Friday, 10 January 2014

The Friday Question Set — 10-1-2014

Hmm … 

Amazing what you completely forget you’ve got, isn’t it … ?

At least, until you look.

I mean, I forgot I’d recorded a documentary about Queen Cleopatra.

And I’m trying to NOT to hum tunes by much lamented teeny bopper bands!

At any rate … ?   The documentary’s rather good: and suggests the Queen was a touch more hands on than we could imagine.


At any rate, it’s Friday, today.

You knew that … !

You’d possibly ALSO realised that  means it’s time for the Friday question set: here’s this week’s, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
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Q1) In 1492, Christopher Columbus made landfall in the Americas: in what we now call which islands … ?
A1) The Bahamas.
Q2) What’s the inscription on the Victoria Cross?
Q3) Frogmore Gardens are next to which Castle … ?
Q4) The Face Off marks the start of which chilly sport?
A4) Ice-hockey: it’s the nearest in ice hockey, to footballs’ kickoff.
Q5) The Robin Redbreast is a member of which bird family?
A5) The chat.   (Although, up until a few years ago, it had been considered a type of thrush.)
Q6) What’s Canada’s largest Pacific port?
A6) Vancouver.
Q7) Between 2000 and 2005, players from how many countries won the Women’s final at Wimbledon?
A7) Three.   (The USA, Russia, and Belgium)
Q8) Mark Thatcher pleaded guilty to charges relating to a coup in which African country?
Q9) What’s the capital of Latvia?
A9) Riga.
Q10) What colour was Moby Dick?
A10) White.
Q11) Which jockey rode 209 winners in 1990?
A11) Pat Eddery.
Q12) In which sport was Gillian Clarke a star?
A12) Badminton.
Q13) The Winnipeg Blue Bombers were a top team in which sport?
A13) Canadian Rules Football.
Q14) Who won the 1990 Baseball World Series?
A14) Cincinnati Reds.
Q15) In the 1990 Grand Prix World Championship, which team did Ayrton Senna drive?
A15) McLaren-Honda.
Q16) Which English cricketer scored 333 runs in a test match against India?
A16) Graham Gooch.
Q17) Nigel Short played ina World Championship match against Gary Kasparov.   But in which game?
A17) Chess.
Q18) Graeme Obree broke records in which sport?
A18) Cycling.
Q19) Which former Spurs skipper died in 1993?
A19) Danny Blanchflower.
Q20) Ty Murrey was acclaimed as the greatest sportsman of his era.   But in which American sport?
A20) Rodeo.
Q21) In which year of the 1930s did the BBC show a televised football match?   (Bonus point if you can name either of the teams.)
A21) 1938.   (Huddersfield v Preston.   Preston won 1-0)
Q22) Cornelia Frances shot to fame in several Aussie soaps including Sons & Daughters, and Home & Away.   But she now presents the Aussie version of which quiz show?
A22) The Weakest Link.
Q23) Ian Fleming was responsible for the James Bond novels.   But which 60’s spy series did he also have a hand in, The Man from UNCLE, Danger Man or The Saint?
A23) The Man from UNCLE.
Q24) Which nation has won Jeux Sans Frontierès the most times?
A24) Germany.
Q25) Coronation Street character, Betty Williams, was famed for which dish?
A25) Lancashire Hotpot.
Q26) What BBC series is devoted to celebrities family trees?
A26) Who Do You Think You Are?
Q27) In 1997, who did the Simpson’s replace as the worlds longest running cartoon family?
A27) The Flintstones.
Q28) Which TV show chronicles life in Wisteria Lane?
A28) Desperate Housewives.
Q29) Name either of the presenter’s of Shooting Stars.   (Two points for both.)
A29) Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.
Q30) In which comedy series would you find PC Goody?
A30) The Thin Blue Line.
Q31) What 1980 single provided the biggest hit for the Police?
A31) Don’t Stand So Close to Me.
Q32) What was the first, last and only UK № 1, for The Pretenders?
A32) Brass In Pocket.
Q33) Who’s the second biggest selling solo male artist of all time?
A33) Robbie Williams.
Q34) Inga Marchand is the real name of which US rapper?
A34) Foxy Brown.
Q35) Which band holds the record for the most appearances on Top of the Pops?
A35) Status Quo.
Q36) Which rock legend had a hit with a cover of Bob Marley song, I Shot The Sheriff?
A36) Eric Clapton.
Q37) Stay Another Day was a christmas hit for which boy-band?
A37) East 17.
Q38) Grace Mendosa was the real name of which singer?
A38) Grace Jones.
Q39) Which band holds the record for the most sessions recorded for John Peel?
A39) The Fall.   (24.)
Q40) Who’s Wembley Arena’s biggest selling artist?
A40) Cliff Richard.
Q41) Which actor connects Some Like it Hot, to The Odd Couple?
A41) Jack Lemmon.
Q42) Which Hepburn has received a record 12 Oscar nominations?
A42) Katherine Hepburn.
Q43) Who played the adult Peter Pan, in Hook?
A43) Robin Williams.
Q44) What was Whoopi Goldberg’s first major film?
A44) The Colour Purple.
Q45) Which American actress married her 7th husband in Michael Jackson’s garden?
A45) Elizabeth Taylor.
Q46) And which Welsh movie star did she marry twice?
A46) Richard Burton.
Q47) Anthony Hopkins appeared in The World’s Fastest… what?
A47) Indian.
Q48) For which film did Jodie Forster get her first Oscar?
A48) The Accused.
Q49) May Day was one of the Bond girls, in which Roger Moore era, James Bond film?
A49) A View To A Kill.
Q50) In which horror film does Jack Nicholson use the immortal line, “Here’s Johnny”?
A50) The Shining.
Q51) What’s the name of Tony Blair’s youngest son?
A51) Leo.
Q52) Which English town became a city, in 1992?
A52) Sunderland.
Q53) Which game features a top hat, a boot and a racing car?
A53) Monopoly.
Q54) What Birthstone is linked to the month of June?
A54) Agate.
Q55) Which two people work at Springfield DMV?
A55) Patty and Selma Bouvier.   (Marge’s two sisters, in The Simpsons.)
Q56) In which decade was Emmerdale first shown?
A56) The 1970s.
Q57) What’s the name of the Israeli Parliament?
A57) The Knesset.
Q58) How is the Robin Williams character, Daniel Hilliard, better known?
Q59) How is a footpath indicated on a map?
A59) As a dotted line.
Q60) If it’s 12 noon, GMT, what time is it in Moscow?
A60) 3PM.
Enjoy those: I hope they help.

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