DANIEL From the clues identify the persons with the usual first name Dan, Danny or Daniel
1 Author of the Da Vinci Code Dan Brown
2 American actor, the voice of Homer Simpson Dan Castellaneta
3 Played Christy Brown in the 1989 film ‘My Left Foot’ Daniel Day-Lewis
4 American pioneer, fur trader, explorer, adventurer and hunter. (1734-1820) Daniel Boone
5 Vocalist and guitarist with British band McFly Danny Jones
6 Entertainer – born Daniel Patrick Carroll in Cork, Ireland in 1927 Danny La Rue
7 Miami Dolphins quarterback (1983-1999) Dan Marino
8 Canadian-American actor born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Dan Ackroyd
9 British actor best known for acting the main role in Harry Potter films Daniel Radcliffe
10 Wrote the novel ‘Robinson Crusoe’ Daniel Defoe
1 In June 2011, which footballer announced his engagement to TV presenter Christine Bleakley?
2 What is the name of the character in a top hat who has advertised Liquorice Allsorts since 1929?
3 Junction 8 of which motorway gives direct access to Stansted Airport? M11
4 In hospitals, for what does the ‘E’ stand in the abbreviation A & E? (Accident &) Emergency
5 Rowan Williams was Archbishop of where prior to becoming the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury?
6 In computing, what ‘R’ is a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings on Microsoft Windows operating systems? Registry
7 Which ‘M’ is a town in Essex on the Blackwater estuary that is famous for its salt production? Maldon
8 In which city was Martin Luther King assassinated in 1968? Memphis
9 What ‘P’ is the name of the person on a ship responsible for the handling of money on board? Purser
10 What title has been won by Cindy Breakspeare, Marie Stavin and Sarah Jane Hutt? Miss World
RHYMING QUIZ All the answers rhyme
1 `G’ name given to a kitchen on a ship Galley
2 High-tech business area in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in California Silicon Valley
3 Played Rebecca Howe in ‘Cheers’ Kirstie Alley
4 Music venue which was located at 242 Shepherd’s Bush Road, London W6, opened in 1919
5 Male tabby cat that captured the heart of the Duchess in Disney’s ‘The Aristocats’ Thomas O’Malley
6 English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist 1656-1742
7 Beheaded in 1618 Sir Walter Raleigh
8 Song with the lyric ‘You’ve been running all over town, Ooh, I guess you gotta put your flat feet on the ground’
9 Motor car race organised each year by the ‘Automobile Club de Monaco’ Monte Carlo Rally
10 2003 British romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis ‘Love Actually’
THE YEAR 1999
1 Who married Sophie Rhys-Jones? Prince Edward
2 Who died aged 71 – his theme tune was ‘Give Me the Moonlight’? Frankie Vaughan
3 Lady Haden-Guest attended the State Opening of Parliament. How is she better known?
Jamie Lee Curtis
4 With whom did Lennox Lewis box a draw in a world heavyweight title fight? Evander Holyfield
5 What on Wall Street passed the 10,000 mark for the first time? Dow Jones Index
6 Which American retailer announced it was about to buy ASDA? Wal-Mart
7 Which member of Boyzone came out and announced he was gay? Stephen Gately
8 Whose frozen body was found on Everest, 75 years after he tried to climb the mountain? George Mallory
9 Who married DJ and musician Fatboy Slim? Zoe Ball
10 Who was appointed conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic? Sir Simon Rattle
1 Which Gilbert and Sullivan work has the alternative title ‘The Town of Titipu’? ‘The Mikado’
2 Which carmaker was founded on the outskirts of Seoul in 1944 and has a name that derives from Korean words meaning ‘to arise to the world from Asia’? Kia
3 What is Spain’s third most populated city after Madrid and Barcelona? Valencia
4 What do we call the small summer squash the Americans call zucchini? Courgette
5 In the Bible, the road between Jerusalem and Jericho is the setting for which of Jesus’ parables?
The Good Samaritan
Solve the anagram in brackets to correctly complete the quotation by Walter Bagehot
‘The greatest mistake is trying to be more (large a bee) than you can be’
In relation to their cube roots what do the numbers 512; 4,913; 5,832; 17,576 and 19,683 – and ONLY those numbers – have in common?
A: When added together their digits total the number of their cube roots: 8, 17, 18, 26 and 27
8 ‘Circus’, which was released in 2008, was which female singer’s sixth studio album?
Britney Spears Cher Gwen Stefani
Answer Britney Spears
9 Who managed Watford in the early 1990s having previously played a record 631 top-flight league games for one club?
Steve Perryman Glenn Roeder Graham Taylor
Answer Steve Perryman
10 The names of the three Gallagher brothers all comprise four letters – who is Liam and Noel’s brother?
Glyn Paul Mark
What is the population of Northern Ireland according to the 2001 UK Census? 1,685,000