Kings Heath/Moseley Quiz

Posted on Mon, 27 Apr 2020 in: Events, What's On and News

If you're struggling to beat the boredom on lockdown, take your mind off things for a while and test your local knowledge with this fantastic Kings Heath and Moseley-themed quiz, courtesy of Laurie Calcutt! Gather your friends on Zoom or play at home with your family and see who knows the most about their local area.

MOSELEY/KINGS HEATH QUIZ

Round 1- Famous people who were born or have lived in EITHER Kings Heath or Moseley.


1 point for identifying the person, 1 point for stating if it is Moseley or Kings Heath where they were born/have lived.  

1. Nick Rhodes's Birthday Celebration | HappyBday.to                            2. Laura Mvula: 'I won't be recognised until I'm dead and gone'                                

3. Frederick W Lanchester - Alchetron, The Free Social Encyclopedia                             4. Twenty Questions with Kit de Waal - Twenty Questions - TLS


5. Birmingham's Ann Jones awarded CBE in New Year Honours | Central ... 6. My Top 5 Showtunes: Toyah Willcox | WhatsOnStage
7. Bob Latchford 8. Central TV presenter Jo Malin to quit the station - Birmingham Live
9. Joe Lycett becomes C4's new consumer watchdog : News 2019 ...             10. BBC World News - HARDtalk, Moazzam Begg

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ROUND 2 - Kings Heath/Moseley trivia

1. What year did McDonald’s close on Kings Heath high street? 2006, 2008 or 2010.

2. What famous Manchester band played at The Fighting Cocks in June 1983?

3. Cash Converters on York Road burned down in 2013, destroying a music venue The Beatles once played at. What was the name of the venue?

4. Where did Carters place in the top 100 of the 2019 National Restaurant Awards? (Within 5 places.)
And for another point, yes or no: was it the only Birmingham restaurant on the list?

5. Starting from the Highbury Park entrance just before the high street and finishing at the Shell petrol station after Sainsbury’s, how many number 50 bus stops are there on Kings Heath high street on both sides of the road?

6. Which opened first: Loco or Sorrento Lounge?

7. The large building in Kings Heath Park is named the School of_____Training?

8. Highbury Hall was built in 1878 as a residence for which politician?

9. What supermarket did Asda replace on Kings Heath high street in 2010?

10. Which 2 do not have a B13 postcode: Moseley Golf Club, Moseley Ashfield Cricket Club, The Old Moseley Arms?

11. Which actor from a Birmingham-based TV series turned on Moseley’s Christmas lights in 2014? Can either give the actor or their character from that show.

12. How many bus stops are there on the 11A route between the Acocks Green Village stop and the Kings Road/Vicarage Road stop in Kings Heath? (Within 3.) – Bear in mind that from Acocks Green the 11A reaches Kings Heath towards the end of its outer circle route.

13. During the 2010s, Moseley C of E Primary School jointly organised a Bonfire Night celebration with which local sports club?

14. What year did both Moseley and Kings Heath train stations close to passengers? (Within 3 years.)
What was the same reason they closed?
In August 2019, what year was given as the opening target for the new train stations.


1 point for each correct answer. 

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ROUND 3 - Kings Heath/Moseley street name anagrams


I’ve given you street, road, lane etc as a bit of a clue.

1. FOX ROD road    

2. LA PROP road 

3. LIBEL LYES lane  

4. NAIL EVENT road  

5. HATE SOFTENER road  

6. ROGER OMEN lane  

7. PARKED RANT ON road  

8. LI REVS street  

9. WEB DIG DOOR road  

10. A CAVA BALL road  

11. YEAR BUMS road  

12. INSTALL AS road  

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ROUND 4- Missing words from quotes

 

Fill in the missing words from these quotes from national TV shows and publications.
1 point per word.

1. Location, Location, Location, 2013: ‘Kings Heath is only a 20-minute stroll from Moseley. It hasn’t got the _____   _____ yet, which is probably why it’s not Naomi’s number 1 location, but there are signs that this area is _____   _____   _____ .’

2. The Guardian, Let’s move to: Moseley, 2013: Moseley, where you can buy a huuuuuge _____ and _____ pile for the price of a three-bed terrace in Peckham…’

3. Fighting For Air, BBC, 2018: ‘We’re here because Kings Heath is a small suburb with a big _____ problem.’

4. BBC article, 5 years on, 2010: ‘The _____ lasted just a few minutes but caused an estimated _____ of damage in the Moseley, Kings Heath (areas of the city.)’ 

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ROUND 5- Avoid the quiz master’s answers


Give 3 correct answers to each question below to get 3 points.
However, I have written 3 of the more obvious answers to each question (found on the answer sheet.)  


If any of your answers are incorrect or match any of mine, you get 0 points for that question.
My ‘obvious’ answers are admittedly subjective! So, try and think of as-obscure-as-possible answers to be on the safer side.
E.G. If I asked for 3 bars/pubs in Kings Heath: The Hare and Hounds, The Station and The Red Lion would probably be the most obvious. More obscure ones would be: Hop and Scotch, Fletchers, and Grace + James.  


1. 3 churches in Moseley- this is the physical buildings, not individual church organisations, or church groups within a wider congregation 


2. 3 establishments (shop, company, restaurant etc.) that are in both Moseley and Kings Heath
I.e. if there was a Superdrug in Moseley or a Pizza Express in Kings Heath, these would be acceptable answers.


3. 3 primary schools in Kings Heath that have more than one word in their name-
The words: school, primary, and, junior, infant don’t count  
(this includes schools whose websites state their address as Kings Heath, even if they’re outside the border)
This is a tough one as there’s only 6 correct answers.


4. 3 acts that have headlined any day of the Moseley Folk Festival between 2014-2019




SCORE:   /71

 

Tiebreaker question if you are doing this in groups and need it:
As of the 2011 census, what is combined population of Moseley and Kings Heath? (Closest gets the win!)

The tiebreaker answer is at the very bottom of the last page of the answers (so no looking as you may need it.) 

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ANSWERS
Round 1- Famous people who were born or have lived in EITHER Moseley or Kings Heath.
1 point for identifying the person, 1 point for stating if it’s Moseley or KH where they were born/have lived.     

1. Nick Rhodes's Birthday Celebration | HappyBday.to                            2. Laura Mvula: 'I won't be recognised until I'm dead and gone'                                

3. Frederick W Lanchester - Alchetron, The Free Social Encyclopedia                             4. Twenty Questions with Kit de Waal - Twenty Questions - TLS


5. Birmingham's Ann Jones awarded CBE in New Year Honours | Central ... 6. My Top 5 Showtunes: Toyah Willcox | WhatsOnStage
7. Bob Latchford 8. Central TV presenter Jo Malin to quit the station - Birmingham Live
9. Joe Lycett becomes C4's new consumer watchdog : News 2019 ...             10. BBC World News - HARDtalk, Moazzam Begg

1. Nick Rhodes-M  2. Laura Mvula-KH  3. Frederick W. Lanchester-M  4. Kit de Waal-M 
5. Ann Jones-KH  6. Toyah Wilcox-KH  7. Bob Latchford-KH  8. Joanne Malin-M  9. Joe Lycett-KH  10. Moazzam Begg-M  


ROUND 2- Moseley/Kings Heath trivia

1. What year did McDonald’s close on Kings Heath high street? 2006, 2008 or 2010. 2008

2. What famous Manchester band played at The Fighting Cocks in June 1983? The Smiths

3. Cash Converters on York Road burned down in 2013, destroying a music venue The Beatles once played at. What was the name of the venue? Ritz Ballroom

4. Where did Carters place in the top 100 of the 2019 National Restaurant Awards? (Within 5 places.) 92nd
And for another point, yes or no: was it the only Birmingham restaurant on the list? Yes

5. Starting from the Highbury Park entrance just before the high street and finishing at the Shell petrol station after Sainsbury’s, how many number 50 bus stops are there on Kings Heath high street on both sides of the road? 8

6. Which opened first: Loco or Sorrento Lounge? Loco

7. The large building in Kings Heath Park is named the School of_____Training? Horticultural 

8. Highbury Hall was built in 1878 as a residence for which politician? Joseph Chamberlain

9. What supermarket did Asda replace on Kings Heath high street in 2010? Somerfield/Co-op (either are acceptable as the Somerfield company was bought by Co-op.)

10. Which 2 do not have a B13 postcode: Moseley Golf Club, Moseley Ashfield Cricket Club, The Old Moseley Arms? Moseley Golf Club, The Old Moseley Arms

11. Which actor from a Birmingham-based TV series turned on Moseley’s Christmas lights in 2014? Can either give the actor or their character from that show. Adil Ray/Citizen Khan

12. How many bus stops are there on the 11A route between the Acocks Green Village stop and the Kings Road/Vicarage Road stop in Kings Heath? (Within 3.) – Bear in mind that from Acocks Green the 11A reaches Kings Heath towards the end of its outer circle route. 109

13. During the 2010s, Moseley C of E Primary School jointly organised a Bonfire Night celebration with which local sports club? Moseley Tennis Club  

14. What year did both Moseley and Kings Heath train stations close to passengers? (Within 3 years.) 1941
What was the same reason they closed? Economic sanctions during World War II
In August 2019, what year was given as the opening target for the new train stations. 2022  
1 point for each correct answer. 

ROUND 3- Moseley/Kings Heath street name anagrams
I’ve given you street, road, lane etc as a bit of a clue.

1. FOX ROD road   Oxford Road

2. LA PROP road   Poplar Road

3. LIBEL LYES lane   Billesley Lane

4. NAIL EVENT road   Valentine Road

5. HATE SOFTENER road   Featherstone Road

6. ROGER OMEN lane   Moor Green Lane

7. PARKED RANT ON road   Anderton Park Road

8. LI REVS street   Silver Street   

9. WEB DIG DOOR road   Woodbridge Road

10. A CAVA BALL road   Balaclava Road 

11. YEAR BUMS road   Amesbury Road 

12. INSTALL AS road   All Saints Road 


ROUND 4- Missing words from quotes
Fill in the missing words from these quotes from national TV shows and publications.
1 point per word. 

1. Location, Location, Location, 2013: ‘Kings Heath is only a 20-minute stroll from Moseley. It hasn’t got the _____   _____ yet, which is probably why it’s not Naomi’s number 1 location, but there are signs that this area is _____   _____   _____ .’   same buzz, on the up

2. The Guardian, Let’s move to: Moseley, 2013: Moseley, where you can buy a huuuuuge _____ and _____ pile for the price of a three-bed terrace in Peckham…’   Arts, Crafts  

3. Fighting For Air, BBC, 2018: ‘We’re here because Kings Heath is a small suburb with a big _____ problem.’   traffic

4. BBC article, 5 years on, 2010: ‘The _____ lasted just a few minutes but caused an estimated _____ of damage in the Moseley, Kings Heath (areas of the city.)’   tornado, £40m  

ROUND 5- Avoid the quizmaster’s answers
Give 3 correct answers to each question below to get 3 points.
However, I have written 3 of the more obvious answers to each question (found on the answer sheet.)  
If any of your answers are incorrect or match any of mine, you get 0 points for that question.
My ‘obvious’ answers are admittedly subjective! So, try and think of as-obscure-as-possible answers to be on the safer side.
E.G. If I asked for 3 bars/pubs in Kings Heath: The Hare and Hounds, The Station and The Red Lion would probably be the most obvious. More obscure ones would be: Hop and Scotch, Fletchers, and Grace + James.


1. 3 churches in Moseley- this is the physical buildings, not individual church organisations, or church groups within a wider congregation 
My answers: St Agnes’, St Anne’s, St Mary’s
3 from: Birmingham Church of Scientology, Calvary Church of God in Christ, Cambridge Road Methodist Church (B13 and right on the border so acceptable), Hope Chapel, Riverside Church (technically Riverside House on Alcester Road is the head office but it does hosts religious gatherings so I’ll allow it), Sisters of Joseph, St Christopher’s (it’s in Springfield but postal address is Moseley so allowable), St Columbia URC  


2. 3 establishments (shop, company, restaurant etc.) that are in both Moseley and Kings Heath
I.e. if there was a Superdrug in Moseley or a Pizza Express in Kings Heath, these would be acceptable answers.
My answers: Boots, Costa, Sainsbury’s  
3 from: Co-op, Wetherspoons, Loco/Sorrento Lounges, Oxfam, Subway, Maison Mayci, Post Office, One Stop, William Hill, Oulsnam, Acorns, Dixons    


3. 3 primary schools in Kings Heath that have more than one word in their name-
The words: school, primary, and, junior, infant don’t count  
(this includes schools whose websites state their address as Kings Heath, even if they’re outside the border)
This is a tough one as there’s only 6 correct answers.
My answers: Kings Heath, St Dunstan’s, Allen’s Croft 
3 possible answers: Highters Heath, St Alban’s, Wheelers Lane 


4. 3 acts that have headlined any day of the Moseley Folk Festival between 2014-2019
My answers: The Proclaimers, The Monkees, Johnny Marr
3 from: Public Service Broadcasting, Jake Bugg, Don McLean, Levellers, Nick Mulvey, Teenage Fanclub, Amy Macdonald, Jose Gonzalez, Laura Marling, The Coral, Spiritualized, Idlewild, The Waterboys, Richard Thompson

The tiebreaker answer is at the bottom of this page if you need it (so don’t look down there until the very end if you’re doing this in groups!)

Thanks for doing my quiz, I hope you enjoyed it!















As of the 2011 census, what is combined population of Moseley and Kings Heath? (Closest gets the win!)
25,669

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