Trivia

“Tenable” questions, week ending 25 October 2019 (Series 4, Episodes 6-10)

Here are the questions and answers for the current series of ITV quiz show “Tenable”, episodes broadcast between Monday 21 and Friday 25 October 2019, Series 4 Episodes 6-10 (S4Ep6, S4Ep7 and so on).

The format here is the same as in earlier pieces such as this one from last week: a list of the “Tenable” challenges, a note on how the teams fared, and then the answers.

[I am still catching up with the most recent episodes, answers will appear in the days ahead.]

The Questions

Monday 21 October 2019 [s4ep6, repeated on Monday 30 March 2020 and on Saturday 4 April 2020]

[s4ep6] The Generation Gap

Round 1: Top 10 ‘Coronation Street’ characters by number of 2018 episodes [The characters that appeared in the most episodes of the show in 2018.]

Round 2: The 10 motorways nearest Spaghetti Junction [The 10 motorways nearest to Gravelly Hill interchange, commonly known as Spaghetti Junction; the list includes one toll road and a road which has an “M” in brackets after the number.]

Round 3: The first 10 six-letter words ending with the letters ‘END’ [The first 10 words alphabetically ending with the letters ‘END’; according to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk; each word has its own entry and is in blue in the dictionary; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter; as of 14 May 2019.]

Round 4: The 10 alliterative or repetitious ABBA song titles [The 10 songs are all on the albums “ABBA Gold” or “More ABBA Gold”; to clarify, alliterative means two directly adjacent words beginning with the same letter, and repeated words means that the same word appears twice in the title; in one of the correct answers the repeated word is “the”; SOS is not included in this list as the title contains letters, not words.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 golfers who have won the most majors since 1950 [Male golfers who won their first championship since 1950, the list contains those who have won the most majors up to and including April 2019 .]

Final Round: European Geography: The 10 countries of the River Danube [The 10 countries that the River Danube flows through or that have the River Danube as part of their international border.]

Tuesday 22 October 2019 [s4ep7, repeated on Tuesday 31 March 2020]

[s4ep7] A Few Good Women

Round 1: The first 10 six-letter words ending in the letters ‘DLE’ [The first 10 words alphabetically ending with the letters ‘DLE’; according to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk; each word has its own entry; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter; as of 22 May 2019; “boodle” is not included in this list as it is described as dated slang.]

Round 2: The 10 parties to win at least one seat in the 2019 European Parliament elections in the UK [The elections were held on Thursday 23 May 2019.]

Round 3: Top 10 Premiership rugby union teams at the end of the 2018/19 season [The top 10 places in the Gallagher Premiership Rugby table, England’s top division.]

Round 4: The first 10 UK Top 10 singles by Nicki Minaj [Songs on which Nicki Minaj was a main or featured artist, includes collaborations; according to the Official Charts Company.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 US states with 11 or more letters in their name [There are 11 in all, this list consists of the first 10 alphabetically.]

Final Round: Celebrities: The first 10 children of the Kardashian-Jenners [This is about the offspring of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner; this list consists of the first names of the first 10 children to be born.]

Wednesday 23 October 2019 [s4ep8, repeated on Wednesday 1 April 2020]

[s4ep8] Nothing’s Donna Stop Us Now

Round 1: Top 10 wine consuming countries [This is about the amount of wine consumed by a country as a whole, based on total number of litres consumed in 2017; according to provisional data for 2017 published in April 2019 by the International Organization of Vine and Wine.]

Round 2: The 10 female Oscar-nominated directors and their films [A list of the five female directors who have been nominated in the Best Director category, and the five films they were nominated for, up to and including the 2019 Oscars ceremony.]

Round 3: The first 10 Mr Men characters alphabetically that end with the letter ‘Y’ [Based on the characters created by Roger and Adam Hargreaves, as listed on the Characters page of the official website mrmen.com, as of 11 June 2019.]

Round 4: The first 10 Top 10 singles by Robbie Williams [According to the Official Charts Company as of June 2019; in the case of double A-sided singles, either song can be accepted as an answer, but not both.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 tennis players with the most Grand Slam men’s singles titles in the ‘Open’ era [This list goes up to the Australian Open in 2019.]

Final Round: Traditional Songs: The first 10 words of four or more letters in ‘Auld Lang Syne’ by Robert Burns [Does not include the words “Auld”, “Lang” or “Syne”, or words that appear with apostrophes, such as “we’ll”; according to the Christmas Encyclopaedia published by McFarland.]

Thursday 24 October 2019 [s4ep9, repeated late at night on Friday 27 March 2020 and on Thursday 2 April 2020]

[s4ep9] Tyne and Dandy

Round 1: The 10 US states with names that contain the letters ‘V’ or ‘Y’ [The states that contain the letters ‘V’ or ‘Y’ or both.]

Round 2: The first 10 words of four or more letters in ‘My Way’ [As in the usual English lyrics written by Paul Anka and performed by Frank Sinatra on his 1969 album also titled “My Way”.]

Round 3: The 10 Agatha Christie books with ‘Murder’ or ‘Murders’ in the title [These are novels or collections of short stories; the list is taken from the official Agatha Christie website as of 18 March 2019.]

Round 4: The last 10 World Snooker Champions [Up to and including the 2019 World Championship held at the Crucible Theatre.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 contestants in ‘I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!’ 2018 [The last 10 contestants up to and including the final episode of the 2018 series.]

Final Round: Animated Films: Top 10 characters in ‘The Lion King’ animation [The first 10 different characters named in the end credits of the 1994 Disney animated feature as it was originally released on home video.]

Friday 25 October 2019 [s4ep10, repeated on Saturday 28 March 2020 and on Friday 3 April 2020]

[s4ep10] The Amazeballs

Round 1: The 10 characters in the animation ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ [The 10 characters which take human form other than the title character Snow White in the 1937 Disney animation; the Magic Mirror and the birds are not acceptable answers as they do not take human form.]

Round 2: The 10 South American or European countries apart from the UK who have hosted the FIFA World Cup Finals [One of these countries has hosted the competition twice, with slightly different names; either name will be an acceptable answer; this list does not include Russia as it lies partly in Asia.]

Round 3: The last 10 US presidents with double letters in their names [The last 10 US presidents with at least one set of double letters in their first name or surname, according to the names they were known by when they were president.]

Round 4: Top 10 lagers in pubs [The top 10 best-selling lagers sold in UK pubs, according to the pub trade paper The Morning Advertiser’s “The Drinks List: Top Brands to Stock 2019”,, with data provided by CGA, looking at a 12-month period up to 11 August 2018.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 six-letter words ending with the letters ‘TCH’ [According to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter; as of 13 June 2019.]

Final Round: UK Geography: The 10 English ceremonial counties with North Sea coasts [The ceremonial counties are those laid out by the Lieutenancies Act 1997.]

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 21 October 2019, The Generation Gap

All 5 members of The Generation Gap made it to the final, playing for 8.5k, and named 7 of the 10 countries of the River Danube. [The remaining answers: Serbia, Moldova, Ukraine.]

Tuesday 22 October 2019, A Few Good Women

All 5 members of A Few Good Women made it to the final and won 3k by listing the first 10 children of the Kardashian-Jenners.

Wednesday 23 October 2019, Nothing’s Donna Stop Us Now

All 5 members of Nothing’s Donna Stop Us Now made it to the final, playing for 12k, and named 8 of the first 10 words of four or more letters in ‘Auld Lang Syne’ by Robert Burns. [The remaining answers: Surely, Your.]

[Note: “take” appears as “tak” in the original words, so it contains fewer than 4 letters]

Thursday 24 October 2019, Tyne and Dandy

3 members of Tyne and Dandy made it to the final round playing for 50k and named 9 of the Top 10 characters in ‘The Lion King’ animation. [The remaining answer: Shenzi.]

Friday 25 October 2019, The Amazeballs

All 5 members of The Amazeballs made it to the final and won 8k by naming all 10 English ceremonial counties with North Sea coasts. [And I was delighted: this is my favourite “Tenable” team ever.]

Questions and Answers

Monday 21 October 2019 [s4ep6, repeated on Monday 30 March 2020 and on Saturday 4 April 2020]

[s4ep6] The Generation Gap

Round 1: Top 10 ‘Coronation Street’ characters by number of 2018 episodes [The characters that appeared in the most episodes of the show in 2018.]

Carla Connor / Johnny Connor / Peter Barlow / Leanne Battersby / Michelle Connor / Tim Metcalfe / Toyah Battersby / Jenny Connor/ Eileen Phelan / Kate Connor

Round 2: The 10 motorways nearest Spaghetti Junction [The 10 nearest to Gravelly Hill interchange, commonly known as Spaghetti Junction; the list includes one toll road and a road which has an “M” in brackets after the number.]

M6 / A38 (M) / M5 / M42 / M6 Toll / M40 / M54 / M69 / M45 / M1

Round 3: The first 10 six-letter words ending with the letters ‘END’ [The first 10 words alphabetically ending with the letters ‘END’; according to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk; each word has its own entry and is in blue in the dictionary; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter; as of 14 May 2019.]

Append / Ascend / Attend / Defend / Depend / Expend / Extend / Friend / Impend / Intend

Round 4: The 10 alliterative or repetitious ABBA song titles [The 10 songs are all on the albums “ABBA Gold” or “More ABBA Gold”; to clarify, alliterative means two directly adjacent words beginning with the same letter, and repeated words means that the same word appears twice in the title; in one of the correct answers the repeated word is “the”; SOS is not included in this list as the title contains letters, not words.]

Voulez Vous /  The Name of the Game / Ring Ring / On and On and On / Money, Money, Money / Mamma Mia / Knowing Me Knowing You / I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do / Honey, Honey / Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 golfers who have won the most majors since 1950 [Male golfers who won their first championship since 1950, the list contains those who have won the most majors up to and including April 2019 .]

Jack Nicklaus / Tiger Woods / Gary Player / Tom Watson / Arnold Palmer / Nick Faldo / Lee Trevino / Seve Ballesteros / Phil Mickelson / Peter Thomson

Final Round: European Geography: The 10 countries of the River Danube [The 10 countries that the River Danube flows through or that have the River Danube as part of their international border.]

Germany / Austria / Slovakia / Hungary / Croatia / Serbia / Bulgaria / Romania / Moldova / Ukraine

Tuesday 22 October 2019 [s4ep7, repeated on Tuesday 31 March 2020]

[s4ep7] A Few Good Women

Round 1: The first 10 six-letter words ending in the letters ‘DLE’ [The first 10 words alphabetically ending with the letters ‘DLE’; according to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk; each word has its own entry; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter; as of 22 May 2019; “boodle” is not included in this list as it is described as dated slang.]

Beadle / Bridle / Bundle / Candle / Coddle / Cradle / Cuddle / Curdle / Dandle / Dawdle

Round 2: The 10 parties to win at least one seat in the 2019 European Parliament elections in the UK [The elections were held on Thursday 23 May 2019.]

The Brexit Party / Liberal Democrats / Labour / Green / Conservative / Scottish National Party / Plaid Cymru / Sinn Fein / Democratic Unionist Party / Alliance Party

Round 3: Top 10 Premiership rugby union teams at the end of the 2018/19 season [The top 10 places in the Gallagher Premiership Rugby table, England’s top division.]

Exeter Chiefs / Saracens / Gloucester / Northampton Saints / Harlequins / Bath / Sale Sharks / Wasps / Bristol Bears / Worcester Warriors

Round 4: The first 10 UK Top 10 singles by Nicki Minaj [Songs on which Nicki Minaj was a main or featured artist, includes collaborations; according to the Official Charts Company.]

2012 (It Ain’t The End) / Where Them Girls At / Super Bass / Turn Me On / Starships / Pound The Alarm / Bang Bang / Anaconda / Hey Mama / Side To Side

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 US states with 11 or more letters in their name [There are 11 in all, this list consists of the first 10 alphabetically.]

Connecticut / Massachusetts / Mississippi / New Hampshire / North Carolina / North Dakota / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota

Final Round: Celebrities: The first 10 children of the Kardashian-Jenners [This is about the offspring of Kourtney, Kim, Khloe and Rob Kardashian, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner; this list consists of the first names of the first 10 children to be born.]

Mason / Penelope / North / Reign / Saint / Dream / Chicago / Stormy / True / Psalm

Wednesday 23 October 2019 [s4ep8, repeated on Wednesday 1 April 2020]

[s4ep8] Nothing’s Donna Stop Us Now

Round 1: Top 10 wine consuming countries [This is about the amount of wine consumed by a country as a whole, based on total number of litres consumed in 2017; according to provisional data for 2017 published in April 2019 by the International Organization of Vine and Wine.]

USA / France / Italy / Germany / China / United Kingdom / Russia / Spain / Argentina / Australia

Round 2: The 10 female Oscar-nominated directors and their films [A list of the five female directors who have been nominated in the Best Director category, and the five films they were nominated for, up to and including the 2019 Oscars ceremony.]

Lina Wertmuller / Seven Beauties / Jane Campion / The Piano / Sofia Coppola / Lost in Translation / Kathryn Bigelow / The Hurt Locker / Greta Gerwig / Lady Bird

Round 3: The first 10 Mr Men characters alphabetically that end with the letter ‘Y’ [Based on the characters created by Roger and Adam Hargreaves, as listed on the Characters page of the official website mrmen.com, as of 11 June 2019.]

Mr Birthday / Mr Busy / Mr Clumsy / Mr Dizzy / Mr Funny / Mr Fussy / Mr Greedy / Mr Grumpy / Mr Happy / Mr Jolly

Round 4: The first 10 Top 10 singles by Robbie Williams [According to the Official Charts Company as of June 2019; in the case of double A-sided singles, either song can be accepted as an answer, but not both.]

Freedom / Old Before I Die / Lazy Days / Angels / Let Me Entertain You / Millennium / No Regrets-Ant Music / Strong / She’s The One-It’s Only Us / Rock DJ

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 tennis players with the most Grand Slam men’s singles titles in the ‘Open’ era [This list goes up to the Australian Open in 2019.]

Roger Federer / Rafael Nadal / Novak Djokovic / Pete Sampras / Bjorn Borg / Andre Agassi / Jimmy Connors / Ivan Lendl / John McEnroe / Mats Wilander

Final Round: Traditional Songs: The first 10 words of four or more letters in ‘Auld Lang Syne’ by Robert Burns [Does not include the words “Auld”, “Lang” or “Syne”, or words that appear with apostrophes, such as “we’ll”; according to the Christmas Encyclopaedia published by McFarland.]

Should / Acquaintance / Forgot / Never / Brought / Mind / Dear / Kindness / Surely / Your

Thursday 24 October 2019 [s4ep9, repeated late at night on Friday 27 March 2020 and on Thursday 2 April 2020]

[s4ep9] Tyne and Dandy

Round 1: The 10 US states with names that contain the letters ‘V’ or ‘Y’ [The states that contain the letters ‘V’ or ‘Y’ or both.]

Kentucky / Maryland / Nevada / New Jersey / New York / Pennsylvania / Vermont / Virginia / West Virginia / Wyoming

Round 2: The first 10 words of four or more letters in ‘My Way’ [As in the usual English lyrics written by Paul Anka and performed by Frank Sinatra on his 1969 album also titled “My Way”.]

Near / Face / Final / Curtain / Friend / Clear / State / Case / Which / Certain

Round 3: The 10 Agatha Christie books with ‘Murder’ or ‘Murders’ in the title [These are novels or collections of short stories; the list is taken from the official Agatha Christie website as of 18 March 2019.]

The Murder on the Links / The Murder of Roger Ackroyd / The Murder at the Vicarage / Murder on the Orient Express / Murder in Mesopotamia / The ABC Murders / Murder in the Mews / Murder is Easy / A Murder is Announced / Sleeping Murder

Round 4: The last 10 World Snooker Champions [Up to and including the 2019 World Championship held at the Crucible Theatre.]

Judd Trump / Mark Williams / Mark Selby / Stuart Bingham / Ronnie O’Sullivan / John Higgins / Neil Robertson / Graeme Dott / Shaun Murphy / Peter Ebdon

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 contestants in ‘I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!’ 2018 [The last 10 contestants up to and including the final episode of the 2018 series.]

Harry Redknapp/ Emily Atack / John Barrowman / Fleur East / James McVey / Nick Knowles / Anne Hegerty / Rita Simons / Sair Khan / Malique Thompson-Dwyer

Final Round: Animated Films: Top 10 characters in ‘The Lion King’ animation [The first 10 different characters named in the end credits of the 1994 Disney animated feature as it was originally released on home video.]

Simba / Mufasa / Scar / Nala / Pumbaa / Timon / Rafiki / Zazu / Sarabi / Shenzi

Friday 25 October 2019 [s4ep10, repeated on Saturday 28 March 2020 and on Friday 3 April 2020]

[s4ep10] The Amazeballs

Round 1: The 10 characters in the animation ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ [The 10 characters which take human form other than the title character Snow White in the 1937 Disney animation; the Magic Mirror and the birds are not acceptable answers as they do not take human form.]

Bashful / Doc / Dopey / Grumpy / Happy / Huntsman / Prince / Queen-Witch / Sleepy / Sneezy

Round 2: The 10 South American or European countries apart from the UK who have hosted the FIFA World Cup Finals [One of these countries has hosted the competition twice, with slightly different names; either name will be an acceptable answer; this list does not include Russia as it lies partly in Asia.]

Brazil / Germany / France / Italy / Spain / Argentina / Chile / Sweden / Switzerland / Uruguay

Round 3: The last 10 US presidents with double letters in their names [The last 10 US presidents with at least one set of double letters in their first name or surname, according to the names they were known by when they were president.]

Bill Clinton / Jimmy Carter / John F Kennedy / Harry S Truman / Franklin D Roosevelt / Herbert Hoover / Calvin Coolidge / Warren G Harding / Woodrow Wilson / William Howard Taft

Round 4: Top 10 lagers in pubs [The top 10 best-selling lagers sold in UK pubs, according to the pub trade paper The Morning Advertiser’s “The Drinks List: Top Brands to Stock 2019”,, with data provided by CGA, looking at a 12-month period up to 11 August 2018.]

Carling / Foster’s / Carlsberg / Peroni / Stella Artois / Coors Light / Tennent’s / San Miguel / Amstel / Kronenbourg 1664

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 six-letter words ending with the letters ‘TCH’ [According to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter; as of 13 June 2019.]

Blotch / Clutch / Crotch / Crutch / Flitch / Glitch / Scotch / Sketch / Snatch / Snitch

Final Round: UK Geography: The 10 English ceremonial counties with North Sea coasts [The ceremonial counties are those laid out by the Lieutenancies Act 1997.]

Northumberland / Tyne and Wear / Durham / North Yorkshire / East Riding of Yorkshire / Lincolnshire / Norfolk / Suffolk / Essex / Kent

 

 

2 thoughts on ““Tenable” questions, week ending 25 October 2019 (Series 4, Episodes 6-10)

  1. Hi, I was the Team Captain of The Amazeballs. I just want to thank you for the review and also to let you know that some of us used your reviews of previous episodes to help us revise and prepare. Keep up the good work! Teilo

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