Friday, 31 October 2014

The Friday Question Set — 31-10-2014


I completely forgot that Halloween, this year,  was a Friday!


To coin a phrase!

It used to be I’d make a point of assembling a Halloween quiz, especially: back when I was doing live pub quizzes.

At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, if you hit the Halloween tags at the bottom of the post, you should be able to find SOMETHING.

Or you can look me up on Twitter or Facebook and ask me for horror themed questions … !

Either way … ?

Let’s move on … 


After all, today is Friday: which means it’s time for the (unthemed, unfortunately) Friday Question Set.

Here’s this week’s, covered by the Creative Commons License* … 

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Q1) Dick Cheney, and Donald Rumsfeld were originally in which US President’s government?
A1) Gerald Ford’s.

Q2) Where in the human body is the Scapula?
Q2) The shoulder.  (It’s the shoulder blade.)

Q3) Back in 1850, Children’s Temperance Societies were called what: Bands of Gold, Bands Of Hope or Bands Of Rubber?

Q4) What word can go before ‘turnover’ and after ‘pine’?
A4) Apple.

Q5) Which novelist wrote The Shining?

Q6) Ronaldsway Airport is on which Isle?
A6) The Isle of Mann.

Q7) Which Earl was brother to the late Princess of Wales?

Q8) Which actor married Melanie Griffith, twice?
A8) Don Johnson.   (Reportedly, she’s soon to divorce Antonio Banderas … )

Q9) A Twined Turk’s Head is a type of what: knot, cabbage or bedknob?
A9) A knot.

Q10) Many rock musicians tell jokes about whom: guitarists, bassists or drummers?
A10) Drummers.


Q11) Which sea separates St George’s Channel, from the North Channel?
A11) The Irish Sea

Q12) Which Channel Island is famous for having no cars?
A12) Sark.

Q13) Which Roman Road shares its name with a type of fur?
A13) Ermine Street.

Q14) The Cathedral Church of Saint Michael was consecrated in 1962.  In which English city is it?
A14) Coventry.

Q15) Which port was the birthplace of both Charles Dickens and Isambard Kingdom Brunel?
A15) Portsmouth.

Q16) From which city does the Halle Orchestra come from?
A16) Manchester.

Q17) What is the main range of hills, in Gloucestershire?
A17) The Cotswolds.

Q18) Which palace is the official residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury?
A18) Lambeth Palace.

Q19) True or False; ­ Robert The Bruce was the 2nd Scottish king to be called Robert.
A19) False.   He was actually Robert the 1st.

Q20) The US Embassy to Britain is in which London square?
A20) Grovenor Square.


Q21) The RSPB was founded to prevent feathers being used in what?
A21) Hats.

Q22) The Red Mullet is also known as which kind of fish: the Goat Fish, the Dog Fish, or the Whale Shark?
A22) The Goat Fish.

Q23) Demosponges are the world’s largest group of which marine life-forms?
A23) Sponges.

Q24) Which Central American country does the Axoltl come from?
A24) Mexico.

Q25) What’s the world’s largest eagle?
A25) The Harpy Eagle.

Q26) The New World vulture has it, the Old World vulture doesn’t: what sense are we talking about?
A26) The sense of Smell.

Q27) Sea Whips and Sea Fans are what: corals, sponges, or sea-slugs?
A27) Corals.

Q28) What fish is known as Rock salmon, when sold as food?
A28) Dogfish.

Q29) The cassowary and the Emu are both native to which country?
A29) Australia.

Q30) Where does the Blenny live: the seabed, underground or on the moon?
A30) On the seabed.


Q31) Complete the title of this 1983 Oscar winning film; Terms Of… what?
A31) Terms of Endearment.

Q32) Who directed the films Raging Bull and Taxi Driver?
A32) Martin Scorcese.

Q33) Who starred with Steve Martin and Martin Short in the 1986 comedy, The Three Amigos?
A33) Chevy Chase.

Q34) Which Kate is the daughter of Goldie Hawn?
A34) Kate Hudson.

Q35) In which thriller did Kevin Spacey play the character Roger ‘Verbal’ Kint?
A35) The  Usual Suspects.

Q36) In which film was Dustin Hoffman 121 years old?
A36) Little Big Man.

Q37) ‘Little Nellie’, from You Only Live Twice, was once named the best James Bond gadget, ever:but what was ‘Little Nellie’?
A37) A miniature helicopter.

Q38) In the 1966 film Fantastic Voyage, what is injected into a sick man: a medical team, a mini-submarine or both?
A38) Both.

Q39) Complete the title of this 2004 film; Sky Captain And The… what?
A39) Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow.

Q40) Name either of the two principal actors in the film, Kevin and Perry Go Large?   (Two points for both).
A40) Harry Enfield and Kathy Burke.


Q41) Stay Another Day was a Christmas hit for which boy-band?
A41) East 17.

Q42) Which rock legend had a hit with a cover of Bob Marley song, I Shot The Sheriff?
A42) Eric Clapton.

Q43) What 1980 single provided the biggest hit for the Police?
A43) Don’t Stand So Close to Me.

Q44) Please, Please, Please was whose first million selling US hit?
A44) James Brown.

Q45) Ian Anderson was the lead singer of which prog rock band?
A45) Jethro Tull.

Q46) Grace Mendosa was the real name of which singer?
A46) Grace Jones.

Q47) Inga Marchand is the real name of which US rapper?
A47) Foxy Brown.

Q48) Which band holds the record for the most sessions recorded for John Peel?
A48) The Fall.   (24.)

Q49) What was the first, last and only number 1, for The Pretenders?
A49) Brass In Pocket.

Q50) Which former member of Squeeze now has his own Rhythm and Blues Orchestra?
A50) Jools Holland.


Q51) What name is given to the Japanese art of paper-folding?
A51) Origami.

Q52) Which motorway links London to Cambridge?
A52) M11.

Q53) What does a Catholic call the string of beads used for praying?
A53) A rosary.

Q54) General Augusto Pinochet was the former dictator of which South American country?
A54) Chile.

Q55) According to the Chinese calendar, 2014 is the Year of the what?
A55) Horse.

Q56) Swedish cars display which international registration mark?
A56) S.

Q57) Complete the title of Leonardo’s mural: The Last … ?
A57) Supper.

Q58) In the Bible, who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus?

Q59) Lombardy, Sicily, and Tuscany are parts of which European country?
A59) Italy.

Q60) According to the old proverb, what blows no good?
A60) An ill wind.

Happy Halloween, if you’re celebrating.

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