Friday, 7 June 2013

The Friday Question Set — 7-6-2013

Hmmm … 

Well, THAT’S fun … !

I have to admit, raving Dr Who fan that I am, I’ve the recently released Jon Pertwee atory, The Mind Of Evil, playing in the background.

Newly re-colourised, I should add, as it’s one of those that only existed in black and white, and with Roger Delgado as the Master: in fine, eyebrow-raising form.

Great fun, I should add: but — possibly — only if you’re as geeky as I am.


At ANY rate … 

At any rate, today is Friday.

Which means, of course, that it’s time for the Friday Question Set: here it is, along with the usual Creative Commons License … 

Online 205

Q1) Who was the fourth Emperor of Rome: Claudius, Nero or Caligula?
A1) Claudius.

Q2) What’s the current minimum age of criminal responsibility, in the UK?
Q2) 10.

Q3) Which footballing Jack was known as “…the Giraffe”?

Q4) Which youth movement saw its 100th birthday, in 2007?

Q5) What is the plural of talisman, as in charm or amulet?
A5) Talismans.

Q6) In a poll for Radio 2, which rock band was named as Britain’s greatest?
A6) Queen.

Q7) In which month of 2012 is the  Jewish New Year?

Q8) Who film star, producer and singer, set up JCE Movies Ltd in 2004 … ?

Q9) In the book version of The Wizard of Oz, what’s the name of Dorothy’s pet dog?
A9) Toto.

Q10) What star sign covers the months of December and January?
A10) Capricorn.


Q11) Which Nobel winning Russia writer died in 2008?
A11) Alexander Solzhentsyn.

Q12) Which romantic publisher’s saw it’s 100th anniversary, in 2008?
A12) Mills and Boon.

Q13) Which Robert wrote Starship Troopers?
A13) Robert A Heinlein.

Q14) 2008 saw the premiere of the stage version of which controversial Salman Rushdie novel?
A14) The Satanic Verses.

Q15) Which comic book character got killed off, in 2008?
A15) Batman’s alter ego, Bruce Wayne

Q16) Which fantasy writer was a part-time member of prog-rock band, Hawkwind: Michæl Moorcock, Terry Pratchett or Storm Constantine?
A16) Michæl Moorcock.

Q17) 2008’s James Bond novel was called Devil May Care: who was the author?
A17) Sebastian Faulks.

Q18) Which German author has been doing rather well off the back of the 2008 credit crunch?
A18) Karl Marx.

Q19) According to the narrative poem by Tennyson how many horseman took part in the Charge of the Light Brigade?
A19) 600.

Q20) Which famous British science fiction writer died in 2008?   (Bonus for telling us what the C stood for)
A20) Arthur C. Clarke.   (Charles)


Q21) What’s the common name for the five armed form of asteroidea?
A21) Starfish.

Q22) South America’s only remaining NATIVE species of bear was the model for Paddington Bear: what’s it called?
A22) The Spectacled Bear.

Q23) By what other name are antirrhinums popularly known?
A23) Snapdragons.

Q24) What is a male swan called?
A24) A cob.

Q25) Myrmecology is the scientific study of which insect?
A25) Ants.

Q26) Technically, how many legs does an octopus have?   (Bonus for telling us what the rest are …)
A26) Believe it or not, two.   (The other six tentacles are arms)

Q27) What fruit are you said to be if you are accompanying a courting couple?
A27) A Gooseberry.

Q28) Which bird gave Fleetwood Mac a No 1 instrumental?
A28) Albatross.

Q29) What name is given to animals that eat grass and plants?
A29) Herbivore.

Q30) What is the green colouring matter in plants known as?
A30) Chlorophyll.


Q31) What collectible item would you usually get from a Gibbons catalogue?
A31) Stamps.

Q32) Which hobby would you be pursuing if you were using ropes, tackle, and, usually, a cliff?
A32) Abseiling.

Q33) What Japanese game do the Chinese call Wei Chi: Go, Chess or Backgammon?   (Bonus for telling us what it’s equivalent to the term ‘Check’ is.)
A33) Go.   (Atari)

Q34) The name of which game is derived from the name of a bishop’s crozier?
A34) Lacrosse.

Q35) If a team at bridge wins a grand slam, how many tricks have they won: – 11, 13, or 15?
A35) 13 tricks.

Q36) Raoul Capablanca, Nigel Short and Viswanathan Anand are all past or present champions of which board game?
A36) Chess.

Q37) If you’re wearing white, ringing bells, and waving hankys, what are you doing?
A37) Morris dancing.

Q38) What is a whist competition called: a whist drive, a whist rally or a whist race?
A38) A whist drive.

Q39) The Clock, the Nightmare and The Revenge were all designed by who?
A39) Professor Erno Rubik.  (Accept Professor Rubik, or Rubik.)

Q40) If you were doing serigraphy, what would you be doing: – silk screen printing, bell ringing, or tee-shirt printing?
A40) Silk screen printing.


Q41) What nationality was F1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya?
A41) Columbian.

Q42) Which Australian wicket keeper scored a record breaking 158 runs, in his 1st test match innings, in England?
A42) Andy Gilchrist.

Q43) How many players are there, in a Lacrosse team: ten, twelve or fourteen?
A43) 10.

Q44) In which year was F.I.F.A formed: 1904, 1919, or 1934?
A44) 1904.

Q45) Who was the first tennis player to win 3 consecutive Wimbledon titles, since Fred Perry?
A45) Bjorn Borg.

Q46) Brian Clough was once quoted as saying “…you get, you pass it to another player in a red shirt”: which former Notts player was he talking to, at the time?
A46) Roy Keane.

Q47) Gerald McLennon was left brain damaged, after fighting which opponent?   (Bonus for telling us the opponents nickname.)
A47) Nigel Benn.  (Also known as the Dark Destroyer.)

Q48) What is the name of Hong Kong’s famous horseracing track?
A48) Happy Valley.

Q49) How many laps are raced in the Indianapolis 500?
A49) 200.

Q50) Alberto Tomba was famous for which form of skiing?
A50) Slalom Skiing.


Q51) What’s the name of the pub in The Archers?
A51) The Bull.

Q52) Phyllis Gates was married to which Hollywood star: Ronald Reagan, Rock Hudson, or Steve McQueen?

Q53) Is Bill Clinton’s home state Arkansas, or Arizona?
A53) Arkansas.

Q54) Dick Rockola invented which musical device?

Q55) What does the Japanese word Kanpai mean, in English?
A55) Cheers.

Q56) Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of which form of art?
A56) Music.

Q57) What kind of tree is an Osier: an oak, a willow or an elm?
A57) A willow.

Q58) US inventor, Robert Adler, died at the age of 93: what TV device did he invent?

Q59) Which king ruled Britain at the start of World War One?
A59) George 5th.

Q60) Who became ruler of Spain, after the Spanish Civil War?

Enjoy those: I hope they help.

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