Friday, 24 April 2015

The Friday Question Set — 24-4-2015

You know, I HAVE to admit, I’ve just re-read my intro for last week’s Friday Question Set.

And have to admit, it’s a bit … You know … 


Putting it mildly … !

At ANY rate, if you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll possibly realise a thing or two.

There’s been a stabbing in Rollason Way: which, frankly could’ve been worse.

But, worse or otherwise?

Worse or otherwise, I’m more pleased about the fact I’ve now got a rear entrance.

At the back of my building, before we start with the funny looks and dubious metaphors!

Frankly, it’s a welcome backdoor: as it now means I can get to my gas meter.

Happy Days!

Gas meters …

Gas meters, though … ?

Gas meters aren’t why you’re here.


It’s a Friday.   Which means you’re here for the Friday Question Set.   Here’s this week’s, covered by the usual Creative Commons License*

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Q1) Frederick Austerlitz was the real name of which movie star?

Q2) What is the largest member state of the United Arab Emirates?
Q2) Abu Dhabi.

Q3) What part of the body does a yashmak cover?
A3) The face.

Q4) How is the letter E transmitted in Morse code?
A4) A single dot.

Q5) What RAF rank is equivalent to a Royal Marine Colonel: group captain or wing commander?

Q6) John Keats described which when as the …season of mists & mellow fruitfulness?
A6) Autumn.

Q7) After the two species of Elephant, what’s the next largest land mammal?
A7) The Hippo.

Q8) Which religious movement was founded by Mary Baker Eddy?

Q9) What was the Stock Exchange called, when it first opened: the Royal Exchange, the Corn Exchange or the Pork Futures Warehouse?
A9) The Royal Exchange.

Q10) Who said, I think, therefore I am?


Q11) What was the first film to gross $70 million: Gone With The Wind, The Maltese Falcon or The Wizard of Oz?
A11) Gone with the Wind.

Q12) Major T. J ‘King’ Kong – famously played by Slim Pickens – dies gruesomely in which Stanley Kubrick film?
A12) Dr Strangelove: or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the Bomb.

Q13) Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw, and Roy Schneider, all star in which movie?
A13) Jaws.

Q14) Which American Award ceremony was cancelled in 2008?
A14) The Golden Globes.

Q15) In which prison film did Danny Glover make his film debút?
A15) Escape From Alcatraz.

Q16) The Secret of the Ooze was the subtitle of the second film in which series?
A16) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II released in 1991.

Q17) Which Kevin Costner film had the best selling soundtrack of 1992?
A17) The Bodyguard

Q18) Breakfast At Tiffany’s was directed by the same director behind which classic series of Peter Sellars films?
A18) The Pink Panther series.

Q19) Who directed the Oscar-winning film The English Patient?
A19) Anthony Minghella.

Q20) In the film The Great Escape who played ‘The Forger’?
A20) Donald Pleasance.


Q21) Paul Metcalfe was the real name of which children’s show character?
A21) Captain Scarlet.

Q22) In the TV series Alias Smith and Jones, what were the real names of either?
A22) Hannibal Hayes and Kid Curry.

Q23) On The Two Ronnies, who partnered Charley Farley in his investigations?
A23) Piggy Malone.

Q24) What’s the name of the pub in  Only Fools and Horses?
A24) The Nags Head.

Q25) Which Dads Army character carried the first aid kit: Private Godfrey, Private Fraser or Corporal Jones?
A25) Private Godfrey

Q26) Where in London was the fire station in London’s Burning?
A26) Blackwall.

Q27) Which soap was originally called The Midland Road?  
A27) Crossroads.

Q28) What was the first programme on BBC2 in 1964?
A28) Play School was the first proper programme on April 21 after the launch the previous evening was abandoned due to a major power failure.

Q29) Which tv character’s email address is
A29) Homer Simpson.

Q30) Cartoon characters Beavis and Butthead wore T-shirts featuring the names of heavy metal bands: name either.
A30) AC/DC and Metallica.


Q31) Who was the first Swede to win the Men’s Singles’s Title at Wimbledon?
A31) Björn Borg.

Q32) Who was Marvellous Marvin?
A32) Middleweight boxing champ, Marvin Hagler.

Q33) Liverpool signed Fernando Morientes from which club?
A33) Real Madrid.

Q34) Bill Beaumont was associated with which sport?
A34) Rugby.(Union)

Q35) Was Geoff Boycott a left, or right handed bat’s–man?
A35) Right–handed.

Q36) Fratton Park is the home of which premiership side?
A36) Portsmouth F.C.

Q37) How many Olympic Games have been cancelled because of World Wars?
A37) Three: 1916, 1940 and 1944.

Q38) Which tennis player was stabbed while on court?
A38) Monica Seles.

Q39) Is professional Badminton played indoors, outdoors, or both?
A39) Indoors.

Q40) In which Sheffield theatre is the World Snooker Championships held?
A40) The Crucible.


Q41) From which country chill con carne originate?
A41) The USA.

Q42) Some beaches have sand made from lava; what colour is the sand?
A42) Black.

Q43) Where does the world’s largest Mormon temple stand?
A43) Salt Lake City.

Q44) In which ocean are the Maldives: the Indian, the Atlantic, or the Pacific?
A44) The Indian.

Q45) In which country did Venetian blinds originate?
A45) Japan.

Q46) Which ocean was formerly known as El Mar de Sur: the Atlantic, or the Pacific or the Arctic?
A46) Pacific

Q47) There are 6 Central Asia landlocked countries: name any of them.
A47) Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

Q48) Some of the largest trees on Earth are to be found in the Redwood National Park.   In which US state can this be found?
A48) California

Q49) What is the title given to the ruler of Oman?
A49) Sultan.

Q50) The four largest States of the USA in terms of area in decreasing order are Alaska, Texas, California and Montana.   Which state’s the next largest?
A50) New Mexico.


Q51) Approximately how many earths would fit inside the sun: One hundred, One thousand, ten thousand or one hundred thousand?
A51) 1,000.

Q52) Which Lord of the Rings star appeared in the video for the Cranberries hit, Ridiculous Thought?

Q53) In which Robert Loius Stevenson novel is there an inn called The Admiral Benbow?

Q54) What is the name of the man servant in ‘Around the World in 80 Days’: Passepartout, Cato, Giles or Machu Picchu?

Q55) In which film do the words I love you save the planet earth: The Day After Tomorrow, The 5th Element, Mars Attacks or Independence Day?

Q56) Goodbye Farewell and Amen was the final episode of which American comedy series?

Q57) What kind of bird did Florence Nightingale often carry around in her pocket?
A57) An owl.

Q58) Which ancient Greek wrote …don’t count your chickens before they are hatched?
A58) Æsop.

Q59) James Bond was searching for what kind of airplane in Thunderball: a 707, Piper Cub, a Vulkan or a B-52?
A59) A Vulcan.

Q60) Where did The Flowerpot Men want to go in 1967?

Enjoy those: I hope they help.

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