Friday, 25 September 2015

The Friday Question Set — 25-9-2015

Right … 

That’s an extra monitor ordered … … 

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got two monitors hooked up to my computer.

And frankly, can’t imagine, now, not having two monitors hooked up.

Right at the moment, though?   The extra one is getting some weird staticky ghosting going on: WHY, I don’t know.

I’ll get it figured out, one day.

But it probably tells you why I’ve managed to order a refurbished 17” monitor, via Amazon.

Hey ho … 


At any rate, that’s not why you here: now is it?


You’re someone who needs a set of quiz questions, aren’t you?   And who doesn’t have time to write them, yourself.

Congratulations: you’ve jeu found the latest in a line of Friday Question Sets: aimed at people who need quiz questions in a hurry.

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

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Q1) Canterbury Cathedral is in which English county?
A1) Kent.

Q2) True or False: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created the first fictional detective.
Q2) False.   It’s GENERALLY felt to have been Edgar Allen Poe: when he wrote The Murders In The Rue Morgue

Q3) How many wives did Henry 8th divorce?
A3) Four of them: Catherine of Aragon, Ann Boleyn, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard: although, famously, he ALSO executed Ann Boleyn and Catherine Howard.

Q4) In the book version of The Wizard of Oz, what’s the name of Dorothy’s pet dog?
A4) Toto.   (Identical to the film …)

Q5) Who were Yosemite Sam, & Elmer Fudd constantly trying to shoot?

Q6) What is the collective name for a group of foxes?
A6) A skulk.

Q7) What — by number of passengers — is Britain’s busiest railway station?
A7) Waterloo.

Q8) In the initials CBE, what does the C stand for?
A8) Commander.

Q9) What’s the cube root of 8?
A9) 2.

Q10) Which BBC tv show featured Sheepdog Trials?


Q11) What does a twitcher look for?
A11) Birds.

Q12) Which game features Reverend Green, Mrs White, & Miss Plum?
A12) Cluedo.

Q13) What’s the name of the Japanese art of paper folding?
A13) Origami.

Q14) How many discs does each player start with a game of draughts?
A14) 12.

Q15) What type of dancing, originally only performed by men, is done all in white, with bells & garlands of flowers?
A15) Morris.

Q16) If you’re practising Calligraphy, what are you doing an artistic version of?
A16) Handwriting.

Q17) Similarly, if you’re firing, throwing and glazing, what are you doing?
A17) Pottery.

Q18) Which board game has Cards & wedges?
A18) Trivial Pursuit.

Q19) The Turkey Trot, & Bunny Hug are forms of which type of dancing?
A19) Ballroom Dancing.

Q20) How many people can you normally fit in a GoKart?
A20) One.


Q21) Who was British monarch, during World War 2?
A21) George 6th.

Q22) Which US president was assassinated whilst on a trip to his local theatre?
A22) Abraham Lincoln.

Q23) Which Roman leader was assassinated in Rome, in 44BC?
A23) Julius Cæser.

Q24) More to the point, what was his first name?
A24) Gaius.

Q25) Who was Queen Elizabeth 1st’s husband.
A25) No-one. She never married.

Q26) Who led the British forces at the Battle of Waterloo? 
A26) The Duke of Wellington.

Q27) What was the name of ‘The Nine Day Queen’?
A27) Lady Jane Grey.

Q28) What monarch was forced to sign the Magna Carta?
A28) King John.

Q29) Which teenager led French forces against the English, during the 15th century?
A29) Joan of Arc. (Accept Jean D’Arc.)

Q30) Who was the first Tsar of all the Russias?
A30) Ivan the Terrible.


Q31) During the 1980s, which Clive chaired Who’s line is It, Anyway?
A31) Clive Anderson.

Q32) Which 80s drama centred on the life of Yosser Hughes?
A32) Boys from the Black Stuff.

Q33) In Neighbours, Erinsborough is a suburb of which Australian city?
A33) Melbourne.

Q34) David Walliams, & Matt Lucas are the two stars or which sketch show?
A34) Little Britain.

Q35) Which actress played Alexis Carrington, in Dynasty?
A35) Joan Collins.

Q36) Which BBC reporter gained prestige for her coverage of Tianamen Square, in China?
A36) Kate Adie.

Q37) Which show is the TV version of Radio 4’s News Quiz?
A37) Have I Got News For You.

Q38) Which TV war reporter became MP for Tatton, in 1997?
A38) Martin Bell. (‘The Man In The White Suit’.)

Q39) The drama series, Bleak House, was based on a book by which author?
A39) Charles Dickens.

Q40) According to the title of the Melvin Bragg series, how many books have changed the world?
A40) Twelve. (12.)


Q41) Whose engagement to Jude Law was an on–again, off–again affair during 2005?
A41) Sienna Miller.

Q42) Which super–model was Pete Doherty involved with, during that same year?
A42) Kate Moss.

Q43) What’s Ulrika Jonsson’s native language?
A43) Swedish.

Q44) Who’s the daughter of veteran broadcaster, Clive Roslin?
A44) Gaby Roslin.

Q45) Prince Albert, Princess Caroline, and Princess Stephanie, are from which small principality?
A45) Monaco.

Q46) How is Katie Price better known?
A46) Jordan.

Q47) Which Britt married Peter Sellers?
A47) Britt Eklund.

Q48) Faria Alam’s Unfair Dismissal case involved which Associations HQ?
A48) The Football Association.

Q49) Which footballer married Sheryl Failes?
A49) Paul Gascoigne. (Accept Gazza.)

Q50) Which Ellen became the UK’s youngest ever Dame, 2005?
A50) Ellen McCarthur.


Q51) Was Geoff Boycott a left, or right handed bat’s–man?

Q52) For what film did Michael Caine win his second Oscar?

Q53) In which former member of the USSR is the city of Kiev?
A53) The Ukraine.

Q54) Las Ketchup gave us The Ketchup Song: which European country are they from?
A54) Spain.   (It’s over here … )

Q55) Who was Britain’s longest reigning monarch, prior to Queen Victoria?
A55) George 3rd.   (Accept ‘Mad King George’)

Q56) What word can go before ‘beer’, ‘bread’, & ‘nut’?
A56) Ginger.

Q57) On what night of January is Burns Night?

Q58) What’s the capital of the Falkland Islands?

Q59) Who was the first newsreader in the UK to be knighted?

Q60) Which Friends star had Telly Savalas as a godparent?

Enjoy those: I hope they prove useful … !

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