Friday, 27 September 2013

The Friday Question Set — 27-9-2013

I have to admit, right now — just to keep vaguely occupied — I’ve got some of the extras on, from an aging copy of an old Dr Who story: one of the ones about The Dalek Invasion Of Earth.

It’s fascinating: even though it’s something I’ve caught before.

Including the bit about the cue of Daleks and the grating … 


At any rate: it’s Friday, today.

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

Here’s this week’s: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* … 

Online 221

Q1) How many wives did Henry 8th divorce?
A1) Two.   (Catherine of Aragon and Anne of Cleves: although, strictly speaking, the marriages were annulled.)   OR zero: see my comments about the two marriages being annulled: they amount to the same thing: but are legally different

Q2) An amalgam is an alloy that contains which metal … ?
Q2) Mercury.

Q3) The king of Bahrain declared his Kingdom to be a constitutional monarchy on Valentine’s Day of which year of this century?
A3) 2002.

Q4) A pier table is built to between two what, windows, or chairs?
A4) Windows.

Q5) A bright red Gran Turismo is used in which US detective series?

Q6) Which PM held office first, Eden or MacMillen?

Q7) Sharron Davies is associated with which sport?
A7) Swimming.

Q8) If you are ‘crapulous,’ what are you full of?
A8) Alcohol.   (It’s a very old word for hungover.)

Q9) A young turkey is a poult, and a female one, a hen.  But what is the name of a male turkey?
A9) A Tom.

Q10) Which Premiership boss completed 10 years at the same club, in 2005? 


Q11) Which English King lost the Crown Jewels in the Wash?
A11) King John.

Q12) What was the 1st country to put a man made object on the Moon, deliberately, or otherwise?
A12) The USSR. (The Lunik 2 crashed there in 1959.)

Q13) Who were the Jacobins: followers of James 2nd, or French Revolutionaries?
A13) French Revolutionaries. (James 2nd’s follower’s were Jacobites!)

Q14) Which hero of the Wild West was shot, whilst playing poker?
A14) Wild Bill Hickok.

Q15) Joseph Smith founded which odd, American church?
A15) Mormonism. (Accept Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.)

Q16) In which year of the 1980’s was the Space Shuttle first launched?
A16) 1981.

Q17) In which South American country are the remains of the Inca, Peru, or Brazil?
A17) Peru.

Q18) During the 60’s, Leonard Pearson was PM of which Commonwealth country?
A18) Canada.

Q19) Which civil rights said, “I have a dream”?
A19) Doctor Martin Luther King.

Q20) Which detective writer caused a sensation by disappearing, for a few weeks, in 1926?
A20) Agatha Christie.


Q21) Which future Doctor Who appeared in Our Friends in the North?
A21) Christopher Ecclestone.

Q22) Who is Steve & Tracey’s daughter, in Coronation Street
A22) Amy. 

Q23) What’s the first name of Hugh Laurie’s character, in House?
A23) Gregory. (Accept Greg.) 

Q24) In which ITV series was business conducted at the Winchester?
A24) Minder.

Q25) Which panel game regularly features Merton v Hislop?
A25) Have I Got News For You.

Q26) Who played Remington Steele?
A26) Pierce Brosnan.

Q27) In M*A*S*H, what does MASH stand for?
A27) Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.

Q28) According to the title of their chat–show, The Kumars live at which number house?
A28) 42.

Q29) What was Mr Ed: a talking horse, a barking cat or a flying dog?
A29) A talking horse.

Q30) Roobarb & Custard were a dog and cat, respectively: name either character’s colour. (Two point’s for both.)
A30) Roobarb was green, Custard was pink.


Q31) Who wrote Frankenstein, Percy Shelley, or his wife, Mary?
A31) Mary Shelley.

Q32) Who wrote the Foundation series of sci–fi novels?
A32) Isaac Asimov.

Q33) Dorothy Sayers created which fictional detective?
A33) Lord Peter Wimsey.

Q34) Who wrote Agnes Grey: Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë or Anne Brontë?
A34) Anne.

Q35) Portia is in which of Shakespeare’s plays?
A35) The Merchant of Venice.

Q36) The Charles Dickens character, John Dawkins, is better known how?
A36) The Artful Dodger.

Q37) Which famous horse was created by Anna Sewell?
A37) Black Beauty.

Q38) Which English king compiled the Domesday Book?
A38) William the Conqueror.

Q39) Winston Smith is the main character in which George Orwell novel?
A39) 1984.

Q40) In the Bible, what’s the 1st Commandment?
A40) “Thou shall have No Other God Before Me”.


Q41) Au is the chemical symbol for which element?
A41) Gold.

Q42) Which organ is affected by Cirrhosis?
A42) The Liver.

Q43) How much doe a litre of water weigh?
A43) 1 kilogram.

Q44) In which year of the 1860’s were traffic lights introduced in London?
A44) 1868.

Q45) Which European city was home to the world’s 1st contraceptive clinic?
A45) Amsterdam. (In 1881)

Q46) How many moons does Saturn have, 5, 15, 18, or 25?
A46) 18.

Q47) How many degrees from the Greenwich Meridian is the International Date Line?
A47) 180°

Q48) What Comet is thought to be the star of Bethlehem, that foretold the birth of Jesus?
A48) Halley’s Comet.

Q49) True or False: Ubuntu is a commercial computer operating system. 
A49) False: it’s both free.

Q50) Ombrophobia is a fear of what: rain, umbrellas or Mexicans?
A50) Rain.   (Strictly, it’s a term that’s applied to plants … )


Q51) In which North American country is the city of Calgary?
A51) Canada.

Q52) Which Martin starred in The Chief?

Q53) Milk & Alcohol was the only hit for which Canvey based band?

Q54) What word can go after sign and before
A54) Post.

Q55) Which George wrote Pygmalion?

Q56) How would 71 be shown in Roman numerals?
A56) lxxi.

Q57) It was 9/11 in the States; – how is it usually written, in England?
A57) 11/9.

Q58) In which month is Saint George’s Day?
A58) April.

Q59) Which bird gave Fleetwood Mac their 1st Number 1?

Q60) What’s the only English anagram of the word CAUTION?

Enjoy those: I hope they help.

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