Friday, 20 February 2015

The Friday Question Set — 20-2-2015

You know, I really should get some sleep of an evening.

Or TRY to, at ANY rate.

For various reasons … ?

I didn’t get much.

Which will teach me to stay up, chatting to people.

At any rate … ?

At ANY rate, my complaining — or kicking myself — about my sleeping patterns is neither here nor there.

Nor why you’re here.

Let’s be frank … you’re here, because you’re a pub quizmaster who’s been caught short: and you need … 

Here’s THIS week’s questions: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* … 

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Q1) Which of the Knights of The Round Table was Queen Guinevere’s lover?
A1) Sir Lancelot.

Q2) What colour cloak do Carmelite monks wear?
Q2) A white one.

Q3) If someone has been described as salacious, what do they have an excessive interest in: sex, drugs or Rock & Roll?
A3) Sex.

Q4) The word ‘STEPPE’ comes from which language?
A4) Russian.

Q5) What’s the technical term for DVDs, or CDs and blu-ray discs?

Q6) Which country was the 1st to retain football’s World Cup?
A6) Italy

Q7) Who had a 1984 hit with Punch and Judy: Marillion, Iron Maiden or Frankie Goes To Hollywood?
A7) Marillion.

Q8) Clive Rice played cricket for which country?

Q9) Who wrote the novel A Clockwork Orange?

Q10) The giant panda is native to which continent?
A10) Asia.


Q11) In which musical does Fagin appear?
A11) Oliver.

Q12) Which musical about Professor Higgins and Eliza Doolittle is based on Pygmalion?
A12) My Fair Lady.

Q13) Which musical is about a circus impresario?
A13) Barnum.

Q14) Which New York street is famous for its theatres?
A14) Broadway

Q15) According to the comedy, There’s a what in My Soup?
A15) Girl

Q16) What was Jesus Christ according to Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber?
A16) A superstar

Q17) Topol, Leonard Nimoy and Joe McGann have all played the main character in which musical?
A17) Fiddler On the Roof

Q18) In Starlight Express what do the performers wear on their feet?
A18) Roller Skates

Q19) During the 2nd World War, which London theatre’s motto was, We never close?
A19) The Windmill.

Q20) Michael Crawford starred in the musical about The Woman in… what?
A20) White.


Q21) Which piece by Wagner was used as the theme of the movie, Apocalypse, Now?
A21) The Ride of The Valkyries.

Q22) Which of Verdi's operas is set in Ancient Egypt: Aïda, Alzira or Attilla?
A22) Aïda

Q23) During which part of Handel’s Messiah is it traditional for the audience to stand up?
A23) The Hallelujah Chorus.

Q24) Stephane Grappelli is famous for playing which stringed instrument?
A24) The violin.

Q25) Who composed the piece of music known as the Moonlight Sonata?
A25) Beethoven.

Q26) What does an operetta have that an opera doesn’t?
A26) Spoken dialogue.

Q27) What does the musical direction ‘tacet’ mean: Stop playing, start playing or keep on playing?
A27) Stop playing (or be silent).

Q28) Which British conductor was known as ‘Old Timber’: Sir Henry Wood, Sir Harry Pine or Sir Tarquin Elm?
A28) Sir Henry Wood.

Q29) In which opera does a gypsy girl fall in love with a toreador: Carmen, Madame Butterfly or Tosca?
A29) Carmen.

Q30) Who wrote the opera Peter Grimes: Benjamin Britten, Noël Coward or Edward Elgar?
A30) Benjamin Britten.


Q31) In the cartoon and film, where did the Flintstones live?
A31) Bedrock.

Q32) What role did Bernard Youens play, in Coronation Street?
A32) Stan Ogden.

Q33) Which television character refused to marry in the year 35 BC, was therefore cursed and forced to live in a small ‘padded’ room?
A33) Jeannie, in I Dream of Jeannie.

Q34) Which snooker show was originally commissioned by David Attenborough?
A34) Pot Black.

Q35) Mr T appeared in which team?
A35) The A Team.

Q36) Songs of Praise is usually shown on which night of the week?
A36) Sunday.

Q37) What is Britain’s longest running children’s TV show?
A37) Blue Peter.

Q38) Adam Woodyatt plays which character in EastEnders?
A38) Ian Beale.

Q39) In which country of the UK is the new version of Doctor Who filmed?
A39) Wales.

Q40) Which reporter had the scoop of 1995 with his Panorama interview of the Princess of Wales?
A40) Martin Bashir.


Q41) What was the name of the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine?
A41) Nautilus.

Q42) Who observed that “A week is a long time in politics”?
A42) Harold Wilson.

Q43) Who was the Iron Duke?
A43) Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington.

Q44) US-born traitor William Joyce — known for his broadcasts from Nazi Germany during World War II — was better known how?
A44) Lord Haw-Haw.

Q45) In which year was Prince Edward born?
A45) 1964

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Q47) Which British monarch was know as Edward the Caresser?
A47) Edward 7th.

Q48) The first pound note was introduced in which year -1854, 1894 or 1914?
A48) 1894

Q49) Venezuelan assassin and terrorist, Illich Ramirez Sanchez, was better as what?
A49) Carlos the Jackal.

Q50) During the Napoleonic Wars, what were the 95th Rifle Regiment of Foot was better known how: the Green Rifles, the Green Jackets or the Red Devils?
A50) The Green Rifles.


Q51) In the film, Boys From Brazil, which historical figure was played by Gregory Peck?
A51) Dr Josef Mengele.

Q52) In which of Ian Fleming’s novel’s did James Bond make his first appearance?

Q53) There were only two independent African nations, at the start of World War Two.   Name either.
A53) Liberia and Ethiopia.

Q54) Which Grand Event was first broadcast on the BBC, in 1960?
A54) The Grand National.

Q55) Springfield, Illinois, was the birthplace of which  assassinated US President?

Q56) Briana Corrigan, Jacqui Abbot and Alison Wheeler were the female lead singers: for which band?
A56) The Beautiful South.

Q57) True or False.   The World Spam Museum is in Austin, Texas.
A57) False: it’s in Austin, Minnesota: and currently closed until 2016, for refurbishment.   The suspense is KILLING me …

Q58) Which south American country borders Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia?
A58) Paraguay.

Q59) Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders was a writer on which well known musical magazine?

Q60) What sitcom featured Frankie Howerd as a crafty Roman slave?
A60) Up Pompei.

Enjoy those: I hope they help … 

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