Following on from yesterday’s set of lists here are some challenges involving things that begin with the letter J (including countries, capital cities and chemical elements) or come tenth numerically (such as the tenth Pope and the tenth 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 J
Countries: there are 3 countries whose usual English names begin with J. [Hint: 2 in Asia, 1 in the Americas (including Caribbean island nations).]
Capital cities: there are two 2 internationally recognized capital cites beginning with J and 1 declared capital, not recognized by all UN members.
Chemical Elements: there are no elements or symbols beginning with J, and none that contain the letter J.
UK #1 Chart Acts: Over 50 acts beginning with J have reached #1 in the UK charts. Well done if you can name 25 of them.
Songs beginning with J that have reached #1 in the UK Chart: 19 songs beginning with J have made it to #1 in the UK. Well done if you can name 10 of them.
Challenge: Tenth in a list
Can you name the following?
The Tenth Pope (140AD to 155AD).
The Tenth President of the USA (1841-1845).
The winner of Superbowl X (1976).
The host country and winner of the Tenth FIFA World Cup (1974).
Answers: Items beginning with J
Countries (3): Jamaica, Japan, Jordan.
Capital cities (2 recognized, 1 declared): Jakarta (Indonesia), Juba (South Sudan) are the internationally recognized capital cities. In addition Jerusalem is the declared capital of Israel but is not currently recognized as such by most countries in the UN.
UK #1 Chart Acts: JJ Barrie, JLS, Ja Rule featuring R Kelly & Ashanti, Jackie Trent, Jackie Wilson, Jacksons, Jam, James Arthur, James Blunt, Jamiroquai, Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Morgan, Jason Derulo, Jason Donovan, Jay-Z featuring Rihanna & Kanye West, Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Rush, Jerry Keller, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jess Glynne, Jessie J, Jet Harris & Tony Meehan, Jim Diamond, Jim Reeves, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jimmy Jones, Jimmy Nail, Jimmy Young, Jive Bunny, Jo Stafford, Joe Cocker, Joe Dolce Music Theatre, Joe McElderry, John Denver, John Lennon, John Leyton, John Newman, John Travolta & Olivia Newton John, Johnnie Ray, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, Johnny Logan, Johnny Mathis, Johnny Nash, Johnny Preston, Johnny Tillotson, Johnston Brothers, Julie Covington, Julio Iglesias, Justice Collective, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake.
Songs beginning with J that have reached #1 in the UK Chart: “Jack Your Body” / “Jailhouse Rock” / “January” / “Japanese Boy” / “JCB Song” / “Je T’Aime … Moi Non Plus” / “Jealous Guy” / “Jealous Mind” / “Jesus To A Child” / “Johnny Remember Me” / “Joker” / “Juliet” / “Jumping Jack Flash” / “Just A Little” / “Just Dance” / “Just Like A Pill” / “Just Lose It” / “Just The Way You Are (Amazing)” / “Just Walkin’ In The Rain”.
Answers: Tenth in a list
Tenth Pope: Pius I (140AD to 155AD).
Tenth President of the USA: John Tyler (1841-1845).
The winner of Superbowl X: Pittsburgh Steelers (1976, same as Superbowl IX in 1975).
The Tenth FIFA World Cup (1974): hosted by West Germany, won by West Germany.