy Cooper?
26. The Hindenburg disaster featured what type of airship?

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Pub Quiz and lunch

The Monday, 14th March Pub Quiz was well supported with 28 members attempting a quite difficult quiz which was won by The Dynamic Duo – Greg Umney and Angela Cornish.

Here are the answers to the March newsletter quiz.

1. Who rode his ‘Funky Moped’ to No 5 in the UK charts in 1975? Jasper Carrott
2. What are the surnames of the 3 tenors? (1 point for each) Pavarotti, Domingo, Carrera
3. Who wrote and illustrated the children’s book, ‘The Snowman’? Raymond Briggs
4. What was the name of A.A. Milnes’ son? Christopher Robin
5. Who was the captain of ‘The Black Pig’? Captain Pugwash
6. What nationality was the magician and escapologist, Harry Houdini? American
7. Which month in 1969 did Neil Armstrong first stand on the moon? July
8. Which explorer discovered the Hawaiian Islands? Captain Cook
9. In which modern country are the ruins of Troy? Turkey
10. What TV series was set on Craggy Island? Father Ted
11. Which river runs through Baghdad? Tigris
12. On what street in London would you find The Bank of England? Threadneedle St.
13. The A1 road starts in London and finishes in which city? Edinburgh
14. What food would a Cockney be eating if he is going for a ruby? Curry (Ruby Murray)
15. What is the colour of the black box on commercial aircraft? Orange
16. How many old pennies were there in a guinea? 252
17. In which film did Raquel Welch appear in a fur bikini as a cave girl? One Million Years BC
18. What were the first two words in the film title where David Bowie plays Mr Lawrence? Merry Christmas
19. What is the motto of the boy scouts? Be Prepared
20. What is the highest bid, without doubling, in the game of bridge? 7 No Trump
21. In a game of bowls, what name is given to the target ball? Jack
22. Which team won the 2017 FA Cup? Arsenal
23. Which sport is said to have been played for over 3,000 years? Hurling
24. What is Japan’s national sport? Sumo
25. What is an ice hockey puck made of? Vulcanised rubber

And I thought those members who did not attend the March Pub Quiz might like to give that one a try.

1. Which stringed musical instrument shares its name with a cooking utensil?
2. One of the bestselling pop singles of all time was a number one hit from 1967 based on Bach’s Suite No. 3 in D Major. What was the anaemic sounding song title of this hit?
3. Which famous 1960 black and white horror film was the first to show a flushing toilet?
4. Written in the 9th century, the lyrics to the national anthem of which country are the oldest in the world? a. Japan b. Turkey c. Mongolia d. China
5. Which seven letter word for a type of argument is also a collective noun for sparrows?
6. Which eight letter word for a type of argument is also a collective noun for seagulls?
7. Dacca (Dhaka) was the capital city of what between the years 1955 and 1971?
8. The name of which widely used aromatic herb stems from the Greek word for “royal”?
9. The following lyrics are from a song with the word ‘Peace’ somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song?. “Everybody’s talking about ministers sinisters banisters and canisters”
10. What was the most popular name for a girl in the United States from 1880-1956?
11. Which one of the Titanic’s sister ships sank in the Aegean Sea on the morning of the 21 November 1916?
12. In The Wizard Of Oz, Glinda is known as The Good Witch of what?
a. the North b. the East c. the South d. the West
13. The prefix for a billionth lends its name to which new science?
14. The sun doesn’t rise until after 10 am in the far western parts of which large country?
15. Which two animals are found on the flag of Mexico?
16. Measured in area, which of the following seas is the smallest?
a. Black Sea b. Red Sea c. White Sea d. Yellow Sea
17. What name was given to a female broadcaster of Japanese propaganda during WW II?
18. Which piece of culinary equipment with a French name is often used to melt chocolate over the stove?
19. The following lyric is from a song with the name “John” somewhere in the song title. Can you name the song? “Somebody said he came from New Orleans where he got into a fight over a Cajun queen”.
20. The 1,849 km long Angara river is located in which country?
21. In a hit song from 1970, which title character makes “me sing like a guitar hummin'”?
22. Duchess, Merrylegs, Ginger, Farmer Grey, Squire Gordon and Farmer Thoroughgood are all characters in which famous 19th century novel?
23. Based on the number of registrations, what is the most popular breed of dog in both the UK and the USA?
24. In which country, which gained its independence in July 2011, is Juba the capital city?
25. According to the UN, which country now has the highest per capita homicide rate in the world?
a. El Salvador b. Mexico c. South Africa d. Honduras

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Pub Quiz and Lunch

We re-started the Pub Quiz on Monday, 14th February at The Nabb Inn when 21 members attended. The next one will be on Monday, 14th March at 12 noon.

Here are the answers to the February newsletter quiz.
1 Which tennis player was stabbed by a spectator in 1993? Monica Seles
2. In which country did the Flying Doctor Service originate? Australia
3. Which Absolutely Fabulous star is the voice of Ginger in the film “Chicken Run”? Julia Sawahla
4. What was the name of Dick Turpin’s horse? Black Bess
5. What is the largest city in the state of Washington? Seattle
6. What name is given to a line on a map joining places of equal atmospheric pressure? Isobar
7. What is the capital of Croatia? Zagreb
8. Cocker spaniels were originally to hunt which birds? Woodcock
9. What is the capital of New York State? Albany
10. Which cruel sport was prohibited by Parliament in 1835? Bear-baiting
11.Who wrote the children’s novel “Little Lord Fauntleroy”? Frances Hodgson Burnett
12.What is the oldest order of Knighthood still in existence in Britain? Order of the Garter
13.Which British chemist formulated the law of partial pressures in gases? John Dalton
14. How many events are there in the modern pentathlon? Five
15.Which nocturnal beetle emits a greenish light from organs on its abdomen? Firefly
16.What sort of creature is an addax? Antelope
17. What is the first day of Lent? Ash Wednesday
18. Of which European country is Piraeus the chief port? Greece
19. Which major naval battle was fought on October 21st 1805? Battle of Trafalgar
20. Of which metal is bauxite the chief ore? Aluminium

And the March quiz is as follows:
1. Who rode his ‘Funky Moped’ to No 5 in the UK charts in 1975?
2. What are the surnames of the 3 tenors? (1 point for each)
3. Who wrote and illustrated the children’s book, ‘The Snowman’?
4. What was the name of A.A. Milnes’ son?
5. Who was the captain of ‘The Black Pig’?
6. What nationality was the magician and escapologist, Harry Houdini?
7. Which month in 1969 did Neil Armstrong first stand on the moon?
8. Which explorer discovered the Hawaiian Islands?
9. In which modern country are the ruins of Troy?
10. What TV series was set on Craggy Island?
11. Which river runs through Baghdad?
12. On what street in London would you find The Bank of England?
13. The A1 road starts in London and finishes in which city?
14. What food would a Cockney be eating if he is going for a ruby?
15. What is the colour of the black box on commercial aircraft?
16. How many old pennies were there in a guinea?
17. In which film did Raquel Welch appear in a fur bikini as a cave girl?
18. What were the first two words in the film title where David Bowie plays Mr Lawrence?
19. What is the motto of the boy scouts?
20. What is the highest bid, without doubling, in the game of bridge?
21. In a game of bowls, what name is given to the target ball?
22. Which team won the 2017 FA Cup?
23. Which sport is said to have been played for over 3,000 years?
24. What is Japan’s national sport?
25. What is an ice hockey puck made of?

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Pub Quiz and Lunch

We postponed our Pub Quiz visit for January but the next one will be on Monday, 14th February, 2022 at The Nabb Inn at 12 noon.

Here are the answers to the January quiz.

According to an old wives’ tale, bread baked on which day will never go mouldy? Christmas Eve
Which beloved, quiet little man passed away on Christmas Day 1977? Charlie Chaplin
In which European country does a kindly witch named La Befana deliver children’s Christmas presents? Italy
What are the first 2 lines of the Christmas song ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow’? Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful
In an old nursery rhyme, who “sat in the corner eating his Christmas pie”? Little Jack Horner
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.” Shirley Temple
What kind of ‘bread’ is traditional at German Christmas markets? Gingerbread (Lebkuchen)
Which chart-topping Christmas song from Bony M was originally recorded by Harry Belafonte in 1956? Mary’s Boy Child
The communist dictatorship of which European country came to a bloody end on Christmas Day 1989? Romania
Which critically acclaimed film about King Henry II takes place over the Christmas holidays in the year 1183? The Lion In Winter
The name Santa Claus evolved from Sinter Klass, a nickname for Saint Nicholas. What language is Sinter Klaas? Dutch
Plus or minus 3 years, in which year did Barbie first appear under the Christmas tree? 1959
What did Harry Potter get as a Christmas present during his first semester at Hogwarts? Invisibility cloak
Where does the Danish version of Santa Claus live throughout the year? Greenland
Which US ‘First Lady’ wrote the book ‘Christmas 1940’? Eleanor Roosevelt
In which country is Santa Claus known as ‘Julemanden’? Denmark
The name of which toy, popular since Christmas 1929, translated means “come-come” or “come-back”? Yo-yo
The words “God and sinners reconciled” are from which Christmas carol? Hark The Herald Angels Sing
The name for which traditional festive season accessory is derived from the Anglo-Saxon words for “dung on a twig”? Mistletoe
Which mind boggling and very frustrating device, named after its inventor, was one of the best-selling Christmas gifts of 1980? Rubik’s Cube
US President and staunch conservationist Theodore Roosevelt banned what in the White House? Christmas trees
Which electronic device in an egg-shaped container was the best-selling Christmas toy for children and adults alike in the year 1997? Tamagotchi
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? A Joni Mitchell CD
Which Christmas carol was sung by soldiers on both sides of the trenches during the Christmas Eve ceasefire of 1914? Silent Night

And the February Quiz is as follows:

1, Which tennis player was stabbed by a spectator in 1993?
2. In which co2untry did the Flying Doctor Service originate?
3. Which Absolutely Fabulous star is the voice of Ginger in the film “Chicken Run”?
4. What was the name of Dick Turpin’s horse?
5. What is the largest city in the state of Washington?
6. What name is given to a line on a map joining places of equal atmospheric pressure?
7. What is the capital of Croatia?
8. Cocker spaniels were originally to hunt which birds?
9. What is the capital of New York State?
10.Which cruel sport was prohibited by Parliament in 1835?
11.Who wrote the children’s novel “Little Lord Fauntleroy”?
12.What is the oldest order of Knighthood still in existence in Britain?
13.Which British chemist formulated the law of partial pressures in gases?
14. How many events are there in the modern pentathlon?
15.Which nocturnal beetle emits a greenish light from organs on its abdomen?
16.What sort of creature is an addax?
17.What is the first day of Lent?
18.Of which European country is Piraeus the chief port?
19.Which major naval battle was fought on October 21st 1805?
20.Of which metal is bauxite the chief ore?

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