Friday, 14 March 2014

The Friday Question Set — 14-3-2014

Oh, now there’s a thing … 

I’ve got to admit that, as I write, I’ve got my TV connected to what’s called an Apple TV: a little device that let’s me stream stuff from my iPod or computer, to my TV.

Useful bit of kit, actually: I could’ve seen it having applications back when I was running pub quizzes.

Not being a DJ, I’d’ve found it, and a paired up iOS device useful for presenting music rounds, if nothing else.

Or film rounds, actually … 

At ANY rate … ?   I have to admit, I’ve been using it.   By just having a listen to Bruce Peninsular’s Small Town Murder Songs.   Nice film, better sound track!

Either way … I’ll have to also admit to changing the record: Jarre’s En Attendant Costeau is usually something I’ll have playing in the background when I’m posting … 


Something I’m doing now: obviously … !

It is, after all, a Friday.   And, as ever, that means it’s time for the Friday Question Set: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* … 

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Q1) Scootch were a British entry in the Eurovision Song Contest: with the song, Flying the Flag (For You).   In which year of this century
A1) 2007.

Q2) What name is given to the rearmost mast on a three-masted ship?
Q2) The Mizzenmast.

Q3) Tenko was a popular series about woman prisoners of war.   But what does tenko mean: roll call, hostage or cell?
A3) Roll call.

Q4) What’s the term for glass that’s been crushed, ready to be re-melted?
A4) Cullet.

Q5) Ed Koch, and Rudolf Guilliani were former mayors of which US city?
A5) New York.

Q6) Willliam Shatner played Captain Kirk, in Star Trek.   But what nationality is he?
A6) Canadian.

Q7) What type of vehicle is a smack?
A7) A boat.

Q8) In which European country was escapologist Harry Houdini born?
A8) Hungary.

Q9) For how many years were Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine married: 11 years, 13 years or 15 years?
A9) 13 years.

Q10) Threskiornis æthiopis was treated as sacred by the Ancient Egyptians.   What is this creature better known as, the dung beetle, the Ibis, or the crocodile?


Q11) Which Coronation Street character was murdered by his daughter, in 2005?
A11) Tommy Harris.

Q12) Which EastEnders character got a marriage proposal, from Benny Bloom?
A12) Ethel Skinner.   (Accept just Ethel.)

Q13) Which Neighbours character was killed in a fire, at Lassiters?
A13) Gus Cleary.

Q14) An edition of BBC1’s 6 O’clock news, in 1988, two newsreaders famously sat on a protesting lesbian: name either of them.   (Two points for both)
A14) Nicholas Witchell, and Sue Lawley.

Q15) In addition to the Blue Peter team, which royal took place in the 1971 Blue Peter Safari?
A15) Princess Anne.

Q16) While we’re on the subject, which member of the Blue Peter team got knocked out by a flying marrow?
A16) John Noakes.

Q17) May Hardman was the character to die: back in 1960.   In which British soap?
A17) Coronation Street.

Q18) In which year of the 1980s were sub-titles first available for the Queen’s Speech?
A18) 1981.

Q19) True or False.   Anna Ford was the first British TV newsreader to loose an earring on TV.
A19) False.   It was actually Angela Rippon.

Q20) Who’s was the first televised Royal funeral?
A20) George 6th’s.


Q21) What country can you walk to, from Gibratltar?
A21) Spain.

Q22) Urdu is an important language in two countries.   Name one of them.   (Two points for both.)
A22) India & Pakistan.

Q23) What’s England’s most northerly county?
A23) Northumberland.

Q24) Beijing is the new name for which city?
A24) Peking

Q25) What’s the Queen’s London residence?
A25) Buckingham Palace.

Q26) In which European country is the city of Salzburg?
A26) Austria.

Q27) What colour is the sea that separates Egypt & Saudi Arabia?
A27) Red.

Q28) In which country is the resort of Rimini?
A28) Italy.

Q29) Madagascar is to the east of which continent?
A29) Africa.

Q30) Is California on the East or west coast of the USA?
A30) West.


Q31) What was invented by Lazlo and Georg Biro?
A31) Ballpoint pen.

Q32) Which fashion item is Oscar Levi Strauss responsible for?
A32) Jeans.

Q33) What nationality was motor vehicle pioneer, Gottlieb Daimler?
A33) German.

Q34) What was developed by Andre and Edouard Michelin?
A34) Tyres.

Q35) What type of pen did Lewis Waterman invent?
A35) Fountain Pen.

Q36) Which air cushion vehicle was invented by Christopher Cockerell?
A36) Hovercraft.

Q37) Which engine used in aircraft was invented by Sir Frank Whittle?
A37) Jet.

Q38) What did John Logie Baird invent, first called "seeing by wireless"?
A38) Television.

Q39) Which communication system is Alexander Graham Bell famous for?
A39) Telephone.

Q40) Who invented a code made up of dots and dashes?
A40) Samuel Morse.


Q41) In which Greek city were the first Modern Olympics held?
A41) Athens.

Q42) In which decade did Roger Bannister run his first sub-four minute mile?
A42) 1950s.

Q43) Which Czech born Martina won her ninth Wimbledon title in 1990?
A43) Martina Navratilova.

Q44) Charismatic gymnast Olga Korbut represented which country, at the Olympics?
A44) The USSR.   (Accept Soviet Union.)

Q45) The 1980 Olympics were boycotted by the USA.   In which city were they held?
A45) Moscow.

Q46) Which English cricketer made his hundredth century, in a 1977 Test Match?
A46) Geoffrey Boycott.

Q47) What does the second F stand for, in the initials, FIFA?
A47) Football.

Q48) Who captained England, in their 5 – 1 win over Germany, in 2001?
A48) David Beckham.

Q49) Mario Andretti found fame in which sport?
A49) Motor racing.

Q50) Clive Lloyd captained which international cricket side?
A50) The West Indies.


Q51) Which one hit wonders had a devilish hit with The Devil Went Down to Georgia?

Q52) Grace Stafford provided the original voice of which feathered cartoon character?

Q53) Paris is in which region of France?

Q54) Xenia Onatop was the villainous Bond girl in which Bond movie?
A54) Goldeneye.

Q55) The first car hire company started in 1918.   But in which US city?
A55) Chicago.

Q56) Which four wheeled vehicle was known as the Bantam, the Gnat and the Peep, before its final name stuck?
A56) The Jeep.

Q57) Jack Russell famously gave his name to a breed of terrier.   What was his occupation?
A57) Vicar.

Q58) What country does Iberia Airlines come from?
A58) Spain

Q59) Cricket coach, Bob Woolmer, died of a heart attack at the 2007 Cricket World Cup.   What country’s team was he coach of?
A59) Pakistan.

Q60) According to a 2012 poll who’s the most recognised face in the world?
A60) Adolf Hitler’s.

Enjoy those!

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