Friday, 25 March 2016

The Friday Question Set — 18-3-2016

Right … 

It’s Friday, again … 

And, unsurprisingly … ?

I’m due in at work, this evening.

Which should be fun.

But … ?

Won’t stop me posting up … this … !


Yep …

It’s Friday.

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

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

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Q1) What word can go before “ground”, “pedal”, & “water”?
A1) “Back”

Q2) Which tv show features two main characters called Christine & Mary Beth?
Q2) Cagney & Lacey

Q3) What is the African country of Abyssinia now called?
A3) Ethiopia.

Q4) For how long had David Cameron been an MP, before becoming Conservative party leader?
A4) Four years.

Q5) In which country did the voting to determine the site of the 2012 Olympics take place?
A5) France.

Q6) Which sport did Marco Van Basten play?
A6) Football.

Q7) Show four fifths be shown, as a decimal.
A7) 0.8.

Q8) Whose life story was filmed as the biopic, Sweet Dreams?
A8) Patsy Cline.

Q9) Cu is the chemical symbol for which metal?
A9) Copper.

Q10) Petrology is the study of what?
A10) Rocks.   (As opposed to Geology, which is the study of the Earth)


Q11) Which Spaniard won the Formula 1 World Championship, in 2005?
A11) Fernando Alonso.

Q12) From 1991, to 1995, Miguel Indurain was the winner, in which French sporting event?
A12) The Tour de France.

Q13) Which Chris was the WBO super-middleweight champion, in 1991?
A13) Chris Eubank.

Q14) Who was the first jockey to go through a seven race card?
A14) Frankie Dettori

Q15) Which darts player was known as the ‘Crafty Cockney’?
A15) Eric Bristow

Q16) Which cricketer won “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2005?
A16) Darren Gough

Q17) Who was the national Hunt champion Jockey, from 1986 to 1992?
A17) Peter Scudamore

Q18) Which boxer was known as Smokin’ Joe?
A18) Joe Frasier.

Q19) Kelly Sotherton is a comptetitor in which multi-disciplined event?
A19) The Heptathlon.

Q20) Who was the first British male to reach Wimbledon’s last 8, during the 90s?
A20) Tim Henman.


Q21) 8th Day was a hit for which 80’s singer?
A21) Hazel O’Connor

Q22) More to the point, what film was it from?
A22) Breaking Glass.

Q23) What song was Kylie Minougue’s first UK million seller: Can’t Get You Out of My Head, The Locomotion, or Confide in Me.
A23) Can’t Get You Out of My Head.

Q24) Cheryl Jones, & Sandra Denton were better known how?
A24) Salt ’n’ Pepa.

Q25) Baggy trousered rapper, Reverend Stanley Burrell was better known how?
A25) MC Hammer.

Q26) Christina Aguilera, Maya, & Li’l Kim all co-operated with whom, on a version of Lady Marmalade?
A26) Pink

Q27) Transformer is considered by many critics to be whose definitive LP?
A27) Lou Reed’s

Q28) Whose name came before The Mastermixers?
A28) Jive Bunny.

Q29) Which group found 1970s success with Night Fever?
A29) The Bee Gees.

Q30) Hit album, Tubular Bells, by Mike Oldfield, was the début release on which record label?
A30) Virgin.


Q31) Tony, Carmela, Meadow, & Anthony Junior, belong to which TV family?
A31) The Sopranos.

Q32) Dancing With The Stars is the US version of which TV show?
A32) Strictly Come Dancing.

Q33) Which of the Dimbleby brothers presents the BBC series, “Question Time
A33) David Dimbleby

Q34) Which Geoff presented Gardeners World, until his death, in 1996?
A34) Geoff Hamilton.

Q35) Which chairman of A Question of Sport retired in 1997?
A35) David Coleman.

Q36) Which daytime soap features the doctors of Cardale?
Peak Practise.

Q37) Who presented “What The Ancients Did For Us
A37) Adam Hart-Davies.

Q38) Is the weather forecast before, or after, the News at Ten?
A38) After.

Q39) What’s the profession of Sam Ryan, in “Silent Witness
A39) Pathologist.

Q40) In which English city does Inspector Morse take place?
A40) Oxford.


Q41) What does BBC stand for?
A41) British Broadcasting Corporation.

Q42) What’s the Daily Mail’s sister Sunday paper called?
A42) The Mail on Sunday.

Q43) What was Britain’s 3rd terrestrial channel called?
A43) BBC 2

Q44) What type of information does CNN broadcast?
A44) News.

Q45) What kind of programme is a Drama-Doc?
A45) A Drama Documentary.

Q46) In broadcasting, what did LWT stand for?
A46) London Weekend Television.

Q47) What’s the name of Radio 4’s early morning news programme?
A47) Today

Q48) Which ITV company was named after a Spanish city?
A48) Grenada

Q49) What was the first half hour news programme to be broadcast in the UK?
A49) ITV’s
News At Ten.

Q50) Which TV channel’s does the TV licence Fund?
A50) BBC’s 1, 2, 3, 4, and BBC News.


Q51) Aladdin Sane, and Lets Dance were hits for which British Rock icon?
A51) David Bowie.

Q52) Ellison’s Orange is a variety of which fruit?
A52) An apple.

Q53) Where would a Spanish woman wear her Mantilla?
A53) On her head.

Q54) Some people feel embarrassed by their Lentigines; - what are they?
A54) Freckles

Q55) Syd Barrett was a founder member of which iconic 60’s band?
A55) Pink Floyd.

Q56) Jatarkas are stories about the previous lives of which religious figure?
A56) Buddha.

Q57) In which European city was Europe’s oldest university founded?
A57) Salerno, in Italy.

Q58) Ronnie Kray shot George Cornell in which East End pub?
A58) The Blind Beggar

Q59) Dr John Camembert invented which world famous fizzy drink?
A59) Coca Cola.

Q60) Michæl Hordern provided the voice for which tv bear?
A60) Paddington.

Have a good week!

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