Friday, 8 January 2016

The Friday Question Set — 8-1-2016

OK, it’s been a while since I’ve done this.

Posted up a Friday Question Set!

Sue me!

It’s been a while … ?

Well, mostly where I’ve been working: and had less time to put into the blog as I’d’ve like.

Well, beyond the Daily and Weekly Teasers.

So with THAT said … ?

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With that said?

With that said, let’s move pin: and give you the first Friday Question set of 2016: here it is, along with the Creative Commons License* … 

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ROUND ONE.   GENERAL KNOWLEDGE.

Q1) Tyromancy is the art of predicting the future by studying what: cheese, chutney or tuna?
A1) Cheese.

Q2) The Dicken is the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross: what species of bird have most of them gone to?
Q2) Carrier Pigeons.

Q3) Herod the Great ruled which ancient Israeli kingdom, Israel, or Judea?
A3) Judea.

Q4) A coquille is a dish shaped like what, a shell, or a chicken?
A4) A shell.

Q5) What’s the English equivalent of a Scottish Advocate?
A5) A barrister.

Q6) What word describes the hook of an anchor, a lucky chance and a type of worm?
A6) A fluke.

Q7) Lactose is found in what: milk, beef, or oranges?
A7) Milk.   (It’s a type of sugar.)

Q8) Who had  hits with Swords of a Thousand Men?
A8) Ten Pole Tudor.

Q9) Which South American country has the most Roman Catholic’s in its population?
A9) Brazil.

Q10) On a standard UK computerkeyboard, what letter is immediately to the right of the letter Z?
A10) X.

ROUND TWO.   MUSIC AND LIGHTS.

Q11) Name the Song; - “When the paper-boy's half an hour late”.
A11) Gertcha, by Chas and Dave.

Q12) More to the point, what beer was that song used to advertise?
A12) Courage Best.

Q13) What album was the most expensive ever made?   (Extra point for the band.)
A13) A Night At The Opera, by Queen.

Q14) Folk band, The Humblebums featured Gerry Rafferty, & and which Scottish comedian?
A14) Billy Connelly.

Q15) Nick Hayward was the lead singer of which 80s band?
A15) Haircut 100.

Q16) Which band had a number one, first: the Beatles, or the Stones?
A16) The Beatles.

Q17) Dead Ringer was a Number 1 album for which rocker?
A17) Meatloaf.

Q18) Which Essex band had a hit album, in 2003, with Think Tank?
A18) Blur.

Q19) Who charted with a song about Heathcliffe and Cathy?   (Extra point for the song.)
A19) Kate Bush.   (Wuthering Heights.)

Q20) Who thought it was fun to stay at the YMCA?
A20) The Village People.

ROUND THREE.   SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND NATURE.

Q21) Which invention was developed last: the light bulb, the motor car, or television?
A21) Television.

Q22) How many sides do 13 rectangles have?
A22) 52.

Q23) Who was called the ‘…father of Modern Psycho-therapy’?
A23) Sigmund Freud

Q24) What was Hale–Bopp?
A24) A comet.

Q25) One quarter of the bones of the human body are in which part of the body?
A25) The feet.

Q26) Our solar system lies in which galaxy?
A26) The Milky Way.

Q27) What, apart from moss and lichen, is the Earth’s oldest type of plant?
A27) Ferns.

Q28) What’s the hottest planet in our Solar System, Venus, Jupiter, or Mercury?
A28) Venus.

Q29) What does a magnetometer measure?
A29) Magnetic fields.

Q30) Where would you find a Megalith?
A30) In a stone circle.   (Rather than one thousand lith!)

ROUND FOUR.   SPORTING CHANCES.

Q31) Mario Andretti found fame in what sport?
A31) Motor racing.

Q32) A pair of sisters fought out the final of the 2001 US Open tennis tournament.   Name either.   (Two points for both.)
A32) Venus and Serena Williams.

Q33) Sir Garfield Sobers is better how?
A33) Gary Sobers.

Q34) Decathlete, Dean Macey, competes in how many events?
A34) 10.

Q35) James Cleveland Owens was better known as which Olympic Gold Medallist?
A35) Jesse Owens.

Q36) Clive Lloyd played Cricket for which international side?
A36) West Indies.

Q37) Payne Stewart tragically died in in a plane crash, in 1999: which sport had he find fame in?
A37) Golf.

Q38) Marlene Ottey competed for which country?
A38) Jamaica.

Q39) What was the first name of jockey, Fallon?
A39) Keiran.

Q40) Shaquille O’Neal made both his name, and his fortune, in what sport?
A40) Basketball.

ROUND FIVE.   AT THE MOVIES.

Q41) James Bond film Casino Royale — with Daniel Craig — is based on which os the James Bond novels: the first, second or third?
A41) The first.

Q42) Which former Paramount star has recently got married in Italy?
A42) Tom Cruise.

Q43) Bridge on the River Kwai won critical acclaim for its star, Sir Alec Guinness.   Which war was it set during?
A43) World War Two.

Q44) Who plays Finn, in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
A44) John Boyega.

Q45) Celia Johnson & Trevor Howard had what kind of encounter?
A45) Brief Encounter.

Q46) What convenient initials did the grumpy actor, Mr Fields have?
A46) W. C.

Q47) What Tom Hanks war movie was directed by Steven Spielberg?
A47) Saving Private Ryan.

Q48) In V for Vendetta, the main character, V, wears a maskthat depicts whom?
A48) Guy Fawkes.

Q49) Who directed Pulp Fiction, and Reservoir Dogs?
A49) Quentin Tarantino.

Q50) Who wrote the screenplay of the film, The Crucible?
A50) Arthur Miller.

ROUND SIX.   GENERAL IGNORANCE.

Q51) Water is made from two chemical elements: Oxygen, and what else?
A51) Hydrogen.

Q52) What’s Sir Paul McCartney’s first name?
A52) James.

Q53) In which year of the 1990’s did Britain hand over Hong Kong, to China?
A53) 1997.

Q54) The ITV soap, Albion Market was set in which city: Manchester, London, or Liverpool?
A54) Manchester.

Q55) In a rather notorious advert, Eva Herzegovina said Hello Boys.   What was she advertising?
A55) The WonderBra.   (Accept just Bra.)

Q56) In July of 1999, Kim Wilde announced she was to do a tv show on what hobby?
A56) Gardening.

Q57) What star sign is shared by Meryl Streep, & Bionic Woman, Lindsay Wagner?
A57) Cancer.

Q58) Who declared “The lady’s not for turning”?
A58) Margaret Thatcher.

Q59) Robert Carlyle was born in which country of the UK?
A59) Scotland.

Q60) Peter Ebdon plays which sport?
A60) Snooker.

I hope those are helpful …








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1 comment:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

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Q3) Mona Lisa
Q4) North-Korea
Q5) Charles de Gaulle
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I'm pleased to hear everything is well, even with the cold. Interesting question about blocked noses. I normally go to the gym or exercise anyway even with a cold, but have discovered yoga is quite tricky as they insist your breathe through your nose...