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This page will have messages/jokes/activities from the Chair and other members and news/pictures from the Groups to keep up our spirits.

Tuesday 20th October

Today's Tuesday Quiz is name the Prime Ministers. This and the answers to last Friday's quiz from Sam can be accessed via links on this page. Answers also below:

1. SANTANA
2. VICTOR
3. COPA LIBERATADORES
4. THE FACES
5. NITROGEN
6. FLORENCE
7. GUINEVERE
8. ALEJANDRO SANZ
9. MARTINA HINGIS
10. ALFRED LORD TENNYSON
11. EDWARD HEATH
12. THE EXORCIST
13. SUN RECORDS
14. GIUSEPPE TOMASI di LAMPEDUSA
15. TONY JACKLIN

Friday 16th October

Sam's Friday Quiz

1. WHO RECORDED THE 1970 ALBUM ABRAXAS?
2. IN MARY SHELLEY’S NOVEL, WHAT IS Dr. FRANKENSTEIN’S FIRST NAME?
3. WHAT IS THE SOUTH AMERICA’S EQUIVALENT OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE CALLED?
4. WHICH BAND DID RONNIE WOOD LEAVE TO JOIN THE ROLLING STONES?
5. WHICH GAS FORMS 80 % OF THE EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE?
6. BOCCACCIO’S TALES OF THE DECAMERON TAKES PLACE IN THE VICINITY OF WHICH CITY?
7. IN LEGEND, WHO WAS THE WIFE OF KING ARTHUR?
8. WHO RECORDED NO ES LO MISMO, THE BEST-SELLING SPANISH ALBUM IN 2003?
9. WHO BECAME THE YOUNGEST FEMALE CHAMPION OF WIMBLEDON WHEN SHE BEAT MARTINA NAVRATILOVA IN 1997?
10. WHO SAID “TIS BETTER TO HAVE LOVED AND LOST THAN TO NEVER TO HAVE LOVED AT ALL?”
11. WHO DID MARGARET THATCHER FOLLOW AS CONSERVATIVE PARTY LEADER?
12. WHICH 1971 NOVEL WRITTEN BY WILLIAM PETER BLATTY WAS TURNED INTO A CLASSIC HORROR FILM?
13. CARL PERKINS, JERRY LEE LEWIS, JOHNNY CASH AND ROY ORBISON ALL JOINED ELVIS AT WHICH RECORDING LABEL IN THE 1950s?
14. WHICH ITALIAN AUTHOR WROTE THE CLASSIC THE LEOPARD (II GATTOPARDO)?
15. WHO WAS THE FIRST EUROPEAN GOLFER TO WIN THE U.S. OPEN?

This and the answers to Tuesday's Back to School Quiz can be found via a link on this page.

Tuesday 13th October

Answers to Sam's Friday Quiz

1. FRANKENSTEIN
2. 10
3. PAUL HEWSON
4. VANITY FAIR
5. BORIS BECKER IN 1985
6. 3 OR SOMETIMES 3 PAIRS
7. 1984 BY GEORGE ORWELL
8. GEORGE FOREMAN AND MUAMMAD ALI
9. PUCCINI
10. STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER
11. RED AND YELLOW CARDS
12. FEDOR DOSTOIEVSKI
13. JACQUES ANQUETIL, LANCE ARMSTRONG, INDURAIN, EDDIE MERCKX
14. NACHO CANO
15. THE CAPITOL OF HELL, THE DWELLING PLACE OF ALL DEMONS

These and this week's Tuesday's Quiz - Back to School can be found from links on this page.

Friday 9th October

Sam's Friday Quiz:

1. WHICH BOOK PUBLISHED IN 1816 WAS SUBTITLED THE MODERN PROMETHEUS?
2. HOW MANY HURDLES ARE THERE IN THE MEN’S 110m RACE?
3. WEHAT IS U2 LEAD SINGER BONO’S REAL NAME?
4. BECKY SHARP IS A CHARACTER IN WHICH FAMOUS NOVEL?
5. WHO WAS THE FIRST UNSEEDED PLAYER TO WIN THE MEN’S SINGLES AT WIMBLEDON?
6. HOW MANY STRINGS DOES A BALALAIKA HAVE?
7. WHICH 1940s NOVEL WAS ORIGINALLY TITLED THE LAST MAN IN EUROPE?
8. WHICH 2 BOXERS FOUGHT THE RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE?
9. WHO WROTE THE OPERA URANDOT?
10. THE BEATLES PENNY LANE WAS ON ONE SIDE OF A DOUBLE -A. WHAT WAS ON THE OTHER SIDE?
11. WHAT DID FOOTBALL REFEREES GET IN 1970 THAT THEY HADN’T HAD BEFORE?
12. WHO WROTE THE NOVEL THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV?
13. WHICH 4 CYCLISTS HAVE WON THE TOUR de FRANCE 5 TIMES?
14. WHICH SPANISH POP STAR COMPOSED THE MUSIC FOR THE 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES?
15. IN MILTON’S PARADISE LOST THE WORD PANDEMONIUM IS USED FOR THE FIRST TIME. WHAT IS HE REFERRING TO?

This and the answers to Tuesday's Breed of Dogs Picture quiz can be found by a link on this page.

Tuesday 6th October

This week's Tuesday's Quiz is Name those Dog Breeds, a picture quiz. Link on this page and to:

Answers to Sam's Quiz:

1. CRACKER.
2. QUEEN ELIZABETH
3. 1973
4. CAFFEINE
5. THEIR BLOOD GROUP
6. 1926
7. ROUGE
8. TUESDAY
9. 1903
10. DARK BLUE
11. 1957
12. GREY AND RED
13. JANUARY 14 1965
15. 22 YARDS

Friday 2nd October

Sam's Friday Quiz:

1. WHAT WORD CAN GO AFTER NUT AND BEFORE JACK?
2. WHO IS THE U.S.STATE OF VIRGINIA NAMED AFTER?
3. WHICH YEAR SAW THE YOM KIPPUR WAR TAKE PLACE AND CEYLON CHANGED IT’S NAME TO SRI LANKA?
4. WHICH STIMULANT IS FOUND IN TEA AND COFFEE?
5. WHAT MEMBERS OF THE NAZI SS HAVE TATTOOED ON THEIR ARMPITS?
6. WHICH YEAR SAW BRITAIN HIT BY A NINE DAY STRIKE?
7. WHICH MAKE-UP IS THE FRENCH WORD FOR RED?
8. ON WHICH DAY OF THE WEEK IS SHROVE ONCE A YEAR?
9. WHICH YEAR SAW THE FIRST RADIO TRANSMISSION BETWEEN THE U.S. AND BRITAIN?
10. ON A MONOPOLY BOARD WHAT COLOUR IS MAYFAIR?
11. WHICH YEAR SAW THE LAUNCH OF THE SOVIET UNION’S FIRST ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE?
12. WHAT 2 COLOURS OF SQUIRREL ARE FOUND IN BRITAIN?
13. WHICH MONTH IS EPIPHANY?
14. WHICH YEAR SAW THE DEATH OF WINSTON CHURCHILL?
15. HOW MANY YARDS ARE THERE IN A CHAIN?

This and the answers to Tuesday's Commonwealth Countries Anagrams can be found via a link on this page.

Tuesday 29th September

Answers to Sam's Friday Quiz

1. 1870S
2. KINGSLEY AMIS
3. 1890s
4. CATHERINE
5. REGENT’S PARK
6. LEEDS
7. 1857 – 1858
8. FIFE
9. STEPHEN SONDHEIM
10. BRINDISI
11. 1819
12. BROCK’S CAR
13. EAMON de VALERA
14. 1918
15. DENNIS THE MENACE

Commonwealth Countries Anagram Quiz available via a link.

Friday 25t September

Sam's Friday Quiz

1. WHICH DECADE SAW STANLEY MEET LIVINGSTONE, WILLIAM 1 OF PRUSSIA BECOME KAISER OF A UNITED GERMANY AND THE PARIS COMMUNE SET UP?
2. WHO WROTE THE NOVEL “LUCKY JIM”?
3. WHICH DECADE SAW THE BATTLE OF WOUNDED KNEE AND MARCONI INVENT THE WIRELESS?
4. A REVOLVING FIREWORK IS NAMED AFTER WHICH SAINT?
5. LONDON ZOO IS IN WHICH PARK?
6. WHICH IS FURTHER NORTH, LIVERPOOL OR LEEDS?
7. WHEN DID THE INDIAN MUTINY TAKE PLACE?
8. WHICH IS THE ONLY SCOTTISH REGION BEGINNING WITH THE LETTER F?
9. WHO WROTE “SEND IN THE CLOUDS”?
10. THE APPIAN WAY WENT FROM ROME TO WHERE?
11. WHEN WAS THE FOUNDING OF SINGAPORE BY SIR STAMFORD RAFLES?
12. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE PLANE WHICH DROPPED A BOMB ON NAGASAKI IN WW11?
13. WHICH IRISH PRESIDENT WAS BORN IN MANHATTAN?
14. WHEN WERE WOMEN OVER 30 GIVEN THE VOTE IN BRITAIN?
15. WHO HAS A DOG NAMED GNASHER?

Friday 18th September

Sam's Friday Quiz

1. GUBBY ALLEN IS ASSOCIATED WITH WHAT SPORT?
2. WHO WAS KILLED PLAYING POKER WHILE HOLDING A PAIR OF ACES AND A PAIR OF EIGHTS LEADING TO THE EXPRESSION “DEAD MAN’S HAND”?
3. WHO WAS KNOWN AS “THE THIRD MATE OF AN AMERICAN TRAMP”?
4. HOE IS SOPHIA SCICOLONI BETTER KNOWN?
5. WHAT IS THE HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN JAPAN?
6. WHO WAS THE LAST BRITISH PRIME MINISTER NOT TO HAVE A WIFE?
7. WHO WAS THE REAL SPY (FOR THE GERMANS) IN THE DREYFUSS AFFAIR?
8. WHO WERE TEDDY ROOSEVELT’S “ROUGH RIDERS”?
9. IN WHICH COUNTRY IS THE CITY OF ACAPULCO?
10. ALCOCK AND BROWN BECAME WELL KNOWN BY ACHIEVING WHAT?
11. WHO WROTE “LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER”?
12. WHO WAS KING OF ENGLAND DURING THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE?
13. WHO IS MICK JAGGER’S SECOND WIFE?
14. IN WHAT YEAR WAS NATO FOUNDED?
15. WHO MURDERED ABEL?

This and the answer's to Tuesday's Vegetable Quiz can be found via a link on this age.

Friday 11th September

Sam's Quiz

1. HOW MANY COUNTIES HAVE A BORDER WITH CORNWALL?
2. WHICH TWO OTHER COUNTRIES JOINED THE EEC AT THE SAME TIME AS IRELAND?
3. WHICH TWO LONDON BOROUGHS BEGIN WITH THE LETTER E?
4. WHICH WAS THE LAST PORT OF CALL OF THE TITANIC?
5. WHICH WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT BATTLE FOUGHT BY THE LINCOLN BRIGADE IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR?
6. WHO WROTE THE NOVEL “JANE EYRE”?
7. WHAT WAS THE NAME OF HITLER’S SPANISH DIVISION?
8. WHAT IS 3 CUBED?
9. WHO DID HENRY V111 MARRY AT THE AGE OF 18 (SHE WAS 24)?
10. WHAT IS MEASURED IN AMPERES?
11. WHO FIRST CROSSED THE ENGLISH CHANNEL BY AEROPLANE?
12. DEAR CASH IS AN ANAGRAM OF WHICH INDOOR GAME?
13. WHO IS THE ONLY AMERICAN PRESIDENT TO HAVE SERVED NON – CONSECUTIVE TERMS IN OFFICE?
14. “AL” IS THE CHEMICAL SYMBOL FOR WHICH ELEMENT?
15. WHO SUCCEEDED CHARLES DE GAULLE AS PRESIDENT OF FRANCE?

This and the answers to Tuesday's Classic Radio Shows Quiz can be found via a link on this page.

Tuesday 8th September

Today's Classic Radio Show Quiz and the answers to last Friday's quiz from Sam are available via a link on this page, or if you prefer, Sam's answers are here:

1. DEUTERONOMY
2. BUNNY
3. SQUEEZE
4. WARNER BROTHERS
5. KNIGHT INDUSTRIES TWO THOUSAND
6. HAPPY DAYS
7. BRAVE NEW WORLD
8. PRAGUE
9. DUNCAN
10.QUEEN ELIZABETH 1
11.CALDWELL
12.TURNIP
13.70
14.RATTLESNAKE
15.MIDSUMMER DAY

Friday 4th September

Sam's Friday Quiz

1. IN THE OLD TESTAMENT WHICH BOOK DIRECTLY FOLLOWS NUMBERS?
2. ON “LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE “WHAT WAS THE NAME OF LAURA’S HORSE?
3. WHO WERE UP THE JUNCTION IN 1979?
4. WHICH FILM STUDIOS WERE FOUNDED BY HARRY, SAM, ALBERT AND JACK?
5. IN 1980s TV SHOW KNIGHT RIDER WHAT DOES KITT’S NAME STAND FOR?
6. MORK AND MINDY WAS A SPIN OFF OF WHICH TV SHOW?
7. WHICH ALDOUS HUXLEY NOVEL IS SET IN THE SEVENTH CENTURY AF?
8. DUKLA AND SPARTA ARE FROM WHICH EUROPEAN CITY?
9. WHAT IS THE REAL NAME OF THE MAN OF ARMS IN “HE MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE”?
10. WHICH QUEEN DID BOTH JEAN SIMMONS AND BETTE DAVIS PLAY IN FILMS?
11. WHAT WAS REVEREND JIM’S REAL LAST NAME ON “TAXI”?
12. BRASSICA RAPPA IS THE LATIN NAME FOR WHICH VEGETABLE?
13. A DRIVING LICENCE IS ISSUED UNTIL THE DRIVER REACHES WHAT AGE?
14. THE SIDEWINDER BELONGS TO WHICH GROUP OF SNAKES?
15. IN A CALENDAR YEAR WHAT IS THE SECOND QUARTER DAY IN ENGLAND?

This and the Answers to Tuesday's Then and Now Quiz can be found via a link on this page.