Friday, 18 March 2016

The Friday Question Set — 18-3-2016

Oh, boy, how easy is it to run out of time?


Frankly, I’m at work, today: doing an afternoon shift.

AND trying to do two posts, copy something to a stick, pay my bills … 

AND run around like a headless chicken!

A blogger’s work is never done!


At any rate … ?

It’s Friday.

Which means, of course, it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

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

Online 330.

Q1) In a game of draughts, how many pieces does each player start the game with?
A1) 12.

Q2) Alicia Moore is the real name of which American singer?
A2) Pink.

Q3) In Scrabble how many letters have a value of 2?   (Bonus point if you can name one.)
A3) Two. ("D and G")

Q4) What rank in the Royal Navy is the equivalent of the army's Field Marshal?

Q5) Lending her name to a famous brand, who was the Greek Goddess of Victory?
A5) Nike.

Q6) What is the name of the poker hand containing three of a kind and a pair?

Q7) On board ship, where would you find the scuppers?
A7) On deck.   They’re the holes that allow water to run off.

Q8) What do you add to rum, to make grog?
A8) Water.

Q9) Otaku is the Japanese word for what: astronomer, estate agent or an obsessive fan?
A9) An obsessive fan.

Q10) Who became ruler of Spain, after the Spanish Civil War?


Q11) Approximately how many islands are there, in the Scillys?   (5 either way.)
A11) 150.   (Give the point for anywhere from 145 to 155)

Q12) How many top ten hits did Catatonia have?
A12) Three

Q13) In darts, what’s the highest score you can get with 3 different trebles?
A13) 171.   (Treble 20, treble 19, & treble 18.)

Q14) Radium has the same atomic number as which bingo call: Two Fat Ladies, Legs Eleven or Clickety Click?  (Extra point for the number.)
A14) Two Fat Ladies.   (88)

Q15) On average, how many mink are killed, to make one mink coat?
A15) 55.

Q16) How many feet in a dozen yards?
A16) 36.

Q17) How many children did Princess Diana have?
A17) 2.

Q18) In Scrabble, how many points is the letter ‘Q’ worth?
A18) 10.

Q19) Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter: and usually represented as 3.14159.   Which fraction is commonly used to approximate Pi?
A19) 22/7.   (A decimal number is x.yz.   A fraction is x/y.)

Q20) What’s the first, odd, prime number: 3, 5 or 7?
A20) 3.


Q21) What colour wine is claret?
A21) Red

Q22) Saffron tinges food which colour?
A22) Yellow.

Q23) What colour is root Ginger?
A23) Brown.

Q24) What’s the most common fuel for a barbecue?
A24) Charcoal.

Q25) Sirloin is made from which meat?
A25) Beef.

Q26) What food item is usually sold at Billingsgate Market
A26) Fish.

Q27) A shallot is what kind of vegetable?
A27) An onion.

Q28) Where did Balti cuisine originate?
A28) Britain.

Q29) What wine bottle is equal to 12 standard bottles?
A29) A salmanazar.

Q30) Dom Bernardo Vincelli devised which liquer?
A30) Benedictine.


Q31) Jeremy Paxman, & Bamber Gascoigne, have both presented which TV show?
A31) University Challenge.

Q32) Which children’s classic featured Dougal, Dylan, and Ermintrude?
A32) The Magic Roundabout.

Q33) Barry Norman began the first of many film review programmes in 1972.   Who now presents it?
A33) Claudia Winkleman and Danny Leigh.

Q34) Conundrum was the name of the last episode of which American soap?
A34) Dallas.

Q35) In which 90’s drama did Robert Lyndsay play a deranged local councillor?
A35) GBH.

Q36) Moxey, Oz, & Barry were characters in which TV show?
A36) Auf Wiedersehn, Pet

Q37) Alison Steadman played a Deumis Roussis obsessed housewife, in which Mike Leigh drama?
A37) Abigail’s Party.

Q38) Which producer links the controversial series, Queer as Folk, and the new version of Doctor Who?
A38) Writer, and former show-runner, Russell T. Davies.

Q39) House of Cards, Richie Rich and Hot Girls Wanted are all made by whom?
A39) Netflix.

Q40) Coronation Street, Hollyoaks and Eastenders are what sort of TV show?


Q41) What is a fish’s caudal fin?
A41) Its tail.

Q42) What colour are the spots on a plaice?
A42) Red/orange.

Q43) What sort of fish is a skipjack?
A43) A tuna.

Q44) Which family of fish does the Anchovy belong to?
A44) The Herring.

Q45) Caviare is which part of the Sturgeon?
A45) The Eggs.

Q46) Tinca Tinca is the Latin name for which fish?
A46) Tench.

Q47) Alevin, and Parr are stages in the development of which pink fleshed fish?
A47) The Salmon.

Q48) What is the world’s largest fish?
A48) The whale shark.

Q49) What name is given to a small pilchard?
A49) Sardine.

Q50) What colour is a live lobster?
A50) Blue Black.


Q51) In Sudoku, what is the total of the numbers used once, in each 3*3 square?
A51) 45.

Q52) What device is used over a guitar’s fretboard, to raise the pitch of the strings?
Q52) A capo.

Q53) Which king was ruling at the start of World War One?
A53) George 5th.

Q54) In imperial measurement, how many yards are there, in a chain?
A54) 22.

Q55) What kind of tree is an Osier: an oak, a willow, or an elm?
A55) A willow.

Q56) Footballer, Stuart Pearce ended his playing days at which club?
A56) Manchester City.   (Although he played one match for Longford AFC: technically, either answer would be correct.)

Q57) Moths — mostly — are active, when: day, night, or twilight?
A57) Night.   (Although there are some twilight and daytime species: remember, we’ve used the word ‘mostly’.)

Q58) A young turkey is a poult, and a female one, a hen.  But what is the name of a male turkey?
A58) Tom.

Q59) What is studied by a heliologist?
A59) The sun.

Q60) Glastonbury is in which English county?
A60) Somerset.

I hope those are useful.

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