Friday, 26 April 2013

The Friday Question Set — 26-4-2013

It’s got to be said … I’ve got to give Dechawat Poomjaeng — the Thai Snooker player who knocked Stephen Maguire out of the first round of this year’s World Championship — a bit of a nod.

I don’t think he’s going to make it into the quarter-finals, given the Mark White’s showing.

But … ?

But he HAS played some very entertaining and watchable Snooker.

At ANY rate … ?

Let’s move on … 


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

Here’s this week’s questions, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* … 

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Q1) Which sea is north of Turkey?
A1) The Black Sea.

Q2) What colour are the flowers of the Saint John’s Wort?
Q2) Yellow.

Q3) Andrés Segovia was associated with which stringed instrument?
A3) The guitar.

Q4) Traditionally, cabbage and potatoes are the two main ingredients of which dish?

Q5) Which king is supposed to have hidden in a tree after the Battle of Worcester?

Q6) Heriot Watt University is in which Scottish City?
A6) Edinburgh.

Q7) What does a theodolite measure?
A7) Angles.

Q8) Which poisonous gas is given off from a car’s exhaust pipe?

Q9) Which motorway goes from east to west, across the Pennines?
A9) The M62.

Q10) Workers, drones and queens are varieties of which insect?
A10) Bees.


Q11) In which Lancashire town was the first test tube baby born in 1978?
A11) Oldham.   (Louise Brown)

Q12) In which country did the study of geometry originate?
A12) Egypt.

Q13) When was chewing-gum first patented: 1869, 1899 or 1919?
A13) 1869.   People chewed gum long before this, as far back as the ancient Greeks.   According to scientists, people who chew gum while performing memory tests (such as quizzes) score significantly higher than those who do not.

Q14) Oxides of two chemicals create acid rain: – name either.
A14) Nitrogen and sulphur.

Q15) Which letter is positioned between F and H on a computer keyboard?
A15) G.

Q16) What is thanatology the scientific study of: death, old age or taxes?
A16) Death.

Q17) The vernal equinox marks the end of which season, in the northern hemisphere?
A17) Winter.

Q18) What does the mathematical symbol comprising a triangle of three dots mean?
A18) Therefore.

Q19) Soyuz was the name of a Russian spacecraft, but what does the name mean: union, league or flight?
A19) Union.

Q20) Bright’s disease affects which organs of the body: the liver, the kidneys or the spleen?
A20) Kidneys.


Q21) Which song did Doris Day sing in three different films?
A21) Que Sera, Sera.

Q22) Alan Alda was the only actor to appear in the film, and TV version of which comedy?
A22) M•A•S•H  He played Hawkeye Pierce.

Q23) In the Star Wars films, what sort of creature was Chewbacca
A23) A Wookie.

Q24) Film actor Ronald Moodnick is better known as which cast-member of the film Oliver?
A24) Ron Moody.

Q25) Which Disney character sang Some day my Prince will come?
A25) Snow White.

Q26) Which British actor provided the voice of the evil Scar in Disney’s The Lion King?
A26) Jeremy Irons.

Q27) Susi und Strolch and La Belle et le Clochard were, respectively, the German and French title of which Disney film?
A27) Lady and the Tramp.

Q28) In which Walt Disney classic would you find the three fairies Flora, Fauna and Merryweather?
A28) Sleeping Beauty.

Q29) Which cartoon bird  made his cinematic debut in Walky Talky Hawky in 1946?
A29) Foghorn Leghorn (full name Foghorn J. Leghorn).

Q30) Which British star married the former Miss Guyana in 1973?
A30) Michael Caine.


Q31) Which Martina was Wimbledon’s most successful women’s champion?
A31) Martina Navratilova.

Q32) Sir I. V. A Richards was better known as which West Indies cricketer?
A32) Viv Richards (Isaac Vivian Alexander)

Q33) Was Kristina Egerszegi cold or wet, when won her 5 Olympic Gold medals?
A33) Wet: she was a swimmer.

Q34) Jack Dempsey was a heavyweight … what?
A34) Boxer.

Q35) Which Steve was knighted, after the 2000 Olympics?
A35) Steve Redgrave.

Q36) How often is the Epsom Derby held?
A36) Annually.

Q37) What shape is a dartboard?
A37) Circular.

Q38) In what colour shirts do India play floodlit matches?
A38) Blue.

Q39) In which decade was the Rugby League World Cup 1st held: the 50s,60s or 70s?
A39) The 1950s.

Q40) Glen Hoddle finished his playing career with which club?
A40) Chelsea.


Q41) What egg-shaped nursery-rhyme character appears in Alice Through The Looking Glass?
A41) Humpty Dumpty.

Q42) What was the second book, in Terry Pratchett’s discworld series?
A42) The Light Fantastic.

Q43) Mrs Beeton famously wrote about cookery.   What was her first name: Isabella, Dorabella or Arabella?
A43) Isabella.

Q44) Are Penguin books paperbacks or hardbacks?
A44) Paperbacks.

Q45) Three of the four Gospels are known as Synoptic.   Name one of them.
A45) Matthew, Mark or Luke.

Q46) Who wrote The Tale of Peter Rabbit?
A46) Beatrix Potter.

Q47) The Islamic Holy Book is The Qu’ran: what is Qu’ran the Arabic word for?
A47) Recite.

Q48) In which year of the 1880s was the first Sherlock Holmes story published?
A48) 1887.

Q49) In which French city did Oscar Wilde die?
A49) Paris.

Q50) What blinded most of the characters in the novel, Day of the Triffids: a comet, an explosion or poisoned tap water?
A50) A comet.


Q51) In 2005, what type of Russian vessel was trapped off the Kamchatka peninsular?
A51) A submarine.

Q52) What kind of garment is a montero?
A52) A cap.

Q53) According to the old proverb, what is the road to hell paved with?

Q54) Who wrote The Bald Prima Donna: Eugene Ionesco, Seamus Heaney or Harold Pinter?

Q55) Which biblical figure had a coat of many colours?
A55) Joseph.

Q56) What word can follow ‘band’, ‘mass’, & ‘pass’?
A56) Age’.  (Bandage massage, passage.)

Q57) In February of 2006, Marks and Spenser started selling a red version of which fruit?
A57) Bananas.

Q58) If it’s 12 noon GMT, what time is it in Oslo?
A58) 01:00 PM.

Q59) How many wives are you allowed, under Sharia law?
A59) Four.

Q60) In which London Park would you ride along Rotten Row?
A60) Hyde Park.

Enjoy those: I hope they help.

*        Regulars will know already: but for newcomers … all the license 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, give me an original authors credit AND republish under the same license.   Thank you.

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