Friday, 8 March 2013

The Friday Question Set — 8-3-2013

Hmm … 

You know, I don’t know quite how many quiz masters read my Friday Question sets.

But I do know that I like to try and share this post — as and when — with a Facebook group I belong to, devoted to helping out other QM’s.

I have to admit, I’ve got to thank the guys: most of the guys have spotted my errors: which has enabled me to correct them, fairly pronto.


If you’re not already a member … ?

I’d suggest wandering along, and seeing what help you can both get … 

And give.

All’s fair, after all.


At any rate … ?

At ANY rate, today is Friday: so that means it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

Here it is, along with the Creative Commons License† … 

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Q1) The town of Glastonbury is in which English county?
A1) Somerset.

Q2) Which of the Solar System’s objects is studied by a heliologist?
Q2) The Sun

Q3) In which Italian city would you find the Doge’s Palace?
A3) Venice.

Q4) Frank Hampson was the creator of which comic book character: Judge Dredd, Dan Dare or Superman
A4) Dan Dare

Q5) Who, in the Bible, was the father of Enoch: Cain, Abel, or Moses?
A5) Cain.

Q6) In the Chinese calendar, what year follows the Year of The Dragon?
A6) The Year of the Snake.

Q7) A young turkey is a poult, and a female one, a hen.  But what is the name of a male turkey?
A7) A Tom.

Q8) Ephebophobia is a fear of what?
A8) Teenagers.

Q9) The kingdom of Siam is now better known how?
A9) Thailand.

Q10) Anna Sewell famously wrote which novel?
A10) Black Beauty.


Q11) Which famous American politician invented bifocals, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin or Abraham Lincoln?
A11) Benjamin Franklin.

Q12) Dipsophobia is a fear of what, drinking, roller-coasters or bullets?
A12) Drinking.

Q13) What’s the opposite of alkali?
A13) Acid.

Q14) How many legs doe a male insect have?
A14) Six: same as a female one.

Q15) What does an entomologist study, insects, cheese or mammals?
A15) Insects.

Q16) Which planet is closest to the sun?
A16) Mercury.

Q17) Which Helen became the first British woman in space?
A17) Helen Sharman.

Q18) Which Big theory explains the formation of the universe?
A18) The Big Bang Theory.

Q19) Alphabetically, what’s the last planet in our solar system?
A19) Venus.

Q20) What did the Soviet Union call its 1st nuclear powered ship, Lenin, Marx or Stalin?
A20) Lenin.


Q21) What do beavers build?
A21) Dams.

Q22) What type of creature is a Pacific sea wasp?
A22) A jellyfish.

Q23) On TV, what kind of creature was Flipper?
A23) A dolphin.

Q24) At what age does a filly get class as a mare?
A24) Five years old.

Q25) The Americans call it a moose; – in Europe it’s called what?
A25) Elk.

Q26) How is the auracaria tree more commonly known?
A26) Monkey Puzzle.

Q27) Molly Kelly’s nine-week journey across the Australian outback in 1931 inspired which film?
A27) Rabbit Proof Fence.

Q28) Which country does the shih tzu dog, come from?
A28) China.

Q29) The film and book Ring of Bright Water was about what kind of creature?
A29) An otter.

Q30) The ibex is a member of which animal family?
A30) Goat.


Q31) Marmalade stems from the Portugese word ‘Marmelo’: but does Marmelo mean mango, citrus, orange or quince?
A31) Quince.

Q32) In which country did the Ayatollah Khomeini seize control in 1979?
A32) Iran.

Q33) What is the post code known as in America?
A33) The zip code.

Q34) Which is the only country that occupies an entire continent?
A34) Australia.

Q35) How is Kampuchea now known?
A35) Cambodia.

Q36) Which state most recently became part of the USA?
A36) Hawaii.

Q37) In which country is the city of Bulawayo?
A37) Zimbabwe.

Q38) What does the Great Barrier Reef consist of?
A38) Coral.

Q39) What is the heavy rain of summer called in Asia?
A39) Monsoon.

Q40) Which American state does cajun music come from?
A40) Louisiana.


Q41) Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood are three members of the judging panel in which television talent show?
A41) Strictly Come Dancing.

Q42) Where was television’s Bergerac set?
A42) Jersey

Q43) What did Bo and Luke Duke call their car?
A43) The General Lee.

Q44) What innovation was introduced to British tv, in 1967?
A44) Colour.

Q45) Which satellite sent the first live TV transmission between America and Europe?
A45) Telstar.

Q46) At which bar does Homer Simpson drink?
A46) Moe’s.

Q47) TV funnyman, Russell Roberts is better known how?
A47) Russ Abbot.

Q48) Which TV programme began broadcasting daily on July 29th, 1949?
A48) The weatherforecast.

Q49) Who briefly succeeded Richard Whiteley as presenter of Channel Four’s Countdown programme?
A49) Des Lynam.

Q50) Who provided the narrator’s voice in the comedy series Little Britain?
A50) Tom Baker.


Q51) Hæmatophobia is a fear of what substance?
A51) Blood.

Q52) The Solidus is the correct name for which punctuation mark: the forward slash, the backward slash or the question mark?
A52) The forward slash.

Q53) Who is older, Bill Wyman or the Prince of Wales?
A53) Bill Wyman.

Q54) Who wanted the head of John the Baptist?
A54) Salome.

Q55) Roberta, Phyllis, and Peter were better known as what?
A55) The Railway Children.

Q56) Malcolm Little was better known as which political activist?
A56) Malcolm X.

Q57) In which country is the city of Srinagar?
A57) India.

Q58) Joseph Glidden was the first person to manufactor what: barbed wire, microwave oven, or a spud gun?
A58) Barbed wire

Q59) What sort of religious building takes its name from the Greek word for ‘seat’: a mosque, a cathedral or a synagogue?
A59) A cathedral.

Q60) Which musical instrument is the largest member of the tuba family?
A60) The Sousaphone.

Enjoy the week.

†       All that means is you’re free to copy, use, alter and build on each of my quizzes, including the Teasers and the Friday Question Set.   All I ask in return is that you give me an original author’s credit on your event’s flyers or posters, or on the night.

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