Friday, 24 May 2013

The Friday Question Set — 24-5-2013

You know, I have to admit, I’m a bit of a science fiction fan.

And it HAS to be said, one with quite a bit of Dr Who and Torchwood backed up on the external drive.

Including Children of Earth, the third series of Torchwood.

Something I still think is a damn fine bit of TV … !


At ANY rate, that’s not necessarily why you’re here.   After all, it’s Friday.   Which means, of course, that it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

Here they are, covered, as ever, by the usual Creative Commons License* … 

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Q1) In which African country is the city of Durban?

Q2) What musical note is written in the space above the bottom line of the Treble clef?
Q2) F.

Q3) In which country of the UK was Tony Blair when the 7/7 attacks took place?
A3) Scotland.   (At the G8 conference, in Gleneagles)

Q4) What is East Pakistan now known as?

Q5) Packham’s Triumph and Conference are types of what?
A5) Pears.

Q6) According to various newspaper reports about his diary, Prince Charles considers himself to be a political what:conservative, dissident, or radical?
A6) Dissident.

Q7) What’s the name of Sharon and Ozzy’s eldest daughter?
A7) Aimee.

Q8) In heraldry, what colour is Gules?
A8) Red.

Q9) The Dunmow Flitch is awarded to the UK’s happiest Newlyweds.   What is a Flitch?

Q10) Which modern brass instrument was developed from the sackbut: the trombone, the trumpet or the saxophone?
A10) The trombone.


Q11) Which part of the eye contains light-sensitive cells?
A11) The retina.

Q12) Which part of the eye gives it it’s colour?
A12) The iris.

Q13) Which German composer wrote much of his finest music when he was deaf?
A13) Ludwig van Beethoven.

Q14) Which sense does the Venus Flytrap use to capture it’s prey?
A14) Touch.

Q15) And which part of the eye gets smaller when the lights go on?
A15) Pupil.

Q16) Are the semi-circular canals in the eye, the nose or the ear?
A16) The ear

Q17) Olfactory nerves are responsible for which of the senses?
A17) Smell.

Q18) How many basic tastes can the human tongue distinguish: two, three, or four?
A18) Four.

Q19) What is the medical term for not being able to smell?
A19) Anosmia.

Q20) Which nerve carries information from the eye to the brain?
A20) The optic nerve.


Q21) Which boy band had a 2003 No 1 with Mandy?
A21) Westlife

Q22) What musical instrument was patented by Anthony Faas of Philadelphia in 1854: the accordion, the saxophone or the Moog organ?
A22) The accordion.

Q23) Buddy Holly classic, Peggy Sue, was named after the girlfriend of which member of the Crickets: Buddy Holly, himself, string bass player, Joe B. Maulden  or drummer, Jerry Allison’s?
A23) The drummer, Jerry Allison’s girlfriend, Peggy Sue Gerron.

Q24) The word gamelan refers to a type of music from where; – Indonesia, Africa, or South America?
A24) Indonesia.

Q25) Which Beatles song was the first to be seen and heard around the world on satellite TV?
A25) All You Need Is Love.

Q26) What was the Spice Girls’ debut single?
A26) Wannabe.

Q27) Which guitarist has the nickname Slowhand?
A27) Eric Clapton.

Q28) Earl Simmons is better known as which rapper?
A28) DMX.

Q29) Which bird gave Fleetwood Mac a No 1 instrumental?
A29) Albatross.

Q30) Which very French dance comes from Orpheus in the Underworld?
A30) The Can-can.


Q31) Who was the first female competitor excused a sex test at the 1976 Olympics?
A31) Princess Anne.

Q32) Who was skipper of Middlesbrough’s 1997 FA Cup Final team.
A32) Nigel Pearson.

Q33) What was the first Grand Slam title won by Kim Clijsters?   (Pronounced CLOY-sters)
A33) The US Open.

Q34) Which Italian said he couldn’t “understand a word Dennis Wise is saying?”
A34) Gianfranco Zola.

Q35) In which city did football legend George Best die?
A35) London.

Q36) Gabriela Sabatini comes from which country?
A36) Argentina.

Q37) The Vince Lombardi Trophy is awarded in which sport?
A37) American Football.

Q38) Eric Cantona joined Manchester United from which club?
A38) Leeds.

Q39) In which Spanish city were the 1992 Olympics held?
A39) Barcelona.

Q40) How many attempts at the target do you get per game of Curling?
A40) Two.


Q41) French, runner or broad.   What kind of vegetable are we talking about?
A41) Beans.

Q42) Hybrid tea, Floribunda and American Beauty are all types of which flower?
A42) Rose.

Q43) Cox’s Orange Pippin, Bramley and Granny Smith, are types of what fruit?
A43) Apples.

Q44) If you grew a box, in your garden, what have you just grown?
A44) A hedge.

Q45) Which heap provides fertiliser, for the garden?
A45) The compost heap.

Q46) What are tulip’s grown from?
A46) Bulbs.

Q47) Culinary herbs are usually grown for what?
A47) Cooking/eating.

Q48) What do secateurs do?
A48) Cut.

Q49) What piece of garden equipment can be rotary, or hover?
A49) The lawn mower.

Q50) What is a plant’s foliage?
A50) Its leaves.


Q51) Who is the longest serving member of the Privy Council? 
A51) The Duke of Edinburgh (appointed in 1951).

Q52) What is the meaning of the word Hypocaust: Annihilation of a town by flood, mass inoculation or underfloor heating.
A52) Underfloor heating.

Q53) What is the collective name for the 9 handmaidens of Odin?
A53) Valkyries.

Q54) Which North African seaport’s name is Spanish for white house?
A54) Casablanca.

Q55) Which is the only vowel on a standard keyboard that is not on the top line of letters?
A55) A.

Q56) What’s the worlds most popular Non Alcoholic Drink?
A56) Coffee.

Q57) Which castle is on the island of Anglesey?
A57) Beaumaris.

Q58) In the USA, what film is celebrated on the 2nd of February?
A58) Groundhog Day

Q59) Westminster Abbey is dedicated to which saint?
A59) Saint Peter.   (It’s formally called the Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Westminster.)

Q60) The Bigbellied Seahorse has been found to be the most promiscuous species of seahorse.   But it lives off the coast of which country?
A60) Australia.

Enjoy those … 

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