Friday, 23 May 2014

The Friday Question Set — 23-4-2014

Hmmm … 

Well, I think I can safely say I didn’t get it.

Drat … 

Just in case you DIDN’T know … ?

I had an interview yesterday: and got told I’d be contacted, today, if successful.

I’ve not been contacted: yet.

Frankly, I’m not holding out much hope.

Even though there’s an hour or so, before most shops close … 

Either way … ?

Well, either, it’s Friday: which means it’s time for two things.

Firstly, it’s time for the Friday question set.

And secondly, the day is ALSO a cue for my apologies for missing last weeks!

At any rate, here’s this week’s Friday Question Set, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Online 250
Q1) What’s the only mammal that can fly??
A1) The Bat.
Q2) What was the colourful nickname of WW1 flying Ace, Baron Manfred von Richthofen??
A2) Red Baron.
Q3) Which Japanese institution is the world’s largest saving’s bank?
Q4) What’s the capital of the US state of Louisiana?
Q5) What are the odds of rolling a ten, with two six sided dice, 10 to 1, 11 to 1, or 12 to 1?
A5) 11 to 1.
Q6) David Ginola joined Newcastle United from which French football team?
Q7) Which Wendy starred in Butterflies?
Q8) Which Nick was BBC Sports Personality of the Year, in 1989?
Q9) Brian Wilson was a member of which 60’s group?
A9) The Beach Boys.
Q10) How many sides does a decagon have?
A10) 10.
Q11) Which US band released Hip to Be Square?
A11) Huey Lewis and the News.
Q12) What was the 1st, last, and only number 1, for The Pretenders?
Q13) What’s the connection between Shania Twain, Jennifer Lopez and Avril Lavigne?
A13) Computer viruses have been named after them.
Q14) Al and Lucille were the parents of which 60s American rock guitarist?
A14) Jimi Hendrix.
Q15) Saul Hudson is better known as which member of Guns & Roses?
A15) Slash.
Q16) Which member of Oasis married Patsy Kensit in 1997?
A16) Liam Gallagher.
Q17) Which band had a hit with Radio Gaga?
A17) Queen.
Q18) Who is Bernie Taupin’s most famous song-writing partner?
A18) Elton John
Q19) Heather Small was the lead singer of which 90’s band?
A19) M People.
Q20) Noddy Holder was the lead singer of which 70’s band?
A20) Slade.
Q21) Lisa Osbourne directed what is, arguably, the shortest James Bond film, ever.   What was the name of this 2012 piece?
A21) Happy and Glorious: it was the short film of James Bond and the Queen, parachuting into the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.   (PART of the argument’s going to be over the fact it was made by the BBC, and not by Eon Productions, the official makers of the James Bond franchise.)
Q22) Which director directed the original French version of Bridget Fonda flick, The Assassin?
A22) Luc Besson: who directed and produced the film, Nikita.
Q23) What country did Robin Williams say Good Morning to, in 1987?
A23) Vietnam.
Q24) Woody Allen made an 80s movie about Hannah and her … what?
A24) Sisters.
Q25) Which 80s Warren Beatty film was all about Soviet Russia?
A25) Reds.
Q26) Who was Billy Crystal’s male co-star in Analyse This?
A26) Robert De Niro.
Q27) Which west London borough is associated with classic comedy movies?
A27) Ealing.
Q28) In the film, Miss Congeniality, who is Miss Congeniality?
A28) Sandra Bullock.
Q29) In the film Ghost, was Patrick Swayze, or Demi Moore, the ghost?
A29) Patrick Swayze.
Q30) In the children’s film, The Cat In The Hat, who played the Cat … ?
A30) Mike Myers.
Q31) On which island were the Mafia founded?
A31) Sicily.
Q32) What is the main religion of Albania?
A32) Islam.
Q33) Tallinn is the capital of which former Soviet republic?
A33) Estonia.
Q34) The Straits of Gibraltar connect the Atlantic with which sea?
A34) The Mediterranean.
Q35) Danair is based in which European country?
A35) Denmark.
Q36) Which mountainous European country is divided into cantons?
A36) Switzerland.
Q37) Which country is also known as the Hellenic Republic?
A37) Greece.
Q38) Majorca is part of which group of islands?
A38) The Balearics.
Q39) The province of Calabria is at the southernmost tip of which country?
A39) Italy.
Q40) Prior to its adoption of the Euro, what was the currency of Spain?
A40) The Peseta.
Q41) Are there more chairs at the start, or the end of a game of Musical chairs?
A41) At the start.
Q42) What is the less formal name for a turf accountants?  (Clean names, that is!)
A42) Bookie.
Q43) The Notting Hill Carnival is usually held on which bank holiday?
A43) August Bank Holiday
Q44) In which county of the UK might you take a holiday on the Broads?
A44) Norfolk.
Q45) What would you hire from Moss Bros?
A45) A suit.
Q46) Butlins’ was the first successful what, in the UK?
A46) Holiday camp.
Q47) In the theatre, is the Circle on the first, or ground floor?
A47) The first floor.
Q48) Which magazine’s title is the French word for ‘she?’
A48) Elle
Q49) Atari means what, when translated into English?
A49) Attack.
Q50) Hoyles Compendium is generally agreed to be the world’s most complete guide to what subject?
A50) Games.
Q51) What was the name of King Canute’s queen: Queen Emma, Queen Gemma or Queen Latifah?
A51) Queen Emma.
Q52) Who had a hit with My Heart Will Go On?
Q53) The HSBC is a well known bank: but what does HSBC stand for?
Q54) How many creatures, mythical or otherwise, feature in the Chinese horoscope?
A54) 12.
Q55) If December the first is a Tuesday, how many Wednesdays will there be, in the month?
A55) 5.
Q56) Which animal lives in a drey?
A56) A squirrel.
Q57) What is measured with a pedometer?
Q58) A shuttlecock is used in which game?
A58) Badminton.
Q59) When Americans talk about gas, what are they talking about?
A59) Petrol.
Q60) How many strings are there on a Spanish guitar?
A60) Six.
Have a good week … !

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