Trivia

“Tenable” questions, week ending 8 February 2019

This piece from last week listed all the questions and answers from Week 1 of the new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable” (Series 3, Episodes 31-35). Here are the questions and answers from Week 2, Monday 4 February to Friday 8 February 2019 (Series 3, Episodes 36-40).

The format here is the same as last week’s piece: a list of the 30 “Tenable” challenges, a note on how the teams fared, and then the answers (all 300 of them).

The Questions

Monday 4 February 2019 [s3ep36, repeated Thursday 29 August 2019]

Round 1: The 10 most recent European or Asian cities to host the Summer Olympic Games [Up to and including the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.]

Round 2: The first 10 Top 10 singles by Wet Wet Wet

Round 3: Top 10 Scottish whisky brands in the UK by volume in 2017 [The most consumed Scotch whisky brands in the UK in 2017, according to Drinks Market Research firm International Wines & Spirits Record.]

Round 4: The last 10 musical films nominated for a Best Picture Oscar [Up to the 90th Academy Awards, March 2018; all of the films are described as musicals on IMDB website.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 words of 3 letters or more in the “Monday’s Child” rhyme [According to the listing on mothergoose.com, and not including days of the week, the word “child” or the word “and”.]

Final Round: Shakespeare: The first 10 Shakespeare title characters alphabetically

Tuesday 5 February 2019 [s3ep37, repeated Friday 30 August 2019]

Round 1: The 10 hosts, judges and celebrity finalists on “Dancing on Ice” 2018 [3 hosts, 4 judges, 3 celebrity finalists – this includes the backstage digital host as an answer.]

Round 2: The 10 smallest US States [The 10 states with the smallest land area, according to the US Census Bureau.]

Round 3: The 10 most recent managers of Manchester United [The last 10 different people to manage the club, including the incumbent up to February 2018.]

Round 4: The 10 members of the classic line-ups of The Saturdays and The Wanted [The 5 members of each band when they had their first UK hits; first names will be acceptable answers.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 highest grossing Brad Pitt films [According to Box Office Mojo up to 18 May 2018.]

Final Round: European Countries: The 10 EU Countries containing the letters ‘F’ or ‘S’ [These are the 10 whose usual short-form names in English contain the letters; 2 contain the letter ‘F’ and 8 contain the letter ‘S’.]

Wednesday 6 February 2019 [s3ep38, repeated Monday 2 September 2019]

Round 1: The first 10 5-letter words that end with the letters UNT [When listed alphabetically, words that consist of 5 letters and end in UNT, in that order; as of 27 April 2018, according to the Premium version of OxfordDictionaries.com; these are words with their own heading in the British English section.]

Round 2: The last 10 Disney and Pixar animated films with a title character [As listed on the “Our Films” page of disneyanimation.com and the “Feature Films” page on Pixar.com; as of 1 June 2018; does not include collective or family names, only individual character names.]

Round 3: The 10 most traded currencies in the world in April 2016 [By International Currency Exchange, known as ‘over the counter’, according to data from the 2016 Triennial Central Bank Survey by the Bank for International Settlements.]

Round 4: The first 10 words in “The Owl and the Pussy-cat” with six letters or more [This does not include hyphenated words such as pea-green, bong-tree or five-pound; pussy-cat will not be accepted as it is hyphenated, and is in the title of the poem.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 English ceremonial counties containing the letters ‘U’ or ‘K’ [Ceremonial counties as of 1 June 2018, containing the letters ‘U’ or ‘K’ or both.]

Final Round: Football: The 10 teams in football’s Premier League with blue shirts [In the men’s game in the 2017/18 season; blue appears as a main colour or one of two main colours on the team’s home shirt; blue as an accent colour, or on trims or badges, does not count; goalkeeper jerseys do not count.]

Thursday 7 February 2019 [s3ep39, repeated Tuesday 3 September 2019]

Round 1: The first 10 Number 1 singles by Madonna [As listed by the Official Chart Company; the most recent entry on this list was from 2000.]

Round 2: Top 10 England rugby union point scorers [Up to and including 10 February 2018, according to ESPN Scrum; includes points scored from tries, conversions, penalties, drop goals.]

Round 3: First 10 films directed by Steven Spielberg [Feature films, made for general release in cinema; does not include short films, films for TV or films where he only directed part of it, so “Twilight Zone” does not count.]

Round 4: The UN Languages and the words in NATO [The United Nations has 6 official languages; please give the names of them, and the words in the acronym NATO, the military and political alliance formed in 1949.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 names of baby girls in England and Wales that begin with ‘E’ [Only the exact name given at birth name registration will be accepted; this is from information given by the Office for National Statistics for all girls born in 2016.]

Final Round: Countries: The 10 countries the come between Laos and Malaysia alphabetically [“For fairness, Macedonia is not a Tenable answer”.]

Friday 8 February 2019 [s3ep40, repeated Wednesday 4 September 2019]

Round 1: First 10 runners up in “The X Factor” [Acts in 2nd place in first 10 series.]

Round 2: The top parties and leaders in the 2017 general election [The 5 parties with the highest percentage share of votes in the 2017 general election and the 5 leaders of these parties at the time.]

Round 3: The 10 Premier League teams that have won the most points overall [This is about total number of points across all the years that a team has been in the Premier League; teams do not have to be in the Premier League currently.]

Round 4: Top 10 highest-grossing Renee Zellweger films [Films for cinema release for which she has an acting and/or voice credit; based on figures from Box Office Mojo as at 28 March 2018.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 game pieces in classic ‘Operation’ [This relates to the original 1965 Milton Bradley version of the game ‘Operation’; there are 12 pieces that players attempt to remove from the patient Cavity Sam; identify the first 10 when listed from the head down; answers can be either the condition that relates to each body part, as it is written on the board, or the name of the plastic item that players remove; “To help you, ‘The ankle bone’s connected to the knee bone’, in which the player must loop an elastic band around two pegs, is the 11th answer, as this extends below the answer in 10th place and so is being considered as further down from the head”.]

Final Round: English Counties: The 10 ceremonial counties that border Greater London and Oxfordshire [The 10 ceremonial counties that border Greater London or Oxfordshire according to the Ordnance Survey map of ceremonial counties in April 2018.]

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 4 February 2019, the Bonnie Scots

All 5 of the Bonnie Scots made it to the final, playing for 2k, and named 4 of the first 10 Shakespeare title characters alphabetically. [The 6 remaining answers: Antony / Cleopatra / Coriolanus / Cressida / Cymbeline / John.]

Tuesday 5 February 2019, A-Holyhead of the game

All 5 members of A-Holyhead of the game made it to the final, playing for 3k, and named 9 of the 10 EU countries containing the letters ‘F’ or ‘S’. [The remaining answer: Cyprus.]

Wednesday 6 February 2019, 5 Swans a Quizzing

3 members of 5 Swans a Quizzing made it to the final and won 23k by naming the 10 Premier League teams with blue shirts.

Thursday 7 February 2019, Herts and Minds

2 members of Herts and Minds made it to the final, playing for 1k, and named 7 of the 10 countries the come between Laos and Malaysia alphabetically. [The 3 remaining answers: Lebanon / Lesotho / Malawi.]

Friday 8 February 2019, That’s Showquiz

4 members of That’s Showquiz made it to the final, playing for 8.5k, and named 5 of the 10 ceremonial counties that border Greater London and Oxfordshire. [The 5 remaining answers: Berkshire / Wiltshire / Gloucestershire / Warwickshire / Northamptonshire.]

Questions and Answers

Monday 4 February 2019 [s3ep36, repeated Thursday 29 August 2019]

Round 1: The 10 most recent European or Asian cities to host the Summer Olympic Games [Up to and including the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.]

London / Beijing / Athens / Barcelona / Seoul / Moscow / Munich / Tokyo / Rome / Helsinki

Round 2: The first 10 Top 10 singles by Wet Wet Wet

Wishing I Was Lucky / Sweet Little Mystery / Angel Eyes / With A Little Help From My Friends / Sweet Surrender / Goodnight Girl / Love Is All Around / Julia Says / Don’t Want To Forgive Me Now / Somewhere Somehow

Round 3: Top 10 Scottish whisky brands in the UK by volume in 2017 [The most consumed Scotch whisky brands in the UK in 2017, according to Drinks Market Research firm International Wines & Spirits Record.]

The Famous Grouse / Bell’s / Grant’s / Whyte & Mackay / High Commissioner / Johnnie Walker / Chivas Regal / Glenfiddich / Haig / Glenmorangie

Round 4: The last 10 musical films nominated for a Best Picture Oscar [Up to the 90th Academy Awards, March 2018; all of the films are described as musicals on IMDB website.]

La La Land / Les Miserables / Chicago / Moulin Rouge / Beauty and the Beast / Coal Miner’s Daughter / All That Jazz / Cabaret / Fiddler on the Roof / Hello Dolly

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 words of 3 letters or more in the “Monday’s Child” rhyme [According to the listing on mothergoose.com, and not including days of the week, the word “child” or the word “and”.]

Fair / Face / Full / Grace / Woe / Has / Far / Loving / Giving / Works

Final Round: Shakespeare: The first 10 Shakespeare title characters alphabetically

Antony / Cleopatra / Coriolanus / Cressida / Cymbeline / Hamlet / Henry / John / Juliet / Julius Caesar /

Tuesday 5 February 2019 [s3ep37, repeated Friday 30 August 2019]

Round 1: The 10 hosts, judges and celebrity finalists on “Dancing on Ice” 2018 [3 hosts, 4 judges, 3 celebrity finalists – this includes the backstage digital host as an answer.]

Holly Willoughby / Philip Schofield / Jordan Banjo / Jayne Torvill / Christopher Dean / Jason Gardiner / Ashley Banjo / Jake Quickenden / Brooke Vincent / Max Evans

Round 2: The 10 smallest US States [The 10 states with the smallest land area, according to the US Census Bureau.]

Rhode Island / Delaware / Connecticut / Hawaii / New Jersey / Massachusetts / New Hampshire / Vermont / Maryland / West Virginia

Round 3: The 10 most recent managers of Manchester United [The last 10 different people to manage the club, including the incumbent up to February 2018.]

Jose Mourinho / Louis Van Gaal / David Moyes / Alex Ferguson / Ron Atkinson / Dave Sexton / Tommy Docherty / Frank O’Farrell / Wilf McGuinness / Matt Busby

Round 4: The 10 members of the classic line-ups of The Saturdays and The Wanted [The 5 members of each band when they had their first UK hits; first names will be acceptable answers.]

Frankie Bridge / Mollie King / Rochelle Humes / Una Healy / Vanessa White / Jay McGuinness / Max George / Nathan Sykes / Siva Kaneswaren / Tom Parker

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 highest grossing Brad Pitt films [According to Box Office Mojo up to 18 May 2018.]

World War Z / Troy / Mr & Mrs Smith / Ocean’s Eleven / Ocean’s Twelve / The Curious Case of Benjamin Button / Se7en / Megamind / Inglourious Basterds / Ocean’s Thirteen

Final Round: European Countries: The 10 EU Countries containing the letters ‘F’ or ‘S’ [These are the 10 whose usual short-form names in English contain the letters; 2 contain the letter ‘F’ and 8 contain the letter ‘S’.]

Austria / Cyprus / Estonia / Finland / France / Netherlands / Slovakia / Slovenia / Spain / Sweden

Wednesday 6 February 2019 [s3ep38, repeated Monday 2 September 2019]

Round 1: The first 10 5-letter words that end with the letters UNT [When listed alphabetically, words that consist of 5 letters and end in UNT, in that order; as of 27 April 2018, according to the Premium version of OxfordDictionaries.com; these are words with their own heading in the British English section.]

Blunt / Brunt / Count / Daunt / Fount / Gaunt / Grunt / Haunt / Jaunt / Mount /

Round 2: The last 10 Disney and Pixar animated films with a title character [As listed on the “Our Films” page of disneyanimation.com and the “Feature Films” page on Pixar.com; as of 1 June 2018; does not include collective or family names, only individual character names.]

Coco / Moana / Finding Dory / Wreck-It Ralph / Winnie the Pooh / Bolt / WALL-E / Chicken Little / Finding Nemo / Lilo & Stitch

Round 3: The 10 most traded currencies in the world in April 2016 [By International Currency Exchange, known as ‘over the counter’, according to data from the 2016 Triennial Central Bank Survey by the Bank for International Settlements.]

US Dollar / Euro / Japanese Yen / British Pound / Australian Dollar / Canadian Dollar / Swiss Franc / Chinese Yuan / Swedish Krona / New Zealand Dollar

Round 4: The first 10 words in “The Owl and the Pussy-cat” with six letters or more [This does not include hyphenated words such as pea-green, bong-tree or five-pound; pussy-cat will not be accepted as it is hyphenated, and is in the title of the poem.]

Beautiful / Plenty / Wrapped / Looked / Guitar / Lovely / Elegant / Charmingly / Married / Tarried

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 English ceremonial counties containing the letters ‘U’ or ‘K’ [Ceremonial counties as of 1 June 2018, containing the letters ‘U’ or ‘K’ or both.]

Berkshire / Buckinghamshire / Cumbria / Durham / East Riding of Yorkshire / East Sussex / Gloucestershire / Kent / Norfolk / North Yorkshire

Final Round: Football: The 10 teams in football’s Premier League with blue shirts [In the men’s game in the 2017/18 season; blue appears as a main colour or one of two main colours on the team’s home shirt; blue as an accent colour, or on trims or badges, does not count; goalkeeper jerseys do not count.]

Brighton & Hove Albion / Burnley / Chelsea / Crystal Palace / Everton / Huddersfield Town / Leicester City / Manchester City / West Bromwich Albion / West Ham United

Thursday 7 February 2019 [s3ep39, repeated Tuesday 3 September 2019]

Round 1: The first 10 Number 1 singles by Madonna [As listed by the Official Chart Company; the most recent entry on this list was from 2000.]

Into the Groove / Papa Don’t Preach / True Blue / La Isla Bonita / Who’s That Girl / Like A Prayer / Vogue / Frozen / Music / American Pie

Round 2: Top 10 England rugby union point scorers [Up to and including 10 February 2018, according to ESPN Scrum; includes points scored from tries, conversions, penalties, drop goals.]

Jonny Wilkinson / Owen Farrell / Paul Grayson / Rob Andrew / Toby Flood / Jon Webb / Charlie Hodgson / Dusty Hare / George Ford / Rory Underwood

Round 3: First 10 films directed by Steven Spielberg [Feature films, made for general release in cinema; does not include short films, films for TV or films where he only directed part of it, so “Twilight Zone” does not count.]

The Sugarland Express / Jaws / Close Encounters of the Third Kind / 1941 / Raiders of the Lost Ark / ET the Extra-Terrestrial / Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom / The Color Purple / Empire of the Sun / Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Round 4: The UN Languages and the words in NATO [The United Nations has 6 official languages; please give the names of them, and the words in the acronym NATO, the military and political alliance formed in 1949.]

Arabic / Chinese / English / French / Russian / Spanish / North / Atlantic / Treaty / Organization

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 names of baby girls in England and Wales that begin with ‘E’ [Only the exact name given at birth name registration will be accepted; this is from information given by the Office for National Statistics for all girls born in 2016.]

Emily / Ella / Evie / Evelyn / Eva / Elsie / Esme / Elizabeth / Emilia / Eliza

Final Round: Countries: The 10 countries the come between Laos and Malaysia alphabetically [“For fairness, Macedonia is not a Tenable answer”.]

Latvia / Lebanon / Lesotho / Liberia / Libya / Liechtenstein / Lithuania / Luxembourg / Madagascar / Malawi

Friday 8 February 2019 [s3ep40, repeated Wednesday 4 September 2019]

Round 1: First 10 runners up in “The X Factor” [Acts in 2nd place in first 10 series.]

G4 / Andy Abraham / Ray Quinn / Rhydian / JLS / Olly Murs / Rebecca Ferguson / Marcus Collins / Jahmene Douglas / Nicholas McDonald

Round 2: The top parties and leaders in the 2017 general election [The 5 parties with the highest percentage share of votes in the 2017 general election and the 5 leaders of these parties at the time.]

Conservative / Labour / Liberal Democrats / Scottish National Party / UK Independence Party / Theresa May / Jeremy Corbyn / Tim Farron / Nicola Sturgeon / Paul Nuttall

Round 3: The 10 Premier League teams that have won the most points overall [This is about total number of points across all the years that a team has been in the Premier League; teams do not have to be in the Premier League currently.]

Manchester United / Arsenal / Chelsea / Liverpool / Tottenham Hotspur / Everton / Manchester City / Newcastle United / Aston Villa / West Ham United

Round 4: Top 10 highest-grossing Renee Zellweger films [Films for cinema release for which she has an acting and/or voice credit; based on figures from Box Office Mojo as at 28 March 2018.]

Shark Tale / Chicago / Bee Movie / Bridget Jones’s Diary / Jerry Maguire / Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason / Bridget Jones’s Baby / Cold Mountain / Me, Myself and Irene / Cinderella Man

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 game pieces in classic ‘Operation’ [This relates to the original 1965 Milton Bradley version of the game ‘Operation’; there are 12 pieces that players attempt to remove from the patient Cavity Sam; identify the first 10 when listed from the head down; answers can be either the condition that relates to each body part, as it is written on the board, or the name of the plastic item that players remove; “To help you, ‘The ankle bone’s connected to the knee bone’, in which the player must loop an elastic band around two pegs, is the 11th answer, as this extends below the answer in 10th place and so is being considered as further down from the head”.]

Adams apple-Apple / Wish bone-Wishbone / Broken heart-Heart / Funny bone-Bone / Spare ribs-Ribs / Butterflies in stomach-Butterflies / Writer’s cramp-Pencil / Bread basket-Slice of bread / Charlie horse-Horse / Water on the knee-Bucket

Final Round: English Counties: The 10 ceremonial counties that border Greater London and Oxfordshire [The 10 ceremonial counties that border Greater London or Oxfordshire according to the Ordnance Survey map of ceremonial counties in April 2018.]

Essex / Kent / Surrey / Berkshire / Wiltshire / Gloucestershire /Warwickshire / Northamptonshire / Buckinghamshire / Hertfordshire

 

 

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