Friday, 21 February 2014

The Friday Question Set — 21-2-2014

OK, OK … !

I know it’s late.

But I’ve an excuse, I’ve been putting the videos together, for the next few day’s teasers.

It does take a while.

I’ve had some entertainment, though: my younger sister, Ruth was over, earlier: along with my nephew, Jude.

Getting to watch lots of Cars cartoons on YouTube, through my new Apple TV was rather fun: and didn’t exactly speed things up … !

At ANY rate, I can now catch up: by posting up this week’s Friday Question set.

Here it is, covered by the usual Creative Commons License*.
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Q1) On a standard UK computer keyboard, what’s the only vowel that isn’t on the top line of letters?
A1) A.
Q2) What’s the worlds most popular Non Alcoholic Drink?
A2) Coffee.
Q3) What letter is given to a car number plate when the age or identity of the vehicle is unknown or if it may have been built from parts?
A3) Q.

Q4) Which North African seaport’s name is Spanish for white house?
Q5) According to the Bible, on what day of creation did God make the sun, the moon and the stars?
A5) The fourth.
Q6) What is the collective name for the 9 handmaidens of Odin?
A6) Valkyries.
Q7) What shoe is another name for a ships load mark?
A7) Plimsoll: as in Plimsoll Line.
Q8) What is the meaning of the word Hypocaust: Annihilation of a town by flood, mass inoculation or underfloor heating.
Q9) Astrologically speaking, two of the fire signs are Leo and Aries. Which is the third?
Q10) Who is the longest serving member of the Privy Council?   (Bonus point for naming the year.)
A10) The Duke of Edinburgh: appointed in 1951.
Q11) Trevor Horne, producer of Russian lesbian one hit wonder’s, Tatu’s, started his musical career with which band: the Buggles, Yes or Frankie goes to Hollywood?   (Bonus for their only Number 1.)
A11) The Buggles.   (Video Killed the Radio Star)
Q12) One hit wonders, the Charlie Daniels Band, had a country & western hit with which devilish song?
A12) The Devil Went Down to Georgia.
Q13) Gangsters was the debut hit for which Two Tone stars?
A13) The Specials.
Q14) Down In the Tube Station At Midnight, and Going Underground were hits for which Paul Weller fronted band?
A14) The Jam.
Q15) Play the Funky Music was a hit for Wild Cherry Red: but in which year of the 70s?
A15) 1976.
Q16) Here comes the Sun was a hit for Steve Harley & the Cockney Rebel.   But which former Beatle wrote it?
A16) George Harrison.
Q17) Spirit in the Sky was a hit in 1970 for Norman Greenbaum.   But who had an 80s hit with a cover version of it?
A17) Doctor & The Medics.
Q18) Jim Steinman wrote hit album, Bat Out of Hell: for which singer?   (Bonus point for the singer’s real name.)
A18) Meatloaf.   (Marvin Lee Aday.)
Q19) Y.M.C.A and In The Navy were hits for which New York based disco band?
A19) The Village People.
Q20) Smashy & Nicey, as created by Harry Enfield, were obsessed by which Bachman–Turner–Overdrive hit?
A20) You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.
Q21) Who’s the regular comedy partner of Dawn French?
A21) Jennifer Saunders.
Q22) In which decade was the series Tenko set?
A22) The 1940s.
Q23) Who was the main female presenter of That’s Life?
A23) Esther Rantzen.
Q24) Which time travelling detective series has main characters called Sam Tyler, & Gene Hunt?
A24) Life On Mars.
Q25) QI is presented by which member of Fry & Laurie?
A25) Stephen Fry.
Q26) The other member of Fry & Laurie stars in which US medical drama?
A26) House.   (Hugh Laurie)
Q27) Brian Dowling is current the presenter of the main Big Brother show.   Name either presenter of the only current spin off, Big Brother’s Bit On The Side … ?
A27) Rylan Clarke or Emma Willis.
Q28) I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here is filmed in which country?
A28) Australia.
Q29) In a famous American tv public information film, which Hollywood star said “Take it easy, driving … the life you save might be mine”?
A29) James Dean.
Q30) Bach’s Air on a G String was used in the tv adverts for which brand of cigar?
A30) Hamlet.
Q31) Nigel Mansell was the first British Formula One champion, during the 90s: who was the second?
A31) Damon Hill.
Q32) Barthez, Dugarry and Thuram all played for which World cup winning side?
A32) France.
Q33) Which Nick won the British Open, in 1990 and 1992?
A33) Nick Faldo.
Q34) Which tennis player was stabbed on court?
A34) Monica Seles.
Q35) In 1994, which rugby playing Gavin was made an OBE?
A35) Hastings.
Q36) Which Scottish team were  Scottish Premier Division football championships for all of the 1990s: with the exception of the 1997/98 season?
A36) Rangers.
Q37) Who dominated World Darts, throughout the 90’s?
A37) Phil Taylor.
Q38) Which England soccer manager became known as a turnip?
A38) Graham Taylor.
Q39) Which Sally won Olympic Gold, in the 400 metre hurdles?
A39) Sally Gunnell.
Q40) Which teenage Martina won Wimbledon, the US Open, & the Australian Open, in 1997?
A40) Martina Hingis.
Q41) Which acting knight’s last film appearance was as Tarzan’s grandfather?
A41) Sir Ralph Richardson.
Q42) More to the point, what was the name of the movie?
A42) Greystoke.
Q43) Sir John Gielgud played the Master of Trinity College in which 1981, sporting movie?
A43) Chariots of Fire.
Q44) Complete the film title: Prizzi’s … what?
A44) Prizzi’s Honour.
Q45) In the film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, who played detective Eddie Valiant?
A45) Bob Hoskins.
Q46) Which film actor made his stage debut, in the play, Long Day’s Journey Into Night: Walther Matthau, Jack Lemmon or Tony Curtis?
A46) Jack Lemmon.
Q47) Which famed Swedish director directed the film, Fanny & Alexander?
A47) Ingmar Bergman.
Q48) The director of the film Straw Dog died in 1984.   Who was he?
A48) Sam Peckinpah.
Q49) More to the point, which Welsh actor died in 1984, having released the film, 1984?
A49) Richard Burton.
Q50) Rupert Murdoch bought which Hollywood film studio, during the 80s?
A50) 20th Century Fox.
Q51) There are two loan words in the English language, from Czech.   One is ‘robot’.   What’s the other?
A51) Pistol.
Q52) Where would you find the Spirit of Ecstacy?
Q52) On the bonnet of a Rolls Royce, it’s the radiator badge.
Q53) Which detective writer’s name is made up of the name of a legendary king of England,  a barbarian and one of the Professionals?
Q54) The Bigbellied Seahorse has been found to be the most promiscuous species of seahorse.   But it lives off the coast of which country?
A54) Australia.
Q55) Westminster Abbey is dedicated to which saint?
A55) Saint Peter.   (It’s formally called the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster.)
Q56) In the USA, what film is celebrated on the 2nd of February?
Q57) In police terms, what is a SOCO?
Q58) The blue cornflower is the French equivalent to what in England?
A58) Poppy.
Q59) Which castle is on the island of Anglesey?
A59) Beaumaris.

Q60) How many stars are on the European Union flag?
A60) 12.
Enjoy those, folks!

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