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How much did Pink Floyd get from their first record deal? Where was Samuel Pepys condemning in his writing: “God Almighty should lose no time at all in destroying this city – this latter-day Sodom. Nothing but vice in the whole place…”? And what is a ‘fleering frump’? 

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 these questions in the comments section next week, unless you get there first.

Q: How much did Pink Floyd get from their first record deal? (Answer is in terms of percentage share from sales.)
A: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01fs9w7

Q: Where was Samuel Pepys condemning in his writing: “God Almighty should lose no time at all in destroying this city – this latter-day Sodom. Nothing but vice in the whole place…”?
A: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038xmdl - 8’34”

Q: What is a ‘fleering frump’?
A: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01frsll - 0’20”

Q: Which end of a hammer is most effective for destroying a computer hard drive?
A: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01fklvt

Q: Did Harry Nilsson write the song that he is best-known for – Everybody’s Talkin’?
A: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01fjk76

Q: Which major Hollywood Executive passed up the opportunity to make ‘Behind The Candelabra’?
A: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01fh37x - 0’45”

Q: The Sage, Gateshead is the home of which orchestra?
A: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p019bvbf - 1’30”

Q: How do you know if your feet are particularly ape-like?
A: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01flftw

Q: Actress Anna Chancellor – currently starring in Private Lives on stage and infamous as “Duckface” in Four Weddings and a Funeral – is the great-great-granddaughter of which British prime minister?
A: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038wtft – 8’26”

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by Radio 4

    on 4 Sept 2013 09:24

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

    Q: How much did Pink Floyd receive from their first record deal? (Answer in terms of percentage share from sales.)
    A: Drummer Nick Mason says 5%. The band also got access to Abbey Road studios as part of the deal.

    Q: Where was Samuel Pepys condemning in his writing: “God Almighty should lose no time at all in destroying this city – this latter-day Sodom. Nothing but vice in the whole place…”?
    A: Tangier, Morocco

    Q: What is a ‘fleering frump’?
    A: A slighting remark accompanied by an appropriate gesture

    Q: Which end of a hammer is most effective for destroying a computer hard drive?
    A: The ball end of the hammer – it exerts maximum disruptive force.

    Q: Did Harry Nilsson write the song that he is best-known for – Everybody’s Talkin’?
    A: No – Fred Neil originally composed it.

    Q: Which major Hollywood Executive passed up the opportunity to make ‘Behind The Candelabra’?
    A: Harvey Weinstein

    Q: The Sage, Gateshead is the home of which orchestra?
    A: Royal Northern Sinfonia

    Q: How do you know if your feet are particularly ape-like?
    A: See if you can pick up pennies with your feet. The better the grasping ability of your big toe, the more your feet are like the great apes (chimps, gorillas, orang-utans and bonobos).

    Q: Actress Anna Chancellor – currently starring in Private Lives on stage and infamous as “Duckface” in Four Weddings and a Funeral – is the great-great-granddaughter of which British prime minister?
    A: Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith, who served from 1908 – 1916.

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