Friday, 8 June 2012

The Friday Question Set — 8-6-2012

Now, I’m feeling rushed, I really am!

I’ve got dinner on the go: AND I’ve got to assemble the videos for the next few days teasers!

BOY, I’m thankful I’ve got a Mac: I wouldn’t know where to start, using Windoze.

At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, let’s get moving on to the goodies … 

BEFORE my chicken dinner burns …


Without much further ado, here’s today’s 60-question-set, along with the usual License and ‘How To
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Q1) Which biblical figure had a coat of many colours?
A1) Joseph.
Q2) With which Irish band does The Edge play guitar?
Q2) U2.
Q3) Who, in 1942, promised to return to the Phillipines?
A3) General Douglas McArthur.
Q4) According to the old proverb, what is the road to hell paved with?
A4) Good intentions.
Q5) Whho wrote the plays, ‘The Chairs’ and ‘The Bald Prima Donna’; – Eugene Ionesco, Seamus Heaney or Harold Pinter?
A5) Eugene Ionesco.
Q6) What kind of garment is a montero?
A6) A cap.
Q7) Which English constituency did Margeret Thatcher represent?
A7) Finchley.
Q8) What does the word ‘pope’ mean?
A8) Father.
Q9) Who’s won golf’s World Matchplay Championship a record six times, since 1993?
A9) Ernie Els.
Q10) What does either of the initials P & O stand for, in the name of the Ferry company?   (Two points for both.)
A10) Peninsular and Oriental.   

Q11) Which 1997 series featured Slade and Holly?
A11) Crime Traveller.
Q12) Detective serials about which monk are based in Shrewsbury?
A12) Brother Cadfæl.
Q13) Maddy Magellan assisted which off-beat detective?
A13) Jonathon Creek.
Q14) Which planet completes the name of the series: Life On … where?   (Bonus for telling the names of either of the two central characters.)
A14) Life on Mars.   (DCI Gene Hunt, and DS Sam Tyler.)
Q15) What is the daytime profession of Rosemary and Thyme?
A15) Gardeners.
Q16) In which New York based series did Detective Isbecki appear?
A16) Cagney And Lacey.
Q17) Who had a business card with a matchstick man as a logo?
A17) The Saint.   (Accept Simon Templar)
Q18) What was Callan’s first name?
A18) David.
Q19) In which series did Louise Lombard star as Liz Shaw?
A19) Bodyguards.
Q20) How was John Mannering better known?
A20) The Baron.   

Q21) Henri Desgrange instituted which iconic French sporting event, as a publicity event for his newspaper?
A21) The Tour De France.
Q22) Who was in goal when Liverpool won the Champions League Final in 2005?
A22) Jerzy Dudek.
Q23) Which team won the Ryder Cup, in 2004?   (Bonus point for telling us the name of the businessman who founded it.)
A23) Europe.   (Samuel Ryder.)
Q24) Which sport do the New York Yankees play?
A24) Baseball.
Q25) Which Pete completed a Wimbledon hat-trick, in the 1990’s?
A25) Pete Sampras.
Q26) In 1994, 1995, & 1996, Dionicio Ceron won the London…what?
A26) Marathon.
Q27) In which Spanish city did Linford Christie win the Olympic 100 metres Gold medal?
A27) Barcelona
Q28) Which sport did Michael Jordan find fame in?
A28) Basketball.
Q29) Which English town’s Rugby side are called ‘The Bulls’?
A29) Bradford’s.
Q30) What do the initials WBC stand for?
A30) World Boxing Council.

Q31) Germ Free Adolescence, and Oh Bondage, Up Yours were hits for which punk band?
A31) X-Ray Specs.
Q32) Cheryl Jones and Sandra Denton spiced themselves up to become whom?
A32) Salt ’N’ Pepa.
Q33) Which Village People tune is made up of initial letters?   A33) Y. M. C. A.
Q34) Which dance number became Kylie Minogue’s first million seller?   A34) Can’t Get You Out Of My Head.
Q35) Which boy’s name took Sister Sledge to the  top of the charts, in 1985?A35) Frankie.
Q36) How are Messrs Hodges and Peacock better known?   A36) Chas and Dave
.Q37) Pepsi and Shirley were the backing singers for which 80’s duo?A37) Wham!
Q38) It Takes Two featured Tammi Terrell … and who else?A38) Marvin Gaye.
Q39) Jazz trumpeter, and all round musical icon, Louis Armstrong was often nicknamed what?   (Bonus point for telling us what it was short for.)
A39) Satchmo.   (Satchelmouth.)
Q40) Which Jazz musician opened a London Jazz club, in 1959?
A40) Ronnie Scott.

Q41) Which international body has the motto, Faster, Higher, Stronger?
A41) The International Olympic committee.
Q42) Ban Ki-Moon succeeded Kofi Annan as General Secretary of which body?
A42) The United Nations.
Q43) Who, to date, has been the only Briton to serve as president of the European Commission?
A43) Roy Jenkins.
Q44) In which European country does FIFA have it’s HQ?
A44) Switzerland.
Q45) Which international religious group was founded by George Fox, in 1650?   (Two points for its official name, and how it’s better known.)
A45) The Society of Friends.   (Or Quakers.)
Q46) What rare animal is the emblem of the the World Wide Fund for Nature?
A46) A panda.
Q47) Which fictional criminal organisation became the villains in The Man From UNCLE?
Q48) True or False: Austria became a member of the EU at the same time as the UK.
A48) False.   (Austria joined in 1995, 22 years after the UK.)
Q49) Which humanitarian organisation was founded in Geneva. in 1863?
A49) The Red Cross.
Q50) Charles Taze Russell founded which international religious group?
A50) The Jehovah’s Witnesses.   

Q51) What is the Thusday before Easter called?
A51) Maundy Thursday
Q52) What was Malcolm Campbell’s record breaking car called?
A52) Bluebird.
Q53) Which rock group had a hit with ‘Cigarettes and Alcohol’?
A53) Oasis.
Q54) In which North American country is the film The Shipping News set?e
A54) Canada.
Q55) What name was given to the alliance of fascist powers during World War 2?
A55) The Axis.
Q56) On which pacific island did Robert Louis Stevenson spend his final years?
A56) Samoa.
Q57) George Ruth was better known as which baseball player?
A57) ‘Babe’ Ruth.
Q58) Which British warship of 1906 gave its name to a whole class of warships?
A58) The HMS Dreadnaught.
Q59) In which Bill Murray film did the central character find himself  living the same day, over, and over, again?
A59) Groundhog Day.
Q60) Which European city is served by the port of Piræus?
A60) Athens.
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