Friday, 11 March 2016

The Friday Question Set — 11-3-2016

You know, I’ve got to confess: it’s Friday.

And, as ever, I’m at work.

Well … I‘m off to work, in a short time.

But … ?

I have to confess, I’ve got Radio 4 on, in the background: Sir Ian McKellen’s performing Seamus Heaney’s translation of the Aeneid.

Very soothing … !

~≈Ÿ≈~

But, as it’s Friday?

That mean’s it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

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

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ROUND ONE.   GENERAL KNOWLEDGE.

Q1) Which is the only vowel on a standard keyboard that is not on the top line of letters?
A1) A.

Q2) What’s the worlds most popular Non Alcoholic Drink?
A2) Coffee.

Q3) What letter is used for a temporary car number plate?
A3) Q.

Q4) Which North African seaport's name is Spanish for white house?

Q5) According to the Bible, on what day of creation did God make the sun, the moon and the stars? 
A5) The fourth.

Q6) What is the collective name for the 9 handmaidens of Odin?
A6) The Valkyries.

Q7) What shoe is another name for a ships load mark?

Q8) What is the meaning of the word Hypocaust: Annihilation of a town by flood, mass inoculation or underfloor heating.

Q9) Astrologically speaking, two of the fire signs are LEO and ARIES. Which is the third?

Q10) Who is the longest serving member of the Privy Council?   (Bonus point for naming the year.)
A10) The Duke of Edinburgh. (Appointed in 1951.)

ROUND TWO.   SOUNDS OF THE 70S.

Q11) Trevor Horn, producer of Russian lesbian one hit wonders, Tatu, started his musical career with which band: the Buggles, Yes, or Frankie goes to Hollywood?  (Bonus for their only Number 1.)
A11) The Buggles.   (Video Killed the Radio Star.)

Q12) One hit wonders, the Charlie Daniels Band, had a country & western hit with which devilish song?
A12) The Devil Went Down to Georgia.

Q13) Gangsters was the debut hit for which Two Tone stars?
A13) The Specials.

Q14) Down In the Tube Station At Midnight, and Going Underground, were hits for which Paul Weller fronted band?
A14) The Jam.

Q15) Play the Funky Music was a hit for Wild Cherry Red: but in which year of the 70s?
A15) 1976.

Q16) Here comes the Sun was a hit for Steve Harley & the Cockney Rebel.   But which former Beatle wrote it?
A16) George Harrison.

Q17) Spirit in the Sky” was a hit in 1970 for Norman Greenbaum.   But who had an 80s hit with a cover version of it?
A17) Doctor & The Medics.

Q18) Jim Steinman wrote hit album, Bat Out of Hell for which singer?   (Bonus point for the singer’s real name.)
A18) Meatloaf.   (Marvin Lee Aday: although I believe he’s since change it to Michael Lee Aday.)

Q19) Y.M.C.A and In The Navy were hits for which New York based disco band?
A19) The Village People.

Q20) Smashy & Nicey, as created by Harry Enfield, were obsessed by which Bachman–Turner–Overdrive hit?
A20) You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.

ROUND THREE.   TV DINNERS.

Q21) Who’s the regular comedy partner of Dawn French?
A21) Jennifer Saunders.

Q22) In which decade was the series Tenko set?
A22) The 1940’s

Q23) Who was the main female presenter of That’s Life?
A23) Esther Rantzen.

Q24) Which time travelling detective series has main characters called Sam Tyler, & Gene Hunt?
A24) Life On Mars.

Q25) QI is currently presented by which member of Fry & Laurie?
A25) Stephen Fry.

Q26) The other member of Fry & Laurie stars in which US medical drama?
A26) House   (Hugh Laurie)

Q27) Davina McCall is the presenter of the main Big Brother show.   Name either of the presenter’s of the 2 spin off shows.   (Two points for both.)
A27) Dermot O’Leary, and Russell Brand.

Q28) I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here is filmed in which country?
A28) Australia.

Q29) In a famous American tv public information film, which Hollywood star said “Take it easy, driving…the life you save might be mine”?
A29) James Dean

Q30) Bach’s Air on a G String was used in the tv ad’s for which brand of cigar?
A30) Hamlet.

ROUND FOUR.   SPORTING CHANCES.

Q31) Nigek Mansell was the 1st Formula One champion, during the 90’s – who was the 2nd?
A31) Damon Hill.

Q32) Barthez, Dugarry, & Thuram all played for which World cup winning side?
A32) France.

Q33) Which Nick won the British Open, in 1990, & 1992?
A33) Nick Faldo.

Q34) Which tennis player was stabbed on court?
A34) Monica Seles

Q35) In 1994, which rugby playing Gavin was made an OBE?
A35) Hastings

Q36) Which Scottish team, in every football season of the 90’s, except 97/98?
A36) Rangers

Q37) Who dominated World Darts, throughout the 90’s?
A37) Phil Taylor.

Q38) Which England soccer manager became known as a turnip?
A38) Graham Taylor.

Q39) Which Sally won Olympic Gold, in the 400 metre hurdles? 
A39) Sally Gunnell

Q40) Which teenage Martina won Wimbledon, the US Open, & the Australian Open, in 1997?
A40) Martina Hingis.

ROUND FIVE.   AT THE 80S MOVIES.

Q41) Which acting knight’s last film appearance was as Tarzan’s grandfather?
A41) Sir Ralph Richardson.

Q42) More to the point, what was the name of the movie?
A42) Greystoke.

Q43) Sir John Gielgud played the Master of Trinity College in which 1981, sporting movie?
A43) Chariots of Fire.

Q44) Complete the film title; - Prizzi’s… what?
A44) Honour.

Q45) In the film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, who played detective Eddie Valiant?
A45) Bob Hoskins.

Q46) Which film actor made his stage debut, in the play, Long Day’s Journey Into Night?
A46) Jack Lemmon

Q47) Which famed Swedish director directed the film, Fanny & Alexander?
A47) Ingmar Bergman.

Q48) The director of the film Straw Dogs died in 1984.   Who was he?
A48) Sam Peckinpah

Q49) More to the point, which Welsh actor died in 1984, having released the film, 1984?
A49) Richard Burton.

Q50) Rupert Murdoch bought which Hollywood film studio, during the 80s?
A50) 20th Century Fox.

ROUND SIX.   GENERAL IGNORANCE.

Q51) There are two loan words in the English language, from Czech.   One is Robot.   What’s the other?
A51) Pistol.

Q52) Where would you find the Spirit of Ecstasy?
Q52) On the bonnet of a Rolls Royce, it’s the radiator badge.

Q53) Which detective writer’s name is made up of the name of a legendary king of England,  a barbarian, and one of the Professionals?   

Q54) The Big-belly Seahorse lives off the coast of two countries: name one?
A54) Australia.

Q55) Westminster Abbey is dedicated to which saint?
A55) Saint Peter.   (It’s formally called the Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Westminster.)

Q56) In the USA, what film is celebrated on the second of February?
A56) Groundhog Day.

Q57) In police terms, what is a SOCO?

Q58) The blue cornflower is the French equivalent to what in England? 
A58) Poppy.

Q59) Which castle is on the island of Anglesey? 
A59) Beaumaris.


Q60) How many stars are on the European Union flag?
A60) 12.

I hope those are useful … !






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1 comment:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Victor Hugo
Q2) Busby Berkeley
Q3) Heath Hen
Q4) Daily Courant
Q5) 1888
Quite a few people write regularly in blogs. Not all of it fictions, sometimes short stories, sometimes just thoughts, reflections, informative posts, about what they like. You already write about movies and TV series, I guess you can see how you feel about it. I've always written but sharing it is a bit different...
Like the memes...