Friday, 12 April 2013

The Friday Question Set — 12-4-2013

Any grapple fans out there … ?

Anyone … ?

Well, just in case you are — and you’re in Ilford on the 20th April — you might just see get to see some grappling going on at Ilford Sports Club.

Regular readers will obviously have worked out a friend of mine, Kevin D, occasionally takes part in the DropKixx gigs: usually handling himself quite well.

Although, it HAS to be said, not too well at the last show.

Kevin’s alter ego, Cayden Blade, comes in at about the 16th minute, in this video … 

I’m told — by those in the know — that getting thrown out of the ring like that is as painful as it looks.

Oh … And you can see his recent tag team bout — as part of Beatings Are Us — here.


At ANY rate … ?

At ANY rate, today is Friday.

Which you’ve possibly ALREADY worked out, by looking at the calendar.

Either way … ?

You’ll have realised this means that it’s time for the Friday Question Set: covered, as ever, by the Creative Commons License*.

Online 198:

Q1) Which group of islands includes Porto Santo: the Canaries, the  Madeiras or the Azores?   
A1) The Madeiras.

Q2) Who had a hit with the original version of Mad World?   
Q2) Tears for Fears.

Q3) Shaft, Meteor and Onward are all examples of which vegetable?   
A3) Peas

Q4) Which High Street store uses the St. Michael trademark?   
A4) Marks & Spenser.

Q5) Back in 1996, who did Bill Clinton beat to win his second term in office?   
A5) Bob Dole.

Q6) In geography, the UAE are the United Arab what?   
A6) Emirates.

Q7) True or False: The Isle of Mann produces whisky.   
A7) True.

Q8) Albion Market was ITV’s rival to which London based BBC soap?   
A8) EastEnders.

Q9) Which word means either a pair of trousers OR rapid breathing?   
A9) Pants.   

Q10) A kilogram is just over how many pounds, in imperial weight?
A10) 2 pounds.   


Q11) “I was 21 years when I wrote this song, I’m 22, now, but I won’t be for long”   
A11) A New England, Kirsty McColl, Billy Bragg.   

Q12) “Finished with my woman cause she couldn’t help me with my mind.”
A12) Paranoid, by Black Sabbath.   

Q13) “You’ve done it all, you’ve broken every code”
A13) Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) by Steve Harley.   

Q14) “Da-na-na Ah! Da-na-na Ah!”
A14) Get Up and Move, by MC Harvey.   

Q15) “All that scratchin’ is making me itch”
A15) Buffalo Gals, Malcolm Mclaren.   

Q16) “Oppa Gangnam Style”
A16) Oppa Gangnam Style by PSY.   (Which shouldn’t be THAT hard … )   

Q17) “When I die & they lay me to rest, gonna go to the place that’s the best”
A17) Spirit in the Sky, by Norman Greenbaum, Dr & the Medics, Gareth Gates & the Kumars, oh and We’ve Got A Fuzzbox & We’re Gonna Use it.   

Q18) “Thursday Night, everything’s fine, except you’ve got that look in your eye”
A18) Foundations by Kate Nash.   

Q19) “Over The Past Few years, to the traditional sounds of the English summer …”
A19) Little Fluffy Clouds by The Orb.   

Q20) “I study nuclear science, I love my classes, gotta crazy teacher who wear’s dark glasses”


Q21) What drink did Native Americans call ‘Firewater’?
A21) Whiskey.   

Q22) How many standard wine bottles make up a Nebuchadnezzar?
A22) 20.   

Q23) Coffee contains which stimulant?
A23) Caffeine.   

Q24) Which brand of beer is informally known as “... A bottle of dog.”: NewcastleBrown Ale, Green King IPA, or Tiger lager?
A24) Newcastle brown ale.   

Q25) At the beginning of the film Casablanca, what type of wine is Rick drowning hissorrows with?
A25) Champagne.   

Q26) In the original novel of Silence of the Lambs, exactly what red wine does Hannibal Lector enjoy with liver?   (It’s only Chianti, in the film version!)
A26) Amarone.   

Q27) Which tv character’s wine cellar includes a fine Chateau Picard 2267?
A27) Capt. J. Luc Picard.   

Q28) What were the two handled ceramic vases called that ancient Greeks and Romans used to store wine in?
A28) Amphora(s).   

Q29) The name of which wine professional literally means ‘pack animal driver’?
A29) Sommelier.   

Q30) Which French town lies at the heart of the claret-growing region; – Bordeaux, Libourne or Graves?
A30) Bordeaux.   


Q31) Which US state starts with ‘I’, and is known as ‘…the Spud State’?
A31) Idaho.   

Q32) Which famous Russian city was called Tsaritsyn between 1598 and 1925, and Stalingrad, between 1925 and 1961?
A32) Volgograd.   

Q33) The US state of California borders the Pacific Ocean, the Mexican state of Baja California and three other US States; – name one of them.
A33) Oregon, Nevada, or Arizona.   

Q34) What is the Largest, and oldest city in Australia?
A34) Sydney.   

Q35) True or false: Gustave Eiffel was the Architect of the Eiffel Tower.
A35) False, he was the Engineer who built it. The Architects were Emile Nouguier, Maurice Koechlin and Stephen Sauvestre.   

Q36) What is the official name of the Columbus Archipelago?
A36) Galapagos Islands.   

Q37) True or False: The Cyrillic alphabet is used by the Greeks.
A37) False, by Russians.   

Q38) The world’s southernmost active volcano stands on Ross Island in the Antarctic: what is its name?
A38) Mount Erebus.   

Q39) Which far eastern city was founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles?
A39) Singapore.   

Q40) The Amazon and it’s tributaries contain what proportion of the worlds river water: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 3/4?
A40) 2/3rd.   


Q41) To what rank did Adolf Hitler rise in World War I?
A41) Corporal.   

Q42) In which castle was Edward II murdered: Berkeley, Windsor or Leeds?
A42) Berkeley Castle.   

Q43) Who set up the first printing press in England in 1476?
A43) William Caxton.   

Q44) Who was the mother of Edward VI’s?
A44) Jane Seymour.   

Q45) Which European nation was the first country to legalize trade unions?
A45) Britain.   

Q46) The first commercially successful talking cartoon was called Steamboat Willie: who was its hero?
A46) Mickey Mouse.   

Q47) Which beauty pageant was organised by Mecca Ltd to coincide with the 1951 Festival of Britain?
A47) Miss World.   

Q48) Who was the last British monarch to die in battle: Richard the 3rd, Richard the 4th, or Henry the 5th?
A48) Richard III.   

Q49) Which was the last battle to be fought on British soil?
A49) Culloden.   

Q50) How many crossings of the Atlantic had the Titanic completed before she struck an iceberg and sank?
A50) None (Maiden Voyage).   


Q51) What did Constantinople become known as in March 1930?
A51) Istanbul.   

Q52) Who left Take That in July 1995?
A52) Robbie Williams.   

Q53) What is the outer layer of skin called?
A53) Epidermis.   

Q54) In 1930, which country did Amy Johnson fly to from England?
A54) Australia.   

Q55) What pork product appears in a Punch and Judy show?
A55) Sausage.   

Q56) Until 1956, Fred Quimby was the producer of which incredibly violent series of cartoons?
A56) Tom & Jerry.   

Q57) Which Chelsea fan lost his Putney parliamentary seat, in 1997?
A57) David Mellor.   

Q58) The MV Braer deposited thousands of tonnes of oil in Britain in 1993: where in Britain?
A58) The Shetlands.   

Q59) Peggy Hookham was the real name of which ballerina?
A59) Margot Fonteyn.   

Q60) The ampersand symbol represents which English word?
A60) And.  (It’s the &.)

Enjoy those: hopefully the links to the relevant YouTube entries will be useful … !

*        Regulars will know already: but for newcomers … all it means is that you’re free to copy, use, alter and build on each of my quizzes: including the Teasers, Gazette Teasers and the Friday Question Sets.   All I ask in return is that you give me an original authors credit on your event’s flyers or posters, or on the night: and, if you republish them, again, give an authors credit AND republish under the same license.

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