Friday, 17 October 2014

The Friday Question Set — 17-10-2014

Rush, rush, rush, rush RUSH … !

I don’t know about you: but I’m job hunting at the moment.

It’s got ups and downs.

On the upside?   My time’s my own.

On the downside?   I’m skint!

So when I need things, BOY, do I have to look for cheap!

Just occasionally, though … ?

I get an interview lined up.

I’ve got one tonight, actually.   Wish me luck.

At any rate, today’s Friday: which mean’s you’re her, not to have me rant about my job situation.


You’re hear for the Friday Question Set, aren’t you … ?

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

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Q1) Who was the fourth Emperor of Rome: Claudius, Nero or Caligula?
A1) Claudius.

Q2) What’s the current minimum age of criminal responsibility, in the UK?
Q2) 10.

Q3) Which footballing Jack was known as the Giraffe?

Q4) Which youth movement saw its 100th birthday, in 2007?
A4) The Boy Scouts.   (The movement dates it from the date of the original Brownsea Island camp in 1907.)

Q5) What is the plural of talisman?
A5) Talismans.

Q6) In a 2007 poll for Radio 2, which rock band was named as Britain’s greatest?
A6) Queen.

Q7) In which month of 2014, was the  Jewish New Year?
A7) September.   (The 24th, to be exact

Q8) Who wrote War And Peace?

Q9) In the book version of The Wizard of Oz, what’s the name of Dorothy’s pet dog?
A9) Toto.

Q10) What star sign covers the months of December and January?
A10) Capricorn.


Q11) Which Nobel winning Russia writer died in 2008?
A11) Alexander Solzhentsyn

Q12) Which romantic publisher’s saw it’s 100th anniversary, in 2008?
A12) Mills and Boon.

Q13) Which Robert wrote Starship Troopers?
A13) Robert A Heinlein

Q14) 2008 saw the premiere of the stage version of which controversial Salman Rushdie novel?
A14) The Satanic Verses

Q15) Who – apparently – got killed off in a 2008 comic: Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent or Diana Prince?
A15) Batman’s alter ego, Bruce Wayne.

Q16) Which fantasy writer was a part-time member of prog-rock band, Hawkwind: Michæl Moorcock, Terry Pratchett or Storm Constantine?
A16) Michæl Moorcock.

Q17) 2008’s James Bond novel was called Devil May Care: who was the author?
A17) Sebastian Faulks.

Q18) Which German author has been doing rather well off the back of the 2008 credit crunch?
A18) Karl Marx.

Q19) According to the narrative poem by Tennyson how many horseman took part in the Charge of the Light Brigade?
A19) 600.

Q20) Which famous British science fiction writer died in 2008?
A20) Arthur C. Clarke.


Q21) What’s the common name for the five armed form of asteroidea?
A21) Starfish

Q22) South America’s only remaining NATIVE species of bear was the model for Paddington Bear: what’s it called?
A22) The Spectacled Bear

Q23) By what other name are antirrhinums popularly known:?
A23) Snapdragons.

Q24) What is a male swan called?
A24) A cobb.

Q25) Myrmecology is the scientific study of which insect?
A25) Ants.

Q26) Technically, how many legs does an octopus have?   (Bonus for telling us what the rest are …)
A26) Believe it or not, two.   (The other six tentacles are arms)

Q27) What fruit are you said to be if you are accompanying a courting couple?
A27) A Gooseberry.

Q28) Which bird gave Fleetwood Mac a No 1 instrumental?
A28) Albatross.

Q29) Animals that eat grass and plants are what … ?
A29) Herbivore.

Q30) What is the green colouring matter in plants known as?
A30) Chlorophyll.


Q31) What collectible item would you usually get from a Gibbons catalogue?
A31) Stamps.

Q32) Which hobby would you be pursuing if you were using ropes, tackle, and, usually, a cliff?
A32) Abseiling.

Q33) What Japanese game do the Chinese call Wei Chi: Go, Chess or Backgammon?
A33) Go.

Q34) The name of which game is derived from the name of a bishop’s crozier?
A34) Lacrosse.

Q35) If a team at bridge wins a grand slam, how many tricks have they won: 11, 13 or 15?
A35) 13 tricks.

Q36) Raoul Capablanca, Nigel Short and Viswanathan Anand are all past or present champions of which board game?
A36) Chess.

Q37) If you’re wearing white, ringing bells and waving hankys, what are you doing?
A37) Morris dancing.

Q38) What is a whist tournament, or competition called: a whist drive, a whist rally or a whist race?
A38) A whist drive.

Q39) The Clock, the Nightmare, and The Revenge were all designed by who?
A39) Professor Erno Rubik.  (Accept Professor Rubik, or Rubik.)

Q40) If you were doing serigraphy, what would you be doing: silk screen printing, bell ringing or tee-shirt printing?
A40) Silk screen printing.


Q41) What nationality is F1 driver Juan Pablo Montoya?
A41) Columbian.

Q42) Which Australian wicket keeper scored a record breaking 158 runs, in his 1st test match innings, in England?
A42) Andy Gilchrist.

Q43) How many players are there, in a Lacrosse team: ten, twelve or fourteen?
A43) 10.

Q44) In which year was F.I.F.A formed: 1904, 1919, or 1934?
A44) 1904.

Q45) Who was the 1st tennis player to win 3 consecutive Wimbledon titles, since Fred Perry?
A45) Bjorn Borg.

Q46) Brian Clough was once quoted as saying “… you get the ball, you pass it to another player in a red shirt”: which former Notts player was he talking to, at the time?
A46) Roy Keane.

Q47) Gerald McLennon was left brain damaged, after fighting which opponent?
A47) Nigel Benn.

Q48) What is the name of Hong Kong’s famous horse-racing track?
A48) Happy Valley.

Q49) How many laps are raced in the Indianapolis 500?
A49) 200.

Q50) Alberto Tomba was famous for which form of skiing?
A50) Slalom Skiing.


Q51) What’s the name of the pub in The Archers?
A51) The Bull.   ()

Q52) Phyllis Gates was married to which Hollywood star: Ronald Reagan, Rock Hudson or Steve McQueen?

Q53) Former US president, Bill Clinton came from which US state: Alabama, Arkansas or Arizona?
A53) Arkansas.

Q54) Seeburg, Wurlizter and Rock-Ola were well known makes of which musical device?
A54) The Jukebox.

Q55) What does the Japanese word Kanpai, mean, in English?
A55) Cheers.

Q56) Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of what: dance, music or painting?
A56) Music.

Q57) What kind of tree is an Osier: an oak, a willow or an elm?
A57) A willow.

Q58) US inventor, Robert Adler, died at the age of 93 - what TV device did he invent?

Q59) Which king ruled Britain at the start of World War One?
A59) George 5th.

Q60) Who became ruler of Spain, at the end of the Spanish Civil War?

Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later.

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