Friday, 22 August 2014

The Friday Question Set — 22-8-2014


And DOUBLE phew!

Actually, no! Possibly even TREBLE phew.

With lashings of cream and ginger biscuits … !

So to speak … 

The REASON for reason for all this excitement … ?

Is I’ve just opened my post to find that the Mandatory Reconsideration I put in for — after the scandalous way the Work Placement Scheme I was placed on went bad — go my way.

And had the Sanction overturned.

I am relieved: and thankful.

And going to thanks EVERYONE that’s helped and supported me through it!

Friends, family, and everyone that’s pressed my Donate button.

You know who you are, folks!

Thank you … !

At any rate: today’s Friday.

Which means it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

Here’s this week’s, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
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Q1) Who wrote the music for The Threepenny Opera: Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht or Ludwig van Beethoven?
Q2) Leonard Fuchs gave his name to which flower?
Q2) Fuchsias.
Q3) Star ballet dancer, Rudolf Nureyev, was born in which country?
A3) Russia.
Q4) Which comedian is known as ‘The Big Yin’?
Q5) Two  ancient countries fought the Punic Wars: name either.   (Two points for both.)
Q6) Who famously said “To err is human … but it feels divine”?
A6) Mae West.
Q7) In which South American country did the late John Peel die?
A7) Peru.
Q8) Sara Paretsky writes what kind of fiction: crime fiction, romantic fiction or science fiction?
Q9) In Viking legend, who carried the souls of dead warriors to Valhalla?
A9) The Valkyries.
Q10) In which tv show did John Humhries take over from Magnus Magnusson?
A10) Mastermind.
Q11) ‘Wella, wella, wella, Uh!’
A11) Summer Lovin’.  (John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, and the cast of Grease)
Q12) ‘No pop, no style, us strictly roots.’
A12) Uptown Top Ranking.  (Anthea & Donna.)
Q13) ‘Camp is very entertaining, and they say we’ll have some fun, when it stops raining.’
A13) Hello Mother, Hello Father   (Alan Sherman.)
Q14) ‘Das ist gut, Ich lieber dich.’
A14) Hit me With Your Rhythm Stick..  (Ian Dury & the Blockheads.)
Q15) ‘It was a kind of so-so love, and I’m gonna make sure it never happens again.’
A15) Say Hello, Wave Goodbye.  (Soft Cell.)
Q16) ‘I’ve got a funny feeling, if we remove the ceiling.’
A16) Right, Said Fred.   (Bernard Cribbins.)
Q17) ‘And when he died, all that he left us was alone.’
A17) Papa was A Rolling Stone.   (The Temptations, Was Not Was)
Q18) ‘If you can’t find a partner, use a wooden chair?’
A18) Jailhouse Rock.  (Elvis Presley.)
Q19) ‘My name is Sue, how do you do?’
A19) A Boy Named Sue. (Johnny Cash.)
Q20) ‘They call her Natasha, when she looks like Elsie?’
A20) I don’t Want Go To Chelsea  (Elvis Costello.)
Q21) What is D2O?
A21) Heavy water.  (The D is for deuterium: an isotope of Hydrogen.)
Q22) What was the 3rd planet to be visited by a human spacecraft?
A22) Mars.
Q23) Which country was the third to have a man in space?
A23) Czechoslovakia.
Q24) What’s the longest bone in the arm?
A24) The humorous.  (Accept Funny Bone.)
Q25) The water in rivers is provided from either melted snow, springs, and what else?
A25) Rain.
Q26) What’s the world’s largest desert?
A26) The Sahara.
Q27) What type of astronomical object is V4641 Sgr?
A27) A Black Hole.
Q28) What is our solar system’s nearest stellar neighbour?
A28) Proxima Centauri
Q29) Iowa, Texas, & Nebraska form what?
A29) Tornado Alley.
Q30) Which Asian sea is the world’s deepest?
A30) The South China Sea. 
Q31) Spiro T. Agnew was Vice President to which notorious US President?
A31) Richard Millhouse Nixon
Q32) Who did Idi Amin oust from power?
A32) Milton Obote.
Q33) Who succeeded President Nasser, as Egyptian President?
A33) Anwar Sadat.
Q34) Bill Clinton was Governor of which US State?
A34) Arkansas.
Q35) Mary Robinson was the first female president of which European country?
A35) The Republic of Ireland.  (Accept Eire.)
Q36) Which Archbishop became the first president of an independent Cyprus?
A36) Archbishop Makarios.
Q37) Italian PM Aldo Moro was killed by which terrorist group, the Red Brigade, the Red Army Faction or the IRA?
A37) The Red Brigade.
Q38) Who was the first PM to give birth, in office?
A38) Benazir Bhutto.
Q39) Who ousted Nikita Khrushchev from office?
A39) Leonid Brezhnev.
Q40) Canaan Banana was the first president of which African nation: Zimbabwe, Zambia, or Ethiopia?
A40) Zimbabwe.
Q41) In which 2002 movie did Nia Vardalos play a frumpy waitress, in her family’s Greek restaurant?
A41) My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
Q42) In Bridget Jones Diary, what’s her bosses’ name?
A42) Daniel.
Q43) In the 2001 hit movie directed by Gurinder Chadha, which former England captain gets a name check?
A43) David Beckham.   (In the film, Bend it like Beckham.)
Q44) Who voiced Mikey, in the film, Look Who’s Talking?
A44) Bruce Willis.
Q45) Which tough film star, and former Govenor of California, was the star of Kindergarten Cop?
A45) Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Q46) Which film was about the activities of a small group of unemployed New York Parapsychologists?
A46) Ghostbusters.
Q47) Crocodile Dundee is set in which area of New York?
A47) Manhatten.
Q48) Who was Richard Gere’s co-star, in the film, Pretty Woman?
A48) Julia Roberts.
Q49) Two actors were the stars of When Harry Met Sally.   Name either.   (Two points for both.)
A49) Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal.
Q50) Who won a Best Actress Oscar for their role in Tootsie?
A50) Jessica Lange.
Q51) Who left an unfinished novel called Sanditon?
Q52) A chukka is the name given to each of the halves, in which sport: polo, water polo or sumo wrestling?
A52) Polo.
Q53) In Indian cuisine, which vegetable is referred to as ‘Aloo’?
A53) Potatoes.
Q54) If an elderly couple are happily married, whom are they likened to?
Q55) Sofia Sciccole is the real name of which Hollywood superstar?
Q56) Which South American countries name means ‘The Saviour’?
Q57) How many cents in a US nickel?
A57) Five.
Q58) In Spain, it’s an autopista: what is it, here in the UK?
A58) A motorway.
Q59) Tripoli is the capital city of which African country?
A59) Libya.
Q60) If you had an escutcheon, what would it be shown on?
A60) Your coat of arms.
Enjoy those: I hope they help.

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