Trivia

“Tenable” questions, week ending 12 October 2018

For the sixth 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 5 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 8 October 2018 [s3ep26, repeated Tuesday 18 June 2019 at 9.25am]

Round 1: The 10 most spoken languages in the EU [These are the languages spoken by most people in the EU, both as their mother tongue, and as additional languages that they have learnt, according to the website languageknowledge.eu.]

Round 2: The 10 chemical elements between Germanium and Krypton [Alphabetically according to the element name.]

Round 3: The 10 starting outfield players for England at the FIFA World Cup [The players who started in the opening game against Tunisia.]

Round 4: The last 10 Disney and Pixar animated feature films with one-word titles [This is according to pages on pixar.com and disneyanimation.com; Wall-E, which is hyphenated, is not included as a tenable answer.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 five-letter words alphabetically that end with the letters AST [From the premium version of oxforddictionaries.com, British English section, words with their own headings as at 30 April 2018.]

Final Round: The Royal Family: The first 10 names in an alphabetical list of the forenames of the Cambridges [The first 10 forenames alphabetically of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their 3 children.]

Tuesday 9 October 2018 [s3ep27, repeated Wednesday 19 June 2019 at 9.25am]

Round 1: The 10 best children’s TV shows [The 10 children’s shows voted best of all time according to a poll of celebrity experts who have worked in children’s TV, published in the Radio Times in January 2018; not all of these shows are still on air.]

Round 2: The first 10 cricket counties alphabetically [These are the men’s first class cricket counties in the 2018 season.]

Round 3: The first 10 six-letter words that end in the letters IGHT [From the premium version of oxforddictionaries.com, British English section, words with their own headings, as listed on 11 April 2018.]

Round 4: The 10 most performed ballets at the Royal Opera House [The ballets with the most individual performances at Royal Opera House up to and including the 2016/17 season.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): the 10 “Saints” who appear most times in British road names [The 10 names that appear as “St” or “Saint” in British road names, according to the Ordnance Survey.]

Final Round: The 10 countries beginning with the letter N

Wednesday 10 October 2018 [s3ep28, repeated Thursday 20 June 2019 at 9.25am]

Round 1: Top 10 “Emmerdale” characters by number of 2017 episode appearances [According to a list of characters provided by ITV.]

Round 2: The 10 most popular breeds of cat in the UK [By number of new registrations in 2017 according to the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy.]

Round 3: The 10 Motorways from Aberdeen to Brighton [10 Motorways that the RAC suggests are the fastest way from Aberdeen to Brighton, when there are no road closures or traffic incidents, as at March 2018.]

Round 4: The 10 countries that joined the EU in 2004

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 Jacket potato fillings [From a survey by some market research company, no detail about the number of people questioned.]

Final Round: The 10 Wimbledon Tennis Singles Champions of the 1980s [The 10 men and women who won at least one Wimbledon Singles title between 1980 and 1989.]

Thursday 11 October 2018 [s3ep29, repeated Friday 21 June 2019 at 9.25am]

Round 1: The 10 original songs on the Adele album “21” [The 10 original songs on the 2011 release, does not include the cover of “Love Song” by the Cure.]

Round 2: The 10 international rugby union teams in the men’s Six Nations Championship and the Rugby Championship [The Six Nations comprises leading teams in the northern hemisphere, the Rugby Championship consists of leading teams in the southern hemisphere.]

Round 3: The 10 shortest words in the titles of Bronte novels [The 10 shortest words in the titles of the 7 completed novels by Anne, Charlotte and Emily Bronte.]

Round 4: The last 10 leaders of the Labour and Conservative parties who have not served as Prime Minister [Up to and including June 2018, this does not include acting, temporary or interim leaders.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 foods in the “Oliver!” song “Food Glorious Food” [The 10 foods and dishes, as in the version sung in the 1968 film version.]

Final Round: Classic Disney: The first 10 one-word Disney animated feature films [According to a page on Disneyanimation.com; the last of these films was released in 1999.]

Friday 12 October 2018 [s3ep30, repeated Monday 24 June 2019 at 9.25am]

Round 1: The first 10 five-letter words that end with the letters ILL [From the premium version of oxforddictionaries.com, British English section, words with their own headings; this does not include words that are only considered as American English, so shill is not a “Tenable” answer.]

Round 2: The last 10 acts to headline at the Superbowl half-time show [Main headline acts only, not guests such as Destiny’s Child or Missy Elliott.]

Round 3: The first 10 EU capitals alphabetically

Round 4: Top 10 Jim Carrey films [The highest grossing Jim Carrey films worldwide based on lifetime data from Box Office Mojo as at 12 March 2018; this list includes voice performances.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 Labour MPs with the most followers on Twitter [According to MPsOnTwitter.co.uk as at April 2016.]

Final Round: South America: The 10 South American countries that speak Spanish or Portuguese [10 countries on the mainland that have Spanish or Portuguese as an official language; this does not include island countries or the area commonly called Central America.]

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 three of the five Jackpot Round lists this week: the 10 countries beginning with N, 1980s Wimbledon singles champions, the 10 Latin American countries that speak Spanish or Portuguese. Country lists are a regular source of quiz questions and I followed the Wimbledon Tennis Championships closely in the 1980s. Most people of my age and background would find it easier to name champions from the 1980s than the last 10 years, especially in the Women’s Singles tournament.

The two Jackpot Rounds that stumped me (the first 10 names alphabetically of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, and the first 10 Disney one-word animated feature films) also stumped the contestants, but in each case they could have chosen US Geography as their topic. I would always choose that ahead of questions about the Royal Family or Disney movies.

Questions that brought a smile to my face

I particularly enjoyed two of the music-themed rounds: the last 10 Superbowl half-time acts and the 10 foods mentioned in “Food Glorious Food” from the musical “Oliver!”. I also liked the challenges posed by naming the 10 shortest words in novels by the Bronte sisters and knowing the last 10 Labour or Tory Party leaders who never served as Prime Minister.

Questions where I had a chance of getting all 10

In addition to three of the Jackpot Rounds, the following topics were right up my street and gave me a good chance of getting all 10 correct answers, and three of the four are alphabetical: chemical elements between Germanium and Krypton alphabetically; the first 10 first class cricket counties alphabetically; the Six Nations and Rugby Championship Teams; the First 10 EU capitals alphabetically.

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: top-grossing Jim Carrey movies; “Emmerdale” characters; tracks on Adele’s album “21” (I could only remember the four singles).

In Wednesday’s edition I was unable to get to 5 in any of the first three rounds: “Emmerdale” characters, breeds of cat, and the motorways that link Aberdeen and Brighton.

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 8 October 2018

All 5 of the Choirstarters made it to the final, playing for 8k, and named 8 of the first 10 names in an alphabetical list of the forenames of the Cambridges. [The 2 remaining answers: Catherine / Philip.]

Tuesday 9 October 2018

3 from The Sunday Best made it to the final and won 30k by naming the 10 countries beginning with N.

Wednesday 10 October 2018

3 of the Sweet Sherries made it to the final, playing for 5k, and named 2 of the 10 Wimbledon Tennis Singles Champions of the 1980s. [The remaining answers: Bjorn Borg / Pat Cash / Evonne Cawley / Jimmy Connors / Chris Evert / Steffi Graf / John McEnroe / Martina Navratilova.]

Thursday 11 October 2018

All 5 of the Cherry on Topsies made it to the final, playing for 30k, and named 7 of the first 10 one-word Disney animated feature films. [The remaining answers: Hercules / Mulan / Tarzan.]

Friday 12 October 2018

4 from “I’m with the band” made it to the final and won 6k by naming the 10 South American countries that speak Spanish or Portuguese.

Questions and Answers

Monday 8 October 2018

Round 1: The 10 most spoken languages in the EU [These are the languages spoken by most people in the EU, both as their mother tongue, and as additional languages that they have learnt, according to the website languageknowledge.eu.]

English / German / French / Italian / Spanish / Polish / Dutch / Romanian / Russian / Czech

Round 2: The 10 chemical elements between Germanium and Krypton [Alphabetically according to the element name.]

Gold / Hafnium / Hassium / Helium / Holmium / Hydrogen / Indium / Iodine / Iridium / Iron

Round 3: The 10 starting outfield players for England at the FIFA World Cup [The players who started in the opening game against Tunisia.]

Dele Alli / Jordan Henderson / Harry Kane / Jesse Lingard / Harry Maguire / Raheem Sterling / John Stones / Kieran Trippier / Kyle Walker / Ashley Young

Round 4: The last 10 Disney and Pixar animated feature films with one-word titles [This is according to pages on pixar.com and disneyanimation.com; Wall-E, which is hyphenated, is not included as a tenable answer.]

Coco / Moana / Zootropolis / Frozen / Brave / Tangled / Up / Bolt / Ratatouille / Cars

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 five-letter words alphabetically that end with the letters AST [From the premium version of oxforddictionaries.com, British English section, words with their own headings as at 30 April 2018.]

Avast / Beast / Blast / Boast / Clast / Coast / Feast / Least / Roast / Toast

Final Round: The Royal Family: The first 10 names in an alphabetical list of the forenames of the Cambridges [The first 10 forenames alphabetically of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their 3 children.]

Alexander / Arthur / Catherine / Charles / Charlotte / Diana / Elizabeth / George / Louis / Philip

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Round 1: The 10 best children’s TV shows [The 10 children’s shows voted best of all time according to a poll of celebrity experts who have worked in children’s TV, published in the Radio Times in January 2018; not all of these shows are still on air.]

Blue Peter / Grange Hill / Newsround / Tiswas / Multi-coloured Swap Shop / Vision On / Live & Kicking / Going Live! / Play School / Crackerjack

Round 2: The first 10 cricket counties alphabetically [These are the men’s first class cricket counties in the 2018 season.]

Derbyshire / Durham / Essex / Glamorgan / Gloucestershire / Hampshire / Kent / Lancashire / Leicestershire / Middlesex

Round 3: The first 10 six-letter words that end in the letters IGHT [From the premium version of oxforddictionaries.com, British English section, words with their own headings, as listed on 11 April 2018.]

Alight / Aright / Blight / Bright / Flight / Fright / Height / Knight / Plight / Slight

Round 4: The 10 most performed ballets at the Royal Opera House [The ballets with the most individual performances at Royal Opera House up to and including the 2016/17 season.]

Swan Lake / The Sleeping Beauty / Giselle / Romeo and Juliet / The Nutcracker / Cinderella / La Fille Mal Gardée / Les Sylphides / Les Patineurs / Manon

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): the 10 “Saints” who appear most times in British road names [The 10 names that appear as “St” or “Saint” in British road names, according to the Ordnance Survey.]

St John / St Mary / St Andrew / St Peter / St James / St George / St Michael / St Paul / St Margaret / St David

Final Round: The 10 countries beginning with the letter N

Namibia / Nauru / Nepal / Netherlands / New Zealand / Nicaragua / Niger / Nigeria / North Korea / Norway

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Round 1: Top 10 “Emmerdale” characters by number of 2017 episode appearances [According to a list of characters provided by ITV.]

Victoria Barton / Charity Dingle / Bob Hope / Ross Barton / Robert Sugden / Faith Dingle / Rebecca White / Tracy Shankley / Vanessa Woodfield / Cain Dingle

Round 2: The 10 most popular breeds of cat in the UK [By number of new registrations in 2017 according to the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy.]

British Shorthair / Ragdoll / Maine Coon / Siamese / Burmese / Persian / Oriental Shorthair / Birman / Russian / Bengal

Round 3: The 10 Motorways from Aberdeen to Brighton [10 Motorways that the RAC suggests are the fastest way from Aberdeen to Brighton, when there are no road closures or traffic incidents, as at March 2018.]

M90 / M9 / M80 / M73 / M74 / M6 / M42 / M40 / M25 / M23

Round 4: The 10 countries that joined the EU in 2004

Cyprus / Czech Republic / Estonia / Hungary / Latvia / Lithuania / Malta / Poland / Slovakia / Slovenia

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 Jacket potato fillings [From a survey by some market research company, no detail about the number of people questioned.]

Cheese / Baked Beans / Tuna / Butter / Chilli con Carne / Mayonnaise / Bacon / Coleslaw / Chicken / Sweetcorn

Final Round: The 10 Wimbledon Tennis Singles Champions of the 1980s [The 10 men and women who won at least one Wimbledon Singles title between 1980 and 1989.]

Boris Becker / Bjorn Borg / Pat Cash / Evonne Cawley / Jimmy Connors / Stefan Edberg / Chris Evert / Steffi Graf / John McEnroe / Martina Navratilova

Thursday 11 October 2018

Round 1: The 10 original songs on the Adele album “21” [The 10 original songs on the 2011 release, does not include the cover of “Love Song” by the Cure.]

Rolling in the Deep / Rumour Has It / Turning Tables / Don’t you Remember / Set Fire to the Rain / He Won’t Go / Take It All / I’ll Be Waiting / One and Only / Someone Like You

Round 2: The 10 international rugby union teams in the men’s Six Nations Championship and the Rugby Championship [The Six Nations comprises leading teams in the northern hemisphere, the Rugby Championship consists of leading teams in the southern hemisphere.]

Argentina / Australia / England / France / Ireland/ Italy / New Zealand / Scotland / South Africa / Wales

Round 3: The 10 shortest words in the titles of Bronte novels [The 10 shortest words in the titles of the 7 completed novels by Anne, Charlotte and Emily Bronte.]

Of / The / Eyre / Grey / Hall / Jane / Agnes / Tenant / Heights / Shirley

Round 4: The last 10 leaders of the Labour and Conservative parties who have not served as Prime Minister [Up to and including June 2018, this does not include acting, temporary or interim leaders.]

Jeremy Corbyn / Ed Miliband / Michael Howard / Iain Duncan Smith / William Hague / John Smith / Neil Kinnock / Michael Foot / Hugh Gaitskell / George Lansbury

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 foods in the “Oliver!” song “Food Glorious Food” [The 10 foods and dishes, as in the version sung in the 1968 film version.]

Gruel / Crust / Crumb / Sausage / Mustard / Jelly / Custard / Pease pudding / Saveloys / Steak

Final Round: Classic Disney: The first 10 one-word Disney animated feature films [According to a page on Disneyanimation.com; the last of these films was released in 1999.]

Pinocchio / Fantasia / Dumbo / Bambi / Cinderella / Aladdin / Pocahontas / Hercules / Mulan / Tarzan

Friday 12 October 2018

Round 1: The first 10 five-letter words that end with the letters ILL [From the premium version of oxforddictionaries.com, British English section, words with their own headings; this does not include words that are only considered as American English, so shill is not a “Tenable” answer.]

Brill / Chill / Drill / Frill / Grill / Krill / Prill / Quill / Skill / Spill

Round 2: The last 10 acts to headline at the Superbowl half-time show [Main headline acts only, not guests such as Destiny’s Child or Missy Elliott.]

Justin Timberlake / Lady Gaga / Coldplay / Katy Perry / Beyoncé / Madonna / The Black Eyed Peas / The Who / Bruce Springsteen

Round 3: The first 10 EU capitals alphabetically

Amsterdam / Athens / Brussels / Berlin / Bratislava / Budapest / Bucharest / Copenhagen / Dublin / Helsinki

Round 4: Top 10 Jim Carrey films [The highest grossing Jim Carrey films worldwide based on lifetime data from Box Office Mojo as at 12 March 2018; this list includes voice performances.]

Bruce Almighty / The Mask / How the Grinch Stole Christmas / Batman Forever / A Christmas Carol / Liar Liar / Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! / The Truman Show / Dumb and Dumber / Yes Man

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 Labour MPs with the most followers on Twitter [According to MPsOnTwitter.co.uk as at April 2016.]

Jeremy Corbyn / Ed Miliband / David Lammy / Chuka Umunna / Tom Watson / Diane Abbott / Yvette Cooper / John McDonnell / Harriet Harman / Stella Creasy

Final Round: South America: The 10 South American countries that speak Spanish or Portuguese [10 countries on the mainland that have Spanish or Portuguese as an official language; this does not include island countries or the area commonly called Central America.]

Argentina / Bolivia / Brazil / Chile / Colombia / Ecuador / Paraguay / Peru / Uruguay / Venezuela

 

 

 

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