Friday, 14 August 2015

The Friday Question Set — 14-8-2015

I KNEW there was something I’d forgotten … !

You’re right … !

Just in case you didn’t know … ?

I started this blogger as a way of documenting The out quizzes I ran.

AND to recycle the question sets I’d used: as I’d found trying to source freely available question sets hard to do.

The past two weeks … ?

I’ve been busily written the Daily Teasers: AND the sets for my local paper!

So … If you were expecting them … ?

My apologise for failing to post Any!

With that said, let’s get moving on, shall we?


Yes, let’s … !

Here’s this week’s Friday Questions set: covered, as ever, by the Creative Commons License* … 

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Q1) Pluto is what: a planet a dwarf planet or an asteroid?
A1) A dwarf planet.

Q2) What food are Ben & Jerry known for?
Q2) Ice Cream.   (Although, going by the Wikipedia page?   It ALSO does yoghurt and sorbet.)

Q3) Which US city was used as the basis for the original version of Monopoly: New York, Atlantic City, or Las Vegas?

Q4) Which biblical figure was known as ‘…the Apostle of the Gentiles’?
A4) Saint Paul.

Q5) Who did Sherlock Holmes describe as ‘…the Napoleón of Crime’?
A5) Moriarty.

Q6) What brass instrument did Glenn Miller play?
A6) The Trombone.

Q7) Which actor’s nickname was ‘The Little Tramp’?

Q8) What name is given to the small discs used in a game of Tiddlywinks?
A8) Winks.

Q9) Three saints crosses are used on the Union Jack: name one of them.
A9) Saint Patrick, Saint Andrew and Saint George.

Q10) Who ended his daily diary entries with the words, “… and so to bed”?


Q11) What nationality is fictional detective, Hercule Poirot?
A11) Belgian.

Q12) Who was Burke’s body–snatching partner?
A12) Hare.

Q13) Gilbert & Sullivan wrote the comic opera, Trial By what?
A13) Jury.

Q14) The Chinese mafia is known by two names: give either.   (Point for both.)
A14) Tongs, or Triads.

Q15) How were US gangsters Barrow and Parker better known?
A15) Bonnie & Clyde. (Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow)

Q16) What name is given to deliberately burning some-one else’s property?
A16) Arson.

Q17) Sweeney Todd is the name given to which Police department?
A17) The Flying Squad.

Q18) In the Bible, which criminal was released by Pontius Pilate, instead of Jesus?
A18) Barabbas.

Q19) Which Myra was involved in the Moors Murders?
A19) Myra Hindley.

Q20) According to the nursery rhyme, when did the Knave of Hearts steal some tarts?
A20) On a summer’s day.


Q21) What’s the collective term for a group of beavers?
A21) Colony.

Q22) Dromedery & Batrian are the two main forms of what mammal?
A22) Camel.

Q23) What’s the term for a male fox?
A23) Dog.

Q24) How many teats does a cow usually have?
A24) 4.

Q25) What type of leaf does a koala feed on?
A25) Eucalyptus.

Q26) What type of reptile is a Natterjack?
A26) Toad.

Q27) What’s the term for a group of Elephants?
A27) Herd.

Q28) What name is given to a baby kangaroo?
A28) A joey.

Q29) In The Jungle Book, what kind of of animal is Baloo?
A29) A bear.

Q30) What invertebrate provides the Mole’s usual food?
A30) Earthworms.


Q31) Fish was the original lead singer for which 80s prog rock band?
A31) Marillion.

Q32) Tina Turner sung the theme tune to the Bond film, Goldeneye: members of which Irish Rock band wrote Goldeneye?
A32) U2.

Q33) Jamie Foxx won the 2005 Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of which soul musician?
A33) Ray Charles.

Q34) Whose Number 1 debut album was called Justified?
A34) Justin Timberlake.

Q35) Frank Infante, Chris Stein and Clem Burke, first hit the UK charts with which band?
A35) Blondie.

Q36) How old was Mozart, when he went on his first music tour: 4, 6 or 8?
A36) 6.

Q37) Loudmouth was the Best of album by which charitable Irishman?
A37) Bob Geldof.

Q38) Complete the Oasis album title: “What’s the Story…”.
A38) Morning Glory”.

Q39) Which sixties band recorded “Dark Side Of The Moon”?
A39) Pink Floyd.

Q40) Which incredibly symbolic solo artist recorded the album, & film, Purple Rain?
A40) Prince. (Otherwise known as The Artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince. Or just The Artist. If you want to get picky)


Q41) The internal angles of an equilateral triangle add up to what?
A41) 180°.

Q42) Which is longer, a nautical mile, or a terrestrial mile?
A42) A nautical mile.

Q43) Approximately how many ounces are there, in a kilogram?
A43) 35.

Q44) What mineral gets added to rubber, to strengthen it?
A44) Sulphur.

Q45) Scurvy is callused by a lack of what: Vitamin A, B or C?
A45) C.

Q46) A visible Light Spectrum is better known as what?
A46) A rainbow.

Q47) What disease was called the English Disease, by the French, & the French Disease, by the English?
A47) Syphilis.

Q48) In computing, what does WYSIWYG stand for?
A48) What You See Is What You Get.

Q49) Where in the human body, is the human body’s smallest muscle?
A49) In the Ear.

Q50) What’s older: veteran cars or vintage cars?
A50) Veteran cars: dating back to the earliest Benz made cars, in 1888.   (A vintager car usually gets dated to anywhere between 1919 and 1930.)


Q51) What does the word Islam literally mean, submission, worshipper, or God?
A51) Submission.

Q52) If you studied Apiology, what would you be studying?
A52) Honey Bees.

Q53) In 1900, Frank Hornby invented which children’s toy?
A53) Meccano.

Q54) Scafell Pike is England’s highest point: and is in the Lake District National Park.   The Pike, and the District are where: Cumbria, Cornwall or Cleveland?
A54) Cumbria.

Q55) Bob Ford shot who: Liberty Vallance, Wild Bill Hickok or Jesse James?

Q56) Who was the UK’s FIRST Eurovision winner: Cliff Richard, Sandie Shaw or Ozzy Osbourne?   (Bonus point for the song … )
A56) Sandie Shaw.   (Puppet on a String.)

Q57) In the British English edition of Scrabble, ‘Z’ and ‘Q’ are both worth how many points?
A57) Ten.

Q58) True or False: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the first fictional detective.
A58) False: it was actually Edgar Allen Poe, in The Murders in the Rue Morgue!

Q59) How many wives did Henry 8th divorce?
A59) Two.

Q60) There are three Cleopatra’s Needles.   One is in London, and another in Paris.   Where is the other?
A60) New York.

Enjoy those: I hope they’re useful.

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