Friday, 8 July 2016

Nik Nak’s Friday Question Set — 8-7-2016

Right … 

It’s a Friday … 

It’s time for the Friday Question Set … 

Especially considering I forgot to post up a set, LAST week … !

Frankly … ?

I’m blaming the very long shifts I’ve had to do … 


At ANY rate … ?

Here’s this weeks question set: covered, as ever, by the usual Creative commons License*

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Q1) Who played James Bond, in Thunderball?

Q2) Gavrilo Princip was the man who started World War One, by shooting who?
Q2) Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

Q3) How many pairs of ribs does an adult human normally have?
A3) 12.

Q4) In which century was artist Paul Cézanne born: the 18th, 19th or 20th?
A4) The 19th.

Q5) What would you do with a wonton?
A5) Eat it.   (It’s Chinese food: a dumpling, in fact.)

Q6) In Morse code, what letter is represented by three dashes?
A6) The letter O.

Q7) Which Greek philosopher was the first to claim the world was a sphere?

Q8) If you are triskaidekaphobic, what are you scared of?
A8) The number 13.

Q9) Which monarchs sat on the Peacock Throne?
A9) The Mughal Emperors of India.

Q10) Who was the first woman to fly the Atlantic, single handedly?

Round Two.   Music and Lights.

Q11) What was Queen’s second longest hit single?
A11) Innuendo.

Q12) A Little Bit More, was a hit for which American emergency number?
A12) 911.

Q13) Who had a US number 1 with Fantasy?
A13) Mariah Carey.

Q14) Stan, and The Real Slim Shady were international hits for which artist?
A14) Eminem.

Q15) Firestarter was the first UK hit for which band?
A15) The Prodigy.

Q16) Who’s first hit was called Because We Want to?
A16) Billie Piper’s.

Q17) Missy Elliot recorded I Want You Back with which former Spice Girl?
A17) Mel B.   (Scary.)

Q18) Chopin composed most of his music for which keyboard instrument?
A18) Piano.

Q19) George Michael bought whose piano, in 2000?
A19) John Lennon’s.

Q20) Who recorded a version of Something Stupid, with Boy George: Connie Frances, Sandie Shaw or Jessie J?
A20) Connie Francis.

Round Three.   Euro Tour.

Q21) In which Irish City is the Abbey Theatre?
A21) Dublin.

Q22) What’s the official language of Denmark?
A22) Danish.

Q23) Spell ‘Dunkirk’, in French.
A23) Dunkerque.

Q24) Which East European country formed one half of an Empire, with Austria?
A24) Hungary.

Q25) The Capodimonte region of Italy is famous for what: porcelain, or pasta or pizza?
A25) Porcelain.

Q26) The Schwarzwald, in Germany, is known as what, in England?
A26) Black Forest.

Q27) On which Sea is is the Ukrainian city of Odessa?
A27) The Black Sea.

Q28) The Bourse, in Paris, is what: the French Stock Exchange, French National Bank or the French head Post Office?
A28) The French Stock Exchange.

Q29) Which Sea is to the west of Denmark?
A29) The North Sea.

Q30) Which is furthest north: The Ukraine, Estonia or Belarus?
A30) Estonia.


Q31) On average, what do we eat 2 teaspoons of, each day?
A31) Salt.

Q32) What mammal is the logo of Bacardi?
A32) A bat.

Q33) The prune is the dried version of which fruit?
A33) The plum.

Q34) Which brand of sugar has Mr Cube on its bags?
A34) Tate & Lyle.

Q35) What is the literal translation of the German dish, ‘Sauerkraut’?
A35) Sour Cabbage.

Q36) If an egg floats, is fresh, or stale?
A36) Stale.

Q37) Which biscuit is named after an Italian revolutionary?
A37) The Garibali.

Q38) Which Australian opera singer has at least two dishes named after her?   (Extra point for one of them).
A38) Dame Nellie Melba.   Melba Toast and the Peach Melba, so you know.   (It could’ve been worse: she could’ve been Nellie Butt … )

Q39) What kind of fruit are Green Williams?
A39) Pears.

Q40) The Americans call it broiling: what do we call it?
A40) Grilling.

Round Five.   20th Century.

Q41) Who was Conservative party leader on the 31st of December 1999?
A41) William Hague.

Q42) Francois Mitterand was a socialist head of which European country?
A42) France.

Q43) How many children did Tony Blair have when he became PM, in 1997?
A43) Three.

Q44) Which country did the Red Army come from?
A44) The USSR.   (Accept Soviet Union, give ½ for Russia.)

Q45) Yves St. Laurent found fame designing what?
A45) Clothes.

Q46) The tragedy of Aberfan took place in which country of the UK?
A46) Wales.

Q47) The Battle of El Alamein was fought during which war?
A47) World War 2.

Q48) Which big band leader vanished, flying over the English Channel, during World War 2?
A48) Glenn Miller.

Q49) Arsenal player, Tony Adams, was jailed for which offence?
A49) Drink-driving.

Q50) How many British PM’s were there, during the 1990s?
A50) Three.


Q51) In police terms, what is a SOCO?

Q52) Westminster Abbey is dedicated to which saint?
A52) Saint Peter.   (It’s formally called the Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Westminster.).

Q53) In the USA, what film is celebrated on the 2nd of February?

Q54) Which castle is on the island of Anglesey?
A54) Beaumaris Castle.

Q55) What is the collective name for the 9 handmaidens of Odin?
A55) The Valkyries.

Q56) What gets put over a guitar’s fretboard: in order to raise the pitch of the strings?
A56) A capo.

Q57) Who is the longest serving member of the Privy Council?
A57) The Duke of Edinburgh: who was appointed in 1951.

Q58) Which king ruled Britain at the start of World War One?
A58) George 5th.

Q59) What is another name for a ship’s waterline?

Q60) 2016’s Chilcott Report, reported on what: Britain’s EU membership, cyber crime or the Iraq War?
A60) The Iraq War.

I hope they’re useful …

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