MONDAY 1st June 2020
Around and about
- In which document is Wrelton described as having 7 dwellings in 1086?
- What is the Roman name for Malton?
- What was mined at Rosedale from medieval times until the 1920’s?
- 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?
THE SALTERSGATE INN
- A Rex Whistler mural of three children eating cake can be found where in Pickering?
THE MEMORIAL HALL
- Sir John Vanburgh was the architect for which stately home?
- On what day of the week is there a market in Kirkbymoorside?
- Which organisation is responsible for the upkeep of Pickering Castle?
- Who is the Lord of the manor of Helmsley?
- What local tourist attraction, established in 1959, was initially called “The Yorkshire Zoological Gardens?”
- 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?
THE HOLE OF HORCUM
- Which “dale” has a daffodil walk?
- Who planned the Whitby and Pickering Railway which was first opened in 1836?
- Which village was the setting for the fictional village of Aidensfield in the TV series set in the 1960’s?
- In which village are the famous “Mouseman” workshops?
- Hovingham Hall was the childhood home of which member of the British royal family?
KATHERINE, DUCHESS OF KENT
- Which Olivier and Tony Award winning playwright and director lives in Scarborough?
SIR ALAN AYCKBOURN
- Wrelton is part of which parliamentary constituency?
THIRSK AND MALTON
- Which sport has its home at Sutton Bank?
- The local parish council represents Wrelton and which other villages?
AISLABY AND MIDDLETON
MONDAY 25th May 2020
Complete these similies eg. A B A B (2, 4, 2, 5) As bold as brass
- A W A A G (2, 5, 2, 1, 5) As white as a ghost
- A N A A F C (2, 5, 2, 1, 5, 4) As nutty as a fruit cake
- A L A A F (2, 5, 2, 1, 7) As light as a feather
- A C A I (2, 4, 2, 3) As cold as ice
- A S A A O (2, 5, 2, 2, 2) As strong as an ox
- A R A C (2, 7, 2, 9) As regular as clockwork
- A S A A N P (2, 5, 2, 1, 3, 3) As shiny as a new pin
- A T A A R (2, 4, 2, 1, 4) As thin as a rake
- A S A A E (2, 8, 2, 2, 3) As slippery as an eel
- A B A A B (2, 5, 2, 1, 3) As blind as a bat
- A C A A C (2, 4, 2, 1, 8) As cool as a cucumber
- A C A A W (2, 5, 2, 1, 7) As clean as a whistle
- A S A A B I A R (2, 4, 2, 1, 3, 2, 1, 3) As snug as a bug in a rug
- A B A A B (2, 5, 2, 1, 6) As bright as a button
- A H A N (2, 4, 2, 5) As hard as nails
- A T A O B (2, 5, 2, 3, 5) As tough as old boots
- A P A A P (2, 6, 2, 7) As pretty as a picture
- A P A A C M (2, 4, 2, 1, 5, 5) As poor as a church mouse
- A C A M (2, 5, 2, 3) As clear as mud
- 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)
- Dina Asher-Smith – Sprinter
- Matthew Pinsent – Rowing
- Carl Fogarty – Superbikes
- Nick Faldo – Golf
- AP McCoy – Horse racing
- Nicola Adams – Boxing
- Chris Hoy – Cycling
- James Hunt – Motor Racing
- Rebecca Adlington – Swimming
- Linford Christie – Sprinting
- Stanley Matthews – Football
- Alistair Brownlee – Triathlon
- John Lloyd – Tennis
- David Gower – Cricket
- Tom Daley – Diving
- Johanna Konta – tennis
- Harry Kane – Football
- John Conteh – Boxing
- John Parrott – Snooker
- 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)
- “I don’t believe it!” Victor Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave
- “No…no…no…no…yes!” Jim Trott in The Vicar of Dibley
- “Lovely jubbly” Derek “Del Boy” Trotter in Only Fools and Horses
- “You stupid boy” Captain Mainwaring in Dad’s Army
- “Well thank you very much, Jerry!” Margot Leadbetter in The Good Life
- “Oooh! Betty!” Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em
- Good moaning” Officer Crabtree in ‘Allo ‘Allo
- “I have a cunning plan …” Baldrick in Blackadder
- Yeah but no but yeah but ..” Vicky Pollard in Little Britain
- “Silly moo” Alf Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part
- Evenin’ All” George Dixon in Dixon of Dock Green
- “I’m free” Humphries in Are You Being Served?
- “You dirty old man” Harold Steptoe in Steptoe and Son
- “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.
- “What’s your name and where do you come from?” Cilla Black in Blind Date
- “Is that your final answer?” Chris Tarrant in Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
- “You’re fired” Sir Alan Sugar in The Apprentice
- “Look at what you could have won” Jim Bowen in Bullseye
- “You’ll like this …….not a lot” Paul Daniels in The Paul Daniels Magic Show
- “I’ve started so I’ll finish” Magnus Magnusson in Mastermind
Answers to name the painting and the artist
- Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
- The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck
- The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
- American Gothic by Grant Wood
- For the Love of God by Damien Hurst
- The Thinker by Auguste Rodin
- Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol
- Don Quixote by Pablo Picasso
- The Fighting Temeraire by J.M.W.Turner
- The Girl with the Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer
- The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger
- The Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel the Elder
- Ophelia by John Everett Millais
- The Magpie by Claude Monet
- Flatford Mill by John Constable
- A Bigger Splash by David Hockney
- The Melting Watch by Salvador Dali
- The Dancing Class by Edgar Degas
- The Menin Road by Paul Nash
- Man Lying on a Wall by L.S. Lowry
MONDAY 11TH MAY
Kings and Queens
Name the king or queen from the questions below.
- Who allegedly burnt the cakes? Alfred
- Which queen never married? Elizabeth I
- Who lost the American colonies? George III
- Whose bones were found under a car park? Richard III
- Who became monarch while in Kenya? Elizabeth II
- Nell Gwyn was whose mistress? Charles II
- Who was known as the “Nine Days Queen”? Lady Jane Grey
- Who had been pregnant at least 17 times but had no children who survived beyond the age of 11 years? Anne
- Who was the last Catholic monarch? James II
- Who was “Longshanks”? Edward I
- For which monarch were no coins issued? Edward VIII
- Who wore two shirts on the day he died? Charles I
- Which king had the nickname “Rufus”? William II
- Who made the first Christmas wireless broadcast? George V
- Who fought a civil war against Matilda? Stephen
- Who married the “Flanders Mare”? Henry VIII
- Who was “not amused”? Victoria
- Who ruled for almost 10 years but spent less than one year in the country? Richard I
- Who would have been killed if the Gunpowder Plot had succeeded? James I
- Who was the last Emperor of India? George VI
Answers to British buildings/landmarks
- Scott Monument – Edinburgh
- British Museum – London
- Caernarvon Castle – Caernarvon
- Westminster Cathedral – London
- Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum – Glasgow
- Hardwick Hall – Derbyshire
- Lindisfarne Castle – Holy Island
- Osborne House – Isle of Wight
- Byland Abbey – North Yorkshire
- Tate Modern – London
- Radcliffe Camera – Oxford
- Clifton Suspension Bridge – Bristol
- Alnwick Castle – Alnwick
- Brighton Pavilion – Brighton
- Royal Observatory – Greenwich
MONDAY 4TH MAY
Answers to collectors
- Bibliophile – books
- Arctophile – teddy bears
- Conchologist – shells
- Deltiologist – postcards
- Discophile – gramophone records
- Lepidopterist – butterflies and moths
- Numismatist – coins
- Oologist – birds eggs
- Phillatelist – postage stamps
- Phillumenist – matches/matchboxes
Answers to phobias
- Accousticophobia – noise
- Ambulophobia – walking
- Arachnophobia – spiders
- Cyclophobia – bicycles
- Dendrophobia – trees
- Equinophobia – horses
- Frigophobia – cold
- Hydrophobia – water
- Isolophobia – solitude
- Olfactophobia – smell
Answers to Musicals
- South Pacific
- Singing in the Rain
- Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
- The King and I
- Fiddler on the Roof
- Dirty Dancing
- Lion King
- Mama Mia
- Jersey Boys
- Les Miserables
- Miss Saigon
- We Will Rock You
- Phantom of the Opera
- Billy Elliot
MONDAY 27TH APRIL
Answers to which book these first lines come from
- “Call me Ishmael” Moby Dick
- “All children, except one, grow up.” Peter Pan
- “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ….” A Tale of Two Cities
- “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
- “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” 1984
- “There was a no possibility of taking a walk that day.” Jane Eyre
- “When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm broken at the elbow.” To Kill a Mockingbird
- “Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.” The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
- “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
- “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
- “ I wandered lonely as a cloud” William Wordsworth
- “The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea” Edward Lear
- “In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure-dome decree” Samuel Taylor Coleridge
- “Half a league, half a league, half a league onward” Alfred Lord Tennyson
- “I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and sky” John Masefield
- “Twas brillig, and the slithy tove” Lewis Carroll
- “Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone” H. Auden
- “Oh to be in England now that April’s here” Robert Browning
- “Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough” John Betjeman
- “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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MONDAY 20TH APRIL
Answers to Words Containing ‘er’
Answers for Sevens Quiz (On 2 pages click on arrow)
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Answers to the Sevens quiz
MONDAY 13TH APRIL
Answers to Complete the proverbs. The number of words missing are in the brackets.
- A bad workman (4) always blames his tools.
- Absence makes (4) the heart grow fonder.
- A fool and his money (3) are soon parted.
- An empty vessel (3) makes much noise.
- A picture is worth (3) a thousand words.
- Appearances (3) can be deceptive.
- Slow and steady (3) wins the race.
- The road to hell (5) is paved with good intentions.
- A drowning man (5) will clutch at a straw.
- Hope for the best (4) prepare for the worst.
Answers to Name the product missing from the following advert/slogan/jingle
- Just one Cornetto give it to me.
- P P P pick up a Penguin.
- A Mars a day helps you work, rest and play.
- I feel like Chicken Tonight.
- Things happen after a Badedas bath
- If you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit join our Club.
- R Whites Lemonade, I’m a secret lemonade drinker.
- We want to be Smiths Crisps.
- For mash get Smash.
- Do the Shake and Vac and put the freshness back.
Answers to Famous People
- Theodore Roosevelt
- Charles Darwin
- Martin Luther King
- Albert Einstein
- Pope John Paul 11
- Christopher Columbus
- George Frederick Handel
- Jesse James
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Benito Mussolini
- Franz Ferdinand
- George 1
- Jane Austen
- Oliver Cromwell
- Salvador Dali
- Orson Welles
- Marie Antoinette
- Pablo Picasso
- Neil Armstrong
- Mae West
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MONDAY 6TH APRIL
Answers for Food and Drink
- Tommy Banks
- Grilled sugar
- Five Spice
- Water Chestnut
- South Africa
- Earl Grey
- Mashed potato and cabbage
- Turkish Delight
- Champagne and crème de cassis (blackcurrant)
Answers to what the letters stand for
- 5 Great Lakes
- 8 Legs on a spider
- 7 Deadly sins
- 180 Degrees in a triangle
- 6 Faces on a cube
- Gospels of the Bible
- 3 Witches in Macbeth
- 26 Letters in the alphabet
- 30 Pieces of silver
- 12 Drummers drumming
- 20000 Leagues under the sea
- 86400 Seconds in a day
- 20 Fluid ounces in a pint
- 24 Carats in pure gold
- 32 Degrees Farenheit freezing point of water
- 50 Stars on the American flag
- 366 Days in a leap year
- 88 Keys on a piano
- 10 Commandments
- 12 Days of Christmas