Friday, 14 November 2014

The Friday Question Set — 14-11-2014

Oh … !

Now that’s rapidly responsive … !

Remember, this morning, I told you how we’d had an … incident … here in my building?

To be frank … ?

Nothing’s been done to remedy it.

Which sounds bad, I know: but I’ve had word, already, from our landlord’s reps to the area.

Repair crews have had the job booked up: hopefully, we’ll see that fixed soon.


At any rate, that’s not why your here, now is it?

Oh, no!


No, it’s Friday: which means it’s time for … The Friday Question Set … !

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

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Q1) Who was the tallest of Robin Hood’s Men?

Q2) Sol Campbell joined Arsenal from which club?

Q3) Leningrad,  Fort Sumter, Sarajevo and Massada are all cities that have seen what sort of military action?
A3) Famous sieges.

Q4) Katherine Hepburn, Queen Elizabeth I and Winston Churchill were all what?
A4) Were all red heads.

Q5) In which English town did Charles and Camilla marry?
A5) Windsor.

Q6) Who composed Peter Grimes?

Q7) What does PAYE stand for?

Q8) Rudolf Hess was the last prisoner in which jail?
A8) Spandau.

Q9) Who wrote the song White Christmas: George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin or Paul Anka ?

Q10) Which star sign has the bull as its symbol?
A10) Taurus.


Q11) What type of bread contains a slang word for an American coin?
A11) Pumpernickel.

Q12) What fruit did Columbus discover on the island of Guadeloupe?
A12) Pineapple.

Q13) A crowned drawing of which big cat appeared on British eggs for the first time in 1957?
A13) The crowned lion.

Q14) Which food company is now the largest employer in Brazil, with over 3,300 employees?
A14) McDonalds.

Q15) What is the main ingredient in a Glamorgan Sausage: beef, cheese or wheat?
A15) Cheese.

Q16) Which Asian country produces the most bananas?
A16) India.

Q17) Chablis is made from which white grape?
A17) Chardonnay.

Q18) Which very British condiment was first sold in 1922 and currently sells more than 28,000, 000 units per year?
A18) Crosse & Blackwell’s Branston Pickle.

Q19) The Home Office was urged to end restrictions in migrants from Bangladesh, in 2008: but in order to end the crisis in which part of the catering industry?
A19) Curry restaurants.

Q20) How many teaspoons are there in a standard tablespoon; – two, three, or four?
A20) Three.


Q21) Danair is based in which European country?
A21) Denmark.

Q22) The Straits of Gibraltar connect the Atlantic with which sea?
A22) The Mediterranean.

Q23) Tallinn is the capital of which former Soviet republic?
A23) Estonia.

Q24) On which island were the Mafia founded?
A24) Sicily.

Q25) Makeyevka is a city in which former Soviet republic?
A25) The Ukraine.

Q26) In France, the names of individual motorways begin with which vowel?
A26) A.

Q27) Which sea’s name means Middle of the Earth?
A27) The Mediterranean.

Q28) Which river runs through Belgrade, Budapest and Vienna: the Danube, the Tigris or the Tiger?
A28) The Danube.

Q29) Which sea is Europe’s lowest point below Sea level?
A29) The Caspian Sea.

Q30) Which is further south, Corsica, or Sardinia?
A30) Sardinia.


Q31) Which philosopher founded a famous academy in Athens, in 387 BC?
A31) Plato.

Q32) In which 20th century war was Napalm first used as a weapon?
A32) World War 2.

Q33) Who became Conservative party leader, in 1965?
A33) Edward Heath.

Q34) What was Malcolm Campbell’s record breaking car called?
A34) Bluebird.

Q35) What name was given to the alliance of fascist powers during World War 2: the Axis, the Axle or the Alliance?
A35) The Axis.

Q36) Which British warship of 1906 gave its name to a whole class of warships: the HMS Dreadnought, the HMS Vanguard or the HMS Superb?
A36) The HMS Dreadnought.   (The ship also inspired the name of a guitar … )

Q37) Sir Joshua Reynolds was the first president of which institution, founded in 1768?
A37) The Royal Academy (of Arts).

Q38) Queen Alexandra was the wife of which King: Edward the 6th, 7th or 8th?
A38) Edward 7th.

Q39) Which US general promised to return to the Philipines, in 1942: General George Patton, General Douglas McArthur or General Norman Schwarzkopf?
A39) General Douglas McArthur.

Q40) How many Prime Ministers have served under the Queen?
A40) Twelve.   Winston Churchill 1951-55, Sir Anthony Eden 1955-57, Harold Macmillan 1957-63, Sir Alec Douglas-Home 1963-64, Harold Wilson 1964-70 and 1974-76, Edward Heath 1970-74, James Callaghan 1976-79, Margaret Thatcher 1979-90, John Major 1990-97, Tony Blair 1997-2007, Gordon Brown 2007-2010 and David Cameron, 2010 to the present day.


Q41) Two major rock stars died on July the 3rd, one in 1969, one in 1971: name either.
A41) Brian Jones(1969), and Jim Morrison(1971).

Q42) S Club 7’s 2nd number 1 went straight in at the top: what was its title?
A42) Never Had a Dream Come True.

Q43) We Will Rock You was a recentish hit for the remaining members of Queen, and which boyband?
A43) Five.

Q44) Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne.   Who’s the missing member of the Travelling Wilberries?
A44) Bob Dylan.

Q45) During his lifetime, how many UK number 1’s did Roy Orbison have?
A45) Three.

Q46) During the 90’s, how many number 1’s did Madonna have?
A46) Two

Q47) Kylie Minogue, & Johnny Nash both had a No. 1 hit with two different songs, with the same title; - what was the title?
A47) Tears On My Pillow.

Q48) Gareth Gates had a UK No 1 hit, with Unchained Melody; - but was he the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th act to do so?
A48) 4th.

Q49) What Queen song was the first to be a UK number 1 on two different occasions?
A49) Bohemian Rhapsody.

Q50) John Lennon’s second No. 1 was a month after his first: what was it called?
A50) Woman.


Q51) What do schizophrenics not do a lot of: yawning, blinking or gulping?
A51) Yawning.

Q52) What natural disaster devastated the American Midwest in August 1993: floods, hurricanes or droughts?
A52) Floods.

Q53) Around The World In 80 Days started at which London Club: the Garrick, the Reform or Pratt’s?
A53) The Reform Club.

Q54) What was the first English car registration number, issued to Lord Russell in 1903?
A54) A1.   (I couldn’t find a reference for this: if anyone CAN, I’d appreciate the link.)

Q55) According to NATO, what word represents ‘H’, in any radio communications?
A55) Hotel.

Q56) To which plant family does the tulip belong; the lily, rose or orchid?
A56) Lily.

Q57) Pygmalion was a mythological sculptor, who fell in love with a statue that came to life: called Galatea.   Which island was he supposedly from?
A57) Cyprus.   (I always found a question this length would irritate the bejeebers out of some of my teams: they’d assume I’d be asking for the name of the statue …)

Q58) What is the more common name for potassium nitrate: saltpetre, quicklime or chalk?
A58) Saltpetre.

Q59) Where would a cockney wear his daisies?
A59) On his feet.   (Daisy roots=boots)

Q60) Who was Ronald Reagan’s vice-president?

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bruin said...

Wikipedia gives reference to the Lord Russell car registration in the section "Russell as a motoring enthusiast":,_2nd_Earl_Russell

Hope this helps

Steve Gardiner

Nik Nak said...

Cheers for that, Steve! You’re a gentleman … !