Trivia

“Tenable” questions, Thursday 4 March 2021 [Series 5 Episode 14]

A new series of ITV quiz show “Tenable” began last month. Here are the questions and answers for Thursday 4 March, Series 5 Episode 14 (S5Ep14). For earlier shows from this week, click here: 

Monday 1 March 2021 (S5Ep11)
Tuesday 2 March 2021 (S5Ep12)
Wednesday 3 March 2021 (S5Ep13) 

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

Thursday 4 March 2021

[S5Ep14] Team name: Plod On The Tyne

Round 1: 10 taglines of 1990s films [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show a list of taglines used to advertise 10 feature films and the year each film was released; we are looking for the titles of the 10 corresponding films.”]

The taglines: Houston, we have a problem (1995) / Eight legs, two fangs, and an attitude (1990) / A little pig goes a long way (1995) / One dream. Four Jamaicans. Twenty below zero (1995) / He’s having the day of his life … over and over again (1993) / An adventure 65 million years in the making (1993) / Protecting the earth from the scum of the universe (1997) / Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free (1994) / On The Air. Unaware (1998) / Somebody said Get a life … so they did (1991)  

Round 2: The first 10 four-letter words made from the word ‘danger’ [The first 10 four-letter words alphabetically that can be formed from the letters in the word ‘danger’, using each letter only once; the words are in 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.]

Round 3: The last 10 British athletes to win two Olympic medals [The last 10 British athletes to win at least two medals at the Summer Olympics in track and field events, up to and including the games in 2016.]

Round 4: The first 10 Inspector Rebus novels by Ian Rankin [Does not include titles of omnibuses, plays, short stories or other collections.]

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): 10 people and groups with the initials ‘BB’ [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show 10 descriptions of people and groups all of which are represented by the initials ‘BB’; we are looking for the people that correspond to these descriptions.”]

US First Lady from 1989 / Mike D, Ad-Rock and MCA rap trio / Became PM of Pakistan in 1988 / ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’ leader of Oceania / Comedian, contestant on ‘Strictly’ 2020 / Political singer born in Barking in 1957 / Title character of Greyfriars School stories / Star of TV series ‘Vera’ / Booming-voiced actor. Prince Vultan in ‘Flash Gordon’ / French actor, born 1934, namesake of a neckline

Final Round: English Cities: The 10 one-word cities in England with names containing the letter ‘U’ [Does not include Hull, as its full name is Kingston-Upon-Hull.]

How the team fared

Thursday 4 March 2021, S5Ep14, Plod On The Tyne

3 members of Plod On The Tyne made it to the final, playing for 1k, and named 4 of the 10 one-word cities in England with names containing the letter ‘U’. The remaining answers: Gloucester, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Southampton, Truro

Questions and Answers

Thursday 4 March 2021

[S5Ep14] Team name: Plod On The Tyne

Round 1: 10 taglines of 1990s films [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show a list of taglines used to advertise 10 feature films and the year each film was released; we are looking for the titles of the 10 corresponding films.”]

The taglines: Houston, we have a problem (1995) / Eight legs, two fangs, and an attitude (1990) / A little pig goes a long way (1995) / One dream. Four Jamaicans. Twenty below zero (1995) / He’s having the day of his life … over and over again (1993) / An adventure 65 million years in the making (1993) / Protecting the earth from the scum of the universe (1997) / Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free (1994) / On The Air. Unaware (1998) / Somebody said Get a life … so they did (1991)  

The films: Apollo 13 / Arachnophobia / Babe / Cool Runnings / Groundhog Day / Jurassic Park / Men in Black / The Shawshank Redemption / The Truman Show / Thelma & Louise

Round 2: The first 10 four-letter words made from the word ‘danger’ [The first 10 four-letter words alphabetically that can be formed from the letters in the word ‘danger’, using each letter only once; the words are in 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.]

Aged / Dare / Darn / Dear / Dean / Drag / Earn / Gean / Gear / Gran

Round 3: The last 10 British athletes to win two Olympic medals [The last 10 British athletes to win at least two medals at the Summer Olympics in track and field events, up to and including the games in 2016.]

Jessica Ennis-Hill / Greg Rutherford / Mo Farah / Chrstine Ohuruogu / Kelly Sotherton / Kelly Holmes / Denise Lewis / Jonathan Edwards / Steve Backley / Linford Christie

Round 4: The first 10 Inspector Rebus novels by Ian Rankin [Does not include titles of omnibuses, plays, short stories or other collections.]

Knots and Crosses / Hide and Seek / Tooth and Nail / Stripjack / The Black Book / Mortal Causes / Let It Bleed / Black and Blue / The Hanging Garden / Dead Souls

Round 5 (The Captain’s Round): 10 people and groups with the initials ‘BB’ [“The ‘Tenable’ Tower will show 10 descriptions of people and groups all of which are represented by the initials ‘BB’; we are looking for the people that correspond to these descriptions.”]

The descriptions: US First Lady from 1989 / Mike D, Ad-Rock and MCA rap trio / Became PM of Pakistan in 1988 / ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’ leader of Oceania / Comedian, contestant on ‘Strictly’ 2020 / Political singer born in Barking in 1957 / Title character of Greyfriars School stories / Star of TV series ‘Vera’ / Booming-voiced actor. Prince Vultan in ‘Flash Gordon’ / French actor, born 1934, namesake of a neckline

The answers: Barbara Bush / Beastie Boys / Benazir Bhuttto / Big Brother / Bill Bailey / Billy Bragg / Billy Bunter / Brenda Blethyn / Brian Blessed / Brigitte Bardot /

Final Round: English Cities: The 10 one-word cities in England with names containing the letter ‘U’ [Does not include Hull, as its full name is Kingston-Upon-Hull.]

Canterbury / Durham / Gloucester / Peterborough / Plymouth / Portsmouth / Salisbury / Southampton / Sunderland / Truro

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