Trivia

“Tenable” questions, week ending 8 March 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 week beginning Monday 4 March 2019 (Series 3, Episodes 56 onwards). The format is the same as in earlier pieces: a list of the 30 “Tenable” challenges per show, a note on how the teams fared, and then the answers.

This week I published my first draft earlier in the week than previous pieces, on Tuesday evening, and added the questions and answers for Wednesday through to Friday later.

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

 

The Questions

Monday 4 March 2019 [s3ep56, repeated Monday 9 September 2019]

Round 1: The 10 favourite tree species in the UK [As voted for by the UK public from a shortlist of 15 species compiled in 2017 by the Royal Society of Biology.]

Round 2: The 10 Top 10 S Club 7 songs [As of May 2018.]

Round 3: The 10 countries whose names contain both the letters ‘A’ and ‘W’

Round 4: The 10 ingredients in Delia Smith’s ‘Pasta Puttanesca’ sauce [As listed on the deliaonline website; the list includes seasonings but does not include pasta or the parmesan cheese garnish; where an ingredient is listed twice in different forms, either will be accepted as one correct answer.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 Leonardo DiCaprio films [The last 10 feature films for cinema release in which Leonardo DiCaprio has an acting role; as of May 2018, according to IMDb.]

Final Round: Prime Ministers: The 10 UK prime ministers since 1900 whose names contain the letter ‘C’ [These are the commonly known full names of UK prime ministers as they appear on the ‘Past Prime Ministers’ page of the 10 Downing Street website, as of June 2018.]

Tuesday 5 March 2019 [s3ep57, repeated Tuesday 10 September 2019]

Round 1: The first 10 spaces on a London Monopoly board [The first 10 spaces after Go, heading clockwise, on a standard London Monopoly board.]

Round 2: The 10 highest-grossing films of 2017 [The 10 highest-grossing feature films that went on general release in the UK and Ireland during 2017; this is from data provided by the British Film Institute; where a film is part of a franchise the full title is needed.]

Round 3: The 10 westernmost capital cities of Europe [“Europe” is as defined by the CIA Factbook and includes island nations as well as mainland nations; three of the answers in this list are for island nations, and the first answer in this list is the westernmost capital city.]

Round 4: The 10 animals in the titles of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Just So’ Stories [10 of the 12 ‘Just So’ fables, first published in 1902, have animals in their titles.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 cut flowers sold in the UK by Interflora in 2016 [List provided by Interflora, just types of flowers required here, not varieties; if the list were about fruits answers would be, for example, apple or pear rather than Granny Smith or Conference.]

Final Round: US Presidents: The last 10 surnames of US presidents that begin with a consonant [In a chronological list of US presidents, the last 10 different surnames, up to and including the person in office in June 2018.]

Wednesday 6 March 2019 [s3ep58, repeated Wednesday 11 September 2019]

Round 1: The 10 biggest-selling Kylie Minogue songs in the UK [Compiled by the Official Charts Company to coincide with Kylie turning 50, and published on 25 May 2018; collaborations are included, as long as Kylie Minogue is a credited artist.]

Round 2: The 10 US states containing the letters ‘J’ or ‘K’

Round 3: The 10 words of six or more letters in the titles of the ‘Harry Potter’ books [This refers to the UK releases of the original 7 books in the series by JK Rowling and does not include hyphenated words; words including apostrophes will be accepted; because the word ‘Potter’ is in the question it will not be accepted as an answer.]

Round 4: The first 10 contestants on ‘Love Island’ 2018 [The first 10 people to arrive as contestants in the villa in the ITV2 series ‘Love Island’ in the initial episode first broadcast on 4 June 2018.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 brands of iron at John Lewis [The 10 brands of steam iron on sale on the John Lewis website as of March 2018, not including the John Lewis own brand.]

Final Round: Tennis: The last 10 Americans and Australians to win the Wimbledon Men’s Singles title [Up to and including the 2017 Championships; the country the player is from is as stated the Wimbledon.com roll of honour.]

Thursday 7 March 2019 [s3ep59, repeated Monday 16 September 2019]

Round 1: The first 10 five-letter words that end with the letters ANK [As contained in the premium version of oxforddictionaries.com; does not include hyphenated words such as ‘e-bank’, words with apostrophes or any word that the dictionary only spells with an initial capital letter.]

Round 2: Top 10 2017/18 EFL Championship football teams

Round 3: The 10 Conservative MPs with most followers on Twitter [This covers MPs at Westminster; as of 17 June 2018, according to mpsontwitter.co.uk.]

Round 4: The first 10 Oscar-winning animated feature films [The first film to win this award was at the Oscars ceremony held in 2002.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 gases on the periodic table alphabetically [There are 11 elements that are gaseous at standard temperature and pressure; this is according to their state at 20 degrees C, as given on the Royal Society of Chemistry website; please give the first 10 elements alphabetically.]

Final Round: South American Geography: The 10 coastal countries in South America [The 10 mainland countries that have a coastline; does not include central American countries such as Panama.]

Friday 8 March 2019 [s3ep60, repeated Tuesday 17 September 2019]

Round 1: The 10 spouses of “Coronation Street’s” Gail Rodwell and Steve McDonald [Gail’s five husbands and Steve’s five wives in the ITV show “Coronation Street”; as of 29 March 2018.]

Round 2: The first 10 six-letter words that end with the letters ‘RROW’ [These are words in the premium version of oxforddictionaries.com; these words have their own heading in the British English section as of 11 April 2018; this list does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter, such as a place, or family names, or trademarks.]

Round 3: The last 10 UK Eurovision acts who have had a UK Number 1 single [The 10 most recent acts to have represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest who have also reached Number 1 in the UK charts; according to the official Eurovision website and the Official Charts Company; all the answers are a main credited artist or group on a UK #1; this is up to and including the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, held on 12 May.]

Round 4: The 10 Mr Men characters whose last names end with the letter ‘E’ [As listed on the characters page of the website MrMen.com, as of 9 May 2018.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 teams in the FA Women’s Super League 1 [For the 2017/18 season, after Notts County Ladies withdrew in April 2017 and were replaced.]

Final Round: European Countries: The 10 one-word EU countries containing the letters ‘G’ or ‘V’ [As of May 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 March 2019, The Total Liabilities

All 5 of The Total Liabilities made it to the final, playing for 3.5k, and got 7 of the 10 UK prime ministers since 1900 whose names contain the letter ‘C’. [The remaining answers: Alec Douglas-Home, James Ramsay MacDonald, Henry Campbell-Bannerman.]

Tuesday 5 March 2019, For What It’s Butterworth

4 members of For What It’s Butterworth made it to the final, playing for 2.5k, and got 9 of the last 10 surnames of US presidents that begin with a consonant. [The remaining answer: Ford.]

Wednesday 6 March 2019, The Sister Act

3 of The Sister Act made it to the final, playing for 3.5k, and got 6 of the last 10 Americans and Australians to win the Wimbledon Men’s Singles title. [The remaining answers: Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, John Newcombe, Rod Laver.]

Thursday 7 March 2019, The Frizbee Quizbees

All 5 members of The Frizbee Quizbees made it to the final and won 53.5k by naming the 10 coastal countries in South America.

Friday 8 March 2019, Off Their Trolleys

4 members of Off Their Trolleys made it to the final, playing for 11k, and got 9 of the 10 one-word EU countries containing the letters ‘G’ or ‘V’. [The remaining answer: Bulgaria.]

Questions and Answers

Monday 4 March 2019 [s3ep56, repeated Monday 9 September 2019]

Round 1: The 10 favourite tree species in the UK [As voted for by the UK public from a shortlist of 15 species compiled in 2017 by the Royal Society of Biology.]

Horse chestnut / Silver birch / English oak / Wild cherry / Holly / Rowan / Beech / Ash / Elder / London plane

Round 2: The 10 Top 10 S Club 7 songs [As of May 2018.]

Bring It All Back / S Club Party / Two In A Million / You’re My Number One / Reach / Natural / Never Had A Dream Come True / Don’t Stop Movin’ / Have You Ever / You

Round 3: The 10 countries whose names contain both the letters ‘A’ and ‘W’

Botswana / Kuwait / Malawi / New Zealand / Norway / Papua New Guinea / Rwanda / Swaziland / Switzerland / Zimbabwe

Round 4: The 10 ingredients in Delia Smith’s ‘Pasta Puttanesca’ sauce [As listed on the deliaonline website; the list includes seasonings but does not include pasta or the parmesan cheese garnish; where an ingredient is listed twice in different forms, either will be accepted as one correct answer.]

Olive oil / Salt / Pepper / Garlic / Chilli / Basil / Anchovies / Olives / Capers / Tomatoes

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 Leonardo DiCaprio films [The last 10 feature films for cinema release in which Leonardo DiCaprio has an acting role; as of May 2018, according to IMDb.]

The Revenant / The Wolf of Wall Street / The Great Gatsby / Django Unchained / J Edgar / Inception / Shutter Island / Revolutionary Road / Body of Lies / Blood Diamond

Final Round: Prime Ministers: The 10 UK prime ministers since 1900 whose names contain the letter ‘C’ [These are the commonly known full names of UK prime ministers as they appear on the ‘Past Prime Ministers’ page of the 10 Downing Street website, as of June 2018.]

David Cameron / Margaret Thatcher / James Callaghan / Alec Douglas-Home / Harold Macmillan / Clement Attlee / Winston Churchill / Neville Chamberlain / James Ramsay MacDonald / Henry Campbell-Bannerman

Tuesday 5 March 2019 [s3ep57, repeated Tuesday 10 September 2019]

Round 1: The first 10 spaces on a London Monopoly board [The first 10 spaces after Go, heading clockwise, on a standard London Monopoly board.]

Old Kent Road / Community Chest / Whitechapel Road / Income Tax / Kings Cross Station / The Angel, Islington / Chance / Euston Road / Pentonville Road / In Jail-Just Visiting

Round 2: The 10 highest-grossing films of 2017 [The 10 highest-grossing feature films that went on general release in the UK and Ireland during 2017; this is from data provided by the British Film Institute; where a film is part of a franchise the full title is needed.]

Beauty and the Beast / Star Wars: The Last Jedi / Dunkirk / Despicable Me 3 / Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 / Paddington 2 / It / Thor: Ragnarok / Spider-Man: Homecoming / La La Land

Round 3: The 10 westernmost capital cities of Europe [“Europe” is as defined by the CIA Factbook and includes island nations as well as mainland nations; three of the answers in this list are for island nations, and the first answer in this list is the westernmost capital city.]

Reykjavik / Lisbon / Dublin / Madrid / London / Andorra La Vella / Paris / Brussels / Amsterdam / Luxembourg

Round 4: The 10 animals in the titles of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Just So’ Stories [10 of the 12 ‘Just So’ fables, first published in 1902, have animals in their titles.]

Whale / Camel / Rhinoceros / Leopard / Elephant / Kangaroo / Armadillo / Crab / Cat / Butterfly

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 cut flowers sold in the UK by Interflora in 2016 [List provided by Interflora, just types of flowers required here, not varieties; if the list were about fruits answers would be, for example, apple or pear rather than Granny Smith or Conference.]

Rose / Germini / Carnation / Chrysanthemum / Lily / Lisianthus / Alstroemeria / Tulip / / Daffodil

Final Round: US Presidents: The last 10 surnames of US presidents that begin with a consonant [In a chronological list of US presidents, the last 10 different surnames, up to and including the person in office in June 2018.]

Trump / Bush / Clinton / Reagan / Carter / Ford / Nixon / Johnson / Kennedy / Truman

Wednesday 6 March 2019 [s3ep58, repeated Wednesday 11 September 2019]

Round 1: The 10 biggest-selling Kylie Minogue songs in the UK [Compiled by the Official Charts Company to coincide with Kylie turning 50, and published on 25 May 2018; collaborations are included, as long as Kylie Minogue is a credited artist.]

Can’t Get You Out Of My Head / Especially For You / I Should Be So Lucky / Hand On Your Heart / The Loco-Motion / Higher / All The Lovers / Wouldn’t Change A Thing / Better The Devil You Know / Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi

Round 2: The 10 US states containing the letters ‘J’ or ‘K’

New Jersey / Alaska / Arkansas / Kansas / Kentucky / Nebraska / New York / North Dakota / Oklahoma / South Dakota

Round 3: The 10 words of six or more letters in the titles of the ‘Harry Potter’ books [This refers to the UK releases of the original 7 books in the series by JK Rowling and does not include hyphenated words; words including apostrophes will be accepted; because the word ‘Potter’ is in the question it will not be accepted as an answer.]

Azkaban / Chamber / Deathly / Goblet / Hallows / Philosopher’s / Phoenix / Prince / Prisoner / Secrets

Round 4: The first 10 contestants on ‘Love Island’ 2018 [The first 10 people to arrive as contestants in the villa in the ITV2 series ‘Love Island’ in the initial episode first broadcast on 4 June 2018.]

Samira / Hayley / Kendall / Dani / Laura / Niall / Alex / Wes / Eyal / Jack

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 brands of iron at John Lewis [The 10 brands of steam iron on sale on the John Lewis website as of March 2018, not including the John Lewis own brand.]

Philips / Tefal / Bosch / Braun / Rowenta / Morphy Richards / Russell Hobbs / Miele / Prym / Go Travel

Final Round: Tennis: The last 10 Americans and Australians to win the Wimbledon Men’s Singles title [Up to and including the 2017 Championships; the country the player is from is as stated the Wimbledon.com roll of honour.]

Lleyton Hewitt / Pete Sampras / Andre Agassi / Pat Cash / John McEnroe / Arthur Ashe / Jimmy Connors / Stan Smith / John Newcombe / Rod Laver

Thursday 7 March 2019 [s3ep59, repeated Monday 16 September 2019]

Round 1: The first 10 five-letter words that end with the letters ANK [As contained in the premium version of oxforddictionaries.com; does not include hyphenated words such as ‘e-bank’, words with apostrophes or any word that the dictionary only spells with an initial capital letter.]

Blank / Chank / Clank / Crank / Drank / Flank / Frank / Plank / Prank / Quank

Round 2: Top 10 2017/18 EFL Championship football teams

Wolverhampton Wanderers / Cardiff City / Fulham / Aston Villa / Middlesbrough / Derby County / Preston North End / Millwall / Brentford / Sheffield United

Round 3: The 10 Conservative MPs with most followers on Twitter [This covers MPs at Westminster; as of 17 June 2018, according to mpsontwitter.co.uk.]

Theresa May / Boris Johnson / Jacob Rees-Mogg / Jeremy Hunt / Grant Shapps / Philip Hammond / Anna Soubry / Zac Goldsmith / David Davis / Sajid Javid

Round 4: The first 10 Oscar-winning animated feature films [The first film to win this award was at the Oscars ceremony held in 2002.]

Shrek / Spirited Away / Finding Nemo / The Incredibles / Wallace and Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit / Happy Feet / Ratatouille / WALL-E / Up / Toy Story 3

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 gases on the periodic table alphabetically [There are 11 elements that are gaseous at standard temperature and pressure; this is according to their state at 20 degrees C, as given on the Royal Society of Chemistry website; please give the first 10 elements alphabetically.]

Argon / Chlorine / Fluorine / Hydrogen / Helium / Krypton / Neon / Nitrogen / Oxygen / Radon

Final Round: South American Geography: The 10 coastal countries in South America [The 10 mainland countries that have a coastline; does not include central American countries such as Panama.]

Argentina / Brazil / Chile / Colombia / Suriname / Guyana / Peru / Ecuador / Venezuela / Uruguay

Friday 8 March 2019 [s3ep60, repeated Tuesday 17 September 2019]

Round 1: The 10 spouses of “Coronation Street’s” Gail Rodwell and Steve McDonald [Gail’s five husbands and Steve’s five wives in the ITV show “Coronation Street”; as of 29 March 2018.]

Brian Tilsley / Martin Platt / Richard Hillman / Joe McIntyre / Michael Rodwell / Vicky Arden / Karen Phillips / Becky Granger / Tracy Barlow / Michelle Connor

Round 2: The first 10 six-letter words that end with the letters ‘RROW’ [These are words in the premium version of oxforddictionaries.com; these words have their own heading in the British English section as of 11 April 2018; this list does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter, such as a place, or family names, or trademarks.]

Barrow / Borrow / Burrow / Farrow / Furrow / Harrow / Marrow / Merrow / Morrow / Narrow

Round 3: The last 10 UK Eurovision acts who have had a UK Number 1 single [The 10 most recent acts to have represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest who have also reached Number 1 in the UK charts; according to the official Eurovision website and the Official Charts Company; all the answers are a main credited artist or group on a UK #1; this is up to and including the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, held on 12 May.]

Bonnie Tyler / Englebert Humperdinck / Blue / Gina G / Sonia / Bucks Fizz / Brotherhood of Man / The Shadows / Olivia Newton-John / Cliff Richard

Round 4: The 10 Mr Men characters whose last names end with the letter ‘E’ [As listed on the characters page of the website MrMen.com, as of 9 May 2018.]

Mr Adventure / Mr Bounce / Mr Brave / Mr Grumble / Mr Impossible / Mr Muddle / Mr Nonsense / Mr Rude / Mr Sneeze / Mr Tickle

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 teams in the FA Women’s Super League 1 [For the 2017/18 season, after Notts County Ladies withdrew in April 2017 and were replaced.]

Arsenal Women / Birmingham City Ladies / Bristol City Women / Chelsea FC Women / Everton Ladies FC / Liverpool Ladies FC / Manchester City Women / Reading FC Women / Sunderland AFC Ladies / Yeovil Town Ladies FC

Final Round: European Countries: The 10 one-word EU countries containing the letters ‘G’ or ‘V’ [As of May 2018.]

Belgium / Bulgaria / Germany / Greece / Hungary / Portugal / Latvia / Luxembourg / Slovakia / Slovenia

 

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