Friday, 13 June 2014

The Friday Question Set — 13-6-2014


My brain’s getting worse, isn’t it … ?

This is the second time I’ve forgotten to post up the Friday Question Set, recently!

My only excuse id that I’ve been busily doing stuff, over the past week: including organising my (now finished) work placement.

Which, frankly, is a LONG story … !

At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, here’s this week’s Friday Question Set: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
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Q1) What would stum be added to, in order to give it more strength: wine, steel or beer?
A1) Wine.   (It’s partly fermented grape juice.)
Q2) Who was the first British female singer to have three UK number 1s: Sandie Shaw, Dusty Springfield or Charlotte Church?
Q2) Sandie Shaw.
Q3) Hattie McDaniel was the first black woman to do what, win an Oscar, fly to the moon or sit in the US Senate?
A3) Win an Oscar: she played the maid in Gone With The Wind.
Q4) George the 2nd’s eldest son died after being by what: a bullet, a cricket ball or a flying marrow?
A4) A cricket ball.   (It’s disputed, though.   It could have been a tennis ball.)
Q5) Lassa Fever was was first identified in which African nation?
A5) Nigeria.
Q6) Who was the first US President to appear on colour television?
A6) Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Q7) In which year of the 1980s did the pound note cease to be legal tender, in the UK?
A7) 1988
Q8) Shah Huang Ti was famed for the building of what?
A8) The Great Wall of China.
Q9) What was the first planet to be discovered by telescope?
A9) Uranus.
Q10) Who — famously — broke his ankle whilst filming Star Wars Episode 7?
A10) Harrison Ford
Q11) In addition to billiards, what sport did Joe Davis play?
A11) Snooker.
Q12) Jack Dempsey was a heavyweight…what?
A12) Boxer.
Q13) Which Steve was knighted, after the 2000 Olympics?
A13) Steve Redgrave.
Q14) By which name was IVA Richards known?
A14) Viv Richards.
Q15) Was Kristina Egerszegi cold or wet, when won her 5 Olympic Gold medals?
A15) Wet: she was a swimmer.
Q16) Which Martina was Wimbledon’s most successful women’s champion?
A16) Martina Navratilova.
Q17) In which decade was the Rugby League World Cup first held?
A17) The 1950s.
Q18) In what colour shirts do India play floodlit matches?
A18) Blue.
Q19) What shape is a dartboard?
A19) Circular.
Q20) How often is the Epsom Derby held?
A20) Annually.
Q21) In computing, what does the D stand for, in BSD?
A21) Distribution.
Q22) What’s the Atomic number of Helium?
A22) Two.
Q23) Bill Gates heads up Microsoft, notorious for Windows, Steve jobs is the head of Apple, behind Mac OS X, but who’s the man behind the Linux operating system?
A23) Linus Torvalds.
Q24) According to urban myth, Sir Isaac Newton discovered gravity, by watching the fall of what?
A24) An apple.
Q25) What is a moving sheet of ice called?
A25) A glacier.
Q26) In which country is the tropical rainforest of Amazonia?
A26) Brazil.
Q27) Which above Antarctica, famously has a hole in it?
A27) The Ozone Layer.
Q28) If I’ve make the code for an app, freely viewable to you, it’s called what: an  open source programme, a closed source programme, or a tomato source programme?
A28) An  open source programme.
Q29) The Yangtze, Mekong and Congo, are all types of what?
A29) River.
Q30) Which sea is the lowest point on Earth?
A30) The Dead Sea.
Q31) What type of creature is mandrill?
A31) A monkey.
Q32) The Bandicoot comes from which Australasian country?
A32) Australia.
Q33) The famed New Zealand Kiwi is what type of creature?
A33) A bird.
Q34) More to the point, which English animal’s ecological role does it fill, in New Zealand?
A34) The Badger.
Q35) What name is given to a young penguin: a chick, a cobb or a cub?
A35) A chick.
Q36) What sort of creature is a Tasmanian Devil?
A36) A marsupial.
Q37) Which country has the most Asian Elephants, in the wild?
A37) India.
Q38) Which extinct flightless bird has the Latin name, Didus Ineptus?
A38) The Dodo.
Q39) Which animal weighs the most, the African Elephant, the White Rhinoceros or the Hippopotamus?
A39) The African Elephant.
Q40) What rodent is the chipmunk’s nearest relative: the squirrel, the rabbit or the capybara?
A40) The Squirrel.
Q41) In which North American country was the world’s largest shopping centre opened, in 1985?   (Bonus point for the actual city.)
A41) Canada.   (In Alberta.)
Q42) In 1990, which country held the world’s largest branch of McDonald’s?
A42) Russia.
Q43) Which girl’s name was given to the 100-storey tower in Hong Kong: Nina, Katrina or Patricia?
A43) Nina.
Q44) What does the word Oklahoma translate into English as?
A44) Red People.
Q45) The world’s first state subsidised theatre in the English speaking world was opened in which European city?
A45) Dublin.
Q46) The Missippi and Missouri rivers eventually flow into which gulf?
A46) The Gulf of Mexico.
Q47) Which island is larger: Great Britain, Java or Sumatra?
A47) Sumatra.
Q48) Which desert is smaller: the Great Basin, the Great Sandy or the Great Victoria?
A48) The Great Sandy Desert.
Q49) The Appalachian Mountains end in the middle of which US state?
A49) Alabama.
Q50) In 2000, what was the world’s largest city, by population?
A50) Tokyo.
Q51) Ramblin’ Syd Rumpo, Julian and Sandy, and Lady Beatrice Counterblast were character’s in which radio comedy series?
A51) Round the Horne.
Q52) What type of wine is described by the term, frizzante?
A52) Sparkling.
Q53) Marlon Brando, Clack Gable and Mel Gibson have all played which mutinous historical character.
A53) Fletcher Christian.
Q54) Which Agatha Christie novel was the first to feature Hercule Poirot?
A54) The Mysterious Affair at Styles.
Q55) Who’s the four legged hero of The Wrong Trousers?
A55) Gromit.
Q56) What word links male rabbits, and American dollars?
A56) Bucks.
Q57) Similarly, what word links a metal container, and also means able to?
A57) Can.
Q58) Which fishy sounding Captain features in the Tintin stories?
A58) Captain Haddock.
Q59) What’s on the end of a Lacrosse stick?
A59) A net.
Q60) Trevor Smith is better known as which rapper?
A60) Busta Rhymes.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later … !

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