Friday, 8 August 2014

The Friday Question Set — 8-8-2014

Well, that’s THAT sorted … 

Remember, a couple of week’s ago, now, I had an ultrasound scan?

Suspected hernia, would you believe!

Well, bless, my GP’s been trying to prod Broomfield Hospital about a rereferral they’re supposed to have issued.


Well, at the suggestion of my GP … ?   I’ve phoned the surgery’s reception to see what’s happening.

Who’ve suggested I phone Brentwood Community Hospital.

Who I couldn’t get through to … 

So I phoned my surgery, again … who promptly suggest I phone Broomfield Hospital … 

Who promptly told me I should be getting a letter about an appointment with them, in up to something like six weeks from now.

Heigh … ho … !

At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, the state of my innards is not why you’re here, is it?

Nope: you’re hear because it’s Friday, aren’t you.

Which means, of course, that it’s time for the the Friday Question Set: here’s this week’s, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) Who was the first female presenter of Desert Island Discs?
Q2) Calvin Broadus is the real name of which US rapper?
Q2) Snoop Doggy Dog.   (Or Snoop Lion, as he now is)
Q3) Tittums, ripple tittums and Plain Bob Doubles are what, church bell ringing patterns, knitting patterns, or types of knot?
A3) Church bell ringing patterns
Q4) We all know about Chamois leather: but what kind of animal is a chamois?
A4) A goat
Q5) Ibadan is in which African nation?
A5) Nigeria
Q6) Astigmatism affects which part of the body?
A6) The Eye
Q7) What’s the word for a group of nightingales?
A7) A Watch.   (Apparently, it’s a superfluity of nuns … )
Q8) Who was Bruce Forsyth’s second wife?
Q9) Who or what, is meant by the phrase, The Fourth Estate?
A9) The Press.
Q10) Pat Cash and Steffi Graf are which identical starsign?
A10) Gemini.
Q11) What do you add to béchamel to make an aurore sauce?
A11) Tomato purée.
Q12) In addition to mayonnaise, there are three ingredients in a Waldorf Salad: name one of them.   (One point for one, two for two and three for all three.)
A12) Apple, celery and Walnuts.
Q13) What is a Kügelhupf: a biscuit, a cake or a quiche?
A13) A cake.
Q14) In which country did red onions originate?
A14) Italy.
Q15) What two ingredients are added to cheddar, to make Ilchester cheese?   Name either.
A15) Beer & garlic.
Q16) What is Laver bread made from?
A16) Seaweed.
Q17) Arbroath Smokies are traditionally made from which fish?
A17) Haddock.
Q18) What size chicken eggs are usually between 60, & 65 grams?
A18) Size three.
Q19) Mozzarella cheese is traditionally made from which milk?
A19) Buffalo milk.
Q20) Marjorie’s Seedlings and Pershore Eggs are what kind of fruit?
A20) Plums.
Q21) Samuel Johnson was the man who wrote the first successful example of what kind of book?
A21) English dictionary.
Q22) Which of the Harry Potter book’s was released as a film, this year?
A22) Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
Q23) What was Jane Austen’s father, a vicar, a Excise man, or a ship’s captain?
A23) A vicar.
Q24) In which Jane Austen novel do we meet Catherine Morland?
A24) Northanger Abbey.
Q25) Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliffe, both appear in which classic Brontë novel?
A25) Wuthering Heights.
Q26) Hercule Poirot & Miss Jane Marple, were created by which writer?
A26) Agatha Christie.
Q27) Mervin Peake wrote about which Castle?
A27) Gormanghast.
Q28) What egg-shaped nursery-rhyme character appears in Alice Through The Looking Glass?
A28) Humpty Dumpty.
Q29) What was the 2nd book, in Terry Pratchett’s discworld series?
A29) The Light Fantastic.
Q30) Mrs Beeton famously wrote about cookery; - what was her first name?
A30) Isabella.
Q31) How many French clubs did Eric Cantona play for, before joining Manchester United?
A31) Five.
Q32) Who won the inaugural Turkish Grand Prix?   (Bonus point for the year.)
A32) Kimi Rikkonnen.   (2005.)
Q33) What race did Paula Radcliffe win, after the Athens Olympics?
A33) New York Marathon.
Q34) The Thomas Keller medal is the highest model, in which water sport?
A34) Rowing.
Q35) Sherry’s Prince was a Grand National winning what?
A35) Greyhound.
Q36) Choë Ronaldson was a speed star during the 70’s and 80’s.   At what wheeled sport?
A36) Roller-skating.
Q37) How many people are there in a hurling team?
A37) 15.
Q38) Shannon Miller is famous for which sport?
A38) Gymnastics.
Q39) Are Sale, Wasps & Bath rugby union, or rugby league clubs?
A39) Rugby Union.
Q40) Wentworth Golf Course is in which English county?
A40) Surrey.
Q41) The William Tell Overture was the theme tune to which 50’s series?
A41) The Lone Ranger.
Q42) Holby City is a spin off from which medical drama?
A42) Casualty.
Q43) Which Blue Peter presenter was the presenter of Gardening Club, during the 1950s & ’60s?
A43) Percy Thrower.
Q44) All Gas & Gaiters was one of the first sitcoms to poke fun at whom, the clergy, the police or the civil service?
A44) The Clergy.
Q45) Who was the female half of Mork & Mindy?
A45) Mindy.
Q46) Which well known blonde actress played Purdey, in The New Avengers?
A46) Joanna Lumley.
Q47) Which Dr was a regular on Not the 9 O’Clock News?
A47) Dr Pamela Stevenson.
Q48) What BBC1 show is the the world’s longest running current affairs programme?
A48) Panorama.
Q49) In which English county was Poldark set?
A49) Cornwall.
Q50) The Bishops and the Robinsons feature in which soap?
A50) Neighbours
Q51) Paralympic athlete — and murder suspect — Oscar Pistorius, from South Africa: and also known as the what runner?
A51) Bladerunner   (Because of his distinctive artificial legs.)
Q52) Which word can follow ‘clip’, ‘dart’ and ‘side’?
A52) Board.
Q53) Which Caribbean island has a capital called Kingston?
A53) Jamaica.
Q54) Hippophobia is a fear of what?
A54) Horses.
Q55) Which Steven Spielberg film was criticized for being too scary?
A55) Gremlins.
Q56) The 1st and 2nd books of Nephi feature in which religious work?
A56) The Book of Mormon.
Q57) Joseph Louis Barrowman was better known as which boxer?
A57) Joe Louis.
Q58) How many cubic feet in a cubic yard?
A58) 27.
Q59) Alphabetically, what’s the first day of the week?
A59) Friday.
Q60) What’s the only English anagram of OCHRE?
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later … 

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