Showing My Age

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge (11 July 2020)

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.

George Orwell

for Fandango’s One Word Challange (FOWC), assume.

Quiz Time (5)

I still have a couple of these left, so would you like to give your brain some gentle exercise this weekend? I published this particular set of questions in the last half of June (we drip-fed them at 5 questions per week), so there are just a couple of these left. They’ve announced that they’re stopping the newsletters at the end of July.

Looking through the questions, even I think some of these are quite hard, and I set them! There are a few that are UK-specific, but I’ll give you a free pass on those. A couple of them, I wouldn’t expect you to know unless you’re a fan of old UK TV.

The question featuring milk – most of our milk cartons have both their imperial volume and the metric equivalent printed on the label, so people will have seen this value thousands of times. But did they ever take any notice of it? So it’s actually a test of their observation. The UK is probably unique in printing both values, so Brits probably have an advantage.

So, bear in mind that these questions were primarily created for our (British) Age UK clients, who are…of a certain age! But have fun and see how you do, answers below!

Questions

1.

How many sides has a nonagon?

2.

Which UK sitcom was set in a department store?

3.

What type of seafood do the French call a moule?

4.

And staying in France, what are the main ingredients of a crêpe?

5.

If I overtake the runner placed second in a race, what place am I in?

6.

In Roman mythology, who was the King of the Gods?

7.

The movie which won the Best Picture Oscar in 1979 was “The ___ Hunter”?

8.

Which Little Piggy had roast beef?

9.

(Without looking at your carton of milk!) How many millilitres in a pint?

10.

In which year was the first episode of EastEnders broadcast?

Answers

1.

Nine.

2.

Are You Being Served?

3.

A mussel

4.

Flour, egg, milk and a bit of sugar. They’re basically (what the British think of as) pancakes.

5.

Second (Farida, you’re a star!)

6.

Jupiter

7.

The Deer Hunter

8.

The middle/third one.

9.

568.

10.

1985

I must admit I had to look the mythology answer up myself – mythology, my head is like my lounge…pretty empty! And, as for nursery rhymes… But how good were you?