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Quiz 64b - A FISHY TALE -Bumper 40 questions:  Sent in by: Bill Turnbull:  (Highly Rated - Jim)

Thought you might like this themed one, there is a type of fish in every answer sometimes hidden


1. In the nursery rhyme who would eat no fat? - Jack Spratt

2. What was the first ever registered trademark in Britain (which is still in use today)? - Bass's red triangle

3. Who was the main prostitute in the Profumo affair? - Christine Keeler

4. Snooker referee Len Ganley crushed a snooker ball to powder in a TV advert, what product was being advertised? - Carling Black Label Lager

5. Usually occurring in summer what name is given to a mass of cloud that is fractured into a pattern of ripples? - Mackerel sky

6. What is the name of the character played by Bruce Alexander in the Inspector Frost TV series? - Superintendent Mullett

7. A type of cargo ship used in the Clyde estuary and off the west coast of Scotland? - The Clyde puffer

8. Which action painter was often referred to as Jack The Dripper? - Jackson Pollock

9. Who is the leader of the Scottish National Party? - Alex Salmond

10. What is the children's game, a form of hide and seek in which as the players find the one who had hidden they join him and the last person to find the hiding place has to hide the next time? - Sardines

11. What was the game show Play Your Cards Right called in the USA? - Card Sharks

12. Which sea area is between Shannon and Finisterre? - Sole

13. In which children's puppet science fiction series did the characters Commander Sam Shore and Atlanta Shore appear? - Stingray

14. What is the capital of Oman? - Muscat

15. What was the name of the ship in the radio programme The Navy Lark? - HMS Troutbridge

16. What rank did Idi Amin hold in the British Army? - Sergeant Major

17. Common, American, Australian and German are types of which insect? - Cockroach

18. What does the tiller operate on board a boat? - Rudder

19. Which infantry weapon was superseded by the bayonet? - Pike

20. What is the pointed tool used by sailors for untangling strands of rope called? - Marlinspike

21. What was being advertised with the slogan “Put the freshness back”? - Shake’n’vac

22. An American would call it a traffic circle what would we call it? - Roundabout

23. Who gave Stonehenge to the nation in 1918? - CH Chubb

24. What was the fate of Captain Hook in Peter Pan? - Eaten by a crocodile

25. Whose advertising campaign stated that you too could have a body like mine? - Charles Atlas

26. What was the first rescue ship on the scene of the Titanic sinking (and also saved most of those who survived)? - The Carpathia

27. In which Dickens novel does Mrs Jellyby appear? - Bleak House

28. The practice of dragging a smoked fish across the trail of a fox has led to which English expression? - Red herring

29. What is the capital of the Australian dependency Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean? - Flying Fish Cove

30. On whose books are the Inspector Morse series based? - Colin Dexter

31. Who is the American illusionist who in 1999 spent seven days entombed in a plastic box under a tank of water? - David Blaine

32. Who wears the Fisherman's Ring? - The Pope

33. What is another name for powdered chalk? - Whiting

34. What method of transportation was invented by Bill and Mark Richards from Val's Surf Shop California in the 50's? - Skateboard

35. What one word name is shared by a car built by the American company Plymouth, an aircraft built by Fairey and a motor cycle built by BSA? - Barracuda

36. In which sixties TV series did Raymond Francis play the lead role of DCS Lockhart? - No Hiding Place (plaice)

37. Which BBC soap was axed after over 150 episodes in March 1993? - El Dorado

38. What nickname was given to mass murderer Albert deSalvo? - The Boston Strangler

39. Which boxer was nicknamed The Manassa Mauler? - Jack Dempsey

40. What is the state capital of Kansas? - Topeka


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