Friday, 29 November 2013

The Friday Question Set — 29-11-2013

Hmmm … 

That’s a bit of a pain … 

You’ll know, of course, the the building I live has recently had its communal aerial fixed.

It took my landlords a week to fix it, which was … annoying, let’s put if that way.

What’s more … ?

I think the dock I own — that, in part, connects my iPod to my TV — has been damaged, during the week my TV was off air: I do know it, and the iPod, itself, have been misbehaving, ever since.

Oh, well … 

SOMETHING will crop up, I hope.


At any rate, today is Friday.

Which — once again — means it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

Here’s this weeks, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
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Q1) What does the ‘E’ stand for, in the acronym, ‘OPEC’?
A1) Exporting. (It’s short for ‘Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries.’)
Q2) In the well known Samuel Beckett play, the two main characters were Waiting For … who?
Q2) Godot.
Q3) Bernard Jewry was the real name of which 70s glam rock star?
Q4) Which Michael was MP for Henley during much of the 80s and 90s?
Q5) Danny McGrain represented Scotland at which sport?
A5) Football.
Q6) Ottawa is the capital of which North American country?
A6) Canada.
Q7) What did Foyles in London, sell?
A7) Books.
Q8) In children’s books, which bear was found at a London station?
Q9) What does a Pina Colada contain: gin, rum or whiskey?
A9) Rum.
Q10) Which word for a duty doctor is also a Latin word meaning ‘place holder’?
A10) Locum.
Q11) May Day was one of the Bond girls, in which Roger Moore, Bond film?
A11) A View To A Kill.
Q12) In which horror film does Jack Nicholson use the immortal line, “Here’s Johnny”?
A12) The Shining.
Q13) Uncle Buck was the first screen appearance for which child star?
A13) MacCauley Culkin.
Q14) Which movie star directed Psycho 3?
A14) Anthony Perkins.
Q15) A slightly mad ex lover can be describes as a Bunny Boiler. From what movie does the term come?
A15) Fatal Attraction.
Q16) More to the point, which actress played the Bunny Boiler, in Fatal Attraction?
A16) Glenn Close.
Q17) Who’s the current James Bond?
A17) Daniel Craig.
Q18) Who played the doctor who looked after John Merrick, in the David Lynch cult film, The Elephant Man?
A18) Sir Anthony Hopkins.
Q19) Where was Rick’s Café?
A19) Casablanca
Q20) Trainspotting was based on a novel of the same name. Who wrote that novel?
A20) Irving Welsh.
Q21) Which South American city has a Copacabana Beach?
A21) Rio De Janeiro.
Q22) More to the point, how does that city’s name translate into English?
A22) January River.
Q23) Which Middle Eastern capital is known locally as El Qahira?
A23) Cairo.
Q24) What’s the official country home of the US President?
A24) Camp David.
Q25) The Bass Straight separates which two islands?
A25) Australia and Tasmania
Q26) In which European city was Checkpoint Charlie?
A26) Berlin.
Q27) The Dead Sea is on the borders of two Middle Eastern countries. Name one. (Two points for both countries.)
A27) Jordan & Israel.
Q28) The site of ancient Babylon is in which modern country?
A28) Iraq.
Q29) The US Embassy to Britain is in which London square?
A29) Grovenor Square.
Q30) In which European city is the UN International Court of Justice?
A30) The Hague.
Q31) In which University town is the Bodleian Library?
A31) Oxford.
Q32) In which district did Beatrix Potter live?
A32) The Lake District.
Q33) Uncle Tom’s Cabin argued against what?
A33) Slavery.
Q34) In the US, Webster’s is the most famous example of what?
A34) A dictionary.
Q35) What’s the name of the manservant created by P. G. Wodehouse?
A35) Jeeves.
Q36) More to the point, who was that manservant’s boss?
A36) Wooster.
Q37) Fleance was the son of Banquo: in which of Shakespeare plays?
A37) MacBeth
Q38) Who wrote the novel that the film version of The Godfather was based on? (Extra point for the year it was published in.)
A38) Mario Puzo. (1969)
Q39) Who was the famous birth control campaigner that wrote the book, Married Love?
A39) Marie Stopes.
Q40) Which detective writer wrote The Murder of Roger Ackroyd?
A40) Agatha Christie.
Q41) What was the name of Georgie Fame’s backing band?
A41) The Blue Flames.
Q42) Which US city provided the setting for a Christmas hit for the Pogues, and Kirsty McColl? (Extra point for the name of the song.)
A42) New York. (Fairy Tale of New York)
Q43) According to the hit for the Undertones, what was the first name of My Perfect Cousin?
A43) Kevin.
Q44) Who was the first German band to have a UK number one? (Extra point for either the song, or the year, two points for both.)
A44) Kraftwerk. (1982. Computer Love/The Model.)
Q45) Ginger, Eric, & Jack, formed which 60’s supergroup?
A45) Cream.
Q46) Name Catatonia’s lead singer.
A46) Cerys Matthews.
Q47) According to their 1992 hit, The KLF caught the Last Train to where?
A47) Transcentral.
Q48) What sort of girl provided a hit for Jamiroquai, in 1996?
A48) Cosmic Girl.
Q49) Who recorded the album, Nevermind?
A49) Nirvana.
Q50) Which rapper was the producer for the first album by Mary J. Blige?
A50) Puff Daddy.
Q51) Which bird lays its eggs in other birds nests?
A51) The cuckoo.
Q52) BMW cars were first made in which European country?
A52) Germany.
Q53) Who was the first Spice Girl to marry?
A53) Mel B. (Scary Spice)
Q54) Which far eastern country was once known as Cathay?
A54) China.
Q55) ASH is a pressure group against what?
A55) Smoking.
Q56) What’s larger, a Magnum of Champagne, or a Jeroboam?
A56) A Jeroboam.
Q57) Which animal might be Fallow, or Red?
A57) A Deer.
Q58) Is a gazebo indoors or outdoors?
A58) Outdoors.
Q59) What name links a god of war, a chocolate bar and a planet?
A59) Mars.
Q60) Which comic did Dan Dare first appear in?
A60) The Eagle.
Enjoy those.

I’ll catch you later.

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