Friday, 3 February 2012

The Friday Question Set — 03-02-2012

You know, I’ve got to confess, I’ve been busily jobhunting …

And packing, as well, today.

Bless, some old friends — Gwen and Stef — have invited me down to their’s for the evening.

Should be a hell of a trip.

They’ve invited Bruce, as well … !

At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, I’ve had my hands full.

But thought — before I get picked up — that I should post up today’s Friday Question Set.

Complete with — obviously — the Creative Commons License.
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Q1) In which natural disaster did 36, 000 people die, on 27th, 1883?
A1) Krakatoa.

Q2) To which group of artists did Degas, Renoir, and Monet belong?
Q2) The impressionists.

Q3) Which part of the human body is technically known as the niddick?
A3) The nape of the neck.

Q4) In which European country is the 1953 film, The Quiet Man set?
A4) Ireland.

Q5) What was the battle cry of the Japanese Army during World War Two?
A5) ‘Banzai’.

Q6) Until his death, in 1978, Keith Moon played drums for which iconic British band?
A6) The Who.

Q7) Who was sacked from the Conservative shadow cabinet, in 1967, after making the notorious Rivers of Bloodspeech?
A7) Enoch Powell.

Q8) Who conducted an improvised sing-song, at Wimbledon, in 1996?
A8) Cliff Richard.

Q9) Who became manager of the Ireland football team, in 1986?
A9) Jack Charlton.

Q10) Which footballer is unique in scoring a hat–trick, in a World Cup Final?
A10) Geoff Hurst.


Q11) True or False: Benny Hill worked as a milkman, before finding fame as a comedian.
A11) True.

Q12) Dr Matthew Hall is better known as which wide–collared contemporary comedian?
A12) Harry Hill

Q13) In Some Mothers Do Have ’Em, what was the name of Michael Crawford’s character?
A13) Frank Spenser.

Q14) In which Australian city did Tony Hancock die, in 1968?
A14) Sydney.

Q15) Which comedian published Gridlock, Popcorn and Stark? (Bonus point for naming the Channel 4 show he famously hosted.)
A15) Ben Elton. (Saturday Night Live/Friday Night Live/Friday Night)

Q16) To whom was Dawn French married?
A16) Lenny Henry.

Q17) Which Little Britain catchphrase was voted ‘Best Catchphrase’, in a 2005 poll?
A17) ‘I’m the only gay in the village’.

Q18) Which controversial Channel Four sit-com is set in the inner city Chatsworth estate?
A18) Shameless.

Q19) Alan Partridge, and Pauline Calf were creations of which comedian?
A19) Steve Coogan.

Q20) From which popular radio comedy did the phrase ‘Left hand down a bit’ come?
A20) The Navy Lark.


Q21) Which team is known as the Magpies?
A21) Newcastle.

Q22) Which Patrick was the skipper of Arsenal when they spent an unbeaten season in the Premiership?
A22) Patrick Vieira.

Q23) Two colours feature in Blackburn’s home strip: name either. (Two points for both,)
A23) Blue and white.

Q24) Which Gerald was the first Frenchman to manage Liverpool?
A24) Gerald Houllier.

Q25) In which country was the 1994 World Cup held?
A25) The USA.

Q26) Which University town has teams called City and Rovers?
A26) Bristol.

Q27) What position did Peter Shilton play?
A27) Goalkeeper.

Q28) At which club did Shearer and Owen play together?
A28) Newcastle.

Q29) What surname is shared by players, Ashley and Joe?
A29) Cole.

Q30) What seaside club is linked to the playing career of Jimmy Armfield?
A30) Blackpool.


Q31) Which Triangle did Barry Manilow sing about, in 1981?
A31) The Bermuda Triangle.

Q32) Which well preserved group had a number hit with Going Underground?
A32) The Jam.

Q33) Who did Dexy’s Midnight Runners tell to Come On? (Bonus point for giving the full title of the song.)
A33) Eileen. (‘Come On, Eileen.’)

Q34) Which band had hits with Love On Your Side and We Are Detective?
A34) The Thompson Twins.

Q35) Which British band were the Eurovision winners, in 1981?
A35) Buck’s Fizz.

Q36) Andrew Ridgeley and George Michæl were in which band?
A36) Wham!

Q37) Who exactly was Like A Virgin?
A37) Madonna. (Like we’re stupid.)

Q38) Which Irish singer had a hit with Lady In Red?
A38) Chris de Burgh.

Q39) Spandau Ballet took their name, in part, from a notorious prison in which European country?
A39) Germany.

Q40) Which law enforcers sent a Message In A Bottle?
A40) The Police.


Q41) Claret is produced in the region surrounding which French city?
A41) Bordeaux.

Q42) What term is used to describe a dry champagne; – brut, or demi-sec?
A42) Brut.

Q43) In which wine growing country is the Barossa valley?
A43) Australia.

Q44) Which white wine grape is the most frequently planted in Cailfornia?
A44) Chardonney.

Q45) In which country is the Marlborough wine growing region?
A45) New Zealand.

Q46) Retsina is native to which European country?
A46) Greece.

Q47) Which fortified wine has Malmsey, & Sercial varieties; – Port, Madeira, or Sherry?
A47) Madeira.

Q48) What’s the normal size of a bottle of wine? (Centilitres, or millilitres, for preference.)
A48) 75 Centilitres. (750 millilitres.)

Q49) In which European country is Rioja made?
A49) Spain.

Q50) Along which river is most of French Sauvignon Blanc2 made; – the Seine, the Loire, or the Rhône?
A50) The Loire.


Q51) Daphne Du Maurier’s classic novel, The Birds, was eventually filmed by which director?
A51) Alfred Hitchcock.

Q52) Which word connects ‘circle’ and ‘Sid’?
A52) Vicious.

Q53) Whose plays include You Never Can Tell, The Devil’s Disciple, and Man & Superman?
A53) George Bernard Shaw’s.

Q54) Which Palestinian terrorist group massacred 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics?
A54) Black September.

Q55) Who played the Drums in John Lennon and Pal McCartney’s original band, The Quarrymen?
A55) Pete Best.

Q56) What was the name of the manager played by Ricky Gervais,in TV sitcom, The Office?
A56) David Brent.

Q57) Which rock group took its name from a medieval torture instrument?
A57) Iron Maiden.

Q58) What was the name of the news agency of the former Soviet Union?
A58) TASS.

Q59) Which British politician was nicknamed Tarzan?
A59) Michæl Heseltine.

Q60) In which Jane Austen novel was Mr Darcy the love interest?
A60) Pride & Prejudice.
Enjoy that, folks: I’ll catch you later.

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