Friday, 27 April 2012

The Friday Question Set — 27-4-2012

You know, pram pushing … ?

I’ll happily admit it, pram pushing’s harder than it looks!

But at least if nothing else … ?   I do know my driving seems to get my nephew, Jude, off to sleep.

Something I think Ruth — Jude’s mother and my youngest sister — may hopefully be happy with.

At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, as it’s Friday, that of course means it’s time for the Friday Question Set: covered, as ever by the newly updated Creative Commons License.
Online 149   Round 1   General Knowledge.
Q1) Which wrestling giant died in 1998?  A1) Giant Haystacks.
Q2) Which Russian leader celebrated his 67th birthday with cabbage pie?   A2) Boris Yeltsin.
Q3) During the 90’s, which middle eastern country banned TV?   A3) Afghanistan.
Q4) Which British Prime Minister was Sir Bernard Ingham press secretary to?   A4) Margaret Thatcher.
Q5) Which Hollywood actress married Larry Fortensky?   A5) Liz Taylor.
Q6) Who, in 1985, was awarded a degree, at the age of 13?   A6) Ruth Lawrence.
Q7) Again, in ’85, where was poisonous wine produced?   A7) Austria.
Q8) What was Ariane?   A8) A rocket.
Q9) What engineering project started in 1987?   A9) The Channel Tunnel.

Q10) What type of spacecraft was launched in 1981?   A10) The space shuttle.

Round 2   Sounds of the 80s.
Q11) Which hit did Olivia Newton John, and E.L.O. record together?   A11) Xanadu.
Q12) Which Billy sang It’s Still Rock & Roll to Me?   A12) Billy Joel.
Q13) Which punk band recorded a song called Bankrobber?   A13) The Clash.
Q14) True or False: The Plasmatics once threatened to blow up a car on stage?   A14) True.
Q15) Hazel O’Connor had a starring role in which 80s film?   A15) Breaking Glass.
Q16) Which Swedish band topped the charts with The Winner Takes It All?   A16) Abba.
Q17) Which Beatles autobiography was called I, Me, Mine?   A17) George Harrison.
Q18) Who, in 1983, had a hit with Lets Dance?   A18) David Bowie.
Q19) Who was Addicted To Love, during the 80s?   A19) Robert Palmer.

Q20) That singer formed a band called Power Station, with members of which New Romantic band?   A20) Duran Duran.

Round 3   Sporting Chance.
Q21) What type of sport is Three-Day Eventing?   A21) Equestrian.  (Accept show jumping.)
Q22) Which international side did Diego Maradona play for?   A22) Argentina.
Q23) Which Stephen was the then youngest player to win the Snooker World Champion title?   A23) Stephen Hendry.
Q24) Which snooker player has recorded the fastest ever 147 break?   A24) Ronnie O’Sullivan.
Q25) What sport would you be watching if you saw Benny the Dip win?   A25) Horse racing.
Q26) How was boxer Rocco Marchegiano better known?   A26) Rocky Marciano
Q27) Bobby Robson left which club to join Barcelona?   A27) FC Porto.
Q28) Which Ghanaian player was the first to play for an English side?   A28) Tony Yeboah.
Q29) Which was the first Australian city to host the Olympics?   A29) Melbourne.

Q30) Which Earl Of Derby gave his name to a race?   A30) The 12th.

Round 4   At the Movies.
Q31) What was the Spice Girls first movie called?   A31) Spiceworld: The Movie.
Q32) Which movie featured a group of stripping ex-miners?   A32) The Full Monty.
Q33) Who forced a group of PoW’s to build The Bridge Over The River Kwai?   A33) The Japanese.
Q34) In which country of the UK is Trainspotting set?   A34) Scotland.
Q35) How is Mrs Blake Edwards better known?   A35) Julie Andrews.
Q36) And for Disney film did she win an Oscar?   A36) Mary Poppins.
Q37) Her co-star in that film, Dick Van Dyke, later than a TV series called Diagnosis … what?   A37) Diagnosis Murder.
Q38) At the 1966 Oscars ceremony, who danced together for the last time?   A38) Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers.
Q39) What did Marlon Brando do with his 1972 Oscar?   A39) Turned it down.

Q40) What part did Jodie Foster play in Silence of the Lambs?   A40) Clarice Starling.

Round 5    Communication Breakdown.
Q41) Which mobile phone company is also a fruit?   A41) Orange.
Q42) What four letters come before an internet address?   A42) http   (Not all start with www.)
Q43) The fingertips represent what, in British sign language, vowels, or full stops?   A43) The vowels.  (A, E, I, O, and U.)
Q44) 112 is an alternative to which phone number?   A44) 999.
Q45) What is the normal size of a floppy disc?   A45) 3.5 inches
Q46) What is the international dialling code for the UK?   A46) +44
Q47) From which American Indian language does the word ‘Anorak’ come?   A47) Eskimo.  (Accept Inuit.)
Q48) In which US state is Silicon Valley?   A48) California.
Q49) What European language is the official language of Haiti; – French, German, or Russian?   A49) French.
Q50) Who send encyclical letters, the Pope, or the Archbishop of Canterbury?   A50) The Pope.

Round 6    General Ignorance.
Q51) A trident is the logo of which Italian car company?
A51) Masarati.
Q52) Which is nearer to London, as the crow flies, Prague, or the Orkneys?
A52) Prague.
Q53) Blake and Krystle Carrington appeared in which US soap?
A53) Dynasty.
Q54) Brontophobia is a fear of what?
A54) Thunder and lightning.
Q55) Excluding children’s books, how many Discworld novels has Terry Pratchett written?
A55) 34.
Q56) In tennis, how is the score of 40 all known?
A56) Deuce.
Q57) How is singer, and gardener Kim Smith better known?
A57) Kim Wilde.
Q58) In what month is Christmas, in Australia?
A58) December.
Q59) Moving anticlockwise on a dartboard, what number is next to 11?
A59) 8.
Q60) Who wrote The Invisible Man?
A60) H.G.Wells.

Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with a bit of extremely cheesy 80sness … 

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