Friday Quiz 5 February

Clues to questions 1, 5, 7, 9 and 10.
Clues to questions 1, 5, 7, 9, and 10.

Here we are on Friday afternoon again. I don’t think today’s are too bad at all, but I say that every week. There is also a bit of a Yorkshire theme to a couple of the questions this week. As usual the answers are in the first comment below.

  1. What is the capital city of Uruguay? 
  2. The longest running continuous drama (soap opera) has been on air (radio)  since 1950, what is it? 
  3. Which member of the Beatles narrated the Thomas the Tank Engine children’s TV series? 
  4. Which is the only Tennis Grand Slam tournament to be played on clay courts? 
  5. The children’s TV programme Bagpuss, starring the ‘saggy old cloth cat’ was voiced by which animator, pupeteer and writer with a lovely voice?  Extra points for his other roles.  
  6. If you have climbed the Yorkshire three peaks, what three fells have you climbed?  
  7. Who was Henry VIII’s third wife and who was her child? 
  8. Where would you be able to see the Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo Da Vinci?  What is the Italian name for the painting?  
  9. The Netflix series The Queens Gambit is its most watched series.  What is The Queen’s Gambit. 
  10. Which vegetable that is eaten as a dessert has a forced version grown in darkened sheds in Yorkshire in the winter and harvested by candle light? 


  1. 1. Montevideo
    2. The Archers, previously referred to as an everyday story of country folk but now with the tag line, ‘A contemporary drama in a rural setting’. I love it!
    3. Ringo Starr
    4. The French Open, also known as the Roland-Garros
    5. Oliver Postgate who also voiced, Noggin the Nog, Ivor the Engine, Pogles Wood and Pingwings.
    6. Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. To be awarded the challenge certificate you need to reach the summit of all 3 of these and return to the start in 12 hours.
    7. Jane Seymour who died a few weeks after giving birth to her son who became Edward VI. He reigned from the age of 9 to his death aged 15 in July 1553.
    8. The Louvre museum in Paris. She is known as La Giaconda in Italy.
    9. It’s an opening move in the game of Chess.
    10. Rhubarb cultivated in the ‘Rhubarb Triangle’ of West Yorkshire and it’s delicious.

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