Trivia

“Tenable” questions, series 1

Starting on Wednesday 18 September 2019, ITV have been showing repeats of episodes from the first series of their quiz show “Tenable”, first broadcast in November 2016. Here are the questions from the first few episodes, in the same format as in other pieces on this Blog, such as this one from March 2019: a list of the “Tenable” challenges, a note on how the teams fared, and then the answers.

The Questions

Series 1 Episode 1 (S1Ep1) Repeated Wednesday 18 September 2019 [Originally broadcast Monday 14 November 2016]

Account On Us

Round 1: The 10 most populated cities in Italy [According to the 2014 data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.]

Round 2: The first 10 James Bond films [The first 10 official James Bond films, released between 1962 and 1977]

Round 3: The 10 most commonly spotted bird species in the UK [As seen by the public in January 2016 according to the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch.]

Round 4: Last 10 winners of the ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ Award [The last 10 different winners of the award up to and including the 2015 winner.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 artists with most weeks at No 1 in the UK albums chart [The top 10 artists, duos or groups whose albums have been #1 in the UK chart for the most number of weeks, according to the Official Chart Company on 23 July 2016.]

Final Round: Cars: The 10 best-selling car brands by new cars registered [Based on the number of new UK registrations in 2015, according to figures published by the SMMT.]

Series 1 Episode 2 (S1Ep2) Repeated Thursday 19 September 2019 [Originally broadcast Tuesday 15 November 2016]

The Joyful Cousins

Round 1: First 10 Royals in line of succession to the throne [As of September 2016.]

Round 2: Top 10 largest countries in the world [By land area, not including the area of any inland water bodies such as lakes, according to data from the CIA World Factbook Online.]

Round 3: First 10 UK Top 40 single releases by ‘The Spice Girls’ [According to the Official Charts Company.]

Round 4: Last 10 football clubs to have won the UEFA Champions League [The last 10 different clubs to win the Champions League.]

Round 5: Top 10 most followed women in the world on Twitter [As of 4 August 2016, according to data from twittercounter.com.]

Final Round: Chocolates: The 10 chocolates in boxes of Celebrations [The 10 different flavours that have been included since Celebrations were launched in 1997, according to information from Mars UK in August 2016.]

Series 1 Episode 3 (S1Ep3) Repeated Friday 20 September 2019 [Originally broadcast Wednesday 16 November 2016]

C.A.K.E.

Round 1: Top 10 hosts and judges on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ [According to the number of episodes in which they are credited as a host or judge on IMDb.com as of August 2016.]

Round 2: Top 10 most popular wine grape varieties in the UK [Based on sales figures from around 400,000 Laithwaite’s Wine customers, publishing in February 2015.]

Round 3: The 10 teams that are full members of the International Cricket Council [As of August 2015, according to the ICC website, the answers here are countries or geographical areas.]

Round 4: Top 10 most common surnames in Scotland [The names occurring most often in the registers of births, marriages and deaths in Scotland in 2015; according to the National Records of Scotland, from data published in 2016.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 highest-grossing films of the 1980s [The top 10 highest-grossing films worldwide released in cinemas from January 1980 to December 1989 inclusive, based on lifetime data provided by Box Office Mojo as of July 2016.]

Final Round: Toy Story: Top 10 ‘Toy Story 3’ characters [The first 10 named characters in the 2010 animated feature film ‘Toy Story 3’ as given in the cast list on IMDb.com.]

Series 1 Episode 4 (S1Ep4) Repeated Monday 23 September 2019 [Originally broadcast Thursday 17 November 2016]

The Ticket Punchers

Round 1: First 10 Top 40 UK single releases by The Beatles [According to the Official Chart Company.]

Round 2: Last 10 First Ladies of the United States of America [The wives of the last 10 Presidents of the United States of America including the President in office as of August 2016.]

Round 3: First 10 published ‘Mr Men’ characters [The first 10 “Mr Men” title characters to be published, as listed in the series of books by Roger Hargreaves, excluding all Little Miss characters.]

Round 4: Top 10 most northerly cities in England

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Last 10 winners of ‘The Open’ golf championship [According to theopen.com; includes the winner of the 2016 tournament.]

Final Round: Populations: Top 10 most populated countries in the world [According to the July 2015 estimate in the CIA World Factbook; “by country we mean an independent member of the United Nations in 2016”.]

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.

Account On Us (S1Ep1) Repeated on Wednesday 18 September 2019

4 members of Account On Us made it to the final round playing for 12k and named 8 of the 10 best-selling car brands by new cars registered. [The missing answers: Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai.]

The Joyful Cousins (S1Ep2) Repeated on Thursday 19 September 2019

4 members of The Joyful Cousins made it to the final round playing for 6k and named 8 of the 10 chocolates in boxes of Celebrations. [The missing answers: Galaxy Truffle, Topic.]

C.A.K.E. (S1Ep3) Repeated on Friday 20 September 2019

4 members of C.A.K.E. made it to the final round playing for 35k and named 9 of the Top 10 ‘Toy Story 3’ characters. [The remaining answer: Lotso.]

The Ticket Punchers (S1Ep4) Repeated Monday 23 September 2019

3 members of The Ticket Inspectors made it to the final round playing for 2k and named 8 of the Top 10 most populated countries in the world [The remaining answers: Nigeria, Bangladesh.]

Questions and Answers

Series 1 Episode 1 (S1Ep1) Repeated Wednesday 18 September 2019 [Originally broadcast Monday 14 November 2016]

Account On Us

Round 1: The 10 most populated cities in Italy [According to the 2014 data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.]

Milan / Rome / Naples / Turin / Palermo / Bologna / Florence / Genova / Catania / Bari

Round 2: The first 10 James Bond films [The first 10 official James Bond films, released between 1962 and 1977]

Dr No / From Russia with Love / Goldfinger / Thunderball / You Only Live Twice / On Her Majesty’s Secret Service / Diamonds Are Forever / Live and Let Die / The Man with the Golden Gun / The Spy Who Loved Me

Round 3: The 10 most commonly spotted bird species in the UK [As seen by the public in January 2016 according to the RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch.]

House sparrow / Starling / Blue tit / Blackbird / Woodpigeon / Goldfinch / Chaffinch / Great tit / Robin / Long-tailed tit

Round 4: Last 10in winners of the ‘Sports Personality of the Year’ Award [The last 10 different winners of the award up to and including the 2015 winner.]

Andy Murray / Lewis Hamilton / Bradley Wiggins / Mark Cavendish / AP McCoy / Ryan Giggs / Chris Hoy / Joe Calzaghe / Zara Phillips / Andrew Flintoff

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 artists with most weeks at No 1 in the UK albums chart [The top 10 artists, duos or groups whose albums have been #1 in the UK chart for the most number of weeks, according to the Official Chart Company on 23 July 2016.]

Beatles / Elvis Presley / Abba / Rolling Stones / Simon & Garfunkel / Robbie Williams / Michael Jackson / Adele / Madonna / Cliff Richard

Final Round: Cars: The 10 best-selling car brands by new cars registered [Based on the number of new UK registrations in 2015, according to figures published by the SMMT.]

Ford / Vauxhall / Volkswagen / BMW / Audi / Nissan / Mercedes-Benz / Peugeot / Toyota / Hyundai

Series 1 Episode 2 (S1Ep2) Repeated Thursday 19 September 2019 [Originally broadcast Tuesday 15 November 2016]

The Joyful Cousins

Round 1: First 10 Royals in line of succession to the throne [As of September 2016.]

Prince Charles / Prince William / Prince George / Princess Charlotte / Prince Harry / Prince Andrew / Princess Beatrice / Princess Eugenie / Prince Edward / Viscount Severn

Round 2: Top 10 largest countries in the world [By land area, not including the area of any inland water bodies such as lakes, according to data from the CIA World Factbook Online.]

Russia / China / USA / Canada / Brazil / Australia / India / Argentina / Kazakhstan / Algeria

Round 3: First 10 UK Top 40 single releases by ‘The Spice Girls’ [According to the Official Charts Company.]

Wannabe / Say you’ll be there / 2 Become 1 / Mama-Who do you think you are / Spice up your life / Too much / Stop / Viva Forever / Goodbye / Holler-Let love lead the way

Round 4: Last 10 football clubs to have won the UEFA Champions League [The last 10 different clubs to win the Champions League.]

Real Madrid / Barcelona / Bayern Munich / Chelsea / Inter Milan / Manchester United / AC Milan / Liverpool / Porto / Borussia Dortmund

Round 5: Top 10 most followed women in the world on Twitter [As of 4 August 2016, according to data from twittercounter.com.]

Katy Perry / Taylor Swift / Rihanna / Lady Gaga / Ellen Degeneres / Kim Kardashian West / Britney Spears / Selena Gomez / Ariana Grande / Shakira

Final Round: Chocolates: The 10 chocolates in boxes of Celebrations [The 10 different flavours that have been included since Celebrations were launched in 1997, according to information from Mars UK in August 2016.]

Milky Way / Snickers / Galaxy / Maltesers Teasers / Bounty / Galaxy Caramel / Mars / Twix / Galaxy Truffle / Topic

Series 1 Episode 3 (S1Ep3) Repeated Friday 20 September 2019 [Originally broadcast Wednesday 16 November 2016]

C.A.K.E.

Round 1: Top 10 hosts and judges on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ [According to the number of episodes in which they are credited as a host or judge on IMDb.com as of August 2016.]

Craig Revel Horwood / Bruno Tonioli / Len Goodman / Tess Daly / Bruce Forsyth / Darcey Bussell / Arlene Phillips / Claudia Winkleman / Alesha Dixon / Natasha Kaplinsky

Round 2: Top 10 most popular wine grape varieties in the UK [Based on sales figures from around 400,000 Laithwaite’s Wine customers, publishing in February 2015.]

Sauvignon Blanc / Chardonnay / Merlot / Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz / Grenache / Pinot Noir / Tempranillo / Pinot Grigio / Malbec

Round 3: The 10 teams that are full members of the International Cricket Council [As of August 2015, according to the ICC website, the answers here are countries or geographical areas.]

Australia / Bangladesh / England / India / New Zealand / Pakistan / Sri Lanka / South Africa / West Indies / Zimbabwe

Round 4: Top 10 most common surnames in Scotland [The names occurring most often in the registers of births, marriages and deaths in Scotland in 2015; according to the National Records of Scotland, from data published in 2016.]

Smith / Brown / Wilson / Stewart / Thomson / Robertson / Campbell / Anderson / Murray / Macdonald

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 highest-grossing films of the 1980s [The top 10 highest-grossing films worldwide released in cinemas from January 1980 to December 1989 inclusive, based on lifetime data provided by Box Office Mojo as of July 2016.]

ET: The Extra-Terrestrial / Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back / Star Wars: Return of the Jedi / Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade / Batman / Raiders of the Lost Ark / Back to the Future / Top Gun / Rain Man / Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Final Round: Toy Story: Top 10 ‘Toy Story 3’ characters [The first 10 named characters in the 2010 animated feature film ‘Toy Story 3’ as given in the cast list on IMDb.com.]

Woody / Buzz Lightyear / Jessie / Lotso / Mr Potato Head / Ken / Rex / Hamm / Mrs Potato Head / Andy

Series 1 Episode 4 (S1Ep4) Repeated Monday 23 September 2019 [Originally broadcast Thursday 17 November 2016]

The Ticket Punchers

Round 1: First 10 Top 40 UK single releases by The Beatles [According to the Official Chart Company.]

Love Me Do / Please Please Me / From Me To You / She Loves You / I Want To Hold Your Hand / Can’t Buy Me Love / Ain’t She Sweet / A Hard Day’s Night / I Feel Fine / Ticket To Ride

Round 2: Last 10 First Ladies of the United States of America [The wives of the last 10 Presidents of the United States of America including the President in office as of August 2016.]

Michelle Obama / Laura Bush / Hillary Clinton / Barbara Bush / Nancy Reagan / Rosalynn Smith Carter / Betty Ford / Patricia Nixon / Lady Bird Johnson / Jacqueline Kennedy

Round 3: First 10 published ‘Mr Men’ characters [The first 10 “Mr Men” title characters to be published, as listed in the series of books by Roger Hargreaves, excluding all Little Miss characters.]

Mr Tickle / Mr Greedy / Mr Happy / Mr Nosey / Mr Sneeze / Mr Bump / Mr Snow/ Mr Messy / Mr Topsy-Turvy / Mr Silly

Round 4: Top 10 most northerly cities in England

Newcastle / Sunderland / Carlisle / Durham / Ripon / Lancaster / York / Leeds / Bradford / Preston

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Last 10 winners of ‘The Open’ golf championship [According to theopen.com; includes the winner of the 2016 tournament.]

Henrik Stenson / Zach Johnson / Rory McIlroy / Phil Mickelson / Ernie Els / Darren Clarke / Louis Oosthuizen / Stewart Cink / Padraig Harrington / Tiger Woods

Final Round: Populations: Top 10 most populated countries in the world [According to the July 2015 estimate in the CIA World Factbook; “by country we mean an independent member of the United Nations in 2016”.]

China / India / USA / Indonesia / Brazil / Pakistan / Nigeria / Bangladesh / Russia / Japan

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