Friday, 19 April 2013

The Friday Question Set — 19-4-2013

My word, but Boston’s police on a certain amount of form … !

They’ve confirmed that they have two suspects in the Boston Bombings: who’ve also robbed a 7-11 store on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

One of the suspects has died in hospital: the other is still on the loose.

Apparently … ?   The pair are from Chechnya.   Why Chechens are bombing Boston, I have no ideas: I can have only hope this last suspect is caught alive, so he can be questioned.


At any rate … ?   At ANY rate, it’s Friday, which means that it’s time for the Friday Question Set: covered by the usual Creative Commons License*.

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Q1) In rhyme, who asked his way to Norwich when he came down too soon?   
A1) The man in the moon.

Q2) In Britain a general election must be held every how many years?   
Q2) Five.

Q3) The discovery of what caused a rush to California in 1848?   
A3) Gold.

Q4) Which British comedian was the last person to be named as ‘Pipe Smoker of the Year’?   

Q5) If N comes before M, I comes before O, U before I and Z before Z , what letter comes before B?   

Q6) Which famous London Road and Underground station has six consecutive consonants in its name?   

Q7) Kitty Hawk is associated with which famous aviators?   

Q8) In August 1942, where in France did allied forces mount a daring raid on Hitler’s Fortress Europe?   
A8) Dieppe.

Q9) Which beauty competition did Eric Morley found in 1951?   

Q10) What title is given in Spain to daughters of the sovereign?   


Q11) Which team did England beat in the 2003 rugby World Cup final?   
A11) Australia.

Q12) Which jockey was knighted in 1953?   
A12) Gordon Richards.

Q13) Which of the Neville brothers was first to leave Man Utd?   
A13) Phil.

Q14) In a tennis tie-break, what is the largest winning margin?   
A14) 7 – 0.

Q15) Which country did the British and Irish Lions tour in 2005?   (Bonus for telling us who won the tour.)   
A15) New Zealand.   (The All-Blacks; – it was a Three-Nil whitewash)   

Q16) In which team game do you try to move backwards all the time?   
A16) Tug of War.

Q17) What is another name for the watery sport of Natation?   
A17) Swimming.

Q18) How many goals did France score in the 1998 World Cup final?   
A18) Three.

Q19) In water polo, which players wear red caps?   
A19) The goalkeepers.

Q20) Which football defender was the first man to decide a World Cup game with a ‘Golden Goal’?   
A20) Laurent Blanc.


Q21) According to a popular 60s song, what do birds, stars and me all have in ?   
A21) “Just like me, they long to be close to you”: from the song Close to You, a hit for both Dionne Warwick and The Carpenters

Q22) Who classical composer wrote the tune,  Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”?   
A22) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Q23) Hot Chocolate, Billy Preston, Badfinger, Mary Hopkin, Jackie Lomax and James Taylor all recorded for which record label?   
A23) Apple: They all signed for the Beatles label, Apple Records.

Q24) What was the title of the Beatles EP which featured the songs Your Mother Should Know and I Am The Walrus … ?   
A24) Magical Mystery Tour.

Q25) Which rock star once said of his daughter “She had her rebellious moment, but it was pretty quiet compared to mine, which lasted about 15 years”?   
A25) Mick Jagger.

Q26) Laurie Anderson’s only UK hit was the very strange Oh, Superman: which iconic member of The Velvet Underground is she married to?   
A26) Lou Reed.

Q27) Cliff Richard entered the Eurovision Song Contest in which year of the 60s?   
A27) 1968

Q28) In 1985, Sting sang guest vocals on which best-selling Dire Straits single?   (Bonus point for telling us the name of the album.)   
A28) Money for Nothing, Brothers in Arms.

Q29) Francis Rossi and Ronnie Wood have both lost which part of their face?   
A29) Nasal Septum: part of their nose, due to drug abuse.   

Q30) U can’t Touch This was the first chart hit for which rapper?   
A30) MC Hammer.


Q31) What is a Puffball: a fungus, an algae or a lichen?   
A31) A fungus.

Q32) How many bones does a slug have?   
A32) None.

Q33) In what type of environment do most crustaceans live?   
A33) The Sea.

Q34) What kind of creature is an anchovy?   
A34) A fish

Q35) Which of the following has the most bones: a human, a horse or a mouse?   
A35) A mouse, with 225: a human has 206, a horse, 205.

Q36) The horn of a rhino is made of what?   
A36) Keratin.

Q37) What do kangaroos, anteaters and sea-horses all have in common: pouches, fins or very long tongues?   
A37) Pouches to carry their young.

Q38) The first guide dog training schools were established in which European country (shortly after World War 1)?   
A38) Germany.

Q39) What kind of creature is a Black Widow?   
A39) A spider.

Q40) A Muscovy is what type of bird?   
A40) A duck.


Q41) What is ⅓rd of 1200?   
A41) 400.

Q42) In Sudoku, what is the total of the numbers used oncer, in each 3*3 square?   
A42) 45.

Q43) In imperial measurement, how many yards are there, in a chain?   
A43) 22.

Q44) How many lines in a sonnet?   
A44) 14.

Q45) How many gallons, in a bushel?   
A45) 8.

Q46) How many actors have played Dr Who, on stage?   
A46) 3.   (A character actor called Trevor Martin, back in the seventies, and both Jon Pertwee and Colin Baker, during the 80s and 90s)

Q47) If you played 35 cards, in a game of Patience, how many are left to play?
A47) 17.

Q48) How many pound in a hundredweight?
A48) 112 lbs.

Q49) What is the square root of 169?
A49) 13.

Q50) What is ¼ plus ⅛?
A50) ⅜th.


Q51) Which king is said to have burnt the cakes?   

Q52) Thomas Arnold was headmaster of which public school?   
A52) Rugby.

Q53) In which year of the 1960’s was the PLO founded?   
A53) 1964.

Q54) What material did the jeweller René Lalique specialise in?   
A54) Glass.

Q55) Kampilans, Barongs, Talwars and Kirtanas are all types of what?   
A55) Swords.

Q56) Who shared the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize?   

Q57) Members of which branch of the British army are known as the Red Devils?   

Q58) What did Private Teruo Nakamura discover had finished, in December 1974?   

Q59) Who was the first British monarch to visit New Zealand?   

Q60) The Montgolfier Brothers were known for what: the first balloon flight, the first hang glider, or the first crossing of the English Channel?   

Enjoy those: I hope they’re useful … !

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