Friday, 6 September 2013

The Friday Question Set — 6-9-2013

Oh, BLAST … !

My towel rail’s snapped off … !

That’s a pain.

At least it would be, if it wasn’t for the fact that I live relatively near a branch of Wilkinsons.

Meaning I could get a replacement arm thingie, that would hold up the rail.

Although, wouldn’t you know it … ?   My landlord’s just phone to let me know that the repair team’s going to be contacting me about when they can get here to repair it.

Don’t you just LOVE it when that happens!


At any rate, today is Friday.

Which means, obviously, that it’s time for the Friday Question Set: covered by the Creative Commons License* … 

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ROUND ONE. General Knowledge.

Q1) How many square yards in an acre?
A1) 4840.

Q2) Which TV dram was set in Glenbogle?

Q3) Margaret Thatcher was born in which decade of the 20th century?
A3) The 1920s.

Q4) Who plays Rugby Union at Welford Road?
A4) Leicester: or the Leicester Tigers, as they are, now.

Q5) In the Bible, which book follows Exodus?
A5) Leviticus.

Q6) Who wrote the novel, The Runaway Jury?

Q7) In which South American country is the city of Sao Paulo?
Q7) Brazil.

Q8) Joe & Annie Sugden appeared in which soap?
A8) Emmerdale.

Q9) On a standard UK Monopoly board, what colour is Park Lane?
A9) Dark Blue.

Q10) Who directed the 2005 movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?
A10) Tim Burton.


Q11) Who had a 70’s hit with Feelings?
A11) Morris Albert.

Q12) Who duetted with Beyoncé Knowles, on the hit, Baby Boy?
A12) Sean Paul.

Q13) Which Irish singer has had a hit with Clannad & Frank Sinatra?
A13) Bono.

Q14) Who was the first Russian act to top the UK charts? 
A14) Tatu.

Q15) Eric Burdon was the lead singer with which 60s band?
A15) The Animals.

Q16) When he had his first UK number 1, who was Nick Berry playing in EastEnders?
A16) Simon Wicks. (Wicksy.)

Q17) Which half of Simon & Garfunkel recorded the album, Graceland?
A17) Paul Simon.

Q18) Which singer’s daughter is called Lourdes Maria?
A18) Madonna’s.

Q19) Who has a backing group called The Waves?
A19) Katrina.

Q20) PCD was the first hit album for which girl band?
A20) The Pussycat Dolls.

ROUND THREE. I See Dead People.

Q21) What was the first name of novelist, Ms Cartland?
A21) Barbara.

Q22) Who was the first Mrs Bob Geldof?
A22) Paula Yates.

Q23) Desmond Wilcox was the late husband of which TV presenter?
A23) Esther Rantzen.

Q24) Laurence Olivier has a theatre named after him; but in which British city?
A24) London.

Q25) What sort of tv show did Helen Rollason present?
A25) Sport.

Q26) Which literary Oscar is on the cover of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band?
A26) Oscar Wilde.

Q27) When Jill Dando died, who was initially sentenced and imprisoned for her murder?
A27) Barry George.

Q28) In which European country did Princess Diana die?
A28) France.

Q29) What was the name of Jonathan and David Dimbleby’s broadcasting father?
A29) Richard.

Q30) What kind of crash killed James Dean?
A30) A car crash.


Q31) What’s the Japanese equivalent of the Mafia?
A31) The various forms of Yakuza.

Q32) Guy Trebert was the first person arrested after the use of which piece of police equipment?
A32) The Identikit.

Q33) Bonnie & Clyde were eventually killed in which US state?
A33) Texas.

Q34) In which South American country was Adolf Eichmann arrested? 
A34) Argentina.

Q35) Members of whose gang were killedon the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre?
A35) Bugs Moran.

Q36) What crime, according to popular opinion, was the last in the UK to carry a death sentence?
A36) Treason.

Q37) At which Egyptian tourist site was there a famous massacre?
A37) Luxor.

Q38) Jim Sutherland was the first person to be convicted of which crime?
A38) Selling Beef on the Bone.

Q39) Which British prison saw a famous riot, in 1990?
A39) HMP Strangeways. (Now HMP Manchester.)

Q40) Where is The Yorkshire Ripper currently being held?
A40) Broadmoor.


Q41) Glasgow is the administrative centre of which Scottish region?
A41) Strathclyde.

Q42) Which city is further north: Leeds, or Liverpool?
A42) Leeds.

Q43) Before the reorganisation of 1996, what was the only Welsh county to start  the letter ‘C’?
A43) Clwyd.

Q44) In which part of the UK would you be, if you were in Newry?
A44) Northern Ireland.

Q45) On which motorway would you travel from Leeds to London?
A45) M1.

Q46) The Welsh Island of Ynys Mon also known?
A46) Anglesey.

Q47) How many counties share a border with Cornwall?   (Extra point if you can name one of them.)
A47) One. (Devon.)

Q48) Ullswater & Bassingthwaite are in which District?
A48) The Lake District.

Q49) Which resort that starts with ‘S’ lies between Whitby & Bridlington?
A49) Scarborough.

Q50) In which country is of the UK is Prestwick Airport?
A50) Scotland.


Q51) Which former England manager was named after an ill-fated band leader?
A51) Glenn Hoddle. (Glenn Miller)

Q52) What does a circle with a cross through it mean on a clothing label?

Q53) Tinky Winky, Dipsy, La La and Po are better known how … ?
A53) The Teletubbies.

Q54) What is the Turkish custom of Falaka?
A54) Beating prisoners on the soles of their feet.

Q55) The first traffic lights appeared in 1919; but in which US city?
A55) Detroit.

Q56) Bibendum is the cartoon figure best known for advertising what make of tyres?
A56) The Michelin Man.

Q57) Who made the first telephone call to the moon?

Q58) How are Mizaru, Mikazaru, and Mazaru better known?

Q59) What’s another for a lexicon?
A59) A Dictionary.

Q60) What is the Queen’s official residence in Scotland?
A60) The Palace of Holyrood House. (Balmoral is her private residence.)

Enjoy those.

Have a good week.

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