This week’s science and nature round is all about the symbols for the chemical elements.
We will give you the name of the element, you need to tell us its abbreviation.
For example: Calcium = Ca
1. Which famous racehorse was kidnapped in 1983 by the IRA?
2. Fill in the missing word in the quote from the 1987 film ‘Withnail and I’: “We want the finest _______ available to humanity, we want them here, and we want them now!“
3. Name the 4 ‘Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the USA).
Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello
4. In which year did the Bank of England £1 note stop being legal tender?
1988 (£1 coins were introduced in 1983 and the last £1 note was printed in 1984, but they were legal tender until 1988. Scottish £1 notes remain legal tender today.)
5. Which country won the football world cup in 1982?
6. Which character was played by Adrian Edmondson in ‘The Young Ones’?
7. Which type of car was turned into a time machine in ‘Back To The Future’?
8. Spitting Image spent 3 weeks at number one in 1986, but what did they stick up their nose?
9. Which famous TV show, running from 1980 to 1985, involved a police station in the fictional town of Hartley in Lancashire?
10. Who was the voice of ‘Willo The Wisp?’
1. Mace comes from the same tree as which other spice?
Nutmeg (Both are derived from the seeds of the Myristica franrans tree)
2. What was the captain’s response to a request for wine in the Eagles hit ‘Hotel California’?
We haven’t had that spirit here since 1969
3. What do the French call a cake shop?
4. Blue Curaçao is flavoured with the rind of a fruit found on the island of Curaçao – but what is the name of that fruit?
5. What would you be eating if you ordered ‘huevos’ in Spain?
6. An Indian dish including ‘paneer’ would have what ingredient?
A type of cheese
7. What is a bain-marie?
A piece of equipment used for keeping food warm in a water-bath.
8. Which item of food did young Pip steal from home to give to the convict Magwitch in ‘Great Expectations’?
A pork pie
9. What is added to brandy to make a ‘sidecar’ cocktail?
Cointreau (or Grand Marnier, triple sec, or other orange liqueur)
10. Asahi lager is brewed in which country?
Another lyrics round this week – my favourite! This week is all about opening lines.
1. I know I can’t take one more step towards you, ’cause all that’s waiting is regret.
Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts
2. Strolling along country roads with my baby. It starts to rain, it begins to pour.
Neil Sedaka – Laughter in the Rain
3. Well it’s all right, riding around in the breeze.
Traveling Wilburys – End of the Line
4. Hopes dashed to the floor like shattered teenage dreams.
Bananarama – Robert De Niro’s Waiting
5. We passed upon the stair, spoke of was and when.
David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World
6. Look at the stars, look how they shine for you.
Coldplay – Yellow
7. Under this national rain cloud, I’m getting soaked to the skin.
KT Tunstall – Under The Weather
8. Four letter words just to get me along, it’s a difficulty and I’m biting on my tongue.
The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name
9. You light up another cigarette and I pour the wine.
Beverley Craven – Promise Me
10. If you like to gamble, I tell you I’m your man.
Motorhead – Ace of Spades
This week’s round is all about children’s literature.
1. Moon-face, Dame Washalot and the Angry Pixie are characters created by which writer?
2. In which book, written by Julia Donaldson and Illustrated by Alex Scheffler, does a mouse encounter a monster in the woods?
3. Which ‘Mr Man’ was purple and shaped like a triangle?
4. What was the name of the fawn in ‘The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe’?
5. In which 1998 book by David Almond does Michael discover something resembling an angel in the garage?
6. Who created the famous character of Tracey Beaker?
7. Cut-Throat Jake was the enemy of which cartoon character?
8. Which children’s writer has published stories entitled ‘War Horse’, ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ and ‘Private Peaceful’?
9. Who wrote ‘Hansel and Gretel’, ‘Rapunzel’ and ‘Cinderella’?
The Brothers Grimm (Wilhelm and Jacob)
10. The fictional dog ‘Hairy Maclary’ came from where, according to the title of Lynley Dodd’s first book of the series?
1. What number squared totals 196?
2. What do Americans call candy floss?
3. What was the predominant colour of a British £1 note at the time of its withdrawal from circulation?
4. On the front of the album ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, the word ‘Beatles’ is spelled out in flowers – but what colour are they?
5. What was the name of Rodney and Cassandra’s daughter in ‘Only Fools and Horses’?
6. What famous actress was born Camille Javal in 1934?
7. What number is the international dialling code for France?
8. Who provided the voice of the genie in the 1992 Disney film of ‘Aladdin’?
9. What would be the traditional gift for a twelfth wedding anniversary?
10. What was the name of Beethoven’s only opera?