Hi everyone. Today we have the Monday night quiz as used at Haridimos Apartments on the 4th October 2021.

Round 1 uses the phrase, 'TODAY IS THE FOURTH OF OCTOBER' to supply the first letter of each correct answer, so Q1 starts with the letter T, Q2=O, Q3=D etc, all the way to the last answer starting with the letter R.

Have fun and there will also be a 70's quiz to continue the theme for this week, being published a little later today.

ROUND 1 - TODAY IS THE FOURTH OF OCTOBER

T - How many heads did Cerberus have in Greek mythology?

 

O – What is the highest possible odd checkout number to win a standard game of darts?             

 

D – What was the name of the chess computer that beat Grand Master Gary Kasparov in 1997?

 

A – In 1996 who was the first footballer to cost more than £10 mln between English clubs?

 

Y – In 1957 which Russian became the first person to orbit the Earth?

 

I – Which country has the international dialling code of 0098?

 

S – At the beginning of the US Civil War in 1860, what was the first state to withdraw or secede from the Union? 

 

T – Which element has the symbol, Sn, in the periodic table?

 

H – Which multinational engineering company uses the motto, ‘The Power of Dreams’?

 

E – Which ground breaking cocktail comprises; whisky, gin, Pernod and absinthe and must be served shaken, not stirred?                           

 

F – A short corner, or penalty corner, is found in which team sport of 10 players plus a goalkeeper?

 

O – What name is given to a small vessel flute with 4-12 finger holes which means ‘Little Goose’ in Italian?

 

U – Which former England rugby player is turning out on Strictly Come Dancing with Oti Mabuse as their dance partner for the 2021 season?

 

R – What R can be a machine for turning wood, or a device to connect to a computer network?

 

T – In sport, especially rugby, what does TMO stand for?

 

H – What food was still edible after 3,000 years when it was found in a pharaoh’s pyramids?

 

O – In Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) what name is given to the cage where fights take place?

 

F – What is the only word common use in the English dictionary to begin with the letters FJ?

 

O – How many degrees are used on the scale of a semi-circle protractor in mathematics?

 

C – Which country has the longest coastline with over 243,000km of mainland and island coastline?

 T – What is half of three-eighths as a fraction?

 

O – Originally from Latin meaning work or labour, which word was by composers for a collection of their music? 

 

B – What three letter word can come before stream, ten, map and rate to form four new words?

 E – What does a coconut have three of, a needle has one and a donkey has two?

 R – In sporting injury terms, what does the acronym RICE stand for?

 

ROUND 2 – PLACE NAMES IN THE ANSWER

1. What is currently (as of 2020 Guinness World Records list), the hottest pepper in the world? 

 

2. What game has both league and union varieties of 13 and 15 team members respectively?    

 

3. What was the original name for the kiwifruit?               

 

4. What radioactive element, named after a country, was used to poison Alexander Litvinenko in 2006?

 

5. Named after a Belgian town, which sack was favoured by sailors to store their worldly possessions?

 

ROUND 3 – IT TAKES TWO (every question has two answers – 1 point for each answer)

1. What are the names of the first two people to successfully climb Everest?   

 

2. Can you name the two eldest children of Victoria and David Beckham?            

 

3. What were Elvis’s first two UK no. 1 songs?

 

4. In Star Wars, which two actors have played Obi Wan (Ben) Kenobi?

 

5. Quentin Tarantino has written and directed 10 films in his career, what were his first two movies he wrote and directed himself?

 

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ANSWERS

ROUND 1 - TODAY FOURTH OF OCTOBER

T - How many heads did Cerberus have in Greek mythology?

THREE

 

O – What is the highest possible odd checkout number to win a standard game of darts?             

167 (T20 T19 Bull)

 

D – What was the name of the chess computer that beat Grand Master Gary Kasparov in 1997?

DEEP BLUE

 

A – In 1996 who was the first footballer to cost more than £10 mln between English clubs?

ALAN SHEARER

 

Y – In 1957 which Russian became the first person to orbit the Earth?

YURI GARGARIN

 

I – Which country has the international dialling code of 0098?

IRAN

 

S – At the beginning of the US Civil War in 1860, what was the first state to withdraw or secede from the Union? 

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

T – Which element has the symbol, Sn, in the periodic table?

TIN

 

H – Which multinational engineering company uses the motto, ‘The Power of Dreams’?

HONDA

 

E – Which ground breaking cocktail comprises; whisky, gin, Pernod and absinthe and must be served shaken, not stirred?                           

EARTHQUAKE

 

F – A short corner, or penalty corner, is found in which team sport of 10 players plus a goalkeeper?

FIELD HOCKEY

 

O – What name is given to a small vessel flute with 4-12 finger holes which means ‘Little Goose’ in Italian?

OCARINA

 

U – Which former England rugby player is turning out on Strictly Come Dancing with Oti Mabuse as their dance partner for the 2021 season?

UGO MONYE

 

R – What R can be a machine for turning wood, or a device to connect to a computer network?

ROUTER

 

T – In sport, especially rugby, what does TMO stand for?

TELEVISION MATCH OFFICIAL

 

H – What food was still edible after 3,000 years when it was found in a pharaoh’s pyramids?

HONEY

 

O – In Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) what name is given to the cage where fights take place?

OCTAGON

 

F – What is the only word common use in the English dictionary to begin with the letters FJ?

FJORD

 

O – How many degrees are used on the scale of a semi-circle protractor in mathematics?

180

 

C – Which country has the longest coastline with over 243,000km of mainland and island coastline?

CANADA

 

T – What is half of three-eighths as a fraction?

3/16

 

O – Originally from Latin meaning work or labour, which word was by composers for a collection of their music? 

OPUS

 

B – What three letter word can come before stream, ten, map and rate to form four new words?

BIT

 

E – What does a coconut have three of, a needle has one and a donkey has two?

EYES

 

R – In sporting injury terms, what does the acronym RICE stand for?

REST – ICE – COMPRESSION - ELEVATION

 

ROUND 2 – PLACE NAMES IN THE ANSWER

1. What is currently (as of 2020 Guinness World Records list), the hottest pepper in the world? 

CAROLINA REAPER

 

2. What game has both league and union varieties of 13 and 15 team members respectively?    

RUGBY FOOTBALL

 

3. What was the original name for the kiwifruit?               

CHINESE GOOSEBERRY

 

4. What radioactive element was used to poison Alexander Litvinenko in 2006?

POLONIUM (Named after Poland)

 

5. Named after a Belgian town, which sack was favoured by sailors to store their worldly possessions?

DUFFEL BAG

 

 

ROUND 3 – IT TAKES TWO (every question has two answers – 1 point for each answer)

1. What are the names of the first two people to successfully climb Everest?   

EDMUND HILLARY –  TENZING NORGAY

 

2. Can you name the two eldest children of Victoria and David Beckham?            

BROOKLYN – ROMEO

 

3. What were Elvis’s first two UK no. 1 songs?

ALL SHOOK UP – JAILHOUSE ROCK

 

4. In Star Wars, which two actors have played Obi Wan (Ben) Kenobi?

ALEC GUINNESS / EWAN MACGREGOR

 

5. Quentin Tarantino has written and directed 10 films in his career, what were his first two movies he wrote and directed himself?

RESERVOIR DOGS (1992) – PULP FICTION (1994) (He was not the director of True Romance - 1993)