Friday, 7 September 2012

The Friday Question Set — 07-09-2012

Hmmm …

I have a confession to make, I really do: I’ve watching something I recorded, on Wednesday night.

Believe it or not … the Channel 5 showing if the newly remade …

Wait for it … !


Which is possibly a cue for opening credits of some description, isn’t it … ?

No, no, stop!

That’s getting silly, isn’t it …

Let’s get moving on to the meat of this post, shall we?

After all, you’re here for …

The Friday Questions Set


And her it is: along with the License it’s released under …
Q1) Spell the word ‘labour,’ in American English.   A1) Labor.
Q2) In a poem by William Blake, which carnivore is described as ‘burning bright’?   Q2) The Tiger.
Q3) What’s the American word for a dinner jacket?   A3) A Tuxedo.
Q4) In the phrase VE Day, what does VE stand for?   A4) Victory in Europe.
Q5) By what name is the Mafia  also known in the USA?   A5) La Cosa Nostra.
Q6) What does the acronym NIMBY stand for?   A6) Not In My Back Yard.
Q7) What is the correct spelling of ‘rhythm’?   A7) RHYTHM
Q8) Which is the world's largest living mammal?   A8) The blue whale.
Q9) Up to and including Barack Obama, how many US presidents have been Republicans?   A9) 23
Q10) By what name was the general reawakening of culture and the arts that took place in late – medieval Europe known?   A10) The Renaissance
Q11) When was decimal currency introduced in Britain, 1966, 1971 or 1976?   A11) 1971
Q12) A 2-inch brass pocket compass was sold at auction, for £250,000, in 2006, because it once belonged to which First World War hero?   A12) Lawrence of Arabia.
Q13) A British soldier, Corporal Johnson Beharry was recently awarded the Victoria Cross.   But when was the first Victoria cross awarded; – 1854, 1874 or 1894?   A13) 1854.
Q14) Which British fashion designer, once said “A woman is as young as her knee”; – Vivien Westwood or Mary Quant?   A14) Mary Quant.
Q15) Peter Minuit purchased which American island for $24 worth of beads, in 1626?   A15) Manhattan Island.
Q16) Communist spy George Blake has been awarded damages by the European court, but in which year did he escape from a British prison? 1959, 1966 or 1976?   A16) 1966.
Q17) What was Napoleon frightened of: Horses or Cats?   A17) Cats.
Q18) What did Prohibition ban in America?   A18) Alcohol
Q19) Which D.H. Lawrence novel, was banned until 1960?   A19) Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
Q20) The Eiffel Tower was designed for which exhibition in Paris: The 1889, 1909 or 1919?   A20) 1889.
Q21) In which Shakespeare play, would you hear the quote: “All that glitters is not gold.”   A21) The Merchant of Venice
.Q22) Which thriller writer wrote the novel, Our Man In Havana: Graham Greene, John Le Càrre or Frederick Forsyth?   A22) Graham Greene.
Q23) In which Shakespeare play would you find the quotation, “Nothing can come of nothing”: King LearRomeo & Juliet or Twelve Night?  A23) King Lear. Q24) How many lines are there in a sonnet?   A24) 14
Q25) Alan Garner wrote about what: The Owl Service, The Moose Service, or The Mu Kau Pi Caper?   A25) The Owl Service. 
Q26) Who wrote The Carpet People, Hogfather and Mort?   A26) Terry Pratchett 
Q27) What is the name of the Indian doctor who gets into trouble on a trip to the Marabar Caves in E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India?   A27) Dr Aziz.
Q28) In the children’s books written by the Duchess of York, who or what is Budgie?   A28) A helicopter.
Q29) In the New Testament who was beheaded by Herod, at the request of Salome?   A29) John the Baptist.
Q30) Which Shakespeare play was the inspiration for the hit musical West Side Story?   A30) Romeo and Juliet.
Q31) Where would you hurt if you were kicked on the Tarsus?   A31) The Ankle.
Q32) What organs does Silicosis affect?   A32) Lungs.
Q33) Which common metal is represented by the letters, Sn?   A33) Tin.
Q34) In which year was the first Kidney transplant: 1954, 1964 or 1974?   A34) 1954.
Q35) What is the chemical symbol for Silver: Gu, Pb, or Ag?   A35) Ag.
Q36) Recent pictures taken by NASA’s global surveyor show evidence of water on which planet?   A36) Mars
Q37) What is Cryogenics the study of: Low temperatures, rare chemicals or fungus?   A37) Low temperatures
Q38) Back in February 2006 , Frenchwoman Isabelle Dinoire was  the first person in the world to undergo which medical procedure?   A38) A Face transplant.   (After she was savaged by a Rottweiler.)
Q39) Scientists in China have revealed that they can predict earthquakes, by watching the behaviour of snakes, five days in advance, but from what distance can snakes tell if there will be a major tremor: 75 miles, 750 miles or 7500 miles?   A39) 75 Miles.
Q40) Who introduced the world’s thinnest Laptop, in 2008?   A40) Apple.
Q41) In which year was “Return of The Jedi” released; – 1983, 1986 or 1989?   A41) 1983.
Q42) Which year goes before the 1968 film subtitle: A Space Odyssey?   A42) 2001.
Q43) Who wrote the screenplay for the 1967 Bond Movie, You Only Live Twice: JRR Tolkien, William Golding or Roald Dahl?   A43) Roald Dahl.
Q44) In which classic thriller was Gene Hackman Popeye Doyle?   A44) The  French Connection.
Q45) Roger Moore is the most lethal James Bond to date, having killed how many baddies: 186, 386 or 586?   A45) 586.
Q46) In which historical drama, would you hear Mel Gibson say:  “We will spare women, children and priests.   For all else, no mercy.”   A46) Braveheart.
Q47) Complete the title of this 1996 Film, James and the Giant what?   A47) James and The Giant Peach
Q48) In which year was the film Con Air first released: 1987, 1992 or 1997?   A48) 1997.
Q49) Who starred in the 2004 film Man on Fire?   A49) Denzel Washington.
Q50) Which film did Alfred Hitchcock make first; – The Lady Vanishes or The 39 Steps?   A50) The 39 Steps.   (1935)
Q51) What word is used in international radio communications to denote the letter ‘L’?   A51) Lima.
Q52) Which cartoonist created Andy Capp?   A52) Reg Smythe.
Q53) The acronym SCUBA stand for Self Contained Underwater…what?   A53) Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.
Q54) Which denomination bank note did the Bank of England introduce in 1752 and withdraw in 1945?   A54) £1,000.00.
Q55) What is the U.S. equivalent of the British music hall entertainment called?   A55) Vaudeville.
Q56) Who was the second wife of Henry VIII?   A56) Anne Boleyn.
Q57) What nationality was the famous murderer Dr. Crippen?   A57) American.
Q58) Is a Tasmanian devil a carnivorous marsupial, a whirlwind or a cocktail?   A58) Carnivorous marsupial.
Q59) Which wartime German code was broken by British mathematicians at Bletchley Park?   A59) The Enigma Code.
Q60) According to the proverb, what should you save your breath for cooling … what?   A60) For cooling your porridge.
Enjoy that: I hope it helps … 

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