Friday, 18 October 2013

The Friday Question Set — 18-10-2013

Can I make a mild confession, here … ?

Good old fashioned boredom … !

Yeah, old fashioned boredom is getting to me.

As is lack of cash.   Frankly, I’d LIKE to retire my aging Mac Mini, and replace it with a newer one: some of the new models look rather dreamy.

Of course, working for a living is proving an issue.

Much as I’d like a job, nobody’s hiring: not me, anyway.

There’s possibly another post to be written on the back of this: but, honestly … ?

I think maybe writing a book’s in order.


At ANY rate, that’s maybe something for another post.

Today is Friday: and, of course, that mean’s it’s time for the Friday Question Set, covered, as ever, by the usual Creative Commons License*.
Q1) L. S. Lowry painted matchstick men and matchstick cats and dogs: what did the L stand for? (Extra point for the S … )
Q2) Susan Tully appeared in EastEnders. But in which in which tv show did she make her 1st UK tv appearance?
Q3) In cockney rhyming slang, what are ‘…plates of meat’?
A3) Feet.
Q4) Is France ahead of, or behind, Greenwich Mean Time?
A4) Ahead of.
Q5) Who wrote The Hobbit?
Q6) Bill Beaumont was associated with which sport?
A6) Rugby. (Union)
Q7) In the initials CBE, what does the C stand for?
A7) Commander.
Q8) What’s the capital of the Falkland Islands?
Q9) What’s the cube root of 8?
A9) 2.
Q10) Which BBC tv show featured Sheepdog Trials?
Q11) What does a twitcher look for?
A11) Birds.
Q12) Which game features Reverend Green, Mrs White and Miss Plum?
A12) Cluedo.
Q13) What’s the name of the Japanese art of paper folding?
A13) Origami.
Q14) How many disc’s does each player start with a game of draughts?
A14) 12.
Q15) What type of dancing is traditionally only performed by men in white, with bells & garlands of flowers?
A15) Morris.
Q16) If you’re practising Calligraphy, what are you doing an artistic version of?
A16) Handwriting.
Q17) Similarly, if you’re firing, throwing and glazing, what are you doing?
A17) Pottery.
Q18) Which board game has Cards & wedges?
A18) Trivial Pursuit.
Q19) The Turkey Trot, & Bunny Hug are forms of which type of dancing?
A19) Ballroom Dancing.
Q20) How many people can you normally fit in a Go-Kart?
A20) One.
Q21) Who was British monarch, during World War 2?
A21) George 6th.
Q22) Which US president was assassinated whilst on a trip to his local theatre?
A22) Abraham Lincoln.
Q23) Which Roman leader was murdered in Rome, in 44BC?
A23) Julius Cæser.
Q24) More to the point, what was his first name? 
A24) Gaius.
Q25) Who was Queen Elizabeth 1st’s husband.
A25) No-one.   She never married.
Q26) Who led the British forces at the Battle of Waterloo?
A26) The Duke of Wellington.
Q27) What was the name of ‘The Nine Day Queen’?
A27) Lady Jane Grey.
Q28) What monarch was forced to sign the Magna Carta?
A28) King John.
Q29) Which teenager led French forces against the English, during the 15th century?
A29) Joan of Arc. (Accept Jean D’Arc.)
Q30) Who was the first Tsar of all the Russias?
A30) Ivan the Terrible.
Q31) During the 80s, which Clive chaired Who’s line is It, Anyway?
A31) Clive Anderson.
Q32) Which 80’s drama centred on the life of Yosser Hughes?
A32) Boys from the Black Stuff.
Q33) In Neighbours, Erinsborough is a suburb of which Australian city?
A33) Melbourne.
Q34) David Walliams and Matt Lucas were the two stars or which sketch show?
A34) Little Britain.
Q35) Which actress played Alexis Carrington, in Dynasty?
A35) Joan Collins.
Q36) Which BBC reporter gained prestige for her coverage of Tianamen Square, in China?
A36) Kate Adie.
Q37) Which show is the TV version of Radio 4’s News Quiz?
A37) Have I Got News For You.
Q38 Which TV war reporter became MP for Tatton, in 1997?
A38) Martin Bell. (‘The Man In The White Suit’.)
Q39) The drama series, Bleak House, was based on a book by which author?
A39) Charles Dickens.
Q40) According to the title of the Melvin Bragg series, how many books have changed the world?
A40) Twelve. (12.)
Q41) Whose engagement to Jude Law was an on–again, off–again affair during 2005?
A41) Sienna Miller.
Q42) Which super–model was Pete Doherty involved with, during that same year?
A42) Kate Moss.
Q43) What’s Ulrika Jonsson’s native language?
A43) Swedish.
Q44) Who’s the daughter of veteran broadcaster, Clive Roslin?
A44) Gaby Roslin.
Q45) Prince Albert, Princess Caroline, and Princess Stephanie, are from which small principality? 
A45) Monaco.
Q46) How is Katie Price better known?
A46) Jordan.
Q47) Which Britt married Peter Sellers?
A47) Britt Eklund.
Q48) Faria Alam’s Unfair Dismissal case involved which Associations HQ?
A48) The Football Association.
Q49) Which footballer married Sheryl Failes?
A49) Paul Gascoigne. (Accept Gazza.)
Q50) Which Ellen became the UK’s youngest ever Dame in 2005?
A50) Ellen McArthur.
Q51) Was Geoff Boycott a left, or right handed bat’s–man?
Q52) For what film did Michael Caine win his 2nd Oscar?
Q53) In which former member of the USSR is the city of Kiev?
A53) The Ukraine.
Q54) Las Ketchup gave us The Ketchup Song: but from which European country are they from?
A54) Spain.
Q55) Who was Britain’s longest reigning monarch, prior to Queen Victoria?
A55) George 3rd.   (Accept ‘Mad King George’)
Q56) What word can go before ‘beer’, ‘bread’, & ‘nut’?
A56) Ginger.
Q57) On what night of January is Burns Night?
Q58) In what month was the 2005 Glastonbury Festival?
A58) June.
Q59) Who was the first newsreader in the UK to be knighted?
Q60) Which Friends star was born with the surname, Anistonopoulos?
Enjoy that lot, all: I hope they help.

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