Friday, 3 April 2015

The Friday Question Set — 3-4-2015

Well, that’s THAT done … 

I mentioned, this morning, that I was due a visit from a photographer from the Brentwood Gazette.

Well, he’s been: and grabbed a couple of photos of me, leaning out of my back window: and pointing at possibly one of the most contentious things in Rollason Way.

Yes … 


Long story … but basically, it’s in the wrong carpark.

Hopefully … ?

Hopefully, this’ll force Crest Nicholson to do SOMETHING about it … 


At ANY rate, that’s not why you’re here.

Oh, no.

You’re here because it’s a Friday: and you’re a pub quiz master who needs … the Friday Question Set.

Here — with apologies for the lack of links, this week — is this weeks questions and answers: 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; the knee, the shoulder, or the elbow?
Q2) The shoulder.  (It’s the shoulder blade.)

Q3) Back in 1850, what where the Children’s Temperance Societies called: Bands of Hope, Ala-Teen, or Children’s Temperance Societies?
A3) Bands of Hope.

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

Q5) Ronaldsway Airport is on which British Isle?
A5) The Isle of Mann.

Q6) Which Earl was brother to the late Princess of Wales?
A6) Earl Spencer.

Q7) Which actor married Melanie Griffiths, twice?
A7) Don Johnson.

Q8) Which novelist wrote “The Shining”?
A8) Stephen King.

Q9) A Turk’s head is a type of what; – knot, cabbage, or bedknob?
A9) A knot.

Q10) Instead of Irish jokes, many rock musicians tell jokes about which type of musician?
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) Where in England are The Cotswold; – Leicestershire, Yorksire, or Gloucestershire?
A17) Gloucestershire.

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: Grosvenor Square or Leicester Square?
A20) Grosvenor 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 & Sea Fans are types of 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, on 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 did Dustin Hoffman play a 121 year old native American?
A36) Little Big Man.

Q37) After a recent survey, ‘Little Nellie’, from You Only Live Twice has been named by viewers as the best James Bond gadget, but what was ‘Little Nellie’: an amphibious Lotus, a miniature helicopter or a souped up suitcase?
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 & 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) Who’s first million selling American hit was called Please, Please, Please?
A44) James Brown.

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

Q46) Grace Mendosa is the real name of which Jamaican singer?
A46) Grace Jones.   (Her with the hula hoop …)

Q47) Inga Marchand is the real name of which US musical artist; Lady Gaga, Foxy Brown or Pink?
A47) Foxy Brown.

Q48) Which band holds the record for the most sessions recorded for John Peel: The Fall, Oasis or T-Rex?
A48) The Fall.   (24.)

Q49) What was the first, last and only No. 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, 2005 was the Year of the what?
A55) Rooster.

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

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

Q58) In the Bible, who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus?
A58) Pontius Pilate.

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.

Enjoy those: I hope they help.

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