Connections by BillPennington

Champion(s):

KonkelT
Kai gwa!


Runner(s)-Up:

MattK
Ready. Fire. Aim.


Quiz Description

This year I have been running a Virtual Pub Quiz with my friends during lockdown. Each quiz had a "Connections" round, where I posted a set of 4 or 5 questions and then the teams had to work out the connection between them. Here are the best 12 from this particular round. Have a look at each set of clues/questions, jot down your answers to the specific questions on a sheet of paper, and when, and only when, you think you have found the connection - enter THE CONNECTION ONLY in the answer box. Let's go, lords and ladies of lockdown!

Full Results:

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1 KonkelT 502 98 15
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2 MattK 433 94 15
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3 VenguswamyK 430 91 15
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4 NathanL 372 87 15
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5 Matto 343 83 15
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6 WeikleB 339 80 15
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7 helene 328 76 15
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8 LorinBurte 318 73 15
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9 Tortoise 302 69 15
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10 TWright17 300 66 15
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11 SaraNorcott 291 60 15
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11 LeeS 291 60 15
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13 Zamikaze 279 55 15
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14 KreitzerJ 276 51 15
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15 Commodore 253 48 15
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16 BIngram 249 44 15
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17 McClintockJ 234 41 15
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18 LynchT 220 37 00
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19 DouglasLovesVixey 189 33 15
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20 GoodmanDL 181 30 15
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21 ShapiroA 166 25 00
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23 SokolM 153 19 15
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24 GovindGrewal 116 16 15
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26 groug 76 7 00
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Questions:

1. The business of Star Trek 2. Home of Shakira and Escobar 3. Contender for the title 4. The original Natural History TV channel 5. Some say it was actually the Greek island of Santorini 6. Captain James Cook tried hard

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Names of NASA Space Shuttles (Enterprise, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, Endeavour),

1. A dominant male 2. Sony’s video format 3. High energy ionising radiation 4. Robert Johnson’s blues 5. The fifth brightest star in a constellation

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First five Greek letters (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon)

1. Places for horses in a barn or stable 2. The Tour de France is divided into these 3. In Rugby Union, these players usually wear numbers 11 and 14 4. Where a fashion model struts his or her stuff 5. To seek to influence a legislator on an issue

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Parts of a theatre (Stalls, Stages, Wings, Catwalk, Lobby)

1. New York Harbour, USA - one from 1886 2. Trafalgar Square, London - one each year from 1947 3. Ottawa, Canada - 20,000 per year since 1953 4. National Zoo, Washington DC - two since 1972 5. Left outside the city walls - one circa 1200 BCE

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Gifts from one country to another (Statue of Liberty, Christmas Tree, Tulips, Giant Pandas, Trojan Horse)

1. Medium sized, burrowing nocturnal mammal native to Africa 2. US Secretary of State from 2005-2009 3. Means of transport on snow 4. British battlecruiser sunk by the German raider Bismarck in the Battle of the Denmark Strait, 1941 5. Space devoid of air or matter

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Words with double vowels in alphabetical order (Aardvark, Condoleezza Rice, Skiing, HMS Hood, Vacuum)

1. American crooner, TV and movie performer, born with the first name Pierino, famous for Dream Along with Me 2. English nurse who was also one of the world’s first health statisticians and epidemiologists 3. Czech-born writer of The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Joke 4. Type of egg-shaped and firm plum tomato 5. District of Los Angeles and the home of Muscle Beach

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Italian Cities (Perry Como, Florence Nightingale, Milan Kundera, Roma tomato, Venice Beach)

1. In low melting point alloys 2. As a poison 3. “O for a muse of fire” 4. Be present in gemstones 5. He was found in the sun

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The first two letters are chemical elements (Indium, Arsenic, Oxygen, Beryllium, Helium)

1. Bob Marley’s female backing singers (Germany) 2. The main organ of transpiration and photosynthesis (Japan, USA and Britain) 3. Serbian-American physicist (USA, China) 4. District on the western coast of Hawaii, meaning “leeward” (Korea)

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Names of electric vehicles and their place of manufacture (BMW I-Three, Nissan Leaf, Tesla, Hyundai Kona)

1. Mr Mojo Risin’ 2. Author of The Ballad of Reading Gaol 3. The Little Sparrow 4. Lover of George Sand 5. The Divine Sarah

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Buried in Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris (Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, Frederic Chopin, Sarah Bernhardt)

1. Roman equivalent of Eros 2. For example: Hale-Bopp, Kohoutek and Halley 3. A female fox 4. Nureyev (two possible answers)

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Santa's Reindeer (Cupid, Comet, Vixen, Dancer/Rudolph)

1. The American seismologist who proposed a scale to measure the relative strength of earthquakes, which was introduced in 1935 and named after him. 2. A measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. 3. The unit of sound intensity, named after the inventor of the telephone. 4. The name for the brightness of stars, either apparent or absolute.

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Logarithmic scales (Richter, pH, Bel, Magnitude)

1. 1947 Broadway musical, made into a 1968 film starring Fred Astaire, Tommy Steele and Petula Clark, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola 2. Band formed in 1975 by guitarist Richie Blackmore 3. Oscar, 52nd Academy Awards (The Muppet Movie) 4. Oscar, 12th Academy Awards (Wizard of Oz)

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Rainbows (Finian's Rainbow, Rainbow, Rainbow Connection song, Somewhere Over the Rainbow song)