Friday, 30 August 2013

The Friday Question Set — 30-8-2013

Hmmm … 

I have to admit to having the TV on, at the moment: the BBC’s rather excellent News Channel.

Syria is, as we’ve possibly come to expect, dominating.

At least, the fall out from the vote in the House Of Commons, last night.

Something I do know … ?   Is that Germany has announced they’d also not be taking part in any military action planned by the US.

Which they announced this morning: I can’t help but think the timing’s significant, but that’s me.

At ANY rate … ?   At any rate, it’s Friday.

Which means, of course, that it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

Here’s this week’s set, covered by the Creative Commons License*.

Online 217
Round One. General Knowledge.

Q1) Bashed Neeps & Tatties are the traditional accompaniment to which dish?
A1) Haggis.

Q2) Which former soviet Republic is the largest landlocked country on Earth?

Q3) During the 1960s, who made the famous Winds of Change speech?

Q4) Which 1970s spy series opened with a swinging lightbulb?
A4) Callan.

Q5) What was Kate Winslet’s first film?

Q6) What does the USA have more of, guns or people?
A6) People: just.   Recent figures show the population of the US is over 316 million: with the number of guns at 310 million.

Q7) The Reverend Richard Penniman is better known as which Rock & Roll icon?

Q8) In which year of the 1880s was the first Sherlock Holmes story published?
A8) 1887.

Q9) Which Scottish Actor got an OBE, this year, in the New Year Honours list?

Q10) How many goals did George Best score for Man U?
A10) 137.

Round Two. Food And Drink.

Q11) What colour wine usually goes into Sangria?
A11) Red.

Q12) Calvados usually comes from which European country?
A12) France.

Q13) What is the outer layer of a Baked Alaska usually made from?
A13) Meringue.

Q14) What colour is usually associated with Chartreuse liqueur?
A14) Green.

Q15) What is the main ingredient of a caramel sauce?
A15) Sugar.

Q16) Which two vegetables are the main ingredients of Bubble and Squeak?
A16) Potato and Cabbage.

Q17) Is Greek yoghurt thick, or runny?
A17) Thick.

Q18) When Keith Richards’ mansion was famously raided during the 60s, what was Marianne Faithful allegedly found with?
A18) A Mars Bar. (The sales went up, enormously.)

Q19) Which English county has a Hotpot named after it?
A19) Lancashire.

Q20) Egg shaped tomatoes are usually named after which fruit?
A20) Plums.

Round Three. Music And Lights.

Q21) Sound of the Underground was the first Number One for which group?
A21) Girls Aloud.

Q22) Four Wedding and a Funeral made which song a Number One? (Extra point for the band that recorded the version in question.)
A22) Love Is All Around by Wet Wet Wet.

Q23) Where is the Love was the first UK number one fro which collective?
A23) The Black Eyed Peas.

Q24) Who sang with Kiki Dee, on Don’t Go Breaking My Heart?
A24) Elton John.

Q25) According to Iron Maiden, who should you bring to the Slaughter?
A25) Your Daughter.

Q26) Which Swedish dance act had a hit with Cotton Eye Joe?
A26) The Rednex.

Q27) Which singer’s debut song, and first No 1 was called Livin’ La Vida Loca?
A27) Ricky Martin.

Q28) Samuel Hopkins was the real name of which respected Bluesman?
A28) Lightnin’ Hopkins.

Q29) During the 1980s, how many instrumentals hit No 1?
A29) None.

Q30) Who was the first artist to get to Number One, whilst wearing an eyepatch?
A30) Gabrielle.

Round Four. Tv Dinners.

Q31) On which US tv show did George Clooney first come to fame?
A31) ER.

Q32) Leslie Crowther and Joe Pasquale have both presented which tv game show?
A32) The Price is Right.

Q33) The fictional village of Royston Vasey is the setting for which cult BBC comedy?
A33) The League of Gentlemen.

Q34) Which quiz show does Jeremy Paxman host?
A34) University Challenge.

Q35) Lesbian vet Zoë Tate, appeared in which soap?
A35) Emmerdale.

Q36) Tony, Antony Junior, Carmela, & Meadow all appear in which US series?
A36) The Sopranos.

Q37) Dancing with the Stars is the US version of which BBC show?
A37) Strictly Come Dancing.

Q38) Detective Jack Frost is played by which actor?
A38) David Jason.

Q39) In 1997, how many episodes of Coronation Street a week, were there?
A39) Four.

Q40) Which character’s catchphrase was “I Don’t Believe It”?   (Extra point for the show.)
A40) Victor Meldrew. (One foot in the Grave.)

Round Five. Technology.

Q41) What name is given to a small portable computer?
A41) A laptop/notebook.

Q42) COBOL stands for COmmon Bussiness Oriented…what?
A42) Language.

Q43) A molecule of water has how many atoms of Oxygen?
A43) One.

Q44) The study of fluids moving through pipes is known as what?
A44) Hydraulics.

Q45) Photosynthesis is the process plants use to make what?
A45) Food.

Q46) In a standard three pronged UK plug, what colour is the live wire? 
A46) Brown.

Q47) Which Japanese company first introduced the Walkman?
A47) Sony.

Q48) Pb is the chemical symbol for which metal?
A48) Lead.

Q49) Gouache is a type of what: paint, plastic or plaster?
A49) Paint.

Q50) Which Bill founded Microsoft?
A50) Bill Gates.

Round Six. General Ignorance.

Q51) What does the C stand for, in UNESCO?
A51) Cultural. (The full name is United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.)

Q52) What is a John Dory?
A52) A fish.

Q53) From which country is Kofi Annan (Secretary General of the UN)?
A53) Ghana.

Q54) How deep — in feet and inches — is a fathom?
A54) 6 foot.

Q55) What does the ‘mp’ stand for in mp3?

Q56) Guru is the Sanskit word for what?
A56) Teacher.

Q57) Which country has the most universities?
A57) India, with 8, 407: The US comes second with over 5, 758.

Q58) The streets of Atlantic City, in New Jersey, were used in the original version of which board game?
A58) Monopoly.

Q59) Sirimavo Bandaranaike was the world’s first Woman PM. But of which Island nation?
A59) Sri Lanka.

Q60) What does the word ‘Islam’ literally mean: submission, worshipper or priest?
A60) Submission.

Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later.

*        Regulars will know already: but for newcomers … all it means is that you’re free to copy, use, alter and build on each of my quizzes: including the Teasers, Gazette Teasers and the Friday Question Sets.   All I ask in return is that you give me an original authors credit on your event’s flyers or posters, or on the night: and, if you republish them, give me an original authors credit AND republish under the same license.   A link back to the site would be appreciated.

No comments: