Jan 5, 2007

James, James, James, James, James, James, James, James, James, James

I don't often work with animals, but every so now and then I run a pub quiz in this unassuming venue (pictured) with my chums Lee the penguin and Dan who isn't a penguin.

We each get to write a round of questions, and on Wednesday night my round was themed 'famous Jameses'. For example, James Cracknell. Or Clive James or James T Kirk. Or James and the blue cat.

So pull up a pew and leave the lectern light on, dear reader; have a go at my James-themed quiz. I will post the answers in a week's time, so you can get your next door neighbour to check your answers.

Just a final point. It may be just a bit of fun, but if you google the answers, I will cut you, I will cut you real bad.

>Question one

In 2005, upon hearing of a sponsorship deal which would see an HP sauce logo on the brown ball at all major snooker tournaments, which championship-winning snooker player announced he had changed his name by deed poll to James Brown, and would wear only brown clothing when competing?

>Question two

In the 1980s children’s TV series Jimbo, why was Jimbo the jumbo jet so small?
(a) He was only a baby jumbo?
(b) He was only a baggage handler?
(c) His designer couldn’t tell the difference between inches and centimetres?
(d) He wasn’t small, he was just far away.

>Question three

David Prowse’s voice was not deep enough, and Orson Wells, although considered, was thought to have too famous a voice. Whose voice was eventually used, later becoming one of the most imitated voices of all time?

>Question four

Match the Jimmy Stewart quote with the film!

The quotes:
“This is the Bridal Suite. Would you send up a couple of caviar sandwiches and a bottle of beer?”
“Well, I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it.”
“Well, then you can swallow it, and it'll all dissolve, see... and the moonbeams would shoot out of your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair... am I talking too much?”
“You shouldn't keep souvenirs of a killing. You shouldn't have been that sentimental.”

The films:
It’s A Wonderful Life
The Philadelphia Story

>Question five

Before he was Yes Prime Minister, James Hacker was minister for which government department?

>Question six

Which FA Premier League Stadium is the only one actually in the centre of a city?

>Question seven

The only musician to reach UK number one in the pop charts as a soloist, and also as part of a duo, a trio, a quartet, a quintet and a sextet is Sir James Paul McCartney.

His chart-topping solo act was, obviously, as Paul McCartney. His chart-topping duo act was Paul McCartney With Stevie Wonder. Name the chart-topping trio, quartet, quintet and sextet.

>Question eight

What patriotic tune did James James write?

>Question nine

In what year did Jimi Hendrix die?

>Question ten

A question on Sid James Carry On films!

(a) From Here to Maternity was the comedic subtitle of which Carry On film?

(b) You Show Me Your Waterhole And I’ll Show You Mine was the comedic subtitle of which Carry On film?

(c) And which Carry On film was released in the USA as Caligula: Funniest Home Videos?

That's all folks. The answers will be posted on Friday 12th January, which will now forever be known as National Pub Quiz Answer Posting Day.

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