Friday, 9 May 2014

The Friday Question Set — 9-5-2014

Well, that’s THAT lot done … !

Well, written … !

OK, OK, you’re possibly sitting thinking “What’s Done … ?” in a mildly confused way, aren’t you … ?

I’ve just finished next months Gazette Teasers written.

With a certain amount of pride and polish, it has to be said.

All I have to do now … ?

Is format the things and I’m done for the proverbial month!

At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, today is Friday" which means it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

Here’s this week’s, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) The Rocket 3 is advertised as the world’s biggest motorbike.   Which British company makes it?
A1) Triumph.
Q2) What is a Jesuit: a Belgian hat, a French cheese, or a Roman Catholic priest?
Q3) Who wore ‘demob’ suits, at the end of World War 2?
A3) Soldiers, leaving the army.
Q4) What’s Britain’s most popular participation sport?
A4) Fishing.
Q5) In the 2005 film version of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, who played Willy Wonka?
Q6) Cars with the international registration ‘C,’ come from which Caribbean country?
A6) Cuba.
Q7) Which sport, other than rugby, competes for a Currie Cup?
A7) Cricket.
Q8) Which chemical element has the highest melting point?
A8) Carbon.
Q9) Which of Shakespeare’s plays was banned during the reign of King George 3rd?
A9) King Lear.
Q10) When Australians talk of a billabong, what are they talking about?
A10) A waterhole, or oasis.
Q11) What colour is the flesh of a cantaloupe melon?
A11) Orange.
Q12) Which fish goes into Scotch woodcock?
A12) Anchovies.
Q13) Russia is famed for producing which spirit?
A13) Vodka.
Q14) Which beer did Paul Hogan advertise?
A14) Fosters.
Q15) Gherkins are the pickled form of which vegetable?
A15) Cucumbers.
Q16) What leaf is added to pasta, in order to turn it green?
A16) Spinach.
Q17) Which gourmet fungus is a native of the Perigord region, in France?
A17) Truffles.
Q18) Steak and kidney pudding is usually made with what type of pastry?
A18) Suet pastry.
Q19) Whisky is usually made from the malted version of which grain?
A19) Barley.
Q20) What kind of fruit is a Laxton’s Superb?
A20) An apple.
Q21) What song provided a number 4 hit, for Nat King Cole, in 1987?
A21) When I Fall In Love.
Q22) What was the first top ten hit, for Tanita Tikaram?
A22) Good Tradition.
Q23) What was KC and the Sunshine Bands’ only 80s’ number one?
A23) (Baby) Give It Up.
Q24) The Art of Noise had a hit with which talking TV head?
A24) Max Headroom.
Q25) Which Tommy James song provided a hit for Billy Idol?
A25) Mony, Mony.
Q26) What was Simply Red’s first top ten hit?
A26) Holdin’ Back The Years.
Q27) What song, in 1986, was Spandau Ballet’s last UK hit?
A27) Through the Barricades.
Q28) In 1982, which girl band joined the Fun Boy 3, on It Ain’t What You Do, It’s the Way That You do it?
A28) Bananarama.
Q29) What was Men At Work’s only UK number 1?
A29) Down Under.
Q30) What was Karel Fialka’s only UK hit?
A30) Hey, Matthew.
Q31) Writer Arnold Bax is quoted as saying that you should “…try everything once, except incest, and …” what?
A31) Folk dancing.
Q32) Jeffrey Archer was gaoled for what offence?
A32) Perjury.
Q33) Adrian Edmonson — Viv, from The Young Ones — went to school with which playwright?
A33) Tom Stoppard.
Q34) Which comedian won the 2014 series of Celebrity Big Brother … ?
A34) Jim Davidson.
Q35) According to one report, Katy Perry, Barack Obama and Justin Beiber are the three most followed people: on what?
A35) Twitter.
Q36) Pat Phoenix, Coronation Street’s Elsie Tanner, bears what relation to Cherie Blair?
A36) Stepmother.
Q37) Which former Prime Minister had twins, called Mark and Carol?
A37) Margaret Thatcher.
Q38) Which model had a cameo, in the 80s version of Batman?
A38) Jerry Hall.
Q39) John Prescott held, and Nick Clegg holds, which position?
A39) Deputy Prime Minister.
Q40) Who released a 1975 LP, called Uri Gellar?
A40) Uri Gellar.
Q41) Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary, are all types of what?
A41) Rock.
Q42) What term is given to a substance that influences a chemical reaction, without being changed, itself?
A42) A catalyst.
Q43) What was the normal size of a floppy disc, in inches?
A43) 3.5 inches.
Q44) Is coal fossilised plants, or animals?
A44) Plants.
Q45) Which country is the world’s largest exporter of grain?
A45) The USA.
Q46) Nylon takes its name from which 2 cities?
A46) London, and New York.
Q47) Mr Whitehead developed which underwater weapon, in 1866?
A47) The Torpedo.
Q48) Which letter is furthest left, on a standard computer keyboard?
A48) ‘Q.’
Q49) A clouded agaric is a poisonous variety of what plant?
A49) Mushroom.
Q50) Phytopathology is the study of what?
A50) Plant diseases.
Q51) William White was the real name of which game-show host?
Q52) Concord is the capital of which US state?
Q53) What condition links Franz Kafka, Groucho Marx and Mark Twain?
A53) Insomnia.
Q54) In Monopoly, how much does it cost to buy Bond Street?
A54) £320.
Q55) The word ‘assassin,’ has its origins in which language?
A55) Arabic.
Q56) True or False; Lawnmower Death were a genuine band.
A56) True.
Q57) In children’s classic, Thunderbirds, what was Parker’s nickname, whilst in prison?
Q58) How many tuning pegs are there, on a bass guitar?
A58) Four.   (At least, usually: some come with five or six)
Q59) Zulu leader, Chief Buthelezi, became government minister of which country?
Q60) Rupert the Bear’s scarf are which two colours?
A60) Black and yellow.
Enjoy those: let me know how they do for you … !

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