Friday, 6 December 2013

The Friday Question Set — 6-12-2013

You know, you have to wonder, sometimes, don’t you.

Don’t you … ?

I so, anyway.

You see, as I write this, the BBC’s rolling News channel’s doing intermittent coverage of the storm — and associated tidal surge — that’s recently hit Scotland and the eastern coast of the UK.

Oh, no, don’t worry, I’m not going to suddenly get religious on you, and start telling you we’re all going to die, in a biblical Armageddon.


But, my word: those storms are as bad as I can remember seeing … !


At any rate, that’s not why you’re reading this: or I’m writing it.

Nope: it’s Friday.

So THAT mean’s it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

Here’s this week’s set, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* … 
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Q1) Tyromancy is the art of predicting the future by studying what: cheese, chutney, tuna?
A1) Cheese.
Q2) The Dicken is the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross: what species of bird have most of them gone to?
Q3) Herod the Great ruled which ancient Israeli kingdom, Israel, or Judea?
A3) Judea.
Q4) A coquille is a dish shaped like what, a shell, or a chicken?
A4) A shell.   (An oyster shell, if you want picky.)
Q5) What’s the English equivalent of a Scottish Advocate?
A5) A barrister.
Q6) What word describes the hook of an anchor, a lucky chance, or a type of worm?
A6) A fluke.
Q7) Lactose is found in what: beef, milk or oranges?
A7) Milk.
Q8) Who had hits with Swords of a Thousand Men?
Q9) Which South American country has the most Roman Catholics in its population?
A9) Brazil.
Q10) On a standard Macintosh, rather than a pc, keyboard, what letter is immediately to the right of the letter Z?
A10) X.
Q11) Name the Song: “When the paper-boy’s half an hour late”.
A11) Gertcha, by Chas and Dave.
Q12) More to the point, what beer was that song used to advertise?
A12) Courage Best.
Q13) What album was the most expensive ever made? (Extra point for the band.) 
A13) A Night At The Opera, by Queen.
Q14) Folk band, The Humblebums featured Gerry Rafferty, & and which Scottish comedian?
A14) Billy Connelly.
Q15) Nick Hayward was the lead singer of which 80’s band?
A15) Haircut 100.
Q16) Which band had a number one, first: the Beatles or the Stones?
A16) The Beatles.
Q17) Dead Ringer for Love was a hit single for which US rocker?
A17) Meatloaf.
Q18) Which Essex band had a hit album, in 2003, with Think Tank?
A18) Blur.
Q19) Who charted with a song about Heathcliffe and Cathy? (Extra point for the song.)
A19) Kate Bush. (Wuthering Heights.)
Q20) Who thought it was fun to stay at the YMCA?
A20) The Village People.
Q21) Which invention was developed last: the light bulb, the motor car, or television?
A21) Television.
Q22) How many edges do 13 rectangles have?
A22) 52.
Q23) Who was called the ‘…father of Modern Psycho-therapy’?
A23) Sigmund Freud.
Q24) What was Hale–Bopp?
A24) A comet.
Q25) One quarter of the bones of the human body are in which part of the body?
A25) The feet.
Q26) Our solar system lies in which galaxy?
A26) The Milky Way.
Q27) What, apart from moss and lichen, is the Earth’s oldest type of plant?
A27) Ferns.
Q28) What’s the hottest planet in our Solar System, Venus, Jupiter, or Mercury?
A28) Venus.
Q29) What does a magnetometer measure?
A29) Magnetic fields.
Q30) Where would you find a Megalith?
A30) In a stone circle. (Rather than one thousand lithe!)
Q31) Mario Andretti found fame in what sport?
A31) Motor racing.
Q32) A pair of sisters fought out the final of the 2001 US Open tennis tournament. Name Either. (Two points for both.)
A32) Venus and Serena Williams.
Q33) Sir Garfield Sobers is better how?
A33) Gary Sobers.
Q34) Decathlete Dean Macey competes in how many events?
A34) 10.
Q35) James Cleveland Owens was better known as which Olympic Gold Medallist?
A35) Jesse Owens.
Q36) Clive Lloyd played Cricket for which international side?
A36) West Indies.
Q37) Payne Stewart tragically died in in a plane crash, in 1999: which sport did he find fame in?
A37) Golf.
Q38) Marlene Ottey competed for which country?
A38) Jamaica.
Q39) Who, in 2012, was named Sports Personality of the Year … ?
A39) Bradley Wiggins.
Q40) Shaquille O’Neal made both his name, and his fortune, in what sport?
A40) Basketball.
Q41) James Bond film, Casino Royale is based on which James Bond novel: the first, second or third?
A41) First.
Q42) Which year of the 1970s saw the release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind?
A42) 1977.
Q43) What was the only film Humphrey Bogart won a best Actor Oscar, for … ?
A43) The African Queen, in 1951.
Q44) Bridge on the River Kwai won critical acclaim for it’s star, Sir Alec Guinness. Which war was it set during?
A44) World War Two.
Q45) Celia Johnson & Trevor Howard had what kind of encounter?
A45) Brief Encounter.
Q46) What convenient initials did the grumpy actor, Mr Fields have?
A46) W. C.
Q47) What Tom Hanks war movie was directed by Steven Spielberg?
A47) Saving Private Ryan.
Q48) In the film, V for Vendetta, the main character wears a mask of which figure from English history?
A48) Guy Fawkes.
Q49) Who directed Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs?
A49) Quentin Tarantino.
Q50) Who wrote the screenplay of the film, The Crucible?
A50) Arthur Miller.
Q51) Water is made from two elements: Oxygen, and what else?
A51) Hydrogen.
Q52) What’s Sir Paul McCartney’s first name?
A52) James.
Q53) In which year of the 1990’s did Britain hand over Hong Kong, to China?
A53) 1997.
Q54) The ITV soap, Albion Market was set near which city: Manchester, London or Liverpool?
A54) Manchester.
Q55) In a rather notorious advert, Eva Herzegovina said “Hello Boys”.   What was she advertising?
A55) The WonderBra. (Accept just Bra.)
Q56) In July of 1999, Kim Wilde announced she was to do a tv show on what hobby?
A56) Gardening.
Q57) How many items are there in a ‘baker’s dozen’ … ?
A57) 13.
Q58) Who declared “The lady’s not for turning”?
Q59) Robert Carlyle was born in which country of the UK?
A59) Scotland.
Q60) With which sport is Peter Ebdon associated?
A60) Snooker.
Enjoy … !

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