Trivia

“Tenable” questions, week ending 5 October 2018

For the fifth weekend running I have made a note of the questions and answers from the previous week’s episodes of ITV quiz show “Tenable”. For weeks 1 to 4 click on any of the following links:

The format here is the same as in those earlier pieces: 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 1 October 2018 [s3ep21, repeated Tuesday 11 June 2019 at 9.25am]

Round 1: The 10 fruits in Tropicana 100% pure fruit juices [10 fruits other than oranges that are listed as flavours of 100% pure fruit juices on the tropicana.co.uk website as of 18 March 2018.]

Round 2: The first 10 songs in “Oliver!” [The first 10 songs that feature in the 1968 film according to the soundtrack listing on IMDB, not including “Oliver” itself.]

Round 3: The 10 most common capital letters in chemical symbols

Round 4: The 10 films that won Oscars at the 2018 ceremony [The 10 live-action feature-length films that won Academy Awards; this does not include documentaries, short films or animation.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 teams from the UK and Ireland in the Guinness Pro 14, 2017/18 season [No English teams in this league, there are 10 from Wales, Scotland and the island of Ireland.]

Final Round: US Geography: The last 10 US states when listed alphabetically

Tuesday 2 October 2018 [s3ep22, repeated Wednesday 12 June 2019 at 9.25am]

Round 1: The 10 Premier League football clubs with the most consecutive seasons in the top division [It must include the 2017/18 season, and is regardless of whether the team was relegated at the end of that season.]

Round 2: Top 10 UK fundraising charities in 2016/17 [According to Charity Financials Spotlight report published 2018.]

Round 3: The 10 acts with an album that has spent the longest time in the Top 10 [The 10 acts with an album that has spent greatest number of weeks in the top 10, up to 2 March 2018; each of these albums has spent more than a year in the top 10 in total.]

Round 4: The 10 ingredients in Jamie Oliver’s mulled wine recipe [Taken from his 2013 “Jamie Cooks Christmas” book, as listed on his website; wine will not be included as an answer.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 objects that characters become in the 2017 film “Beauty and the Beast” [In the movie, because of the curse on the Beast’s house, servants and the dog have all been turned into other objects; name the items of furniture, kitchen equipment, ornaments and utensils represented by the first 10 named servants, and the dog, according to IMDB.]

Final Round: Board Games: The 10 rooms, weapons and last names in “Cluedo” that contain the letter L [The letter L must be in the suspect’s last name, not just in their title; the victim Dr Black is not included, and nor is the room sometimes referred to as the Cellar.]

Wednesday 3 October 2018 [s3ep23, repeated Thursday 13 June 2019 at 9.25am]

Round 1: The 10 letters on the middle and bottom rows on the left-hand side of a standard keyboard

Round 2: The last 10 Tom Cruise films [The last 10 films on general release according to IMDB as of 1 May 2018.]

Round 3: The 10 varieties of Tesco own-brand tinned beans

Round 4: The 10 novels of Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte [They were all published between 1811 and 1857 and this does not include shorter works or unfinished volumes.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 Premier League Golden Boot winners [The last 10 different men to win the award, up to the end of the 2017/18 season; in one season there were two joint winners, both names will be accepted.]

Final Round: Countries: The 10 countries between Haiti and Jamaica alphabetically

Thursday 4 October 2018 [s3ep24, repeated Friday 14 June 2019 at 9.25am]

Round 1: The first 10 judges on “The X Factor” [They were all judges for an entire series, including the live shows.]

Round 2: The first 10 Kennel Club Hounds alphabetically [First 10 breeds of dogs in the Hound group, alphabetically, they all contain the word hound either on its own or as part of another word, not including dachshund or any breed that does not have the word hound in its name.]

Round 3: The first 10 Kings of England after the Battle of Hastings in 1066

Round 4: The 10 Wham! Top 10 singles [Includes one double A sided single, both sides are included as answers]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 US States beginning with N or T

Final Round: Champions League Football: The 10 Spanish, German and Italian UEFA Champions League teams in 2017/18

Friday 5 October 2018

Round 1: Top 10 craft beer-producing countries [Based on the number of companies producing craft beer according to a survey in Brewers Journal in 2018.]

Round 2: The 10 most popular Doctors in “Dr Who” [According to a vote published in Radio Times on 6 January 2018; this does not include John Hurt in the 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor”.]

Round 3: The 10 London football teams playing in the top two tiers in the 2017/18 season [These are the 10 teams playing within the M25 area.]

Round 4: Top 10 names of baby girls in England and Wales that begin with A [According to the Office of National Statistics, figures for 2016.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 Motown acts by biggest-selling singles [According to a 2009 BBC Radio 2 countdown of the biggest-selling Motown singles of all time; give the names of the highest placed 10 acts, which consist of 6 solo artists and 4 groups.]

Final Round: The 10 pieces of written information on a passport [The items on the Personal Information page of a UK passport, from the design launched in November 2015; these items have the numbers 1-10 written after them in brackets.]

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.

I could complete two of the five Jackpot Round lists, my worst performance of the season so far, and both of them were alphabetical and based on regular quiz question topics: the last 10 US States alphabetically and the 10 countries that come between Haiti and Jamaica alphabetically.

Questions about the board game Cluedo come up fairly regularly (though not as often as questions about Monopoly) and although I played it often enough as a child I couldn’t remember all 10 items containing the letter L. I follow the Champions League most seasons but the group stages in recent years kind of merge into each other. The answers to the question about the Italian, Spanish and German teams in the 2017/18 season included a team that I have no recollection of. And there’s no way I could have guessed the 10 items on the Personal Information page of a UK Passport.

Questions that brought a smile to my face

Nice questions about sport and the Periodic Table this week: the 10 Premier League clubs with most consecutive seasons, the 10 football teams in the M25 area in the top two tiers, and the 10 most used capital letters in chemical symbols all made me smile.

Questions where I had a chance of getting all 10

The three questions mentioned in the last section gave me a fighting chance of getting all 10: Premier League clubs with most consecutive seasons, London teams, and most used capital letters in chemical symbols.

The keyboard question was a doddle for me (“The 10 letters on the middle and bottom rows on the left-hand side of a standard keyboard”), even without looking at my computer.

Thursday’s episode had three rounds before the Jackpot Round where I got all 10 answers, which has never happened before: the first 10 kings after 1066, the 10 singles by Wham! to reach the top 10 and the 10 US States beginning with N or T. Unfortunately, Thursday’s Jackpot Round stumped me, so I wouldn’t have won any money if I’d been playing for real.

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

As in previous weeks, questions about Film & TV and pop music stumped me: 2018 Oscar winners (6/10), the last 10 Tom Cruise movies (2/10), Chart acts with most weeks in the album Top 10 (2/10 before going wrong). I didn’t have a chance with anything related to food and drink (Tropicana fruit juices, Jamie Oliver’s mulled wine recipe, Tesco beans) or animals (the first 10 breeds of hound alphabetically).

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 1 October 2018

2 of the Eager Beaverstocks made it to the final and won 2.5k by naming the last 10 US States alphabetically.

Tuesday 2 October 2018

All 5 of the Brainy Bunch made it to the final, playing for 17k, and named 9 of the 10 Cluedo weapons, rooms or suspects containing the letter L. [The remaining answer: Billiard Room.]

Wednesday 3 October 2018

All 5 from Kent hold us down made it to the final and won 10k by naming the 10 countries between Haiti and Jamaica alphabetically.

Thursday 4 October 2018

3 from the Yummy Brummies made it to the final, playing for 15k, and named 7 of the 2017/18 Champions League teams from Spain, Italy or Germany. [The remaining answers: RB Leipzig (definitely), Borussia Dortmund (I think), Napoli (I think).]

Friday 5 October 2018

2 from Leaves on the Line made it to the final, playing for 25k, and named 7 of the 10 pieces of written information on a passport. [The remaining answers: Nationality, Authority, Holder’s signature.]

Questions and Answers

Monday 1 October 2018

Round 1: The 10 fruits in Tropicana 100% pure fruit juices [10 fruits other than oranges that are listed as flavours of 100% pure fruit juices on the tropicana.co.uk website as of 18 March 2018.]

Mango / Lime / Passion fruit / Raspberry / Apple / Grape / Grapefruit / Pineapple / Peach / Papaya

Round 2: The first 10 songs in “Oliver!” [The first 10 songs that feature in the 1968 film according to the soundtrack listing on IMDB, not including “Oliver” itself.]

Food Glorious Food / Boy For Sale / Where is Love? / Consider Yourself / You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two / It’s a Fine Life / I’d Do Anything / Be Back Soon / Who will buy? / As long as he needs me

Round 3: The 10 most common capital letters in chemical symbols

C / N / P / S / T / A / R / B / H / M

Round 4: The 10 films that won Oscars at the 2018 ceremony [The 10 live-action feature-length films that won Academy Awards; this does not include documentaries, short films or animation.]

The Shape of Water / Darkest Hour / Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri / I, Tonya / Blade Runner 2049 / Phantom Thread / Dunkirk / A Fantastic Woman / Call Me By Your Name / Get Out

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 teams from the UK and Ireland in the Guinness Pro 14, 2017/18 season [No English teams in this league, there are 10 from Wales, Scotland and the island of Ireland.]

Cardiff Blues / Connacht Rugby / Dragons / Edinburgh Rugby / Glasgow Warriors / Leinster Rugby / Munster Rugby / Ospreys / Scarlets / Ulster Rugby

Final Round: US Geography: The last 10 US states when listed alphabetically

Wyoming / Wisconsin / West Virginia / Washington / Virginia / Vermont / Utah / Texas / Tennessee / South Dakota

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Round 1: The 10 Premier League football clubs with the most consecutive seasons in the top division [It must include the 2017/18 season, and is regardless of whether the team was relegated at the end of that season.]

Arsenal / Everton / Liverpool / Manchester United / Tottenham Hotspur / Chelsea / Manchester City / Stoke City / West Bromwich Albion / Swansea City

Round 2: Top 10 UK fundraising charities in 2016/17 [According to Charity Financials Spotlight report published 2018.]

Cancer Research UK / British Heart Foundation / Sightsavers International / Macmillan Cancer Support / Oxfam UK / Royal National Lifeboat Institution / Salvation Army Trust / British Red Cross Society / RSPCA / Save the Children

Round 3: The 10 acts with an album that has spent the longest time in the Top 10 [The 10 acts with an album that has spent greatest number of weeks in the top 10, up to 2 March 2018; each of these albums has spent more than a year in the top 10 in total.]

Simon & Garfunkel / Ed Sheeran / Michael Jackson / Adele / Sam Smith / Mike Oldfield / Amy Winehouse / Lady Gaga / Emeli Sande / Dire Straits

Round 4: The 10 ingredients in Jamie Oliver’s mulled wine recipe [Taken from his 2013 “Jamie Cooks Christmas” book, as listed on his website; wine will not be included as an answer.]

Clementine / Lemon / Lime / Caster sugar / Cloves / Cinnamon / Bay Leaves / Nutmeg / Vanilla pod / Star anise

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 objects that characters become in the 2017 film “Beauty and the Beast” [In the movie, because of the curse on the Beast’s house, servants and the dog have all been turned into other objects; name the items of furniture, kitchen equipment, ornaments and utensils represented by the first 10 named servants, and the dog, according to IMDB.]

Candelabra / Clock / Teapot / Teacup / Wardrobe / Harpsichord / Feather Duster / Stove / Hat Stand / Foot Stool

Final Round: Board Games: The 10 rooms, weapons and last names in “Cluedo” that contain the letter L [The letter L must be in the suspect’s last name, not just in their title; the victim Dr Black is not included, and nor is the room sometimes referred to as the Cellar.]

Ballroom / Billiard Room / Hall / Library / Lounge / Candlestick / Lead Piping / Revolver / Professor Plum / Miss Scarlett

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Round 1: The 10 letters on the middle and bottom rows on the left-hand side of a standard keyboard

A / S / D / F / G / Z / X / C / V / B

Round 2: The last 10 Tom Cruise films [The last 10 films on general release according to IMDB as of 1 May 2018.]

American Made / The Mummy / Jack Reacher: Never Go Back / Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation / Edge of Tomorrow / Oblivion / Jack Reacher / Rock of Ages / Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol / Knight and Day

Round 3: The 10 varieties of Tesco own-brand tinned beans

Black beans / Black eyed beans / Borlotti beans / Broad beans / Butter beans / Cannellini beans / Haricot beans / Pinto beans / Red kidney beans / Whole green beans

Round 4: The 10 novels of Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte [They were all published between 1811 and 1857 and this does not include shorter works or unfinished volumes.]

Sense and Sensibility / Pride and Prejudice / Mansfield Park / Emma / Northanger Abbey / Persuasion / Jane Eyre / Shirley / Villette / The Professor

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 Premier League Golden Boot winners [The last 10 different men to win the award, up to the end of the 2017/18 season; in one season there were two joint winners, both names will be accepted.]

Mohamed Salah / Harry Kane / Sergio Aguero / Luis Suarez / Robin van Persie / Dmitar Berbatov / Carlos Tevez / Didier Drogba / Nicolas Anelka / Cristiano Ronaldo

Final Round: Countries: The 10 countries between Haiti and Jamaica alphabetically

Honduras / Hungary / Iceland / India / Indonesia / Iran / Iraq / Ireland / Israel / Italy

Thursday 4 October 2018

Round 1: The first 10 judges on “The X Factor” [They were all judges for an entire series, including the live shows.]

Simon Cowell / Sharon Osbourne / Louis Walsh / Dannii Minogue / Cheryl Cole / Gary Barlow / Tulisa / Kelly Rowland / Nicole Scherzinger / Mel B

Round 2: The first 10 Kennel Club Hounds alphabetically [First 10 breeds of dogs in the Hound group, alphabetically, they all contain the word hound either on its own or as part of another word, not including dachshund or any breed that does not have the word hound in its name.]

Afghan Hound / Basset Hound / Bavarian Mountain Hound / Bloodhound / Deerhound / Foxhound / Greyhound / Ibizan Hound / Irish Wolfhound / Norwegian Elkhound

Round 3: The first 10 Kings of England after the Battle of Hastings in 1066

William I / William II / Henry I / Stephen / Henry II / Richard I / King John / Henry III / Edward I / Edward II

Round 4: The 10 Wham! Top 10 singles [Includes one double A sided single, both sides are included as answers]

Young Guns (Go For It) / Wham Rap / Bad Boys / Club Tropicana / Wake Me Up Before You Go Go / Freedom / Last Christmas / Everything She Wants / I’m Your Man / The Edge of Heaven

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 US States beginning with N or T

Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Tennessee / Texas

Final Round: Champions League Football: The 10 Spanish, German and Italian UEFA Champions League teams in 2017/18

Atletico Madrid / Barcelona / Bayern Munich / Borussia Dortmund / Juventus / RB Leipzig / Napoli / Real Madrid / Roma / Sevilla

Friday 5 October 2018

Round 1: Top 10 craft beer-producing countries [Based on the number of companies producing craft beer according to a survey in Brewers Journal in 2018.]

USA / UK / Germany / Italy / Spain / France / Canada / Netherlands / Switzerland / Australia

Round 2: The 10 most popular Doctors in “Dr Who” [According to a vote published in Radio Times on 6 January 2018; this does not include John Hurt in the 50th anniversary special “The Day of the Doctor”.]

David Tennant / Peter Capaldi / Matt Smith / Tom Baker / Christopher Eccleston / Jon Pertwee / William Hartnell / Paul McGann / Patrick Troughton / Peter Davison

Round 3: The 10 London football teams playing in the top two tiers in the 2017/18 season [These are the 10 teams playing within the M25 area.]

Arsenal / Brentford / Chelsea / Crystal Palace / Fulham / Millwall / Queen’s Park Rangers / Tottenham Hotspur / Watford / West Ham United

Round 4: Top 10 names of baby girls in England and Wales that begin with A [According to the Office of National Statistics, figures for 2016.]

Amelia / Ava / Alice / Amber / Abigail / Annabelle / Amelie / Aria / Anna / Aisha

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 Motown acts by biggest-selling singles [According to a 2009 BBC Radio 2 countdown of the biggest-selling Motown singles of all time; give the names of the highest placed 10 acts, which consist of 6 solo artists and 4 groups.]

Stevie Wonder / Lionel Richie / Michael Jackson / The Commodores / Smokey Robinson / Marvin Gaye / The Supremes / The Jackson 5 / Diana Ross / Boyz II Men

Final Round: The 10 pieces of written information on a passport [The items on the Personal Information page of a UK passport, from the design launched in November 2015; these items have the numbers 1-10 written after them in brackets.]

Surname / Given names / Nationality / Date of birth / Sex / Place of birth / Date of issue / Authority / Date of expiry / Holder’s signature

 

 

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