Trivia

“Tenable” questions, week ending 1 February 2019

A new series of the daytime quiz show “Tenable” began on ITV at the start of this week, on Monday 28 January. Last autumn, starting with this piece and ending with this piece, I kept a record of every show broadcast between 3 September and 12 October 2018 (Series 3, Episodes 1-30). Here are the questions and answers for the week ending Friday 1 February 2019 (Series 3, Episodes 31-35).

In previous posts I have offered some analysis of the shows, with notes about my favourite sets of questions and which ones I found easiest to answer. I have not done so this time round. In every other respect the format of this piece is the same as in those earlier ones: a list of the 6 “Tenable” challenges per day (30 per week), a note on how the teams fared, and then the answers (all 300 of them).

The Questions

Monday 28 January 2019

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Round 1: The 10 ingredients in a Long Island Iced Tea and Buck’s Fizz [As given on the International Bartenders Association website ibaworld.com, as of June 2018; does not include garnish or ice as an ingredient; Buck’s Fizz is known as Mimosa in the USA.]

Round 2: Top 10 downloaded Cher songs [According to a chart published by the Official Charts Company in May 2017; includes songs recorded as a duet.]

Round 3: Top 10 names for baby boys in England and Wales that start with ‘A’ or ‘H’ [From the top 50 names given to boys born in England and Wales in 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics, 10 names begin with either ‘A’ or ‘H’.]

Round 4: The 10 most southerly cities in England [The 10 cities that are south of the line of latitude drawn at Canterbury; they all have official city status, and this is according to gpscoordinates.org.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 favourite UK breakfast TV presenters of all time [According to a poll in November 2017 of more than 33,000 readers of radiotimes.com; includes past and current presenters.]

Final Round: US States: The first 10 one-word US states containing a single letter ‘I’. [“In an alphabetical list of the usual short-form names of the 50 US states, we’re looking for the first 10 names that consist of only one word, and that word must contain the letter ‘I’ once.”]

Tuesday 29 January 2019

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Round 1: the first 10 5-letter words ending in –ARE [When listed alphabetically, words that consist of 5 letters and end in ARE, in that order; as of 18 April 2018, according to the Premium version of OxfordDictionaries.com; these are words with their own heading in the British English section; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes, or any word that the Dictionary spells with an initial capital letter.]

Round 2: The 10 “dragons” to feature most recently in “Dragons’ Den” [That’s the 5 who were in the show during the series ending February 2018 and the last 5 dragons to leave.]

Round 3: The last 10 two-word Disney and Pixar animated films [From the Our Films list on Disneyanimations.com and the Pixar website; titles with numbers and years are not counted, and Wall-E and Wreck-it Ralph are not included either, as they’re hyphenated.]

Round 4: The last 10 managers of Manchester City [As of 1 June 2018, not including caretaker managers.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 Rihanna collaborators [In June 2017 the Official Charts Company published the Top 40 biggest-selling singles by Rihanna; many of them featured at least one collaborator; name the top 10 different collaborators who appear in this list.]

Final Round: Countries: The 10 countries that come between Palau and Rwanda alphabetically [This is for short-form names, and does not include the word Republic at the start of the name.]

Wednesday 30 January 2019

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Round 1: The last 10 spaces on a London Monopoly Board [The 10 spaces between Piccadilly and Go, going clockwise round a standard London Monopoly Board; 6 properties, 4 other.]

Round 2: The 10 countries with the most southerly capital cities [Please give the country names; if a country has more than one capital we’re looking for the location of the administrative capital.]

Round 3: The 10 Blue Peter presenters of the 1990s [10 main presenters who began to present the show during the 1990s; the first of these began on 25 January 1990, the last on 25 June 1999; this list does not include anyone who presented the show before the 1990s.]

Round 4: The 10 most played ball sports by adults in England [According to the Active Live survey by Sport England for the year to November 2017; it surveyed around 200,000 adults aged 16 or over who had all taken part in sport and physical activity at least twice in the previous 28 days.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 highest-grossing Robert de Niro films [According to lifetime figures from Box Office Mojo up to 8 February 2018, all films for which Robert de Niro has an acting credit or a voice credit.]

Final Round: Royalty: The first 10 direct descendants of King George VI [George VI reigned 1936-1952 and his direct descendants in this list include children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.]

Thursday 31 January 2019

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Round 1: The 10 ‘TAN’ countries [The 10 countries that contain the letters TAN in that order.]

Round 2: The 10 things Rick Astley is “never gonna” do, “just wanna” do or “gotta make you” do [Based on the lyrics of Rick Astley’s only #1 single, from 1987, actions that could happen, or not happen.]

Round 3: The first 10 five-letter words ending in -OUT [When listed alphabetically, words that consist of 5 letters and end in OUT, in that order; as of 26 April 2018, according to the Premium version of OxfordDictionaries.com; these are words with their own heading in the British English section; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes, or any word that the Dictionary spells with an initial capital letter.]

Round 4: The 10 ‘Top Gear’ presenters since its rebooted version in 2002 [The 10 presenters from 2002 up to the series ended April 2018; the Stig is not included, nor is Jason Barlow who presented a stand-alone episode in 2002.]

Round 5 (the Captain’s Round): The 10 longest serving UK prime ministers of the 20th and 21st centuries [Non-consecutive terms are added together; these calculations go up to February 2018.]

Final Round: World Cup: The first 10 teams alphabetically in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals

Friday 1 February 2019

Round 1: The 10 forenames of the sons and grandsons of Prince Charles [Prince Charles has two sons, the Duke of Sussex and Duke of Cambridge; the latter has two sons; between the four of them there are 10 forenames.]

Round 2: The 10 “Carry on …” films that end in ‘E’ or ‘G’ or E [There are 31 “Carry on …” films produced by Peter Rogers and directed by Gerald Thomas; 10 of them have full names that end in the letter ‘E’ or ‘G’, and one of these has a punctuation mark after the final letter.]

Round 3: Top 10 England rugby union try scorers [According to StatsGuru, the rugby statistics database at espnscrum.com, up to 1 June 2018.

Round 4: Top 10 countries that France exported Champagne to in 2017 [The 10 countries that France exported the most 75cl bottles of Champagne to, according to Communité Champagne, the trade association representing independent Champagne producers and Champagne houses.]

Round 5: The first 10 full names in Billy Joel’s “We didn’t start the fire” [Some names are only given as single names, such as Brando, Eisenhower, Liberace and Sugar Ray, and these are not “Tenable” answers.]

Final Round: The Simpsons: Top 10 supporting characters in “The Simpsons” by number of words spoken [According to research by data specialist Todd W Schneider, up to the end of Series 26, the last episode of which was first broadcast in May 2015; the 5 main members of the Simpsons family are not included in this list.]

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 28 January 2019, the Neo-it-alls

3 of the Neo-it-alls made it to the final, playing for 3.5k, and named 5 of the first 10 one-word US states containing a single letter ‘I’. [The 5 remaining answers: Arizona / Connecticut / Maine / Minnesota / Pennsylvania. They named Washington, which is 11th on the list.]

Tuesday 29 January 2019, Good Squad Almighty

2 members of Good Squad Almighty made it to the final, playing for 1k, and named 8 of the 10 countries that come between Palau and Rwanda alphabetically. [The 2 remaining answers: Paraguay / Qatar.]

Wednesday 30 January 2019, the Memory Foam Five

3 members of the Memory Foam Five made it to the final, playing for 3.5k, and named 5 of the 10 direct descendants of King George VI. [The 5 remaining answers: Princess Margaret / David Armstrong-Jones / Lady Sarah Chatto / Peter Phillips / Zara Tindall.]

Thursday 31 January 2019, the Middlesex Symbols

All 5 of the Middlesex Symbols made it to the final and won 23k by naming the first 10 teams alphabetically in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals 10.

Friday 1 February 2019, Some Mothers do ‘ave Four of Them

All 5 of Some Mothers do ‘ave Four of Them made it to the final, playing for 6k, and named 9 of the Top 10 supporting characters in “The Simpsons” by number of words spoken. [The remaining answer: Kent Brockman.]

Questions and Answers

Monday 28 January 2019

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Round 1: The 10 ingredients in a Long Island Iced Tea and Buck’s Fizz [As given on the International Bartenders Association website ibaworld.com, as of June 2018; does not include garnish or ice as an ingredient; Buck’s Fizz is known as Mimosa in the USA.]

Gin / Tequila / Vodka / White rum / Triple sec / Gomme syrup / Lemon juice / Cola / Champagne / Orange juice

Round 2: Top 10 downloaded Cher songs [According to a chart published by the Official Charts Company in May 2017; includes songs recorded as a duet.]

Believe / If I Could Turn Back Time / Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves / The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss) / I Got You Babe / I Hope You Find It / Just Like Jesse James / Walking in Memphis / Strong Enough / I Found Someone

Round 3: Top 10 names for baby boys in England and Wales that start with ‘A’ or ‘H’ [From the top 50 names given to boys born in England and Wales in 2016, according to the Office for National Statistics, 10 names begin with either ‘A’ or ‘H’.]

Harry / Alfie / Henry / Archie / Alexander / Arthur / Harrison / Adam / Arlo / Hugo

Round 4: The 10 most southerly cities in England [The 10 cities that are south of the line of latitude drawn at Canterbury; they all have official city status, and this is according to gpscoordinates.org.]

Truro / Plymouth / Exeter / Portsmouth / Brighton and Hove / Chichester / Southampton / Winchester / Salisbury / Wells

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 favourite UK breakfast TV presenters of all time [According to a poll in November 2017 of more than 33,000 readers of radiotimes.com; includes past and current presenters.]

Eamonn Holmes / Johnny Vaughan / Piers Morgan / Dan Walker / Bill Turnbull / Susanna Reid / Louise Minchin / Steph McGovern / Chris Evans / Lorraine Kelly

Final Round: US States: The first 10 one-word US states containing a single letter ‘I’. [“In an alphabetical list of the usual short-form names of the 50 US states, we’re looking for the first 10 names that consist of only one word, and that word must contain the letter ‘I’ once.”]

Arizona / Connecticut / Florida / Georgia / Idaho / Iowa / Maine / Minnesota / Ohio / Pennsylvania

Tuesday 29 January 2019

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Round 1: the first 10 5-letter words ending in –ARE [When listed alphabetically, words that consist of 5 letters and end in ARE, in that order; as of 18 April 2018, according to the Premium version of OxfordDictionaries.com; these are words with their own heading in the British English section; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes, or any word that the Dictionary spells with an initial capital letter.]

Aware / Blare / Flare / Glare / Oware / Phare / Quare / Scare / Share / Snare

Round 2: The 10 “dragons” to feature most recently in “Dragons’ Den” [That’s the 5 who were in the show during the series ending February 2018 and the last 5 dragons to leave.]

Deborah Meaden / Peter Jones / Touker Suleyman / Jenny Campbell / Tej Lalvani / Nick Jenkins / Sarah Willingham / Duncan Bannatyne / Kelly Hoppen / Piers Linney

Round 3: The last 10 two-word Disney and Pixar animated films [From the Our Films list on Disneyanimations.com and the Pixar website; titles with numbers and years are not counted, and Wall-E and Wreck-it Ralph are not included either, as they’re hyphenated.]

Finding Dory / Inside Out / Monsters University / Chicken Little / The Incredibles / Brother Bear / Finding Nemo / Treasure Planet / Monsters, Inc / Toy Story

Round 4: The last 10 managers of Manchester City [As of 1 June 2018, not including caretaker managers.]

Pep Guardiola / Manuel Pellegrini / Roberto Mancini / Mark Hughes / Sven-Goran Eriksson / Stuart Pearce / Kevin Keegan / Joe Royle / Frank Clark / Steve Coppell

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 Rihanna collaborators [In June 2017 the Official Charts Company published the Top 40 biggest-selling singles by Rihanna; many of them featured at least one collaborator; name the top 10 different collaborators who appear in this list.]

Calvin Harris / Eminem / Jay-Z / Drake / Mikky Ekko / David Guetta / Coldplay / Kanye West / Paul McCartney / TI

Final Round: Countries: The 10 countries that come between Palau and Rwanda alphabetically [This is for short-form names, and does not include the word Republic at the start of the name.]

Panama / Papua New Guinea / Paraguay / Peru / Philippines / Poland / Portugal / Qatar / Romania / Russia /

Wednesday 30 January 2019

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Round 1: The last 10 spaces on a London Monopoly Board [The 10 spaces between Piccadilly and Go, going clockwise round a standard London Monopoly Board; 6 properties, 4 other.]

Go To Jail / Regent Street / Oxford Street / Community Chest / Bond Street / Liverpool St Station / Chance / Park Lane / Super Tax / Mayfair

Round 2: The 10 countries with the most southerly capital cities [Please give the country names; if a country has more than one capital we’re looking for the location of the administrative capital.]

New Zealand / Australia / Uruguay / Argentina / Chile / Lesotho / Swaziland / Mozambique / South Africa / Paraguay

Round 3: The 10 Blue Peter presenters of the 1990s [10 main presenters who began to present the show during the 1990s; the first of these began on 25 January 1990, the last on 25 June 1999; this list does not include anyone who presented the show before the 1990s.]

Diane Louise Jordan / Anthea Turner / Tim Vincent / Stuart Miles / Katy Hill / Romana D’Annunzio / Richard Bacon / Konnie Huq / Simon Thomas / Matt Baker

Round 4: The 10 most played ball sports by adults in England [According to the Active Live survey by Sport England for the year to November 2017; it surveyed around 200,000 adults aged 16 or over who had all taken part in sport and physical activity at least twice in the previous 28 days.]

Football / Golf / Tennis / Table Tennis / Squash / Bowls / Cricket / Basketball / Netball / Rugby Union

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 highest-grossing Robert de Niro films [According to lifetime figures from Box Office Mojo up to 8 February 2018, all films for which Robert de Niro has an acting credit or a voice credit.]

Meet the Fockers / Shark Tale / Meet the Parents / Little Fockers / Silver Linings Playbook / The Intern / Heat / Cape Fear / Analyze This / Sleepers

Final Round: Royalty: The first 10 direct descendants of King George VI [George VI reigned 1936-1952 and his direct descendants in this list include children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.]

Elizabeth II / Princess Margaret / Prince Charles / Princess Anne / Prince Andrew / David Armstrong-Jones / Prince Edward / Lady Sarah Chatto / Peter Phillips / Zara Tindall

Thursday 31 January 2019

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Round 1: The 10 ‘TAN’ countries [The 10 countries that contain the letters TAN in that order.]

Afghanistan / Bhutan / Kazakhstan / Kyrgyzstan / Mauritania / Pakistan / Tajikistan / Tanzania / Turkmenistan / Uzbekistan

Round 2: The 10 things Rick Astley is “never gonna” do, “just wanna” do or “gotta make you” do [Based on the lyrics of Rick Astley’s only #1 single, from 1987, actions that could happen, or not happen.]

Give you up / Let you down / Run around / Desert you / Make you cry / Say goodbye / Tell a lie / Hurt you / Tell you how I’m feeling / Understand

Round 3: The first 10 five-letter words ending in -OUT [When listed alphabetically, words that consist of 5 letters and end in OUT, in that order; as of 26 April 2018, according to the Premium version of OxfordDictionaries.com; these are words with their own heading in the British English section; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes, or any word that the Dictionary spells with an initial capital letter.]

About / Clout / Flout / Grout / Knout / Plout / Scout / Shout / Snout / Spout

Round 4: The 10 ‘Top Gear’ presenters since its rebooted version in 2002 [The 10 presenters from 2002 up to the series ended April 2018; the Stig is not included, nor is Jason Barlow who presented a stand-alone episode in 2002.]

Matt LeBlanc / Chris Harris / Rory Reid / Sabine Schmitz / Eddie Jordan / Chris Evans / Jeremy Clarkson / Richard Hammond / James May / Jason Dawe

Round 5 (the Captain’s Round): The 10 longest serving UK prime ministers of the 20th and 21st centuries [Non-consecutive terms are added together; these calculations go up to February 2018.]

Margaret Thatcher / Tony Blair / Herbert Asquith / Winston Churchill / Harold Wilson / Stanley Baldwin / Ramsay MacDonald / Harold Macmillan / John Major / Clement Attlee

Final Round: World Cup: The first 10 teams alphabetically in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals

Brazil / Belgium / Argentina / Denmark / England / Colombia / Croatia / Costa Rica / Australia / Egypt

These answers appeared on the “Tenable” board in order of the team’s FIFA rankings. Here they are in alphabetical order:

Argentina / Australia / Belgium / Brazil / Colombia / Costa Rica / Croatia / Denmark / England / Egypt

Friday 1 February 2019

Round 1: The 10 forenames of the sons and grandsons of Prince Charles [Prince Charles has two sons, the Duke of Sussex and Duke of Cambridge; the latter has two sons; between the four of them there are 10 forenames.]

Albert / Alexander / Arthur / Charles / David / George / Henry / Louis / Philip / William

Round 2: The 10 “Carry on …” films that end in ‘E’ or ‘G’ or E [There are 31 “Carry on …” films produced by Peter Rogers and directed by Gerald Thomas; 10 of them have full names that end in the letter ‘E’ or ‘G’, and one of these has a punctuation mark after the final letter.]

Carry On Nurse / Carry On Constable / Carry On Cruising / Carry On Spying / Carry On Screaming! / Carry On Camping / Carry On Up the Jungle / Carry On Loving / Carry On at Your Convenience / Carry On Emmannuelle

Round 3: Top 10 England rugby union try scorers [According to StatsGuru, the rugby statistics database at espnscrum.com, up to 1 June 2018.

Rory Underwood / Ben Cohen / Will Greenwood / Jeremy Guscott / Jason Robinson / Dan Luger / Josh Lewsey / Mark Cueto / Chris Ashton / Cyril Lowe

Round 4: Top 10 countries that France exported Champagne to in 2017 [The 10 countries that France exported the most 75cl bottles of Champagne to, according to Communité Champagne, the trade association representing independent Champagne producers and Champagne houses.]

United Kingdom / United States / Japan / Germany / Belgium / Australia / Italy / Switzerland / Spain / Sweden

Round 5: The first 10 full names in Billy Joel’s “We didn’t start the fire” [Some names are only given as single names, such as Brando, Eisenhower, Liberace and Sugar Ray, and these are not “Tenable” answers.]

Harry Truman / Doris Day / Johnnie Ray / Walter Winchell / Joe DiMaggio / Joe McCarthy / Richard Nixon / Marilyn Monroe / Joseph Stalin / Roy Conn

Final Round: The Simpsons: Top 10 supporting characters in “The Simpsons” by number of words spoken [According to research by data specialist Todd W Schneider, up to the end of Series 26, the last episode of which was first broadcast in May 2015; the 5 main members of the Simpsons family are not included in this list.]

Mr Burns / Moe Szyslak / Seymour Skinner / Ned Flanders / Krusty the Clown / Grampa Simpson / Chief Wiggum / Kent Brockman / Milhouse Van Houten / Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

 

 

 

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