Trivia collision 7

From the quiz on 4/4/17.

  1. What two-word name is shared by a London Underground station, an association of women’s liberal arts colleges in the USA, a series of chalk cliffs in East Sussex and a star cluster known in Japanese as subaru (hence the logo of the car company)? Seven Sisters

  2. The name of which spice is also that of a self-defence spray and a medieval mêlée weapon? Mace

  3. Which two-word phrasal verb can mean to discern, to fare or progress, to pretend, or to write (a document) in full? Make out

  4. What name (forename and surname) is shared by a brand of motorcycle leathers, a veteran Disney animator and a noted American baseball player nicknamed The Big Hurt? Frank Thomas

  5. What two-word name is shared by a variant of the card game hearts, the world’s first movie studio (built by Thomas Edison in 1893) and a police van for transporting prisoners? Black Maria

  6. Which two adjectives, one meaning “noisy and disorderly” and the other “unstylish”, differ only in their initial letter? Rowdy, dowdy

  7. Which two African mammals, one a forest-dwelling great ape and the other a skunk-like mustelid commonly known as the striped polecat, differ only in their initial letter? Gorilla, zorilla

  8. Which type of subatomic particle and which light chemical element differ only in their central letter? Boson, boron

  9. Which cosmetic and which colloquial term for a stupid person differ only in their initial letter? Lipstick, dipstick

  10. Which two fish, one a large flatfish prized as food and the other the only freshwater fish in the cod family, differ only in their initial letter? Turbot, burbot

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Trivia collision 6

From the quiz on 17/5/16.

  1. Which two-word phrasal verb can mean to record in writing, to suppress (a rebellion), to pay (a deposit), to land a plane, to stop reading, to attribute or ascribe, to kill (an animal) humanely, to disparage and humiliate, or to lay (a baby) to bed? Put down

  2. The name of which gardening implement can also refer to a sloping angle, a dissolute man, and a number of railway carriages or wagons coupled together? Rake

  3. Which single English word can mean to depart in haste, a style of singing, animal droppings and a silvery fish found in the Indo-Pacific? Scat

  4. What name (forename and surname) is shared by a Welsh two-time World Snooker Champion, a major character from Holby City played by Robert Powell, an English actor noted for his appearances in The Fast Show and a Liberal Democrat politician who is the current MP for Ceredigion? Mark Williams

  5. Which item of food lends its name to a type of camera lens, a type of theatrical make-up and an emergency landing performed by an aircraft with its wheels retracted? Pancake

  6. Which Hindu goddess shares her name with a type of sherbet from northern England and a plant formerly used to make soap and glass? Kali

  7. What single English word can mean a plant of the genus Brassica prized for its oil, to plunder or despoil, an historical division of Sussex, or the stalks and skins of grapes left after wine-making that are used in making vinegar? Rape

  8. The name of which alcoholic drink can also mean a machine for processing cotton, a trap for catching small animals and an offensive Australian term for an Aboriginal woman? Gin

  9. What name (forename and surname) is shared by an American minimalist composer noted for his opera Nixon in China, an English astronomer who predicted the existence of Neptune, the last-surviving HMS Bounty mutineer and an Irish doctor who was suspected of murdering over 160 of his patients in the mid–20th century? John Adams

  10. Which card game shares its name with a species of oak native to the United States, a flexible truncheon typically made of leather-encased lead, a variety of the zinc ore sphalerite and a tar-coated leather container used historically as a beer tankard? Blackjack

Trivia collision 5

From the quiz on 26/1/16.

  1. Which Cluedo murder weapon shares its name with an album by The Beatles? Revolver

  2. What slang term for a woman’s private parts can also refer to an historical four-wheeled cab, a small iceberg and a container for beer? Growler

  3. Which Egyptian goddess shares her name with a deceased labrador retriever in Downton Abbey and the section of the River Thames that flows through Oxford? Isis

  4. What name (forename and surname) is shared by the first Afro-American world heavyweight boxing champion and an American singer–songwriter who released the UK number-one albums In Between Dreams (2005), Sleep Through the Static (2008) and To the Sea (2010)? Jack Johnson

  5. Which two-word phrasal verb can mean to remove, to mimic satirically, to depart in haste or to become a success? Take off

  6. Which colour can also be a carnation-like plant of the genus Dianthus, an historical square-rigged sailing ship, a verb meaning “to cut a zigzag edge on” or another verb meaning “to make a knocking sound because of faulty combustion”? Pink

  7. Which informal term of address can also mean a cut of beef extending from the neck to the shoulder blade, to touch playfully under the chin and a device for securing a drill bit? Chuck

  8. What alternative name for cannabis can also refer to Azerbaijan’s second-largest city? Ganja

  9. Which mammal shares its name with an SI base unit, a spicy Mexican sauce, a breakwater and an abnormal mass of tissue in the uterus? Mole

  10. What name is shared by a class of World War II torpedo boats, a bandage wrapped like an ear of wheat, a South Korean girl group and the brightest star in the constellation Virgo? Spica

Trivia collision 4

From the quiz on 13/10/15.

  1. What name (forename and surname) is shared by half of an English comedy double act and an English novelist twice nominated for the Booker Prize for his novels number9dream (2001) and Cloud Atlas (2004)? David Mitchell

  2. Which musical instrument shares its name with an historic county of Scotland? Fife

  3. The name of which type of skirt can also refer to the south of France and (as an acronym) a computer hardware standard? Midi

  4. Which two-word phrasal verb can mean to inconvenience or upset, to eliminate from a competition, to render unconscious, to agree to have sex, to extinguish or to dislocate? Put out

  5. Which Marvel Comics superhero shares his name with the official nickname for the state of Iowa, Benjamin Pierce’s nickname in M*A*S*H and (with a hyphen) a ball-tracking technology used e.g. in cricket and tennis? Hawk(-)eye

  6. Which colloquial term for a toilet is also the name of a gambling card game, a hot summer wind on the Indian subcontinent and a velvet half-mask worn by women in the 17th and 18th centuries? Loo

  7. What name (forename and surname) is shared by the founding lead guitarists of rock bands Foreigner and The Clash? Mick Jones

  8. Which English word can mean both “suitable” and “take without permission”, albeit with two different pronunciations? Appropriate

  9. Which island country shares its name with an Indian horse-drawn carriage and a Bantu language spoken in southern Africa? Tonga

  10. What name is shared by the first kings of Morocco (789–91) and Libya (1917–69), a brand of ginger beer produced by Britvic and the dragon in the children’s TV series Ivor the Engine? Idris

Trivia collision 3

From the quiz on 7/7/15.

  1. Which word for a lucky occurrence can also refer to a parasitic worm and a triangular plate on the arm of an anchor? Fluke

  2. Which James Bond novel and film shares its title with a type of square sail and a colloquial term for an inhabitant of Wiltshire? Moonraker

  3. What name for an Indian ruler can also mean a small bump on a ski slope and a type of steam locomotive? Mogul

  4. Which single English word can mean average, to intend, very skilful or miserly? Mean

  5. Which French bread shares its name with the pen name of a World War II cartoonist and a type of buried explosive? Fougasse

  6. Which subatomic particle shares its name with a type of curd cheese commonly eaten in German-speaking and Nordic countries? Quark

  7. The name of which bird can also be a type of fabric, an American dance, a verb meaning to practise catching balls, and a friendly Cornish term of address? Shag

  8. Which fish is also the name of a hairstyle and a type of star? Mullet

  9. Which single English word can refer to a cannabis cigarette, a type of nautical jacket or a temperature-controlled transport vehicle? Reefer

  10. Which chili cultivar is also the name of the grippable protuberance on the back of a muzzle-loading cannon? Cascabel

Trivia collision 2

From the quiz on 10/3/15.

  1. Which unit of weight is also an alternative name for the snow leopard? Ounce

  2. Which cocktail is also the name of a Eurovision Song Contest–winning pop group? Bucks Fizz

  3. Which word for a small flag or string of flags can also refer to a small songbird and a hooded sleeping bag for babies? Bunting

  4. Which nocturnal arboreal lizard shares its name with a Hungarian wine? Tokay

  5. Which single English word can mean an error, a flowering plant or a loaf of bread? Bloomer

  6. Which Womble shares his name with a South American river? Orinoco

  7. What name for an amphibian of the order Anura (Greek: “tailless”) is also the name of the indentation in a brick? Frog

  8. Which constellation shares its name with the second stomach compartment of a ruminant? Reticulum

  9. Which single English word can mean a party, to swindle, or a hairstyle? Do

  10. Which bartending tool used to measure out alcohol shares its name with a dancer, a type of sail and the world’s smallest known species of flea? Jigger

Trivia collision 1

From the quiz on 7/10/14.

  1. Which programming language shares its name with an Indonesian island? Java

  2. Which chemical element shares its name with a London theatre? Palladium

  3. Which three-letter abbreviation can refer to both a style of beer and a system for transcribing speech sounds? IPA (India Pale Ale/International Phonetic Alphabet)

  4. What name is shared by the drummers of Queen and Duran Duran? Roger Taylor

  5. Which sauce shares its name with an Irish county? Mayo

  6. Which single English word can mean unfermented grape juice, mould, a frenzied state of bull elephants or a necessity? Must

  7. Which search engine shares its name with a cherry cultivar? Bing

  8. Which ancient city shares its name with a system of weights used for precious metals and gems? Troy

  9. Accents notwithstanding, which unit of currency shares its name with part of the human digestive system? Colón

  10. Which three-letter abbreviation can refer both to a US state capital and a popular dating website? OKC (Oklahoma City/OKCupid)