Trivia

“Tenable” questions, week ending 15 November 2019 (Series 4, Episodes 21-25)

Here are the questions and answers for the current series of ITV quiz show “Tenable”, episodes broadcast between Monday 11 and Friday 15 November 2019, Series 4 Episodes 21-25 (S4Ep21, S4Ep22 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.

The Questions

Monday 11 November 2019

[s4ep21] The Clean Sheets

Round 1: Top 10 smallest countries in the EU [The 10 smallest countries in the EU by area according to the size and population data on the European Union website, as of April 2019; the area of Greenland is not included in the calculations.]

Round 2: The last 10 non-Oxbridge winners of ‘University Challenge’ [The last 10 different university teams to win BBC quiz show “University Challenge” that are not constituent colleges of the universities of Oxford or Cambridge; as of June 2019.]

Round 3: The 10 flavours of  Kopparberg cider [The 10 main fruit and plant flavours of the Kopparberg fruit cider range as shown on the company website in the UK as of 19 June 2019; does not include Kopparberg black cider or the range of light, lower-calorie ciders; this is about the ingredients that are the main flavours of the ciders; mint is not a valid answer, as it is mentioned as “A hint of mint” alongside a main flavour.]

Round 4: The last 10 PMs not to have been Chancellor of the Exchequer [The last 10 UK prime ministers who had not been Chancellor of the Exchequer at some point in their political career; as of May 2019.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round):  The first 10 Martin Scorsese films with one-word or two-word titles [Films for which Martin Scorses has a directing credit, taken from a chronological list, as of IMDb in May 2019.]

Final Round: Football Managers: The 10 football managers to have won the Premier League [As of the end of the 2018/19 season, 12 May 2019.]

Tuesday 12 November 2019

[s4ep22] The Harrogate Keepers

Round 1: Top 10 Swiss Army Knife tools [The 10 tools included in the largest number of Swiss Army Knife models across the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife range, according to Victorinox.com as at 29 March 2019.]

Round 2: The 10 ingredients in the Delia Smith recipe for Rock Cakes [The 10 ingredients in the “good old rock cakes” recipe as listed on the official Delia online website, as of 24 April 2019.]

Round 3: The first 10 five-letter words in the titles of Shakespeare plays alphabetically [The usual short form titles of the accepted canon of plays by Shakespeare are listed on the “Shakespeare Plays” page of the RSC website; “We have taken the 11 different words in those short form titles that contain exactly five letters and put them in alphabetical order; we want the first 10 words in that alphabetical list of five-letter words”; words containing apostrophes do not count, nor do the regnal numbers of kings or part numbers of plays, such as first, third and three, as they are in roman numerals.]

Round 4: Top 10 oil producing countries [According to 2018 production data published by the Energy Information Administration based in Washington DC as of April 2019.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 British sitcoms from the 1990s and 2000s [From the Radio Times list of the greatest British sitcoms ever, published in April 2019; “We’re looking for the names of the 10 whose first episodes were first aired in the 1990s or 2000s”.]

Final Round: Song Lyrics: The first 10 words of four or more letters in ‘The Final Countdown’ by Europe [Does not include contracted words that contain apostrophes, so “we’re” and “we’ll” are not acceptable.]

Wednesday 13 November 2019

[s4ep23] Super Human Resources

Round 1: The 10 national flags with three vertical stripes [The 10 countries whose flags consist solely of three vertical stripes of equal size; each flag contains two or three colours; white is included as a colour; does not include any flag that has a coat of arms, star, emblem or any other insignia; as of June 2019.]

Round 2: The first 10 words of five or more letters in ‘Hooky Street’ from ‘Only Fools and Horses’ [This is the song that accompanies the closing credits of the sitcom “Only Fools and Horses”; according to lyrics provided by the company that looks after John Sullivan’s work; one of the answers is hyphenated with another word; “for fairness, the word ‘wosnames’ is not a tenable answer”.]

Round 3: The last 10 British cyclists to win a Stage of the Tour de France [Also includes prologues; as of June 2019.]

Round 4: Top 10 actors and characters in ‘The Greatest Showman’ [The names of the first 5 actors to be credited in the 2017 film, and the names of the characters they play; according to IMDb April 2019.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 British horse racing courses beginning with ‘A’ or ‘C’ [Includes flat, jump and flat and jump race-courses; according to the official website of The Racecourse Association as of April 2019.]

Final Round: Royal Family: The first 10 people to marry a child or grandchild of Elizabeth II

Thursday 14 November 2019

[s4ep24] The Virtual Friends

Round 1: The 10 land mammals on the adopt an animal page on the WWF website [The 10 types of endangered land mammal that appear on the page “Adopt An Animal Now” on the website of the World Wildlife Fund, as of May 2019.]

Round 2: The 10 Oasis singles starting with the letter ‘S’ or ‘W’ [The 10 Oasis singles that reached the UK Top 40 that start with the letter ‘S’ or ‘W’, according to the Official Charts Company, as of April 2019; “She is Love” is not included in this list as it was a double ‘A’ side with “Little by Little”.]

Round 3: The 10 contenders for the Conservative Party leadership in June 2019 [The 10 candidates who stood in the first ballot, which took place on Thursday 13 June 2019.]

Round 4: Top 10 actors and characters in ‘The Good Life’ [The 5 actors credited with the most episodes in the sitcom “The Good Life” and the names of the characters they played, according to IMDb, as of 1 June 2019; this is the British TV series that was first broadcast in 1975.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 six-letter words ending with the letters ‘AIN’ [According to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk; each word has its own entry and is in blue on the website; as of 14 June 2019.]

Final Round: Animated Films: The 10 words of four or more letters in the titles of the Wallace and Gromit films [These are the films made by Aardman Animation; includes the four short films broadcast on television between 1990 and 2008, and the feature film released in the UK in 2005; this relates to the main Wallace and Gromit films, not those that feature Timmy, Time or Shaun the Sheep in the titles, and does not include the TV series titles “Cracking Contraptions” and “World of Invention”, nor film compilation titles such as “The incredible Adventures of Wallace and Gromit”.]

Friday 15 November 2019

[s4ep25] Leach for the Stars

Round 1: The first 10 one-word countries alphabetically after Nigeria that end with the letter ‘A’

Round 2: Top 10 ‘Doctor Who’ monsters and villains [As voted for by over 10,000 fans of the show in a 2012 poll conducted by the Radio Times.]

Round 3: The 10 six-letter words ending in the letters ‘ALE’ [According to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk; each word has its own entry and is in blue on the website; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter such as place or family names or trademarks; as of 11 June 2019.]

Round 4: Top 10 highest-grossing Denzel Washington films [The 10 highest-grossing films at cinemas worldwide in which Denzel Washington has an acting credit; from lifetime data provided by Box Office Mojo as of 20 June 2019.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 words of four or more letters in ‘Old King Cole’ [This is according to the version published in the Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes; “Where a word is mentioned in three similar forms, in various plural or singular nouns, we’ll accept any of those words as one ‘Tenable’ answer”.]

Final Round: Cricket Counties: The 10 names of county cricket teams that end in the letters ‘SHIRE’ [All 10 counties play first-class cricket; this is about the men’s game; as of April 2019.]

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 November 2019, The Clean Sheets

All 5 members of The Clean Sheets made it to the final and won 10k by naming the 10 football managers to have won the Premier League.

Tuesday 12 November 2019, The Harrogate Keepers

4 of The Harrogate Keepers made it to the final playing for 7k and named 1 of the first 10 words of four or more letters in ‘The Final Countdown’ by Europe. [The remaining answers: Leaving, Still, Farewell, Maybe, Come, Back, Earth, Tell, Guess.]

Wednesday 13 November 2019, Super Human Resources

3 members of Super Human Resources made it to the final playing for 4.5k and named 9 of the first 10 people to marry a child or grandchild of Elizabeth II [The remaining answer: Autumn Kelly.]

Thursday 14 November 2019, The Virtual Friends

4 of The Virtual Friends made it to the final round playing for 2k and named 8 of the 10 words of four or more letters in the titles of the Wallace and Gromit films. [The remaining answers: Close, Shave.]

Friday 15 November 2019, Leach for the Stars

1 member of Leach for the Stars in the final round (the team captain) playing for 500 pounds; he named 7 of the 10 county cricket teams that end in the letters ‘SHIRE’. [The remaining answers: Derbyshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire.]

Questions and Answers

Monday 11 November 2019

[s4ep21] The Clean Sheets

Round 1: Top 10 smallest countries in the EU [The 10 smallest countries in the EU by area according to the size and population data on the European Union website, as of April 2019; the area of Greenland is not included in the calculations.]

Malta / Luxembourg / Cyprus / Slovenia / Belgium / Netherlands / Denmark / Estonia / Slovakia / Croatia

Round 2: The last 10 non-Oxbridge winners of ‘University Challenge’ [The last 10 different university teams to win BBC quiz show “University Challenge” that are not constituent colleges of the universities of Oxford or Cambridge; as of June 2019.]

Edinburgh / Manchester / Warwick / Birkbeck, University of London / Imperial College London / Durham / The Open University / Dundee / St Andrews / Queen’s University Belfast

Round 3: The 10 flavours of  Kopparberg cider [The 10 main fruit and plant flavours of the Kopparberg fruit cider range as shown on the company website in the UK as of 19 June 2019; does not include Kopparberg black cider or the range of light, lower-calorie ciders; this is about the ingredients that are the main flavours of the ciders; mint is not a valid answer, as it is mentioned as “A hint of mint” alongside a main flavour.]

Apple / Blackcurrant / Blueberry / Elderflower / Lime / Passionfruit / Pear / Raspberry / Rhubarb / Strawberry

Round 4: The last 10 PMs not to have been Chancellor of the Exchequer [The last 10 UK prime ministers who had not been Chancellor of the Exchequer at some point in their political career; as of May 2019.]

Teresa May / David Cameron / Tony Blair / Margaret Thatcher / Harold Wilson / Edward Heath / Alec Douglas-Home / Anthony Eden / Clement Attlee / Ramsay MacDonald

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round):  The first 10 Martin Scorsese films with one-word or two-word titles [Films for which Martin Scorses has a directing credit, taken from a chronological list, as of IMDb in May 2019.]

Boxcar Bertha / Mean Streets / Taxi Driver / Raging Bull / After Hours / Goodfellas / Cape Fear / Casino / Kundun / The Aviator

Final Round: Football Managers: The 10 football managers to have won the Premier League [As of the end of the 2018/19 season, 12 May 2019.]

Alex Ferguson / Kenny Dalglish / Arsene Wenger / Jose Mourinho / Carlo Ancelotti / Roberto Mancini / Manuel Pellegrini / Claudio Ranieri / Antonio Conte / Pep Guardiola

Tuesday 12 November 2019

[s4ep22] The Harrogate Keepers

Round 1: Top 10 Swiss Army Knife tools [The 10 tools included in the largest number of Swiss Army Knife models across the Victorinox Swiss Army Knife range, according to Victorinox.com as at 29 March 2019.]

Bottle opener / Wire stripper / Large blade / Can opener / Tweezers / Toothpick / 3mm screwdriver / Scissors / Corkscrew / Reamer, punch & sewing awl

Round 2: The 10 ingredients in the Delia Smith recipe for Rock Cakes [The 10 ingredients in the “good old rock cakes” recipe as listed on the official Delia online website, as of 24 April 2019.]

Plain flour / Salt / Baking powder / Light brown sugar / Nutmeg / Mixed spice/ Butter / Mixed dried fruit / Egg / Milk

Round 3: The first 10 five-letter words in the titles of Shakespeare plays alphabetically [The usual short form titles of the accepted canon of plays by Shakespeare are listed on the “Shakespeare Plays” page of the RSC website; “We have taken the 11 different words in those short form titles that contain exactly five letters and put them in alphabetical order; we want the first 10 words in that alphabetical list of five-letter words”; words containing apostrophes do not count, nor do the regnal numbers of kings or part numbers of plays, such as first, third and three, as they are in roman numerals.]

About / Dream / Henry / Merry / Night / Noble / Romeo / Shrew / Timon / Titus

Round 4: Top 10 oil producing countries [According to 2018 production data published by the Energy Information Administration based in Washington DC as of April 2019.]

United States / Saudi Arabia / Russia / Canada / China / Iraq / Iran / United Arab Emirates / Brazil / Kuwait

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 British sitcoms from the 1990s and 2000s [From the Radio Times list of the greatest British sitcoms ever, published in April 2019; “We’re looking for the names of the 10 whose first episodes were first aired in the 1990s or 2000s”.]

Father Ted / I’m Alan Partridge / The Royle Family / Absolutely Fabulous / Dinnerladies / The Thick of It / The Office / Peep Show / The Vicar of Dibley / Gavin & Stacey

Final Round: Song Lyrics: The first 10 words of four or more letters in ‘The Final Countdown’ by Europe [Does not include contracted words that contain apostrophes, so “we’re” and “we’ll” are not acceptable.]

Leaving / Together / Still / Farewell / Maybe / Come / Back / Earth / Tell / Guess

Wednesday 13 November 2019

[s4ep23] Super Human Resources

Round 1: The 10 national flags with three vertical stripes [The 10 countries whose flags consist solely of three vertical stripes of equal size; each flag contains two or three colours; white is included as a colour; does not include any flag that has a coat of arms, star, emblem or any other insignia; as of June 2019.]

Belgium / Chad / Cote d’Ivoire / France / Guinea / Ireland / Italy / Mali / Nigeria / Romania

Round 2: The first 10 words of five or more letters in ‘Hooky Street’ from ‘Only Fools and Horses’ [This is the song that accompanies the closing credits of the sitcom “Only Fools and Horses”; according to lyrics provided by the company that looks after John Sullivan’s work; one of the answers is hyphenated with another word; “for fairness, the word ‘wosnames’ is not a tenable answer”.]

Price / Cracked / Miles / Carpet / Tiles / Freeze / David / Bowie / Games / Chains

Round 3: The last 10 British cyclists to win a Stage of the Tour de France [Also includes prologues; as of June 2019.]

Geraint Thomas / Chris Froome / Mark Cavendish / Steve Cummings / Bradley Wiggins / David Millar / Chris Boardman / Max Sciandri / Robert Millar / Sean Yates

Round 4: Top 10 actors and characters in ‘The Greatest Showman’ [The names of the first 5 actors to be credited in the 2017 film, and the names of the characters they play; according to IMDb April 2019.]

Hugh Jackman / PT Barnum / Michelle Williams / Charity Barnum / Zac Efron / Phillip Carlyle / Zendaya / Anne Wheeler / Rebecca Ferguson / Jenny Lind

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 British horse racing courses beginning with ‘A’ or ‘C’ [Includes flat, jump and flat and jump race-courses; according to the official website of The Racecourse Association as of April 2019.]

Aintree / Ascot / Ayr / Carlisle / Cartmel / Catterick Bridge / Chelmsford City / Cheltenham / Chepstow / Chester /

Final Round: Royal Family: The first 10 people to marry a child or grandchild of Elizabeth II

Mark Phillips / Diana Spencer / Sarah Ferguson / Timothy Laurence / Sophie Rhys-Jones / Camilla Parker Bowles / Autumn Kelly / Kate Middleton / Mike Tindall / Meghan Markle

Thursday 14 November 2019

[s4ep24] The Virtual Friends

Round 1: The 10 land mammals on the adopt an animal page on the WWF website [The 10 types of endangered land mammal that appear on the page “Adopt An Animal Now” on the website of the World Wildlife Fund, as of May 2019.]

Elephant / Giant panda / Gorilla / Jaguar / Leopard / Lion / Orangutan / Polar bear / Rhino / Tiger

Round 2: The 10 Oasis singles starting with the letter ‘S’ or ‘W’ [The 10 Oasis singles that reached the UK Top 40 that start with the letter ‘S’ or ‘W’, according to the Official Charts Company, as of April 2019; “She is Love” is not included in this list as it was a double ‘A’ side with “Little by Little”.]

Supersonic / Shakermaker / Whatever / Some Might Say / Wonderwall / Stand By Me / Who Feels Love? / Sunday Morning Call / Stop Crying Your Heart Out / Songbird

Round 3: The 10 contenders for the Conservative Party leadership in June 2019 [The 10 candidates who stood in the first ballot, which took place on Thursday 13 June 2019.]

Michael Gove / Matt Hancock / Mark Harper / Jeremy Hunt / Sajid Javid / Boris Johnson / Andrea Leadsom / Esther McVey / Dominic Raab / Rory Stewart

Round 4: Top 10 actors and characters in ‘The Good Life’ [The 5 actors credited with the most episodes in the sitcom “The Good Life” and the names of the characters they played, according to IMDb, as of 1 June 2019; this is the British TV series that was first broadcast in 1975.]

Richard Briers / Tom Good / Felicity Kendal / Barbara Good / Penelope Keith / Margo Leadbetter / Paul Eddington / Jerry Leadbetter / Reginald Marsh / Sir Andrew

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 six-letter words ending with the letters ‘AIN’ [According to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk; each word has its own entry and is in blue on the website; as of 14 June 2019.]

Attain / Detain / Domain / Obtain / Ordain / Papain / Regain / Remain / Retain / Sprain

Final Round: Animated Films: The 10 words of four or more letters in the titles of the Wallace and Gromit films [These are the films made by Aardman Animation; includes the four short films broadcast on television between 1990 and 2008, and the feature film released in the UK in 2005; this relates to the main Wallace and Gromit films, not those that feature Timmy, Time or Shaun the Sheep in the titles, and does not include the TV series titles “Cracking Contraptions” and “World of Invention”, nor film compilation titles such as “The incredible Adventures of Wallace and Gromit”.]

Grand / Wrong / Trousers / Close / Shave / Matter / Loaf / Death / Curse / Were-Rabbit

Friday 15 November 2019

[s4ep25] Leach for the Stars

Round 1: The first 10 one-word countries alphabetically after Nigeria that end with the letter ‘A’

Panama / Romania / Russia / Rwanda / Samoa / Serbia / Slovakia / Slovenia / Somalia / Syria

Round 2: Top 10 ‘Doctor Who’ monsters and villains [As voted for by over 10,000 fans of the show in a 2012 poll conducted by the Radio Times.]

Weeping Angels / Daleks / The Silence / The Master / Vashta Nerada / Cybermen / Davros / Zygons / Ice Warriors / Sontarans

Round 3: The 10 six-letter words ending in the letters ‘ALE’ [According to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk; each word has its own entry and is in blue on the website; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter such as place or family names or trademarks; as of 11 June 2019.]

Exhale / Female / Finale / Impale / Inhale / Locale / Morale / Rafale / Regale / Resale

Round 4: Top 10 highest-grossing Denzel Washington films [The 10 highest-grossing films at cinemas worldwide in which Denzel Washington has an acting credit; from lifetime data provided by Box Office Mojo as of 20 June 2019.]

American Gangster / Safe House / Philadelphia / The Pelican Brief / The Equalizer / The Equalizer 2 / Inside Man / Déjà Vu / Unstoppable / The Magnificent Seven

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 words of four or more letters in ‘Old King Cole’ [This is according to the version published in the Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes; “Where a word is mentioned in three similar forms, in various plural or singular nouns, we’ll accept any of those words as one ‘Tenable’ answer”.]

Merry / Soul / Called / Pipe / Bowl / Fiddlers / Three / Every / Very / Fine

Final Round: Cricket Counties: The 10 names of county cricket teams that end in the letters ‘SHIRE’ [All 10 counties play first-class cricket; this is about the men’s game; as of April 2019.]

Derbyshire / Gloucestershire / Hampshire / Lancashire / Leicestershire / Northamptonshire / Nottinghamshire / Warwickshire / Worcestershire / Yorkshire

 

 

 

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