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Radio 4 Quiz: How many miles a week does Mo Farah run?

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How many miles a week does Mo Farah run? What was takeaway food known as in the days of Sherlock Holmes? And which place in New York City’s Greenwich Village did Bob Dylan refer to as 'the Citadel of Americana folk music'?

Radio 4 Quiz

Find the answers to these questions and more in this week's Radio 4 Quiz. Last week's answers can be found here We'll post the answers to the following questions in the comments section next week, unless you get there first.

Q: How many miles a week does Mo Farah run?
A: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038bbvm- 13'00"

Q: In Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor', Sherlock Holmes surprises Watson with the delivery of a takeaway dinner - but what were takeaways known as at the time?
A:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038bmln - 10'44"

Q: Which place in New York City's Greenwich Village did Bob Dylan refer to as 'the Citadel of Americana folk music'?
A: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/r4choice - 1'25"

Q: Which award-winning British nineties comedy classic was allegedly called "Curry, Curry Sketch Show” in Sweden?
A: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038bmll - 29'00

Q: What Ancient Greek term is the Icterine Warbler's name derived from?
A: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0378xcd - 1'00"

Q: Why did director Roger Michell turn down having the world premiere of his film Notting Hill at the Cannes Festival?
A: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01f6xl0 - 0'51"

Q: Which modernist classic did Vladimir Nabokov describe as “a snore in the other room”?
A: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038bxfd- 20'27"

Q: What type of penguin has scientist Peter Barham been spying on with a new surveillance system?
A: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01f6tjd- 0'33"

Q: Which 1992 audio cassette tape are Feedback hunting for?
A: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01f9cp9- 0'17"

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by Radio 4

    on 27 Aug 2013 16:20

    Thanks for taking part in this week's quiz. The answers are:

    Q: How many miles a week does Mo Farah run?
    A: 120 miles

    Q: In Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor', Sherlock Holmes surprises Watson with the delivery of a takeaway dinner - but what were takeaways known as at the time?
    A: A collation

    Q: Which place in New York City's Greenwich Village did Bob Dylan refer to as 'the citadel of Americana folk music'?
    A: Izzy Young's The Folk Lore Center

    Q: Which award-winning British nineties comedy classic was allegedly called “Curry, Curry Sketch Show” in Sweden?
    A: Goodness, Gracious Me

    Q: Which Ancient Greek term is the Icterine Warbler's name derived from?
    A: Icteros - the word for jaundice - describing the bird's spring plumage: yellowish beneath and olive brown on top

    Q: Why did director Roger Michell turn down having the world premiere of his film Notting Hill at the Cannes Festival?
    A: Julia Roberts couldn't face going to Cannes

    Q: Which modernist classic did Vladimir Nabokov describe as “a snore in the other room”?
    A: Finnegans Wake

    Q: What type of penguin has scientist Peter Barham been spying on with a new surveillance system?
    A: African penguins

    Q: Which 1992 audio cassette tape are Feedback hunting for?
    A: A Radio 4 mix tape distributed as part of the 1992 NUS student welcome pack

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