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### Sequences

 1, 6, 26, 106, 426, ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 1

1,706. The formula is (4x + 2) or (4 times the number and add 2). (4 x 1) + 2 = 6, (4 x 6) + 2 = 26 etc. Therefore (4 x 426) + 2 = 1706

 XL, L, LX, LXX, LXXX ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 1

XC. Roman numerals: XL = 40, L = 50, LX = 60, LXX = 70, LXXX = 80 so we next require 90 which is XC (X is 10, C is 100) XC is (100 - 10) = 90. CX is (100 + 10) = 110. L (= 50), D (= 500)

 Deuteronomy, Numbers, Leviticus, Exodus, ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 1

Genesis. Books of the Old Testament of the Bible in descending order. Deuteronomy is the fifth book of the Old Testament, Numbers is the fourth, Leviticus the third, Exodus the second and Genesis is the first book of the Old Testament.

 Our, Who, In, Hallowed, Thy, Thy, ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 1

Come. This comes from 'The Lord's Prayer' with every other word omitted. OUR (Father), WHO (art) IN (heaven), HALLOWED (be) THY (name), THY (Kingdom) COME, Thy will be done etc. The words in brackets are missing therefore the answer is not (Kingdom) but 'COME'. * Please do not send Correction Notes on this question. It is correct. Editor. *

 Born, Christened, Married, Took ill, Worse, ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 1

Died. From the nursery rhyme 'Solomon Grundy': Solomon Grundy, Born on a Monday, Christened on a Tuesday, Married on a Wednesday, Took ill on a Thursday, Worse on Friday, Died on Saturday, Buried on Sunday. This is the end of Solomon Grundy.

 Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 1

Mars. This is a progression of planets in our solar system that get closer to the sun: Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Earth, Venus and Mercury.

 Bogey, par, birdie, Eagle, ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 1

Albatross. This is a golf related sequence where a bogey is a score of (1) stroke OVER par on a hole. Par is an estimated standard score for a hole that a good player should make. A birdie is a score of (1) stroke under par for a hole. An eagle is a score of (2) strokes under par for a hole and an albatross a score of (3) strokes under par for a hole.

 Partridge, turtle doves, French hens, calling birds, gold rings, ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 1

Geese. From the traditional song 'The Twelve Days of Christmas': 12 lords a-leaping, 11 ladies dancing, 10 pipers piping, 9 drummers drumming, 8 maids a-milking, 7 swans a-swimming, 6 geese a-laying, 5 gold rings, 4 calling birds, 3 French hens, 2 turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree. Note that while many people now sing "four calling birds", the words originally were "four colly birds" which are black birds.

 Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy, Happy, ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 1

Sleepy. The seven dwarfs appear in alphabetical order. Doc was the leader of the dwarfs in 'Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs'. Memorable songs from the 1938 feature film include "I'm Wishing", "Whistle While You Work", and "Heigh Ho".

 Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 1

Virgo. Signs of the Zodiac in order. The next few would be: Leo (Jul 24 - Aug 23), Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23), Libra ( Sep 24 - Oct 23) and Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22) etc.

 Which is INAPPROPRIATE? Arabic, Bengali, Catalan, Dutch, English, French ... Inquizition's 'Sequences' 1

Greenland. Bengali is the language of a member of people living chiefly in Bangladesh and in West Bengal. Catalan is a language of Catalonia, a region of northeast Spain. Gaelic is any of the closely related languages of the Celts in Scotland and Ireland. Greenland is the world's largest island.

 Rook, Knight, Bishop, King, Queen, ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 1

Bishop. Rook, Knight, Bishop, King, Queen, Bishop, Knight, and Rook are the 'black' back row on a chess board.

 Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 1

Nepal. All the places are present in Asia so neither Nigeria, The Netherlands or New Zealand are suitable answers.

 Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 1

Zeta. The Greek Alphabet; Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta etc.

 Aardvark, Abbey, Accept, Adder, Eerie, ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 1

Effort. (AA)rdvark, a(BB)ey, a(CC)ept, a(DD)er, (EE)rie therefore e(FF)ort. If you chose 'effort' you got 10 points for 'effort'!

 Sun, Mon, Tues, Wednes, Thurs, Fri, ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 1

Satur. These are all days of the week with the word 'day' missing, therefore 'Sat' is incorrect even though it is often abbreviated for Saturday. In the same context, Wednesday is shown as 'Wednes' and not 'Wed'.

 Which is INAPPROPRIATE? Brie, Cheddar, Double Gloucester, Edam, Feta ... Inquizition's 'Sequences' 1

Garlic. All are cheeses in alphabetical order so the next could be Gouda (Dutch cheese) or Gruyere (Swiss cheese) or Gorgonzola (Italian cheese). Garlic is a plant whose bulb has a strong odour and a pungent taste. If you got this one wrong, hard cheese (British slang for bad luck).

 December, November, October, September, ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 1

August. Months of the year in descending order. September, August, July, June etc.

 4, 8, 20, 56 ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 2

164. The solution is (3x - 4) or three times the number then deduct 4. (3 x 4) - 4 = 8 (3 x 8) - 4 = 20 (3 x 20) - 4 = 56 (3 x 56) - 4 = 164 Thank you for playing the quiz.

 Ruff, sarong, tuxedo, ulster ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 2

Wimple. A ruff is a circular pleated collar worn by both men and women in the 16th and 17th centuries. A sarong is a draped skirtlike garment worn by both sexes in the Malay Archipelago, Sri Lanka and the Pacific Islands. An ulster is a man's heavy double-breasted overcoat with a belt at the back, so called because it was first produced in Northern Ireland. A wimple is still part of the habit of some nuns and is a piece of cloth draped around the head to frame the face.

 Fair of face, full of grace, full of woe, has far to go ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 2

Loving and giving. These are words from a nursery rhyme: Monday's child is fair of face, Tuesday's child is full of grace, Wednesday's child is full of woe, Thursday's child has far to go, Friday's child is loving and giving, Saturday's child works hard for his living, And the child that is born on the Sabbath day Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

 Carson City, Charleston, Cheyenne, Columbus ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 2

Concord. All are American state capitals: Carson City (Nevada), Charleston (West Virginia) Cheyenne (Wyoming) Columbus (Ohio) and Concord (New Hampshire).

 Lancelot, Mortimer, Napoleon, Orlando ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 2

Patrick. All are boy's names. Lancelot (Capability) Brown, Mortimer Mouse (the original name for Mickey Mouse), Napoleon Bonaparte and Orlando Bloom. Mickey Mouse's original name was Mortimer but Lillian Bounds Disney, Walt's wife, convinced him to change it to the less formal name of Mickey.

Vessels. The next word begins using the last three letters of the previous word. For example Islama(bad), (bad)ger, (Ger)man etc. ner(ves), (ves)sels

 Butcher, lady, love, lyre ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 2

Mocking. All can be followed by the word 'bird': butcherbird (a shrike), ladybird, lovebird, lyrebird and mockingbird. The lyrebird is an Australian bird, the male of which, spreads its tail into the shape of a lyre during courtship displays. The mockingbird is an American songbird who are noted to mimic the song of other birds.

 Bowl, Botswana, Dodoma, emulsion, popinjay, ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 2

Scooter. All the words have the name of a bird within their name: b(owl), Bot(swan)a, (Dodo)ma, (emu)lsion, popin(jay), s(coot)er, Dodoma is the capital of Tanzania and a popinjay is an excessive talkative person or an archaic word for parrot.

 Chablis, champagne, chianti ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 2

Claret. Chablis (a dry white burgundy wine), champagne (a white sparkling wine), chianti (a dry red or white wine produced in the Chianti region of Italy) and claret ( a red wine from the Bordeaux district of France). Cassis is a blackcurrant cordial and Curacao is an orange flavoured liqueur originally made on the island of Curacao in the Caribbean. Gaspare Campari was a master drink maker born in 1828 in the province of Lombardy, Italy.

 Radar, redder, refer, rotavator ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 2

Rotor. This is a list of palindromes which are a word or phrase the letters of which when taken in reverse order, give the same word or phrase. Such a word is 'Malayalam', a language of southwest India.

 Irish, Java, Kara, Ligurian, Mediterranean ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 2

North. The list comprises of seas. The Kara Sea is a shallow arm of the Arctic Ocean off the north coast of Russia. The Ligurian sea is an arm of the Mediterranean. The North Sea is between Great Britain and the north European mainland and was formerly called the German Ocean.

 Amethyst, Beryl, Citrine, Diamond ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 2

Emerald. These are all gemstones. Amethyst is purple in colour whereas beryl can be white, yellow, green, blue or pink. The green variety of beryl is emerald, the blue is aquamarine. Citrine is a yellow variety of quartz. Diamonds are usually colourless, although natural pink, purple, yellow, green and blue diamonds do exist, they are extremely rare and expensive. The next in the sequence is emerald which is green in colour. Erbium and Einsteinium are a soft malleable silvery-white and a metallic element respectfully.

 Matthew, Mark, Luke, John ... ? Inquizition's 'Sequences' 2

The Acts. The 'Acts of the Apostles' is the fifth book of the New Testament and often shortened to 'Acts'.

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