All-purpose 50th birthday quiz

My sister is 50. Scary stuff, of course, and also of course we were asked to write a quiz for her do. So we did. And because it’s a bugger to do, here I’m sharing what we did. And it’s actually dead easy.

You do a picture round of ten famous faces from the same birth year. You do a music round with ten of the biggest hits of the year, asking folk to name the artist. And you do a before or after round – pick ten world events adjacent to the subject’s birth and folk need to determine if they happened before the subject was born or after.

Which leaves you one round to do, and here’s the generic bit of questions relating to the number 50. It’s a rhyme time – two clues, the answers to which rhyme and you need them both for the point. Screw half points. Here we go:

  1. Letter that represents 50 in Roman numerals. Abbreviated name of two Spice Girls
  2. 50th wedding anniversary. Britain’s Got Talent judge
  3. Rap singer Curtis Jackson goes by this name. Superman’s alter ego
  4. Section on a dartboard that scores 50. Meat product, also a type of hat
  5. Cop show set on an island state of the US. First Bond film
  6. Who sang 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover. Rolling Stones bassist
  7. Most Test 50s for England mens team. What you are said to wear when you wear nothing
  8. Element with atomic number 50. Juniper flavoured spirit
  9. Author of the 50 Shades books. Worldwide quadrennial sports event
  10. North By Northwest was the 50th film of this director’s career. 1969 music festival in New York state
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1. L. Mel
2. Golden. Amada Holden
3. 50 Cent. Clark Kent
4. Bullseye. Pork pie
5. Hawaii 5-0. Dr No
6. Paul Simon. Bill Wyman
7. Joe Root. Birthday suit
8. Tin. Gin
9. EL James. Olympic Games
10. Hitchcock. Woodstock

Help yourself.