Trivia

“Tenable” questions, week ending 17 January 2020 (Series 4, Episodes 36-40)

Here are the questions and answers for the current series of ITV quiz show “Tenable”, episodes broadcast between Monday 13 and Friday 17 January 2020, Series 4 Episodes 36-40 (S4Ep36, S4Ep37 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 13 January 2019 [s4ep36, repeated late at night on Wednesday 22 April 2020]

[s4ep36] The Lancashire Hotpots

Round 1: Top 10 best-selling singles by Westlife [According to figures released by the Official Charts Company in January 2019.]

Round 2: The 10 five-letter words ending in ‘-USE’ [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 May 2019.]

Round 3: The 10 bird emojis [According to the list published by the standardization organization Unicode as of 13 March 2019; when a species is represented more than once, for example by a male, female or a young bird that have different named, any of the terms will be accepted as an overall correct answer.]

Round 4: Top 10 actors in ‘Gavin & Stacey’ [The 10 actors who appear in the most episodes of the TV sitcom according to IMDb as of 13 May 2019 and includes appearances in episodes marked by IMDb as uncredited..]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round):  Top 10 non-geographic terms in 2019 rugby Super League names [There are 12 teams in the 2019 rugby Super League; the names of 10 contain a term that is non-geographic.]

Final Round: Counties: The first 10 one-word English ceremonial counties that end with the letters ‘SHIRE’ [In an alphabetical list of English ceremonial counties, the first 10 consisting of one word and ending in ‘SHIRE’.]

Tuesday 14 January 2020 [s4ep37, repeated on Sunday 26 April 2020]

[s4ep37] The Study Buddies

Round 1: The first 10 words of exactly four letters in the theme from ‘Friends’ [The theme song is “I’ll be there for you” by The Rembrandts; this list does not include contracted words that contain apostrophes, so “job’s” is not an acceptable answer.]

Round 2: The 10 post-World War II prime ministers whose surname contains the letter ‘A’ [The 10 UK prime ministers from the end of the Second World War to the end of May 2019 whose usual surnames contain the letter ‘A’; this only relates to the names they were known by when they were prime minister.]

Round 3: The 10 states and end cities of Route 66 [The 8 states that the original Route 66 passed through and the 2 cities in which the eastern and western terminals of the highway were originally located; this is as the highway was commissioned and established in 1926.]

Round 4: The first 10 ‘Hunger Games’ characters alphabetically [As they feature on the SparkNotes character list for the first two books of the trilogy, i.e.  the books “Hunger Games” and “Catching Fire”.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 2018/19 Premier League teams with the most clean sheets [According to the official Premier League website as of May 2019.]

Final Round: European Union: The last 10 EU member countries alphabetically [As of June 2019.]

Wednesday 15 January 2020 [s4ep38, repeated late at night on Friday 24 April 2020]

[s4ep38] The Legion of Quiz

Round 1: The 10 whisky or tequila cocktails [The 10 cocktails that contain whisky or tequila as an ingredient, according to the International Bartenders Association list of official cocktails on the IBA website as of 17 May 2019; this only covers drinks listed in the IBA categories “The Unforgettables” and “Contemporary Classics”, so does not include cocktails in the “New Era Drinks” category.]

Round 2: The last 10 tennis players to win their home Grand Slam [Winners of Men’s or Women’s Grand Slam events (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon or US Open) held in their home country; “home country” means the country the player had as their nation at the time they won the event, and is not necessarily the country they were born in.]

Round 3: The 10 one-word British army ranks [The 10 ranks in the British Army and the youth organization that it and the Ministry of Defence sponsor that consists of one word; as of May 2019.]

Round 4: the 10 films that won Oscars at the 2019 ceremony [The 10 live action feature films that won any Oscar at the Academy Awards ceremony held on 24 February 2019.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 names given to boys that are also first names of US presidents [These are the names of babies born in the US between 1918 and 2017 and the names most commonly used by US presidents when they were in office.]

Final Round: UK Cities: The 10 English cities between Lichfield and Preston alphabetically [London is not an acceptable answer as “City of London” has official city status, not the larger conurbation known as London.]

Thursday 16 January 2020 [s4ep39, repeated on Monday 4 May 2020]

[s4ep39] Mother Knows Best

Round 1: The 10 countries with names that end with  the letters ‘LAND’ or ‘LANDS’ [Does not include Swaziland as it has changed its name to Eswatini; as ever, “by country we mean a sovereign state that is a member of the United Nations in its own right”.]

Round 2: The 10 David Bowie UK Top 10 singles of the 1980s [According to the Official Charts Company; collaborations are included, as long as David Bowie is a main credited artist.]

Round 3: The 10 ingredients in Nigel Slater’s recipe for Thai green curry paste [As listed on the BBC website; the recipe originally featured in a 2006 episode of his series “A Taste of My Life”.]

Round 4: Top 10 characters in the film ‘The Little Mermaid’ [The characters played by the Top 10 credited voice actors in the 1989 animated film “The Little Mermaid”; one of the actors is credited with two roles; either role will be an acceptable answer.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 “must-see” Italian artists at the National Gallery [The National Gallery website has a list of the 30 “must-see” paintings in its collection, as of 23 April 2019; 10 of the artists in this list were born in a place that is now part of Italy.]

Final Round: Top 10 EFL Championship football teams of the 2018/19 season

Friday 17 January 2020 [s4ep40, repeated on Tuesday 5 May 2020]

[s4ep40] Herd Mentality

Round 1: The 10 Alahans, Platts and Websters in ‘Coronation Street’ [The first names of the characters who have the surname Webster, Platt or Alahan in the ITV soap opera “Coronation Street”, according to the names listed under the heading “Characters” on the official ITV “Coronation Street” Characters website as of 7 July 2019.]

Round 2: Top 10 tea-producing countries of Asia in 2017 [Measured in tonnage and according to the website of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as of April 2019.]

Round 3: Top 10 characters and actors in ‘Frozen’ [The first 5 characters to appear in the credits for the 2013 Disney film, and the 5 voice actors who played them; according to IMDb as of April 2019.]

Round 4: The 10 British native trees you should plant in your garden [On the website of the Eden Project, under “Learn for Everyone”, is a page that suggests the 10 native British trees to grow in your garden; “native” means that these trees are at home in Britain, as they have grown here for thousands of years; as of 1 June 2019.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 Champions League finalists [As of the final of the 2019/20 season, played on 1 June 2019.]

Final Round: US States: The first 10 US states with a consonant as their second letter [In an alphabetical list of the US states, give the first 10 that have a consonant as their second letter.]

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 13 January 2020, The Lancashire Hotpots

All 5 members of The Lancashire Hotpots made it to the final and won 4k by naming the first 10 one-word English ceremonial counties that end with the letters ‘SHIRE’.

Tuesday 14 January 2020, The Study Buddies

4 of the Study Buddies made it to the final playing for 27k and named 8 of the last 10 EU member countries alphabetically. [The remaining answers: Netherlands, United Kingdom.]

Wednesday 15 January 2020, The Legion of Quiz

All 5 members of The Legion of Quiz made it to the final and won 11k by naming the 10 English cities between Lichfield and Preston alphabetically.

Thursday 16 January 2020,

4 of Mother Knows Best made it to the final round playing for 15k and named 0 of the Top 10 EFL Championship football teams of the 2018/19 season. [The remaining 10 answers: Norwich City, Sheffield United, Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa, Derby County, Middlesbrough, Bristol City, Nottingham Forest, Swansea City.]

Friday 17 January 2020, Herd Mentality

3 members of Herd Mentality made it to the final playing for 3.5k and named 9 of the first 10 US states with a consonant as their second letter. [The remaining answer: Indiana.]

Questions and Answers

Monday 13 January 2019 [s4ep36, repeated late at night on Wednesday 22 April 2020]

[s4ep36] The Lancashire Hotpots

Round 1: Top 10 best-selling singles by Westlife [According to figures released by the Official Charts Company in January 2019.]

Uptown Girl / I Have a Dream-Seasons In The Sun / You Raise Me Up / Flying Without Wings / Swear It Again / Against All Odds / What Makes a Man / What About Now / Queen Of My heart / If I Let You Go

Round 2: The 10 five-letter words ending in ‘-USE’ [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 May 2019.]

Abuse / Amuse / Cause / Douse / House / Louse / Mouse / Pause / Rouse / Souse

Round 3: The 10 bird emojis [According to the list published by the standardization organization Unicode as of 13 March 2019; when a species is represented more than once, for example by a male, female or a young bird that have different named, any of the terms will be accepted as an overall correct answer.]

Turkey / Chicken / Penguin / Dove / Eagle / Duck / Swan / Owl / Peacock / Parrot

Round 4: Top 10 actors in ‘Gavin & Stacey’ [The 10 actors who appear in the most episodes of the TV sitcom according to IMDb as of 13 May 2019 and includes appearances in episodes marked by IMDb as uncredited..]

Joanna Page / Matthew Horne / Alison Steadman / Ruth Jones / James Corden / Larry Lamb / Melanie Walters / Rob Brydon / Steffan Rhodri / Margaret John

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round):  Top 10 non-geographic terms in 2019 rugby Super League names [There are 12 teams in the 2019 rugby Super League; the names of 10 contain a term that is non-geographic.]

Broncos / Bulls / Dragons / Giants / Red Devils / Rhinos / Rovers / Tigers / Trinity / Warriors / Wolves

Final Round: Counties: The first 10 one-word English ceremonial counties that end with the letters ‘SHIRE’ [In an alphabetical list of English ceremonial counties, the first 10 consisting of one word and ending in ‘SHIRE’.]

Bedfordshire / Berkshire / Buckinghamshire / Cambridgeshire / Cheshire / Derbyshire / Gloucestershire / Hampshire / Hertfordshire / Herefordshire

Tuesday 14 January 2020 [S4ep37, repeated on Sunday 26 April 2020]

[s4ep37] The Study Buddies

Round 1: The first 10 words of exactly four letters in the theme from ‘Friends’ [The theme song is “I’ll be there for you” by The Rembrandts; this list does not include contracted words that contain apostrophes, so “job’s” is not an acceptable answer.]

Told / Life / This / Your / Joke / Love / Like / Gear / When / Been

Round 2: The 10 post-World War II prime ministers whose surname contains the letter ‘A’ [The 10 UK prime ministers from the end of the Second World War to the end of May 2019 whose usual surnames contain the letter ‘A’; this only relates to the names they were known by when they were prime minister.]

Theresa May / David Cameron / Tony Blair / John Major / Margaret Thatcher / James Callaghan / Edward heath / Alec Douglas-Home / Harold Macmillan / Clement Attlee

Round 3: The 10 states and end cities of Route 66 [The 8 states that the original Route 66 passed through and the 2 cities in which the eastern and western terminals of the highway were originally located; this is as the highway was commissioned and established in 1926.]

Chicago / Illinois / Missouri / Kansas / Oklahoma / Texas / New Mexico / Arizona / California / Los Angeles

Round 4: The first 10 ‘Hunger Games’ characters alphabetically [As they feature on the SparkNotes character list for the first two books of the trilogy, i.e.  the books “Hunger Games” and “Catching Fire”.]

Cinna / Effie Trinket / Gale Hawthorne / Haymitch Abernathy / Katniss Everdeen / Madge Undersee / Peeta Mellark / President Snow / Prim Everdeen / Rue

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 2018/19 Premier League teams with the most clean sheets [According to the official Premier League website as of May 2019.]

Liverpool / Manchester City / Chelsea / Everton / Tottenham Hotspur / Crystal Palace / Newcastle United / AFC Bournemouth/ Cardiff City / Leicester City

Final Round: European Union: The last 10 EU member countries alphabetically [As of June 2019.]

Malta / Netherlands / Poland / Portugal / Romania / Slovakia / Slovenia / Spain / Sweden / United Kingdom

Wednesday 15 January 2020 [s4ep38, repeated late at night on Friday 24 April 2020]

[s4ep38] The Legion of Quiz

Round 1: The 10 whisky or tequila cocktails [The 10 cocktails that contain whisky or tequila as an ingredient, according to the International Bartenders Association list of official cocktails on the IBA website as of 17 May 2019; this only covers drinks listed in the IBA categories “The Unforgettables” and “Contemporary Classics”, so does not include cocktails in the “New Era Drinks” category.]

God Father / Irish Coffee / Long Island Iced Tea / Manhattan / Margarita / Mint Julep / Old Fashioned / Rusty Nail / Tequila Sunrise / Whiskey Sour

Round 2: The last 10 tennis players to win their home Grand Slam [Winners of Men’s or Women’s Grand Slam events (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon or US Open) held in their home country; “home country” means the country the player had as their nation at the time they won the event, and is not necessarily the country they were born in.]

Sloane Stephens / Andy Murray / Serena Williams / Andy Roddick / Pete Sampras / Venus Williams / Mary Pierce / Andre Agassi / Lindsay Davenport / Martina Navratilova

Round 3: The 10 one-word British army ranks [The 10 ranks in the British Army and the youth organization that it and the Ministry of Defence sponsor that consists of one word; as of May 2019.]

General / Brigadier / Colonel / Major / Captain / Lieutenant / Sergeant / Corporal / Private / Cadet

Round 4: the 10 films that won Oscars at the 2019 ceremony [The 10 live action feature films that won any Oscar at the Academy Awards ceremony held on 24 February 2019.]

A Star Is Born/ Black Panther / BlacKkKlansman / Bohemian Rhapsody / First Man / Green Book / If Beale Street Could Talk / Roma / The Favourite / Vice

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): Top 10 names given to boys that are also first names of US presidents [These are the names of babies born in the US between 1918 and 2017 and the names most commonly used by US presidents when they were in office.]

James / John / William / Richard / Thomas / Donald / Andrew / George / Ronald / Benjamin

Final Round: UK Cities: The 10 English cities between Lichfield and Preston alphabetically [London is not an acceptable answer as “City of London” has official city status, not the larger conurbation known as London.]

Lincoln / Liverpool / Manchester / Newcastle-upon-Tyne / Norwich / Nottingham / Oxford / Peterborough / Plymouth / Portsmouth

Thursday 16 January 2020 [s4ep39, repeated on Monday 4 May 2020]

[s4ep39] Mother Knows Best

Round 1: The 10 countries with names that end with  the letters ‘LAND’ or ‘LANDS’ [Does not include Swaziland as it has changed its name to Eswatini; as ever, “by country we mean a sovereign state that is a member of the United Nations in its own right”.]

Finland / Iceland / Ireland / Marshall Islands / Netherlands / New Zealand / Poland / Solomon Islands / Switzerland / Thailand

Round 2: The 10 David Bowie UK Top 10 singles of the 1980s [According to the Official Charts Company; collaborations are included, as long as David Bowie is a main credited artist.]

Ashes to Ashes / Fashion / Under Pressure / Peace On Earth-Little Drummer Boy / Let’s Dance / China Girl / Modern Love / Blue Jean / Dancing in the Street / Absolute Beginners

Round 3: The 10 ingredients in Nigel Slater’s recipe for Thai green curry paste [As listed on the BBC website; the recipe originally featured in a 2006 episode of his series “A Taste Of My Life”.]

Black peppercorns / Coriander / Cumin / Fish sauce / Galangal / Garlic / Green chillies / Lemongrass / Lime zest / Shallots

Round 4: Top 10 characters in the film ‘The Little Mermaid’ [The characters played by the Top 10 credited voice actors in the 1989 animated film “The Little Mermaid”; one of the actors is credited with two roles; either role will be an acceptable answer.]

Louis / Eric / Ariel / Ursula / Flotsam & Jetsam / Scuttle / Flounder / Triton / Grimsby / Sebastian

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 “must-see” Italian artists at the National Gallery [The National Gallery website has a list of the 30 “must-see” paintings in its collection; 10 of the artists in this list were born in a place that is now part of Italy; as of 23 April 2019.]

Titian / Giovanni Bellini / Piero della Francesca / Paolo Uccello / Michelangelo / Raphael / Canaletto / Caravaggio / Leonardo da Vinci / Sandro Botticelli

Final Round: Top 10 EFL Championship football teams of the 2018/19 season

Norwich City / Sheffield United / Leeds United / West Bromwich Albion / Aston Villa / Derby County / Middlesbrough / Bristol City / Nottingham Forest / Swansea City

Friday 17 January 2020 [s4ep40, repeated on Tuesday 5 May 2020]

[s4ep40] Herd Mentality

Round 1: The 10 Alahans, Platts and Websters in ‘Coronation Street’ [The first names of the characters who have the surname Webster, Platt or Alahan in the ITV soap opera “Coronation Street”, according to the names listed under the heading “Characters” on the official ITV “Coronation Street” Characters website as of 7 July 2019.]

Aadi Alahan / Asha Alahan / Dev Alahan / Bethany Platt / David Platt / Lily Platt / Sarah Platt / Jack Webster / Kevin Webster / Sophie Webster

Round 2: Top 10 tea-producing countries of Asia in 2017 [Measured in tonnage and according to the website of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as of April 2019.]

China / India / Sri Lanka / Vietnam / Turkey / Indonesia / Myanmar / Iran / Bangladesh / Japan

Round 3: Top 10 characters and actors in ‘Frozen’ [The first 5 characters to appear in the credits for the 2013 Disney film, and the 5 voice actors who played them; according to IMDb as of April 2019.]

Anna / Kristen Bell / Elsa / Idina Menzel / Kristoff / Jonathan Groff  / Olaf / Josh Gad / Hans / Santino Fontana

Round 4: The 10 British native trees you should plant in your garden [On the website of the Eden Project, under “Learn for Everyone”, is a page that suggests the 10 native British trees to grow in your garden; “native” means that these trees are at home in Britain, as they have grown here for thousands of years; as of 1 June 2019.]

Alder / Birch / Crab apple / Hawthorn / Hazel / Holly / Lime / Oak / Rowan / Willow

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 Champions League finalists [As of the final of the 2019/20 season, played on 1 June 2019.]

Liverpool / Tottenham Hotspur / Real Madrid / Juventus / Barcelona / Atletico Madrid / Borussia Dortmund / Bayern Munich / Chelsea / Manchester United

Final Round: US States: The first 10 US states with a consonant as their second letter [In an alphabetical list of the US states, give the first 10 that have a consonant as their second letter.]

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / Florida / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Ohio / Oklahoma

 

 

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