Thanks to @Stiv for permission to take Sgt. Sequence out for another spin on KWIZ NITE!
"This case is going nowhere, Sequence." sighed the Chief Investigator. "We know Patrick Terne has been seen in London, and the trail was hot for a while, but all of our leads have decayed."
Sgt. Sequence replied, "We know he's been in touch with at least two different smugglers, so it's probably theft this time. We just need more clues."
"Well, there won't be any more clues tonight. It's your pub quiz night, isn't it? Why don't you call it a day? It may not be Terne's turn today, but we shouldn't take it home with us."
Not needing to be told twice, Sgt. Sequence closed up his desk and sauntered down the way to The Badger and Biscuit for KWIZ NITE. Stopping at the bar for a pint, he noticed Lando (the usual publican) was not serving. He had been replaced by a new man with a cowboy hat, big mustache and a nametag reading Tex. "Where's Lando?" asked Sgt. Sequence. Tex replied, "Off for the night. Had a fall walking to get his egg and chips this morning."
"That's funny," thought Sequence to himself, "Lando's pretty spry...not the falling type." But things do happen, and as Sequence opened his mouth to order his pint, Tex pushed one to him, saying, "I'm four steps ahead of you, mate!" "Cheeky git," thought Sequence.
Shaking his head, Sequence drifted over to the usual corner table where his quiz team sat, saving him a spot. After a few minutes, the quizmaster got on the mic, "Welcome, ladies and gentlemen! We have quite a treat for you tonight. The Police Appreciation Trust is sponsoring tonight's pub quiz, and since many of you work at the Headquarters down the street, pork scratchings and scotch eggs are complimentary tonight. If you have too many, make sure to check on your heart before leaving tonight!" The crowd chuckled, not really appreciating the bad joke, but greatly appreciating the free food. "The Trust has also provided five sets of five questions to start the quiz off, and is giving a prize for the top team for each set. Here we go!"
As the quizmaster called off the questions, Sgt. Sequence and his team were doing great...they won the first first and third sets, losing the second to a group of Americans on holiday. But Sequence kept having this itch in the back of his skull, and it really threw off his game for the last sets. There was just something wrong here. As the final question rolled out, Sequence stood suddenly and growled "Terne!". Looking around for the new barman, "Tex" was gone. Sgt. Sequence ran to the back room, saying to his colleagues, "I need to check on Lando. Call the Chief...fuel! Terne is after fuel!"
YOUR TASK: Answer the questions of the evening's quiz, presented in order below, and try to identify the secret information contained therein that lead Sgt. Sequence to conclude that Terne is stealing fuel. Please complete as much of the puzzle as possible before posting an answer - no partial answers solving a handful of the trivia questions, please.
What term is used to describe a group of several people 100 years old or older?
Whose Elements was the standard for teaching geometry for thousands of years, into the 19th century?
From what cape are many United States rocket launches made?
Whose "pillars" stand at the junction between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean?
What is the nickname of the NHL hockey team in Buffalo, New York?
What is the highest ranking red suit in the game of bridge?
What Polish city is the birthplace of Paul von Hindenburg, noted president of the Weimar Republic?
What is the lowest ranking red suit in the game of bridge?
What was the last name of Tennessee, the animated penguin?
What blimp has been making flyovers at sporting events since the Rose Bowl in 1955?
What was the last name of the US Senator who was beaten on the floor of the Senate after delivering a speech against slavery?
In what sea are the Cyclades found?
What is the most widely used type of rare-earth magnet?
What term is used in cryptography for a function that is easy to compute, but difficult to invert unless you have a specific piece of information?
What are the blood vessels that return blood to the heart called?
What is the most common skin condition that causes pimples in teenagers?
What is the capital of Chad?
What is the last name of the current longest serving woman in the U.S. House of Representatives?
What is the last name of the man who invented the coelostat?
What is almost always the shortest month of the Gregorian calendar?
What term is used for a side road used to avoid a toll road?
What term is used to denote the ratio of an object's speed to the speed of sound?
What is the rarest naturally-occurring element in the earth's crust?
What is the last name of the Labour leader who succeeded Winston Churchill as prime minister of the United Kingdom?
At the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012, the band Heart performed a cover of a Led Zeppelin song, commonly known by which first word of its title?