Friday, 12 June 2015

The Friday Question Set — 12-6-2015

Oh … 

That’s possibly a good thing.

For those of us of a certain age, we remember the TV show, The Clangers.

I know I certainly do.

The Soup Dragon scared the life out of me, I know that!

Well … 

It would … when you’re three … !


That was then, though: today is now … !

And today … ?

Is Friday.

Which means, of course, that it’s time for the Friday Question Set … !

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

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Round 1: General Knowledge 

Q1) What is sold at reduced prices, during a Happy Hour?
A1) Drinks. (Accept beer)

Q2) What are the two main ingredients of a Ploughman’s Lunch?

Q3) When Martina Navratilova won her last Wimbledon title, what was her nationality?
A3) US.

Q4) Betty Boothroyd was the first woman to hold which Parliamentary position?

Q5) Which paid for UK daily paper has the shortest name?
A5) The Sun.

Q6) Dame Barbara Cartland wrote what kind of literature?
A6) Romantic.   (Possibly the only woman whose face looked as if flies had crashed in a sugar bowl … )

Q7) What do boxer, Henry Cooper, comedian, Dave Gorman and and actor, Vin Diesel, all have in common?
A7) They’re all twins.

Q8) What kind of animal is a dik-dik: an antelope or an anteater?
A8) An antelope.

Q9) What instrument does the leader of an orchestra play?
A9) Violin.

Q10) What is Tiger Woods’ first name?
A10) Eldrick.

Round 2: Lost in Music.

Q11) Which former Spice Girl advertised Milky Bars as a child?
A11) Emma Bunton. Accept Emma B, or Baby Spice.

Q12) Which Tina sung the theme to ‘Whistle Down the Wind?
A12) Tina Arena.

Q13) What is PJ Harvey’s first name? 
A13) Polly.

Q14) Janet and LaToyah are from which musical family?
A14) The Jacksons.

Q15) Name Catatonia’s lead singer.
A15) Cerys Matthews.

Q16) Which 60’s girl singers first hit was written by the Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithful, or Sandy Shaw?
A16) Marianne Faithful.

Q17) Debbie Harry was the lead singer of which band?
A17) Blondie.

Q18) Who married Bobby Brown in 1992?
A18) Whitney Houston.

Q19) Who did Diana Ross play, in Lady Sings The Blues?
A19) Billie Holliday.

Q20) Who did Diana Ross sing with, on Endless Love: Lionel Ritchie, Ritchie Rich or Guy Ritchie?
A20) Lionel Richie.

Round 3 Hobbies & Leisure.

Q21) TSR Ltd are famous from producing which game?
A21) Dungeons & Dragons.

Q22) What would you be doing, if you were doing Callisthenics?
A22) Keeping fit. (Accept Keep Fit.)

Q23) If you were watching a PGA Tour, what sport would you be watching?
A23) Golf.

Q24) Which board game has a Genus edition?
A24) Trivial Pursuit.

Q25) What kind of toy was Hornby famed for?
A25) Model train sets. (Accept trains, or train sets.)

Q26) What type of toy was found in a cabbage patch?
A26) Doll (DO NOT accept Cabbage Patch Kids: we want the type of toy, not the brand of toy!)

Q27) How many balls are used in a game of pool?
A27) 16. (15 object balls, plus the cue ball.)

Q28) How many members are there in a water polo team?
A28) 7.

Q29) What is the national board-game of Japan?
A29) Go.

Q30) Which video-games company produced Sonic The Hedgehog?
A30) Sega.

Round 4 TV Dinners.

Q31) Who is Paul O’Grady’s foul-mouthed alter ego?
A31) Lily Savage.

Q32) Which Carol was the first presenter of Changing Rooms?
A32) Carol Smillie.

Q33) Paul Martin is the real name of which Have I Got News For You star? 
A33) Paul Merton.

Q34) Laurence Llewellen Bowen is a TV expert on what?
A34) Home decorating. (Accept interior design.)

Q35) Out of Peter Cook, & Dudley Moore, who was taller?
A35) Peter Cook.

Q36) Which Zoe succeeded Gaby Roslin, on The Big Breakfast?
A36) Zoe Ball.

Q37) Who presented The Full Wax?
A37) Ruby Wax.

Q38) In the original series of Men Behaving Badly, what was Harry Enfield’s character called?
A38) Dermot.

Q39) What sitcom was the most popular, during the 1980s?
A39) Only Fools & Horses.

Q40) Who wrote the first series of Blackadder?
A40) Rowen Atkinson, & Richard Curtis.

Round 5 Football Crazy.

Q41) Which Steve scored Leicester’s 1997 League Cup Final winner?
A41) Steve Claridge.

Q42) Who followed Ossie Ardiles as manager of Spurs?
A42) Gerry Francis.

Q43) 2015 has seen scandal hit football’s world governing body.   What’s that body called?
A43) The Fédération Internationale de Football Association: but I’ll accept just FIFA

Q44) Which English club was the first to introduce an artificial pitch?
A44) Queen’s Park Ranger’s. (Accept QPR.)

Q45) Which former Man U star also played for Fulham and Hibernian?
A45) George Best.

Q46) Tony Parkes was caretaker manager of which club?
A46) Blackburn.

Q47) Vinnie Jones played football for which country?
A47) Wales.

Q48) How many French clubs did Eric Cantona play for, before joining Leeds?
A48) 5.

Q49) During Cantona’s notorious ‘Kung Fu’ game, against Crystal Palace, who scored for Man U?
A49) David May.

Q50) What was the last English club George Best played for? 
A50) Bournemouth.

Round 6. General Ignorance.

Q51) Which Italian dictator was the founder of Fascism?

Q52) In which month is Epiphany?
A52) January.

Q53) Frigophobia is a fear of what?
A53) Being cold.

Q54) During the 1980s, which band had a hit with Eternal Flame?

Q55) Leslie Charteris created which 60’s TV spy?
A55) The Saint.

Q56) What is Britain’s most popular participation sport?
A56) Swimming: at least, going by a survey in 2013, by the BBC.

Q57) In which year of the 1950s, was the Eurovision Song Contest first held?
A57) 1956.

Q58) How many yards in a chain?
A58) 22.

Q59) Beta is the second letter of which alphabet?
A59) Greek.

Q60) The US Constitution governs the election of two US federal officials.   Name either.
A60) The US President and vice-president.

I hope those help!

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