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MYTHOP LEISURE CLUB QUIZ JUN 2021

Q: What does a lepidopterist collect?
Q: What product was the first to appear in a UK TV commercial (in 1955)?
Q: What flavour is the liqueur cassis?
Q: What was Tom Jones' first UK number one single?
Q: In which country was ex-England cricket captain Tony Greig born?
Q: Who wrote the novel, Treasure Island?
Q: What does OPEC stand for?
Q: Nephritis is the inflamation of which part of the body?
Q: In 1960 which country had the first ever woman prime minister?
Q: What acid is associated with muscles in the body experiencing lack of oxygen?
Q: Who sang the theme tune to the Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies?
Q: Eugene the Jeep featured in which comic strip?
Q: Kulfi is a type of which Indian food?
Q: Who discovered penicillin?
Q: What is the collective name for a group of beavers?
Q: In which English county is the ancient monument Stonehenge?
Q: Who is the Roman god of fire?
Q: Which band released an album entitled Wish You Were Here?
Q: What does an acrophobic fear?
Q: What is the capital of Peru?
Q: Who was the driver of the car in which Princess Diana was killed?
Q: Who was the 1st Bond Girl?
Q: What sport is played by the LA Lakers?
Q: Which rock 'n' roll star was killed in a car crash during a British tour in 1960?
Q: What kind of tree did the 'Jolly Swagman' camp beside?
Q: Which military rank does James Bond hold?
Q: What was the name of Batman's butler?
Q: In what year was hanging abolished in the UK?
Q: What was the name of the Skipper in Moby Dick?
Q: What's the only active volcano in mainland Europe?
Q: In the Wild West, what did the Red Indians call whisky?
Q: Which day didn't Bob Geldoff like?
Q: What is the capital of Pakistan?
Q: Which war was fought between 1936 and 1939?
Q: Where in the body is the Scapula?
Q: What property of a body is calculated by multiplying its mass by its velocity?
Q: It means Aunt Mary in English, but by what name do we usually know this drink?
Q: Following the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the US Army produced a set of playing cards featuring its 52 most wanted Iraqis. Which card was assigned to Saddam Hussein?
Q: What is the name of the baked, light, sweet or savoury, dish whose name derives from the French 'to puff up'?
Q: Montezuma II was the last King of Whom?
Q: Who composed the ballet Swan Lake?
Q: What name is given to the President’s study in the White House?
Q: Who became the first black manager of a Premiership club when he took over at Chelsea in 1996?
Q: What is the Capital of New Zealand?
Q: What is the opposite of a 'Concave' lens?
Q: Which was the first country to have a public monorail system?
Q: Which three flavours make up a Neapolitan ice cream?
Q: From which continent did the guinea pig originate?
Q: What is floating wreckage at sea called?
Q: Taken from the word for lid, what name is given to an assortment of Spanish hors d’oeuvres?
Q: If you were "Doing Leap Frog" or "Walking the Dog" what equipment would you be using?
Q: To whom is the most mail addressed?
Q: Who along with Vince Clark formed the pop duo Yazoo?
Q: Other than Psalms, which other Book of the Old Testament begins with ‘P’?
Q: In English cricket what do the letters TCCB stand for?
Q: Which military base in North Kentucky holds the US Gold Reserves?
Q: Which 60's rock group recorded a lighter shade of pale?
Q: Jerk, clean & snatch are terms used in what activity?
Q: Meaning before noon what does the acronym AM stand for?
Q: Which beverage may be black or green?
Q: What is the next prime number after 37?
Q: What was the name of the donkey in Winnie the Pooh?
Q: Which French town has a reputation for miracle cures?
Q: What is a nickelodeon?
Q: In which Sport does your team only have to travel 3.6 metres To Win?
Q: What name is given to plants that last for many years?
Q: What is the common name for loss of peripheral sight?
Q: Which moor is the setting of the Sherlock Holmes novel “The Hound Of The Baskervilles”?
Q: Which word means the forecast of the probable course or outcome of a disease?
Q: What name is given to a person that stuffs animals?
Q: What is the official language of Austria?
Q: What does a ‘Sommelier’ Do?Q: Strenuous exercise can cause a build-up of which acid in the muscles?
Q: What is Fred Flintstone's favourite sport?
Q: What do Americans call a pack of playing cards?
Q: Which famous musical opens up with an auction underneath a Paris theatre?
Q: What is the world's largest animal-made structure?
Q: What name is given to the chalice used by Jesus at the Last Supper?
Q: What is the age limit after which a Cardinal can't vote for the next Pope?
Q: Which Bradford born vocalist duetted with Elton John on the hit single 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart'?
Q: Which of the following is the odd one out: Ming, Royal Doulton, Chippendale, and Wedgwood?
Q: Pyongyang is the capital of which Asian country?
Q: In which country was former motor racing driver Ayrton Senna born?
Q: Which is the world's longest mountain range?
Q: How old is a filly when she officially becomes a mare?
Q: Where are all British monarchs crowned?
Q: Which is the deepest land gorge in the world?
Q: Which group had a UK hit in 1985 with Walking On Sunshine?
Q: Is Brian Lara left or right handed when batting?
Q: What colour was Moby Dick?
Q: Which country's capital city is San Salvador?
Q: What movement did Lord Baden Powell found?
Q: Which male singer was backed by the "Heartbreakers"?
Q: What is the plural on the word Mongoose?
Q: Which paper size is 210mm x 297mm?
Q: Who was married to JR in Dallas?
Q: Which group was on a Road to Nowhere in 1985?
Q: Who wrote Pride and Prejudice?
Q: What is the last letter of the Greek Alphabet?
Q: What was the former name of Ho Chi Minh City?
Q: Who was the last British Governor of Hong Kong?
Q: Who had a top ten hit single with Sweet Child O' Mine in 1989?
Q: What animal is on the top of the Calcutta Cup?
Q: What do Americans call the game that we call draughts?
Q: In which country was George Best born?
Q: In mythology who fired the arrow that struck Achilles in his heel?
Q: Who had the best selling single in Europe in 1987 with Never Gonna Give You Up?
Q: Where would you find a Purser?
Q: In fairy tales - what was the name of the little man who could turn straw into gold?
Q: Who was Anne Hathaway married to?
Q: What is the most Westerly county in England?
Q: Which song begins: "The road is long, with many a winding turn"?
Q: What do Sumo wrestlers throw into the ring prior to a match?
Q: Pb is the chemical symbol for which element?
Q: Which cocktail consists of Tia Maria, Vodka and Coke?
Q: In which city would you find the International Court of Justice?
Q: Which singer came third in the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Power To All Our Friends"?
Q: Who wrote the novels about Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple?
Q: What is a Natterjack?
Q: Which word goes before the following to make 3 new words, 'Gain', 'Row' and 'Tender'?
Q: What do the initials ISBN stand for?


June quiz - entries to graham.blant@sky.com to reach him by 29th June May - winner receives £25


15. COOL ENERGY EGO is an anagram of what Academy Award winning actor?
16. KENNETH LURE RAT is an anagram of what Golden Globe winning actress?
17. FAT GIRL LED LAZE is an anagram of what well known female singer born in 1917?
18. ROUSING MORTALS is an anagram of what famous American musician who died in 1971?
19. HOT DAREDEVIL is an anagram of what American rock vocalist?
20. CLUE OVER AIRLINE is an anagram of what actor born in 1907?
21. I WARM BILLIONS is an anagram of what Academy Award winning actor?
22. THE GREAT CHARM RAT is an anagram of what 20th century British politician?
23. A DEMONIC LINK is an anagram of which well known actress?
24. GIDDY OLD AGE LOVER is an anagram of what early 20th century British Prime Minister?
25. GRIM EMOTION CLONE is an anagram of what well known golfer?
26. BUTTRESS HOGS is an anagram of what 1984 film?
27. I'M A NICE LEACH is an anagram of what well known British actor born in 1933?
28. AN ENGLISH LIKE SCRAP is an anagram of what popular breed of dog?
29. SCREEN IS A STORM is an anagram of what well known film director?
30. NICE LAND, OPIUM CRIB is an anagram of what New World country?
31. MANIAC RAT PONG is an anagram of what well known alcoholic brand name?
32. LEAN AND SOLEMN is an anagram of what world renowned former head of state?
33. DRILLS IN CHEST is an anagram of which Academy award film from the 1990s?

34 What name is given to a swimming pool whose positioning gives the impression that it merges into the surrounding landscape, especially the sea?
35 In which television Western drama did Burton Reynolds first become famous?
36 Which part of the human body is measured using the cephalix index?
37 What does a lapidarist work with?
38 How is the number 99 written in Roman numerals?
39 The PDSA Dickin Medal is an award for animal bravery (it is commonly referred to as "the animals' Victoria Cross"); the medal was awarded 54 times between 1943 and 1949, which type of animal won the most?
40 "Goodbye, Piccadilly, farewell, Leicester Square!" are chorus lines from which song popular among soldiers in the First World War?
41 A Kingdom Hall is a place of worship used by which group of people?
42 Which sweet North American soft drink is traditionally made from the sassafras tree?
43 What name is given to the network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States in the mid-19th century to help slaves escape to the free states and Canada?
44 Who is Shawn Corey Carter married to?
45 Which British chocolate and confectionery maker based in York, was founded in 1767, and in 1993 taken over by Kraft Foods?
46 What number is represented by the roman numerals CM?
47 What was directed by Ridley Scott at Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1973?
48 What name is given to the support about which a lever pivots?
49 Which footballer is best known for being the record holder for most goals scored in a single tournament of the FIFA World Cup? (Hint: it was in 1958)
50 Which cartoon characters catchphrase is, "Shhh. Be vewy vewy quiet, I'm hunting wabbits"?
51 The four types of coal include peat, bituminous, anthracite, and which other type?
52 The name of which concentrated soft drink brand translates to an informal "hello" in the Maori Language?
53 In the novel Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe set sail from which English seaport in 1651?
54 Name the capital city of the Tyrol region in western Austria, which is also the fifth-largest city in Austria?
55 Which is the strongest material ever tested by scientists?
56 Name the highest mountain in the Rocky Mountains Range (Hint: when spelled backwards it refers to tones whose frequency is at the higher end of human hearing)?
57 In 1992, which duo found fame in the UK when they joined The Big Breakfast and later had a UK top five single with "Them Girls Them Girls"?
58 The name of which ancient continent is named after a region of India, inhabited by the Gondi people?
59 Which American film and television actress is best known for her role as Jennifer Hart in the 1980s television series Hart to Hart?
60 In 1872, which country played England in the first ever international game of football?
61 Who married comedian Les Dennis in 1995?
62 Claire Richards was the lead singer in which dance-pop group?
63 Who became First Minister of Scotland after Alex Salmond's resignation?
64 Which Irish novelist was personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London?
65 Which singer starred in the televison documentary From Riches to Rags?
66 Who said: "The history of the world is but the biography of great men."?
67 How many hurdles are there in a 400 metres hurdles race?
68 In 1811, nearly a quarter of all the women in Britain were called what name?
69 In which city did Roger Bannister run the first sub-four-minute mile in 1954?
70 Which large animal kills more people than any other animal in Africa?
71 Which country do swallows migrate to when they leave Britain for the winter?
72 Which country has the second largest land mass in the world if water is excluded?
73 In fashion, what do the initials DKNY stand for?
74 Occurring twice yearly, what name is given to a day consisting of twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of darkness?
75 How many X chromosomes do women have?
76 Which city is the largest port in Germany?
77 Which country is the natural habitat of the emu?
78 Where in the world does the Up Helly Aa Fire Festival take place, which culminates in the burning of a Viking longship?
79 In Casablanca what is the name of the nightclub ?
80 What was the first James Bond book ?
81 What kind of animal is a lurcher ?
82 What is the currency of Austria ?
83 What is the Islamic equal to the red cross ?
84 In fable who sold a cow for five beans ?
85 How did Alfred Nobel make his money ?
86 Who was the first man to run a sub four minute mile ?
87 What are Munroes ?
88 Which car company makes the Celica ?
89 Air Lingus is the national airline of which country ?
90 Who discovered radium ?
91 What does an alopecia sufferer lack ?
92 Who painted The Haywain ?
93 Triskadeccaphobia is the fear of what Number ?
94 What is a baby rabbit called ?
95 Which country had The Dauphin as a ruler ?
96 Who did Michael Caine play in the Ipcress File (both names) ?
97 Who won Euro song contest with Save All Your Kisses For Me ?
98 Which country had the guns of Naverone installed ?
99 Ictheologists study what ?
100 What is a Winston Churchill ?


MYTHOP LEISURE CLUB QUIZ MAY 2021 ANSWERS

1 Good Looking
2 Criminal
3 Potatoes
4 Neon Lights
5 Putting the Past Behind You
6 The Aftermath
7 Foreign Language
8 Search High and Low
9 Excuse Me
10 Painless Operation
11 Fork in the Road
12 Dominoes
13 (Long) Side Burns
14 A little on the large side
15 George Clooney
16 Kathleen Turner
17 Ella Fitzgerald
18 Louis Armstrong
19 David Lee Roth
20 Laurence Olivier
21 Robin Williams
22 Margaret Thatcher
23 Nicole Kidman
24 David Lloyd George
25 Colin Montgomerie
26 Ghostbusters
27 Michael Caine
28 King Charles Spaniel
29 Martin Scorsese
30 Dominican Republic
31 Captain Morgan
32 Nelson Mandela
33 Schindler’s List
34 An infinity pool
35 Gunsmoke
36 The head (skull)
37 Gemstones
38 XCIX
39 Pigeon
40 It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
41 Jehovah’s Witnesses
42 Root beer
43 The Underground Railroad
44 Beyonce Knowles
45 Terry’s
46 900
47 Hovis TV advert
48 Fulcrum
49 Just Fontaine
50 Elmer Fudd
51 Lignite
52 Kia Ora
53 (Kingston Upon) Hull
54 Innsbruck
55 Graphene
56 Mount Elbert
57 Zig and Zag
58 Gondwanaland
59 Stefanie Powers
60 Scotland
61 Amanda Holden
62 Steps
63 Nicola Sturgeon
64 Bram Stoker
65 Lily Allen
66
Thomas Carlyle
67 10
68 Mary
69 Oxford
70 Hippopotamus
71 South Africa
72 China
73 Donna Karan New York
74 Equinox
75 2
76 Hamburg
77 Australia
78 Shetland Isles (Lerwick)
79 Rick’s
80 Casino Royale
81 Dog
82 Euro
83 Red Crescent
84 Jack
85 Invention of dynamite
86 Roger Bannister
87 Mountains over 3000 feet in Scotland
88 Toyota
89 Republic of Ireland
90 Marie and Pierre Curie
91 Hair
92 Constable
93 13
94 Kittens
95 France
96 Harry Palmer
97 Brotherhood of Man
98 Turkey
99 Fish
100 Cigar

Answers to May Quiz above, for which there were entries from Steve Ellis, Bev Mottershead, Ron & Hilary Coyne, Ron Taylor, Ian Pinches and Dave Woolley.

The winning entry drawn was from Ron & Hilary Coyne who win the £25 prize.


MYTHOP LEISURE CLUB QUIZ ANSWERS APRIL 2021

1. On which river does the French city of Avignon stand? Rhone.
2. Who, in a Shakespeare play, were Valentine and Proteus? The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
3. In an alphabetical list of US Presidents up to 2021, which would appear first? John Adams (1797- 1801).
4. Which Irish artist and writer does Daniel Day-Lewis portray in the film My Left Foot? Christy Brown.
5. Which songs with "Gold" or "Golden" in the title were UK top twenty hits for the following artists,[a] Billy Cotton & his Band (1953), [b] Spandau Ballet (1983), [c] Tina Turner (1995), [d] Yeah,Yeah, Yeahs, (2006) and [e] David Bowie (1975)? [a] "In a Golden Coach", reached no 3, [b] "Gold", no 1, [c] "GoldenEye", no 10, [d] "Gold Lion", no 18 and [e] "Golden Years", no 8.
6. Which children's TV series featured the woodpecker Professor Yaffle? Bagpuss.
7. Which of the German states is the most populous? North Rhine-Westphalia.
8. What is the name of the pilgrim in John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress"? Christian.
9. Which on-line music service was founded by Daniel Ek & Martin Lorentzon in 2006? Spotify.
10. What are Blewits an edible form of? Fungi.
11. In which sport did actor Jason Statham represent England in the 1990 Commonwealth Games? Diving.
12. In Japan what would you do with a Koto? Play it (Musical instrument).
13. Charles Lynton were the middle names of which British Prime Minister? Tony Blair.
14. Granadine is obtained from which fruit? Pomegranate.
15. Which Central American country has the Quetzal as it's unit of currency? Guatemala.
16. Who wrote the poem that begins with the line "Come friendly bombs, and fall on Slough"? John Betjemen.
17. The Battle of Alma took place in which war? Crimean.
18. What are the SIX official languages of the United Nations? Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian & Spanish.
19. Who had a UK number 1 in 1971 with "Get It On"? T Rex.
20. In cooking, what is an olio? A dish of many ingredients.
21. In which fictional village did Rupert Bear and his friends live? Nutwood.
22. Which of the Ivy League Universities is located in New Hampshire? Dartmouth.
23. At what speed does the Delorean in "Back to the Future" start to time travel? 88 mph.
24. Which 1841 ballet is often referred to as "The Hamlet of the ballet world"? Giselle.
25. Which songs with "Mind" in the title were UK top twenty hits for the following artists [a] Ellie Goulding (2015), [b] The Barron Knights (1980), [c] Elvis Presley (1969), [d] Usher ft. Juicy J. (2015) and (e) Anthony Newley (1960)? [a] "On My Mind" reached no 5, [b] "Never Mind the Presents", no 17, [c] "Suspicious Minds", no 2, [d] "I Don't Mind", no 8 and [e] "Do You Mind?", no 1.
26. In which year did the Ten shilling note cease to be legal tender? 1970
27. What title is given to the Prime Minister of Ireland? Taoiseach.
28. In which British city would you find the Jorvik Museum? York.
29. What name is given to the first ten amendments to the US constitution? The Bill of Rights.
30. As from November 2017, how many characters are allowed in a Twitter tweet? 280
31. What name is given to the lining of the human abdominal cavity? Peritoneum.
32. In which plays by William Shakespeare do the following characters appear, [a] Cordelia, [b] Friar Laurence, [c] Katharina, [d] Nick Bottom and [e] Ophelia? [a] King Lear, [b] Romeo and Juliet, [c] The Taming of the Shrew, [d] A Midsummer Night's Dream and [e] Hamlet.
33. Which was the only English King from the House of Hanover not to be called George? William IV.
34. Who as at 2020 are the four English winners of football's Ballon d'Or? Stanley Matthews (1956), Bobby Charlton (1966), Kevin Keegan (1977 & 1978) and Michael Owen (2001).
35. In which decade were plastic lego bricks first produced? 1950s (1958)
36. Which band released the album "Achtung Baby" in 1991? U2.
37. How many sides are there on a hendecagon? Eleven.
38. Which city in 1985 became the first European Capital of Culture? Athens.
39. Which river flows through the capital city of the USA? River Potomac.
40. Who wrote the Jennings series of children's books? Anthony Buckeridge.
41. Who played Dr Richard Kimble in the 1993 movie version of "The Fugitive"? Harrison Ford.
42. Based on a French fairy-tale which 1991 movie became Walt Disney's 30th animated classic? Beauty and the Beast.
43. Who played LAPD cop Martin Pendergast on his last day at work in "Falling Down"? Robert Duvall.
44. Which actress supplied the voice of Esmeralda in Disney's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"? Demi Moore.
45. In which city was the young Kevin Mcallister left in "Home Alone"? Chicago.
46. Which 1998 movie starred Matthew Broderick as Dr. Tatopoulos? Godzilla.
47. Featured in the 1992 movie "The Bodyguard" who wrote the song "I Will Always Love You"? Dolly Parton.
48. Who starred as Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife in 1994's "True Lies"? Jamie Lee Curtis.
49. Who played the role of Paris Carver, James Bond's ex-girlfriend in "Tomorrow Never Dies"? Teri Hatcher.
50. Which Queen song famously featured in the 1992 film "Wayne's World"? Bohemian Rhapsody.
51. Who wrote the novel on which the 1998 movie "The Man in the Iron Mask" is based? Alexandre Dumas.
52. Who provided the voice for Buzz Lightyear in 1995's "Toy Story"? Tim Allen.
53. What was the title of the 1999 movie featuring the Muppets? "Muppets From Space".
54. Which 1997 horror movie saw Buffy actress Sarah Michelle Gellar playing a pageant queen? "I Know What you did Last Summer".
55. Of which movie is 1991's "Hot Shots" a comedy spoof ? Top Gun.
56. Which 1995 movie featuring Mel Gibson won the Best Picture Oscar? Braveheart.
57. For which 1990 film did Jeremy Irons win his Best Actor Oscar? Reversal of Fortune.
58. Which actor was accidentally killed on the set of the 1994 movie "The Crow"? Brandon Lee.
59. Who provided the voice for Jane in Disney's 1999 animation "Tarzan"? Minnie Driver.
60. Which 1996 movie was based on the life of pianist David Helfgott? Shine.
61. On what form of transport would you find a Plimsoll Line? A ship.
62. What is the name given to abnormally low blood pressure? Hypotension.
63. What is the name given to the temperature above which it is impossible to liquefy a gas no matter what the pressure? The Critical Point (or Temperature).
64. What colour does litmus turn in an alkaline solution? Blue.
65. In computing, what does the acronym COBOL stand for? Common Business Orientated Language.
66. Which is the seventh planet from the Sun? Uranus.
67. At over 1700 km in length, which is the World's longest canal? Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.
68. What is the name of the pungent gas having the formula NH3? Ammonia.
69. What name is given to the young of a hare? Leveret.
70. By what is Deoxyribonucleic acid better known as? DNA.
71. What freezes to form Dry Ice? Carbon DiOxide.
72. What name is given to the elements in Group 0 of the Periodic Table? The Noble (or Inert) Gases.
73. Which insect acts as the transmitting agent in the spread of the infectious disease "Sleeping Sickness"? Tsetse Fly.
74. In geometry, what do the angles in a triangle add up to in degrees? 180
75. Which gas was once known as ' Fire Damp ' because it often caused explosions in mines ? Methane.
76. Who in 1983 became the first American woman in space? Sally Ride.
77. Border, Merino and Ryeland are all breeds of which farm animal? Sheep.
78. How many teeth does an adult human usually have? 32
79. What does a Bourdon gauge measure? Gas pressure.
80. Who is credited with the invention of the modern Periodic Table? Mendeleev.
81. In which city was the "Titanic" built? Belfast.
82. In which English county would you find Stonehenge? Wiltshire.
83. Which UK city was called Eboracum by the Romans? York.
84. The former Royal Yacht Britannia is now a tourist attraction, in which city is it moored? Edinburgh.
85. Which motorway connects London to Winchester? The M3.
86. What is the capital of the Isle of Man? Douglas.
87. What are the name of the hills that separate England from Scotland? The Cheviot Hills.
88. Which is further north, Edinburgh or Dundee? Dundee.
89. Which two London boroughs begin with the letter "E"? Enfield & Ealing.
90. What is Lindisfarne also known as? Holy Island.
91. In which English town would you find the 'Bridge of Sighs'? Cambridge.
92. Rothesay is the principal town on which Scottish island? Bute.
93. The hill known as Wenlock Edge stands in which county? Shropshire.
94. Which large lake sits in the centre of Northern Ireland? Lough Neagh.
95. Which is the most Northerly town in the British Islands? Lerwick (Shetland Islands).
96. Which is the most Easterly town in the British Islands? Lowestoft.
97. In which county does Kinder Scout, the highest peak in the Peak District, lie? Derbyshire.
98. Near which town would you find "The Angel of the North"? Gateshead.
99. In which town is the National Library of Wales? Aberystwyth.
100. Which two counties does the Dartford crossing connect? Essex & Kent.

April quiz - we had entries from Bev Mottershead, Janet Carney, Belinda Stevenson, Anne-Marie Rainbow, Ron Taylor, Ron & Hilary Coyne, Allen Dearing, Dave Woolley and Steve Ellis - the winner of the £25 prize was Steve Ellis.




MYTHOP LEISURE CLUB QUIZ MARCH 2021

1. Who was Leonardo di Caprio's co-star in Titanic?
2. Will Smith played the part of Steven Hiller in the film 'Independence Day'. What was his codename?
3. In the movies who plays the role of Harry Potter?
4. In which film did Jim Carrey play the bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss?
5. You’re playing darts and got a 'Shanghai' score of 72 with 3 darts - which number have you scored on?
6. Name 5 James Bond films that have a one-word title.
7. Who or what is known as the Old lady of Threadneedle street?
8. What's the only active volcano in mainland Europe?
9. Who was the driver of the car in which Princess Diana was killed?
10. What does an acrophobic fear?
11. What is the name of the process used for clarifying beer or wine?
12. Who plays Gabrielle Solis in Desperate Housewives?
13. In the TV comedy Dad's Army what is Captain Mainwaring's first name?
14. Which US city hosted the 1985 Live Aid concert?
15. What was Radar's surname in MASH?
16. In the famous Nintendo games, what is the name of Mario's brother?
17. Which comedian was born 'Maurice Cole'?
18. Which TV detective was wheelchair-bound?
19. What is the name of the dog in The Magic Roundabout?
20. The song “I’ll be there for you” is the theme to which TV show?
21. Who wrote ‘The Jungle Book’?
22. Who played the title role in the film ‘Shirley Valentine’?
23. What does an ‘oologist’ (pronounced oo-all-o-gist) collect or study?
24. Who had hits with ‘I Am a Rock’ and ‘The Boxer’?
25. How many US States names begin with the letter ‘A’?
26. Which founder of the Mongol Empire took a name that translates as Emperor of All?
27. Who, in 1943, wrote the book ‘The Gremlins’ which was later turned into a successful film?
28. Which European capital city is heated by volcanic springs?
29. In February 2000, Frodo Baggins was the first what to enter Britain under a new scheme that had originally been suggested by the Monster Raving Loony Party?
30. Which Sports Personality was named the BBC Worldwide Sports Personality of the 20th Century?
31. The Pillars of Hercules stands either side of which stretch of water?
32. In what year did decimalization of British currency take place?
33. Who was the British actor who won an Oscar for his part in ‘The Bridge over the River Kwai’?
34. What is the name of Prince Edward’s production company?
35. What was the Wright Brother’s first plane called?
36 Since it's debut in 2015, Hamilton has become one of the biggest musicals of all time. But who wrote it?
37 Which hit video game series has released games called World At War and Black Ops?
38 Who wrote the books Gone Girl and Sharp Objects?
39 Where did I'm a Celebrity 2020 take place?
40 Which famous TV chef started cooking at just eight years old in his parents' pub 'The Cricketers' in Essex?
41 What is Barbie, the doll's, full name?
42 Who provided the voice for Dory in the Finding Nemo films?
43 Which former Doctor Who actress plays Nebula in the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy franchises?
44 Which iconic singer was known as 'The King of Pop'?
45 Which American pop star had back to back hits in 2015 with 'Sorry' and 'Love Yourself'?
46 Which artist created 'Campbell's Soup Cans' in 1962?
47 Which artist is famous for their work which includes preserved dead animals, including a shark, a sheep and a cow?
48 Which Bond film was released in 2006, starring Daniel Craig?
49 What are the names of the six suspects in Cluedo?
50 Put the following Kardashian-Jenners in order of age, from oldest to youngest: Khloe, Kylie, Rob, Kourtnet, Kendall, Kim, Kris.
51 What type of nut is in the middle of a Ferrero Rocher?
52 In which franchise would you find the character Katniss Everdeen?
53 Who plays Emily in the hit Netflix series 'Emily in Paris'?
54 Who wrote Jungle Book?
55 Which French town is known for its mustard?
56 Who played Edward Cullen in the Twilight franchise?
57 Which smart-mouthed mercenary did Ryan Reynolds bring to the screen in 2016?
58 What is a baby kangaroo called?
59 Which cartoon character lives in a pineapple under the sea?
60 Helsinki is the capital of which country?
61 How many dwarves does Snow White live with?
62 Tom Cruise is an outspoken member of which religion?
63 How many Oscars has Leonardo DiCaprio won?
64 What is the collective name for a group of crows?
65 How many days does it take for the Earth to orbit the sun?
66 What's the national flower of Japan?
67 Which famous graffiti artist comes from Bristol?
68 Who invested the iconic Little Black Dress?
69 Where is Billie Eilish from?
70 What song is the all-time-most-streamed song on Spotify to date?
71 Which movie was Pixar's first feature-length film?
72 Which football team is known as The Red Devils?
73 What is the name for the Swiss dish that usually involves melted cheese or chocolate?
74 According to the book and movie titles, what designer line does the devil wear?
75 Which female pioneer in aviation disappeared over the mid-Pacific in 1937?
76 What kind of Greek bread is used in a gyro?
77 Which New York street is closely associated with the business world and stock market?
78 What is the name for a female fox?
79 How many ghosts visit Scrooge in A Christmas Carol?
80 What is the Scoville scale used to measure?
81 According to legend, who was King Arthur's wife?
82 Which majestic mountain range would you find in Switzerland?
83 What has to happen for a vampire to enter the home of the living?
84 Which spooky TV series has an alternate universe called 'The Upside Down'?
85 What is the name of the group Justin Timberlake used to be part of?
86 How long is New Zealand’s Ninety Mile Beach ?
87 What is the Italian word for pie?
88 Which European country eats the most chocolate per capita?
89 What is the main ingredient of Bombay Duck?
90 What is the correct term for a question mark immediately followed by an exclamation mark?
91 In which month does the German festival of Oktoberfest mostly take place?
92 Which movie star enter a look-a-like content about himself only to come 3rd in it?
93 Who famously (and drunkenly) once said: “My dear, you are ugly, but tomorrow I shall be sober, and you will still be ugly.”
94 What is the collective noun for a group of pandas?
95. Who composed the music for Sonic the Hedgehog 3?
96. Which country do kiwifruit originate from?
97. Which European country has 158 verses to its national anthem?
98. Which part of his body did musician Gene Simmons from Kiss insure for one million dollars?
99. Who were the first television couple to be shown in bed together on prime-time television?
100. What Benedictine monk invented champagne?



Quiz answers for March quiz - there were entries from Ron Taylor, Malcolm Slee, Belinda Stevenson, Kristian Wilson, Steve Ellis, Hilary & Ron Coyne , Dave Woolley and Bev Mottershead and the winning entry winning £25 prize was from Dave Woolley.


MYTHOP LEISURE CLUB QUIZ MARCH 2021 ANSWERS

1 Kate Winslet
2. Eagle
3. Daniel Radcliffe
4. The Mask
5. 12
6.. Any 5 of Goldeneye, Thunderball, Goldfinger, Moonraker, Octopussy, Skyfall or Spectre
7. Bank of England
8 Vesuvious
9.Henri Paul
10. Heights
11. Fining
12. Eva Longoria
13. George
14 Philadelphia
15 O’Reilly
16. Luigi
17. Kenny Everett
18. Ironside
19. Dougal
20. Friends
21. Rudyard Kipling
22. Pauline Collins
23. Birds Eggs
24. Simon and Garfunkel
25. 4 – Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas
26. Genghis Khan
27. Roald Dahl
28. Reykjavik
29. Pet (using a pet passport) – he was a dog
30. Mohammed Ali
31. Straits of Gibraltar
32. 1971
33. Sir Alec Guinness
34. Ardent
35. Flyer – first flew in 1903 and managed an altitude of 3 metres
36. Lin-Manuel Miranda
37 Call of Duty
38 Gillian Flynn
39 Gwrych Castle in Wales
40 Jamie Oliver
41 Barbara Millicent Roberts
42 Ellen DeGeneres
43 Karen Gillan
44 Michael Jackson
45 Justin Bieber
46 Andy Warhol
47 Damien Hurst
48 Casino Royale
49 Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Reverend Green, Mrs. Peacock and Professor Plum
50 Kris, 64, Kourtney, 41, Kim, 39, Khloe, 35, Rob, 33, Kendall, 24, Kylie, 22
51 Hazelnut
52 The Hunger Games
53 Lily Collins
54 Rudyard Kipling
55 Dijon
56 Robert Pattinson
57 Deadpool
58 Joey
59 SpongeBob SquarePants
60 Finland
61 Seven - Doc, Dopey, Happy, Sneezy, Sleepy, Bashful, Grumpy
62 Scientology
63 One
64 A murder
65 365 days (365 ¼)
66 Cherry blossom
67 Banksy
68 Coco Chanel in the 1920s
69 Los Angeles, USA
70 Ed Sheeran, Shape of You
71 Toy Story, 1995
72 Manchester United
73 Fondue
74 Prada
75 Amelia Earhart
76 Pita bread
77 Wall Street
78 Vixen
79 Four - Christmas Past, Present and Future as well as his former business partner Jacob Marley
80 The pungency (spiciness or heat) of chili peppers
81 Guinevere
82 The Alps
83 They have to be invited in
84 Stranger Things
85 N'SYNC
86 It’s only 88km, so 55 miles long.
87 It’s pizza! (Torta)
88 Switzerland
89 Fish
90 Interrobang.
91 September.
92 Charlie Chaplin.
93 Winston Churchill
94 An embarrassment
95 Michael Jackson.
96 China.
97 Greece
98 His tongue.
99 Fred and Wilma Flintstone
100 Dom Pierre Pérignon.




MYTHOP LEISURE QUIZ FEBRUARY 2021

Famous Footballer Surnames (Past and Present)

1. Anagram: FFRUCY –
2. Anagram: RADAMANO –
3. Anagram: ELPE –
4. Anagram: STEW THAM –
5. Anagram: YOONER –
6. Anagram: OLDANOR –
7. Anagram: HORALNOBAG –
8. Anagram: DANIEZ –
9. Anagram: RAUSZE –
10. Anagram: TEBS –

Famous Films

11 Anagram: Her Roommate Has Bitten Guys –
12 Anagram: Act In It –
13 Anagram: Zani Neck Tie –
14 Anagram: Flip Into Cup –
15 Anagram: Leave On Scene –
16 Anagram: Risk Hat For Oldest Era –
17 Anagram: Cop Shy –
18 Anagram: May Spin Prop –
19 Anagram: A Preface –
20 Anagram: Rebel If No Faith:

21 Which American film and television actress is best known for her role as Jennifer Hart in the 1980s television series Hart to Hart?
22 In 1872, which country played England in the first ever international game of football?
23 Who married comedian Les Dennis in 1995?
24 Claire Richards was the lead singer in which dance-pop group?
25 Who became First Minister of Scotland after Alex Salmond's resignation?
26 Which Irish novelist was personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London?
27 Which singer starred in the television documentary From Riches to Rags?
28 Who said: "The history of the world is but the biography of great men."?
29 How many hurdles are there in a 400 metres hurdles race?
30 In 1811, nearly a quarter of all the women in Britain were called what name?
31 In which city did Roger Bannister run the first sub-four-minute mile in 1954?
32 Which large animal kills more people than any other animal in Africa?
33 Which country do swallows migrate to when they leave Britain for the winter?
34 Which country has the second largest land mass in the world if water is excluded?
35 In fashion, what do the initials DKNY stand for?
36 Occurring twice yearly, what name is given to a day consisting of twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of darkness?
37 How many X chromosomes do women have?
38 Which city is the largest port in Germany?
39 Which country is the natural habitat of the emu?
40 Where in the world does the Up Helly Aa Fire Festival take place, which culminates in the burning of a Viking long ship?

41 COOL ENERGY EGO is an anagram of what Academy Award winning actor?
42 KENNETH LURE RAT is an anagram of what Golden Globe winning actress?
43 FAT GIRL LED LAZE is an anagram of what well known female singer born in 1917?
44 ROUSING MORTALS is an anagram of what famous American musician who died in 1971?
45 HOT DAREDEVIL is an anagram of what American rock vocalist?
46 CLUE OVER AIRLINE is an anagram of what actor born in 1907?
47 I WARM BILLIONS is an anagram of what Academy Award winning actor?
48 THE GREAT CHARM RAT is an anagram of what 20th century British politician?
49 A DEMONIC LINK is an anagram of which well known actress?
50 GIDDY OLD AGE LOVER is an anagram of what early 20th century British Prime Minister?
51 GRIM EMOTION CLONE is an anagram of what well known golfer?
52 BUTTRESS HOGS is an anagram of what 1984 film?
53 COWBOY KNEE LENS is an anagram of what well known singer, songwriter and actress?
54 I'M A NICE LEACH is an anagram of what well known British actor born in 1933?
55 AN ENGLISH LIKE SCRAP is an anagram of what popular breed of dog?
56 SCREEN IS A STORM is an anagram of what well known film director?
57 NICE LAND, OPIUM CRIB is an anagram of what New World country?
58 MANIAC RAT PONG is an anagram of what well known alcoholic brand name?
59 LEAN AND SOLEMN is an anagram of what world renowned former head of state?
60 DRILLS IN CHEST is an anagram of which Academy award film from the 1990s?
61 What kind of films were banned in Monaco after April 18, 1956?
62 Which musical instrument is also the name for a Champagne glass?
63 The name of which US state translated means 'snow'?
64 Akbar Shah, Cullinan, Taylor-Burton, Black Orlov, Koh-i-Noor and Golden Eye are all famous examples of what?
65 What was the original name for the band 'The Shadows'?
66 The following mottos and slogans are associated with which company or product?
a. Because I'm worth it
b. Solutions for a small planet
c. Impossible is nothing
d. Grace Space Pace

67 In the Paul Simon song 'Graceland', what "was shining like a national guitar"?
68 Which New York City street is synonymous with the American advertising industry?
69 Name the three Americans who won the Wimbledon mens singles title during the 1970s? One point for each correct answer.
70 Which antiquated nautical word for 'old cable or rope' now describes some foods we eat?
71 The oldest existing French colony is Saint Pierre and Miquelon. Off the coast off which continent are the islands located?
72 What do each of the following middle initials stand for?
a. Hilary R. Clinton
b. John W. Lennon
c. Lyndon B. Johnson
d. Michael J. Jackson
e. Samuel L. Jackson

73 Protazoa contains the Greek root 'prot'. What does 'prot' mean?
74 Trees that are felled in which season make the best wood for log cabins?
75 The following quotations are from which film?.
a. "The rug really tied the room together."
b. "Is it safe?"
c. "I see dead people."
d. "We'll always have Paris."
e. "Plastics."

76 Known as a "living fossil", what is the other name for the Maidenhead tree that starts with the letter 'G'?
77 Name the five largest islands in the world that begin with the letter 'S'. One point for each correct answer.
78 What is a Gigli saw used for?
79 Which country were the following bands from?
a. The Seekers
b. Nazareth
c. Hot House Flowers
d. Golden Earing
e. Scorpions
f. Air Supply
g. Bachman Turner Overdrive

80 Which sporting discipline did Elvis Presley practice and use on stage?

The following are all anagrams of the names of former Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom.

81. Churlish Nit Clown
82. Brainy Lot
83. Recharge That Tram
84. Hollow Drains
85. Cattle Element
86. Annoyed Then
87. Petrol Beer
88. Hard Hat Weed
89. Smarmy Old Canada
90. Artful Harbour

The following are all anagrams of UK rock and pop bands.

91. Slop Exists
92. See Sign
93. Shy Pop Besot
94. Radio Gulls
95. Lady Clop
96. Jab Exams Next
97. Abuse Bags
98. Had Roadie
99. Hypo Mad Pansy
100. Worn Deer


MYTHOP LEISURE QUIZ FEBRUARY 2021 ANSWERS

Famous Footballer Surnames (Past and Present)
1. Answer: Cruyff
2. Answer: Maradona
3. Answer: Pele
4. Answer: Matthews
5. Answer:Rooney
6. Answer: Ronaldo
7. Answer: Agbonlahor
8. Answer: Zidane
9. Answer: Suarez
10. Answer: Best

Famous Films
11– Answer: There’s Something About Mary
12 – Answer: Titanic
13– Answer: Citizen Kane
14– Answer: Pulp Fiction
15– Answer: Ocean’s Eleven
16– Answer: Raiders Of The Lost Ark
17– Answer: Psycho
18– Answer: Mary Poppins
19– Answer: Cape Fear
20: Answer: The Life Of Brian

21 Stefanie Powers
22 Scotland
23 Amanda Holden
24 Steps
25 Nicola Sturgeon
26 Bram Stoker
27 Lily Allen (now Cooper)
28 Thomas Carlyle
29 Ten
30 Mary

31 Oxford
32 Hippopotamus
33 South Africa
34 China (Canada drops down to fourth if water is excluded)
35 Donna Karan New York
36 Equinox
37 Two
38 Hamburg
39 Australia
40 Lerwick, Shetland, Scotland

41 George Clooney
42 Kathleen Turner
43 Ella Fitzgerald
44 Louis Armstrong
45 David Lee Roth
46 Laurence Olivier
47 Robin Williams
48 Margaret Thatcher
49 Nicole Kidman
50 David Lloyd George
51 Colin Montgomerie
52 Ghostbusters
53 Beyoncé Knowles
54 Michael Caine
55 King Charles Spaniel
56 Martin Scorsese
57 Dominican Republic
58 Captain Morgan
59 Nelson Mandela
60 Schindler's List
61. Grace Kelly films
62. Flute
63. Nevada
64. Diamonds
65. The Drifters
66. Four answers
a. L'Oreal
b. IBM
c. Adidas
d. Jaguar

67. "The Mississippi Delta"
68. Madison Avenue
69. Three answers. Stan Smith (72), Jimmy Connors (74), Arthur Ashe (75)
70. Junk
71. North America
72. Five answers
a. Rodham
b. Winston
c. Baines
d. Joseph
e. Leroy

73. First (protazoa, 'first animals)
74. Winter (moisture content is less)
75. Five answers.
a. The Big Lebowski
b. Marathon Man
c. The Sixth Sense
d. Casablanca
e. The Graduate
76. Ginkgo
77. Five answers. Sumatra, Sulawesi, South Island, Sakhalin, Sri Lanka.
78. Bone cutting or amputations
79. Seven answers.
a. Australia
b. Scotland
c. Ireland
d. Holland
e. Germany
f. Australia
g. Canada

80. Karate
81. Winston Churchill
82. Tony Blair
83. Margaret Thatcher
84. Harold Wilson
85. Clement Attlee
86. Anthony Eden
87. Robert Peel
88. Edward Heath
89. Ramsay MacDonald
90. Arthur Balfour

91. Sex Pistols
92. Genesis
93. Pet Shop Boys
94. Girls Aloud
95. Coldplay
96. Basement Jaxx
97. Sugababes
98. Radiohead
99. Happy Mondays
100. New Order

Feb Quiz answers (there were entries from Malcolm Slee, Chris Singleton, Ron Taylor, Linda Cartmell, Anne-Marie Rainbow, Ron & Hilary Coyne, Belinda Stevenson and Dave Woolley.

Of the all correct entries Anne-Marie Rainbow was the winner and receives £25 prize.







MYTHOP LEISURE CLUB COVID QUIZ JANUARY 2021 ANSWERS

1. Captain Tom Moore became the oldest person to top the UK charts in April, who shared the singing on his number one hit?Michael Ball.
2. Who did Rishi Sunak replace as the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer in February?Sajid Javid.
3. The winner of the 2020 Derby in July shares its name with which British lake?Serpentine.
4. Starring Will Ferrell and Pierce Brosnan, the Netflix movie "Eurovision Song Contest:The Story of Fire Saga" almost made up for the real contest being cancelled.What song was on everyone's lips after viewing it?"Ja Ja Ding Dong"
5. A statue of which slave trader was pulled from its plinth in Bristol in June?Edward Colston.
6. In which Asian country did the Bhadia Solar Park, the largest in the World, open in March 2020?India.
7. Which musical won the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical in March 2020?Six -The Musical.
8. Nicholas Parsons sadly passed away in January this year, what was the name of the panel game that he hosted for all but four episodes of its 52 year run?Just a Minute.
9. Which Marvel actor is part of a consortium that has purchased National League football team Wrexham AFC?Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool).
10. What honour did the Queen bestow on fitness trainer Joe Wicks for his efforts during the pandemic?Member of the British Empire (MBE).
11. On April 1st the limit for contactless payment was raised to £45, what was the previous limit?£30.00
12. Diana Rigg and Honor Blackman both died in 2020, in which iconic 60's TV programme did they both appear?"The Avengers".
13. Due to the pandemic, the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of the UEFA Champions League in August 2020 took place in which city?Lisbon.
14. In December, ITV's "Coronation Street" celebrated 60 years on our screens, who were the original landlords of The Rover's Return?Jack and Annie Walker.
15. In February the movie "Parasite" became the first foreign language film to win the Best Picture Oscar, in what language was it made?(South) Korean.
16. Which European country in February 2020 made all public transport free to use?Luxembourg.
17. From what role did Harley Bird step down from in January 2020 to be replaced by Amelie Bea Smith?The voice of Peppa Pig.
18. The death of African-American George Floyd Jnr in May 2020 sparked protests around the World. In which US city was he killed?Minneapolis.
19. Which panel game was voted "The greatest radio comedy of all time" by a group of Radio Times experts in November?I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.
20. In September Pernille Harder became the World's most expensive female football player when she transferred from Wolfsburg for £300k, which British club did she join?Chelsea.
21. In February US President Donald Trump became the third US President to be impeached, who were the other two?Andrew Johnson (1868) and Bill Clinton (1998).
22. What did activist Greta Thurnberg change her Twitter name to in January following an answer on Celebrity Mastermind?Sharon.
23. The nation mourned the loss of Barbara Windsor in December, what was the title of the first "Carry-On" movie in which she featured?"Carry On Spying" (1964).
24. For the first time in 32 years the Queen will not be spending Christmas at Sandringham, where will she be celebrating the festive period this year?Windsor Castle.
25. The UEFA Euro 2020 tournament was due to be played this year but has been postponed to next year due to COVID-19, which city was due to host the final in July?London (Wembley Stadium).
26. As a result of the pandemic the NHS opened up new field hospitals up and down the country, in which city was the Louisa Jordan Hospital opened by Princess Anne in April?Glasgow (in the SEC Centre).
27. What was published in print form for the last time in 50 years in July 2020?Argos catalogue.
28. Released in March 2020, the Netflix documentary "Tiger King" became a "must watch" during lockdown, what was the name of the zoo keeper it featured?Joe Exotic.
29. Which tennis star topped the Forbes Magazine best paid athletes list in 2020?Roger Federer.
30. In November, who became the first artist to score a top five UK chart album in EIGHT consecutive decades?Cliff Richard.
31. What did BT engineers discover in September had been disrupting the broadband in the Powys village of Aberhosan?An old TV (tuning into Piers Morgan every morning).
32. In which Durham town did Dominic Cummings "test his eyesight" in April during lockdown?Barnard Castle.
33. The UK started the roll-out of the Covid-19 inoculations in December, what was the name of the first man to receive the jab?William Shakespeare.
34. What product did Tesco launch in February in an effort to better reflect racial and ethnic diversity?Plasters in different skin tone colours.
35. Which word trended on social media following the announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were to "step back" as senior members of the Royal Family?Megxit.
36. The retail giant Arcadia went into administration in late November, which larger than life businessman was the chairman?Sir Phillip Green.
37. After the discovery of Phosphine gas in its atmosphere, which planet did Russia claim was theirs?Venus.
38. Long running BBC quiz show "A Question of Sport" announced a major shake-up with the present presenter Sue Barker being replaced by who?Alex Scott.
39. Rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen passed away in October 2020, which Michael Jackson mega-hit did he play on?"Beat It".
40. Which Caribbean country announced in September that it intends to remove the Queen as their Head of State?Barbados.
41. In Portugal in October Lewis Hamilton broke the record for the most F1 Grand Prix wins, who previously held the record?Michael Schumacher.
42. Who in August, according to Forbes magazine, became the first person to have a net worth of over $200 billion?Jeff Bezos (Amazon).
43. Due to Covid, ITV's "I'm a Celebrity" moved from Australia to which other country?Wales.
44. What did comedian Joe Lycett change his name to in February 2020?Hugo Boss.
45. Which was the first English city in June to suffer a local lockdown under Covid-19 rules?Leicester.
46. Controversy surrounded the Last Night of the Proms, when which song was first banned and then reinstated by the new Director General?"Rule Britannia".
47. Which European country topped a NOP poll in July as being the most admired in the World?Germany.
48. In November, what become the first game to be invented by a British person to be inducted into the United States National Toy Hall of Fame?Jenga.
49. Which country in March 2020 became the 30th to join NATO?North Macedonia.
50. Joe Biden beat Donald Trump to the US Presidency, but which third candidate appeared on all the ballot papers?Jo Jorgensen (Libertarian Party).
51. Which album became the UK number one in October 2019, fifty years after its original release?"Abbey Road" by The Beatles.
52. Which three major sporting events took place on "Super Sunday", July 14th 2019?Wimbledon Men's Singles Final, British F1 Grand Prix and Cricket World Cup Final.
53. Which movie released in April 2019 became the highest grossing movie of all time?Avengers:End Game.
54. What was the name of the dog that Boris Johnson took into 10 Downing Street in 2019?Dilyn.
55. Who in June 2019 became the oldest winner of Britain's Got Talent?Chelsea pensioner Colin Thackery.
56. The travel company Thomas Cook unfortunately went bust in 2019 after over 175 years of organising holidays. Where was their first excursion to in 1841?Leicester to Loughborough.
57. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave birth to their first son Archie in May 2019, where is he in line to the British throne?Seventh.
58. Which computer scientist did BBC viewers vote as "The Most Iconic Figure of the 20th Century" in July 2019?Alan Turing.
59. Which politician was caught on camera in April 2019 illegally drinking a can of mojito on a London transport train?Diane Abbott.
60. Who described herself in British Vogue magazine as being "not single but self-partnered"?Emma Watson.
61. Despite being nominated and subsequently winning the Best Pop Vocal Album award, which female singer declined an invitation to perform at the 2019 Grammy awards due to alleged bullying?Ariana Grande.
62. What was the name of South Africa's Rugby Union World Cup 2019 winning captain?Siya Kolisi.
63. Despite Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg being favourite the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Prime Minister of which country?Ethiopia (Abiy Ahmed).
64. Which former dictator's body was exhumed and moved to a new resting place in October 2019?General Franco.
65. Why was the Derbyshire town of Whaley Bridge evacuated in August 2019?The imminent collapse of a nearby dam.
66. Who were the celebrity winners in 2019 of the following reality TV programmes, [a] Celebrity Masterchef, [b] Strictly Come Dancing, [c] X Factor:Celebrity and [d] I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here?[a] Greg Rutherford, [b] Kelvin Fletcher, [c] Megan McKenna and [d] Jacqueline Jossa.
67. Which parliamentary constituency was the first to successfully remove their MP by means of a recall petition in May 2019?Peterborough (Fiona Onasanya was the MP).
68. Tiger Roll won the 2019 Grand National for the second year running, which horse completed the same feat in 1973 & 1974?Red Rum.
69. In March 2019 a British Airways plane bound for Düsseldorf landed in which Scottish airport by mistake?Edinburgh.
70. Rose Hudson-Wilkin became in 2019 the first Black Woman bishop in the Church of England, where is she Bishop of?Dover.
71. Protest have taken place in Hong Kong throughout 2019 against extradition legislation but what is the name of the Chief Executive that the protesters are demanding resign?Carrie Lam.
72. In which role did Simon Armitage succeed Carol Ann Duffy in May 2019?UK Poet Laureate.
73. Who resigned as leader of the Scottish Conservatives in August 2019 citing personal reasons?Ruth Davidson.
74. With the scores level after 50 overs and after a "super over" how did England win the 2019 Cricket World Cup?By scoring the most boundaries.
75. What movie was pulled from the cinema chain Vue after a mass brawl in November 2019?Blue Story.
76. In which country would you find Mirazur, voted the World's best restaurant in 2019?(Menton) France.
77. What did Channel 4 replace PM Boris Johnson with after he refused to part in an election debate in November 2019?A Block of Ice.
78. What did Greggs introduce into their stores in January 2019?Meat free sausage rolls.
79. Which Yorkshire village was cut off by floods when the River Don burst its banks in November 2019?Fishlake.
80. With over 1.5 million followers on Twitter and 282,000 subscribers on YouTube, which internet sensation sadly passed away in May 2019 aged 7?Grumpy Cat.
81. Which organisation founded in October 2018, brought London and many other cities to a halt in 2019?Extinction Rebellion.
82. Who did the BBC announce in June 2019 would be losing their free TV licences?Over 75 year olds.
83. One of the biggest casualties of the 2019 General Election was long-serving Labour MP Dennis Skinner. Which Derbyshire constituency had he served since June 1970?Bolsover (giving him the title of "The Beast of Bolsover").
84. Which country in May 2019 became the first Asian country to legalise same sex marriages?Taiwan.
85. According to a survey by Lloyds Bank in February 2019 which university city is the least affordable place to live in the UK?Oxford.
86. Who in February 2019 became the oldest manager of a English Premier League team?Roy Hodgson.
87. Which TV series that had its finale in 2019 caused controversy with thousands of fans demanding it should be remade with a different ending?Game of Thrones.
88. What was the name of the female darts player who made history in December 2019 by defeating two (at time of writing) men in the PDC World Championship?Fallon Sherrock
89. Famous for her novel "The Handmaid's Tale", which author was joint winner of the 2019 Booker Prize alongside Bernardine Evaristo?Margaret Atwood.
90. Who in December 2019 became the oldest male solo artist to score a UK number 1 album?Rod Stewart with "You're in my Heart".
91. Lasting 4 hours and 57 minutes, who finally won the longest Wimbledon Men's Single Final in 2019?Novak Djokovic (beating Roger Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12).
92. What did Liverpool Street, Kings Cross & Edinburgh Waverley stations become the last to remove in April 2019?Toilet Charges.
93. In May 2019 we lost motor racing legend Niki Lauda aged 70, how many times did he win the F1 World Championship?Three (1975,1977 & 1984).
94. What role has Welshman Steve Bray played in Westminster throughout 2019?Shouting "Stop Brexit", he's known as Mr Stop Brexit.
95. Which famous person set sail on 14 August 2019 from Plymouth abroad the yacht Malizia II?Greta Thunberg.
96. A masterpiece by which artist was rediscovered in Cardiff in November 2019, having been thought of as a crude copy for over 50 years?Sandro Botticelli.
97. What was adopted by Collins dictionary as the Word of the Year 2019?Climate Strike.
98. What title did Trump win in Sheffield in May 2019?World Snooker Championship (Judd Trump not Donald).
99. What three word slogan did the Conservatives use to win the 2019 General Election?Get Brexit Done.
100. Sanna Marin at 34 became the World's youngest serving Prime Minister in December 2019, what country is she from?Finland.


For the January Quiz we had entries from Steve Ellis, Malcolm Slee, Alison Sawyer, Janine Miles, Janet Carney, Dave woolley, Ron & Hilary Coyne, Bev Mottershead, Belinda Stevenson, Ron Taylor and Anne-Marie Rainbow.

There were quite a few all correct answers and of those the winning entry drawn came from Janet Carney who wins the £25 prize.




MYTHOP LEISURE XMAS QUIZ 2020 ANSWERS

We had entries from Janet Carney, Walter Jones, Hilary & Ron Coyne, Steve Ellis, Ron Taylor, Dave Woolley, Gail Platt and Belinda Stevenson.

Remarkably we had 2 all correct answers from Steve Ellis and Dave Woolley so having checked with our Treasurer we have decided to give them both the £50 prize.

Have a great Xmas & New Year
The Directors


1. Held at King's College Cambridge annually since 1918, which carol traditionally opens the "Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols"? "Once in Royal David's City".
2. Set at Christmas time, the fantasy novel "Box of Delights" was written by which Poet Laureate? John Masefield.
3. In the 1992 movie "The Muppets Christmas Carol", which muppet acts as narrator? The Great Gonzo.
4. Known as Pohutukawa in Maori, what is this evergreen coastal tree more popularly known as? New Zealand Christmas Tree.
5. What is the title of the 1972 play by Alan Ayckbourn where each act is set on successive Christmas Eve parties at different couples houses? "Absurd Person Singular".
6.With eight to his credit, who holds the record for appearing on most UK Christmas number ones? Paul McCartney.
7. With the first act set on Christmas Eve in Manhattan, what is the title of the Jonathan Larson musical that opened on Broadway in 1996? Rent.
8. Which confectionary associated with Christmas was invented by the choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral to keep the choristers quiet during the service? Candy canes.
9. Which British magazine has published an Advent Calendar on the cover of its November edition every year since 2007? Country Life.
10. Who managed to top the UK Christmas singles charts in both 2018 and 2019? Ladbaby.
11. Which future superhero actor starred in the 2004 movie flop "Surviving Christmas"? Ben Affleck.
12. The mistletoe is the emblematic flower of which English county? Herefordshire.
13. What cartoon do families in Sweden sit down to view every Christmas Eve? Donald Duck.
14. Played by Henry Travers in the 1946 movie, what is the name of the Guardian Angel in "It's a Wonderful Life"? Clarence Odbody.
15. What was the title of William Shatner's 2018 Christmas album?" Shatner Claus".
16. "The Mistletoe Murder and other stories" is a collection of four mysteries from which female writer? P D James.
17. Dating back to 1692, in which London location does the annual Ceremony of the Christmas Cheese take place? Royal Hospital, Chelsea.
18. Which cake, popular at Christmas, has a festival in its honour every year at Dresden, where a giant example is baked? Stollen (Christstollen).
19. Which Canadian province supplies the city of Boston with its annual Christmas Tree? Nova Scotia.
20. The Beatles topped the Christmas charts in 1965 with a double-a sided single, "Day Tripper" was one track what was the other? "We Can Work it Out".

CHRISTMAS CONNECTIONS. All the answers are people, places or things that have some connection with Christmas.

21. Character played by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. HOLLY Golightly.
22. American fast food chain specialising in Tex-Mex foods. Taco BELL.
23. 100,000 people lined the streets for this silent movie star’s funeral. RUDOLF Valentino.
24. The State capital of New Mexico. SANTA Fe.
25. Country that won the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest. TURKEY.
26. Cockney rhyming slang for “Eyes”. MINCE PIES.
27. Bass player in the Jimi Hendrix Experience. NOEL Redding.
28. Won Best Director Oscar for “Oliver!”? CAROL Reed.
29. The first Lloyd Webber/Rice musical to be performed publicly. JOSEPH and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
30. Group of eight private higher education institutions of North Eastern USA. IVY League.
31. British actor and playwright whose works include “Blithe Spirit” and “Hay Fever”. NOEL Coward.
32. Film series first created by George Lucas in 1977. STAR Wars.
33. Location of the Head Quarters of NATO. BRUSSLES.
34. Pen-name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Lewis CARROLL.
35. The only child of Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon to survive to adulthood. Queen MARY I.
36. US TV show that brought fame to David Cassidy. The PARTRIDGE Family.
37. Card game that uses wooden pinboard for scoring. CRIB (Cribbage).
38. The World’s highest uninterrupted waterfall. ANGEL Falls.
39. Annual fair held in Nottingham in early October. GOOSE Fair.
40. Nickname for the home of the US film industry. TINSEL Town.
41. UK food outlet specialising in gourmet snacks & sandwiches. Pret-a MANGER.
42. Singer/songwriter of such hits as “The Locomotion” and “It Might as Well Rain Until September”. CAROLE KING.
43. The name of the pet cat in “The Simpsons”. SNOWBALL.
44. The video game where Mario made his first appearance. DONKEY Kong.
45. Actress who played Maddie Hayes in 1980’s TV show “Moonlighting”. Cybill SHEPHERD
46. In which English city did the first inter-club football match take place on Boxing Day 1860? Sheffield (Sheffield FC vs Hallam FC)
47. Which snooker player, a world champion on eight occasions in the 1950s and 60s, died aged 75 on Christmas Day 1998? John Pulman.
48. Born on Christmas Day 1984, which cricketer is England's highest test run scorer? Alastair Cook.
49. Who defeated Sweden over Christmas to win the 1986 Davis Cup final? Australia.
50. Which famous British football manager's playing career was finished after an injury on Boxing Day 1962? Brian Clough.
51. Which horse on Boxing Day 2011 became the first to win the King George VI Chase on five occasions? Kauto Star.
52. Which former professional footballer and now sports pundit known as "Kammy" was born on Christmas Day in 1957? Chris Kamara.
53. Which two countries contested the first ever cricket Test match to be played on Christmas Day in 1951? Australia & West Indies.
54. In which year did the famous Christmas Day football match take place in No Man's Land in WW1? 1914
55. Which Premiership side did Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus make his debut in January 2017? Manchester City.
56. Which Christmas sounding horse won the Derby, the Irish Derby and the Irish 2,000 Guineas in 1964 to become Racehorse of the Year? Santa Claus.
57. Which England cricketer born on Christmas Eve 1932 became in 1968 the first to appear in 100 test matches for his country? Colin Cowdrey.
58. In which year did the England First Division produce 66 goals from the ten matches held on Boxing Day? 1963
59. Who became the first African American to win the World Heavyweight championship by defeating Tommy Burns on Boxing Day 1908? Jack Johnson.
60. The last ever English football League match to take place on Christmas Day was between Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers, in which year did it take place? 1965
61. Which horse won the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day 1986 at a starting price of 16 to 1, the first of four victories in the race? Desert Orchid.
62. The longest ever NFL game lasting 82minutes 42 seconds took place on Christmas Day 1971. which team did the Miami Dolphins defeat that day? Kansas City Chiefs (27-24 after double overtime).
63. Which Scottish midfield player who captained his country for four years and was awarded the MBE in 2001 was born on Christmas Day in 1964? Gary McAllister.
64. Of which American sport has televised Christmas Day matches become a tradition since 1947? Basketball.
65. Which English centre forward played for Everton on Christmas morning 1940 before turning out for Tranmere in the afternoon? Tommy Lawton.
66. Which American male comedian plays Kate Winslet's love interest in the film "The Holiday"? Jack Black
67. What is the name of Kevin's older brother in the film "Home Alone"? Buzz
68. In which German city would you find the Shrine of The Three Kings? Cologne
69. Madonna had a Christmas number one US hit single in 1984 with which song? Like A Virgin
70. Which "Raiders of the Lost Ark" actress plays Bill Murray's love interest in the film "Scrooged"? Karen Allen
71. Which of Santa's reindeer shares its name with a small solar system body (SSSB)? Comet
72. Szaloncukor is a sweet associated with Christmas in Hungary. Other than fondant, what is the other main ingredient? Chocolate
73. Which Christmas carol includes the lyrics 'In heaven the bells are ringing'? Ding Dong Merrily on High
74. Which singer of the Eurythmics was born on 25th December in 1954? Annie Lennox
75. What word can mean a type of 18th century London dark ale and someone who helps people with their luggage when checking into a hotel? Porter
76. What is the name of the elf played by Will Ferrell in the 2003 film Elf? Buddy Hobbs
77. Which fictional land never has a Christmas but it's always winter? Narnia
78. By what means did God warn the Wise Men not to return to Herod? In a dream
79. Which characters created by American Greetings, whose insignia were their tummy symbols, were the most popular Christmas presents in 1985? Care Bears
80. Which capital city of Nicaragua was devastated by an earthquake on Christmas Day in 1972? Managua
81. Who wrote the Christmas carol 'Once in Royal David's City'? Cecil Frances Alexander
82. Which historic playwright quoted "At Christmas I no more desire a rose, than wish a snow in May's new-fangled shows; but like of each thing that in season grows." William Shakespeare
83. The song 'Mary's Boy Child' has reached number one in the UK charts in two different years (in 1957 & 1978). Who were the artists? Harry Belafonte and Boney M
84. What type of rodent is hidden in the Christmas tree in the film National Lampoons Christmas Vacation? A Squirrel
85. Giddy-yap, giddy-yap, giddy-yap it's grand are lyrics taken from which Christmas song? Sleigh Ride
86. Bacalhau is often cooked on social occasions in parts of Portugal at Christmas, but what is it? Codfish
87. What was the last UK Christmas number one of the 20th century? I Have A Dream - Westlife
88. Which of the following is not one of the names given to the Wise Men who visited Jesus after his birth? Melchior, Balthazar, Jeduthun, Caspar. Jeduthun
89. In which year of the 1960s did the UK Post office first introduce Christmas stamps for postage? 1966
90. Which Christmas song includes the lyrics "Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring, snowin' and blowin' up bushels of fun"? Jingle Bell Rock
91. If I was born on Christmas Day, yet my birthday falls in the summer, where would I be? In the Southern Hemisphere
92. In which mountain does the Grinch live in the film The Grinch (2000)? Mt Crumpit
93. Children receive presents from 'Befana' depicted as a witch on a broom stick, on 6th January in which European country? Italy
94. Name the actor that plays Jasper Bloom in the film The Holiday? Rufus Sewell
95. If written alphabetically, which of Santa's reindeer would come last? Vixen
96. What is Scrooge's Christian name? Ebenezer
97. Celebrated by the Irish, on what date does the 'Wren Day' (L an Dreoil n) fall? 26th December (Boxing Day)
98. In which Christmas song is Santa asked to "slip a sable under the tree, for me"? Santa Baby
99. Which Hasbro children's robot action figures were the most popular Christmas presents in 1984? Clue: 'More Than Meets The Eye'. The Transformers
100. Who had a Christmas number one US hit single with "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" in 1988? Poison

Children's Christmas Quiz


We had entries for the childrens Xmas quiz from Ana Harumal, Jake Pickersgill, Abbie Warburton, Mia Curtis, Olly Curtis, Etta Mawdsley, Oscar Mawdsley, Phoebe Mairs, Ethan Roxby, Harriet Roxby and Amelia Torkington.

The winner of the 3-8 age group was Ana Harumal and 9-12 was Phoebe Mairs. They both win a £25 gift voucher which they can use in a lot of shops.

As it's Christmas the Directors have decided to give the other entrants a £15 voucher each.

1. Who wrote the short novel "A Christmas Carol"? Charles Dickens.
2. According to tradition, what colour is Santa's suit? Red.
3. What is wrapped in bacon in a British "Pig in blanket"? Sausage.
4. Which bird is the most common to feature on a Christmas card? Robin.
5. In the song "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", how many times is he checking his list? Twice.
6. What are the calendars that count down the days to Christmas called? Advent Calendar.
7. What biscuit shares its name with a Christmas item? Cracker.
8. What was the first name of Jesus' mother? Mary.
9. In the Christmas carol, how many ships came "sailing in"? Three.
10. What type of animals does Santa use to pull his sleigh? Reindeer.
11. What three gifts did the Kings bring to the baby Jesus? Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.
12. Which member of the British Royal family makes a speech every Christmas Day? The Queen.
13. Which Christmas carol contains the following "The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes"? Away in a Manger.
14. When building a snowman, which vegetable is often used for its nose? Carrot.
15. In which pantomime does Buttons appear? Cinderella.
16. Where is Santa Claus said to live? North Pole.
17. In the song "Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer" what was the weather like on Christmas Eve? Foggy.
18. What colour is the Grinch in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"? Green.
19. Which country annually donates the Christmas tree that stands in Trafalgar Square in London? Norway.
20. What guided the Wise Men to the baby Jesus? A Star
21. On what date do we celebrate Christmas each year? December 25th
22. According to the popular Christmas song, which of Santa's reindeers had a very shiny nose? Rudolf.
23. Who helps Santa make all the toys? His Elves.
24. In the TV show "The Simpsons", both the pet cat and pet dog have very Christmassy names, can you name them? Santa's Little Helper (Dog) & Snowball (Cat).
25. Who were the first people to visit Joseph and Mary and their baby Jesus in the stable? The Shepherds.
26. According to the Christmas story, in which town was Jesus born? Bethlehem.
27. Which Saint is most associated with Christmas? Saint Nicholas.
28. Which vegetables is left out on Christmas Eve to feed Santa's reindeers? Carrots.
29. In the traditional Christmas pantomime, who is the mother of Aladdin? Widow Twankey.
30. From which Christmas movie does the song "Walking in the Air" come from? The Snowman.
31. Into what did Mary place Jesus to sleep? A Manger.
32. What Christmas present did Harry Potter receive from Dumbledore on his first year at Hogwarts? Invisibility Cloak.
33. Which character from Dr Seuss "stole" Christmas? The Grinch.
34. How many doors are there on an Advent calendar? Twenty-four.
35. How does Santa traditionally get into people's houses to deliver their presents? Down the chimney.
36. What is the eleventh word of the chorus of "Jingle Bells"? Fun.
37. What type of pies are often eaten at Christmas? Mince Pies.
38. How many wise men visited Jesus in the stable? Three.
39. What type of play, beginning with the letter N, is often performed by children at Christmas? Nativity.
40. What is the name of the snowman in the Disney movie "Frozen"? Olaf.





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