Friday, 7 March 2014

The Friday Question Set — 7-3-2014

Now, THAT’S embarrassing … !

I completely forgot about last Friday’s Friday Question Set … !

Although, play fair, all the excitement about the course I’d started, it went RIGHT out of my head.

What’s more … ?

I’ve not had the chance to add the usual links to this week’s question Set.

All I can do is apologise for that: and dive straight into this week’s Friday Question Set.

Here’s this week’s: covered by the Creative Commons License*
Q1) What word can go before ground, pedal and water?
A1) Back.
Q2) Which tv show features two main characters called Christine & Mary Beth?
Q2) Cagney & Lacey.
Q3) What is the African country of Abyssinia now called?
A3) Ethiopia.
Q4) For how long had David Cameron been an MP, before becoming Conservative party leader?
A4) Four years.
Q5) In which country did the voting to determine the site of the 2012 Olympics take place?
A5) France.
Q6) Which sport did Marco Van Basten play?
A6) Football.
Q7) How would four fifths be shown, as a decimal?
A7) 0.8
Q8) Which singer’s life story was filmed as Sweet Dreams?
A8) Patsy Cline.
Q9) Cu is the chemical symbol for which metal?
A9) Copper.
Q10) Petrology is the study of what?
A10) Rocks.   (As opposed to Geology, which is the study of the Earth.)
Q11) Which Spaniard won the Formula 1 World Championship, in 2005?
A11) Fernando Alonso.
Q12) From 1991, to 1995, Miguel Indurain was the winner, in which French sporting event?
A12) The Tour de France.
Q13) Which Chris was the WBO super-middleweight champion, in 1991?
A13) Chris Eubank.
Q14) Who was the first jockey to go through a seven race card?
A14) Frankie Dettori.
Q15) Which darts player was known as the ‘Crafty Cockney’?
A15) Eric Bristow.
Q16) Which cricketer won Strictly Come Dancing in 2005?
A16) Darren Gough.
Q17) Who was the national Hunt champion jockey, from 1986 to 1992?
A17) Peter Scudamore.
Q18) Which boxer was known as Smokin’ Joe?
A18) Joe Frasier.
Q19) Kelly Sotherton is a comptetitor in which multi-disciplined event?
A19) The Heptathlon.
Q20) Who was the 1st British male to reach Wimbledon’s last 8, during the 90’s?   (Bonus point for the nickname.)
A20) ‘Tiger’ Tim Henman.
Q21) Eighth Day was a hit for which 80’s singer?
A21) Hazel O’Connor.
Q22) More to the point, what film was it from?
A22) Breaking Glass.
Q23) What song was Kylie Minougue’s first UK million seller, Can’t Get You Out of My Head, The Locomotion or Confide in Me?
A23) Can’t Get You Out of My Head.
Q24) Cheryl Jones, & Sandra Denton were better known how?
A24) Salt ’n’ Pepa.
Q25) Baggy trousered rapper, Reverend Stanley Burrell was better known how?
A25) MC Hammer.
Q26) Christina Aguilera, Maya and Li’l Kim all co-operated with whom, on a version of Lady Marmalade?
A26) Pink.
Q27) Transformer is considered by many critics to be whose definitive LP?
A27) Lou Reed’s.
Q28) Whose name came before The Mastermixers?
A28) Jive Bunny.
Q29) Which group found 1970’s success with Night Fever?
A29) The Bee Gees.
Q30) Hit album, Tubular Bells, by Mike Oldfield, was the début release on which record label?
A30) Virgin.
Q31) Tony, Carmela, Meadow and Anthony Junior, belong to which TV family?
A31) The Sopranos.
Q32) Dancing With The Stars is the US version of which TV show?
A32) Strictly Come Dancing.
Q33) Which of the Dimbleby brothers presents BBC show, Question Time?
A33) David Dimbleby.
Q34) Which Geoff presented Gardeners World, until his death, in 1996?
A34) Geoff Hamilton.
Q35) Which chairman A Question of Sport retired in1997?
A35) David Coleman.
Q36) Which daytime soap features the doctors of Cardale?
A36) Peak Practise.
Q37) Who presented What The Ancients Did For Us?
A37) Adam Hart-Davies.
Q38) Is the weather forecast before, or after, the News at Ten?
A38) After.
Q39) What’s the profession of Sam Ryan, in Silent Witness?
A39) Pathologist.
Q40) In which English city does Inspector Morse take place?
A40) Oxford.
Q41) What does BBC stand for?
A41) British Broadcasting Corporation.
Q42) What’s the Daily Mail’s sister Sunday paper called?
A42) The Mail on Sunday.
Q43) What was Britain’s third terrestrial channel called?
A43) BBC 2.
Q44) What type of information does CNN broadcast?
A44) News.
Q45) What kind of programme is a Drama-Doc?
A45) A Drama Documentary.
Q46) In broadcasting, what did LWT stand for?
A46) London Weekend Television.
Q47) What’s the name of Radio 4’s early morning news programme?
A47) Today.
Q48) Which ITV company was named after a Spanish city?
A48) Grenada.
Q49) What was the first half hour news programme to be broadcast in the UK?
A49) ITV’s News At Ten.
Q50) Which media company does the TV licence Fund?
A50) The BBC.
Q51) Aladdin Sane and Let’s Dance were hits for which British Rock icon?
A51) David Bowie.
Q52) Ellison’s Orange is a variety of which fruit?
A52) An apple.
Q53) Where would a Spanish woman wear her Mantilla?
A53) On her head.
Q54) Some people feel embarrassed by their Lentigines; - what are they?
A54) Freckles.
Q55) Syd Barrett was a founder member of which iconic 60’s band?
A55) Pink Floyd.
Q56) Jatarkas are stories about the previous lives of which religious figure?
A56) Buddha.
Q57) In which European city was Europe’s oldest university founded?
A57) Salerno, in Italy.
Q58) Ronnie Kray shot George Cornell in which East End pub?
A58) The Blind Beggar.
Q59) Dr John Camembert invented which world famous fizzy drink?
A59) Coca Cola.
Q60) Michæl Hordern provided the voice for which tv bear?
A60) Paddington.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later … 

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