Friday, 12 August 2016

Nik Nak’s Friday Question Set — 12-8-2016

Right … it’s a Friday night: one I’ve got off.


One I’m happy to spend, indoors.

Equally as frankly?

I’ve been meaning to post something up for a while.

First things first?

I’ll confess to being a little worried.

I was at my GP’s, earlier.   For various reasons — mostly to do with my guts — I’m trying to lose weight.

And unfortunately?   I seem to have put a kilo on.

Next time I’m at my GPs?

I THINK I’m due to have a long chat.


At ANY rate … ?

At any rate: it’s a Friday.

And one that I’m spending so that I can get the much neglected Friday Question Set up and posted.

So … 

Here’s this set of free questions: cover, as ever, by the Creative Commons License* …

Online 344.

Q1) Mike, Vyvyan, Mike and Rik, were better known as whom … ?

Q2) Who was the first British female singer to have three UK number 1s: Sandie Shaw, Dusty Springfield or Charlotte Church?

Q3) Hattie McDaniel was the first black woman to do what, win an Oscar, fly to the moon, or sit in the US Senate?
A3) Win an Oscar: she played the maid in Gone With The Wind.

Q4) George the 2nd’s eldest son died after being by what, a bullet, a cricket ball, or a flying marrow?
A4) A cricket ball.

Q5) Lassa Fever was was first identified in which African nation?
A5) Nigeria.

Q6) Who was the first US President to appear on colour television?

Q7) In which year of the 1980s did the pound note cease to be legal tender, in the UK?
A7) 1988.

Q8) Qin Shi Huang was famed for the building of what?

Q9) What was the first planet to be discovered by telescope?
A9) Uranus.

Q10) 2016 saw the UK vote to leave what: the EU, UN or WHO?
A10) The European Union.


Q11) In addition to billiards, Joe Davis played what?
A11) Snooker.

Q12) Jack Dempsey was a heavyweight…what?
A12) Boxer.

Q13) Which Steve was knighted, after the 2000 Olympics?
A13) Steve Redgrave.

Q14) By which name was I.V. A. Richards known?
A14) Viv Richards.

Q15) Was Kristina Egerszegi cold, or wet, when won her 5 Olympic Gold medals?
A15) Wet: she was a swimmer.

Q16) Which Martina was Wimbledon’s most successful women’s champion?
A16) Martina Navratilova.

Q17) In which decade was the Rugby League World Cup first held?
A17) The 1950’s

Q18) In what colour shirts do India play floodlit matches?
A18) Blue.

Q19) What shape is a dartboard?
A19) Circular.

Q20) How often is the Epsom Derby held?
A20) Annually.


Q21) In computing, what does the D stand for, in BSD?
A21) Distribution.

Q22) What’s the Atomic number of Helium?
A22) Two.

Q23) Microsoft makes Windows, Apple makes Mac OS, and iOS.   Who makes Android?
A23) Google.

Q24) According to urban myth, Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravity, by watching the fall of what?
A24) An apple.

Q25) What is a moving sheet of ice called?
A25) A glacier.

Q26) In which country is the tropical rainforest of Amazonia?
A26) Brazil.

Q27) Which, above Antarctica, has a hole in it?
A27) The Ozone Layer.

Q28) What term is used to described software, the code of which is freely available, and usually handed out for free?
A28) Open Source.

Q29) The Yangtze, Mekong and Congo, are all types of what?
A29) River.

Q30) Which sea is the lowest point on Earth?
A30) The Dead Sea.


Q31) What type of creature is mandrill?
A31) A monkey.

Q32) The Bandicoot comes from which Australasian country?
A32) Australia.

Q33) The famed New Zealand Kiwi is what type of creature?
A33) A bird.

Q34) More to the point, which English animal’s ecological role does it fill, in New Zealand?
A34) The Badger’s

Q35) What name is given to a young penguin, a chick, a cobb, or a cub?
A35) A chick.

Q36) What sort of creature is a Tasmanian Devil: a reptile, marsupial or bird?
A36) A marsupial.

Q37) Which country has the most Asian Elephants, in the wild?
A37) India.

Q38) Which extinct flightless bird has the Latin name, Didus Ineptus?
A38) The Dodo.

Q39) Which animal weighs the most, the African Elephant, the White Rhinoceros, or the Hippopotamus?
A39) The African Elephant.

Q40) What rodent is the chipmunk’s nearest relative, the squirrel, the rabbit or the capybara?
A40) The Squirrel.


Q41) In which North American country was the world’s largest shopping centre opened, in 1985?   (Bonus point for the actual city.)
A41) Canada.   (In Alberta.)

Q42) In 1990, which country held the world’s largest branch of McDonald’s?
A42) Russia.

Q43) Which girl’s name was given to the 100-storey tower in Hong Kong, Nina, Katrina, or Patricia?
A43) Nina.

Q44) What does the word Oklahoma translate into English as?
A44) Red People.

Q45) The world’s first state subsidised theatre in the English speaking world was opened in  which European city?
A45) Dublin.

Q46) The Missippi and Missouri rivers eventually flow into which gulf?
A46) The Gulf of Mexico

Q47) Which island is larger, Great Britain, Java, or Sumatra?
A47) Sumatra.

Q48) Which desert is smaller, the Great Basin, the Great Sandy, or the Great Victoria?
A48) The Great Sandy Desert.

Q49) The Appalachian Mountains end in the middle of which US state?
A49) Alabama.

Q50) In 2000, what was the world’s largest city, by population?
A50) Tokyo.


Q51) Ramblin’ Syd Rumpo, Julian & Sandy, and Lady Beatrice Counterblast were character’s in which radio comedy series?

Q52) What type of wine is described by the term, frizzante?

Q53) Marlon Brando, Clack Gable, and Mel Gibson have all played which mutinous historical character.

Q54) The Mysterious Affair at Styles was the first Agatha Christie novel to feature whom?

Q55) Who’s the four legged hero of The Wrong Trousers?
A55) Gromit.

Q56) What word links male rabbits and American dollars?
A56) Bucks.

Q57) Similarly, what word links a metal container, & also means able to?
A57) Can.

Q58) Which fishy sounding Captain features in the ‘Tintin’ stories?

Q59) What’s on the end of a Lacrosse stick?
A59) A net.

Q60) Shawn Carter is better known as which rapper?
A60) Jay Z.

I hope they’re useful.

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