Friday, 16 November 2012

The Friday Question Set — 16-11-2012

Hmmm … 

Well, that has to be suitably silly.

Or, at least, the half eye I’ve got on The Pirates In An Incredible Adventure With Scientists is itchy.

And itchy in a way that it only gets when Aardman are at their sillier … !

What, ho!

But — Yo, Ho Hoing and bottles of Rum aside — it IS Friday.

Which obviously means it’s time for the Friday Question set.

Here it is, along with the Creative Commons License.
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Q1) In Scrabble, how many points is the letter ‘Q’ worth?   
A1) 10.
Q2) If April Fools Day is a Tuesday, on what day is Saint Georges Day?   
Q2) Wednesday.
Q3) In The Man From UNCLE, what does the E stand for?   
A3) Enforcement.
Q4) Hawk’s Champagne and Prince Albert are types of what fruit?   
A4) Rhubarb.
Q5) Who wrote the novel, The Power and The Glory?   
A5) Graham Green.
Q6) What colour was the stripe on Starsky and Hutch’s car?   
A6) White.
Q7) What do Americans call braces?   
A7) Suspenders.
Q8) Under what stage-name did Jean Garvelet ply his high risk trade?   
A8) Charles Blondin.  (He was a tightrope walker.)
Q9) What name refers to the practice of making uninvited telephone calls to potential customers in order to sell them something?   
A9) Cold calling.
Q10) In which year was the Irish Free State founded: 1916, 1919 or 1949?   
A10) 1919.
Q11) Who was the first actor to play Doctor Who on television?   
A11) William Hartnell.
Q12) Which classic series featured the World Aquanaut Security Patrol?   
A12) Stingray.   
Q13) Whose best friends were Zaza and Mrs Kiki?   (Bonus point for the name of the series)   
A13) Hector’s (in Hector’s House.)   
Q14) Which song was Huckleberry Hound constantly singing?   
A14) Oh My Darling Clementine.   
Q15) Which programme included the characters Colonel Steve Zodiac and Robert the Robot?   
A15) Fireball XL 5.
Q16) Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snorky were better known … how?   
A16) The Banana Splits.
Q17) In television’s Thunderbirds, by what name was Hiram Hackenbacker better known?   
A17) Brains.
Q18) The first Blue Peter guide dog was introduced to the show in 1964: what was her name?   
A18) Honey.
Q19) In which city is the television series Byker Grove set?   
A19) Newcastle upon Tyne.
Q20) Whose Newsround started in 1972?   
A20) John Craven’s.
Q21) In which city was the world’s first skyscraper built?   
A21) Chicago.
Q22) Which US state would come last in an alphabetical list?   
A22) Wyoming.
Q23) What Michael made the first album to be released on the Virgin record label?   (Bonus point for the name of the album.)   
A23) Mike Oldfield. (Tubular Bells)
Q24) What type of paint was first marketed by Reeves Ltd in 1964?   
A24) Acrylic paint. 
Q25) Which scientist said “Yet it moves”?   
A25) Galileo’s (referring to his theory concerning the movement of the Earth around the Sun). 
Q26) At which battle did the British army stage its last full-scale cavalry charge?   
A26) Omdurman.
Q27) Who became the first female Speaker of the House of Commons?   
A27) Betty Boothroyd.
Q28) The pencil made its first appearance in which year-1695, 1795 or 1895?   
A28) 1795.
Q29) Of which country was Zog I the last king?   
A29) Albania.
Q30) Which was the first sound film?   
A30) The Jazz Singer.
Q31) What was the maiden name of Sophie, Duchess of Wessex?   (Bonus for telling us which prince she’s married to.)   
A31) Rhys–Jones.   (Prince Edward)
Q32) Which Duchess comforted a weeping Jana Navotna, at Wimbledon?   
A32) The Duchess of Kent.
Q33) Who was the British first monarch of the 20th Century?   
A33) Queen Victoria.   (She died in 1901.)
Q34) The British King who abdicated in 1936 had what name?   
A34) Edward.   (Edward VIII, in fact!)
Q35) What is the first name of Princess Anne’s son?   
A35) Peter.
Q36) What title does he have?   
A36) None.
Q37) Who is the eldest of Prince Andrew’s children?   
A37) Beatrice.
Q38) Prince Michael is Prince Michael of which English county?   
A38) Kent.
Q39) In 2002, how many years did the Queen celebrate being on the throne?   
A39) 50 years.
Q40) In which decade did Prince Charles marry Lady Diana Spenser?   
A40) The 1980s.
Q41) What nationality was Hieronymus Bosch?   
A41) Dutch.
Q42) Which artistic movement included among its founders Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso?   
A42) Cubism.
Q43) Which British artist made an impact with such works as The Hut and My Bed?   
A43) Tracey Emin.
Q44) Where can you see Graham Sutherland’s official portrait of Sir Winston Churchill?   
A44) You can’t: it was destroyed after Churchill’s death by his widow, who hated it. 
Q45) On which island did Post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin paint many of his most famous works: Tahiti, Hawaii, or Haiti?   
A45) Tahiti.
Q46) Which Spanish artist is remembered for his melting clocks and long-legged elephants?   
A46) Salvador Dali.
Q47) Edward Burne-Jones, John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt were leading members of what: the Pre-Raphælites, the Modernists or the Post-Impressionists?   
A47) The Pre-Raphaelites. (or Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, to use the full name.)
Q48) Antonio Canaletto is particularly associated with panoramic views of which two cities?   (Bonus point for both.)   
A48) Venice
Q49) Anthony van Dyck painted a celebrated portrait presenting three views of his subject’s face: who was that subject?   
A49) Charles 1
Q50) Which artistic style of the 1920s and 1930s features geometrical shapes and zigzag forms: Art Deco, Art Nouveau, or Art Garfunkel?   
A50) Art Deco.
Q51) Is the Old Man of Hay a type of tobacco, a novel by Walter Scott or a rock stack in Orkney?   
A51) A rock stack in Orkney.
Q52) Which amendment to the US constitution allows a defendant to withhold information that might damage their own case?   
A52) The Fifth Amendment.
Q53) According to the proverb, what is the greater part of valour?   
A53) Discretion.
Q54) “Think globally, act locally” is the slogan of which green organisation?   
A54) Friends of the Earth.
Q55) Who was arrested on suspicion of stealing a diamond and emerald bracelet during England’s 1970 World Cup campaign?   
A55) Bobby Moore.
Q56) What, in US army slang, is a ‘jarhead’?   
A56) A marine.
Q57) Which film actor had the real name Archie Leach?   
A57) Cary Grant. 
Q58) Which Ford car was named after the Greek god of the wind?   
A58) The Ford Zephyr.
Q59) Cigarette, Euthanasia and Vaseline have all been registered as girls' names in recent years: true or false?   
A59) True. (If so, they take their place alongside Antique, Tequila, Ultraviolet and Syphilis)
Q60) Anna Pavlova found fame in what form of dance?   
A60) Ballet.

Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with this tune, shall I … ?

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