Friday, 7 February 2014

The Friday Question Set — 7-2-2014

Rush, rush, RUSH!

Well, Rush, rush, RUSH … ish … !

I’ll be frank: given that the Gazette’s published a piece about the now failed Cinema development, I want to try and get a brief piece about it.

AND catch up with a couple of other bits nd bobs done.

So … without much further ado … ?

Here’s this week’s Friday Question Set: covered by the usual Creative Commons License*.
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Q1) In which year were the Winter Olympics held in Sochi, in Russia?
A1) As of today, 2014.
Q2) Which German band famously jammed London’s Tate Modern website, when they announced they’d be playing a series of concerts there, in 2013?
Q2) Kraftwerk.   (The site crashed under the weight of fan demand for tickets.)
Q3) What’s the technical term for a dvd, or cd?
A3) An optical disc.
Q4) According to a 2012 poll who’s the most recognised face in the world.?
Q5) Which youth movement saw its 100th birthday, in 2007?
A5) The Boy Scouts.
Q6) Which citizen of Singapore made his US movie debut in Lethal Weapon 4?
A6) Jet Li.
Q7) In a poll for Radio 2 which rock band was named as Britain’s greatest?
A7) Led Zeppelin.   (Queen were HAD!)
Q8) Rosh Hashannah is the New Year festival of which religion … ?
A8) Judaism.
Q9) Which Essex town is home to the world’s longest pleasure pier?
Q10) The Duke of Rothsey is also known as whom … ?
Q11) Ciabatta and pitta, are types of what?
A11) Bread.
Q12) What’s the dominant flavour of fennel?
A12) Aniseed.
Q13) What type of pea is used in hummus?
A13) The chick pea.
Q14) What flavour is the liquer, Kahlua?
A14) Coffe flavoured.
Q15) In the kitchen, what is a mandolin used for?
A15) Slicing things.   (Eggs, tomatos, stuff like that.)
Q16) What coloour is the sauce on a prawn cocktail?
A16) Pink.
Q17) What type of meat is brisket?
A17) Beef.
Q18) What name is given to a small segment of garlic?
A18) A clove.
Q19) True or false; - Rosé is made from red grapes that have had their skins removed.
A19) True.
Q20) What shellfish are used in Moules Marinière?
A20) Mussels.
Q21) Edina is a well known designer; - which famed food critic is her father?
A21) Egon Ronay.
Q22) Which 60’s model is married to actor, Leigh Lawson?
A22) Twiggy.
Q23) Which American singer collaborated with Tommy Hilfiger, on the ‘True Star’ series of perfumes?
A23) Beyoncé Knowles.
Q24) Which supermodel became linked with Babbyshambles frontman, Pete Doherty, in 2005?
A24) Kate Moss.
Q25) Who released a perfume called “Stella”, in 2005?
A25) Stella McCartney.
Q26) Which cosmetic house did Liz Hurley become the face of, in 1995?
A26) Estée Lauder.
Q27) Which famous English photographer is Hawaiian model Marie Helvin married to?
A27) David Bailey.
Q28) Which star of The Hours advertised Channel Number 5?
A28) Nicole Kidman.
Q29) Which British designer is well known for having pink hair?
A29) Zandra Rhodes.
Q30) Which 2004 Oscar winner was the 2005 face of L’Oreal?
A30) Charlize Theron.
Q31) Which English star shot to fame, in the Britflick, Four Wedding & A Funeral?
A31) Hugh Grant.
Q32) Name the film, shot in Ireland, in which Australian Mel Gibson played a Scotsman.
A32) Braveheart.
Q33) What was the name of the most recent Carry On film?
A33) Carry On Columbus.
Q34) In which film did Robin Williams dress up as a Scotitsh nanny?
A34) Mrs Doubtfire.
Q35) What was the name of the Dustin Hoffman film about Peter Pan?
A35) Hook.
Q36) Who co–starred with Walter Matthau in the film, in the film, Grumpy Old Men?
A36) Jack Lemmon.
Q37) What did Sdhindler draw up, in the Steven Spielberg movie?
A37) Schindler’s List.
Q38) In which film did Whoopi Goldberg first get in the habit?
A38) Sister Act.
Q39) In the 1992 film of the same name, who or what is Beethoven?
A39) A Saint Bernard Dog.   (Accept just either Saint Bernard, or dog.)
Q40) Who, or what, was Caspar?
A40) The friendly ghost.
Q41) Josh Kirby, & Paul Kidby have provided cover art for which fantasy writer?
A41) Terry Pratchett.
Q42) Which detective novelist has the initials PD?
A42) PD James.
Q43) When writing science fiction, rather than mainstream novels, Iain  Banks wrote under which name?
A43) Iain M. Banks.   (The M stands for Menzies which is pronounced Ming.)
Q44) Which little girl had Adventures in Wonderland?
A44) Alice.
Q45) In the title of the book by Alexander Dumas, how many Musketeers were there?
A45) Three.
Q46) Which Robinson was stranded on a Desert Island?
A46) Robinson Crusoe.
Q47) Toad of Toad Hall features in which children’s classic?
A47) Wind in the Willows.
Q48) Which artist’s name feature’s in Dan Brown’s best known novel?
A48) Leonardo Da Vinci.
Q49) William Wordsworth wrote about which flower?
A49) The daffodil.
Q50) What’s the religious occupation of the medieval detective, Cadfæl?
A50) Monk.
Q51) Write out the number 1 million, in digits: how many zeros are there?
A51) Six.
Q52) Packham’s Triumph, Conference and Merton Pride are varieties of which fruit?
A52) Pears.
Q53) What word can go after bottle and before manager?
A53) Bank.
Q54) George Ivan Morison is better known as which Northern Irish singer … ?
Q55) Which footballing Jack was known as “…the Giraffe”?
Q56) What is East Pakistan now known as ?
A56) Bangladesh.
Q57) In which African country is the city of Durban?
Q58) What musical note is written in the space above the bottom line of the Treble clef?
A58) F.   (Basically, the Treble sign at the start of the stave tells you where the ‘G’ is.)
Q59) In which country of the UK was Tony Blair when the 7/7 attacks took place?
A59) Scotland.   (At the G8 conference, in Gleneagles)
Q60) Who was the first man to go to the loo on the Moon: Buzz Aldrin or Neil Armstrong?

Enjoy those.

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