Can I make a confession, here?
I’m actually writing this post at my local library.
Well, mostly because I wanted to get out of the house.
You know, get some fresh air, possibly some exercise as well.
To get to Warley Hill, and to Brentwood High Street, where the library is, I have to go down Saint James Round: the small Street that connects mine road — Rollason Way — to Warley Hill.
Saint James Road is something of a battleground.
As I and others have long since campaigned against any extra building on the small patch of ground left.
On a personal level?
I believe such building work would seriously impede emergency vehicle access to my road.
I've gone past the area, today.
And there’s a digger clearing the ground in that patch.
I think, despite the protests of residents?
Brentwood Council’s approved plans for that last remaining green space.
And residents will be the worse for it.
But that’s not what you’re here for, now IS it?
You’re here for the Friday Question Set.
Here’s this week’s: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* ...
ROUND ONE. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE.
Q1) Who was the first presenter of Desert Island Discs?
A1) Roy Plumley.
Q2) Calvin Broadus is the real name of which US rapper?
Q2) Snoop Doggy Dog
Q3) Who or what, is meant by the phrase, The Fourth Estate?
A3) The Press.
Q4) We all know about Chamois leather: but what kind of animal is a chamois?
A4) A goat.
Q5) Ibadan is in which African nation?
Q6) Astigmatism affects which part of the body?
A6) The Eye.
Q7) What’s the word for a group of nightingales?
A7) A Watch.
Q8) How many cubic feet in a cubic yard?
Q9) Alphabetically, what’s the first day of the week?
Q10) What’s the only English anagram of OCRE?
ROUND TWO. FOOD AND DRINK.
Q11) What do add to béchamel to make an aurore sauce?
A11) Tomato purée.
Q12) In addition to mayonnaise, there are three ingredients in a Waldorf Salad: name one of them. (One point for one, two for two, three for all three.)
A12) Apple, celery and walnuts.
Q13) What is a Kügelhupf?
A13) A cake.
Q14) In which country did red onions originate?
Q15) What two ingredients are added to cheddar, to make Ilchester cheese? Name either.
A15) Beer & garlic.
Q16) What is Laver bread made from?
Q17) Arbroath Smokies are traditionally made from which fish?
Q18) What size chicken eggs are usually between 60, & 65 grams?
A18) Size three.
Q19) Mozzarella cheese is traditionally made from which milk?
A19) Buffalo milk
Q20) Marjorie’s Seedlings, & Pershore Eggs are what kind of fruit?
ROUND THREE. THE WRITTEN WORD.
Q21) Samuel Johnson was the man who wrote the first successful example of what kind of book?
A21) English dictionary.
Q22) Mrs Beeton famously wrote about cookery: what was her 1st name?
Q23) What egg-shaped nursery-rhyme character appears in Alice Through The Looking Glass?
A23) Humpty Dumpty.
Q24) In which Jane Austen novel do we meet Catherine Morland?
A24) Northanger Abbey.
Q25) Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliffe, both appear in which classic Brontë novel?
A25) Wuthering Heights.
Q26) Hercule Poirot & Miss Jane Marple, were created by which writer?
A26) Agatha Christie.
Q27) Mervin Peake wrote about which Castle?
Q28) The Amazon Kindle, Barnes Nook and the Kobo, are all what?
A28) E book readers
Q29) Bibliopegy means you’re doing what to a book?
A29) Binding it: it’s the Latin term for booking binding, putting the pages into a cover.
Q30) The Bibliothèque nationale de France is the French national what?
ROUND FOUR. SPORTING CHANCES.
Q31) How many French clubs did Eric Cantona play for, before joining Manchester United?
Q32) Who won the inaugural Turkish Grand Prix? (Bonus point for the year.)
A32) Kimi Rikkonnen. (2005.)
Q33) What race did Paula Radcliffe win, after the Athens Olympics?
A33) New York Marathon.
Q34) The Thomas Keller medal is the highest model, in which water sport?
Q35) Sherry’s Prince was a Grand National winning what?
Q36) Chloë Ronaldson was a speed star during the 70s and 80s. At what wheeled sport?
Q37) How many people are there in a hurling team?
Q38) Sale, Wasps and Bath: are they rugby union, or rugby league, clubs?
A38) Rugby Union.
Q39) Wentworth Golf Course is in which English county?
Q40) The Vuelta a España is Spanish, the Giro d’Italia is Italian, the Tour de France is French. Spanish, Italian and French … what?
A40) Bicycle road races.
ROUND FIVE. TV DINNERS
Q41) The William Tell Overture was the theme tune to which 50’s series?
A41) The Lone Ranger.
Q42) Holby City is a spin off from which medical drama?
Q43) Who was the female half of Mork & Mindy?
Q44) In which English county is Poldark set?
Q45) The Bishops and the Robinsons feature in which soap?
Q46) Who played Purdey, in The New Avengers?
A46) Joanna Lumley.
Q47) Which Dr was a regular on Not the 9 O’Clock News?
A47) Dr Pamela Stevenson.
Q48) What BBC1 show is the the world’s longest running current affairs programme?
Q49) Rock & Chips was a prequel to which sitcom?
A49) Only Fools and Horses.
Q50) John Simm played Sam Tyler: in which police series?
A50) Life on Mars.
ROUND SIX. GENERAL IGNORANCE.
Q51) Paralympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, from South Africa, is also known as what?
A51) Bladerunner. (Because of his distinctive artificial legs.)
Q52) Which word can follow ‘clip’, ‘dart’ and ‘side’?
Q53) Which Caribbean island has a capital called Kingston?
Q54) Hippophobia is a fear of what?
Q55) Which Spielberg film was criticized for being too scary?
Q56) The 1st & 2nd books of Nephi feature in which religious work?
A56) The Book of Mormon.
Q57) Joseph Louis Barrowman was better known as which boxer?
A57) Joe Louis.
Q58) Chaomancy is the art of divination by what?
Q59) Which ancient Greek wrote “…don’t count your chickens before they are hatched”?
Q60) What is the family name of the Dukes of Wellington?
I hope those are useful!
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