Friday, 4 October 2013

The Friday Question Set — 4-10-2013

OK … 

I’ve got to admit to having had a little feedback about the blog.

And have to admit to using to making a few (minor) changes, as a result.

MOSTLY I’m cutting down on the amount of different colours used for each post.

Oh … 

And using Chrome, specifically, for the job of posting up the Friday Question Set: it is the heavy going one of the regular posts.

So, with THAT in mind … ?

Let’s move on, and have this week’s Friday Questions: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
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Q1) 12 Gold Bars and From the Makers Of were two compilation albums, by which British rockers?
A1) Status Quo.
Q2) Members of which religion won India’s most Victoria Crosses’, during World War One?
Q2) Sikhism.
Q3) Which part of France does a Breton come from?
A3) Brittany.
Q4) How wide is a cricket wicket, in inches?
A4) 9”.
Q5) Which South American country’s name translates as Rich Coast?
A5) Costa Rica.
Q6) Dalziel & Pascoe is set in which English county?
A6) Yorkshire.   (Dalziel’s pronounced Deal, by the way … )
Q7) How many finger holes are there in a ten pin bowling ball?
A7) Three.
Q8) Vaduz is the capital of which small European nation?
A8) Liechtenstein.
Q9) Which comic book character has a friend called Pie Face, and a pig called Rasher?
A9) Dennis the Menace.   (Apparently, Gnasher is an Abyssinian Wire Haired Tripe Hound … )
Q10) What’s produced by the Lachrymal Glands?
A10) Tears.
Q11) Which Australian TV naturalist, died in 2006?
A11) Steve Irwin.
Q12) Who was the first Black artist to have a video played on MTV?
A12) Herbie Hancock.
Q13) What sort of TV show does Sophie Grigson present?
A13) Cookery.
Q14) In A Touch of Frost, what’s the profession of Jack Frost?
A14) Policeman.
Q15) What’s the BBC’s long–running hymn singing programme called?
A15) Songs of Praise.
Q16) In which US tv show do Mulder & Scully appear?
A16) The X–Files.
Q17) Bren, Twinkle & Dolly appear in which Victoria Wood comedy?
A17) Dinnerladies.
Q18) What is the programme Top Gear about?
A18) Motoring and cars.
Q19) Which Sean starred as Sharpe?
A19) Sean Bean.
Q20) Characters Josh Griffiths, Tess Bateman, & Tina Seabrook appear in which medical drama?
A20) Casualty.
Q21) Which band released Surfin’ USA?
A21) The Beach Boys.
Q22) Mickey Dolenz found fame with which ape–like 60s band?
A22) The Monkees.
Q23) Eminem sampled which Dido song, on his hit, Stan?
A23) Thank You.
Q24) Work It & Get Ur Freak On were hits for which US rapper?
A24) Missy (Demeanor) Elliot.
Q25) Space Oddity was the first chart hit for which male British singer?
A25) Davis Bowie.
Q26) How many number 1’s did John Lennon have, after his death?
A26) Three.
Q27) I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing was the 1st UK top ten hit for which US rock band?
A27) Aerosmith.
Q28) What was the first Robbie Williams song to not make the UK top ten?
A28) South of the Border.
Q29) Ali Campbell was the original lead singer with which UK reggae band?
A29) UB40.
Q30) Which British singer was on duty, at the Queen Mother’s laying in state?
A30) James Blunt.
Q31) In which city is the National Railway Museum?
A31) York.
Q32) Lowball, Texas Hold ’em and Mississippi Stud are versions of which card game?
A32) Poker.
Q33) The name of the Chinese game ‘Mah Jong’ translate into what bird’s name?
A33) Sparrow.
Q34) Chemin de Fer is what, a video game, card game or board game?
A34) Card game.
Q35) What is Numismatics: coin collecting, teddy–bear collecting or stamp collecting?
A35) Coin collecting.   (Oh, and medals, as well)
Q36) How many wheels are there on a normal skateboard?
A36) Four.
Q37) Alfred Wainwright wrote about what hobby?
A37) Fell walking.
Q38) In which Far Eastern country do Bonsai tree’s come from: Japan, China or Thailand?
A38) Japan.
Q39) Calligraphy is artistic what: bell ringing, handwriting or typewriting?
A39) Artistic handwriting.
Q40) What do British stamp not have on them, that most countries stamps do?
A40) The name of the country.
Q41) Who were the opponents when Michael Owen scored his 1st goal for Newcastle?
A41) Blackburn.
Q42) Which city does striker Chris Armstrong come from?
A42) Newcastle.
Q43) In the 2005 Hungarian Grand Prix, who did Fernando Alonso have a collision with, Ralf Schumacher or Michael Schumacher?
A43) Ralf.
Q44) Which British driver was the first to win 7 Grand Prix’s, in a year?
A44) Jim Clark.
Q45) Which snooker player was known as ‘…the Hurricane’?
A45) Alex Higgins.
Q46) Fast bowler, Shaun Pollock plays cricket for which country?
A46) South Africa.
Q47) Which record breaking athlete later became a Lord, and helped get the 2012 Olympics for London?
A47) Sebastian Coe. (Accept Seb Coe)
Q48) Which team scored in the 1st minute of the 1997 FA Cup Final.
A48) Chelsea.
Q49) On which racecourse is the San Marino Grand Prix held?
A49) Imola.
Q50) What sport takes place on the Cresta Run: Formula 1 Grand Prix, Bobsleighing or horse racing?
A50) Bobsleigh.
Q51) David Marks and Julia Barfield designed which London landmark?
A51) The London Eye.
Q52) In which county is Arundel Castle?
A52) West Sussex.
Q53) Jamie Foxx won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of which musician?
A53) Ray Charles.
Q54) What’s the largest city in Switzerland: Zürich or Geneva?
A54) Zurich.
Q55) Who wrote the novel, Eyeless in Gaza: Auberon Waugh, Graeme Greene or Aldous Huxley?
A55) Aldous Huxley.
Q56) Apiphobia is an unreasoning fear of which insect?
A56) Bees.
Q57) In what war were tanks first used, WW1, the Boer War, or WW2?
A57) WW1.
Q58) What’s the only English anagram of the word, PROCREATION?
Q59) What’s 5 squared?
A59) 25.
Q60) In which TV sitcom did Saffron & Bubble appear?
A60) Absolutely Fabulous.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later … 

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