Friday, 3 May 2013

The Friday Question Set — 3-5-2013

You know, I HAVE to admit, I think the excitement is wearing me out … !

Metaphorically, that is … !

I managed to get hold of a copy of an old children’s series, The Children of The Stones.

Which I know sounds odd.

But it was one of those serials that I think’s worth looking out for.

For now other reason that the theme tune: if that doesn’t spook you — at the very least — you’re stranger than you think you are.

Or moping around grinning and saying “Happy Day,” all the time.


At any rate … ?

At ANY rate, today is Friday.

Which my long term readers will realise means it’s times for the Friday Question Set.

Here it is, along with the ‘How To’ and License* … 

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Q1) Which of the Knights of The Round Table was Queen Guinevere’s lover?

Q2) What colour cloak does a Carmelite monk wear; black, white or red?
Q2) White.

Q3) If someone has been described as “salacious,” what do they have an excessive interest in: sex, drugs or Rock & Roll?
A3) Sex.

Q4) Which former Soviet republic is the world’s largest landlocked country?

Q5) What’s the technical term for a dvd or cd?

Q6) Where do witches traditionally hold their Sabbats: crossroads, pubs or woods?

Q7) In which European country did Punch and Judy shows originate?
A7) Italy.

Q8) Clive Rice played cricket for which country?

Q9) Who wrote the novel A Clockwork Orange?

Q10) The giant panda is native to which continent?
A10) Asia.


Q11) In which musical does Fagin appear?
A11) Oliver.

Q12) Which musical about Professor Higgins and Eliza Doolittle is based on Pygmalion?
A12) My Fair Lady.

Q13) Which musical is about a circus impresario?
A13) Barnum.

Q14) Which New York street is famous for its theatres?
A14) Broadway.

Q15) According to the comedy, There’s a what in My Soup?
A15) Girl.

Q16) What was Jesus Christ according to Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber?
A16) A superstar.

Q17) Topol, Leonard Nimoy, and Joe McGann have all played the main character in which musical?
A17) Fiddler On the Roof.

Q18) In Starlight Express what do the performers wear on their feet?
A18) Roller skates.

Q19) During the Second World War, which London theatre’s motto was, We never close?
A19) The Windmill.

Q20) Michael Crawford starred in the musical about The Woman in … what?
A20) White.


Q21) Which piece by Wagner was used as the theme of the movie, Apocalypse, Now?
A21) The Ride of The Valkyries.

Q22) Which of Verdi’s operas is set in Ancient Egypt: Aïda, Alzira or Attilla?
A22) Aïda.

Q23) During which part of Handel’s Messiah, is it traditional for the audience to stand up?
A23) The Hallelujah Chorus.

Q24) Stephane Grappelli is famous for playing which stringed instrument?
A24) The violin.

Q25) Who composed the piece of music known as the Moonlight Sonata?
A25) Beethoven.

Q26) What does an operetta have that an opera doesn’t?
A26) Spoken dialogue.

Q27) What does the musical direction ‘tacet’ mean: Stop playing, start playing, or keep on playing?
A27) Stop playing (or be silent).

Q28) Which British conductor was known as ‘Old Timber’; – Sir Henry Wood, Sir Harry Pine, or Sir Tarquin Elm?
A28) Sir Henry Wood.

Q29) In which opera does a gypsy girl fall in love with a toreador: Carmen, Madame Butterfly, or Tosca?
A29) Carmen.

Q30) Who wrote the opera Peter Grimes: Benjamin Britten, Noël Coward or Edward Elgar?
A30) Benjamin Britten.


Q31) In the cartoon and film, where did the Flintstones live?
A31) Bedrock.

Q32) What role did Bernard Youens play, in Coronation Street?
A32) Stan Ogden.

Q33) Which television character refused to marry in the year 35 BC, was therefore cursed and forced to live in a small ‘padded’ room?
A33) Jeannie, in I Dream of Jeannie.

Q34) Which snooker show was originally commissioned by David Attenborough?
A34) Pot Black.

Q35) Mr T appeared in which team?
A35) The A Team.

Q36) Songs of Praise is usually shown on which night of the week?
A36) Sunday.

Q37) What is Britain’s longest running children’s TV show?
A37) Blue Peter.

Q38) Adam Woodyatt plays which character in EastEnders?
A38) Ian Beale.

Q39) In which country of the UK is the new version of Doctor Who filmed?
A39) Wales.

Q40) Which reporter had the scoop of 1995 with his Panorama interview of the Princess of Wales?
A40) Martin Bashir.


Q41) What was the name of the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine?
A41) Nautilus.

Q42) Which Prime Minister observed that “A week is a long time in politics”?
A42) Harold Wilson.

Q43) Who was the Iron Duke?
A43) Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington.

Q44) US-born traitor William Joyce — known for his broadcasts from Nazi Germany during World War II — was better known how?
A44) Lord Haw-Haw.

Q45) In which year of the sixties was Prince Edward born?
A45) 1964.

Q46) For what did Hans Brinker receive immortal fame in Holland?
A46) Boy who held finger in dyke.

Q47) Which British monarch was know as Edward the Caresser: Edward the 5th, 6th or 7th?
A47) Edward 7th.

Q48) The first pound note was introduced in which year -1854, 1894 or 1914?
A48) 1894.

Q49) Venezuelan assasin and terrorist, Illich Ramirez Sanchez, was better as what?
A49) Carlos the Jackal.

Q50) During the Napoleonic Wars, what were the 95th Rifle Regiment of Foot was better known how: the Green Rifles, the Green Jackets or the Red Devils?
A50) The Green Rifles.


Q51) In the film, Boys From Brazil, which historical figure was played by Gregory Peck?

Q52) James Bond made his first appearance in WHICH Ian Fleming novel … ?

Q53) There were only two independent African nations, at the start of World War Two.   Name either.

Q54) Which Grand Event was first broadcast on the BBC, in 1960?

Q55) Springfield, Illinois, was the birthplace of which  assassinated US President?

Q56) Briana Corrigan & Jacqui Abbot were the two female singers for which band?

Q57) True or False.   The World Spam Museum is in Austin, Colorado.
A57) False.   It’s in Austin, Minnesota!

Q58) Which south American country borders Argentina, Brazil, & Bolivia?
A58) Paraguay.

Q59) Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders was a writer on which well known musical magazine?

Q60) What sitcom featured Frankie Howerd as a crafty Roman slave?
A60) Up Pompeii.

Enjoy those: I hope they help.

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