Link round (5): 10 questions

  1. Which electronic music duo formed in Manchester in 1989 and had a UK No. 1 hit in 1997 with “Block Rockin’ Beats”?
  2. Which fictional character, created in 1963, frequently said “Ha ha ha! Boom Boom!” in response to something funny?
  3. What name was given to each of blood, black bile, yellow bile in phlegm in the theory of medicine promulgated by Galen in the ancient world, and used well into the middle of the second millennium?
  4. What word can mean both “a mine” and “the part of a casino which holds gaming tables”?
  5. What 2001 film starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke as corrupt LAPD drugs officers dealing with various incidents over a 12 hour period? Washington won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the film.
  6. At which venue is the US Open (tennis) held?
  7. What three word phrase was commonly used in US government leaflets during the Cold War to outline the protective action to be taken by citizens in the event of a nuclear bomb being dropped? It was also the title of a civil defense film starring Bert the Turtle teaching children to do the same.
  8. What word can follow Derwent, Coniston and Blea to give the names of three bodies of water in the Lake District?
  9. What is the name of the 250-metre high hill which overlooks Edinburgh?
  10. What is the link between the above nine answers?

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  1. Which English electronic music duo formed in Manchester in 1989 and had a UK No. 1 hit in 1997 with “Block Rockin’ Beats”?
    A: The Chemical Brothers
  2. Which fictional character, created in 1963, frequently said “Ha ha ha! Boom Boom!” in response to something funny?
    A: Basil Brush
  3. What name was given to each of blood, black bile, yellow bile in phlegm in the theory of medicine promulgated by Galen in the ancient world, and used well into the middle of the second millennium?
    A: Humour
  4. What word can mean both “a mine” and “the part of a casino which holds gaming tables”?
    A: Pit
  5. What 2001 film starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke as corrupt LAPD drugs officers dealing with various incidents over a 12 hour period? Washington won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in the film.
    A: Training Day
  6. At which venue is the US Open (tennis) held?
    A: Flushing Meadows
  7. What three word phrase was commonly used in US government leaflets during the Cold War to outline the protective action to be taken by citizens in the event of a nuclear bomb being dropped?
    It was also the title of a civil defense film starring Bert the Turtle teaching children to do the same.
    A: Duck and Cover
  8. What word can follow Derwent, Coniston and Blea to give the names of three bodies of water in the Lake District?
    A: Water
  9. What is the name of the 250-metre high hill which overlooks Edinburgh?
    A: Arthur’s Seat
  10. What is the link between all or part of the above nine answers?
    A: All or part of the above answers can follow or precede “toilet” (chemical toilet, toilet brush, toilet humour, pit toilet, toilet training, flushing toilet, toilet duck, toilet water, toilet seat)

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