Friday, 22 February 2013

The Friday Question Set — 22-2-2013

It’s got to be said, I’m running a touch late, today.

Basically, where I’ve just briefly nipped into town, to top my gas and electricity, after knocking out a couple of Teasers.

Oh, and having a quick natter with Teaser regular, Debbi, who’s over in Maryland … !

Bless ’er … !

At ANY rate … ?

Let’s get moving on with things, though, shall we … ?

As it’s Friday, that, of course, means the Friday Question Set: here’s those questions, along with the usual Creative Commons License* they’re released under … 

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Q1) In 1986, what did the red rose replace as the symbol of the Labour Party?   
A1) The red flag.

Q2) Bring Me To Life was a 2003 Number One for which rock band?   
Q2) Evanescence.

Q3) Bashed Neeps and Tatties are the traditional accompaniment to which dish?   
A3) Haggis.

Q4) What are the names of Thomas the Tank Engine’s two carriages?   
A4) Annie & Clarabel.

Q5) Which requires the use of most facial muscles: a smile or a frown?   
A5) Frown.

Q6) Which gas has the atomic number, 1 … ?   
A6) Hydrogen.

Q7) In Scrabble, how many points is the letter ‘E’ worth?   
A7) One.

Q8) How many sides does a tetrahedron have?   
A8) Four.

Q9) Which of Shakespeare’s plays begins with a storm at sea?   
A9) The Tempest.

Q10) Which country was the first to retain football’s World Cup?   
A10) Italy.


Q11) What kitchen device did Charles Strite invent: the toaster, the mandolin or the microwave oven?   
A11) The Toaster.

Q12) Sirloin is a cut of which meat?   
A12) Beef.   (Or horse, if you’re that way inclined … )

Q13) Which isn’t a tomato: plum, cherry or orange?   
A13) Orange.

Q14) What are the tops of asparagus called?   
A14) Asparagus tips.

Q15) The island of Madeira shares its name with a fortified wine … and what else?   
A15) A cake.

Q16) 2005 saw Jamie Oliver present a series on what: prison food, school dinners or hospital food?   
A16) School dinners

Q17) Which chef presents The F Word?   
A17) Gordon Ramsey.

Q18) Murphys’ Irish Stout is made in which Irish city?   
A18) Cork.

Q19) Vatcharin Bhumichtr (vat-CHA-rin boo-MITCH-re) writes about the food of which East Asian country; – Thailand, Vietnam, or Cambodia?   
A19) Thailand.

Q20) August Escoffier made his international reputation at 2 London hotels: name one of them.   (Two points for naming both.)   
A20) The Savoy, or the Carlton.


Q21) Michael Wisher, Terry Molloy and Julian Bleach, have all played which Dr Who villain?   
A21) Davros.

Q22) In which year of the 80’s did Channel 4 Start broadcasting?   
A22) 1982.

Q23) How many contestants took part in each episode of Bullseye?   
A23) Six.

Q24) Similarly, how many contestants are there in each episode of Mastermind?   
A24) Four.

Q25) Who was the first host of Wogan:  other than Terry Wogan?   
A25) Selina Scott.

Q26) Who was the transvestite character in Mash?   
A26) Corporal Klinger.

Q27) Nick and Kate Rowan appeared in which TV series?   
A27) Heartbeat.

Q28) The character of Steve Austin appears in which 70’s show?   
A28) The Six Million Dollar Man.

Q29) Who’s the presenter of The Weakest Link?   
A29) Anne Robinson.

Q30) Grandstand was, and still is, the BBC’s main sports programme: but what was its ITV rival, during the 70’s?   (Extra point for naming the main presenter)   
A30) World of Sport.   (With Dickie Davies.   Des Lynam’s a cheap imitation.)


Q31) In which George Orwell novel would you find the phrase, “War is Peace”?   
A31) 1984.

Q32) What was the second James Bond novel?   
A32) Dr No.

Q33) H. G. Welles wrote War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The Time Machine.   What did the H stand for?   (Extra point for the G.)   
A33) Herbert.   (George.)

Q34) Mrs Hudson was the landlady, and housekeeper, of which famous detective?   
A34) Sherlock Holmes.

Q35) The character of Scheharazade appears in which famous Arabic book?   
A35) The 1001 Arabian Nights.

Q36) The 25th January sees the birthday of which Scottish writer?   
A36) Robert Burns.

Q37) Trainspotting, is based on the book of the same name: who wrote it?   
A37) Irving Walsh.

Q38) Who wrote the novel, A Clockwork Orange   
A38) Anthony Burgess.

Q39) Dante’s Inferno forms part of the Divine… what: Tragedy, Comedy or Drama?   
A39) Comedy

Q40) William the Conqueror ordered a Survey of England, after 1066: what name is it known by?   
A40) The Domesday Book.


Q41) What’s the more common name for calcium oxide?
A41) Quicklime.

Q42) How much of the Earth’s surface is covered in ice, 5%, 10%, or 20%?   
A42) 10%.

Q43) What’s the world’s most used drug?   
A43) Aspirin.

Q44) Disposable razors first went on sale in which year of the 1890s?   
A44) 1895.

Q45) Who introduced the world’s thinnest Laptop, in 2008?   (Bonus for telling us the model)   
A45) Apple. (MacBook Air)

Q46) Scientists in China have revealed that they can predict earthquakes, by watching the behaviour of snakes, five days in advance.   From what distance can snakes tell if there will be a major tremor: 75 miles, 750 miles or 7500 miles?   
A46) 75 Miles.

Q47) Back in February 2006 , Frenchwoman Isabelle Dinoire was  the first person in the world to undergo which medical procedure?   
A47) A Face transplant.   (After she was savaged by a Rottweiler.)

Q48) What is Cryogenics the study of: Low temperatures, rare chemicals or fungus?   
A48) Low temperatures.

Q49) Recent pictures taken by NASA’s global surveyor show evidence of water on which planet?   
A49) Mars.

Q50) What is the chemical symbol for Silver: Gu, Pb or Ag?   
A50) Ag.


Q51) Asteroids are numbered in order of what, discovery, size, or dampness?   
A51) Discovery.

Q52) In the House of Commons, what qualification do you need to be Father of the House?   
A52) The longest serving MP.

Q53) If you are an LLD, what subject have you studied?   
A53) Law.

Q54) Edward McGinnis is better known as one half of which comedy duo?   
A54) Little & Large.   Eddie Large.

Q55) Which US state was the 1st to abolish slavery: Rhode Island, Pennsylvania or New York?   
A55) Pennsylvania.

Q56) What does a lapidary deal in, gems, precious metals or camels?   
A56) Gems.

Q57) Through which part of their bodies do butterflies taste?   
A57) Feet.

Q58) Which colour Smartie replaced the light brown in 1989?   
A58) Blue.

Q59) The Open University awarded its first degrees, Roger Moore made his first appearance as James Bond, Noel Coward died in Jamaica and Yugoslavia hosted the European cup final, which was won by Ajax Amsterdam.   What year are we talking about?   
A59) 1973.

Q60) Which four legged animal produces 200 times more wind than the average human?   
A60) Cow.

Enjoy them!

*        All that means is you’re free to copy, use, alter and build on each of my quizzes, including the Teasers and the Friday Question Set.   All I ask in return is that you give me an original author’s credit on your event’s flyers or posters, or on the night.

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