Friday, 20 September 2013

The Friday Question Set — 20-9-2013

Blimey, that could be trouble … 

I think.

I don’t know if you’ve been following the UK news: but it seems the Prison Service is talking about banning smoking in prisons.

Now, I’ve met a few ex-prisoners: all of whom smoked like chimneys.

And can’t help but feel that, under the best of circumstances, the ban will cause problems.

That’s under the best of circumstances.

Lord knows what would happen if things really kicked off … !


At any rate: it’s Friday.

You’d noticed, hadn’t you … ?

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

Here it is: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* … 

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Q1) Which fruit is a city in Zaire: Guava, Orange, Banana or Ugli?
A1) Banana.   (Actually … it’s got TWO Bananas … )

Q2) What food are Ben & Jerry known for?

Q3) What was the second James Bond novel?

Q4) Which biblical figure was known as ‘…the Apostle of the Gentiles’?

Q5) Who did Sherlock Holmes describe as ‘…the Napoleón of Crime’?
A5) Moriarty.

Q6) What brass instrument did Glenn Miller play?

Q7) Which actor’s nickname was ‘The Little Tramp’?

Q8) What name is given to the small discs used in a game of Tiddlywinks?
A8) Winks.   (Seemingly, you have to Squod your opponents winks: by forming large piles.   A Squidger is useful.)

Q9) Which 3 saint’s cross’ are used on the Union Jack?

Q10) Who ended his daily diary entries with the words, ‘… and so, to bed.’?


Q11) What nationality is fictional detective, Hercule Poirot?
A11) Belgian.

Q12) Who was Burke’s body-snatching partner?
A12) Hare.

Q13) Gilbert & Sullivan wrote the comic opera, “Trial By…” what?
A13) Jury.

Q14) Criminal secret societies in Hong are known by 2 names: give either.
A14) Tongs or Triads.

Q15) How were US gangster’s Barrow and Parker better known?
A15) Bonnie & Clyde. (Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow)

Q16) What name is given to deliberately burning some–one else’s property?
A16) Arson.

Q17) The Sweeney — or Sweeney Toodd — is the rhyming slang term used of which Police department?
A17) The Flying Squad.

Q18) In the Bible, which criminal was released by Pontius Pilate, instead of Jesus?
A18) Barabbas.

Q19) Which Myra was involved in the Moors Murder’s? 
A19) Myra Hindley.

Q20) According to the nursery rhyme, when did the Knave of Hearts steal some tarts?
A20) On a summer’s day.


Q21) What’s the collective term for a group of beaver’s?
A21) Colony.   (This could be open to interpretation … !)

Q22) Dromedary & Bactrian are the 2 main forms of what mammal?
A22) Camel.

Q23) What’s the term for a male fox?
A23) Dog.

Q24) How many teats does a cow usually have?
A24) 4.

Q25) What type of leaf does a koala feed on?
A25) Eucalyptus.

Q26) What type of amphibian is a Natterjack?
A26) Toad.

Q27) What’s the term for a group of Elephants?
A27) Herd.

Q28) What name is given to a baby kangaroo?
A28) A joey.

Q29) In The Jungle book, what kind of of animal is Baloo?
A29) A bear.

Q30) What invertebrate provides the Mole’s usual food?
A30) Earthworms.


Q31) Fish was the original lead singer for which 80s rock band?
A31) Marillion.

Q32) Tina Turner sung the theme tune to the Bond film, Goldeneye: but members of which Irish Rock band wrote it? 
A32) U2.

Q33) Jamie Foxx won the 2005 Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of which soul musician?
A33) Ray Charles.

Q34) Whose Number 1 debut album was called Justified?
A34) Justin Timberlake.

Q35) Frank Infante, Clem Burke and Chris Stein first hit Number 1 with which band?
A35) Blondie.

Q36) How old was Mozart, when he went on his first music tour: 4, 6, or 8?
A36) 6.

Q37) Loudmouth was the Best of album by which charitable Irishman?
A37) Bob Geldof.

Q38) Complete the Oasis album title: What’s the Story ….
A38) Morning Glory.

Q39) Which sixties band recorded “Dark Side Of The Moon”?
A39) Pink Floyd.

Q40) Which incredibly symbolic solo artist recorded the album, and film, Purple Rain?
A40) Prince. (Otherwise known as The Artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince. Or just The Artist. If you want to get picky)


Q41) The internal angles of an equilateral triangle add up to what?
A41) 180°.

Q42) Which is longer, a nautical mile, or a terrestrial mile?
A42) A nautical mile.

Q43) Approximately how many ounces are there, in a kilogram?
A43) 35.

Q44) What mineral gets added to rubber, to strengthen it?
A44) Sulphur.

Q45) What vitamin deficiency causes Scurvy?
A45) C.

Q46) A visible Light Spectrum is better known as what?
A46) A rainbow.

Q47) What disease was called the English Disease, by the French, & the French Disease, by the English?
A47) Syphilis.

Q48) In computing, what does WYSIWYG stand for?
A48) What You See Is What You Get.

Q49) Where in the human body, are the human body’s smallest muscle?
A49) In the Ear.

Q50) What’s older: veteran cars, or vintage cars?
A50) Veteran: vintage cars are those built between 1919 and 1930.


Q51) During the present Queen’s reign, how many Prime Minister’s have there been?
A51) Twelve.

Q52) If you studied Apiology, what would you be studying?
A52) Honey Bees: the study of bees in general is Melittology.

Q53) What modern–day pub game was imported into the US, by the Pilgrim Fathers?
A53) Darts.

Q54) What children’s toy was invented in 1900, by Frank Hornby?
A54) Meccano.   (It’s referred to as Erector Sets in the US.)

Q55) How much sugar does the average Briton eat, eat month?
A55) 7lb. (3.2 kgs)

Q56) Canterbury Cathedral is in which English county?
A56) Kent.

Q57) Which European country holds the record for consumption of alcohol?
A57) Russia.

Q58) True or False: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the first fictional detective.
A58) False: it was actually Edgar Allen Poe!

Q59) How many wives did Henry 8th divorce?
A59) Two.

Q60) There are two Cleopatra’s Needles.   One’s in London: the other is where?
A60) New York.

Enjoy those: I hope they help.

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