Friday, 11 July 2014

The Friday Question Set — 11-7-2014

Well, that’s sorted.

I’ve just been talking to an officer from Brentwood Council.

Believe it or not, about a smell.

In Saint James Road, just around the corner from me.

Her opinion?

Was that it could well have come from a dead rat in the bushes: but she’ll following up on it for me.

Which is all well and good.

At any rate … ?   At any rate, today is Friday.

Which means it’s now time for the Friday Question Set.   Here’s this weeks, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
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Q1) Which branch of physics deals with the motion of objects?
A1) Mechanics: Classical, if you’re picky.
Q2) Which animated movie about a Russian princess, featured the voices of Meg Ryan, & John Cusack,
Q2) Anastasia.
Q3) Lonsdale belts are awarded to champions in which sport?
A3) Boxing.
Q4) Eton Public School is in which English county?
A4) Berkshire.
Q5) Mary O’Brien died in 1997: she’s best remembered as which singer?
Q6) Malpensa International airport is in which European country?
A6) Italy.
Q7) Cryptography is the study of what?
Q8) Who’s the patron saint of France: St Denis, St Jean D’Arc, or St Germaine?
Q9) In British India, what was a Punkawallah: a fan operator, a tea boy or a head footman?
A9) A fan operator.
Q10) Limestone contains what: calcium carbonate, calcium magnesium carbonate or sodium carbonate?
Q11) Which Irish comedian sat on a bar stool, whilst smoking & chatting?
A11) Dave Allen.
Q12) What was the profession of the Angels?
A12) Nurses.
Q13) Whose Angels were undercover private eyes?
A13) Charlie’s.
Q14) Which poetic Pam won Opportunity Knocks, in 1975?
A14) Pam Ayres.
Q15) In the drama series with Susan Penhaligon, what was in the Bouquet, roses, barbed wire or barbecue sauce?
A15) Barbed Wire.
Q16) The Duchess of which street was part of a drama series, in the 70’s,
A16) The Duchess of Duke Street.
Q17) Which king, & son of Queen Victoria was the subject of an ITV series?
A17) Edward the 7th.
Q18) Which Tudor Queen was played by Glenda Jackson?
A18) Elizabeth the 1st.
Q19) Leonard Rossiter played the lead character in The Rise And Fall Of Reginald… who?
A19) Perrin.
Q20) What was the first name of Basil Fawlty’s wife?
A20) Sybil.
Q21) Which John painted The Haywain?
A21) Constable.
Q22) What was the surname of surreal artist Salvador?
A22) Dali.
Q23) Which city, famous for its canals, did Canaletto paint?
A23) Venice
Q24) What was the first name of Impressionist painter Cezanne?
A24) Paul.
Q25) Which Leonardo painted La Gioconda?
A25) Leonarda Da Vinci: La Gioconda is better known as the Mona Lisa.
Q26) Which parts of the Venus de Milo are missing?
A26) Arms.
Q27) Which animals is George Stubbs famous for painting?
A27) Horses.
Q28) Which Paul was famous for paintings of the South Seas?
A28) Gauguin.
Q29) What was the first name of pop artist, Mr Warhol?
A29) Andy.
Q30) Which Greek artist’s name means The Greek?
A30) EI Greco.
Q31) What relation was Danny de Vito to Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1988 film?
A31) Twin.
Q32) In 1988, Meryl Streep and Robert Redford were Out of … where … ?
A32) Africa.
Q33) In which film did Dustin Hoffman dress up as a woman to get a job as a soap star?
A33) Tootsie.
Q34) Which Bruce starred in Die Hard?
A34) Bruce Willis.
Q35) Which singer won an Oscar for Moonstruck?
A35) Cher.
Q36) Which bored Shirley had an unforgettable Greek holiday?
A36) Shirley Valentine.
Q37) Honey, I Shrunk thewhat?
A37) The Kids.
Q38) What did ET stand for back, in 1982?
A38) ExtraTerrestrial.
Q39) Which disfigured Man did John Hurt portray in the 1980 film?
A39) Elephant Man.
Q40) What was Richard Gere in the film with Debra Winger?
A40) An Officer and a Gentleman.
Q41) In which writer’s work would you encounter The Luggage?
A41) Terry Pratchett’s.
Q42) Which fictional detective is assisted by Captain Hastings?
A42) Hercule Poirot.
Q43) Films, The Firm, and The Pelican Brief were based on novels written by whom?
A43) John Grisham.
Q44) What was Jeffrey Archer’s sequel to Kane & Abel called?
A44) The Prodigal Daughter
Q45) What is the first name of author, A. S. Byatt?
A45) Antonia.
Q46) In Alice in Wonderland,  what price did the Mad Hatter have in his hat?
A46) 10/6.
Q47) Which former hostage co-wrote Some Other Rainbow, with Jill Morrell?
A47) John McCarthy.
Q48) In which country were the opening chapters of The Thorn Birds set?
A48) Australia.
Q49) How is adventure & thriller writer, David Cornwell, better known?
A49) John Le Carré.
Q50) Which English town is the main setting for the Brother Cadfæl novels?
A50) Shrewsbury.
Q51) In the word MODEM, ‘MO’ is short for Modulator: what is the DEM short for?
Q52) La Coruña Airport is in which European country?
A52) Spain.
Q53) What shape is a swallow’s tail, forked, triangular or square?
A53) Forked.
Q54) Fidelio was the only opera by which German composer?
Q55) If your birthday takes place every four years, it’s on what date?
Q56) Bill Clinton’s daughter is named after which part of London?
A56) Chelsea.
Q57) What type of vehicle is a smack?
A57) A boat: or small ship.
Q58) According to the proverb, what do the mice do while the cat’s away?
A58) Play.
Q59) Who’s the father of The Addams Family?
Q60) In which century was Coca Cola invented: the 18th, 19th or 20th?
A60) The 19th.

Enjoy those: I’ll catch you next time

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