Trivia

“Tenable” questions, Tue 2 March 2021 [Series 5 Episode 12]

A new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable” began last month. Here are the questions and answers for Tuesday 2 March, Series 5 Episode 12 (S5Ep12). For yesterday’s show (Monday 1 March) click here.  

For previous series I have included at least a week’s worth of questions and answers in each post, as in this piece from last year. For this series I plan to post one piece for each episode containing the following: the questions, how the team fared and the answers.  

For the first two weeks’ worth of episodes in the current series, please follow these links:

Monday 15 February 2021 (S5Ep1)
Tuesday 16 February 2021 (S5Ep2)
Wednesday 17 February 2021 (S5Ep3)
Thursday 18 February 2021 (S5Ep4)
Friday 19 February 2021 (S5Ep5)

Monday 22 February 2021 (S5Ep6)
Tuesday 23 February 2021 (S5Ep7)
Wednesday 24 February 2021 (S5Ep8)
Thursday 25 February 2021 (S5Ep9)
Friday 26 February 2021 (S5Ep10)

The Questions 

Tuesday 2 March 2021 [Series 5 Episode 12] 

[S5Ep12] Team name: In a Car-different League 

Round 1: Top 10 names of baby girls in England and Wales that are also the names of plants [This is about the Top 100 most popular first names given to girls born in England and Wales in 2019 according to the ONS; 10 of these names are also the names of plants or trees, according to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary; those are the names on this list.]   

Round 2: 10 wars from major battles [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the titles of 10 major battles in history along with the year the battles took place; we’re looking for the names of the wars during which these battles took place.”] 

The battles: Tet Offensive (1968) / Battle of Britain (1940) / Battle of the Somme (1916) / Battle of Gettysburg (1863) / Battle of Balaclava (1854) / Battle of Trafalgar (1805) / Battle of Bunker Hill (1775) / Battle of Naseby (1645) / Battle of Bosworth Field (1485) / Battle of Agincourt (1415)  

Round 3: The last 10 week themes in the Great British Bake Off [The most recent 10 different weekly themes, as of the 2020 series; does not include the final.]  

Round 4: The 10 English Premier League and EFL clubs in the 2020/21 season nearest to Land’s End [As of September 2020, proximity of the grounds to Land’s End in Cornwall as the crow flies.]  

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): 10 bands with numbers in their name [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the titles of 10 UK Top 10 singles released by a band that features a number in their name, along with the year each song first entered the charts; we are looking for the names of the 10 corresponding bands.”] 

The songs: Love Shack (1990) / Red Red Wine (1983) / Temptation (1983) / It’s Alright (1993) / Dreadlock Holiday (1978) / Moves Like Jagger (2011) / December 1963 (Oh What a Night) (1976) / With or Without You (1987) / Counting Stars (2013) / What Makes You Beautiful (2011)  

Final Round: Countries: The 10 six-letter countries that begin with the letters ‘M-S’ [According to their usual names in English; as of December 2020.] 

How the team fared 

Tuesday 2 March 2021, S5Ep12, In a Car-different League 

All 5 members of In a Car-different League made it to the final, playing for 31k, and named 7 of the 10 six-letter countries that begin with the letters ‘M-S’. The remaining answers: Mexico, Monaco, Panama. 

Questions and Answers 

Tuesday 2 March 2021 [Series 5 Episode 12] 

[S5Ep12] Team name: In a Car-different League 

Round 1: Top 10 names of baby girls in England and Wales that are also the names of plants [This is about the Top 100 most popular first names given to girls born in England and Wales in 2019 according to the ONS; 10 of these names are also the names of plants or trees, according to Chambers 21st Century Dictionary; those are the names on this list.]   

Lily / Ivy / Poppy / Willow / Daisy / Violet / Rose / Holly / Jasmine / Iris  

Round 2: 10 wars from major battles [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the titles of 10 major battles in history along with the year the battles took place; we’re looking for the names of the wars during which these battles took place.”] 

The battles: Tet Offensive (1968) / Battle of Britain (1940) / Battle of the Somme (1916) / Battle of Gettysburg (1863) / Battle of Balaclava (1854) / Battle of Trafalgar (1805) / Battle of Bunker Hill (1775) / Battle of Naseby (1645) / Battle of Bosworth Field (1485) / Battle of Agincourt (1415)  

The wars: Vietnam War / World War II / World War I / American Civil War / Crimean War / Napoleonic Wars / American War of Independence / English Civil War / Wars of the Roses / Hundred Years’ War 

Round 3: The last 10 week themes in the Great British Bake Off [The most recent 10 different weekly themes, as of the 2020 series; does not include the final.]  

Patisserie Week / Dessert Week / 1980s Week / Japanese Week / Pastry Week / Chocolate Week / Bread Week / Biscuit Week / Cake Week / Festival Week  

Round 4: The 10 English Premier League and EFL clubs in the 2020/21 season nearest to Land’s End [As of September 2020, proximity of the grounds to Land’s End in Cornwall as the crow flies.]  

Plymouth Argyle / Exeter City / Swansea City / Cardiff City / Newport County / Bristol City / Bristol Rovers / AFC Bournemouth / Forest Green Rovers / Southampton  

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): 10 bands with numbers in their name [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show the titles of 10 UK Top 10 singles released by a band that features a number in their name, along with the year each song first entered the charts; we are looking for the names of the 10 corresponding bands.”] 

The songs: Love Shack (1990) / Red Red Wine (1983) / Temptation (1983) / It’s Alright (1993) / Dreadlock Holiday (1978) / Moves Like Jagger (2011) / December 1963 (Oh What a Night) (1976) / With or Without You (1987) / Counting Stars (2013) / What Makes You Beautiful (2011)  

The bands: The B-52s / UB40 / Heaven 17 / East 17 / 10cc / Maroon 5 / The Four Seasons / U2 / OneRepublic / One Direction 

Final Round: Countries: The 10 six-letter countries that begin with the letters ‘M-S’ [According to their usual names in English; as of December 2020.] 

Malawi / Mexico / Monaco / Norway / Panama / Poland / Russia / Rwanda / Serbia / Sweden 

 

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