Trivia

“Tenable” questions, week ending 14 September 2018

This piece from last weekend listed all the questions and answers from Week 1 of the new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable”. Here are the questions and answers from Week 2, Monday 10 September to Friday 14 September.

The format here is the same as last week’s piece: a list of the 30 “Tenable” challenges, some general observations from me, a note on how the teams fared, and then the answers (all 300 of them).

Questions

Monday 10 September 2018 [s3ep6, repeated Tuesday 4 June 2019]

Round 1: The 10 symbols on a standard UK Windows 10 keyboard that share a key with numbers 9-0

Round 2: The first 10 “Emmerdale” Dingles alphabetically [Characters with the surname Dingle as listed on the ITV website for the show.]

Round 3: The top 10 most expensive English Premier League season tickets in 2017/2018

Round 4: The Classic Line-up of Boyzone and their first 5 Number 1 hits [The 5 members in the boyband and their first 5 UK Number 1 hits.)

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round):  The first 10 countries containing the letter Z [There are 16 in all, we want the first 10 alphabetically; during the round we learnt that Switzerland is the 11th country alphabetically containing the letter Z]

Final Round: English Counties: The 10 most southerly ceremonial counties in England [This is according to the southernmost point of each county, according to the Ordnance Survey website.]

Tuesday 11 September 2018 [s3ep7, repeated Wednesday 5 June 2019]

Round 1: The Top 10 Beatles songs on “Desert Island Discs” [Those Beatles songs chosen by castaways 8 times or more, as stated in the 2012 book “Desert Island Discs: Flotsam and Jetsam” by Mitchell Symons; this doesn’t cover Beatles songs performed by other artists.]

Round 2: The 10 most populated countries in Asia [July 2017 estimates in the CIA World Factbook Online, published February 2018; Turkey and Russia are not acceptable answers here as they are not included in the UN Asia-Pacific region.]

Round 3: The 10 seeds or pods in the Schwartz range [The items that have the words seed or pod on the label, according to the Schwartz website.]

Round 4: The 10 Mr Men characters with last names beginning with S or T [According to the Mr Men website, March 2018, they each have their own books, so this does not include any spin-offs.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 fastest male athletes to run 100m [The top 10 different male athletes with fastest times for 100m, according to IAAF website in March 2018]

Final Round: Periodic Table: The 10 elements that end in E or R [This includes the 4 elements named in 2016.]

Wednesday 12 September 2018, [s3ep8, repeated Thursday 6 June 2019]

Round 1: The 10 South American countries containing the letter A [This doesn’t include island nations or Central America.]

Round 2: The 10 Arnold Schwarzenegger films released in the 1980s [No TV movies or documentaries, only films made for cinematic release.]

Round 3: The Top 10 leading Test run scorers for the West Indies [Up to March 2018.]

Round 4: Top 10 dog breeds with “terrier” in their name [The 10 most registered breeds of dog that have the word “terrier” in their name from information by The Kennel Club, names according to their website, and doesn’t included Fox Terrier: that’s counted as 2 breeds.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 US Presidents of the 20th Century [Note: this includes the incumbent on 1 January 1900, and ends in 1961; last names are fine as long as there’s only one president with that surname.]

Final Round: James Bond: The 10 Bond Films that come last alphabetically [In this challenge, “The” and “A” count as words, so “A View to a Kill” will not be acceptable.]

Thursday 13 September 2018 [s3ep9, repeated Friday 7 June 2019]

Round 1: The Top 10 favourite TV comedy duos [From some survey in which 100 people were asked to name their favourite comedy duos.]

Round 2: The first 10 cube numbers

Round 3: The 10 words in the NATO that end in the letters A, E or U

Round 4: The last 10 LMA football “Manager of the Year” winners [Up to and including the 2016/17 season; LMA is the League Manager’s Association; the “Manager of the Year” winner can come from the Premier League, Championship, League One or League Two.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 buildings and structures in the London and New York City Architecture Skyline sets [There are 5 for London and 5 for New York City, sold together in boxed sets, and as named on the Lego website in March 2018; this does not include Buckingham Palace or the Guggenheim Museum, as these are sold separately.]

Final Round: English Cities: The first 10 cities in England alphabetically [Official city status, in England only.]

Friday 14 September 2018 [s3ep10, repeated Monday 10 June 2019 at 9.25am]

Round 1: The Top 10 ideal pub features [The things that pub-goers would want in their ideal pub according to a YouGov survey in August 2016.]

Round 2: The Top 10 highest grossing Harrison Ford films [According to figures from Box Office Mojo on 14 Apr 2018; when the film is part of a franchise the full name is needed including its subtitle.]

Round 3: The 10 outfield England players who began against Germany in the Euro 1996 semi-final

Round 4: The 10 tracks on the Spice Girls album “Spice” [This was their 1996 debut album, please give the original 10 tracks, not bonus tracks that appeared on special editions.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round):  10 capital cities beginning with B that are 8, 9 or 10 letters long

Final round: Board games: The 10 colour group Monopoly properties without “Street” or “Road” in their name [This does not include stations or utilities.]

General observations

Final Rounds (Jackpot Rounds)

These are the rounds that interest me most. No matter how well teams perform in the earlier rounds, they have to name all 10 items in their Jackpot Round to win the money.

Two of these rounds featured staples of quiz shows: James Bond movies and the Monopoly board. As with last week a knowledge of the 24 James Bond titles would have won the jackpot. Familiarity with the Monopoly board (which most of us acquired through playing the game) would also have given most teams a chance of winning.

The Periodic Table challenge (“The 10 elements that end in E or R”) was tougher than, for example, naming the first 10 elements or naming those that contain fewer than 6 letters, both of which have featured in previous Blog Posts. Most of us have not gone through the Periodic Table looking for this specific combination, and one of the correct answers was only named in 2016.

The two Jackpot Rounds about English Geography (“The 10 most southerly English ceremonial counties” and “The first 10 cities in England alphabetically”) stumped me. I have looked at the list of cities in England and the UK but couldn’t recall the first 10 alphabetically.

Questions that brought a smile to my face

There was nothing as pleasing to my eyes as last week’s lyric-based questions (“The first 10 words in the ‘Grease’ hit ‘You’re the one that I want’ with 5 or more letters” and “The 10 rhyming words in Paul Simon’s song ‘50 Ways to Leave Your Lover’”).

Questions where I had a chance of getting all 10

As with last week’s questions I had a good chance with the questions involving countries: “The 10 South American countries containing the letter A” and “The first 10 countries containing the letter Z”, especially as we were told for the latter list that Switzerland is 11th in the list.

There were 3 questions that only took me a few seconds each: “The 10 symbols on a standard UK Windows 10 keyboard that share a key with numbers 9-0”, “The 10 words in the NATO that end in the letters A, E or U” and “The first 10 cube numbers”. That last question was a gift for anyone who can multiply the same number three times, one of the rare questions where you could work something out even if you didn’t know the answer in advance.

Questions where I didn’t have a chance of getting near 10

As with last week, and in previous series, I was unable to get anywhere near 10 correct answers for the questions related to pop music: I managed to get 6 in the Boyzone question (band members and first 5 UK #1s) but only 4 of the tracks on the Spice Girls album “Spice” (all of them singles). I didn’t even get 5 of the Beatles songs selected by castaways on “Desert Island Discs” before picking 2 wrong answers.

Most weeks I have a chance of getting all 10 answers on some of the sport questions. This week I was unable to get more than 7 on any of the 5 rounds involving sport: the 10 most expensive Premier League season tickets, the 10 fastest male 100m runners, the 10 leading Test run scorers for the West Indies, the last 10 LMA football “Manager of the Year” winners or the 10 England outfield players in the Euro 96 semi-final against Germany.

How the teams fared

Here’s a list of how each team performed in their jackpot rounds: how many team members made it to the final round, how much they were playing for and whether they won the prize fund.

Note: where a team did not get all 10 answers in the final round, the answers that caught them out are listed here as well.

Monday 10 September 2018

All 5 of the 5-a-Teesiders made it to the final, playing for 8k, and named 8 of the 10 most southerly ceremonial counties in England. [The remaining answers: West Sussex, East Sussex.]

Tuesday 11 September 2018

All 5 of the Letterheads made it to the final, playing for 12.5k, and named 9 of the 10 elements that end in E or R. [The 1 remaining answer: Tennessine.]

Wednesday 12 September 2018

All 5 of the Bean Counters made it to the final and won 12k by naming the last 10 James Bond film titles alphabetically.

Thursday 13 September 2018

4 from Sunny Side Up made it to the final, playing for 7k, and named 8 of the first 10 English cities alphabetically. [The remaining answers: Carlisle, Chelmsford]

Friday 14 September 2018

All 5 of the the Sticky Wickets made it to the final and won 12k by naming the 10 colour group Monopoly properties without “Street” or “Road” in their name.

Questions and Answers

Monday 10 September 2018

Round 1: The 10 symbols on a standard UK Windows 10 keyboard that share a key with numbers 9-0

Exclamation Mark / Quote Mark / Pound Sign/ Dollar Sign / Percentage / Circumflex / Ampersand / Asterisk / Open Bracket / Closed Bracket

Round 2: The first 10 “Emmerdale” Dingles alphabetically [Characters with the surname Dingle as listed on the ITV website for the show.]

Aaron / Belle / Cain / Charity / Chas / Debbie / Faith / Lisa / Marlon / Moira

Round 3: The top 10 most expensive English Premier League season tickets in 2017/2018

Arsenal / Tottenham / Chelsea / West Ham / Man U / Man City / Liverpool / Brighton / Bournemouth / Southampton

Round 4: The Classic Line-up of Boyzone and their first 5 Number 1 hits [The 5 members in the boyband and their first 5 UK Number 1 hits.]

Keith Duffy / Mikey Graham / Ronan Keating / Stephen Gately / Shane Lynch / Words / A Different Beat / All That I Need / No Matter What / When the Going Gets Tough

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round):  The first 10 countries containing the letter Z [There are 16 in all, we want the first 10 alphabetically; during the round we learnt that Switzerland is the 11th country alphabetically containing the letter Z]

Azerbaijan / Belize / Bosnia-Herzegovina / Brazil / Czech Republic / Kazakhstan / Kyrgyzstan / Mozambique / New Zealand / Swaziland

Final Round: English Counties: The 10 most southerly ceremonial counties in England [This is according to the southernmost point of each county, according to the Ordnance Survey website.]

Cornwall / Devon / Dorset / Hampshire / West Sussex / East Sussex / Kent / Somerset / Wiltshire / Surrey

Tuesday 11 September 2018

Round 1: The Top 10 Beatles songs on “Desert Island Discs” [Those Beatles songs chosen by castaways 8 times or more, as stated in the 2012 book “Desert Island Discs: Flotsam and Jetsam” by Mitchell Symons; this doesn’t cover Beatles songs performed by other artists.]

Yesterday / Hey Jude / A day in the life / Penny Lane / Eleanor Rigby / Help! / She loves you / Love Me Do / In my life / When I’m Sixty-Four

Round 2: The 10 most populated countries in Asia [July 2017 estimates in the CIA World Factbook Online, published February 2018; Turkey and Russia are not acceptable answers here as they are not included in the UN Asia-Pacific region.]

China / India / Indonesia / Pakistan / Bangladesh / Japan / Philippines / Vietnam / Iran / Thailand

Round 3: The 10 seeds or pods in the Schwartz range [The items that have the words seed or pod on the label, according to the Schwartz website.]

Black onion seeds / Caraway seeds / Cardamom pods / Coriander seeds / Cumin seeds / Fennel seeds / Poppy seeds / Sesame seeds / Vanilla pods / Yellow Mustard seeds

Round 4: The 10 Mr Men characters with last names beginning with S or T [According to the Mr Men website, March 2018, they each have their own books, so this does not include any spin-offs.]

Mr Silly / Mr Skinny / Mr Slow / Mr Small / Mr Sneeze / Mr Snow / Mr Strong / Mr Tall / MrTickle / Mr Topsy-Turvy

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 fastest male athletes to run 100m [The top 10 different male athletes with fastest times for 100m, according to IAAF website in March 2018]

Usain Bolt / Tyson Gay / Yohan Blake / Asafa Powell / Justin Gatlin / Nesta Carter / Maurice Greene / Steve Mullings / Richard Thompson / Christian Coleman

Final Round: Periodic Table: The 10 elements that end in E or R [This includes the 4 elements named in 2016.]

Astatine / Bromine / Chlorine / Copper / Fluorine / Iodine / Manganese / Silver / Sulfur / Tennessine /

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Round 1: The 10 South American countries containing the letter A [This doesn’t include island nations or Central America.]

Argentina / Bolivia / Brazil / Colombia / Ecuador / Guyana / Paraguay / Suriname / Uruguay / Venezuela /

Round 2: The 10 Arnold Schwarzenegger films released in the 1980s [No TV movies or documentaries, only films made for cinematic release.]

Conan the Barbarian / Conan the Destroyer / The Terminator / Red Sonja / Commando / Raw Deal / Predator / The Running Man / Red Heat / Twins

Round 3: The Top 10 leading Test run scorers for the West Indies [Up to March 2018.]

Brian Lara / Shivnarine Chanderpaul / Viv Richards / Garry Sobers / Gordon Greenidge / Clive Lloyd / Desmond Haynes / Chris Gayle / Rohan Kanhai / Richie Richardson

Round 4: Top 10 dog breeds with “terrier” in their name [The 10 most registered breeds of dog that have the word “terrier” in their name from information by The Kennel Club, names according to their website, and doesn’t included Fox Terrier: that’s counted as 2 breeds.]

Border Terrier / Staffordshire Bull Terrier / Boston Terrier / West Highland White Terrier / Bull Terrier / Tibetan Terrier / Yorkshire Terrier / Airedale Terrier / Cairn Terrier / Norfolk Terrier

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 US Presidents of the 20th Century [Note: this includes the incumbent on 1 January 1900, and ends in 1961; last names are fine as long as there’s only one president with that surname.]

William McKinley / Theodore Roosevelt / William Howard Taft / Woodrow Wilson / Warren G Harding / Calvin Coolidge / Herbert Hoover / Franklin Delano Roosevelt / Harry S Truman / Dwight D Eisenhower

Final Round: James Bond: The 10 Bond Films that come last alphabetically [In this challenge, “The” and “A” count as words, so “A View to a Kill” will not be acceptable.]

You only live twice / Tomorrow Never Dies / Thunderball / The World is Not Enough / The Spy Who Loved Me / The Man with the Golden Gun / The Living Daylights / Spectre / Skyfall / Quantum of Solace

Thursday 13 September 2018

Round 1: The Top 10 favourite TV comedy duos [From some survey in which 100 people were asked to name their favourite comedy duos.]

Morecambe & Wise / The Two Ronnies / French & Saunders / Laurel & Hardy / Ant & Dec / Reeves & Mortimer / Little & Large / Cannon & Ball / Fry & Laurie / Mitchell & Webb

Round 2: The first 10 cube numbers

1 / 8 / 27 / 64 / 125 / 216 / 343 / 512 / 729 / 1000

Round 3: The 10 words in the NATO that end in the letters A, E or U

Alpha / Charlie / Delta / India / Lima / Mike / Papa / Sierra / Yankee / Zulu

Round 4: The last 10 LMA football “Manager of the Year” winners [Up to and including the 2016/17 season; LMA is the League Manager’s Association; the “Manager of the Year” winner can come from the Premier League, Championship, League One or League Two.]

Antonio Conte / Claudio Ranieri / Eddie Howe / Brendan Rodgers / Alex Ferguson / Alan Pardew / Roy Hodgson / David Moyes / Steve Coppell / Arsene Wenger

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 buildings and structures in the London and New York City Architecture Skyline sets [There are 5 for London and 5 for New York City, sold together in boxed sets, and as named on the Lego website in March 2018; this does not include Buckingham Palace or the Guggenheim Museum, as these are sold separately.]

Big Ben / London Eye / National Gallery / Nelson’s Column / Tower Bridge / Chrysler Building / Empire State Building / Flatiron Building / One World Trade Centre / Statue of Liberty

Final Round: English Cities: The first 10 cities in England alphabetically [Official city status, in England only.]

Bath / Birmingham / Bradford / Brighton & Hove / Bristol / Cambridge / Canterbury / Carlisle / Chelmsford / Chester

Friday 14 September 2018

Round 1: The Top 10 ideal pub features [The things that pub-goers would want in their ideal pub according to a YouGov survey in August 2016.]

Serves meals / Has a beer garden / Has a fireplace / Staff know regulars by name / Sells snacks / Serves real ale / Hosts live music / Has background music / Hosts pub quizzes / Allows dogs

Round 2: The Top 10 highest grossing Harrison Ford films [According to figures from Box Office Mojo on 14 Apr 2018; when the film is part of a franchise the full name is needed including its subtitle.]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens / Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull / Star Wars / Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade / The Empire Strikes Back / Return of the Jedi / The Fugitive / Raiders of the Lost Ark / Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom / Air Force One

Round 3: The 10 outfield England players who began against Germany in the Euro 1996 semi-final

Stuart Pearce / Paul Ince / Tony Adams / Gareth Southgate / David Platt / Paul Gascoigne / Alan Shearer / Teddy Sheringham / Darren Anderton / Steve McManaman

Round 4: The 10 tracks on the Spice Girls album “Spice” [This was their 1996 debut album, please give the original 10 tracks, not bonus tracks that appeared on special editions.]

Wannabe / Say you’ll be there / 2 Become 1 / Love Thing / Last Time Lover / Mama / Who do you think you are / Something kinda funny / Naked / If U Can’t Dance

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round):  10 capital cities beginning with B that are 8, 9 or 10 letters long

Basseterre / Belgrade / Belmopan / Brasilia / Bratislava / Bridgetown / Brussels / Bucharest / Budapest / Bujumbura /

Final round: Board games: The 10 colour group Monopoly properties without “Street” or “Road” in their name [This does not include stations or utilities.]

The Angel, Islington / Pall Mall / Whitehall / Northumberland Avenue / Strand / Trafalgar Square / Leicester Square / Piccadilly / Park Lane / Mayfair

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