Friday, 11 September 2015

The Friday Question Set 11-9-2051

Hmmm … 

Well … 

That’s THAT done … 

You probably realise I’m a Dr Who fan.

And one who’s looking forward to the start of the new series.

And thoroughly enjoyed seeing the season 9 prologue, that’s been released, online.

And one who’s mildly annoyed.   I ordered a set-top box from Amazon, a while ago: one capable, much like my TV, of recording tv shows to a USB stick.

In part, as back up: just in case my temperamental TV failed to record to a USB stick.

When I ordered that … ?   I ALSO ordered a spare cable: and what’s called an HDMI switch.   A thing that let’s me plug more than one HDMI equipped device into my TV’s one HDMI socket, and switch between the set-top box, AND my Apple TV.
  1. Set-top box? Check.
  2. Cable? Check … 
  3. Switch … ? Not a bloody sausage … !

It’s getting to the point where, this morning … ?   I’ve ordered another switch, this morning: in the hope ONE of them turns up, before Saturday … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

After, today is Friday: which mean’s it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

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

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Q1) Which Championship side plays at the Riverside Stadium?

Q2) Roger Hargreaves created two sets of children’s characters: name either. (Two points for both).
Q2) Mister Men, and Little Misses’.

Q3) What name was given to the treaty signed in Poland, by 8 Eastern Bloc countries, in 1955?
A3) The Warsaw Pact.

Q4) Bob Ford shot who: Liberty Vallance, Wild Bill Hickok or Jesse James?

Q5) Which group of islands includes Porto Santo: the Madeiras, the Azores or the Scillies?
A5) The Madeiras.

Q6) Who had a hit with the original version of Mad World?

Q7) The male is a cob, the female a pen, & the young a cygnet: what bird are we talking about?
A7) The Swan.

Q8) In which county is England’s highest point? (Extra point for its name.)
A8) Cumbria. (Scafell Pike)

Q9) What was the surname of composing brothers, Edward, Johann, & Joseph?
A9) Strauss.

Q10) Which High Street store uses the St. Michael trademark?


Q11) AppleScript, BASIC, and Java are all what: computer languages, or computer operating systems?
A11) Computer languages.

Q12) A polaroid is a type of what?
A12) Photograph/camera.

Q13) What did engineer, Louis Renault, manufacture?
A13) Cars.

Q14) Charles Richter invented a scale that measured what: windspeed, earthquakes or temperature?
A14) Earthquakes.

Q15) What type of domestic machine did Isaac Singer invent?
A15) The sewing machine.

Q16) In which decade did Apple Computers appear?
A16) The 1970s.

Q17) In which year of the 1960s did a man first walk on the moon?
A17) 1969.

Q18) Solar panels get their energy from where?
A18) The sun.

Q19) A stereo music system has a minimum of how many speakers?
A19) Two.

Q20) What does the H stand for, in the computer contraction, HTTP?
A20) Hyper.


Q21) 4th September, 1888, saw George Eastman patent his camera.   That camera used what sort of film: Roll or Cartridge … ?
A21) Roll film.

Q22) He also registered the name Kodak.   But what was the name of the company he founded to use the name, Kodak?

Q23) which year did the company introduce their famous Box Brownie camera: 1899, 1900 or 1901?
A23) 1900.

Q24) More to the point, it was advertised with the phrase You Push The Button, We’ll Do … what?
A24) The Rest’.

Q25) George Eastman’s old house — in Rochester, New York — is now a what: restaurant, museum or pub?
A25) Museum: of photography, obviously.

Q26) The company’s had a rough time of it in recent years.  In 2004, it announced it would stop making what, in the US, Canada and Western Europe?
A26) The (non-disposable) stills camera.

Q27) Many of its troubles have been blamed on the rise of what: camera phones, computers or digital photography … ?
A27) Digital photography: despite the fact Kodak invented may of the core technologies.

Q28) Which Beatles wife — and photographer — was rumoured, for many years, to be a relative of George Eastman?

Q29) What’s the name of the play — and film — that provided inspiration for Cabaret?
A29) I Am A Camera’.   (It’s a line from the first page of Christopher Isherwood’s Goodbye to Berlin.)

Q30) Finally — and very geekily — who had a 1973 US hit with Kodachrome … ?
A30) Paul Simon.


Q31) Which of the Ghostbusters stars was not one of its writers: Bill Murray, Harold Ramis or Dan Ackroyd?
A31) Bill Murray.

Q32) What ship–board movie was the most expensive of the 20th century?
A32) Titanic.

Q33) What job did George Lucas do on the original Star Wars, director, or writer?
A33) Both.

Q34) For which Robert DeNiro film did Martin Scorcese get his first Oscar nomination?
A34) Raging Bull.

Q35) Which actress has appeared in both Charlie’s Angel’s and ET?
A35) Drew Barrymore.

Q36) Director Terry Gilliam was a member of which British comedy team?
A36) Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

Q37) Lauren Bacall & Humphrey Bogart appeared in The Big… what?
A37) Sleep.

Q38) Which studio made The Lion King?
A38) Disney.

Q39) Which Austin was played by Mike Myers?
A39) Austin Powers.

Q40) Which Arquettte appears in Pulp Fiction?
A40) Rosanna.


Q41) Helen O’Hara played violin for which 80s band?
A41) Dexy’s Midnight Runners.

Q42) Gordon Sumner, Any Copeland, and Andy Summers were better known as which band?
A42) The Police.

Q43) What’s the connection between the songs, Je T’Aime, Relax and My Ding–a–Ling?
A43) They were all banned.

Q44) Which 80s electro band were referred to by the initials, OMD?
A44) Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark.

Q45) Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells was released in 1973, on which record label: Stiff, Sony or Virgin?
A45) Virgin.

Q46) Paul Hewson is better known as which member of U2: singer, Bono, or guitarist The Edge?
A46) Bono.

Q47) William Broad was the real name of which punk rocker: Billy Idol, Sid Vicious or Captain Sensible?
A47) Billy Idol.

Q48) The Jam, in 1981, and David Bowie, in 1986, released a single with the same name: what was the name, Absolute Beginners, Going Underground or China Girl?
A48) Absolute Beginners.

Q49) How many pairs of strings are there, on a nine-string guitar?

Q50) According to the Animals biggest hit, The House of the Rising Sun, where was the House of the Rising Sun?
A50) New Orleans.


Q51) Who wrote the novel, The Power and The Glory?

Q52) In 1974, Cumberland, and Westmorland became which new county?
A52) Cumbria.

Q53) The CPRE is the Campaign to Protect … what?

Q54) Which Cornish village claims to be the birthplace of King Arthur?
A54) Tintagel.

Q55) Who preceded Ed Milliband as Leader of the Labour Party?
A55) Strictly speaking, Harriet Harman.   (Harriet was acting leader: whilst the election that elected Ed Miliband took place.)

Q56) According to the proverb, there’s no smoke without… what?
A56) Fire.

Q57) Which type of five-line poem shares its name with a town in Ireland?
A57) The limerick.

Q58) Which abbreviation means “…and so on?”
A58) Etc.

Q59) L. S. Lowry painted matchstick men, & matchstick cats & dogs; – but what   did either the L stand for?  (Bonus if you can tell what the S stood for.)

Q60) In cockney rhyming slang, what are ‘…plates of meat’?
A60) Feet .

Enjoy those: I hope the pub quiz masters reading this will find it handy … 

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