Friday, 15 March 2013

The Friday Question Set — 15-3-2013

You know, it’s amazing what your family ask you, sometimes.

Bless her, my kid sister, Ruth, has just asked me to write her a run down for a university essay she’s doing.

About YouTube, would you believe?

At ANY rate … ?

I’m hoping what I’ve put together helps.

Talking of YouTube, I’m watching an old episode of The Young Ones, in the background.

I might just play a tune … 

First, though, we’ll have the Friday Question Set: covered, as ever, by the Creative Commons License* … 

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Q1) Which product is ‘… soft, strong and very long’?   
A1) Andrex toilet tissue

Q2) In 1935, C. C. McGee invented what kind of meter?   
Q2) The Parking meter.

Q3) Where’s the sweat gland of a cow, in its nose, its tongue or its bottom?   
A3) In it’s nose.

Q4) How many pocket does a snooker table have?   
A4) Six.

Q5) How many milligrams in a gram?   
A5) 1000.

Q6) Who did Margaret Thatcher follow as Conservative Party Leader?   
A6) Edward Heath.

Q7) What’s the only English anagram of the word, “MADDENING”?   

Q8) Which American mammal is known as the ‘Washing Bear’: the grizzly bear, the brown bear or the Raccoon?   
A8) The Raccoon.

Q9) Who was shot, on live TV, on the 24th November 1963?   
A9) Lee Harvey Oswald.  (By Jack Ruby.)

Q10) Name the second country to put a man in space.   
A10) The USA.


Q11) Where was Gene Kelly Singin’ in 1952?   
A11) In The Rain.

Q12) In which film did Vivien Leigh play Scarlett O’Hara?    
A12) Gone with the Wind.

Q13) Which Alfred directed the thrillers Rebecca and Notorious?   
A13) Hitchcock.

Q14) What was the name of the car that involved Kenneth More and Dinah Sheridan in the London to Brighton road run?   
A14) Genevieve.

Q15) Who starred in the Road films with Dorothy Lamour and Bing Crosby?   
A15) Bob Hope.

Q16) Which film set in Rick’s Cafe starred Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman?   
A16) Casablanca.

Q17) How did Some Like It in the film with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe?   
A17) Hot.

Q18) Which distinguished actor and Lord, played the lead in Henry V?   
A18) Laurence Olivier.

Q19) Which actor appeared in the 1952 version of Othello, The Third Man and — purely vocally — The Transformers: The Movie?   
A19) Orson Welles.

Q20) What was the series of comedies made in West London studios called?   
A20) Ealing.


Q21) Marmalade stems from the Portugese word ‘Marmelo’; – but does Marmelo mean mango, citrus, orange or quince?   
A21) Quince.

Q22) Which brothers starred in the film Duck Soup?    
A22) The Marx Brothers.

Q23) What is a lift for food in a restaurant known as?   
A23) A Dumb waiter.

Q24) Which is “…probably the best lager in the world”?   
A24) Carlsberg.

Q25) In which year did Rowntree’s Fruit Gums first go on sale:   1893, 1903 or 1913?   
A25) 1893.

Q26) What’s the world’s most widely planted red wine grape: shiraz, pinot noir or grenache?   
A26) Grenache.

Q27) Which republic is Europe’s biggest exporter of bananas?   
A27) Ireland.

Q28) Shirley Conran once said that “Life’s too short to stuff a …” what; – chicken, mushroom or aubergine?   
A28) Mushroom.

Q29) Cinnamon comes from which part of the tree?   
A29) The Bark.

Q30) In the term ‘costermonger,’ what fruit does the word coster refer to?   
A30) An apple.


Q31) Which British archaeologist located the tomb ofTutankhamun?   
A31) Howard Carter.

Q32) What were the scroll-shaped tablets called in which the names of ancient Egyptian pharaohs were inscribed; – cartouches, carborettors, or carbuncles?   
A32) Cartouches.

Q33) In which English county is Stonehenge?   
A33) Wiltshire.

Q34) Who, according to tradition, was the first Christian emperor of Rome?   
A34) Constantine.

Q35) Which style of classical column was decorated with carvings representing acanthus leaves:   corinthian, ionic, or doric?   
A35) Corinthian.

Q36) Which Mediterranean island was the scene of a volcanic explosion that destroyed the Minoan civilisation around 1450 BC: Santorini, Minos or Crete?   
A36) Santorini. (otherwise known as Thira)

Q37) What is the English name for the Roman town of Camulodunum?   
A37) Colchester.

Q38) In French history, who was the Dauphin?   
A38) The Crown Prince.

Q39) In which year of the 1960s was the Berlin Wall constructed?   
A39) 1961.

Q40) Jumping Badger was the real name of which Native American leader?   
A40) Sitting Bull.


Q41) Which country won 17 of the 29 available Track & Field gold medals, in the 1972 Olympics?   
A41) The USA.

Q42) Prince Charles, and Camilla Parker Bowles 1st met during the 70’s, at what sort of sporting event?   
A42) A polo match.

Q43) Soccer’s offside rule was 1st introduced in which century?   
A43) The Nineteenth.  (In 1866, to be picky.)

Q44) Which golfer was also known as the Golden Bear?   
A44) Jack Nicklaus.

Q45) Which Frankie had seven wins in 1 day?   
A45) Frankie Dettori.

Q46) Teofilo Stevenson represented which country at the 1972 Olympics?   
A46) Cuba.

Q47) In which year was Anna Kournikova’s 1st professional tennis tournament?   
A47) 1998

Q48) The ‘Golden Gloves’ championship features in which sport?   
A48) Boxing.

Q49) Which London side was the 1st to be relegated twice from the Premiership League?   
A49) Crystal Palace.

Q50) Soccer’s offside rule was first introduced in which century?   
A50) The Nineteenth.  (In 1866, to be picky.)


Q51) What is the capital city of Barbados?   
A51) Bridgetown.

Q52) CFC’s famously damage the ozone layer.   But which component chemical does the most damage: chlorine, fluorine or carbon?   
A52) Chlorine.

Q53) Which member of the Monty Python team wrote the stage musical, Spamalot?   
A53) Eric Idle.

Q54) Parpardelle and Stracci, are types of what food?   
A54) Pasta.

Q55) In the Old Testament, the wife of whom was turned into a pillar of salt?   
A55) Lot.

Q56) What is the longest word, in English, that contains no vowels?   
A56) Rhythms.

Q57) Which novelist wrote <>The Mayor of Casterbridge
A57) Thomas Hardy.

Q58) What metal is used as the filament of a standard lightbulb?   
A58) Tungsten.

Q59) What cartoon strip replaced Striker, in The Sun?   
A59) The Premier.

Q60) On what date does Bastille Day fall?   
A60) July 14th.

Enjoy the song … 

*        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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