Friday, 17 April 2015

The Friday Question Set — 17-4-2015

You know, this is a Friday.

You know it.

I know it.

We know it.

THEY know it … 

Yes, quite!

We’ve established it’s a Friday, today, haven’t we?   Yes.

And I’ve got to admit, it’s possibly the latest I’ve possibly posted up a post — on a Friday — for quite some time!


Yes, OK … It’s Friday.

And late.

What I’m trying to say, quite simply, is that I’ve finished work for the evening, I’m VERY aware my armpits smell of fried chicken … 

And I’ve STILL not managed to post up this week’s Friday Question Set … !

Here’s this week’s set: covered by the usual Creative Commons License*

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Q1) Who was the tallest of Robin Hood’s Men?
A1) Little John.

Q2) Sol Campbell joined Arsenal from which club?
Q2) Tottenham Hotspur.

Q3) Leningrad,  Fort Sumter, Sarajevo and Massada are all cities that have seen what sort of military action?
A3) Famous sieges.

Q4) Katherine Hepburn, Queen Elizabeth I and Winston Churchill were all what?
A4) Were all red heads.

Q5) In which English town did Charles and Camilla marry?
A5) Windsor.

Q6) Who composed Peter Grimes: Benjamin Britten, Edward Elgar, or Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart?
A6) Benjamin Britten.

Q7) What does PAYE stand for?
A7) Pay As You Earn.

Q8) Rudolf Hess was the last prisoner in which jail?
A8) Spandau.

Q9) Who wrote the song White Christmas: George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin or Paul Anka ?
A9) Irving Berlin.

Q10) Which star sign has the bull as its symbol?
A10) Taurus.


Q11) What type of bread contains a slang word for an American coin?
A11) Pumpernickel.

Q12) What fruit did Columbus discover on the island of Guadeloupe?
A12) Pineapple.

Q13) A crowned drawing of which big cat appeared on British eggs for the first time in 1957?
A13) The crowned lion.

Q14) With over 3,300 employees, which food company is now the largest employer in Brazil?
A14) McDonalds.

Q15) What is the main ingredient in a Glamorgan Sausage: beef, cheese or wheat?
A15) Cheese.

Q16) Which Asian country produces the most bananas?
A16) India.

Q17) Chablis is made from which white grape?
A17) Chardonnay.

Q18) Which very British condiment was first sold in 1922 and currently sells more than 28,000, 000 units per year?
A18) Crosse & Blackwell’s Branston Pickle.

Q19) The Home Office was urged to end restrictions on migrants from Bangladesh, in 2008: but in order to end the crisis in which part of the catering industry?
A19) Curry restaurants.

Q20) How many teaspoons are there in a standard tablespoon: two, three, or four?
A20) Three.


Q21) Danair is based in which European country?
A21) Denmark.

Q22) The Straits of Gibraltar connect the Atlantic with which sea?
A22) The Mediterranean.

Q23) Tallinn is the capital of which former Soviet republic?
A23) Estonia.

Q24) On which European island were the Mafia founded?
A24) Sicily.

Q25) Makeyevka is a city in which former Soviet republic?
A25) The Ukraine.

Q26) In France, the names of individual motorways begin with which vowel?
A26) A.

Q27) Which sea’s name means Middle of the Earth?
A27) The Mediterranean.

Q28) Which river runs through Belgrade, Budapest, and Vienna: the Danube, the Rhine or the Tiber?
A28) The Danube.

Q29) Which sea is Europe’s lowest point below Sea level?
A29) The Caspian Sea.

Q30) Which is further south, Corsica, or Sardinia?
A30) Sardinia.


Q31) Which philosopher founded a famous academy in Athens, in 387 BC?
A31) Plato.

Q32) In which 20th century war was Napalm first used as a weapon?
A32) World War 2.

Q33) Who became Conservative party leader, in 1965?
A33) Edward Heath.

Q34) What was Malcolm Campbell’s record breaking car called?
A34) Bluebird.

Q35) What name was given to the alliance of fascist powers during World War 2; the Axis, the Axle or the Alliance?
A35) The Axis.

Q36) Which British warship of 1906 gave its name to a whole class of warships: the HMS Dreadnought, the HMS Vanguard or the HMS Superb?
A36) The HMS Dreadnought.

Q37) Sir Joshua Reynolds was the first president of which Royal institution, founded in 1768?
A37) The Royal Academy (of Arts).

Q38) Queen Alexandra was the wife of which King: Edward the 6th, 7th or 8th?
A38) Edward the Seventh

Q39) Which US general promised to return to the Phillipines, in 1942: General George Patton, General Douglas McArthur, or General Norman Schwarzkopf?
A39) General Douglas McArthur.

Q40) How many Prime Ministers have served under the Queen?
A40) Twelve.   Winston Churchill 1951-55, Sir Anthony Eden 1955-57, Harold Macmillan 1957-63, Sir Alec Douglas-Home 1963-64, Harold Wilson 1964-70 and 1974-76, Edward Heath 1970-74, James Callaghan 1976-79, Margaret Thatcher 1979-90, John Major 1990-97, Tony Blair 1997- 2007, Gordon Brown - 2007 to 2010, David Cameron from 2010 to 2015


Q41) Two major rock stars died on July the 3rd, one in 1969, one in 1971: name either.
A41) Brian Jones, 1969, and Jim Morrison, 1971.

Q42) S Club 7’s 2nd number 1 went straight in at the top: what was its title?
A42) Never Had a Dream Come True.

Q43) We Will Rock You was a hit for the remaining members of Queen and which boyband?
A43) Five.

Q44) Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne.   Who’s the missing member of the Travelling Wilberries?
A44) Bob Dylan.

Q45) During his lifetime, how many UK number 1’s did Roy Orbison have?
A45) Three.

Q46) During the 1990s, how many number 1’s did Madonna have?
A46) Two.

Q47) Kylie Minogue, & Johnny Nash both had a No. 1 hit with two different songs, with the same title: what was the title?
A47) Tears On My Pillow.

Q48) Gareth Gates had a UK No 1 hit, with Unchained Melody: but was he the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th act to do so?
A48) 4th.

Q49) What Queen song was the 1st to be a UK number 1 on two different occasions?
A49) Bohemian Rhapsody.

Q50) John Lennon’s 2nd No. 1 was a month after his 1st; - what was it called?
A50) Woman.


Q51) What do schizophrenics not do a lot of: yawning, blinking or gulping?
A51) Yawning

Q52) What natural disaster devastated the American Midwest in August 1993: floods, hurricanes or droughts?
A52) Floods.

Q53) At which London Club did the race around the world in 80 days begin?
A53) Reform Club.

Q54) What was the first English car registration number, issued to Lord Russell in 1903?
A54) A1.

Q55) What word is used in international radio communications to denote the letter 'H'?
A55) Hotel.

Q56) To which plant family does the tulip belong; - the lily, rose, or orchid?
A56) Lily.

Q57) Which King of Cyprus fell in love with a statue?
A57) Pygmalion.

Q58) What is the more common name for potassium nitrate: saltpetre, quicklime or chalk?
A58) Saltpetre.

Q59) Where would a cockney wear his daisies?
A59) On his feet (daisy roots = boots)

Q60) Who was Ronald Reagan’s vice-president?
A60) George Bush, Snr.

Enjoy those: I hope they help.

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