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Trickster Twelve #4

Quiz Questions (Answers below)

We’ve swapped the music clips this week, so they appear in the sequences. Apologies in advance for Q3.

What is the fourth thing in these sequences?

a) 1009
b) 101
c) 11
d) ?

a) Famous recluse
b) Movement or proposal
c) Welsh singer (b. 1984)
d) ?





What is the connection between these four elements?

a) Olivia Newton-John in Xanadu
b) Another name for Yellowcake
c) Old fairground attraction
d) Renault


a) Tape back-up people – Adam Osborne
b) People who won’t watch black and white films – Michael McKean
c) Women who won’t help other women – Madeleine Albright
d) Brexiteers without a plan – Donald Tusk




7. Which is the odd one out from these four?
a) Goblin
b) Nurse
c) Spinner
d) Thresher


8. In 1928, Winston Churchill (briefly) joined the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade workers to help with his hobby of what?
a) Bricklaying
b) Carpentry
c) Joinery


9. The WTF is the global governing body for which activity?
a) Taekwondo
b) Tennis
c) Tiddlywinks
d) Tourism


10. What did a knob-thatcher used to make?
a) Cakes
b) Roofs
c) Wigs


11. In 1952, Albert Gunter jumped a 3-metre gap while driving which vehicle as Tower Bridge began to raise?
a) Bicycle
b) Bus
c) Milk float
d) Taxi


12. “Animals don’t have rights as they don’t pay their taxes” is a 2015 quote by which royal?
a) Prince Andrew
b) Princess Anne
c) Princess Michael of Kent



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  1. 2 – Sequence is the smallest 4 digit prime number, then smallest 3 digit, etc.
  2. An answer leading to someone (famous) with the surname “Armitage”, e.g., Thorin Oakenshield actor in Hobbit films. Sequence is the surnames of the most recent Poets Laureates in the UK (Hughes, Motion, Duffy, Armitage)
  3. Clip of a song by a band/artist with 2 o’s in their name and no other vowels – possibilities include the US group Poco,  and, of course, Toto. However, if you thought of “Africa” by Toto, you only get half points. Along with some others, I’ve never forgiven them for “I know that I must do what’s right, sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti”, which manages to be both appalling scansion and geographically incorrect! I’m not the only one who thinks this. Anyway, the artists featured are Bananarama, The Seekers and Tim Minchin (5 a’s, 4 e’s, 3 i’s).
  4. Names of Greek Muses – Terpsichore, Urania, Calliope, Clio
  5. People who have a “special place in hell”, according to the people quoted.
  6. Songs which are entitled  Funky ___; Chicken, Gibbon, Moped, Town
  7. c. This is a dolphin. All the others are sharks
  8. a Only briefly, as the Union Executive decided to revoke his membership after a large number of complaints from members.
  9. a
  10. c
  11. b And there were no injuries to passengers! I’ve not been able to confirm whether it was a double decker. Can anyone help?
  12. c


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