Friday, 1 August 2014

The Friday Question Set — 1-8-2014

Hmmm … 

Have you been following the Daily Teasers I do … ?

You can find them here, if you’re interested*.

At ANY rate, if you’ve been following them for any length of time, you’ll know I’m jobhunting, at the mo.

And just had an interview for a local bookies.

Which I DIDN’T get … !

That’s … 

Well, if nothing else, it’s nothing I’m not used to.

But it’s frustrating: especially given the job was very close to where I live.

Frustrating …

And depressing … 

Oy veh

At ANY rate, listening to me ramble on is not necessarily what you’re here for, now is it … ?

Nope: you’re here because it’s Friday.

Which long term followers will tell you mean’s it’s time for the Friday Question Set.   Here’s this weeks, covered by the usually Creative Commons Licence
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Q1) Debby Harry, lead singer of Blondie, famously worked as a what, before joining the band … ?
A1) Playboy Bunny.   (The link goes through to Wikipedia’s entry on notable Bunnies.   Keep a straight face, now!)
Q2) If you are DOA, what are you, medically speaking?
Q2) Dead on Arrival.
Q3) Which crisis did the UK become involved with, in 1956?
A3) The Suez Crisis.
Q4) What does Anno Domini mean?
A4) Year of our Lord.
Q5) Which Japanese word means Divine Wind?
A5) Kamikaze.   (If someone mentions suicidal toilets, feel free to hand out a meaningful look …)
Q6) Before becoming Archbishop of York, which Midlands city was John Sentamu the Bishop of?
A6) Birmingham.
Q7) In the farce of the same name, which South American country did Charley’s Aunt come from?
A7) Brazil.
Q8) Where is Britain most southerly mainland point?
A8) Lizard Point.   (In Cornwall.)
Q9) Andy Todd joined Blackburn Rovers from which club?
A9) Charlton.   We’re talking about  Andrew John Todd, born in 1974: not Andrew Jonathon Todd, who plays for AFC Telford, and born in 1979.
Q10) How is the American army’s General Purpose Vehicle better known?
A10) The Jeep.   (Actor, presenter, and former drill sergeant, R. Lee Ermey, disputes this: claiming the car was nicknamed after the Eugene the Jeep character in the Popeye comics)
Q11) The song, Memories, comes from from which Andrew Lloyd Webber musical?
A11) Cats.
Q12) Which John famously starred in the film version of Grease?
A12) John Travolta.
Q13) Which Michæl had a hit with Music of the Night?
A13) Michæl Crawford.
Q14) Who duetted with Elaine Paige on the single, I Know Him So Well?
A14) Barbara Dickson.
Q15) More to the point, what musical does I Know Him So Well and One Night In Bangkok come from?
A15) Chess.
Q16) Which musical about a magical car, is based on a book by spy writer, Ian Fleming?
A16) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Q17) Springtime for Hitler came from which musical?
A17) The Producers
Q18) In the film version of Evita, who played Ché Guevara?
A18) Antonio Banderas.
Q19) Phillip Schofield, Donny Osmond and Jason Donovan have all played which Biblical character?
A19) Joseph.
Q20) Which Pete wrote Tommy?
A20) Pete Townshend.
Q21) Which puppet series dealt with International Rescue?
A21) Thunderbirds
Q22) In which children’s series would you find Dylan and Ermintrude?
A22) The Magic Roundabout.
Q23) In The Muppets, what type of animal was Fozzie.
A23) A bear.
Q24) Which continent did Paddington Bear from?
A24) South America.
Q25) Which type of animals were Pinky and Perky?
A25) Pigs.
Q26) Here is a house, here is a door. Windows: 1, 2, 3, 4!   That first line is from which kid’s show?
A26) Playschool.
Q27) What was the number plate, on Postman Pat’s van?
A27) PAT 1.
Q28) Rod, Jane and Freddy sang on which show?
A28) Rainbow.
Q29) The tallest, fastest, and biggest of everything were featured on which show?
A29) Record Breakers.
Q30) What sort of animal was Skippy?
A30) A bush kangaroo.   (There’s an old joke that says Skippy’s a lesbian: yes … she’s Skippy the Butch Kangaroo … )
Q31) In which film did Hannibal Lector first appear?
A31) Manhunt.
Q32) Which Steven Spielberg film was advertised as 65 million years in the making?
A32) Jurassic Park
Q33) Which English film swept the Oscar’s board in 1997?
A33) The English Patient.
Q34) Which musical instrument featured in the title of a 1993 Oscar winner?
A34) The Piano.
Q35) In which Disney film did Robin Williams play the voice of a genie?
A35) Aladdin.
Q36) Which legendary hero was the Prince of Thieves?
A36) Robin Hood.
Q37) Finish the title of the film.   Teenage Mutant Ninja… what?
A37) Turtles.
Q38) In which film is Peter Pan a father and lawyer?
A38) Hook.
Q39) Susan Sarandon gave an Oscar winning performance as Sister Prejean: in which film?
A39) Dead Man Walking
Q40) Who famously played Eva Duarte, in a 1996 movie?   (Bonus point for the movie.)
A40) Madonna.   (Evita)
Q41) The clock tower of Saint James Palace has how many faces?
A41) Four.   (It’s more commonly known as Big Ben, of course.)
Q42) Charles Dickens, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel were both born in which English port?
A42) Portsmouth.
Q43) The Lord Mayor of London traditionally holds his annual banquet in which London building?
A43) The Guildhall.
Q44) Which Womble was name after a town on the Isle of Mull?
A44) Tobermory.
Q45) Which Channel island is famed for having no cars?
A45) Sark.
Q46) Where in Wales, is Beaumaris Castle?
A46) Anglesey.
Q47) Girton and Newnham are colleges of which University?
A47) Cambridge.
Q48) Where in London is the Lutine Bell?
A48) Lloyd’s of London.
Q49) Bryher is one of which group of Islands?
A49) The Scillies.
Q50) Which Hills divide England and Scotland?
A50) The Cheviot Hills.
Q51) In which Welsh county is the Gower Peninsula?
A51) The County of Swansea.   (Which had been West Glamorgan, until 1996)
Q52) What was first put into the £1 note, in 1940?
A52) The metal strip.
Q53) Which nation were defending champions at the 1966 World Cup?
A53) Brazil.
Q54) Who was the first US President to be assassinated?
A54) Abraham Lincoln.
Q55) Which city was mentioned in the Book of Genesis, and is still in existence?
A55) Damascus.
Q56) What did the City of London, along with 32 metropolitan boroughs become, in 1965?
A56) Greater London.
Q57) What did Ian Beale train to be, in the early episodes of EastEnders?
A57) A chef.
Q58) What bird is over the  door of the US embassy, in Grovenor Square, in London?
A58) An eagle.
Q59) Who’s had hits with Cliff Richard, ELO, and John Travolta?
A59) Olivia Newton John.
Q60) In which Spanish city is Bizet’s Carmenset?
A60) Seville.
Enjoy those!   I’ll catch you later …

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