Friday, 26 September 2014

The Friday Question Set — 26-9-2014

Hmmm … 

Well, it’s still working … 

My Apple TV, I should say: I’m happily streaming an old episode of Deadwood — Al Swearengen, played by Ian ‘Lovejoy’ McShane is currently swearing his head, which is Al Swearengen all over — as we speak.

But I’m having trouble updating it.

Lord knows what’s happening, here!

But if you’d like to put in your contribution … ?

I’d appreciate it.


At ANY rate, my problems aren’t yours: well … 

Not unless you’re a pub quiz-master who uses an Apple TV for presentation purposes*, anyway!

No you’re here because it’s Friday.

And therefore, it’s time for the Friday Question Set.

Here’s this week’s: covered by the usual Creative Commons License† … 


Q1) In which African country is the city of Durban?

Q2) What musical note is written in the space above the bottom line of the Treble clef?
Q2) F.

Q3) In which country of the UK was Tony Blair when the 7/7 attacks took place?
A3) Scotland.   (At the G8 conference, in Gleneagles)

Q4) What is East Pakistan now known as?

Q5) Packham’s Triumph & Conference are types of what?
A5) Pears.

Q6) What word can go before ‘board’, and after ‘paper’?
A6) Dart.

Q7) How many pocket does a snooker table have?
A7) Six.

Q8) In heraldry, what colour is Gules?
A8) Red.

Q9) The Dunmow Flitch is awarded to the UK’s happiest Newlyweds.   What is a Flitch?

Q10) Which modern brass instrument was developed from the sackbut: the trombone, the trumpet or the saxophone?
A10) The trombone.


Q11) Which part of the eye contains light-sensitive cells?
A11) The retina.

Q12) Which part of the eye gives it it’s colour?
A12) The iris.

Q13) Which German composer wrote much of his finest music when he was deaf?
A13) Ludwig van Beethoven.

Q14) Which sense does the Venus Flytrap use to capture it’s prey?
A14) Touch.

Q15) Which part of the eye gets smaller when the lights go on?
A15) Pupil.

Q16) Are the semi-circular canals in the eye, the nose or the ear?
A16) The ear.

Q17) Olfactory nerves are responsible for which of the senses?
A17) Smell.

Q18) How many basic tastes can the human tongue distinguish: two, three or four?
A18) Four.

Q19) What is the medical term for not being able to smell?
A19) Anosmia.

Q20) Which nerve carries information from the eye to the brain?
A20) The optic nerve.


Q21) Which boy band had a 2003 No 1 with Mandy?
A21) Westlife.

Q22) What musical instrument was patented by Anthony Faas of Philadelphia in 1854: the accordion, the saxophone or the Moog organ?
A22) The accordion.

Q23) Buddy Holly classic, Peggy Sue, was named after the girlfriend of which member of the Crickets: Buddy Holly, himself, the bass player or the drummer?
A23) The drummer.

Q24) The word gamelan refers to a type of music from where: Indonesia, Africa or South America?
A24) Indonesia.

Q25) Which Beatles song was the first to be seen and heard around the world on satellite?
A25) All You Need Is Love.

Q26) What was the Spice Girls’ debut single?
A26) Wannabe.

Q27) Which guitarist got nicknamed Slowhand?
A27) Eric Clapton.

Q28) Earl Simmons is better known as which rapper?
A28) DMX.

Q29) Which bird gave Fleetwood Mac a No 1 instrumental?
A29) Albatross.

Q30) Which very French dance comes from Orpheus in the Underworld?
A30) The Can-can.


Q31) Who was the 1st female competitor excused a sex test at the 1976 Olympics?
A31) Princess Anne.

Q32) Who was skipper of Middlesbrough’s 1997 FA Cup Final team.
A32) Nigel Pearson.

Q33) What was the first Grand Slam title won by Kim Clijsters?   (Pronounced CLOY–sters)
A33) The US Open.

Q34) Which Italian said he couldn’t “understand a word Dennis Wise is saying?”
A34) Gianfranco Zola.

Q35) In which city did football legend George Best die?
A35) London.

Q36) Gabriela Sabatini comes from which country?
A36) Argentina.

Q37) The Vince Lombardi Trophy is awarded in which sport?
A37) American Football.

Q38) Eric Cantona joined Manchester United from which club?
A38) Leeds.

Q39) In which Spanish city were the 1992 Olympics held?
A39) Barcelona.

Q40) How many attempts at the target do you get per game of Curling?
A40) Two.


Q41) French, runner or broad.   What kind of vegetable are we talking about?
A41) Beans.

Q42) Hybrid tea, Floribunda and American Beauty are all types of which flower?
A42) Rose.

Q43) Cox’s Orange Pippin, Bramley and Granny Smith, are types of what fruit?
A43) Apples.

Q44) If you grew a box in your garden, what have you just grown?
A44) A hedge.

Q45) Which heap provides fertiliser, for the garden?
A45) The compost heap.

Q46) What are tulip’s grown from?
A46) Bulbs.

Q47) Culinary herbs are usually grown for what?
A47) Cooking/eating.

Q48) What do secateurs do?
A48) Cut things.

Q49) What piece of garden equipment can be rotary, or hover?
A49) The lawn mower.

Q50) What is a plant’s foliage?
A50) Its leaves.


Q51) Who is the longest serving member of the Privy Council? 
A51) The Duke of Edinburgh. (He was appointed in 1951.)

Q52) What is the meaning of the word Hypocaust: Annihilation of a town by flood, mass inoculation or underfloor heating.

Q53) What is the collective name for the 9 handmaidens of Odin?
A53) Valkyries.

Q54) The White House is the name — translated into English — of North African port?
A54) Casablanca.

Q55) Which is the only vowel on a standard keyboard that is not on the top line of letters?
A55) A.

Q56) What’s the worlds most popular non-alcoholic drink?
A56) Water.

Q57) Which castle is on the island of Anglesey?
A57) Beaumaris.

Q58) In the USA, what film is celebrated on the 2nd of February?

Q59) Westminster Abbey is dedicated to which saint?
A59) Saint Peter.   (It’s formally called the Abbey Church of Saint Peter, Westminster.)

Q60) The Big belly Seahorse is said to be the most promiscuous species of seahorse.   But it lives off the coast of which country?
A60) Australia.

Enjoy those: I’ll catch you next week.

*        I’ve always thought that, were I still doing live pub quizzes, one of Apple’s set-top boxes would — in conjunction with an iPad/iPhone — be useful in presenting a quiz.   Thoughts on that would be appreciated.

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Ray Hamel said...

Q6 can also be answered with shuffle or back.

Nik Nak said...

Cheers for that, Ray: although shuffleboard isn’t too common, here in the UK …