Trivia

“Tenable” questions, week ending 15 February 2019

Here’s my weekly summary of questions and answers from the latest series of ITV quiz show “Tenable”. These are for the shows broadcast Monday 11 February to Friday 15 February 2019 (Series 3, Episodes 41-45). The format is the same as in earlier pieces: a list of the 30 “Tenable” challenges, a note on how the teams fared, and then the answers (all 300 of them).

For questions and answers from the previous two weeks, click below:

The Questions

Monday 11 February 2019 [repeated Tuesday 25 June 2019 at 9.25am]

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Round 1: Top 10 GCSE subjects sat in 2017 [Combined figures for England, Wales and Northern Ireland based on provisional results published in August 2017 by the Joint Council for Qualifications.]

Round 2: The 10 top billed characters in the film ‘Justice League’ [The names of the first 10 characters credited on the IMDb page for the 2017 film ‘Justice League’; as of 22 April 2018.]

Round 3: The 10 Heineken Cup-winning rugby union clubs [The 10 clubs that won the trophy at least once between the 1995-96 and 2013-14 seasons inclusive, before it became known as the European Rugby Champions Cup.]

Round 4: The first 10 punctuation marks alphabetically that are listed by Oxford Dictionaries [The 10 punctuation marks that come first alphabetically on the Oxford Dictionaries web page titled ‘Types of Punctuation as of February 2018.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round):  Top 10 Classic FM Composers [The 10 composers who had the most pieces of music listed on Classic FM’s Ultimate Hall of Fame; this chart was published in 2015 and was compiled from listeners’ votes for their favourite pieces of classical music.]

Final Round: Northern Europe: The 10 Scandinavian Peninsula or Baltic Sea countries [The 10 countries that are located on the Scandinavian Peninsula or have a coastline on the Baltic Sea.]

Tuesday 12 February 2019 [repeated Wednesday 26 June 2019 at 9.25am]

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Round 1: Bottom 10 teams in the Premier League at the end of the 2017/18 season

Round 2: The last 10 Democrat US presidents [Up to 1 June 2018; one of the presidents spent part of his time affiliated to the National Union Party but was considered a Democrat by the time he left office.]

Round 3: The last 10 women to win Best British Female Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards [Includes the ceremony that took place in 2018.]

Round 4: The 10 chemical elements with the shortest names that start with a vowel [The 10 elements that start with a vowel and contain 7 or fewer letters.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 largest Channel Islands and Scilly Isles [The 5 largest Channel Islands (off the northern coast of France) and 5 largest Scilly Isles (off the Cornish coast).]

Final Round: Fantasy Fiction: The 10 main words in the titles of George RR Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ book series [This relates to the five books published between 1996 and 2011, not including ‘A’ ‘Of’ ‘For’ or ‘With’; only the main titles of the books as published – no words from subsequent editions with additions such as “Part 1” or “Part 2”.]

Wednesday 13 February 2019 [repeated Thursday 27 June 2019 at 9.25am]

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Round 1: The 10 ‘Grow Your Own’ one-word vegetables beginning with the letter ‘C’ [As listed on the Royal Horticultural Society website, RHS.org.uk, in the section titled Grown Your Own, subsection Vegetable A-Z; there are 10 one-word entries beginning with the letter ‘C’, as of 24 May 2018.]

Round 2: The 10 words in ‘Trivial Pursuit’ categories [The 10 words in the six categories in the original version of ‘Trivial Pursuit’, the so-called ‘Classic’ edition, also known as the Genus edition, introduced to the UK in 1981.]

Round 3: The 10 most popular classical composers on “Desert Island Discs” [As stated in the 2012 book “Desert Island Discs: Flotsam and Jetsam” by Mitchell Simmons, covering episodes from the start of the programme in 1942 to 29 January 2012.]

Round 4: The 10 London Underground stations with ‘Street’ or ‘Avenue’ in their names [London Underground stations only, no DLR or Overground stations unless they are also served by London Underground; as of June 2018.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 American football teams who have played in five or more Super Bowls [Up to and including February 2018; some of the franchises have moved around the country since Super Bowl I in 1967; in these cases either the present name of the side, or their name when they appeared in the Super Bowl, will be accepted.]

Final Round: Countries: The first 10 countries with one-word names beginning with ‘S’ [In an alphabetical list of countries, the first 10 beginning with ‘S’ which have one-word names.]

Thursday 14 February 2019 [repeated Friday 28 June 2019 at 9.25am]

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Round 1: The 10 ‘Best Picture’ Oscar winners in the 1990s [The films that won Best Picture at the ceremonies held between 1990 and 1999.]

Round 2: The 10 four-letter words beginning with the letters ‘WAR’ [As listed in the full online version of the Oxford English Dictionary; it is only for words that have their own entry in the dictionary, and remember that plurals do not have their own entry in the OED, so ‘wars’ is untenable.]

Round 3: The last 10 winners of the rugby league Challenge Cup [The last 10 different teams, up to and including 2017; the 10th team on the list won in 1984; either the current name of a team, or the name it used when it won the trophy, will be accepted as answers.]

Round 4: First 10 Miss Marple novels [The first 10 Agatha Christie novels to feature Miss Marple, according to agathachristie.com; short stories and collections are not included in this list.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 chemical elements that start with ‘A’ or ‘O’

Final Round: Regnal Names: The last 10 names of British monarchs [This does not include Lady Jane Grey.]

Friday 15 February 2019 [repeated Monday 1 July 2019 at 3pm]

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Round 1: The 10 words of the NATO Phonetic Alphabet that contain the letter ‘I’

Round 2: The 10 longest motorways in Britain [From consolidated information from Highways England, Transport for Scotland and the Welsh government; this does not include the M74 as its southern stretch is known as the A74(M).]

Round 3: Top 10 characters to appear in “Game of Thrones” [Those characters listed on IMDb as having appeared in most episodes up to the end of Series 7, broadcast in August 2017.]

Round 4: Top 10 largest economies [By GDP according to estimates by the International Monetary Fund in April 2018.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The Charles Dickens books that contain a name in the title and his pen name [The 9 novels that contain a name, either a surname or full name, and the pen name used for his Sketches published in 1837.]

Final Round: Olympic Sports: The 10 one-word 2016 Summer Olympic sports with names ending in ‘G’ or ‘O’ [As listed on the Olympic.org website there are 10 sports with one-word names that end in ‘G’ or ‘O’; this is not about individual events but the sports themselves; Cycling is not an acceptable answer as it is split into 4 events; Wrestling is not acceptable either as it is split into 2 styles, freestyle and Greco-Roman.]

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 11 February 2019, University Challenged

4 members of University Challenged made it to the final, playing for 21k, and named 7 of the 10 Scandinavian Peninsula or Baltic Sea countries. [The 3 remaining answers: Estonia / Latvia / Lithuania.]

Tuesday 12 February 2019, Up the Geek Without a Paddle

All 5 members of Up the Geek Without a Paddle made it to the final and won 29.5k by naming the 10 main words in the titles of George RR Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ book series.

Wednesday 13 February 2019, Stay Tuned

All 5 members of Stay Tuned made it to the final, playing for 4.5k, and named 9 of the first 10 countries with one-word names beginning with ‘S’. [The remaining answer: Singapore.]

Thursday 14 February 2019, The Variety Pack

3 of the Variety Pack made it to the final and won 25k by listing the last 10 names of British monarchs.

Friday 15 February 2019, All Along for the Wride

All 5 members of All Along for the Wride made it to the final, playing for 50k, and named 9 of the 10 one-word 2016 Summer Olympic sports with names ending in ‘G’ or ‘O’. [The remaining answer: Diving.]

Questions and Answers

Monday 11 February 2019

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Round 1: Top 10 GCSE subjects sat in 2017 [Combined figures for England, Wales and Northern Ireland based on provisional results published in August 2017 by the Joint Council for Qualifications.]

Mathematics / English Language / English Literature / Religious Studies / History / Geography / Biology / Physics / Chemistry / French

Round 2: The 10 top billed characters in the film ‘Justice League’ [The names of the first 10 characters credited on the IMDb page for the 2017 film ‘Justice League’; as of 22 April 2018.]

Batman-Bruce Wayne / Superman-Clark Kent / Lois Lane / Wonder Woman-Diana Prince / The Flash-Barry Allen / Aquaman-Arthur Curry / Cyborg-Victor Stone / Alfred / Martha Kent / Queen Hippolyta

Round 3: The 10 Heineken Cup-winning rugby union clubs [The 10 clubs that won the trophy at least once between the 1995-96 and 2013-14 seasons inclusive, before it became known as the European Rugby Champions Cup.]

Bath / Brive / Leicester Tigers / Leinster / London Wasps / Munster / Northampton Saints / Toulon / Toulouse / Ulster

Round 4: The first 10 punctuation marks alphabetically that are listed by Oxford Dictionaries [The 10 punctuation marks that come first alphabetically on the Oxford Dictionaries web page titled ‘Types of Punctuation as of February 2018.]

Apostrophe / Brackets / Bullet points / Colon / Comma / Dash / Exclamation mark / Full stop / Hyphen / Inverted commas

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round):  Top 10 Classic FM Composers [The 10 composers who had the most pieces of music listed on Classic FM’s Ultimate Hall of Fame; this chart was published in 2015 and was compiled from listeners’ votes for their favourite pieces of classical music.]

Mozart / Beethoven / Elgar / Tchaikovsky / Bach / Brahms / Vaughan Williams / Handel / Schubert / Wagner

Final Round: Northern Europe: The 10 Scandinavian Peninsula or Baltic Sea countries [The 10 countries that are located on the Scandinavian Peninsula or have a coastline on the Baltic Sea.]

Denmark / Estonia / Finland / Germany / Latvia / Lithuania / Norway / Poland / Russia / Sweden

Tuesday 12 February 2019

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Round 1: Bottom 10 teams in the Premier League at the end of the 2017/18 season

Crystal Palace / Bournemouth / West Ham United / Watford / Brighton and Hove Albion / Huddersfield / Southampton / Swansea City / Stoke City / West Bromwich Albion

Round 2: The last 10 Democrat US presidents [Up to 1 June 2018; one of the presidents spent part of his time affiliated to the National Union Party but was considered a Democrat by the time he left office.]

Barack Obama / Bill Clinton / Jimmy Carter / Lyndon B Johnson / John F Kennedy / Harry S Truman / Franklin D Roosevelt / Woodrow Wilson / Grover Cleveland / Andrew Johnson

Round 3: The last 10 women to win Best British Female Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards [Includes the ceremony that took place in 2018.]

Dua Lipa / Emeli Sandé / Adele / Paloma Faith / Ellie Goulding / Laura Marling / Lily Allen / Duffy / Kate Nash / Amy Winehouse

Round 4: The 10 chemical elements with the shortest names that start with a vowel [The 10 elements that start with a vowel and contain 7 or fewer letters.]

Argon / Arsenic / Erbium / Indium / Iodine / Iridium / Iron / Osmium / Oxygen / Uranium

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 largest Channel Islands and Scilly Isles [The 5 largest Channel Islands (off the northern coast of France) and 5 largest Scilly Isles (off the Cornish coast).]

Jersey / Guernsey / Alderney / Sark / Herm / St Mary’s / Tresco / St Martin’s / Bryher / St Agnes

Final Round: Fantasy Fiction: The 10 main words in the titles of George RR Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ book series [This relates to the five books published between 1996 and 2011, not including ‘A’ ‘Of’ ‘For’ or ‘With’; only the main titles of the books as published – no words from subsequent editions with additions such as “Part 1” or “Part 2”.]

Game / Thrones / Clash / Kings / Storm / Swords / Feast / Crows / Dance / Dragons

Wednesday 13 February 2019

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Round 1: The 10 ‘Grow Your Own’ one-word vegetables beginning with the letter ‘C’ [As listed on the Royal Horticultural Society website, RHS.org.uk, in the section titled Grown Your Own, subsection Vegetable A-Z; there are 10 one-word entries beginning with the letter ‘C’, as of 24 May 2018.]

Cabbage / Calabrese / Carrot / Cauliflower / Celeriac / Celery / Chard / Chicory / Courgette / Cucumber

Round 2: The 10 words in ‘Trivial Pursuit’ categories [The 10 words in the six categories in the original version of ‘Trivial Pursuit’, the so-called ‘Classic’ edition, also known as the Genus edition, introduced to the UK in 1981.]

And / Art / Entertainment / Geography / History / Leisure / Literature / Nature / Science / Sports

Round 3: The 10 most popular classical composers on “Desert Island Discs” [As stated in the 2012 book “Desert Island Discs: Flotsam and Jetsam” by Mitchell Simmons, covering episodes from the start of the programme in 1942 to 29 January 2012.]

Mozart / Beethoven / Bach / Schubert / Verdi / Elgar / Tchaikovsky / Puccini / Handel / Wagner

Round 4: The 10 London Underground stations with ‘Street’ or ‘Avenue’ in their names [London Underground stations only, no DLR or Overground stations unless they are also served by London Underground; as of June 2018.]

Baker Street / Bond Street / Cannon Street / Goodge Street / Great Portland Street / High Street Kensington / Liverpool Street / Old Street / Warren Street / Warwick Avenue

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 American football teams who have played in five or more Super Bowls [Up to and including February 2018; some of the franchises have moved around the country since Super Bowl I in 1967; in these cases either the present name of the side, or their name when they appeared in the Super Bowl, will be accepted.]

New England Patriots / Pittsburgh Steelers / Dallas Cowboys / Denver Broncos / San Francisco 49ers / Green Bay Packers / New York Giants / Washington Redskins / Oakland Raiders / Miami Dolphins

Final Round: Countries: The first 10 countries with one-word names beginning with ‘S’ [In an alphabetical list of countries, the first 10 beginning with ‘S’ which have one-word names.]

Samoa / Senegal / Serbia / Seychelles / Singapore / Slovakia / Slovenia / Somalia / Spain / Sudan

Thursday 14 February 2019

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Round 1: The 10 ‘Best Picture’ Oscar winners in the 1990s [The films that won Best Picture at the ceremonies held between 1990 and 1999.]

Driving Miss Daisy / Dances With Wolves / Silence of the Lambs / Unforgiven / Schindler’s List / Forrest Gump / Braveheart / The English Patient / Titanic / Shakespeare In Love

Round 2: The 10 four-letter words beginning with the letters ‘WAR’ [As listed in the full online version of the Oxford English Dictionary; it is only for words that have their own entry in the dictionary, and remember that plurals do not have their own entry in the OED, so ‘wars’ is untenable.]

Ward / Ware / Warg / Wari / Wark / Warm / Warn / Warp / Wart / Wary

Round 3: The last 10 winners of the rugby league Challenge Cup [The last 10 different teams, up to and including 2017; the 10th team on the list won in 1984; either the current name of a team, or the name it used when it won the trophy, will be accepted as answers.]

Hull FC / Leeds Rhinos / Wigan Warriors / Warrington Wolves / St Helens / Bradford Bulls / Sheffield Eagles / Halifax / Castleford / Widnes

Round 4: First 10 Miss Marple novels [The first 10 Agatha Christie novels to feature Miss Marple, according to agathachristie.com; short stories and collections are not included in this list.]

The Murder at the Vicarage / The Body in the Library / The Moving Finger / A Murder is Announced / They Do It with Mirrors / A Pocket Full of Rye / 4.50 From Paddington / The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side / A Caribbean Mystery / At Bertram’s Hotel

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 chemical elements that start with ‘A’ or ‘O’

Actinium / Aluminium / Americium / Antimony / Argon / Arsenic / Astatine / Oganesson / Osmium / Oxygen

Final Round: Regnal Names: The last 10 names of British monarchs [This does not include Lady Jane Grey.]

Elizabeth / George / Edward / Victoria / William / Anne / Mary / James / Charles / Henry

Friday 15 February 2019

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Round 1: The 10 words of the NATO Phonetic Alphabet that contain the letter ‘I’

Charlie / India / Juliett / Kilo / Lima / Mike / Sierra / Uniform / Victor / Whisky /

[Note: ‘Juliett’ is the official spelling in the NATO Phonetic Alphabet.]

Round 2: The 10 longest motorways in Britain [From consolidated information from Highways England, Transport for Scotland and the Welsh government; this does not include the M74 as its southern stretch is known as the A74(M).]

M6 / M1 / M4 / M5 / M25 / M62 / M40 / M3 / M8 / M11

Round 3: Top 10 characters to appear in “Game of Thrones” [Those characters listed on IMDb as having appeared in most episodes up to the end of Series 7, broadcast in August 2017.]

Tyrion Lannister / Cersei Lannister / Daenerys Targaryen / Jon Snow / Sansa Stark / Arya Stark / Jaime Lannister / Jorah Mormont / Samwell Tarly / Theon Greyjoy

Round 4: Top 10 largest economies [By GDP according to estimates by the International Monetary Fund in April 2018.]

USA / China / Japan / Germany / United Kingdom / France / India / Italy / Brazil / Canada

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The Charles Dickens books that contain a name in the title and his pen name [The 9 novels that contain a name, either a surname or full name, and the pen name used for his Sketches published in 1837.]

The Pickwick Papers / Oliver Twist / Nicholas Nickleby / Barnaby Rudge / Martin Chuzzlewit / Dombey and Son / David Copperfield / Little Dorritt / The Mystery of Edwin Drood / Boz

Final Round: Olympic Sports: The 10 one-word 2016 Summer Olympic sports with names ending in ‘G’ or ‘O’ [As listed on the Olympic.org website there are 10 sports with one-word names that end in ‘G’ or ‘O’; this is not about individual events but the sports themselves; Cycling is not an acceptable answer as it is split into 4 events; Wrestling is not acceptable either as it is split into 2 styles, freestyle and Greco-Roman.]

Boxing / Diving / Fencing / Judo / Rowing / Sailing / Shooting / Swimming / Taekwondo / Weightlifting

 

 

 

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