Friday, 27 June 2014

The Friday Question Set — 27-6-2014


I KEEP forgetting to do this … !   Post up the Friday Question Set, that is!

I could kick myself.

Except I’d possibly miss!

At ANY rat, let’s get around to remedying that mistake, shall we?

Here’s this week’s Friday Question Set: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
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Q1) What was the last war fought on British territory?
A1) The Falklands War.
Q2) Who, or what, is the patron saint of Germany?
Q3) Who was the second actor to play Doctor Who?
A3) Peter Cushing.   (In the two Doctor Who movies, in 1965 and ’66)   (Although, as the TV version of the character is never referred to as ‘Dr Who’., Ciushing was — arguably — the first.)
Q4) Which Boys had a UK No.1, with We Going To Ibiza?
A4) The Venga Boys.
Q5) How much do you score, if all three darts land in the Double Top?
A5) 120.
Q6) Terrell Davis is famous for which sport: American Football, Canadian Football or Australian Rules Football?
Q7) How many different vowels are there, in the word ‘relieved’?
A7) Two: i and e.
Q8) How does 6:20pm appear on the 24 hour clock?
A8) 18:20.
Q9) What’s the underground railway system in Paris called?
A9) The Metro.
Q10) What imaginary line goes across the middle of Africa?
A10) The Equator.
Q11) Which one’s the real opera: The Crying Dutchman, the Flying Dutchman or The Frying Ditchman?
A11) The Flying Dutchman.
Q12) Which composer had the first names of Johann Sebastian?
A12) Bach.
Q13) Edward Elgar was from which country of the UK?
A13) England.
Q14) What is Tosca, an opera, a symphony, or a concerto?
A14) An opera.
Q15) How do you get a sound out of a saxophone?
A15) Blow it.
Q16) There are, of course, Three Tenors; - name any them.
A16) Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras,  Placido Domingo.
Q17) Charlotte Church comes from which country of the UK?
A17) Wales.
Q18) In the title of the famous opera, what word follows Madame?
A18) Butterfly.
Q19) Which opera singing Andrea had a hit album, with Romanza
A19) Andrea Bocelli.
Q20) In which European city is La Scala?
A20) Milan.
Q21) Which John played Kavannah, QC?
A21) John Thaw.
Q22) What was the profession of medieval detective, Cadfæl?
A22) Monk.
Q23) In which series did Hyacinth try and impress Emmet?
A23) Keeping Up Appearances
Q24) Which Robbie found acclaim as Cracker?
A24) Robbie Coltrane.
Q25) All Creatures Great and Small was se in which English county?
A25) Yorkshire.
Q26) What shape is the medallion, on a Jim’ll Fix It badge?
A26) Square.
Q27) Which 1970’s sitcom was set on The Avenue, in Surbiton?
A27) The Goode Life.
Q28) How many Goodies were there?   (Bonus point for naming one of them.)
A28) Three.   (Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, and Tim Brook–Taylor)
Q29) Who fronted The Frost Report?
A29) David Frost.
Q30) Which American sitcom was all about six New York based chums?
A30) Friends
Q31) Which port was the birthplace of both Charles Dickens, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel?
A31) Portsmouth.
Q32) The Cathedral Church of Saint Michael was consecrated in 1962.  In which English city is it?
A32) Coventry.
Q33) Which Roman Road shares its name with a type of fur?
A33) Ermine Street.
Q34) Which sea separates St George’s Channel, from the North Channel?
A34) The Irish Sea.
Q35) Which body of water separates the Isle Of Wight from mainland Englan
A35) The Solent.
Q36) In which London square is the US Embassy?
A36) Grosvenor Square.
Q37) What is England’s second largest cathedral?
A37) York Minster.
Q38) Which Womble was named after a town on the Isle of Mull?
A38) Tobermoray.
Q39) Which Channel Island is famous for having no cars?
A39) Sark.
Q40) What is the nearest seaside resort, to London?
A40) Southend-On-Sea.
Q41) What colour wine is Beaujolais Nouveau?
A41) Red.
Q42) The outside of a stick of rock is traditionally what colour?
A42) Pink.
Q43) How many snails does the average French person eat, in a year?
A43) 500.
Q44) What’s the oldest recorded type of manmade food?
A44) Cheese.
Q45) Which fruit is usually eaten at Wimbledon?
A45) Strawberries and cream.
Q46) If you were eating ‘al fresco’ would you be indoors, or outdoors?
A46) Outdoors.
Q47) What is the usual shape of a Camembert cheese?
A47) Round.
Q48) What name is given to a single slice of bacon?
A48) A rasher.
Q49) True, or false: Red wine should be drunk chilled.
A49) False, it should be drunk at room temperature.
Q50) A zombie is a cocktail containing copious amounts of which spirit?
A50) Rum.
Q51) What kind of chart is circular in shape?
A51) A pie chart.
Q52) In which north of England county was The Full Monty set?
Q53) The Inuit live around which Ocean?
A53) The Arctic Ocean.
Q54) Aleksey Leonov was the first man to do what in space?
A54) Walk.
Q55) What is the introductory page of a website called?
A55) Its Home page.
Q56) Excluding the border’s, how many colours appear on the playing area, of a Backgammon board?
A56) Three.
Q57) In which ocean is the US state of Hawaii?
A57) The Pacific.
Q58) Which Jennifer provided a voice-over part, for the film, Antz
Q59) What’s used to propel a punt?
A59) A pole.
Q60) How did Steve Thoburn hit the headlines, this century?
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later … 

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