Still, let's not dwell on such matters! There's still two quzzes to come; and here is one of them. The top three scores this week were 34, 31, and 28, but I'm sure you can beat that. I've also once again included the bonus round; only a perfect score will win you the (entirely abstract) beer tokens this time.
Round 1: Words
(Each word is an anagram of the previous word, with one letter added; the first word is four letters long).
1. To pass, flow or ooze gradually through a porous substance. Seep
2. A period, spell or bout of indulgence of ones whims or cravings. Spree
3. To persistently bother or trouble another with minor annoyances. Pester
4. An interval of relief. Respite
5. A class of cold-blooded animals which lay their eggs on land. Reptiles
Round 2: Blue
1. Which song is cited as the biggest selling 12” of all time, but was not eligible for gold disc status as its label was not a member of the BPI organisation? "Blue Monday"
2. What kind of animal is a Russian blue? A cat
3. The 1980 film Blues Brothers held for eighteen years the world record for having destroyed the greatest number of what object in one film? Carsa
4. Who defined “C” as a “Big blue wobbly thing that mermaids live in” during an attempt to rewrite the first English dictionary overnight? Baldrick
5. In 1997 the chess-playing computer Deep Blue won a six game match by two wins to one with three draws against which holder of the title “classical world chess champion“? Garry Kasparov
Round 3: Ants
1. Who was born Stuart Leslie Goddard in 1954? Adam Ant
2. Which kind of ants include living larders in their colonies in the form of fellow ants with enormously swollen abdomens, which can form part of the diet of various Australian Aboriginal peoples? The honey(pot) ant
3. Who provided the voice for Z in the 1998 animated film Antz? Woody Allen
4. Who wrote The Electric Ant, written in 1969, in which a man discovers his entire reality is being created by punch cards being fed into his chest? Phillip K. Dick
5. What kind of creature was constantly trying to eat Charlie Ant in a run of United Artist cartoons, in which both characters were played by John Bryner using impersonations of Jackie Mason and Dean Martin? A blue aardvark
Round 4: Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
1. What was the name of Klatu’s robot companion in the film The Day the Earth Stood Still? Gort
2. Who replaced Blake as captain of the Liberator at the start of Blake's 7’s third season? Avon
3. Who had the role of Command Module Pilot during the Apollo 11 mission? Michael Collins
4. Which former sports commentator is now best known for insisting that intelligent reptiles from the constellation of Draco travelled to Earth hundreds of millennia ago to steal our monatomic gold? David Icke
5. In which Arthur C Clarke book does a fifty-kilometre long spaceship enter the solar system, resulting in the solar survey vessel Endeavour being dispatched to investigate? Rendezvous With Rama
Round 5: Bananas
1. In March 2006 Cyclone Larry hit which country, destroying over 80% of the national banana crop, losses which could not quickly be replaced due to stringent import laws preventing bananas being brought in from elsewhere? Australia
2. An isotope of which element occurs naturally in bananas, making them more radioactive than the average fruit? Potassium
3. The Banana Splits, an early attempt to mix live action and animation, were created in the 1960s by Hanna Barbera, and consisted of Fleegle the dog, Bingo the gorilla, Snorky the elephant, and a lion that went by what name? Drooper
4. The most common exported banana is the Cavendish Banana, which was cultivated to replace which other form of banana that was almost wiped out by Panama Disease in the early and middle 20th Century? Gros Michel
5. What was the name of the schoolboy underwent an amazing transformation whenever he ate a banana, becoming Bananaman; ever alert for the call to action? Eric Wimp
Round 6: York
1. At the confluence of which two rivers is York situated? The Ouse and the Foss
2. What name did the Romans give to the city when they founded it in 71 AD? Eboracum
3. A popular tourist destination in York, the teashop "Bettys" is part of a company with the full name of "Bettys and Taylors of…" where? Harrogate
4. The capital of York County in Virginia, Yorktown saw the last major land battle in the American Revolutionary War, which ended in British defeat and the surrender of which leading general? General Lord Charles Cornwallis
5. The word “Yorker” part of the standard terminology of which sport? Cricket
1. (Watership Down) What is a lendri? A badger
2. A first folio of which writer’s work was stolen from Bishop Cosin’s Library on Palace Green in 1998, and returned last year? Shakespeare
3. Which chemical element has the abbreviation Cs? Caesium
4. According to Rudyard Kipling, where was the sailor of infinite-resource-and-sagacity whilst he was dancing hornpipes where he shouldn’t? Inside a whale
5. On Saturday the 15th of January I turned 31. On what day in 1980 was I born? Tuesday
6. Which two colours can be found on the Cornish flag? Black and white
7. With what weapon was the Jabberwock dispatched? Vorpal Sword
8. What is the English name for the Indian snack known variously as chiwda, chevdo, or chevda? Bombay mix
9. The British sailor James Weddell gave his name to a sea to the north west of which continent? Antarctica
10. What fictional monster is made from clay and animated by carving the word "Truth" into their "flesh"? A golem
(Below are the names of five bands. All I want from you is their studio album which appears first alphabetically, not counting the words “A” or “The”.)
1. The Beatles - "Abbey Road"
2. The Rolling Stones - "Aftermath"
3. Simon and Garfunkel - "Bookends"
4. The Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Blood Sugar Sex Magik"
5. Radiohead - "Amnesiac"