Friday, 1 March 2013

The Friday Question Set — 1-3-2013

You know, occasionally, I have to admit I’m glad.

Yes, I know: I’m not getting any younger, I’m out of a job: and frankly, having a large amount of untraceable cash would come in extremely handy.

On the UP side … ?

Frankly, I’m glad I’ve got a TV set: and some vintage Dr Who to watch on it.

But that’s not why I’m writing this.


After all, it’s Friday: which means, of course, that it’s the day for the Friday Question Set.

Here’s today, along with the usual Creative Commons License‡.

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Q1) Three saints crosses’ are used on the Union flag: name any of them?   
A1) Saint Patrick, Saint Andrew, & Saint George.

Q2) Which actor’s nickname was ‘…the Little Tramp’?   
Q2) Charlie Chaplin.

Q3) What brass instrument did Glenn Miller play?   
A3) The Trombone.

Q4) What bird eat, sleeps, and breeds on the wing?   
A4) The Swift.

Q5) What food are Ben & Jerry known for?   
A5) Ice Cream.

Q6) In 1974, Cumberland and Westmorland became which new county?   
A6) Cumbria.

Q7) Leo covers which 2 calendar months?   
A7) July and August.

Q8) Jim Davis invented which cartoon cat?   
A8) Garfield.

Q9) What colour is the contestant’s chair, in Mastermind?   
A9) Black.

Q10) The CPRE is the Council for the Preservation of what?   
A10) Rural England.


Q11) In which decade did the UK driving test first include a written section?   
A11) The 1990s. 

Q12) What name is given to an Eskimo canoe?   
A12) A Kayak. 

Q13) What name is given to a cigar shaped airship?   
A13) Zeppelin. 

Q14) E is the international registration letter of which European country?   
A14) Spain. 

Q15) In the old music hall song, “my old man said follow the … ” what?   
A15) Van. 

Q16) A Chinook is what kind of vehicle?   
A16) A helicopter. 

Q17) On the London tube map, what colour is the Circle Line?   
A17) Yellow. 

Q18) What is usual colour of an aeroplane’s Black Box?   
A18) Orange. 

Q19) Standing on the deck of a ship, and facing forward, what side of the ship is starboard?   
A19) The right-hand side.

Q20) The Boeing 747 is usually known as what?   
A20) The Jumbo Jet.


Q21) In which country did Karaoke originate?   
A21) Japan. 

Q22) The Sealed Knot Society re-enacts battles from which war?   
A22) The Civil War. 

Q23) How many piece are on a chessboard at the start of a game?   
A23) 32. 

Q24) Which racecourse has a Royal Enclosure?   
A24) Ascot. 

Q25) What colour are the hotels in Monopoly?   
A25) Red.

Q26) What’s the worlds biggest selling copyrighted game?   
A26) Monopoly. 

Q27) In which London street was the first Virgin Record Shop opened?   
A27) Oxford Street. 

Q28) Which country singer opened a them park called Dollywood?   
A28) Dolly Parton. 

Q29) In a game of Skittles how many pins have to be knocked down?   
A29) Nine.

Q30) What sport is played at Hurlingham?   
A30) Polo.


Q31) What type of animals are kept in an aviary?   
A31) Birds. 

Q32) What is a natterjack: a frog or a toad?   
A32) A toad. 

Q33) What’s the term used for a camel with only one hump?   
A33) Dromedary. 

Q34) Arachnids are better known as which insect-like creature?   
A34) Spiders. 

Q35) The wallaby, kangaroo and Wombat, are all what kind of mammal?   
A35) Marsupial. 

Q36) The orang-utan is what: a monkey or an ape?   
A36) An ape. 

Q37) The slaughter of which sea creature was finally banned in 1985?   
A37) Whales. 

Q38) Amber is the fossilised sap of which tree?   
A38) The pine. 

Q39) What does a tadpole turn into?   
A39) A frog. 

Q40) What’s a baby swan called?   
A40) A cygnet.


Q41) Whose True Blue LP was № 1in 28 countries?   
A41) Madonna.

Q42) What was the Spice Girls’ first № 1?   
A42) Wannabe.

Q43) What Frank Sinatra hit has spent most weeks in the UK charts?   
A43) My Way.

Q44) Duets featuring Elvis Presley have spent how many weeks in the charts?   
A44) None.

Q45) Love Me For A Reason charted for the Osmonds, and which Irish boy band?   
A45) Boyzone. 

Q46) Which solo British act has spent most weeks in the UK charts?   
A46) Cliff Richard. 

Q47) One hit wonders Aqua, came from which Scandinavian country?   
A47) Denmark.

Q48) Who’s the most successful Australian female in the UK charts, Kylie Minogue, Olivia Newton John or Natalie Imbruglia?   
A48) Kylie Minogue.

Q49) Who’s spent more weeks in the UK charts, the Rolling Stones or Status Quo?   
A49) Status Quo.

Q50) Who had a hit with a cover of Frank and Nancy Sinatra’s “Something Stupid”?
A50) Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman.


Q51) Gatophobia is the unreasoning fear of animal?   
A51) Cats.

Q52) The Spanish Grand Prix is held on the outskirts of which city?   
A52) Barcelona.

Q53) Who had a 70s № 1 with Double Barrel: Bob Marley, Dave and Ansel Collins or Bootsy Collins?
A53) Dave & Ansel Collins.

Q54) In what month is Christmas, in Australia?
A54) December.

Q55) Which 80s band had hits with Victims and Church of the Poisoned Mind?
A55) Culture Club.

Q56) Which Great Train Robber was featured in The Great Rock and Roll Swindle?
A56) Ronnie Biggs. 

Q57) In the standard UK version of Monopoly, how much does it cost to buy Bow Street?
A57) £180.00

Q58) Mohammed Reza Pahlevi was the last royal ruler of which Middle-Eastern country?
A58) Iran.   He was the last Shah.

Q59) What are the odds of rolling a ten, with two six sided dice: 10 to 1, 11 to 1, or 12 to 1?
A59) 11 to 1.

Q60) Who became the first team to lose four consecutive Charity Shields?
A60) Manchester United.

Enjoy today: Happy Saint David’s Day, to all my Welsh readers … !

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