Friday, 13 December 2013

The Friday Question Set — 13-12-2013

Hmmm … 

Well, THAT was possibly helpful.

As you’re aware, I’m out of a job, at the moment: and, as a result, have to attend the government’s Work Programme.

It’s only now — today, in fact — that they’ve decided to put me onto an initial workshop, about becoming self employed.

Which was … handy … and allowed me to crystallise SOME ideas: as well as sound out a few options.

It gives me stuff to mull over.


At ANY rate, me banging on about these things isn’t necessarily why you’re here.


You’re here because it’s Friday: and therefore time for the Friday Question Set.   Here’s this week’s set, covered by the usual Creative Commons License*.
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Q1) Pilchard is the Cornish word for what kind of fish?
A1) Sardine.
Q2) Barbara Anne Deaks is better known as which EastEnders star?
Q2) Barbara Windsor.
Q3) The Durand Cup is the world’s second oldest football tournament.   In which Indian city is it played?
A3) Kolkata.
Q4) Which of Shakespeare's plays is usually referred to as The Scottish Play?
A4) MacBeth.
Q5) Stelios Haji-Ioannou famously owns an airline.   Which airline?
A5) easyJet.
Q6) Children’s show, The Baaas, is made by Welsh Channel Four, and has been bought by which Arabic news channel?
A6) Al-Jazeera.
Q7) Who was the first Tsar of all The Russias?
A7) Ivan the Terrible.
Q8) Name That Tune; - “Every summer we can rent a cottage in the Isle of Wight, if it’s not to dear.”   (Extra point for the band.)
A8) When I’m 64, by The Beatles.
Q9) On the standard UK Monopoly board, if you were on Free Parking, and rolled a ten, where would you be?
A9) Jail.   (You’d’ve land on the Go To Jail square.)
Q10) In the James Bond books & films, what does the 00 mean James Bond has?
A10) A license to kill.   (The real world version is call a Class Seven authorisation)
Q11) What did Reuben Mattus create in 1961: Haagen Daaz Ice Cream, Jaffa Cakes or Fosters lager?
A11) Haagen Daaz Ice Cream.
Q12) What shape is Farfelle pasta, bow shaped, ribbon shaped, or string shaped?
A12) Bow shaped.
Q13) What’s the main ingredient of a piperade?
A13) Eggs.
Q14) Which cookery show presenter is a daughter of Nigel Lawson: as well currently being involved in a very public trial?
A14) Nigella Lawson.
Q15) What grain is used to make semolina?
A15) Wheat.
Q16) What part of the cinnamon tree is used to make cinnamon?
A16) The bark.
Q17) What type of drink is Darjeeling?
A17) Tea.
Q18) If a drink is served on the rocks, what is usually usually in the glass?
A18) Ice.
Q19) What sort of fish is a kipper?
A19) A herring.
Q20) What’s the chief vegetable ingredient of Coleslaw?
A20) Cabbage.
Q21) Jordanhill Railway Station, near Glasgow, is the 1,000,000th entry on which encyclopedic website?
A21) Wikipedia.
Q22) What does the ‘E’ stand for, in Email?
A22) Electronic.
Q23) In speech, how do you officially address the Pope?
A23) “Your Holiness”.
Q24) What country has the most native speakers of English?
A24) The USA.
Q25) What’s the longest word that can be written with just the letters on the top row of a typewriter keyboard?
A25) Typewriter.
Q26) Sputnik 1 was the first artificial what?
A26) Satellite.
Q27) A male physician is addressed as Doctor: how do you address a male surgeon?
A27) Mr’.   (Why, I don’t know: but an especially puckish teacher, at senior school, told the class I was in that it was because surgery had had its origins in butchery.)
Q28) The Greek letter Beta corresponds with which letter of out alphabet?
A28) ‘B’.
Q29) In what mobile device would you find a SIM card?
A29) A mobile phone.
Q30) The Braille alphabet is made of raised what?
A30) Dots.
Q31) Who recorded Love Will Tear Us Apart, in 1980?
A31) Joy Division.
Q32) Which British band had the fastest selling début album, in the past few 5 years??
A32) The Arctic Monkeys.   (With Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.)
Q33) What was Fatboy Slim’s first UK number 1?
A33) Praise You.
Q34) Which American girl band had hits with Manic Monday, Walk Like An Egyptian and Eternal Flame?
A34) The Bangles.
Q35) Which hotel was visited by The Eagles, in 1977?
A35) Hotel California.
Q36) Which Lightening Seeds No. 1 was the official England Football Team song, in 1996?
A36) Three Lions.
Q37) Joe Dolcé was responsible for which of the UK’s comedy No. 1’s?
A37) Shaddap Your Face.
Q38) Madonna had a hit with La Isla Bonita.   What island was she singing about?
A38) San Pedro.
Q39) Stan, Lose Yourself and My Name Is: name that rapper … ?
A39) Eminem
Q40) Who was Not such an Innocent Girl, in the year 2001?
A40) Victoria Beckham.   (Posh Spice.)
Q41) Matt Stone and Trey Parker are the two creators of which famous cartoon, South Park, The Simpsons or King of the Hill?
A41) South Park.
Q42) In a 2001 poll asking people to name an artist, Vincent Van Gogh came 2nd: which Australian TV presenter came first?
A42) Rolf Harris.
Q43) What part of Jeannie couldn’t the makers of  hit 60’s show, I Dream of Jeannie show?
A43) Her navel.
Q44) Mike Reid played Frank Butcher in EastEnders.   But which children's TV show did he present?
A44) Runaround.
Q45) American TV show, 21, Jump Street featured which Hollywood actor in a starring role: Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp or Michael Douglas?
A45) Johnny Depp.
Q46) In the early 70’s, Steven Spielberg directed an episode of which detective show?
A46) Columbo.
Q47) The late Dermot Morgan was the star of which Irish comedy show?
A47) Father Ted.
Q48) Slough based paper merchant’s, Wernham Hogg featured in which BBC comedy show?
A48) The Office.
Q49) Candace Bushnell created which New York based comedy, FriendsSex and the City, or Taxi?
A49) Sex and the City.
Q50) Cornelia Frances played Barbara Hamilton, in the Australian soap, Sons and Daughters.   But also presented the Australian version of which BBC quiz show?
A50) The Weakest Link.
Q51) On stringed instruments, what is the chanterelle, the highest string, or the lowest string?
A51) The Highest.
Q52) In 1964, Dan Millman became the first World Champion in which sport?
A52) Trampolining.
Q53) Is a Horehound a dog, a plant or a fish?
A53) A plant.
Q54) Count Cavour was the first Prime Minister of which European country?
A54) Italy.   (After its unification, in 1871.)
Q55) Which was the first country to drop bombs from the air?   (Extra point for the year.)
A55) Austria, in 1849.
Q56) Name the original host of Room 101?
A56) Nick Hancock.   (He of They Think It’s All Over fame.)
Q57) Who beat Arsenal, in the 1995 European Cup Winners Cup, with a last minute goal from Nayim?
A57) Real Zaragoza.
Q58) Ital is the name given to the food rules of which religion?
A58) Rastafarianism: it’s the Rasta equivalent to the terms kosher and halal.
Q59) What does widdershins mean, clockwise, or anti-clockwise?
A59) Anti-clockwise.
Q60) Jean LaFitte, Anne Bonney and William Morgan were all what?
A60) Pirates.
I hope those help.

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