Published on May 21st, 2013 | by Nottingham Drinker0
Pub Quiz 116
This issue we have a different kind of quiz: devised by our quiz master Paul who asks General Knowldge questions each Tuesday evening at the Manvers Arms in Radcliffe on Trent. Things commence about 9.15pm and it costs £1 per team member. It is sometimes possible to begin without the quiz master: starting with a picture quiz of 12 celebrities, generally the earlier you arrive the more time you have on this round. Each of the people in the pictures have, as part of their name the same three letters in the same order. Following the picture round there are a further 28 questions making a total of 40. The following questions were asked on our visit, bear in mind that each of the answers also have the same three letters in the same order. So give it a go….. 1. What character has been played by Cesar Romeo, Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger? 2. Who was the fairy in Peter Pan? 3. Who is the lead character in a series of books from 2000 – 2010 by Jacqueline Wilson? (There is a clue in the last ND quiz)! 4. What is the nickname of Bury football club? 5. What private detective agency once employed more people than the standing army in America? 6. Who succeeded Hilary Clinton as the American Secretary of State? 7. What was the name given to guerrillas fighting on both sides in the American Revolutionary War? 8. “Are you missing something up top?” asked Charlie Chuck in adverts for this product. 9. What is the real name of the Galloping Gourmet? 10. Who was the former singer with Simple Minds, once married to Chrissie Hynde and then Patsy Kenzit? 11. What is the common name for vibrissae? 12. In the days before alarm clocks were affordable what was the name given to someone employed to rouse sleeping people so that they would get to work on time? 13. What English dessert got its name from Dutch settlers in the New York area? 14. What is the key structural component of hair and nails? 15. Who was the actress who played Anne Leonowens in the 1956 film The King and I?
Usual rules apply: no googling or friend phoning etc and don’t forget to think of a good team name. The quiz is great value for a pound; we had table service for drinks during the quiz plus a plateful of free sandwiches and chips at half time. There are two parts to the answer sheet, hand one half in and mark your own scores to save embarrassment! In the scoring there are no half marks, the only halves are served from the bar! The quiz winners are awarded 8 free drinks vouchers and play for the jackpot prize, answering a chosen question; if they guess wrong the money rolls over to the next week. When the pot reaches £200 a ”Must Win” week is held and the questions are offered in order until the correct answer is given. Buses are regular to Radcliffe, there being a convenient one back about 11pm to Friar Lane.
I’m back in this fine City of ours and after climbing several flights of stairs I’m in a classy, classical establishment with a Dancing Duck on the bar and CAMRA discount. This pub, now lovingly nursed back to health was originally opened and closed by Mansfield Brewery and had a spell as an Indian Restaurant. So where am I, where’s Wally? The staircase walls are decorated with paintings and pictures of well known artists, the ceilings are painted with mythological scenes. Highly recommended for food, on a raised level, windows face outside onto an open amphitheatre. Standards raised here are fit for a king, so where am I, where’s Wally?
Answers to the ND 115 quiz from the Queens Head, Watnall:
1. The Minack Theatre is the open-air theatre in Cornwall, 2. A slatted door or window is a louvre, 3. Water powers a hydro-electric generator, 4. Assam is the tea growing area of India, 5. A maltster germinates and dries the grain used in brewing, 6. Euclid set out the principles of geometry, 7. Hollandaise is the sauce made from melted butter, egg yolks and vinegar, 8 A natural hot fountain is a geyser, 8. Gephyrophobia is the fear of bridges and tunnels, 9. Bucks Fizz won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with Making your mind up, 10. Helen Mirren starred in Prime Suspect, 11. Avocado is the main ingredient of guacamole and originates from Mexico, 12. Jacqueline Wilson created the character Tracy Beaker, 13. The Bracknell Bees play Ice Hockey, 14. Geoffrey Archer’s latest novel is Best Kept Secret, 15. In 2007 Amy Adams played a princess in the film Enchanted.
Where’s Wally: in the last issue Wally was in Peckham, the TV sitcom home of Del Boy and Rodney.