Friday, 31 January 2014

The Friday Question Set — 31-1-2014

Hmmm … 

You know, I’v e got to admit to feeling SLIGHTLY rushed.

Although, granted, I have get all day.

But here’s me, happily posting up today’s Friday Question … 

RIGHT in the middle of writing Daily Teasers, AND making the videos for them … !


Oy Veh … !

At any rate, here’s this week’s Friday Question Set: without links, I’m afraid, but covered by the usual Creative Commons License*

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Q1) What sort of Christian building derives its name from the Greek word for seat?
A1) A cathedral.

Q2) Which musical instrument is the largest member of the tuba family?
A2) The Sousaphone

Q3) In the UK aristocracy, which rank comes between a baron, and an earl?
A3) A Viscount.

Q4) Which musical is performed on roller skates?
A4) Starlight Express.

Q5) In which European country did Punch and Judy shows originate?
A5) Italy.

Q6) Which Brazilian dance became popular, in Europe, in 1989: the Lambada or the Tango?
A6) The Lambada.

Q7) In the E. M. Forster novel, A Room With A View, which Italian city provided the view?
A7) Florence.

Q8) Which fashion designer created The New Look, during the 50’s?
A8) Christian Dior.

Q9) What is made from a mixture of linseed oil and chalkdust?
A9) Putty.

Q10) What’s the capital city of Norway?
A10) Oslo.


Q11) The Whale Shark is the largest species of what?
A11) Fish.

Q12) Which fish shares its name with a type of sporting footwear?
A12) The Skate.

Q13) What is the name of the world’s heaviest marine mammal?
A13) Blue Whale.

Q14) A mollusc’s body is covered with what?
A14) A shell.

Q15) What name is given to a baby whale, calf, puppy, or kid?
A15) Calf.

Q16) Great White, Frilled and Hammerhead are types of what?
A16) Shark.

Q17) Dolphins, lobsters or seals: which one has pincers?
A17) Lobsters.

Q18) What type of sea life is the Portuguese Man O’War?
A18) Jellyfish.

Q19) How many tentacles does a squid have?
A19) 10.

Q20) What 5 limbed sea creature has its mouth at the bottom of its body?
A20) The Starfish.


Q21) What type of wood is Balsa: hard or soft?
A21) Hard.

Q22) Plantain and yams are relatives of which fruit?
A22) The banana

Q23) The Blackthorn is also known as which berry?
A23) The sloe berry.

Q24) The demands of which industry boosted the production of the rubber plant, last century? 
A24) The car industry.

Q25) What does a berry typically contain?
A25) Seeds.

Q26) How often do biennial plants flower and seed?
A26) Every second year?

Q27) The name ‘tulip’ comes from a Turkish word meaning what?
A27) Turban.

Q28) How is the wild Rosa Canina better known?
A28) The Dog Rose.

Q29) The Rose of York is which colour?
A29) White.

Q30) Gypsophilia is usually for what: flower arranging, smoking or eating?
A30) Flower arranging: it’s a type of carnation.


Q31) In which European country were the Baader Meinhof Gang based?
A31) Germany.

Q32) Hastings Banda became Prime Minister of which African country, in 1964?
A32) Malawi.

Q33) Which small Caribbean country triggered a missile crisis, during the 1960’s?
A33) Cuba.

Q34) Black September were a terrorist group from which middle eastern country?
A34) Palestine/Israel.

Q35) In which year of the 1940’s did the Battle of Britain begin?
A35) 1940.

Q36) General Pinochet lead a coup in which South American country?
A36) Chile.

Q37) During the 1980s, which Berkshire site was the scene of many anti-nuclear protests?
A37) Greenham Common.

Q38) Who succeeded François Mitterand as President of France?
A38) Jacques Chirac.

Q39) Milton Friedman was the senior policy advisor to which American president: Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter or George Bush senior?
A39) Ronald Reagan

Q40) In which far Eastern country was the Great Leap Forward, during the 1950’s?
A40) China.


Q41) Is Aberdeen north or south of Glasgow?
A41) North.

Q42) Prestwick and Gatwick are both what, airports, seaports, or film studios?
A42) Airports.

Q43) In which English county are the Dales?
A43) Yorkshire.

Q44) Denbighshire is in which country of the UK?
A44) Wales.

Q45) On which Devon Moor is there a famous prison?
A45) Dartmoor

Q46) What is the administrative centre for Scotland’s Dumfries & Galloway region?
A46) Dumfries.

Q47) Eastbourne, Esher and Eccles.   Which of these is on the coast?
A47) Eastbourne.

Q48) Where, in the UK, is Armagh?
A48) Northern Ireland.   (Accept Ulster, but not Ireland: that’s the Republic of Ireland.)

Q49) Who was the last Queen to inherit the throne of the UK, prior to Queen Elizabeth 2nd?
A49) Queen Victoria.

Q50) Dudley is near which major city of the Midlands?
A50) Birmingham.


Q51) Which Blondie album did their hit Atomic come from?
A51) Eat To The Beat.

Q52) True or False: The native language of film star Ioan Griffudd is English.
A52) False.  It’s Welsh.

Q53) Which kitchen item is linked to satellite TV?
A53) A dish.

Q54) How many minutes are there, in 11 hours?
A54) 660.

Q55) Trumpets and cornets belong to which group of musical instruments?
A55) Brass.

Q56) What word describes linking computers together?
A56) Networking.

Q57) Who did Bianca de Macias marry, in 1971?
A57) Mick Jagger.

Q58) Where on the body might a cataract appear?
A58) An eye.

Q59) The giant panda is native to which continent?
A59) Asia.

Q60) What was the name of the family, in The Beverly Hillbillies?
A60) Clampett.

Enjoy those: I hope they’re useful … 

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