Word ladders (1): 10 questions

Questions 1 to 5 and 6-10 are separate groups. Each group gives a clue to a two-word phrase, or eight letter word made of two distinct parts, where each word or part has four letters (e.g. chat show, download, reindeer etc.). The five answers (or part thereof) in each group transform one word into the other, changing one letter at a time. For example, the answers in one group of questions might be; Hell – Hill – Fill – File – Fire for the two-word phrase hell-fire.

  1. Which word, from the Old Norse word for mountain, is used particularly in the Lake District; examples include Scoat, Kirk, and Brim?
  2. What was the name of Southampton football club’s home stadium between 1898 and 2001?
  3. Which song, written by Lionel Bart and performed by Cliff Richard and the Shadows, was the bestselling song in the UK in 1959?
  4. Which dialectal English word means “the filaments of a feather, or material made from such filaments”?
  5. In the Standard Model of physics, there are six types or flavours of quark. Which flavour of quark is generally represented by the letter d?
  6. Which island group in the Pacific has its largest settlement on the island of Rarotonga? While the islands are self-governing, they rely on New Zealand for defence and therefore are not considered an independent country and do not have a seat at the UN.
  7. Which English cricketer took a Test hat-trick against the West Indies in 1995, the first Englishman to do so since Peter Loader in 1957?
  8. What name is given to the part of the sun where nuclear fusion takes place?
  9. Which three-word phrase is used in law to describe the legal obligation to act to a reasonable standard when performing acts which could foreseeably harm others?
  10. Which Hertfordshire town is the source of the New River, constructed in the 17th century to take fresh water to London, and the site of a civil war mutiny in 1647?

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  1. Which word, from the Old Norse word for mountain, is used particularly in the Lake District; examples include Scoat, Kirk, and Brim?
    A: Fell
  2. What was the name of Southampton football club’s home stadium between 1898 and 2001?
    A: The Dell
  3. Which song, written by Lionel Bart and performed by Cliff Richard and the Shadows, was the bestselling song in the UK in 1959?
    A: Livin’ Doll
  4. Which dialectal English word means “the filaments of a feather, or material made from such filaments”?
    A: Dowl
  5. In the Standard Model of physics, there are six types or flavours of quark. Which flavour of quark is generally represented by the letter d?
    A: Down
  6. Which island group in the Pacific has its largest settlement on the island of Rarotonga? While the islands are self-governing, they rely on New Zealand for defence and therefore are not considered an independent country and do not have a seat at the UN.
    A: The Cook Islands
  7. Which English cricketer took a Test hat-trick against the West Indies in 1995, the first Englishman to do so since Peter Loader in 1957?
    A: Dominic Cork
  8. What name is given to the part of the sun where nuclear fusion takes place?
    A: Core
  9. Which three-word phrase is used in law to describe the legal obligation to act to a reasonable standard when performing acts which could foreseeably harm others?
    A: Duty of Care
  10. Which Hertfordshire town is the source of the New River, constructed in the 17th century to take fresh water to London, and the site of a civil war mutiny in 1647?
    A: Ware

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