Following on from yesterday’s set of lists here are some challenges involving things that begin with the letter F (including countries, capital cities and chemical elements) or come sixth numerically (such as the sixth Pope and the sixth President of the USA). In each case you can test yourself first to see how many you can name. The answers appear at the end of this piece.
Challenge: Items beginning with F
Countries: there are 3 countries whose usual English names begin with F. Can you name them? [Hint: 2 in Europe, 1 in Asia.]
Capital cities: there are 2 sovereign states or members of the UN, that have a capital city beginning with F.
Chemical Elements: there are 4 elements whose names begin with F and 5 whose symbols begin with F.
UK #1 Chart Acts: over 30 different acts beginning with F have reached #1 in the UK charts. Well done if you can name 15 of them.
Songs beginning with F that have reached #1 in the UK Chart: there are over 40 of these; well done if you can name 20 of them.
Challenge: Sixth in a list
Can you name the following?
The Sixth Pope (105AD to 115AD).
The Sixth President of the USA (1825-1829).
The winner of Superbowl VI (1972).
The host country and winner of the Sixth FIFA World Cup (1958).
Answers: Items beginning with F
Countries (3): Finland, France, Fiji.
[In addition you could include “Federated States of Micronesia” but its usual English name is Micronesia.]
Capital cities (2): Freetown, Funafuti.
[For the record, capital cities with country name in brackets: Freetown (Sierra Leone), Funafuti (Tuvalu).]
Chemical elements by name (4): fermium (Fm), flerovium (Fl), fluorine (F), francium (Fr).
Chemical elements by symbol (5): F (fluorine), Fe (iron), Fl (flerovium), Fm (fermium), Fr (francium)
UK #1 Chart Acts: Fairground Attraction, Falco, Fatboy Slim, Fatman Scoop & Crooklyn Clan, Feargal Sharkey, Fedde Le Grand, Fern Kinney, Ferry Aid, Firm, Five, Five & Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Flo Rida, Floaters, Florence and the Machine, Floyd Cramer, Flying Pickets, Foreigner, Foundations, Four Pennies, Four Seasons, Four Tops, Fragma, Frank & Nancy Sinatra, Frank Ifield, Frank Sinatra, Frankee, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Frankie Laine, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, Frankie Vaughan, Freda Payne, Freddie Mercury, Fugees, Fun.
Songs beginning with F that have reached #1 in the UK Chart:. F**k It (I Don’t Want You Back)”, “F.U.R.B. (F U Right Back)”, “Fairground”, “Fame”, “Fastlove”, “The Fear”, “Feel It”, “Feel the Love”, “Feels”, “Feels Like I’m In Love”, “Fernando”, “Ferry ‘Cross The Mersey”, “Figaro”, “Fight For This Love”, “Fight Song”, “Fill Me In”, “Final Countdown”, “Finger Of Suspicion”, “Fire”, “Fireflies”, “Firestarter”, “First Time”, “Five Colours In Her Hair”, “Five Live EP”, “Flat Beat”, “Flava”, “Float On”, “Fly Away”, “The Fly”, “Flying Without Wings”, “Fool Again”, “Foot Tapper”, “Forever And Ever”, “Forever Love”, “Forget You”, “Frankie”, “Freak Like Me”, “Freak Me”, “Freaky Friday”, “Free”, “Freedom”, “From Me To You”, “Frozen”, “Funky Friday”.
Answers: Sixth in a list
Sixth Pope: Alexander I (105AD to 115AD).
Sixth President of the USA: John Quincy Adams (1825-1829).
The winner of Superbowl VI: Dallas Cowboys (1972).
The Sixth FIFA World Cup (1958): hosted by Sweden, won by Brazil.