MONDAY 1st June 2020

Around and about

  1. In which document is Wrelton described as having 7 dwellings in 1086?


  1. What is the Roman name for Malton?


  1. What was mined at Rosedale from medieval times until the 1920’s?


  1. What was the name of the pub, now demolished, on the road to Whitby where the fire was never supposed to be allowed to go out?


  1. A Rex Whistler mural of three children eating cake can be found where in Pickering?


  1. Sir John Vanburgh was the architect for which stately home?


  1. On what day of the week is there a market in Kirkbymoorside?


  1. Which organisation is responsible for the upkeep of Pickering Castle?


  1. Who is the Lord of the manor of Helmsley?


  1. What local tourist attraction, established in 1959, was initially called “The Yorkshire Zoological Gardens?”


  1. What geological feature, according to local legend, was formed when Wade the Giant scooped up a handful of earth to throw at his wife during an argument?


  1. Which “dale” has a daffodil walk?


  1. Who planned the Whitby and Pickering Railway which was first opened in 1836?


  1. Which village was the setting for the fictional village of Aidensfield in the TV series set in the 1960’s?


  1. In which village are the famous “Mouseman” workshops?


  1. Hovingham Hall was the childhood home of which member of the British royal family?


  1. Which Olivier and Tony Award winning playwright and director lives in Scarborough?


  1. Wrelton is part of which parliamentary constituency?


  1. Which sport has its home at Sutton Bank?


  1. The local parish council represents Wrelton and which other villages?







MONDAY 25th May 2020

Complete these similies eg. A B A B    (2, 4, 2, 5)      As bold as brass

  1. A W A A G            (2, 5, 2, 1, 5)                   As white as a ghost
  2. A N A A F C (2, 5, 2, 1, 5, 4)                       As nutty as a fruit cake
  3. A L A A F (2, 5, 2, 1, 7)                               As light as a feather
  4. A C A I (2, 4, 2, 3)                                       As cold as ice
  5. A S A A O (2, 5, 2, 2, 2)                              As strong as an ox
  6. A R A C (2, 7, 2, 9)                                     As regular as clockwork
  7. A S A A N P (2, 5, 2, 1, 3, 3)                      As shiny as a new pin
  8. A T A A R (2, 4, 2, 1, 4)                             As thin as a rake
  9. A S A A E (2, 8, 2, 2, 3)                             As slippery as an eel
  10. A B A A B (2, 5, 2, 1, 3)                             As blind as a bat
  11. A C A A C (2, 4, 2, 1, 8)                            As cool as a cucumber
  12. A C A A W (2, 5, 2, 1, 7)                           As clean as a whistle
  13. A S A A B I A R (2, 4, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1, 3)       As snug as a bug in a rug
  14. A B A A B (2, 5, 2, 1, 6)                            As bright as a button
  15. A H A N (2, 4, 2, 5)                                   As hard as nails
  16. A T A O B (2, 5, 2, 3, 5)                           As tough as old boots
  17. A P A A P (2, 6, 2, 7)                               As pretty as a picture
  18. A P A A C M (2, 4, 2, 1, 5, 5)                   As poor as a church mouse
  19. A C A M (2, 5, 2, 3)                                 As clear as mud
  20. A D A A D  (2, 4, 2, 1, 8)                         As dead as a doornail


Name the athlete and their sport (1 point for each)


  1. Dina Asher-Smith – Sprinter
  2. Matthew Pinsent – Rowing
  3. Carl Fogarty – Superbikes
  4. Nick Faldo – Golf
  5. AP McCoy – Horse racing
  6. Nicola Adams – Boxing
  7. Chris Hoy – Cycling
  8. James Hunt – Motor Racing
  9. Rebecca Adlington – Swimming
  10. Linford Christie – Sprinting
  11. Stanley Matthews – Football
  12. Alistair Brownlee – Triathlon
  13. John Lloyd – Tennis
  14. David Gower – Cricket
  15. Tom Daley – Diving
  16. Johanna Konta – tennis
  17. Harry Kane – Football
  18. John Conteh – Boxing
  19. John Parrott – Snooker
  20. Sally Gunnell – Hurdling



MONDAY 18th May 2020


Name the character who is famous for originating the catchphrase (1 point) and also name the TV programme it is connected with. (1 point)

  1. “I don’t believe it!” Victor Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave
  2. “No…no…no…no…yes!” Jim Trott in The Vicar of Dibley
  3. “Lovely jubbly” Derek “Del Boy” Trotter in Only Fools and Horses
  4. “You stupid boy” Captain Mainwaring in Dad’s Army
  5. “Well thank you very much, Jerry!” Margot Leadbetter in The Good Life
  6. “Oooh! Betty!” Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em
  7. Good moaning” Officer Crabtree in ‘Allo ‘Allo
  8. “I have a cunning plan …” Baldrick in Blackadder
  9. Yeah but no but yeah but ..” Vicky Pollard in Little Britain
  10. “Silly moo” Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part
  11. Evenin’ All” George Dixon in Dixon of Dock Green
  12. “I’m free” Humphries in Are You Being Served?
  13. “You dirty old man” Harold Steptoe in Steptoe and Son
  14. “You might very well think that; I couldn’t possibly comment” Francis Urquhart in House of Cards


In the following six questions name the personality who is famous for first using this catchphrase and the programme that it’s from.

  1. “What’s your name and where do you come from?” Cilla Black in Blind Date
  2. “Is that your final answer?” Chris Tarrant in Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
  3. “You’re fired” Sir Alan Sugar in The Apprentice
  4. “Look at what you could have won” Jim Bowen in Bullseye
  5. “You’ll like this …….not a lot” Paul Daniels in The Paul Daniels Magic Show
  6. “I’ve started so I’ll finish” Magnus Magnusson in Mastermind


Answers to name the painting and the artist

  1. Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
  2. The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck
  3. The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
  4. American Gothic by Grant Wood
  5. For the Love of God by Damien Hurst
  6. The Thinker by Auguste Rodin
  7. Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol
  8. Don Quixote by Pablo Picasso
  9. The Fighting Temeraire by J.M.W.Turner
  10. The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer
  11. The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger
  12. The Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
  13. Ophelia by John Everett Millais
  14. The Magpie by Claude Monet
  15. Flatford Mill by John Constable
  16. A Bigger Splash by David Hockney
  17. The Melting Watch by Salvador Dali
  18. The Dancing Class by Edgar Degas
  19. The Menin Road by Paul Nash
  20. Man Lying on a Wall by L.S. Lowry




Kings and Queens

Name the king or queen from the questions below.

  1. Who allegedly burnt the cakes? Alfred
  2. Which queen never married? Elizabeth I
  3. Who lost the American colonies? George III
  4. Whose bones were found under a car park? Richard III
  5. Who became monarch while in Kenya? Elizabeth II
  6. Nell Gwyn was whose mistress? Charles II
  7. Who was known as the “Nine Days Queen”? Lady Jane Grey
  8. Who had been pregnant at least 17 times but had no children who survived beyond the age of 11 years? Anne
  9. Who was the last Catholic monarch? James II
  10. Who was “Longshanks”? Edward I
  11. For which monarch were no coins issued? Edward VIII
  12. Who wore two shirts on the day he died? Charles I
  13. Which king had the nickname “Rufus”? William II
  14. Who made the first Christmas wireless broadcast? George V
  15. Who fought a civil war against Matilda? Stephen
  16. Who married the “Flanders Mare”? Henry VIII
  17. Who was “not amused”? Victoria
  18. Who ruled for almost 10 years but spent less than one year in the country? Richard I
  19. Who would have been killed if the Gunpowder Plot had succeeded? James I
  20. Who was the last Emperor of India? George VI


Answers to British buildings/landmarks

  1. Scott Monument – Edinburgh
  2. British Museum – London
  3. Caernarvon Castle – Caernarvon
  4. Westminster Cathedral – London
  5. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum – Glasgow
  6. Hardwick Hall – Derbyshire
  7. Lindisfarne Castle – Holy Island
  8. Osborne House – Isle of Wight
  9. Byland Abbey – North Yorkshire
  10. Tate Modern – London
  11. Radcliffe Camera – Oxford
  12. Clifton Suspension Bridge – Bristol
  13. Alnwick Castle – Alnwick
  14. Brighton Pavilion – Brighton
  15. Royal Observatory – Greenwich




Answers to collectors

  1. Bibliophile – books
  2. Arctophile – teddy bears
  3. Conchologist – shells
  4. Deltiologist – postcards
  5. Discophile – gramophone records
  6. Lepidopterist – butterflies and moths
  7. Numismatist – coins
  8. Oologist – birds eggs
  9. Phillatelist – postage stamps
  10. Phillumenist – matches/matchboxes


Answers to phobias

  1. Accousticophobia – noise
  2. Ambulophobia – walking
  3. Arachnophobia – spiders
  4. Cyclophobia – bicycles
  5. Dendrophobia – trees
  6. Equinophobia – horses
  7. Frigophobia – cold
  8. Hydrophobia – water
  9. Isolophobia – solitude
  10. Olfactophobia – smell


Answers to Musicals 

  1. South Pacific
  2. Singing in the Rain
  3. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  4. Carousel
  5. Annie
  6. The King and I
  7. Fiddler on the Roof
  8. Dirty Dancing
  9. Godspell
  10. Evita
  11. Lion King
  12. Wicked
  13. Mama Mia
  14. Jersey Boys
  15. Les Miserables
  16. Matilda
  17. Miss Saigon
  18. We Will Rock You
  19. Phantom of the Opera
  20. Billy Elliot



Answers to which book these first lines come from

  1. “Call me Ishmael” Moby Dick
  2. “All children, except one, grow up.” Peter Pan
  3. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ….” A Tale of Two Cities
  4. “Mr & Mrs Dursley of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.” Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
  5. “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” 1984
  6. “There was a no possibility of taking a walk that day.” Jane Eyre
  7. “When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm broken at the elbow.” To Kill a Mockingbird
  8. “Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.” The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  9. “Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank and of having nothing to do:” Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  10. “The year 1866 was signalised by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and inexplicable phenomenon, which doubtless no one has yet forgotten.” Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea


Name the poet that wrote these lines

  1. “ I wandered lonely as a cloud” William Wordsworth
  2. “The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea” Edward Lear
  3. “In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure-dome decree” Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  4. “Half a league, half a league, half a league onward” Alfred Lord Tennyson
  5. “I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and sky” John Masefield
  6. “Twas brillig, and the slithy tove” Lewis Carroll
  7. “Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone” H. Auden
  8. “Oh to be in England now that April’s here” Robert Browning
  9. “Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough” John Betjeman
  10. “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you” Rudyard Kipling


Answers for Logos

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Answers to Words Containing ‘er’

  1. Error
  2. Impertinent
  3. Cherub
  4. Herring
  5. Inert
  6. Gerbil
  7. Kermit
  8. Liner
  9. Merit
  10. Peruse
  11. Inveraray
  12. Ferguson
  13. Vernal
  14. Zero
  15. Berry
  16. Jeremy
  17. Perfect
  18. Kimberley
  19. Sherlock
  20. Power


Answers for Sevens Quiz (On 2 pages click on arrow)

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Answers to the Sevens quiz




Answers to Complete the proverbs. The number of words missing are in the brackets.

  1. A bad workman (4) always blames his tools.
  2. Absence makes (4) the heart grow fonder.
  3. A fool and his money (3) are soon parted.
  4. An empty vessel (3) makes much noise.
  5. A picture is worth (3) a thousand words.
  6. Appearances (3) can be deceptive.
  7. Slow and steady (3) wins the race.
  8. The road to hell (5) is paved with good intentions.
  9. A drowning man (5) will clutch at a straw.
  10. Hope for the best (4) prepare for the worst.


Answers to Name the product missing from the following advert/slogan/jingle

  1. Just one Cornetto give it to me.
  2. P P P pick up a Penguin.
  3. A ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Mars a day helps you work, rest and play.
  4. I feel like Chicken Tonight.
  5. Things happen after a Badedas bath
  6. If you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit join our Club.
  7. R Whites Lemonade, I’m a secret lemonade drinker.
  8. We want to be Smiths Crisps.
  9. For mash get Smash.
  10. Do the Shake and Vac and put the freshness back.


Answers to Famous People

  1. Theodore Roosevelt
  1. Charles Darwin
  2. Martin Luther King
  3. Albert Einstein
  4. Pope John Paul 11
  5. Christopher Columbus
  6. George Frederick Handel
  7. Jesse James
  8. Mahatma Gandhi
  9. Benito Mussolini
  10. Franz Ferdinand
  11. George 1
  12. Jane Austen
  13. Oliver Cromwell
  14. Salvador Dali
  15. Orson Welles
  16. Marie Antoinette
  17. Pablo Picasso
  18. Neil Armstrong
  19. Mae West




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Answers for Food and Drink

  1. L’escoffier
  2. Tommy Banks
  3. Grilled sugar
  4. Five Spice
  5. Gordon’s
  6. Water Chestnut
  7. Yoghurt
  8. South Africa
  9. Choux
  10. Spain
  11. Spinach
  12. Earl Grey
  13. Pizza
  14. Mashed potato and cabbage
  15. Turkish Delight
  16. Champagne and crème de cassis (blackcurrant)
  17. Turkey
  18. Gazpacho
  19. Beetroot
  20. Cheese


Answers to what the letters stand for

  1. 5 Great Lakes
  2. 8 Legs on a spider
  3. 7 Deadly sins
  4. 180 Degrees in a triangle
  5. 6 Faces on a cube
  6. Gospels of the Bible
  7. 3 Witches in Macbeth
  8. 26 Letters in the alphabet
  9. 30 Pieces of silver
  10. 12 Drummers drumming
  11. 20000 Leagues under the sea
  12. 86400 Seconds in a day
  13. 20 Fluid ounces in a pint
  14. 24 Carats in pure gold
  15. 32 Degrees Farenheit freezing point of water
  16. 50 Stars on the American flag
  17. 366 Days in a leap year
  18. 88 Keys on a piano
  19. 10 Commandments
  20. 12 Days of Christmas