Friday, 5 July 2013

The Friday Question Set — 5-7-2013

Oh, well, that’s something to see.

Seemingly … ?   Well, seemingly, there’s a new charity opened up, called MindFull, to help kids in school who have mental health issues.

Which I can’t help but think is a good thing.

So long as it’s handled well: I can’t help but think that if word gets ’round, some kids will end up getting bullied: which won’t help!


At any rate, let’s get a move on.

After all, once today’s Friday Question Set is up — covered by the usual Creative Commons License — I’d maybe like to sunbathe.

Yes, RIGHT … !

Here’s the questions … 

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Q1) Who was the tallest of Robin Hood’s Men?

Q2) Sol Campbell joined Arsenal from which club?

Q3) Leningrad,  Fort Sumter, Sarajevo and Masada are all cities that have seen what sort of military action?

Q4) Katherine Hepburn, Queen Elizabeth I and Winston Churchill were all what?

Q5) In which English town did Charles and Camilla marry?
A5) Windsor.

Q6) Who composed Peter Grimes?

Q7) What does PAYE stand for?

Q8) Rudolf Hess was the last prisoner in which gaol?
A8) Spandau.

Q9) Who wrote the song White Christmas: George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin or Paul Anka ?

Q10) Which star sign has the bull as its symbol?
A10) Taurus.


Q11) What type of bread contains a slang word for an American coin?
A11) Pumpernickel.

Q12) What fruit did Columbus discover on the island of Guadeloupe?
A12) Pineapple.

Q13) A crowned drawing of which big cat appeared on British eggs for the first time in 1957?
A13) The crowned lion.

Q14) Which food company is now the largest employer in Brazil, with over 3,300 employees?
A14) McDonalds.

Q15) What is the main ingredient in a Glamorgan Sausage: beef, cheese, or wheat?
A15) Cheese.

Q16) Which asian country produces the most bananas?
A16) India.

Q17) Chablis is made from which white grape?
A17) Chardonnay.

Q18) Which very British condiment was first sold in 1922 and currently sells more than 28, 000, 000 units per year?
A18) Crosse & Blackwell’s Branston Pickle

Q19) The Home Office was urged to end restrictions in migrants from Bangladesh, in 2008; - but in order to end the crisis in which part of the catering industry?
A19) Curry restaurants.

Q20) How many teaspoons are there in a standard tablespoon; – two, three, or four?
A20) Three.


Q21) Danair is based in which European country?
A21) Denmark.

Q22) The Straits of Gibraltar connect the Atlantic with which sea?
A22) The Mediterranean.

Q23) Tallinn is the capital of which former Soviet republic?
A23) Estonia.

Q24) On which island were the Mafia founded?
A24) Sicily.

Q25) Makeyevka is a city in which former Soviet republic?
A25) The Ukraine.

Q26) In France, the names of individual motorways begin with which vowel?
A26) A.

Q27) Which sea’s name means Middle of the Earth?
A27) The Mediterranean.

Q28) Which river runs through Belgrade, Budapest, and Vienna: the Danube, the Tigris or the Tiger?
A28) The Danube.

Q29) Which sea is Europe’s lowest point below Sea level?
A29) The Caspian Sea.

Q30) Which is further south, Corsica, or Sardinia?
A30) Sardinia.


Q31) Which philosopher founded a famous academy in Athens, in 387 BC?
A31) Plato.

Q32) In which 20th century war was Napalm first used as a weapon?
A32) World War 2.

Q33) Who became Conservative party leader, in 1965?
A33) Edward Heath.

Q34) What was Malcolm Campbell’s record breaking car called?
A34) Bluebird.

Q35) What name was given to the alliance of fascist powers during World War 2: the Axis, Axle or Alliance?
A35) The Axis.

Q36) Which British warship of 1906 gave its name to a whole class of warships: the HMS Dreadnought, the HMS Vanguard, or the HMS Superb?
A36) The HMS Dreadnought.

Q37) Sir Joshua Reynolds was the first president of which institution, founded in 1768?
A37) The Royal Academy of Arts.

Q38) Queen Alexandra was the wife of which King: Edward the 6th, 7th or 8th?
A38) Edward the 7th.

Q39) Which US general promised to return to the Philippines, in 1942: General George Patton, General Douglas McArthur or General Norman Schwarzkopf?
A39) General Douglas McArthur.

Q40) How many Prime Ministers have served under the Queen?
A40) Twelve.   Winston Churchill 1951-55, Sir Anthony Eden (1955-57), Harold Macmillan (1957-63), Sir Alec Douglas-Home (1963-64), Harold Wilson (1964-70) and (1974-76), Edward Heath (1970-74), James Callaghan (1976-79), Margaret Thatcher (1979-90), John Major (1990-97), Tony Blair (1997-2007), Gordon Brown (2007-2010), and David Cameron, (2010 to present).


Q41) Two major rock stars died on July the 3rd, one in 1969, one in 1971: name either.
A41) Brian Jones (1969), and Jim Morrison (1971).

Q42) S Club 7’s 2nd number 1 went straight in at the top: what was its title?
A42) Never Had a Dream Come True.

Q43) We Will Rock You was a 2000 hit for the remaining members of Queen: and which boy-band?
A43) Five.

Q44) Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne.   Who’s the missing member of the Travelling Wilberries?
A44) Bob Dylan.

Q45) During his lifetime, how many UK number 1’s did Roy Orbison have?
A45) Three.

Q46) During the 90’s, how many number 1’s did Madonna have?
A46) Two

Q47) Kylie Minogue and Johnny Nash both had a No. 1 hit with two different songs, with the same title: what was the title?
A47) Tears On My Pillow.

Q48) Gareth Gates had a UK No 1 hit, with Unchained Melody: was he the second, third, or fourth act to do so?
A48) Fourth.

Q49) What Queen song was the 1st to be a UK number 1 on two different occasions?
A49) Bohemian Rhapsody.

Q50) John Lennon’s second No. 1 was a month after his first: what was it called?
A50) Woman.


Q51) What do schizophrenics not do a lot of: yawning, blinking or gulping?
A51) Yawning.

Q52) What natural disaster devastated the American Midwest in August 1993: floods, hurricanes or droughts?
A52) Floods.

Q53) At which London Club did the race around the world in 80 days begin?

Q54) What was the first English car registration number, issued to Lord Russell in 1903?
A54) A1.

Q55) What word is used in NATO’s radio communications to denote the letter 'H'?
A55) Hotel.

Q56) To which plant family does the tulip belong; the lily, rose, or orchid?
A56) Lily.

Q57) Which Cypriot fell in love with a statue?
A57) Pygmalion.   (He was from Cyprus, according to many versions of the myth.)

Q58) What is the more common name for potassium nitrate: saltpetre, quicklime or chalk?
A58) Saltpetre.

Q59) Where would a cockney wear his daisies?
A59) On his feet. (Daisy roots = boots.)

Q60) Who was Ronald Reagan’s vice-president?
A60) George Bush, Snr.

Enjoy those … !

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