Bonfire Night Link Round (1): 10 questions

The following ten general knowledge questions have a connection related to Bonfire night, in whole or in part (note: articles, prepositions and repeated words have been omitted from the connection).

  1. What is the first word in the Pink Floyd song “Shine on You Crazy Diamond”
  2. Which 1997 film stars Bruce Willis as a taxi driver in the 23rd century attempting to save the universe by retrieving four stones?
  3. What word represents the letter N in the NATO phonetic alphabet?
  4. What substance, invented in China in the 9th century, is made from a mixture of sulphur, charcoal and saltpetre?
  5. William Joyce, also known as Lord Haw-Haw, was the last person to be executed in the United Kingdom for which crime?
  6. What word can be preceded by scatter and sub, and followed by twist and structure?
  7. What was the common name of the anti-immigration US political party active in the 1850s, whose official name was the American Party? It’s name derived from the response its members gave when asked about the party’s activities.
  8. What is the name of the second instalment in the Bridget Jones series of novels? It was made into a film of the same name in 2004.
  9. What are the first three words of the jazz standard “Stormy Weather”?
  10. What was the only UK no.1 for The Clash?

Answers below (scroll down)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. What is the first word in the Pink Floyd song “Shine on You Crazy Diamond”
    A: Remember (“Remember when you were young/ You shone like the sun”)
  2. Which 1997 film stars Bruce Willis as a taxi driver in the 23rd century attempting to save the universe by retrieving four stones?
    A: The Fifth Element
  3. What word represents the letter N in the NATO phonetic alphabet?
    A: November
  4. What substance, invented in China in the 9th century, is made from a mixture of sulphur, charcoal and saltpetre?
    A: Gunpowder
  5. William Joyce, also known as Lord Haw-Haw, was the last person to be executed in the United Kingdom for which crime?
    A: High treason
  6. What word can be preceded by scatter and sub, and followed by twist and structure?
    A: Plot
  7. What was the common name of the anti-immigration US political party active in the 1850s, whose official name was the American Party? It’s name derived from the response its members gave when asked about the party’s activities.
    A: The Know Nothing Party
  8. What is the name of the second instalment in the Bridget Jones series of novels? It was made into a film of the same name in 2004.
    A: Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
  9. What are the first three words of the jazz standard “Stormy Weather”?
    A: Don’t know why (“Don’t know why there’s no sun up in the sky/ Stormy weather)
  10. What was the only UK no.1 for The Clash?
    A: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Linking theme: The answers are the words to the poem “Remember Remember the fifth of November/Gunpowder, treason and plot/I know of no reason/Why gunpowder treason/Should ever be forgot (see here for the full poem)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s