Friday, 31 August 2012

The Friday Question Set — 31-08-2012

Hmmm … 

Well, that’s a debatable thing.

If you’ve been following my regular Daily Teasers, just recently, you’ll’ve realised that my boiler has failed.

Frustrating, certainly.

I will give them their due, though: the individual engineers seem a lot more clued up than the previous contractors my landlords had in.   Even if they’re FINALLY getting to my place with the relevant part … 

Next Tuesday.

Oy veh … !

But let’s get moving on from my troubles, shall we … ?

You’re here for this week’s Friday Question Set, aren’t you?   Here it is, along with the Creative Commons License, and a link to today’s Teaser
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Q1) On a standard laundry label, what does a crossed out black triangle represent?   
Q2) Who stars in televisions’ Doc Martin?   
Q2) Martin Clunes.
Q3) In Morse code, what number is represented by two dots and three dashes?   
A3) 2.
Q4) What do the initials Y.M.C.A mean?   
A4) Young Men’s Christian Association.
Q5) In astrology, which two star signs cover the month of January?   (Two points for both.)   
A5) Capricorn or Aquarius.
Q6) In Morse Code, which letter is represented by one dash: R, X or T?   
A6) T.
Q7) For how many seconds did the first powered flight by the Wright Brothers last?   
A7) 12 seconds.
Q8) Which famous New York square is located at the intersection of Seventh Avenue, 42nd Street and Broadway?   
A8) Times Square.
Q9) Which coin disappeared from use in the UK in 1984?   
A9) The halfpenny.
Q10) What is a Bath Oliver?   
A10) A biscuit.
Q11) How many different letters are used in Roman numerals?   (Bonus for telling us what any of them were worth.)   A11) 7  (I=1, V=5, X=10, C=50, D=100, L=500, & M=1000).
Q12) In Scrabble, how many points is the letter ‘Q’ worth?   
A12) 10.
Q13) In measuring a horse, how many inches are there, to a hand?   
A13) 4.
Q14) How many yards, in a furlong?   
A14) 220.
Q15) How many sides are there, on a dodecahedron?   
A15) 12.
Q16) How many minutes are there, in 11 hours?   
A16) 660.
Q17) How many sides are there on an endecagon?   
A17) 11.
Q18) Musically, how many lines are there, in a stave?   
A18) 5.
Q19) In which year did Britain abolish the death sentence?   
A19) 1964.
Q20) In general, how much money does a monkey, refer to?   
A20) £500.00.
Q21) “We’ll have a cup of tea.”   
A21) Right, Said Fred.   Bernard Cribbins.
Q22) “And when he died, all that he left us was alone.”   
A22) Papa was A Rolling Stone. The Temptations, or Was, Not Was
Q23) “Wella, wella, wella, Uh!”   
A23) Summer Lovin’. The cast of Grease.
Q24) “No pop, no style, us strictly roots.”   
A24) Uptown Top Ranking.  Anthea & Donna.
Q25) “Camp is very entertaining, and they say we’ll have some fun, when it stops raining.”   
A25) Hello Mother, Hello Father.   Alan Sherman.
Q26) “Das ist gut, Ich lieber dich.”   
A26) Hit me With Your Rhythm Stick.   Ian Dury & the Blockheads.
Q27) “It was a kind of so-so love, and I’m gonna make sure it never happens again.”   
A27) Say Hello, Wave Goodbye.  Soft Cell
Q28) “Wake up in the morning, slaving for bread, sir, so that every mouth can be feed.”   
A28) The Israelites Desmond Dekker and & the Aces
Q29) “I was 21 years when I wrote this song, I’m 22, now, but I won’t be for long”   
A29) A New England, Kirsty McColl, Billy Bragg.
Q30) “Oh Eh, Oh Ah Ah, Ting Tang, Walla, Walla Bing Bang”   
A30) Witch Doctor. The Cartoons.
Q31) The Inuit live around which Ocean?   
A31) The Arctic Ocean.
Q32) What entirely theoretical line goes across the middle of Africa?   
A32) The Equator.
Q33) What’s the underground railway system in Paris called?   
A33) The Metro.
Q34) True or False: Japanese has no alphabet.   
A34) True, it’s got a syllabary.
Q35) The world’s oldest single mother gave birth at the age of 66, in 2005.  But in which European country?   
A35) Romania.
Q36) In which country did speed dating originate?   
A36) The USA.
Q37) The Dong is the currency of which East Asian country?   
A37) Vietnam.
Q38) Which island is larger, Java, or Sumatra?   
A38) Sumatra.
Q39) In 2000, what was the world’s largest city, by population?   
A39) Tokyo.
Q40) Which desert is smaller, the Great Basin Desert, the Great Sandy Desert or the Great Victoria Desert?   
A40) The Great Sandy Desert.
Q41) In ‘Scrabble’, how many points is the letter ‘E’ worth?   
A41) One.
Q42) How many balls are used in a game of Billiards?   
A42) Three.
Q43) How many members are there on a Water Polo team?   
A43) Seven.
Q44) In which sport would you wear in-line, or quad blades?   
A44) Roller Skating.
Q45) In DIY, which is shinier, matt, emulsion or gloss?   
A45) Gloss.
Q46) What’s larger, a pool table, or a snooker table?   
A46) A snooker table.
Q47) In Scrabble, what colour is the double word square?   
A47) Pink.
Q48) In which English county is Alton Towers?   
A48) Staffordshire
Q49) Which London Museum is named after a Queen, & her cousin?   
A49) The Victoria & Albert.
Q50) Sabrés, Foils, & Epées are used in which sport?   
A50) Fencing.
Q51) In the old road safety advertisements, what kind of animal was Tufty?   
A51) A Squirrel.
Q52) Born in 1977. who is the Queen’s eldest grandchild?   
A52) Peter Phillips.
Q53) In a theatre, what do the initials FOH stand for?   
A53) Front of House.
Q54) What is the Dewey Decimal System used to classify?   
A54) Books.
Q55) In 2002, who was the first winner of I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here?   
A55) Tony Blackburn.
Q56) Which painter is the grandson of Sigmund Freud?   
A56) Lucian Freud.
Q57) Who was president of the National Union of Mineworkers from 1982 to 2002?   
A57) Arthur Scargill.
Q58) Which crime fighting organisation has the motto Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity?   
A58) The FBI.
Q59) Blanket, buttonhole, and back are all types of what?   
A59) Stitches.
Q60) Miranda, Ariel, Oberon & Titania are among the moons of which planet?   
A60) Uranus.
Enjoy those, everyone: let me know if they help … 


cook said...

odGreat quiz!
Two clarification, though-the death penalty for murder was abolished in 1964 but there was still a death penalty for treason and arson in a royal dockyards right up until 1999 I think (they were abolished when the UK adopted the Human Rights' Act).
Secondly, the Billy Bragg quote is in itself a quote from the Simon and Garfunkel song "Leaves That are Green"-he used it as an homage and with the permission of Paul Simon.
Hope this helps!
Austin Yuill (friend of Dr. Paul).

Nik Nak said...

Cheers for that, Austin: handy fact to know about the Biully Bragg line: but still, that’s the song of his I’m using: if you use the question yourself, feel free to add that, though.