Trivia

“Tenable” questions, week ending 7 February 2020 (Series 4, Episodes 51-55)

Here are the questions and answers for the current series of ITV quiz show “Tenable”, episodes broadcast between Monday 3 and Friday 7 February 2020, Series 4 Episodes 51-55 (S4Ep51, S4Ep52 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 3 February 2020 [s4ep51, repeated on Tuesday 12 May 2020]

[s4ep51] The Urban Caffeine Colilective

Round 1: The 10 US states between North Dakota and Vermont alphabetically

Round 2: The 10 words of four or more letters in the titles of Jack Ryan films [From the 5 films made for cinema release which feature the character Jack Ryan, as of May 2019; the films were adapted from novels by Tom Clancy.]

Round 3: The 10 Top 40 Oasis singles with three-word titles [UK Top 40 singles, according to the Official Chart Company as of April 2019; “the” and “and” are counted as words and so are words with apostrophes such as “you’re” or ”I’ll”, which are counted as single words.]

Round 4: The 10 London Underground stations in Zone 1 that begin with the letters ‘T’, ‘E’ or ‘N’ [This relates to stations on the Underground network, so no DLR, Overground or Mainline stations unless they are also served by the Underground; these are the stations in Zone 1 as they appear on the TfL tube map as of March 2019; stations that are in both Zone 1 and Zone 2 are acceptables answers.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 UK swans and geese [The 10 types of swan and goose regularly found in the UK, according to the RSPB website page for ducks, geese and swans that include either the word “swan” or “goose” in their common name; this list does not include birds that are only occasional visitors to the UK.]

Final Round: The World Cup: The 10 men’s teams that have participated in the most FIFA World Cup finals [From the first tournament in 1930 to the latest, in Russia in 2018; one of the teams has participated under two slightly different names for political reasons; either name will be accepted.]

Tuesday 4 February 2020 [s4ep52, repeated on Wednesday 13 May 2020]

[s4ep52] Silver Service

Round 1: The 10 James Bond films alphabetically between ‘Dr No’ and ‘Skyfall’ [Only covers the official releases from EON Productions, so the unofficial 1983 film “Never Say Never Again” is not an acceptable answer.]

Round 2: Top 10 Formula 1 drivers at the end of the 2018 season [The 10 drivers who had the most points in the drivers’ standings at the end of that season.]

Round 3: The 10 two-word Martina Cole novels beginning ‘The’ [Relates to published novels as of 24 May 2019 as listed on her website; does not include “The Knowledge” which is a compendium.]

Round 4: The 10 ‘animal-bug’ emojis [The 10 creatures represented by their own category of emoji in the “animal-bug” section of the emoji list published the Standardization Organization Unicode, as of 13 March 2019; “microbe” is not included in this list.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 words of five or more letters in ‘9 to 5’ by Dolly Parton [The first 10 different words of five or more letters in her hit single from 1981.]

Final Round: UK Cities: The 10 UK cities to contain the letter ‘F’ [As of March 2019; does not include cities where the only “F” is in the word “of”.]

Wednesday 5 February 2020 [s4ep53, repeated on Thursday 14 May 2020]

[s4ep53] Wham Bam Thank You Mams

Round 1: Top 10 birds in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019 [Volunteers counted different bird species sighted in their gardens for one hour at some point over a three-day period at the end of January 2019; this list contains the top 10 most frequently sighted species for the UK as a whole.]

Round 2: The first 10 six-letter words ending in the letters ‘TEN’ [According to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk; the acceptable answers all have their own entry and are 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; spellings identified in the dictionary as US are not included here.]

Round 3: The first 10 EU capital cities alphabetically with names shorter than their countries

Round 4: The 10 principal characters in ‘The Sound of Music’ [The first three characters named in the end credits of the 1965 film, plus the first names of the seven siblings.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 politicians to become prime minister without a general election [People who became UK prime minister by replacing a different member of their own party rather than following a general election; some of the people on this list have also assumed the office of prime minister after leading their party to victory on another occasion.] [No date given in the clarification for the question, but the answers are all from before June 2019.]

Final Round: Bee Gees: The first 10 words of four letters in ‘Stayin’ Alive’ by the Bee Gees [From the 1978 UK Top 10 single; OK is not an acceptable answer, nor are words with apostrophes.]

Thursday 6 February 2020 [s4ep54, repeated on Friday 15 May 2020]

[s4ep54] The Beverley Bombers

Round 1: The 10 flags of the EU with two main colours [The 10 member states whose flags have only two main colours; does not include colours that only appear in crests, insignia, coats of arms or emblems; as of May 2019.]

Round 2: The 10 people featured in the trailer for ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ [The names of the 10 adults who are real people rather than characters in the trailer for this 2018 release; all 10 are either named on screen or deliver a line of dialogue, or both.]

Round 3: The 10 football teams with the most English league titles [The 10 teams that have won the top tier title in English football most times from the first season in 1888/89 up to and including the 2018/19 season, i.e. the League Championship up to the end of the 1991/92 season and the Premier League since then.]

Round 4: The first 10 original studio albums by Madonna [Does not include: film soundtracks, albums inspired by a film, compilation albums, remix albums, live albums, limited releases or re-releases; the self-titled 1983 album is not included in this list.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 wild mammals in gardens and urban green spaces [According to the People’s Trust for Endangered Species using data collected by volunteers in the 2018 “Living with Mammals” survey.]

Final Round: English Counties: The 10 English ceremonial counties with the shortest names [London is not an acceptable answer as it comprises two ceremonial counties, City of London and Greater London; nor is Bristol as it is officially listed as City of Bristol.]

Friday 7 February 2020 [s4ep55, repeated late at night on Thursday 14 May 2020]

[s4ep55] Take a Walk on the Mersey Side

Round 1: The first 10 words of four or more letters in ‘Penny Lane’ [From the lyrics to the Beatles’ 1967 hit; “Penny” and “Lane” are not acceptable answers.]

Round 2: The last 10 winners of a golf major [The last different 10 men to win one of the major golf championships, i.e. the Masters, the US PGA Championship, the US Open and The Open; the most recent winner on this list is from the 2019 US Open.]

Round 3: The last 10 live-action Marvel and DC Comics films [The last 10 films based on Marvel or DC Comics characters to be released in the UK; this list includes any films based on characters from the comics, not just those that fall within the Marvel cinematic universe; as of 3 July 2019.]

Round 4: The first 10 US states alphabetically that end with the letter ‘A’

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 five-letter words ending with the letters ‘RRY’ [According to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk; the acceptable answers all have their own entry; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter; as of 25 June 2019.]

Final Round: UK Travel: The first 10 English city stops on the West Coast mainline when travelling from London [These cities lie north of London Euston and are served by the West Coast mainline railway; these city stops are not necessarily on a direct route between Euston and Scotland but all of the cities are on major branches of the line as shown on the Virgin Trains network map as of May 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 3 February 2020, The Urban Caffeine Collective

4 members of The Urban Caffeine Collective made it to the final round playing for 3.5k and named 9 of the 10 men’s teams that have participated in the most FIFA World Cup finals. [The missing answer: Belgium.]

Tuesday 4 February 2020, Silver Service

3 members of Silver Service made it to the final round playing for 2k and named 4 of the 10 UK cities to contain the letter ‘F’. [The remaining answers: Belfast, Chelmsford, Hereford, Lichfield, Oxford, Wakefield.]

Wednesday 5 February 2020 Wham Bam Thank You Mams

All 5 members of Wham Bam Thank You Mams made it to the final round playing for 11k and named 7 of the first 10 words of four letters in ‘Stayin’ Alive’ by the Bee Gees. [The remaining answers: Warm, Been, Born.]

Thursday 6 February 2020, The Beverley Bombers

All 5 of The Beverley Bombers made it to the final round and won 4.5k by naming the 10 English ceremonial counties with the shortest names.

Friday 7 February 2020, Take a Walk on the Mersey Side

4 members of Take a Walk on the Mersey Side made it to the final playing for 25k and named 3 of the first 10 English city stops on the West Coast mainline when travelling from London. [The remaining answers: Lancaster, Preston, Chester, Stone-on-Trent, Lichfield, Wolverhampton, Coventry

Questions and Answers

Monday 3 February 2020 [s4ep51, repeated on Tuesday 12 May 2020]

[s4ep51] The Urban Caffeine Collective

Round 1: The 10 US states between North Dakota and Vermont alphabetically

Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah

Round 2: The 10 words of four or more letters in the titles of Jack Ryan films [From the 5 films made for cinema release which feature the character Jack Ryan, as of May 2019; the films were adapted from novels by Tom Clancy.]

Hunt / October / Patriot / Games / Clear / Present / Danger / Fears / Shadow / Recruit

Round 3: The 10 Top 40 Oasis singles with three-word titles [UK Top 40 singles, according to the Official Chart Company as of April 2019; “the” and “and” are counted as words and so are words with apostrophes such as “you’re” or ”I’ll”, which are counted as single words.]

Cigarettes & Alcohol / Some Might Say / Roll With It / Stand By Me / Who Feels Love? / Sunday Morning Call / The Hindu Times / Little by Little / She is Love / I’m Outta Time

Round 4: The 10 London Underground stations in Zone 1 that begin with the letters ‘T’, ‘E’ or ‘N’ [This relates to stations on the Underground network, so no DLR, Overground or Mainline stations unless they are also served by the Underground; these are the stations in Zone 1 as they appear on the TfL tube map as of March 2019; stations that are in both Zone 1 and Zone 2 are acceptables answers.]

Temple / Tottenham Court Road / Tower Hill / Earl’s Court / Edgware Road / Elephant & Castle / Embankment / Euston / Euston Square / Notting Hill Gate

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 UK swans and geese [The 10 types of swan and goose regularly found in the UK, according to the RSPB website page for ducks, geese and swans that include either the word “swan” or “goose” in their common name; this list does not include birds that are only occasional visitors to the UK.]

Barnacle goose / Bewick’s Swan / Brent goose / Canada goose / Egyptian goose / Greylag goose / Mute swan / Pink-footed goose / White-fronted goose / Whooper swan

Final Round: The World Cup: The 10 men’s teams that have participated in the most FIFA World Cup finals [From the first tournament in 1930 to the latest, in Russia in 2018; one of the teams has participated under two slightly different names for political reasons; either name will be accepted.]

Brazil / Germany / Italy / Argentina / Mexico / England / France / Spain / Belgium / Uruguay

Tuesday 4 February 2020 [s4ep52, repeated on Wednesday 13 May 2020]

[s4ep52] Silver Service

Round 1: The 10 James Bond films alphabetically between ‘Dr No’ and ‘Skyfall’ [Only covers the official releases from EON Productions, so the unofficial 1983 film “Never Say Never Again” is not an acceptable answer.]

For Your Eyes Only / From Russia with Love / GoldenEye / Goldfinger / Licence to Kill / Live and Let Die / Moonraker / Octopussy / On Her Majesty’s Secret Service / Quantum of Solace

Round 2: Top 10 Formula 1 drivers at the end of the 2018 season [The 10 drivers who had the most points in the drivers’ standings at the end of that season.]

Lewis Hamilton / Sebastian Vettel / Kimi Raikkonen / Max Verstappen / Valtteri Bottas / Daniel Ricciardo / Nico Hulkenberg / Sergio Perez / Kevin Magnussen / Carlos Sainz

Round 3: The 10 two-word Martina Cole novels beginning ‘The’ [Relates to published novels as of 24 May 2019 as listed on her website; does not include “The Knowledge” which is a compendium.]

The Ladykiller / The Jump / The Runaway / The Know / The Graft  / The Take / The Business / The Family / The Faithless / The Life

Round 4: The 10 ‘animal-bug’ emojis [The 10 creatures represented by their own category of emoji in the “animal-bug” section of the emoji list published the Standardization Organization Unicode, as of 13 March 2019; “microbe” is not included in this list.]

Ant / Butterfly / Caterpillar / Cricket / Honeybee / Ladybird / Mosquito / Scorpion / Snail / Spider

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 words of five or more letters in ‘9 to 5’ by Dolly Parton [The first 10 different words of five or more letters in her hit single from 1981.]

Tumble / Stumble / Kitchen / Myself / Ambition / Stretch / Shower / Blood / Starts / Pumping

Final Round: UK Cities: The 10 UK cities to contain the letter ‘F’ [As of March 2019; does not include cities where the only “F” is in the word “of”.]

Belfast / Bradford / Cardiff / Chelmsford / Hereford / Lichfield / Oxford / Salford / Sheffield / Wakefield

Wednesday 5 February 2020 [s4ep53, repeated on Thursday 14 May 2020]

[s4ep53] Wham Bam Thank You Mams

Round 1: Top 10 birds in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2019 [Volunteers counted different bird species sighted in their gardens for one hour at some point over a three-day period at the end of January 2019; this list contains the top 10 most frequently sighted species for the UK as a whole.]

House sparrow / Starling / Blue tit / Blackbird / Woodpigeon / Goldfinch / Great tit / Robin / Chaffinch / Magpie

Round 2: The first 10 six-letter words ending in the letters ‘TEN’ [According to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk; the acceptable answers all have their own entry and are 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; spellings identified in the dictionary as US are not included here.]

Batten / Beaten / Bitten / Fasten / Fatten / Gluten / Hasten / Kitten / Listen / Marten

Round 3: The first 10 EU capital cities alphabetically with names shorter than their countries

Amsterdam / Berlin / Dublin / Lisbon / London / Paris / Prague / Riga / Rome / Sofia

Round 4: The 10 principal characters in ‘The Sound of Music’ [The first three characters named in the end credits of the 1965 film, plus the first names of the seven siblings.]

Liesl / Louisa / Friedrich / Kurt / Brigitta / Marta / Gretl / Captain von Trapp / Maria / The Baroness

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The last 10 politicians to become prime minister without a general election [People who became UK prime minister by replacing a different member of their own party rather than following a general election; some of the people on this list have also assumed the office of prime minister after leading their party to victory on another occasion.] [No date given in the clarification for the question, but the answers are all from before June 2019.]

Theresa May / Gordon Brown / John Major / James Callaghan / Alec Douglas-Home / Harold Macmillan / Anthony Eden / Winston Churchill / Neville Chamberlain / Stanley Baldwin

Final Round: Bee Gees: The first 10 words of four letters in ‘Stayin’ Alive’ by the Bee Gees [From the 1978 UK Top 10 single; OK is not an acceptable answer, nor are words with apostrophes.]

Well / Tell / Walk / Time / Talk / Loud / Warm / Been / Born / Look

Thursday 6 February 2020 [s4ep54, repeated on Friday 15 May 2020]

[s4ep54] The Beverley Bombers

Round 1: The 10 flags of the EU with two main colours [The 10 member states whose flags have only two main colours; does not include colours that only appear in crests, insignia, coats of arms or emblems; as of May 2019.]

Austria / Denmark / Finland / Greece / Latvia / Malta / Poland / Portugal / Spain / Sweden

Round 2: The 10 people featured in the trailer for ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ [The names of the 10 adults who are real people rather than characters in the trailer for this 2018 release; all 10 are either named on screen or deliver a line of dialogue, or both.]

Rob Marshall / Emily Blunt / Lin-Manuel Miranda / Ben Whishaw / Emily Mortimer / Julie Walters / Colin Firth / Meryl Streep / Dick van Dyke / Angela Lansbury

Round 3: The 10 football teams with the most English league titles [The 10 teams that have won the top tier title in English football most times from the first season in 1888/89 up to and including the 2018/19 season, i.e. the League Championship up to the end of the 1991/92 season and the Premier League since then.]

Manchester United / Liverpool / Arsenal / Everton / Aston Villa / Chelsea / Manchester City / Sunderland / Newcastle United / Sheffield Wednesday

Round 4: The first 10 original studio albums by Madonna [Does not include: film soundtracks, albums inspired by a film, compilation albums, remix albums, live albums, limited releases or re-releases; the self-titled 1983 album is not included in this list.]

Like a Virgin / True Blue / Like a Prayer / Erotica / Bedtime Stories / Ray of Light / Music / American Life / Confessions on a Dance Floor / Hard Candy

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The 10 wild mammals in gardens and urban green spaces [According to the People’s Trust for Endangered Species using data collected by volunteers in the 2018 “Living with Mammals” survey.]

Squirrels / Mice / Foxes / Bats / Hedgehogs / Rabbits / Moles / Deer/ Badgers / Voles

Final Round: English Counties: The 10 English ceremonial counties with the shortest names [London is not an acceptable answer as it comprises two ceremonial counties, City of London and Greater London; nor is Bristol as it is officially listed as City of Bristol.]

Kent / Devon / Essex / Dorset / Durham / Surrey / Cumbria / Norfolk / Rutland / Suffolk

Friday 7 February 2020 [s4ep55, repeated late at night on Thursday 14 May 2020]

[s4ep55] Take a Walk on the Mersey Side

Round 1: The first 10 words of four or more letters in ‘Penny Lane’ [From the lyrics to the Beatles’ 1967 hit; “Penny” and “Lane” are not acceptable answers.]

There / Barber / Showing / Photographs / Every / Head / Pleasure / Know / People / That

Round 2: The last 10 winners of a golf major [The last different 10 men to win one of the major golf championships, i.e. the Masters, the US PGA Championship, the US Open and The Open; the most recent winner on this list is from the 2019 US Open.]

Gary Woodland / Brooks Koepka / Tiger Woods / Francesco Molinari / Patrick Reed / Justin Thomas / Jordan Spieth / Sergio Garcia / Jimmy Walker / Henrik Stenson

Round 3: The last 10 live-action Marvel and DC Comics films [The last 10 films based on Marvel or DC Comics characters to be released in the UK; this list includes any films based on characters from the comics, not just those that fall within the Marvel cinematic universe; as of 3 July 2019.]

Spider-Man: Far From Home / Dark Phoenix / Avengers: Endgame / Shazam! / Captain Marvel / Aquaman / Venom / Ant-Man and the Wasp / Deadpool 2 / Avengers: Infinity War

Round 4: The first 10 US states alphabetically that end with the letter ‘A’

Alabama / Alaska / Alabama / California / Florida / Georgia / Indiana / Iowa / Louisiana / Minnesota

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): The first 10 five-letter words ending with the letters ‘RRY’ [According to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary on Chambers.co.uk; the acceptable answers all have their own entry; does not include hyphenated words, words with apostrophes or any word that the dictionary spells with an initial capital letter; as of 25 June 2019.]

Berry / Carry / Curry / Ferry / Furry / Harry / Hurry / Jerry / Lorry / Marry

Final Round: UK Travel: The first 10 English city stops on the West Coast mainline when travelling from London [These cities lie north of London Euston and are served by the West Coast mainline railway; these city stops are not necessarily on a direct route between Euston and Scotland but all of the cities are on major branches of the line as shown on the Virgin Trains network map as of May 2019.]

Lancaster / Preston / Manchester / Liverpool / Chester / Stoke-on-Trent / Lichfield / Wolverhampton / Birmingham / Coventry

 

 

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