TV Licensing Blog Quiz Of 2014

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TV Licensing Blog Quiz Of 2014

Two dozen multiple choice questions designed to test your knowledge of TV Licensing in general, and how closely you've been reading our 2014 blog articles in particular!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the rulebook regularly used by TV Licensing goons?
    • A. 

      The TV Licensing Visiting Procedures

    • B. 

      The TV Licensing Guide to Gooning

    • C. 

      The TV Licensing Enforcement Manual

    • D. 

      The TV Licensing Enquiries Policy

  • 2. 
    If caught using a TV receiver without a valid licence, which of these people is most likely to escape prosecution?
    • A. 

      A person with terminal illness

    • B. 

      A person in employment

    • C. 

      A single parent

    • D. 

      An unemployed person

  • 3. 
    Name this TV Licensing goon, who shot to YouTube stardom in 2014.
    • A. 

      Paul Beale

    • B. 

      David Gemmell

    • C. 

      Paul Moores

    • D. 

      Philip Oldcorn

  • 4. 
    How much does a colour TV licence currently cost?
    • A. 

      £145.50

    • B. 

      £130.75

    • C. 

      £150.50

    • D. 

      £110.25

  • 5. 
    In August 2014 we reported about a TV Licensing goon who appeared to slap the person filming him. Where did that event happen?
    • A. 

      Carlin How

    • B. 

      Canford Magna

    • C. 

      Cerney Wick

    • D. 

      Crinkly Bottom

  • 6. 
    In September 2014 we met an enthusiastic Scottish TV Licensing goon, with a striking similarity to which fictional movie character?
    • A. 

      Garth from Wayne's World

    • B. 

      Jessica Rabbit from Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    • C. 

      Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians

    • D. 

      Master Yoda from Star Wars

  • 7. 
    Which of these numbers is associated with the TV Licensing Record of Interview form?
    • A. 

      178

    • B. 

      1066

    • C. 

      1664

    • D. 

      42

  • 8. 
    What percentage of the TV licence fee is spent on BBC Television?
    • A. 

      66%

    • B. 

      5%

    • C. 

      19%

    • D. 

      10%

  • 9. 
    How many TV Licensing search warrants have been granted in Scotland in the last 3 years?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      1000

  • 10. 
    In which of the following exotic holiday locations did TV Licensing claim to nab 500 evaders last year?
    • A. 

      Isle of Man

    • B. 

      Isle of Dogs

    • C. 

      Isle of Wight

    • D. 

      Isle of Skye

  • 11. 
    Which of these is NOT a genuine statement from the TV Licensing Brand Guidelines?
    • A. 

      We deliver quality service

    • B. 

      We are not aggressive or threatening

    • C. 

      We never assume guilty

    • D. 

      We're polite, respectful and open

  • 12. 
    In October 2014 we were pleased to report that a TV Licensing Blog reader had successfully sued TV Licensing. What was his name?
    • A. 

      Phil

    • B. 

      Mike

    • C. 

      Ian

    • D. 

      Colin

  • 13. 
    Which of these songs is former TV Licensing goon Steve Maitland-Thomas most likely to sing?
    • A. 

      (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley

    • B. 

      Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones

    • C. 

      I'm A Believer - The Monkees

    • D. 

      I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

  • 14. 
    Which piece of legislation makes it an offence to install or use a TV receiver without a licence?
    • A. 

      The Communications Act 2003

    • B. 

      The Broadcasting Act 1990

    • C. 

      The Malicious Communications Act 1988

    • D. 

      The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

  • 15. 
    Complete the TV Licensing lie: Whatever you're watching; however you're watching it...
    • A. 

      Your home needs a TV licence

    • B. 

      You really need to get out more

    • C. 

      The TV licence covers it

    • D. 

      We know about it

  • 16. 
    What is the official job title of the TV Licensing prosecutor in court?
    • A. 

      Capita Court Presenter

    • B. 

      Capita Magistrate Fluffer

    • C. 

      Capita Revenue Generator

    • D. 

      Capita Truth Contorter

  • 17. 
    Approximately what percentage of TV licences are paid for by credit/debit card?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      15

    • D. 

      20

  • 18. 
    Approximately how many complaints have been made about TV Licensing over the past 2 years?
    • A. 

      40000

    • B. 

      1000

    • C. 

      20000

    • D. 

      60000

  • 19. 
    What is the name of Capita TV Licensing's Head of Field Enforcement?
    • A. 

      Colin Jones

    • B. 

      Dirk Diggler

    • C. 

      Ian Huntley

    • D. 

      Richard Turpin

  • 20. 
    Which of these excuses was given by a TV Licensing goon caught on CCTV trying to force open the door of a Hartlepool property?
    • A. 

      His foot became trapped in the door and he was trying to free it

    • B. 

      He thought the occupier invited him inside, even though she had closed the door

    • C. 

      He was trying to continue his conversation with the occupier

    • D. 

      He felt unsteady on his feet and grabbed the door handle for support

  • 21. 
    Which of these private companies holds the BBC TV Licensing operations contract?
    • A. 

      Capita

    • B. 

      Royal Mail

    • C. 

      Serco

    • D. 

      G4S

  • 22. 
    Identify this TV Licensing PR harlot, who peddles their tripe in the north of England.
    • A. 

      Matthew Thompson

    • B. 

      Mark Whitehouse

    • C. 

      Stephen Farmer

    • D. 

      Richard Chapman

  • 23. 
    In TV Licensing jargon, what is a "Code 8"?
    • A. 

      A prosecution statement

    • B. 

      A TV licence evader

    • C. 

      A detector van

    • D. 

      A toilet break

  • 24. 
    For which ONE of these situations is a valid TV licence required?
    • A. 

      Using a TV set to watch Eastenders as it goes out on BBC One

    • B. 

      Using a TV set as a monitor for your games console

    • C. 

      Using a TV set to watch non-live (on-demand) content streamed via the web

    • D. 

      Using a TV set to watch pre-recorded DVDs.

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