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The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round Four


By OldPete
July 14 2016

Here's Pete's fourth set of Summer Quiz Questions! As in previous rounds, please don't use search engines to look up answers for posting. It defeats the purpose of the piece, as well as ruining the effort Pete has made. No merit is gained either way as questions are intended for fun. If you only know part of an answer, put it up for the discussion of others - it might lead us to the whole answer! Expanding on an answer, giving full reasoning is positively encouraged - so away we go again...

 

 

THE SUMMER QUIZ 2016 - ROUND FOUR

 

1.      How did a divorce in Ipswich clear the way for eventual downfall of royalty.

 

2.      In what way did a Chinese riddle with potentially fatal consequences lead to a sleepless night.

 

3.      What is the somewhat rocky connection between one of the original thirteen and a Scottish city.

 

4.      How did the Admiralty connections of this observer and recorder of everyday life lead to his having a street named after him in an East coast port.

 

5.      During the battleship era and probably even today where naval guns are concerned and English is spoken what is the word used to order their use and why.

 

6.      John, Sam, Adrian,Bridget, Victoria and Tony - all did what?

           

Complete and explain the following sequences - note that the basis for the sequence may be different for each list.

 

7              yellow, green, brown, blue, pink….

 

8              Anthony, Harold, Alex, Harold, Edward, Harold, Edward, Harold, James…               

 

9              United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Spain…

 

10           20, 1, 18 , 4 , 13 …….

 

________

 

11.       How did a onetime minister for war make it safer to cross the road ?

 

12.      “Travaile , Famille, Patrie “ in what way was this slogan ( Work, Family, Home land   ) still seen for some time after the downfall of its originators.

 

13.      What alternative links Len Deighton , Philip K Dick , C. J. Sansom and Robert Harris

 

14.      England and Denmark probably have justifiable claims to be the oldest established monarchies in Europe - but which is the youngest - most recently established. ( this excludes restorations as in Spain )

 

15.      What is the connection between   a visually impaired mendicant , a man in a hat , and an evil twin.

 

16.      Always dodgy these -     Which is the odd one out   -   Primrose, Hyacinth, Violet, Myrtle, Lily, Begonia, Poppy.

 

17.      After making their names (it might be said) as respectively - Queen of England, In Outer Space and in Albert Square they went on to pursue another career - who are / were they and what was it did they did next.

 

18.      What is the connection between sorting the mail and a permanent military presence

 

 

 

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The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round Four
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14/07/2016 13:26
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Saintly Pursuit
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Saintly Pursuit (IP Logged)
14/07/2016 17:00
7. appropriately is Black - they are the snooker colours

13. Deighton and Sansom have both written novels set in Brtain with Germany winning WW2 so have the other also written on a similar theme?

 
Clegthorpe
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Clegthorpe (IP Logged)
14/07/2016 17:06
6. Wrote diaries: _, Pepys, Mole, Jones, Queen & Blair

8. Margaret, Prime Ministers from Eden to Thatcher

11. Baleisha (spelling almost certainly wrong) inventor of the beacon.

13. All, I think, wrote post WWII alternative future novels in which Germany (or the Axis) won. Dick "Man in the High Castle", Harris "Fatherland". Can't remember the other two.

 
Clegthorpe
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Clegthorpe (IP Logged)
14/07/2016 17:09
We were typing at the same time, Saintly Pursuit. Can you remember the titles of the Deighton & Sansom novels? I can't.

 
Saintly Pursuit
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Saintly Pursuit (IP Logged)
14/07/2016 17:23
SS-GB is the Deighton one

 
MESSAGES->author
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Jon in Wherever (IP Logged)
14/07/2016 17:55
Question 10 is the numbers round a dartboard. The next I think is 6...

As for Q3, I'm assuming the "original thirteen" refers to the original colonies that declared independence from the Crown to form the US, but that's as far as I've got so far...

 
Corkst
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Corkst (IP Logged)
14/07/2016 18:20
15. The krays. Wasn't jack "the hat" mcvitie murdered in the blind beggar pub by Ronnie and/or reggie.

 
Clegthorpe
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Clegthorpe (IP Logged)
14/07/2016 18:28
2. I've just seen Aretha Franklin singing Nessun Dorma on the One Show...

Nessun Dorma means "none shall sleep" and Turandot, from which it comes, has a plot involving having to answer riddles to win the princess's hand (or something like that.) Presumably, getting the answers wrong has undesirable consequences...

 
MESSAGES->author
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higgy365 (IP Logged)
14/07/2016 18:36
7. Yep, surely black from sequence of snooker balls.

13. Definitely the alternative history where Germany won. I've read the Sansome one and remember enjoying it. Can't quite remember the title though, not going to check back as against the spirit.

18. Sounds like the criteria for a place to be a British protectorate or territory. Vague memories of post offices being key.

 
Stella S
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Stella S (IP Logged)
14/07/2016 21:03
No 18 Begonia - all the others are girls names

No 14 could be Monaco

 
Corkst
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Corkst (IP Logged)
14/07/2016 22:20
No.5 is really getting to me as several years ago I read all the Patrick O'Brian novels so somewhere in my subconscious the answer is there.

 
MESSAGES->author
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OldPete (IP Logged)
15/07/2016 06:22
Good going so far - Q 14 - was actually thinking of Kingdoms - that are fully sovereign states not petty princelings in tax havens .

 
Clegthorpe
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Clegthorpe (IP Logged)
15/07/2016 06:40
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Stella S
No 18 Begonia - all the others are girls names

So is Begonia.

 
MESSAGES->author
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Wee Jim (IP Logged)
15/07/2016 06:55
5. "Shoot" because shouting "Fire" is ambiguous- the ship might be on fire. A call of "fire" usually resulting in the flooding of the magazines to stop an explosion......

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round Four
Wee Jim (IP Logged)
15/07/2016 06:58
11. Id agree with Belisha but he didnt invent the beacons - he was Minister of Transport when these beacons were installed on pedestrian crossings.

 
Former Hollywood Saint
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round Four
15/07/2016 07:10
With Q3 I'm not sure about the original 13 bit - as Jon said maybe the original states, but is the rocky connection to a Scottish city Arthur's Seat? Or Edinburgh Castle?


FHS

 
Clegthorpe
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Clegthorpe (IP Logged)
15/07/2016 07:54
Q3 I was thinking of Aberdeen, the granite city, but I also can't see the connection.

 
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Matthew (IP Logged)
15/07/2016 08:25
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Saintly Pursuit
SS-GB is the Deighton one

Dominion is the C. J. Sansom one. I'm halfway through it right now!

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MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round Four
Matthew (IP Logged)
15/07/2016 08:33
12 I think was the motto of Vichy France, but I can't get any nearer the answer to the question than that.

For 14 I'm going to say Belgium.

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Flinstone Saint
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Flinstone Saint (IP Logged)
15/07/2016 09:28
Q3. Is the connection Arthur? Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh, formed from volcanic rock and King Arthur, one of the original 13 Knights of the Round Table?

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matelot22
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matelot22 (IP Logged)
15/07/2016 10:34
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Wee Jim
5. "Shoot" because shouting "Fire" is ambiguous- the ship might be on fire. A call of "fire" usually resulting in the flooding of the magazines to stop an explosion......

Your reasoning is correct, but the order is "Engage", not shoot.

 
Sarge
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Sarge (IP Logged)
15/07/2016 11:39
4: This is Samuel Pepys - famous diarist, sat on the Navy Board and was then Secretary of the Admirality. Later became MP for Harwich where you can find Pepys Street.

 
MESSAGES->author
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OldPete (IP Logged)
15/07/2016 12:52
Blimey Sarge - how did you know that ?

 
twsaint
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twsaint (IP Logged)
15/07/2016 13:13
1. I suppose Wallis Simpson was divorced in Ipswich. Leading , of course, to her marriage to Edward III and then the abdication.
3. Granite City is Aberdeen and New Hampshire is the Granite State.
6. If the rest wrote diaries, then John will be John Evelyn
14. Not many monarchies left , so I'll go for Belgium. It got independence from the Netherlands in 1830/1 and a monarchy was established with some German prince being hauled in. I think Belgium neutrality was ensured at the same which was broken by the Germans in 1914.

 
fair_weather_fan
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fair_weather_fan (IP Logged)
15/07/2016 16:01
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Clegthorpe
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Stella S
No 18 Begonia - all the others are girls names

So is Begonia.

However, Begonia did not as far as I know feature in any Harry Potter novel.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round Four
Matthew (IP Logged)
15/07/2016 16:05
I have been thinking about 12 a bit more. Is it to do with money? Did the Vichy motto remain on certain coins and/or bank notes until they were eventually removed from circulation?

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Wee Jim (IP Logged)
15/07/2016 18:54
17 I think is actors who've become politicians but that's only based on Glenda Jackson as Queen Elizabeth who then became an MP

 
Sarge
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round Four
Sarge (IP Logged)
15/07/2016 20:45
Knew most of it Pete, had to check to fill in the gaps.

 
MESSAGES->author
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OldPete (IP Logged)
15/07/2016 21:05
Well gradually you lot are closing in on the answers. I shall have try harder.

 
Sarge
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Sarge (IP Logged)
17/07/2016 22:12
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Wee Jim
17 I think is actors who've become politicians but that's only based on Glenda
Jackson as Queen Elizabeth who then became an MP

If actors who became politicians is the right line of thinking then I will add Michael Cashman, the ex-Eastenders actor who became an MEP. No idea about the Outer Space link though.

18. Is this a reference to the British Forces Post Office, where every permanent overseas base or RN ship has a BFPO number? (Can you tell I used to listen to two-way family favourites as a kid?)

 
MESSAGES->author
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StBleach (IP Logged)
18/07/2016 05:56
Just a lurker these days but so gratifying that some old traditions have been retained. Back in the day, the Old Pete Summer quiz was something I looked forward to ahead of the approching season - rarerly did i ever find an answer and that tradition hasnt changed - well done Pete as always.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round Four
OldPete (IP Logged)
18/07/2016 08:43
here's a hint for Q 18 - its much more localised than your answers suggest.

Actors into politics - well Sarge I am older than you

 
twsaint
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round Four
twsaint (IP Logged)
18/07/2016 10:57
As students we used to sort the Christmas post at the Drill Hall.

 
MESSAGES->author
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Matthew (IP Logged)
18/07/2016 12:10
Quote:
OldPete
here's a hint for Q 18 - its much more localised than your answers suggest.
Actors into politics - well Sarge I am older than you

Duhhhh, the link is Barrack Road, isn't it? (For those not local, it's where the sorting office for Northampton used to be.)

Looks a bit rough around the edges now: [www.northamptonchron.co.uk]

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2016:07:18:12:13:08 by Matthew.

 
Clegthorpe
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round Four
Clegthorpe (IP Logged)
18/07/2016 15:35
Q 17. Astronaut John Glenn went on to serve as a US Senator. (and was, rather strangely, described by Ronald Reagan as a "celluloid hero".)

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round Four
OldPete (IP Logged)
18/07/2016 20:11
interesting Clegthorpe but the starting point is actors not astronauts

unless he was just pretending - or was that Ronald Reagan.

 
Stella S
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Stella S (IP Logged)
18/07/2016 22:23
Actors into politics - the space reference must be Andrew Faulds, I think he was in Lost in Space.

And I am older than you Pete.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: The Summer Quiz 2016 - Round Four
OldPete (IP Logged)
19/07/2016 09:13
Hi Stella - Ok - right person - wrong show - but near enough. with all due deference to your seniority, Stella , it refers to something at a time that was for most people - pre Television.

Andrew Faulds became Labour MP for Smethwick after a successful acting career - famously referred to Enoch Powell as a " Whited sepulchre "

Special kudos for anyone who can name the show and any other cast members.

 
Sarge
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Sarge (IP Logged)
19/07/2016 22:07
Was it one of the Quatermass stories Pete?

 
MESSAGES->author
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OldPete (IP Logged)
20/07/2016 10:19
Sarge - not on the tele . which I think Quatermass was.

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