Friday, 29 January 2016

The Friday Question Set — 29-1-2016

Right … 

That’s the bills paid and the shopping done!

It’s Friday: so on top of everything else?

That means it’s payday.

And bill paying day.

If there’s any left over for shopping … ?

That’s a bonus!


At any rate … it’s Friday.

Which means, before I go to work, I’ve time to put up the Friday Question Set.

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

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Q1) What colour was Moby Dick?
A1) White.

Q2) What’s the inscription on the Victoria Cross?

Q3) The Frogmore Gardens are where: Balmoral, Windsor Castle or Sandringham House?

Q4) The face off is the equivalent to the kick-off: in which ?
A4) A Ice hockey.

Q5) The Robin belongs to which family of birds?
A5) Thrushes.   (Although, these days, they’re classed as a chat: JUST in case you gert birdwatchers in … )

Q6) What’s Canada’s largest port?
A6) Vancouver.

Q7) What’s the capital of Latvia?
A7) Riga.

Q8) The Knesset is the parliament of which country: Germany, Iceland or Israel?
A8) Israel.

Q9) Emmerdale was first shown in which decade: the 1960s, 1970s or 1980s?
A9) The1970s.

Q10) If it’s 12 noon, GMT, in London, what time is it in Moscow?
A10) 3PM.


Q11) Which jockey rode 209 winners in 1990?
A11) Pat Eddery.

Q12) In which sport was Gillian Clarke a star?
A12) Badminton.

Q13) The Winnipeg Blue Bombers were a top team in which sport?
A13) Canadian Rules Football.

Q14) Who won the 1990 Baseball World Series?
A14) Cincinnati Reds.

Q15) In the 1990 Grand Prix World Championship, which team did Ayrton Senna drive?
A15) McLaren-Honda

Q16) Which English cricketer scored 333 runs in a test match against India?
A16) Graham Gooch.

Q17) Nigel Short played in a World Championship match against Gary Kasparov.   But in which game?
A17) Chess.

Q18) Graeme Obree broke records in which sport?
A18) Cycling.

Q19) Which former Spurs skipper died in 1993?
A19) Danny Blanchflower.

Q20) Ty Murrey was acclaimed as the greatest sportsman of his era.   But in which American sport?
A20) Rodeo.


Q21) In which year of the 1930s did the BBC first show a televised football match?   (Bonus point if you can name either of the teams.)
A21) 1938.   (Huddersfield v Preston.   Preston won 1-0)

Q22) Cornelia Frances shot to fame in several Aussie soaps including Sons and Daughters, and Home and Away.   But she now presents the Aussie version of which quiz show?
A22) The Weakest Link.

Q23) Ian Fleming was responsible for the James Bond novels.   But which 60s spy series did he also have a hand in: The Man from UNCLE, Danger Man, or The Saint?
A23) The Man from UNCLE

Q24) Which nation has won Jeux Sans Frontieres the most times?
A24) Germany.

Q25) Coronation Street character, Betty Williams was famed for which dish?
A25) Lancashire Hotpot.

Q26) What BBC series is devoted to celebrities family trees?
A26) Who Do You Think You Are?

Q27) In 1997, who did The Simpsons replace as the worlds longest running cartoon family?
A27) The Flintstones.

Q28) Which TV show chronicles life in Wisteria Lane?
A28) Desperate Housewives

Q29) Name either of the presenter’s of Shooting Stars.   (Two points for both.)
A29) Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.

Q30) In which comedy series would you find PC Goody?
A30) The Thin Blue Line.


Q31) What 1980 single provided the biggest hit for the Police?
A31) Don’t Stand So Close to Me.

Q32) What was the 1st, last, and only number 1, for The Pretenders?
A32) Brass In Pocket.

Q33) Who’s the second biggest selling solo male artist of all time?
A33) Robbie Williams.

Q34) Inga Marchand is the real name of which US rapper?
A34) Foxy Brown.

Q35) Which band holds the record for the most appearances on Top of the Pops?
A35) Status Quo.

Q36) Which rock legend had a hit with a cover of Bob Marley song, I Shot The Sheriff?
A36) Eric Clapton.

Q37) Stay Another Day was a christmas hit for which boy-band?
A37) East 17

Q38) Which band holds the record for the most sessions recorded for John Peel?
A38) The Fall.   (24.)

Q39) Which iconic British singer died in January of 2016: David Bowie, Lemmy or Kylie Minogue?
A39) David Bowie.   (Kylie’s still alive, and VERY Australian: Lemmy died on 28th December, 2015: only a few days, but … )

Q40) Zayn Malik is a former member of which boy band?
A40) One Direction.


Q41) Which actor connects Some Like it Hot, to The Odd Couple?
A41) Jack Lemmon.

Q42) Which member of the Hepburn family has received a record 12 Oscar nominations?
A42) Katherine Hepburn.

Q43) Who played the adult Peter Pan, in Hook?
A43) Robin Williams.

Q44) What was Whoopi Goldbergs first major film?
A44) The Colour Purple.

Q45) Which American actress married her seventh husband in Michael Jackson’s garden?
A45) Elizabeth Taylor.

Q46) And which Welsh movie star did she marry twice?
A46) Richard Burton.

Q47) Anthony Hopkins appeared in The World’s Fastest … what?
A47) Indian.

Q48) Jodie Forster got her first adult Brest Actress Oscar for which film: Silence of the Lambs, Taxi Driver or The Accused?
A48) The Accused.

Q49) May Day was one of the Bond girls, in which Roger Moore, Bond film?
A49) A View To A Kill.

Q50) In which horror film does Jack Nicholson use the immortal line, “Here’s Johnny”?
A50) The Shining.


Q51) Which English town became a city in 1992?
A51) Sunderland, in Tyne and Wear.

Q52) A top hat, a boot and a racing car, all feature in which board game?
A52) Monopoly.

Q53) The US civil war started in which year of the 1860s?
A53) 1861.

Q54) What spacecraft was first launched in 1981?
A54) The Space Shuttle.

Q55) A plutocracy is a country ruled by whom?
A55) The wealthy.

Q56) Who won the FA Cup, in 1949: Manchester Uniter, Acrington Stanley or Wolverhampton Wanderers?

Q57) What’s Britain’s most northerly shipping area: Faroes, Fair Isle, Bailey or Viking?
A57) Faroes.

Q58) Anthrophobia is the fear of what?
A58) Flowers.

Q59) What part of the human anatomy shares its name with a punctuation mark?
A59) The Colon.

Q60) How many valves does a Bugle have?
A60) None.

I hope those help … 

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